23 Jan

Winter weight gain is a common complaint of many people. It seems that every winter we add a few pounds, and come summer we don’t lose them all again either. A few of them always stick around, making us a little heavier every year. They seem to be very hard to lose extra pounds! Why does this happen and what can we do?

There are many contributing factors. First, it seems likely that we have a genetic disposition to store more fat as winter approaches. Many animals do this and it was probably vital to survival for our ancestors. Extra layers of fat on the body protect us against the cold and then can be used as fuel in the late winter and early spring when food stocks would historically be very low. We probably have a tendency to eat more in the fall, when food is plentiful after harvest time, to help this process along. We may also unconsciously choose foods that are higher in fat content at this time.


Hormone levels can also influence our weight gain. The interaction of hormones and other chemicals in the brain can bring about variations in appetite and cravings. Some neurotransmitters can also influence the way we eat. People who are overweight often have low levels of these neurotransmitters and the results can include excessive appetite, depression and sleep disorders. At the same time, the lack of daylight caused by the shortening days during late fall and winter can bring on seasonally affected disorder or winter depression. One of the quickest ways to give a boost to the energy levels and emotions is to eat high carbohydrate foods including sugar treats, chips and cereals that give us a fast blood sugar ‘fix’. So people who feel low in the winter will tend to overeat or eat the wrong foods, leading to weight gain, more depression and a vicious cycle that is hard to break.


So altogether there are many reasons why we eat more high carbohydrate foods such as cookies, pies and chocolate in the winter, and of course most of these foods also contain high levels of fats. The best way to handle this is generally to substitute other foods that are also high in carbohydrate so that we get what our body craves, but which have low fat content and plenty of fiber. This means potatoes, wholegrain bread without butter, wholegrain rice, cereals, and fresh whole fruit.


It is also important to take more exercise. Often our physical activity levels drop in the winter and we have a tendency to want to stay home and rest. This is natural when it is cold outside. But we are not cavemen! We have heating in our homes and can be sure that there will still be plenty of food in the stores come February. We do not need to stow fat the way that they did. Sign up with a gym or get a stationary bicycle for the den. Transform those carbs into energy now instead of keeping it on the waistline until spring. Winter weight gain is easily avoidable this way.

23 Jan

The amount of calories that you consume on a daily basis will determine whether you gain or lose weight and this is one of the most important aspects of any weight loss program that you decide to go on.

Studies have been taken where overweight people believed they were eating no more food than other people they associated with who were considerably slimmer than them.


The overweight people were under the false impression that the reason why they were heavier and gaining weight was due to their body’s metabolism.

When keeping a record of their food consumption over a specified period of time it was shown that they were actually consuming more calories and it had nothing to do with their metabolism but rather their choice of food and the quantities they were eating.


You only need to reduce your calorie intake by 100 calories per day to make a substantial effect on your weight over the period of the year.

This is a very manageable goal for almost everybody and it is not too difficult to cut back by that amount, however many of the weight loss programs are recommending considerably more reduction in calories making it very difficult to maintain and as a result of this many people are failing to achieve what they start out to do.


Now when you combine the fact that you only need to reduce calories by that much, with additional supplementation of vitamins and minerals that can help your overall health, you can see how you can stay nutritionally balanced throughout the whole weight loss process and not feel as though you are starving yourself.

For many people just knowing that the hurdle is not so great, and that there are suitable supplements to assist them, is enough to ensure that they can start and maintain a good weight loss program.

23 Jan

Do you have to eat gluten free? My wife found she is allergic to gluten and wheat about a year ago. She had been having problems for a long time but finally figured it out. Then we began studying how to eat when so many things have wheat in them. Things you would never think of like soy sauce, we saw that on the ingredients and said “what?”. Why does soy sauce have wheat, why is it in so many things you would never think would have it. Food Allergies


We have done a lot of searching for recipes and ingredients to use. She used to love oatmeal for breakfast but oats have gluten. We keep looking and finding new ways to cook or buy food for her and she is feeling so much better than she did for a long long time. She had known for a number of years that she was allergic to dairy products and had gotten away from them, she also seems to be allergic to peanuts and uses almond butter instead. All in all she eats well but it is hard to go out and eat. A buffet is the best since they have a lot of vegetables and fruits to choose from.


Keep a watch here for ideas and recipes to help you if you are in this boat. I will soon have a system set up so we can put out a newsletter and you will be able to subscribe to it here.

