Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Doing Same Exercise is not Good

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If someone is looking to start an exercise program, they probably have a lot of questions. For example, what exercise or exercises should you do. Well, to answer such questions, we have to look at the purpose of exercise.

Falling Into the Single Exercise Trap

For most people, the purpose of exercise is to get their body in shape. For some that means simply gaining muscle mass or improving endurance levels. For others, though, it could mean trying to lose a fair amount of weight. For almost everyone, though, the goal is to get their whole body looking and feeling healthier. It would make sense, then, that you should exercise your entire body, if you want your entire body to be healthier.

Many people fall into the single exercise trap. For example, they want to get “in shape”, so they decide to walk every day. Walking is wonderful exercise, but it mainly exercises the legs, not the entire body. Single exercises like that can cause two big problems.



Problem One – Joint and Muscle Stress:

When you focus too much on exercising specific muscles or joints, you put them under unnecessary stress and, as a result, leave yourself open to the potential for more injuries. Joints can become swollen and painful. They can also stiffen up quite a bit.

The result can be a dull ache that lasts for days, bruising or even a short, sharp, stabbing pain when you put any weight on a certain spot, like the knee joint, for example. In fact, in many cases, the knees can dislocate entirely. That's extremely painful and can take months to recover from.

As far as muscle stress goes, there are major issues with that, too. You can easily tear muscles and ligaments, if you over work them. That can take anywhere from weeks to months to heal, depending on the severity of the problem. So, your exercise plan will be completely disrupted.


Problem Two – Strength Loss

Problem two is loss of strength in the muscles you don't exercise. If you walk or jog every day, for example, you'll have strong leg muscles. Your neglected arm muscles, however, will deteriorate. Then, you'll find yourself unable to do even the simplest of tasks without becoming tired or achy. That's certainly not a good way to get in shape.



Mental Benefits of Combining Different Exercises

The physical benefits of combining different exercises is clear, based on the facts above. There's also a mental benefit to combining different exercises, though. People tend to get mentally bored with the same thing over and over again. Exercise routines are difficult to stick to under the best circumstances. You'll never succeed at them if they're boring.

By combining different exercises, you'll be keeping your routines interesting. Remember, though, adding one or more exercises doesn't necessarily mean lack of boredom. For example, if you walk one day a week and bike ride another and do that every week it can still turn into a boring routine. You have to do enough different exercises each week to both exercise all of your muscles and keep yourself entertained.

Another good way to keep exercise routines always changing and stay interested is to do them with a buddy or a group of buddies. Exercising with friends and changing the routine occasionally should help you to keep your motivation. That will move you one step closer to your goal of getting fit.


Exercise Frequency

Another common question that people ask is how often should one exercise. Well, partially that depends on how fit you are to begin with. It's always a good idea to slowly work your way into an exercise routine. Biting off more than you can chew in the exercise department will only lead to injuries.

Ideally, you should eventually exercise about three days per week. You should do different types of exercises on each of those three days. You also should be sure to spread those days out. Although many people exercise only on weekends, it's not a good idea.


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Weekend Warrior Problems

People who exercise only on weekends are commonly called weekend warriors and they have two big problems. The first is that the body needs time to recover from workouts. It's during rest periods that the body forms new muscle mass and repairs small muscle tears that occurs naturally during workouts. Without those resting periods, people will quickly reach a plateau point where they can no longer lose weight or gain muscle. Exercising too much too close together can also cause general tiredness and higher risks of injuries.

The other problem that weekend warriors or other people who exercise too much too close together can have is that progress is undone. The body needs rest periods, but it doesn't need week-long vacations. Being sedentary all week can cause you to lose muscle mass and gain fat. That reverses most, if not all, of the good you might do on the weekends.

( Source : weightlossforall.com)

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Monday, September 6, 2010

The LOA and Weight Loss: Can You Think Yourself Thin?

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On recently broadcast special edition of Larry King Live on CNN, King interviewed a panel of "mind experts" about how the thoughts we think literally turn into the events we experience, the material things we possess... and even the health of our body.

