Monday, September 12, 2011

Calories In Vegetables

The table below shows the calorie content of different kinds of vegetables per 100 grams (3.5 oz) cooked weight, so remember that you have to approximate your calorie count after cooking. In any type of food It is difficult to accurately determine the calorie content per portion as size differs between individuals and products, so the following numbers are only an estimate that you can use if calculating a your calorie intake.

Vegetables are an absolute nessecity in any diet, and while the carbs and calorie content can be somewhat minimal it is still important to count them in your overally total. This table will also help you choose the best vegetables or your dietary requirements.

Vegetable                          Calories          Carbs (gram)
Asparagus                                 26               1.5 g
Aubergine                                 15               2 g

Calories in Beans    Medium    -
Beetroot                                   38              9 g
Broccoli (100g)                        32              1 g
Broccoli floret (1 avg.)              11              3 g
Brussels Sprouts                       40           3.5 g
Cabbage average                      24           2.4 g
Carrot                                      32              5 g
Cauliflower                               32              2 g
Celery                                       8               1 g
Chicory                                   10               3 g
Courgette                                 20              2 g
Cucumber                                10              1 g
Fennel                                     13            1.5 g
Gherkins                                  15           2.5 g
Gourd                                     12               1 g
Leek                                       22           2.5 g
Lettuce (1 avg.)                       13           1.5 g
Marrow                                  10            1.6 g
Mushroom                              15            0.5 g
Okra                                      30            2.5 g
Onion                                     35               3 g
Red Onion (1 avg.) 150g        49            2.3 g
Onion Spring                          23              2 g
Parsnip                                   60            10 g

Calories in Peas    Medium    -
Peppers red average               18             5 g
Potato Calories ( 100g )    low-med       15 g
Pumpkin                                 12             2 g
Radish                                    13             2 g
Spinach                                  23             1 g
Sprouts                                  43             4 g
Swede                                   22             2 g
Sweet corn                            24            12 g
Tomatoes                              18            2.2 g
Tomatoes cherry                    17           0.5 g
Turnip                                    21             2 g
Watercress                            21           0.5 g
Yam                                    110            30 g

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Calories In Fruit

The calories in fruits are pretty low as well. Since the calories from fruits are from natural sugars, the table below which lists the fruit and the calorie content also shows the carbs from each fruit. While the size of the potions can be different from fruit to fruit, i have taken the average.

Fruit                                              Calories (Piece)   Carbs (grams)    Water Content
Apple (1 average)                                44 calories        10.5                       85 %
Apple cooking                                      35 calories            9                       88 %
Apricot                                                30 calories          6.7                       85 %
Avocado                                            150 calories             2                       60 %
Banana                                              107 calories            26                      75 %
Blackberries each                                    1 calorie          0.2                       85 %
Blackcurrant each                                1.1 calories        0.25                      77 %
Blueberries  (new) 100g                       49 calories           15                       81 %
Cherry each                                         2.4 calories         0.6                      83 %
Clementine                                           24 calories            5                       66 %
Currants                                                 5 calories         1.4                      16 %
Damson                                                28 calories         7.2                      70 %
One average date 5g                              5 calories          1.2                      14 %
Dates with  inverted sugar 100g          250 calories           63                      12 %
Figs                                                     10 calories           2.4                      24 %
Gooseberries                                      2.6 calories         0.65                      80 %
Grapes 100g Seedless                         50 calories            15                      82 %
one average Grape 6g                            3 calories          0.9                       82 %
Grapefruit whole                                100 calories           23                       65 %
Guava                                                  24 calories         4.4                        85 %
Kiwi                                                     34 calories           8                        75 %
Lemon                                                  20 calories        3.4                        85 %
Lychees                                                  3 calories        0.7                        80 %
Mango                                                  40 calories        9.5                       80 %
Melon Honeydew (130g)                      36 calories          9                        90 %
Melon Canteloupe (130g)                      25 calories         6                         93 %
Nectarines                                             42 calories         9                         80 %
Olives                                                   6.8 calories    trace                        63 %
Orange average                                     35 calories        8.5                       73 %
Orange large 350g                               100 calories        22                        75 %
Papaya Diced (small handful)                 67 calories        20                           -
Passion Fruit                                          30 calories         3                        50 %
Paw Paw                                               28 calories         6                        70 %
Peach                                                    35 calories         7                        80 %
Pear                                                      45 calories        12                        77 %
Pineapple                                              50 calories        12                        85 %
Plum                                                     25 calories         6                         79 %
Prunes                                                    9 calories        2.2                       37 %
Raisins                                                   5 calories         1.4                       13 %
Raspberries each                                1.1 calories         0.2                        87 %
Rhubarb                                                8 calories         0.8                        95 %
Satsuma average 112g                         29 calories        6.5                        88 %
Satsuma 100g                                     35 calories         8.5                        88 %
Strawberries  (1 avg.)                         2.7 calories         0.6                       90 %
Sultanas                                                5 calories         1.4                       16 %
Tangerine                                            26 calories           6                        60 %
Tomatoes  (1 avg.)                                9 calories        2.2                         93 %
Tomatoes Cherry  (1 avg.)                     2 calories        0.5                        90 %

