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Lose Weight The Natural Way While You Sleep

You probably didn’t know it, but one of the best times to lose weight is while you sleep. That’s because the human body is designed by nature to repair itself during the hours we are sleeping.Food Groups

Our bodies use sleep to repair and strengthen our muscles, joints and other parts that get tired and damaged through use and exertion during waking hours.

This restorative process uses energy to rebuild lean muscle mass and to help rebuild other kinds of body tissue. That is worth repeating — this rebuilding process uses energy — and if the rebuilding process is running smoothly and efficiently, that energy comes from places in our body where energy is stored — from fat.

In other words, the body rebuilds tissue, organs, bone, and lean muscle by burning fat.

Several things about this process are worth noting. They have an important bearing on how efficiently it works.

**Collagen is very important to the body repair process

Collagen is the most common protein found in our bodies. It is the main component of our skin, nails, bones, cartilage, and connective tissue and is found in all of the body organs. Cartilage is the cushion and shock absorber between joints, and the reason we stay flexible and mobile. Healthy cartilage is constantly being regenerated by the body naturally and this process contributes to keeping us youthful and flexible.

As we age, our bodies lose the ability to produce collagen at sufficient levels needed to support the deep restorative sleep processes that our bodies are designed to perform. This can be a major contributor that leads to a premature aged appearance and can definitely affect our flexibility and mobility. It stands to reason that a collagen supplement combined with other natural ingredients can have a dramatic effect in better supporting the deep restorative sleep process. This in turn can allow the body to experience more energy, build more lean muscle, and burn more fat.

**Amino acids enhance the regeneration process

The rebuilding process is also influenced by the efficiency of the amino acids normally used for this purpose. As part of the rebuilding process, amino acids help maintain lean muscle mass and allow the body to more readily consume fat for energy. This contributes to weight loss.

Again, as we age, our body’s production of efficient amino acids is reduced. A supplement such as L-Carnitine is a special amino acid that enhances the body’s normal function and helps your body convert excess fat into readily available fuel. During deep sleep, these special amino acids work like a natural “turbo charger” to help your body repair, preserve and build lean muscle while burning stored fat to supply the needed energy.

**Not eating before sleeping is important

Since the body uses deep sleep for the restoration process, it is important when using a collagen supplement not to eat three hours before going asleep. This is because we don’t want nutrient competitiion between undigested food and the collagen supplement special nutrient formula itself. If the body has to concern itself with digestion it will not absorb the collagen formula properly. Therefore your body will not be performing its natural restorative process while you sleep, but rather will be concerned with undigested foods and will actually be storing fat from the continuing digestive process rather than burning fat as the energy for the deep sleep restorative process.

This tends to put us into a “diet circle of frustration”. The less time your body spends in deep restful sleep (without competing digestion), the less time it has to restore its natural health, and the less fat that is burned in support of this natural rebuilding process. Now we understand the key connection between deep restorative sleep and weight loss many times goes hand in hand with our overall health.

Reducing or eliminating the intake of food three hours before bedtime allows the body to use its natural fat reserves for metabolic fuel during the deep restorative sleep cycle.

**Collagen weight loss program build on this process

A natural collagen product such as Lose and Snooze enables this natural process to once again help people lose weight. Lose and Snooze consists of a blend of Collagen, L-Carnitine and Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera). The Collagen contributes to a more youthful appearance, greater flexibility, and all round mobility and strength.

In addition to all of this, most importantly, Collagen allows the deep sleep necessary to enable your body’s natural metabolic functions to occur, like when we were children. L-Carnitine promotes the burning of fat in support of the natural rebuilding, restorative process that occurs during deep sleep. The Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) contains numerous nutrients and amino acids that help create a healthy environment in support of your body’s own ability to create its own collagen, in addition to the remarkable Lose and Snooze formula itself.

Thousands of satisfied users of the collagen weight loss program have reported that using the liquid formula in combination with an empty stomach before bedtime, has been beneficial to their health and has helped them naturally lose weight.

