Food Vs Supplementation

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Supplementation is something that’s certainly grown in popularity in recent years. More people than ever are becoming ‘health conscious’ and are using their local health stores, like Holland and Barrett, in an attempt boost the way they look and feel.

But although sales of supplementation increase annually, statistics show however that it doesn’t seem to be helping. Rates of chronic disease are not slowing and are in fact increasing, along with rising obesity rates.

There certainly are helpful supplements out there. BUT supplements will not help much if one does not first address the necessary basics of health. The basics of proper diet, exercise and detoxification etc. need to be in check before one should consider taking any supplements.

Unfortunately many seem to believe the fallacy that popping a few vitamin tablets will mean they are covered nutritionally, when in fact, eating whole, raw foods will give you more comprehensive nutrition than any multi-vitamin supplement. This is because the combination of substances in whole foods are more synergistically effective than a specific dietary nutrient that has been isolated and artificially combined with other nutrients.
These refined vitamins have been robbed of all of the extra accessory nutrients that they naturally come with as well (the way nature intended). In turn, like refined foods, they can create numerous problems and imbalances in your body if taken at high levels for long periods of time. Fructose (sugar) for example in its isolated form is found in so many processed foods and is known to be detrimental to one’s health. Fructose is also found in fruit, but because it is mixed in with the fibre etc. its effect is regulated.
This whole point seems obvious when you think about how our bodies have thrived on what nature has provided for millions of years. Nature does not produce any nutrient in an isolated form. The nutrients in foods are blended together in a specific way and work best in that format. For an isolated nutrient to work properly in the body, it needs all the other parts that are naturally present in the food too.

Like I said before, there are helpful supplements out there but these seem to be becoming harder to find as the quality of many seems to be in decline. At The Fitness Sanctuary, we do include some essential high quality supplementation (krill oil and vitamin C), but it is the diet which is most important and is the main the reason why our clients are managing to lose weight whilst rejuvenating their health.

Become a Sales Affiliate for The Fitness Sanctuary

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Fitness Sanctuary offers weight loss, fitness and yoga retreats.

Located in the inspiring natural coastal area of Tarifa, Southern Spain.

Our clients come for between 3 and 7 nights for an exciting mix of exercise, hiking, yoga and massage with the aim of weight loss and improved health.

With plentiful high quality controlled nutrition losing weight is easy and our results are excellent. Up to 5kg of sustainable weight loss is possible in 7 days, although many of our clients visit for body toning and health improvement.

Why are we telling you all this? 

Well we want local businesses to recommend our Programmes to their clients.

In return we offer a sales affiliate scheme that gives you 5% of the booking value any of your clients make with us.

Our prices vary between £850 and £1,500 per person, so you could receive up to £75 for only ONE successful client referral.

We'll give you a full run through of our Programme and some Point of Sales materials. When you sign up as a Sales Affiliate you'll be entitled to come on our Inspection Taster Trips - FREE two day all inclusive trips (ex flight cost of around £80) staying in luxury accommodation with all meals and airport transfers provided.

The Ketogenic Diet | The Diet Craze Of The Future | The Benefits of Fat

Monday, November 3, 2014

Diet crazes come and go – from Atkins to Weight Waters and more recently The Paleo Diet. Although many people have achieved success with all these, most fad diets have their pitfalls.

As we know, everyone’s body is different in terms of their unique biochemistry, which explains why particular diets will work for some and not for others, although they are consuming the exact same foods!

Many people achieve results from certain diets just because they advocate the reduction or elimination of processed foods and added sugars. Just making these changes alone will help massively in optimising your weight and health.

But today we’re talking about a new diet, which we think is going to be the next BIG thing. Although not new (it was popular way back in 1920s), it is now starting to be realised among the public at large.

The Ketogenic Diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that was originally used to treat epilepsy in children.

More specifically it calls for eliminating all but non-starchy vegetable carbohydrates, and replacing them with healthy fats and high-quality protein. It requires that 50 to 70 percent of your food intake comes from beneficial fats, such as coconut oil, grass-pastured butter, organic pastured eggs, avocado, and raw nuts.

The reason I believe this specific way of eating is going to become a lot more popular in years to come is because people are beginning to realize the benefits of good quality fats. Surprisingly, they can actually help you lose fat!

