Natural Energy Boosters
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Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired and groggy? We sit at our desks all day, go home and watch TV or look at our computers, struggle to fall asleep, and wake up feeling worse than before. If you are plagued by fatigue, here are 10 tricks you can try to boost your energy and vitality.1. AromatherapyGrab some dried rosemary and crush it up in your hand. You can hold this under your nose, or boil it into a rosemary tea and let the steam from the tea rise up gently over your face. The smell of this herb will help stimulate your mind and give you energy.2. Drink More WaterDehydration leads directly to fatigue, so if you’re feeling tired in the middle of the day, try drinking a glass of water. A few other signs of dehydration are bad breath, a bad mood, or cravings for your favorite junk food.3. Cover Your Face with a Cold WashclothSoak a washcloth in icy water, wring it out, and then place the cold cloth over your face. The cool temperature will stimulate your facial muscles and your mind, giving you renewed energy.4. Get Some SunSitting in the office all day, especially in winter, leads to little sunlight. But this is incredibly bad for our health. Make sure to spend 15 to 20 minutes out in the sun every day. Sunlight boosts energy level, fights seasonal affective disorder, and stimulates vitamin D production in our skin.5. Go for a walkIt is no secret that sitting at a desk all day is bad for our bodies and our minds. Walking gets you out of your chair, into the sun, and moving your muscles. The exercise will boost your brain’s production of positive neurotransmitters and endorphins.6. Drink Green TeaGreen tea is an excellent substitute for coffee. The tea boasts cancer fighting antioxidants and has been shown to promote weight loss. For an all-natural energy boost, switch your afternoon coffee for a cup of green tea.7. Breathe DeepDeep, mindful breathing can bring energy and positivity into your day. Sit up tall in your chair and inhale slowly, filling your lungs completely. Pause here. Then exhale slowly, pushing out all of the air in your lungs. Repeat a few times.8. GardenIf you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space at home, head to your local gardening shop and pick up some plants that appeal to you. Gardening is a form of exercise that will also boost your mood. Digging in the dirt can help fight stress in the body and promote the release of positive neurotransmitters in your mind.9. Turn Off Electronics – Especially Before BedtimeLooking at the blue light of our electronic screens stimulates the brain and tells it to stay awake. To improve the quality of your sleep, turn off all your electronics at least one hour before bedtime. Try reading a book or meditating before you hit the hay.10. Get Enough SleepIt may seem obvious, but so many of us don’t get enough sleep. Try moving your bedtime ahead by a half an hour and see what a difference this can make to your overall energy levels!Download Mevo app now from –App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en...

What Is the Blood Type Diet and Does It Work Mevolife
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In 1996, Peter J. D’Adamo published Eat Right 4 Your Type, a diet based on the belief that chemical reactions occur in the foods you eat and your blood type. This reaction is caused by Lectin, which is proteins that are found in food and have glue like (agglutinate) properties that affect your blood.The Blood Type Diet claims that when you eat foods containing lectins not compatible with your blood type, the lectins attack organs or systems within your body and begin to stick to those blood cells contained in that area. The theory behind this diet is that your specific blood type determines what foods you need to consume to best optimize your health. What does this diet involve? Is it truly the miracle diet that many swear by?What Is the Blood Type Diet?D’Adamo claims that each ABO blood type represents our ancestor’s genetic traits and which specific foods they thrived on in order to evolve and survive. D’Adamo’s theory is that each blood type needs the following foods for optimal health:Type O is referred to as the hunter, The theory is based on the fact that hunters thrive on high-protein diets comprised of meat, poultry, fish, certain vegetables and fruits, but limits grains, dairy, and legumes. The Paleo diet resembles this type of eating.Type A, called the cultivator, is based on eating a diet rich in plants and completely free of red meat, which is considered toxic. The vegetarian diet resembles this type of eating.Type B is often referred to as the nomad. Nomads eat plants and meats, with the exception of pork and chicken. This blood type should avoid corn, wheat, tomatoes, and lentils.Type AB is called the enigma. Because this is often described as a mix between types A and B, it is recommended to consume tofu, seafood, beans, grains, and dairy, avoiding beef, chicken, corn, and kidney beans.Is It Scientifically Based?Strong evidence does suggest that people with certain blood types have a higher or lower risk of certain diseases. People who have Type O blood seem to have a lower risk for heart disease, but have a higher risk of developing stomach ulcers.A study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked for studies grouping people according to individual blood type, and whether following the diet specific to their blood type made any difference in their overall health. After reviewing the entire biomedical and life science databases, the researchers could not find one single study showing that following the Blood Type Diet actually led to better health-related outcomes.What’s the Bottom Line?The Blood Type Diet doesn’t take into account individual medical history, current body type or age, the medications you are on, food allergies, or diet history. Choosing the ideal diet should account for all these factors.This diet isn’t particularly harmful, is just isn’t based on scientific fact. On this diet, you will avoid processed foods, which we all know isn’t good for the body anyway. The diet can quickly become expensive because it relies on organic foods as well as D’Adamo’s specific line of supplements.There is no research that suggests it aids in digestion or improves energy. Eating the way this diet suggest won’t necessarily hurt you, but it won’t necessarily help you to achieve health, well-being, and losing weight any more than other diets that target making wise food choices when it comes to your health.Download Mevo app now from –App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en...

