Keto Diet or Ketogenic Diet

What is Keto Diet or Ketogenic Diet

KetoOur bodies are incredibly adaptive to food we eat, when we overload it with fats and take away carbohydrates, it will begin to burn ketones as the primary energy source. Optimal ketone levels offer many health, weight loss, physical and mental performance benefits. The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into the metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates. Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver. Continue reading “Keto Diet or Ketogenic Diet”

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Body Mass Index (BMI) Method is Flawed measure of Health

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BMI Chart (Metric Units)

Body Mass Index (BMI) can not distinguish between fat and muscle, which tends to be heavier and can tip more toned individuals into overweight status, even if their fat levels are low. In the journal Science, the latest data from University of Pennsylvania shows that BMI also does not tear apart different types of fat, each of which can have different metabolic effects on health. Belly fat, which is known as visceral fat, is more harmful than fat that simply sitting under the skin. Visceral fat develops deep among muscles and around organs like the liver and by releasing certain hormones and other agents, it disrupts the body’s ability to balance its energy needs. Even relatively thin people can have high levels of visceral fat, which means they might be considered healthy by BMI standards, but internally they may actually be at higher risk of developing health problems related to weigh gain. Continue reading “Body Mass Index (BMI) Method is Flawed measure of Health”

Herbs for Weight Loss

The key to weight loss is proper diet and exercise. Herbs can help supplement this healthy lifestyle. A weight loss prescription or over the counter stimulant can contain unknown and potentially harmful ingredients, but high quality herbals can be quite advantageous when purchased from the right source. Some of the Herbs useful for Weight Loss:- Continue reading “Herbs for Weight Loss”

Health News – Eating Breakfast is helpful for Weight Loss

Whole Grain
Whole Grain

Observational studies indicate that breakfast consumption is linked to lower weight. In a study, 78% of the nearly 3,000 subjects included in the analysis (adults who had lost at least 13 kg and kept the weight off for a year or more) reported eating breakfast everyday and only 4% reported never eating breakfast. A recent analysis have evaluated the relation between weight and breakfast consumption found that skipping breakfast was associated with a 55% increased odds of having overweight or obesity.

Eating breakfast actually helps with weight loss and long-term weight management. Breakfast is often considered the “most important meal of the day,” and if you are looking to lose weight, you must not skip breakfast, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans even recommend breakfast consumption as an important tool for weight loss. Breakfast eaters tend to eat fewer calories, less saturated fat and cholesterol and have better overall nutritional status than breakfast skippers. Continue reading “Health News – Eating Breakfast is helpful for Weight Loss”

Health News – No Diet just cut Fats

Dark Vegetables & Fruits
Vegetables & Fruits

People are defined as overweight if their body mass index or BMI – a ratio of weight to height – is more than 25 kg per metre squared (kg/m2) and obese if it is more than 30 kg/m2. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of many illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and stroke. Together, strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases are the biggest killers worldwide and claim more than 17 million lives a year.

Researchers who led the study said its results prove for the first time that people can lose weight without trying to.”The weight reduction..when people ate less fat was remarkably consistent – we saw it in almost every trial. Those who cut down more on fat lost more weight,” said Lee Hooper from the University of East Anglia medical school, who led the work.”The effect isn’t dramatic, like going on a diet,” the research specifically looked at people who were cutting down on fat, but didn’t aim to lose weight – so were continuing to consume a normal amount of food.”What surprised us was that they did lose weight, their BMI (body mass index) decreased and their waists became slimmer,” Hooper said. The lower fat eaters also kept their weight down over at least seven years.

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What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple and has a pale to medium amber color. It is made by crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid. Bacteria and Yeast are added to the liquid to start the alcoholic fermentation process, and the sugars are turned into alcohol. In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria (acetobacter). Acetic acid and malic acid give vinegar its sour taste.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar is not only a tasty addition to homemade pickles, marinades, and salad dressing, but is it also good for your health. Organic apple cider vinegar is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, so it can soothe your sore throat, heal your heartburn, remove that persistent wart and so much more. And above all, it’s all natural and economical. Many of its supposed benefits are unproven, but some experts think that adding a little of this sour liquid to your life may have many health advantages. Some of its health benefits are as follows:- Continue reading “Apple Cider Vinegar”

Carbs – Complex Carbohydrate for Weight Loss

Carbs Overview

Milk & Curd

Two categories are used when referring to carbohydrates,

  1. Simple Carbs. Simple carbohydrates such as enriched flour, found in refined breads, pastas, and sugary foods, provide calories but few nutrients.
  2. Complex Carbs. Starch and dietary fiber are the two types of complex carbohydrates.

