Detox Diet For A Healthier You

Detox Diet For A Healthier You

There are many types of diets to choose from, so what’s the fad about detox diets? First of all, detox is short for detoxification. The goal is to detoxify, or clean out your body. That’s why you will also hear about “cleanse” diets, which mean pretty much the same thing.

Detox Diets and Weight Loss – When you hear the word “diet” you usually assume that it’s a weight loss plan. There’s nothing wrong with this, as many people have this goal. Indeed, if you are overweight this is something you should be focused on for health reasons.

Detox diets, however, are not necessarily about losing weight. Even when you do want to shed some pounds, a detox diet usually has broader goals as well. When you cleanse your body, you aren’t simply trying to get skinnier -you’re improving your health by getting rid of harmful toxins.

So people who are skinny, fat or somewhere in between can all benefit from a good detox diet. It should help to normalize your weight, but this is only one of the goals!

Energy and Well Being – Conventional diets don’t necessarily make you feel better. Some may actually drain your body of essential nutrients. Detox diets, however, are designed to make you feel better in every way.

One caveat is that there is sometimes a short period of time when you feel worse after starting a detox diet. That’s when your body is learning new habits. To put it bluntly, you may be addicted to certain unhealthy foods. In this case you may experience a type of withdrawal when you start eating healthier. This isn’t a bad thing, though it’s uncomfortable.

Youthful Complexion – Detox diets are good for your whole body, including your skin and hair. This makes them great for giving you a younger and healthier appearance. This isn’t to say that you can start a detox diet on Monday and look 20 years younger by Friday. If you stick with the diet for a while, this might happen though!

Emotional Benefits – When toxins are removed from your body, you feel better mentally and emotionally as well as physically. Unhealthy foods such as sweets and other junk foods tend to wreak havoc with your blood sugar and brain chemistry. So when you detoxify, you are less prone to mood swings and depression.

We aren’t saying that a detox diet is the cure for a serious emotional disorder such as clinical depression. It can, however, help balance out your emotions.

These are just some of the potential benefits of a detox diet. Before you go on one, however, you should do a little research. You want to find a program that’s right for you. Just because it has words like “detox” or “cleanse” in it doesn’t mean it’s great.

Fasting and Detoxing – There are different types of detox diet plans. Some are very short term, such as various types of fasts. These can help you cleanse your body every so often, but you should be careful if you’re not accustomed to fasting.

Start out with a short fast of no more than 2 or 3 days. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of fluids and not doing anything too strenuous. A juice fast is good for this, because you’re getting some healthy nutrients and not starving yourself.

You should not try to use fasting as part of a weight loss strategy. You will probably lose weight after fasting, but then you will gain it back again when you return to your normal diet. The objective of a fast is to clean out your body; the temporary loss of weight is only a byproduct of this.

If you attempt to use fasting as a weight loss tactic, you are moving in the direction of a starvation diet. This is not detoxing and it’s not healthy!

Long Term Detox Diets – I suggest having the goal of finding a moderate, long term detox diet. This means eating in a healthy yet reasonable manner -hopefully for the rest of your life! Rather than try to gain some dramatic results in a short time, think of this as part of a larger plan to transform your life.

I’m not saying that short term detox diets, including fasts, can’t be beneficial. Yet they aren’t going to help that much if you normally eat an unhealthy diet. In other words, you can’t binge most of the time and expect to make up for it by fasting or detoxing every so often!

Exercise and Lifestyle – Diet is only one aspect of a healthy lifestyle. While the focus of this article is on detox diets, you also can’t ignore the importance of exercise. Regular exercise if vital for good health, as more and more research indicates. Exercise is great for detoxifying your body, and this goes hand in hand with a healthy diet.

You don’t necessarily have to join a gym. You don’t need to engage in activities that you hate. All that’s necessary is to engage in regular physical activity. This can be walking, sports, hiking, riding a bike, swimming, playing tennis or anything that you like.

