Archive for November, 2011

The Diet Solution Program – Best Diet Meal Plans

November 26th, 2011 8 comments ..FOR A FULL REVIEW OF THE DIET SOLUTION PROGRAM CLICK THE LINK – Click The Link For The Diet Solution Program by Isabel De Los Rios And Learn About The Best Diet Meal Plans

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Weigh in #1 My Path to Health and Happiness — Moving Forward

November 26th, 2011 25 comments


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Healthy Foods That Pack On The Pounds

November 26th, 2011 No comments

If you are exercising and eating a healthy diet, yet still cannot shed the pounds, the problem might be the healthy foods.

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Raw Food Recipe – Granola with Almond Milk – A Raw Diet & Raw Recipe – Breakfast

November 26th, 2011 25 comments Raw food author and chef Jennifer Cornbleet shows you to make a delicious gluten-free raw granola, which is then topped with raw almond milk. From her DVD, Raw Food Made Easy. Produced by Larry Cook.

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Shakira Meal Plan to Eating Healthier

November 26th, 2011 21 comments

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What process is the main energy provider in low-carb diets?

November 21st, 2011 1 comment

I’ve heard that people on low-carb diets start out feeling without energy, because the body is still accustomed to providing energy through glycolycis, but later in the diet have plenty of energy to spare. If it’s not glycolysis that’s providing the energy(how could it be, where is the glucose) then what is it?

Glucose provides quick energy but dietary fats provide sustained energy. Coconut oil if the only fat that provides quick energy just like a carb but without insulin or blood sugar reactions.

The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

Glucose is the bodies preferred fuel (if you want to get technical, it actually burns alcohol most efficiently, but that doesn’t make it any healthier for the body than carbs), the body can convert 100% of carbs, 58% of protein & 10% of dietary fat into glucose. The body can also be fueled by fat (dietary fat & fat cells) but only in the absence of carbs. Your brain actually prefers* to be fueled by ketones (part of the fat burning process), it does require glucose also, but glucose can be easily converted from excess protein if needed or dietary fat.

I think that ketosis is not the back up fuel plan. I think ketosis was meant to be primary fuel plan, that is easily overridden (one bite) by ingestion of carbs (or alcohol). The body is rarely allowed to become fully fat adapted, especially in these days of people using processed food formula to feed infants instead of breast milk. Carbs were never supposed to be available year around, only seasonally during harvest. The body can easily handle carbs even in excess occasionally, just not continuously. The body can also be fueled by protein (via gluconeogenesis) but long term protein synthesis creates the byproducts of ammonia & nitrogen. The body can easily handle clearing out these byproducts but if gluconeogenesis is used as the primary fuel source for long term, the body can be overwhelmed (poisoned) by the excess ammonia & nitrogen. It’s all contingent on balance but the body functions at optimal levels on more dietary fat & suboptimal levels on less dietary fat.

The body always has the ability to use ketone bodies as fuel. Even people in glycolysis (except those that are hyperinsulimic) burn some fat as they sleep, this helps preserve glycogen stores. Using fat as fuel & being fueled by fat are the difference in the body becoming fully fat adaped to being fueled by ketone bodies & glycerol.

This study done on athletes in training during the conversion process says that after one has become fat adapted, endurance exercise performance returns to normal.:

I highly recommend low carb way of eating for optimal health. It takes 3-6 weeks for the body to become fully fat adapted to perform athletically but the body does convert *if* carb cycling is not used. Athletes studied said their performance was effected the first week or so but recovered to full athletic ability within a few weeks.

For bodybuilders, low carb creates lean tissues even without working out, working out should create even more muscle mass. When insulin dominates the blood stream, testosterone & human growth hormone (HGH) aren’t produced, which are both anabolic hormones & contribute to muscle growth. Excess protein is converted to glucose *unless* dietary fat levels are greater than 80% of dietary calories, then I believe that excess protein is forced to create lean tissues (just as excess carbohydrates are forced to create fat tissues).

