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The Best Choice for Breakfast

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

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“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” You have probably heard this saying a million times. While this sounds great, it really is only as good as what you eat. High sugar breakfast cereals, for example, are completely unhealthy and will do nothing for you on your quest to lose weight. On the other hand, oatmeal is one of the best foods for breakfast and is one of the healthiest foods you can add to your diet.

 

 Why Oatmeal?

Oatmeal has several immediate and long term benefits when eaten. Oatmeal contains a special fiber that has been studied for decade that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. Lowering high cholesterol levels can therefore significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Some studies have also linked that same fiber to enhancement of the immune system, making it respond to bacterial infections quicker. This means spending a lot less time sick. Finally, oats have been shown to significantly lower your risk for type-2 diabetes. With all these benefits, there is no reason not to start the day with a bowl of oatmeal.

How to prepare

Depending on what type of oats you have, the process will vary. For all types, it is best to add the oats to cold water and then cook at a simmer. The preparation of rolled oats and steel-cut oats require similar proportions using two parts water to one part oats. Rolled oats take approximately 15 minutes to cook while the steel-cut variety takes about 30 minutes. Avoid using instant oats because they tend to contain a lot of added sugars and other unhealthy additives.

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If you want to add a little excitement to your oatmeal, try adding fresh fruits, cinnamon or a sugar alternative.

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How to Quit Eating Junk Food Cold Turkey

Posted by Phil Raby on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

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A piece of advice you will commonly hear when it comes to weight loss is that moderation is key. While this is effective advice for some people, it won’t prove effective for everyone. For some people, it is necessary to quit eating junk food cold turkey for the healthy eating habits to remain long-term. Here are a few tips that will help you do just that.

Stop Buying Junk Food

The best way to quit eating junk food cold turkey is to cross off all the junk food on your grocery list. If you purchase junk food, even if you don’t intend to eat it, the temptation will always be there for you to start eating junk food again. Of course, it can be difficult to keep junk food out of the house if you have young children or teenagers. One alternative is to keep all junk food under a combination or good old fashioned lock and key.

Start Small

The idea of starting small and quitting a habit cold turkey may seem incompatible. However, this actually isn’t the case. You can start small by eliminating certain types of junk food from your diet at first. For example, initially, you may eliminate high-sugar foods from your diet. Over time, you will slowly move on to eliminating fatty and salty junk foods. The process will continue until you have quit eating junk food completely. If you’re addicted to junk food, this is a better way to go about making your diet completely junk food free.

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Find Replacement Foods

If you happen to be a foodie, you will find it incredibly difficult to quit eating junk food cold turkey without established replacement foods. This is especially true if you eat junk food for comfort. An example of replacement foods would be fruits for desert instead of cake or pie.

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5 Sources of Protein for Quick Weight Loss

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

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Sometimes, the key to weight loss isn’t always how much we eat, but what we eat. Protein will keep you full longer, helping to fight cravings hours after you’ve eaten. The following are several sources of protein that will help aid with weight loss.

  1. Eggs

Eggs are truly a super food. They contain not only protein, but several B vitamins, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium. Eggs can be included in every meal of the day, and there are so many ways to prepare them. Whether in an omelet, scrambled, poached, or hard boiled for a snack, eggs can even help keep blood sugar stable – which will help reduce cravings.

  1. Almonds

Eating raw almonds is a great way to add protein to your diet when snacking between meals. This is an excellent way to keep your body fueled when working out. Almonds are also a good source of vitamin E.

  1. Salmon

One ounce of salmon will give you approximately 6 grams of protein. Other types of oily fish, such as sardines, are also good choices. It’s important to remember to choose wild salmon instead of farmed salmon.

  1. Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese has more protein than most people realize. A half cup has approximately 12 grams of protein. Cottage cheese can be paired with many different foods to get all the good nutrients it provides. It goes great mixed with cold veggies, fruit, and as a side dish.

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  1. Lentils

With about 9 grams per half cup, lentils are a healthy legume that can also help reduce blood cholesterol. Lentils provide fiber as well as protein. This vegetarian protein source comes in a variety of shapes and colors, providing lots of options for picky eaters.