And because the collagen weight loss program only helps lose excess fat (while rebuilding muscle), it can be used by anybody — not just people wanting to lose weight. It has also been beneficial to folks who want to enjoy better sleep, build lean muscle, improve their appearance and to reshape their body while maintaining their proper healthy weight.

A good diet Plan can help with your nutrition requirements. This is important if you want to rebuild your body. It is important to include a selection of foods from every food group in order to remain healthy or get healthy. This small book is a great tool to help you select the correct foods.
It was originally written to assist people with Diabetes control their sugar levels, but it has the information you need for a healthy diet.

Diabetic Exchange Book

Helps measure food by volume instead of counting calories. Very convenient.

Click Here!

Lose Weight With Treadmill Weight reduction Workouts

Perseverance is the key to losing weight with a treadmill!

Your treadmill can give  you a  really great weight reduction workout. Currently most fitness treadmills come equipped with a small  working personal computer that  can offer fat loss or weight loss programs.

How do treadmill machine work outs designed to lose weight  work?

It can be pretty simple, such as it just  modifies the slope so you preserve 65% of your top heart rate (“MHR”). Simply treadmills along with computers can cater to weight loss fitness treadmill machine workout routines.  They can be programmed into the treadmill controller.

The idea in most treadmill machine weight loss programs is basically that you burn the most  fat by carrying out long  workouts with 65% of your optimum HR. Maximum Heart Rate is usually   determined by keeping track over time.

An hour or so work out seems to be the average for most programs on treadmills.  You will have to consult your manual or program in your machine to determine the correct one as each machine is different.

Once you enter your age plus weight, then   as long as you allow the treadmill to get the HR for  working out, your treadmill may adjust the incline which means you maintain 65% within your MHR while doing the work out.

From what I have observed with most treadmill plans, it is necessary to work out for at least a half-hour or more at 65% of  MHR in order to  lose weight.

Of course, you can buy a heart rate monitor and just maintain 65% of this max. pulse rate while training. The more up to date Treadmills provide the means  to modify the slope of the treadmill  to maintain 65%.

What’s wrong with the treadmill machine computerized process?

Treadmill Keyboard

Treadmill Keyboard

Their computations are based on averages and do not seemingly take into account people with higher or lower MHR.  In my case it is lower, so it will take longer for me to reach the figures that their computer uses to increase or decrease the slope in order to maintain 65% MHR as part of the workout.

This means as a way to effectively apply the 65% fat loss treadmill training session, you need to find out what your a real maximum heartbeat is. Treadmills are developed to select some sort of MHR based on years. That said, you are able to   target Human resources that the fitness treadmill will support.  So by selection you might be able to put in an incorrect age and MHR and fool the treadmill into performing a workout for you based on these new inputs!

It’s important to establish your specific MHR. Then you do not have to go with the actual age-based maximum An hour which may not your legitimate max. Time.

The best way to determine your real max heart rate is to workout until your monitor gets to the point that it is reporting what your doctor has told you should be your MHR for your age and physical condition.

How can treadmill  assist you with weight-loss?

Many treadmill machines offer cardiovascular system rating alerts. This means you’ll be able to conveniently take your heart beat while exercising on a fitness treadmill and ensures you will   be maintaining 65% of this maximum heart beat for maximum fat loss.

Problem:

Quite a few treadmill beats per minute sensors are on a fixed spot – like the hand grip.  If you use the particular treadmill fat reduction plan, the treadmill machine computer demands you keep your hands on the receptors in order to record your heart rate and keep the treadmill adjusted to the program you have selected.

This is a trouble, I like to carry hand weights, especially if I am running on the treadmill in order to increase my workload and get more out of the work out in the same amount of time.   I prefer a heart sensing unit that evaluates HR and does not require having to hold onto a set handle.

Solution:

Find a treadmill machine with instant heart rate monitors that will attach to part of your body that may measure a person’s heart rate.

