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Weight loss Without Exercise? Do these 15 tips now!

Weight loss without even exercising?

Sometimes exercising cant be done, so try these 15 tips for weight loss

Whether you have a weight loss goal for a wedding, new job, vacation, or just because you want to lose weight, today we’re going to discuss how you achieve your goal…without exercise. Although it sounds crazy right now, allow us to explain because these tips will really help!

Limit Meals – In recent years, the rumor has been that we need to eat more frequently to boost metabolism, but studies have now shown this has no impact at all. Therefore, we recommend limiting your meal count to four to restrict calories and make it easier to track what you eat.

Raw Fruits/Vegetables – Before every meal, eat two raw fruits/vegetables and you’ll pre-line your stomach. Since they’re packed with fiber, you’ll only need a smaller meal to feel full.

Track Calories – Although this can be a little irksome, there are now apps and websites that make the whole process easier. If you do not see results, simply reduce your calorie intake, this is a sure way to weight-loss.

Drink Water Before Meals – Not only should you drink plenty of water, you should do so around 20 minutes before each meal. In a recent study, those who consumed water before a meal lost nearly 45% more weight.Weight loss

Limits Calories Per Meal – As we know, calories are the main determinant of weight loss even though metabolism and hormones play a role. If you can limit your four meals to 300 calories, this comes to 1,200 calories per day; 1,500 with the right fruit and vegetables.

Drink More Than Two Litres – In addition to before your meals, you should be drinking all day, and we recommend more than two liters. Not only can this boost your metabolism, but drinking water can also burn calories.

Limit Alcohol – Did you know that alcohol limits your weight loss ability? If you’re enjoying some company, go for red wine as opposed to anything else because it offers anti-aging benefits. Elsewhere, limit all champagne, beers, and spirits.

Fat-Burning Foods – To boost metabolism, there are actually some foods that’ll help so not all calories are equal. If you consume 150 calories in vegetables, this is very different to 150 calories in a cake.

Cook Yourself – When you take control of your eating habits, you know exactly what’s going into the meal. If you constantly eat out, it can be incredibly difficult to track calories.

Serious weight loss when you lose the sugar – Without cutting sugar completely, weight loss becomes tough. We aren’t just talking about table sugar, and we mean processed foods and all the fancy names manufacturers use to hide the ingredient in food AND drink.

Intermittent Fasting – If you haven’t heard of this trend, you’re only allowed to eat during an eight-hour window while fasting for the other 16 hours. Once again, it becomes easy to track calories, and you can reduce belly fat in no time.

Don’t Give Up I’ll work hard during the week and then start again on Monday; this is one of the most common statements among dieters. If you really want to lose weight without exercise, stick to the plan at ALL TIMES.

Regularly Weigh Yourself – Each morning, get into the habit of weighing yourself, so you remain motivated. As you reach the goal, make it less frequent, so you aren’t obsessing.

Watch Out for Drinks – With calorie-counting, people tend to focus on food while not realizing drinks can be just as dangerous. For example, you should be looking to avoid soda (and diet soda), beer, milk, fruit juice, and energy drinks.

And of course consider Exercise – Finally, while all these tips will certainly help you to lose weight, incorporating exercise to the mix because it allows you to boost metabolism, prevent muscle loss, control appetite, and strengthen the bones!

Learn How to Eat Whatever You Want Towards Your Advantage | Part 1/3

Learn How to Eat Whatever You Want Towards Your Advantage | Part 1 of 3

Posted by Scott Emmerson

 

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Last Saturday, my cousin Andrew and I went to Wendy’s. I had a triple Baconator with fries. Then I went home and watched Game of Thrones, while devouring two bags of Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Cream bite size chocolate thingys. I would tell you what Andrew had but I was too busy slipping into a food coma to remember. That was my cheat meal and I earned it because I ate like a caveman all week…

 

I am going to assume that you are probably reading this article with the intentions of cranking back some unhealthy delicious foods over the holidays! If you are like me then you obviously want to avoid having “more to love” by the time January hits and you’re forced to hit the gym harder than that Baconator hit my pancreas.

 

If your going to understand why these tips work then you need to understand how cheat meals can make us fat. I know, boring but just shush and keep reading.

 

When carbs get digested they have to be broken down into sugars before they can enter the blood stream. Complex carbs represent long chains of sugars bound together, while simple carbs represent smaller chains. Long and short chains of sugars have to be broken down into individual sugar molecules to be absorbed. Picture various groups of prison inmates (sugars), holding hands walking through a prison (your intestines). Then correctional officers (enzymes), are all like, “hey stop holding hands, that’s weird, you’re in prison.” The correctional officers eventually break the bonds between the inmates and send them to their cells, pun intended (Boom).

