The Science of Weight Loss

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Work With Your Body, Not Against It, For Effective Weight Loss

It is easy to think when we go on a weight loss diet that we have to cut way back on our food intake and suffer another ‘diet’; this was the way we use to do it but the problem is it does not work. In fact, it is estimated that 95 percent of all diets fail which is incredible seeing people are still trying to get them to work out. What happens is that we work against our body and the resilience of the human body means it has long since been able to adapt to harsh survival conditions and that is exactly what a diet replicates – a famine situation. Starvation does not lead to weight loss, it leads to weight conservation. Your body goes into survival mode when it suspects starvation, and shuts down the energy it burns because it does not know when or if it will be fed again. There is a science to weight loss just like there is a science to an engineer building a skyscraper, a person driving a car or a surgeon operation on someone. There is a scientific and systematic way of losing weight. The best way to lose weight  and to be successful at weigh loss in the long run is to lose it gradually. You lose weight gradually by doing a complete overhaul of our current lifestyle, since your current lifestyle isn’t working out too well for you so far. Look at weight loss in a completely different way. Forget about getting on another fad diet and just change your whole lifestyle. Make it a lifestyle change.

 

The World Health Organization states that any diet with a caloric intake of 1800 or less for women and 2200 for men is a starvation diet. Yet many people around the world are cutting back to levels way below this in an attempt to lose weight even though it is fruitless. It is now known that we need to stay under the body’s ‘famine mode’ radar by only 100-200 calories each day so we do not trigger this ancient survival mechanism in us. This in affect outsmarts our body to release its stored fat and is the opposite of starving. A proper fat loss diet focuses on eating the right type of foods in the right quantities and at the right time and becoming more active.

When we eat the right way this has a two fold affect –

1) Boosting the metabolism by it having to fire up to process the large amounts of ‘clean’ foods.

2) Providing strength and energy so some effort can be put into a proper strength training program so more fat burning machinery can be added to the body – lean muscle tissue.

 

So out goes the refined and processed ‘so called’ foods, out goes the high sugar and high fat junk and in comes natural whole foods cooked from scratch; basically like the ones pulled off trees, taken out of the earth or fresh from the butcher shop or the ocean. Not the ones mass produced in factories with tons of additives, refined sugar, and salt to make us fat.

 

A fat burning meal has protein as it central component so this choice should be made first and foremost. Then the rest of the meal is added – complex carbohydrates in the form of vegetables are the best choice. Small amounts of grains and fruit can be used. These small fat burning meals are eaten every 2-3 hours and need to be prepared the night before so they can be taken whenever you go during the day.

As you can see a fat loss diet is completely different in its approach than simply losing weight. After all what sort of weight do you want to lose – muscle tissue or body fluid – I don’t think so. We want it to be fat so we need to work with the body not against it as that is a lose/lose situation.

Let’s go over the basic formula again – 5-7 small meals each with at least 20 grams of protein, just a couple of hundred calories less than you need each day. You may need to drop just 100 calories a day till you start losing fat. Ditch the processed foods, sugar,  refined grains and high fat and start eating natural, whole and some raw foods each day.

Forget what you think you know about exercise and get yourself started on a proper strength training program and put some effort into it so you can boost your metabolism. How is that for a simple method and guess what? It really works. Your biggest problem will be having to fork out some money for a new wardrobe for the new strong, lean, slim, healthy and slimmer you. Heck you might be able to wear clothing you had prior and never thought you would ever be able to fit into again.

If you can follow these tips on weight loss you will be well on your way to a new body, not to mention the health benefits and the high you will get from finally having the body of your dream. You can’t really put a price on that. You deserve it!  Here is a great book to start reading that will give you tons more diet and exercise tips that are practical that anyone can benefit from in no time.

5 Top Reasons for Better Health Through Juicing!

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Top Reasons for Juicing!