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

How Hypnotherapy Works

The hypnotherapy refers to the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes, especially for a behavior change or the attitudes of a patient, as well for a number of diseases: anxiety, diseases associated with stress, pain control and personal development (evolution).

Although the word hypnosis comes from the Greek word “Hypnos” meaning sleep, the hypnosis is actually a deep state of relaxation, which may have different levels. In fact, even during a very deep trance, the person always remains aware of what happens.

Most psychological theories say that many personal and relational problems originate in the subconscious, where hundreds of thousands of data is stored which controls a big part of our existence. The family and cultural norms, for example, can be assimilated so powerful by our subconscious giving birth to behaviors that influence the decisions we make daily without us being aware of this thing.

The hypnotherapist invites the patient subconscious to give up on the bad ideas and to replace them with others that benefit the patient. During a hypnosis session, you can create some suggestions that can be reactivated if necessary. For example, a person who wants to quit having snacks between meals may, during the hypnosis, associate the word “stop”, followed by deep breathing with a feeling of fullness and calm.

For the hypnotherapy to be successful the patient must be voluntary (willing to be hypnotized) and to trust the person who hypnotizes. Any suggestion that does not correspond with his values can be rejected immediately and the person would get out of the hypnotic trance. Therefore, the mental faculties of the subject can not be controlled.

How Does It Work?
In the state of hypnosis, the subconscious is in the center of attention, leaving the conscious that is generally hyperactive dormant. Because of the hypnotherapy techniques, the resources that are rarely access by the brain can be exploited activating for example the self healing power (function).

With some simple techniques, a properly trained person may induce a state of hypnosis to almost anyone. At least 80% of people can be hypnotized, some easier than others.

In the first session, the hypnotherapist asks the patient about his medical and psychological history, and then discusses with him the problems that need to be treated. An average session lasts 50 -60 minutes. Most people get the first results after 4 sessions. Children are generally easier hypnotized, change is often found after just one or two sessions.

The state of hypnosis is pleasant and can be compared with what we feel in the morning when we wake up do not want to open our eyes, but all the perceptions are very clear. In the state of hypnosis, however, the reality and the images created by the brain tend to be confused.

In general, the hypnotherapy has beneficial effects on:
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Phobia control
  • Asthma prevention
  • Reducing migraines and insomnia
  • The treatment of neurosis, hysteria and behavioral disorders
  • The treatment of the eating disorders: anorexia and bulimia
  • Curing the substances dependence: alcohol and tobacco
  • Decreasing depression
  • The emotional addiction treatment
  • The timidity treatment
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How To Lose Weight With Hypnosis

It has always amazed me that people expect to see changes in their lives, yet they rarely realize or are simply not willing to accept that changes will not come about simply by wishing, hoping or praying. To beget changes, whatever they may be, requires a deeply seeded commitment to replace familiar attitudes with new ones; to reposition one’s perspective; to modify one’s ways of thinking, to shatter negative associations while replacing them with positive ones and, most importantly, to break old habits and replace them with new and improved ones.

When it comes to something as personal as weight loss, the resistance to change becomes much more pronounced which, as a consequence, leads to inevitable failure. If you have ever tried losing weight you will appreciate the fact that one failure to lose weight  leads to another failure which then has you pivoting from one faddish diet program to the next. You lose some weight then you gain more of it back, you lose some weight again and quickly regain it again, and so on and on. It is a heartbreaking, vicious seesaw that must be stopped before the damage to your body and your mind become irreversible.

Lose Weight with Hypnosis
Due to the fact that hypnosis is a semiconscious mental state with heightened suggestibility and increased receptiveness, hypnotized persons will not be prone to resist that which they may have otherwise. It is, therefore, easier under hypnosis to permanently institute the changes needed for losing weight and it is the most natural and safest means by which weight loss can be attained and then maintained for the rest of one’s life. So, how can hypnosis help you lose weight?

1.Hypnosis can and will help you adopt a newly improved self image by letting you see yourself as the skinnier you of the future. You will have a vividly desirable visual image to walk toward.