23 Jan

When most people think about Valentine’s Day, they imagine an endless amount of heart shaped chocolates and candies.  For those trying to lose weight, Valentine’s Day can be more like torture than a romantic occasion.  But it doesn’t have to be this way!

Come Valentine’s, there are candies and chocolates for sale everywhere you look. From the grocery store to your office, these tempting goodies are everywhere you look.


What we want you to do this year is resist the temptation to buy or eat them!  Instead buy a sweet orange or flavored yogurt. You will feel so much better in the end, and you will look better when Valentine’s Day arrives!

If you have a sweetheart, ask them to pass on the chocolate and candy gifts. If they really want to get you something, ask for flowers, or even better, pretty lingerie or sexy briefs, because it will inspire you to get into shape and look great for your partner (and yourself!)

You can even celebrate by just hanging out together and going for a romantic walk or staying in and renting a video.


Focus on Looking Great!
Instead of thinking about the chocolate and candy, inspire yourself by thinking about what you want to look like on your romantic Valentine’s date, or if you and your best friends are heading out for fun night out on Valentine’s.

Do you want to fit into that perfect dress that you’ve had on hold, or that great suit?

Keep that in mind to push yourself to hit the gym a few more times this week, or work with some weights at home instead of sitting around inhaling all of the holiday goodies.  The result? You will look AND feel better, and won’t feel guilty for munching all of those treats.


Valentine’s Day can be a dieter’s worst nightmare, but with these tricks, you can get through the holiday without gaining weight and without feeling guilty.  Instead, use it to inspire you to stay fit and healthy, and impress your crush or best friends by looking fabulous on the big day!

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22 Jan

Everybody needs to live more healthy lives, be free d from unpleasant belly fat and also lose belly fat.  But we don’ t always make the right choices, do we?  Thankfully we are able to start at anytime, and it ‘s not critical to buy dieting tablets ( which do not work ) or expensive fitness kit .  There is a far easier – and free – method of losing pounds and shrinking your belly fat.


Besides slowing your aging and slashing your inclination to illness , a centered and regimented walking program is essentially one of best systems for losing weight and tightening your abs.

Setting aside reports to the opposite , walking does work out all of your muscles.  When you walk, particularly a determined walk at a good pace, your circulation increases dramatically.


Here is a fast tip to get you started.  Everyone knows that as you get older your metabolic rate gets slower .  To hurry it up again, and thus to burn belly fat quicker, you want to exercise.  Now before you are saying , ‘Well, duh!’, hear what we are not saying : you don’ t increase metabolism by consuming anything ( i.e.  Eating).  No, you raise your metabolism by moving.


Just moving?  Let me give you an example.  Before you go to work, take 9 minutes and walk around your block smartly.  You have just done more for weight loss in that nine minutes than taking any quantity of weight control pills or diet patches could accomplish .

The rationale is that movement, or walking in particular, fires up your metabolism .  You don’ t engage a tired lethargic metabolism by feeding your belly .  You start it up by assertive movement.


Now, to lose weight by walking isn’t like roaming around in the shopping center .  You will need to put some effort into it; you will need to find yourself huffing and puffing due to your work .

Walk smartly for at least a half hour, up to 45 minutes.  Put some good tunes in your ipod to help you keep pace.  Be sure to actually push your body a touch more each time you go out, and make an exercise session of it.

If you walk too slow, you ‘ll pass up occasions to shrink your belly fat, so walk with the goal in mind that you are doing it to lose weight.

You can regularly see ‘power walkers’  in your neighborhood , swinging their arms, respiring rhythmically, and ‘walking’ at a fast pace.  These folks are walking as a heart exercise.  This is how you wish to walk, or at least get nearer to that method .


You might need to start out slower and alternate your pace initially, which is natural and smart.  Remember to spend a little time stretching, or you will soon notice that your limping and hobbling more than you are walking.

The final rule of walking is : be sure to drink plenty of water.  No health drinks or other sugar-laden stimulants.  Water works the best, as it hydrates you, keeps your limber, flushes away your fat as you walk, and also acts as a powerful energy booster.

As your walking habits improve, increase the amount of fruit and vegetables than you would normally eat.  You will very quickly discover that walking in this centered, laborious manner will shed pounds assertively, and naturally contract your gut fat.

