Tuesday, 15 August 2017

3 Reasons To Consider When Choosing Your Diet Plan.

There is nothing worse than committing to losing weight, only to get lost among the 5 gazillion diets out there. It can get confusing - you may end up wasting a lot of money and effort.  You may end up wondering which diet is really the best diet for you.  You may even end up feeling so frustrated that you give up on your dream of becoming slim and healthy.  But it doesn't have to be that way.

In order to have rapid weight loss success, you have to find the best diet for you. There are millions of diets - but only a few that are best for you and your lifestyle.

The best diet for you will have the 3 key features listed below.  Choose your diet with these 3 key features in mind and you're already halfway to your weight loss dreams.

#1 Proven Success Rate

Are there before and after pictures of people who have lost weight with that particular diet? Are there customer testimonials? Have there been independent studies done on the diet's success rate?

The diet you choose doesn't have to have all three of these but try to find at least some kind of proven success rate before choosing that particular program.

Finding a diet with a proven success rate not only lets you know that the diet works but it also helps give you the confidence that the diet will work FOR YOU.

Confidence is one of the most underrated factors in a successful weight loss program. If you've tried and failed with diets before you especially need that extra boost of confidence to carry you through the more difficult times in the diet. By reminding yourself that this diet has been proven to work - you'll be able to keep going and reach your weight loss goals.

A related feature that gets extra points is if the diet has been recommended by an expert or a physician. Again this boosts your confidence that the diet is safe and effective.

#2 Affordable.

Losing weight should not cost you thousands of dollars. The best diet will be affordable for the average person, if the diet costs too much, be very suspicious and look elsewhere. There are too many shady diets out there and as a consumer, it pays to be cautious.

I'll give you an example of what I mean: A close friend of mine went to a well-known weight loss clinic in our area and was told she had to pay the yearly fees up front (around $1000 not including food). They also told her she had to buy their food in bulk (like $500 for a year's worth of chocolate). When the chocolate gave her heart palpitations and she had to take it back, they told her it was non-refundable. She was out the money for the chocolate. Plus, she feels she can't leave the program because she had already paid the yearly fee which is non-refundable.

She, unfortunately, made the mistake of ignoring her instincts and paying way too much money for a diet program. If you notice you're being asked for hefty fees right out of the gate, warning lights should be flashing in your mind.

Now, on the other hand, the best diet will cost you something.  It actually is better if you put some cash on the table for your diet program. Why? Because when we invest in something we're more likely to stick with it. When we invest in something we are more likely to follow through and get the results we want.

For example, I did a liver detox several months ago.  I'm not really into liver detoxing but I read an article and figured I'd try it.

The detox kit cost me a whopping $50 and when I opened the instructions they told me I had to give up junk food for two weeks.  In any other universe, I would have laughed and simply forgotten about detoxing my liver.  But because I'd shelled out $50, I was invested - I decided that I hopefully wouldn't starve from lack of junk food over two weeks and suffered through it.

If I'd gotten the detox kit for free there's no way I would have followed those instructions. But because I was invested, I followed through and now have a healthier liver thanking me for it.

So when searching for the best diet, putting out some money on yourself and your dreams of a better body is actually a healthy thing. Just keep in mind that you shouldn't have to spend thousands of dollars on it.

#3 Compatible with Your Tastes and Lifestyle

This is the most crucial step however it's the one where most people go wrong. When choosing a diet, they simply pick one and go, without considering if it is compatible with their tastes and lifestyle.

For example, if you hate feeling deprived or empty you might want to choose a program that lets you eat many times during the day so you don't feel hungry. If you get bored easily you want a diet program that gives you tremendous variety and flexibility. If you don't do a lot of cooking or food preparation, you'll want to look at a program where the food is pre-made for you.

Diets are like cars - there are hundreds of different models out there, each with their own unique features. And they can get you where you want to go. But your personality might work better with certain features than others.