When you eat good fats as part of your meal, they slow down absorption so that you can go longer without feeling hungry.

Fat and in particular, saturated fat, has been demonized in recent decades mainly due to Ancel Keys’s landmark ‘seven countries’ study in 1970.

Keys suggested, through what became known as the ‘diet-heart hypothesis’, that dietary fat raised cholesterol, subsequently increasing heart disease. This along with other studies he conducted is what ultimately led to the low fat diet craze of recent years.

Today many researchers are realizing the floors in much of Key’s work. They are beginning to realize that fat and saturated fat in particular were unfairly seen as the culprits and in fact sugar was the problem.

The effectiveness of The Ketogenic Diet comes down to it helping your body convert from carb burning mode to fat burning. Your cells have the metabolic flexibility to adapt from using glucose for fuel to using ketone bodies, which come from the breakdown of fats.

Some great sources of fat include avocados, butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk, coconuts and coconut oil, organic pastured egg yolks, grass fed meats, raw nuts, such as almonds or pecans and seeds and other raw dairy.

Keep an eye out for this diet. Unlike other fad diets, this has real potential to help people lose weight and optimize their health. Healthy fat really is the way to go. People need to stop seeing fat as the enemy!

I Really Fancy Your Reflection

Friday, October 31, 2014

Did You Know That Brown Rice Nutrition Better Than White Rice? Check The Facts!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Based on the processed, brown rice did not removed several minerals and vitamins. While in white rice, they lost them. Brown rice is rice that has not been through the process of grinding or flaking of the skin completely. Skin layer still covered the rice seeds, have fiber and nutrients that are important for the human body. While white rice is skinned to the only remaining seeds. So it does not have the longer fibers and can increase sugar levels. That is why, eating brown rice is healthier than white rice. Brown rice is also suitable for the diet, due to the high content of fiber and complex carbohydrates provide a sense of fullness for longer, thereby reducing excessive eating habits. At the same weight, brown rice has more fiber than white rice.

7 brown rice benefits for health

  1. Low Glycemic Index: Foods with complex carbohydrates, one of which is red rice, has a low glycemic index levels are useful in regulating blood sugar levels and insulin production. It also provides energy to maximize health benefits.
  2. Good source of Iron: Iron or Manganese helps the body to produce energy from the food you eat. Manganese is also an essential component of enzymes and antioxidants that can protect the body from damage by free radicals are usually formed during the process of energy production. Thus, increased endurance and energy could be used more optimally.
  3. Rich in Zinc: This mineral helps accelerate the healing of wounds and keep the immune system functioning properly. Zinc is also rich in antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals that are damaging the cells and tissues of the body.
  4. Contains Vitamin B6: One serving of brown rice could meet 23 percent of the daily requirement of vitamin B6. That amount which is necessary for the functioning of the body organs. This vitamin helps maintain the balance of the formation of the hormone serotonin (mood-regulating hormone), red blood cells and the production of DNA cells.
  5. Lowering Cholesterol: Brown rice contains beneficial oils help lower bad cholesterol levels. Therefore, it is advisable to undergo a diet of brown rice and whole grains with the aim of increasing the level of good cholesterol. Make brown rice as a staple food and a healthy source of carbohydrate to be consumed every day.
  6. Giving a sense of satiety: Brown rice contains complex carbohydrates; types of carbohydrates are digested in the body longer. A study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that eating complex carbohydrates (potatoes, oatmeal and brown rice) can make you full for hours and eating less than 320 calories per day. At lunch or dinner, replace white rice with brown rice or noodles.
  7. Contain higher fiber: In the same size, brown rice contain 0,8 g of fiber while white rice only contain 0,2 g.

Brown rice nutrition facts

Nutritional value per 100 gr or 3.5 oz
Energy1,548 kJ (370 kcal)

77.24 g
Sugars0.85 g
Dietary fiber3.52 g

2.92 g

7.85 g

Thiamine (B1)
0.401 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
0.093 mg
Niacin (B3)
5.091 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
1.493 mg
Vitamin B6
0.509 mg
Folate (B9)
20 μg

Trace metals
23 mg
1.47 mg
143 mg
3.743 mg
333 mg
223 mg
7 mg
2.02 mg

What Can Raise Your Blood Pressure?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

What Can Raise Your Blood Pressure
What Can Raise Your Blood Pressure
What Can Raise Your Blood Pressure?