For years, goal-setting and positive thinking were often criticized as "LOA :the law of attraction" was relegated into the category of "new age" fluff.


On the recent CNN's Larry King show, panel experts John Assaraf, Bob Proctor, and others who were featured in the movie call 'The Secret' explained that recent breakthroughs in neuroscience along with understanding mental laws, reveal why goal setting, the "LOA : law of attraction" and 'positive-thinking' all work, regardless of whether you look at them from a scientific perspective or a metaphysical .

Scientists have even identified specific parts of the brain, such as RAS:the reticular activating system , which works with the visual parts of our brain to call our conscious attention to things that are important to reaching our goals and to filter out those things that are not important.
The reticular activating system/RAS is activated by 'programming' goals into our sub-conscious minds. Our sub concscious mind is the "power- center" and THIS is the mechanism that explains why goal setting and positive thinking are now being accepted as scientific methods for change.
We are discovering that our brain is cybernetic in nature, which means that it is literally like a computer, waiting for a program to be installed.

And here's the kicker - do you know that the subconcsious is completely neutral and impartial - it will carry out any instructions we give it.
Unfortunately, many people are still running negative programs they picked up from others as children when their non-conscious minds were totally open and impressionable, or which they developed over the years as a result of repetition of their own negative body thinking.

As it turns out, their own thoughts, repeated daily, are one of the primary ways that their 'mental-computer' is programmed on a sub-conscious level, habits and automatic behavior,
which is the level of beliefs.
if we want to change our results, we must overwrite old negative programming and install positive new programming into our subconscious.

And this can be achived through such techniques as positive self-talk (affirmations),written goal setting, and visualization or mental imagery.

In the 1970's, East Germans and the Soviets were the first to formally use structured mental rehearsal, and they dominated in several olympic sports at that time. This was reported in great detail in Charles Garfield's landmark book, "Peak Performance." Today, virtually all elite athletes use visualization extensively, as we now know that the brain can't differentiate between real practice and practice that is vividly imagined.

If you are getting more of the same negative results in your life - such as the same health problems, or the same body fat continues to return even after you lose it, then you have probably been un-consciously running old negative programs and re-inforcing them with negative thought patterns.

You can begin the positive mental reprogramming process by writing down your goals, changing your internal dialogue and taking a few minutes to relax, quiet your mind and perform a session of visualization or mental rehearsal every day (seeing yourself in your "mind's eye" not as you currently are, but as you ideally would like to be).

These methods, repeated often enough, will begin to program the non- conscious portion of the mind, which is the same part of the mind that controls your heart beat, digestion and new cell production, all on "automatic pilot."

In the last decade, neuroscientists discovered that you have the capacity to create an almost infinite number of new neural connections in your brain when you run new thought patterns.
The Old neural pathways are like grooves in a record, and if you are struggling with your health related behaviors or behaviors in any other area of your life, you have been playing the "old records" over and over again.

If you were to carve a new groove into that record, it would never play the same way again. the old pattern would weaken and the new one would take over. Brand new, positive thoughts, feelings and images begin to create new neural patterns.

Psychologists estimate that it takes 21 to 30 days to establish a new pattern in your brain. During this time, the focus on sticking with your practice and repeating your new thought patterns is critical.

Is this easy? For most people, no it's not. In fact, controlling your thinking and keeping it constructive may be one of the most difficult challenges you have ever faced. Fortunately, writing goals and reading affirmations can help get you started.

You can take some of the pressure off yourself by simply accepting that negative thoughts and self criticisms will pop up from time to time. Just observe them, without mulling over them or adding to them, and change the polarity of the thought by quickly repeating one of your positive affirmations or by changing your mental pictures.

So is there something to this whole "positive thinking" thing?

The philosophers and theologians have been saying yes for the entire span of recorded history: "As you think, so shall you be." Variations on this proverb can be found in every spiritual and philosophical tradition.

But... if you are the left-brained, "prove-it-to-me" type, you dont have to go on faith anymore. Scientists are beginning to prove more and more convincingly that thoughts are powerful things. Even Larry King seemed impressed with what his panel of "mind mentors" had to say.

