Monday, January 28, 2008

Wine Diet

Wine dietThis diet is simple but very effective. You can lose about 11lb of weight for 5 days. To keep this diet you need 5 big apples, 5 tomatoes, 5 cucumbers, 2 lb of non-fat curd, 5 hard-boiled eggs and the bottle of red wine. Diet lasts for 5 days.

Well, you should eat these products every day in the next order:
Morning – an egg and a tomato
In two hours – an apple
In two hours – some curd and one cucumber
In three hours – a glass of wine.

You are welcome!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fitness Plus Milk

Fitness plus milkWhat do you drink after fitness training? Sure you might grab a bottle of water or any sports drink, but not milk. But in vain! How about reaching for milk instead? Milk may be the ideal drink to help you gain muscle and burn fat after a workout. Take milk with you in the gym, if you think not only about your health but also about weight loss. That’s true for both athletes and recreational exercisers.

A brand new study showed that people who drank only 2 cups of skim milk after physical activity lost two times body fat than those compared to sports drinks. As published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a study at McMaster University examined the post-workout effects of drinking 2 cups of skim milk vs. a soy beverage with the same amount of protein and energy vs. a carbohydrate drink (like a sports drink) with about the same amount of energy. The researchers followed 3 groups of men from 18 to 30 years old. These 56 men engaged in rigorous weightlifting 5 days a week over a 12-week period. When the study was over, the researchers discovered that the milk drinking group had lost almost twice as much fat (2 pounds) as the carbohydrate drinking group (1 pound). The soy drinkers lost no fat. In addition, the milk drinkers gained 40% more muscle (2.5 pounds) than the soy drinkers and 63% more muscle (3.3 pounds) than the carbohydrate drinkers. The researchers concluded that milk is the ideal post-workout drink.

Well, it is recommended a glass of cold milk after a workout because it is refreshing, it rehydrates you and it helps restore muscles. It also contains nine essential nutrients and you can drink two to four servings of milk, dairy products or milk alternatives daily as part of a healthy diet. So go ahead and drink your milk, just make sure it is after a good workout to ensure maximum body fat loss. But since the milk has extra calories, it's a good idea to choose low fat or fat-free milk and limit the amount.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Oranges? Only in the Morning…

Oranges? Only in the morning…Why do we love oranges? They have bright color, nice aroma and the great number of vitamin C. But doctors recommend taking this vitamin only in the first part of the day. So oranges and orange juice are! Really they are good for breakfast or dinner but not for supper.

The thing is that vitamin C has energy-wise stimulating effect. If you eat an orange in the morning, this surprising fruit gives you the necessary energy. And to the contrary, eating orange in the evening, you can get sleeplessness as result. For an energy kick, there's nothing like an orange smoothie. To bump up the nutritional value, use fresh-squeezed orange juice. Also they help you with weight loss.

To make orange and banana smoothie you will need: 3/4 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup sliced banana, 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon almond extract, 2 ice cubes, fresh mint sprig, for garnish. Combine orange juice, banana, brown sugar, and almond extract in a blender. Add ice cubes and blend until thick and smooth. Pour into a serving glass and garnish with a mint sprig, if desired.

For milk and orange smoothie you should take 1 (6 ounce) can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 cup milk, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/3 cup white sugar, 10 ice cubes. In a blender, combine orange juice concentrate, milk, water, vanilla, sugar and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.