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What Is The Paleo Diet?

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The term paleo diet is synonymous with the caveman diet or Paleolithic diet. From the terms, it is clear that the paleo diet is primarily the diet that the Paleolithic human used to consume in the past. It is often touted as the healthiest diet since it discourages the use or consumption of processed foods in addition to the new foods that people stated eating after the Neolithic man. The Paleolithic man's diet was basically made up of meat, fruits, and roots. As the saying goes 'if a caveman dint eat, you should not eat it too'.

During the Paleolithic man period, people were hunters and gathers. The concept of farming had not been developed yet. As such, people hunted in the forests for meat while also gathering nuts, fruits and roots. The Paleolithic man was viewed as being stronger, taller and muscular compared to the present day man. Health experts argue that the change in diet as man developed due to agriculture and industrialization led to the consumption of process…

Don't Let Your Body Bulge: Daily Fitness Tips You Need

There is not any reason you should keep putting it off. Maybe you have tried to get into shape before and failed. You may have issues with exercise you need to get over. You can't allow these feelings to control you. Let them go and begin enjoying a healthier you. These tips will help you learn to focus on that.

Walking is an excellent way to improve the way your body looks. Maximize the benefit your calves receive by pushing off your heel to start and your toes to finish. You can also work your arms when walking by keeping your elbows bent and swinging them after each step.

Counting calories is always a solid approach to getting fit. Paying attention to your calorie consumption helps you plan your workouts. If your calorie consumption is at your maintenance level without exercise, and you lose calories by exercising, you are going to be lean and fit very quickly.

To help protect your knees, you need to work towards strong thighs. Located behind the kneecap, a torn ligament is a …

Stress Blocks Weight Loss - Get These Stress-Busting Tips

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How many times during the day do you hear that little voice in your head saying something like this?

I need to hurry up or I'm going to be late!

Dang. I'M LATE AGAIN.

My desk (room, car, kitchen... ) is such a mess. I've got to get it cleaned up!

Another day gone by and I didn't do a thing to get organized. IT'S STILL A MESS.

It was such a hectic day at work. I don't have any food at home to cook for dinner - and I'm starving!

So here I am at the fast food drive-through again ordering MORE JUNK FOOD.

I felt so motivated when I joined the gym last month but I haven't gone once!

I'm so exhausted! All I want to do is go home and collapse on the couch - AS USUAL.

What's wrong with me? I really need to get my SH*T together!

If you're like the rest of us humans (and you probably are), you've got a lot on your plate and it's causing you to feel stressed every day. Unfortunately, stress has a very negative impact on our health. According to…

Weight Loss Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

When you are slim you are better looking and you feel great. You also tend to live a long, healthy life. Since many people know this, most of them will rush into losing weight. Unfortunately, many of them make plenty of costly mistakes. To help you out, here are some of the mistakes people make and how to avoid making them:
Taking the wrong diet
There are many weight loss diets in the market that promise to help you lose weight in the shortest time possible. While some of the diets work, others don't. To be safe and also lose weight the right way you need to be cautious of the diet you take. Before you start any diet take your time and research about it. You should research its contents, the duration you should take it and many other things. As rule of thumb, you should never take a diet blindly as there are some diets that will cause more harm than good.
When you are doing your research, you should stay away from diets that completely eliminate carbohydrates, nutrients and prote…

How To Prepare Tasty, Healthy Snacks For Diet

Healthy snacks for diet are an essential part of your weight loss plan. Not that you should skip taking snacks to cut calories if you're going on a diet. Healthy snacks for diet fuel your body in between your meals so that you wouldn't be so ravenous come mealtime. Healthy snacks for diet also revs up your metabolism so that your body constantly burns fat. You can opt to snack on store bought foods or you can make your own healthy snacks for diet. Consider these tips for snacks that contain 150 to 200 calories for each pack, and filled with health- boosting nutrients. These healthy snacks for diet will make your weight loss diet a far cry from eating deprivation that may put your health in a detriment.
Greek yogurt mixed with raspberries and sweetened with honey. This trio is truly a treat! It's deliciously creamy, sweet and filling. It's an ideal snack at 3pm when you're beginning to feel the slump. It's loaded with healthy fats, fiber and protein that's …

How To Recover From An Unplanned Binge

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Losing Fat or Building Muscle - It's As Simple As High-School Physics

Remember how we were taught 'Energy can neither be created nor destroyed - It can only be transformed'?