2.Nervousness, stress, anger, fear, anxiety, grief, sadness and all the other negative emotions that come up are often the catalysts which may drive you to reach for fattening comfort foods. Hypnosis can and will get you to relax and calm down and by doing that, will eliminate your need for comfort foods.

3.Hypnosis can and will refocus your attention from dieting and weight loss to the successful achievement of having reached your goals.

4.Hypnosis can and will set you on a circular path of feeling good about yourself which will inspire you to lose the weight which will then make you feeling even better about yourself which will lead to losing more weight, and this positive circle will continue on and on.

5.Hypnosis can and will make it easier for you to overcome subconscious hurdles that have stopped you from effectively losing weight in the past. It is almost like retraining your subconscious not to get in the way of your will.

6.Hypnosis can and will change your belief system about the hardship of dieting and will get you excited about changing your lifestyle to incorporate a more healthful diet and an exercise routine.

Use these tips to complement other methods of weight loss programs and you should start seeing results. With the help of hypnosis you are on your way to a more beautiful and healthier you.

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Is it Safe to Diet During Pregnancy?

This is a question that many pregnant women and even those just thinking about getting pregnant have. Can they safely go on a diet while being pregnant? It is not recommended if dieting means trying to lose weight  or not gaining weight while pregnant. Some women are placed on a diet by their doctors, but this is in the rare case when they are putting on too much weight or if they are diabetic and there is a possibility of harm to the mother or the baby.

The issue of pregnant women going on weight-loss or weight maintenance diets while being pregnant has given rise to a new word, pregorexia. This is a condition where women are dieting and exercising to extreme levels while pregnant not to be healthy, but to manage their weight. Some experts believe this is mostly to help them regain their pre-pregnancy bodies quicker.

As it relates to her diet, a pregnant woman should ensure that she eats lots of:
  • Vegetables & Fruits: It is recommended that pregnant women eat at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily. The mix of fruits and vegetables could be varied daily, for example 4 servings of fruits and 3 of vegetables one day and the reverse the following day.
  • Protein: This nutrient is necessary for the growth and development of the baby and the health of the mother-to-be.
  • Water: At least eight -8 ounce glasses of water is recommended.

A pregnant woman is generally expected to gain between 20 and 25 pounds. This is not the same for all women as the amount of weight gained is dependent on other factors as well. These include whether or not the woman was underweight or overweight before getting pregnant. With the new focus on being slim many women are trying hard not to gain even that much.

Reasons why Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Diet
When a pregnant woman goes on a diet, she is not only cutting down on what she eats but nutrients for the fetus as well. In fact, since babies will try to pull all they need from the mother, it is the mother who will suffer the greater consequences of dieting. Some other ill effects from not gaining enough weight during pregnancy include:
  • Poor fetal growth, that is, the baby will not grow as much as it should. This is partly due to the fact that while in the mother’s womb the baby experiences its fastest rate of growth.
  • Premature birth is also sometimes associated with poor diet of the pregnant woman
  • Many low birth weight babies are born to women who did not eat properly during pregnancy and as such did not gain enough weight.
Pregnant women owe it to themselves and their babies to eat properly. This will ensure that they are both healthy during and after birth. Any weight issues should be dealt with prior to getting pregnant or after giving birth.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

10 Genetic Factors Most Affecting Diet

According to Tom Venuto, a bodybuilder and author of "Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle," there are 10 genetic factors that most influence on a person's ability to eliminate body fat, build muscle, increase strength, and achievement in the field of athletics.

By examining these factors, will make us understand more about the effects of diet and exercise on a person's ability to remove fat and lose weight, are :

1. Basal Metabolic Rate
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the amount of energy (calories) burned while we're on the move. Energy or calories are needed by the body to carry out routine functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, digestion, thinking, and others.

Genetically, some people have a deeper ability to burn calories, though not on the move. And when on the move, they burn calories with a very high level. And is this factor that affects their ability to remove fat from the body.

2. The number of fat cells
Genetically, every person born with a different number of fat cells. This genetic factors that influence body shape. Logically, the more fat cells, the more likely to be obese.

The number of fat cells in the body can be increased, but unfortunately can not be reduced (except by liposuction procedures are at high risk).

Fortunately, there can be changed, ie the size of fat cells. In fact, someone had a lot of fat cells remain able to minimize any size, so that her body be very slim.

3. The length of legs and arms

Everyone is born with a length of legs and hands are different. Genetic factors are not only affecting his performance, but also the strength, range, and its ability to shape the body and muscles.