Marathon athletes aren’t restricted to glycogen stores. Athletes in glycolysis (using glucose for fuel) have to "carb load" to fill glycogen stores but athletes in ketosis (using fat for fuel) don’t have these restrictions. A normal weighted person has enough fat stores to run for more than 200 hours – glycogen stores only last a few hours before being depleted & the athlete "hits the wall"

Carb cycling programs never allow the body to become fully fat adapted, which I believe takes 3-6 weeks. The metabolism just shuts down & awaits a return to glycolysis.

^ In glycolysis, the brain requires 120g of glucose per day, but the brain gets its energy from ketone bodies when insufficient glucose is available. After blood glucose is lowered for 3 days, the brain gets 30% of its energy from ketone bodies. After 40 days, this goes up to 70% (during the initial stages the brain does not burn ketones, since they are an important substrate for lipid synthesis in the brain). In time the brain reduces its glucose requirements from 120g to 10g per day (with ketones & glycerol providing the difference).

Ketones have been described as "magic" in their ability to increase metabolic efficiency, while decreasing production of free radicals, the damaging byproducts of normal metabolism. The heart and brain operate 25% more efficiently using ketones as a source of energy

What is a nutritional, consistent daily meal plan I can use to transition to a vegan lifestyle?

November 18th, 2011 3 comments

i am looking to adopt a vegan lifestyle, among other things. i believe it would be beneficial for me to develop a single, daily meal plan that i can use every day. to clarify, i wish to eat the same meals every day. i hope this will allow me to become more sensitive to the needs of my body and adjust my diet accordingly. does anyone have any suggestions, either for individual meal ideas, a whole days plan, or way to investigate this goal further?

I am vegetarian for 19 years.
I cook beans, chick peas, peas, lentils at home, as the tin beans, and other ready meal are junk. They are full of protein, a handful is like a beef in protein.
Also brow rice, brow floor.
Soak the beans, peas or chick peas overnight. Than wash it. Cook for 15 min in pressure cooker.
Lentils you can cook straigt up for 15 min.
Brown rice: Wash it, cover in water, let boil in the closed pressure cooker. When it makes noisy, turn down the heat to very low and let it cook for 40min.
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My child is vegetarian by birth, she is the tallest and stronger of her class, she is 10.
If u don’t cook at home, you will lack protein, if u eat refined food, you will get fat.
We don’t need soya in our diet.

Eating healthy and exercising, but gained weight?

November 18th, 2011 2 comments

I started a healthy eating and exercising program a few days ago thanks to my friend who is a personal trainer. Within 3 days I had lost 1.1kg which I was surprised about. I continued doing what I was doing, but when I weighed myself yesterday I had gained 0.7kg. Could that just be muscle? My friend said I can have one day off a week, and although I still did my exercises and ate healthy for most of the day, I did have a handful of hot chips with my dinner, which was grilled chicken and veggies. Could that have made me put that weight back on?
Is it just a matter of time until I start losing the weight again and begin to slim down?

It takes time to slim down and tone up but don’t worry about gaining weight. Muscle is heavier than fat and most of the time, when you don’t have a lot of weight to lose, you will gain weight because of the muscle you are putting on. Never trust the scale. Trust measurements. It’s better to weigh more and be toned and healthy than weigh less and be flabby. Good Luck!

My amazing weight loss journey

November 18th, 2011 10 comments

View how I lost my weight here , My weight loss journey started at 207lbs and at 1 month I worked my way down to 175lbs , thats a whopping 32lbs in just 30 days, I am so happy with my effeort and now know I can acheive my goal of loosing 60 lbs. How I lost the weight is detailed here, it explains how I lost my extra pounds during my amazing weight loss journey.

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Healthy Snacks to Eat

November 18th, 2011 25 comments

**Next week I will start with the at-home workouts 🙂

These are just some suggestions, leave YOUR favorite healthy foods/snacks in the comments below (include calories if you know them) that way everyone can have lots of choices!

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