You should also get as much physical activity as possible in your normal, everyday life. Try to walk more and rely less on cars, elevators, escalators and so forth. When you have free time, get outside and so something rather than being a couch potato!

Rest and Releasing Stress – Sleep is another crucial factor in a healthy lifestyle. This is also important for detoxifying your body. If you don’t get enough rest, you are putting your body under stress, which is definitely not good for your health.

Speaking of stress, this is an often unrecognized source of toxins. We can even say that all toxins are a type of stress. Yet right now I’m talking about stress in the usual way -getting tense, upset or feeling negative emotions.

Eating a healthy diet, exercising and getting enough rest can help you feel more balanced and reduce stress. Yet if stress is a problem for you, it’s essential to take a close look at this and find a solution. You may have to change your outlook or the way you interact with others. If you cannot do this on your own, you should look into counseling of some kind.

Detoxifying Your Life – This has been a general overview of what detox diets can do for you. I haven’t tried to push any specific diet, but rather discussed why this type of diet is worth considering.

Hopefully, you will also understand that no diet on its own can transform your life. It’s certainly a step in the right direction, but you are really better off if you take steps to improve things in all areas of your life. That way, you will get the maximum benefits from a detox diet!

Here is a simple lemon detox diet – a recipe that really works!

So folks what are you waiting for? Now that you know the benefits of detox diet, plan it right. Be consistent and you will see real results come through!!  

 

 

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Grab A Cup Of Healthy Matcha Tea!

Grab A Cup Of Healthy Matcha Tea!

There can’t be enough said about the wonders and the benefits of the Matcha Tea. This finely powdered green tea is a Japanese original. The organic matcha green tea has a number of benefits and uses. Some of them are-

  • Helps to Lose Weight

This form of green tea is rich in catechins and has thermogenic properties which help to increase the fat oxidation in the body. Thermogenesis is the rate at which the body burns calories and this is slated to be at an all time high of 8-45% when compared to the daily energy expenditure. And did you know that if you exercised immediately after drinking matcha tea it helped burn 25% more fat? Now, isn’t that simply wonderful? It not only burns fat but also helps to maintain the metabolism of the body.

  • Strengthens the Mind

If you can get your hands around some wholesale organic matcha tea, then it really will do wonders for you as this tea is also known to increase mind power or strengthen the mind. It is because organic matcha green tea contains up to 5 times more L-theanine which is an amino acid that is capable of increasing alpha wave activity in the brain. This alpha wave activity can reduce the stress which is produced by the beta wave activity of the brain. This leads to relaxation, less tension and mood uplifting.

  • Long Life

It is a well known fact that Japanese people live a very long life when compared to other countries. And this is especially seen in places like Okinawa. It is said that the secret to this is that the residents of Okinawa drink matcha and Green Tea Genmaicha tea on a very regular basis. Genmaicha is also a green tea that is combined with roasted brown rice. They are powerful anti oxidants that help to fight diseases and increase life. It is better if you could buy Genmaicha with Matcha tea as the combined effect of the two is increasingly beneficial for the body.

  • Detoxification

We have known that Chlorophyll is a great body purifier. Matcha is always grown in the shades and it is a known fact that plants grown in shade are richer in Chlorophyll and greener in color. This Chlorophyll is one of the greatest agents in body detoxification and can easily clear the toxins, poisonous food and stabilize the functioning of the body. This tea is much better than any other body detoxifier in the market especially if you can combine it with Genmaicha.

  • Energy Booster

Wholesale organic matcha tea is a great energy booster and much better than coffee, especially without the side effects. Genmaicha with Matcha tea can help you to get through a very tiring day quite well. It will help you focus, concentrate better on the task at hand and work efficiently as it also clears the mind and body in the process.

So next time when you think of having a cup of coffee, grab a cup of matcha tea instead!!

