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The only dietary supplements you need

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 A visit to the health food store can be an experience. It is tough to choose from among the huge variety dietary and nutritional supplements on the shelf. From vitamins to minerals to weight loss pills, there are thousands of options to choose from. But .... 

 

do you really need any of them? Do they really work, and if so, which ones are best?

 

Who really needs dietary supplements?

 

It's important to remember that dietary supplements are designed to supplement your diet, not to replace nutritious foods. Supplements are intended to enhance a diet where there are shortfalls. But really foods are more complex, offering not only vitamins and minerals, but fiber, nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats), phytochemicals, and a whole host of nutritious substances that science has not fully identified that work together with other foods and provide the benefits of a healthy eating pattern. 


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The right fitness-diet balance

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Balancing your food and activity level

It is Monday morning. It's is a great day to get out to the grocery, pick up some foods and prepare some meals for this week. If you think this will help you get on track, I recommend doing this today or maybe on sunday if you are pretty busy during week days. I prefer to cook extra food at lunch time and then take the left overs for dinners. Whatever works better for you.

 

Here is a weight loss secret you should never forget .... "there are no magic secrets. Stop eating garbage and get off your ass"

 

Talking about food, a calorie is a unit of energy that food supplies to your body. But when we talk about physical activity, a calorie is a measure of the energy that your body uses in performing an activity. Energy balance is like a scale. To remain in balance and maintain your body weight, the calories you get from foods must be balanced by the calories you use in normal body functions and physical activity. If you eat more calories than you use, you gain weight. If you burn up more calories than you eat, you lose weight.

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Brainstorm yourself with a healthy walk or run

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Oxygenating your brain

 

We all know and probably heard many times all the benefits of running or jogging(*). To name a few: running boots energy, controls weight, combats health conditions, improves mood, gives us better sleep, etc etc. But this time I am not gonna repeat what we know already very well. This time I am gonna talk about a hidden benefit of walking (at a pace) or running. Something that you might have experienced before but perhaps you never realized. And that is .... I know I am not alone when I say that I do some of my best thinking during a healthy brisk walk or slow jog.

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The magic of olive oil

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Healthy living with olive oil

Being originally from Spain my compatriots will be disappointed if i do not dedicate one of my blogs to this wonder of nature. Olive oil, which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, is a major component of the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean Population have longer life expectancies and lower risks of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, compared with North Americans and Northern Europeans. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are considered a healthy dietary fat, as opposed to saturated fats and trans fats.

 

what is olive oil?

 

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the fruit of the Olea europaea (olive tree), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean region, where whole olives are pressed to produce olive oil. The oil is used in cosmetics, medicine, cooking and soaps, and was also used as a fuel for traditional lamps. Although originating in the Mediterranean countries, today it is used worldwide. Spain is the number one producer of olive oil in the world. In 2010, more than 45% of global olive oil production came from Spain. Spaniards, Greeks and Italians are the bigger consumers. Over the last 50 years, there have been thousands of studies examining the health benefits of olive oil.


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Training your mind for weight loss

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Training your mind rather than your body

 

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind" ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Studies have shown that it is not the quality of our diets, but our brains ability to resist cravings and follow a plan that is behind losing weight and living a healthy life style. Read more bellow for resetting your mind for weight loss and healthy life.

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The secrets of an unhealthy body shape

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the secrets of an unhealthy body

 

 

Often, losing weight is not fair. In many cases nothing show up after all the effort and attention you put into your weight loss goal. The topic of the last few articles was meant to look at the most typical reasons why people might fail at weight loss. Out of reading these articles you might have seen an image of yourself, so hopefully this hints could help you to overcome with any potential weight loss resistance you may encounter.

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The 5 basic elements of a fitness program

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the 5 must of a well-done fitness routine

 

Whether you are a beginner taking the first steps toward fitness or an exercise master hoping to optimize your results, designing an organized and effective fitness training program is essential and crucial in order to achieve the best results. When designing a fitness program, try to make sure you include these five basic elements to create an effective program.


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The secrets of an unhealthy body shape - Part 2

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the secrets of an unhealthy body

 

In the previous article, I talked about how eating too many calories and setting the wrong goals might affect your weight loss goal. In this article, I will continue tackling the most common reasons of weight loss resistance. Throughout reading this article you might see a mirror of yourself. Hopefully, these hints could help you to break a potential trial of weight loss resistance at the present time or in the future.

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The secrets of an unhealthy body shape - Part 1

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the secrets of an unhealthy body

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently" - Henry Ford

 

Weight loss resistance is one of the most common things. The inability to exercise or diet is sometimes very discouraging. It might even make you very unhappy and stress. But hopefully after so many positive thoughts as a new resolution we are totally into exercising, dieting or both with all our enthusiasm hoping to reach our goals if possible in a short period of time. If that is the case, congratulations! you passed the most difficult part, which really is STARTING AND GETTING ACTIVE. But is not all flowers in the garden. Sometimes something might not be working the way we want it to be ....

 

omg! what happened to me? i tried hard to lose weight but I see no results :S

 

Often, losing weight simply is not fair. In many cases, you push yourself and dedicate time but you have nothing to show for all the effort and attention you have put into your weight loss resolution. What is next?

 

This article is meant to look at the most common reasons why people might fail at their weight loss resolution. It came to my mind a few reasons after some brainstorming running sessions while making reminders notes with my best friend. Throughout reading out this article you might see an image of yourself and hopefully it could help you to break the endless cycle of weight loss resistance.

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From the one big to the six pack abs

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building your 6 pack

It will take dedication, time and patience to get a six pack. But all you need to do is only two things: lose weight and build abs muscle. You get this by kind of adopting a dieting and exercising philosophy consistently. You can have the most toned and muscular abs, but it will not show if there is a layer of fat over them. This blog will discuss the ways to accomplish the very first goal: weight loss.


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