 

Once our sugar bonds are broken up in our intestines they enter the blood stream, and our pancreas is notified of the increase in blood sugar. In turn, insulin is released to combat this. Then a bunch of insulin goes and snatches up the sugar molecules and transports them into their designated cells (could be liver, muscle, fat or various other cells). In most circumstances insulin will look to drop off those sugars in your liver, however, once your liver is full they will have no choice but to juicify your love handles (in article number two I will touch on how we can get insulin to send sugar into our muscles). Now, our bodies have many mechanisms for making us fat, but in my opinion high carb consumption is the number one reason for obesity.

 

Tip #1 – The Obvious Tip…

 

Try to avoid processed food. A heck of a process goes into making bread, so try to avoid it. Brown rice, quinoa, wild rice, and Cous Cous don’t take much to get them ready to eat, so they are okay. If you’re overweight, cut complex carbs entirely and watch the pounds fly away. If you’re not overweight and you’re naturally skinny/lean (aka my stupid cousin Andrew), you can have some complex carbs. My personal opinion is that a VERY small amount of people would ever need more than 100 grams of complex carbs in a day.

 

Tip #2 – Insulin sensitivity increases with each sugar free meal

 

One thing I didn’t mention about our friend insulin is that if you have too much sugar circulating in your blood stream (especially over a prolonged period of time i.e. days/months/years) then you can become insulin resistant. It’s kind of like when I try and scare my parents. Occasionally I can scare them so good that they will accidentally swear; it’s honestly hilarious. But, if I tried scaring them ten times a day they would become resistant to my immaturity and I wouldn’t get to enjoy their swears. But in all seriousness, if this is what’s happening- you’re becoming insulin resistant- then you’re likely on track to becoming diabetic.

 

I like to think of our relationship with insulin as a really big teeter-totter. On one side sits insulin resistance, and on the other side sits insulin sensitivity. The more sugary food we eat the further we move towards insulin resistance, and eventually if we eat so bad, we can walk right past insulin resistance and hop off the teeter-totter leading to diabetes. But, with every good meal we eat we can walk toward insulin sensitivity, and eventually get a super power or something.

 

When you are “low sugar” for long enough your liver gets a chance to make room for some new sugars thus blitzing yourself with a cheat meal, in some instances can actually make you leaner. When you eat “low carb” for long enough your Leptin levels decrease, and one of Leptin’s roles is to metabolize fat. Guess what gives Leptin a boost… cheat meals! This does not mean pizza is now a healthy choice, it means it “can be” if your diet is on point. Earlier this year I went two weeks without a gram of sugar and I decided to have a gluten free pizza, which is awesome by the way so shut your mouth if you’re a gluten free hater, and I actually lost 2lbs the next day.

 

Moral of the story, with every carb free day that passes you will increase your efficiency when you finally decided to crank back some deliciousness. I’m pretty sure superman became superman from going carb free for a year and then having a Baconator, just saying.

 

Tip #3 – Fit Cocoa, Green Tea, and Cinnamon into your diet wherever you can

 

In a nutshell research says that these three guys can increase your insulin sensitivity. I have found moderate to high consumption of these puppies on my cheat days to be particularly helpful. If you want more detail check the sources :).

Green Tea (1,2)

Cocoa (1,3)

Cinnamon(4)

 

Learn How to Eat Whatever You Want Towards Your Advantage | Part 1/3 1

(1) http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/81/3/611.short

– favanols=high antioxidant/High Nitric Oxide(arginine-alpha-keto-glutarate (AAKG). ) bioavailability… Nitric Oxide bioavailability=”stimulated glucose uptake”

(2) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf030365d

(3) http://advances.nutrition.org/content/3/2/217.full

(4)http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1681080

The most deceptive foods advertised as healthy

The most deceptive foods advertised as healthy

Do you know that some “health foods” are not actually healthy? Common healthy foods like milk, cereal,processed cheese, wheat bread and even fruit juice can actually harm your health! The guide dispels common myths about deceptive foods and gives you some wholesome alternatives:

 

1. Pasteurized Milk


milk-iwontloseMilk is touted as a healthy food, and most people assume that it does a body good. But pasteurization destroys active enzymes and denatures the fragile proteins in milk. It also kills beneficial bacteria and lowers the vitamin content of your milk.

