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Hack your morning routine for a healthy day!

Walking does contribute in weight loss and proves helpful in making visible changes except for the time when you eat while walking. the studies from the university of surrey have highlighted that having a meal while on the move could make you prone to overeating throughout the day. in order to reach to the conclusion, this study was conducted on 60 teenage girls in which they were required to fill out the questionnaire about how hungry they were and how urgently they wanted to consume food. further, the ladies were asked to eat a cereal bar while doing one of three activities for five minutes: watching tv, chatting with another participant, or walking. after they finished the activities, they were asked to fill another questionnaire about their hunger levels, the need to eat and whether they were trying to watch out what they ate. further, there was a taste test which included chocolate, grapes, carrots, and chips; after 7 minutes they were asked to share their thought on the flavors and preferences. the results of study brought forward that the women who walked after eating the cereal bar consumed more chocolate in comparison to those women who spoke to other person or watched tv. the researchers have come to a conclusion that walking is more of a distraction than talking or watching tv but they are still uncertain about the reasons for the same. along with this, the authors have also assumed that the women might have thought that “i just did some physical activity—so i’m going to eat as much candy as i want” and thus indulged in more amount of chocolate. though the researchers are not very certain about why these results turned out they way they did since the study didn’t look at causation, but it certainly makes an indication towards the fact that more research is needed to determine whether eating and walking could affect how much people consume over the long term. now the question that will eating on the go really sabotage your weight loss plans is still to get the right answer. though the final verdict from the jury is still to come out, but it’s not a bad idea to sit down and eat your breakfast more mindfully just in case.

Oct 17,2019 0
Weight loss with a challenge!

Fitness challenge workouts are widespread and common in today’s fitness world. with people having an increased desire not only for physical fitness, but for improved health of their bodies, more time and effort is being spent towards those goals. however, with the seemingly endless increased time demands of family and work, the time demand of exercise gets squeezed. fitness challenge workouts attempt to burn as many calories as possible into as little time as possible and yet also satisfy the need of exercising many different muscle groups. all muscles contain glycogen which is the energy source powering the movement of the muscles. as the many different muscle groups operate independently of one another, an exercise involving one muscle can be completed and thus fatiguing that muscle without affecting another muscle. this allows for the individual to immediately begin and second exercise which involves a completely different muscle without a rest period for the first muscle. the purpose of rest after any exercise is to allow for lactic acid to leave that muscle. lactic acid is formed as a by-product of glycogen being used as energy without oxygen. as the glycogen is used, lactic acid builds up and causes a burning sensation. more importantly though is that lactic acid build-up is the body’s defense mechanism against the muscle being damaged by being overworked. hypothetical workout squats: it can be performed which will exercise the hamstrings which are the muscles on the back of the upper leg when squatting down, and the gluteal muscles which are the muscles of the rear end and one of the four muscles of the quadriceps, which are the muscles on the front of the thigh when standing up. push-ups: after performing a set of squats, the individual can immediately move on to pushups, which use the muscles of the chest, shoulders, and triceps. while rest is required for the legs and glutes, the rest period occurs while these muscles are being exercised. sit-ups: it can be performed after the push-ups which will engage the muscles of the abdomen. in all, seven different muscle groups will have been worked in a minimum of time. this rotation of exercises can be repeated several times to the extent the exerciser wishes to work and burn additional calories.

Oct 17,2019 0
Does zumba work for weight loss?

Who doesn’t love to party? a party which makes you dance, smile, laugh and lose more than 600 calories at the same time. a party which enhances your fitness levels while you dance on some amazing international beats. you may call it a dance fitness extravaganza,we call it zumba. zumba is a fun workout based on intermittent training in which participants raise and drop their intensity alternatively. it’s a perfect combination of cardio, toning and stretching which not only improves the cardiovascular fitness but also enhances agility, coordination, balance and flexibility. facts state that such fitness training is the most effective in terms of weight loss, stamina and endurance. anyone who loves music and who would instantly do a shoulder-shrug or a foot-tap after listening to the irresistible rhythms can do zumba. merengue, salsa, reggaeton ,soca, samba, cumbia, hip hop, bollywood, bhangra are just few of the renowned dance forms that are used in any zumba class. it’s the magical music that has motivated around 15 million people across 180 countries to be a part of this fitness party every day. various celebrities like jennifer lopez, emma watson, kristie alley have adopted this fitness program as a part of their daily fitness routine. aqua zumba, zumba toning(using toning sticks), zumba sentao (chair workout), zumba kids and kids jr, zumba gold (for over 50s), zumba step are some specialised zumba fitness programs which have been customised for people with different levels of age, interest and exertion. the zumba community is expanding in the entire world like fire and has already transformed millions of lives with its friendly and addictive format. a bland everyday gym workout can be spiced up with some cool n curvy zumba moves. even after one full hour of sweating, grooving and dancing, you would end up asking for more.