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Big Meals or Small Snacks: Which Is Better For Weight Loss?

Posted by Phil Raby on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

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If there is only one thing you have heard other people say about dieting, it is probably that you should eat smaller meals throughout the day instead of 2-3 larger meals. There are many arguments for this frequent feeding theory such as better digestion, increased metabolism, and even better absorption of nutrients. However, because this theory has been around for so long, it is taken as a fact and is not disputed. In reality, these claims are not scientifically proven. Even if you have been trained to thinks smaller meals burns more calories or increases your metabolism, knowing all of the facts can help you determine whether larger or smaller meals are right for your weight loss goals.


More Eating = More Calories Burned?

It is true that every time you eat, you burn some calories. But really what matters is what you eat during those meals. What you eat determines how many calories are burned to break it down, not necessarily how often you eat. Keep in mind that if you eat more protein in your diet, more calories will be burned throughout the day. If you eat a lot of fat or carbohydrates, much less calories are burned. Therefore, eating the right things will increase the amount of calories burned no matter when you eat them. No matter what you eat, if you eat the same amount of food with smaller, more frequent meals than if you were eating 3 large meals, your caloric intake is the same at the end of the day. Burning calories depends more on what you eat than when you eat it.

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Bottom Line

As long as you are making healthy dietary decisions, when you eat does not make much of a difference. Create a schedule that works for your lifestyle. To maximize the amount of calories burned each day, eat the right foods that will achieve that. Instead of focusing all of your energy on when you are supposed to eat, put more energy into what you are eating and the dietary decisions you are making.

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Sports Fitness Nutrition

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

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Even endurance athletes occasionally need to trim down. But when you’re several years into a regular fitness regimen and are constantly pushing against plateaus, the best way to break that boundary is to shock the system with a new routine and high quality sports nutrition supplements.

If you’re an athlete or just devoted to maintaining high levels of fitness, dieting the way the average person does simply will not work. Just cutting back on calories will have a deleterious effect on hard earned muscle tissue and cut directly into your performance. What you need is a diet of lean protein, fresh vegetables- and lots of them.

You might be saying, “But I eat like that all the time.” We’re sure you do, but if you’re human, chances are the winter season is a particularly difficult time to maintain that competitively trim physique you need to stay in top form. That’s where a natural, herbal weight-loss and sports nutrition supplement like Healthe Trim comes in.

Healthe Trim is a leading sport and fitness supplement that will support your metabolism to work at optimal levels and give you the energy you need to push through tough workouts.

The active ingredients in Healthe Trim are;

  •  Hoodia Gordonii: a spiny, leafless plant with many medicinal uses
  •  Green Tea Leaf Extract: a well-known delivery method for super-nutrient green leaves containing Camellia sinensis.

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Even for a quick turnaround, however, you should not attempt fat loss the way the average dieter does. You have to pursue your goals in a way that will support your athletic ambitions. Call today and find out why Healthe Trim is among the most popular supplements on the market.

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3 Key Steps to Feel Great Everyday

Posted by Phil Raby on Mon, Feb 06, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

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Keeping your meal plan interesting while trying to lose weight, so here’s a trick to spice up any fish.

A Simple Fish Dish:

  1. Rub some cumin, garlic powder and black pepper on your fish and bake for four minutes a side at 425
  2. Sauté some diced tomatoes and onion in olive oil
  3. Once your onions are soft, steam your fish right on top of the vegetables for two to three minutes
  4. Serve with a side of rice, garnishing with the vegetables

The resulting meal is both light, and intoxicating.

Simple Vitamin Fixes:

Sometimes, a recurring health issue can be the result of a vitamin deficiency. Here are a few common ailments and the vitamins to help fix’em.

  • Low Energy: The B vitamins can be a big help in promoting good metabolism. Riboflavin, Thiamine, and Niacin, especially.
  • Soft nails and/or sore joints: This could be a sign of anemia. Iron, vitamin C, calcium and folic acid can be a big help here.
  • Healing and Soreness: Vitamin K, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A are all absolutely crucial for healing soreness, cuts, and post-workout muscles.