A better alternative?
Raw milk is milk that hasn’t been pasteurized. Why raw milk?
Supporters of raw milk say the pasteurization process kills most, if not all, micromilk organisms, including the beneficial ones that aid in digestion and metabolization. They also promote good health by crowding out bad bacteria and help prevent yeast overgrowth in the intestinal tract.
The Campaign for real milk says that raw milk comes from cows that are properly fed. Cows that eat green grass provide milk with nutrients like vitamins A and D. They argue that pasteurization enables the milk industry to raise cows in less-expensive, less-healthy conditions.
They also say that pasteurization destroys enzymes and diminishes vitamin content. Pasteurization, says the group, is associated with allergies, increased tooth decay, colic in infants, growth problems, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Many calves fed pasteurized milk die before maturity.
Raw milk will sour naturally due to the bacterial production of lactic acid and still be healthy, while pasteurized milk, which lacks the essential bacteria, will putrefy.

 

2. Fruit Juice and Sodas

Soda_and_sugar_550Fruit juice may be delicious, but it’s often loaded with even more high-fructose corn syrup than actual juice! High fructose corn syrup has been linked to increased cholesterol levels, blood clots, and impaired immunity. Sodas are no better as we all are well aware.

Fructose reduces the affinity of insulin for its receptor, which is the hallmark of type-2 diabetes. This is the first step for glucose to enter a cell and be metabolized. As a result, the body needs to pump out more insulin to handle the same amount of glucose.
The annual ‘Liver Meeting’ of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases which took place October in Boston reported results linking high intake of sugar (specifically fructose) to liver disease.
“The research team concluded that consumption of high fructose can have negative effects on liver through overfeeding, as well as damage the liver by inducing increased oxidative stress.
A better alternative? Delicious, healthy and convenient Dong Quai and Coco-Biotic, both of which you are strongly urged to learn more about and try today!

3. Whole Grains

Whole-grain-is-not-always-good-for-the-bodyMany foods from bread to breakfast cereals advertise that they are now made with whole grains. Despite earlier reports discounting fiber’s role in colorectal cancer prevention, two recent studies say fiber from fruits, vegetables, and grains may indeed slice the odds of getting the disease. One study, surveying more than half a million people, found a 25 to 40 percent risk reduction from 30 grams of fiber daily (five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables). Fiber in food may be the key, since those earlier studies focused on fiber supplements.
If you have digestive problems or suffer some of the classic autoimmune reactions (e.g. allergies) consider the possibilities that grains may be problematical. Look at your family members and your family history for clues about dietary problems. Adjust the ratio of cereal grains to meat, vegetables, and fruits and see if the adjustment has physiological and psychological effects. In my opinion one should supplement with vitamins, minerals, protein, and free fatty acids. Above all, eat a varied diet and not too much of one thing.
Conventional whole grains lack vitamins and minerals, can be difficult to digest, and often cause allergenic responses, contributing to autoimmune disorders like Celiac disease.
A better alternative? Grain-like seeds millet, quinoa, buckwheat, and amaranth are gluten free, do not feed candida act as prebiotics, have a calming effect and are full of vitamins and minerals.

 

4. Processed Cheese

processed-cheese-slicesProcessed cheeses, especially individually wrapped slices, have little nutritional value. They are pasteurized and often have fillers and preservatives.
A better alternative? Make Young Coconut Kefir cheese or on stage two of the Body Ecology diet, once your gut is populated with dairy-loving microflora, try cheeses made from fermented raw milk to flavor your salads.

5. Protein Bars

proteinbarProtein bars now compete with candy bars in convenience stores and grocery aisles, butproteine these quick snacks are not necessarily healthy. Many protein bars use soy protein and count sugars in their top 3 ingredients! Instead of offering you a healthy option, they actually contribute to fungal infections.
A better alternative? Soaked almonds and other nuts are easy and delicious snacks for those on the go! Or try RenewPro for an energizing, gut-healing source of protein. You can mix it in water or even eat a scoop between meals. You’ll love the delicious taste of this truly healthy source of protein.

