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Fat Zapper ® CHITOSAN The Fat Magnet by Head Start ® since 1997
Chitosan is the fat trapping marine fibre you can add to your daily diet which absorbs portions of the fat from food you have eaten and keeps your body's metabolism from digesting and absorbing it. These portions of fat are never broken down and taken into your bloodstream and therefore cannot be stored as unwanted body fat for all the world to see.

Your brain's craving for fat is satisfied since you keep eating the foods you like, but since much of the fat is not digested, it's as if you never ate it to begin with. Chitosan is the newest of the cutting edge dietary fibre supplements which allow you to keep eating the foods you crave without the downside of unwanted weight-gain and unsightly extra pounds.

Fat Zapper ® can help you lose weight since the chitosan absorbs and prevents fat from being taken into your system by stopping its breakdown right in your stomach and digestive tract, before it passes over into your circulatory system. Your body must therefore convert previously stored body fat to use since not enough is available from your meals. This shifting of energy sources from your diet to your stored body fat causes a net reduction in that fat - and in your weight.

Fat Zapper ® contains 250mg of chitosan, 240mg of our highest quality grapefruit fibre and 10mg of vitamin C per capsule. Head Start's ascorbic acid (vitamin C) rich, "fat-burner" grapefruit fibre helps in the function of reducing levels of fat and cholesterol within your metabolic system. The added vitamin C, plus that found naturally in our grapefruit fibre boosts the effectiveness of chitosan by an additional 50% in its function of working to keep dietary fats from being metabolized to begin with. A two-pronged attack on your fat, call it a one-two punch, which is unique to our Fat Zapper ® formula.

Chitosan not only zaps fat but also attracts and traps other types of foods your body can turn into fat if they are allowed to be broken down and metabolized. Chitosan is also known to function as an agent for cholesterol control due to its demonstrated ability to attract and bind fat and inhibit LDL cholesterol before it can get to your bloodstream and work its damage. Additionally, chitosan has been shown to increase levels of HDL or "good" cholesterol circulating in your body.

Current US Dietary Guidelines recommend increased fibre in our diets and the National Institute of Health data shows that fibre itself can reduce incidences of cancer, heart disease, hypertension, obesity and diabetes. Dietary fibre comes from the cell walls of plants, such as grains, nuts, beans, vegetables and fruits, and includes cellulose, lignin, pectins and gums in its composition. Fat Zapper ®, our exclusive blend of chitosan marine fibre with grapefruit fibre capsules, falls into this general category of dietary fibre supplements.

To receive maximum benefit from Fat Zapper ® you should maintain a balanced diet of foods and keep your intake between 1,800 and 2,400 calories per day. This will allow you to eat reasonable amounts of all of your favorites but without excesses in any one food type. You can obtain the full range of flavors and textures you crave, but held to a level which will not negate the beneficial effects of chitosan. The resulting weight loss will be more quickly noticeable if meal portions are smaller and chitosan has a chance to be even more effective without being overwhelmed by excessive quantity.

A relatively lower fat diet which has plenty of protein and high fibre carbohydrates will provoke a response even faster than if you maintain a high fat intake, and your body will be able to shed excess poundage at a more noticeable rate.

Even a revolutionary fat magnet like Fat Zapper ® with chitosan will not overcome excessive food consumption, but it can be an invaluable aid when taken in conjunction with a reasonable, well-balanced diet which includes all of your favorite foods and along with a regimen of exercise to help burn off stored body fat through physical stimulation of your metabolism.

Chitosan is an all natural ingredient derived from the shells of shellfish such as shrimp, crab and lobster, therefore anyone with an allergy or sensitivity to shellfish should not take this product. Also pregnant or lactating women should avoid chitosan.

Take two or three capsules at the beginning of each of your three daily meals, or with a snack which may be high in fat content. The chitosan will help bind excess fat in the meal or snack and also serve as a beneficial fibre in aiding digestion, soothing the stomach lining and speeding elimination of waste and undigested fats from your system. Take an extra capsule after any particularly heavy meal, in case you end up eating more than you had planned.

We recommend that you take a good quality multivitamin supplement each day at mid-afternoon or bedtime (our Head Start Vitamins ® can be used for this purpose). Avoid taking medications or nutritional supplements at the same time of day you take chitosan as it could interfere with their absorption and utilization. You should drink about six to eight glasses of water daily and exercise moderately by walking, biking, swimming, rope-jumping or performing any type of sustained aerobic activity.

Aerobic Exercise, Weight & Cholesterol Control

Recommended exercises for weight and cholesterol control are ones which are of the aerobic variety, that is: which are sustained over set periods of time each day at steady rates of pace and which cause increased circulation and respiration, without straining any individual body parts. The best exercises are really the simplest. Walking, jogging, swimming, bicycle riding, and light weight-resistance are all very effective, and at the same time do not involve major investments in equipment or costly health club or spa memberships.

