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Natural Alternatives for Weight Loss
     

Natural Alternatives for Weight Loss

by Michael & N D Murray, Michael T. Murray
 

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Author of the groundbreaking Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs, naturopathic physician Michael Murray offers safe, effective, and low-cost alternative methods for weight loss. He provides natural options to appetite suppressants like Acutrim and Dexatrim, as well as dietary and lifestyle information to help anyone lose weight

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Author of the groundbreaking Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs, naturopathic physician Michael Murray offers safe, effective, and low-cost alternative methods for weight loss. He provides natural options to appetite suppressants like Acutrim and Dexatrim, as well as dietary and lifestyle information to help anyone lose weight and stay trim. With remedies ranging from fiber supplements to plant stimulants, vitamins and minerals to enzymes, Murray explains which natural ingredients promote weight loss, what dosages to take, and how to integrate these alternatives into a healthful lifestyle. With savory recipes that incorporate Murrays natural remedies, Natural Alternatives for Weight Loss provides a drug-free, healthy program for losing weight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688146856
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/30/1996
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.74(d)

Read an Excerpt

Do you want to lose weight? Then the last thing you should do is go on a diet that reduces your food intake. You will need to alter the type of foods that you choose to eat as well as possibly reducing the number of calories, but severely restricting food intake feeds into a phenomenon that too many Americans know firsthand—the yo-yo effect. They lose weight only to put it right back on and then some.

The cause of the yo-yo effect is tied to the very reason why some people are more prone to being overweight than others—metabolism. Most diets do not work because the focus is on restricting food intake, not on enhancing metabolism. Throughout this book you will be given recommendations that focus on turning up your metabolism to bum more calories.

Have you ever had a friend who could eat all the food she wanted and still stay thin, while sometimes it felt that if you simply looked at food, it tended to go right to your hips or midsection? The explanation you have probably heard is that it is a difference in metabolism. This answer is absolutely correct. How would you like to have the metabolism of a thin person? Is it possible? Yes, it is possible, and you will learn how.

In order fully to appreciate the program that will be recommended in the ensuing chapters, it is important that you understand what predisposes some people to a lifetime battle of the bulge.

Excerpted from Natural Alternatives for Weight Loss. Copyright © 1996 by Michael T. Murray.

Meet the Author

Michael T. Murray, N.D., teaches at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. In addition to practicing medicine, he is the author of fourteen books, including A Textbook of Natural Medicine. He lives in Bellevue, Washington.

Michael T. Murray, N.D., teaches at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. In addition to practicing medicine, he is the author of fourteen books, including A Textbook of Natural Medicine. He lives in Bellevue, Washington.

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