Thursday, March 6, 2014

Eat the Colors of the Rainbow

This idea is valuable when applied to fruits and veggie. The reason is different colors signify different antioxidants and nutrients. Eating the rainbow not only ensures you’re consuming a good mix of foods, but allows you to add more flavors to your palate.

The Vitamins and Minerals of the Color Wheel

The nutrients in fruits and vegetables can often be categorized by their colors. Here are the vitamins and minerals you can expect to find in each:
  • Red.  is usually a sign of vitamin A (beta carotene) and vitamin C.Typically, red produce are also high in manganese and fiber. 
  • Orange.  in fruits and vegetables signifies a similar vitamin and mineral profile. You’ll get vitamins C, A, and B6, potassium, and fiber.
  • Yellow.  potassium and fiber. You will also find potassium and fiber plus manganese, vitamin A, and magnesium.
  • Green. Dark leafy greens are packed with nutrients, such as rich lutein content, which aids eyesight, and folate, which supports cell reproduction. .
  • Blue. powerful antioxidants,  and fiber. .
  • Purple.  indicates the presence of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that protect blood vessels and preserve healthy skin. You can also find vitamin A and flavonoids in purple vegetables. 
  • White. shine with vitamins and minerals like vitamins C, K, and folate, and they contain fiber. Some white veggies have a compound called allicin that seems to protect the heart and blood vessels from damage.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Within me there lay an invincible summer

Often we all go through some hard times. When we are treading through that water we get overwhelmed and lose sight. The sight we lose is not all the positives things, such as: our friends, our families, the blue skies, or the morning sun. The sight we lose is our self. We tend to forget who we are. We forget what we are capable of doing. We get so entangled in the web of frustration, anger, and sorrow that we no longer grasp self confidence. We lose sight of our ability to be strong and powerful. Our self esteem gets lowered, and we lose all ability to fight for happiness, and success.

The law of attraction is the name given to the belief that "like attracts like." So when you think positive thoughts about yourself you will become a positive person. When you start believing that you can, then you will be able to. If you think successful then you will be successful. We have to take control of our own lives. We have to choose success or failure, winning or defeat, and happiness or sadness. I do not care who you are, deep inside of you lies a flame fueled by desire. No one but you can allow that flame to shine through.

I will end this with a quote by Albert Camus “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

Monday, September 16, 2013

Weight Loss Motivation Guidelines

If there is one thing that all dietitians and obesity experts agree on, it is that personal motivation is the foundation of all weight loss success. No matter how healthy the diet-plan, or what combination of calories and nutrition it contains, it won’t help anyone lose weight unless they follow it for long enough. Their willingness to do so depends entirely on how motivated they are to change their eating and exercise habits in order to achieve their weight loss goals.

Motivation Advice Hard To Find

The Internet offers a bewildering array of diets and weight loss eating plans, but advice on motivation when dieting is in extremely short supply. Given the strong link between diet-compliance and motivation, this lack of motivational help is surprising to say the least. It may stem from the fact that many diets are created by people who lack hands-on experience of helping people to manage their weight. Perhaps they see weight loss as a biological rather than a human process. If so, I think it’s a mistake.

Motivating Yourself To Lose Weight

I tell all my clients that starting a weight loss diet is like starting a journey. And like any journey it requires preparation. We need to look ahead and plan how to overcome problems that occur along the way. By doing this we take control of the process and greatly increase our chances of success.

Unfortunately, many dieters don’t plan ahead. Instead, they take things as they come, and rely upon two things: their initial enthusiasm, and (when this wears off) their willpower. But enthusiasm and willpower aren’t enough to overcome the temptations and difficulties which we face when we try to change our eating habits and lifestyle.

Stop for a moment and imagine taking your family on a camping trip. Do you rely on your enthusiasm and willpower for food and shelter? Of course not. In all probability you spend hours beforehand carefully packing and preparing for every eventuality, and the whole trip is carefully planned out in advance.

Yet when you start a diet-journey, many of you set off without any kind of planning or preparation. It’s as if you are convinced that everything will go smoothly. But let’s face it, what diet ever runs smoothly? Answer: none! So what happens when we encounter a big problem? Answer: we wobble, and often quit.

We Need To Plan New Thinking Habits

Planning a diet-journey doesn’t involve packing equipment, it involves packing “new thoughts”. We need to rehearse and adopt new ways of thinking in order to overcome problems during our journey. This isn’t psycho-babble – this is plain common sense. After all, successful dieting is largely a matter of motivation and attitude. It’s about what goes on between our ears!

The Most Common Dieting Problem

The most common problem we face when dieting is boredom. This typically occurs when our initial enthusiasm for losing weight wears off, and we become tired of watching what we eat. We become dispirited, and slightly depressed at the idea of having to maintain our “sensible eating habits” while everyone else seems to be having a good time.

Losing Direction Leads To Boredom

We get bored when we lose our sense of direction. So to overcome it, we need to reestablish exactly where we are going. Remember, dieting is not an aimless process, it’s a journey from A to B. Here’s how we think when we lose direction:

“I’m really bored with dieting, it’s such a pain. I don’t have any freedom any more. I can’t eat this, I can’t eat that… I’m fed up. I can’t share food with the girls at work, I can’t eat at my favorite restaurants, I have to keep saying No to food when I visit friends, I have to watch my family eating in front of me, I don’t have time to exercise properly, I’m never going to lose weight and I’m feeling really miserable. Heck! Life is too short for this…”

This kind of thinking is totally demotivating. It focuses exclusively on the negative aspects of dieting and signals complete aimlessness. No weight loss goal is achievable when we think like this.

