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SWITCH TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO LOSE WEIGHT1
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It’s not surprising to believe that commuting to work by bike or on foot will surely contribute towards your weight loss goals. Though this is really effective but not the most optimum option owing to distance and time problems. Don’t worry! New studies have shown that the same theory holds true for public transport as well. People who opt for public transport no matter how much they exercise or not they are likely to weigh 5-7 pounds lesser than people who commute via cars! This is simply because public transport involves a greater level of incidental physical activity like – walking from your home to the station, standing in a busy train carriage, sprinting up down the station stairs, etc. The related research was conducted in University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School and the University of York; over more than 4,000 individuals in a three-part survey conducted between 2004 and 2007. The results of the study indicated that people who switched to travelling via public transport after previously commuting by car lost an average of 0.32 units – equivalent to around 1 kg – from their BMI over the period. This is mainly because you consider the activities related to public transmit more as a daily chore and you don’t even notice the amount of calories you are burning which ultimately contribute in weight loss! BENEFITS Some of the major ways in which inclusion of public transport in your daily life can prove helpful for weight loss are:- 1. Daily Workout You are working out on a daily basis and that too even without noticing it. Repeating the activities on a daily basis make a deep impact on your body and weight. It has been analysed that people who commute using public transit for 30 or more minutes, have a reduction of around 2.25 BMI units, or around 7 kg (over one stone) over a period of 4-5 years. 2. Controlled Eating If you want to travel with public transport you have to be more punctual which automatically results in the controlled and timely intake of food. Having food at the right time also plays a major role in boosting up the weight loss process. So indirectly public transit also helps you balance you food intake levels. 3. Social Support When travelling via public transport you are likely to meet people of similar mindset which results in building up a community for social support. Social support from the community helps to increase the dedication and motivations towards weight loss goals accomplishment. So this makes it clear that public transit not only plays an active role in contributing positively towards economic and environmental benefits but has a major health significance as well. The above findings act as a motivation for all weight watchers commuters to opt for sustainable modes of transport. ...

Switch To Public Transport To Lose Weight
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It’s not surprising to believe that commuting to work by bike or on foot will surely contribute towards your weight loss goals. Though this is really effective but not the most optimum option owing to distance and time problems. Don’t worry! New studies have shown that the same theory holds true for public transport as well. People who opt for public transport no matter how much they exercise or not they are likely to weigh 5-7 pounds lesser than people who commute via cars! This is simply because public transport involves a greater level of incidental physical activity like – walking from your home to the station, standing in a busy train carriage, sprinting up down the station stairs, etc.The related research was conducted in University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School and the University of York; over more than 4,000 individuals in a three-part survey conducted between 2004 and 2007. The results of the study indicated that people who switched to travelling via public transport after previously commuting by car lost an average of 0.32 units – equivalent to around 1 kg – from their BMI over the period. This is mainly because you consider the activities related to public transmit more as a daily chore and you don’t even notice the amount of calories you are burning which ultimately contribute in weight loss!BENEFITSSome of the major ways in which inclusion of public transport in your daily life can prove helpful for weight loss are:-1. Daily WorkoutYou are working out on a daily basis and that too even without noticing it. Repeating the activities on a daily basis make a deep impact on your body and weight. It has been analysed that people who commute using public transit for 30 or more minutes, have a reduction of around 2.25 BMI units, or around 7 kg (over one stone) over a period of 4-5 years.2. Controlled EatingIf you want to travel with public transport you have to be more punctual which automatically results in the controlled and timely intake of food. Having food at the right time also plays a major role in boosting up the weight loss process. So indirectly public transit also helps you balance you food intake levels.3. Social SupportWhen travelling via public transport you are likely to meet people of similar mindset which results in building up a community for social support. Social support from the community helps to increase the dedication and motivations towards weight loss goals accomplishment.So this makes it clear that public transit not only plays an active role in contributing positively towards economic and environmental benefits but has a major health significance as well. The above findings act as a motivation for all weight watchers commuters to opt for sustainable modes of transport....

