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Can stress and boredom make you fat
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<p><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Being social organisms, we all have a desire to be heard and to be understood. Failure on these accounts manifests itself in abnormal health because it is difficult to pent up our feelings for an appreciably long duration. The more someone does it, the more he or she risks stress.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Boredom is a sister concern of stress but it assumes a different form. We all are aware that stress can hurt our overall health and well-being, but a lesser-known fact is that stress can also contribute to weight gain and difficulties in being able to lose excess weight. That&rsquo;s why it is more important for fitness-savvy individuals to manage their stress effectively. We shall take up a detailed study of the phenomenon a little later in this discussion.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">For now, let&rsquo;s take a look at how stress causes our bodies to gain weight.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>Case 1: Stress</strong></span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>The rising levels of Cortisol</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">When we are stressed, our body produces the stress hormone cortisol. Whilst we do need cortisol in small doses to be able to function appropriately in emergencies, having cortisol constantly running through our bodies can have some serious negative consequences.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Cortisol slows metabolism, affects blood sugar level, interferes with insulin secretion, increases fat storage- especially around the midsection- and promotes cravings for fatty, salty, and sugary foods. It does this in its role to protect us. Back in the day when we hunted and gathered in the wild, we needed cortisol to help us to flee from dangers such as lions and tigers chasing us. These rare occasions ensured that we didn&rsquo;t just freeze and get eaten- but instead had the endurance and energy to run for our lives, all thanks to cortisol.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>The effect of Cortisol on our lives</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The problem is that our bodies don&rsquo;t know the difference between the dangers from a tiger chasing us and modern everyday stressors like crazy deadlines, personal crises, tests and exams, and racing to meetings on-time. All of these situations cause the same spikes in cortisol that running from a tiger caused but just not once in a while.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">For some people, there is enough cortisol running through their bloodstreams, thus wreaking havoc on their systems. If someone is stressed, they can&rsquo;t relax or get the rest they need. This can further spike the production of cortisol to create a vicious cycle of mental unrest. So, what can you do to minimize the production of cortisol and to manage your stress appropriately?</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Here are a few smarter ways to get this done.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>1. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Managing stress with herbs</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Several methods are easy (and not too stressful) to incorporate into your life. There are various herbs that you can take to nourish your nervous system to strengthen and to restore it, or to help it calm down and relax. Try adaptogens such as ginseng or holy basil, or relaxing herbs such as chamomile and lemon balm. You can often brew these herbs into a relaxing tea while taking a breather and relaxing during your hectic day.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>2. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Load up on calcium</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">It can also be beneficial to get plenty of calcium, which has a calming effect on the nervous system. Calcium stores can be depleted by cortisol, so it is a good idea to load up on calcium-rich foods such as leafy greens or bone broth during dinner.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>3. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Cut back on caffeine</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">It is also recommended that you avoid caffeinated beverages as much as you can as these can affect your sleep patterns and your overall nervous system function. Explore coffee alternatives such as black tea, green tea, yerba mate, or rooibos to replace your usual caffeine fix.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">If you are struggling with weight loss and know that you also lead a stressful life, then finding ways to minimize stress and maximize relaxation opportunities is key to being successful with your journey.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>Case 2: Boredom</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The relationship between being bored and being fat<br>Do you often find yourself munching on something or the other just because you are bored? Though it is rarely mentioned as a mood or state of mind and is never considered into causes that might be leading to weight gain, boredom is a major weight loss barrier. It is not considered pathological and thus no health insurance will consider it under its leaf but for people who struggle to lose weight, the easiest cure to handle boredom is to eat, eat and eat food!