10 Utterly Delicious Recipes Perfect For Healthy Eating All Ready In Less Than 30 minutes…

10 Utterly Delicious Recipes Perfect For Healthy Eating All Ready In Less Than 30 minutes…

Healthy eating is what we want these days. Gone are the days when people would stuff themselves with gallons of fat and junk food, but if you are still one of them who believe that junk food is the only way of sustaining your health, then my advice: it is never too late! What you eat matters a lot in your appearance and look and  most importantly, your health and well-being. Take a moment and think a while. Right diet and healthy eating is what your body is asking of you.. And believe me, these recipes will surely make you think twice if you thought that junk food always tastes better.

I got these recipes from my friend, Sarah, and she promised to share these with me if I in turn share with all of you. I promised her  that I would do so and here they are. 

 

Chickpea and Carrot Couscous with Minted Yogurt

Serves 4. Ready in 15 minutes

  1. In a small bowl, mix together 200g tub light Greek style yogurt, 2 tbsp lemon juice and 3 tbsp roughly chopped fresh mint leaves, season and set aside.
  2. Chop 5 carrots and steam the pieces over boiling water for 3 – 5 minutes, until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, place 400g couscous in a bowl and pour over 425ml boiling water. Cover and let it stand for 5 minutes. Uncover, fluff up the grains then add 410g can drained chickpeas and the steamed carrots.
  4. Toast 2 tsp cumin seeds in a hot pan for 2 – 3 mins until starting to pop. Cool and crush.
  5. Whisk the zest of half a lemon, 4 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp olive oil in a bowl. Add the couscous and cumin and serve with the minted yogurt.

Per Serving: 435kcals, 9.5g fat (0.8g saturated), 16.3g protein, 76.6g carbs, 9.9g sugar, 0.5g salt.

 

Tuna, Fennel and White Bean Salad

Serves 4. Ready in 15 minutes.

  1. Trim the base off 1 small head of fennel and save the fronds to garnish. Then slice the head across as thinly as you can. Slice half a red onion in the same way.
  2. Put the fennel and onion into a large bowl with 2 x 410g cans drained and rinsed cannellini beans, 2 tbsp olive oil, 3 tbsp lemon juice, 20g chopped fresh parsley and some seasoning to taste. Stir together well and leave for 5 mins for the fennel to soften slightly.
  3. Drain 2 x 200g tins tuna steak in spring water, gently stir into the bean and fennel salad. Spoon the salad into the center of 4 plates and scatter with 60g black olives. Garnish with the fennel fronds.

Per Serving: 355kcals, 9.4g fat (1.3g saturated), 38.9g protein, 30.7g carbs, 7.5 sugar, 2.2g salt.

 

Salmon and Ginger Fishcakes with Sweet and Sour Salad

Serves 4. Ready in 30 minutes.

  1. Put 1 medium – hot deseeded finely chopped red chilli, 2 tsp caster sugar, 1 tsp Thai fish sauce, 1 tbsp lime juice and 1 tbsp rice vinegar into a screw jar and shake. Cut half a cucumber in half long ways, then cut into long thin strips. Toss with 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into thin strips, 1 small carrot cut into thin strips and 12 halved cherry tomatoes.
  2. Chop 500g skinned salmon until you have a course mince like texture. Put into another bowl with a 4cm piece steam ginger, very finely chopped and 4 finely chopped spring onions. Mix together and shape into 8 fishcakes.
  3. Heat 1 tsp sunflower oil in a large non stick pan over a medium heat, cook the fishcakes for 2 mins each side until lightly golden.
  4. Toss the dressing and the leaves from a fresh bunch of coriander through the salad and divide onto 4 plates, top each with 2 fishcakes.

Per Serving 281kcals, 14.9g fat (2.6 saturated), 26.8g protein, 9.9g carbs, 8.8g sugar, 0.4g salt.

 

Fast Asian Fish

Serves 4. Ready in 20 minutes.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Cook 225g long grain rice. Drain. Return to pan cover and leave.
  2. Meanwhile, place 4 x 120g skinless salmon fillets in a shallow baking dish. Combine 3 tbsp reduced – salt soy sauce, 2cm piece fresh ginger, finely shredded, and 3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce, then pour over the fish. Cover the dish with foil then bake for 15 mins carefully turning the fish halfway through.
  3. Divide the rice into 4 plates and top each one with a salmon fillet, drizzle the sauce and top with 4 finely chopped spring onions.