"Energy balance refers to the tendency for total energy in a system to stay in equilibrium.

Any difference or delta between total energy input and total energy expenditure, over a set period of time, will change the energy stores of the body by an equal amount."

Mathematically speaking,

Energy Input = Energy Output + Stored Energy

If Energy Input is GREATER THAN Energy Output, then Stored Energy increases.
If Energy Input is LOWER THAN Energy Output, then Stored Energy decreases.
If Energy Input is EQUAL TO Energy Output, then there is NO CHANGE to Stored Energy.
Whew. Easy, right?
So what does this have to do with losing weight or building muscle?

Actually, it has everything to do with it. Your body's appearance - the muscle and fat distribution on your body, is heavily influenced by your state of energy balance.

When your energy input is higher than energy o…

6 Weight Loss Exercises For Women - Burn Fat While Having Fun

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It is a fact that women have slower metabolism compared to men. They need to double time when it comes to losing weight. However, this does not mean that they are behind men when it comes to physical fitness. There are exercises now that can make one say that men and women are equal even in the field of weight loss and fitness.

Weight loss exercises for women have also evolved together with the rise of the reality that men and women are equal. When it comes to achieving fitness and weight loss, as a woman, you can choose any of the five listed below.

Bicycling

So you have decided to lose pounds but you are not sure where and when to start. Well, try to look at your garage, maybe you can find something there that would help you start losing weight. When I was talking about a thing in your garage, I was referring to your bicycle!

Although biking is a highly physical activity, you should not let the chance to ride the bike on your way to losing weight. It is a very efficient way to tone…

Wrap It Up With Herbs and Spices 4 Weight Loss Wrap Recipes You Will Love

It's important to prioritize your health when you're aiming to trim some pounds. That's why it's important to eat nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. It's easy to get discouraged if you're not enjoying your weight loss food, so variety is important.

Why not try these herbs and spices wrap recipes? You'll surely love flavorful low-calorie snacks!

Tuscan-Style Herbed Tuna Wraps

What you need:

2 whole grain tortillas
1/2 cup light tuna, drained
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup baby spinach
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tbsps. chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, mix together tuna, tomatoes, spinach, lemon juice, parsley, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir until ingredients are well-blended. Divide tuna mixture among the 2 tortillas fold over to make wraps. Top with fresh spinach. Serve immediately.

Turkey and Five-Spice Lettuce Wraps

What you need:

1/2 kg. lean ground turkey
2 heads lettuce, leaves sep…

Fast Weight Loss Tricks: How to Lose Weight in 1 Week

So you want to shed some pounds fast. But, there are so many diets out there! I know it seems hard to decide which is the best one for you. Many are just fad diets that will have you losing and gaining the same 5 pounds week to week. Others are so extreme that you can't possibly stay on them long enough to shed the weight and keep it off for good. So how fast should you lose weight? This is a really important question. Basically, the amount of weight you lose and the rate by which you lose it depends on your calorie intake and how many calories you burn. That said, there are healthy ways to lose weight and there are unhealthy and even dangerous ways to lose weight. Everyone needs calories to function daily. So, simply counting calories and operating at a deficit is asking for trouble. But you can definitely lose weight in a short period of time. Need to look good in a wedding dress or swim suit? Here are some fast weight loss tricks that will show you how to lose weight in 1 week…

3 Fun Weight Loss Exercises To Burn Fat Without The Grunt

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Do you love exercise? Chances are if you did you will probably not have any weight issues. Exercise is still the number one way to burn fat and lose weight. Even with a mediocre diet you can still stay in shape as long as you are active and get enough of the right exercise. I've always been in the camp of eating what I love but making up for my eating sins with my hard work in the gym.