Using Public Transport: The key to losing weight successfully
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<p><br><span style="font-size: 20px;"><em>&ldquo;I exercise a lot but am still not able to lose weight&rdquo;&nbsp;</em>Sounds like you do? If yes, then it is time to fill in the glary loopholes that are blocking your way and delaying your desired weight-loss goals. When we are exercising, there are several bad habits that most of us fall prey to and they ultimately limit the good results. What&rsquo;s worse, they also get in the way of our long-term health goals.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">You shall get better results if you make these tips a part of your daily routine, no matter your exercise schedule or pattern is!</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 28px;"><strong>Using public transport is hard, but not harder than the entire process of losing weight!</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">It&rsquo;s not surprising to believe that commuting to work on a bike or foot will contribute to your weight loss goals. It is effective but is not the most optimum option owing to distance and time problems. New studies have shown that the same theory holds for public transport as well.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;"><strong>1</strong>. People who opt for public transport, no matter how much they exercise or not, are likely to weigh 5-7 pounds less than people who commute via cars. This is simply because public transport involves a greater level of incidental physical activity like walking from your home to the station, standing in a busy train carriage, sprinting up down the station stairs, etc.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;"><strong>2</strong>. Similar research was conducted at the University of East Anglia&rsquo;s Norwich Medical School and the University of York. It included more than 4,000 individuals in a three-part survey that was conducted between 2004 and 2007. It concluded that people who switched to traveling via public transport after previously commuting by the car lost an average of 0.32 units from their BMI over the period.<br>This reduction is equivalent to more than two pounds of difference. Most people do not realize it because they consider the activities related to public transport a daily chore and thus, they don&rsquo;t notice the number of calories they are burning.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 28px;"><strong>Benefits of taking the bus or train to reach your place<br>Some of the major ways in which the inclusion of public transport in your daily life can prove helpful for weight loss are:-</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 22px;"><strong>1. Daily Workout</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">You are working out daily and that too even without noticing it. Repeating the activities daily makes a deep impact on your body and weight. It has been analyzed that people who commute using public transit for 30 or more minutes experience a reduction of around 2.25 BMI units or around 7 kg (over one stone) over 4-5 years.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 22px;"><strong>2. Controlled Eating</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">If you want to travel on public transport, you have to be more punctual. This automatically results in a controlled and timely intake of food. Having food at the right time also plays a major role in boosting up the weight loss process. So, indirectly public transit helps you balance your food intake levels as well.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 22px;"><strong>3. Social Support</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">When traveling via public transport you are likely to meet people of similar mindset which results in building up a community for social support. This emotional support increases your dedication and motivation for weight loss goals accomplishment.<br>So, this makes it clear that public transit not only plays an active role in contributing positively towards economic and environmental benefits but also has a major health significance. The above findings act as a motivation for all weight watchers&rsquo; commuters to opt for sustainable modes of transport- and you should count on it.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 28px;"><strong>Some smart tips to lose weight faster</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">However, choosing public transport alone would not certify your love for losing weight and that&rsquo;s just why you would be best advised to pep it all up with some other laborious ways too. We are presenting some smart ways using which you can bring the above discussion to a better conclusion- and the results shall be visible in as little as a month!</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 22px;"><strong>1. Engage mentally during workouts</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">When you fail to stay tuned in, you&rsquo;re more likely to make mistakes. Paying attention to what you&rsquo;re doing can help you position your body in the right ways and engage the correct muscles. A poor form in strength training can lead to injuries while an inefficient stride during jogging can cause problems in muscles and joints. Being engaged with a task allows you to make jumps or improvements in fitness, which can be highly motivating.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 22px;"><strong>2. Include variety in your workouts</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">Variety is the spice of life and the same applies to your workout patterns too. It&rsquo;s obvious to get bored if you follow a monotonous workout schedule day after day, week after week. Not only can variety in exercising generate better weight loss results, but it also keeps your mind engaged. You&rsquo;ll find that this may even have you looking forward to workouts as you master new skills. Try new moves when you are into strength training and create variety in cardio sessions too for better weight loss results!</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 22px;"><strong>3. Mix up your intensity level</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">We are not saying that you should change your workout routine but what we advise here is to play with the intensity level in your workouts to boost up the weight loss process. Mixing up your intensity level is simply about upping the ante in certain workouts to work different energy systems.<br>Difficult workouts are indeed important, but one should not overlook the role played by the easy workouts too. They burn calories and contribute to fitness while also allowing your body to recover. If you&rsquo;re just starting an exercise regime, you might begin with all easier-paced efforts and, gradually, add in 1 tougher workout each week.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 22px;"><strong>4. Do the extra things</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">Being physically active is the most important element if you want to lose weight but one should not forget that the extra things also have a major contribution to make your weight loss efforts successful. This includes stretching or massaging oneself, getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, and eating foods that contribute to better performance and recovery. Just 10 to 15 mins a few times a week devoted to this type of work can help keep you in tip-top shape for your next workout, so it&rsquo;s well worth your time.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 22px;"><strong>5. Make a plan</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px;">In addition to doing both hard and easy workouts each week, it is also important to have a long-term plan for exercise. If you simply hop on the elliptical for 20 minutes a few times a week at the same pace for months on end, you&rsquo;re unlikely to see much progress in your fitness. As you get in better shape, look at how you can increase the time spent or intensity of the exercise. You may also try additional activities so that you avoid a weight-loss plateau and rather continue to build on that hard-earned fitness.<br>Taking a bus to work, controlling your love for sweets and desserts, and working out that bit extra would surely see you through your current situation very soon. We recommend you keep these simple tips in mind and stay dedicated to your workout routines. We assure you that your weight loss is just around the corner!</span><br><br></p>...

