Eat For Energy Try These Nutrition Tips

January 11th, 2016

Everyone would like to make more better choices in what we eat and drink, but all too often, we are either too busy we don’t know how to start or we believe it will be harder than it is. Here are some ideas for people like you who are looking to improve their nutritional health.

healthy eatingTry to make start eating vegetarian for some of your meals. This will help you build your meal around your vegetables and fruits. It is a great way to eat healthy. You may find that you enjoy the vegetarian style of eating and may plan to continue to do so with more meals. This will provide you with a reason to try different preparation options for vegetables. You may not realize how good eggplant really is when it is cooked in, say a lasagna. I mean really good.

Eating a healthy diet that supports exercise levels and gives the body the required materials to rebuild itself, is an important component to physical fitness. Make sure to add plenty of protein to your diet to allow for muscle growth. Providing enough carbohydrates will give the body fuel for the day. Providing too many carbs will just get stored as fat. The right diet makes a huge difference.

Ascorbic acid, also known as Vitamin C, is crucial to keep in your diet. It is used for the maintenance of multiple body systems, most importantly the repair pathways and as an antioxidant. It is found in many popular fruits and vegetables, but it is also sometimes added to foods. Try to get it naturally but I also take a vitamin c supplement.

If time is an issue on a daily basis and has inhibited you from creating healthy meals then you may find it is easier to take one day a week, to cook and prepare enough meals for the following week that can be stored in the freezer. Then each night, you only need to take one out and heat it up to have a healthy, homemade meal.

Go with protein shakes for 2 meals if you are trying to lose weight and 1 if you just want to maintain your weight. These meal replacements are full of nutrition and the protein you need in a very easy and convenient form.

PROTEINAs you age, it is can become more difficult to digest food and get the nutrients that your body needs for optimum health, energy and longevity. In many cases, the closer your food is to being in its original form, the easier it is for you do digest it and get the nutrients from it that you need. A good Herbalife product to add for better absorption is the Formula 3 and for protein absorption is Aminogen

One of the best ways to cut calories is to stop drinking beverages that contain calories from sugar. Most fruit juices, sports drinks, soda and coffees contribute little if anything to our dietary needs while increasing our caloric intake dramatically. Even diet soda may have the opposite effect.

If you are trying to increase your nutrition, eat foods that are natural. Processed foods can be very bad for you. You should focus your eating on fresh produce and lean meat. If you struggle with buying the processed foods in a grocery store, try to staying away from the aisles that are the most tempting for you.

Nutrition, as you have seen, does not necessarily have to be a set of complicated regimes or instructions. Very often it can mean that you really just need to pay attention to what you are eating and take small but useful steps that guide you gradually toward better nutritional health. You will notice, if you apply these tips consistently, that your health will reflect the better nutritional choices you are making.

Master Your Metabolism

November 17th, 2014

Metabolism Booster

When it comes to losing weight and the ability to keep it off, your metabolism and how it is working is the main factor. Your metabolism is your body’s the process of converting calories into energy. If you have a slow metabolism, that means you are burning off less calories and fat. There are some simple tricks to speeding up your metabolism.

1) Eat smaller meals more often One reason a metabolism may slow down is that your are not eating enough. Some people eat very little through out the day but once they get home from work they are like eating machines. This is a very bad time to eat because it is so close to bed time. If you eat and then soon go to sleep your body is naturally slowing down because this is your body’s time to rest so you will burn less calories and the longer the food stays in there the more your body will end up absorbing and by eating little throughout the day your body will conserve energy thinking its not getting enough food and it is conserved as fat. Eating more often but smaller portions keeps your metabolism working through out the day and you are less likely to gorge when you get home.

2) Drink plenty of water Water is vital to the proper functioning of your body, because most of your body is made up of water if you are not drinking enough water your body will also think it needs to conserve water and that can lead to up to 5lbs of water weight alone.

3) Exercise and weight training Exercise will help you to burn fat, especially cardio style work outs but you should also incorporate weights into your fitness plan. Muscle burns more fat. By building muscle you will automatically burn more fat no matter what you are doing.

4) Avoid sugary foods When you eat excessive amounts of sugar, your body tends to store more fat. Your blood sugar levels spike and dip erratically and if you don’t control this bad habit, "insulin resistance" can result – which means your body will have a harder time processing sugar and more of it will get stored as fat. As you probably know high sugar foods also have more calories, so you may be sabotaging any weight loss efforts you have made from the start. The more sugar and carbohydrates you eat the more of these types of foods you crave. Break the habit by replacing sugary treats and drinks with lower calorie high protein foods.