Are you concerned about what might increase your blood pressure? There are quite a few things that can factor in to raising your blood pressure. Luckily you can fix many of these with a few lifestyle changes.

If you do not watch your blood pressure frequently, you might not even be aware that you have it. It can creep up on you or just increase over the years. It all depends on many different factors.

If you are overweight you are at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure. You might already know this and you might not. If this is the case for you, consult your doctor and see what he might recommend for you. Losing at least ten pounds can significantly lower your blood pressure.

An unhealthy diet or lack of physical activity or exercise can also put you at risk for high blood pressure. Try to exercise at least thirty minutes a day even if you have to space the time out. Eating less salt and more vegetables and fruits can help lower your blood pressure as well. Try to incorporate this into your present diet and you will see the results rather quickly.

Stress plays a huge factor in high blood pressure and unfortunately everyone is stressed at some point in their lives. If you deal with a high amount of stress, consider relaxation techniques. Do whatever you can that you know will calm you down and help relieve stress.

Using tobacco and alcohol raise your blood pressure. If you use either of these consider quitting. If you are unable to quit right away, limit your consumption of alcohol and use of tobacco. There are many over the counter and prescription products to help rid your self of these habits. Talk with your doctor of any concerns you might have.

Medical conditions also factor into high blood pressure along with your lifestyle. Kidney disease can result in high blood pressure as well as cause it.  Sleeping disorders that interrupt your breathing during sleep will also raise your blood pressure. Talking with your doctor about your condition could benefit your disorder along with your blood pressure.

Certain medications and drugs can also raise your blood pressure. Certain types of anti-depressants will do this as well as certain cold medicines. Be aware of oral contraceptives, nasal decongestants, anorexia drugs and steroids. These can possibly raise your blood pressure as well so talk with your doctor before taking any of them if you are concerned.

While you can control most of the factors that raise your blood pressure there are some you cannot. For instance your race; African Americans are more prone to high blood pressure, people over fifty-five are at a higher risk, and your family history can play a role in your blood pressure as well. While you cannot control these factors you can easily try to help decrease your risk. Watch your diet, exercise, lifestyle habits, etc. Over time this may be very beneficial to you.

High blood pressure can cause strokes and even heart and kidney diseases. Leading a healthier life style can help you live longer and enjoy your time in a healthy state. Talk with your doctor about any questions or concerns you may have concerning your blood pressure. It is never too late to take control.

Health Tips for Today - How To Lose Weight Fast and Easy

Friday, September 26, 2014

Health Tips for Today - How To Lose Weight Fast and Easy. You know the drill when it comes to losing weight: take in fewer calories, burn more calories. But you also know that most diets and quick weight-loss plans don't work as promised. If you're trying to drop a few pounds fast, these expert tips will make it easy for you to lose the weight quickly.

Add 10 percent to the amount of daily calories you think you’re eating. 
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If you think you’re consuming 1,700 calories a day and don’t understand why you’re not losing weight, add another 170 calories to your guesstimate. Chances are, the new number is more accurate. Adjust your eating habits accordingly.

After breakfast, stick to water. 
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At breakfast, go ahead and drink orange juice. But throughout the rest of the day, focus on water instead of juice or soda. The average American consumes an extra 245 calories a day from soft drinks. That’s nearly 90,000 calories a year or 25 pounds! And research shows that despite the calories, sugary drinks don’t trigger a sense of fullness the way that food does.

Avoid white foods. 
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There is some scientific legitimacy to today’s lower-carb diets: Large amounts of simple carbohydrates from white flour and added sugar can wreak havoc on your blood sugar and lead to weight gain. While avoiding sugar, white rice, and white flour, however, you should eat plenty of whole-grain breads and brown rice. One Harvard study of 74,000 women found that those who ate more than two daily servings of whole grains were 49 percent less likely to be overweight than those who ate the white stuff.

Brush your teeth after every meal, especially dinner. 
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That clean, minty freshness will serve as a cue to your body and brain that mealtime is over.