WILL LOSING WEIGHT CURE MY THYROID
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Let’s face it: people suffering from thyroid are looking for a perfect way to cure their health problems forever and here it is – Weight Loss! Thyroid is basically an organ which is located in your neck. This organ holds importance because it helps in regulating your body’s metabolism levels. If you are overweight, you are putting stress on the organ which ultimately results in making it under-active.All About ThyroidThyroid organ beholds the responsibility of the generation of two main hormones – T3(triiodothyronine) and T4(thyroxine). Metabolism and calcium are two essentials that help in controlling the reaction of the body towards any external stimuli like illness, food consumption, stress, etc. If the thyroid gland is not working efficiently, the ultimate impact is on your weight. If you want to ensure the healthy functioning of thyroid organ try to eat a healthy diet, balance your weight at the optimum level, and avoid weight fluctuations!MetabolismMetabolism is that activity in your body which helps in controlling the energy you get from the food you eat. When you feed your body full of nutritious foods from all of the food groups including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, low-fat dairy and lean protein, you are giving your body the proper fuel it needs. When you eat healthy, you are also helping to boost your metabolism.Advantages of Losing WeightIf you are overweight, losing weight is the perfect key to improve your thyroid and overall health. This is simply because of when you are overweight, your thyroid levels have to work really hard to maintain optimum metabolism levels. Along with this, weight loss results in reducing the pressure on your neck and ultimately thyroid gland. Consistency in weight and avoidance of junk and overeating also contributes towards improving the work efficiency of this organ. Not only this, in some cases, losing weight may reduce your risk of developing a goiter if you are obese, pregnant or have thyroiditis.Simple Ways to Lose WeightIf you are overweight and suffering from thyroid diseases, losing weight becomes a challenge as it is difficult to get actively engaged in physical activities. Some of the simplest ways and practices that you can adopt to lose weight are:-1. Brisk Walking2. Swimming3. Yoga4. Aerobics5. DanceJust make these physical activities a part of your daily routine and lose weight to get rid of all your thyroid and metabolism related problems!...

WILL LOSING WEIGHT CURE MY THYROID
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Let’s face it: people suffering from thyroid are looking for a perfect way to cure their health problems forever and here it is – Weight Loss! Thyroid is basically an organ which is located in your neck. This organ holds importance because it helps in regulating your body’s metabolism levels. If you are overweight, you are putting stress on the organ which ultimately results in making it under-active. All About Thyroid Thyroid organ beholds the responsibility of the generation of two main hormones – T3(triiodothyronine) and T4(thyroxine). Metabolism and calcium are two essentials that help in controlling the reaction of the body towards any external stimuli like illness, food consumption, stress, etc. If the thyroid gland is not working efficiently, the ultimate impact is on your weight. If you want to ensure the healthy functioning of thyroid organ try to eat a healthy diet, balance your weight at the optimum level, and avoid weight fluctuations! Metabolism Metabolism is that activity in your body which helps in controlling the energy you get from the food you eat. When you feed your body full of nutritious foods from all of the food groups including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, low-fat dairy and lean protein, you are giving your body the proper fuel it needs. When you eat healthy, you are also helping to boost your metabolism. Advantages of Losing Weight If you are overweight, losing weight is the perfect key to improve your thyroid and overall health. This is simply because of when you are overweight, your thyroid levels have to work really hard to maintain optimum metabolism levels. Along with this, weight loss results in reducing the pressure on your neck and ultimately thyroid gland. Consistency in weight and avoidance of junk and overeating also contributes towards improving the work efficiency of this organ. Not only this, in some cases, losing weight may reduce your risk of developing a goiter if you are obese, pregnant or have thyroiditis. Simple Ways to Lose Weight If you are overweight and suffering from thyroid diseases, losing weight becomes a challenge as it is difficult to get actively engaged in physical activities. Some of the simplest ways and practices that you can adopt to lose weight are:- 1. Brisk Walking 2. Swimming 3. Yoga 4. Aerobics 5. Dance Just make these physical activities a part of your daily routine and lose weight to get rid of all your thyroid and metabolism related problems! ...