A Better Way of Thinking

Now let me show you some better alternatives. Please compare them with the above example.

Example 1

“Hmm, my diet isn’t going so good. But I’m not going to make excuses. I’ve wasted enough time making excuses to myself. From now on, no matter what happens, I’m going to be honest with myself. So what do I want? I want to lose weight and get myself into shape. Why? Because I really want that beach holiday (or other very selfish goal) which I promised myself. I want it so bad I can touch it! Okay, so I need to learn how to eat properly – big deal! I can easily do this if I put my mind to it. Heck! Eating good food isn’t difficult. What’s difficult is seeing myself being overweight for the rest of my life. I want something better. Something a lot better than a fistful of nachos or a dollop of fatty dessert.”

Example 2

“Hmm, my diet isn’t going so good. So let me remind myself why I’m dieting. All my life I’ve been eating to please other people. My mom said “eat this”, so I ate it. My school friends said “have some of this”, so I had lots. My work colleagues now say “have a slice of this”, so I have two! And my kids say “you must try this”, so I try it. And every time I make an effort to lose weight, everyone says “forget about your diet, eat some of this” so I do. Well that’s enough! No more eating to please other people. Today I’m going to start eating to please me. And what pleases me is the idea of wearing a size (?) dress to my daughter’s wedding (or other very selfish goal). I realise I need to eat properly, but this is a ridiculously tiny price to pay for achieving my goal. Heck! Eating good food isn’t difficult. What’s difficult is carrying my excess weight around all day. I want something better. Something a lot better than a 4-cheese pizza or a box of cookies.”

Example 3

“Hmm, my diet isn’t going as smoothly as I thought it would. Never mind, I’m sure this is quite normal. I can’t expect to change my regular eating habits without a few hiccups along the way. Besides, I’m looking for more than the few minutes of pleasure I get from filling my stomach with junk. I want a lifetime of pleasure – real pleasure from looking good and being taken seriously and who knows, maybe finding a great partner. I know other people see me as a fat person – goodness, at times I do too! – but this is exactly WHY I want to change. I’m tired of being fat. Real tired. And if this means learning how to eat good food, then let’s do it! And when it gets tough I’m going to login to Anne Collins forum and get help. All I know is, I want to make it happen!”

Example 4

“Hmm, my diet isn’t going as smoothly as I thought it would. This morning I watched my colleagues eat a whole birthday cake – it looked delicious – and I sat there feeling miserable and deprived. Then I went for lunch with a friend and chose a tuna salad while she ate half a pizza followed by two slices of cheesecake. It was torture! But then I started thinking to myself “what’s more important – a few slices of cheesecake, or a really lean shape?” And I decided that looking good was what I really wanted. I know that it’s not going to happen overnight, but if I can persevere and learn good eating habits along the way, I know I’m gonna make it…”

Example 5

“Hmm, my diet isn’t going as smoothly as I thought it would. But at least it’s not a race. So who cares if I have a few wobbly moments, as long as I get where I want to go. At 26 I’m in the prime of my life, and I want to make the most of it. I’m tired of my slim friends getting all the best guys. I want to turn a few heads myself. I want the attention and I want to be taken seriously, and if I have to spend 12 months dieting – heck! I’m gonna do it. Last week I saw a friend of mine in hospital who lost a leg in a car crash. The doctors say it’s going to take her 12 months to relearn how to walk. Now that is tough. By comparison, my journey is easy. And as long as I keep reminding myself of this, I’ll be fine.”

Points To Remember

1. A diet is a journey from A to B.

2. Feeling bored is a sign we are losing our direction.

3. When we lose direction we need to regain it, fast!

4. The way to regain direction is to remind yourself why you are dieting.

5. You are dieting because you want something better than a plate of fattening food.

Getting Help To Lose Weight

Changing our eating habits is much easier when we get support from other people. So make sure your online weight management plan includes membership of a forum. Because only people can offer you the sort of encouragement you need to achieve your personal weight loss goals.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tasty Fat Loss & Muscle Gaining Recipes

What is the number one reason diets fail long term; above all else? The number one reason is…drum roll…a lack of long term compliance. The numbers don’t lie; the vast majority of people who lose weight will regain it - and often exceed what they lost.

The statistics don’t lie: getting the weight off is not the hardest part, keeping the weight off is! If you take a close look at the many well known fad/commercial diets out there, and you are honest with yourself, you will find most diets no longer appeal to you as they once did.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Healthy Foods Front-and-center

Studies have found that people consume more of the foods that are left at eye-level in the fridge.

So if you want your family to eat healthy, put the healthy foods front-and-center, and hide the junk at the bottom and in the back. You might even forget it is there. (Or better yet, don't have it at all, of course!)

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sliding Inchworm

The move stretches your calves, hamstrings, and thighs, while preparing your muscles for just about any activity. But throw a towel under your feet while you do it, and suddenly the inchworm becomes a grueling core-strengthening move called the inchworm slide. If the below demonstration is to advanced you can also do this on your knees. Once you master it on your knees then graduate by starting in the position below, but bring your knees to your stomach, almost like a an upside down crunch. Once you master that then move up to the exercise below.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Low-Calorie Diets


What is a calorie? A calorie is a measurement unit of the energy in food. All foods have carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. There is alcohol in some beverages. So here's the breakdown of calorie content in food:

*  Carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram.
*  Proteins have 4 calories per gram.
*  Alcohol has 7 calories per gram.
*  Fat has 9 calories per gram.

