Monday, December 27, 2010

How to Lose 9 Pounds in a Month

It is a safe, sensible, and not supposing starvation diet. It is a low-calorie diet that will quickly take away extra kilograms and make you satisfied.

The process of weight loss has to pass by the "empty plate syndrome". Food products that work for satiation or give you a sense of fullness, contain a big amount of fiber, water and protein, and fill you plate not loading your stomach by needless calories.

Besides, the products containing fiber, water and protein, are supplied by nutrients which make this diet not only effective, but also really healthy.

The diet plan supposes using 1200 calories daily. But can you really expect losing 9 pounds in a month? Nutritionists recommend women to lose from 1 to 2 pounds a week. However, the more extra weight that you need to lose you have, the faster it will go away.

Remember though, intake of less than 1200 calories a day may slow down your metabolism, making the weight loss more intense and hard. And, be sure to consult a doctor before you start losing weight!

Water
H2O fills our stomachs, and here we speak not only about the water that we drink. For instance, a cup of boiled potatoes contains 135 calories, at the same time a cup of boiled cauliflower – just 30 calories, so it is possible to use fewer calories without reducing the amount of food on your plate. Food products with a maximum content of water are: fresh fruit, non-starch vegetables, and bouillon-based soups.

Protein
Starting with Atkins’s times, proteins are associated with weight loss. Dutch researchers have recently discovered that meat proteins strengthen a sense of fullness and can lower the number of calories used during a day. But plates of beefsteaks and pork chops will not let you fit in your bathing suit at a proper time. Tend to eating Lenten proteins such as turkey or chicken without skin, tofu, beans, fish, and low-fat milk products.

Fibers
Fibers prolong a sense of fullness, and also improve intestinal work, preventing abdominal distention. For instance, try to mix your usual bread with cereals, or add some beans which contain a big amount of fiber, to your salad.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lemon Detox Tips

Lemon gives us a lot of energy, gets toxins out of system, stimulates burning of fats, and significantly improves complexion of the face. This citrus is a real well of vitamins and other useful substances.

The first stage of lemon detox is cleansing a body from toxins. After body cleansing digestion normalizes, fixation of useful substances in a body increases, overall health improves. Detox does not mean starvation or radical change of a habitual diet. Indeed, depriving a body of food, we put it to a stressful condition. As a result, instead of excretion of toxins, we will observe the inverse – the organism will start to reserve everything that is possible, and to accumulate even more toxins.

For effective clearance it is better to use fiber-rich products, and also drink a lot of water in order to speed up excretion of toxins out of body. However, it is necessary to drink not just water but water with lemon juice. For making such lemonade we need to mix 2 glasses of water with 2 tablespoons of squeezed lemon juice. The water must be warm, or, at least, have a room temperature. Even if you don’t like the taste of this drink, your liver will like it! To improve the taste of the lemonade it is possible to add a little vanilla or cinnamon to it. A glass of such lemonade should be taken right after waking up, and then before each meal including second breakfast at 10 a.m. and afternoon’s snack at 4 p.m.

In order to speed up the process of clarifying the body and to stimulate extra weight loss it will be not superfluous to stick to sensible and balanced nutrition. Choose light and healthy dishes, various salads, fermented milk products, fruit, and first courses, a little bit of coarse bread, boiled meat or baked fish. An hour before going to bed, drink a last glass of water with lemon juice. You will be surprised, but as a result of such a detox system you will feel freshly and light.

Besides stimulating digestion, lemon and water help our liver to function. They also promote lowering of appetite because, taking enough liquid before a meal, you prevent "gargantuan appetite" attacks, and your meal portions will gradually become twice as little as they used to be.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Make Your Nut Butters Hot

Here are some special methods to make nut butters more tasty…

# Almond Butter with apple sauce with cinnamon added on top - a great after dinner dessert if you’re looking for something really sweet.

# Almond or Walnut Butter on nearly any fruit. Try almond butter on fresh figs…delicious!

# Nut Butter and Apple Butter Sandwich - superior on the run breakfast choices. Use 1 tablespoon of apple butter and 1-2 tablespoons of nut butter on two slices of sprouted grain bread and get under way.

