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September 5, 2011

6 Tips to Staying Thin

Some people are naturally thin. Most people have to work to stay thin. It is not something that just happens, but something that requires a lot of hard work and effort to make happen. For those who need to put the time in to stay healthy, knowing what to do to make that happen can actually help you to reduce the effort you need to put into the process. Consider the simple fact that staying thin is not a given – it is something you have to do – but it is something you can do well.

#1 – Focus on Food

The first place to start is with the food going in. It is far easier to control the amount of food you eat than it is to burn those calories later. Focus on eating a lower fat diet that is rich in vegetables and lean proteins. Eat more green foods than any other food you consume, especially leafy greens. You also want to ensure you are eating a diet that has fruits and whole grains, too.

 

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August 22, 2011

5 Proven Ways to Stop Stress Eating for Good

Stress eating is one of the many things that can cause people to gain weight. What is it? What can be done about it? Stress eating occurs when a person feeling stress and tension from any aspect of life reaches for food as a way of reducing stress. The problem is it does not work. Eating foods leads to weight gain, which leads to more frustration. However, just realizing that is not enough. Most people also need to focus on ways to stop stress eating for good.

Learn to Stop Dramatizing

For those struggling with stress eating, one key way to slow the process is simply to stop being dramatic about it. If something goes wrong, take a deep breath and deal with it. Avoid carrying it on. Do not tell your friends about it. Do not fuel your anger and frustration by reliving the situation. This only worsens the effect and does nothing to solve the problem.

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August 17, 2011

5 Perfect Foods for Fitness for Men

How much time do you spend at the gym? If you care about your body’s fitness level, realize that the foods in your body can contribute to your ability to look great and to workout hard. Others will hold you back. For many men, the fact is that the foods eaten really define the outcome of any workout. Keep in mind that the food you eat fuels your muscles to perform. It helps your body to burn through fat and helps to increase your cardio output. Some foods are better than others are.

Both of these foods have bromelain and papain in them. These enzymes break down the proteins of the foods you eat. In addition, these foods have anti-inflammatory benefits. They can help to speed up your body’s ability to recover after an intense workout.

Many people talk about the good things that salmon offers to the diet. However, it does a fantastic job of boosting your cardiovascular fitness level too. The fatty acids found in this fish help your muscles. These acids actually become part of the heart cells and the muscle. If you do not like salmon, try taking fish oil cells to rejuvenate your heart and muscle cells.

Green tea is a good for you drink for many reasons, including the antioxidants built into it. It is an especially good product for muscle recovery, too. Those who drink three cups of it every day for a week are more likely to see improvement in muscle tone faster. After an intense workout, this tea is the go-to option for you.

Unbelievably, eight ounces of chocolate milk can do wonders for your hydration, especially after a workout. For those looking for a benefit after a workout, turn to this drink. It is high in potassium and electrolytes. When you add chocolate to the milk, you get a balance of protein, carbs and fat, which also contributes to your muscle’s ability to recovery quickly.

One of the key benefits of pork tenderloin is its ability to trim down your waistline. It is one of the best lean meats available to the fitness-minded individual. It is low calorie but it is a good source of protein. Eating more of it, in fact, may help to reduce the fat around your midsection. Those who ate 20 more grams of protein each day compared to those who did not were on average six percent lower in the hip to waist ratio.

These foods can be a good source of power and health for the male’s body. After an intense workout, do reach for that glass of cold, chocolate milk. Do eat a meal with leaner cuts of meat. When you do, you will see that your body gets better results from workouts. While these foods do not necessary cut the weight for you, they do contribute to and give your body a better chance of getting fit and staying that way.


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August 11, 2011

5 Fat Burning Snacks You Can Rely On

You are what you eat and if you focus on the right foods not only can you lose weight with them, but you can also start burning off stored fat – the type of fat that can lead to a variety of health problems. The good news is that you do not have to starve yourself to see results. In fact, all you have to do is to focus on choosing the right snacks. How many times do you walk to the vending machine just for a pick-me-up? How many times do you look into the refrigerator looking for something that is satisfying but is still healthy enough to avoid fat build up? You can, and should, consider the following five fat burning snacks that do the work for you.

 

Just three ounces of almonds has the ability to help reduce weight and BMI by as much as 18 percent as compared to the 11 percent you may see if you do not eat nuts as part of your weight loss plan. That is because almonds are high in alpha linoleic acid. It helps to speed up the metabolism of fats. Only eat 12 per serving.

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