If you intend to buy a treadmill that uses computerized workouts based on MHR then this information should be handy.

Cararta

Treadmill with runner

Treadmill with Runner

LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill (2012 Model)

Can Vegetables Really Burn Belly Fat?

I ran across this article on Sugar Control Diet that was talking about

eating certain vegetables to burn Belly Fat.

Take a look at this short video and then I’ll put you a link below so you can

go read about Belly Fat Burning Vegetables.

 

Fat Burning Vegetables  Find out Which ones Work Best

Control Blood Sugar without Medications

Learn How to Control Blood Glucose Levels

How to Lower Your Blood sugar without Medications

Learning how to lower your blood sugar without medications is a choice for someone diagnosed with Type 2 Adult Onset Diabetics not for someone with Type 1 or Juvenile Diabetes where the body cannot produce insulin and supplementation is necessary..

With weight loss and exercise you can put your self in  control or your  diabetes. The secret to successfully doing this and getting control of diabetes is a new approach.  What you eat, when and how much food you eat   will make a big difference in reaching your goal.   It is  also important how often and how much you exercise.

There are two parts to success: a meal plan and an exercise program.

A sugar control diet is necessary to make the change from having out of control sugar and rampant diabetes.   A really good diet plan to manage diabetes must include meal planning, scheduled meals and snacks to keep body metabolism working throughout the day.   It must be coupled with regular exercise to work.

Regular exercise has to be included as it helps to burn calories by providing the body with oxygen and circulation and  in turn keeps body metabolism at a higher level  burning up calories consumed. This will definitely help to eliminating body fat. If you want to know how to lower your blood sugar  and keep it low,  keep reading.

Lowering  blood sugar without medications is the beginning of a new way of living.

Most diet programs available today could be adapted to keeping your blood sugar in control.  However, you must plan your calorie intake each day to match what your caregiver has prescribed for you whether it is 1200 calories or even 2000 calories depending on your body size, gender and activity level.

So to get started let’s discuss implementing your

sugar control diet

 A Meal plan or meal planning is the first necessity to successfully control blood sugar while becoming healthy from what you eat.

Step one: plan your schedule for Meals.

Optimal results are obtained by eating:

Breakfast, then a mid-morning snack. (optional).

Lunch,   plus an afternoon snack.

Dinner and a “just before bedtime snack”.

Food Pyramid has been replaced by the Portion Plate

Food Pyramid lists all the types of food we need to eat.

In other words 6 “meals” each day.

Healthy dieting must include foods in proportion from all the food groups: protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

These food groups include most vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and beverages.

Protein in small amounts in each and every meal and snack is required to make this sugar control diet work.

Protein is slower to digest, which keeps your metabolism working and helps prevent feeling hungry and deprived.

Acceptable proteins include:

Steak and vegetable Kebabs

Steak and Vegetable Kebabs will fit into a healthy diet.

lean red meat, ideally no more that 3 oz.s. three times per week

unbreaded fish, unbreaded chicken, raw nuts, eggs,

cottage cheese and unsweetened (plain or flavored) yogurt can be used to satisfy your requirement for protein which should be 10% to 35% of your overall diet.

Dried beans, nuts and seeds can be considered protein but were sometimes listed as “incomplete” in the past and required eating  other foods to make a  “complete” protein….my only advise is to note  portion size and calories  to fit them into your diet.

Carbohydrates includes fruits, vegetables and grains.

Vegetables: Vegetables, especially raw vegetables are your friend.

Raw green and red vegetables are unlimited. Eat as much as you want at any meal or snack.

Some vegetables have the reputation for burning more calories than they provide especially Celery.

Lettuce, Cabbage, Broccoli, are great “treats” when combined with a homemade yogurt dip flavored with zero calorie spices from your spice rack.

Cooked vegetables regardless of color and yellow or orange vegetables and potatoes, rice, bread are in the measure category:

1/2 cup equals a serving or the equivalent of one slice of bread and must be calculated into your daily calorie allowance.