The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
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Fermented foods are foods that have been preserved through a process of fermentation. In this process the natural bacteria feed on the sugars and starches in food, which results in lactic acid. The result of this process is longer lasting preserved foods that are high in beneficial enzymes, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, and most importantly, different strains of probiotics. But why is this important for us?The Benefits of Fermented FoodsThere are a variety of different benefits to eating fermented foods. All of these benefits have to do with our microbiome. The microbiome is a word used to describe the colony of good bacteria that live in your gut. These bacteria help you digest food efficiently, getting the most nutrients and living your healthiest life.Your microbiome helps regulate your immune system, it keeps your gastrointestinal tract healthy, boosts your mood, improves your brain function, and helps you maintain a healthy weight. And one of the best things you can do for your microbiome is eat fermented foods.There are four main benefits of consuming fermented foods.Fermented Foods include Probiotics – Your microbiome is a collection of good bacteria that live in your digestive system and help you s. The best thing you can do for this colony is help it reproduce by consuming probiotics. Fermented foods contain good bacteria and may be more effective than probiotic supplements. Make sure you read the label and look for the names of the probiotics in the food!Better Nutrient Absorption– Fermented foods help you to maintain a good balance of healthy bacteria in your gut. These good bacteria, in turn, help you to absorb all the nutrients of your food. This can lead to increased overall health, raised immunity, and weight loss or maintenance.Food Preservation – Fermented foods are also preserved foods, think pickles or sauerkraut. By fermenting your foods, you can make sure that your vegetables last for months, not days. This is especially beneficial if you are growing your own food!Better for your Wallet – Because fermented foods will last longer than fresh vegetables, it makes sense that it also helps keep the grocery bill down! By preserving your fruits, veggies, and dairy, you can make your food last longer, and spend less on fresh vegetables at the grocery store each week.Some of the Best Fermented FoodsCultures all around the world eat fermented foods. From shrimp paste in Thailand, to yogurt in Europe, nearly every culture in the world has invented its own fermented food. Let’s take a look at some of the most delicious, and widely available, fermented foods from around the world.Yogurt – Yogurt has long been popular in Europe and the United States. This is a fermented food made from dairy that often has a tangy taste. Make sure you read the labels and find yogurt with strains of probiotics. Many mainstream yogurts these days don’t have health benefits.Kimchi – Made in Korea, kimchi is spicy fermented cabbage. In Korea, this tangy food is served as a side dish at every meal. Growing in popularity around the world, Kimchi has been shown to promote weight loss, combat cancer cells, and even fight depression.Sauerkraut – This pickled cabbage dish originates from northern Europe. Whereas kimchi is spicy, Sauerkraut has a distinctive sour taste, and goes well as a topping on all sorts of different dishes.The Takeaway on Fermented FoodsWhether you are trying to lose weight, gain better health, or just find a more adventurous topping for your sandwich or salad, fermented foods are worth adding to your diet. Next time you are in the grocery store, have a look out for natural fermented foods with good strains of probiotics.Or, if you are particularly energetic, try making your own fermented foods at home! You’ll be feeling the health benefits in no time.Download Mevo app now from –App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en...