Please note that you cannot expect to lose weight on this or any other diet
if you do not increase your level of exercise while at the same time
reducing the number of calories you consume in your daily meals.

Be reasonable and realize that Fat Zapper ® is not a drug, simply a dietary fibre supplement which can help you control your fat intake and your subsequent weight.

Eat what you like, just not as much as usual, and let
Fat Zapper ® work for you. *

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I have lost 35 pounds since February while using Fat Zapper, and I feel and look much healthier. Thank you for such a wonderful product. I now have many friends on Fat Zapper also, and just like me, they continue to buy more when they run out. Again, thanks for a great product and have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!! ... PSP - Cincinnati OH

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The Fat Zapper ® Diet Plan

Complex carbohydrates as found in whole grain breads and pastas, unrefined cereals and crackers, potatoes, brown rice and oatmeal, baked or boiled (cooked) dried beans of any type, as well as raw and unsalted nuts and seeds are excellent choices to provide the proper type of calories from carbohydrate, as well as to add fiber bulk to your daily diet. Avoid the simple sugars (fructose, lactose, sucrose and dextrose), as found in table sugar, honey and white flour products. These do not require your body to burn stored energy (fat) to digest them as the complex carbohydrates do, but tend to go straight to fat themselves. These simple sugars provide only empty calories and can keep you from controlling your weight and cholesterol, even when consumed in the smallest amounts.

Avoid adding salt to your foods as this is an acquired taste which often does more harm than good. For the most part, all the salt your body requires to maintain its proper isotonic balance is to be found naturally in your food, and pouring more on only serves to cause your body to retain fluids unnecessarily (defeating your weight and cholesterol control efforts), and can even contribute to high blood-pressure problems requiring medical control.

Low fat meats should be a part of your daily diet as your primary source of solid-food protein. Baked, steamed, poached, boiled or broiled fish, chicken and other poultry may be eaten freely, except for the skin with its fatty underlayer. Avoid red meats such as beef and pork as the saturated fat content can destroy your efforts to eliminate weight and cholesterol. If you plan a meal without one of the approved sources of solid-food protein, a good substitute is brewers yeast (tablets or powder) as a complete protein from amino-acids. Limit eggs to two per week.

Dairy products should be limited to 0-1% fat content milk (either plain or with acidophilous cultures), plain lowfat yogurt as an alternative solid-food protein source, dry curd or lowfat (1%) cottage cheese, or farmers cheese.

Fat content of your diet should be limited to vegetable sources such as nuts, olive oil and fat-free dressings. Avoid coffee lighteners or other foods containing coconut or palm oils.

Fresh vegetables and fruits may be eaten freely. These are rich sources of fiber with their carbohydrates in complex (polysaccharide, pentasaccharide or mucopolysaccharide) form. It is best to eat small quantities of a larger variety of these selections to get the broadest possible benefit rather than concentrating on just a few particular favorites.

Fresh fruits are always preferred, but if canned, then unsweetened versions in all cases should be used. Some of the best fruits for their generous supply of fiber are: apples; peaches; strawberries and grapefruit. Virtually all other fresh fruits are allowed on your Fat Zapper ® Diet Plan with raisins, bananas (for their potassium content), apricots, oranges and pineapples at the top of the list. Many vegetables are not only high in valuable water soluble fiber but are even better sources of calcium than are milk products, thereby giving you double benefit from their employment in your Fat Zapper ® Diet program: turnip greens; collards; mustard greens; beet tops; watercress; rhubarb; parsley; kale; dandelion greens; escarole and curly endive, to name but a few.

Spinach, romaine lettuce, bok choy, cabbage, celery and green onions are also excellent vegetable choices for your Fat Zapper ® Diet regimen, due to their favorable combination of fiber and essential calcium. Other acceptable vegetable choices are; asparagus; broccoli; brussels sprouts; carrots; cauliflower; cucumbers; eggplant; green peas; lettuce; mushrooms; okra; pumpkin; peppers; radishes; string beans; summer squash; sauerkraut; tomatoes; turnip greens; winter squash; onions; zucchini and garlic.

Tossed salads, prepared with plenty of fresh vegetables are made even better with the use of fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice in the place of higher calorie dressings.

Alcohol will slow or halt your progress. Avoid it.

Fat Zapper ® Exercise Recommendations

Work Out To Work Fat Off

Exercise is a key element in any weight-loss and cholesterol control regimen you undertake for the simple fact that exercise burns calories. While the primary thrust of our Fat Zapper ® Diet Program is to help you limit your caloric intake by switching from foods containing greater calories by weight to those which contain less and which also require your body to burn more calories to fully utilize them, this caloric control regimen can be enhanced by exercise.

