Five Great Detox Cleansing Foods

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Five Great Detox Cleansing Foods

Never mind fasting, here are the top five healthy foods for detox cleansing to slim your mid-section in a hurry.

Feeling tired, bloated, sluggish or ill? Care to change your body into the perfect shape? Detox cleansing may be the answer for you, according to chef Candice Kumai. Whether you are ready to detox now or not, you can change your diet and make some big improvements in your life.  Cut alcohol, sugar, carbs, caffeine and dairy out of your diet and replace them with these top foods in order to gain some real benefits.

The first is tea. Tea leaves contain polyphenols which detoxes the body. Herbal detox teas are a special blend of detoxing and cleansing herbs. These herbal teas are normally caffeine free.

The second great food is cabbage. Cabbage, containing ninety-two percent water, is a diuretic which aids in expelling excess fluid. You may actually burn more calories by chewing the cabbage. This great detoxing food is also nutritional, containing minerals, fiber and vitamins A,E,K,C and folic acid.

The third great detox food is garlic. It is known as a superfood, although you may wish to pass eating this fine food on a date due to the order. But for detoxing, it is another story. Garlic prevents cardiovascular disease, de-stresses and lowers bad cholesterol.

Next are greens. Chlorophyll in greens rids the body of toxins accumulated through the environment and aids well in liver detoxification. They are also fine for reducing fats in blood, thinning blood, controlling blood pressure, cleansing the blood and are a great antibiotic.

The last may be somewhat of a surprise, water. A few eight ounce glasses in the morning and more throughout the day especially before, during and after working out is essential for flushing the liver and kidneys and keeping the body hydrated.

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Developing A Weight Loss Management Plan

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Weight Loss Management

One of the hardest parts about losing weight is staying on track. Many programs designed to help you lose weight do work, but they will only continue to work if you keep following the plan. A good weight loss management plan will take this into account along with finding the right diet and exercise routine.

In order to lose weight, change your diet to a managed amount of healthy foods. Find out your basal metabolic rate and eat 500 calories per day less to lose 1 pound per week. Increase the amount of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats you eat. Eat a moderate amount of whole grains instead of white starches. A treat once a week is a great way to ensure that you don’t deprive yourself on your weight loss management program.

Exercise at least 6 days every week. Start by walking every morning or evening. Burning 500 calories a day will allow you to lose approximately 1 pound a week for a total of 2 pounds a week. Work in strength training exercises 3 times a week to build and maintain muscle that will burn more fat.

In order to stay on your weight loss management plan, keep a food journal. This will show you exactly what you eat everyday and calculate your calories to ensure that you’re on track. Look for ways to motivate yourself, and never give up after having a bad day. Just get back on track, and you will keep losing weight long-term.

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Lose Weight Faster Today

If you are trying to lose weight faster than normal, you are not alone. Many people want a quick and easy guide to losing weight. Losing weight too fast though can be dangerous. Diet pills, fasting, and fad diets can cause major health complications. If you are healthy though, there are some tips you can do to reach your short term goals.

Lose Weight Faster

A fad diet can help you lose weight quickly. The diet is a short term solution and should only be done for no more than a few days. An example of a fad diet is, ‘The Water Diet’. This diet has you drinking about 8 cups of cold water at regular intervals. You will drink a glass of water before each meal and snack to make you feel fuller. You will also take a multivitamin daily to replenish any nutrients you may have lost from frequent urination.

Another way to lose weight is by getting spa treatments done. The mineral body wrap claims to help slim you down by making you ‘lose’ inches off of your arms, waist, and thighs. It uses a mineral based cleanse that is supposed to reduce cellulite, detoxify your body, and tone and firm your skin.

So if you are interested in a quick fix to losing weight, maybe trying a fad diet or getting a spa treatment done may help you. As always, consult your doctor before trying any new weight loss program.

