7 Power Packed Tips to Help You Lose Weight & Gain Optimal Health

Written by Faye Nicole Hines

Can you imagine yourself with toned abs, buns, and thighs?

What Iím about to reveal to you will forever changerepparttar way you look and feel.

Did you know that what youíre eating could be making your body toxic? I mean so toxic to point that your body is unable to metabolize food. These little critters, called parasites, feed off of foods that have sugar and yeast. This is what causes people to eat junk food aroundrepparttar 131230 clock and never feel satisfied. Therefore, it is vital that you detoxifyrepparttar 131231 body before starting any weight loss program.

I know itís hard, but itís very important that you reduce your intake of sugar. So instead of sodas, drink water. Some will say, ďWell what about sugar free, drinks?Ē The ingredient in diet sodas called, Aspartame can increase your risk of brain cancer. Drink 1 cup of Tropicana, Grovestand orange juice inrepparttar 131232 morning, then drink water throughoutrepparttar 131233 day.

Itís also important that you have a good source of multivitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Consume these daily to prevent micronutrient deficiencies.

After you detoxifyrepparttar 131234 body, take all of those vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and change your diet; you should have enough energy to exercise. Please changerepparttar 131235 way you think about exercise. Your body was created to move and itís mandatory that you start moving.

The Truth About Low Carb Dieting

Written by Gary Matthews

Every day you walk downrepparttar street it is becoming more and more apparent thatrepparttar 131229 average person is becoming larger and this trend has escalated over recent years. Why are they getting fatter? Here are some reasons...

∑Less incidental activity ∑Automated and computerized lifestyle ∑Longer working hours and less leisure ∑Increased consumption of processed foods ∑Our food servings are larger than ever

Being overweight, or obese, has now moved from a social nuisance and domestic embarrassment to an official disease. The American Heart Association has announced obesity is a major risk for heart disease.

Obesity itself has become a major and dangerous epidemic. More than 70% of US adults are overweight and that figure is rapidly increasing.

What do most people do to rid their body of unwanted fat? They diet! Dieting is now a trillion dollar industry and just about every month a new diet is announced. If you do have weight problems how do you find a diet that is safe, effective and sustainable?

What you do is try to find a diet that includes a variety of foods that you can live with comfortably. You have to take a long-term view and include plenty of exercise. A good diet is one that supplies all ofrepparttar 131230 essential vitamins and minerals, and is not high in fat or protein.

Research on people, who have successfully lost a lot of weight and kept it off long term, shows thatrepparttar 131231 vast majority succeeded by consuming a low fat diet high in fibre coupled with strength training and cardiovascular activity.

Be wary of diets that

∑Ban a specific food group ∑Promise a quick fix ∑Replace a balanced meal with a drink or a snack bar ∑Make recommendations based on single studies ∑Make recommendations to help sell a single product

Excess weight does not appear overnight and nor will it disappear overnight! In factrepparttar 131232 faster you lose weight,repparttar 131233 more likely you are to pilerepparttar 131234 pounds back on. Seek out a program that will help you maintain long-term body fat losses by providing attainable solutions such as a program that promotes lifestyle changes, healthy eating and regular exercise.

Regular exercise is important (i.e. strength training) as it burns fat, boosts your

metabolism and also increases your energy levels. Dietary changes can lead to initial weight loss, but this is only forrepparttar 131235 short term. Exercise is essential for maintaining weight loss forrepparttar 131236 long term.

Now letís take a closer look at what food is made up of and then you will have a good idea of what to look for in your daily eating plan. Firstly we need a wide range of nutrients to perform various functions for a healthy life.

These nutrients include carbohydrates, proteins and fat and are all present inrepparttar 131237 food we eat on a daily basis.

The foods containing these nutrients are cereals, legumes, nuts, vegetables, fruits, milk products and flesh foods (fish, meat and poultry).

We need all these nutrients to live and thrive and since we receive them throughrepparttar 131238 food we eat, our food must be well balanced and inrepparttar 131239 proper proportions. Food is a fuel;repparttar 131240 body requires this fuel for energy, which is measured in fats, carbohydrate and protein.

Each of these nutrients provides different amounts of energy and these are measured in calories.

Nutrient Calories per Gram

Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4 Fat 9

Letís look at carbohydrates first, carbohydrates supply energy for our body, they provide fibre forrepparttar 131241 prevention of disease and taste and texture to food. They are found in cereals, potatoes, fruits and vegetables.

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