Weight Loss FAQ's
genetics affect weight?
it does, but you have to manage your
weight within that. Work with the hand
you've been dealt; for example, being
big-boned is no excuse for being 50 kg
overweight. Accept that you have some
extra challenges -- and that you'll
probably never be stick-thin -- but
don't let that be your excuse for not
being in good shape.
if medication makes me gain weight?
people truly have a medical reason for
weight gain. If you have to take
medication, or if you have a biological
disorder that causes you to gain weight,
the best you can do is manage it. Learn
to be at peace with it.
friend lost weight; why didn't her
strategy work for me?
has different challenges, different
resources and different gifts.
Consequently, people must develop
different strategies to accommodate
their schedules. Find out what gives you
results -- and don't quit if it doesn't
seem apparent right away.
if I just really like food?
have to develop the maturity to balance
your intake. Control the quality, the
amount and the combination of what you
is it that I can like everything about
myself except the fat?
don't feel 100 percent good about
yourself. You can't be completely happy
with yourself unless you're happy about
everything that makes you who you are.
can't seem to get my appetite in check.
you're overweight, then you're out of
control. That's not a natural place to
be. You're out of control with your
impulses, your life or your schedule.
Evaluate your behaviors, anticipate your
personal challenges and restore balance
back into your life.
do I keep slipping into my old habits?
you take something out of your life,
there's a void. And when there's a void,
it's easy to drift back to what you used
to do. You need to replace the bad habit
with new, incompatible behavior that
will crowd the bad behavior out.
it true that weight training helps you
shed fat? I thought aerobics was the
only serious fat-burning and weight loss
resistance training can lead to
increased fat loss. Strength training
will increase your lean muscle mass
resulting in an accelerated metabolism;
in other words, if you add more muscle,
you'll burn more calories. And this, of
course, can translate into an increase
in fat burning as well. etc.- engaging
in two or three brief and intense weight
training sessions per week carries the
major plus of allowing your body to burn
more calories even while at rest!
have been weighing myself religiously,
and now my friend tell me that this is
not an effective way to monitor fat
loss. What do you think?
scale is indeed a useful tool to monitor
your weight-loss developments. What
other method is there to track
specifically how much you've progressed
in your endeavors to lose weight? Yet,
the scale can be like a lousy personal
trainer. It can be giving you bad
information. In other words, do not
become too dependent on this devilish,
little device sitting on your bathroom
floor. Here are two reasons why: Scales
are not perfect. At any given moment, it
can go from being your best friend to
your worst enemy. If the scale isn't
tipping your way, it can throw your
entire mental state off the mark. Scales
can often deceive you into thinking
you're heavier - or lighter - than you
actually are. In more cases, it's the
latter. And by thinking that you're that
far ahead of the game, the only one
you'll be fooling is yourself. Instead,
try going by how your clothes fit on
your body or how you feel internally
than relying on some imperfect machine.
Take a picture of yourself at the
beginning of the month and then at the
end of the month to evaluate the
progress. Obsession with the scale is
not unlike other fixations - it's
certainly not healthy.
drinking enough quality water help with
water is without a doubt one of the most
underrated and yet dramatically
effective keys to weight loss and, in
particular, body fat reduction. There’s
absolutely no denying that drinking a
lot of pure, clean water (8-12 glasses
per day) will help you get and stay
LEAN. Let us make it perfectly clear
here that we’re talking about plain
water . . . not soda (which is loaded
with sugar; even diet soda is full of
salt and chemical sweeteners), not
coffee, tea, juice, blah, blah, blah.
None of these count. Just WATER. Why is
water such an effective fat loss aide?
There’s several important factors:
--Water seems to act as a natural
appetite suppressant. In fact, people on
diets who do not increase their water
intake will find themselves feeling
“hungry” much more often and more
severely than those who do up their
water consumption. One possible reason
for this is that dieters are getting
less water from their food, because
they’re eating less food, so the body is
actually craving fluid. These cravings
can be significantly curbed with
increased water intake. --Consuming
enough water allows the kidneys to
function optimally. This in turn enables
the liver to become more efficient at
metabolizing fat. The result is an
increased fat burning capacity in the
liver. --When the body doesn’t get
sufficient amounts of water, it’ll
metabolically shift in a defensive and
protective strategy to “preserve” what
it has. This can only result in a
negative slowdown of bodily functions
and processes. Incidentally, something
similar happens when you cut fat
completely out of your diet: the body
compensates by holding on to as much of
its fat stores as possible, thus
defeating the purpose. This is why we
recommend a nutrition program rich in
“good” fats which promote metabolism. In
addition to fat loss, drinking adequate
amounts of water also has numerous other
biological and physical benefits.