So how soon are you going to begin your mental training right alongside your physical training? When are you going to learn how to harness this power locked up inside your mind?

Guess what? You're already using this force every day because you cannot turn it off. Whatever you are thinking and picturing in your mind repeatedly on a daily basis is already on it's way to you, so it's simply a matter of HOW you are using it, not IF you are using it.

What do you say to yourself every day? Do you say, "I am becoming leaner, healthier and more muscular every day?"... or do you say "I am a fat person - Ive tried everything, nothing ever works?"

The fact is - you can think yourself thin and healthy or you can think yourself obese and ill. Maybe not in the literal sense...but most certainly as the critical part in the chain of causation...

You see, there's a lot of talk these days in the personal improvement world about law of attraction, manifesting, intention, visualization, affirmations and of course, positive thinking.

Without understanding that there is an orderly, scientific basis underneath all of these things, many people will simply remain skeptics, while on the opposite extreme, others may get the idea that you can sit around meditating and visualizing, then expect a mystical "law of attraction" to kick in and then "poof!" a great body materializes out of thin air... along with the perfect relationship, a nice bank account and fantastic career success.

What really happens is "Positive thinking" and related methods quite literally re-program your brain, which in turn creates new behaviors that move you physically toward whatever you have been thinking about and focusing on.

So success is achieved through positive thinking + positive doing.... attraction + action. There are two sides to the coin. Without paying attention to both, you may continue to struggle... often against nothing but yourself.

If you want to transform your body or any other aspect of your life, then you have to change on the inside (the mind) first and then everything else will follow.

( Source : Tom Venuto, weightlossforall.com )

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Losing Weight Quickly

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Many of us when attempting to lose weight fast then we naturally reduce our food consumption. To a certain degree this is correct the body must be in a state of “negative energy balance”. So, we need to reduce calories consumption than our body burns each day in order to start losing weight.


But the problem is, many dieters tend to reduce food intake far too much during the initial stages. Sometimes the high levels of motivation and an overzealous ambition to lose weight fast often drives the desire to cut out too many meals almost immediately. Past studies have indicated that when losing weight fast around 65% of the weight lost in the first ten days comes from muscle breakdown and only 35% is from actual fat loss. Cutting food intake sharply sounds like the right idea for losing weight fast. Indeed, many experience a rapid drop in weight but as more people now realize, most of the initial loss is not fat !

We must know, If energy was the only requirement the body needed maybe this would be fine, there would be many more slim citizens amongst us. However, the fact is we also need a daily supply of many nutrients, especially protein. Not only are proteins used as the main structure for muscle they are also needed to make millions of antibodies and the billions of enzymes required for all the chemical reactions within cells, some enzymes also aid chemical reactions that are needed to help burn fat from fat cells. In fact, protein requirements are so important that if intake of quality protein is insufficient the body has no choice but to breakdown proteins from muscle in order to build the necessary enzymes to sustain the metabolism. When protein is broken down from muscle it not only contributes to a lowered metabolism, due to a decrease in total lean mass, but it also helps supply energy to the cell, which should be the role of the stored fat. Therefore muscle protein breakdown causes a short-term and long-term limitation to the amount of stored fat the body can burn off.

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This doesn’t mean you must consume a high protein diet in order to keep losing weight fast. It’s more important to provide the body with a small amount of high quality protein for most meals of the day. Less stored fat is lost when we lose weight fast

Past studies have indicated that when losing weight fast around 65% of the weight lost in the first ten days comes from muscle breakdown and only 35% is from actual fat loss. To stand a better chance of losing a higher percentage of fat weight quickly, you should try to maintain a large bulk of muscle mass while losing weight rapidly. When the body is in a state of negative energy balance the only scientific way to maintain muscle effectively is to train with weights, a progressive weight training program helps develop a need for the body to hold onto more muscle and forces a greater portion of fat to be used when losing weight.