 

6. Energy Drinks

kids_energy_drinksTheir labels say they contain various herbs, minerals and the amino acid taurine, specially designed to boost your energy by the time you reach the bottom of the can. But if you look at the ingredients, you’ll find that the main ingredients in most energy drinks are actually caffeine and sugar  making them hardly more than high-priced soft drinks.
Yet their glitzy designs and claims to improve your performance, concentration and reaction speeds seem to be working. In 2004, energy drinks overtook bottled water as the fastest-growing category in the beverage business. Similar products have even been introduced for kids as young as 4 years old. A better alternative? Drink healthier fluids like water or tea, and if you must have a jolt of energy, a good old-fashioned cup of black coffee will at least spare you the sugar.

7. Soy products

soySoy products, including soy milk and soy protein have been linked to digestive distress, immune system breakdown, PMS, endometriosis, reproductive problems for men and women, allergies, ADD, higher risk of heart disease and cancer, malnutrition and loss of libido.1
Soy milk has some negative aspects which are as follows :
-It contains a lot of phytic acid
-It contains hemagglutinin which causes the red blood cells to clump together. However, it is believed to be harmless unless soy milk is taken intravenously
-The genetic modification involved in the process of preparing soy milk may cause lysinoalanine or even nitrosamines
-It contains aluminum
-It contains trypsin inhibitors
A better alternative? Fermented soy products like miso soup, natto and tempeh.

 

Best Vegetables For Weight Loss

Best Vegetables For Weight Loss

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Benefits of vegetables for weight loss

#1:Vegetables contain low amount of calories, so you can eat as much as you like without being worried about gaining extra calories.

#2:Vegetables contain high amount of fiber and water which helps you to feel full faster and for a long time “it is the most important benefit of vegetables for weight loss”

as there are some people who suffer from food addiction, so vegetables will be an effective choice for them for feel full faster and for a long time.

#3:Vegetables contain high amounts of potassium than other available foods.Potassium helps you lose weight fast as:

A) Potassium helps to decrease the insulin production in your body which leads to enhancing the process of burning your body fat and losing weight fast.

B) Potassium helps to convert food into energy and build muscles. The bigger and stronger your muscles are, the more fats and calories they burn which leads to fast weight loss.

Best Vegetables to eat for weight loss

Here is a list of best vegetables for weight loss that are tasty and enjoyable:

#1:Cucumber

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Cucumber is one of the best vegetables for weight loss as it contains low amount of calories and high amount of water and you can add it to salads.

#2:Alfalfa Sproutssprouts

Alfalfa Sprouts don’t contain notable sugar, fat or cholesterol, but instead, they contain fiber and protein which helps you to feel full for a long time.
Alfalfa Sprouts are easy to grow at home.

 

#4:Onions

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Cooking with onions is a healthy choice to add taste to your foods without adding high amounts of calories.

Onions contain antioxidant quercetin and quercetin can help increase energy expenditure and then burn more calories.

#5:Broccoli

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Broccoli contains fiber and protein which keeps you physically full and it needs a long time to be digested which enhances your metabolism “the process of burning fat and calories”.

#6:Kale

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Kale is regarded as one of the healthiest foods on the planet because of containing the most important vitamins for weight loss and your overall health.

Kale contains protein, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, fiber, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C.

#7:Spinach

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Do you remember those cartoons of Popeye?! Yes? We miss our childhood!
But Popeye was right to include Spinach in his diet as spinach contains important nutrients for your body

such as “carotenoids- iron- zinc- calcium- 13 various substances that are anti-oxidant and anti-cancer substances”these nutrients make spinach a great food to burn fat.

 

Article submitted by David Zakria

15 Great Fitness, Wellness, and Health Tips

15 Great Fitness, Wellness, and Health Tips

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1- Fast food is bad food.
2- Don’t rush your workouts, concentrate on every rep and every set.
3- If your food has a commercial, it’s most likely unhealthy.
4- Get proper rest! (8-10hrs)
5- Eat a lot of Fruits and Vegetables!!
6- Stretch before workouts, after workouts and on your off days.
7- Substitute butter for coconut oil!
8- Strengthen your core (abdominal and lower-back)
9- AVOID STRESS, by any means necessary.
10- Do proper warm-ups and cool downs to avoid injuries!
11- Practice proper breathing techniques.
12- Drink lots of water!
13- Consume Protein and Carbs within 30 minutes after workouts.
14- Practice Yoga and Meditation to help you mentally and physically.
15- CHALLENGE yourself! NEVER be comfortable!

If you want more detailed tips you can tweet me questions on twitter @JAKEwontLOSE

Vitamin B 101

Vitamin – B  101

vitamin-b As I continue to compete, I have noticed the side effects of simply not taking enough B Vitamins. Here is a simple breakdown of the many types and where they can be found in natural food sources

 

Vitamin B1 This will enhances blood circulation, helps in blood formation and metabolism of carbohydrates, maintaining appetite and normal digestion. Essential for a well functioning nervous system as well as helps proper function of the heart and muscular system.

