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Dr Mike’s Wellness Blog


Article by Toan Dinh

Dr Mike Van Thielen leads the wellness industry with a continued dedication toward dispelling popular health myths and providing his readers with the highest quality advice and information. Dr Mike’s healthy weight loss program is one of his wellness blog’s most popular features, having gained acclaim for its continued success and revolutionary approach to sustainable and healthy weight loss.

Most people consider weight loss as a purely visual goal but Dr Mike understands the larger implications of carrying around too many extra pounds, knowing that the implementation of a healthy weight loss program can create benefits that lead to a longer, healthier life. Dr Mike’s healthy weight loss program is designed to help every individual with achieving improved health, reducing their risk for cancer, gallbladder disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, respiratory problems, joint and muscle pains and psycho-emotional disorders. With over 130 million Americans currently diagnosed as overweight or morbidly obese, Dr Mike’s proven healthy weight loss program is essential reading for many, allowing any individual to improve their wellness with the implementation of a common sense system designed by one of the world’s foremost physicians and wellness coaches.

Dr Mike’s healthy weight loss program consists of a six-week method that promises adherents a better, healthier body and an overall improvement in general wellness. Week one is the Sensible Weight Loss (SWL) Set-Up and is aimed at getting participants completely prepared for the process. This step requires the creation of journals and records as well as the purchase of some supplements and nutritional products. Week two is The Alkaline Way and makes up the step in Dr Mike’s healthy weight loss program that deals with proper food intake and the categorization of a suitable diet based on various factors including pH levels. Week three involves behaviour modification, a step that helps lead to retained weight loss past the completion of Dr Mike’s healthy weight loss program. In week three participants receive guidelines on healthy eating tips that will help to take the pounds off through basic behavioural changes. Week Four centers on exercise and assists healthy weight loss program followers in creating an exercise schedule that boosts their metabolism and aids in achieving a healthier lifestyle. Week Five of the healthy weight loss program focuses on body detoxification, giving participants the tips and product advice they need for cleansing their systems. The final week sees Dr Mike providing advice on implementing the previous five steps in a long-lasting manner and guiding participants in using lessons from the healthy weight loss program as part of their ongoing, improved lifestyle.

With the assistance of Dr Mike’s healthy weight loss program anyone can achieve the body they want and the health benefits that come along with it. Become more confident, look your best and enjoy better health and a longer life by learning about sensible weight loss and following Dr Mike’s acclaimed healthy weight loss program.

For more information on Dr Mike’s Wellness Blog and his healthy weight loss program, visit DrMikeWellness.

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Can Weight Loss Make You Gain Weight?


Article by Debbie Fontana

Copyright (c) 2007 Debbie Fontana

Since I started writing a blog with weight loss advice about 2 weeks ago, I’ve gained 9 pounds.

In a way, I can’t believe it. I know I’ve been eating more. But I guess I didn’t realize how much.

For weeks, I’ve only been getting a couple of hours of sleep each night. When I’m sleep-deprived, I always reach for food to stay awake.

But I haven’t needed to lose weight for years. What does that say about me that I’ve gained weight as soon as I’ve started a weight loss blog?

First, I now need to take my own advice. And I will. Starting today, the pounds come off.

Second, maybe I’m reading so many articles and blog posts about other people’s weight loss struggles that I’m starting to feel like they’re my own… even though many of you are winning a tougher battle than I did.

Does that make sense?

Of course, I don’t mean that any of the articles or blogs I’m reading are responsible for my weight gain. But I’m beginning to think about food and weight 24 hours a day. Because now it’s become my job in a way.

I’m also starting to feel some of the emotional insecurity that so many weight loss bloggers write about. Not that any of us have to look very far for that.

But it’s one thing to feel another blogger’s emotions, it’s another to regain some of my own weight.

I have a question for anyone reading this. Have you ever regained lost pounds when you heard of another person’s battle with weight? Do you start reliving your own weight loss problems?

Before starting my blog, my article topics varied. But even when I wrote about diets and dieting problems, my focus was positive.

I didn’t gain an ounce even when writing about cheesecake, strawberry pie, and hot fudge sundaes.

But now I read the blogs of other people who aren’t so positive all the time. My heart goes out to all of them.

I also have people writing to me about their weight loss battles. And I think I’m starting to internalize the fears and the struggles of the people I want to help.

I think writing every day on a blog about weight loss and related issues has me thinking about the subject all the time.

And obsessing about food – isn’t that how many of us gained weight in the first place?

But I don’t think it’s about food. I don’t even think it’s about lack of sleep. I haven’t slept well in almost 2 years. Why would I gain weight now?

I think it’s about feeling the emotions. I’m starting to internalize the struggles of other bloggers. And it’s affecting me so much, I’m eating more and gaining weight.

I guess it proves that you have to deal with the emotional side of weight loss as much as with the actual foods you eat.

And clearly, it’s not healthy to think about food and weight loss 24 hours a day.

I thought of not writing this article.

For one thing, I’m ashamed to have to lose weight. Now of all times. It’s ridiculous.

I could feel myself gaining weight. But I put off getting weighed.

Maybe I didn’t want to believe I could gain again.

Now I know 9 pounds isn’t even close to the type of struggle that many bloggers are facing. But it’s a wake-up call for me.

I’ve often said that you have to be prepared to backslide. And you need to have an effective plan to deal with it.

But you should deal with it before it gets anywhere close to 9 pounds.

You should weigh yourself once a week after you reach your goal. But I haven’t been doing that.

It’s not that I thought I could never gain weight again. I guess other priorities took over in life.

My family has had a number of medical emergencies in recent months. I delayed starting my blog because of them.

But we’ve had medical emergencies before. I haven’t gained an ounce.

So now comes the final question. Is blogging bad for your weight?

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