Sep 17,2019 0
Change your diet, change your life!

In order to lose weight there are millions of diet tips, that you must have heard and tried, but you never seem to stick to them. the reason?? they are all based on short term goals. considering this, we thought about sharing some real facts about how to eat and think about food, so that your body can maintain a healthy weight and waistline for life. 1. chew your food the simplest of all tips to lose weight is to chew your food properly. journal of academy of nutrition and dietetics found that people who chewed 50-100% more than they usually did decreased their food intake by 9.5% and 14.8% respectively. 2. stop considering ‘carbs’ as the devil not only carbs provide energy to your brain but they also help in increasing serotonin level, which actually curbs your appetite and contributes in emotional well-being. rather than avoiding carbs choose the ones that are high in fiber such as whole grains, fruits and beans as they will keep you full for long. 3. eat whatever you want, but only until you are full studies have shown that the 80:20 rule is actually useful to boost up the weight loss process. eat whatever you like but eat slowly so that your mind gets time to signal your stomach that it is full. doesn’t it sounds great to have whatever you like, even if in smaller quantities. 4. stop experimenting with new diets the bitter truth: all diets are basically the same. an analysis of 50 studies have found out that low-fat or low-carb diets are virtually the same. rather than finding new diets opt for a way of eating that you like because in long run it is difficult to stick to diets that make you feel miserable. 5. eat lunch earlier rather than waiting for the right time for the midday meal, grab food when you feel the first pangs of hunger. this is mainly because if you keep pushing hunger till the last minute it increases the chances of picking up unhealthy options and also eating more than you would have an hour earlier. 6. stop forcing yourself to eat listen your body’s hunger signals before you actually plan to eat anything. your body is much wiser than you think: it knows precisely what types of nutrients you need, how much, and how often. when you eat a ton of refined foods that are high in sugar, white flour, unhealthy fats, and salt, your intuition will be tuned off. try to retrain yourself to trust your body’s internal guide before you actually pick up something to eat. 7. when hungry, prefer proteins research shows that eating 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal can help you build more lean muscle. since our muscles don’t store protein, steady consumption of it is required for optimal muscle synthesis; simply meaning you can build more of it and burn more calories, even at rest. 8. enjoy your meals don’t miss out the pleasure of eating by grabbing food in a rush or while being engaged in some other tasks. in order to lose weight say no to any kind of “meal time distractions” as it ultimately results in overeating and dissatisfaction. give your meals enough time and savor the flavor of each bite. simply adopt these changes and be prepared to see positive changes in your body even without making any major variation in your current lifestyle.

Sep 11,2019 0
Achieving weight loss without exercise!