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How To Set Your Weight Loss Mindset

With thousands of weight loss exercises, diets, fad diets available at our disposal, losing weight has never been so easy. Enrolling in a good fitness regime, eating proper diet, consuming fewer calories can get you the weight you that always wanted. Despite the fact, it is easier said than done as more and more people are struggling to reduce weight and find it hard to achieve.

Losing weight needs motivation more than any other thing. No doubt exercise and diet are an important aspect of weight loss, however one has to constantly persevere through the rigorous exercise regimes and follow a strict diet in order to lose weight; which needs a lot of will power and preparation on a person’s behalf.

Following are some tips to make a proper plan and set your mind towards weight loss

1. Set A Realistic Goal

Most of the weight loss resolutions break because of a simple reason- they are too unrealistic. It can be said that nothing is impossible and one can achieve anything they put their minds on, however one needs full dedication to achieve the same. If you have all the sweet time in the world only for weight loss, you can lose any amount of weight you desire; however with all the responsibilities, work, family etc. time is something one lack. So instead use the available time at your disposal and chart out a realistic goal according to it.

2. Get A Buddy

Quite often you will come across situations where you would like to skip a morning walk or quit an exercise regime; this is the time when you will need a buddy who can motivate you and give you company. Also you can motivate him or her when she is lazing around. This way you will benefit from each other.

3. Vary Your Exercise And Diet

Sticking to the same regime everyday might eventually become boring and hence it is best to regularly rotate your exercise and diet plans. You can go for a game of soccer instead of the usual aerobics or even a dance class. Variety will also target different parts of the body which were initially unused. The same is true about diet too.

4. Positive Attitude

A lot has been said about positive attitude. Not only does it help you to stay on track even if you are not getting any results, it also helps you to better accept your body. Paste some of your favorite quotations somewhere you can easily see every day. It will give you the much needed motivation when you are feeling low or want to do something which is quite hard.

5. Chart Your Progress

Keeping a track of your progress can work wonders in your weight loss endeavors. A constant progress is what you must aim for rather than fluctuations. Tracking your progress can provide you the motivation if you are going in the right direction as well as ring the alarm if you are straying off it. Buy a good measuring tape for the purpose and note down the data in a book. Also get your weight measured regularly and keep a note. You can alsochange your exercise and diet regime according to the changes you are noticing.

By following these methods combined with the perfect exercise and diet regime suitable for your body, you can easily lose those extra kilos and fulfill your new year resolution of getting the perfect weight.

Author is a writer with a zeal to help people through her informative blogs on health and nutrition. She has written various informative posts related to prevention of acne, hair fall, graying of hair etc.

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Five Tips For A Positive Mental Attitude This Winter

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The weather might be picking up a little bit but we’ve still got a long wait until summer gets here, it’s going to be a while before the daylight hours stretch out into the evening and the sun is up before us in the morning. With the excitement of the holidays over it can seem like a lacklustre time of year and it’s easy to start feeling down or just a bit low but there’s plenty of simple and easy changes you can make to your life to pull that mood back around and rediscover that spring in your step.

Regulate Sleep Patterns

Sleep patterns can be a good indication of your mental state, too much sleep or not enough sleep or even erratic sleep patterns can be one of the major signs of depression. It’s natural for our brain to want a little more sleep in the autumn when the days start getting shorter but by the New Year our body has adjusted and you should be getting seven to eight hours sleep every night. If you’re finding it hard to drift off at night try writing down the things that are on your mind and doing a relaxing activity like reading or a word search to help your brain wind down. Try not to spend too much time lying in bed at the weekends, if you can make sure you’re going to bed and waking up at the same time every day to help your mind and your body get into a routine.

Exercise

We all know the health benefits of regular exercise, it’s good for the heart and it helps with weight management. It’s also very good for people with any type of depression. When we exercise our brains release serotonin and endorphins which create a natural high. This high can also be found by eating too much sugar too quickly but the buzz you get from exercise will last longer and won’t have the sharp come down you experience from a sugar low. If you are feeling down this time of year try getting at least a few hours of regular exercise every week, whether it’s getting off the bus a couple of stops early and walking a bit more or getting down the swimming baths one evening a week and your overall mood will soon start to improve as well as your overall health.

