Friday, November 25, 2011

Myths about weight loss and sports - Part 3

Myth 8: Cellulite and obesity are one and the same.

Fact: This is actually two different things. The fact that the blockage of channels cellulite occurs when the hormonal levels, as well as in violation of water-salt metabolism in women. This can happen even when you decide to actively lose weight, and sat on a diet. So do not think that is actively shedding the weight, you can get rid of cellulite.

Myth # 9: Fight with overweight pointless, because the blame heredity (metabolic disorders, breast-feeding, lifestyle, nature).

Fact: The trouble is that being overweight - this is a multifactorial disease, which made its "contribution" of both genetic and hormonal, and neurological and psychological causes. However, medical statistics show that most people suffer from so-called "idiopathic obesity," which is the main reason - overeating. In the body of imbalance between energy intake from food and its spending. This does not occur when the body gets its energy primarily from carbohydrates : German and American doctors have found that if the diet is dominated by carbohydrates, the body mass index tends to decrease.

Usually those who are accustomed to eating foods containing carbohydrates and fiber, get more food with vitamins and minerals and much lower in fat, so enjoy good health and not overweight. It is now considered a food in developed countries, the criterion of a healthy lifestyle. 


Source  : Hyacinth

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Myths about weight loss and sports - Part 2

Myth 4: I have a lot of it, but all the fold at the expense of physical activity.

Fact: For your information: to burn off the calories contained in a small sandwich with cheese (no butter!), You need to do fizzaryadku for an hour, and to "pay" for steak and chips, will have to go 20 kilometers. Movement rather prevents buildup of weight than it helps reduce it. Although exercise is absolutely essential in the fight against excess weight, without loss of fatty foods is still not enough (specialists believe that the formula for success: reduction of fat intake to 30 percent plus good exercise). However, the majority of fighters are overweight are more "fast" way.

Myth 5: If you do the exercises, you can lose weight without any diet.

Fact: Physical activity, which can perform most of the people, lead to weight loss only if the patient while on a diet. There are scientific studies showing that improperly matched load, for example, is too intense, leading to weight gain rather than to reduce it.

Myth 6: The ideal weight - is the growth of minus 110.

Fact: This formula was proposed 100 years ago a French physician Paul Broca. Modern doctors and nutritionists to it are pretty skeptical, because it does not take into account the individual characteristics of the body, the constitution (for example, a wide bone and athletic). Closer to the truth today is considered an index - BMI, calculated by the formula: weight (kg) divided by height (m) squared. Optimal values ​​for women ranged from 19 to 24.

Myth 7: It is slim in any case, if the weight is different from the ideal.

Fact: This is not the case. From the standpoint of medicine, weight loss is recommended if there is clearly associated with the disease are overweight. Most often it is arterial hypertension, atherosclerosis and / or diabetes. Weight loss may be desirable in cases where there is every reason to fear the development of these diseases (elderly, obese).
If a person is young, healthy, has a slight excess of the weight that suits him, the doctors may 
not insist on mandatory weight loss.

To Be Continued....

Source  : Hyacinth

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Myths about weight loss and sports - Part 1

Myths about weight loss and sports

Myth 1: For a week we can get rid of 5-10 pounds.

Fact: The "experts" who promise to miraculously rid us of ten pounds in the shortest possible
time, a lot. Someone offers nutritional supplements, someone - gels, creams and balms. Most
likely, these tools can make thin persons, but to rely on long after their effect is not
necessary. All that is rapidly disappearing from the sides, has a habit of appearing just as
quickly. Yes, and with the addition!

Real weight loss is not easily given. Doctors say that the best weight loss - 5.10% per year (!). In addition, those who lose weight naturally, without chemical intervention, less threatening side effects that may bring dietary supplements and similar drugs.

Myth 2: The greater the number of pounds can be reset in less time, the better.

Fact: If a person drops more than 3 kg per month, then, along with the fat, he loses a lot of
non-fat tissue is unacceptable, such as muscle. The exception is the first month of the diet when weight loss is due to removal of excess water may be somewhat greater. Talk about the
effectiveness of the method of weight loss is meaningless without taking into account its
portability and security.

Myth 3: You can lose weight quickly, having moved to the gym.

Fact: Of course, exercise - this is useful. But in fact, even intense training (5 times a week for 30 minutes) helps to burn only 50-100 grams of fat. Although the new Zhirkov grow not give! By the way, to maximize the effectiveness of training, spread up a sweat is not required. Sufficiently well to plan training and exercises alternate (intensive and moderate aerobic and strength).

To Be Continued....

Source  : Hyacinth

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Weight Loss Tips

Reduce intake of calorie

You have to reduce your calorie intake no matter what you control like protein, carbohydrate or fat. Reducing calorie intake results in quick weight loss. But do not try to reduce calorie intake too quickly, otherwise it will dangerous for your health.

Eat low fat food:

When it comes to fat the, caloric components of Carbohydrate and protiens is much lower as compared with fat. This means that you have to eat less. Including fresh vegetables, fruits, cereals in your diet plan instead of fat foods like cream. But not every one can lose weight by decreasing the fat intake. If you intake too much carbohydrate you'll also become fat.

