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Is A Metamucil Weight Loss Program A Healthy Solution?

Many people today simply do not get enough fiber in their daily diets. They do not eat nearly enough of the healthy fruits and vegetables that they need. People who count carbohydrates are especially vulnerable to an eating routine that ends up low in necessary fiber.

Metamucil is nearly 100% fiber — in fact, many people liken it to eating straight bran. When first used, this high fiber supplement may help you lose weight. However it is not a permanent weight loss solution. Let’s explain why.

What Happens When You Use A Metamucil Weight Loss Program?

Metamucil acts as a laxative or a body cleanse. The high amount of fiber helps the body get rid of food that has been stuck in the digestive tract, particularly the colon.

When you consume Metamucil as prescribed, it will quickly remove this waste material. As this is done, your body will also generally lose water. It is not uncommon, during a cleanse, to lose up to five pounds in one or two days. However, this weight is comprised of water and the old food that is cleansed from your colon.

How does fiber cleanse us this way? To understand, let’s learn a little bit about the two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble.

Fiber that is soluble turns into a healthy substance as it is digested. It coats the intestines and slows absorption — that is, it slows the digestive process. It is this slowing of your digestion that causes a meal rich in fiber to make you feel full longer.

Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, can’t be digested. When you eat this type of fiber, it simply slowly passes through the body. As it passes through, however, it also cleans you out. Most cleanses are almost always made up of high amounts of insoluble fiber.

Metamucil fits in this category. It will merely help you cleanse the old food from your body. It will not help you in continued weight loss, nor will it help you reduce inches or body fat. If you are considering a Metamucil weight loss program, you should stop and seriously consider it. Why?

Because Metamucil is simply a high fiber supplement designed as a natural laxative to make people regular and to cleanse their systems. When you purchase Metamucil you will read right on the package that it should not be used for more than two weeks — and it should never be used as a supplement to help in weight loss.

There are lots of healthy ways to lose weight. Proper diet and exercise are at the head of the list. As we have seen, eating healthy foods that are rich in natural fiber will not help your overall health, they will also make you feel full longer.

Yes, it will take some time and effort, but there should be no shortcuts when it comes to your health. Just remember, a Metamucil weight loss program can be a serious risk to your health.

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  1. Reply

    Can You Give Me Some Health Tips? I need some health tips. You see I am making a health book. I want to give the world a medical health book. Therefore I need health tips.

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    How Can I Get Healthy? -Health Tips? This year, I made it a point to become healthy. I have lost some weight and got rid of some acne.

    I really want to be healthy, and make sure that I look healthy.

    Can you give me some all over health tips?
    Im a teen girl by the way.

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      Hey,

      The best advice I can give you is exercise daily and eat well. Eat at least 5 portions of fruit or vegetables a day. Try to cut out as much sugar and snacks as you can manage. Drink plenty of water. Exercise for about 30 minutes a day, remember this does not have to be running a million miles and lifting 10 ton weights. Walking is an excellent form of exercise and is great because you can walk briskly around shops whilst looking at really cute outfits!

      I hope this helps!

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    Do These Health Tips Actually Work? 1 apple / day – no doctor
    1 lemon / day – no fat
    1 cup of milk / day – no bone problems
    3 ltrs water / day – no diseases…

    Also what are some losing weight health tips?

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      No, these health ‘tips’ are actually myths. It’s all very healthy to do that, but no.

      To lose weight, all you can really do is exercise more and eat healthy and try to keep your calories at around 1600 a day. It’s good to drink homemade lemonade that tastes pretty sour and not sweetened very much- it’s good for your metabolism. Tea is good, fruits and vegetables are good. It’s a great time to get active because it’s summer and you’ll sweat more, which is awesome for your body to flush out toxins and such. I like making fruit smoothies and adding spinach or kale (you can’t taste it and it’s so good for your body- not to mention filling). When you snack during the day, only snack on ‘raw’ foods like fruits and vegetables, or maybe a few almonds.

      Good luck!

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    What Is The Best Health Advice You’ve Given Or Received? We could probably all use a few health tips to live a better life, what do you want to share?

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      Limit processed foods

      try to eat as much natural food as you can such as vegetbales, fruit, brown rice, wholemeal-grain bread, fish, chicken, nuts, and healthy fats.

      Not only do you look better but you feel better both body and mind

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