4. The size of joints

Everyone has a different size joints. And the simplest way to measure the joint is by wrapping the thumb and middle finger on the opposite wrist.
- If the thumb and middle finger overlap, it means that your joints are small (usually 6-7 inch wrist).
- If the thumb and middle finger touching, meaningful in size medium (usually 7-8 inch wrist).
- If the thumb and middle finger do not touch, it means that your joints are large (typically at least 8 inch wrist).

Many people complain because it has great bones, and make it as a reason why they are obese. In fact, although the size of the bone is affecting the shape of the body, but it does not affect its ability to remove fat from the body.

5. Muscle crosses
In all humans, the muscles inserted into the same bone. But the point can be different hybrid. Even a very small difference though, could provide a major influence on its strength.

Genetic factors that cause this is why certain people are usually more powerful than others (they have better range because of the crossroads of muscles farther from the origin).

6. The number of muscle fibers
Just as fat cells, each person is also born with a number of different muscle fibers. Genetic factors are affecting its ability to develop muscles. The more muscle fibers, the greater its potential for growth.

7. Types of muscle fibers
In addition to the number, type of muscle fibers also different. These genetic factors will affect the durability and strength. That is why some people are better suited for activities that require endurance, and some others are more suitable for activities that require strength.

8. The ability of the digestive system
Some people have more efficient digestive system. Genetic factors will affect her ability to absorb and utilize nutrients.

9. Allergy and immunity to food
Some people are born with or become allergic and sensitive to certain foods. These genetic factors will influence the type of food chosen. For example, some people will tend to be vegetarian, while others become carnivorous.

10. Insulin response and sensitivity to carbohydrates
Some people are more sensitive to carbs. And genetic factors will affect its ability to eliminate body fat. The more sensitive a person on carbohydrates, it is increasingly difficult for him to remove fat from the body.

The Importance of Understanding Body Type
If we only judge of the 10 genetic factors alone, it seems the only way to succeed in shape and lose weight is by choosing "the right kind of parents."

However, even if you feel that nature has been doing is not fair, you can still entertain themselves by knowing the fact that the real success of the diet is not only determined by genetic factors. And most of these factors are under your control entirely.

Success does not always originate from genetic factors, but rather is determined by how you take advantage of these factors. If you have genetic factors that are less supportive, which means you must accept the fact that you probably will need more time than others.

In addition, you also need to adjust diet and exercise program. According to Tom Venuto in his book "Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle," you can still get fantastic results if you already know and understand your body type, then choose a diet and exercise strategies are appropriate.

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Already a diet but still gain fat? try genetic diet

Maybe there is something wrong with your diet program. You are interested in trying the genetic diet? Let's follow the advice of Interleukin Genetics Inc. to take genetic tests.

In a meeting of the American Heart Association, the researchers said a small study of 140 obese women to lose more weight than those who do not follow the genetic diet.

"With genetic information can achieve weight loss without pharmaceutical intervention. And help those who have weight problems, "said Christopher Gardner of Stanford University, California.

There are three types of genes, that FABP2, PPARG and ADRB2. It said 39% of Americans were white genotype have low fat, 45% had type with a low-carbohydrate diet. Then, 16% have a gene mutation, so must be careful with fat and refined carbohydrates.

More than a year, people who diet to follow genetics, weight loss reached 5.3%. While the diet does not correspond to genetic, only lost 2.3%.

"One of the gene variation affects the absorption of fat from the intestine. So they have to avoid fats to lose weight, "said Ken Kornman Interleukin Genetics as Chief Scientific Inc.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

4 good alternatives diet

The body is a wonderful one wishes almost all women, to get the women willing to go on a diet. But when the session lived diets, many people just are not strong back because the restrictions are tight enough to consume food. Before you get distracted by it or when you are getting bored with the current diet session, try to find a replacement diet to maintain health and keep your body beautiful.

There are some references that you can try diets as released Health Me Up.

Ornish Diet
Developed to safeguard against heart disease that often overload the mind. Ornish diet is usually characterized by being a pure vegetarian and eat very low fat content.

Observers suggested that the perpetrators of the diet consumed 15% calories from fat sources. Outside food, considering this diet rich in dietary fiber it focuses on physical exercises regularly.

Rotation diet
Rotation diet is usually done for those who are allergic to some food. One is to consume food that does not make allergies for four consecutive days. This will help someone who is allergic to having more energy after the diet was doing.

The result, this also reduces the occurrence of other food allergies. Typically, this diet is done under medical supervision. So, consult first with a nutritionist before doing the diet.

Elimination diet
Basically, this elimination diet focuses on replacing foods that cause your allergies to other foods is still of the same food group.