</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The tendency to eat when getting bored is inculcated within us from the age we are very young. We are offered food to stop us from crying, or to wait for someone, or to study, or to work, etc. Eating to relieve us from boredom is the habit that once inculcated from childhood, goes with us till old age. Many elderly people even welcome their evening snacks as a break in long hours of boredom and thus tend to overeat.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>How to get rid of boredom?</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Getting bored results in first eating more than required and then not exercising enough. The repetitive nature of exercises like walking in the neighborhood, working out with the same equipment, same yoga/dance classes makes them more like a chore that results in boredom.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Even though boredom has its positives, it is worth noting that a mere switch of your mindset from boredom to serenity can save you hundreds of extra calories and boost the weight-loss process. One should opt to kill boredom by doing more stimulating activities.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Here are some of the activities that you could do right now to avoid weight gain from eating out of boredom are:</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">1. Take a walk<br>2. Drink water<br>3. Don&rsquo;t eat while watching the idiot box<br>4. Read a book<br>5. Talk to a friend<br>6. Don&rsquo;t skip meals<br>7. Make friends and be more social<br>8. Avoid high-calorie foods on weekends; rather have a healthy meal &amp; go clubbing</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Along with this, exercising with a goal and adopting different patterns of the same exercise is a good way to keep boredom at bay. For example, running, walking on different routes, increasing your speed, changing the distance you walk, etc. Finding yourself capable enough to do the physical exercises in a better manner not only cuts empty boredom calories but also replaces it with exhilaration.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">You can also work out by adding some entertainment into your workout routines. For example, working out with a buddy, watching a movie, listening to music, etc. It can thus be concluded that boredom often gives us the pause to handle the stressful lives and if handled correctly it might contribute to weight loss too. Please note that the same remedies might be prescribed to get rid of stress too but it is your current state of mind that would need to be attended first before any of them could be administered.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">While eating something at the first sign of trouble is often a natural reaction in most of us, please note that merely eating would not solve any of the issues- it will only create one new issue out of nothing. And this issue, known as weight gain (or being fat) would be way worse than the stress or boredom that you could be experiencing at the instant!</span></p>...

THE BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL
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What does coconut oil do?Not too long ago we didn’t understand the true health benefits of coconut oil and even believed it to be an unhealthy alternative to other oils. Yet many health professionals claim that coconut oil is unlike other oils and in fact contributes to keeping our bodies healthy in many ways. Possibly one of coconut oils most enticing benefits is that it can actually aid weight loss. It contains a high proportion of medium chain fatty acids and when we consume coconut oil, our bodies find it difficult to convert it to stored fat; making it easier to burn off. Free radicals occur naturally in the body and have the potential to cause harm to other cells which could then potentially lead to them becoming cancerous. Coconut oil contains potential antioxidant properties due to plant nutrients called phenolic compounds, meaning that including coconut oil in your everyday diet, could potentially prevent cancerous cells from forming.How can you incorporate coconut oil into your diet to aid weight loss?Coconut is widely available across supermarkets and health food stores. 500g costs approximately £5 and will usually last for several weeks, depending on what you use it for. It keeps well at room temperature and whilst lard like in appearance, it turns to liquid when heated and solidifies again when cooled.CookingYou can use coconut oil for cooking instead of using other oils such as olive or sunflower oil. Coconut oil gives cooked food a light coconut flavour which is very pleasant and if you don’t appreciate it initially, it doesn’t take long until you barely notice the flavour.BakingCoconut oil is ideal as a substitute for butter, margarine or sunflower oil in baking. As coconut oil doesn’t convert to fat in the same way as other oils and fats, it is considered to be a much healthier alternative in baking and if you use honey, stevia or dried fruit to sweeten baking, it is possible to enjoy baked goods as part of a low-calorie diet.HungerBecause of the way fatty acids are metabolized, coconut oil can reduce your hunger and over a period of time can significantly affect body weight.Coconut oil is quickly becoming a staple ingredient in many kitchens across the country and around the world and when taken regularly and used within a low-calorie diet, it is now believed that coconut will bring significant health benefits as well as aid weight loss....