Tips for losing weight fast:
  • Reduce calorie intake by 250-500 per day by substituting most high calorie foods for low fat varieties

  • Keep this reduction going for at least one week or until you reach a weight loss plateau that lasts more than 4 days, then reduce calories by a further 200 per day

  • Provide a little high quality protein with most meals or preferably combine the low fat plant foods together at each meal

  • Start an approved weight training program to maintain muscle and increase metabolism

  • Gently raise the intensity level of the weights program forcing the body to hold onto muscle as calorie intake is lowered gradually over time

  • Perform aerobic activities on the days in-between the weights sessions to help burn fat directly

  • Drink plenty of water all day to maintain energy levels

  • Reduce sodium intake by preparing meals using fresh, natural and wholesome ingredients

  • Never go below 1500 calories per day, simply exercise more often when if this target is reached
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Exercising to Lose Weight

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When trying to lose weight we all know it’s important to exercise, relying on diet alone usually means poor results. By not exercising the body misses out on many of the physiological benefits such as a boosted metabolism, improved fitness and increased energy levels. Regular exercise not only helps reduce fat stores it also helps to regulate the appetite, thus it can be easier to control energy intake.

The main concern for many dieters when exercising to lose weight is which exercise is the best to choose?

Not all exercises have the same effect on the body. The chosen exercise will depend on what suits the individual body type and what each person wants from exercising; burning fat, losing weight or gaining fitness. Anaerobic exercises tend to burn carbs rather than fat because they naturally require more effort. The greater intensity of anaerobic exercises often contributes to slight gains in muscle weight, especially during the initial period of starting a new exercise. This type can also encourage muscles to store more glycogen (carb stores in muscles); every time glycogen is stored it causes the body to take on three times more water and again results in a slight weight gain. Intense anaerobic exercise reduces the muscle glycogen stores quickly so our body tends to store more in-between workouts to make sure we have more energy the next time the exercise is performed. Also, if muscles start to store more carbs then it gives cells the opportunity to use its preferred fuel rather than using fat stores.

Although, gaining muscle is not a bad thing, it will benefit most healthy people with a higher metabolism. However, for those more interested in losing weight and especially those who haven’t exercised for some time, it may be best to perform aerobic type exercises.

Anaerobic exercises include...
  • Weight training
  • Sprinting
  • Football
  • Tennis

Probably the best exercise to begin losing weight is walking. Many overweight people can manage a walk with ease so it maybe a good starting point - although you must seek your doctors approval before starting any exercise.

Aerobic exercise can be anything that maintains a steady heart rate at 50-70 percent of the hearts maximum rate. This means the exercise should feel easy, and in fact, it should feel easy in order to burn a higher percentage of fat. The human energy system works a bit like gears, and at a slow pace it’s much easier to shift into fat burning gear. The downside to working out at low levels of exertion is that the actual calories burned are fairly minimal thus, it will take longer to reach weight loss goal. However, for beginners or people very overweight it is essential that exercise is slow to allow the body to switch into that fat burning gear!

to lose weight, any exercise chosen should be started slowly and the goal should be to gradually build up the intensity level over the course of a few months. This helps build up fitness levels and enables the body to work at a higher degree of effort and still burn fat!

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Why We Shoud Eat Slower ?

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One of the problems in people daily lives is that many people rush through the day, with no time for anything … and when they have time to get a bite to eat, they gobble it down.
That leads to stressful, unhealthy living.
And with the simple but powerful act of eating slower, we can begin to reverse that lifestyle immediately. How hard is it? You take smaller bites, you chew each bite slower and longer, and you enjoy your meal longer.

It takes a few minutes extra each meal, and yet it can have profound effects.

You may have already heard of the Slow Food Movement, started in Italy almost two decades ago to counter the fast food movement. Everything that fast food is, Slow Food isn’t.