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It’s pretty well-known information that the common ‘’eat less, move more’’ tip to lose weight isn’t working for most people. In fact, more than 75% of people who lose weight do not only gain it back, they will often add a few more pounds. So, can there be a real solution for this problem that doesn’t involve expensive shakes and pills?There might be. More and more people are hearing a word that is very closely linked to weight loss: Ketosis, Ketogenic or Keto. Ketogenic is a low-carb, diet that works because it helps suppress your appetite and cravings.How does Ketogenic Diet Work Fast?Ketosis is a process that the body does on an everyday basis, regardless of the number of carbs you eat. When you eat foods high in carbs or excess amounts of protein, your body will break this down into sugar, known as glucose. Glucose is needed for the creation of ATP (an energy molecule), which is a fuel that is needed for the daily activities and maintenance of our bodies. This is a normal and healthy chemical reaction of the body.Our bodies use up much of the nutrients we intake just to maintain itself on a daily basis. If you eat enough food, there will likely be an excess of glucose that your body doesn’t need. What happens with this glucose? There are two things:Glycogenesis: Excess glucose will be converted into a different chemical, glycogen, and stored in your liver and muscles. Estimates show that only about half of your daily energy can be stored as glycogen, so what happens with the glycogen that can’t be stored in your liver and muscles?Lipogenesis: If there’s already enough glycogen in your muscles and liver, any extra glucose will be converted into fats and stored.So what happens when you stop eating foods high in carbs and excess protein and your body doesn’t get that glucose? Ketosis.When your body has no access to food, like when you are sleeping or when you are on a ketogenic diet, the body will burn fat and create molecules called ketones. That’s because our bodies are able to switch metabolic pathways. And this is known as Ketosis Weight loss Rate or Success.How long does it take to lose weight in keto diet?Ketogenic low-carb diets are incredibly helpful with suppressing appetite. The keto diet helps to alter the concentrations of hormones and nutrients that affect hunger. This means you can learn to listen to your body’s true hunger signals instead of cravings for sugar.Ketosis can help to maximize weight loss by regulating hormones that affect weight gain. After you eat, the hormone cholecystokinin (CCK for short) is released by your body. CCK is responsible for stimulating fat and protein digestion, so staying true to a keto diet will help you to release that hormone sooner.And last but not least, a keto diet can help you increase the amount of fat burned by your body. When you eat low-carb and your body starts burning fat as its primary source of fuel (instead of glucose), you’re essentially in a fasting state where your body is using your fat stores directly for energy. This can help you with maximize weight loss stalls or get rid of unwanted fat. Here’s the list of food that can help you stick to the Ketogenic Diet and lose weight fast: –1. Salmon2. Macadamia Nuts3. Eggs4. Coconut Oil5. Green Tea6. Avocado7. Aged CheesePlanning to practice the Ketogenic Diet? Don’t forget to checkout these tips/precautions before you actually engage yourself in the Keto Diet :-1. Add more fiber to your diet2. Consume variety of animal fats (olive oil, fatty fish, nuts, seeds) as well as plant-based sources.3. The keto diet is associated with low-to-moderate amounts of protein, so eating too much protein could disrupt your diet4. Ketosis way of eating demands long-term commitment, so make sure that you’re ready to stick with it.5. Stick to the ratios – 70% fats, 20-25% protein and 5-10% carbohydrates.With all these ketogenic diet details, tips and food ideas you can surely have a well directed plan to lose weight fast in 1 month.GOOD LUCK!...

