10 Foods That Help Burn Pounds Quickly
Dec02

10 Foods That Help Burn Pounds Quickly

Looking for ways to drop pounds quickly? The secret is eating fast foods, and not the type that we often buy at dollar-menu drive-throughs, but rather, safe foods that serve as high-quality fuel for our body’s metabolism process. When you eat such foods, you can rest assured that you will be able to burn excess calories…simply by relaxing and waiting for digestion to take place. Unlike diet programs that limit you to eating certain foods, these healthy foods will manage your hunger and also help you to drop weight. You can consume the various healthy foods at any meal time. You can also choose to have them whenever you want to ease your hunger. The various healthy foods work by burning higher quantities of calories than they give the body while staving off hunger longer. This is because the body needs to work in order to digest food, a process that requires energy. This leads to burning of the accumulated fats in the body tissues thereby helping to reduce weight. There is a catch: the benefits are temporary. The best way to boost your inactive metabolism once and for all is to build muscle. Once you start taking part in physical activities, the possibilities are limitless. So, be sure to eat these healthy foods and turn your body into a fat burning engine. Without further ado, here is a list of important healthy foods that will help you burn fat quickly: Citrus fruits Various fruits including oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tomatoes and papaya provide the body with both vitamin C and fiber which have fat burning capacity. Vitamin C provides the body with the capacity to speed up the process of metabolism. It also stimulates the activity of the carnitine amino acid thereby helping to remove excessive amounts of fat from the body. Apples Apples have pectin and related antioxidants that limit the absorption of fat through digestive tract. In addition, apples stimulate the absorption of more water thereby helping in the removal of fat from the body. The presence of antioxidants in apples makes them appropriate for use by the people who desire reducing excessive amounts of tummy fat. Apples are a convenient snack but they are high in sugar so don’t eat too many on days when you don’t plan on exercising. Green vegetables Green vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, beet root, and asparagus also provide the body with fiber and valuable proteins that help in making the body slim and toned. You can decide to consume any of these green leafy vegetables together with salad. And if you want you can still take them raw, you...

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7 Post-Workout Meals You’re Missing
Dec01

7 Post-Workout Meals You’re Missing

It’s important to eat a replenishing meal 30 minutes after a workout. This helps to replenish the body’s energy stores as well as repair any muscle tissue. Both carbohydrates, protein, and electrolytes should be in this meal, but many people are missing out on their post-workout meals. Here are some of the top post-workout meals that we love and you will too! 1. Eggs and orange juice Eggs are one of the best protein sources out there today. Both the yolk and the white of an egg contain protein for a power-packed easy meal. Orange juice works to provide the carbohydrates and vitamins needed. For an early morning workout, take a boiled egg and a glass of OJ to the gym. This is an easy post-workout meal that’s great if you’re also on the go. 2. Bananas and Greek yogurt Bananas are the perfect post-workout food. They contain protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and potassium. Pair a fresh banana with a Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for a perfect match. This combination is also a good idea for an early morning workout, but you can have it at any time of day. 3. Tuna and whole wheat crackers One can of tuna provides a whopping 42 grams of protein with extremely few calories. It also provides essential vitamins that your body needs after a workout. Crackers are a good source of carbs, but look for the whole wheat or whole grain ones to get the most out of your post-workout meal. You can even buy these tuna meal packs already packaged or make your own easily. Avoid putting mayo in the tuna and instead add some lemon juice for taste. 4. Turkey wrap If you’re heading home and need a post-workout meal, you can probably find this option at one of the places along your ride home. A turkey wrap in a whole grain wrap topped with fresh vegetables is a great choice. You should skip the fat-laden condiments and instead choose hummus for your dressing. Turkey is a lean protein source and the vegetables in the wrap will give you a boost of nutrients. You may want to choose this if you have a lunch workout as it’s a good mid-day meal as well. 5. Salmon and sweet potato If you’re working out right before dinner, then you may want something a little more prepared. Protein-rich salmon is low in fat and also full of omega-3s which will help keep you satisfied after a workout. You can pair this meal with green beans to give yourself a good boost of vitamins as well as a baked sweet potato for slow-burning...