For example, if you are allergic to rice, including the group of carbohydrates, then you can replace it with corn that is still in the same food group.This diet also requires medical supervision. So, do this diet after a consultation with a nutritionist.

Macrobiotic Diet
Macrobiotic diet encourages a person when he wants to do preventive to health or to cure himself of a disease. Although there is no strong evidence to prove that this diet helps a person in driving the disease, but the best thing about this diet is a healthy lifestyle patterns.

For this one diet, the main foods consumed are whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and brown rice. This diet is very effective in fighting foods that have high fat content. Analysts expressed, in addition to eating vegetables and fruit, dieters should stay away from even this animal products and dairy products.

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chewing food 40 times: more slim body

Studies and research conducted by the Harbin Medical University in China found that those who want to have a slimmer body are advised to chew food longer. It will significantly reduce the amount of calories into the body.

Further research conducted on 16 slimmen and 14 fatmen, respondents who chewed 40 times consume 12% less than those who chewed only 15 times on each one spoon of food. Because the chew longer makes the brain to send signals satiety to the stomach so the body does not need to eat more.

Chewing longer also reduces hunger hormone ghrelin or circulating in the digestive system. In fact, ghrelin levels were lower in the respondents found that regular chewing food 40 times. Studies have been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirmed, eating slower is effective and simple solution to overcome the problem of obesity.

"Eating too fast is very influential on obesity. When eating too fast, you do not realize that you have been satisfied. Conversely, when you eat more slowly, we can feel the food, smell, and feel the texture, which makes you more attentive to what you eat and how much. The result, you will be fuller for longer, "said Catherine Collins, Chief Diet St.George 's Hospital, London.

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Healthy with a Mediterranean Diet
To get the ideal body, the diet as did those Mediterranean is recommended. People in the mainland Mediterranean eating more fruits and vegetables compared with other countries.

In addition, this diet emphasizes eating foods with a known antioxidants, complex carbohydrates, beans, milk, yogurt, and nonfat cheese.

In the Mediterranean diet, the menus are arranged so that the resulting food composition and the guaranteed high quality body will always fit. Examples include a weekly menu consists of fish, white meats, eggs, and ice cream. Then the monthly menu can be added red meat. This is because red meat contains so much fat that can lead to obesity, so it should be consumed occasionally.

Finally, taking as many as six glasses of water per day. better if coupled with a wine because it contains many antioxidants and are rich in beta-carotene are good for the body. Basically a slim body can easily be obtained also when attention to several factors.

All should start with the number, schedule, and type of food. The most important thing to remember is to eat as needed. Then do not forget also the incoming and outgoing energy must be balanced.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Low Carb Diet or Low Fat Diet?

Atkins's diet is quite popular among those who want to lose weight. This low-carbohydrate diets favor as a key element in losing weight. And what about low fat diets are also often used?

Two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine tried to compare both types of diets.

In the first study found that those who do low-carb diet was going to experience greater weight loss than those who use low-fat diet. Period used for the assessment is 6 months.

In addition, those who commit low-carbohydrate diets were also decreased levels of blood fats (triglycerides) are larger and also improvements in insulin sensitivity. Participants in this study are many who suffer from diabetes and had multiple risk factors for heart disease and blood vessels. But in terms of assessment of improvement in insulin sensitivity only involves those who do not suffer from diabetes.

A second study has a duration longer assessment is 12 months. Within 6 months, those using low-carbohydrate diet lost weight more meaningful than those using low-fat diet. Unfortunately, in the 12th month found that those who use low-carbohydrate diet will gain weight again and this increase was greater than those who undergo low-fat diet. As a result, the difference in the two types of these diets in weight loss becomes insignificant in a period of 12 months.

It seems polemic which includes both types of these diets will continue. Although low-carb diet seems to be the upper hand, safety factors need to be taken into account. Low-carbohydrate diet is generally done without restriction in terms of fat content and high protein. Therefore, any effects of long-term safety need further study.

It is not certain whether the low-carb is the determinant of weight loss and not a result of the low calories used. Therefore be careful with your weight loss program. Consult with a nutritionist to get the best referrals.

Many Americans are changing diet as if they were playing cards, trying to get the best ways that can help them lose weight. Among the famous diets in the last decade is the Okinawan diet, Mediterranean, Scarsdale, LA, grapes, rice, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers and low-fat balanced diet is healthy for the heart of the American Heart Association.

All forms of diets were defeated by a new phenomenon. Nearly 60 million Americans are trying low-carb diets are referred to as "low-carb". Diet has been around a long time, but only now the darling of people. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the body. The so-called simple carbohydrates are red and white sugar and honey. The so-called complex carbohydrates are rice, bread, cereal, biscuits and pasta.

