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The 3 Main Principles of Losing Weight!

Losing weight has been touched upon by countless articles, blogs, newspapers and magazines detailing how you can do lots of different things in order to shift the excess fat around your midrift. At the Healthy Hideout we believe there is no miracle cure or magic serum that you take one morning, to find yourself waking up a pound lighter the next day.

Losing weight requires serious dedication from you and you only – that’s the only way you’re going to see serious changes. If you change your attitude towards wanting to lose weight, and actually believing that you can, you’ve got a higher chance of seeing some changes. Easier said than done right? It’s probably why a lot of people invest into personal trainers who shout nothing but confidence boosting (or breaking) statements in your general direction for 60 minutes. It doesn’t work for everyone though.

There are many programs that work for people out there, such as the “Burn the Fat” program at http://www.burnthefat.com. These guys have a proven track record with thousands of satisfied customers who’ve seen the program reap huge results for them personally.

But when it comes to losing weight, you can often find solid results come from sticking to the 3 Main Principles of Losing Weight. It doesn’t get much simpler than this:

  • Decrease calorie intake – If you’re eating more than 2000 calories a day (2500 calories for men) then you’re eating more than the recommended daily intake or RDA. By eating more than your body needs, your body will look to store the excess energy as fat.
  • Increase calorie burn – After maintaining your calorie intake, it’s important to increase your amount of calorie. This is done through exercise, and unfortunately there’s really no other way. Try to commit yourself to at least 30 minutes a day for the best results.
  • Cut down on the bad stuff – This is the most obvious of the three, but it’s important to make extra effort to cut out all the bad stuff from your diet. This includes fizzy sugary drinks, confectionery, chocolate, pastries,baked goods, fast food – the list can go out. Cut out the bad stuff and you’ll see some serious results. You’ll feel better too!

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Indestructible Happy Meal!

Although fast food joints are not recommended as a regular means of sustenance due to the lack of fresh, organic ingredients and cooking methods used (good one’s do exist, I know this), this interesting find by one resident of New York proved to be quite an eye opener for most.

The Experiment

Manhattan vegan Sally Davies purchased a Happy Meal from her local McDonalds complete with small fries and began her work titled the “Happy Meal Project.” Sitting to one side on a shelf in her Manhattan apartment, Sally began to take daily photographs of the meal. “I bought the meal on April 10 of this year and brought it home with the express intention of leaving it out to see how it fared” said Sally, aged 54.

“I chose McDonald’s because it was nearest to my house, but the project could have been about any other myriad of fast food joints in New York. The first thing that struck me, was that after 2 days the food no longer emitted any smell. My dogs who circled the meal on the day I bought it, were no longer interested after 2 days”

Yummy! Just what the doctor ordered.

To the shock of Mrs Davies, the meal showed no signs of rotting or decomposing after a whopping two weeks. The experiment has now reached 6 months, with the food gaining a slight “acrylic sheen” to it. “The only change I’ve really noticed, is that it has become as hard as a rock.”

The Response

When approached and asked if their food was biodegradable or not, McDonald’s spokesperson Danya Proud said; “This is nothing more than an outlandish claim and is completely false.”

Head on over to the Daily Mail and make your own decision on the photographic evidence provided.

Now, what shall I have for lunch today – Any ideas?