How to Lose Weight
How to Lose Weight?
Listen, if popcorn makes you feel better and now we’re going nuts at the movie, how about salad? That’s right. Just eat less and don’t eat whatever you don’t like. Salad, however, includes some type of fat, whether you believe it or not, such as oil based salad dressings (not to mention other sauces). Take that fat out. Dip it in some sugar free salad dressing and there you go, soon you’ll be as good as popcorn. Nuts are another bonus food if you cannot resist the temptation to binge on breaded snack.
You see, we all say we want to lose weight and we do mean we want to lose fat… we’re talking about weight, not fat. You are good, healthy, balanced, etc. But you know you need fat and you want it. There are good fats and bad fats. That’s all you need to know, along with the right portions, of course. For example current nutrition recommendations (2005) by the USDA in conjunction with the American Dietetic Association, advise that 10% to 35% of your daily caloric intake should come from fat. I say, eat less fat and more fruit, vegetables and whole grains and then you will be on your way to losing weight.
Good fats can be found in fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel, even sardines and oil based nuts such as Walnuts, Brazil Nuts (these are good too), Peanuts (just a handful are enough), pine nuts, pistachios, etc. Not only are these healthy foods, but they will also help you lose weight (where as bad fats, well sorry, Saturated Fats are bad for you too, but I will leave that for another article).
A good tip is to have some extra virgin olive oil (a great fat) with all meals or at meals, but don’t eat it with meals containing meat, that is, if you can control yourself. Part of losing weight is to reduce the fat in your diet as much as possible.
On to the healthy foods to lose weight… fruits and vegetables. One caveat here though, a huge caveat, is that some vegetables feel more like a fruit than a vegetable when you cook them. It seems that cabbages, cauliflower and broccoli take on the flavor of the chicken or beef that is served with them. To avoid this, either sauté your vegetables in olive oil or use fattening brands as they will be in a salad consistency. Or, alternatively use the spices found in your local market to spice up the natural flavors of your vegetables.
One of the biggest fears of dieters is the question of what you should keep off your menu list when dieting. Well, the answer is keep all you can except for too much sugar and a few other things. To help you here are some of the items you should keep off your menu, because, well, they are just so fattening… Chocolate, Baked Goods (and if you cook at home, you know what I mean). The list includes Diabetes Yah maple syrup and foods containing it, soft drinks, corn chips, French fries, etc. In fact, you should get a good habit of keeping it off your menu. We’ll leave the foods that you can eat, because, you know… they’re good. Chicken, fish, and other lean meats are the exception. That’s why it’s been introduced in schools as the healthy kid, but in the end they are still foods that are not recommended for most people to have in their diet.
I don’t want to bore you with a whole bunch of scientific mumbo jumbo. If you haven’t done your research, now is the time to do it. You too can be healthy while losing weight.
Lose Weight and Save Your Liver
Very simply put, the liver is important in filtering the blood through the body. There are a couple of functions red wine has for the liver but the number one function for the liver is to filter toxins from the blood after drinking.
Every day life creates a mass of toxins. From pollution in the air, the chemicals in the food, the chemicals in cosmetics, prescription and even illegal drugs. The toxins that enter our bodies have a insidious way of seeping into the nutrient starved areas of our body.Pretty much all the nutrient starved areas of our body is toxic. Not just the cells, the organs and they slowly seep into the bloodstream and the lymphatic system draining away nutrient rich cells.
The liver is so crucial to this whole process and function besides regulating fat stores in our body, it also regulates the blood sugar and regulates blood pressure.
Here are just some of the important functions the liver has:
1) VERY important in detoxifying the blood
2) Helps to break down poisons
3) Cannot digest 1) alcohol, caffeine, Stimulants, Prescription drugs, pump iron, heavy metals, lead, andstatic electricity.
4) Regulates normal blood lipids levels.
5) Reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and maintains good cholesterol (HDL),
6) regulates the blood insulin level.
7) Regulates the blood pressure and also helps to regulate it
8) Cleans out toxins, such as heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, food additives/preservatives.
Theonlinogram consists of a combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates (not alcohol) which provides some amount of, may be around 50%, guidance to our metabolism. Theonlingrams also provides information on our body mass index (BMI), our total cholesterol intake, our fasting triglycerides and our sugar metabolism. harmful byproducts for various enzymes are produced in the liver, they control glycolysis (break down of carbohydrates into glucose); they also provide information on our body mass index.
It seems natural liver would work efficiently in the metabolism of these chemicals that enter our body. But, humans are complicated creatures, with dozens, or even hundreds of toxins entering our bodies every day.
Do these toxins provide the same feedback signals to the liver as to where they are, a watched pot nevermiddle- certainty.
atures world is becoming more acidic with the increase of toxins. The acidic nature of our planet creates a vicious dynamic to our bodies; as the body tries to protect itself from this lack of vital nutrients, it will create more fat cells to store toxins in. Even though we are ingesting more and more toxins, our bodies are creating more fat cells to house them.
So, as we store toxins in our bodies, we also gain more fat cells. When toxins are reduced, one of the properties of they’re released into the lymph system of the body and arrive in person’s blood stream. This can then help to re-balance body composition (reduce body fat cells), especially if the toxic load is increased as opposed to the smaller quantity of the body’s toxic load which creates a healthier demand for nutrients.When we consume foods and drink water in particular, we unintentionally or intentionally create toxic quantities, and the body cannot immediately cope, since its ability to break down toxins is severely limited due to the limited availability of nutrients.