Found In: Whole grain cereals, peas, beans, peanuts, legumes, brewer’s yeast, almonds and egg yolk.

Vitamin B2 Helps body break down amino acids, regulates energy, growth, hormones and formation of red blood cells. Supports cellular breathing. Prevents red, cracked lips and burning tongue.

Found In: Egg whites, lean meat, fish, wheat germ, almonds, mushrooms and milk.

Vitamin B3This one is important for fat synthesis, protein and carbohydrate breakdown, tissue respiration, health of skin, tongue and digestive system. Higher doses may help manage cholesterol.

Found In: Yeast, lean meat, chicken, salmon, tuna, legumes, whole grain cereals, peanuts.

Vitamin B5 – Helps body metabolize carbohydrates and fats. Offsets deficiency-related dermatitis and ‘burning foot’ syndrome.

Found In: Eggs, chicken, avocados, soybeans, whole grains, peas, sweet potatoes, yeast and broccoli.

Vitamin B6Helps the body to absorb and metabolize amino acids, to use fats, and to form red blood cells. Vitamin B6 is involved in the metabolism of protein and carbohydrates as well as production of insulin.

Found In: Chicken, fish, pork, eggs, rice, soybeans, oats, whole wheat, peanuts, walnuts, bananas, avocados and carrots.

Vitamin B12 Red blood cell health and development, treats ‘pernicious anemia’, used in management of neuropathy. Vitamin B12 is necessary for proper utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins for bodybuilding.

Found In: Meat, tuna, milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, eggs, soybeans and soy products.

 I hope after reading over this list you can see how important taking just a few types of Vitamin – B can help. It’s always important to make sure we are at our best if we want to beat the rest!

Article written and submitted by:
Timothy B. Roberts
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Burn Fat with No Jitters

“5 Great Ways to Burn Fat with No Jitters!”

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Pyruvate

If you want to burn fat fast during your workout, Pyruvate can definitely help. When burning fat its important to keep a constant intensity in your workout session and when the intensity drops, that’s when you’re likely to see a decline in performance and results.

Since pyruvate is a limiting agent to ATP’s cellular process, using pyruvate can be very beneficial in keeping your body optimized for burning that stubborn fat when you’re in the gym. While using pyruvate, I make sure to drink lots of water or Sports Beverage.

Typically, taking 1 gram of pyruvate for every 10 pounds of bodyweight you currently have is normal. Never exceed 30 grams of pyruvate, and make sure to follow any pyruvate product’s package directions to make sure you are using it correctly and safely.

Green Tea

Because of the Anti-oxidant Protection and Natural Caffeine, Green tea is an excellent supplement to take when doing cardio or strenuous exercise routine. It will speed up your metabolism and help you concentrate mentally when you train. Green Tea is a complete supplement and can definitely be taken by itself in extract form, generally ranging from 250 to 500mg per day.

 L-Carntine

Are you trying to lose fat and transform your body, L-Carnitine would be a great addition to your weight loss stack. L-Carnitine encourages a healthy environment for lean muscle growth and development, which means you’ll be helping your body get lean, strong, and defined. L-Carnitine is a NON-stimulant fat burner with the many other general health benefits.

In order to get the most out of using L-Carnitine, you’ll want to be sure you’re taking the right dose. Read the package instructions on the particular brand you’re considering and take as directed. Most people will do best taking 2-4 grams of L-Carnitine per day spread out over 2-3 doses and placing one of those doses near your workout time.

Seasmin

A naturally occurring lignan found in sesame oil. Research suggests that Sesamin can help maximize fat loss, support liver and kidney health and maintain healthy lipid profiles. This Non-stimulant fat burner is a great addition to any current weight loss routine

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)

Looking for support to aid in lean muscle development? Then look no further. CLA uses stored body fat as fuel and promotes recovery from intense exercise. With added Immune system health, Anti-catabolic (anti-muscle-breakdown) and Anti-oxidant benefits, there really is no reason not to add a little CLA to you stack.

The actual serving sizes will vary for CLA depending on the product you purchase. But you’ll see the best-intended results by taking anywhere between 600 and 1000 mg per day. Be sure to read the package directions for the particular product you pick up and follow them accordingly.

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Timothy B. Roberts
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