When we feel fatigued, sluggish or just out of sorts our daily life can be dramatically affected. Our job performance, along with home life, suffers as a result. Mood swings, allergy flare-ups and digestive maladies are only just a few of the symptoms. These signs are important and should not be ignored. If we are otherwise healthy they can signal poor nutrition, a build up of toxins in the system and a sluggish liver. The good news is that 1 Simple Technique Can Instantly Improve Your Quality Of Life.
When we speak of quality of life we are referring to how we perform tasks, look and feel on a daily basis. This can become compromised by toxins that build up in the body through a variety of ways. Some of which include the environment, normal bodily functions, food and drink, allergies and many more.
Did you know that the liver is responsible for filtering out all of the toxins in the system and can get overloaded? When it does, we sometimes just think we are having an ‘off day’ and this may be true in more ways than one. If this occurs on a continual basis it becomes a warning sign to heed.
It is imperative that the toxins are removed from the system as often as possible to ensure that the liver can operate productively. The only way to relieve the liver of its burden is to complete a holistic detoxification regime. By detoxing the liver on an ongoing basis we can instantly improve the quality of life we enjoy.
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Are you planning on starting a weight loss plan some time soon? Are you afraid of starting it due to past failures? If this is the case, then read on to see what it is you MUST do on your very first day of your journey… or else!!
You see, getting started on a new journey to lose weight can be pretty exciting and it can be pretty frightening at the same time. Those that tend to lean more towards the “exciting” aspect of getting started on their journey more than likely have adopted the 2 most critical things you MUST do on the first day of your plan.
So, if you want to be successful and have continuing motivation throughout your journey to reach your weight loss goals, whatever they may be, then I strongly recommend you do the following on the very first day…
First, Make The First Day…
The best day! What I mean by that is you must put forth maximum effort to make your first day of your journey the most successful in terms of you doing everything there is that is healthy…
This means waking up at a time that would have given you a full nights rest (7-8 hours), making sure you eat a healthy breakfast, thoroughly following whatever diet plan you downloaded, drinking plenty of water throughout the day (I recommend 1/2 your body weight in ounces), doing a good workout, and then going to bed at a reasonable time.
When you make the first day the most successful day, this sets the stage for ongoing motivation to stay consistent with reaching your goals!
On the other hand, if the first day of your plan is not successful because you skipped your workout, you skipped breakfast, you gave in to some temptation, you didn’t follow the diet plan’s recommendations, etc., then that will unfortunately set the stage for you LOSING motivation… and then ultimately giving up on your goals!
Second, Adopt The Long Haul Mindset…
I am a firm believer that dieting should never be done just to reach a specific goal (i.e. losing 25 pounds by the summer). I believe that dieting should be done to reach your goals… AND… to recondition your mindset on how you approach caring for your body… for life.
On the first day of your plan, put it in your mind right upfront that you are not just going to achieve your goals, you are going to stick to living a healthier lifestyle… for life. By doing this, you will find it much more easier to stay consistent with healthy living and your diet plan.
On the flip side, if you approach dieting with JUST focusing on reaching your goals, you’ll tend to either have a lackluster approach to healthy living or you’ll approach dieting with a “shotgun approach” (get quick results and quit). Both mindsets will leave you in the negative.
Approaching healthy living with a lackluster approach can make you cut corners, …Read more
When you begin bodybuilding that means altering your diet, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a complete renovation that’s going to leave you hungry and unsatisfied with no sweet things or fat and if your smart it really needn’t be a big challenge. For instance, there are some easy incidental ways you can cut your fat intake and change your sweet tooth so that you begin craving healthier foods at the same time. For example, teach yourself to drink tea without sugar and to eat toast without butter.
You should also cut out drinking soft drinks in favour of fruit drinks and water and remove the extra oil from your cooking; if you stir regularly and cook onions first it won’t stick, even just a bit of water will do or if you must then use vegetable oil. You can also use healthy snacks to satisfy your cravings, so that instead of eating crisps or chocolates you’re eating nuts, sunflower seeds or raisins (nuts being a protein source and the latter of which supplying a steady flow of carbs).