22 Jan

There is a false myth running that only oily-skinned people are likely to develop acne . Well, things are actually different! Acne does not choose victims on such criteria; yet it is true that it affects fewer people with dry skin on the average. An unhealthy diet, hormonal changes, bacterial infections and a chaotic lifestyle represent the right premises for a dry acne skin episode. Should you come to suffer from it, the first important thing is to identify the causes and use a targeted therapy to get rid of the acne lesions. Yet, a double approach is required most of the time: one to cure acne and the other to reduce skin dryness.


To treat dry acne skin you have to keep it well moisturized while preserving the natural moisture content specific to the tissues. The lotions and creams you use ought to contain some very soothing agents like aloe vera for instance that is good both for acne and for skin dryness. In case you no one single product is available for both aspects of the condition, there are plenty of home remedies that could prove useful. Let’s take the case of callendula: this herb has a powerful antibacterial impact, eliminating the acne flareups as well as tissue healing and soothing properties to prevent and treat excessive dryness.


Oral medicines are often prescribed to treat dry acne skin, although in the majority of cases the treatment is topical. Depending on the ointment, you could extend the topical use to larger skin portions besides the face for instance. If there is acne spread to other body areas, besides good tissue hydration you should be careful with the clothes you wear and the hygiene rules you follow. If you choose well, clothes could be a comfort, but if the wrong materials are used, dry acne skin could aggravate; therefore, cotton should be preferred over any other synthetic fabric.


During summer people with dry acne skin face all sorts of challenges. A better air humidity works in favor of the skin dryness on the one hand, and on the other, it creates the right environment for an acne skin outburst. Try to remain consistent and persistent in the treatment of dry acne skin regardless of season. Use cleansers that are alcohol free and find products that clean and disinfect without drying the tissues.

27 Nov

Planning a Continental Breakfast Menu is quite easier than planning a conventional breakfast; for one thing, continental breakfast narrows down the choices that you have to choose from.

While conventional breakfast usually includes rice or bread and salad and finger food, a continental breakfast consists of either coffee or tea and a baked pastry.

So when you are planning a continental breakfast menu, you have a limit to what kinds of food you are allowed to serve for it to still be called continental. First you have to choose your beverage; you can serve both coffee and tea if you like.

Next, you have to choose a main dish, which is usually a bake pastry or bread. You can try serving one baked pastry and one toasted or fresh bread.

Continental Breakfast Origin

The term Continental originated when the hotels that are serving breakfast needed to let the potential guests that they are serving breakfast, and in order to send a message to the guests that they won’t be serving heavy breakfast.

Continental Breakfast was used to differentiate from American Breakfast, since European people tend to eat less than the American ones. Continental breakfast menu usually serve juices, tea or coffee with bread based main food, in contrast with the American which is served with bread, pancakes, meat products, and also rice.

Continental Breakfast Suggestions

If you are planning to come up with a continental breakfast menu, there are three important things that you have to consider, these are: starches, beverage, and others.

First thing you have to consider is your main food; starches are the key element of a continental breakfast. Starches can be in the form of breads, muffins, scones, bagels, croissants along with jams or spreads or cheese.

Second is the beverage that you are going to serve. Most continental breakfasts serve juices and coffee, but you can also serve tea with those said beverages. Hot beverages are often served in continental beverages with the exemption of the fruit juices that can also be served.

Last thing to consider is your miscellaneous menu, some continental breakfast also serve fruit slices and pieces, but you have to make sure to keep the fruits in a frozen or iced container to avoid spoiling. Sometimes, single serve cereal boxes are also included in the menu for continental breakfast.

Difference of American Breakfast Menu from Continental Breakfast Menufresh-apple-juice-with-apple-slices-and-cinnamon-stick-for-winter

There is a huge difference between serving American style breakfast compared to Continental style breakfast, first and most apparent difference is the amount of food available, continental breakfast only serve pastry based food as the main entree, while in American breakfast, you will have an overwhelming choice on rice, bread, pancakes, French toasts, meat products, fruits and salad.

The second difference is the way American breakfast serves any kind of beverages from cold juices, to hot tea and coffee, in contrast to the way only hot drinks and beverages are usually served in a Continental Breakfast Menu, only some cold juices are served sometimes.

27 Nov

They say that Paleo Breakfast Recipes, or simply the Paleo Diet in general is an effective way of eating healthy and losing weight. Before giving stereotype comments like “Oh, diet recipes are hard to follow” or “Diet recipes tell you what you want to hear but they don’t do their part in doing what they said they would”, let us first find out what Paleo Diet really is.