The real secret to making this work for you is that you have to make exercise fun. Its got to be something that you absolutely love doing. As long as its painful and something that you look up to every day you will always look for excuses and you will always try and find a way out. Most of all, it won't last. If you want to lose weight with exercise it takes weeks of sustained effort. Its not a 2 or 3 week thing. So, how can you make exercise fun? Here are my 3 top tips:

1. Swimming - who does not love swimming? The fact that its a low impact exercise and that it involved so many muscle groups m…

Your Weight Loss Cheat Sheet

On your journey to the perfect body, your diet will make up most of your efforts. In fact, your diet will be about 75% of all effort that you put in! That is why it is so important to make the correct decisions on your diet.

Feel welcome to use this list as a cheat sheet for making healthier decisions. All food plays a part in your weight loss but those listed at the top will be of least importance and those listed at the bottom will be the most important.

Sweets

This group includes anything that has sugar such as candies, cakes, cookies, pies, doughnuts and other desserts. You don't have to cut this food group out altogether on your weight loss journey, as long as you keep the portions small. Foods in this group are often high in calories and low in nutrients so limit your intake to about 80 calories a day or about 560 calories a week.

Fats

The truth is that some fats are good for you, while others are really bad for you! Try avoiding fats such as saturated fats and trans-fats a…

Cycling Great Fun Way To Lose Weight

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If you find going to the gym a dreary exercise, you might want to try cycling outdoors instead. Cycling, compared to gym exercise, is more fun. When cycling, you won't get bored with the changing surroundings as you travel down your chosen bike path; while, in the gym, you are stuck with the same walls and equipment. No wonder some people find gym exercise difficult to sustain. There's more variety in the cycling experience.
More people are actually into cycling as part of their weight loss program because it is a low impact exercise and more fun to do. As a low impact exercise, it's easy on the joints and therefore makes it a comfortable exercise. It doesn't mean that you won't sweat it out. In fact, cycling burns as much calories as in running. When riding the bike at a moderate speed, you can burn an approximate 650 calories in an hour.
As you pedal your way to weight loss, you build your endurance and strength working out major muscles in the legs, arms and ab…

Fat Burning Vegetables

People are rapidly changing their lifestyles today in an attempt to become healthier and lose weight. Individuals are paying closer attention to their diet habits and the foods they eat. Weight loss is one of the most researched subjects on the internet today. This report lists fifteen of the most beneficial fat burning vegetables to help you maintain your health and lose weight. The fat burning vegetables listed below will provide your body with vital necessary proteins and nutrients while at the same time jump start your body's fat burning process.

Vegetables are an amazing fat burning food due to their nutrient content, low caloric value and high water content. Because fat burning vegetables are low in calories you can eat as much as you want and still be able to lose weight.

15 Fat Burning Vegetables:

Asparagus - Asparagus is an awesome vegetable for people who want to lose weight. It was many nutrients like vitamins A and C. It has the added advantage of also tasting good. A…

Learn How to Stay Fit During Pregnancy

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Staying fit during your pregnancy is considered a big ordeal. Whatever your weight was before pregnancy, once you see your belly protruding, the weight will and must go up. This weight gain is not unusual; it is a sign that all is well within. The increase in pressure could be because of water retained in your body, the growing fetus or because you are eating too much. Eating for two is only a myth, and that is the primary cause of unnecessary weight gain in pregnant women these days.

Gaining within the range of 25 to 30 pounds is average and isn't a reason for alarm. However, if the weight gain goes beyond the allowed range, that is when you will need to start acting. Staying healthy and being able to provide food to the growing baby is what you need to give utmost importance. To stay healthy, you need to remain in shape, eat healthily and exercise.

The intake of healthy foods ensures your baby will get all the nutrients required. Eat in moderation. It is not necessary to eat lik…

Weight Loss - The Best Tried And Tested Fat Burner Options

Are you looking for a little extra jump-start to your weight loss results? If so, you may be checking out the fat burner options available to you. Many people go this route, thinking they will give them a nice little boost - and they can. When used correctly, many fat burners offer significant benefits. But you do need to understand how these fat burners work and an appropriate way to use them.

Let's go over the best tried and tested weight loss ingredients you should be looking for when seeking out a fat burner...