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Working Out When You’re Short on Time

Don’t have time today to hit the gym? Here are a few exercises you can do whenever, wherever.

  • Sit Down Pushups. You can get roughly the same workout you’d get from a pushup right in your chair. Press your palms together and extend your arms out in front of you, giving yourself maximum resistance, then bring it back in. Great pectoral workout that you can do anywhere.
  • Arm Presses. Don’t have a press machine handy? Take a seat and use your knees. Try to push them together, giving so much resistance that you can barely do it.
  • Seated Crunches. Sit down, put your hands on your knees, and use your abdomen to try and press your chest to your knees. Do this a few times, then hold your legs out parallel to the ground for ten seconds at a time.

 

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The Universal Weight Loss Recipe

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

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There are several ways one can lose weight. However, most of them will leave you hungry and very unsatisfied. There are three science-based steps that can help significantly reduce crippling cravings and improve metabolic health. The steps include:

  1. Eat Fiber, Protein and Fresh Vegetables

Each meal should have fiber, a protein source, low –carbohydrates vegetables and a fat source. Having this type of diet will bring your carbohydrate intake into a preferable range of 20-30 grams daily. A high fiber and protein diet will reduce obsessive thoughts about food by nearly 60% and can also make you feel that you will end up taking 441 fewer calories per day.

  1. Lift weights three times a week

Make it a routine to visit the gym at least three times a week. If the gym is not an option, make space for your workout routine in your home and commit to your routine. Lifting weights burns a significant amount of calories. It also keeps your metabolic rate high. If you are unable to lift weights, workouts such as jogging, running and swimming will suffice to increase your activity levels, and get you to your weight loss goals.

  1.  Cut back on sugars and starches

Sugars and starch majorly stimulate secretion of insulin in the body. The insulin produced allows sugar to enter each tiny cell within the body. When sugar/glucose levels go down, the body will produce less insulin and naturally starts breaking down stored fat for cellular energy. Lower insulin levels will also enable the body to release excess water and sodium. This effect will reduce bloating and unnecessary water loss.


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Ultimately, adding activity, reducing empty caloric intake along with a healthy diet is the universal recipe for weight loss. The trick is committing to adding activity to your busy schedule, and choosing foods that will help reduce cravings and temptations. Feeling energized, satisfied and comfortable in your body are worth the 3 steps to get there.

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Diet and Exercise Isn’t Enough?

Posted by Phil Raby on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

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Losing weight and getting in the shape you want can be difficult, even under the best of circumstances. For many of us, life just gets in the way. You may have work, school, family and other issues to contend with. In addition, you may be dealing with some internal issues that are keeping you from getting in shape. Depression and anxiety, hormonal imbalances, high stress levels, a decrease in metabolism, and even age can all hinder your progress. Sometimes, diet and exercise may not be enough to get you where you want to be.

 

Diet

Crash diets and fad diets are all over the internet, and are being touted as the be-all, end-all of weight loss. These diets just serve to confuse your metabolism and keep you on the weight-loss roller coaster. You should bypass the diets, and go for a healthy eating regimen. Lots of fresh veggies (skip the fat-laden dressings), lean meats and fruits should be incorporated into your diet. You should also try to avoid processed foods and those high in sugars and fats

Exercise

It’s nearly impossible for the average human to lose weight without exercising, unless they stop eating (and we know that is devastating to the body). A good exercise routine must be combined with healthy eating to get you where you need to be. You may have to start small – walk to the end of your driveway on the first day, then extend the length of your walk each day until you are walking miles. Exercise should be appropriate for your fitness levels and abilities.

Healthe Trim

Again, diet and exercise may not be enough to get you to an ideal weight. By adding Healthe Trim to your daily routine, you can support your metabolism and boost energy levels. The Healthe Trim coaches are there to help you meet your goals, so you don’t have to do it alone.