There are many excuses or actual issues that might be responsible for your dislike towards exercise-injuries, medical conditions, lack of time or motivation, or simply disliking exercise altogether — the list goes on. in order to lose weight there are two essential elements which are always stressed upon, i.e to eat healthy and be physically active. but sitting here we understand that for some it’s neither possible nor realistic to do both and then arises the question – “is it possible to lose weight without exercising?” the good news is yes, it is possible to actually lose weight without exercising. this is simply because weight loss is all about creating a calorie deficit meaning burning more calories than consumed. for those who are unable to exercise, weight loss success relies on making smart food choices and consistently staying close to those daily calorie goals. here are some tips to help you achieve weight loss without exercising: 1. log diligently though we all think that we will be able to track the calories we are eating manually but there is a high probability of losing the check which ultimately results in consuming more calories. to avoid such loopholes it is advised to log whatever you eat in a digital logbook. not only it helps in tracking the calories but it also creates an awareness of the energy foods provide in relation to the energy our bodies need. 2. listen to your hunger cues it’s high time that you stop handling your boredom, happiness, excitement, tension or any other emotion with food. if you want to lose weight without exercising you must learn to differentiate that whether eating is a want or a need. if it’s a want, try to save those calories for the time when you are actually (physically) hungry. 3. eat nutrient dense foods & balanced meals get the most nutrition out of the calories you eat by consuming more whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and reduced-fat dairy – foods that are rich in protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals at every meal. these will leave you feeling satisfied longer than foods that are high in calories but not much else – like sweets and sodas. 4. plan & prep meals for the week in order to avoid intake of more calories, it is advised to jot down some healthy breakfast ideas, brown bag lunches and spend some time cooking up a meal to reheat for dinner during the week. this will minimize the impulse to grab take out or make poor choices when hungry. 5. smart daily routine small things like walking meetings, parking farther from the grocery store, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, creating a standing work station or doing chores while watching television add up! take advantage of burning a few extra calories whenever you can. 6. be realistic the truth is, dropping pounds will likely take longer without exercise. by setting a realistic weight loss goal of ½ to 1 pound per week, you’re less likely to feel deprived or discouraged and give up. improving our health should be a life-long journey, not a race to hit a certain weight or fit into those skinny jeans. we hope you find these helpful! feel free to share any tips in the comments section that you might have for other readers who aren’t able to exercise but still want to lose weight.

Aug 30,2019 0
How many days you should exercise in a week?

When planning a workout routine an essential element which often gets missed is figuring out the frequency of exercising. this simply means deciding how often and how many times should you workout per week? so before actually planning a workout schedule there are 3 types of exercise frequencies that should be taken care of the most: a) overall exercise: how often and how many times should you do any form of exercise in a week? b) weight training: how often and how many times should you weight train per week? c) muscle group/body part training: how often and how many times should you train each muscle group or body part in a week? overall exercise frequency the first thing that needs to be decided is the overall exercise frequency meaning how many times should you workout per week in total, which includes weight training, cardio workouts, or any other workout too. the answer to this question varies depending upon many specific goals and factors; however, there is 1 general rule that can pretty much apply in terms of everyone’s overall exercise frequency. the rule is: take at least 1 full day off per week from all forms of exercise, which means at the very most you should be exercising 6 times per week. this is because your body and muscles need to rest to recover and if you workout for 7 days gradually it is going to make a negative impact on performance, endurance and results in the long run. weight training frequency weight training frequency works exactly opposite of overall exercise frequency. on the analysis of various studies, reports and personal experiences it is recommended that the majority of the population should weight train 3-4 times per week, and never more than 2 consecutive days in a row. this also takes into consideration that the majority of the most highly proven and intelligently designed workout programs in existence are all built around doing 3-4 weight training workouts per week. the same goes for having no more than 2 weight training workouts on back-to-back days. these recommendations appear to create the sweet spot in terms of allowing for optimal recovery, and when recovery is at its best, your results will be best too. muscle group/body part routine this one is by far, the most discussed, argued, thought about, screwed up, and potentially confusing one of them all; when it comes to discussing the exercise frequency routines. to come straight to the point there are 3 options for training muscle group/body part, which are highlighted as under: a) training once a week – this one is not ideal for the majority of the population. b) training twice a week – if you are an intermediate or advanced trainee with any goal, a training frequency of twice per week is the most effective way to train. c) training thrice a week – this routine is best suited for – beginners with any goal, or anyone with the primary goal of increasing strength. so now its time to work on the revision of your workout routine and plan it with the inclusion of rest days to make the most out of your efforts!