1. Caffeine. Caffeine is one of the best and most readily available fat burning ingredients you should know about. Most people already know caffeine can give a great energy boost but on top of that, it can also...

jump start your metabolism,
improve your overall level of fatty acid oxidation, and also help to
improve your insulin sensitivity.
Furthermore, some individuals may report a reduction in appetite when using caffeine as well. Drink this as coffee or in a suppl…

The Truth About Losing Fat On Your Stomach

Do you know anybody who does not wish to get rid of the fat on one particular area of their body? I have not met anybody like that!

"If I could only get rid of my big belly"! "Oh, I wish my thighs were slimmer"! Does it sound familiar?

Even skinny people are often unhappy with the excess fat in some areas of their body. We've all seen those skinny men with huge bellies!

This common problem is accompanied by a widespread belief that you can lose the fat on a "problem area" by exercising that particular area. Some people do hundreds of crunches in attempts to flatten their stomachs, others buy the "miracle" ab gadgets and bulky "hip slimming" machines from TV.

Were you about to call the 800 number to buy the "latest and greatest" ab roller?

Hold on to your hard-earned money!

The belief that you can lose fat on a specific part of your body by exercising that area is a myth! Targeting the "spots" of your body for f…

5 Healthy Eating Do's and Don'ts For Weight Loss

So you've decided to focus on healthy eating and in turn, improve your daily nutrition in order to lose weight. Awesome! That can likely be one of the most important decisions you make for your health and the direction your future takes. Before you dive headlong into the weight loss process, here's a list of 5 healthy eating do's and don'ts to help give you precise focus and direction.

If you start with these specific healthy eating tips, you will leapfrog right to the front and not have to struggle with issues that usually stump those new to the process.

5 Healthy Eating Don'ts for Weight Loss

- Don't Starve Yourself

Many people think that in order to lose weight you need to starve yourself. Their thinking is, if I don't eat food I won't gain weight. The problem is everyone NEEDS food. It is what fuels our bodies to get through each day. Denying your body sustenance will only cause you to overeat the next time you do eat meaning you'll take in too…

Chili Lime Tuna Cakes

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Chili Lime Tuna Cakes  Ready in just 15 minutes.
These quick and easy tuna fish cakes are full of zesty flavor. Top them with salsa and sliced avocado.  Ready in 15 minutes • Makes 1 serving
Ingredients: • 5-oz can low-sodium solid...
wake up healthy.


Ready in 15 minutes
Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

5-oz can low-sodium solid white albacore tuna in water, drained
2 sliced green onions
3 egg whites
1 tbsp coconut flour
¼ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp paprika
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp lime juice
4–5 shakes hot sauce
2 tsp coconut oil
2 tbsp chunky salsa
¼ avocado (optional)
Instructions:

Combine all ingredients, except coconut oil, salsa and avocado, in a medium-sized bowl. Let sit 2 to 3 minutes so the coconut flour absorbs the moisture of the egg whites and lime juice.
Meanwhile, heat a nonstick pan or electric griddle to medium-high heat or 350°F.
Divide and shape mixture into 2 fish cakes.
Heat coconut oil in the pan and cook cakes about 4 to 5 minutes, then flip. The bottom of the cakes sho…

Detoxification, Waste Elimination and Weight Loss - Are They Connected?

Proper elimination of toxic waste from the body, is one of the key element in achieve successful, and permanent weight loss. Yet so many people begin a diet or weight loss program and neglect this one, very important aspect of weight loss and weight management.

Detoxification, and the elimination of waste from the body is not exactly the most pleasant topic are process to deal with, but it is critical for losing weight and maintaining overall health. If you are starting a weight loss program, and you want to make detox a part of that program that you must remember that the buildup of toxic waste in your body may have taken 10, 20, 30, or even 50 years to accumulate. So don't expect overnight results from detoxification program.

The elimination of toxic waste from the body can be uncomfortable, but better to have some minor discomfort now than to have major illness later on in life. The total elimination of all toxicity from the body can take weeks to months and in some cases even…

Broccoli & Feta Omelet with Toast

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This quick and  easy breakfast recipe, which takes just 15 minutes to create, packs a punch that will leave you feeling satisfied yet energized.

