10 signs that indicate that you are suffering an eating disorder

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Eating disorders are more and more often nowadays, because now people venerate physical perfection, thinness and fake ideals of beauty that are linked to have low weight. There are signs that deserve our attention, even more when they refer to our health.

Nowadays fashion goes beyond just clothing, there are trendy diets than make us suffer from more eating disorders without realizing it.

Obsession? It is one of the symptoms. Evidently sustancious weight loss, lack of appetite, and weird behaviors are part of an eating disorder. That is why one needs to pay close attention to the symptoms so we can ask for help o help somebody who is suffering from a disease like anorexia, orthorexia or bulimia.

10 signs that indicate that you are suffering an eating disorder

  1. Evident discomfort with your body: You would be obsessed in a negative way regarding your body, size and height. “I hate my body” “I’m fat” “I look horrible”
  2. Weird body hair behavior: It could happen that out of nowhere your hair starts to fall off due to the lack of vitamins, you could even grow hair in other parts of the body as a natural answer from the body towards the fat loss.
  3. Dry skin: most of all on people who have anorexia or bulimia due to malnutrition. If they use laxatives or they vomit to avoid getting fat, then they have the mound and the skin quite dehydrated and dry.
  4. You take meal everywhere: because you are afraid to try something cooked by someone else that might contain fat or carbohydrates.
  5. You avoid eating in front of people:  food anxiety is something of which people with eating disorders are ashamed of, so they prefer not to eat in front of other people.
  6. You are usually cold: radical weight loss, malnutrition and the low percentage of fat in your body make you feel cold.
  7. You only eat certain type of “safe” food: which is a clear sign of ortorexia. People prefer quality and or quantity of food.
  8. You exercise in excess: Actually this is one of the main problems in the day. One things is working out for pleasure, and another is to work out because of feeling guilty of because it is necessary in the hierarchy of the daily activities. In fact it replaces other activities.
  9. Inflammation in the cheeks: one of the clearest bulimia symptoms or any other disorder that imply vomit inducement.
  10. Obsessive compulsive: they have rituals when eating, they get weighted more than once in a day even before and after each meal.

If you know anybody with these symptoms and you suspect of any other eating disorders it is important that you do something about it. Be it you, or anyone surrounding you, it is vital to understand that it is not a lifestyle and that your health is compromised. There will always be someone who will provide support and listen to the needs that need to be improved so one can get rid of uncomfortable situation.


Tomato soup to lose weight fast

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I can’t believe how many calories we can accumulate throughout the weekend! That is why each day I want to provide you tips so you keep your figure. Try this tomato soup to lose weight fast

Do you want to lose weight fast? – And I really mean… Fast.

I recommend one of the most famous diets to lose weight, this is the diet that patients with heart diseases from the Secret Memorial Hospital in the U.S follow before going into surgery.

It is a one-week plan to clean impurities and burn fat really fast. The secret of this diet is a soup that burns fat which must be eaten everyday, the amount you want since it barely has calories.

How to make the soup:

  • Boil 6 onions, 2 green peppers, a nosegay of celery and a head of a cabbage.
  • Add 2 kilos of tomatoes, or 2 jars of organic tomatoes, add salt and pepper and mix them in the blender until you have a paste.

Besides you can eat fruits, vegetables, integral rice, some meat, skim milk, juice, tea without sugar and coffee. Anything else is strictly forbidden.


Does sweating make you lose weight? Myth or reality



If you go to the gym, do constant exercise and sweat in excess, you might surely think that you are burning a high amount of calories. But is sweating actually related to the weight loss? Does sweating make you lose weight?

Beyond the myth or reality, it is vital to understand that sweating is something you can’t run away from when exercising. Why? Sweat is the natural body’s response to clean our skin from toxins. When we sweating we are acceleration our metabolism to be able to set those toxins free through sweating.

Sweat is mineralized water, and even though it depurates our body, it is also an effective method to regulate body’s temperature (mostly when we are overheated because of the summer or exercising)

But how certain is it that sweating is related to weight loss?

