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You and your weight loss journal

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

What is the primary cause behind weight gain? Food. That means that if you control your food habits, you will be able to lose weight successfully. However, before you can change your food habits, you need to know about your current eating habits. This is the reason why must keep a food weight loss journal in order to track your food habits.

Most people hate to maintain a food weight loss journal because they think that it is extremely tedious and boring to keep track of everything that they eat. However, remember that in order to lose weight, you must work hard, and keeping a food weight loss journal is the least you can do. Trust me, once you start keeping a food weight loss journal, it will pay you off big time. [Read more →]

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Properties of Nutrients

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Although we are all individuals, with our own specific nutritional needs that vary due to our unique external and internal stresses, we all belong to the same life form species called Homo Sapiens or mankind.

Our species has a common bodily process that requires certain nutrients to maintain life,

to grow, to develop (physically and mentally), to renew cells and to turn food into energy. The World Health Organisation has determined, for an “average” adult person, the essential nutrients needed and the safe quality you should intake each day. This work has been duplicated in Europe and the United States. As you would expect the results vary, but ever so slightly. The results are presented below. [Read more →]

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Nutritional Pyramid

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“Getting Peak Performance by Promoting the Synergetic Effect of Selecting Foods in Balanced Proportions”

The Pyramid clearly shows that eating 4-6 small meals each day is better than 3 large meals.And you should select foods from each group allowing sufficient time for digestion before eating the next group.

The Nutritional Pyramid is important to your health.

Understanding it can make eating fun again, like when you were young. What it does for you:

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Vegetarian weight loss dieting for natural fitness

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There is a certain, persistant stigma about vegetarianism that people who practice it only do so because they can’t stand harm coming to animals. However, there are many more reasons why you might want to take a second look at becoming a vegetarian. Not only do meats contain more fat, but they also contain more cholesterol and less fiber. If you’re trying to lose weight or control your blood pressure, a vegetarian weight loss diet may be in your best interest. In fact, most weight loss diet menus cut back on meats to begin with in favor of vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts, so a vegetarian weight loss diet just takes that idea one step further.

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A food diary can shock you

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Remember that episode of Seinfeld when Jerry and company put on weight even though their yoghurt was “low fat”?

Discovering the true calorie count of a favorite food can shock you away from it, and may even kick start your weight loss.

4 Ways a Food Diary Can Help You Lose Weight - US News and World Report reports:

“It’s eye opening. In fact, some people will be so shocked at how many calories are in their thrice-daily Coke that the ‘aha’ moment will make going on an actual diet unnecessary. Being forced to be aware of what you’re eating can often be enough to help people drop weight, says Wadden.”

Keeping a food diary, even for just a day or two, can help you to realize why you’re gaining weight, when you’re definitely not over-eating.

Here’s a calorie counter which will help you to note down the calorie estimates of food in your diary.

calorie counter

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Free Calorie Counters You Can Use

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There are a number of free calorie counters available on the internet. These programs allow you to select a specific food and it will tell you how many calories are in one serving. It will also tell you what the recommended serving size is. If you are on a diet, you owe it to yourself to check out the free calorie counters out there.

What should you look for in a calorie counter and how will you know when you have found a good one? This article looks at the basic components of free calorie counters and shows you some of the sophisticated options out there.

Free calorie counters should include basic groceries. An apple is an apple is an apple, no matter how you slice it. Included in this category is dairy, eggs, fruit, meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables.
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Food Calorie Counters: do they help you to lose weight?

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Food calorie counters are key to losing weight. Successful dieters will eventually learn that there is only one way to achieve a weight loss. Calorie counting is how a dieter can be sure to lose weight and keep it off. This article will look at the role of food calorie counters in a successful diet.

Weight loss is not found in a pill. The latest diet book won’t offer you a miracle cure. Essentially, you have to burn more calories than you consume. Pills can curb your appetite so that you won’t be hungry when you diet. Diet books can offer you ways to eat fewer calories according to a specific plan. But, essentially, all diets boil down to the same thing: eat less than you burn.
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Key Points For a Healthy Lifestyle

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Nowadays, many of us are more concerned about our health conditions. We get a lot of tips from people who themselves are not aware on how one can live a healthy life. Considering the fact that we too are stubborn to follow most of these advices, we end up with all the frustration and regret that we did not choose to live a healthy life style at an early phase.

The earlier you practice to drink and eat healthy foods the better. Mother nature has given us a lot of options to choose from, so we could maintain a very good health condition, we should all make use of it.

Look into these drinking and eating habits that you should try starting from this day on:

1. Select food that are of great value, meaning that it contains vitamins and minerals that the body needs. Make sure that what you look into are food selections that would also fits your lifestyle, like for instance you are losing weight and you frequently workout, you would be needing foods rich in protein, so you have to select the foods that are rich in protein.
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Optimal nutrition

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Software-hardware Complex “Optimal nutrition” is developed in conference with the Nutrition Institute of the Russian Academy of Medical Science on demand of the public corporation “Gasprom”. In it the experience of three years application of PC “MyDiet” 1.0 in coordination with Hardware Program Complex “MyBody” in the system of sanatorium and spa treatment of the public corporation “Mostransgas” is taken into account. This experience is summarized in methodic recommendations “MyBody” Moscow 2009 . Also the experience of dietitians of fitness centers in solving the problems of overweight and keeping fit is taken into consideration.

The distinguishing feature of “Optimal nutrition” is:

- essential widening of the database of dishes up to 2000 items; widening of the database of products, including the fast-food products up to 1000 items;

- inclusion into the “Optimal nutrition” the food supplements certificated by the Nutrition Institute of the Russian Academy of Medical Science;

- almost twice extended (up to 52 items) database of nutrients of dishes and products;

- more precise account of the information provided by the questionnaire, anamnesis, mode of living, the most important environment factors and firstly the functional health reserves to estimate the individual norm of nutrients’ consumption;
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Benefits and dangers of a vegetarian diet

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Everybody knows someone who claims to be an ultra-healthy vegetarian and constantly plays up the benefits of their meat-free existence. While there are some benefits to a vegetarian diet, if you’re considering going this direction, you should also have full knowledge of the potential dangers of a vegetarian lifestyle.

What is a vegetarian?
Most people think being a vegetarian is as simple as taking that chicken breast off your plate before you chow down, but the reality is not quite that simple. There are several different types of vegetarians out there. The simplest form is the garden-variety vegetarian, who doesn’t eat animal flesh. A common variation on this theme has become popular in Hollywood and in educated circles: the vegan diet. Vegans don’t eat any product that is animal derived, including eggs, milk or cheese. A less common type of vegetarian is the lacto-vegetarian, who consumes milk and milk-based products, but otherwise observes the same restrictions as a vegan. A new term that has come to represent the great majority of self-proclaimed vegetarians is flexitarian (or semi-vegetarian). As the name implies, flexitarians are somewhat flexible with their diet and will include small amounts of meat in their diet when they feel like it.
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