BURN FAT WITH LUNGES
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Weight loss is no gamble and let’s confess, there are no shortcuts! Losing weight in a healthy way includes tailor made diet plans and strict exercising regimes. Even though you might hate some specific types of exercises but you need to understand that if you don’t include them in your workout regime then you are one who is at loss as you are subconsciously delaying your weight loss goals. If you are actually serious about losing weight fast then you should definitely consider adding lunges to your workout routine as it is an excellent exercise that involves a lot of muscles which ultimately means you will burn a lot of fat. Like squats, lunges work most of the muscles in your legs including your quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves. Many people hate this exercise as they consider it to be tough, but the very reason it is so good for weight loss is that it requires a lot a muscle and engages your whole body too. According to Health Status, adding 30 minutes of cardio along with a 15-minute session of lunges can burn up to 400 calories for a 150-pound person. Benefits of Lunges Some of the major advantages of including lunges in your weight loss goals are highlighted as under:- 1. Build leg and core strength Besides being an excellent warm-up exercise, lunges actually play a major role in strengthening your lower body. The basic lunges help you to strengthen your leg muscles, especially the quadriceps of your front thigh, your posterior thighs’ hamstrings, and the gastrocnemius and soleus of the calf. Not only this, the exercise also targets your core muscles – your abdomen, back, chest, pelvis, and buttocks– work together so you can adjust and maintain your lunge position without losing your balance! 2. Improves Flexibility If you have been noticing tightness in the muscles that bend or flex your legs at the hips, doing some simple lunges to stretch these muscles would help ease the discomfort. Lunges play an active role in improving the flexibility of your hip joints and prevent lower back pain caused by tight hip flexors. Not on this, the exercise also helps you improve the dynamic flexibility of your ankle and knee. 3. Tone Muscles Doing lunges regularly would help you in strengthening and toning your quadriceps and your glutes. Along with hip extensions, squats and step ups, lunges is also a good option for your workout especially if you want to tone your buttocks. Types of Lunges Some of the most common types of lunge variations you can include in your daily workout sessions are explicated as under:- 1. Bodyweight Lunges Before moving forward with variations, it is really important to master the basic lunge. The simplest and perfect way to do bodyweight lunge is – 1. Place your hands on your hips, and stand tall with your shoulders pushed back. 2. Step forward with your left leg and slowly lower your body until your front knee is bent at least 90 degrees Pause, then push yourself to the starting position. 2. Bicep Curl Lunges For this lunge variation, you would be requiring dumbbells. The right steps to do this one are – 1. Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them at arm’s length next to your sides, your palms facing each other. Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. 2. Step forward with your right leg and lower your body. As you lunge, curl both dumbbells up to your shoulders. 3. Lower the dumbbells and then return to the starting position. Repeat the same with left leg! 3. Goblet Reverse Lunges To do this one – 1. Hold a dumbbell vertically against your chest, with both hands cupping it. 2. Step backward with your right leg and lower your body into a lunge. 3. Pause, then return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. 4. Dumbell Lateral Lunges 1. Hold a pair of dumbbells at arm’s length next to your sides. 2. Lift your left foot and take a big step to your left as you push your hips backward and lower your body by dropping your hips and bending your left knee. 3. Pause, then quickly push yourself back to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. Tips when doing Lunges Here are some tips that will help you to do this exercise in the best way and also maximize the benefits you get from including it in your workout sessions:- 1. Keep your back straight and avoid leaning forward. This would allow you to gain maximum benefit and to avoid injuries. 2. Remember to align your shoulders with your hips throughout the exercise. 3. Refrain from extending the knee of your forward leg past your ankle. 4. Keep your head up, facing forward. ...

Burn Fat With Lunges
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Weight loss is no gamble and let’s confess, there are no shortcuts! Losing weight in a healthy way includes tailor made diet plans and strict exercising regimes. Even though you might hate some specific types of exercises but you need to understand that if you don’t include them in your workout regime then you are one who is at loss as you are subconsciously delaying your weight loss goals. If you are actually serious about losing weight fast then you should definitely consider adding lunges to your workout routine as it is an excellent exercise that involves a lot of muscles which ultimately means you will burn a lot of fat. Like squats, lunges work most of the muscles in your legs including your quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves. Many people hate this exercise as they consider it to be tough, but the very reason it is so good for weight loss is that it requires a lot a muscle and engages your whole body too. According to Health Status, adding 30 minutes of cardio along with a 15-minute session of lunges can burn up to 400 calories for a 150-pound person.Benefits of LungesSome of the major advantages of including lunges in your weight loss goals are highlighted as under:-1. Build leg and core strengthBesides being an excellent warm-up exercise, lunges actually play a major role in strengthening your lower body. The basic lunges help you to strengthen your leg muscles, especially the quadriceps of your front thigh, your posterior thighs’ hamstrings, and the gastrocnemius and soleus of the calf. Not only this, the exercise also targets your core muscles – your abdomen, back, chest, pelvis, and buttocks– work together so you can adjust and maintain your lunge position without losing your balance!2. Improves FlexibilityIf you have been noticing tightness in the muscles that bend or flex your legs at the hips, doing some simple lunges to stretch these muscles would help ease the discomfort. Lunges play an active role in improving the flexibility of your hip joints and prevent lower back pain caused by tight hip flexors. Not on this, the exercise also helps you improve the dynamic flexibility of your ankle and knee.3. Tone MusclesDoing lunges regularly would help you in strengthening and toning your quadriceps and your glutes. Along with hip extensions, squats and step ups, lunges is also a good option for your workout especially if you want to tone your buttocks.Types of LungesSome of the most common types of lunge variations you can include in your daily workout sessions are explicated as under:-1. Bodyweight LungesBefore moving forward with variations, it is really important to master the basic lunge. The simplest and perfect way to do bodyweight lunge is –1. Place your hands on your hips, and stand tall with your shoulders pushed back.2. Step forward with your left leg and slowly lower your body until your front knee is bent at least 90 degrees Pause, then push yourself to the starting position.2. Bicep Curl LungesFor this lunge variation, you would be requiring dumbbells. The right steps to do this one are –1. Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them at arm’s length next to your sides, your palms facing each other. Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart.2. Step forward with your right leg and lower your body. As you lunge, curl both dumbbells up to your shoulders.3. Lower the dumbbells and then return to the starting position. Repeat the same with left leg!3. Goblet Reverse LungesTo do this one –1. Hold a dumbbell vertically against your chest, with both hands cupping it.2. Step backward with your right leg and lower your body into a lunge.3. Pause, then return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.4. Dumbell Lateral Lunges1. Hold a pair of dumbbells at arm’s length next to your sides.2. Lift your left foot and take a big step to your left as you push your hips backward and lower your body by dropping your hips and bending your left knee.3. Pause, then quickly push yourself back to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.Tips when doing LungesHere are some tips that will help you to do this exercise in the best way and also maximize the benefits you get from including it in your workout sessions:-1. Keep your back straight and avoid leaning forward. This would allow you to gain maximum benefit and to avoid injuries.2. Remember to align your shoulders with your hips throughout the exercise.3. Refrain from extending the knee of your forward leg past your ankle.4. Keep your head up, facing forward....