Maintaining healthy and vibrant
appearing skin is an example of one such
added benefit. Bottom Line: drinking
sufficient amounts of pure water should
be the first step in any serious fat
are the first few days on an OmniaSlim
weight loss program the most difficult?
body is suddenly experiencing a
revolution in its eating and nutritional
habits. It must shed the accumulation of
your old dietary habits and become
accustomed to a new way of eating, with
fewer calories and a positive new
balance of nutrients.
Is it normal to experience headaches
when you first start on an OmniaSlim
weight loss program?
during the first few days, a person may
experience transient headaches as a
result of the reduction of carbohydrate
intake. A simple headache tablet taken
for a day or two will alleviate the
Is it normal to feel light headed when
you first start on an OmniaSlim weight
light headed is a possible transient
side effect of any diet and should last
only a few days. It is most often caused
by the diuretic effect that accompanies
a low calorie diet. Be sure to drink at
least eight tall glasses of quality
water to minimize this effect.
it allowable to drink alcohol while
who take OmniaSlim should not drink
alcoholic beverages. Alcohol contains
seven calories per gram and provides no
other significant nutritional value.
Alcohol can impair the body's ability to
utilize other nutrients. With a very low
calorie diet, alcohol is absorbed much
more rapidly. Therefore, alcohol
intoxication may occur quickly and
people have an unlimited amount of diet
soft drinks while using OmniaSlim?
soft drinks should be limited. Diet soft
drinks contain sodium, which, if
consumed in excess, may cause the body
to retain water and slow the weight
there a reason for "plateauing" while on
a weight loss program?
people experience a plateau effect with
their weight reduction progress at
various points during dieting. One
reason this may occur is due to
temporary periods of water retention by
the body. The body's metabolic rate also
varies periodically which may alter the
rate of weight reduction. Some people
have also noticed a period during which
there was no noticeable weight
reduction, however, there was a
reduction in inches. Check you
is recommended for people who experience
some constipation while taking OmniaSlim?
changes in bowel habits may be expected
as your body adjusts to different
dietary patterns. Bowel movements may
not necessarily be as often. Adequate
fluid consumption and exercise sometimes
assists regularity. Mild laxatives, such
as those containing psyllium, may be
causes temporary diarrhea for some
people beginning an OmniaSlim weight
may initially be caused from the
combination of nutrients provided by
OmniaSlim. Most bodies regulate
themselves within a few days. Taking 1
capsule instead of three per day
sometimes assists the body to adjust to
the new nutrients more slowly.
I'm completely satisfied with only 3
OmniaSlim capsules a day, do I need to
take a fourth capsule?
you find that you need extra support,
the answer is an emphatic Yes!
there a need for using behavior
modification with the OmniaSlim weight
modification is part of our weighloss
program. New and positive eating and
social habits are geared to mutual
reinforcement to reach ultimate goals.
In addition, we need to know what to
substitute in place of inappropriate
eating habits. We higly recommend that
you follow our food combination chart.
is the role of exercise with my
OmniaSlim weight loss program?
reduction with OmniaSlim is not
dependent upon exercise. The body will
burn up more than 420 calories per day
with even minimal activity. However, the
effects of exercise are beneficial, it
is recommended that an exercise program
not be undertaken for the first week.
After that, you may gradually
incorporate exercise into your
it normal to feel bloated when starting
on an OmniaSlim weight loss program?
is most often caused by water retention.
It sounds silly but the solution is to
drink more water. The bloating will
disappear within a few days.
it normal to feel tired when first
starting on an OmniaSlim weight loss
a person may feel tired when they start
on a weight loss program, but this is a
transient side effect as the body
switches from using carbohydrate for
energy to burning excess body fat. The
effect usually disappears within a few
days. Most of our users report a
excellent lift in energy levels from day
it normal to need less sleep when on an
OmniaSlim weight loss program?
people find that as they lose weight and
put their bodies in nutritional balance,
they require less sleep. Gaining an
extra hour or two each day is a pleasant
side effect of using the Omnia products.
much weight should I be expected to lose
For overall healthy weight loss
it should be 500g to 1 kg per week
anything more than that then it may
affect your health, there is not much
point in starving yourself in order to
try and looe vast amounts of weight. The
main the reason being is once you start
to starve yourself your body goes into
famine mode and will want to keep hold
of any fat it can in order for survival.
much exercise and calorie deficit do I
need to have in order to lose weight?
In order to lose one pound of fat
per week you need a deficit of 3500
calories per week, which works out at
500 calories per day deficit which these
to come from a combination of exercise
and calorie deficit. If you want to lose
more than you just need to double it.
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