If you read the Slow Food Manifesto, you’ll see that it’s not just about health — it’s about a lifestyle. And whether you want to adopt that lifestyle or not, there are some reasons you should consider the simple act of eating slower:
  1. Lose weight. A growing number of studies confirm that just by eating slower, you’ll consume fewer calories — in fact, enough to lose 20 pounds a year without doing anything different or eating anything different. The reason is that it takes about 20 minutes for our brains to register that we’re full. If we eat fast, we can continue eating past the point where we’re full. If we eat slowly, we have time to realize we’re full, and stop on time. Now, I would still recommend that you eat healthier foods, but if you’re looking to lose weight, eating slowly should be a part of your new lifestyle.
  2. Enjoy your food. This reason is just as powerful, in my opinion. It’s hard to enjoy your food if it goes by too quickly. In fact, I think it’s fine to eat sinful foods, if you eat a small amount slowly. Think about it: you want to eat sinful foods (desserts, fried foods, pizza, etc.) because they taste good. But if you eat them fast, what’s the point? If you eat them slowly, you can get the same amount of great taste, but with less going into your stomach. That’s math that works for me. And that argument aside, I think you are just happier by tasting great food and enjoying it fully, by eating slowly. Make your meals a gastronomic pleasure, not a thing you do rushed, between stressful events.
  3. Better digestion. If you eat slower, you’ll chew your food better, which leads to better digestion. Digestion actually starts in the mouth, so the more work you do up there, the less you’ll have to do in your stomach. This can help lead to fewer digestive problems.
  4. Less stress. Eating slowly, and paying attention to our eating, can be a great form of mindfulness exercise. Be in the moment, rather than rushing through a meal thinking about what you need to do next. When you eat, you should eat. This kind of mindfulness, I believe, will lead to a less stressful life, and long-term happiness. Give it a try.
  5. Rebel against fast food and fast life. Our hectic, fast-paced, stressful, chaotic lives — the Fast Life — leads to eating Fast Food, and eating it quickly. This is a lifestyle that is dehumanizing us, making us unhealthy, stressed out, and unhappy. We rush through our day, doing one mindless task after another, without taking the time to live life, to enjoy life, to relate to each other, to be human. That’s not a good thing in my book. Instead, rebel against that entire lifestyle and philosophy … with the small act of eating slower. Don’t eat Fast Food. Eat at a good restaurant, or better yet, cook your own food and enjoy it fully. Taste life itself.

High Energy Diet - Eating For Vitality and Vigor

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The foods you should choose to eat as a part of your high energy diet or diet program are specific foods that your body can turn into useful energy most efficiently. Recently in the study of nutritional science, it was thought that sugar which effectively found to be a pure body fuel, would be the best energy diet food. However, we now know that a high sugar diet lacks the micronutrients needed to turn the sugar efficiently into energy. We also know that too much sugar in our diet can severely disrupt blood sugar levels in our bodies.

The Search for High Energy Diets

Today, people seems to be looking for foods that allow the human body to function far more efficiently, maintain a stable blood sugar control, and provide an ideal supply of the many nutrients involved in maintaining a consistent energy level. Not surprisingly, this line of inquiry has led us right back to the very foods we are meant to eat— unrefined, organic, nutrient-rich whole foods, with an emphasis on plenty of vegetables and fruit.



The key points to a productive energy diet are :
  • Avoid all refined sugars, including honey.
  • Avoid refined carbohydrates including white bread, biscuits, cakes, white rice, and other processed foods.
  • Avoid coffee, tea, and cigarettes. Limit your alcohol intake.
  • Eat more vegetables, raw or lightly cooked— try to eat at least four servings per day. Have three pieces of fresh fruit a day.
  • Eat more lentils, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.
  • Eat more fresh fish

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Try eating free-range chicken and fish instead of red meats. Other tips include drinking plenty of water (at least 64 ounces per day), herb teas or diluted, unsweetened fruit juices. By eating these types of healthy foods as a part of your high energy diet, we will be able to maintain sufficient blood sugar levels for consistent energy, and avoid the peaks and troughs in blood sugar levels caused by consuming too much sugar. In other words, the sugar high then sugar crash you experience when you do not eat a healthy diet. This kind of up and down energy can stimulate the release of stress-related hormones.

With any energy diet or program, when you eat is equally as important as what you eat. The most essential meal of the day is breakfast. Many people skip breakfast or have a cup of coffee and a piece of toast. What you eat for breakfast determines how you will feel for the rest of the morning, and the rest of the day for that matter. It is, however, also a mistake to eat so soon after waking that your digestive system is not yet fully functioning. If you start your day with at least fifteen minutes of light exercise, your appetite will soon swing into action and your energy levels will likely be at "peak" performance.