Bulk up your meals with veggies. 
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You can eat twice as much pasta salad loaded with veggies like broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes for the same calories as a pasta salad sporting just mayonnaise. Same goes for stir-fries, omelets, and other veggie-friendly dishes. If you eat a 1:1 ratio of grains to veggies, the high-fiber veggies will help satisfy your hunger before you overeat the grains.

Buy a pedometer, clip it to your belt, and aim for an extra 1,000 steps a day.
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 On average, sedentary people take only 2,000 to 3,000 steps a day. Adding 2,000 steps will help you maintain your current weight and stop gaining weight; adding more than that will help you lose weight.

Close the kitchen for 12 hours. 
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After dinner, wash all the dishes, wipe down the counters, turn out the light, and, if necessary, tape closed the cabinets and refrigerator. Late-evening eating significantly increases the overall number of calories you eat, a University of Texas study found. Stopping late-night snacking can save 300 or more calories a day, or 31 pounds a year.

Don’t buy any prepared food that lists sugar, fructose, or corn syrup among the first four ingredients on the label. 
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You should be able to find a lower-sugar version of the same type of food. If you can’t, grab a piece of fruit instead! Look for sugar-free varieties of foods such as ketchup, mayonnaise, and salad dressing. Also, avoid partially hydrogenated foods, and look for more than two grams of fiber per 100 calories in all grain products. Finally, a short ingredient list means fewer flavor enhancers and empty calories.

Don’t eat with a large group. 
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Health Tips for Today - How To Lose Weight Fast and Easy. A study published in the Journal of Physiological Behavior found that we tend to eat more when we eat with other people, most likely because we spend more time at the table. But eating with your significant other or your family, and using table time for talking in between chewing, can help cut down on calories.

Drop your milk type and you cut calories by about 20 percent. 
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If you drink regular, go to 2%. If you already drink 2%, go down another notch to 1% or skim milk. Each step downward cuts the calories by about 20 percent. Once you train your taste buds to enjoy skim milk, you’ll have cut the calories in the whole milk by about half and trimmed the fat by more than 95 percent.

Eat 90 percent of your meals at home. 
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You’re more likely to eat more and eat more high-fat, high-calorie foods when you eat out than when you eat at home. Restaurants today serve such large portions that many have switched to larger plates and tables to accommodate them.

Eat cereal for breakfast five days a week. 
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Studies find that people who eat cereal for breakfast every day are significantly less likely to be obese and have diabetes than those who don’t. They also consume more fiber and calcium and less fat than those who eat other breakfast foods. Make oatmeal, or pour out a high-fiber, low-sugar cereal like Total or Grape Nuts.

Eat fruit instead of drinking fruit juice. 
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For the calories in one kid-size box of apple juice, you can enjoy an apple, orange, and a slice of watermelon. These whole foods will keep you satisfied much longer than that box of apple juice, so you’ll eat less overall.

Eat in front of mirrors and you’ll lose weight. 
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One study found that eating in front of mirrors slashed the amount people ate by nearly one-third. Having to look yourself in the eye reflects back some of your own inner standards and goals, and reminds you of why you’re trying to lose weight in the first place.

Eat three fewer bites of your meal, one less treat a day, or one less glass of orange juice. 
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Doing any of these can save you about 100 calories a day, and that alone is enough to prevent you from gaining the two pounds most people mindlessly pack on each year.

Eat water-rich foods and you’ll eat fewer calories overall. 
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A body of research out of Pennsylvania State University finds that eating water-rich foods such as zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers during meals reduces your overall calorie consumption. Other water-rich foods include soups and salads. You won’t get the same benefits by just drinking your water, though. Because the body processes hunger and thirst through different mechanisms, it simply doesn’t register a sense of fullness with water (or soda, tea, coffee, or juice).

Enjoy high-calorie treats as the accent, not the centerpiece 
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Make a spoonful of ice cream the jewel and a bowl of fruit the crown. Cut down on the chips by pairing each bite with lots of chunky, filling fresh salsa, suggests Jeff Novick, director of nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa in Florida. Balance a little cheese with a lot of fruit or salad.

