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Do Not Fall For These Weight Loss Myths

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

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In today’s world, fad diets claim to be the easiest and most effective solution for weight loss. Let’s not forget that cutting an entire food group out of a person’s diet is said to be the best way to lose weight. With all of these different concepts, it’s hard to decide the most effective way to lose weight. However, much of what you know about losing weight might be a myth.

  1. All Carbs Are Evil

Cutting out all carbs from your diet isn’t necessary. Your body requires carbohydrates for energy. However, your intake should consist of whole grains. Avoid unhealthy ingredients like sugar and processed grains. You will still lose weight if you cut out refined carbohydrates and continue to consume complex carbs.

  1. You Can’t Eat Fat When Dieting

Although it seems to make sense that adding more fat to the amount of fat you already have stored will make you weigh more, this isn’t necessarily true. Other factors play a role such as your caloric intake and how many unhealthy carbs you’re eating. You can cut out all fats and not lose much weight. Don’t forget, certain fats are necessary for energy for your body.

  1. Trendy Diets Are the Answer

Trendy diets aren’t always the answer. In fact, in most cases, these diets require a person to cut out an entire food group, which is very unhealthy and might not even be effective. The diets that claim if you only eat a certain food, like cabbage soup, don’t have enough nutrients for your body to run off of – which will have a negative impact on your overall health. Furthermore, they’re impossible to stick to over a long period of time. Slow results through cutting calories, changing your mindset and exercising are much more effective for most people.

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How to Incorporate Superfoods Into Your Busy Summer Schedule

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

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Summer is a busy time of the year — perhaps even more so than the holidays. The kids are out of school and the beach or pool beckons you to enjoy its cooling benefits. It can be easy to let your diet slip and fall into some unhealthy eating habits. Use the tips below to incorporate some healthy superfoods into your summer diet.

Start the Morning Off Right

Don’t skimp on your nutrition first thing in the morning. Whip up a quick and nutritious smoothie with lots of blueberries, strawberries and bananas. Add in your favorite milk and a generous dollop of Greek yogurt, whirl until smooth and you have a delicious smoothie packed with superfood nutrition.

 

Make Lunch Count

Rev up your energy levels so you can keep going all day long by opting for a filling salad. Not just any greens will do though, so make sure to pile on the spinach and kale for their superfood powers. Salads don’t always have to be savory either. Toss on a few handfuls of berries for a deliciously sweet and savory lunch that’s tasty and nutritious.

Do Dinner Right

Stir fries are the perfect way to stay away from the allure of eating out and processed foods without heating up the kitchen. After you’ve finished stir frying your favorite meat, rice and veggies, push the food to the side of the pan. Quickly scramble a few eggs thoroughly before mixing them into the rest of your meal. They are the perfect protein boost to add to veggie stir fries. Add an avocado salad and you have double the superfood power.

Using the above as a springboard, do you have any other favorite ways to add superfoods to your diet? Chime in with your ideas!

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Open-Faced Burger Topped with Veggies - The Perfect Low Calorie Recipe

Posted by Phil Raby on Fri, Jul 07, 2017 @ 09:07 AM

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Take a stay-cation to the Mediterranean sea with a simple yet delicious dish. Clams pack lots of flavor in a small shell and can be easily highlighted with just a few ingredients. This dish is easy to prepare and perfect to share with friends! 

Ingredients:

4-5 lb. Clams (washed and scrubbed)

1 cup White Wine

1 tbsp. Olive Oil

7 Garlic Cloves (minced)

1/4 cup Sweet Onion (diced)

4 tbsp. Butter

1/2 cup Tarragon (chopped)

  1. Sauté garlic and onions until they are a rich brown in color.
  2. Add in white wine and simmer until reduced by half.
  3. Add butter and tarragon. 
  4. Stir, and add clams. 
  5. Cover and steam until most clams have opened (Toss clams that did not open)
  6. Serve with zucchini pasta and/or crusty bread. Enjoy!

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How to Detox and Maintain Your Weight Loss Program

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Jul 05, 2017 @ 09:07 AM

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Are you on a weight loss quest? You do all you can with diet and exercise to maintain your goal, right? Are there any signs that this is happening?

If nothing is going according to plan or the plan is no longer working, here lies the problem. Do you feel nuances of depression, ingestion, mental fog, stress, lethargy, insomnia, or even slight body odor? What you need to do is a detox – the above symptoms suggest the same.

Detoxification is a necessary process that promotes good mental and physical health. If you are doing all the right exercises and eating healthy, the body sometimes needs an internal cleansing – it is normal.

 

Plan of Action

That said, you’d need to make a few adjustments to your diet; for instance, cutting back on carb intake to reduce the workload on the digestive system.

Another thing you may not be aware of is that when estrogen builds up it causes insomnia, so you need to cleanse your liver. You can introduce or increase your intake of cruciferous vegetables: cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, and eggs. These foods support the different detoxification channels in the liver.