There is a growing belief among some nutritionists that a raw food diet comprised of uncooked foods is the healthiest diet, because it most quickly allows for a high energy diet solution. Some even believe raw foods have curative and health-promoting properties not provided by a diet containing cooked foods. Typical cuisine includes using a lot of ginger, onions, garlic, mustard, mushrooms, and other herbs and spices to provide flavor to the raw foods. Much like anything else however, be certain to consult with your physician or a qualified health care professional before attempting high energy diets of any sort.

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How to Prevent Weight Gain as a Vegetarian

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Many people make the decision to become a vegetarian, because vegetarian is known to lead to weight loss. Actually, Not everybody loses weight when they become a vegetarian, however. Due to poor food decisions, many dieters who give up meat actually gain weight.


So, What are vegetarians who gain weight doing wrong ?

There are some things that everybody who is thinking about giving up meat should know to prevent weight gain as a vegetarian :



  1. You must avoid white products whenever possible. That means you should avoid eating rice,bread, and white pasta. Replace all of these food items with whole grain versions, which contain a higher amount of fiber. One of the main benefits that you should know is that whole grain products offer over white products is keeping you fuller longer.
  2. Avoid eat potatoes all of the time. Although potatoes can be a great addition to some vegetarian meals, it is important to make sure that potatoes are not the only thing that you eat. Potatoes can cause weight gain and high cholesterol.
  3. Eat vegetables whenever you have the opportunity to do so. Since you are a vegetarian, this should not be too difficult. However, many people become vegetarians and forget to eat vegetables because they pig out on all of the junk food. Dishes that consist of both whole grains and vegetables will help keep you full and prevent weight gain.
  4. Only eat fruits that are healthy on a regular basis. Although fruit is healthier than other foods that you could snack on, there are certain types which may lead to weight gain. Watermelon, which is very high in sugar, should only be eaten in moderation. Some healthy choices to add to your shopping list include citric fruits and berries.
  5. Limit the amount of junk food that you eat. A lot of people think that they can live off junk food and not gain a pound. Although there are some people who can, most cannot. Keep your potato chips, chocolate bars, ice cream and other treats in the cupboard for special occasions. Eat them every once in awhile, but not all the time.
  6. Buy reduced-fat cheese, milk, yogurt and other dairy products. Since cheese plays such a major role in the diets of most vegetarians, reduced fat will help save you a lot of calories and fat in the long run. If you eat these products frequently, choosing healthier varieties can prevent weight gain.
Tips & Warnings :
  • Add lots of beans to your diet, as they are very filling due to high amounts of fiber.
  • Non-cream-based soups, such as vegetable soup, are very healthy and filling.
  • Keep in mind that vegetarians can eat more than just salads.
  • Don't be afraid to take vitamin supplements to meet nutritional needs.
  • Be sure to monitor how you feel on a vegetarian diet.
  • If you go on a vegetarian diet simply to lose weight, you may be disappointed.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Benefits of Acai Berry

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For many years, the healing power of the acai berry fruit was unknown outside of the rainforest of Amazon, the place where this amazing fruit grows wild. The rainforests of the world are thought to hold the keys to treating and preventing many of our most feared diseases, and as the rainforests disappear, those cures disappear along with them. However, acai berry used by the indigenous peoples of the region for thousands of years to enhance health and vitality, has already been discovered.

The acai berry fruit grows as a wild plant on top of many native palm trees in the rainforest of Amazon, with the fruits of the plant being harvested by local farmers and used to make a healthy and nutritious fruit pulp. When quickly frozen, this fruit pulp can retain its vast nutritional value even when being shipped around the world. The acai berry is known for its deep purple color, as well as for being a rich source of many important antioxidant vitamins.

The major benefits of the acai berry are thought to include its strong heart health benefits. The acai berry is known to be a rich source of compounds called anthocyanins. These anthocyanins are the same compounds thought to give red wine its health benefits, but acai berries may contain even higher concentrations of these healthy chemicals than wine, with none of the health risks associated with alcohol.