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Have a large group of friends coming over for the weekend? Don’t get tensed over what to make for dessert as we have a perfect solution for it. It won’t be time consuming, & will be quite refreshing and low on calories too (especially for those fitness junkies you’re expecting over). You can even have a fun kitchen time with your children, let them make it in your guidance. The ingredients used in this recipe are very easily available at any supermarket. You can even mix and match the flavors and get you very own version of these Healthy Berry Tarts. This is basically a great make-ahead dessert for any occasion like a cocktail buffet, weekend brunch, or a close luncheon. You can prepare the curd and whipped topping mixture in advance; refrigerate separately until you’re ready to serve.Ingredients1 cup vanilla low fat yogurt1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind1/2 cup frozen fat free whipped topping, thawed1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp berry flavored curd2 (2.1 Oz) packets mini phyllo shellsGrated lemon rind (optional)Method1. Spoon the yogurt onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness.2. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand for 5 minutes. Scrape yogurt into a bowl using a rubber spatula.3. Combine yogurt and 1/2 tsp rind in a medium bowl. Gently fold in whipped topping.4. Spoon 1 teaspoon Berry Curd into each phyllo shell; top each with 2 teaspoons yogurt mixture. Garnish with additional lemon rind& fresh berries, if desired. Serve immediately.Nutritional InfoYields 15 servingsNutritional value per serve: Calories 65Kcal, Fat 2.5g, Carbs 8.2g, Protein 1gCheckout more than 500 healthy recipes in Mevo app now.Download fromiOS Appstore / Google Playstore....

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Just the word ‘stress’ alone can make you feel stressed out. If you’re trying to lose weight, stress is the last thing you need. Not only is it harder to stay away from sugary and fatty foods when you’re stressed, research actually shows that it is harder to lose weight when you’re stressed out. Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness.Symptoms and Causes of Stress and FatigueFatigue is a feeling of exhaustion, lethargy, tiredness which is distinct from stress and weakness. Unlike weakness, stress, fatigue can be alleviated by periods of rest. Fatigue can have both physical and mental state of being tired and weak. Physical and mental fatigue are different, the two can exist together – if a person is physically exhausted for long time, they will also be mentally tired.Did you know that stress is related to 7 of the 10 most deadly diseases in the United States? Think heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Of course, we have lots of stress factors in our daily lives, like work, the economy, money and family problems.Stress is unhealthy, let that be clear. In addition to all of these psychological factors that can cause stress, you might have physical things that cause stress without you even knowing. For example, poor sleep is a major stressor on your body yet most people report not getting enough sleep – they don’t think it’s that important or just don’t know how much of an impact sleep can have on your well-being.In addition to mental and physical stressors, sensitivity to certain foods, blood sugar dysregulation, not getting enough water and poor air quality can all cause stress.How your body responds to stress?Cortisol, the so-called stress hormone, is released when your body receives a stressor and acts almost like a type of adrenalin. If you’ve heard of stress-hormone before, you probably know that it is bad for fat loss. Cortisol is a diurnal hormone, which means your levels of cortisol should peak in the morning (to help give you energy for the day) and slowly drop down as the day progresses so you can fall asleep at night and recharge for the next day. Basically, cortisol is the hormone of energy and being alert.In a normal stress hormone cycle, cortisol will help burn fat as the day progresses. But if your cortisol cycle is not in balance, it will actually help to make cells less responsive and the fat won’t be burned as easily. If you’re in the department of people that ‘need’ coffee in the morning to wake up, there’s a big chance your cortisol levels are not as they should be.Cortisol and fat lossAs mentioned above, cortisol makes cells less responsive, which can make it harder to lose weight. The second way coritsol can make it harder to lose weight is by increasing inflammation. Different types of fat in your body react differently. Your body will store more visceral fat (the type of fat you can grab) and it will be harder to lose weight. Visceral fat releases the same inflammatory signals as stress hormone does. In short: stress signals increase the likelihood of storing more fat.Stress & Fatigue TreatmentFatigue include inflammation, chronic pain, hormonal changes, anemia, poor sleep, depression and stress. If you’re very stressed out and have trouble losing weight, even after trying time after time, your cortisol levels might be the culprid. It can be beneficial to skip the coffee in the morning, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. As well as spending time away from work and other stressors to make sure your stress levels aren’t through the roof.Stay away from STRESS & download Mevo – Weight loss & Fitness App for more such tips which shall be really helpful for you to stay healthy & lose weight faster!App is available both an Android & iOS...

