Friday, July 5, 2013

Acid Vs Alkaline Diet

Our body’s internal system needs a PH of just above 7.0; our immunologic, enzymatic and repair mechanisms all function at their best in this alkaline range.
If our body becomes over acidic, i.e. under a PH of 7, you may start to experience a combination of these symptoms;
Low energy, fatigue
Nasal congestion
Muscle Pain
Weak nails, dry skin, dry hair
Frequent colds, flu and infection

If you have these symptoms and eat foods which create acid in the body, you may need to balance it with an alkaline diet.
What foods cause acid in the body?
There is a whole list of foods that cause the body to be over-acidic: dairy and dairy substitutes, animal meat, most grains, chickpeas, condiments, aspartame, prunes, chocolate, peanuts, alcohol and quite a few other types of foods.

To balance your PH, the remedy is simple and logical; eat more alkaline causing foods.
To name but a few of these foods, there is; watermelon, lime, mango, most vegetables, vegetable juices, almonds, sprouts, avocados and green tea.

When you’re body becomes more alkaline, the changes that will take place are truly amazing! It will seem magical, but it’s all perfectly normal. You will feel how we all have the right to feel, we just don’t know it.

Benefits include:
Rapid weight loss
Increased energy
The need for less sleep
Improved skin and hair condition
Better mental attitude

Are these benefits worth pursuing? I think so, and you are crazy if you don’t agree with me! Fortunately, it is not hard to slowly alkalise your body. Take it one day at a time, add more and more green food to your diet, reduce the number of cups of coffee you have every day and you’ll soon reap the benefits.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

7 Easy Steps To Healthy Weight Loss Without Extreme Method

Today added than anytime there is so abundant advice out there on accident weight that is has become actual ambiguous and sometimes difficult to follow. It’s in actuality actual simple to lose weight if you chase my 7 principles.
7 Easy Steps to healthy weight loss

7 Easy Steps To Healthy Weight Loss Without Extreme Method

1. - Afore you can alpha any diet affairs you charge to be in the appropriate anatomy of mind. If you do not feel acceptable about yourself you apparently will not wish to accept advantageous foods. You cannot apprehend the act of traveling on a diet to accomplish you feel bigger about yourself. The alone way you can accept to eat an advantageous diet to lose weight is if you accept an absolute self-image. 

2. - Learn added about who your ancestors were. If you eat added like your ancestors you will be bistro aliment that is bigger for your body. You will acceptable lose weight, accept added action and feel great. It has been apparent if an accumulation of humans stop bistro the aliment that was aboriginal to them they alpha accepting weight and accepting bloom problems. 

3. - Eat accomplished foods that are as accustomed as possible. If you eat accomplished foods that are abounding of nutrients your physique will apperceive how abundant to eat and how abundant not to eat. You do not accept to calculation calories because your physique is an admirable machine. If accustomed the appropriate nutrients you will be at the best weight for you, accept affluence of action and feel great. Bistro awful candy abandoned calorie foods will could cause your physique to consistently be athirst because it’s aggravating to get the nutrients it needs.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Few Simple Tips To Lose Weight

Weight accident is a boxy aftereffect to access behindhand of weight or akin of concrete fitness. There are abounding altered means to lose weight, some added ailing than others, but the ones that plan are a lot of times the a lot of complicated to cull off. 

Some humans may acclaim bistro beneath to lose weight, and in some cases bistro beneath is a key basic of accident weight, but in a lot of cases, bistro is a call if one wishes to lower their own weight. Without aliment and the calories they supply, your physique has no activity to bake and in about-face will about-face your absolute beef into fat. In adjustment to lose weight you accept to accomplish a commitment, a charge that accept to not be torn if you admiration results. 

Do not distort this for the abstraction that you can never allow during your diet, but just be abiding that you accept set reasonable banned for yourself that you are accessible to accomplish to. If you are on a austere diet, a "cheat" meal actuality and there will go a continued way to befitting you happy. 

To be acknowledged in accomplishing your ambition of weight loss: set multiple, smaller, added calmly accessible goals for yourself. These will accumulate you cocky motivated and added acceptable to accepting your all-embracing ambition of a happier and convalescent life.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

12 Tips to Eat Healthy and Stay Within Your Budget

I often hear that cost is one of the biggest reasons as to why people aren't eating healthy. Today, I thought I would share 12 of the same tips that I use in my own home to keep our food costs down and stay within budget.

First off, let me tell you that I didn't always do this. It's taken some practice and some discipline to do it. But eating healthy is an important factor in how I feel.

After gaining weight after having my girls and then packing on even more due to the medication I was on for my Fibromyalgia and Rheumotoid Arthritis, it was critical that I make changes or end up like many of my family members who are suffering from obesity related illnesses.

And that would lead to more medication, more depression, and not living the life that I knew I could if I just made one choice to start living healthier. And the better I ate, the better I felt. BOOM! I could start living life again!!

Are you ready to start living a healthier life? Simply begin taking these 12 tips and apply. You don't have to do them all at once but even those gradual changes over time will help produce results.

1. Buy Family Size Portions of turkey, chicken or beef.

 Each week, browse through your supermarket circular for what's on special. I'll often plan our family meals around what's on sale and then prepare it in a variety of ways. Ground turkey for example can make spaghetti, burgers, and toppings for a healthy pizza, a super yummy veggie chili or as a meatloaf. To ease into the transition from ground beef, I used a ½ and ½ ratio. And, guess what!?! No one has figured that out in my house yet. That is until today when they read this article. I also use my "Food Saver" storage system to freeze any extra that I can use for later. In fact, you'll often catch me actually cooking and prepping some meals in advance just because I'm saving time down the road. My girls keep me busy; I feel better when I know I can give them a home cooked meal verses a drive by one.