Paleo is derived from the word Paleolithic, yes that’s right the Stone Age about 2.6 million years ago where our cavemen ancestors are believed to have lived. During that time, according to studies, our ancestors only ate plants that they have scavenged and wild animals that they have caught.

In other words, they did not have rice or bread. So that basically is the origin of the Paleo Diet that we know today, to take away the “grains” or the rice and bread of every meal, and concentrate instead with making the green vegetable your carbs.

Scientist believed that because the digestive patterns of the body of the cavemen and our digestive patterns of our body today surely haven’t changed. What changed drastically through time instead is our way of eating and our eating habits, which have deteriorated. So, Paleo Diet aims to remove the bad eating habits that we have eventually developed through time, and replace it with the healthy way of eating that our cavemen ancestors had.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so therefore when on a diet, it is important to include the diet in your first meal of the day. That’s where Paleo Breakfast Recipes comes in, to help you prepare your breakfast in a healthy way.

List of Paleo Foods to help you with your Paleo Breakfast Recipes

I compiled a quick summary list of some Paleo foods that you can include in your diet that you may want to look at before cooking or preparing your food.

  • Poultry and Meat – make sure that the meat that you buy is from animals that are grass-fed.
  • Seafood and Fish – make sure that the seafood or fish that you buy is sustainable.
  • Starchy Vegetables – starchy tubers (some of it) can be included and other rooty vegetables.
  • Berries and Fruits – make sure that the fruits you consume is not high in sugar like bananas.
  • Seeds and Nuts – choose seeds and nuts that are not high in omega-6

Paleo diet Success Stories to motivate you.fat-and-slim-womans-body

Still not convinced about Paleo diet? Are you still reluctant to try Paleo Breakfast Recipes? I compiled some testimonials from real people who have personally tried Paleo Diet, read their success stories and feel motivated.

  • This one is from an athlete that feels like their body is not at its best even with all the exercise. After trying out Paleo Diet, she lost weight without even trying to lose some, and she felt better than ever with her body.

“I am a female athlete and have been competing my entire life in a variety of sports,… I was, what I thought at the time, always being updated on all the correct nutrition to give my body the best chance. However, I didn’t feel the best and I always felt that I was missing something when it came to my food choices…. I had to ask myself, ‘Can I survive and enjoy my food on The Paleo Diet?’ Well I am always up for a challenge so off I went. And the results were amazing! I lost 13 pounds and I wasn’t even trying to lose weight! My body looks the leanest and healthiest of my entire life. Three months after surgery I ran a marathon and had a personal best by 10 minutes! The most important thing is how I feel on the inside. I feel great both mentally and physically.”—Cameron

  • Another one is from someone who has respiratory problems that disappeared when he started the Paleo Diet and it never returned.

“I have personally followed the Paleo Diet for the last two years, and many health problems disappeared after a few weeks to a few months…. I had often upper respiratory infections, and they slowly healed when on the Paleo and they never came back. Previously I used to have a cold every few months, and now this has improved so much that I only got a cold once in two years, and it disappeared in several days (before it took me over 3 weeks) on the Paleo and adding high doses of vitamin D3.”—Ben

How to make Kids enjoy Paleo Recipes

If you want your children to have a healthy lifestyle, cook up some Paleo Diet Recipes for them, you don’t have to worry because Paleo Diet is perfectly safe for babies and children and will help start off their life with a healthy lifestyle.

Here are some foods that you can make your babies and toddler eat and enjoy:

  • Avocados – avocados are easy to serve and can be shaped in any way to make your baby want to eat it.
  • Egg Yolks – Egg yolks are not only rich in omega 3 fatty acids but are also rich in color so your little ones can enjoy.
  • Salmon – Because of its pastel color it is easy to mix it with vegetables.

Paleo Recipe Book for your Paleo Breakfast Recipe Needs

If you are already convinced that Paleo Diet is really is the diet to try to have a healthy lifestyle and to lose weight if you want to lose some, if you are convinced that Paleo diet can help you eliminate your bad eating habits to live a healthy life, and if you are on the process of looking for Paleo diet recipes, then get the Paleo Recipe Book now at http://paleorecipebook.com/.

This book will give you over 370 Paleo recipe ideas that can jumpstart your Paleo diet today. Deciding your everyday food will be a breeze with this book, enjoy colorful and realistic photos that will make your mouth water just by looking at it. Paleo Breakfast recipes will be in your reach every day to help you with your new lifestyle.

