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Bladderwrack for weight loss?

Anyone know anything about using bladderwrack (otherwise known as seawrack and several other names) for weight loss? TIA

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Asked by Collinsky at 8:06 PM on May. 15, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I'm asking for someone else... as a nursing mom I'm not interested in even the most natural of weight-loss supplements.

    Answer by Collinsky at 8:06 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • When you go on a diet, or use a diet aid, you are just putting yourself on the gain/loss rollercoaster; frustrating for you, and really hard on your body. In order to maintain a healthy weight, you need to have a healthy lifestyle; this has the added bonus of setting a great example for your kids.
    First, start walking! Walk for at least 20 minutes, three times a week. Now, drink your water! at least 8 8oz glasses a day. Next, eat your fruits and veggies! 7-8 servings a day, in at least three different colors. Eat your whole grains (loaded with fiber, protein, and lots of energy-giving nutrients), 7 servings a day. Cut way back on (or eliminate) meat and dairy. Add beans, lentils, and tofu to your diet. Feel free to ask me any questions. -Robin

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:08 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • Thanks, but that doesn't really answer my questions about a specific medicinal herb. Bladderwrack is a kind of kelp, and therefore could be considered a vegetable. So let's amend the original question to the idea of *adding* bladderwrack - a sea kelp - to an already healthy lifestyle of an organic, whole foods diet and plenty of exercise, sleep, and sunshine.

    Answer by Collinsky at 7:15 PM on May. 16, 2009

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