Aug 27,2019 0
Dhanurasna bow pose

In ancient yoga, as well as in modern science, the spinal cord is the most important and most subtle part of the body. the yoga asanas are designed to cultivate the root of our tree of life, the spinal column. today we are going to talk about dhanurasana which also has the development of spine as the main focal. dhanurasana is made up from 2 words: dhanu which means bow and asana which indicates yoga pose. the name of this asana is a contribution towards the final position of the body, which represents a bow. in this pose, the abdomen and thigh represent the wooden part of the bow whereas legs lower parts and arms represent the bowstring. this is one of the most important yogic postures, which is known for many health benefits including belly fat reduction, strengthening the lower back, treating asthma, making your entire spine flexible and supple and so on. how to do it? 1. lie on the ground (on stomach) facing downwards. 2. relax completely with 2-3 breaths. 3. inhale slowly and starts bending your legs backwards and catch the ankles with the hands as shown in the above image. 4. you will see that your body is now in the shape of a bow. 5. in this position your whole weight will come on your abdomen. only your stomach and pelvic area will touch the ground. 6. hold this position for few 15-20 seconds and continue taking a deep breath. you can increase the time after practicing this. 7. now after 15-20 seconds exhale slowly and come back to starting position. 8. repeat this cycle for 4- 5 times daily. dhanurasana & weight loss if you are looking for losing weight from your belly and hips then this yoga posture is for you. dhanurasana, also known as bow pose stretches and tones your core muscles. it also stretches the muscles of your glutes, thighs and hamstrings, helping you give them a defined shape. continuously doing this asana will help you get rid of belly fat for sure. other than aiding the weight loss process, some of the other added benefits of including this asana in your routine are highlighted as under:- added benefits of dhanurasana 1. this asana is effective for curing constipation, improving digestion, and appetite. further, it also helps in treating obesity, rheumatism and gastrointestinal problems. 2. it improves the functioning of liver, pancreas, small intestine and big intestine. 3. it gives flexibility to back by strengthening back muscles and releasing pain. 4. strengthens ankles, thighs, groins, chest, and positively targets the functioning of kidney and liver. 5. cures respiratory disorder like asthama. who should not perform this asana? 1. the person suffering from high blood pressure, back pain, hernia, headache, migraine or abdomen surgery should avoid doing this asana. 2. ladies should not practice yoga during pregnancy and in periods.

Aug 07,2019 0
Brussels sprouts!

People are unaware about the exact origin of this vegetable, though it’s logical to assume that it originated in belgium. as part of the cruciferous vegetable family, brussels sprouts share a close relation to broccoli, kale, cabbage, and cauliflower. though for some reason this superfood hasn’t been able to get the attention it deserves from health food enthusiasts, but if you see the nutrition they behold you will be surely amazed:- 1. it has more vitamin-c than oranges. 2. it is loaded with vitamin a, folacin, potassium and calcium. 3. it has almost twice vitamin k that is found in a red cabbage. 4. it contains 3-5 grams of fiber per cup. 5. it has more glucosinolates than any other common crucifer. 6. it is extremely rich in protein. weight loss benefits of brussels sprouts the benefits of brussels sprouts are not only limited to their nutritional richness, but they expand further to weight loss as well. brussels sprouts are very low in calories (1 oz of cooked and drained brussels sprouts weigh in at about 10 calories), and they contain only trace amounts of fat. furthermore, the large amounts of vitamin c that are found in this vegetable play an important role in improving the body’s ability to burn fat. a study conducted by a team of scientists from arizona state university reported that the study participants who had low blood concentrations of vitamin c burned 25% less fat during a 60-minute walk on a treadmill, compared with those who showed adequate blood levels of vitamin c. further, this vegetable has also shown up on on’s list of the best food remedies for cellulite. they contain a natural compound called indole-3-carbinol (i3c), which is a pre-cursor to diindolylmethane (dim). dim helps certain liver enzymes to block the production of 16-oh estrogens, harmful substances that can cause cellulite by breaking down collagen which is supposed to keep your skin strong. the high content of vitamin c, acts as real anti-cellulite nutrient, which fights those unsightly bumps and lumps by promoting collagen synthesis and by scavenging free radicals. use as part of a healthy diet you can simply consume this wonder vegetable by – try roasting them, lightly coated in olive oil, or saute them in a mixture of no-sodium broth and minced garlic. add flavor to your sprouts by using fresh herbs, such as rosemary or basil. further, you can also have them raw by adding the to your favorite salads. you can also steam them and top up with some dressing for a variation in taste. it is true that brussels sprouts have not been able to gain the attention they deserve but now it is time to give this tiny vegetable more of a chance because they really are among the healthiest vegetables and foods on the planet.

