At first you might think this part is strange. But did you see Kirstie Alley on Oprah last week? Ask Kirstie about this one and I’m sure she’ll agree. We love Kirsty and wish her well in her ongoing quest.
So you go on a diet. Successfully lose weight and what happens? 95% of all people who lose weight through dieting end up weighing more within 12 months. I’m sure you’ve heard the term yo-yo dieting. These statistics are heartbreaking.
Why does this happen? Firstly, some diets are unsustainable over the long term. Who can survive on grapefruit and lettuce leaves? Real change happens from a change in lifestyle.
Secondly, dieting reduces your lean muscle tissue, thereby actually reducing your metabolic rate and making it harder to keep weight off.
Every diet makes it more difficult, so beware. You’ll definately want to check out Part 4 to find a solution.
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“Hi, before drinking Wu-Yi tea I tried every diet you could think of. I didn’t have time for all of that planning out meals and pills! I’m young and a lot of people think if you are young then it is easy to lose weight. NOT! I stepped into a gym the first time in my life in 2007 and that wasn’t even working. Then i found this spectacular tea and wow did it go! I drink the tea twice once in the morning and once in the afternoon with attending the gym 3 times a week and eating healthier. I lost 20 lbs my first 2 months and I lost 30 lbs all together and couldn’t feel better! I went from a size 14 to a 6 and I cant believe the results! I can finally feel confident. I’m still drinking the tea and plan on losing more! I recommend this Wu-Yi tea to everyone who feels like there is nothing else in the world that can help them! That’s what I thought! Thank you so much for this amazing product.”
– Mindi Miccicke de Rodriguez
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How your tea is produced is too important a matter for you to take for granted. It is the core of the whole question of what you get for your money. And there is a vital difference in the harvesting processes of different Wu-Yi tea.
What you really get for your money is determined by where a tea is grown and how it is harvested. Don’t forget that.
Our tea is sourced from Mt. Wu Yi Shan: the most fertile and mineral-rich land you’ll find anywhere in China. The experienced tea director visits the mountain on an annual basis in order to select the yield of the highest standard. The goodness of Wu-Yi is due largely to the rigorous quality test he conducts on them before harvesting.
And yet the reason why we are widely known as the supreme supplier of Wu-Yi tea is as a result of the purity gained throughout the production process.
Purity is not as conspicuous as some qualities in Wu-Yi tea, yet it is very expensive. That is why it is rare. Our Wu-Yi tea is produced, without regard to expense, according to four centuries of continual testing of this unique harvesting method…
The production of delicious Wu-Yi tea is conducted by trained craftsmen who respect a time-honoured tradition which is always carefully followed. They are picked in units consisting of one bud and three leaves, generally early in the morning. Immediately upon plucking, the leaves are exposed to the sun to dry and age in direct mountain-side sun light for a determined period of time, depending on the season.
Once the leaves are dry, they are gently shaken into bamboo baskets to lightly tenderize the outer edges (this is the secret to our distinct, robust flavor). Then the leaves are spread out on hand-woven Chinese drying mats, where they are left to cure for up to 72 hours. Note: Some companies try to cut this timely method out of the production method by fire-drying their leaves. We take the exact opposite approach, because we know the extra time we take in producing our premium Wu-Yi tea is a small price to pay for our worldwide reputation as the purest supplier of Wu-Yi tea.
Following this, the leaves are moved indoors to promote fermentation. The most critical part in the production process is when to stop fermentation. The tea director has over 37 years of experience, and knows exactly when to halt the fermenting process to ensure the most potent and palatable Wu-Yi tea available.
The leaves are then hand-rubbed to break them at the molecular level. Not only does this generate a tasteful aroma and flavor, it helps to release the fat-burning catechins and enzymes so your body is able to absorb them more quickly and easily. (another critical step that is often neglected at many other tea plants, which significantly hinders the weight loss effects). Now, the tea particles are then sorted through and another quality check is performed by our tea director, where only a certain percentage of the harvest leaves are included in our premium weight loss formula.
That’s why our Wu-Yi Tea is known all over the world as the most supreme, potent and pure weight loss system available.
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Trying to lose weight? You’ve stuck to your diet and stalled on a weight loss plateau? The first thing to check is your water intake. Research suggests that most people unknowingly suffer from mild, chronic dehydration, and you could be one of them!