Per Serving 453kcals, 13.5g fat (2.3g saturated), 29g protein, 53.3g carbs, 8g sugar, 1.7g salt.

 

Poached Egg and New Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon and a Mustard Dressing

Serves 4. Ready in 25 minutes.

  1. Boil 450g scrubbed new potatoes in a pan of lightly salted water until just tender. Drain and cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan. Add 2 rashers of rindless dry cured, smoked back bacon, cut into short strips and drain on kitchen paper, keep warm.
  3. Bring some water to a light simmer in a pan and add a little vinegar. Stir the water then break the egg into the center of the water and poach for 3 mins, lift out, drain and keep warm, repeat this 3 times.
  4. To make the dressing whisk 2 tsp dijion mustard and 1tbsp white wine vinegar together, slowly whisk in 3 tbsp olive oil then season.
  5. Cut the potatoes into ¼, put in a bowl and stir in 2 tbsp of dressing. Arrange the potatoes and 75g bag water cress on 4 plates, top with an egg, drizzle a little dressing and scatter with bacon to serve.

Per Serving 255kcals, 16.1g fat (3.4g saturated),10.5g protein, 18.5 g carbs, 1.8g sugar, 1.4g salt.

 

Tzatziki Turkey Burgers

Serves 4. Ready in 30 minutes.

  1. Thinly slice ¼ of a large red onion and mix with 12 halved cherry tomatoes and half a handful chopped fresh coriander. Season and set aside.
  2. Coarsely grate the remaining onion and mix well with 450g of turkey mince, 2 tbsp sweet chilli dipping sauce, 1 tbsp soy sauce, the remaining coriander and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Form into 4 burgers that are slightly larger than the bases of 4 crusty rolls. Preheat the grill to hot. Arrange the burgers on a foil lined grill pan and grill for 6 mins each side.
  4. Meanwhile, make the tzatziki. Take ¼ cucumber and ½ length ways, scoop out the seeds and discard. Dice into small pieces and mix with 150g carton of 0 percent fat Greek yogurt, small handful chopped fresh mint and a few dashes of Tabasco.
  5. Grill the rolls until lightly toasted and arrange a burger on each base, top with a spoonful of tzatziki, tomato salad and then roll tops.

Per Serving323kcal’s, 2.3g fat (0.4g saturated), 37.7g protein, 39.8 carbs, 8.5g sugar, 1.8g salt.

 

Haddock With Watercress And Radish Salad

Serves 4. Ready in 20 minutes.

  1. Juice 3 limes then mix together 2 tbsp of the lime juice in a shallow dish with 1 tsp of smoked paprika. Add 4 x 175g haddock fillets with skin, coat evenly and set aside for 5 mins.
  2. Place a large frying pan over a medium high heat, when hot add the fish skin side down. Cook 2 – 4 mins each side until just cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together the remaining lime juice with 2tsp Dijon mustard, then season. Add 2 x 85g bags watercress and 8 trimmed and sliced radishes, then toss to lightly coat in the dressing.
  4. Divide the salad between 4 plates then top with a fish fillet. Garnish with lime wedges.

Per Serving 161kcals, 1.9g fat (0.4 saturated), 35.1g protein, 1.4g carbs, 0.9g sugar, 0.5g salt.

 

Tomato And Basil Soup With Tortellini

Serves 4. Ready in 25 minutes.

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large, deep saucepan over a medium heat. Add 2 thinly sliced garlic cloves and cook for about 1 minute. Add 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes, 500ml hot vegetable (or chicken) stock and 250ml water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 mins until the mixture is the consistency of a chunky soup. Season to taste.
  2. Mean while, cook 225g fresh cheese tortellini, divide between 4 bowls, ladle the soup on top and scatter roughly chopped basil leaves.

