Friday, May 30, 2008

The Green Tea Diet

Green Tea DietGreen tea diet is a good and rapid way to lose weight and feel comfortable. Tea diet is tasty and saturating and especially good for tea-lovers. Green tea certainly isn't the magic bullet of weight loss, but it is one of the healthiest and best diet food or drink you can add to your daily routine. Starting each morning with a cup of green tea can help you lose weight.

Green tea helps boost your metabolism. You can burn 80 extra calories a day simply by adding green tea to your diet. It is a substance called catechins that is responsible for the weight loss effects of green tea. If you don't like the taste of green tea, you can buy green tea extract to get the catechins that you desire. Be sure to read the ingredients and label before you purchase any supplement.

Also green tea is light in caffeine when compared to a drink like coffee, but since there is caffeine, don't count green tea as part of your daily water intake. Instead, drink a little extra water to offset the effect of the green tea's caffeine. Drink as much tea as you are comfortable drinking. During all dieting period drink green or herbal tea 3-4 times a day with 1-2 teaspoons of jam or honey.

Dieting period: 3 days. On the menu:
Day 1: fruit, 1.5 ounces of cheese, 5 ounces of broth, fruit salad.
Day 2: 1 egg, 1.5 ounces of cheese, vegetable salad, fruit ice-cream, boiled vegetable, a piece of rye bread.
Day 3: 1 egg, 5 ounces of low-fat yogurt, an apple, 3.5 ounces of fish, vegetable salad.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Ice-Cream Diet

The Ice-Cream DietHot new research reveals that ice cream -- when eaten as part of a healthy diet -- may actually melt away fat; helping you lick extra pounds quicker than if you abstained! Plus, a dish a day helps you get healthier in other ways.

The ice-cream diet is very tasty and easy for keeping. You will feel comfortable and satisfied when following the dieting plan. Weight loss diets are often associated with privations and hunger tortures. But it isn't going to happen when you decide to lose weight this way.

The ice-cream diet includes ice-cream in a daily intake plan. It can be milk or fruit ice-cream - the one you like best, or their combination. Keeping the ice-cream diet you won't suffer from hunger. But still you will lose weight as you give up all sweet food except for a helping of ice-cream.

Ice-cream diet daily meal plan:
Breakfast: a small piece of rye-bread, fruit salad and sugar-free green tea.

Lunch: vegetable soup, 3.5 ounces of chicken, 3.5 ounces of brown rice, vegetable salad, sugar-free green tea and about 3 ounces of your favorite ice-cream.

Dinner: 2 baked potatoes, vegetable stew, and mineral water.

Supper: if evening ice-cream is more enjoyable, you can have about 2.5 ounces of ice-cream instead of the lunch helping.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Intensity for Ideal Weight

Intensity for Ideal WeightAs for determining ideal weight, it is impossible to name a precise number of pounds by height, age, or something else, but the fact is that there are huge negative effects of obesity. A significant part of the American population cannot climb a flight of stairs without being out of breath.

However, there is no need to fixate on losing all your excess weight. This type of intention leads to a crash diet. If you decide to commit to those crash diets, you will lose the weight, but then you will realize that there is no way you can eat that way for the rest of your life. So, you will gain the weight back. The better way is to focus on getting healthy. Getting to an ideal weight is more about adding intensity to workouts.

There are three parts to effective workouts or physical activity: frequency, intensity and duration. Intensity is the most direct way to change your health for the better and lose body fat in the process. If you are a runner, devote the last 10 to 15 minutes of some runs to hard sprinting for 30 seconds followed by 90 seconds of recovery pace, then repeat three to five times. If you walk for exercise, do the same 30-second burst/90-second recovery pace sequence or add some hills or incline on your treadmill. For weight lifters, load your barbell at an amount that fatigues the muscles after 8 to 12 repetitions.

Physical activity or lack of it affects personal health. You can be healthy at a higher weight than what a professional might consider ideal, but you should increase your workouts' intensity to keep your weight off.