THE BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL
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What does coconut oil do? Not too long ago we didn’t understand the true health benefits of coconut oil and even believed it to be an unhealthy alternative to other oils. Yet many health professionals claim that coconut oil is unlike other oils and in fact contributes to keeping our bodies healthy in many ways. Possibly one of coconut oils most enticing benefits is that it can actually aid weight loss. It contains a high proportion of medium chain fatty acids and when we consume coconut oil, our bodies find it difficult to convert it to stored fat; making it easier to burn off. Free radicals occur naturally in the body and have the potential to cause harm to other cells which could then potentially lead to them becoming cancerous. Coconut oil contains potential antioxidant properties due to plant nutrients called phenolic compounds, meaning that including coconut oil in your everyday diet, could potentially prevent cancerous cells from forming. How can you incorporate coconut oil into your diet to aid weight loss? Coconut is widely available across supermarkets and health food stores. 500g costs approximately £5 and will usually last for several weeks, depending on what you use it for. It keeps well at room temperature and whilst lard like in appearance, it turns to liquid when heated and solidifies again when cooled. Cooking You can use coconut oil for cooking instead of using other oils such as olive or sunflower oil. Coconut oil gives cooked food a light coconut flavour which is very pleasant and if you don’t appreciate it initially, it doesn’t take long until you barely notice the flavour. Baking Coconut oil is ideal as a substitute for butter, margarine or sunflower oil in baking. As coconut oil doesn’t convert to fat in the same way as other oils and fats, it is considered to be a much healthier alternative in baking and if you use honey, stevia or dried fruit to sweeten baking, it is possible to enjoy baked goods as part of a low-calorie diet. Hunger Because of the way fatty acids are metabolized, coconut oil can reduce your hunger and over a period of time can significantly affect body weight. Coconut oil is quickly becoming a staple ingredient in many kitchens across the country and around the world and when taken regularly and used within a low-calorie diet, it is now believed that coconut will bring significant health benefits as well as aid weight loss. ...

8 FOODS THAT FIGHT FAT
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Thinking that food is your enemy in the battle against fat! In reality, nutritionists say some foods actually throw up the heat on your metabolism, boosting your body’s ability to burn fat. When it comes to shedding fat, most people look for every edge they can get. Of course, a consistent workout routine is essential but the first thing that people usually look to adjust is their nutrition plan. Most of us focus on what we are eating, how many calories we are taking, but that is only one part of the equation.Consuming the right types of food is another factor that can significantly impact your fat loss goal.Certain foods have a very high thermogenic effect so you literally scorch calories as you chew. So, pack your diet with these 8 foods and pounds will peel off faster – with a lot less misery. Here is a list of those fat fighting foods which help you crack your metabolism up to a whole new level: 1. Whole Grains – Your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole foods rich in fiber such as oatmeal and brown rice when compared to processed foods. 2. Lean Meats – Protein has a very high thermogenic effect. You burn about 30% of the calories during digestion only. For example, 300 calories chicken breast requires 90 calories to burn it down. 3. Low Fat Dairy Products – Rich in calcium and Vitamin D, these help preserve and build muscle mass – essential for maintaining a robust metabolism. 4. Green Tea – Drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people shed mass more than 6 pounds in 8 weeks as given in the study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports. Credit goes to a compound EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) a compound in the brew that temporarily speeds up metabolism after sipping it. EGCG inhibits catechol O – methyltransferase (COMT) which decreases fat absorption by inhibiting pancreatic lipase. To up your intake, keep a jug of iced tea in your refrigerator. 5. Lentils – One cup packs 35% of your daily iron needs- good news since 20% of us are iron deficient. When you lack a nutrient, your metabolism slows down because the body is not getting what it needs to work efficiently. 6. Chilies and Peppers – ‘Capsaicin’ the compound that gives chilli and peppers their kick, heats up your body which makes you melt additional calories. So, add as much as you can to your soups, eggs and meats. But, it probably doesn’t have a big impact on your weight unless you eat less food because it’s spicy. 7. Cinnamon– Some studies suggest that cinnamon may have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels. This could in turn curb your appetite particularly in people with type 2 diabetes. So, this time do stir some to your coffee, tea or yoghurt to add sweetness without adding calories. 8. Raw Vegetables – Raw vegetables make an outstanding snack. They satisfy the desire to crunch. They are full of water to help you feel full and they are low in calories. Half a cup of diced celery, carrots has just 8 calories. So, when you are in the mood for chip and dip, replace the chips with raw veggies. ‘Food has much more power than we give it credit for…’ SO ENJOY! ...