5) Green tea Green tea has long been believed to be a fat burning metabolism booster. It is also used as a very popular energy tea. It does contain caffeine but less than a third of the caffeine in coffee. On the plus side green tea is also loaded with natural antioxidants to help fight free radicals which may help to boost your immune system and fight against premature aging.

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Weight Loss and Fitness

November 17th, 2014

 

Weight loss and fitness begins with better health and nutrition and a conscious decision to make better choices about the foods you eat, how much you eat and when. As well as beginning an exercise routine that is do-able with your lifestyle and schedule. If you plan too big an exercise routine that takes up too much time or is difficult to follow you probably won’t do it.

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Making the right food choices is not always easy!

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Healthy Choices

You may not always choose healthy foods when snacking    or eating your meals, but for those times that you do you    will never regret it. Not like a big piece of chocolate cake    or a giant bowl of pasta. Catch yourself before you get too    hungry and you will make better food choices.

Waiting until you are "starving" is a bad idea because at that point you may over indulge and generally it will be on quick and easy foods that are high in calories, fats and carbohydrates. You will have more control over what you eat if you plan ahead. For more on weight loss, health and nutrition visit

http://dietsandvitamins.com

Shopping

This is the best place to start if you are trying to lose weight or improve your nutrition and health. Do not choose foods that are high in fats, carbs and calories at the store and you won’t have to choose when its hardest to do so, at home. If you make good choices in the grocery store the choices at home will be that much better for you.

Are you getting the nutrition you need?

October 19th, 2014

 

Most people aren’t. Most people don’t get the daily recommended allowance of vitamins and nutrients. Taking Herbalife vitamins and shakes helps you get the the vitamins and fiber you need each day.

Changing the nutrition you take in can help your body help itself to feel better and be at it’s best. Losing weight can help you have more energy and feel better about yourself.

So many people focus on the outside but ignore the inside. Many women have the latest creams and makeup but when it comes to nutrition, they wont spend the time or the money to increase their inner health.

Added supplements help you to ensure you are getting the nutrition your body needs. The food we eat is so depleted of the vitamins and minerals we need, it is difficult to eat your way healthy these days, only using food. With the our nutrient depleted soil, toxins and bad eating habits.

Herbalife Green tea

September 19th, 2014

Green tea has antioxidants, specifically a high content of flavonoids. According to a Harvard article the antioxidant bioflavonoids in green and black tea may have many health benefits.

“Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder.”

Antioxidants are also believed to help prevent early signs of aging. WebMd says  green tea can help with the heart, blood pressure, and even the brain.

Herbalife energy tea contains Green and Orange Pekoe tea. If you need more energy and want a healthy alternative to other caffinated drinks like soda carbonated energy drinks. Try Herbalife Herbal Concentrate. You will be so glad you did.

Herbalife Antioxidants

August 20th, 2014

 

Herbalife offers several products that contain antioxidants. Antioxidants are important to a healthy immune system, and have shown in studies  to help prevent premature aging. Antioxidants support the body’s natural defense against oxidative stress.

Oxidative damage has been implicated in the cause of many diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. It has also been shown to have a major impact on the way your body ages.

One example you can think of is an apple. Once you slice an apple the oxidative process begins immediately and you start to see that apple slice turn brown fairly quickly. The cells begin to die or become damaged. In the case of our bodies, many or even most of our cells regenerate but over time we end up with too many damaged cells called free radicals.

The reason for this is that one free radical will try to steal electrons from another healthy cell to stabilize itself and set off a chain reaction of damage to other healthy cells. Antioxidants help to replace the missing electrons and help to balance these cells.

There are many things including genetics, your environment and diet that will affect your overall health and well-being but  if adding antioxidants to your diet may help your body help itself to operate at your optimum level. Why wouldn’t you?

Visit http://dietsandvitamins.com for more information on Herbalife products and antioxidants.

Healthy Lifestyle

August 3rd, 2014

 

Freedom.Evening.Better health is not easy. You have built up a lifetime of bad habits. It takes time and it takes effort. You have to do your part. It’s not going to come to you. Of course genetics and your environment play a part in disease and illness that you may be predisposed to, but you can give yourself a good foundation to ensure that your body is at it’s optimum health level.

The question is not whether or not you can do this. You CAN eat better. You CAN exercise. You CAN do this!  The question is WILL you do it? Do you want to be healthier and have more energy? Do you want to lose weight? So ask yourself. Will you do it?