Per Serving 246kcals, 8.4g fat, (3.2g saturated), 10.9g protein, 32.1 g carbs, 6.2g sugar, 1.1g salt.  

 

Lamb Cutlets With Fattoush

Serves 4. Ready in 25 minutes.

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C /gas 4. Mix together ½ tsp olive oil, 1tsp ground cumin and 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 tbsp lemon juice. Add 8 trimmed lamb cutlets, coat in the marinade and set aside.
  2. Bake 2 small pitta breads roughly torn on a baking tray until golden and crispy.
  3. Heat a frying pan over a high heat, add the lamb and cook 2 mins each side so that it is still pink in the middle then set aside to rest.
  4. Place 250g  quartered cherry tomatoes, ½ a cucumber – cubed, a handful of fresh flat leaf parsley and the pitta in a large bowl. `Dress with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1tbsp lemon juice. Divide into 4 bowls and top with 2 cutlets in each.

Per Serving 326kcals, 15.2g fat (5.1g saturated), 29.3g protein, 19.6g carbs, 3.8g sugar, 0.6g salt.

 

Rhubarb, Stem Ginger And Cinnamon Fool

Serves 4. Ready in 20 minutes,plus cooling and chilling.

  1. Put 650g rhubarb, cut into small pieces, 1 ball stem ginger, chopped (from a jar in syrup), the juice of one lemon, 1 cinnamon stick and a good splash of water in a pan. Place over a high heat. When bubbling, reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins until just tender. Sweeten to taste with some of the syrup out of the ginger jar. Put into a bowl and leave to cool. Throw away the cinnamon stick.
  2. Mix a large pinch of ground cinnamon into 250g very low fat natural yogurt. Layer 4 x 250ml glasses alternately with the rhubarb and the yogurt, finishing with a layer of yogurt. Chill for 30 mins. Top each with a pinch of ground cinnamon and serve.

Per Serving. 45Kcals, 0.2g fat (0 saturated), 4.9g protein, 62g carbs, 6.1g sugar, 0.1g salt.  

Pamper With All-Natural Skin Care For The Perfect Healthy Glow

Pamper With All-Natural Skin Care For The Perfect Healthy Glow

Natural skin care products might be the answer if you are concerned about the chemical compounds in most commercial cosmetic goods. A few of these chemicals may well be toxic sufficient to truly accelerate the aging process, which is the opposite of what that you are trying to accomplish with your skin care. Even in this day of increased regulation and consumer watchdog groups, there are several new products introduced annually that nonetheless include damaging chemical compounds.

Practically nine hundred toxic chemicals have been discovered in commercial cosmetic merchandise by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Wellbeing. The Cancer Coalition has stated that cosmetic and personal care products pose a higher threat of cancer than even smoking cigarettes. Compounding the issue is the vast amount of incorrect data distributed by marketing departments to attract new customers.

Anything which you place on the surface of one’s skin is absorbed in to the pores and gets in to the bloodstream. The circulation within the blood distributes the toxins throughout the whole body, causing damage to internal organs as well. Given that all of those toxins enter your body, you need to analyze the labels on your cosmetic merchandise exactly the same way you’d do with labels on food. Naturally, selecting only all-natural skin care merchandise eliminates the problem of toxins altogether.

As soon as the toxins get into your bloodstream, it forces your body to function much tougher than usual in an effort to get rid of them. The liver is responsible for many of this clean up. The liver can be an important aspect in the body’s immune program and need to be treated with care. Liver problems can result in significant health problems including auto-immune diseases, asthma, continual infections, and allergies.

Using natural ingredients can resolve these toxicity issues. The body recognizes natural skin care products as organic matter to be processed, not as a toxic threat that should be eliminated. Many of those merchandise are created out of plant matter which includes the same fundamental vitamins and minerals as the ones currently present in our bodies. Synthetic chemicals are noticed by the body as toxic because the immune system will react against them.