So why should you care? Because water is an essential ingredient for your weight loss. In fact, water is needed for a wide range of the body’s biochemical processes, but lets just look at what water does for dieters:
Water is essential for your body to metabolize stored fat into energy. Your body’s metabolism can be slowed by even relatively mild levels of dehydration. The slower your metabolism, the slower your weight loss (and the greater your fatigue), until eventually your weight loss just crawls to a halt, and you hit the dreaded diet plateau.
Water is a natural appetite suppressant. In the hypothalamus, a region in your brain that controls appetites and cravings, the control centers for hunger and thirst are located next to each other, and there tends to be some overlap. This has both advantages and disadvantages for the dieter: on the down side, it means that chronic mild dehydration can confuse these control mechanisms, leading to feelings of hunger, rather than thirst. But on a positive note, it means you can use water to reduce your appetite. For example, in one University of Washington study, drinking a glass of water reduced nighttime hunger cravings for most of the dieters studied.
Water is an essential component of the processes that enable muscle to contract. This means that water helps to maintain muscle tone. Better muscle tone means a better looking body, and isn’t that what dieting and weight loss is about?
Water also helps to prevent the sagging skin that often follows weight loss – water plumps the skin cells, giving the skin a younger and healthier look.
Water helps rid the body of waste. During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of, as a byproduct of all that metabolized fat. So adequate water is essential to your health while dieting.
Water can even help with constipation. When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from within, particularly from the colon. This leads to constipation. But normal bowel function usually returns with adequate water intake.
More generally, mild dehydration can cause a number of health problems, in addition to your diet plateau. The symptoms of mild dehydration can include: –
Headaches & feeling light headed, as dehydration interferes with normal body processes, including waste disposal.
Fatigue, as the body’s metabolism is slowed – mild dehydration is probably the most common cause of daytime fatigue.
Hunger & cravings due to weakening of the thirst mechanism
Fluid retention as your body tries to hold on to the water it already has
Constipation, as the body works to conserve its internal water sources
Not a pretty picture, is it? But once you get your water in balance, you reach the “breakthrough point”, a concept pioneered by Dr. Peter Lindner, a California obesity expert. Once you’ve reached the breakthrough point, fluid retention eases, the liver and endocrine system start to function more effectively, you will start to regain your natural thirst and your hunger cravings will be significantly reduced. And so the end result of reaching and sustaining the breakthrough point in your water balance is that your body is able to metabolize fat more effectively.
So how much water should you drink daily, for a healthy and ‘adequate’ intake? First, a couple of basic principles:
The easiest way to tell if you are drinking enough water is to monitor the color of your urine: It should be clear or a very pale yellow in color. (but note that some supplements and medications may also affect your urine color).
Get in to the habit of drinking regular and adequate amounts of water. Never wait to drink until you’re thirsty, because if you’re feeling thirsty, then dehydration has already started to occur!
Having said that, an adequate water intake for a sedentary but normal-weight adult during cool weather, is generally recognized as 8 x 8 oz glasses.
Remember, you need additional water in hot weather, when you lose more water through sweat.
You also need additional water when you exercise. Athletes attempt to enhance their performance by maintaining an optimal fluid balance while exercising, estimated to require 6 to 12 oz of fluid at 15 to 20 minute intervals. Even if you’re not concerned about your athletic performance, you should consume a similar amount of water when exercising, in order to maintain adequate hydration.
And if you’re overweight, you’ll need an extra glass of water for each 25 pounds overweight, because the extra weight creates extra metabolic demand
But how do you manage to drink so much water? A typical recommendation from the weight loss experts is 3 glasses of water with every meal. That’s 3 glasses with breakfast, 3 with lunch, and 3 with dinner. Plus, of course, additional regular water between meals when you’re exercising or when its hot. It’s quite daunting to drink 3 glasses at a sitting, so spread them out, drink 1 glass 10-20 minutes before a meal, 1 glass during your meal (I recommend adding a squeeze of lemon juice), 1 glass after your meal. Plus it helps to replenish your hydration levels if your drink water after each visit to the restroom. Plus after brushing your teeth. These “events” are just reminder triggers.
So if you’re dieting, stalled on a weight loss plateau, or suffering some of the classic symptoms of dehydration, do, first of all, ensure that you have an adequate water intake. It could be the ‘missing ingredient’ in your diet regime.