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To lose weight, be in control of food (2) February 14, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Attitudes, Behaviour, Boredom, Habit, Meal Planning, Overeating, Present Behaviour, Self-monitoring, Three Meal a Day.
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Roots of eating

Dr. Gerard Musante’s principles written in his book, “The Structure House Weight Loss Plan” have been tried and tested by more than 30,000 people in Musante’s world-renowned residential weight loss center in North Carolina. The focus of his program is identifying the triggers of overeating such as stress, boredom or habit.  He presents a structured approach of eating three meals a day without snacks in between. Self-monitoring or keeping a weight loss journal is one of the highlights of this program so you can plan your meals in advance.

 

Self, science and sweat

Jillian Michaels, known for being a tough guru in NBC’s hit show, “The Biggest Loser,” discusses three main aspects in her book “Winning by Losing.” She advises to focus on self, science and sweat.

First, understand yourself then modify present behaviors and attitudes before you start the journey. Next, understand the science of weight loss by knowing what to eat and how much to eat. Lastly, move to burn the calories.  Michaels presents a 12-week exercise plan.

Reference:  Mitch Felipe  ( E-mail the author at mitchfelipe@gmail.com )

Wellness not only proper diet, exercise – 1 January 26, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Heart Ailments, Heart Problems, Meditation, Regular Meal, Vegetable Diet, Yoga.
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MOST people believe that wellness is simply about eating the right food, taking a walk and inheriting good genes.

Here are the answer to the numerous questions on wellness.

Q: I am male, 45 years old. Last year, I had a heart attack and underwent by-pass surgery. How is it possible when it is not in my family history?

Neglect and abuse can lead to heart problems.  The factors leading up to heart ailments include: No exercise, high-fat diet, overwork/stress, excessive drinking, smoking, fatigue/exhaustion and sleepless nights.

The recommended heart care regimen includes: diet rich in vegetables, regular exercise/brisk walking, meditation/non-stressful routines (yoga, tai chi) and regular intake of vitamin and mineral supplements, especially magnesium, potassium and coenzyme Q10.

Q: Could you help me lose 10 lbs without surgery before Christmas?

If you’re serious about losing 10 lbs in one month, it can be done. But commitment is needed. Here’s what you can do:

Throw out/give away all the junk food in your kitchen, night table and refrigerator.
Consume vegetables and fruits, high-fiber breads/pasta, lemon, olive oil and virgin coco oil.

Eat regular meals. Don’t skip breakfast, lunch or dinner. Take two tablespoons of virgin coco oil before breakfast. Eat only one-half of your usual intake of rice/bread/pasta. Eat more fish or chicken.

Enroll in a group class at the gym or brisk-walk/jog/run daily for 30 minutes.

Take your probiotics.

Ref:  Cory Quirino of World of Wellness

 

Wrong carbs can cause fatigue December 17, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Balance meal, Ballroom dancing, Burn Fat, Carbonated drinks, Elevated Cholesterol, Glucose Level, High-energy meal, High-fiber Food, High-octane Foods, Optimum Performance.
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IF you huff and puff in the gym after a round of lifting weights or ballroom dancing or basketball, don’t worry. Any physical exertion is good for the body. It’s expending energy to gain energy.

The way to increase efficiency in burning fat, perspiring toxins and excreting properly is through a fitness program. Some pointers:

1. Get into a new sport, enroll in a gym, or join a walking club. Thrice a week is good enough to keep your body running smoothly. Don’t mind the aches and pains first-timers usually experience. This will gradually go away when your body gets used to physical activities.

2. Eat high-octane foods.

Suggested high-energy meal plan: High-fiber foods such as fresh fruits/ vegetables, multigrain breads and brown or red rice.

Fats provide twice more energy than carbo or protein. And the mind-boggling truth is, the more energy derived from fat, the better for your health! Sources: Fats—oils, butter, egg yolk, cheese. Carbo—high-fiber foods listed above. Proteins—meat, fish, poultry, eggs.

If you don’t watch your carbohydrate intake, you could suffer from carbohydrate intolerance (CI). Its symptoms include: sleepiness after meals, increased body fat, loss of concentration, fatigue and intestinal bloating.

Most people are unaware that they are suffering from CI, the early stage of hypertension, obesity, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. If you don’t handle your CI well, it could lead to syndrome X, a host of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart disease. To rule out CI, see your doctor and have yourself tested for insulin and glucose levels.

Try this two-week meal plan. If you lose weight, avoid bread, pasta, corn, potatoes, muffins, cakes, crackers, rice, sweets, fruits or fruit juice, cold cuts or processed meats and soda or carbonated drinks.

Then eat or drink: whole eggs, meats, chicken, fish, nuts, seeds, oils, vinegar, sea salt, (not processed salt), beans, legumes, vegetables and water.

If you feel better after this change of diet, it means you could live on less carbo from now on. Return the good carbo to your diet for as long as you don’t feel the CI symptoms. This way, you can determine your carbo tolerance levels and the carbo best for you.

In the end, it’s all about a balanced meal plan to ensure your optimum performance.

Water therapy

Do you know that the more protein you eat, the more water you need between meals? So, while you’re having a relaxing warm bath, spice it up. Add a few slices of ginger and 1 cup of ginger juice. Allow it to stimulate your skin. Sip a glass of ginger tea. Put 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger in a pot of hot water, strain. Add 1 teaspoon coco nectar honey, 2 ice cubes. Enjoy!

Affirm: “My heart is big. It can contain all of life!”

Love and light!

 

Ref: “In Fitness And In Health” by Philip Maffetone