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One pound of body weight equals 3,600 calories. So in order to lose one pound of body weight, you must eat 3,600 calories less than you burn in a given period of time. In order to gain a pound, you must eat 3,600 more calories than you burn in a given period of time.

Low-calorie diets restrict the number of calories consumed each day. Some low-calorie diets restrict calories to a greater degree than others in order to promote more rapid weight loss.

The human body can withstand a very, very low-calorie (even no-calorie) diet for a short period of time. And a very low-calorie diet will affect an immediate weight loss, but the speed of weight loss will not continue.

The human body is all about survival. If the body is denied the number of calories needed to function correctly, it will burn some of the energy that has been stored (fat) to compensate at first. But as time goes by, the body simply begins to conserve energy consumption. The result is that weight loss will continue, but at a much slower pace.

The MOST effective low-calorie weight loss diet is one that does not severely cut calories and one that provides the nutrients that the body requires. Eating fewer calories while expending more calories is a much more effective method of weight loss than cutting calorie consumption only.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

A Balanced Diet


The first time that I heard the term "balanced diet," I must have been about six years old. The term simply did not compute in my six-year-old brain. I knew that a diet was what we ate, and I knew that being "balanced" meant that stuff didn't fall (like me off of the bike I was trying to learn to ride). But I could not imagine how a "diet" could be "balanced." Okay, I was a weird kid.

According to the dictionary, a "balanced diet" is, "a diet consisting of the proper quantities and proportions of foods needed to maintain health or growth."
The human body needs certain vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. The human body needs carbohydrates, protein, fat, and fiber from which the digestive system extracts the vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.


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When you think about it, the human body is really wonderful. We put, say, a hamburger and fries in, and the digestive system extracts the "good stuff" that we need immediately, stores the excess good stuff as fat against future shortages, and discards the rest.

There are all kinds of weight loss diets out there that recommend eliminating one type of food (protein, carbohydrate, or fat) from the diet. People who diet count carbs, calories, and fat grams in an effort to lose weight.

It's actually a bit difficult to nail down precisely what "the experts" call a balanced diet. The rules keep changing, and "recommendations" vary according to age. But the general guidelines to a healthy and balanced diet for all age groups all include foods from the four food groups.

The best way to eat a well-balanced diet is to eat some of everything. Eat more fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, more fish and chicken, and less processed foods and red meat.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Diets to Lower Cholesterol


We hear a lot about cholesterol today. But what exactly is the stuff?

First of all, our bodies do need cholesterol to make bile salts, hormones, and vitamin D, so all cholesterol isn't bad. There are two kinds of blood cholesterol: LDL (the "bad" cholesterol) and HDL (the "good" cholesterol).

The LDL will deposit excess cholesterol on the walls of our arteries. When this buildup becomes sufficient, blood flow is impaired, or even stopped. The result is a heart attack or a stroke.

We get the "bad" cholesterol mainly from saturated fats in meat, dairy products, and eggs; but some vegetable products suh as coconut oil, palm oil, and palm kernel oil are also high in saturated fats.

Trans fatty acids are also culprits. We get trans fatty acids from french fries from fast food joints, from packaged snacks like microwave popcorn, and from vegetable shortening and some margarine.

Saturated fats and trans fatty acids give us a double whammy. Not only do they raise bad cholesterol levels, but they lower good cholesterol levels.

Bad cholesterol collects on artery walls, but good cholesterol removes it. When the cholesterol levels in the blood are correct, the bad cholesterol is taken back to the liver by the good cholesterol and excreted.


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Diets that doctors recommend to lower bad cholesterol levels and raise good cholesterol levels are diets that are made up of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, whole grains, fish, and chicken. These diets do NOT include hamburgers, french fries, or pizza. They don't include candy bars, potato chips, or other prepackaged snack food.

Eating a low-cholesterol or heart-healthy diet isn't easy in our busy lives. We've depended upon fast food and packaged foods to save us time for years. But while we've been saving time, we've been dooming ourselves to heart disease, stroke, and death. Take the time to eat a low-cholesterol and heart-healthy diet. Start now!


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Monday, February 25, 2013

Health and Fitness Diets for losing weight

Diets are different, but the commonality of going on a diet for the purpose of losing weight is that each and every individual should secure the blessing (and possibly the advice) of their personal physicians.

 The number one New Year's resolution made is "lose weight," followed closely by "get into shape." There's no age limit on wanting to look good and feel good. Diet and exercise are both equal opportunity endeavors. Men and women of all ethnicities and those who are young, old, or somewhere in between are all welcome to join millions of others in eating less and exercising more in pursuit of looking better and being healthier.

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The first step in a diet and exercise program is usually determining what KIND of diet to use. There are a lot of choices. You can choose a diet that requires you to count calories, carbohydrates, or fat grams. You can choose one that includes a number system that makes counting calories, carbohydrates, or fat grams easier or simpler. You can choose a diet where food is sent to you weekly or monthly already prepared and in the correct serving size.

Diets are different, but the commonality of going on a diet for the purpose of losing weight is that each and every individual should secure the blessing (and possibly the advice) of their personal physicians.

Changing your pattern of eating can be a bit traumatic for your digestive system. You want to make sure that your overall health is good enough for you to make a drastic change without upsetting your system something fierce! And be warned: dieting, even moderate and sensible dieting, can upset your system.