So far so good, but there are further complications to eating the protein that you need to understand when bodybuilding and this is the other way you need to change your diet. One complication is just how hard it is to consume the required amount of protein; a boiled egg only contains about six grams of protein, so say you’re 180 pounds that would mean you’d have to eat around 30 eggs.
300 grams of tuna – that’s a full can – contains 23.5 grams of protein. So that would be eight cans of tuna minimum and not all of that protein would be absorbed by the body. So in a real day you’d probably have to eat something like three eggs, a can of tuna, a large chicken and several protein shakes.…Read more
The only way it is possible to get a body bulging with muscles is through bodybuilding. Bodybuilding includes a range of cardio training exercises and weights. However along with these exercises, it is important that you place emphasize on what you eat as bodybuilding diets play a huge factor in effective bodybuilding.
Basically, bodybuilding diets consist of the consumption of foods that help in the burning of fat, to ensure gain of muscle mass. On the average, bodybuilders have to eat about six times a day, practically every two or three hours. This ensures that your blood sugar levels remain stable and maximizes your energy and metabolic rates.
Bodybuilding diets comprise mainly of more of proteins and carbohydrates than a normal person. Calculate the amount of protein your body requires in a day by multiplying your bodyweight by 1.2. This then has to be divided into 6 for your six meals, to ensure your body receives a constant supply of protein.
Eat more of lean meat
The proteins you consume should be more of lean meats like chicken, white fish and turkey. Don’t drink more than 3 protein shakes or more than 2 liquid meals in a day. After your workout, have a post workout meal of whey protein powder and cream of rice.
You can also find out the amount of carbohydrates your body requires per day by multiplying your body mass by 0.8. By dividing this number by 3, you find out how much carbohydrates you need for your first meal, before and after your workout.
It is always better to consumer more of low glycemic carbohydrates like grits, brown rice, sweet potatoes and oatmeal as they also help with weight loss. In addition to proteins and carbohydrates, you need to have your daily share of vegetables.
Vegetables help in absorption of proteins
The fiber in vegetables not only acts as an appetite suppressant, but also helps in the release of nutrients and in the absorption of protein in your body. It also helps in the cleansing of your system, and increases body metabolism as your body has to work hard to digest vegetables.
There are no limits to the consumption of vegetables; just eat as much of the green, leafy type as possible. However avoid eating them after a workout as vegetables may slow down the absorption of nutrients.
Bodybuilders have to consume some essential fat for better health, protection of its muscles and fat loss. A suggestion is adding 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil to a meal or protein shake.
Drink as much water as possible
Water is very important for the hydration of the body, and consequent muscle building and fat burning. Water also makes you feel fuller while dieting. Make it a point to drink as much as half your bodyweight of water everyday.
To get your body used to a bodybuilding diet, increase the amount of carbohydrates you consume over the weekend to about 1.3 times your body mass. Instead of …Read more
A cheap way to increase your life span and get better help is aerobic exercise. It does not have to cos you thousands of dollars or many hours of your time to keep fit. A half an hour of aerobic exercise about three to four times a week might be enough to stay in shape. Below are some ways regular exercise makes your health better.
It exercises your heart! Your heart is like any other muscle in that it becomes stronger and larger thanks to exercise. It gains better ability to pump blood through the body with every beat and has less strain keeping up with its higher levels.
It assists you in losing weight. Your cholesterol levels go down. Overweight people who have trouble losing weight can still get many heart benefits thanks to exercise. Just few hours of training each week can give you huge benefits.
Regular aerobic exercise will also lower your risk for type 2 diabetes since it lowers blood sugar, improves your sensitivity for insulin and makes your heart much stronger.
It strengthens your muscles and tones your entire body. The exercise not only helps your heart, it reduces blood pressure and increases your ability to store molecules of energy like fats and carbohydrates within the muscles. This makes your body more enduring. It also dilates the blood vessels in the fibers of your muscles which makes the blood flow better.
Since your lungs are also muscles, they receive big benefits from this. Also, regular exercise increases the amount of red blood cells in your body. Red blood cells transport oxygen, so people who exercise often have low risk for heart disease.
So be sure to follow a training program that is fun and beneficial for you – and remember that a little goes a long way!…Read more