# Cashew Butter on celery sprouts - add a few raisins to make this dish more sweet.

# Walnut Butter in oatmeal - mix the walnut butter right into warm oatmeal. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to taste.

All of these methods are an excellent way to get a a great deal of healthy fats, especially Omega 3's, into your meal plans during the day.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Milk Diet for Weight Loss

If you decide to lose weight and you do not want to be bereft of dairy products, then pay attention to milk diet. It is true that experts do not recommend keeping this diet for more than two weeks. In addition, it is desirable to have the opportunity to lie down and relax during the first few days of this diet. So the best time for keeping this diet is your vacation.

Milk Diet Menu
Before any meal you need to drink 200 ml of soda water.

Breakfast: 1 creamy yogurt (fat 2-3%), 1 baked apple, tea with 1 teaspoon honey.

Lunch: milk cooked semolina (100 g), fat-free cottage cheese (200 g), a cup of milk, ice cream.

Dinner: 1 boiled egg, salad (cucumbers + tomatoes, 100 g), pancakes from cottage cheese (100 g), and sour baked milk.

Supper: any fruit (apple, banana, apricot, pear), sugar free yogurt.

Milk Bath
It is also recommended to take baths oftener, especially milk baths. Actually the bath is a great way to relieve you from stress caused by hunger. Bath with milk is the great mean not only for your skin, but also for the nervous system. Milk has the great number of useful elements and vitamins. For example, vitamin B and vitamin E, contained in milk in large quantity, rejuvenates flabby and tired skin.

Sure not every woman can get as much milk to fill the whole bath. There is the recipe with only 2 quarts of milk. This bath has the antiphlogistic effect and also tonic and emollient effects. Take two quarts of milk (fresh and warm), mix it with four tablespoons of honey and then wait for ten minutes.

Fill the bath with water and dissolve a cup of salt in the water. After this, pour the milk mixed with honey in the bath. Make sure that the water is not too hot; otherwise you may hurt your cardiovascular system. Take milk bath for as much time as you want. Besides that such bath is very useful, it is also very pleasant.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Diet for Beautiful Breast

Many women dream to keep breast beautiful and healthy for all life. And ladies begin to achieve ideal forms with the help of tablets or plastic surgery. Some young moms refuse from breastfeed now. But scientists consider that the main secret of success in this matter is proper nutrition.

To maintain the beautiful shape of the breast and to guard against breast diseases doctors advise women to include tasty and useful products in your diet every day. First of all, this is "red delicacies" - fruits and vegetables with high content of vitamins A and E. They are apricots, bananas, citrus fruits, carrots, tomatoes. All these products are very useful for the skin of the breast and prevent the formation of cancer cells.

Then vitamin C is very important for breast. You can find vitamin C in above-mentioned products and in green leafy vegetables. They contain antioxidants, which protect the breast from cancer cells.

In addition, doctors recommend eating the bread of bran and cereal from whole grains and with water only. You’d better to limit the fat and salt. Good idea is to purchase brewer's yeast in the drugstore. They have a lot of thiamine, which provides desired elasticity for the skin of the breast.

When you keep any diet, you can notice that breast becomes to grow thin first of all. The fact is that the mammary gland is surrounded by adipose tissue, which gives tempting shape to the breast. That’s why when you loose weight, breast diminishes in size. By the way, breast size is not as important as its form. Namely, breast form can suffer from sudden weight loss. To avoid this, you should have balanced eating, and also you have to do sport exercises.

Friday, April 30, 2010

German Diet

German DietThis effective diet lasts for seven weeks. Despite so long period, this diet is not very complicated. With every week you should add one day with specific food. Other days in the week you eat as usual. Finally you will go to the week with all special days.

Week 1: water (one day).

Week 2: water (first day), oranges (second day).

Week 3: water (first day), oranges (second day), apples (third day).

Week 4: water (first day), oranges (second day), apples (third day), juice (fourth day).

Week 5: water (first day), oranges (second day), apples (third day), juice (fourth day), yogurt (fifth day).

Week 6: water (first day), oranges (second day), apples (third day), juice (fourth day), yogurt (fifth day), pineapple (sixth day).