The human body requires certain vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to function correctly. Ingesting less food can create a deficit in the nutrients supplied to the body.

The idea of any good diet is to eat less but to eat a well-balanced diet that supplies the body with all of the "stuff" that it needs to function correctly.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Diets to Improve Heart Health

The body needs to develop stamina, and aerobic exercises helps to develop stamina. But diet is also an important factor in maintaining, regaining, or improving heart health.
 Aerobic exercise is an important factor in heart health. The body needs to develop stamina, and aerobic exercises helps to develop stamina. But diet is also an important factor in maintaining, regaining, or improving heart health.

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A daily assault on your system of trans fats and high-cholesterol foods can't be "undone" with exercise, though. Dr. John Cooke, who is the head of Stanford Medical School's vascular unit says that the goal is to consume nutrient-dense foods high in antioxidants, including Vitamins B, C, and E and folate. These foods have properties that improve nitrate acid levels, and thus, your cardiovascular health.

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past ten years or so, you know that high-cholesterol food includes eggs, dairy products, and beef. It seems 
to be a rule: the better food tastes, the higher the cholesterol. Potato chips, candy bars, cake, and ice cream are ALL high-cholesterol foods. 

So how does one go about eating a heart-healthy diet without starving to death? It really isn't quite as hard as it might appear on the surface. 

You can have fresh fruit and fresh vegetables — and fruits and vegetables DO taste good. You should stick to fish and chicken, and indulge in beef steak only on a rare occasion, and then the steak should be very lean.

Whole-grain foods are the choice you should make when there is a choice. Stick to canola oil, olive oil, corn oil, walnut oil, and avocado oil, and avoid butter and lard. 

Eating a heart-healthy diet means that you might have to give up (or at least drastically cut back on) some of the foods that have dominated your diet. But the substitutions are tasty and the rewards are many. Take care of your heart. It's the only one you've got.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Diets and Serving Sizes to help maintain weight

The numbers of calories, carbs, and fat grams that are in a food all are dependent upon the size of the portion of that food.

PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 13, 2013 - The numbers of calories, carbs, and fat grams that are in a food all are dependent upon the size of the portion of that food. For example, the label on a can of corn might tell you that there are 83 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, and 20.4 grams of carbohydrates in one serving. Those numbers are for one SERVING — not for the entire can.

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If you look at the very top of the label, you'll find the information about the serving size the numbers relate to. In the case of the canned corn, you'll see that those 83 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, and 20.4 grams of carbohydrates are in a ½-cup serving. And those numbers apply only if you don't add anything to the corn — like butter, for example.

Managing portion sizes is one of the most difficult parts of dieting for the purpose of losing weight. If you just put a serving of corn on your dinner plate without measuring it, it's almost a certainty that the serving will NOT be ½ cup.

The same thing is true about serving sizes of meat. Most calorie, carb, and fat numbers are given for a four-ounce serving. A four-ounce serving of meat is probably about half the size that you'd guess it would be. And the calorie, carb, and fat numbers given are ONLY for the meat. They don't include anything you might add to the meat during or after the cooking process.

Accurately counting calories, carbs, or fat grams can be done only if serving sizes are weighed and measured. You need a set of measuring cups, and you need a food scale. Measuring cups and a food scale are necessary tools for successful dieting to lose weight. You can't guess; you MUST measure.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chronic Back Pain Limits Brain Power


By Jesse Cannone CFT, SPN, CPRS


You don't need to be a scientist to know that chronic back pain can have a negative impact on your life, often bringing with it anxiety and depression. It can affect your ability to work, sleep, and perform other daily activities.

Until recently, it has been assumed that whatever changes occurred in the brain as a result of chronic back pain were only temporary and that the brain would revert to a normal state once the pain stopped.

Recent findings by researchers from Northwestern University have turned this assumption on its head. What they found was that chronic back pain - defined as pain lasting six months or longer - can cause significant and long-lasting damage to the brain, aging it up to 20 times faster than normal.¹

Shades of gray

In fact, chronic back pain actually shrinks the gray matter of the brain - the part responsible for memory and information processing - by as much as 11 percent each year. In contrast, normal aging of the brain results in just a 0.5 percent loss of gray matter a year.

Scientists compared 26 healthy volunteers with 26 patients who had been suffering with chronic lower back pain (some with sciatica) for more than a year. Those with chronic back pain with sciatica had the largest decrease in gray matter. Another significant finding: The longer a subject had had chronic back pain, the more brain loss he suffered.

One theory on why there is such a large decrease in gray matter is that chronic pain forces nerve cells to work overtime. Even more troubling is the possibility that if chronic back pain is allowed to continue, it may become harder to reverse and less responsive to treatment due to these changes in the brain. Experts say the findings should sound a warning to patients with back pain to seek care as soon as possible.

Driven to distraction

The Northwestern study is consistent with other research on chronic pain and cognitive ability. Scientists at the University of Alberta have confirmed that chronic pain can impair your memory and concentration.

In testing done by Drs. Bruce D. Dick and Saifudin Rashiq at the university's Multidisciplinary Pain Centre in Edmonton, Canada, two-thirds of participants who suffered with chronic pain had a difficult time paying attention and remembering simple facts.

Participants in the study - all of whom had pain lasting six months or longer - were given computerized memory tests, along with a neuropsychological test of attention on what were identified as "pain" and "less pain" days.