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Sometimes weight loss can feel like an uphill battle – it’s just so difficult! We see shiny ads that portray how easy it is to lose those few (or more than a few) extra pounds without getting off the couch, and we are dazzled by them! We try them out but they don’t seem to be working for us. Have you ever wondered why that is? For one thing, weight loss supplements do not work! According to a recent study by the Oregon State University, there is no such thing as a magic pill. None of the hundreds of supplements they tested showed any actual signs of being effective. The most effective method to Lose Weight Fast Without Diet Pills Or Exercise. Now that we have this out of the way, let’s look at a few proven easy ways that you can help you lose weight fast!1. Chew slowlyWe’ve all heard the age-old saying that we should chew each bite 30 times. Even though “30” might be taking it too far, there is some merit to it all. Have you noticed that after a big meal, you feel full, but after a few minutes have passed, you feel like you have really overeaten? That’s because when you eat, your body releases hormones, which tell the brain that you are no longer hungry. Funnily enough, that process takes about 20 minutes. So chewing slowly makes us eat slowly, which in turn prevents us from overeating.2. Drink a glass of water when you’re hungryHere is a nifty little trick – whenever you feel hungry, drink a glass of water, and wait for a bit. If you are still hungry afterwards, feel free to eat. If not, wait for the next mealtime. As amazing as it may sound, many times our brains mistake simple thirst for hunger. That is because both needs are controlled by the hypothalamus, and this proximity confuses the smartest part of our bodies. Furthermore, a study conducted in the UK proved that people who drank a glass of water 30 minutes before a meal, lost on average more weight than those who didn’t, considering that both groups ate the exact same meal.3. Cut out the snacksThis one is a toughie! Whether it’s sitting down to watch something, or simply staying awake during that boring online meeting, snacks have become an integral part of our lives. The sad truth is that in most cases they are quite bad for us. We could, of course, opt for a healthier choice, but it would still be better for your digestive system to get used to an eating pattern. That’s when the magic happens!4. Plan your mealsAs mentioned above, having an eating pattern is important. You body needs to know that it will receive food on a regular basis, so that it will not go into an emergency mode and start storing fat for rainy days. Additionally, having a meal plan will help you make better nutritional choices, and it will prevent you from overeating. Furthermore, it will save you some money, and who doesn’t like that?5. Try intermittent fastingIntermittent fasting has proven to be more effective than any other “diet” out there, and it allows you to eat the same amount of food that you normally would. There is just one condition – you have to do it within a given time frame. One of the most popular methods is called Leangains and it basically asks you to fast for 14-16 hours in the day, and eat throughout the rest of the time. In other words, this means skipping breakfast. The rest the meals are quite the same, so you can still plan them out, and enjoy them with your family.Fasting can be quite difficult for some people, and if you have medical conditions, you should consult a doctor before trying any of it. However, if you’re a healthy individual, give fasting a try, and see all the wonders it can do!Ultimately, losing weight is a complex process – exercise is just a small part of it, and we already know that supplements don’t work. What we do know is that you can achieve your goal by taking the simple steps described above. Good luck!...

