Sleep and weight loss.

Sleep is essential for weight loss. Regulating your sleep will in fact help with overall health and well-being. Sleep is important because how much you get does in fact affect what you eat and there is a metabolic affect when food is eaten while you are sleep deprived.

The interesting thing is, losing excess unnecessary weight helps you sleep better too. this means to a certain degree you can literally “burn fat in your sleep!” however A sleep-deprived body will produce more of the stress hormone cortisol leading to symptoms of overeating and of course as many of you already understand binge eating doesn’t exactly enable you to achieve the body that makes you happy and confident.

Your produces the most growth hormones while you’re sleeping,these in turn enables your body to burn fat as well as repair and build muscles so you can increase strength and lose weight. Not to mention, if you’re exhausted, you’re much more likely to skip the gym ( although right now going to the gym is not exactly a viable option, stay safe people!) however while Proper sleep can help you avoid excess weight gain and, over time, lose weight. you cant plan to take a extra long catnap and miraculously expect to drop 10 pounds by the end of the month.

So in conclusion while sleep is not a cure-all for your weight loss ailments it can ,paired with a healthy diet and a strict exercise regiment, be and incredibly effective compliment like the honey to my tea!

remember stay strong and especially safe and don’t be afraid to ask for me to go in depth on another health and fitness topic.

A Veggy Eggy?

one of the most frequently asked questions i hear about almost always concern the idea o what is the best vegetarian/vegan alternatives to popular health and weight loss miracle foods.

For example the extravagant egg and all its benevolent beauty.

Now, to be honest while most vegetarians do considered the egg to be a vegetarian delicacy as they do not contain any animal of fish meat/flesh, the egg is by no means a vegan snack as it is a product form animals. however for those vegans and strict, orthodox vegetarians out there a suitable replacement for the egg can be damn near impossible to find. this is because the egg is an undisputed king among the miracle foods it contain a mere 78 calories per per egg and are packed with protein as well as being a rich source of many vitamins such as vitamin D which is essential for the development and growth of strong bones as well as maintaining an efficient immune system. the are also stuffed with choline which aids in boosting metabolism and liver functionality and for all the pregnant mothers out there choline helps with fetal brain development.

But enough about eggs, its time to shine light on the best alternatives out there, like one of my favorites. the admirable avocado. Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids, now those are a lot of words and to simplify, Avocados are F###ing good!

Another great alternative to eggs are bananas this is because  Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and supply vitamin B6, fibre and carbohydrate, and some vitamin C. Since they have a lower water content than most fruit, bananas typically have more calories as well as a higher sugar content compared to other non-tropical fruits. making them a great replacement to the breakfast egg

Cashew nuts. Go or No ?

The Cashew. The caju. or if you wanna get sci-ency with it the Anacardium occidentale. no matter which name you know it by the delicious nut is an absolute delicacy both locally or internationally but is this crescent shaped nut more than a Delicious snack?

The cashew nut is native to northeastern Brazil where it grows on a flowering tree that shares it’s name the cashew tree know as the Cajueiro  in Portuguese. and it looks a little something like this:

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See that green crescent bulb under the bell pepper looking fruit? well inside that hard exterior lies the delectable cashew nut so highly sought after however there,s one problem. The fruit is toxic if ingested, and an irritant to skin. This is because Raw cashews contain urushi- the same toxic chemical that is found in poison oak or ivy. while Cashew poisoning is rare, urushi ingested at high levels , can be deadly. to remove these harmful properties the green shell must be cracked over high temperatures such as a fire and open flames. however you must not worry unless you grow your own cashews the store bought cashews will always be cooked to some degree. the just have to.

Looking beyond these harmful properties cooked cashews are very, very nutritious they are one of the most nutritious nuts out there in fact!

For starters they are very good source of magnesium. Magnesium in cashew nuts is essential for regulating the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates, which may further help you lose weight. you hear that! i know i did. weight loss! Cashews are also relatively good sources of protein, which is key to losing weight. While nuts are high in calories, eating the right amount daily can also help lose weight!

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And if that wasn’t enough Cashews also are ideal for bones and joints in the body and also the teeth and gums. wow. just wow.