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You Need A Healthy Weight Loss Meal Plan
Nov11

You Need A Healthy Weight Loss Meal Plan

What you eat and how much weight you lose are directly correlated. If you really want to figure out how to lose weight for good then you are going to want to devise a meal plan that has a high rate of success. You cannot hope to reach your weight loss goals without a weight loss meal plan that is designed around accommodating your current lifestyle. Depending on how much time you have to dedicate towards exercising and how much weight you want to lose will determine whether or not you actually have a chance at losing weight. Those that don’t have enough time to exercise need to create a strict weight loss plan. This plan should involve a very low amount of carbs and be rich in protein. Stock up on eggs, meats, and nuts to add to your diet. You are also going to want to eat healthy vegetables like broccoli. A typical diet for the day would consist of something such as eggs for breakfast, nuts to snack on before lunch, a salad with chicken for lunch, and fish with broccoli and other vegetables for dinner. You can look up other recipes to add to your meals as well. Try to stay away from bread or pasta because these carbs quickly convert to weight-gaining, unhealthy body fat if you don’t exercise. There are online tools to help you count calories while you plan your meals to make sure you don’t over-eat certain ingredients. You’d be surprised how fast calories add up with a tiny bit of mayonnaise or a soft drink. Someone with a more active lifestyle can add some fruit to their diet. Healthy carbohydrates can help a person function to maximum capacity during a workout. Most carbohydrates should be eliminated from meals after lunch, unless you workout during the evening. If you workout at night then have your last bit of carbs before your workout. You should workout before your last meal of the day. The last things you eat should should be vegetables and protein. This will help your body strengthen your muscles to burn more fat. This is the type of weight loss meal plan that is healthy for someone that exercises often. How much weight do you want to lose? If your goal is to lose more than a hundred pounds then you are going to want to follow a very strict diet plan. 90% of the time you should follow your diet, and 10% of the time you may slightly stray from your diet. Someone that wants to lose 10 pounds on the other hand can practice the 80 to...

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7 Weight Loss Methods You Should Never Consider
Oct29

7 Weight Loss Methods You Should Never Consider

Many people from all corners of the world are trying to lose weight for different reasons. While for some it’s due to a medical or health reason, most of us do it so we can get back our hot bodies that never use to gain weight when we were younger. We all know that gaining weight is far easier than losing it because unhealthy food is everywhere and just tastes so damn good that we lose control. Some of us will try a new, trendy-sounding diet or product so we won’t at least feel guilty about not doing anything about it. Here are a few interesting ones. The Chopsticks Diet which sounds like another way of saying “eat Japanese food to lose weight”. This sounds sensible as long as you REPLACE the yummy, unhealthy foods with Japanese food in Japanese-sized portions. Japanese tourists that visit America tend to freak out when they see American-sized food portions. Weight-loss lollipops may help if you tend to get the munchies between meals. Again, you need to REPLACE a bad habit with a good habit. Use these to help you stop pigging-out on potato chips, pretzels, and obviously cheese-laden nachos or french fries. Weight-loss glasses? O…kay. Moving on. Some people have become so fed-up of being overweight that they’re willing to try anything that claims you can easily lose 10 pounds in 10 days. These methods are extreme, invasive or right out of a horror movie. Try to not even consider going down these scary paths. 1. Tube Feeding The Tube Feeding weight-loss trend is often used to help women lose weight rapidly before walking down the aisle in a wedding gown. It involves inserting a feeding tube through their nose, esophagus and into their stomach. The tube stays there for 24 hours each day for 10 days. Low-carb and high protein formula is then drip-fed through the tube totaling approximately 800 calories a day. This way ensures that you avoid eating altogether. This procedure is usually considered for the injured and ill who are not able to eat on their own. Rapid weight-loss like this is considered to be dangerous, expensive, and non-permanent. The dieters that tried this reported feeling hungry and very tired all the time and it was difficult to last the entire ten days. 2. Tongue Patch The Tongue Patch is a small, one inch abrasive material that’s actually sewn onto the top of your tongue with six stitches. It’s designed to make eating solid foods so painful that it forces the wearer to stick to prescribed liquid-only diets of about 800 calories a day for up to a...

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