8 Foods That Fight Fat
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Thinking that food is your enemy in the battle against fat! In reality, nutritionists say some foods actually throw up the heat on your metabolism, boosting your body’s ability to burn fat.When it comes to shedding fat, most people look for every edge they can get. Of course, a consistent workout routine is essential but the first thing that people usually look to adjust is their nutrition plan. Most of us focus on what we are eating, how many calories we are taking, but that is only one part of the equation.Consuming the right types of food is another factor that can significantly impact your fat loss goal.Certain foods have a very high thermogenic effect so you literally scorch calories as you chew. So, pack your diet with these 8 foods and pounds will peel off faster – with a lot less misery.Here is a list of those fat fighting foods which help you crack your metabolism up to a whole new level:1. Whole Grains – Your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole foods rich in fiber such as oatmeal and brown rice when compared to processed foods.2. Lean Meats – Protein has a very high thermogenic effect. You burn about 30% of the calories during digestion only. For example, 300 calories chicken breast requires 90 calories to burn it down.3. Low Fat Dairy Products – Rich in calcium and Vitamin D, these help preserve and build muscle mass – essential for maintaining a robust metabolism.4. Green Tea – Drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people shed mass more than 6 pounds in 8 weeks as given in the study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports. Credit goes to a compound EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) a compound in the brew that temporarily speeds up metabolism after sipping it. EGCG inhibits catechol O – methyltransferase (COMT) which decreases fat absorption by inhibiting pancreatic lipase. To up your intake, keep a jug of iced tea in your refrigerator.5. Lentils – One cup packs 35% of your daily iron needs- good news since 20% of us are iron deficient. When you lack a nutrient, your metabolism slows down because the body is not getting what it needs to work efficiently.6. Chilies and Peppers – ‘Capsaicin’ the compound that gives chilli and peppers their kick, heats up your body which makes you melt additional calories. So, add as much as you can to your soups, eggs and meats. But, it probably doesn’t have a big impact on your weight unless you eat less food because it’s spicy.7. Cinnamon– Some studies suggest that cinnamon may have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels. This could in turn curb your appetite particularly in people with type 2 diabetes. So, this time do stir some to your coffee, tea or yoghurt to add sweetness without adding calories.8. Raw Vegetables – Raw vegetables make an outstanding snack. They satisfy the desire to crunch. They are full of water to help you feel full and they are low in calories. Half a cup of diced celery, carrots has just 8 calories. So, when you are in the mood for chip and dip, replace the chips with raw veggies.‘Food has much more power than we give it credit for…’ SO ENJOY!...

DOES OATMEAL STRENGTHEN THE MUSCLES
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Is oatmeal the magic ingredient to gain muscle mass? What is special about oatmeal that makes a difference and aids the body in improving muscle size and strength? Or is there misplaced emphasis and hype surrounding this food source? To understand how muscle grows, one must know some basics about nutrition. Calories are a measure of energy and while much emphasis is placed on people consuming too many and thus developing excess fat deposits, calories are the fuel for all of the cells of the body. There are only three nutrients that contribute calories to the body, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. While each of these can contribute to the general energy needs of the body, they have their own primary uses. For our purposes here, we can exclude dietary fat from the discussion. The primary function of the dietary protein is for the growth and development of muscle tissue. The building blocks of all proteins are called amino acids. When you consume protein as a food source, digestion occurs and that is the process of breaking it down into the individual amino acids which are absorbed in the small intestine and then reassemble into the protein that comprises muscle tissue. While resistance training is required for muscle growth, growth won’t occur without sufficient dietary protein. What does that have to do with oatmeal? It has nothing to do with oatmeal, but… Oatmeal is primarily a complex carbohydrate. There are three types of carbohydrates; simple, complex, and fiber. The primary function of carbohydrates is to provide rapid energy to the body. Simple carbs are mostly glucose which is otherwise known as sugar or fructose which is found in fruit. Like individual amino acids, the body only absorbs individual molecules of glucose or fructose through the small intestine. Oatmeal, a complex carbohydrate, is a chain of many glucose molecules attached to one another. Digestion of carbohydrates is the process of separating them into individual units of glucose for absorption in the small intestine. Now the “magic” of oatmeal is revealed in the knowledge and awareness that in order to allow protein to be used for the building of muscle, the protein can’t be allowed to be used for general energy purposes, it must be spared for the muscle. The function of a complex carbohydrate is to provide energy relatively quickly but not as quickly as a simple carb. While simple carbs are absorbed in just a few minutes, digestion and absorption of complex carbohydrates and protein takes 1-2 hours. Consuming oatmeal will be the energy source that the body needs most importantly for organ function while allowing the protein to be used for muscle development. However, any complex carbohydrate such as rice or potatoes will accomplish the same goals. ...