    This article outlines just 5 of the number of reasons why green smoothies can help in providing over all better health including more energy. Each reason is listed in turn and then discussed. The specific reasons that we focus on in this article are: cravings for snack foods, improve your skin, eliminating waste from our body and also help in losing weight. Here I have listed some of the main reasons why juicing benefits can provide better health and more energy. You can check out more of my other articles and books on juicing tips. Let’s look at each in turn and see what benefits are associated with each reason:   Reason #1: Loose cravings for snack foods Benefits: The fact that your body will be getting so many of the nutrients it requires you will eventually lose the daily cravings for junk foods such as snacks.   Reason #2: Improve your skin. Benefits: By just drinking just one smoothie drink per day it will improve your digestive system, which will in turn will help you to have much better skin.   Reason #3: Eliminating waste from our body Benefits: Fruit and vegetables are have tons of fiber which is so important for the elimination of waste from our bodies.   Reason #4: Help in losing weight. Benefits: With proper daily exercise and diet incorporating a green smoothie will do wonders for weight loss.   Reason #5: Energy. Benefits: People have found after drinking green smoothies daily, they have more steady and reliable energy to carry them through the day.   This article has provided an overview of the 5 reasons why juicing benefits provide better health and more energy. For each reason the associated list of benefits has been provided but keep researching and reading to get more tips on some of the best habits for juicing, and the best juicing tips.  

Drink Your Greens: 10 Top Tips for Juicing Greens and Wheatgrass

    Let’s learn some important green leafy vegetable and wheatgrass juicing tips to get the most from our home juicers. Not all juicers can accommodate green leafy vegetables or wheatgrass, so the first step is choosing the right juicer. For leafy green vegetables, a masticating or triturating (twin gear) juicer is the way to go. These are the only types that can efficiently juice greens. Triturating juicers are very efficient but are also quite expensive. For wheatgrass, the choice is between a masticating juicer, a more expensive triturating (twin gear) juicer or a wheatgrass-only juicer. Wheatgrass-only juicers come in manual and electric models. The manual ones can be relatively inexpensive. So now you are ready to get juicin’! liquid vegetable Here are our top green leafy vegetable and wheatgrass juicing tips:  
  1. The most versatile and affordable juicer for both wheatgrass and leafy greens as well as all other fruits and vegetables is the single-gear masticating juicer. However, if you can afford one, a triturating juicer is excellent at extracting every last bit of juice from fruits and vegetables.
 
  1. One of our favorite wheatgrass juicing tips also works with sprouts and some herbs. Wrap a bundle of wheatgrass in a larger green leafy vegetable, such as kale or lettuce. You will find it is easier to feed into the juicer’s chute now that it is in a compact “package.”
 
  1. Wheatgrass juice and green leafy vegetable juice are both very high in chlorophyll. To get the most from your green juices, drink them within half an hour of juicing. Heat and oxidation can damage chlorophyll; you need this in your quest for a healthier you.
 
  1. Wheatgrass is incredibly easy to grow indoors. However, did you know how easy it is to grow leafy green vegetables like lettuce and Swiss chard? Try growing your own organic vegetables for juicing.
 
  1. Clean your juicer as soon as you use it. Wheatgrass and leafy greens can leave difficult-to-remove pieces that get dried onto the inner workings of the juicer, becoming hard to clean.
 
  1. Some of the most important wheatgrass juicing tips are actually wheatgrass growing tips. Cut wheatgrass approximately half an inch from the soil, and allow the grass to re-grow at least once before mixing the roots back into the soil and starting fresh with new seeds.
 
  1. If you don’t like the taste of wheatgrass, try mixing it with carrot juice, bell pepper juice, lemon juice, ginger, or apple juice. It may be palatable when mixed with other juices to mask the flavor.
 
  1. Leafy green vegetable juices are known for giving drinkers a burst of energy. Try kale juice mixed with apple juice, spinach juice and cucumber juice with a little bit of ginger juice to add a punch.
 
  1. If you’re just starting out with green juices, start out slowly. Drink just a very small glass per day until you know how your body reacts to it. Green juices are extremely potent and powerful, and are generally recommended in small doses.
 
  1. If you care about the color of the juice you’re drinking and prefer that it not be brown, try juicing your greens separately from any red or orange juices. If you only mix green juices with other green, yellow or clear juices, your juice will stay a more appealing color.
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Hidden Smoothie Recipe That will Keep You in Crop Top Shape