Body odor:  if you’ve developed healthy eating habits and regular exercise, this will hit you square in the face. This is how you can tell it’s time to cleanse your bowels and avoid animal products for a short while. Rather, introduce mushrooms, carotene, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes into your diet.

Here is the thing: all these changes affect your energy levels and kick start your hunger levels. Don’t fret; here is something that will help you: Healthe TrimHealthe Trim is a supplement that’ll tide you over during detox through the following ways:

Natural Ingredients

Healthe Trim keeps in mind your goal to lose weight and stay healthy; so that stays paramount. The product is embodied with trustworthy natural ingredients: Hoodia GordoniiCaralluma FimbriataResveratrol, and Green Tea Leaf extract. These are plants from South Africa and India; their health value dates back many years.

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Instead of Dieting, Change Your Eating Habits for Life.

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 13:06 PM

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The proliferation of diets, including low carb, low fat, vegetarian, Mediterranean, and many others, tend to be confusing to a lot of people. Also, the very idea of a diet, being a temporary regimen when someone tries to lose weight, should be considered a fallacy. Too many people go on diets, lose a certain amount of weight, and then gain it right back when they revert to their old eating habits.

The singular fact about weight control is that the number of calories that are taken in has to be lower than the amount that the body burns through exercise and daily activity. When you achieve equilibrium, then you have reached an optimal weight.

A recent article in LiveScience suggests that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to enact permanent lifestyle changes. Those include changing your eating habits as well as developing a routine that involves cardio exercise that burns calories, keeps your heart healthy, and staves off type 2 diabetes.

In this context, it turns out that one diet is pretty much as good as another, though a vegetarian diet or pescovegetarian (vegetables plus fish) diet have the edge. But four factors are involved in controlling calories and thus losing weight. These are:

  • Portion control, which is to say eating smaller amounts of food
  • Reducing the intake of high-calorie foods
  • Regular exercise
  • Behavior modification, including motivation and understanding what causes hunger

The main secret to losing weight and keeping it off is to modify your eating habits to make them second nature. Unhealthy eating is a habit, and therefore, healthy eating is a habit, as well. Add to that a regular, low-impact exercise regimen to lose weight and change your life for the better.

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10 Tips to Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted by Phil Raby on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

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Most Americans are hard-pressed to fit workouts into their hectic daily schedules. Incorporating fitness and better nutrition into daily routines can help you live a healthier lifestyle, keep you fit, and even promote weight loss. Here are 10 tips for maintaining a healthier lifestyle.

  1. Stand at your desk. Standing burns more calories than sitting and has the added benefit of reducing back pain and muscle fatigue.
  2. Use an exercise ball at your desk. If standing at your desk is not an option, an exercise ball is a great solution. You will burn calories throughout the day while strengthening core muscles.
  3. Take breaks frequently. Set a timer to take a break every hour. Just the few minutes to stretch out your legs can reduce blood clots. Stretch your arms, neck and shoulders by doing some light windmills for a greater benefit to your body.
  4. Park farther away. Many of us park as close as possible to the door we need to use. Instead, use the parking lot as an opportunity to get some extra walking in. Burn extra calories by power walking to and from the car.
  5. Wear a pedometer or fitness tracker. Track your daily steps and increase your goal each week.
  6. Walk to your co-workers. Instead of calling or sending an email, walk to the person you need to speak with. On the way, do some deep knee bends.
  7. Dance instead of drinking. Evenings spent socializing can set back personal fitness goals. Spend the evening on the dance floor and your body will thank you for the effortless workout.
  8. Use commercials as exercise time. Everyone is guilty of spending too much time in front of a television. Use the commercials to perform a quick abdominal workout, squats, and pushups.
  9. Drink plenty of water. Keep a refillable bottle with you and sip it often. Drinking water throughout the day can decrease hunger pains while giving you the added benefit of clearer skin.
  10. Pack your lunches in advance. Avoid consuming extra calories at restaurants during the work day by setting aside an hour at the start of each week to pack your lunches.

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Clams with Butter Garlic Wine - Amazing Flavors with Minimal Calories!

Posted by Phil Raby on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 @ 09:06 AM

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Take a stay-cation to the Mediterranean sea with a simple yet delicious dish. Clams pack lots of flavor in a small shell and can be easily highlighted with just a few ingredients. This dish is easy to prepare and perfect to share with friends! 

Ingredients:

4-5 lb. Clams (washed and scrubbed)

1 cup White Wine

1 tbsp. Olive Oil

7 Garlic Cloves (minced)

1/4 cup Sweet Onion (diced)

4 tbsp. Butter

1/2 cup Tarragon (chopped)

  1. Sauté garlic and onions until they are a rich brown in color.
  2. Add in white wine and simmer until reduced by half.
  3. Add butter and tarragon. 
  4. Stir, and add clams. 
  5. Cover and steam until most clams have opened (Toss clams that did not open)
  6. Serve with zucchini pasta and/or crusty bread. Enjoy!

