Heartburn or GERD can Kill

Heartburn is a common annoyance. The busy lifestyle, quick meals, fatty or spicy foods all contribute to the occasional need of a chewable pain reliever. The acceptance of heartburn as an inconvenient, but natural, part of the daily grind can blind you to the warning that a severe heartburn symptom can bring.

Heartburn as a Disorder

Heartburn can be a symptom as well as a disorder. Simple heartburn or GERD can be controlled and dealt with. However, heartburn can signal the presence of a much more serious problem. If it’s heartburn, you will have a burning sensation in the chest usually after eating. There may be a spread of the burning to the throat, sometimes accompanied by a bad taste, difficulty in swallowing, belching, coughing, hoarseness and/or wheezing.

It can become worse by lying down or bending over or by eating. Relief can come from an antacid. While the more severe heartburn symptoms may be mistaken for a heart attack, simple heartburn is usually not made worse by exercise. If there is any concern that the pain may signal a heart attack, get help quickly.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Calorie Shifting - Starting Out With Calorie Shifting

By Judson Lassiter

Calorie Shifting. Do you know what the calorie shifting diet plan is? Prepare yourself for success. Here are some things you really want to know, before you dive into your calorie shifting diet plan.

Mindset- You are far more likely to succeed at anything you do if you have the right mindset for the task. That is especially true for dieting and weight loss. It's a good idea to spend some time visualizing how you will benefit from a good weight loss plan. Study yourself in that mirror and visualize the image you wish you could see looking back at you. Okay. Now, write out your fat loss goals on a small piece of paper and post it someplace where you can see it every morning. READ it every day. Let it motivate your weight loss efforts for that day. Keep on track.

The calorie shifting cycle is only 11 days. I like that because it is much shorter than with most diet plans. However, that can seem a long time when everyone around you is enjoying great food without restrictions. That is why you need to have a strong and positive mindset to stay motivated and on task.

Support- Try to convince your friends and family and people you work with that they really make things difficult when they tempt you just for fun or try to get you to cheat on your plan. They might believe "just one won't hurt" but you know better. Tell them that you get a break in just 11 days when you can eat whatever you want. Explain that you need their support in your weight loss campaign.

Preparation- Look over your daily menu for your upcoming cycle with the Calorie Shifting dite plan. Make sure there are no food items on it that you are intolerant of or have allergies to. Then write your grocery list. Here comes the hard part. Go to the supermarket and only buy what is on that list! By eating the daily items in any order you can schedule them for your convenience.

Let's look at this example. You can take nuts, fruit, bread, etc. to work. If you are lucky enough that you have a microwave and refrigerator available at your job, you can have more choices for your mid-day meals and snacks. One thing that I tried was microwave bacon strips. It was ten seconds per slice and they are good, but expensive.

Perspective- The Calorie Shifting dite plan does not require exercise. However, you and I both know it is good for your body and healthy for your heart to get active somehow. I suggest planning for some cardio and resistance exercise each week. A friend of mind makes it a point to walk a brisk mile everyday. Realize that no matter how thin you manage to get, your bathing suit is not going to look all that great without good muscle tone.

If you are beginning a major weight loss project, calorie shifting could be a way of getting a fast start. Don't think of it as the "diet to end all diets" or you will be disappointed. If you only need to drop a few pounds to look better for the summer, maybe it will only take one or two calorie shifting diet cycles. Use if you get stuck on a weight loss "plateau". For more information on calorie shifting diet plans visit this site.

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