How do you know which organic skin care merchandise are truly safe? Some merchandise are labeled as “100% natural” when they nevertheless contain chemicals and toxins. The only way to be totally confident is to look at the list of ingredients on the package. Dyes, fragrances, and synthetic preservatives can all be discovered in these “natural” skin care merchandise.

The best alternative – Use items that you might have inside your kitchen. These include honey, egg whites, olive oil, bananas, and avocado. Exfoliate with a gentle ingredient like crushed oatmeal, table sugar, or baking soda. Make exfoliating a daily routine of the skin care program and see the radiance and glow come back. 

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Vitamin D Can Help You With Weight Loss

Vitamin D Can Help You With Weight Loss

Vitamin D has been a hot topic in both conventional and alternative medicine lately because Vitamin D is related to so many health concerns like diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, stroke, cancer (including breast cancer), heart disease and drum roll weight loss as well! Believe it or not, most people are deficient in this important nutrient.

Body produces vitamin D when exposed to daylight. Vitamin D is really a precursor hormone that is a building block of a steroid hormone known as calcitriol. An amazing amount of research of late has been surfacing showing the surprising connection between vitamin D and the prevention of most chronic diseases. Vitamin D promotes cell growth throughout your body, maintaining hormone balance and a healthy immune system. Vitamin D slows down the growth of fat cells further. However, when Vitamin D is deficient, as it’s in most folks, the cells don’t seem to be ready to behave properly and are vulnerable to those serious health problems as well as weight gain and obesity.One study by Britain (Aberdeen University Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, 2008) showed that individuals who were overweight had lower levels of vitamin D. The study found that low levels of vitamin D within the blood interfered with the functioning of a hormone known as Leptin, that tells the brain when you are full. Researchers at Aberdeen University found that obese people produced 10p.c less vitamin D than individuals of average weight. The study additionally found that excess body fat absorbs vitamin D, stopping it from getting into the blood stream.

Another Study in Britain (Ortega RM, Aparicio A, et al, Br J Nutr 2008) using sixty overweight/obese girls aged twenty-thirty five years that had adhered to an occasional calorie diet, showed that those with higher Vitamin D levels lost a lot of weight and fat. Now, these are just two studies, and the conclusions are primarily the same – Vitamin D helps with weight loss and weight gain.

How does Vitamin D help with weight loss?

As mentioned, extra body fat holds on to Vitamin D that the body cannot use it. This perceived deficiency interferes with the action of the hormone Leptin. If you’re not in a position to acknowledge when you are satiated, you’re additional doubtless to overeat. Taking Vitamin D together with Calcium, helps to properly assimilate food and regulate traditional blood sugar levels. So watch your food intake, exercise and take your Vitamin D with Calcium for optimal success.

What is that the suggested dosage?

Although current guidelines recommend a daily intake from 400-600 IUs, research analysis shows the dosage is too low. A higher dosage between 2,000 and 4,000 IUs every day will have a much more therapeutic result, boosting your overall health, help in prevention of illness and chronic disease and promotion of fat loss. Supplement with Vitamin D3 not D2. D2 may be a artificial by-product and not simply absorbed.

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Super foods are now becoming recognised worldwide for their health benefits and the ability to help us lose weight. These natural foods go beyond the ‘common’ variety as they are rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants which slow down the ageing process and help your body lose weight.

Here are the ten best foods for weight loss and why they provide everything you need for optimal health.

1. Blueberries

These yummy little berries are rich in antioxidants. Also full of flavonoids and proanthocyandins they help protect memory and cognition. A popular addition to any fat loss program, they taste great whipped up in a low fat smoothie, used in whole-wheat pancakes or muffins or just to add a new dimension to your fruit salad.

2. Broccoli

Broccoli has an abundance of health boosting properties. It contains isothiocyanantes which stimulates the body’s production of cancer fighting enzymes. It has as much calcium as a glass of milk and more vitamin C than an orange. In addition, it is one of the richest sources of vitamin A in any fruit or vegetable. The only catch is you do need to eat it raw to benefit from all this goodness. If you cannot handle it raw, then just lightly steam before tossing through a salad or stirring through whole-wheat noodles.