Reduce food intake
To lose weight you have to give up eating your favorite foods and say no to them. You can place a balance with a slogan that remind you of food intake.Eat more liquid foodYou can decrease 10 pounds in 8 months if you have liquid food as one meal every day. Liquid food should be diversification in order to avoid the lack of nutrition. You can intake liquid foods in your diet by the guidance of doctor. This will help to reduce 10 lbs in 5 weeks. But you must make sure that liquid food you intake is enriched with nutrients and proteins your body needs.

Walking for 45 minutes through 5Km each day with 5 days per week, will help you lose 10 pounds in six months. If you increase your walking distance, then your weight loss will be faster. As this walking increases appetite so you can eat low-fat food or fresh fruit and drink plenty of water to supply body moisture.

Regular exercise

Doing regular exercise will reduce fat, lose weight, increase muscle. You'll also gain energy. Exercise like, swimming, cycling, running, etc.

Weight lifting exercise

You can try weight lifting exercise to accelerate muscle metabolism and lose weight. You must do so under supervision of an instructor in order to abstain your self from hurting. You must do stretching before and after exercise for body flexibility

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Diet Weight Control - 8 Foods That Combat Fat

Your allies in battling bulge? Foods that do the work for you. These edibles have proven lipid-melting powers that help you slim. Thats a win.

Almond joy! Dieters who ate 3 ounces of these nuts every day reduced their weight and body-mass index by a solid 18 percent compared with an 11 percent drop in the no-nut group, a study in the International Journal of Obesity found. Almonds are high in alpha-linolenic acid, which can speed the metabolism of fats. Stick to 12 per serving.

Vitamin C loaded fruit such as strawberries and raspberries can help you sizzle up to 30 percent more fat during exercise, suggests research from Arizona State University at Mesa. Blend a vinaigrette of 1 cup berries and ?? cup balsamic vinegar

This spice could make your waistline nice. Sprinkling ?? teaspoon on your food may prevent a post-meal insulin spike. This increase normally occurs after you eat and signals the body that it should store fat rather than burn it, explains Lauren Slayton, R.D., of New York City. Add a dash to your oatmeal, yogurt or coffee.

The spice that gives mustard its color, turmeric, may slow the growth of fat
tissues, a study in the journal Endocrinology notes. Eighty-six mayo in favor of any mustard; sprinkle turmeric on cauliflower and roast for a tangy side.

Prevent pound creep with this citrus star: It contains fat-torching compounds called flavones. Women who ate the most flavones had a significantly lower increase in body fat over a 14-year period, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds. Snack on slices or drink freshly squeezed OJ (with pulp!) for the biggest payback.

These green gems are rich in choline, a compound that blocks fat absorption and breaks down fatty deposits. Add ?? cup edamame to a salad.

Sweet Potatoes

Trade up to sweet taters. They are high in fiber, which means no drastic insulin jumps and thus less fat packed onto your hips. Bake a small sweet potato??hink of two bars of soap as a portion size??nd top with a dollop of low-fat or nonfat cottage

By Veronica Byrd

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weight Loss through Ayurveda

The word ayurveda literally means 'Science of Life'. It is the fastest growing form of alternative medicine in the world. Using only simple and natural remedies, it works from a fundamental level and ensures that your body stays strong and healthy.

The key to weight management is effectively metabolizing what you eat, getting rid of waste efficiently and letting the digestive system get a break in between meals.

Eat three meals a day - a small breakfast and dinner, and a hearty lunch... don't forget to add a healthy mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack if you feel hungry.

Do not fast or skip meals. Fasting will only disrupt metabolism by not giving it anything to 'work on', on the days that you fast. Same with skipping meals - if your digestive system does not get something to work-on at the same time each day, it will not function at peak efficiency when you do eat.

Most of us today follow unhealthy eating habits. We skip breakfast, have a hurried lunch and binge on an enormous dinner, just before going to bed.

According to ayurveda, your digestive agni - the "fire" in your stomach that cooks the food you eat and makes it into 'rasa', the nutritional essence that builds healthy cells and tissues, is most active around noon. That's why ayurvedic teachings recommend that the largest or heaviest meal of the day should be lunch.

An ayurvedic vegetarian lunch would normally include two or three servings of cooked veggies, a lentil dish, a whole grain, a chutney and lassi. Breakfast and dinner should consist of easily digested foods.

For breakfast, eat a fruit and warm cooked cereal. For dinner, eat light one-dish meals or soup.

Apart from this, make sure you exercise on a daily basis and get enough sleep each night.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Eight Tips To Take Control of Your Weight !!

Anyone who is overweight will testify that losing weight is not as easy as it seems. The people that are lean, or have gone from fat to skinny will say it's just a matter of motivation and elbow grease. Although it is not as simple as that. Our environments have waged war on us. Their weapons are sedentary lives and trans fats of mass destruction. All is not lost though, here are some quick simple tips to get ahead!