Those who are on a low-carb diet to eat foods that are high in protein and fat. They ate beef, eggs, sausage, bacon and pork. The theory is that reducing carbohydrates will cause the body to burn excess fat. They say this diet is not hungry like they experienced on a classic low-fat diet, fruits, vegetables, dairy and carbohydrates. So they keep doing the diet was longer.

The most popular Low-carb diet are Atkins's diet, South Beach and Zone diet. How populer? Book 'Dr.Atkins New Diet Revolution ", first published in 1992, has sold 16 million copies and occupy the number one position in the list of paperback editions of bestsellers on the New York Times. Atkins died in an accident last year, but the company achieve revenue gross 100 million dollars in 2003. While the bestselling hardcover edition is "The South Beach Diet".

Atkins's Diet, which allows people to eat meat in unlimited quantities, lately always been attacked by nutrition experts and health. The American Heart Association has stated "Those who follow this diet have an increased risk of heart abnormalities, kidney, bone and liver." In fact, there is no long-term studies show whether low-carb diet is safe or effective in losing weight. Research over the past two years is still on going, trying to find the answer.

Various programs have been low-carb diets put effort as a priority, surprising the producers of food, melonjakkan profits in the meat industry, but the disadvantage of other sectors. Sales of bread across the United States fell 1.1% in 2003, down 66 million dollars compared to 2002.

Several years ago the Sunrise Café in San Francisco Bay area sold 20 trays of cinnamon bread every day. Now the average is only one tray per day. Sales and potato prices have fallen sharply in the province of Manitoba, Canada. In January, three major manufacturers of french fries he had excess production of 500 tons. PepsiCo, which manufactures soft drinks company Pepsi Cola and Frito-Lay snacks, has been shaken. Income is unchanged from revenues in 1998.

Manufacturers of fast food like McDonalds, Wendy's and Hardees adjust. In Guam, the Burger King restaurant chain has teamed up with others to produce the 'Carb-wrap', which is a cheeseburger without the high-carbohydrate bread. This burger wrapped in lettuce leaves and placed in a bowl to eat with knife and fork.

Unilever, the giant British-Dutch company, has been hit hard. Unilever responded by creating 18 new products, called "carb options' or carbohydrate choices. This product such as peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, salad and low-carb.

But definitely the Americans need to lose weight. The country has experienced so-called 'obesity epidemic'. Not surprisingly, when a poll in January founded 61% of Americans want to lose weight. They want to lose approximately 9 pounds. Low-carb or low fat? Choose one!


Monday, July 4, 2011

10 Simple Everyday Ways to Stay Slim

The easiest recipe to a happy and healthy life is to throw in a good diet and regular exercise into a bowl, mix it up really well, remove alcohol, cigarettes and drugs, and prevent stress from sneaking in. And if you want to make losing weight and staying slim simpler than that, here are ten everyday ways to do so:

 1. Get one hour of exercise every day, for at least five days a week. You don’t have to do anything strenuous, just brisk walking will do. If you cannot devote an entire hour, break it up into smaller intervals of 10 or 15 minutes throughout the day.

2. Eat at least two servings of fruits every day, either with your meals or as a mid-meal snack. You could also juice them if you’re not in the mood to eat them, but remember not to add sugar, milk, cream or any other additives that increase its calorific value.
3. Include at least three vegetables in your meals throughout the course of the day – if one of your meals is rich in meat, make up with vegetables during two or three others. Remember, vegetables are healthier when eaten raw or steamed rather than when fried in oil. So instead of eating fries, mash your potatoes to get the maximum benefit.

4. Adopt four different kinds of workouts – do cardio routines one day, strength training the next, work your upper body on the third, and your lower body on the fourth. When you cross train, you not only work all the muscles in your body, but also avoid injury and repetitive stress.

5. Eat five small meals a day instead of three large ones – this way, you avoid a full stomach and the lethargy that comes with it, and you boost your metabolism by eating in small amounts and on a regular basis.

6. Fight the six detrimental habits – smoking, drinking, drugs, stress, gluttony, and laziness.
7. Use one of seven days in the week to do something for yourself; rest all day to rejuvenate yourself for the week ahead, or spend the day doing something that feeds your soul.

8. Get at least eight hours of sleep every night; without adequate sleep, you tend to put on weight and lose your health.

9. Make it a point to eat breakfast around nine am every day; when you provide your body with fuel early in the morning, you boost your body’s metabolism and promote weight loss even when sedentary.