CINNAMON FOR WEIGHT LOSS
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Weight loss is the topic we discuss here every day due to the expanding waistlines of people around the world. People are always looking of a miracle food or super pill to reach their goals in a speedily manner. While there is no magic bullet or overnight cure, there are some foods, herbs and spices that can help assist you in your weight loss journey – Cinnamon is one of them! Let’s explore some ways in which this common spice can actually contribute towards your weight loss efforts:- 1. Suppresses appetite Cinnamon plays an active role in slowing down the process of the food movement in your stomach. This is good as it keeps you full for longer durations. Not only this, the sweet flavors of this spice helps to suffice your sweet cravings. Cinnamon can actually fill the void for sweet flavors so that you do not feel tempted to reach for high-calorie desserts. 2. Helps to burn belly fat It has been highlighted that the consumption of cinnamon has an impeccable impact on abdominal fat. Abdominal fat is the problem faced by many obese people, and this comes as a great news for them. Not only is it good to fit in your desired clothes but it also relieves you from the most dangerous type of fat as it surrounds some of our most vital organs. Not to mention, less belly fat is good for your overall health too. 3. Lowers cholesterol levels Studies have shown that cinnamon can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, which is a very good news for your heart health. Along with this, in a recent study diabetic patients have shown lower LDL levels among other weight loss indicators like BMI when taking the dose of cinnamon. 4. Metabolism booster This spice has the ability to alter the metabolism levels of not only sugar but of carbs as well. This proves to be helpful as your body is able to effectively use the carbohydrate storage and hence control its conversion into fat. Just like peppers, the presence of the cinnamon in your body allows your metabolism to speed up just because it takes a little extra energy to metabolize. The boost in the metabolism levels allows you to burn more calories and fasten the overall weight loss process. 5. Decreases blood sugar Maintaining a regulated blood sugar levels also plays an important role in weight loss process. Cinnamon does this by controlling the insulin quantities and also acting directly on the blood sugar. A study has also explicated that the addition of cinnamon powder to meals can lower their glycemic index by 18-29% and foods with lower glycemic foods plays an active role in avoiding spikes in your blood sugar levels. How to add a scoop of cinnamon to your daily routine The best thing about this wonderful spice is that it can be conveniently added to any meal you make. Here are a few ideas as to how you can incorporate cinnamon into your diet to lose weight: a) Have a glass of lukewarm water with the cinnamon powder, honey, and lemon. b) Sprinkle a teaspoon on your cereal/oatmeal/porridge. c) Add to your green tea or black coffee. d) Add into fruit juices or ciders. Always go for fresh cinnamon and avoid capsules and supplements. Incorporating a teaspoonful of cinnamon in your diet can definitely suppress your appetite and help you lose weight and even layers of fat around your abdomen. Do consider that cinnamon can’t help you lose weight alone; along with this it’s essential that you eat a nutritious diet and exercise regularly to achieve your weight loss goals! ...

CINNAMON FOR WEIGHT LOSS
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Weight loss is the topic we discuss here every day due to the expanding waistlines of people around the world. People are always looking of a miracle food or super pill to reach their goals in a speedily manner. While there is no magic bullet or overnight cure, there are some foods, herbs and spices that can help assist you in your weight loss journey – Cinnamon is one of them! Let’s explore some ways in which this common spice can actually contribute towards your weight loss efforts:-1. Suppresses appetiteCinnamon plays an active role in slowing down the process of the food movement in your stomach. This is good as it keeps you full for longer durations. Not only this, the sweet flavors of this spice helps to suffice your sweet cravings. Cinnamon can actually fill the void for sweet flavors so that you do not feel tempted to reach for high-calorie desserts.2. Helps to burn belly fatIt has been highlighted that the consumption of cinnamon has an impeccable impact on abdominal fat. Abdominal fat is the problem faced by many obese people, and this comes as a great news for them. Not only is it good to fit in your desired clothes but it also relieves you from the most dangerous type of fat as it surrounds some of our most vital organs. Not to mention, less belly fat is good for your overall health too.3. Lowers cholesterol levelsStudies have shown that cinnamon can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, which is a very good news for your heart health. Along with this, in a recent study diabetic patients have shown lower LDL levels among other weight loss indicators like BMI when taking the dose of cinnamon.4. Metabolism boosterThis spice has the ability to alter the metabolism levels of not only sugar but of carbs as well. This proves to be helpful as your body is able to effectively use the carbohydrate storage and hence control its conversion into fat. Just like peppers, the presence of the cinnamon in your body allows your metabolism to speed up just because it takes a little extra energy to metabolize. The boost in the metabolism levels allows you to burn more calories and fasten the overall weight loss process.5. Decreases blood sugarMaintaining a regulated blood sugar levels also plays an important role in weight loss process. Cinnamon does this by controlling the insulin quantities and also acting directly on the blood sugar. A study has also explicated that the addition of cinnamon powder to meals can lower their glycemic index by 18-29% and foods with lower glycemic foods plays an active role in avoiding spikes in your blood sugar levels.How to add a scoop of cinnamon to your daily routineThe best thing about this wonderful spice is that it can be conveniently added to any meal you make. Here are a few ideas as to how you can incorporate cinnamon into your diet to lose weight:a) Have a glass of lukewarm water with the cinnamon powder, honey, and lemon.b) Sprinkle a teaspoon on your cereal/oatmeal/porridge.c) Add to your green tea or black coffee.d) Add into fruit juices or ciders.Always go for fresh cinnamon and avoid capsules and supplements. Incorporating a teaspoonful of cinnamon in your diet can definitely suppress your appetite and help you lose weight and even layers of fat around your abdomen. Do consider that cinnamon can’t help you lose weight alone; along with this it’s essential that you eat a nutritious diet and exercise regularly to achieve your weight loss goals!...

