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High Protein Diet Plan Tips

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

For sports people, high protein diet has perpetually been a fashionable fitness diet. The diet is now growing in recognition among casual dieters too. A larger share of calories arrives from protein, rather than carbs or fats in high protein diet plans. It is normally not a healthy choice to go for the western diet that adds in a lot of junk food. Protein makes up only a small fraction of the calories in a standard western diet. Actually, depending on the function of the fitness diet plans and the individual taking it, high protein diet plans ought to include around thirty to fifty percent or more calories from protein.

South Beach and Atkins

When you consider the South Beach Diet, lean protein is the main ingredient. Lean protein also helps you to protect muscle mass apart from decreasing the appetite, even when you are burning away fat. Then again, a drop in protein for the period of weight loss causes decrease in muscle mass and also decelerates the metabolism. In addition, lean protein helps in maintaining blood sugar on a balanced level, thus steadying the appetite. See that you incorporate lean cuts of meat and soy-based meat alternatives while considering protein choices. Keep your distance from junk food and protein sources that are lofty in saturated fat. On the other hand, Atkins is a low carb diet basically. The procedure called ketosis is the diet’s key aim. It is about switching the body’s metabolism from burning the glucose to burning the fat hoarded in the body. Quick weight loss is the main advantage of Atkins Protein Diet. When matched up to other diets, the Atkins diet is not as prolonged and high-priced. It is also a diet plan that has been demonstrated adequately.

Protein is also needed for enhancing the body’s metabolism to burn up additional calories, other than repairing and building muscles. Protein does the job of keeping blood sugar balanced and lessening hunger as well. Protein is made up of twenty-two amino acids which the body takes in to build and patch up tissues and to manufacture enzymes and hormones. Protein makes it possible for the blood to send out oxygen all over the body. By sending signals to the brain to decrease hunger, protein helps in reducing the chances of overeating as well.

So go ahead and make the most of a protein diet plan. See that protein amounts to ten to thirty-five percent of your overall utilization of calories if you want to enjoy all the advantages of protein.

Damage Control After Tempting Treats!

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

There is no food that can be classified as to good or bad as long as you have it in moderation. Most of us are really quick to succumb to temptation, but adopting a strict control formula is not exactly practical either. What you need is to correct you diet pattern after giving in to those sinful yet OH- SO- TEMPTING treats.

Here are few tips on setting things right, once you have indulged to your heart’s content.


Cheesy Pizza

After a cheesy pizza, your next meal should be a plain bowl of steamed vegetables to compensate for the fiber. You can couple it with some brown rice or multigrain bread.


Chocolate Cake

After having a chocolate cake you may actually suffer with constipation and the best meal to beat that constipation caused by a chocolate cake is a bowl of piping hot vegetable stew teamed with whole grain bread or barley soup.



Beat the acidity by drinking gallons of water throughout the day. You can also have a tall glass of butter milk, cold milk, coconut water or apple juice.


Ice Cream

Most of the ice creams have artificial color and preservatives that meddle with the digestive juices, making it difficult to process. Gulp down a glass of butter milk. Your next meal should be a bowl of spinach soup with a slice of rye bread which will ensure smooth bowel movements.


Spicy Foods

Eating spicy foods can lead to stomach distension and acidity. A plain glass of cold milk will help fight that acidity. Your next meal should be a bowl of sprouts salad. These foods contain Vitamin B and Vitamin E that help eliminate acids out of the body.


Chinese food

Most of Chinese meals are cooked with a generous sprinkling of ajinomoto whose hazards are well known. Water and green tea is the best way to detox our body. Balance the excessive salt intake by consuming a glass of coconut water. Make sure to end your day with a bowl of mix fruits. Fruits such as papaya, peach, musk melon and pear too as these help ward off severe acidity.

Excess abdominal fat - More risky than you think!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Did you know that majority of people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat?

Excess Abdominal Fat

The first thing that most people think of is that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly, is covering up their abs from being visible and makes them self conscious. However, what most people don’t realize is that excess abdominal fat in particular is not only ugly but is also a dangerous risk factor to health.

Two Types of Abdominal Fat

There are two types of fat that you have in your abdominal area. The first type that covers up your abs from being visible is called subcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles.

The second type of fat that you have in your abdominal area is called visceral fat and that lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also plays a role in giving certain men that “beer belly” appearance.

Both of them greatly increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer and other degenerative diseases. Science has shown that having excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous than subcutaneous fat.

If you care about the quality of your life and your loved ones then I believe that reducing your abdominal fat should be one of your top priorities. So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat?

