Is a No-Grain Diet Healthy?

by Jenna Flannigan www.huffingtonpost.com
Healthline

We want to be your most trusted ally in your pursuit of health and well-being. New York City restaurant Hu Kitchen launched their first grain-free bagel last week. It’s a bold move in a city that prides itself on this breakfast staple. But the eatery already offers an array of grain-free foods, from 100 percent grass-fed beef burgers on “faux-caccia” buns to treats like banana nut muffins and berry crumble. Beyond its grain-free options, Hu Kitchen is at the forefront of many food trends. It describes its offerings as organic and “preindustrial,” with no GMOs, gluten, soy, dairy, emulsifiers, canola oil, or processed salt. “Don’t knock it until you’ve cut it,” said Jordan Brown, the business’s co-founder and chief executive officer. He told Healthline that people need to experiment with their diets to find out what works best for them. “Our approach at Hu Kitchen is, ‘What has made us feel better?,'” he said. Brown noted that when he cut grains from his diet, he had more energy, a better complexion, and less joint pain when he exercised. He doesn’t shun all grains — Hu Kitchen serves breakfast oatmeal, for example — but there are dieters who do. The paleo diet , popularized by scientist Loren Cordain, Ph.D., excludes grains and numerous other foods based on the theory that it’s Continue reading “Is a No-Grain Diet Healthy?”

8 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Without Exercising

by Linda
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8 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Without Exercising First things first – what is metabolism? The term metabolism refers to all chemical reactions in the body, where energy formation is one its vital components. Let’s dig deeper into the subject. The key to metabolism is nutrition where the metabolic processes in the body rely on nutrients to produce energy enabling the body to synthesize new proteins, nucleic acid, etc., from the energy. Our body metabolism is based on three things: BMR – basal metabolic rate, thermic effect of the food and physical activity. BMR accounts for about 60 to 70 percent of energy we need for the fundamental body functions, like brain activity, breathing, heartbeat and so on. About 15 to 30 percent of energy we use for daily physical activity, exercising, for example. Only 10 percent of energy we use to digest food. So, to rev up our metabolism we should make certain changes to our diet, including more food that has an impact on our body to be more active in terms of energy burning. The faster the metabolism, Continue reading “8 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Without Exercising”

Transformation Tuesday: Martha Lost 50 Pounds with 21 Day Fix

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Success Stories Martha had never worked out before and had poor eating habits. She was struggling to keep up with her kids. She decided to get in shape and used 21 Day Fix EXTREME to lose 50 pounds! She completed 7 rounds and had great results! Here’s how she did it, in her own words. “I actually began my fitness journey with 21 Day Fix EXTREME. It was a bit of a challenge at first, but having a modifier helped tremendously until I was able to do the program with no problem. My main goal was to get healthy, obviously to lose weight so I wouldn’t be overweight and could chase after my two wild toddlers. My goal was never to be skinny, but mainly to be healthy and feel confident and happy with myself and the way I looked and felt. My fitness level before this amazing program was horrible. I never worked out and I ate very poorly. Hardly incorporated any veggies into my daily diet and I ate fast food a few times a week. Overall, I had a very poor nutrition. I skipped breakfast a lot of the time because I would get too busy and forget to eat. As soon as I began this fitness program I noticed an incredible boost of energy right from the beginning, something I hadn’t felt in a long time. I knew it was because I was working out and fueling my body with the proper nutrients I had been lacking. I also noticed the weight melting off. Not only was I losing weight, but inches, too, mainly off my mid-section. And so my confidence and self-esteem began to elevate like no other. This is now my lifestyle. I will never go back to the old, unhealthy me. I will continue to use the meal plan. I also plan to come back to this amazing killer workout. I will forever be grateful 21 Day Fix EXTREME changed my life like no other. I truly believe in and rave about this program because I know it works. The one thing I like the most about 21 Day Fix Continue reading “Transformation Tuesday: Martha Lost 50 Pounds with 21 Day Fix”

Lose Weight And Keep It Off With These Great Tips

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Even if you don’t mind your current appearance and health, being overweight can wreak havoc with your health.Finding a way to slow down and put the scales in reverse is hard, but possible. Follow the tips presented here to begin losing your numbers going down steadily. Green tea can definitely help you with your goals of losing weight. Green tea can increase metabolism and also gives energy. So drink some green tea each day, especially before your big workout. A calorie journal is a good idea if you want to lose weight . This strategy has helped many people successfully eat less and also encourages you to make better choices. While you should not overlook exercise’s benefits, eating a healthy diet is the number one way to reduce your weight and keep it off. Red meat is a big cause of high cholesterol and weight gain. Red meat can have high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat, which can be bad for the heart. Go for seafood or white meats that are leaner and better for you than red meat. Skipping meals in order to lose weight loss program. Continue reading “Lose Weight And Keep It Off With These Great Tips”

Mrs. Arizona loses 113 pounds and keeps it off

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PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) – Christina Jordan went from being a diabetic and overweight teen, tipping the scales at 247 pounds, to a healthy and fit beauty queen. She is a Valley mother of three who beat her struggle with weight, losing 113 pounds and overcoming major health issues. Today, as a master nutritionist, fitness trainer and the new 2016-2017 Mrs. Arizona-usa, she wants to inspire and help others conquer the scale . [Online: FitBodyWeightLoss.com ] Though you’d never guess it today, nine years ago Jordan was 100+ pounds overweight, sick, tired and facing a diagnosis of life-threatening illnesses. Her weight skyrocketed at 19 years old and by the time she was 22 she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and several other conditions that doctors warned could end her life. She’d hit rock bottom! Jordan tried and failed to lose weight over and over again, spending hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars with nothing to show for it. In 2006, she tipped the scale at 247 pounds. The hardest part was how she could not run and play with her three young sons because her heart could not handle the stress. “I would hide,” said Jordan. “As a mom, I wouldn’t show my arms. I wouldn’t wear shorts. I was very restricted. Didn’t want to go to the Continue reading “Mrs. Arizona loses 113 pounds and keeps it off”