How to enjoy being fit like the French do
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<p><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">According to a recent report in Forbes magazine, a whopping 74% of Americans over the age of 15 years are overweight (BMI greater than 25) or obese (BMI greater than 30). The USA came in at an inglorious ninth position on the World&rsquo;s Fattest Countries list recently, while France was at a way more respectable position of number 128.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">These statistics are surprising because France is a country where croissants, cappuccinos, and the caf&eacute; culture thrives. There are innumerable patisseries with mouth-watering desserts that are found on every street corner, eating refined flour baguettes with meals is popular, lingering over food cooked in buttery sauces is commonplace, and drinking wine is the norm.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">So, what are the secrets about the French and their eating habits that help them stay at a healthy weight without exercising to exhaustion, and despite a seemingly unhealthy diet? The answer is up next.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>Dine and Wine like the French</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The French eat their meals like they have all the time in the world. Typical lunch in France lasts two hours. They don&rsquo;t like wolfing down food while multi-tasking. The French have an unhurried approach to food. They savor their meals with all their senses and eat for pleasure, not just for nourishment. They also eat at regular intervals and consider eating in front of the television uncivilized.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Even though it seems the French eat a lot of carbs in the form of bread and pasta, their portions are small and their meals are light. Nothing is forbidden, but fatty foods are enjoyed occasionally and in limited portions. A sandwich in France is likely to be a baguette with a few healthy fillings as compared to the giant overstuffed cheese-laden American ones.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>Eating Desserts</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Eating dessert in France is de rigueur but rather than denying themselves, they choose quality over quantity. The French know when to stop. Their pastries are mini-sized and they stop at one. The words mega, jumbo, and supersized are not part of their food vocabulary. All-you-can-eat restaurants are virtually unheard of in France, primarily because the citizens there buy healthy foods and enjoy them. A French supermarket is likely to have an entire aisle devoted to healthy foods like vegetables and fruits, and snacks like chips, sodas, and cookies get very little shelf space.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The French enjoy a meal at a restaurant as an indulgence, but on most days, they eat real food prepared in their kitchens. Take-out is uncommon in France. They don&rsquo;t order high-fat convenience meals. They allocate sufficient time in their daily routines to prepare and eat food. Their main meal is lunch. Snacking between meals is also unnecessary as traditionally their meals are well balanced.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>Being fit and enjoying fitness are two different things!</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The French don&rsquo;t think about fitness all the time because they have made it a way of their lives. It&rsquo;s common for people to use public transport, walk, or ride a bike to work. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol are directly linked to belly fat accumulation. The French know the importance of getting a good night&rsquo;s sleep and switching off from the stresses of work to deal with their cortisol levels.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">If you want to eat cheese and bread, drink wine, and still be slim like the French, slow down, savor the flavor, taste, and aroma of your food, eat everything but in small portions, and make walking your second nature. And isn&rsquo;t it time we renamed French Fries to</span><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">American Fries?</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>How you can follow the French philosophy to be better at your fitness?</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">You do not have to go to France to learn their ways. You may start with some smart ways to enjoy your meals in a better and more responsible manner. While you may always take a cue from the way they enjoy their meals, you can also switch to a better and more fulfilling lifestyle in times to come.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">If you include healthy low calories snacks in your daily diet, it will ensure that you won&rsquo;t be ravenous until mealtime and this will also keep your fat-burning metabolism revved up. We are thus presenting a list of 15 low calories snacking options that would not exactly take you the French way but would at least help you satiate your hunger in those odd times.</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Rest assured, they are all full of proteins, vitamins, and the required number of calories but they won&rsquo;t ever cling to your body as fat. Here they are:</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 28px;"><strong>Low-calory snacks: 15 healthy snacks ideas under 100 calories</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Are you sacrificing your daily snacks to cut-off calories from your diet? It is a myth that snacking between meals leads to weight gain, and the truth is exactly the opposite. The author of &lsquo;The One One One Diet&rsquo;, Rania Batayneh says, &ldquo;Snacking is an opportunity to fuel your body between meals.&rdquo;</span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">We have thus included some smart snacking ideas for you that contain less than 100 calories but are loaded with good-for-you nutrients, and they will make you feel like your diet is about anything but deprivation.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>1. Low calories small latte with skimmed milk</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Get your ultimate afternoon energy boost which this yummy creamy coffee mix under 100 calories. Make sure your latte is prepared with skimmed milk and does not contain any sugary flavored syrups. Hot beverages are more satiating in comparison to cold ones. Besides, lattes are made of milk which is a good source of protein and calcium.