10. And finally, remember the power of ten minutes – when you think you have no time to exercise, remember you need to spend just ten minutes to gain its benefits; when you think you have no time for breakfast, remember that it takes only ten minutes to eat some toast and an egg; and when prefer to take the elevator, remember that it takes just ten more minutes to climb the stairs.

contributed by Ashley M.Jones

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Fast Food That Won't Make You Fat

With obesity all over the news and fat-bomb food concoctions getting tons of attention (we're looking at you, KFC Double Down), the drive-thru window is taking a pretty big beating these days. But an increasing number of fast food restaurants are actually offering some surprisingly nutritious — and tasty — options to choose from. Next time you're at the food court or dining by dashboard, sink your teeth into one of these guilt-free options.

1.Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich
Calories: 340
Fat: 7 grams

The thick piece of lean chicken provides 29 grams of satisfying, metabolism-boosting protein plus 20 percent of your daily iron requirement.

2.Subway Roast Beef Sub
Calories: 330
Fat: 4.5 grams

Make this low-fat sandwich even healthier by loading it up with grilled veggies, not mayo.

3.Burger King Whopper Jr.
Calories: 340
Fat: 20 grams

There's nothing small about this junior-labeled burger; it's juicy and satisfying yet has only 5 grams of saturated, aka "bad," fat.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

KIWI : the tiny fruit with lots of fiber and vitamin c
Kiwi is a kind of tiny berries with a group of cultivars of wood vine Actinidia deliciosa and hybrids between this and species in the genus Actinidia. Actinidia native of Shaanxi, China. Initially named Gosberi China, this fruit was renamed for reasons of export marketing in the 1950's, became melonette which later changed to "kiwi" is derived from the name of the bird can not fly from New Zealand.

Health experts have examined the antioxidant content and nutrients in kiwi is very high. Benefits of kiwi fruit to produce fitonutrients which can produce large amounts of polyphenols. Polyphenols own untukdan useful antidote to free radicals. Kiwi was also rich in vitamin A which is good for the eyes.

Excellence is another kiwi, in addition to nutrition, including the largest in the appeal of other fruits, calorie levels are among the lowest. In one egg, kiwi fruit contains approximately 85 calories. Because of the lack of calories that are owned, kiwi a favorite of people who are on a diet. The content of vitamin C in the kiwi larger about two times more than oranges and 17 times more than apples.  

Kiwi also contains vitamins E, B1, B2, B6, and vitamin A. The role of vitamin C and E in kiwi function as an antioxidant, a substance-free antidote to cause premature aging and cancer prevention.

Kiwi also contain water and electrolytes that is high enough, so good for the human body needs water and mineral energy replacement. Kiwi can be used to relieve nausea and reduce the risk of kidney stones.

The content of nutrients in every 100 grams (3.5 onz): 
Energy             255 kJ (61 kcal)
Carbohidrat    14.66 g
- Sugar             8.99 g
- Fiber              3.0 g
Fat                    0.52 g
Protein             1.14 g
- Lutein and zeaxanthin    122 ug 
Thiamine (Vit. B1)    0.027 mg (2%) 
Riboflavin (Vit. B2),  0.025 mg (2%) 
Niacin (Vit. B3)   0.341 mg (2%) 
Vitamin B6     0.63 mg (48%)
Folate (Vit. B9)   25 ug (6%)
Vitamin C    92.7 mg (155%)
Vitamin E    1.5 mg (10%) 
Vitamin K    40.3 g (38%)
Calcium    34 mg (3%)
Iron   0.31 mg (2%) 
Magnesium   17 mg (5%)
Phosphorus   34 mg (5%)
Potassium    312 mg (7%) 
Sodium    3 mg (0%)
Zinc    0.14 mg (1%)
Manganese    0.098 mg

Every day, humans need approximately 30 grams of fiber for nutritional adequacy. Kiwi has about 4 grams of fiber. If you do not feel like eating vegetables or other fruits, you can eat 7 or 8 kiwi fruit to satisfy the needs of fiber to help improve your diet program.

So, what are the other benefits contained in this tiny fruit diet in addition to your friends?
  • Kiwi help improve cardio vascular health, prevents accumulation and plaque on artery walls.
  • Kiwi contains carotenoids, flavonoids and plant nutrition as the best source of antioxidants to fight cancer.
  • Kiwi is the best source of vitamin E. Making the kiwi as an intake in your daily diet to maintain skin health.
  • Kiwi contains actinidin, an enzyme similar to papain in papaya. Chemical reaction to break down proteins.
  • Kiwi can prevent asthma, cough, protecting DNA and protect the health because they contain many vitamins and antioxidants.