3. Ginger

Used throughout history for medicinal purposes, ginger helps protect against cancer as well as boosting the immune system. It helps fight infection in our body, increases digestive enzyme activity and is one of the natural weight loss foods that speed up the metabolism and burn fat. Ginger is also a popular remedy for nausea, making it a safe natural choice for pregnant women. Sip hot ginger tea with a drizzle of honey, use in Asian stir fries and grate a little through healthy marinades and sauces.

4. Linseeds

Linseeds contain the essential omega 3 fatty acids which reduce cholesterol. Not only do they have anti cancer properties but they also can help manage menopausal symptoms. They are good for bowel health and soothe digestion. Just a tablespoon of linseeds a day will give you the omega 3 fats that you require. Sprinkle them over your cereal or stir through soups and casseroles. Linseeds should be stored in the fridge.

5. Oats

Containing large amount of soluble fibre, oats help lower cholesterol levels. They have a low GI (glycaemic index) which means they make the perfect breakfast to supercharge your day. Oats are a popular recommendation in most weight loss programs.

6. Salmon

A fantastic source of omega 3 fats, protein and vitamin D. Healthy fat loss programs recommend eating salmon twice a week, as it reduces triglyceride levels. Any leftover calories that your body does not burn are turned into triglycerides, which are a type of fat. Poach or grill salmon, and serve with a leafy salad or steamed vegetables. Combine tinned salmon with mashed sweet potatoes to make healthy patties – kids also love them.

7. Soy

Soy protein contains antioxidant isoflavones which counteract the build up of cholesterol in blood vessels, reducing the risk of heart attack and blood clots. It is also great for bone health and preventing osteoporosis. Make sure you choose soy products that are not genetically modified. Use soy protein or tofu instead of burgers and chicken in recipes. Enjoy soy milk over your cereal or in tasty fruit smoothies.

8. Tea

Numerous studies have shown that the powerful antioxidant polyphenols in tea reduce the risk of cancers and also lower cholesterol levels. In addition, drinking tea helps lower the stress hormone cortisol. Green tea in particular has had much discussion regarding its weight loss benefits. Ideally drink your tea without milk to receive the most benefit.

9. Tomatoes

Tomatoes, which are low in calories, are a versatile health conscious ingredient for any weight loss program. Just add tomatoes to your pasta sauce to boost your antioxidant intake and to lower your risk of chronic diseases, particularly prostate cancer. They are rich in lycopene, which fights damaging free radicals and also high in vitamin C. There are so many exciting ways you incorporate tomatoes into your meals. Whether it be pureed into sauces, chopped through summer salads or thrown into a whole-wheat tortilla, this fabulous super food is a must.

10. Yogurt

Yogurt is a favourite with many dieters. Not only does its creamy texture help satisfy cravings, it is a great source of calcium, protein, vitamin B12 and riboflavin. What is more it contains probiotics which promote a healthy gut and protect the immune system. Use sugar free, low fat yogurt as a substitute for cream in sauces, curries, and desserts. It is fantastic as a ‘quick snack’ on the run and can be cooked in both savoury and sweet recipes.

Make sure you incorporate these ten best foods for weight loss into your weekly weight loss eating plan and enjoy the increased energy and unlimited health benefits.

I am passionate about regular exercise, healthy food and relaxation. Through combining these three things our bodies can become whatever we want them to be.

A quick recap then..get at least 30 minutes of exercise 3-4 days per week consisting of light cardio and some weights and or calisthenics, cut out sugars and things that contain high fructose. 

2 Simple Steps to Flattening Your Stomach

2 Simple Steps to Flattening Your Stomach

Let’s be honest…

99% of the people on this planet want a flatter stomach!

Wouldn’t you agree?

I thought so. How about you…do you want a flatter stomach? Do you want to lose a few inches around your waist so you can fit into those skinny jeans?

Well I’m about to show you 2 simple (yet critical) steps to achieving this goal.