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>2. Healthy nonfat Greek yogurt</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Greek yogurt is a low-calory snack that can be easily grabbed on the go. Choose a fat-free version of Greek yogurt to stay at the 100-calories mark, and add to it 17 grams of protein and high-quality carbohydrates to stabilize your blood sugar levels.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>3. Low-Calorie air-popped popcorn</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Air-popped popcorn is the perfect low calories snacking option when the urge to head to the vending machine hits. Eating air-popped popcorn can get you a fiber boost without excess fats and other additives. You can have around 3 cups and eat one kernel at a time to make it last longer.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>4. Healthy Snack: Pistachios</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Can you believe it 20 pistachios have just 80 calories and they are a great source of unsaturated fat and antioxidants? Another plus point is that you will need to invest a lot of time to open up and eat which means you can&rsquo;t eat too many of them too quickly.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>5. Healthy Fresh Melon</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Melons typically have between 45-60 calories per cup. You could thus go for a mix of watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew for a satisfying snack this evening. Melons will give your taste buds a flavor burst filled with nutrition while making your snack feel more substantial.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>6. Healthy Raisin Bread with low calories</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">For a healthy snack, you can go for a slice of cinnamon raisin bread. At just 80 calories per slice, you can go ahead and top this with a tiny dab of light butter spread too.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>7. Baby Carrots</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">8 baby carrots just have 40 calories, and you can squeeze them all in a tablespoon of your favorite dips like hummus, tzatziki, or salsa. Carrots have high levels of carotenoids and other forms of vitamin A, which can boost your eyesight plus the crunchy texture can help battle chip cravings.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>8. Dried Cranberries</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Normally dried fruits have high amounts of added sugar which can be bad for your diet. If you have a moderated portion (about one-quarter of a cup), you can get around your cravings for eating sweets. You might want to know that one-fourth cup of dried cranberries contains just 93 calories.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>9. High protein diets and healthy almonds with low calories</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">All nuts are loaded to the top with proteins and healthy monounsaturated fats and thus make for a smart snack choice. In one of its journals, the American Heart Association has highlighted that consuming almonds in place of carbs results in reduced cholesterol and belly fat and boosts heart health. So, instead of reaching for that bag of pretzels, grab a small handful of almonds to power you through the afternoon.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>10. Healthy oatmeal</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Half a cup of oatmeal cooked in water contains just 83 calories. Finish with a dash of cinnamon, which helps keep blood-sugar levels stable. This high-fiber and high protein snack is sure to satisfy and hold you over until dinner.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>11. Low calories Healthy String Cheese</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">String cheese is one of the most convenient and portable snacks to have on the go. One stick of part-skim string cheese has 80 calories and a whopping 8 grams of protein, plus a dose of calcium without the high saturated fat content of other cheese varieties.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>12. High Vitamins and fiber-rich Oranges</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The simplest snack is the best snack. At just 60 calories, each orange makes for a great option for a snack because it is high in vitamins and fiber, and low in natural sugar.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>13. Healthy Hard-Boiled Egg Low Calories</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Eggs are a high protein snack with just 78 calories. The proteins will keep you full and may prevent overeating later.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>14. Low Calories Blueberries with High Nutrition</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">These are the only snack option which is packed with antioxidant and nutrition punch. 1 cup of blueberries has only 83 calories that makes them a perfect diet-friendly choice. Keep them a little frozen and your crunchy, sweet treat is ready.</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>15. Strawberries</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">With just 46 calories per single cup serving, you can enjoy 2 cups of strawberries and still have calories to spare. They&rsquo;re a great, juicy snack whenever in season and frozen strawberries can be just as healthy the rest of the year. *Cheers*</span><br><br><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 22px;"><strong>Conclusion:</strong></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">There is one cue you can take from the French, and it is about the way they love their foods. It is near impossible for most of them to fuss over their food and to keep figuring the calories it may have, but they do join it with healthier practices to bring their level up. 