Bikini and crop top season is finally here, while the warm weather calls for a some ab showing outfit, you are actively looking the best ways to feel good about yourself and not be too exposed at the same time. Therefore we are going to get into shape and look and feel our best. Here are some tips form supermodel Adriana Lima who shares four insider tips to get into crop top shape, along with some secret smoothie recipes as a bonus.   You’ve Got to Work for it “You might already know, there is no miracle anything for looking good. You must put in hours at the gym or some place similar to look good, there is no way around it,” Lima says. Half-hour running and riding around the park or in your own neighborhood, and she also some Crossfit classes (she just started that recently!) and frequent boxing lessons, to work for her, but she will tell you that  finding any activity that you and a friend might enjoy is good as long as it has you moving around and getting your heart rate is exercise.   You Must Hydrate, Hydrate & Hydrate The hydration process for Lima is two-fold. One, your complexion: “Fill your stomach with water to have nice skin!” As a plus, it takes away your craving for unhealthy snacking which starts when you are thirsty. “I drive a lot and doing thing such as– heading to the gym, doing errands, and transporting my children—it is easy to hit up a drive-through or grab some chips or something sweet from the corner store,” she says. “I like to keep a cooler filled with water and sliced fresh fruit in my ride so when i’m low on energy or need a snack, I have a quick fix instead.”   Dress the Skin You are In A dab of moisturizing body cream or special oil along your mid section and obliques is fast complement to any crop top. “Consuming plenty of water will make you glow, but while you wear clothes that shows off some skin, I like to use moisturizers or body lotions with shimmer to keep it silky smooth,” she says this is a classy sun-kissed formulas. Eat yourself to beauty.   Adriana Lima   Jump Start Your Morning Metabolism Start with an early morning smoothie, fixed with fresh organic produce, is a great way to sky rocket your energy and jump start your metabolism as a pre–crop top routine. “This is my favorite wake up time smoothie that is a simple water based honey and avocado blend,” Lima says. “The days when I want something heavier, I do a milk and yogurt base to start my morning off the right way.” Here,  Adriana Lima shares her recipe of choice, below:   A cup of water 1/2 avocado Honey to taste Measurements are not set—blend to taste, adding more or less of each ingredient, as desired.   Add about a cup of cold water to the blender. Halve and pit a new avocado, then scoop out the middle of the avocado into the blender. Pulse until the mixture blends and grows creamy, then add a small amount of organic honey to fit your taste. For a creamier and richer base, use a cup of milk and a 1/2 cup of plain yogurt for water instead, blend it up well, enjoy, and get your burst of healthy energy early in the morning.

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Tropical Smoothie For 2016

  For people who are health conscious in today’s world. Tropical smoothies are a great way to stay fit, healthy and lose weight. A tropical smoothie can be a tasty choice. You can control the ingredients used in a smoothie and choose organic and fresh ingredients such as tropical fruits and anti-oxidant berries. These are considered real super-foods that can make a perfect choice for nutrient rich and low-calorie natural ingredients capable of helping you to better manage your optimal weight goal by keeping you full for a long period of time.   By combining the best natural ingredients such as anti-oxidant rich berries, nuts, various fruits, wheat germ, honey and ice cubes all  blended up in a thick gooey glass of deliciousness, that is creating a healthy alternative. You can create a tropical smoothie that helps you boost your metabolism, burn fat, lose weight, yet tastes great. Preparing a tropical smoothie is relatively easy and it’s true that it shouldn’t take long to learn how to choose the right ingredients combination. A lot of this is based on your personal taste. Be creative, fruits are delicious and good for us all.   The reason why a tropical smoothie can actually lead to better weight control and weight loss is that it incorporates all of your necessary nutrients in just one glass of refreshing and delicious beverage. All this while it ensures you never add empty or excessive calories. When you learn how to prepare a balanced tropical smoothie with the best natural ingredients you will achieve the best balance of complex carbs, protein, and healthy fats, as well as minerals, vitamins and other nutrients.  
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  Besides all these basics, without any extra calories you can include super-foods and powerhouse ingredients that improve the nutritional value of your smoothie. Weight conscious individuals can also include elements that boost the metabolic rate and, therefore, enhance their weight loss while filling them up for long while and giving them more energy.   For instance, Mango Yogurt Smoothie with Amaranth contains more than 20 minerals and vitamins. The Greek yogurt that is blended in as sweetener also has its own health benefits by itself. Topped with fresh berries and amaranth you will create a delicious beverage that is also very healthy. It will revitalize your body and give you lots of energy throughout your busy day. Another good choice of tropical smoothie is the Blueberry Obsession Smoothie. Blueberries are famous for their antioxidant healthy properties. This smoothie is also a good source of protein and sweet enough to make you indulge your sweet tooth. As a flavor bonus you will really enjoy the maple peanut butter incorporated in this recipe. This tropical smoothie can make one of the fastest, easiest, and sweetest smoothie recipes. It also incorporates some frozen strawberries besides the blueberry main ingredient. The combination is really delicious and can also make for a perfect distraction from the stress of an overloaded schedule before and after the winter holidays.  

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