Posts Tagged ‘Diet’

Diet Without Dieting

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Diet without dieting

For something that we say that we hate, we sure do a lot of dieting. More than half of all Americans say that they’re actively trying to lose weight, and millions of us are trying to do so by cutting calories or going on special diets. The idea, of course, is that our willpower and special diets will force our bodies to shed the pounds — at which point we will get off the diet and onto something more sustainable that, we hope, will help us keep the weight off.

The problem is: None of this stuff works!

Diets overwhelmingly fail. That’s partly because people don’t stick to them, and partly because dieting itself is a flawed idea. Weight loss is much more complicated than fad diets make it seem. Furthermore, health is more than how much you weigh. Even if you do crash-diet your way to your goal weight, study after study has shown that you’re very likely to regain all of that weight soon after you reach the goal.

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How is a Meal Delivery Service Any Different From The Food You Make at Home?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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If you’re someone that has a full schedule, chances are you’ve thought of signing up for a precooked meal delivery service that will allow you to save some time by delivering meals to your house. However, before signing up for such a service, you might be inclined to wonder whether there really is any difference between the meals you cook at home and the meals that will be delivered to you in a meal plan.

Here are some of the clearest differences below:

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The Healthiest way to get into Ketosis

Monday, April 29th, 2019


First of all, what is Ketosis?

Well, this is usually a natural state of the metabolic process. The human body starts burning stored fat when it reaches ketosis instead of glucose. When the body begins to break fat down, ketones build up in the blood system.  

When this happens, ketones start exiting the body through the urine. A person enters ketosis when there is presence of ketones both in the blood and the urine.There are many benefits to ketosis as it helps a person to lose the extra (or unwanted) fat they have in their body.

This is because the body begins the breakdown process of fats rather than depending on carbohydrates for energy. There has been a research study that suggested ketosis helps with reducing the appetite and in the long run can promote weight loss.

When it comes to achieving a state of ketosis, it is safe to say that it’s not easy. Due to this, lots of people aspiring to get to the point of ketosis usually go on a diet known as a ketogenic diet.

We want to let you know of five ways you can promote your ketosis and make it work faster while remaining healthy and safe.

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5 Weight Loss Fads That Have Proven Effective

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Over the past decades, we have seen so many weight loss fads that it will practically be impossible to enumerate them all. Four critical components of these fads are that:

  1. They are usually not based on any real facts.
  2. The promise of instant results with little effort is usually a major selling point.
  3. They quickly become widely accepted and the “thing” of the moment.
  4. Their popularity is usually short lived.
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Testosterone and Muscle

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Increase Testosterone Levels to Add Muscle Mass

The human body is a complex machine, one that operates using a wide variety of linked and correlating systems. We all like to keep our bodies in the best possible shape – perhaps you work out, or you might simply exercise lightly on regular basis – and there is plenty to know about if you are to get the balance right.

Diets, exercise, and basic healthy living all come together, but what about testosterone? This is a hormone that is essential to the male exercise regime, and one that is helpful in keeping your body in the right shape, but what is it all about, and why should you be conscious of the link between testosterone and muscle mass?

Let’s talk a little more about what testosterone is, and why it is essential that you understand its place in the body.

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Top 7 Tips For Choosing a Probiotic Supplement

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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If you’ve decided that you want to try taking a probiotic supplement as part of your daily routine, and to reap the benefits, good choice. Probiotic supplements have long been reputed to bring overall health and wellbeing advantages, as well as helping with gut health and the smooth running of the digestive system.

Of course, it isn’t just the gut which benefits from probiotics, as the main advantages of taking probiotic supplements are:

  • Smoother running of the digestive system
  • Improved gut health
  • A boost for the immune system
  • Lowered cholesterol levels
  • Decreased anxiety and depression conditions
  • Less chance of developing ulcers
  • Healthy balance of good and bad bacteria within the body
  • More energy

These are just some of the main benefits associated with probiotic use. Of course, the supplement world in general is flooded with choices, and every brand is different. When it comes to probiotics, there are countless strains available too, and if you want to get the best out of your daily supplement, you need to make sure that you’re choosing one which is tailored towards your needs.

If you’re at all unsure, it’s best to have a chat with your doctor before you purchase your supplement of choice. This will help you decide whether probiotics are right for you, and will also help you find the right one for your needs. To give you an idea of what you need to be on the look out for, here are 7 tips for choosing a probiotic supplement.