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According to a recent report in Forbes magazine, a whopping 74% of Americafns over the age of 15 years are overweight (BMI greater than 25) or obese (BMI greater than 30). America came in at an inglorious #9 on the World’s Fattest Countries list. In contrast, France was a more respectable #128.These statistics are surprising because France is a country where croissants, cappuccinos, and the café culture thrives; patisseries with mouth-watering desserts are found on every street corner; eating refined flour baguettes with meals is popular; lingering over food cooked in buttery sauces is commonplace; and drinking wine is the norm. So what are the secrets about the French and their eating habits that help them stay at a healthy weight, without exercising to exhaustion, and despite a seemingly unhealthy diet?Paris is not the fashion capital of the world just by accident. The French are vain and fashion conscious. They have a mindset where they like looking good in beautiful clothes. French women take great pride in their chic and slender bodies and don’t “let themselves go.”The French eat their meals like they have all the time in the world. A typical lunch in France lafsts two hours. They don’t like wolfing down food while multi-tasking. The French have an unhurried approach to food. They savor their meals with all their senses and eat for pleasure, not just nourishment. They also eat at regular intervals and consider eating in front of the television uncivilized.Even though it seems the French eat a lot of carbs in the form of bread and pasta, their portions are small and their meals are light. Nothing is forbidden, but fatty foods are enjoyed occasionally and in limited portions. A sandwich in France is likely to be a baguette with a few healthy fillings compared to the giant overstuffed cheese-laden American ones.Eating dessert in France is de rigueur, but rather than denying themselves, they choose quality over quantity. The French know when to stop. Their pastries are mini sized and they stop at one. The words mega, jumbo, and supersized are not part of their food vocabulary. All-you-can-eat restaurants are virtually unheard of in France.They buy healthy food. A French supermarket is likely to have an entire aisle devoted to healthy foods like vegetables and fruits, and snacks like chips, sodas, and cookies get very little shelf space.The French enjoy a meal at a restaurant as an indulgence, but on most days, they eat real food prepared in their kitchens. Take-out is uncommon in France. They don’t order high-fat convenience meals. They allocate sufficient time in their daily routines to prepare and eat food. Their main meal is lunch. Snacking between meals is also unnecessary as traditionally their meals are well balanced.In France, they don’t think about fitness all the time, they just make it a way of life. It’s common for people to use public transport, walk, or ride a bike to work.High levels of the stress hormone cortisol are directly linked to belly fat accumulation. The French know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and switching off from the stresses of work.If you want to eat cheese and bread, drink wine, and still be slim like the French, slow down, savor the flavor, taste, and aroma of your food, eat everything but in small portions, and make walking your second nature. And isn’t it time we renamed French Fries to American Fries?...

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According to a recent report in Forbes magazine, a whopping 74% of Americafns over the age of 15 years are overweight (BMI greater than 25) or obese (BMI greater than 30). America came in at an inglorious #9 on the World’s Fattest Countries list. In contrast, France was a more respectable #128. These statistics are surprising because France is a country where croissants, cappuccinos, and the café culture thrives; patisseries with mouth-watering desserts are found on every street corner; eating refined flour baguettes with meals is popular; lingering over food cooked in buttery sauces is commonplace; and drinking wine is the norm. So what are the secrets about the French and their eating habits that help them stay at a healthy weight, without exercising to exhaustion, and despite a seemingly unhealthy diet? Paris is not the fashion capital of the world just by accident. The French are vain and fashion conscious. They have a mindset where they like looking good in beautiful clothes. French women take great pride in their chic and slender bodies and don’t “let themselves go.” The French eat their meals like they have all the time in the world. A typical lunch in France lafsts two hours. They don’t like wolfing down food while multi-tasking. The French have an unhurried approach to food. They savor their meals with all their senses and eat for pleasure, not just nourishment. They also eat at regular intervals and consider eating in front of the television uncivilized. Even though it seems the French eat a lot of carbs in the form of bread and pasta, their portions are small and their meals are light. Nothing is forbidden, but fatty foods are enjoyed occasionally and in limited portions. A sandwich in France is likely to be a baguette with a few healthy fillings compared to the giant overstuffed cheese-laden American ones. Eating dessert in France is de rigueur, but rather than denying themselves, they choose quality over quantity. The French know when to stop. Their pastries are mini sized and they stop at one. The words mega, jumbo, and supersized are not part of their food vocabulary. All-you-can-eat restaurants are virtually unheard of in France.They buy healthy food. A French supermarket is likely to have an entire aisle devoted to healthy foods like vegetables and fruits, and snacks like chips, sodas, and cookies get very little shelf space. The French enjoy a meal at a restaurant as an indulgence, but on most days, they eat real food prepared in their kitchens. Take-out is uncommon in France. They don’t order high-fat convenience meals. They allocate sufficient time in their daily routines to prepare and eat food. Their main meal is lunch. Snacking between meals is also unnecessary as traditionally their meals are well balanced. In France, they don’t think about fitness all the time, they just make it a way of life. It’s common for people to use public transport, walk, or ride a bike to work. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol are directly linked to belly fat accumulation. The French know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and switching off from the stresses of work. If you want to eat cheese and bread, drink wine, and still be slim like the French, slow down, savor the flavor, taste, and aroma of your food, eat everything but in small portions, and make walking your second nature. And isn’t it time we renamed French Fries to American Fries? ...