STEP #1 – Cleanse your colon

We are all exposed to thousands of toxins and unhealthy chemicals on a daily basis. We take them in from the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the prescription medications we take.

These toxins and dangerous chemicals, along with the “junk” diet lead to poor digestion, constipation, weight gain, low energy, headaches, and many other horrible human maladies, including…

The dreaded muffin top or tire around the waist!!!

Believe it or not, when your colon is clogged you are unable to evacuate any waste. Think of it like continuously piling up garbage bags in your house without the ability to take them outside or get rid of them!

As “toxic” waste builds up in your intestines, nasty micro-organisms like parasites and yeasts can begin to thrive.

These tiny creatures are alive, spew their toxins back into your body, and all too often they severely damage every cell in our bodies. In fact, according to the magazine, “National Geographic”…

Parasites have killed more humans than all the wars in history!

Imagine that!

But what do parasites and colon waste have to do with a bulging tummy?

Well, here are few things to consider.

FIRST, when your digestive system and colon health are compromised, you are more likely to get bloated and constipated. Both lead to a “bulging” of the abdomen.

SECOND, when your colon becomes a breeding ground for toxins and micro-organisms, these critters can then attach to your intestinal walls, causing inflammation, and eventually a widening of the intestinal pores.

This leads to a condition known as “leaky gut syndrome”. When this happens undigested food particles can more easily slip into the bloodstream (not a good thing), causing your immune system to mount a “defense-like” response.

And this is how many food allergies develop.

Overall, a clogged, unhealthy colon creates a more toxic and acidic body and this leads us to our 2nd step to flattening your stomach…

STEP #2 – Reduce the toxic load in your body

Toxins (from food or immovable colonic waste) circulate in your blood and eventually your body – as a defense mechanism – stores these toxins in your fat cells.

What most people don’t realize is that if you try to lose weight or that flabby stomach without purifying your body of its toxic overload, your efforts will fall short.

Why?

Because when you are toxic, your body MUST preserve it’s fat tissue in order to store excess toxins.

Only when you begin to detoxify your body, thus reducing your toxic load, can your body begin to release unwanted fat from your body and your stomach.

These 2 steps to flattening your stomach are obviously intricately related. One leads to the other and unless you deal with both, getting that flat stomach will always be a pipe dream – not a reality.

Now there’s a safe, healthy, and very effective solution to accomplishing these cleansing objectives. This is called The Total Wellness Cleanse – A Safe And Proven 30-Day System To Reboot Your Health!

The Total Wellness Cleanse has helped over 17,000 people around the world free their bodies of excess waste material, accumulated toxins, parasites, and more!

The cleanse – developed by holistic nutritionist Yuri Elkaim – has helped thousands of people shed years of stubborn belly fat as well as improving:

– constipation
– fatigue
– bloated belly and smelly gas
– irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
– yeast infections

…and almost every other health complaint you can think of!

If you want a flat stomach (for life), then it starts by improving the health of your “insides”.

Thankfully, Yuri’s food-based cleanse not only keeps your colon clean, it also keeps all waste matter moving freely, efficiently and rapidly out of your body.

And the best part is that there are no pills or dangerous supplements to take. You don’t have to be near a bathroom all the time. And you don’t have to give yourself enemas or go for colonic irrigations either.

Yuri’s system is not only very gentle, it is highly effective and something you can follow (fairly easily) for a long time, since it is a food-based approach to purifying your body!

Cleansing your colon (and your entire body for that matter) acts like a “reset switch”, restoring balance and proper function to your digestive system. With a clean healthy colon, bloating due to gas from delayed digestion goes away. Your stomach feels firmer and noticebly flatter.

You will also find that you have more energy. That’s because your body will more efficiently convert the food you eat into usable energy. Which means you can eat less to satisfy the calorie count you need each day. Ultimately, this leads to pretty easy weight loss!

So are you ready for a flatter stomach and to start feeling better than ever before? Start your 14-day FREE TRIAL and start experiencing the benefits. Click here to get instant access now.