Thats not it Cashew nuts are also beneficial for nerve cells and heart health this is due to their high content of “heart friendly” monosaturated fats like oleic, and palmitoleic acids.

Some scientists also speculate that Caashew nuts can help prevent cancer their high copper content endows the seed with the power to eliminate free radicals as well as providing phytochemicals and antioxidants that protect us from heart disease and cancer.

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And with that i conclude this post thanks for taking the time to read this!

If there’s and thing you would like for me to research and write up about do not hesitate to leave a comment below.

stay strong!

Nuts and weight loss.

Nuts are healthy, very health, they contain the “good” saturated fats and are very filling,too filling if you’re not careful!, but if you are trying to lose weight you should know that they are pretty high-calorie foods and as you know, weight is lost by burning calories (Approx. 3,500 calories to burn a pound).

Nuts, like avocados, are loaded with heart-healthy fats—but healthy doesn’t always mean you’ll get lean. A couple of beers and a few handfuls of nuts and you’ve racked up some serious calories—and diet damage.

If you want to lose weight, replacing a higher calorie snack with nuts can help you lose weight, for example switching a 200 calorie snack with 12 almonds (at 84 calories total) can help you lose about a pound a month as long as you don’t make up the lost calories in other meals.

If you want to snack smart, you’ll have to choose the best nuts to eat for weight loss.

Here’s a list of some you can choose:

1.) PEANUTS

While the classic nut butter shares some health benefits with other nut butters, there tend to be fewer healthy versions available on the market. Peanut butters are most often processed with hydrogenated oils and sugar, so make sure you check the label carefully.

2.) ALMONDS

Think of each almond as a natural weight-loss pill. Almonds, rich in the amino acid L-arginine, can actually help you burn more fat and carbs during workouts.

For optimal results, eat your daily serving before you hit the gym.

3.) BRAZIL NUTS

This tiny nut is pretty mighty! What makes the unsung hero of the nut world such a powerful health food? For starters, it’s the richest known food source of selenium out there, with just two of the tiny nuts providing more than a day’s worth of the mineral.

Brazil nuts are packed with health-boosters like copper, zinc, potassium, riboflavin, heart-healthy fats and magnesium.

These are three options you could implement today.

so what are you waiting for go try them out now!, and comment below if any of these are your favorites or you have any other suggestions!

stay strong!

Are Eggs good for you?

Yes, eggs are good for you. They are A REAL SUPER-FOOD. in short,Eggs are high in sulfur and magnesium both essential for day to day cell repair and maintenance as well as good for helping you lose weight whilst exercising. Any cholesterol increase from eggs will be neutralized by the (choline anyway). The recent studies on heart disease and its link to high cholesterol blows away the cholesterol theory as the main cause of heart disease. Japan has the lowest incidence of heart disease. The FRENCH are the second lowest. However, the average cholesterol of French people is 210-220, which is high. In the isle of Crete, where the average persons cholesterol levels are well over 200, a 10 year study showed that NOT ONE PERSON in the study had a heart attack. We should be targeting SUGAR, not cholesterol, as the culprit.

Because of this question, I felt the need to share the following:

7 Words & 7 Rules for Eating – taken from Michal Pollan

Pollan says everything he’s learned about food and health can be summed up in seven words: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”

Probably the first two words are most important. “Eat food” means to eat real food — vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and, yes, fish and meat — and to avoid what Pollan calls “edible food-like substances.”

Here’s how:

  1. Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. “When you pick up that box of portable yogurt tubes, or eat something with 15 ingredients you can’t pronounce, ask yourself, “What are those things doing there?” Pollan says.
  2. Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can’t pronounce.
  3. Stay out of the middle of the supermarket; shop on the perimeter of the
    store. Real food tends to be on the outer edge of the store near the loading docks, where it can be replaced with fresh foods when it goes bad.
  4. Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot. “There are exceptions — honey — but as a rule, things like Twinkies that never go bad aren’t food,” Pollan says.
  5. It is not just what you eat but how you eat. “Always leave the table a little hungry,” Pollan says. “Many cultures have rules that you stop eating before you are full. In Japan, they say eat until you are four-fifths full. Islamic culture has a similar rule, and in German culture they say, ‘Tie off the sack before it’s full.'”
  6. Families traditionally ate together, around a table and not a TV, at regular
    meal times. It’s a good tradition. Enjoy meals with the people you love.
     “Remember when eating between meals felt wrong?” Pollan asks.
  7. Don’t buy food where you buy your gasoline. In the U.S., 20% of food is eaten in the car.
  8. I fully agree with this. If you would like, Michael Pollan has written extensively on this subject.
  9. Of course, don’t overeat anything , including eggs.

