Target Weight Loss – 11 Weeks to Go

Target weight loss - 11 weeks to goI started the 90-day Low Carb Challenge a week ago. Losing 3kg has inspired me, but I haven’t met my weekly target weight loss goal yet. There are tweaks I need to make. One of them is being disciplined. I need to plan and record my food intake every day, not once aweek as I am doing now. I know I can do it. After all, I am now firmly off sugar and carbs like bread, pasta and other starchy foods. I don’t even crave them anymore, which helps a lot.

 

My target weight loss for the next 10 weeks

 

My target weight loss is 10kg (about 22 lbs). I have about 10 weeks to achieve it (I am deliberately not counting 2 weeks – to make allowances for when I don’t meet the target). It means that I need to lose 1kg a week (2.2 lbs) on average. This is achievable I think, but I will have to see. Judging by the results of the past 3 weeks, I am not sure, since my weight loss has slowed down. In fact, I haven’t lost any weight since the initial loss of 3kg. (more…)

Magnesium Salts for Chronic and Acute Back Pain

Magnesium salts for chronic and acute back painUsing magnesium salts for chronic and acute back pain has been a subject of discussions and research for a long time. There is no arguing that replacing medications with natural treatments and remedies could save many people from sometimes horrible side-effects which come with taking pain-killers, sometimes very strong.

 

Back pain affects most people at some point in their lives. In many cases, it has simpe reasons, such as a muscle strain (commonly known as a pulled muscle), ligament or tendon injury, or a herniated intervertebral (“slipped”) disk which may press on nearby nerves causing acute pain.

 

Back pain that lasts for more than 2 or 3 months is considered chronic. Chronic back pain may have a number of causes, most common of which could be an old injury or degenerative disease (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis etc).

 

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Which Magnesium Supplement Is Best?

 

Best magnesium suppelmentsWith so much choice available both online and in shops, people often ask themselves a question: which magnesium supplement supplement is best? Shall I use salts or tablets? Which salt shall I use for baths and other skin applications? It is impossible to give the answer which suits everyone, for a simple reason that everyone’s situation is different. So we can take a look at various forms of magnesium, and decision will have to be taken in each particular case based on individual circumstances.

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