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While there is no magic pill to help you lose weight or tone up your body, there are ways that allow you to maintain a healthy weight.  By combining a healthy lifestyle, proper diet and regular exercise with Healthe Trim, you can lose the pounds you don’t want, and tone your muscles for the body you’ve always wanted.

 

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Fact or Fiction: 7 Weight Loss Myths

Posted by Phil Raby on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

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The internet is a miraculous place full of information, fact and fiction. When it comes to finding exercise advice there is no exception. Today we are going to debunk some exercise myths and send you on the right path to meeting your weight loss goals!

Your Weight Defines You:  Many on the road to weight loss continually monitor their change in weight on the scale. The number on the scale may fluctuate and just because the number does not drop significantly does not mean you aren’t getting results. Muscle weighs more than fat, when your muscles begin to tighten you will see loss of inches even if your weight stays the same.

Crunching Your Way to a Six Pack:  Unfortunately all the crunches in the world will not guarantee you a six pack. If you have a layer of fat over your abdominals it will block any definition you may be getting from doing crunches. The key is burning the fat to show off the six pack you work hard for.

Hours of Gym Time:  Not only is this unnecessary it can be harmful to your body to over exercise. It is important for your muscles and body to fully recover after working out especially when first starting out.

 

Cardio for Burning Calories:  The best way to burn calories is by incorporating weight training with cardio. Cardio is a great way to burn calories but for an overall fat/calorie burning body workout, doing circuit training with weights is ideal.

Women and Weight Lifting:  Lifting weights as a female will not make you bulky. As previously stated lifting weights is important for toning your muscles as well as burning fat and calories. If you are still worried about weights try yoga, Pilates or these at home exercises to tone your muscles as well.

Working Out=Bad Diet:  Just because you have exercised once, twice or multiple times a week doesn’t mean you can splurge on sugar filled foods and drinks. Exercise does improve your health and weight loss but so does taking care of your body by what you put in your mouth. Make healthy eating choices to see the best results from your workout (this doesn’t mean you can’t have your favorite foods just be cautious of binge eating).

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It’s Too Late to get in Shape:  Wrong. It is NEVER too late to start exercising. If you are not at your ideal weight and the thought of trying to work out stresses you out, understand that any physical activity is beneficial for your overall health. Always start small as you enhance your endurance and strength, exercise will become easier and more fun. Not to mention there are tons of interesting classes and ways to exercise besides logging hours on the treadmill. Don’t wait a second longer, get started today!

“Success is a staircase, not a door away.” -Dottie Walters

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Clothes Matter: 5 Stylist Tricks for Dressing Slim

Posted by Phil Raby on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

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You don’t have to wait until you have lost a certain number of pounds to start dressing slimmer; some clothing styles naturally make you look slimmer and taller when you wear them. Use these stylist tricks to visually shed a few pounds from your look while you are working your weight loss plan.

 

 

Go monochromatic: Dressing in a single color from head to toe can visually elongate your appearance and lead to a slimmer look. Choose coordinates in a single color or a solid maxi dress to look long and lean.

Hemlines Matter: The length of your tops, skirts and pants can have a huge impact on your look. Shirts that end right at your hipline can actually make you look heavier, since the eye is drawn to the horizontal line made by the hem. Skirts and pants that end right at the widest part of your calf have a similar effect. Choose hemlines that end at a narrow point like your ankles or just above your knees for a leaner look.

Buy a New Bra: If you have already lost some weight, investing in a properly fitted bra can help support your breasts and create a defined shape for your waist. Even if you haven’t lost much weight yet, a properly fitted bra can make you look slimmer.

Belt It: A skinny belt at your natural waist can draw the eye inwards and create an illusion of a slimmer silhouette. Try a few belted styles if you are naturally high wasted or have an hourglass figure to take advantage of this slimming, flattering style.

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Choose Fine Fabrics: Bulky, large gauge knits and thick, chunky fabrics add on pounds – choose finely woven sweaters and pieces for a naturally slim look. From denim to knits, choosing thin, finely woven fabrics can trim pounds off of your appearance.

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