Get a mantra. 
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Health Tips for Today - How To Lose Weight Fast and Easy. You’ve heard of a self-fulfilling prophecy? If you keep focusing on things you can’t do, like resisting junk food or getting out the door for a daily walk, chances are you won’t do them. Instead (whether you believe it or not) repeat positive thoughts to yourself. “I can lose weight.” “I will get out for my walk today.” “I know I can resist the pastry cart after dinner.” Repeat these phrases and before too long, they will become true for you.

Get an online weight loss buddy to lose more weight. 
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A University of Vermont study found that online weight-loss buddies help you keep the weight off. The researchers followed volunteers for 18 months. Those assigned to an Internet-based weight maintenance program sustained their weight loss better than those who met face-to-face in a support group.

Get most of your calories before noon. 
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Studies find that the more you eat in the morning, the less you’ll eat in the evening. And you have more opportunities to burn off those early-day calories than you do to burn off dinner calories.

If you’re going to indulge, choose fat-releasing foods. 
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They should help keep you from feeling deprived and binging on higher-calorie foods. For instance: honey has just 64 fat releasing calories in one tablespoon. Eggs have just 70 calories in one hard-boiled egg, loaded with fat releasing protein. Part-skim ricotta cheese has just 39 calories in one ounce, packed with fat releasing calcium. Dark chocolate has about 168 calories in a one-ounce square, but it’s packed with fat releasers. And a University of Tennessee study found that people who cut 500 calories a day and ate yogurt three times a day for 12 weeks lost more weight and body fat than a group that only cut the calories. The researchers concluded that the calcium in low-fat dairy foods triggers a hormonal response that inhibits the body’s production of fat cells and boosts the breakdown of fat.

Make one social outing this week an active one. 
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Pass on the movies and screen the views of a local park instead. Not only will you sit less, but you’ll be saving calories because you won’t chow down on that bucket of popcorn. Other active ideas: a tennis match, a guided nature or city walk (check your local listings), a bike ride, or bowling.

Order the smallest portion of everything. 
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If you’re out and ordering a sub, get the 6-inch sandwich. Buy a small popcorn, a small salad, a small hamburger. Again, studies find we tend to eat what’s in front of us, even though we’d feel just as full on less.

Put less food out and you’ll take less in. 
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Conversely, the more food in front of you, the more you’ll eat—regardless of how hungry you are. So instead of using regular dinner plates that range these days from 10 to 14 inches (making them look empty if they’re not heaped with food), serve your main course on salad plates (about 7 to 9 inches wide). Instead of 16-ounce glasses and oversized coffee mugs, return to the old days of 8-ounce glasses and 6-ounce coffee cups.

Put your fork or spoon down between every bite. 
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At the table, sip water frequently. Intersperse your eating with stories for your dining partner of the amusing things that happened during your day. Your brain lags your stomach by about 20 minutes when it comes to satiety (fullness) signals. If you eat slowly enough, your brain will catch up to tell you that you are no longer in need of food.

Serve food on your plate instead of on platters. 
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If you eat your dinner restaurant style on your plate rather than family style, helping yourself from bowls and platters on the table, you’ll lose weight. Most of us tend to eat an average of 150 percent more calories in the evening than in the morning. You’ll avoid that now because when your plate is empty, you’re finished; there’s no reaching for seconds.

Snack on a small handful of nuts. 
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Health Tips for Today - How To Lose Weight Fast and Easy. Studies have found that overweight people who ate a moderate-fat diet containing almonds lost more weight than a control group that didn’t eat nuts. Snacking once or twice a day helps stave off hunger and keeps your metabolism stoked. You can also pack up baby carrots or your own trail mix with nuts, raisins, seeds, and dried fruit.

Sniff a banana, an apple, or a peppermint when you feel hungry. 
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You might feel silly, but it works. We found that the more frequently people sniffed, the less hungry they were and the more weight they lost an average of 30 pounds each. One theory is that sniffing the food tricks the brain into thinking you’re actually eating it.

Spend 10 minutes a day walking up and down stairs. 
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The Centers for Disease Control says that’s all it takes to help you shed as much as 10 pounds a year (assuming you don’t start eating more).

Stare at the color blue. 
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There’s a good reason you won’t see many fast-food restaurants decorated in blue: it functions as an appetite suppressant. So serve up dinner on blue plates, dress in blue while you eat, and cover your table with a blue tablecloth. Conversely, avoid red, yellow, and orange in your dining areas. Studies find they encourage eating.

