Losing Weight And Hair Loss Vitamins


Even though we lose up to a hundred strands of hair every day, sometimes we lose much more hair than we should! If this problem concerns you while you are losing weight then please don’t panic. There are big changes that are taking place in your body due to the weight loss and losing some hair is ordinary. Only in rare cases can hair loss be a sign of more serious health problems.

It is important to remember that losing hair is a common problem that is more than likely due to aging, stress levels, and eating habits. Sometimes just making a few small changes to your diet can help overcome this problem!

• Vitamin C – Protects against oxidative stress. (citrus fruits, black currant, parsley, kale, brussels, sprouts, broccoli, paprika, wild rose)

• Vitamin Bs  – Rebuilds the hair cuticles. (nuts and seeds, eggs and dairy products, in poultry, soy milk, beans, fish, spinach, porridge)

• Vitamin D – Combats alopecia and bald patches. (fatty sea fish, eggs, butter, Parmesan, cheddar, cow’s milk.)

• Iron – Supports the regenerative abilities of the hair. (mussels, oysters, beef, beans)

• Zinc – Strengthens hair roots and accelerates growth. (tomatoes, parsley, cruciferous vegetables, cocoa, endive lettuce, , quinoa, tofu, wild rice, sesame, pumpkin seeds, mushrooms)

• Omega-3 – Reduces inflammation. (walnuts, walnut oil, grapeseed oil, salmon, sardines, halibut)

Once again, if you are experiencing hair loss after losing weight do not worry! This is normal. Just be sure to give your body the vitamins listed above. Now that you have the knowledge about what vitamins can help, the topic of hair loss shouldn’t be so scary 😉

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WLS and Nutrition Basics Revealed


Anyone who has had weight loss surgery has undoubtedly heard a lot about nutrition. So much so, in fact, that it can sometimes seem overwhelming.

While it's true that understanding the role food plays in your success is important, it doesn't necessarily have to be complicated–avoid snacking between meals, choose smaller portions, take your time and eat nutritious foods that give your body the vitamins, minerals and protein it needs.

The question often asked by people who've had weight loss surgery is this: What are the right types of nutritious foods?

The answer can be broken down into three easy to understand categories:

Protein
Protein is powerful and essential. Your body doesn't store it. It repairs and rebuilds body tissue that has been worn down by exercise or even daily living. And it's found in a variety of foods that taste delicious–chances are good you're not going to have to plug your nose when you eat it.

WLS and Nutrition Basics Plus, after you've had weight loss surgery, you need to (or get to) eat it every day.

Most people should set a target protein intake goal of about 60 grams a day. But your new stomach, or pouch, won't be able to digest all of it at once. Which is why it's so important to make a habit of eating small servings of high-protein foods, such as fish, poultry, eggs and low-fat cottage cheese with each meal.

Vitamins and Minerals
Your body can't function properly without vitamins and minerals. They help keep your bones strong, heal wounds, strengthen your immune system, keep your mind sharp and turn food into energy.

After weight loss surgery, it's likely you won't be able to eat enough food to give your body all the vitamins and minerals it needs. The trick is to work with your doctor to find a multivitamin that's chock full of everything your body needs–and make sure to take it every day.

Sugar and Fat
In general, foods that are high in sugar and fat should be avoided. They can cause "dumping syndrome" which results in sleeplessness, sweating, and abdominal pain. Avoid them.

Juice Cleanse-A Guide to Hollywood’s Craze


Hollywood health fads come and go–and some seem to hang around and never quite disappear altogether. One of those with staying power is the juice cleanse.

A juice cleanse is a method of detoxifying your body by drinking only fruit and vegetable juice. It can be expensive. It is said to help starlets fit into those unrealistic dresses on the red carpet. And it is once again establishing itself as the "hot" Hollywood health trend, which may tempt you into trying it.

Before you go out and buy a juicer and load up on melons and exotic lettuce, consider the following:

Juice Cleanse Juicing is expensive. There are a lot of companies selling bottled "juice cleanses" right now. And they are expensive. The BluePrint Cleanse, for example, which is sold in a plastic bottle and claims to use a process that gives you maximum nutritional value in every serving, costs between $65 and $80 per day–and that is on the inexpensive side.

It may not work. Juicing advocates spend a lot of time espousing the benefits of consuming nothing but juice, but the there is little scientific evidence it actually does your body any good. Consider the Life Juice Cleanse, which costs between $60 and $180 per day. It's full of Himalayan sea salt, which is said to help your body digest all the helpful vitamins and nutrients in the bottle. However, experts say that paying a lot for a little Himalayan sea salt probably doesn't help your body absorb the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables.

Your body can only take so many vitamins and minerals at one time. Even ultra-fancy juicing techniques, such as those used in Liquiteria, that claim to leave the maximum amounts of vitamins and minerals in a bottle of juice might not be worth it. This is because your body can only take so much of a good thing. Ever notice that your urine is a bright-yellow color after you take a vitamin? That's the excess nutrients leaving your body.

The bottom line is this: Drinking fruit and vegetable juices is good–just do it in moderation.