Category Archives: Slimming

Using Warm Water To Lose Some Weight

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You have probably heard of the famous diet which is consisted only of warm water. Even though it may sound strange, this diet is very simple yet extremely efficient. Drink 400 ml of lukewarm water in the morning right after you wake up.

This way you will drastically, which is determining factor when it comes to losing excess weight. This is it, the whole diet procedure end here. If you want to improve the water’s taste, you can add little bit of honey and/or lemon juice. If you want this diet’s results you must obey two rules: the first one is to drink lukewarm water, and the second one is to drink the water right after you have woken up. This way you will shake your metabolism which will make it work better than usual. If you practice this method you will notice that excess weight is slowly but surely is melting and your body weight is reduced. Thanks to this diet you will also improve your skin’s tan.

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Kids Eat More Fruit and Vegies Today

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Fruit and vegetables taste great and are jam-packed with vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. To stay fit and healthy, you need to eat a balanced diet which includes fruit and vegetables every day. How much you need depends on your age- so check out the chart below to find out how much you should be eating remembering that you can eat more than this if you wish.

Different coloured fruit and vegies have different health benefits so try and have as many different colours as you can.

Download Kids Eat More Fruit and Vegies fact sheet (PDF 1MB)

http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/downloads/file/kidsteens/HealthyKids_KidsFactSheet_EatMoreFruitAndVegies.pdf

Source – http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/

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How Stress Can Affect Your Weight Loss Goals

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People are slowly developing an understanding of how their level of stress can impact their progress toward their weight loss goals. Numerous studies have identified the link between the type of the consumed calories and the success of a weight gain or loss objective. But relatively little has been done to associate body chemistry with weight loss.

Our bodies have evolved very little from the body that our cave dwelling ancestors had.

Sure, we have computers, cell phones, commercial flight and many other advances that our ancestors couldn’t even dream about but we still have pretty much the same body we had in the cave dwelling days.

Imagine a time where you were the hunter and the hunted. You constantly had your senses up and aware of any danger as you walked about in search of food. If you wanted to eat, you had to first find something edible, hunt it down and then prepare it for consuming.

Your body was in a state of stress because it was trying to save the food stores (i.e. “body fat”) it had while trying to supply your muscles with enough energy to support the hunt. This was a tricky balance in that letting go of too much body fat could lead to starvation whereas not releasing enough would lead to becoming fatigued which would lead to a failed hunt which would also lead to starvation.

Now consider our current lifestyle.

We no longer walk for miles to get our next meal. We can just drive to a local fast food joint or grocery store and try to decide from the plethora of options being offered. The result is that we do not engage in the exercise of our ancestors to obtain our next meal and so we do not dig into our food energy stores (i.e. body fat) to support the hunt.

Burning fewer calories means less body fat lost.

Our current stress is caused by our jerk boss and trying to pay the bills and our bodies treat these stressors in the same fashion as our ancestors. Our body’s response to this stress is to get back on the tightrope to balance between parceling out the calories and holding on to them.

Since we don’t walk for miles to pay our bills, we no longer have the physical exertion to burn off the calories and so our bodies are able to hold on to more of the body fat stores.

When we reduce our caloric intakes, the little caveman inside our bodies perceives this as a return to the fields of scarcity. This causes it to hold on to all the body fat it can to survive. If we stress our body with less food or jerk bosses then we are telling our bodies to KEEP the fat instead of losing it.

Reducing your stress levels as you exercise will allow the caveman within to work with you instead of against you.

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