Dieting is hard enough. Don't make it harder on yourself by choosing a diet not compatible with who you are. Setting yourself up for success will also guarantee that you'll stick it out until you reach your goal.

And one other thing, the best diet will be one that you can get excited about. Choose a diet that you enjoy, that you believe in, that may actually be - gulp - fun.

Emotional excitement will fade in time, yes.  But it can give you enough of an emotional push to get you over the initial hump.  By that time your first few pounds will have come off and will serve as your continuing motivation.

So those are 3 key considerations when looking for the best diet.  Keep them in mind and you will progress in leaps and bounds towards your dream body.  Remember, planning now may seem boring - but it's the key to your future weight loss success.

Organic Foods Equal Improved Health

Organic foods are a product of a farming system which is free from man-made fertilizers, pesticides and animal reared without the growth hormones, drugs, and livestock additives. Before, Organic food was only available in farmers market and specialized stores but now it is widely available, the US consumers spent about $39 billion in 2014. Many consumers believe that organic food is safer, healthier and it is better for the environment.

Organic food has more antioxidant compounds and micro nutrients such as vitamin C, iron and zinc. An international team of expert led by Newcastle University has shown that organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown ones.

The study was led by Professor Carlo Leifert says: ‘'This study demonstrates that choosing food produced according to organic standards can lead to increased intake of nutritionally desirable antioxidant and reduced exposure to toxic heavy metals''. Anti oxidant helps to reduce the risk of chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative disease, and cancers.

Though logically it is advisable to consume diet based organic food but other worry about the cost, in the UK organic food are considerably more expensive than non-organic food but with careful planning and preparation, organic food is quite affordable by buying directly from the farmer, farmers market or farm shop. If you are on a tight budget but would like to buy more organic food, then you could prioritize by buying fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit.

The chemical used in conventional farming can have many negatives effect on your health and the environment. Pesticide exposure may also affect male reproductive function and has been linked to miscarriages in pregnant women.

Additionally, conventional produce tends to have fewer nutrients than organic produce. On average, conventional produce has only 83 percent of the nutrients of organic produce. Studies have found significantly higher levels of nutrients such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Nitrogen concentrations were found to be significantly lower in organic farming. Concentrations of total nitrogen were 10%, nitrate 30%, and nitrite 87% lower in organic food compared to conventional food.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set up organic certification programs for farmer or food producer selling organic food. To identify organic food, look for the seal or statement on the food labels.

In addition supporting organic food industry helps in the protection of the environment by not using harmful pesticide and fertilizer chemicals which  can result in the loss of topsoil, toxic runoff and resulting water pollution, soil contamination and poisoning and the death of insects, birds, critters and beneficial soil organisms should help you feel even better.

Monday, 14 August 2017


Most studies have found that ginger helps in getting rid of fat and belly fat. Health experts and nutritionist have pointed out that ginger is one of the most important substances that help the body in reducing weight, high blood pressure, and cancer.

Zingiber officinale is one of about 1400 species of the family of Zingiberales. Ginger is originated in the southern Asia but is widely cultivated around the world. Ginger is one of the aromatic herbs and is the most important and widely used. Ginger was first exported to the Europe in the first century AD as a spice and was also used by the Romans.

Because of different climatic conditions, ginger varies slightly in aroma and flavor and is an ingredient in the cuisine of Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese. The name ginger comes from the Sanskrit word ‘singabera', which means ‘shaped like a horn'. Ginger was mentioned in the Emperor Shen Hung's books the classic book of herbs wrote in the 5000BCE and also plays a significant role in the traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

You can go to a nearby local market and ask for ginger because it is readily available in the market. Fresh ginger can last up to 2 months in the refrigerator. It is not advisable to stored fresh ginger in the refrigerator. It is can be dry and grind into powdered form.

2 tablespoon of powder ginger
2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
White honey for desalination
Lemon slices

Cinnamon is dissolved in a saucepan containing a glass of boiling water
Add the ginger and continue to stir for a few minute
And add honey and lemon.

