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March 1, 2011

Boost Your Weight Loss With Glucomannan

On May 31rst I will be a bridesmaid for the first, and probably the last time. Most of my friends are guys so this could be my one and only chance. I was excited until the stress of coordinating schedules with other bridesmaids and planning all of the events that go along with a wedding kicked in. However, the dress is actually cute so I am still a little bit excited. Anyhow, when I ordered my dress I was harboring a little bit of winter fat that was not going to let me get into my normal size 7/8 dress. But there was no way I was going to buy a bigger size. So I bought the smaller size and set out on a quest to lose the extra pounds.

I upped my workouts but the major difference was reducing my intake. Winter brings on the carb cravings and skiing partners are not always available so a good amount of my time is spent indoors, sitting. My major activity is working out which is great but during spring, summer and fall, I am always outdoors, playing sports or walking. So the pounds come on and as always, they are tough to get off. Well, based on some helpful hints from a health magazine for women, I was able to fill up faster without any gimmicks or diet products.

Glucomannan is a fiber dietary supplement that has been used to help people with obesity, high cholesterol and constipation. It can be found in the roots of certain plants and the wood of conifers. It has not been proven by the Food and Drug Administration to be beneficial to any of the conditions it is rumored to help with but it also does not have any negative side effects. So you can add glucomannan to your food without worrying that it is going to hurt you.

What Glucomannan does is thicken food as it is processed in the stomach. So when you add it to food you are increasing the expansion of whatever you ate in your stomach. I added a gram of Glucomannan to protein shakes that I make up in the morning. A couple of berries, whey protein, non fat plain yogurt and a gram or two of Glucomannan make that protein powered shake stretch a little bit further.

Of course there is no getting around it, you still have to work out. I allow myself two days off in the week from working out but for five days I do a mix of cardio and strength training exercises. It is also important to note that you can get the same filling effects of Glucomannan from piling up on non-starchy fruits and vegetables or eating a broth based soup before lunch and dinner. I just chose to go with the Glucomannan because my schedule is a bit overloaded and chopping veggies or making soups can be time consuming.

Glucomannan can be found at health food and vitamin stores. It is a great, natural dietary supplement that you can use to help keep you fuller longer and cut down on your intake. If you are looking for a way to curb your appetite and don’t have a lot of chop time, give this natural dietary supplement a try.

If you are having issues with your weight you may want to visit the following helpful sites:

Cautionary Note: Please visit your doctor for his/her advise on weight loss. Do not try anything unless you have consulted with a professional. Everyone is unique. What works for one may not work for the other. Good luck!

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