The acai berry is also a rich source of protein and dietary fiber, in addition to high levels of both omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, thought to have a protective effect on the heart and cardiovascular system. The omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids contained in the acai berry may also play a role in lowering levels of cholesterol in the blood.

In addition to these important benefits, the acai berry is thought to play a vital role in slowing down the aging process. In health food circles, the acai berry is known as one of the most powerful of the anti-aging superfoods. It is thought that this anti-aging effect is a combination of the high levels of anthocyanins and the strong antioxidant vitamin content the fruit contains. In fact, the acai berry is known to contain ten times as many antioxidant vitamins as grapes and twice as many as blueberries. It’s still not clear whether Acai Berry helps fight cancer, but what we know for sure that it helps reduce weight, create a youthful, healthier-looking skin tone, improve circulation, healthier eyes, increase energy and vitality, and help to naturally resist colds and flu.

For many years the acai berry has been hard to find, even in health food stores and natural grocery stores. As the reputation of this super fruit continues to grow, however, its availability is on the rise. It is now possible to buy acai berries in their raw form, as well as purchasing a number of excellent, highly concentrated fruit drinks made with the healthful and powerful acai berry.

The acai berry is truly one of nature’s most healing foods, and a worthy addition to any healthy diet.


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Learning How to Burn Fat Fast

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If you want to know how to burn fat fast, You need to speed up your metabolism and exercise in addition to having the right food intake. Here are some tips:


Increase your intake of high fiber foods. It is a fact that the necessary amount of fiber is lacking in most of our daily meals. Fiber aids your fat burning process significantly and in addition, promotes an overall general health. Salads containing leafy greens are great sources of fiber.



Do not let yourself starve nor get too stuffed. Heard about "the golden mean"? The old greeks knew it. I'm talking about moderation. The timing of your meals should be so that you always eat before you start to starve. If you follow this simple rule, you'll keep the metabolism intact and burn fat as well as eating less. Take a look at the wild animals; are they fat ? No ! What can we learn from them ? To stop eating when we are satisfied and not eat until we are so stuffed that we can barely move.


Do what it takes to build your muscle mass - that will burn your fat. We know that muscles are much more active metabolically than fat and other tissue. Therefore your job is to do some resistance training daily, thus adding more muscle, which in turn will boost your metabolism and burn fat. The more lean muscle mass you have, the more calories and fat your body will burn - even when you rest.





Stay away from poor quality carbohydrates before you go to bed.

These carbs are those containing sugar or carbs that are highly processed like most cereals, breads, snack foods, candies, and even fruits and juices. Eating these foods just before bedtime will likely result in increased fat deposit and will actually prevent your body from maintaining a sufficiently high fat-burning mode. If you have to eat, eat vegatables.

Increase your cardio training to burn fat.
A smart way to do this is to split your cardio training session into two small sessions rather than one long period. Research shows that people who do 30 minutes of morning cardio and then 30 minutes of evening cardio lose more fat than those doing just one 60 minute session.
Follow these tips on how to burn fat fast, and you'll see the results yourself: fat loss.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Impressive Weight Loss Method and It Really Work

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Sometimes you need to be careful to choose a weight loss process that will make it easy for you to keep this impressive weight loss for a long time, Because your body uses food for energy. Any excess energy stored as fat. This means that if you eat more food than the body needs for daily activities and maintenance of cells, gain weight. If you change to healthy eating a diet that is heavy on junk food and sugary foods, then you probably find that you lose weight naturally over a period of months. Be patient - a weight loss of one to two pounds per week is more likely to be left out.

Small changes can make a big difference. One extra biscuit a week so can lead to gain five pounds a year to cut cookies from your diet and lose the same amount. You are also more likely to continue, for example, changing the whole milk for semi-skimmed or making time for breakfast every morning that a diet that sets standards for all foods.


Eating fish, nuts and seeds, even routinely throughout the week will offer a healthy fats and calories needed. Because red meat is high in saturated fats, the best food of this kind would be limited to once or twice a week.