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Protein, as we all know, is an invaluable component of our daily food intake. It is as essential to our basic consumption as it is in specialized diets; there is not one meal plan bent on weight-loss or muscle building that doesn’t include protein in it. Although there are a lot of protein-rich foods in the industry, there are always the ones which tend to give the best balance between protein content and nutritional value.Not only are these foods particularly loaded with protein, most of them are also filled with vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids needed for the body’s repair and recovery. It pays to know which foods are the best sources of protein for daily intake and meal planning, so this is this current year’s list of top protein-rich foods.1. Beans and legumesThe demand for plant sources for protein has increased for the past years, not only because of the rise of the vegans, but also because people are learning to integrate them more in their meal plans. Not only are beans and legumes rich in protein; they are also filled with essential nutrients, and actually are quite healthy and guilt-free to eat.2. EggsEggs are a classic when it comes to protein, especially the whites. Eggs are super versatile and can be used in almost any recipe; but they are even perfect when consumed on their own.3. Milk and cheeseDairy products, like milk and cheeses are significant sources of dietary protein. They are also important in the body’s bone-building process. Not too much though, as they also tend to contain a significant amount of fat; cheeses also are high in sodium content, so all of these should be taken in moderation.4. Lean poultry meatChicken and turkey breasts are famous this year, as most of menus for weight-loss and muscle-building have these as a central component. White meat provides maximum protein content without the fat, as compared with the red meats. Not to mention chicken and turkey can be cooked in a myriad of ways, making them interesting to cook and prepare.5. NutsIt was initially believed that these guys’ fat content is the culprit for skin conditions like acne and pimples, but that theory proved incorrect. Nuts are a great source of protein, and its fat content is actually good for the body, especially the brain. It’s good to know that nuts are not only healthy; they can also make you smart.Eating nuts also help in curbing one’s appetite, as nuts give a feeling of fullness when consumed, thus also aiding in weight loss. Nuts this year are a fave as go-to and power snacks, as they are convenient to eat, and are really tasty.6. Red meatOf course, lean portions of red meats are also loaded with protein, as these are mainly made of animal muscle. But red meats should be taken in small portions though, as they tend to have significant amounts of fat too.7. Greens like spinach and broccoliBeans are not the only plant-based food that is rich in protein; there are also the greens such as spinach and broccoli. In the past years, cuisines were able to integrate these super veggies into almost anything—pasta, pizza, and to being the twists in commonly cooked dishes.8. Fish and seafoodRed and white meats are not the only ones known to have a considerable amount of protein; fish and other seafood also provide the body the protein it needs upon consumption. Not only are they protein-rich, they are also yummy, and have been one of the famous ingredients in gourmet and home cooking too.10. Protein powdersThis year, the demand for protein powders such as whey protein has increased significantly. Whey protein powder is perfect for people who prefer to drink their protein in form of shakes, or those who want to consume a set amount of protein without needing to eat much. These powders are also versatile, as they can either be drank or be included in cooking, as they don’t have a distinctive taste.There are so much more protein sources to speak about, but these are the ones which are most significant and readily available. Protein-rich foods are not too hard to find, as they are usually the ones we can see in the local market and the grocery. Not only are these sources healthy, but they are also yummy and versatile.But like in all food types, these are also to be taken in moderation, for “too much of a good thing is a bad thing”. But all in all, these are great to include in one’s intake, either as basic ingredients in day-to-day cuisine, or in planning for diets and gaining muscle mass.Download Mevo app now from –Google App Store     /    iOS Play Store...

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Put that soda down, don’t reach for the candy bar, and stay away from the cookie jar if you are really serious about your weight loss! These guilty pleasures may seem like they make you feel better when you’re indulging in their sweet deliciousness, but in reality they are doing a major harm to your weight loss goals. There are absolutely no essential nutrients required for weight loss in sugar, so why are you fueling your body with something it doesn’t even need? You wouldn’t fill your car’s gas tank with water, because it wouldn’t run. The same concept should stand for your body & weight loss process!Why is sugar bad for your weight loss goals?Apart from weight gain an overload of added sugar can lead to liver disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease and many other health problems. We already have enough to deal with in our lives, why add these problems to the mix?How to start cutting sugar out of your diet & reach weight loss goals faster?For those of you who rely heavily on sugar, and may even consider yourselves a “sugar addict,” cutting these sugars out of your diet can be challenging, so it’s okay to start slowly. Try saying no to dessert, and instead eat a piece of fruit which has naturally occurring sugars, and will decrease that refined sugar craving. After you have defeated the dessert craving, it’s time to cut out all sugary drinks. In order to boost up the weight loss process, try making your own fruit juices, and adding raw honey or agave into your coffee. Of course it is always recommended that you replace that can of soda with a glass of water, but there are plenty of tasty weight loss friendly alternatives if it is flavor that you crave.What are the benefits to less sugar in your life?Making these simple changes in your diet can change your body & boost up the weight loss process dramatically. You will begin to see the pounds shed, and your energy levels soar. Large amounts of sugar on a daily basis can make you feel fatigued, and when you feel tired you’re more than likely not going to exercise. It’s a vicious circle that doesn’t end until you make the decision to change your diet. This is not to say that you cannot treat yourself every now and then once you have your sugar consumption in check, but just make sure that you don’t over indulge!We get it, sugar is enticing but the benefits to lowering its existence in your life are tremendous!...