27 Nov

Drinking coffee is a common activity performed by men telebih those who are married. But not a few womenwho also enjoy this black drink, because it is the sensation that excites.
But did you know that drinking coffee has many benefits and side effects that must be considered ??
On the occasion of this day I am going to share a little bit about the benefits of drinking coffee and effect. These are some of the benefits and the effect that I collated in such a way to be easily understood.

Benefits of Drinking Coffee


  • Antioxidant Coffee is believed to contain a lot of antioxidants that the body needs. By regularly drinking two cups of coffee a day, can make the body fresh and more passionate. In addition it is also beneficial antioxidantsto prevent premature aging of the skin and appearance. For those of you who do not really like to drink coffee,can replace it with black tea may have benefits similar to the black coffee.
  • Black Heart Health Drinks can also nourish the heart. Especially for those of you that addiction to alcohol. It can neutralize the content of alcohol in the body thereby maintaining healthy liver function. 
  • Anti Stress Coffee lovers berpedapat that the aroma and taste of coffee gives a relaxing effect and eliminate stress. So to you who are troubled by the problem that allowing the case of stress, coffee could be an option to calm the mind and relieve tension.
  • Anti Cancer In reasonable doses, caffeine can serve as plant material stamina and pain relief. In addition, In medicine, coffee is known that caffeine in coffee and often used as a stimulant of the heart and increases the production of urine. And reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Prevent diabetes Drinking coffee could prevent the occurrence of blood sugar or diabetes. With a record of the coffee consumed is not too much sugar. Because sugar is the one that increases the risk for diabetes. While the content of the coffee itself prevent it. 

Effects Drinking Coffee

feeling-tired-and-stressedIn addition it has many benefits, Drinking coffee also has side effects or dangers that must be considered. here’s some of the effects of drinking coffee to be wary and avoided by certain ways.

  • Constipation: With coffee drinking excessive or not appropriate portion can cause digestive problems. Especially in the large intestine and inhibits defecation. Usually coffee addict excessive urination irregular up to 2 days. And keep in mind that this is not a good thing to be left to linger.
  • Tartar: Drinking coffee had to be balanced with more extra dental care, because coffee contains trigger the growth of coral on the teeth. For a long time will cause yellow teeth resulting in less eye-catching. But by brushing your teeth every morning and evening, it is not something to worry about.
  • Stomach acid: Different people different ability to absorb food or drink. For some people who are notaccustomed to drinking coffee, acidity of coffee can trigger the excess stomach acid. 
  • Heartbeat: Kafeine affects the cardiovascular system such as increased heart rate and blood pressure. This could happen if the coffee consumed in excessive amounts. By because it keep porisi very important. With theconsumption of two or three cups a day is not necessary negative impact ignored. 

So for those of you who are coffee lovers and often consume every day worth applying portions that fit to the body. Basically any food or drink we consume will not be harmful if taken in accordance dose setandar. Nowthat is what I can to this day about the benefits of drinking coffee and its effect on health.

27 Nov

In order to improve the health of the body, so the more frequently you consume healthy foods and beverages. After bored try healthy snacks and fruit juices, you began to glance at the vegetable juice.

Talk about vegetable juice, you would agree that the appearance of the vegetable juice is arguably not too tempting. Greenish liquid with a viscous texture that could be considered repulsive to most people. Well, you should not look at the display of this vegetable juice. Because there are many healthy benefits you can get from a glass of vegetable juice.

Hydrating Body


You often have health problems related to a lack of fluid in the body? Try to drink vegetable juice if you get bored with fruit juice. In addition, some vegetables are also high in water so that it can hydrate your body well.

Making the body energetic


You may not think that drinking vegetable juice could make the body so energetic. Because vegetables high in vitamins and minerals that will make your body become more excited.

Make nutrient absorption lasts a maximumvarious-freshly-vegetable-juices-for-detox

Vegetable processing into juice it can make nutrient absorption takes place so much leverage. It is juicing so it is more time consuming but the process will digest in the body more quickly.

Cleans toxins Properly


The process of cleaning or detoxification of toxins in the body it can go faster and lighter by drinking vegetable juice. Even the fiber content in it can also be used to cleanse the digestive.

In addition to the healthy benefits, there are important things you need to remember is to avoid treating vegetable juice with sugar. Also choose organic vegetables are more healthy and fresh.