The first thing you must understand that there is absolutely no quick fix solutions or pills or supplements of any sort that will help you lose your abdominal fat faster. The only solution to consistently lose your abdominal fat and keep it off for good is to combine a sound strategic nutritious diet full of unprocessed natural foods with a properly designed exercise program that stimulates the necessary hormonal and metabolic response within your body. Dieting only will help you lose significantly less abdominal fat than the diet & exercise combined.

The only reason most people fail in their fitness goals is that they have good intentions at first to adopt a new lifestyle, yet after a few weeks or months they abandon their good intentions and slip right back into their old bad habits that gave them the excess body fat in the first place. I want to help you succeed in finally getting rid of that extra abdominal fat that is not only ugly, but also dangerous.

Here are few exercises that you can do and get a flatter and more toned stomach. When performed correctly and combined with proper nutrition the following exercises can aid in the efforts to have the abdomen that you desire.

• The use of movements that do not restrict the body and do not use weight such as side bends and twists or hanging from a bar are all good for the oblique muscles of the abdomen.

side bands twists hanging

• Standing crunch which brings one shoulder and elbow in and down to the side of the upper torso.

• Lower your body to an angle of seventy degrees and curl the torso forward until you crunch into a full contraction of the abdominal muscles.

• Crunches are also good for exercising the abdomen.


• By lying on a bench with your arms extended behind you as if reaching for something. Then bring the knees up and as far in as possible while keeping the pelvis flat against the bench.

bench crunch

• Hang from a bar and keep the knees even with the abdomen, then raise them toward the head as far as you can get them.

hanging crunch

• Sitting on a bench cross legged while holding onto the sides to support you. Pull the knees toward your chest by raising the legs.

sitting bench crunch sitting bench crunch

Don’t waste another day allowing that nasty abdominal fat to kill your confidence as well as contribute to your risk for major diseases. Get the solution to get rid of it work hard, eat right and enjoy your life to full extent.

Unbelievable - Two Foods That Make You Fat

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The two foods that most people believe are healthy may actually shock you to know that they are fattening foods.

Shocked woman Fat Woman

The first type of food that is often falsely believed to be healthy is wheat products… this includes most breads, cereals, bagels, muffins, pasta, crackers and so on. And yes that includes “whole wheat” in the category of this fattening food.

Wheat Wheat Prodcts

The human digestive system has never adapted to large amounts of wheat in the diet. The introduction of wheat into the human diet has only been in the last couple thousand years, and it has never been in such large quantities in the human diet until the last 80-100 years.

Eliminate wheat from your diet for 2-3 weeks you will start to lose weight and feel better. You will not only start losing body fat much faster but you will also finally get rid of headaches and indigestion and even skin problems will go away when eliminating wheat from the diet.

The 2nd example of the worst fattening foods that shocks many people because it is thought to be “healthy” is — fruit juice.

Fruit Juices

We actually think most fruits are very healthy for us. However, we were not meant to separate the juice from the rest of the fruit and only drink the high calorie sugary mixture and leave behind the fiber and other beneficial components of the fruit. When you only drink the juice of fruits you are not getting the appetite satisfying effect of the fiber in the fruit, and you’re left craving more carbs. Also the fiber in whole fruit helps to slow the blood sugar response when eating whole fruit compared to fruit juice. Apple juice and orange juice are two of the worst culprits in the western diet.

Over consuming fruit juices makes you fat. On the other hand, eating whole fruits including all of the fiber helps you maintain a healthy balanced diet and high nutrient density.


High Protein - Low Calorie Snack

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
by Sue

Here’s one of the simplest high protein snacks which you can have as a small meal either late at night or even sometimes for a mid meal during the afternoon between lunch and dinner. It contains all the healthy fats, relatively low carbs and the casein protein content which helps your body prevent catabolizing muscle tissue overnight because of the long-lasting casein protein.

Even people who generally say that they don’t like cottage cheese will love this.

    Vanilla-Cinnamon Nut Cottage Cheese

Vanilla-Cinnamon Nut Cottage Cheese

• Mix together 2 to 1 ratio of cottage cheese to vanilla yogurt (it gets higher in protein than in carbs)

• Vanilla extract to taste

• Cinnamon to taste (it’s one of the most powerful antioxidants you can get)

• Handful of raw nuts (pecans, almonds or walnuts as about all nuts are packed with nutrition and healthy fats to keep your cravings at bay)

Just a touch of stevia to sweeten (stevia is a non-caloric natural sweetener that is much safer than artificial sweeteners).

This is such quick recipe, but it’s really good, simple, easy and packed with craving-ending nutrition! Don’t be lazy… be lean.

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