Exercise For Weight and Cholesterol Control

Proper exercise will not only aid in your attainment of weight and cholesterol control, but can also contribute significantly to your general well-being, which is after all one of the main reasons for eliminating excess weight and cholesterol to begin with. Remember, exercise does not have to, and in fact should not, hurt to be effective. If you experience lingering pain or bothersome soreness from your exercise efforts, you are trying to do too much, too soon. Gradual increases in the intensity and duration of exercise will allow your body to adjust to the change in demands you've made upon it without the damage which results from over-enthusiasm.

Aerobic Exercise, Weight & Cholesterol Control

Recommended exercises for weight and cholesterol control are ones which are of the aerobic variety, that is: which are sustained over set periods of time each day at steady rates of pace and which cause increased circulation and respiration, without straining any individual body parts. The best exercises are really the simplest. Walking, jogging, swimming, bicycle riding, and light weight-resistance are all very effective, and at the same time do not involve major investments in equipment or costly health club or spa memberships.

Slow & Steady Wins The Pace Race

You should decide which types of exercise you wish to undertake and plan each day to devote an amount of time to this portion of your weight-loss regimen. Steadily increase the intensity and duration of the exercise each week at a rate with which you personally feel comfortable, and do not try to rush things, particularly if you have not been accustomed to an exercise program in the past.

Light, comfortable and loose-fitting clothing is best for the types of exercise we recommend since they will not restrict your movement and will allow your body's natural process of perspiration for waste removal to be aided most efficiently by a free flow of air for greatest effect. Avoid sauna suits as they tend to interfere with the desired cleansing process, and can even have a harmful effect on your body’s temperature control mechanisms.

Don't quit too soon, many people do. Be sure to give yourself at least two to four weeks to begin to achieve maximum results from your Fat Zapper ® Diet Program.

No Radical Extremes Allowed

With our Fat Zapper ® Diet Program, as in any type of diet plan, you should remember that moderation is always the best course. Extremes in any direction are not healthy. Just as overeating and the resultant overweight are not good for your long-term health, starving through nutrient restriction to the point of an anemic appearance for the sake of fashion or some preconceived notion of a socially acceptable weight for you can be dangerous, and is certainly foolish.

You should never undertake to consume fewer than seven calories each day per pound of your body weight in attempting to diet for weight-loss. Daily consumption of the recommended food groups in our Fat Zapper ® Diet Plan at seven calories per pound per day will aid in your weight-loss gradually. For a 115 pound individual, this would be 804 calories per day; for a 175 pound person it would be 1,225 daily. If you do not already have one, it may help you to purchase a calorie counting guide to aid you in judging your daily caloric intake.

During your initial weight-loss regimen try to keep keep your daily caloric intake between 800 and 1,200. Once you have dieted down to your desired weight, you can maintain that weight by use of fewer of the capsules than during the weight reduction phase. This will probably work out to use of about one-half to one-third of the number of capsules you used during your weight-loss regimen. In a daily calorie maintenance program, try to keep your caloric intake between 1,000 and 1,800 daily. Most people find that they can control and maintain their desired weight with about ten daily calories per pound of their body weight.

Safe, Drug-Free Weight-Loss

Losing a large amount of weight in a short period of time often results in a deprivation of essential nutrients to your body, coupled with a rapid rebound weight gain after you have gotten to your target weight. Starvation dieting through sheer willpower or aided by appetite suppressant drugs does nothing to train your appetite urges in the long-term toward the proper foods for lifelong weight control.

Our Head Start Fat Zapper ® Diet Plan can be of invaluable assistance to you in attaining this overall goal, and does it safely, without the harmful side-effects and rapid weight rebound common to appetite suppressant drugs such as caffeine, lidocaine or phenylpropanolamine. Whatever your ultimate goal, you should lose at the rate of no more than one to two pounds each week in its attainment over the longer course, with greater rates of weight-loss undertaken only for short periods of time (no more than a week) and bracketed by other weeks of slower progress with the ultimate goal being safety along with your progress.

You should take one multivitamin tablet daily while you are on this or any low-calorie diet, to ensure proper nutrition and continued good health. Any time you diet for weight-loss, calorie restriction is involved and a good daily multivitamin supplement may be necessary to replace lost nutrients.

Flexible Weight Goals

Set an initial goal for yourself of a weight you would like to reach. This can be adjusted as you go along according to personal factors associated with your own unique metabolism. The best indicator of which weight is right for you is to find one at which you feel most comfortable, taking your stamina as well as your physical appearance into consideration, without a preconceived notion of an “ideal” weight for you personally.

A Healthier, Slimmer You

Your reward? The tired, listless feeling and overweight look will give way to the healthier, slimmer, happier more attractive style of a person who has successfully eliminated harmful, addictive junk foods from his or her diet in favor of our highly nutritional Fat Zapper ® approach to safe, natural weight control.

Fat Zapper ® Chitosan Clinical References

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