DOES OATMEAL STRENGTHEN THE MUSCLES
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 Is oatmeal the magic ingredient to gain muscle mass? What is special about oatmeal that makes a difference and aids the body in improving muscle size and strength? Or is there misplaced emphasis and hype surrounding this food source? To understand how muscle grows, one must know some basics about nutrition. Calories are a measure of energy and while much emphasis is placed on people consuming too many and thus developing excess fat deposits, calories are the fuel for all of the cells of the body. There are only three nutrients that contribute calories to the body, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.While each of these can contribute to the general energy needs of the body, they have their own primary uses. For our purposes here, we can exclude dietary fat from the discussion. The primary function of the dietary protein is for the growth and development of muscle tissue. The building blocks of all proteins are called amino acids. When you consume protein as a food source, digestion occurs and that is the process of breaking it down into the individual amino acids which are absorbed in the small intestine and then reassemble into the protein that comprises muscle tissue. While resistance training is required for muscle growth, growth won’t occur without sufficient dietary protein. What does that have to do with oatmeal? It has nothing to do with oatmeal, but…Oatmeal is primarily a complex carbohydrate. There are three types of carbohydrates; simple, complex, and fiber. The primary function of carbohydrates is to provide rapid energy to the body. Simple carbs are mostly glucose which is otherwise known as sugar or fructose which is found in fruit. Like individual amino acids, the body only absorbs individual molecules of glucose or fructose through the small intestine. Oatmeal, a complex carbohydrate, is a chain of many glucose molecules attached to one another. Digestion of carbohydrates is the process of separating them into individual units of glucose for absorption in the small intestine.Now the “magic” of oatmeal is revealed in the knowledge and awareness that in order to allow protein to be used for the building of muscle, the protein can’t be allowed to be used for general energy purposes, it must be spared for the muscle. The function of a complex carbohydrate is to provide energy relatively quickly but not as quickly as a simple carb. While simple carbs are absorbed in just a few minutes, digestion and absorption of complex carbohydrates and protein takes 1-2 hours. Consuming oatmeal will be the energy source that the body needs most importantly for organ function while allowing the protein to be used for muscle development. However, any complex carbohydrate such as rice or potatoes will accomplish the same goals....

Hack Your Morning Routine For a Healthy Day
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Walking does contribute in weight loss and proves helpful in making visible changes except for the time when you eat while walking. The studies from the University of Surrey have highlighted that having a meal while on the move could make you prone to overeating throughout the day. In order to reach to the conclusion, this study was conducted on 60 teenage girls in which they were required to fill out the questionnaire about how hungry they were and how urgently they wanted to consume food. Further, the ladies were asked to eat a cereal bar while doing one of three activities for five minutes: watching TV, chatting with another participant, or walking.After they finished the activities, they were asked to fill another questionnaire about their hunger levels, the need to eat and whether they were trying to watch out what they ate. Further, there was a taste test which included chocolate, grapes, carrots, and chips; after 7 minutes they were asked to share their thought on the flavors and preferences. The results of study brought forward that the women who walked after eating the cereal bar consumed more chocolate in comparison to those women who spoke to other person or watched TV.The researchers have come to a conclusion that walking is more of a distraction than talking or watching TV but they are still uncertain about the reasons for the same. Along with this, the authors have also assumed that the women might have thought that “I just did some physical activity—so I’m going to eat as much candy as I want” and thus indulged in more amount of chocolate.Though the researchers are not very certain about why these results turned out they way they did since the study didn’t look at causation, but it certainly makes an indication towards the fact that more research is needed to determine whether eating and walking could affect how much people consume over the long term.Now the question that will eating on the go really sabotage your weight loss plans is still to get the right answer. Though the final verdict from the jury is still to come out, but it’s not a bad idea to sit down and eat your breakfast more mindfully just in case....