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating goes hand in hand with regular exercise, we know we’re meant to eat healthy and we know the difference between food that’s good for us and food that isn’t. Junk food, ready meals and anything that’s process and full of additives and E numbers can leave us feeling lethargic and sluggish. You’re also going to get a sugar crash if you eat too much junk food so try swapping any snack foods for healthier alternatives and make as many of your meals as possible from scratch so you know what’s going into them. If time can be an issue or your simple don’t feel like preparing a meal when you come home at night try cooking at the weekend and storing your dinner for the week in the freezer or investing in a slow cooker so everything cooks while you’re out each day.

Light Therapy

The science behind SAD suggests it’s the lack of light that brings our mood down. There’s very little natural light this time of year and for those of us that spend most our day in an artificially lit office we don’t see much day light at all. Research indicates that being exposed to short bursts of intense light can improve our mood. Unfortunately standing under the florescent lights in the office don’t have quite the same effect but you can buy a light box that emits almost three times the intensity of natural light on a dull day, obviously you wouldn’t look right into the light but facing it with your eyes closed two to three times a day will increase your overall mood and well being.

Try Something New

It’s often the thought of monotony that gets us down this time of year, everything we were looking forward to has passed and we’ve got a few months until the weather really starts to pick up. If you’re feeling like you’re stuck in a rut find a new hobby or activity, take an evening course, learn a new language, start going to a workout class, find something that appeals to you and make that change. Before long this new hobby will come with its own goals and points to look forward to and this will be enough to outweigh any lacklustre feelings you have related to the time of year.

To help bring a healthy attitude into your home JTX Fitness have a selection of great value home gym equipment including cross trainers, vibration plates and cheap motorised treadmills

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Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

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Cleanse, tone, moisturize. These are the three essential steps that women should follow every day to get clear and clean skin. However, not all women can get great skin with these three steps, for there are many others with very sensitive skin who can get irritated skin with thorough cleansing and toning, as well as others with oily skin who wouldn’t benefit from too much moisturizing. And there’s also the problem of having to choose which among the thousands of skincare products you should use. Well, if there’s one thing most dermatologists can agree on, it is that natural products with little or no chemicals can work well on any skin type, such as the apple cider vinegar toner.

So how does a beverage popularly used as a healthy salad dressing get turned into a facial toner? The process is actually quite simple and very easy to do. Get one cup of clean water, add three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and voila, you have your own apple cider vinegar toner. Diluting the vinegar is necessary because you need to tone down the acidity while still allowing it to retain the natural antibacterial properties of the vinegar. It is important that your water is clean, and use purified water if possible. You should also aim to use only organic apple cider vinegar to get the most nutrients and health benefits. And the great thing about this water and apple cider vinegar mix is that you can also drink it for a detoxifying and refreshing drink, and in fact this solution is what apple cider vinegar weight loss is all about.

For people with acne-prone skin, apple cider vinegar alone may not be enough to help them get rid of blemishes, and by adding a few drops of witch hazel, tea tree oil, or the juice of fresh lemons, you make the toner stronger and more potent in fighting off bacteria from your skin. Those with dry or sensitive skin can add half a teaspoon of pure honey instead for extra moisturizing properties. Like apple cider vinegar, honey also has antiseptic properties so you can also stay safe from pimple-causing bacteria.

To use the apple cider vinegar toner, transfer the solution to a clean empty bottle, and dab the toner to a clean cotton ball or pad and apply to the face like you would with any other facial toner. You can also leave this on as a mask by applying it thicker to the skin and then rinsing off after a few minutes. And if you find that you have made too much of the water and apple cider vinegar solution, you can always enjoy it as a healthy drink that can be just as effective as herbal supplements and b12 injections for weight loss.

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