While most diets produce quick weight loss, first, often making their slow metabolism. The result is that you should eat less and less to keep losing weight. Quickly discouraged, give up and start eating like you did before. But now, with a slower metabolism, to regain the weight they lost, and much more.

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Put the pan away. Steam, boil, bake, broil, grill - choose cooking methods without getting fat. Remove the visible fat foods, choose lean cuts of red meat and serve no more than twice a week, field pre-fry or beef in a skillet dry with paper towels and tap to absorb fat.

It does not matter if you hate gyms, even light exercise such as walking a short 20 minutes, and will be beneficial if done most days of the week. Salt and on the weekend. Leave the car in drive and walk to stores. Try to incorporate longer walks into outings to the park, coast or countryside and take a picnic, so we're in control of what is going to eat that day.




Olive oil is an option as this will add calorie diet healthy monounsaturated fat in your diet and help maintain your cardiovascular fitness. For healthy dressings for salads and mayonnaise, choose those made with canola oil or safflower oil. This is one of the best natural weight loss.


It is important to understand what happens when you skip a meal or a crash diet. When you skip a meal your metabolism slows to conserve energy. And when you lose weight rapidly for a few days, your body will think you're threatened by starvation and goes into survival mode. We struggle to keep their fat reserves, and any weight loss is mainly water and muscle.

Reduce alcohol consumption, or cut altogether. It is stacked full of sugar - that is, calories - it is super easy to drink without even thinking about it. You need to run a mile had to use the calories in a single unit of alcohol - which is a small glass of wine, a liter of beer or one measure of spirits.




Black beans, red kidney beans, beans boys, dried peas and soy beans are good sources of protein and calories. A delicious snack is easy to do by placing beans and cheese in a tortilla, roll, and the microwave until it’s hot, enjoy.
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Yoga poses for weight loss

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Modern world, we tend to neglect our health by thrusting blame on time factor. The lack of time is usual complain made by people. In all this hustle bustle of life, we neglect healthy diet, adequate sleep, and regular light exercise. Saving time has lead to increase in weight gain. In order to save time, people eat fast food, skip walking and opt for driving, dependency on electronic gadgets, and skip exercise to grab some extra nap. But, we do not realize the side effects of these habits. All these habits have led to increase in gaining weight.


Obesity is common problem with all age groups of the society. Increase in weight also welcomes numerous diseases that becomes threatening to healthy life. You may get many weight loss products available in the market but, all these products never guarantee your weight loss. Many health clubs may offer you different weight loss programs. Sometimes it just becomes a way of spending enormous money without getting any desired profit. Before you start any weight loss program, it is very much essential to make your mind. We need to maintain the enthusiasm for our decision throughout the session.

Few people follow the regime for some days and then back to pavilion. You need to have very strong dedication for proper growth and development of our health. Thus, to lose your weight effortlessly you may follow yogic lifestyle. It is a way of life where you learn the most valued principles of life. Dedication, determination, and strong will power are very much important to follow yogic lifestyle. Yoga is way of healthy living. Yoga aims at perfection of mind. A perfect mind is calm and quiet, completely at peace. The basic technique of yoga is meditation. A healthy body with healthy mind can work much better and efficiently. Yoga is primarily a discipline, which catalyses spiritual growth and gives better physical and mental health. Ayurveda has been recommending the path of yoga from long decades. That is now followed by modern medicine.

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Yoga poses is precious tool in mind and body medicine. The right postures, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, meditation, and yogic attitude all are part of yoga lifestyle. The yoga asanas- poses- are very much beneficial to heal numerous ailments. The yoga asanas are an important part of yoga practice. The asanas are most visible part of the yoga practice. Asanas exactly means postures. It can be classified into three different types: meditation, relaxation, and physical exercise. Practicing asanas provide good exercise to all parts of the body. You can overcome many diseases by performing right yoga asanas and following healthy lifestyle. Practicing yoga asanas is the simplest and easiest way to loose weight. The yoga postures that can help in loosing weight are as follows:

1. Paschimottanasna



2. Uttanasana


3. Virabhadrasana

4. Ardhakapotasana

5. Trikonasana


6. Ardhasarvangasana

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