Monthly Archives: March 2010

Fast Weight Loss Tips for All Ages

They say that losing weight fast can sometimes be dangerous especially for older people. While this is true there are certain fast weight loss tips that are applicable and safe for all ages and this is what we are going to discuss here today.

First let’s start by defining what is fast weight loss? Fast weight loss is different for every person. People who have a lot of weight to lose can lose weight faster and safer than people who only have a few extra pounds. The only things that are common in this context is that they should not lose more than 2-3 pounds per week and that their daily calorie intake should not go under 2000 calories per day. Besides that each person can define what is the amount of weight he or she must lose per month in order to reach the final target.

One of the best weight loss tips that I like and many people neglect is the role of water in the whole weight loss process. Water is vital for our life and has so much to offer to our overall health. In addition water can help someone lose weight faster. This is because it has absolutely no calories, meaning that you can drink as much water as you want without adding weight, secondly water can full up your stomach and reduce your appetite for food and third water can assist your body flush unneeded organisms from the body and thus allowing the body organs to function better. So, by drinking lots of water you can accelerate the weight loss process substantially and without creating any other problems.

Another important tip that is proven to be very effective in losing weight is food labels. As weird as this may sound, by reading the labels of foods you eat can increase your weight loss efforts. This is because you will start making clever decisions on what to buy and eat. If you want to lose weight fast you should not consume foods that contain a high number of calories and fat. Do not just rely on the food name i.e. ‘Low calorie biscuits’. You should clearly investigate all the ingredients because while the biscuits may be low in calories they may be high in fats, which is worse. Your choices should include items that are natural, non-processed and have minimum amount of fats and calories.

Finally, we cannot write an article about weight loss without giving the necessary attention to the role of exercise. Exercise is by far the easiest, fastest and healthiest way to lose weight. All it takes is to do it on a regular basis. If you want to be serious about losing weight then you better start exercising. The more you exercise the faster will be the results.

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Nutritional Supplements for Your Health

You can find nutritional supplements as both drugs based on vitamins and minerals, and as foods and fruits: bananas, grapes, apples, walnuts, raisins, cherries, as well as cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, yogurt, poultry, fish, cheese, egg, mushrooms and lettuce.

Nutritional supplements provide the necessary ratio of fat, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins, and are recommended for both children and mature people who make physical and intellectual effort or those who want to lose weight fast.

Weight loss nutritional supplements are in the form of tablets, sticks or mixtures, the latter providing a normal diet and administered by mixing the composition with a certain measure of water, milk or fruit juice, just after exercise.

Be aware that some supplements, and nutrition bars or mixtures for weight loss are not effective if you do not make a little fitness, jogging, aerobics or other exercises. These products act on muscle development and therefore must be managed simultaneously with a regular and correct training and a special diet.

If you cannot follow a special diet, you may consume nutrient tablets to maintain figure. They contain fruits and plants that inhibit excessive appetite, burn fat and prevent obesity. As I said not to keep a strict diet, but you have to eat as natural as you can: many fruits and vegetables, no fats, sweets and excess fried foods.

This supplement is recommended for both men and women. The treatment is meant for one month and a half, but the degree of obesity will be taken into account. If it is increased you will receive these weight loss dietary supplements for 3 months and more. Remember these supplements are harder to procure than depression treatment so you will need to see the doctor before you can take them. You will not lose weight now but you will definitely lose it.

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Juicing Recipes to Detox Mercury

Mercury is a heavy metal that is poisonous to our cells especially the cells of our nervous system, so mercury is one of a handful of substances called neurotoxins. Lead, aluminum and cadmium are the other 3 main neurotoxins. Once these toxic heavy metals make into the cells of the nervous system they start reeking havoc. They displace vital minerals and effect the proper functioning of DNA transcriptions. This can cause numbness, dizziness, hearing and orientation problems, memory loss and in extreme cases even death. Toxic heavy metals in brain tissue are also strongly associated with Alzheimer’s and mental decline in the elderly (and younger!).

Mercury is considered one of the worst neurotoxins and is labeled as the number one harmful substance in the US. The widespread pollution of mercury makes it almost certain that everyone of us has at least some amount of mercury in our cells. Mercury is found in all of water systems and most of the seafood that we eat will also contain mercury as a result. Amalgam fillings are also a notorious source of mercury that leaches into our bodies.

Fortunately there are two natural foods that we can make juicing recipes with, safely at home, that can greatly aid our efforts of clearing mercury out of our bodies.  These two amazing foods are cilantro and chlorella.