remember to stay strong and don’t forget to like and comment on any ideas you have for future posts.

The Cinderella solution.

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After some digging around online i discovered that this relatively new weight loss scheme has attracted a unbelievable amount of followers and supporters and to be completely honest, it’s easy to see why. I mean this is done using Flavoring pairing for ( which is, to be blunt just matching foods that taste similar together to help reduce weight.) for example the humble and delicious Avocado may be eaten together with the noble seeded bread this combines the health benefits of these two foods and in the case of the Cinderella solution, can increase the amount of weight you lose from eating healthily.

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Stay Strong!

Is Butter Bad for your health?

I don’t believe butter is bad for you, particularly if it comes from grass-fed cows. Further more, it is absolutely delicious.

Butter got a bad rap many years ago because it contains saturated fats, and these are associated with heart disease. More recent research has shown that grass-fed butter in particular contains many “good” fats and also essential nutrients (particularly Vitamin K2). Butter is certainly better than margarine, which contains trans fats, the most harmful kind.

That being said, butter is not necessarily a “health food.” It IS mostly fat, and fat has a lot of calories per gram. so you must be sure to enjoy butter in moderation.

Butter also contains fat soluble vitamins like A,E,&D. It contains healthy saturated fats from diary milk, healthy for all ages, especially growing kids. Worrying about high blood cholesterol in your blood and risk of heart attacks is a thing of the past with saturated fats. Coconut oil shown as a devil is an angel today. Butter unlike margarine is not a trans fat, man-made plastic fat. So don’t worry, just spread your butter on your toast with no guilt. Butter has a short chain fatty acid called ‘butyrate. The same fatty acids are made by your large gut microbes to protect the gut-lining from chronic diseases, including cancer. Butter is also rich in conjoint linoleic acid, an anti-inflammatory fatty acid beneficial to our body tissues.

However Butter is fattening, so consume sparingly.

So,in conclusion, a daily spread of butter on your toast, and making your omelette with a cube of butter on the hot pan is quite healthy. Remember to exercise daily to make it work better.

stay strong and comment!

Meditation.

After several hours of grueling research I’ve discovered the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions on this blog, something to do with mental health, can you guess what it is? … yeah! That’s it “what is meditation and what are it’s benefits?” well after digging around online i discovered that Meditation is essentially the art of focusing 100% of your attention in one specific area or train of thought. The practice comes with a large collection of well-publicized health benefits including increased concentration, decreased anxiety, and a general, long lasting, feeling of happiness.

Although a great number of people try meditation at some point in their lives, a small percentage actually stick with it for the long-term. This is unfortunate, and a possible reason is that many beginners do not begin with the growth mindset needed to make the practice something actually enjoyable like it is for many others.

Here are a few simple tips and tricks to help you on your meditation journey. I hope you can use to find you’re own way to nama-stay! haha.. did you see what i did there? it was… uh.. you know… a play on… ahh forget it!

1. Start with your breaths. Breathing in deep slows the heart rate, relaxes the muscles, focuses the mind and is an ideal way to begin any meditation session.

2. Stretch first. Stretching loosens the muscles and tendons allowing you to sit (or lie) more comfortably. Additionally, stretching starts the process of “going inward” and brings added attention to the parts of body with the most tension.

3. Experiment. Although many of us think of effective meditation as a Yogi sitting cross-legged beneath a stereotypical Bonzi tree, beginners should be more experimental and try different types of meditation. Try sitting, lying, eyes open, eyes closed, etc.