Aug 02,2019 0
Best foods to eat before you go out drinking!

Do you love drinking but avoid it because of the consequences like hangover and regrettable behavior the following day? don’t worry, today we have got the list of wholesome real foods, which will help you drink easily while warding off the hangover and keeping regrettable behavior at bay. just remember to follow this list next time you plan to host or go to a party 1. avocado this green pear shaped fruit, is loaded with healthy fats which keep you full for longer as they take time to get digested. before going out for drinking it is advised to have it so that the desire to drink is lowered keeping you in control and warding off the consequences. 2. cereal cereal tend to be fiber rich especially ones like grape nuts, that will provide a good buffer for the alcohol, and will slow its absorption. it is recommended to have these mixed with low fat milk as it is a very healthy option! 3. hummus have this chickpea dip with a bunch of raw veggies, which is sure shot way to get all the macro nutrients in the right quantity! since it is going to load you up with nutrition you are likely to effective balance the alcohol intake! 4. milk this cow’s gift to humanity is an excellent option for an effective pre-game on its own. alcohol leads to excessive urination, which results in loss of potassium from the body and this is where milk comes in which is extremely rich in this nutrient. not only this, since it’s made of 90% water, so it tends to keep you hydrated. 5. salmon alcohol depletes your body’s vitamin b-12 levels, but salmon has super high levels of the said vitamin along with omega 3’s. these b-vitamins have many physiological functions in the body, that include the promotion of short-term memory and general neurological function, which makes them a great option to eat before you actually plan to drink 6. chicken foods like chicken which are rich in protein take longer time to digest, which helps in slowing down how fast your blood alcohol level goes up. a chicken sandwich is the premier mix of protein and carbs, to avoid more calories just use the poultry portion that’s about the size of your palm. 7. eggs this incredible food is not only good for curing the hangover but it also one of the best foods to eat before you do things that cause you to get one there in the first place. this is because of the presence of essential amino acids in the eggs, which are needed to breakdown some of the alcohol. 8. low-fat yogurt yogurt is actually a great snack option before you go out, just top this creamy stuff with a sprinkle of granola and you’ll get all the important macronutrients in one food item: carbs, protein, and fat. the selected food item will digest slowly in more than 4-6 hours which will help in lowering the impact of alcohol intake. 9. qunioa this one is extremely rich in protein and fiber. a high fiber meal that includes quinoa results in slowing down the stomach’s emptying time, which helps ensure that alcohol’s effects don’t sneak up as a surprise. 10. spaghett alcohol changes your body’s stores of glycogen, a quick energy source stored in the liver. carbs help your glycogen levels stay full, as well as your stomach. it is suggested that you pre-game yourself with spaghetti (made in lighter sauce like aglio e olio) to minimize the negative impact of alcohol!

Jul 29,2019 0
Benefits of meditarranean diet for weight loss!