You can take the drink immediately after eating in the morning. Please do not exceed the dosage because it can cause complication leading to hepatitis. People with hepatitis should not take this drink. So over time, the fat stored in the body will be burned. And the body gradually loses weight without complications.


Thursday, 10 August 2017


It is really hard to find the motivation to keep going, after several weeks without much change. Having the desire to get in shape is one thing but doing the work is the other. A lot of people start but lose interest in the long run. Getting in shape is a long term work. START TODAY!

Have you heard the famous saying that ‘the best time to grow a tree is 20 years ago and the next best time is now,’ well this saying apply to fitness, small changes add up over time and can often lead to a major change in your life. So, if you are thinking of losing weight or maintaining your body weight start today.


Setting your goals before starting makes it easier for you to achieve. Whether it is completing a 2km hiking or swimming or losing your belly fat from your body rather than aiming to get fit. Make sure that your goals are achievable within a couple of weeks and let it be challenging enough so that you won’t lose interest. Remember the harder you work for something the greater you will feel when you achieve it.


Depending on your goals there are different ways of achieving your goal which is why it is important that you have structured plan for your goal. Whether it is a workout session in the gym or preparing for triathlon competition or rowing, whatever is your goal there is a structured plan for it. A structured plan gives you a sense of accomplishment for doing so simple and basic training and motivates you.


Try not to be so critical about yourself, stop looking in the mirror at saying to yourself ‘I can’t change or lose weight’. The fact that you realize that you need to take care of yourself is a good step in the right direction.
Words like ‘I can do it,’or ‘I am going to change’ will make it easier for you to motivate yourself and help you in achieving your goal.

Having positive frame of mind before workout helps you in achieving your goal. Losing weight is not a short term process but a long term commitment of time and energy.

According to Jenn Proske, love yourself, it is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.


Motivation is a personal decision and what motivates one person might not work for another. Getting yourself a reward after achieving your goal could motivates you and also encourages you to set new goal towards a better and healthy life.  Whether it is shopping with friends or visiting new places or watching a new movie. Try to pick a reward that gets you excited and is not expensive.


Ever have a chore that you don’t want to do but spend times do other chores because you love doing it. It is time to consider your workout as a hobby rather than work. Once you get involved in a hobby especially with family and friends it makes it easier and fun. It can be hobby that you can do with your friends and family such as running, hiking, and marathon.

How To Add 30 Minutes of Cardio To Your Workday

It is quite challenging for busy people to find time to exercise during the workday. Most people feel that they have to create a special time during the work day before they can exercise. It is important for busy people to exercise because it reduces the risk of heart disease. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year – that is 1 in every 4 deaths. With all the demand of work and family a lot of people find it hard to exercise.

The truth is that is easy to find 30 minute to exercise by using simple method every day. The easiest way a doing a 30 minutes exercises is to split it into short workout. From the bedroom to the sitting room to the office there is different exercise that you can do.

Remember, exercising is a long term. Set your goal before starting and you’ll look and feel way better for it. Start today!

  • Squat for 2 minute
  • 20 push up in the bedroom
  • Take the stair instead of elevator
  • Instead of emailing your co worker, you can go to their desk
  • Walk during your lunch break
  • Jump for two minute in your office
  • Park further away from your office as possible
  • Bike to work if possible.

What are the different ways you incorporate workouts into your busy work day please comment.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

7 Killer Ways To Maximize Your Fat Burning In The Gym

How to lose weight very fast.

Hey, we all want to shed some pounds and get back to the body that we had when we were younger and didn’t appreciate it but it takes discipline, planning, and dedication to make that happen. All too often people shed 10 or 15 pounds and then seem to stop losing weight. There is definitely a reason this happens and it should not be seen as failure or an excuse to give up on your weight loss goals. Here are 7 absolutely killer ways to maximize your fat burning routine and help ensure success with your weight loss goals.