Weight Loss With a Challenge
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Fitness challenge workouts are widespread and common in today’s fitness world. With people having an increased desire not only for physical fitness, but for improved health of their bodies, more time and effort is being spent towards those goals. However, with the seemingly endless increased time demands of family and work, the time demand of exercise gets squeezed. Fitness challenge workouts attempt to burn as many calories as possible into as little time as possible and yet also satisfy the need of exercising many different muscle groups.All muscles contain glycogen which is the energy source powering the movement of the muscles. As the many different muscle groups operate independently of one another, an exercise involving one muscle can be completed and thus fatiguing that muscle without affecting another muscle. This allows for the individual to immediately begin and second exercise which involves a completely different muscle without a rest period for the first muscle. The purpose of rest after any exercise is to allow for lactic acid to leave that muscle. Lactic acid is formed as a by-product of glycogen being used as energy without oxygen. As the glycogen is used, lactic acid builds up and causes a burning sensation. More importantly though is that lactic acid build-up is the body’s defense mechanism against the muscle being damaged by being overworked.Hypothetical workoutSquats: It can be performed which will exercise the hamstrings which are the muscles on the back of the upper leg when squatting down, and the gluteal muscles which are the muscles of the rear end and one of the four muscles of the quadriceps, which are the muscles on the front of the thigh when standing up.Push-ups: After performing a set of squats, the individual can immediately move on to Pushups, which use the muscles of the chest, shoulders, and triceps. While rest is required for the legs and glutes, the rest period occurs while these muscles are being exercised.Sit-ups: It can be performed after the push-ups which will engage the muscles of the abdomen. In all, seven different muscle groups will have been worked in a minimum of time. This rotation of exercises can be repeated several times to the extent the exerciser wishes to work and burn additional calories....

HACK YOUR MORNING ROUTINE FOR A HEALTHY DAY
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Walking does contribute in weight loss and proves helpful in making visible changes except for the time when you eat while walking. The studies from the University of Surrey have highlighted that having a meal while on the move could make you prone to overeating throughout the day. In order to reach to the conclusion, this study was conducted on 60 teenage girls in which they were required to fill out the questionnaire about how hungry they were and how urgently they wanted to consume food. Further, the ladies were asked to eat a cereal bar while doing one of three activities for five minutes: watching TV, chatting with another participant, or walking. After they finished the activities, they were asked to fill another questionnaire about their hunger levels, the need to eat and whether they were trying to watch out what they ate. Further, there was a taste test which included chocolate, grapes, carrots, and chips; after 7 minutes they were asked to share their thought on the flavors and preferences. The results of study brought forward that the women who walked after eating the cereal bar consumed more chocolate in comparison to those women who spoke to other person or watched TV. The researchers have come to a conclusion that walking is more of a distraction than talking or watching TV but they are still uncertain about the reasons for the same. Along with this, the authors have also assumed that the women might have thought that “I just did some physical activity—so I’m going to eat as much candy as I want” and thus indulged in more amount of chocolate. Though the researchers are not very certain about why these results turned out they way they did since the study didn’t look at causation, but it certainly makes an indication towards the fact that more research is needed to determine whether eating and walking could affect how much people consume over the long term. Now the question that will eating on the go really sabotage your weight loss plans is still to get the right answer. Though the final verdict from the jury is still to come out, but it’s not a bad idea to sit down and eat your breakfast more mindfully just in case. ...