1. Substitute Water. Our bodies are about 65-70% water. It follows that water would be not only essential, but the best possibly choice of liquids to ingest. In fact, our bodies will sometimes simulate a hunger response, when in reality the body is craving hydration. When hungry, drink a glass or two of water to check if it suppresses your hunger.

2. Chew Your Food. Chewing our food very slowly and deliberately has several benefits that are often overlooked. It gives us the ability to relax, and enjoy our meal. Slow chewing is the first, and highly important, step in a complex system of digestion. Besides, if we eat slowly, we might feel full before finishing the whole meal, and can leave the rest for the next meal.

3. Exercise daily. How silly of me to include something as obvious as exercise. I did a 30 day trial with waking up, and walking for 30 minutes first thing in the morning. My journal records that I was feeling amazing during the period of time that I was following this habit.

4. Publicize your intentions. Start a blog, join a forum, and have other people keep you accountable to help. Tell other people your plan, it would help you get the motivation to go with it!

5. Create a food schedule. Plan your day so that you are eating at approximately the same time each day. This scheduling will incorporate itself into your circadian rhythm, and aid in digestion.

6. Do not over eat. Know your limit and stop eating when you are full. I have often been a victim of wanting to finish a meal so that it doesn't go to waste. This has left me with many a stomach ache. Next time, doggy bag it for later, and don't hurt yourself!

7. Choose your snacks wisely. Put down the Lays and cheese puffs. Pick up the apple and baby carrots. Make the right decision, I know you can do it.

8. Lifestyle. Remember, it's not about special diets, or special exercise programs. The real secret is in turning your health into a lifestyle, and focusing on this healthy lifestyle with every choice you make.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Little Tips for Big Weight Loss - Part 5

21. Shop 'til you drop...pounds! Add a workout to your shopping sessions by walking around the mall before your start spending. And try walking up the escalator—getting to your destination faster will be an added bonus.

22. Walk an extra 100 steps at work. Adding even a little extra exercise to your daily routine can boost your weight loss. Today, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or stroll down the hall to talk to a co-worker instead of sending an email or calling.

23. Brush your teeth after every meal and snack. This will be a signal to your mouth—and your mind—that it's time to stop eating. Brushing will also give your mouth a nice fresh taste that you'll be disinclined to ruin with a random chip. At work, keep a toothbrush with a cover and toothpaste in your desk drawer.

24. Clean your closet.First, it's great exercise. Second, it's an important step in changing your attitude. Get rid of all the clothes that make you look or feel bad. Throw out anything that's too big—don't give yourself the option of ever fitting into those clothes again. Move the smaller clothes up to the front to help motivate you. Soon, you'll be fitting into those too-tight jeans you couldn't bear to part with.

25. Take your measurements. You might not like your stats now, but you'll be glad you wrote them down when you see how many inches you've lost. It's also another way to measure your success, instead of just looking at the scale. Sometimes even when the numbers on the scale aren't going down, the measurements on your body are.


Source : WeightWatchers

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Little Tips for Big Weight Loss - Part 4

16. Have some dessert.You don't have to deny yourself all the time. Have a treat that brings you pleasure, but this time enjoy it guilt-free be—sure you're practicing portion control, and compensate for your indulgence by exercising a little more or by skipping your afternoon snack.

17. Ask for what you need.Tell your mother-in-law you don't want seconds. Ask your other half to stop bringing you chocolates. Speak up for the place with great salads when your co-workers are picking a restaurant for lunch. Whatever you need to do to succeed at weight loss, ask for it—make yourself a priority and assert yourself.

18. Improve your treadmill technique.When walking on a treadmill, don't grip the rails. It's fine to touch them for balance, but you shouldn't have to hold on. If you do, that might be a signal you should lower the intensity level.

19. Simon says... get fit.Here's an easy way to fit in exercise with your kids: Buy a set of 1 lb weights and play a round of Simon Says—you do it with the weights, they do it without. They'll love it!

20. Make the most of your walks.If your walking routine has become too easy, increase your effort by finding hills. Just be sure to tackle them at the beginning of your walk, when you have energy to spare.

Source : WeightWatchers

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Little Tips for Big Weight Loss - Part 3

11. Leave something on your plate at every meal.One bite of bagel, half your sandwich, the bun from your burger. See if you still feel satisfied eating just a bit less.

12. Get to know your portion sizes.It's easy to underestimate how much you're eating. Today, don't just estimate things—make sure. Ask how much is in a serving, read the fine print on labels, measure your food. And learn portion equivalents: One serving of pasta, for instance, should be around the size of a tennis ball.

13. Don't give up dips.If you love creamy dips and sauces, don't cut them out of your food plan completely. Just use low-fat soft cheese and mayo instead of the full fat stuff.

14. Make a healthy substitution.Learn to swap healthier foods for their less-healthy counterparts. Today, find a substitution that works for you: Use skim or low-fat milk instead of whole milk; try whole-wheat bread instead of white.

15. Bring lunch to work tomorrow.Packing lunch will help you control your portion sizes. It also provides a good alternative to restaurants and takeaways, where making healthy choices every day can be challenging (not to mention expensive).

Source : WeightWatchers