Cilantro (Chinese parsley) is the the only known food that is effective at removing mercury from nervous system cells and  repairing and reversing DNA damage within those cells. Once ‘ejected’ from inside of the nervous system cells, mercury can then be processed by the liver and sent to the colon, via bile, for elimination.

This is where chlorella comes in. Chlorella is an algae similar to spirulina that we can buy as a supplement. Chlorella is one of the best agents we know for absorbing toxins in the colon so we can ensure that they get removed. Without giving the colon this extra help a lot of the mercury, that we have worked hard at moving to the colon, will get reabsorbed back into the bloodstream and our cells! Obviously a process we want to avoid!

So, the combination of cilantro and chlorella is an extremely effective method for helping us to detox mercury and other toxic heavy metals. This detoxification method also works well for clearing out lead, cadmium and aluminum.

Mercury Detox Juice Recipe
2 handfuls of cilantro
2 apples
1 gram of chlorella

Juice apples (core but leave on the skins, this will increase the amount of antioxidants in the juicer recipe) and cilantro. Stir chlorella into the juicing recipe. For the best  effects this juice should be taken daily. You can also find out more at juice recipes and oral chelation for a toxic heavy metal detox.

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What to Do to Lose Weight Easily

Losing weight is not necessarily a difficult process. If you manage to incorporate weight loss techniques in your daily life you will be able to maintain your weight easily without too much effort. This of course implies that you understand how to lose weight using the proper tips and techniques. Let’s see below some easy daily life tips that can help you shed those extra pounds.

1. Fat is very bad for your diet. You should understand that having more pounds is different than having excess fat. Fat is more difficult to lose than pounds so you need to do your best and avoid the generation of fat cells in your body. For this reason you should stay away from foods that contain high percentage of fat and sugars and prefer foods that can act as fat burners like nuts, fruits and vegetables and water.

2. Another thing you need to understand is that weight loss can sometimes take time. How much time you will need exactly depends on how committed you are on your weight loss efforts, how many pounds you want to lose and how fast you want to do it.

3. Having said the above, you should gather all the patience and willpower you have and focus on your goals. Do not expect super fast results and do not get carried away by the first failures. Whenever you encounter a failure do not get disappointed but visually turn your failures into a success. Imagine your self after achieving your weight loss goals and imagine how would that make you feel. Be positive and try to get courage to continue on your journey. Never forget that weight loss is a journey which means that it has a beginning and an end. If harder you work the quicker you will reach the end.

4. The balance between a weight loss failure or weight loss success is in daily life activities. Whatever you do during the day can work against or in favor of your weight loss efforts. For example if you take the lift you are not providing any assistance to your efforts, but if you take the stairs you are offering some assistance. This may sound insignificant to you but try to thing of the hundreds of things you do in a week that could assist your efforts. Walking more, doing more manual work at home, making up your garden, washing your car can all work towards your goals and most of the times without even realizing it.

Certainly weight loss is not a subject that can be explained in just 4 points, but for sure the above tips can give you a good idea on how to approach the whole process.

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Smoothie Blenders: How To Choose, How Much To Pay

So. You know you want to buy a smoothie blender, but you don’t know where to start. That’s okay. The good news is that there are so many different smoothie blenders out there, you’ll have more than enough to pick from. That also means you have some choices to make: if you’re indecisive, that could be bad news, but we really don’t think it is.

Smoothie blenders come in dozens of shapes and sizes, with different powered motors, differently shaped blades, and a few different innovative features in some of the most notable models. And of course, they come with different price tags. Here’s a look at some of your options to help you choose the best smoothie blender for you.

  • Size. Some smoothie blenders make individual servings such as mini blenders. Others can feed a crowd. And of course, plenty are somewhere in between. Choose a smoothie blender size based on two main factors: how you plan to use it, and how much space you have. If you want to whip up a smoothie to take with on your drive to work, a small size is best. If you want to have big parties in your back yard with plenty of blended beverages for all, a larger party-sized smoothie blender is a better bet. And of course, only get a blender you actually have room for in your kitchen.
  • Functions / Options. You may think that a blender is a blender, but some specifically designed smoothie blenders have some functions that are pretty unique. More and more come with an easy pouring spout on the side of the pitcher, so you just place a glass underneath and flip a tab to fill the glass, rather than removing the whole pitcher and its lid to pour and make a mess. Others have drip-catching trays, or lids with stir sticks to help blend a perfectly smooth smoothie every time.

How much you pay depends on how serious you are about your smoothie blender, and also your budget. For most people, a blender in the $40-$60 range is good for occasional use. If you’re serious about a high quality top notch smoothie blender, somewhere in the $100 should get you a quality machine.

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