Complex carbohydrates are found mostly in plant foods. They form the starches that plants use to store energy, as well as the cellulose that forms the structure of plants. Complex carbohydrates should make up about half of your daily food intake, since they’re your body’s primary source of fuel. Complex carbohydrate sources, such as whole-grain breads, starchy vegetables and beans, deliver fiber, as well as valuable amounts of vitamins and minerals. Choose foods containing complex carbohydrates over refined sources for gaining maximum benefits.

Great Sources of Complex Carbs

  • Dairy
  1. Low fat yogurt
  2. Skimmed milk

Continue reading “Carbs – Complex Carbohydrate for Weight Loss”

Weight Loss – Rogers Food Replacement Method

Avoid Fizzy Drinks

The foundation of successful weight loss is always a healthy, calorie-controlled diet combined with exercise. To achieve long-term weight loss, permanent changes in your lifestyle and health habits are needed. Swap to healthy switch overs in your daily routine, doing this can lead to weight loss within a short time.

Replace Sugary Drinks with Water

Soda, energy drinks, and sports drinks are a major source of added sugar and calories, avoid these drinks and replace these with water. Add lemon or Apple Cider Vinegar to water or go for fresh juices. This will result in quick weight Loss.

Low Fat Diary Products
Low Fat Diary Products

Replace Dairy Products with Low Fat Dairy Products.

Essential nutrients, minerals and calcium is almost equal in Low Fat and whole milk products, induct Fat Free or Low Fat Dairy products in your Diet. It will help you to achieve sustained weight loss.

Replace half portion of every meal with Fruit, Vegetable or Salad

Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and Vegetables

Make your plate colorful with dark green, orange, red and other vegetables,  more colors means more vitamins, fiber and minerals for our body. Tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, along with other vegetables have numerous health benefits. This will help you to achieve sustained weight loss.

Wholegrain
Wholegrain

Replace Refined Grains with Whole Grain Foods

Refined grains usually have more carbs and less fiber, eating whole grain foods like whole wheat bread, oatmeal, porridge etc are healthier. It will make you healthier and help in weight Loss also

Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Replace Red Meat with White Meat.

Even while eating white meat like Poultry or Turkey, prefer breast instead of leg. If you still want to eat meat, select lean meat cuts. Including Fish in your daily diet plan will result in gradual weight loss.

Replace Common Salt with Low Sodium Salt .

Canned Foods are usually high in sodium content, select food with low sodium content. Foods high in sodium results in weight gain. Use the Nutrition Facts label to choose lower sodium versions of foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals. Select canned foods labeled “low sodium,” “reduced sodium,” or “no salt added.”Similarly, use of sodium free salt is recommended for long term weight loss. 

Poultry Breast
Poultry Breast

Replace Fatty Foods with lean protein foods:

Meat, poultry, seafood, dry beans or peas, eggs, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the protein foods group. Select leaner cuts of ground beef (where the label says 90% lean or higher), turkey breast, or chicken breast. Eating lean proteins will have long term health benefits and weight loss.

Sea Food
Sea Food

Replace some of the meat with seafood

Seafood includes fish (such as salmon, tuna, and trout) and shellfish (such as crab, mussels, and oysters). Seafood has protein, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids (heart-healthy fat). Adults should try to eat at least eight ounces a week of a variety of seafood. Children can eat smaller amounts of seafood, too.

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Weight Loss- Eat Metabolism Boasting Foods

What is Metabolism?

Metabolism is a complex biochemical process during which your body extracts calories from the food consumed, combines it with oxygen and produces energy. This energy is then used by the body to sustain itself and carry out various functions like circulation of blood, breathing, food digestion, maintaining hormonal balance, growth and repair of cells.

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Metabolic Rate

The rate at which the body converts calories into energy is known as the metabolic rate.The metabolic rate differs from person to person. Some of us manage to burn lesser calories as compared to others. A host of factors affect the metabolic rate. Those who are lean and have more muscles tend to have higher metabolism and end up burning more calories, even when at rest. Age and sex also play a vital role in determining your metabolic rate. Men are known to lose weight quicker as compared to women, due to lesser body fat and more muscles. Continue reading “Weight Loss- Eat Metabolism Boasting Foods”

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