Saturday, February 23, 2008

Claudia Schiffer Diet 5+

Claudia Schiffer Diet 5+Claudia Schiffer needs to exercise and watch her diet to keep fit even with her busy schedule. After 20 years in the modelling business, and being Mum to two young children, Claudia admits she still has to work at keeping her statuesque figure. "I enjoy good food very much," she says, "and I'm not one of those women who can eat whatever they want. I have to watch myself very carefully and think about what I eat all the time. I don't drink alcohol - not even to celebrate an occasion - and I steer clear of caffeine. If I don't it's a disaster."

On a typical morning she will have fruit for breakfast, along with tea and honey. "For lunch I try to have salads or vegetables or soups," she says, "and for dinner, chicken salad or tuna salad or a bit of regular chicken or vegetables. I try very hard to eat healthy. And it's not only for my figure. Sure, I would like to keep it the way it is. But it's also for the energy. I have much more energy when I'm thinner. Sweets make me very tired. Heavy food, lots of meat, makes me tired."

Her main ideas about healthy food are evinced in her diet 5+. Diet provides with 1200 kilocalories a day and leads to rapid weight loss - about 6.5 - 9 lbs per course. It is tasty, low-calorie and balanced diet. You won’t feel hungry. “5+” means that dieting period is 5 days. At the 6th day you are allowed to eat something tasty (like compensation), what you want, but only till 4 p.m., and then you can only drink water.

The Claudia's Diet will satisfy everyone, who likes fruits and vegetables. Also, this diet allows to drink water without limits, but water should be not aerated.

On the menu:

Breakfast: a bowl of blended fruits (except bananas and grapes) with 1 tablespoon of couched grains and sugar-free yogurt, green tea.

Lunch: fruit cocktail. 100 ml of any juice with the same amount of yogurt.

Dinner: vegetable stew (cauliflower, pepper, carrot, 1 tablespoon of peas or French beans, onion, celery, parsley). Sauce: 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 3.5 ounces of sour cream, a tablespoon of lemon juice.

Second lunch: sandwich. 3.5 ounces of boiled chicken, bread with bran.

Supper: main diet dish – fruit pilau. 1.8 ounces of boiled rice mixed with an apple and 3.5 ounces of other fruit and berries.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Laugh Helps to Lose Weight Greatly

Laugh Helps to Lose Weight GreatlyAnd it’s really true! Everyone can lose weight by laughing. Researchers discovered that laughing man loses up to 20% energy more. New research published in the International Journal of Obesity has discovered that laughter really is the best medicine for a weight problem.

The small study included 45 pairs of adult friends, who were shown either funny or serious film clips in a room that was set up with equipment to measure the amount of calories burnt and to monitor the rate, duration and type of laughter. The participants also wore heart monitors to measure their heart rate. The researchers discovered that laughing increased both heart rate and calorie expenditure by up to 20 per cent – and the longer participants laughed for the greater the effects. Although laughter has long been thought to be good for the heart and the immune system, this is the first study to suggest a benefit in weight loss.

The scientists consider that just 15 minutes of laughter a day will burn 10 to 40 calories, depending on a person’s weight and the intensity of the laughter. In other words, 10-15 minutes of laugh per day deprive the same amount of kilocalories, as the bar of chocolate adds. That’s enough to shift between 1 and 4lb a year.

Being overweight can make you feel miserable, but if you want to lose those excess pounds, you should better try to have a good laugh. It might be the simplest way to lose weight ever. So, lose weight, laughing!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Drinks without Sugar in the Morning

Drinks without sugar in the morningAmerican researches advise not to drink sweet drinks in the morning. Such drinks raise sugar in blood much and also influence to digestion for the whole day. As result organism needs more calories than usual.

Researches made an experiment and they knew that those people, who drank coffee or tea with sugar in the morning, chose more high-calorie meal and more size of portions during the day. So, drinks with high content of glucose produce problems of overweight.