Week 7: water (first day), oranges (second day), apples (third day), juice (fourth day), yogurt (fifth day), pineapple (sixth day), water (seventh day).

During all days of the diet you can drink non-carbonated water. Oranges can be replaced with grapefruits.

For seven weeks overweight goes out gradually, without harm for the body. Your metabolism normalizes. If it is necessary, the diet should be repeated in a month. During diet alcohol is strictly excluded.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

How to Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)?

How to Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)?The Body Mass Index (BMI) formula was developed by Belgium statistician Adolphe Quelet (1796-1874), and was known as the Quetelet Index. BMI is also referred to as 'Body Mass Indicator'.

BMI is a worldwide used important parameter in determining any kind of weight related problem. In other words, BMI is a measurement tool that links your height and your weight and provides an indication of whether you are overweight, underweight or at a healthy weight for your height.

For those who wish to manually calculate BMI here is a BMI formula for both standard and metric measures. Body Mass Index calculation is very easy. Calculating body mass index involves only two measurements, height and weight. There are two formulas for calculating BMI. The first one measures weight in pounds and height in inches.

BMI = [Weight (in Pounds) / (Height in inches) x (Height in inches)] x 703

The second formula measures the BMI in Kg/m2; measuring height in meters and weight in kilograms.

BMI = (Weight in Kilograms) / (Height in Meters) x (Height in Meters)

Below is the procedure of calculating BMI in simple steps. Weigh yourself on your bathroom scales. Then measure your height in inches using the yardstick. Use the pencil, paper and calculator to perform the next BMI calculation. Take your height in inches and square the number, (multiply the number of inches by the same number of inches). Split your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared. Multiply that answer by 703. The answer is your Body Mass Index (BMI).

Choose BMI category your personal BMI result belongs to: Underweight < 18.5; Normal (healthy) weight = 18.5 - 24.9; Overweight = 25 - 29.9; Obesity > 30;

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Three Rules for Slim Figure. Rule 3.

The regular exercises

To begin loosing weight you need at least three fitness trainings per week. If you want to achieve the better result, then make exercises five times a week. But the workouts must be different by its directions and efforts.

Actually the best effect can be achieved as follows: three workouts per week with the weighting (dumbbells, weight-lifting exercises such as squatting, thrusts, push-ups, because they involve the great muscle groups).

The other two days load should be weaker and it must be with the other direction - aerobic, which burns calories. For this kind of fitness use a treadmill, exercise bike, jumping the rope, and step aerobics.

If you do not like aerobics, then in these two days you can choose (on the advice of a coach) two or three simple exercises and do them a great number of repetitions in up-tempo without any weighting. And you will get the same aerobic effect.

Remember, two classes per week only help to maintain muscles in the tone. If you are unable to go workouts in the gym, spend at least 10-15 minutes for exercises at home. Really it's better than doing nothing at all.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Three Rules for Slim Figure. Rule 2.

The dietary habits

Keeping the eating habits, we give the body a chance to digest and to assimilate all eaten food, but not to save food for future use. Thus, debugged dietary habits are the main enemy for body fat. In addition, your bowels will work like clockwork. Natural cleansing of the body also plays an important role in weight loss.

It is desirable to follow this scheme of meals:
- Breakfast (porridge, eggs)
- Second breakfast (cottage cheese, tea)
- Dinner (meat, vegetables, soups)
- Snack (fruits)
- Supper (18.00-19.00 - fish, soup, porridge)
- Kefir or milk at night

Make the time interval of two or three hours after each meal. This time you can drink tea, camomile infusion or unsweetened compote.

The components of your diet:
1. Cereal (porridges: buckwheat, pearl-barley, corn, oats, and millet).

2. Lean meat (always in combination with raw or stewed vegetables).

3. Sour milk products (cottage cheese, yogurt, milk, kefir, etc.).

4. Soups.

5. Fish, seafood.

6. Fruits, dried fruits.

7. Drinks (green tea, jelly, juice, chicory, camomile).

8. Vegetables (raw, cooked) as a garnish and salad.

9. Honey.

10. Dessert: chocolate, meringue, raisins, jams, marsh-mallow, fruit candy.

11. All kinds of nuts, seeds.

12. Eggs.