What is it?

A calorie-counting plan that uses a beaded bracelet to help

you diet. Each bead equals 100 calories, so if you want to eat 12,000 calories

per day, slide 12 beads onto one string of the bracelet. Then when you eat 100

calories, slide a bead onto the other string.

What can I eat?

Anything! As long as you know the calorie content.

How much weight will I lose?

It depends, but if you stick to 1300 cals a day, you could

lose 13 pounds in six weeks.

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Why is it hot right now?

Delta Goodrem is rumoured to be a fan and actress Kate

Beckinsale makes her own diet bracelets for friends. Forget the red Kabbalah


How can I do it?

Buy a bracelet at www.ilovethiscolor.com/dietbracelets or

make one. Take a piece of wool long enough to wrap around your wrist twice and

then thread enough beads onto one strand of the wool. When you've eaten, just

slide the bead to the other strand.

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What is it?

The Accu Weight-Loss program combines Asian and American

weight-loss concepts without the use of medications to achieve results.

The program enhances appetite satisfaction, thereby creating an atmosphere

where hunger is no longer an issue.

Accu-Weight operates under the hypothalamic hypothesis.

The hypothalamus is the gland in the brain that regulates

the body's weight set point, thereby maintaining weight levels. Dieters

find that their weight returns to the set point—back to the weight where they

started—within months of completing most diet programs. Accu-Weight provides a weight maintenance program that will

keep you within 3 to 5 pounds of your final weight. The hypothesis: The

medial (middle) hypothalamus governs satiety (feelings of fullness). The lateral (side) hypothalamus governs

the amount you eat. AccuWeight

achieves a balance between these two functions, allowing the body to maintain its

new weight.

Another dimension is added to the program by incorporating Chi Gong Breathing.

This methodology not only enhances energy levels, but attention, concentration,

and mental alertness.

Always good to have more than one dimension in a diet.

What do you think?