1) Anaerobic Exercise

If you think you can just run laps or pedal that fat away, think again. Muscle tissue is what burns the most calories in our bodies and you need to life weights in order to create bigger muscles that will burn more calories. Now although aerobic exercises such as cycling or swimming are also necessary, the fact remains that building bigger muscles is the best way to lose weight and keep it off. This is because you are creating a more efficient calorie burning machine by lifting weights which will ensure you success with your weight loss goals.

2) Warm-up and Cool Down

Warming up before exercising and taking the time to cool down afterwards with some light exercises are not generally seen as essential to a fat burning program. However, the reason why a lot of people tend to give up on their weight loss goals is because they failed to see the progress they hoped for when they began. An injury, even one that only lasts for a few days, can set your weight loss goals back by weeks and lead to a loss of stimulation. You need to plan an extra twenty minutes into your weight lifting routine for these two essential activities or you risk injury and derailing your weight loss plan.

3) Diet, Diet, Diet

This should not be a killer way to maximize your weight loss goals but it is. The reason for this is because people tend to think of losing weight in two ways: diet, or exercise. Hey, these two go hand in hand and you are never going to maximize your fat burning routine in the gym unless you take care of your body outside of the gym. Stop thinking of meals in terms of three: instead, think 5 meals with smaller portions. The FDA recently developed a new food pyramid with this very idea in mind and you should check it out before starting your fat burning program because it can save you a lot of time and energy if you get the diet part figured out before even stepping into the gym.

4) Plan Workouts

The body is the most complex machine on the planet and you can’t just hope to step into a gym and jump on a machine or some weights and think that you are going to see the results you want without knowing how they affect your body. The ideal exercise routine is done only 3 or 4 times per week and only for 30-45 minutes at a time. You cannot work your body more than this because it will actually cause your muscles to break down which means you will be burning fewer calories, and therefore, not maximizing your fat burning routine in the gym. If you have any doubts about what kind of routine is ideal for your goals, don’t be afraid to consult an physical trainer to help you set up a program that is best suited for you.

5) Nutritional Supplements

If you really want to maximize your fat burning routine in the gym, then you need to consider using nutritional supplements. Now I am not talking about those crazy supplements that promise to burn fat for you while you sit and watch TV! I am talking about essential fatty acids, amino acids, whey protein….things that will truly maximize your workouts that you can’t always expect to get in the foods you eat every day. Again, consult a physical trainer if you want to know which supplements are best for your weight loss goals.

6) Set Weekly Goals

I know that this just seems terribly obvious but the truth is that most people are not thrilled with the idea of working out so it is easy for them to skip a session or indulge in some pizza and think that they will make up for it next time. Listen, next time never comes and when you stop seeing the scales go down, the motivation just seems to stop. By setting weekly goals, you can track your progress and make it that much more likely that you will adhere to the goals when you see things are not going as expected.

7) No More Late Night Snacks

This one may not seem to make sense, but I assure you that it will help maximize your fat burning exercises. The reason is your metabolism. When you eat right before you go to bed, it throws your body off and you probably notice that you awaken and don’t feel hungry. Then, you skip breakfast entirely or only snack on a bagel or something on you way into work.

The result: the body goes into conservation mode. This means that it slows down your metabolism and that means you are burning less calories throughout the day. Plus, it increases the likelihood of snacking and basically just sets the scene for a bad cycle. Eating five smaller portioned meals per day also has to do with your metabolism as it has been found that metabolism remains highest when there is a consistent supply of food in the body. You might not believe that late night snacking affects the way your body burns fat when working out, but it does.

Now some of the things listed above are obvious while some just seem silly. And yet, taken together and consistently adhered to, these 7 little ideas will maximize your fat burning in the gym and get you to that body you can see in your mind but not the mirror far quicker than if you just go about things in a disorganized and inconsistent manner.

3 Reasons To Consider When Choosing Your Diet Plan.

There is nothing worse than committing to losing weight, only to get lost among the 5 gazillion diets out there. It can get confusing - y...