Decide that failure is not an option. That does not mean you will never make a mistake or cheat. It means when you do, you will keep going and try harder the next day. A lot of people think exercise is too hard. They think you have to exercise on a massive level to get results. That is just not true. 20 minutes of exercise can have a huge impact on your health and your energy level.

Exercise doubles the number of your brain cells that will regenerate, increases blood flow and metabolism, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation. Just try it, 20 minutes a day and you will immediately feel a difference in your energy level.

I have sinus problems and immediately my sinus headaches and congestion decreased noticeably.  You will be pleasantly surprised by how the little changes can make big improvements in your life, your health and how you feel.

Herbalife Energy Tea

August 2nd, 2014

 

The Herbalife energy tea is a combination of Black, Orange Pekoe and Green tea.  Drinking Herbalife tea gives you a feeling of energy and according to WebMD, drinking black tea may also lower your risk for

  1. Diabetes
  2. High cholesterol
  3. Kidney stones
  4. Parkinson’s disease

Orange Pekoe and Green Tea also contain powerful antioxidants. The tea like most tea contains caffeine. Caffeine is known for it’s energy increasing benefits.  If you can’t drink caffeine then you don’t want to drink tea that contains caffeine.  Caffeine is also known for it’s natural metabolism boosting benefits.

That does not mean that all you have to do is drink tea to lose weight, but it does mean, with a little effort on your part, by watching your eating habits and exercising, it can help to increase the effects and may lead to more weight loss.

Tea has so many health benefits plus it tastes great. Herbalife tea comes in raspberry, peach, lemon and original flavors. You can drink it hot or cold. It’s also low in calories. It has approximately 5 calories a serving and 1 little gram of carbs.

Starting a Home Based Business

July 15th, 2014

 

There are a lot of opportunities to start a home based business out there and contrary to what you may have heard many, many of them are legitimate. There are review sites abound talking about this company or that company in a negative way and the funny thing is that most of those that write these reviews have never ever been in the companies they are claiming to review or even tried the products that they sell. They are right about one thing though, you do need to do your due diligence and be responsible enough to research the companies you are thinking about becoming involved with.

If it sounds too good to be true it doesn’t always mean that the company is a scam, it usually means the person who is writing about the opportunity is either all spun up on the hype they have been sold or they think they need to get you all hyped up for you to join and often that is the case, because the truth is that in most cases it takes work to become successful in ANY business online or off.

Occasionally, people get lucky and get the right people under them at the right time and their business takes off, but for most people it is good old fashioned work. Now, the reality of it is that, at least in my opinion, the work is easier than most of us would experience in a “real job”. The issue, however, tends to be self discipline. It’s easy to get on your own back when you have a boss that you would rather keep off your back. So when it’s only you keeping track of and justifying your work it can be easy to become side tracked.

That is really the key here. Set yourself up some reasonable rules and stick to them. You could decide that you will work a couple of hours a day, decide exactly what you expect to get done, write it down and then make sure you do it day in and day out. Each day can be different or you can have alternate options available to you, but DO IT. The more you do, in general, the better your results will be.

What are Antioxidants?

December 28th, 2013

 

BerryComplexAntioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. A free radical is any atom or molecule that has a single unpaired electron.

Because of this the unstable molecule “steals” from other stable molecules causing the once stable molecule to become damaged and unstable itself leading to a vicious cycle.

Free radicals wreak havoc within the cells and these damaged cells are believed to cause premature aging and tissue damage. Free radicals have even been associated with heart disease, cancer and stroke.

Antioxidants-How They Work

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by giving one of their own electrons. The antioxidant nutrients don’t actually become free radicals themselves by donating an electron because they are stable in either way. They act as help to prevent cell and tissue damage that may lead to cellular damage and disease.

Foods High in Antioxidants

Berries– Cherry, blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, bilberry black currant.
Beans– Small red beans and kidney, pinto and black beans.
Vegetables– Those with the highest antioxidant content include artichokes, spinach, red cabbage, red and unpeeled white potatoes, sweet potatoes and broccoli.
Nuts– Walnuts, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts and almonds.
Other Fruit-Pomegranates, grapes, oranges, plums, pineapple, kiwi fruit and grapefruit.
Dark chocolate and red wine are also sources of antioxidants

Herbalife offers many products that contain health-giving antioxidants. Visit :http://goherbalife.com/weightlossat to find out more!