Switch to ordinary coffee. 
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Fancy coffee drinks from trendy coffee joints often pack several hundred calories, thanks to whole milk, whipped cream, sugar, and sugary syrups. A cup of regular coffee with skim milk has just a small fraction of those calories. And when brewed with good beans, it tastes just as great. You can also try nonfat powdered milk in coffee. You’ll get the nutritional benefits of skim milk, which is high in calcium and low in calories. And, because the water has been removed, powdered milk doesn’t dilute the coffee the way skim milk does.

Throw out your “fat” clothes for good. 
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Once you’ve started losing weight, throw out or give away every piece of clothing that doesn’t fit. The idea of having to buy a whole new wardrobe if you gain the weight back will serve as a strong incentive to stay fit.

Try hot sauce, salsa, and Cajun seasonings 
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They provide lots of flavor with no fat and few calories, plus they turn up your digestive fires, causing your body to temporarily burn more calories. Choose them over butter and creamy or sugary sauces.

Wait until your stomach rumbles before you reach for food. 
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It’s stunning how often we eat out of boredom, nervousness, habit, or frustration—so often, in fact, that many of us have actually forgotten what physical hunger feels like. If you’re hankering for a specific food, it’s probably a craving, not hunger. If you’d eat anything you could get your hands on, chances are you’re truly hungry. Find ways other than eating to express love, tame stress, and relieve boredom.

Walk before dinner and you’ll cut calories AND your appetite.
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In a study of 10 obese women conducted at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, 20 minutes of walking reduced appetite and increased sensations of fullness as effectively as a light meal.

Walk five minutes for at least every two hours. 
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Health Tips for Today - How To Lose Weight Fast and Easy. Stuck at a desk all day? A brisk five-minute walk every two hours will parlay into an extra 20-minute walk by the end of the day. And getting a break will make you less likely to reach for snacks out of antsiness.

Wash something thoroughly once a week. 
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Whether that’s a floor, a couple of windows, the shower stall, bathroom tile, or your car, a 150-pound person will burn about four calories for every minute spent cleaning. Scrub for 30 minutes and you could work off approximately 120 calories, the same number in a half-cup of vanilla frozen yogurt.

Watch one less hour of TV. 
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A study of 76 undergraduate students found the more they watched television, the more often they ate and the more they ate overall. Sacrifice one program (there’s probably one you don’t really want to watch anyway) and go for a walk instead.

Write down what you eat for one week and you will lose weight. 
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Studies found that people who keep food diaries wind up eating about 15 percent less food than those who don’t. Watch out for weekends: A University of North Carolina study found people tend to consume an extra 115 calories per weekend day, primarily from alcohol and fat. Then cut out or down calories from spreads, dressings, sauces, condiments, drinks, and snacks; they could make the difference between weight gain and loss.

You’ll lose weight and fat if you walk 45 minutes a day, not 30. 
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The reason we’re suggesting 45 minutes instead of the typical 30 is that a Duke University study found that while 30 minutes of daily walking is enough to prevent weight gain in most relatively sedentary people, exercise beyond 30 minutes results in weight and fat loss. Burning an additional 300 calories a day with three miles of brisk walking (45 minutes should do it) could help you lose 30 pounds in a year without even changing how much you’re eating.

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Health Tips for Today - Tips for Healthy Hair

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Health Tips for Today - Tips for Healthy Hair. Hair is the one part of our body most of us wish were a little fatter. And while some women are born with thin hair, many will develop it over time. "Usually, women have breakage or hair loss caused by chemical treatments or flatiron abuse, but a health condition like anemia or a thyroid problem can also be the culprit. Other common causes include stress and hormonal shifts (women may shed hair for up to a year after having a baby). If you notice dramatic or unexplained hair loss, see your doctor. Everyone else: Try these simple mane-thickening moves!

Products and Treatments

Be Picky About Products
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Thickening sprays and mousses are like puffer jackets: They give the illusion of bulk. Both contain polymers that coat the hair and make it seem bigger. We recommends a spray formula for straight hair, and a mousse to add definition to waves or curls. If using a spray, distribute it evenly through damp hair from roots to ends.