The exception is corn creamed or whole kernel which is 1/3 cup. Some fun recipes are available at Cararta’s Facts including  celery sticks stuffed with peanut butter .

Fruits: Fruits include almost any fresh fruits or berries except for mango and bananas. No fruit juice…except as listed under beverages! Fresh means fresh so no canned or  dried fruit. Can use frozen if no sugar added.

Grains: Some diets restrict bread, oatmeal, grits and rice however I often have a sandwich for lunch including two slices of bread, all you have to do is make sure to include these calories in your daily allowance and have a protein filling and you will be fine.

The body needs a certain amount of carbohydrate for quick energy while waiting for the protein to digest. A small baked potato with 1 tablespoon of regular sour cream with dinner won’t wreck your diet.   Again just keep track of what you eat!

Beverages: Water is great!. Unsweetened tea also works.  If you count the calories you can have fresh fruit juices no added sugar diluted with water…half water-half juice (grape is good) but count the calories! I love coffee, but found more than a cup per day seemed to slow down my weight loss. Your choice!

Not listed but important is fat. Every diet should include a certain small amount of fat. You can get this from lean red meat, oily fish, certain nuts, olive oil (salad dressing) canola oil…an amount daily equivalent to 3 pats of butter! Fat helps with sugar control as it’s digestion takes longer than carbohydrates so it helps maintain a level sugar rate with fewer spikes and lows. Forget the fake “butters” what is in them is worse than fat!

While on the food part of this program: I personally do not like “lite” fat free, reduced fat, sugar free or artificially sweetened anything.

Besides their unpalatable taste, they often contain more calories than the original because of attempts to make them “taste” acceptable. It has become accepted that some of these altered foods can cause digestive problems (diarrhea when over consumed). Decide for yourself.

Final recommendation regarding the diet part of the control blood sugar plan. There are certain supplements and herbs that many people believe can help with controlling  blood sugar.  Two that I use are Cinnamon and Chromium. Do your own research or talk to a nutritionist or your care giver.

Add Exercise onto your “Daily Menu” 

Exercise: exercise is necessary to lose weight and control blood sugar and stop taking medications.

Just like the scheduled meal plan, exercise should be on the “menu” every day. The easiest, least expensive and probably the best exercise is Walking. Walking uses your whole body, especially if you swing your arms when you walk. Thirty minutes a day or the equivalent is required.

Riding a stationery bicycle if you can’t walk or don’t have a place to walk will meet your exercise requirements. If you can’t walk for 30 minutes, break it up into smaller amounts, gradually increasing until you can walk for 30 minutes.

Find a good exercise plan, preferably one that comes with a really good diet plan if you want to include some structured exercises and can’t afford a gym membership or a personal trainer.  Many are available for less than the cost of a monthly gym membership or a training session with a trainer.  Inviting a friend to share might make it easier to stick to your exercise routine.

Some Final Thoughts.

Adhering to this diet will improve your life by improving your blood sugar level.  This information will help someone who isn’t a Diabetic but just wants to improve their quality of life by dropping a few pounds.

If you are currently taking medications for your diabetes, keep a close check on your sugar levels and consult with your caregiver regarding adjustments to medications. Losing weight usually reduces blood sugar levels and leads to having more energy and less of that tired feeling common with uncontrolled diabetic blood sugar levels and sometimes lowers requirements for medication.

A footnote: If you are overweight or have close relatives with diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar, there is the possibility that using this diet will help prevent diabetes or delay the onset of diabetes.

Finally follow your scheduled eating times using the correct food combinations and do a little walking and you will soon know how to control blood sugar levels without medications!

Success is your choice.  For some great Ideas from Dr. Charles  Click Here!

weight loss

Looking for the ideal weight loss menu plan to help you achieve your goal of slimming down and reaching your goal weight?