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    Monday, April 25, 2011

    DUKAN diet

    Diet conducted by supermodel Giselle Bundchen and Jennifer Lopez, was developed by a French nutritionist, Dr. Pierre Dukan.

    Reportedly, this diet can help you to lose weight to six pounds in a month.

    Occupation type diet is a diet high in protein, low in calories and also reduce appetite. This is for the absorption of protein in the body leads to a high caloric expenditure and allow weight loss without losing muscle strength. This program also helps maintain weight, and did not return obese if dietary changes.

    If you are interested in doing so, you can try. Here's how the occupation diet that consists of four phases, as quoted from

    FIVE SIGNS unhealthy diet

    Various ways do to have the ideal body. Without thinking about side effects, usually a mainstay of food restriction to make it happen. They were finally trapped in an unhealthy dietary pattern.

    Poor diet is a diet that actually make you healthier, feel hunger, and malnutrition. Five of the following is a sign that your diet is bad and must be corrected immediately.

    Bleeding gums
    If your gums are often injured, especially when a toothbrush, or thrush, could be the food you consume less vitamin C to meet the needs of the body. Can also be marked with dry lips, cracked or bleeding. Therefore, consumption of fruits and vegetables that contain lots of vitamin C. To speed up, you can take supplements of vitamin C. Do not let the body lacks vitamin C, improve your diet.

    Hair loss
    Hair loss can be a marker that your iron deficiency or hormonal changes drastically. This is caused by irregular eating patterns, nutrient intake is less, or stress. Do not make your diet and iron deficiency drastically alter hormone cycles. Usually a bad diet makes you lack protein, and vitamins A and D which makes the quality of the hair roots down and lead to hair loss.

    Frequent fractures
    When the bones in a very fragile situation, you will easily break bones. This indicates the body lacks calcium, or maybe you avoid dairy products, or high protein foods when dieting. Lack of calcium, protein and phosphorus can make bones brittle. Especially if you are not exercising. We recommend that if your diet, meet calcium needs with the sunbathing in the morning, drinking plain yogurt or soy milk and fish consumption.

    Dry skin
    The skin is dry, even scaly usually happens because you are deficient in vitamin E. Even if you already use a moisturizer, but if the body lacks vitamin E, the skin will look dull and dry. For that, multiply the consumption of beans, because they contain lots of vitamin E. Do not let it ruin your diet beauty of your skin.

    Brittle nails
    If your food for malnutrition, your nails will be very fragile. Thus, easily broken, peeling or white spots appear. That's because you lack protein, vitamin E, and calcium. Improve food menu with a menu rich in vitamins and spread nails with olive oil.


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    Sunday, February 13, 2011

    DIET to prevent migraine

    If your headaches because migraine

    may cause is a lack of proper food. Nutritionist Fiona Hunter explains that this problem can be overcome with proper diet.

    Most of the trigger migraine attacks are certain foods, such as red wine, caffeine, cheese, and orange. These types of foods that contain vaso-active amines that can enlarge the blood vessels, causing a migraine for some people.

    In many cases, migraines are caused by this chemical reaction than an allergic response. However, on a small portion of patients, the main trigger is a food allergy.

    Sometimes the trigger migraine is also derived from a combination of various factors, such as stress, fatigue, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and hungry, or certain foods. To avoid this, the British Migraine Association suggested to prevent blood sugar levels decrease when the distance between each meal apart.

    Eat a little, but often. Avoid foods that are sweet, like chocolate. Instead, choose vegetables and fruits. Also it's good eating snacks late at night to prevent migraine attacks in the morning. Do not be late for breakfast.

    Here are some notes from Alicia Hunter for migraine sufferers.

    Avoid :
    - Beverages derived from grapes, such as red wine, port wine, sherry and beer.
    - Tea, coffee, cola, chocolate.
    - Cheese.
    - Citrus and fruit juices.
    - Yeast extract.
    - Long beans, banana, avocado.

    As a successor :
    - White wine.
    - Tea or coffee that does not contain caffeine and herbal tea.
    - Soft cheese, yoghurt and fromage frais (cheese made from goat's milk).
    - Apples and pears.
    Need to Look For :
    - Make a note if accompanied by other symptoms of migraine attack or if relapse after eating certain foods or
    - If migraine attacks associated with menstruation, avoid foods that cause a week before the menstrual period.
    - If you have a habit of drinking red wine, replace with high quality. Research shows that red wine is very
      expensive to reduce attacks.
    - For those who experience frequent migraine attacks in the morning, you should eat a snack before go to
      sleep at night.

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