WEIGHT LOSS WITH A CHALLENGE
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Fitness challenge workouts are widespread and common in today’s fitness world. With people having an increased desire not only for physical fitness, but for improved health of their bodies, more time and effort is being spent towards those goals. However, with the seemingly endless increased time demands of family and work, the time demand of exercise gets squeezed. Fitness challenge workouts attempt to burn as many calories as possible into as little time as possible and yet also satisfy the need of exercising many different muscle groups. All muscles contain glycogen which is the energy source powering the movement of the muscles. As the many different muscle groups operate independently of one another, an exercise involving one muscle can be completed and thus fatiguing that muscle without affecting another muscle. This allows for the individual to immediately begin and second exercise which involves a completely different muscle without a rest period for the first muscle. The purpose of rest after any exercise is to allow for lactic acid to leave that muscle. Lactic acid is formed as a by-product of glycogen being used as energy without oxygen. As the glycogen is used, lactic acid builds up and causes a burning sensation. More importantly though is that lactic acid build-up is the body’s defense mechanism against the muscle being damaged by being overworked. Hypothetical workout Squats: It can be performed which will exercise the hamstrings which are the muscles on the back of the upper leg when squatting down, and the gluteal muscles which are the muscles of the rear end and one of the four muscles of the quadriceps, which are the muscles on the front of the thigh when standing up. Push-ups: After performing a set of squats, the individual can immediately move on to Pushups, which use the muscles of the chest, shoulders, and triceps. While rest is required for the legs and glutes, the rest period occurs while these muscles are being exercised. Sit-ups: It can be performed after the push-ups which will engage the muscles of the abdomen. In all, seven different muscle groups will have been worked in a minimum of time. This rotation of exercises can be repeated several times to the extent the exerciser wishes to work and burn additional calories. ...

Weight loss Nutrition labels Fenugreek Seeds and YOU
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<p><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Are you fascinated with fancy words like &ldquo;low fat&rdquo;, &ldquo;Extra Protein&rdquo;, &ldquo;Rich in Fiber&rdquo;, &ldquo;Low Sugar Content&rdquo; while you go shopping for your daily grocery items? Food labels are constantly shouting about how healthy they are for our health, but are they that good? Most people have low or no knowledge about nutrition labels, which results in picking up the product with the catchiest tagline or special content.<br><br>In today&rsquo;s health-conscious world, you&rsquo;re probably more than curious about what you&rsquo;re eating. This guide will help you easily navigate the nutrition facts and ingredient lists on foods, allowing you to make a well-directed decision about the food items you pick and eat:<br>Understanding Food Nutrition Labels<br>When it comes to weight loss, it makes a lot of sense to know what you are eating and why you should you continue to eat it. We are offering some more information on the different forms and facets of understanding this crucial aspect, and they are as follows:</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>1. Serving Size</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Though serving size is universal, but if you don&rsquo;t have pre-portioned food, there are high chances that you&rsquo;re eating more than the serving size. To figure out how much you&rsquo;re eating, use either a measuring cup or a food scale to measure the portion you normally eat and then compare it to the nutrition label. There is a high probability of you seeing that your cereal portion is accounting for a few more calories than you planned. For accurate calories and nutrition, measure your food according to the serving size.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>2. Fats</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The next on the label comes fats. Though they have gained some bad reputation amongst the weight watchers, it is important to consider that they are highly essential for the brain and heart to function. Since you are conscious about your weight beware of saturated and trans fats. You should always try to avoid trans fats. The saturated fats aren&rsquo;t healthy but you can still have some in your diet in low quantities. While fat isn&rsquo;t bad for you, you shouldn&rsquo;t be getting more than 20-30 grams of it per meal, so watch for labels that are super high in fat!</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>3. Cholesterol &amp; Sodium</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Both sodium and cholesterol are not good for the heart. It is advised to talk to your doctor to discuss specific numbers for each.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>4. Fiber</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Fiber amounts are always located beneath carbohydrates on nutrition labels. An average man should have 30-40gms/day and women should have 20-30gms/day. Fiber helps in regulating bowel movements, as well as in maintaining cholesterol and blood sugar levels.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>5. Vitamins</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Iron, calcium, and vitamins play an essential role in maintaining general health and prevent issues like anemia or osteoporosis. While some processed foods contain these vitamins, you should try to get most of these nutrients from fruits and vegetables.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>6. Sugar</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Sugar gets its section on the nutrition label owning to the high level of the negative impact it has on our health. Keep in mind that naturally-occurring sugar, as you find in fruit, is the only kind of sugar that is good for health. You should never eat a product with too much-added sugar. A general rule is that if sugar is listed as one of the first three ingredients, try to avoid that food.