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Hydration and Summer Fun

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 09:06 AM

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Summertime is a great time to pick up healthy habits that will improve your life. One factor that makes a noticeable difference during hot weather months is to develop the habit of staying well hydrated. Sweating is how our bodies cool down in hot weather or during strenuous exercise, and we can help our bodies sweat effectively. Water is the gold standard for hydration. It fuels cellular function. It not only builds healthy skin cells so we have softer, smoother skin, but it keeps cardiovascular cells functioning at their best. It affects every organ in the body (including your brain), and every organ system you can think of.

The best kept secret about water is how well it helps you lose weight for the beach days ahead. Drink a glass of water about a half hour before every meal, and you will simply eat less. It works like this: many times if we don’t drink enough water, our bodies will trigger hunger and other cravings just to get us to ingest something- anything!- that has fluids in it. The result? We eat a heavy meal, or drink more alcohol than we planned. By drinking a glass of water before meals, we hydrate our organs. The body doesn’t send out such pressing demands for food. We feel a decent amount of satiation before we even begin to eat. Our body is functioning well, our digestion is better, and our eating choices improve. This really supports other weight loss methods like using Healthe Trim drinks. Remember that weight loss is possible. It takes a balance of healthy habits that meet your needs as an individual. This summer is a great time to start.

Everyone knows drinking plain water can be difficult. Whether you like your water room temperature or ice cold here are a few ideas on how to naturally enhance your water drinking experience.

Adding Fruit

Cut up your favorite fresh fruits and add to a pitcher of water. Leave in the fridge and as the day goes on the natural flavors will really start to come through. My favorite is lemon and strawberries.

Natural Sweeteners

Try to avoid using artificial sweeteners artificial flavor packets or syrups. These trigger cravings and negate the appetite suppressant in Healthe Trim. Great alternatives are agave nectar or raw sugar.

Minimize caffeinated beverages

Avoiding caffeinated beverages will help eliminate the possibility of dehydration. Healthe Trim has natural green tea leaf extract to give you an extra energy boost that lasts throughout the day.

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Try this Healthy and Low Calorie Recipe for Beet Gazpacho!

Posted by Phil Raby on Thu, Jun 08, 2017 @ 17:06 PM

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It’s hard not to love a great soup, but it can be difficult to want to enjoy in the summer heat! Gazpacho is the perfect solution. This Spanish dish is a blend of vegetables and herbs, without heating! As a result, you get to enjoy a flavor-packed meal to cool you down. Test it out and let us know what you think!

 

Ingredients:

1 lb. Beets

1/4 cup Sweet Onion

2 Garlic Cloves

1 large English Cucumber

2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar

1/4 cup Dill

1 tbsp. Oregano

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Pepper

Green Onion (garnish)

  1. Boil beets until tender - approximately 50 minutes.
  2. Cool beets and cooking liquid and remove skin from beets.
  3. Chop beets and blend with 2 cups of cooking liquid.
  4. When smooth, add in onion, garlic, cucumber and the remaining spices until combined.
  5. Optional: Straining the pulp based on your preference of a smooth & silky broth or a thicker soup. You may garnish with cucumber, dill, and/or green onion for added crunch and flavor.

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Five Best Snacks for Weight Loss

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 09:06 AM

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A difficult part of trying to eat better and lose weight is attempting to cut out snacking. No matter what type of food and diet plan you are on, there are some great snack options that can help boost your weight loss instead of holding you back. In fact, eating smaller portions throughout the day is a great strategy for weight loss. The next time you want to reach for an unhealthy snack option, consider one of these foods instead:

  • Almonds – While many people would tell you to choose peanuts, peanuts are actually high in fat. Almonds can make you feel fuller than peanuts can and you only need to eat a hand full of them!
  • Eggs – A hardboiled egg is low in calories and low in fat. Additionally, it provides a lot of protein so even though it is small, it can make you feel full. If you want to spice it up some, consider adding some sriracha on top. Sriracha contains capsaicin which can help burn more calories and fat.
  • Edamame – This snack is full of fiber that can slow down your digestion and make you feel fuller. You can even add a sprinkle of sea salt on top for added flavor, just do not go overboard!
  • Greek Yogurt with Fresh Fruit – Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, amino acids, and calcium. The combination of these three, results in increased fat burn and it helps retain lean muscle mass. By adding in some fresh fruit, you gain a better flavor and even more nutrition.
  • Turkey and Avocado Roll Up – This snack contains no carbs and can even help prevent future cravings. If you happen to like mustard, include a little in your wrap so you can boost your metabolism.

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