The origin of mediterranean diet can be contributed to the historic eating and social patterns of the regions around southern italy, greece, turkey and spain. can you believe the fact that along with being a tasty way to eat, drink, and live, mediterranean diet is also a realistic and sustainable way to lose weight. this is because it is one of the healthiest diet known to man as people living along the mediterranean coast have indulged in a high-fiber diet of fruits, vegetables, quality fats and proteins. though this cuisine has been famous in regions like italy, greece, and spain but it began to take hold around the world in the 1990s, when a harvard university doctor showcased it as a diet useful for improving heart health, losing weight fast and easily, and clearing up other health issues. health benefits many nutrition experts have expressed their views that mediterranean food is one of the most heart-healthy ways of eating. this diet is loaded with anti-inflammatory foods which mainly comprises of plant-based foods and healthy fats. the best thing about this mediterranean diet is that it allows people to eat, drink and enjoy and at the back also takes care of heart diseases, metabolic complications, depression, dementia, cancer, type-2 diabetes, obesity, and alzheimer. the combination of healthy unprocessed diets with a positive lifestyle is the main reason the people from this region seem to be so happy and cheerful. to support this, harvard school of public health stated that,”together with regular physical activity and not smoking, our analyses suggests that over 80% of coronary heart disease, 70% of stroke, and 90% of type 2 diabetes can be avoided by healthy food choices that are consistent with the traditional mediterranean diet.” main food items of mediterranean diet majority of traditional dishes that are cooked in mediterranean diet focus on the following as the key ingredients: a) olive oil b) whole grains c) herbs and spices d) nuts and seeds e) fruits & veggies(spinach, kale, eggplant, cauliflower, artichokes & fennel) f) legumes & beans g) fish & seafood h) high quality pasture-raised poultry i) limited red meat j) plenty of water benefits of mediterranean diet 1. healthy approach to lose weight the approach to losing weight without being hungry and in a realistic way can surely be achieved by this diet. mediterranean diet is a sustainable approach which helps in losing weight by reducing the fat intake in a natural way as it focuses on intake of nutrient-rich food. the main target approach of this diet is to improve an individual’s protein intake and considerable reduce the carbs consumption. further, the inclusion of fish, and dairy products provide the benefits of omega 3s and probiotics. all the healthy fatty acids that are needed by the body to work and feel full, manage weight gain, control blood sugar, and improve your mood and energy levels are provided in right quantities in this diet. 2. low in processed foods & sugaras pointed above, this diet primarily consists of food items which are natural, i.e. close to nature. in comparison to the american diet, the mediterranean diet is very low in sugar and artificial ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and flavor enhancers. in order to satisfy their sweet tooth, the focus is on the consumption of fruit or small quantities of homemade desserts made with natural sweeteners like honey. though most of the mediterranean aren’t vegetarians, but rather than preferring red meats and heavier meals they go for fish. this actually proves to be very beneficial for those looking to lose weight and improve their cholesterol, heart health and omega-3 fatty acid intake. 3. helps you de-stress and relax another important factor considered in this diet is a no stress approach. this diet encourages people to spend time with family and bond over home cooked healthy meals, get a good sleep and enjoy natural scenic beauty which helps in busting stress. this is known to all that chronic stress can kill the quality of your life along with your weight and health. further addition to this is the inclusion of love for and fascination with wine — especially red wine, which is considered beneficial and protective in moderation. overall, the smart choice of healthy living helping you get relived of chronic complications and diseases related to stress, such as those caused by hormonal imbalances – fatigue, inflammation and weight gain! 4. improves heart health religiously following mediterranean diet, which is rich in monounsaturated fats and omega-3 foods, plays a significant role in reducing all-cause mortality, especially heart disease. the main ingredient that is used for this diet which is responsible for improving the heart health is olive oil. olive oil is responsible for significantly decreasing the blood pressure, along with lowering hypertension. another protective element is that it helps combat the disease-promoting effects of oxidation and improves endothelial function. keeping in mind that low cholesterol levels are worse than high sometimes people in the mediterranean regions don’t usually struggle to maintain healthy cholesterol levels since they obtain plenty of it from healthy fats. 5. might help you live longer a diet rich that is in fresh plant foods and healthy fats is the shortcut to longevity. monounsaturated fat, that is found in abundance in mediterranean diet is associated with lowering the levels of heart disease, depression, cognitive decline, inflammatory diseases, and more. a lyon diet heart study, showed that people who had heart attacks between 1988 and 1992 were either counseled to follow the standard post-heart attack diet advice, which reduces saturated fat greatly, or told to follow a mediterranean style. after 4 years, people who were following the mediterranean diet experienced 70% less heart disease thus targeting longevity positively. thus, it is quite indicative that you should take an initiative to make mediterranean diet a part of your weight loss regime if you want to reach your goals faster!

Jul 18,2019 0
can you lose weight by drinking buttermilk
Can you lose weight by drinking buttermilk?