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6 Ways to Adopt a Healthy Mindset for Diet and Exercise Success

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Change is never easy. Even when it’s a positive change, making adjustments in your life can be difficult. Adopting a healthy lifestyle does require change for a lot of people. It means incorporating more exercise into your daily routine and following a well-balanced diet that doesn’t cause you to feel deprived or restricted. Having the right mindset is the first step toward discovering a healthier version of you. And here’s how it’s done!  

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Five Sustainable Diet Changes You Can Make Today

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

You might not be aware of this – but when it comes to your diet – even the smallest things can really add up to make a world of difference. Most people, when they hear the word “diet” assume that it requires radical changes to their lifestyles and misery-inducing food restrictions. However, the reality is quite different, because it’s far more effective to make small changes, instead of aiming for a major lifestyle overhaul.

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Stop Eating Before You Feel ‘Full’

The most basic thing you can do is to try and follow “Hara Hachi Bu” – and don’t worry – while the phrase might seem complicated at first, it is actually an old Japanese saying, which roughly translates to “stomach 80% full.”

The term refers to an ancient way of eating, practiced mainly by the residents of Okinawa for centuries at this point.

Even though it might be difficult to quantify what 80% actually is, the simpler way of putting this in practice would be this – stop eating when you’re no longer feeling hungry. It’s quite simple when you take a second to think about it. (more…)

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A Basic Guide To Lectin

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Every food that is consumed is made of very specific compounds. Most food contains proteins, fats, sugar, and carbohydrates among other things. Some of these things are good for the body while others are not. It is also worth noting that some things are good for the body if consumed in small quantities while other things should be consumed in larger amounts.

Over the years, there are have many new diets that claim to be the ultimate diet and each one center around taking certain things out of your diet and instead concentrating on very specific ingredients. Some of the most popular of these diets are low carb (carbohydrate), low sugar, low calorie, high protein, and high fiber. There are many more variations, but these are some of the most popular. Each of these takes something specific out of a person’s everyday diet (e.g. carbs, fat, sugar), but it also requires higher concentrations of something such as protein or fat.

There have also been certain things contained in foods that have been deemed to be overall bad for a person’s health. These ideas are numerous and constantly changing. Some are legitimate concerns while others are quite far-fetched. Recently, it has been discovered that a high intake of something called lectin may be bad for health. Unfortunately, lectin is present is a great many foods. Here you will find a basic guide to what lectin is, the types of food it is found in, how to determine how much is safe to consume, and much more. (more…)

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Want to Become a Pro Basketball Player? Live Like One.

Friday, October 26th, 2018

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Millions of hopeful athletes fantasize about the prospect of becoming a professional basketball player. However, NBA recruiters aren’t known for seeking out the best dreamers; they look for the most athletically prepared players.

If you want to maximize your chances of becoming a basketball pro, start living like one. This means having a relentless dedication to changing your diet, improving your body, and tracking your athletic progress. Let’s dive into the best practices for those looking to go pro:

Eat a Diet Fit for Michael Jordan

If one person is qualified to speak about the best diet for peak performance on the court, it’s Tim Grover — the personal trainer of NBA legends like Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, and His Airness himself, Michael Jordan. Over the course of his career, Grover has learned what the ideal diet choices for his clients are. He offers some helpful advice for those who want to get into the game:

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7 Things To Consider When Making a Meal Replacement Shake

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Protein Shake WomanPeople drink meal replacement shakes for a multitude of reasons. Some of the more popular reasons are weight loss, an inability to consume solid food or simply not having enough time to prepare a full meal.

No matter what your reason for using a meal replacement shake, there are certain rules of thumb that you should remember and apply so that your shake not only keeps you full but also provides you with other nutrients to keep your body functioning optimally.

Most commercially prepared meal replacement shakes (the best ones, at least) already have these considerations in place but if you are making your own, here are some ways to get the most out of it:

Don’t skimp on protein

Protein will keep you feeling fuller for longer by increasing the production of satiety hormones (such as GLP-1, peptide YY, and cholecystokinin) while also reducing the levels of ghrelin(a hunger hormone) in the body. This leads you to crave less so you can stick to your weight loss plan much easier.

To boost the protein levels in your homemade shake, you can use a protein powder or add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter to the mix. You can also use milk instead of water – milk has about 8 grams of protein per cup.

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3 Superfoods to Help with Muscle Growth

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Healthy CoupleToday, we live in the age of the superfood. Foodstuffs long-forgotten or simply ignored emerge from the deep to offer their consumers a variety of health benefits from killing cancer cells to helping the body become more efficient at absorbing nutrients and keeping itself in a peak form.