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Smoothies are a nutritional powerhouse, and are full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, proteins and also prove to be highly supportive for weight loss. Just a few misguided inputs can convert your diet smoothies into a high calorie and sugar-laden dessert. To make sure that your blend is low in calories yet nutritious, ensure that you are not making the following mistakes –1. Say no to added sweetenersLiquid inputs play an integral part in the preparation of a smoothie as they help in easier blending & mixing of all the ingredients. Flavored yogurt, fruit juice, & sweetened milk are a popular choice for smoothies, but using it can load it with added sweeteners. So the key to a healthy smoothie is to avoid the extra sugar, and experiment with plain low-fat Greek yogurt, light coconut water or unsweetened soy/almond milk. These ingredients not only make your smoothie rich and creamy, but also pack it with proteins.2. Go GreenAdding kale is a good option to enrich the protein content & make your smoothie green, but don’t dive into it right away. If you start with a bitter green, you may be tempted to add too many sweeteners/sugar. Start with adding some spinach as its flavors are easy to mask and then start branching out to kale or parsley for a more nutritious drink!3. Play with proteinsProteins are needed to boost up the weight loss process as they sustain the food desires for unnecessary snacking. A small dose of peanut butter, a tablespoon of flax-seed or silken tofu is a healthy way of adding protein to a smoothie.4. Too much of a good thingSipping a creamy fruit smoothie is better than any junk food as fruits are full of fiber and nutrients but don’t forget that they aren’t void calories. Fruits have natural sugars, which affects your body the same as any other kind of sugar. Bananas and Apples and any citrus has way too much sugar. If you are going to use fruit in your smoothies, you’re better off using strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cantaloupe which are the lower sugar/carb fruits. Also, a healthy smoothie can have green inputs like spinach, kale, tomatoes, carrot greens, chard, etc. You can also pair the fruit ingredients with a protein source such as nuts, milk, soy milk, yogurt, etc.5. Fiber is a must-haveFiber is a kind of magical pill for weight watchers. It’s what keeps you filled you up for hours & curbs your appetite. For an effective contribution of fiber in your weight loss process, you must include at least 10gms of it in your smoothie. Some of the ingredients, which can prove helpful include – berries, spinach, flax seeds, kale, avocado, kiwi, pear, beans, chia seeds.6. An over-indulgence of anything can intoxicateIf you’re having a smoothie as a meal replacement, it’s natural to think that you’ll need a larger portion. But the key to success here is to avoid overindulgence as even if you’re only adding more fruit, the calories and sugar can creep up quickly. To increase the satiety value of your drink try adding ingredients such as avocado and oats which are extremely high on fiber and proteins.7. Keep a check on themJust because a food is high in nutrition doesn’t mean it’s low in calories. Certain healthy foods such as yogurt, dates, nuts, butters, mangoes, fresh-pressed juices, oats, and even fruits like apples, pears, mangoes, & cherries, contain more than a hundred calories each. You should not shy away from these healthy ingredients but use them in moderation to keep you weight loss regime on track!8. Variation in flavors is importantTo keep you intact and enjoy your drink on a daily basis a variation in the preparation method and ingredients used can be really helpful. Herbs, spices, and varied extracts can make a world of difference in the flavors of a smoothie. Fresh grated ginger adds a warming touch while Sriracha (red chili and garlic spiced sauce, served especially with Vietnamese and Thai food) brings a little heat.So, next time you make a smoothie keep these inputs/tips in mind to make a healthy and nutritious one and not a drink that is rich in unnecessary calories!...