Though buttermilk is not a magical weight-loss elixir, but this tart beverage does play a helpful role in boosting up the impact of your weight loss efforts! you should not expect that sipping up buttermilk will help you loss weight immediately, but it can actually make you smile a little wider on your bathroom scale. enjoying this drink as a healthy alternative to high-calorie dairy creamy products is a great way to actually speed up the weight loss process! weight loss & calories you will only be able to lose weight when there is a direct relationship between the calories you take in and those you expend. you’ll lose weight when the calories you burn through workouts exceed the calories you consume when you eat and drink. since buttermilk is a dairy product it is filling, but can you really believe that 1 cup of buttermilk weighting somewhere around 245 gms has only 99 calories, 2.2gms fat, 12gms carbs and 8gms of protein. drinking buttermilk increases your calories only marginally so it will not make any negative affect on your weight loss goals but will keep you full for longer cutting unnecessary empty calories! why buttermilk is the best snack buttermilk is the best replacement for snacks that are unnecessarily high in calories. as highlighted above 1 cup of buttermilk has only 99 calories where as 1 oz of plain potato chips has 149 calories while 1 cola can of 12 oz has 153 calories. in comparison to chips and soda drinks which are empty calories buttermilk is a nutrient-dense snack, providing protein, calcium, potassium and vitamins. so if you make a decision to include buttermilk in your routine on a regular basis it can surely help you progress faster towards the weight-loss goals! perfect alternative to other dairy products ok, here comes the most important point, 1 cup of low-fat buttermilk is lower in calories and fat than a cup of 2% milk at 122 calories or a cup of reduced fat chocolate milk at 190 calories. not only this, buttermilk is also a lower-calorie alternative to many varieties of yogurt as a 6oz contain of low-fat fruit yogurt, for example, has about 168 calories. so just adjust the tart taste of buttermilk and replace it with other dairy selections in your diet to help control your caloric intake. the buttermilk-exercise connect using buttermilk as the replacement to higher-calorie snacks and dairy foods, helps in lowering the your overall calorie intake, but you can always increase the impact to the next level by exercising. exercise is a vital component of a successful weight-loss regimen. try to include a moderate-paced cardiovascular exercise for 300 min/week to help your body burn enough calories to lead to weight loss. thus, the above point infer that though buttermilk is not a magical weight loss drink but it does contribute in boosting up the weight loss efforts if included in diets on regular basis!

Jul 09,2019 0
5 Healthy Filling Foods Youre Going to Love
5 healthy filling foods you’re going to love!

If you’ve been thinking that starvation is the secret to being in tip-top shape, you better think again. the perfect diet, at least according to us, does not involve deprivation (or misery). in fact, we encourage our readers to be food enthusiasts who look forward to their next meals. however, how is it even possible to eat to get slim? the trick here is to consume foods that promote satiety. some foods are more filling than others. the more nutritious and filling foods with very few calories are those that are packed with fiber and protein. the following are some foods that can seriously fill you up without causing any weight gain: 1. whole grains always go for 100 percent whole grains such as oatmeal and brown rice. these options are highly filling and the fiber helps balance your blood sugar levels. this makes oatmeal an excellent breakfast choice unlike your traditional sugar-laden cereals, because it stabilizes your blood sugar and helps curb unwanted cravings for the day. add in a protein by using milk in your oatmeal or by having chicken with your brown rice. 2. black rice not a lot of people know about black rice but boy, does it pack a nutritional punch at an amazing amount of calories. half a cup of cooked black rice will give you 90 calories versus 108 in brown rice. in addition, it’s packed with antioxidants and fiber and has very little carbohydrates compared to other rice types. instead of having it as a main, add it to your salads, wraps and side dishes. 3. beans legumes are excellent filling foods as they give you a hefty dose of fiber and protein. research shows that they may even help prevent many diseases, apart from keeping weight off your waistline. beans consist of complex carbs, a myriad of antioxidants, fiber and other vital nutrients. our favorites our chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils, black eyed pea, edamame, black beans and fava beans. all these options work great in salads, stews and wraps! 4. potatoes despite their bad rap, potatoes are a powerful craving extinguisher. according to one study, boiled potatoes were the highest ranked filling food, among other health foods such as whole wheat bread and brown rice. people felt fuller and ate less after having them. just make sure you either bake or boil, and not fry. sweet potatoes are a great too! 5. eggs a study found that those who consumed eggs for breakfast ate fewer calories throughout the day compared to those who had a bagel. eggs are a complete protein source, which means they contain all nine essential amino acids that your body cannot produce. these amino acids stimulate the release of hormones that help suppress your appetite and keep you satiated for long periods. here’s a tip: don’t throw away the yolks!

Jun 27,2019 0