While superfoods are by no means wonder-drugs that can take away all the issues our body can have, they are useful and helpful in maintaining our health and even to help our body build a larger muscle mass. So, here are 3 superfoods that can aid it to do just that.
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A 3 Week Diet Sounds Insane, Here’s Why It’s Effective

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Dietary Fat is Bad

Many of us have packed on more weight than we would ideally like, and this is a problem in so many different ways. If you have come down a path that you do not like, and where the ending may be downright frightening, the call to change may be loud and clear.

Luckily, there are some amazing resources that can help you begin to live the life that you have always wanted to live.

 

The Pain of Today

 

Do you feel like your life is not going the way you want it to go because of your physique? It is said that two out of every three American adults are overweight or obese, with a third of American adults being in the latter camp. You may very well have a body shape that does not feel comfortable, does not feel like who you really are, and even that causes you physical pain. (more…)

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Eating Habits That Are Detrimental To Your Liver Health

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

strong liverThe liver is the marvel of our body. It is a vital organ responsible for secreting bile and breaking down the fats along with eliminating toxins from the body. Weight loss is the prime concern for most people when they think about the food they consume. But what most fail to realize that they should be mindful of your food intake to save your liver from severe health problems.

Let us take a look at some common eating habits that are detrimental to the health of the liver. In our daily lives, we tend to adopt eating habits that gradually deteriorate our liver. A full liver cleanse can be helpful in reversing the damage to some extent.

 

  1. Excessive Alcohol Intake

 

You might not know what too much alcohol means as far as your liver health is concerned. From mild scarring to severe inflammation of the liver cells, an excessive intake of alcohol can cause a severely negative impact on the liver. It reduces the liver’s capability to eliminate toxins from the body. Moreover, if the negative impact of alcohol takes a toll on the liver, the ability to break down alcohol further reduces, thus, causing chronic damage. So, it is advisable to keep the consumption of alcohol at a moderate pace. A good rule of thumb is one standard drink for women and a maximum two for men per day.

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A Simple Guide To Build Muscle In 90 Days

Monday, July 30th, 2018

You have to remember that you can start to really change your life when you are working out and trying to build muscle as fast as possible. Someone who is trying to build muscle needs to have a plan, and it is much easier for you to start following a plan. This plan helps you get the best chance to have the muscles you have always wanted, and you can do this if you are young or old. You look your best, and it all happens in about 90 days.

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Follow these steps, make a plan, stick to it, and live healthy for 90 days. When you see what you accomplish and how you feel, you might never stop. (more…)

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7 Ways to Snack on a Keto Diet Without Feeling Guilty

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Many people are seeing great results with the keto diet, but if you are feeling guilty for cheating at snack time, you might not be one of them. In this article, we are going to talk about 7 ways to snack on a keto diet without feeling guilty so you can get results from the keto diet as well.

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Diet Choices for Women to Make Muscle Building Easier!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Women looking to build muscle are already at a disadvantage compared with men because they have naturally lower testosterone and growth hormone levels. Due to this, women must be much more careful about their diet and training routine to build muscle.

Especially considering their diet, women must be completely focused on choosing the correct foods and drinks to build muscle.

Keep reading below to find out the best diet choices for women to make building muscle easier!

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Isagenix Shakes vs Shakeology

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

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As the story goes… you are fit in your early twenties, but then you are slowly getting lazy, forget about your exercises, eat whatever you want. Sometimes it’s your studying, sometimes it’s your job that prevents you from keeping yourself in shape, the outcomes is always the same – you are gaining those extra pounds that are extremely hard to get rid of.

Did it occur to you that you could supplement one or two of your meals each day with a healthy protein shake? We’ve tried a couple products and we figured our readers would be interested in learning more. 

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3 Details You Should Have in Mind Before Starting a Diet

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Now that the warmer months of the year have rolled around, swimsuit season is upon us. For this reason, many of us are already planning to go on a diet so that our summer bodies are ready to embrace everything this time of year has to offer. However, dieting isn’t as simple as you think. In fact, it involves some serious decision making.

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Protein Guide On Low Carb Diet – How Much Protein Is Required And Where To Get It

Friday, May 11th, 2018

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For gaining the most out of keto diet, it is imperative to cut down on the carb consumption while maintaining the protein supply in your body at the same time. But people often make the mistake of consuming excess protein while on a low carb diet which brings them face to face with the question about the optimum amount of protein which is required by their body while it undergoes the process of ketosis. (more…)

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