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Who doesn’t love strawberry  bruschetta? And its even better when they are topped with strawberries. Today we have got a perfect appetizer, a satisfying afternoon snack and also a tasty lunch idea – Strawberry Bruschetta. The way the tangy, slightly salty goat cheese works with balsamic-coated strawberries and crispy, charred bread is just delectable. Checkout the recipe and cook it now to enjoy this flavorful blast –IngredientsFresh bread baguette – 1Sliced strawberries – 1.5 cupsDiced grape tomatoes – 1 cupMinced shallots – 1Diced nectarine – 1Sliced fresh basil – 3 tbspGoat cheese – 11 ozOlive oil – 2 tbspBalsamic vinegar – 1 tbspSugar – 1/4 tspSeasonings – As requiredMethod1. Preheat oven to 375°.2. Mix strawberries, nectarine, tomatoes, basil, shallot, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and seasonings.3. Split baguette in half; cut each half crosswise into 4 equal pieces.4. Spread cut sides of bread with goat cheese. Place bread pieces on a baking sheet, and bake until thoroughly heated.5. Remove from oven, and top with strawberry mixture. Serve!Nutritional InfoCalories per piece 68kcal, Carbs 9g, Sugar 1g, Fat 3g, Protein 3g, Fiber 1gDownload Mevo app now from –Google App Store    iOS Play Store...

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Summer is at its utmost peak and most people have switched to more & more intake of liquids on daily basis. Not only do liquids quench your thirst, but also keep you full for longer duration which ultimately helps in curbing your hunger. Since most part of your dietary intake is drinks, it is important to choose those liquid options, which are full of nutrition and minerals and are not loaded with sugars. If you choose the drinks keeping their nutrition in mind, this technique of liquid diet can actually help you in losing weight. Today we have got some good choices for people who are looking forward to switch to liquid diets.Best Food For summer season –1. Cold SoupsBlend cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice,garlic, parsley, and 2 tsp olive oil. Add salt & white pepper, cover and refrigerate overnight. You can make various other cold soup recipes as well.2. ButtermilkButtermilk is made by swirling the milk’s cream to butter. The liquid residue left out is known as buttermilk. Chilled buttermilk is very refreshing as well as is a very good source of protein and various other micronutrients.3. Lemon WaterLemon juice is a very refreshing drink and is an boon for people aiming for weight loss. Add lemon juice, water, ice and mint leaves together and drink it.4. Coconut WaterFresh coconut water packs wide range of micronutrients like potassium, manganese, magnesium, folate, calcium and selenium. It is a very tasty and healthy option to curb thirst as well as remain hydrated.5. Fresh JuicesDifferent combinations can be tried out to make fresh fruit and vegetable juices like Carrot- Pomegranate, Cucumber- Orange, Beetroot- Pineapple, Cucumber- Grapefuit, Tomato- Orange & more. Further lemon juice, mint and black salt can be added to the juice to enrich its flavors.6. Detox WatersDetox waters are great for people thinking to switch to liquid diets. These can be easily prepared at home. Soak lemon wedges, mint leaves, ginger pieces overnight, strain and consume in the morning. Soak strawberries, mint leaves, lemon wedges overnight, strain and consume in the morning. Soak half cucumber, apple, cinnamon stick and lemon wedges in water overnight, strain and consume in the morning.7. Iced TeaThough there are ready made iced teas available but it can be prepared at home also. Boil water and sugar just like normal tea, add tea at last after putting the gas off. Leave for 15–20 min and allow it to cool. Strain and blend with a little more water, lemon juice and some more sugar and a lot of ice cubes in a mixer. Serve chilled after garnishing with lemon and mint.8. Cold CoffeeCold coffee is also a great option for those who are planning to switch to liquid diets. Prepare a glass of cold coffee by by adding milk, sugar/stevia, coffee and ice cubes together. Try to avoid adding any type of ice creams/ essence or sweeteners.9. BrothsPlain broth is also a good option to include in your liquid diet plan. Broth is more flavorful than many other clear liquid foods, so it helps add variety to the diet. To make the broth follow these steps – Place all your favorite vegetables and 1 gallon water in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook 2 hours, then strain and discard solids. Strain once more through a fine mesh sieve. Cool and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Stir before serving.Try out these easy liquid diet options which are great to beat off the summers. Mevolife has this unique JUICE MAKER feature where in you can pick up your favorite ingredients blend them into a juice or smoothie and directly log into the diary. Download the app now to check it out –iOS App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8Google Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en...

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