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>7. Ingredient list</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The ingredients are listed in the descending order of weight. This means that the ingredient that weighs the most will be listed first. This can be helpful when trying to discern what exactly you&rsquo;re eating. Keep in mind, the fewer ingredients, the better.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>8. Zero-Calory food items</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">There is no such thing as zero-calorie food. Any food, no matter how healthy the ingredients are, will contain at least some calories. So, are such food items a lie? Actually No! Foods get labeled as &ldquo;zero-calorie&rdquo; because the serving size listed on the nutrition label does offers zero calories, but if you consume more than the serving size, chances are you&rsquo;re now absorbing some calories.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Not only this, but these zero-calorie foods also confuse your body and can lead you to eat more, because your body is trying to process calories that aren&rsquo;t there. It is advised to stick to simple, whole foods, and ignore the fake products with such flashy labels.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong>Here&#39;s a smarter way:</strong> What if you could stay by Mother Nature&rsquo;s side and end up losing weight in a smarter and faster manner? It is not that difficult, and you can get it all rolling with a lot of ease- and we are discussing it next!</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong>Fenugreek Seeds:</strong><strong>Th</strong><strong>e secret tip to lose weight faster!</strong></span><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Fenugreek Seeds are a useful household herb. Its seeds and leaves are used for various medicinal properties. Fenugreek leaves and seeds possess a strong flavor and they are bitter to taste. It is yet another wonder Indian spice that is widely used in kitchens for creating different recipes like curries, dals, and other vegetarian dishes. Both its seeds and leaves are used in culinary as well as in medicinal purposes.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">One can do a lot of things for losing weight including exercises and dietary changes. One of the simplest tricks to lose weight is to include fenugreek seeds in your diet as it makes you feel full faster and then you eat less than you normally do. This healthy herb is packed with vitamins such as thiamin, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins A, B6, and C, and is a storehouse of minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>Following are some benefits of fenugreek seeds for weight loss</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">1. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Apart from treating diabetes and reducing inflammation, fenugreek seeds also help in weight loss. This is because of the rich polysaccharide content known as galactomannan in them. This component is so useful that nowadays it is used to create food supplements. Many researchers have shown that fenugreek used contains more than 75 percent of soluble fibers that promote a satisfactory feeling of fullness.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">2. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Fenugreek seeds have low carbohydrate content in them. This prevents us from gaining extra kilos.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">3. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; To lose weight, it is very important to cut down on calorie intake. Since fenugreek seeds are very low in calorie content, so including them in our diet is both healthy and beneficial in losing weight naturally.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">4. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Fenugreek contains saponins that help reduce the body&rsquo;s absorption of cholesterol from fatty foods.<br>How to use fenugreek seeds?</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>Some of the common ways to include this super seed in your daily routine are highlighted below:</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">1. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Soak a tablespoon of seeds in water overnight and strain it in the morning. Have this lukewarm water empty stomach to lose weight.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">2. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Soak a teaspoon of fenugreek powder or use some raw seeds in yogurt. Mix them well and eat the mixture after dinner every night. These fenugreek seeds mixed in yogurt aid weight loss and digestion.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">3. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Boil the fenugreek powder along with the green or black tea and strain it. Drink this freshly prepared tea on an empty stomach to curb your appetite.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">4. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Take some fenugreek seeds and heat them in a pan over a medium flame. Dry roast the seeds until they become dark brown. Let them cool down first and then grind them to a powdered form. Use this powder in curries or other dishes to consume it in your daily diet.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Thus, it is clear that fenugreek seeds can easily be made a part of your daily routine and can make a significant contribution towards your weight loss efforts!</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>Stay by Mother&rsquo;s nature side!</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Staying by Mother Nature&rsquo;s side does have its own set of pros. The most important one is that you won&rsquo;t have to check for the relevance of staying along with one type of diet, She would have all under Her control. The nutrition labels on Her food items do not come with labels like &lsquo;processed with XX&rsquo; or anything similar but can rather be consumed organically. Fenugreek seeds are one good example of how you may lose weight easily and without much fuss.</span></p>...