For our body to transpire our heart need to pump faster, we breathe deeper, we accelerate our blood flow, and we turn our metabolism on. However this must go along with exercise so we can actually work on our weight.

Actually, the fitter you are the more you sweat, you will lose water and you will favor weight loss. Now, people with low activity might produce a smelly sweat to regulate their temperature, which doesn’t imply any weight loss but water. It is important to combine a healthy diet with exercise to improve our lifestyle.

You might also be interested in: Natural remedies to reduce water retention

Sweating might imply getting thinner. As long as you exercise, you will be fresh thanks to sweat therefore you will be able to keep your routine up. The more exercise you do, the more calories you burn.


Gastric bypass… Does it really work?

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Nowadays more and more people are getting bariatric surgeries as a way to effectively lose weight. That makes me wonder… Is the gastric bypass really the ultimate solution?

Obesity is currently the disease that has most affected population worldwide. People with overweight find it difficult to adapt to healthy habits regarding food. That is why they take the easy way-out that help them have better quality of life.

Well, the real question is: Is bypass an accurate solution for those who have bad feeding habits and lack of willpower? Is it just a trend being commercialized as the ultimate solution for those extra pounds? In order to answer this, we need to understand what is the surgery like, its benefits and finally if it is the right way to have a better quality of life.

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What is Gastric bypass?

Gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery (to lose weight). It is a surgical procedure that alters the digestion process and it is mainly used in cases of morbid obesity. It is a reductive process (stomach capacity is reduced) and malabsorptive (faulty absorption of nutrient materials).

Who could go on this surgery?

If you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 40 and less than 54, you snack every now and then, you eat compulsively and in great quantities or need tons of sweets frequently and uncontrollably, you need to consider a slimming down treatment. Surgery should be made as a last option for people who have had several failed attempts to go on diet, whose willpower is weak and anxiety gains control constantly.

What are the benefits in terms of health?

Not only does gastric bypass reduce the size of your stomach so you eat less,but also eliminates appetite. It means, that the surgery has an impeccable effectiveness over metabolism and helps control levels of appetite and anxiety.

It is also a way to effectively prevent diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, joint pains and all the complications/diseases that a person with morbid obesity could develop.


People who go on this kind of surgery should have a team of psychologist to support them, since the process must be mental as well. Surgery success depends on the patient. If he/she commits himself/herself to have a new life style way much healthier than he/she previously had.

After the gastric bypass it is imperative to have a high and balanced protein diet, to guarantee the right amount of nutrients for the body. Exercise must be made regularly in order to keep the strong and active muscles.

Is it the solution?

Partially, and only after having tried a wide variety of natural solutions that involve a change on the feeding habit and exercising. Even after the surgery you need to go on diets that are even more strict! You will say good-bye to some food, drinks and you need to give up on several things that you might love for good.  Every change requires sacrifice, by going only on diets, or having a bariatric surgery.

I must emphasize that surgery doesn’t include a “brain surgery” this means that the chubby mind you have need to be transformed immediately when you decide to go on this surgery.


Fruit tea to lose weight

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Do you remember that new year’s resolution you did months ago? Well, you are still on time to start losing weight and start living a healthier life. Today I want to share 2 fruit teas to lose weight that I know will help you reach your goal. You can do it!


Peach tea

Two daily cups in fasting are excellent to deeply hydrate the skin and rebuild tissue, provided that peach’s enzymes are ideal to carry out this task.

To make the brew you only need to put a washed and cut peach in water, and let it boil for 1 minute. Drink it warm.

Melon tea

Refreshing and diuretic, a brew made of this fruit speeds up metabolism functions, working along with the weight lose. The best thing you can do is drinking 2 cups in fasting or drink a juice (Melon) immediately after waking up.

To make this tea, all you need is to wash, cut and cube a quarter of melon. Once water has boiled, turn it off, let it cool for a while and drink it.

You can still achieve your goal!  As soon as you start everything will be way much easier! Are you losing those pounds already? :)