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Slimming Belts: Do They Work?

You must have watched those ads about slimming belts and how they can help you with your weight lose endeavours. You must have heard that others have tried it and it never really worked as it was advertised. That’s just sad because you have always wanted to try it yourself. Then why don’t you? Just because it doesn’t work for someone else means it won’t work for you. Maybe they missed something or did something wrong that’s why they never achieved the expected results. You can do otherwise.

True, it seems like the best non-draining strategy there is to lose weight because you simply have to put on the belt on your waist, keep it on for at least 10 minutes and enjoy the massage-like sensation of your tummy muscles reacting and contracting to the disturbing force. What can be more relaxing than that? But that’s not all to it.

Yes, the belt works, but with a ten-minute session per day, don’t expect that you’ll have a slimmer body overnight or after 5 days of use. This is not a magic formula; it does take a long time. You didn’t put all that weight in a night so how do you supposed to take all the fats away in a few days?

This weight loss equipment should be backed up with a change of lifestyle for it to work properly. Meaning, you will have to work on your discipline and change your diet and get a regular exercise. Even slim people maintain a balanced diet and a regular exercise to maintain a healthy body, so you need it more.

What you should do is wear the belt while you’re having your workout. Then supplement the workout with a balanced diet and lots of water. This will not only make you live a healthier life, it will also tone your tummy muscles and give you more energy to do all your daily activities.

This waist slimming belt does work and that’s a guarantee but it is not a stand-alone device. Surely you don’t expect to have a smaller waist while you pig out on junk foods and stay lazy all day in front of your television do you? It works and it is but a good addition to your weight loss regime if you already started on one.

Easy Recipes Using Medifast Shakes

The Medifast diet is a clinically proven low fat diet program that helps you to lose weight quickly. It has pre-packaged foods which have to be eaten according to the directions given in the plan. The diet has different kinds of flavors and foods ranging from soups to shakes to scrambled eggs. If you have plans for starting Medifast, then you need to make arrangements accordingly and get to know more about the food items. This will help you to get acquainted with the diet and make an easy start.

For those who have already started the diet and are a few weeks or months into it, the same kind of shakes could become boring. However, here are some ideas to make your shakes more interesting and tastier. You can add different kinds of sugar free syrups to your shakes. They will enhance the flavor of the shakes without increasing the calories. Some of the syrups you can use are the hazelnut syrup, which can be added to the banana flavored shakes. Also try different nutty flavors for the chocolate flavored shakes. You can also use a blender and ice cubes instead of the plastic shaker to make the shake appear more frothy and thick, which also tends to make it tastier.

There are two varieties of shakes available: the ready-to-eat and the powdered mixes. They are available in different flavors like the French vanilla, orange creme, strawberry creme, banana creme, Dutch chocolate.

Here are a few recipes using Medifast shakes that you can prepare in seconds.

Chocolate Medifast shake: one chocolate shake and 8 oz of cold coffee. Blend both these together and leave it in the fridge to form a creamy mix.

Black Cherry bomb: one vanilla Medifast shake, quarter teaspoon black cherry kool-aid mix, ice cubes. Mix all the ingredients in a blender to get a delicious shake.

Dreamsicle: one orange Medifast shake, 8 oz of diet cream soda, ice cubes. Put all these in the blender and mix well to get a frothy and delicious shake.