On a "less pain" day, participants were tested after they received a pain-reducing procedure as part of their ongoing treatment at the Centre. On a "pain" day, participants were tested without getting any pain-reducing procedure. Sixteen of the 24 participants - 67 per cent - showed signs of cognitive impairment on their pain-testing day. Although the sample of participants was small, the findings were statistically significant, according to the lead researchers.

You must remember this

Further evidence of a link between chronic pain and brain function comes from a study done at Keele University in the United Kingdom. Scientists compared the "prospective" memory - such as remembering to pick up groceries or keep a doctor's appointment - of 50 subjects with chronic back pain to the memory of 50 subjects who were pain-free.

Investigators used something called the Prospective Memory Questionnaire, a self-rating scale that requires users to record the number of times their prospective memory fails in a given period of time. The scale measures three types of prospective memory: long-term habitual, short-term episodic, and internally cued.

Those with chronic pain had significantly impaired short-term memory compared with subjects who were pain-free. No differences were observed in the other types of prospective memory.

"One explanation for the observation of short-term prospective memory deficits may be related to the link between pain and stress and the impact of this relationship on cognitive function," Ling's team reported.

The ideas is that when pain kicks in, it triggers a region of the brain known as the lateral occipital complex (LOC). When this happens, it overrides a person's ability to concentrate and accurately recognize images.

Strategies to improve memory

The investigators said they hope that these findings will help guide the care of patients with chronic pain and encourage the development of skills to offset memory problems.

Here are a few quick tips to improve your memory:

Read out loud
If you want to remember something, saying the words out loud will help burn the information into your brain. If you can turn it into a rhyme, even better.

Write things down
Mental clutter makes it hard to recall data. Use address books, datebooks, and calendars. Jot down notes on more complicated material and reorganize your notes as soon as possible. The physical act of rewriting can help imprint facts into your memory.

Rehearse and review
Go over what you've learned the day you learn it, and review it periodically. Researchers call this "spaced rehearsal," which has proven to be more effective than cramming.

Get your vitamins
Nutrients such as vitamins B, C, and E can nurture brain function. Dietary sources of B include spinach and other dark leafy greens, strawberries, melons, and black beans. Vitamins C and E improve the flow of oxygen through the brain. Good natural sources are berries, sweet potatoes, red tomatoes, green tea, nuts, citrus fruits, and liver. Omega-3 fatty acids - found in cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna - are also associated with improved cognitive function.

Surprise your brain
Another way to help your brain perform better is to stimulate it through novelty. For example, brushing your teeth with your left hand (if you're right-handed) will fire up seldom-used connections on the nondominant side of your brain. Or try "neurobic" exercise, which forces you to use your faculties in unusual ways - say, getting dressed with your eyes closed, taking a course in a subject you know nothing about, or cooking a recipe in an unfamiliar cuisine
The brain maybe affected by pain but you should never let pain control how or what you think about. If pain relief is what you are after you must hold a firm belief that you can achieve your goals and if believe heart and soul and keep you're your thoughts concentrated and coordinated there is no way that you can not achieve what you are after.


1. The Journal of Neuroscience, November 17, 2004 · 24(46):10410 –10415



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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2 Easy Ways To Motivate Yourself To Get Rid of Belly Fat

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 - Everyone knows that weight loss is all about modifying their lifestyle habits to a considerable extent. What many don't realize that this cannot be done overnight! If they try to make significant changes in their lifestyle within a very short time, chances are that they will only be frustrated and disappointed with their weight loss efforts. Also, there is more to weight loss than just diet and exercise. This article will  take the reader beyond the world of strict diets and rigorous exercise routines!

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1. Avoid self-sabotaging thoughts: Self-sabotaging thoughts will do more harm than fake diet pills. Just imagine, if  always think that you cannot do the things you need to do in order to lose weight, how can you ever achieve your weight loss goals? If you think that you cannot do sit-ups and push-ups, you are probably jumping to conclusions and being too self-analytical even before you have tried these workouts!

If you think that doing thirty push-ups is overwhelming for you, start small. Start with 10 push-ups, and thank yourself once you have done it successfully! Then try to add one or two extra push-ups every day to your routine until you reach your target of thirty. You see, when you start small, it becomes much easier to reach your goals!

Instead of thinking too much, just take action and DO it! The amount of time you spend on thinking and criticizing yourself, you may as well as spend it on some exercise. While the former will do you no good, the latter will help you burn fat and lose weight! 

2. Get support: Proper support is essential in order to keep you determined and motivated. Without support, you won't be able to lose weight successfully. That is why it is essential that you enlist the support of your friends and family who understand you and support your goals. It is also essential that you choose a weight loss program which offers support to its members in the form of a support group or forum. In a forum, you will get support and tips from your peers and experts alike! 

Surround yourself with supportive people and stay away from the negative people who can only find faults with you!

If you follow these tips there is no reason why you won't be able to lose weight! Remember that you can achieve whatever you believe in your mind. If you believe you can lose weight, you WILL! It does sound cliché but is very much true!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Overcoming Self Doubt 2013 and beyond

I wanted to post something for 2013. I know many of you will make new years resolutions. Those resolutions will be to lose weight, stop smoking, eat healthier, exercise more, cut out certain foods, or beverages. No matter what your resolution you just have to stick to it.

The biggest mistake we make is letting self doubt ruin our chances of succeeding. I could not tell you how many times in my life I gave up because I thought I could not do it. Honestly when I decided I was not going to let myself keep me back, thats when I started succeeding.