4. Feel your body parts. A great practice for beginner meditators is to take notice of the body when a meditative state starts to take hold. Once the mind quiets, put all your attention to the feet and then slowly move your way up the body. This is both very healthy and an indicator that you are on the right path.

5. Pick a specific room in your home to meditate. Make sure it is not the same room where you do work, exercise, or sleep. Place candles and other spiritual objects and items in the room to help you feel at ease.

6. Commit for the long haul. Meditation is a life-long practice, and you will benefit most by NOT examining the results of your daily practice. Just do the best you can every day, and then let it go.

7. Generate moments of awareness during the day. Finding your breath and “being present” while not in formal practice is a wonderful way to evolve your meditation habits.

8.  Notice small adjustments. For beginning meditators, the slightest physical movements can transform a meditative practice from one of frustration to one of renewal. These adjustments may be barely noticeable to an observer, but they can mean everything for your practice.

9. Use a candle. Meditating with eyes closed can be challenging for a beginner. Lighting a candle and using it as your point of focus allows you to strengthen your attention with a visual cue. This can be very powerful.

10. Meditate early in the morning. Without a doubt, early morning is an ideal
time to practice: it is quieter, your mind is not filled with the usual clutter, and there is less chance you will be disturbed. Make it a habit to get up half an hour earlier to meditate.

remember people stay strong, and comment people i do want to hear your thoughts on this as well as other topics to talk about from now on!

Can you lose weight without dieting?

Here at live, laugh, lose we are proud of the fact that we bring you the HONEST FACTS, no matter how hard they may be to hear, because we are here to help you lose weight the best you can not comfort and encourage laziness, we do it for you.

The simple answer is

Well No. You simply can’t lose weight without managing what you are eating. You don’t have to skip meals or punish yourself but you can lose weight by simply maintaining how much you eat and what are you eating.

Going to the Gym, performing workouts or even walking regularly plays a vital role in weight loss however it is not the most crucial thing in weight loss. People often have this delusion that weight loss only means sweating by workout, this is just not true.

Let me explain this with an example:

Suppose you have started jogging or brisk walking to lose weight (as this is the way most of people start their weight loss journey).

While this could vary depending on the countries climate you’re running in as well as your pace but on average 1 hour brisk walking, burns around 200 calories.

Now you come home and are starving for the dinner. 1 chapati (Indian food) on average contains 80–110 calories.

So by only eating just 2 chapaties you have re-gained in those calories that you worked ever so hard to lose in that tiring 1 hour of walking. What do you get from this?

Now do i mean that one should stop eating completely? No. Eat enough to keep your body working properly and do not skip meal or torture yourself with strict diets.

Simply keep in check with what you are eating, how much calories you were taking before and how much you are taking now. If you can decrease your per day calories count let say from previous 2500–3000 calories you might be having to 1500 slowly. You can lose weight without exhausting yourself.

Drinking plenty of water ( this will trick you’re brain into thinking you are full) avoid sugar, brisk walking or doing any physical activity everyday, keeping in check with what you eat and how much you eat, will make all the difference.

Do remember that how much you workout or how often you go to the Gym will go in vain if you only eat junk food or unhealthy stuff and excessive food as explained above.

Consistency is the only right way, keeping up with this for a week or two then falling back into old, unhealthy habits would not help you at all. Weight loss does not happens overnight. Be consistent, make aim and work on it. You’ll notice the difference.

stay strong.

Best ways to get Abs

The best way to get abs is to combine intense cardio, abdominal stabilization and ab exercises. Additionally, remove all processed foods, refined sugars and alcohol from your diet.

Examples of an intense cardio workout include the following workout:

2 minutes jump rope, 1 minute high knees, 1 minute Heismans, 1 minute burpees, 2x 30 second sprints, 1 minute mountain climbers, 1 minute alternating leg curls with standing body weight rows. Repeat the circuit for 45 minutes to an hour. Add 15 minutes ab work- 2x 45 second planks, 20 crunches, 20 leg lifts, supine leg circles.

On some days, reduce the amount of cardio and do a Pilates routine you can find on YouTube, in addition to the aforementioned ab exercises. Look for variations on the plank. Planks work the deep abdominal muscles and are important for stabilizing the body.

Stay Strong.

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