2. Invest in portion control tools.

If you choose to have snacks in your home, like chips or crackers, invest in some portion control tools. I like the little snack size baggies that are perfect for one serving size. Be sure to check out the nutritional label for the exact amount and then place each serving into a baggie. Both you and the kids will know that one baggie is all you get. I also have measuring cups instead of just guessing. Referring to and sticking with the recommended portion size will help you save both money and extra calories.

3. Eat at home.

I'll be the first one to admit that there are times where I just don't feel like cooking. And, we do go out on occasion. Why? Cause this momma needs a break from time to time. But here's the thing... drinks, appetizers and the main meal add up and especially when you eat out. Making a meal at home is much more affordable and you can often find a healthy version of your favorite meal online these days. And that time saving tip in Tip 1 helps me greatly when I don't feel like cooking.

4. Watch what you eat.

 Instead of servings meals on such large plates and in such large bowls, opt for smaller sizes. You'll be surprised at how this one simple tip can help your waistline and stretch your dollar.

5. Simple swaps can add BIG flavor.

 Invest in a few herbs that you can easily plant and maintain all year around. Add to dishes and be amazed at what wonderful flavor these herbs add and for A LOT less that a dried version. Some of what I keep are cilantro, basil, oregano and parsley. Also, swap oils for reduced fat broths or even better, make your own chicken or turkey stock. You can add to brown rice, quinoa, etc for even added flavor or saute veggies.

6. Make your own dessert.

Most store bought desserts a larger dose of sugar than what we need and are way too expensive. You can enjoy homemade fruit popsicles, banana or zucchini breads or Shakeology ice cream without the guilt by eating a healthier version.

7. Cook with whole grain pasta (or a low carb version).

 A box is inexpensive, healthier than regular pasta and you'll eat much less than the portions served out when you combine it with in season veggies. One of my favorites is so simple... pasta, extra virgin oil, diced veggies sprinkled with a little parm cheese.

8. Pack your own snacks.

  If you know that you're going to be out running the kids to practice or you know that you'll want to snack while at work, pack your own snacks. You'll be less tempted to snack on some less than healthier options as well as save money that would end up in the vending machine. I keep Shakeology, almonds, an apple and a P90X bar in my purse so I'm less tempted. I know myself. If I get hungry and let it go for too long, I make poor choices.

9. Make your own flavored coffee at home.

 Once again, you'll save so much money over the course of a year and extra calories. You can then chose the amount of sugar, skim milk verses whole, reduced fat whipped topping and so much more. Plus, it's fun whipping up your own specialty drink.

10. Plan your meals.

When you have a plan in place, it's easier to stay on track. Plan and pack your meals so you'll also have something healthier and less expensive on hand.

11. If you must eat out, skip the super size.

 You might think you're getting the best value for your money but over time, this choice ends up costing many folks. It starts as a few extra pounds then can turn into much more... medications, illnesses, etc.

12. Buy in season and locally.

 Local Farmer's Markets typically have the freshest and healthiest choices and are able to keep costs down because they aren't transporting if from all over. If you're like me, where there are only a few months out of the year where this is an option, your "Food Saver" can come in hand.

I buy fresh veggies, prep and then freeze to use throughout the winter months. There's nothing worse than buying what should be a pack of fresh strawberries and having to toss them because they looked good at the store and then didn't last when you got home.

So, as you can see, these are really easy tips that anyone can apply.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

2 Great Home Remedies for Weight Loss

When travelling around the world it is extremely difficult not to see how many people particularly in 3rd world countries still make use of home remedies to lose weight.
 Always make an effort to do your homework and find out as much as possible about a home remedy before you use it because there are a few of them that are just a waste of time and cash. Another crucial tip to remember before using a home remedy is to only use a remedy that requires everyday home vegetables or spices. 
Most home remedies are natural or organic so they do not have any side-effects however you should always remember to be careful for any changes in your body because some of them do cause mild side effects. Today we are going to look at some of the most common home remedies to lose weight that are easiest to make and don't cost a lot of money to make.
Ginger Tea - It is a common fact that ginger boosts your metabolism, lowers your cholesterol, and it helps to heal wounds. The 1st step in making this remedy is to slice a ginger root into little pieces. The second step is to add the shredded ginger to boiling water and let it boil for another 15 minutes. 
Then in the end you will allow it cool down and drink one cup. Ginger tea does have a bitter taste but you must drink it as it is and you should not add any sweetener like honey or sugar because it will take away its effectiveness. Try to drink at-least 1 cup before all your meals. Several people have claimed to lose 10 pounds after simply drinking this remedy for 2 weeks.
Honey and Cinnamon - is a home remedy that is not exclusively great for weight loss it is also used to boost your immune system, cure cancer, influenza, stomach aches, and it helps to get rid of pimples. 
To prepare you have to add one teaspoon cinnamon powder to a cup of water and boil for 30 minutes. The final step is to add a teaspoon honey but you should first let it cool down. 
Then you should drink one half of that cup before bedtime and drink the other half when you wake up in the morning. It is best to use cinnamon powder and not the cinnamon sticks because it works best.