So I challenge you to make a resolution, no matter what it is, and stick to it. Erase all doubt in your head and do it. I promise you at first it is going to be difficult but if you stick with it, if you let yourself succeed, if you just take the bull by the horns, your life will transform to the better.

You can try all the diets you want to lose weight but unless you stick with something you will not lose weight. Start a diet, stick with that diet, and lose that weight.

I can go through the list of resolutions, and tell you just do it. BUT if you are not willing to let yourself succeed you are not going to succeed. So the point I want you to get out of this is you need to overcome Self doubt. When you stop doubting yourself, and start believing then your life will change for the better.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Dieting Mind Set


When it comes to dieting, far too many people set themselves up for failure before they even begin the process. They literally dread going on their diets and before they start the process are planning their mishaps along the way. Sad to say but true, far too many would be dieters are planning their first Rocky Road mishap while eating their last bowl of Rocky Road before the big event.

I have no idea why we tend to do this to ourselves but it is something I see in dieters everywhere. The far too popular notion is that one must binge on the foods most loved and enjoyed before beginning the dieting process because these things must be completely eliminated in order to shed those unwanted pounds. If you are honest with yourself, nothing could be further from the truth. Moderation is simply a concept that many of us are loathe to embrace.

You must change your way of thinking about food and your personal enjoyment of food in order for any diet you embrace to be successful. Food isn't the enemy. And that is something that not enough people really understand. Even the 'tasty' foods aren't the enemy. The enemy is your personal inability to properly portion the foods you eat. The problem is that the vast majority of us eat the wrong foods far more often than we eat the right foods. This is where the problems lie.

Our bodies need the nutrients we are lacking by not eating the five servings of vegetables and three servings of fruit each day that we should consume. Our bodies know that something is missing and we feel hungry or deprived. If we were actually consuming the proper balance of fruits and veggies each day we would find that we were far less likely to feel hungry and desire those foods that aren't as healthy. This means we would be much more likely to enjoy them in moderation as they should be enjoyed.

Portion control is another problem that we have. We live in a society of "up selling". Super sized fries and empty calories by the gallon of your favorite cola are offered with almost every fast food meal that can be bought. You must learn to say no to these things and avoid situations in which you may feel tempted to partake in these up sized orders.

To be truly successful when dieting you need to embrace the process as building a healthier you rather than depriving yourself of something. Do not think of your weigh loss plan as something negative but rather a positive force in your life to make changes for the better. When you have negative thoughts do not direct them at your diet. When you feel deprived remind yourself that you are depriving your bones of carrying around that excess weight. Remind yourself that you are depriving your wardrobe of those bulky clothes that are designed to hide the bulges. Remind yourself that you are depriving your body of years of bulges and bringing back the body of your youth.



Do not get so caught up in the dieting process that you forget to enjoy some of the goodies that life has to offer. Watching your weight and counting your calories does not mean that you can never go over your allotment. The goal however is to find balance. If you learn to portion your food correctly, indulge in moderation, and incorporate enjoyable calorie burning activities into your daily routine you may be amazed at the results.

Dieting for weight loss and health is only depriving if you allow it to be. If you cannot control yourself when it comes to indulging then by all means avoid indulging. However, if you can learn to incorporate those small treats into your routine in moderation and burn those extra calories as well, then you should find yourself a much happier and more successful 'dieter' than you have ever managed to be in the past.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dont gain Weight after you quit smoking


One of the main reasons reported by women is gaining weight after quitting smoking. However gaining a few pounds pales in comparison to the damage cigarettes can cause to your body.  Smoking reduces the hardens the skin, leading to wrinkles, and can stain teeth, in addition to all of the other medical complications.

There are two main reasons for weight gain after quitting smoking.
  1. Smoking speeds up metabolism. The nicotine present in cigarettes raises the metabolic rate of smokers, which increases the amount of calories used.  After you quit smoking your metabolism becomes normal, burning fewer calories.
  2. Smoking reduces appetite and sense of taste. After quitting, your body will have a healthier appetite and food will taste better. You will eat more than you had been eating before you quit smoking.
This does not mean that when you quit smoking you have to gain weight. Just be aware of the reasons you could gain weight and try to keep them in mind when making everyday dietary decisions.
Speed up your metabolism through regular exercise. Get some fresh air and walk whenever possible. Exercise will get easier as the short windedness associated with smoking dissipates. Exercise will also increase endorphins, relieving some of the potential depressed feelings and making withdrawal symptoms more bearable.
Don’t replace smoking with snacking. If you crave snacking to keep busy and relieve the withdrawal symptoms, make sure they are light and healthy choices, such as fruit, popcorn, or yogurt. Eat smaller portions at mealtimes to balance it out. Keeping yourself busy when having a craving also helps. Going for a walk, going to the gym, or playing a game instead will help keep your mind off having another cigarette. This may be an additional adjustment to your lifestyle on top of quitting smoking, but in the end your body will feel better.

In addition to exercising and eating healthy foods, it is recommended that women begin their attempt at quitting during the first two weeks of their menstrual cycle. Studies show that during the last two weeks of the cycle, the hormonal changes often make withdrawal symptoms more severe, leading to lower success rates.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

How to Build Muscle Blog

So I started a new blog just on building muscle. I get so many emails asking "how do I build Muscle?" that I decided to build a new blog and start posting. The blog is named How Do I build Muscle. So if you are wanting to start working out, or if you are working out and want to learn how to build muscle then visit the blog.