The broccoli provides filling fiber (and just 30 calories per serving), while the protein
loaded eggs curb appetite and will help stave off those late-morning cravings.




Ingredients

Cooking spray
1 cup chopped broccoli
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
2 slices rye bread, toasted

Preparation


1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
   Coat pan with cooking spray, add broccoli, and cook 3 minutes.

2. Combine egg, feta, and dill in a small bowl add egg mixture to pan.
    Cook 3 to 4 minutes,  flip omelet and cook 2 minutes or until cooked through.
    Serve with toast.

Getting Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat The Easy Way

Right now there are many ways that you can approach losing weight, but most are not that grand. When you're not seeing results from your efforts, it can be discouraging. Learning how to gain the upper hand may require you to look at things in a new manner. There are some shortcuts to losing weight, and it starts with focusing on proven options. One such solution is that of slimming body wraps. This can help isolate the body's stubborn fat deposits and clear them out through natural sculpting.

Paying Hundreds For Wraps

If you're not familiar with this concept, consider spas for a moment. People pay upwards of hundreds of dollars to get wrapped in a spa. The goal is to sweat out toxins and allow for fat deposit cells to get broken up. Fat deposits bunch up around the body and stick together. To loosen them, you have to create heat, friction, and deliver elements that help burn them out. That is what spas charge hundreds of dollars for, and they don't even promise to del…

Orange, Banana, and Pineapple Frappé

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Ingredients

2 1/3 cups banana chunks (about 3 medium bananas)
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup orange sections (about 1 medium orange)
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon flaked sweetened coconut
2 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, undrained

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a blender; cover an
d process until smooth. Serve immediately.

Homemade Drinks Guaranteed to Trim Down Your Belly

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VEGETABLE AND FRUIT FLAVORED WATER


Although drinking lots of water is important the body must not retain excess water either. In order to get rid of the excess water you can cut lemon slices, cucumber slices and mint. Allow these to soak in water and drink the flavored water. The resultant water has diuretic properties which allow your body to flush out excess water through urine.




WATERMELON JUICE



Watermelon juice in its natural form i.e. no artificial additives contains amino acids and vitamins which have
anti-oxidative properties. The anti-oxidative properties of melons protect against diseases such as cancer as well as boosting the immune system. The amino acids contained in watermelon juice also promote breakdown of lipoproteins and other body stored fats.



ICE MINT TEA

The mint plant contains several chemicals which have anti-oxidative properties as well as accelerating basal metabolic rate. Taking ice mint tea boosts the body's energy levels, thus increasing its energy requi…

How Water Can Accelerate Weight Loss

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The average adult human body is approximately 50-65% water. Cells are made up of about 70% water. Water is crucial for overall good health and wellbeing. Most people do not drink as much water as they should. Water should be taken in in high amounts if one is trying to be healthy, but especially if one is trying to lose weight. Water can significantly increase weight loss success!

Drinking water is critical when on a weight loss journey. It has countless benefits that lead to more weight loss. To begin, drinking water causes your body to burn more calories. It helps to speed up the metabolic rate, causing more calories to be burned. This increase is even higher is the water is ice cold, as the body must warm the water before it uses it, which uses energy. Also, when trying to lose weight most people are involved in some sort of workout plan that they are not used to on a normal basis. This dehydrates your body, so an increase in water will help to rehydrate the body and the muscles. B…

7 Quick Weight Loss Tips To Speed Up Metabolism

If you need to lose weight, these weight loss tips might help you lose those extra pounds. These seven quick weight loss tips will likewise assist you in, if you are currently in outstanding physical condition, to form your body to an even higher degree.

Any weight reduction tips to help accelerate metabolism do just that. They assist you. You still should have your basic fitness and nutrition technique in line with the goals you wish to achieve.

You have to be focused on each component of your strategy. If you prepare for making use of these quick weight decline tips, however, do not work out and just see television while consuming a bag of chips every night, they will refrain from doing a thing for you.

Are you all set to include these fast weight decrease tips to your way of life?

To obtain rid of any quantity of excess weight, you must accelerate metabolism. Your metabolism is a biochemical treatment that takes place in your body.

Your metabolism assists to break down nutrients i…