Bring on the Hair Spray
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It does more than simply lock your style in place. Hair spray is very buildable, plus, you can brush it out as you go, and it gives hair this amazing thick, nonsticky feel with a little lift. Try product which has panthenol to swell the hair shaft as you spritz.

Health Tips for Today - Tips for Healthy Hair
Health Tips for Today - Tips for Healthy Hair. Being married to your flatiron or getting highlight-happy can put you on the fast track to thin hair. High heat and chemical overload can weaken and dry out the hair, leading to breakage called trichorrhexis nodosa, and can put a strain on hair follicles and prevent healthy hair growth. Once a week, after shampooing, thoroughly rub a rich treatment mask into your scalp and hair, and rinse after three minutes. Try product which contains vitamins B5 and E and proteins to help strengthen hair over time, making it less likely to snap off.

Do a Scalp Massage
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Your scalp is the bedrock of your hair keep it healthy, and your hair will grow in healthy, says Phillips. Once a week, swap your usual shampoo for one with mint or menthol, which is thought to help stimulate circulation, and massage it into your entire scalp (sides, nape, and crown) with the pads of your fingers for two minutes, then rinse.

Keep It Clean
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The squeakier fine hair is, the better (and bigger) it will look. Like your facial skin, scalp tissue holds a lot of bacteria, and when combined with oil, it can weigh down the hair and impede healthy growth from your follicles over time. Shampoo daily with a clarifying formula, which contains antibacterial, deep-cleansing salicylic acid. Chase with conditioner applied to the mid-shafts and ends only.

Style Secrets

Brush Up
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Health Tips for Today - Tips for Healthy Hair. A round, natural-boar-bristle brush a thick-haired girl's dream for smoothing and polishing is kryptonite for the fine camp. It pulls the hair so taut that it makes the cuticle flat and skinny, while a round ceramic one lets you shape hair and maintain a little bit of volume and texture. To do a mega-body blowout, wrap each section of hair around the brush, lift, and aim your blow-dryer at the roots.

Feel the Heat
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Hot rollers are perfect for creating not only big waves but also root lift and bounce, which curling irons can't usually do. Plus, they don't get as hot, so they're far less damaging on fine or thin hair. Lift sections of dry hair at your crown, wrap your ends around the roller, and coil it down toward your scalp. After 15 minutes, remove, run your fingers through your hair, and finish by misting hair spray all over (make sure you blast your roots for extra lift).

Get Bigger Buns
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Doughnuts help increase your size in more ways than one. When used on your head, the foam kind can fool everyone into thinking you have a ton of hair. Make a high ponytail and secure. Place the doughnut around the elastic, lift the pony straight up, then slide the doughnut to the tail's tip. Roll it toward the base, distributing the hair evenly around the doughnut as you go.

Color and Cuts

Find a Happy Medium (Hue)
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Health Tips for Today - Tips for Healthy Hair. Blonde-aholics, take note: Very light hair colors can trick the eye into thinking it's seeing scalp, which makes hair look thinner. But ultra-dark hair doesn't do you any favors either, because the contrast makes even the tiniest glimpse of scalp more noticeable. The best shade, says White, is a light to medium brown, which will make hair look denser without drawing attention to the scalp.

Go Streaking
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"Seeing things" isn't usually good, unless it's more hair you're seeing. . .and highlights can make that happen. Tonality and depth create shadows and a 3-D effect, so hair looks thicker. Have your colorist paint chunky highlights on the front of your hair that gradually get thinner toward the crown, and leave underlayers untouched for the most natural effect (ask your colorist about using an oil-based lightening agent, which contains up to 70 percent oil and gently lifts color while conditioning hair and preventing breakage). Top highlights with a gloss, which adds shine and also surprise! imparts a nice volume boost. Glosses deposit pigments onto your hair's cuticle, which can help it appear fatter. Hit the salon or use an at-home version.

Start Snipping
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A simple trim can also buy you some bounce. Fine hair is easily weighed down, so I always tell my long-haired clients to lose a couple of inches for instant body. If your hair is thin from damage, get a blunt cut to remove broken ends and make the bottom of your hair look thicker. If allover oomph is what you're after, add long layers (short ones can appear straggly). Health Tips for Today - Tips for Healthy Hair.

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