If you are not sure if you want to work out and start a weight training routine here are a few reasons to start:
1. you do not have to become a body builder to lift weights
2. some of the workouts get the heart pumping better than cardio
3. a little muscle mass, and muscle tone looks sexy
4. muscle helps burn fat
5. muscle helps to speed up the metabolism

When you are ready to start lifting weights click here to visit my muscle building blog.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Famous Quotes about Weight Loss Diets


Marlene Dietrich, the famous actress, once said, "I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself." I couldn't agree more, so here are some of my favorite quotations about dieting for the purpose of losing weight.

I couldn't find out who wrote the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) pledge, but it is excellent, and I want to include it here: "I am an intelligent person. I will control my emotions and not let my emotions control me. Every time I am tempted to use food to satisfy my frustrated desires, build up my injured ego or dull my senses, I will remember. Even though I overeat in private my excess poundage is there for all the world to see. I will take off pounds sensibly."

Mae West, well known and loved for her wicked humor, said, "I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."

The entire cookie industry tells us that "A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand."

Daniel L. Worona is a well-known humorist who specialized in diet humor. He said, "Question: How do you get a couch potato to do sit-ups? Answer: You tape the remote control to his ankles."

Joe E. Lewis was an American comedian and singer. He once said, "I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in 14 days I lost two weeks."

And we all remember that funny fat man, Jackie Gleason. Jackie fought his weight for most of his life. He said, "The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it." Yep!

Whether famous, rich, or extremely intelligent, all types of people struggle with their weight.  We are not alone no matter our situation. What makes you different is what you do to better your situation. If you do nothing, nothing will happen. My last qoute, Albert Einstein "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results." 

So if you are not happy with the way you are, what are you doing to change?  


Friday, September 28, 2012

New research shows bodyweight training is better than cardio

By Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

This might be the most interesting - and shocking - workout study ever.

Researchers at Queen's University tested a Turbulence Training
style workout against long cardio.
(Reference: Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Sep 20.)

22 college-aged women did 4 workouts per week for 4 weeks in
one of three groups.

Group A did 30 minutes of treadmill running at 85% max heart rate

Group B did 8 rounds of 20 seconds of a single exercise (burpees,
jumping jacks, mountain climbers, or squat thrusts) with 10
seconds of rest between rounds.

Group C did nothing (they were the non-training control group).

Results:
Both training groups increased their aerobic fitness levels
by the SAME amount (about 7-8%). That's right, the short
bodyweight workouts (of 4 minutes) worked just as well
as 30 minutes of cardio. Shocking.

BUT...only Group B, the TT style training, also increased
muscular endurance in common exercises like chest presses,
leg extensions, sit-ups, and push-ups.

And finally, the TT style training used by Group B also
resulted in greater overall workout enjoyment.

The scientists concluded that "extremely low volume bodyweight
interval-style training" will boost cardiovascular fitness
just as well as cardio while giving you BETTER improvements
in muscle endurance.

All in just 4 minutes.

Learn More about Craigs Turbulence Training click here

Now you see why I use exercises like the 20-10 bodyweight
squat move that I call "Punisher X".

Bottom line: TT bodyweight workouts KICK BUTT.

Get faster results with TT bodyweight workouts here

If you want a better body and fitness, use the TT bodyweight
workouts instead of long, slow cardio.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

How to lose Belly Fat

Contents of this Post "How to Lose Belly Fat" include for you reading are

1: Tasty Fat Loss, Muscle Gaining Recipes PDF E-book (for free)

2: Sliding Inch worm (not for beginners)

3: Stair sprinting (start slow and easy if need to)

4: 3 Abdominal Exercises (NOT Your "Normal" Ab Exercises) 


If you are fed up with feeling like garbage about how you appear, dont seem like you are alone. Millions of people want to know how to shed belly fat. For many it's easy, and for other people it may seem like an overall total headache. 

Stop Dieting! The actual "word" weight loss program is the psychological trap and causes you to feel hungry just hearing It. The truth is, if you are on the right diet to help the body burn fat, you should rarely feel hungry 


Slimming down Isn't Difficult! But as you've probably discovered, the majority of weight loss is short-term at best. Like most diets are designed for you to definitely fall short. 

The folks in it have never proved helpful alongside real people to see what it really takes to make a alter. They don't know the actual battle regular people endure to overcome an eternity associated with improper habits and faulty information. 



1. Tasty Fat Loss, Muscle Gaining Recipes PDF E-book

Diet plan businesses and online marketers just think of you as a (not a shock) sales graph - not really a human being.

A well known Chinese Proverb is; 
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. 


So with that said I would like to offer to you a free, yes a free E-book. The E-book I am giving you, no download required because it is in PDF format. All you have to do is click save to desktop or whever you save PDF books.

Tasty Fat Loss, Muscle Gaining Recipes PDF E-book is a collection of useful and importantly easy to create muscle building and fat loss recipes. Even better this is a free E-book.

Below is the Sliding Inch worm a workout I put on an earlier post

2. Sliding Inch worm

The move stretches your calves, hamstrings, and thighs, while preparing your muscles for just about any activity. But throw a towel under your feet while you do it, and suddenly the inchworm becomes a grueling core-strengthening move called the inchworm slide. If the below demonstration is to advanced you can also do this on your knees. Once you master it on your knees then graduate by starting in the position below, but bring your knees to your stomach, almost like a an upside down crunch. Once you master that then move up to the exercise below.



Bye Bye Belly Fat

Basically this post helps you in two ways. One by giving you a free ebook that has useful and importantly easy to create muscle building and fat loss recipes. If you want that free ebook click hereThen I also introduced to you a great exercise that really blast your stomach and core muscles.  To lose belly fat you have to have two main ingredients a healthy diet and a work out plan.  

Also if you want a great cardio then try Stair Sprinting:


3. Stair sprinting!


Your typical interval workout in the gym might be on a stationary cycle, treadmill or stairclimber with short 30-60 second bursts of high speed and/or resistance, followed by a 60-120 second period of low intensity recovery. That’s usually a 1:1 or 1:2 work to recovery interval. You then rinse and repeat for the desired number of intervals, usually between 6 and 12.

I sometimes have access to a great set of university stadium steps with a straight shot right up - 52 steps.
Sprinting it takes about 10 seconds or so, walking down about 30 seconds. Those are short intervals with a 1:3 work to recovery interval ratio. That wasn’t by design, it just happens to be how long it takes to run up and walk down that particular flight of stairs, but co-incidentally, that fits within common recommendations for short sprint-style intervals.

I make sure I’m warmed up first, I usually start with a couple flights up at a slow jog then a run, before sprinting, usually 10-12 rounds.

Even if you jog/run instead of sprint, (or pause briefly at the bottom of the stairs), when you do the math, you can figure that this usually doesn’t take more than 10-12 minutes.
Why do I like stadium step sprinting?

1. Stair sprinting is a time saver. Like other forms of interval training, it’s entirely possible to get as much if not more cardiovascular conditioning in 10-15 minutes than you’d get from a much longer session of slower cardio (depending on the intensity and effort levels).

2. Stair sprinting is engaging. Many people get bored doing long slow to medium intensity cardio sessions. This is a great way to break up the monotony of traditional cardio workouts. Even though it’s tough, it’s actually kind of fun.

3. Stair sprinting is incredible for leg development. As a bodybuilder, I like to look at all types of training not only in terms of conditioning, fat loss and health, but also whether they will add or detract from the physique. I find that brief but intense stair workouts are amazing for leg development - quads, hamstrings, glutes and even your calves. In fact, I started training on the stairs more than 20 years ago, and I always considered it as much if not more of a leg workout than anything else.

4. Stair sprinting can be done outside. If you have access to stadium steps, as opposed to just a stairwell, you can enjoy the sun and fresh air.



4. 3 Abdominal Exercises 

that Are NOT Your "Normal" Ab Exercises  


unique ab workout that doesn't contain your typical boring stomach exercises - no crunches or situps here!
by Mike Geary - Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer
Author of best-seller:  The Truth about Six Pack Abs


Instead of the typical ab routines that we see so often with crunches, situps, leg lifts, etc... I like to give my readers better options for metabolism-boosting high intensity workouts that work their entire body while also working their abs... thus building rock hard abs & core, but also creating a much better fat-burning workout than a typical ab workout.

I'm going to show you an example today of one of my favorite "ab workouts" that doesn't include any direct "ab exercises" at all. This is actually a full body workout that works your abs pretty hard indirectly, and stimulates a good metabolism boost!  It's in a tri-set format (similar to a super-set but alternating between 3 exercises).

Here goes:

1a. Renegade Dumbbell Rows
1b. Front Squats with Barbell
1c. Mountain Climbers on Floor

A good rep scheme to use with this could be 3-4 sets of 8 reps for each exercise, or more sets for less reps, such as 5 sets of 5 reps of each exercise. Mountain climbers can be done for a time interval (such as 30 seconds) instead of "reps".

Exercise Pics & Descriptions:

Renegade dumbbell rows are done starting in a pushup position with the hands on 2 dumbbells. You then row one dumbbell up while stabilizing your body with the other arm. Bring the dumbbell back to the ground and alternate the rowing arm while stabilizing with the opposite arm. This stabilizing effect during the rows creates incredible work for your entire midsection core area. Trust me... you'll feel it in the abs!

 renegade rows start position for solid core
renegade rows - great ab & core exercise
Renegade Rows shown above

Front squats are done similar to back squats, however with the barbell in front of your body on the front of your shoulders instead of resting on the upper back as in back squats. You stabilize the barbell on your shoulders by crossing your arms and pushing your fists into the bar against your shoulders while keeping your elbows out in front of the body.

This takes a little practice at first, so you will want to seek a professional trainer at your gym to help you with the form. Front squats require extreme stabilization strength from the abs due to the barbell weight being shifted to the front of the body instead of the back. Even though this is mostly a leg exercise, you'll feel this one in the abs big time!

 front squats start position for rock hard abs
front squats - surprisingly good abdominal exercise
Front squats shown above

Mountain climbers are done by starting in a pushup position and then shuffling your feet in and out so that your knees are moving in under your chest and then back out to starting position. It sort of resembles climbing a mountain but flat on the floor. If you want an advanced version, you can also shuffle your hands 8-10 inches forward and backward in addition to the leg movements. This really makes it a full body exercise and MUCH more difficult than standard mountain climbers.

mountain climbers ab exercise start
mountain climbers - great ab exercise
Mountain Climbers shown above

After finishing each exercise, rest about 30 seconds before starting the next exercise. Rest about 1-2 minutes after completing each "tri-set" before repeating.

This will give you one of the best ab workouts you've ever had without even doing any direct ab exercises.... and with a LOT more fat-burning metabolic effect compared to standard ab exercises...  You'll see what I mean after you try it!

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