Are you looking for a weight loss menu plan that would help you achieve this goal without starving and going on some extreme fad diet that requires you to sacrifice your calories or your carbohydrates?

Calorie shifting may be the answer.

Calorie shifting is a revolutionary new weight loss program that touts rapid weight loss on the order of 9 pounds every 11 days, which, for all intents and purposes, is just a tad shy of one pound of weight loss per day.

This extreme weight loss is not achieved by reducing the number of calories or carbohydrates that you consume.

On the contrary, you can achieve these astounding weight loss results by shifting the types of calories that you consume, rotationally from meal to meal, and from day to day.

In other words, you would be eating a balanced diet of plentiful food from all four of the major food groups.

The only twist is that you must divide up your diet into different calorie types.

You must shift the calorie types that you consume sequentially at each meal. For example, you might have meat and fruit together at one meal. Or you might have meat and dairy together at another meal. Or you might have dairy and vegetables together at another meal.

You might have a day that emphasizes mostly on fruits and  have another day that emphasizes mostly on dairy products.

By shifting your calories in this manner, you are capable of literally manipulating your body’s metabolism, at will, to burn your body’s fat stores for energy.

There is no need to count calories on this weight loss menu plan.

Therefore, you are free to eat as much quantity of food as you desire at each meal, until you reach the brink of becoming too full.

Would you like to try out an 11-day sample menu?

The Calorie Shifting Diet is a revolutionary dieting breakthrough.

This diet succeeds where others fail.

Low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, low-fat, and low-sodium diets are all doomed to fail.

It’s very hard to maintain those diets without running the risk of falling into temptation and sabotaging your own diet.

Calorie Shifting works on an entirely different principle: Eat as much food as you want at each meal until you are completely satisfied. You can eat foods from all four major food groups.

Is there a catch? There sure is, but once you learn what it is, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

You’ll kick yourself for wondering why you wasted your time on other diets when you should have been following the

Calorie Shifting diet!

The Calorie Shifting diet even offers its own customizable Online Diet Generator to help you create fool-proof diet plans that are guaranteed to help you lose at least 9 pounds every 11 days!

Weight Loss Menu Plan – The Calorie Shifting Diet

weight loss

Weight Loss Plans are Everywhere

A comment by Cararta, before you start reading this guest post.  I live by two old sayings, I often heard from my Grand Mother.

  1. You Are What You Eat   and
  2.  You Can’t Out Exercise Your Fork.  (now this one may take a second! ) …..
Lunch in a Jar

Lunch in a Jar

Growing up on a remote farm with only occasional trips to town, we were blessed with home grown food, our own milk and butter, chickens, eggs and even smoked or salt cured pork in its endless forms.  Corn supplied grits, cornmeal, home canned corn and “Hominy”.

Other additions were dried beans and peas, fresh and preserved fruits and vegetables, berries and  also nuts from trees that grew on the farm.

As there was no electricity, TV hadn’t been invented yet, so our entertainment was activity, usually outdoors so we didn’t deal with the modern day blessings of  electronics used to turn people into couch potatoes.   So lets begin.

It is not sufficient to depend on exercises only to reduce fat.

There is also the need of an efficient diet plan and the effectual combination of the two can only set up a weight loss plan.

  • Well many of us are aware of this.
  • However the question remains the same.
  • How should you proceed?
  • What steps should be taken from the initial moment?

To lose weight and keep it off, you should be aware of the different types of programs available and the important parts of a good program.

Knowing this information should help you select or design a weight-loss program that will work for you.

The three types of weight-loss programs include:

  1. do-it-yourself programs,
  2. non-clinical programs,
  3. and clinical programs.

Note:  Get this next part fixed in your mind.  Mind set or Life Style change is necessary for any program dealing with changing your body.  Keep reading!

Program the mind that it will be both dietary changes and an increase in activity for at least a few months before you may see real results.

Make plans on how you’re going to prepare the foods, shopping for food, cooking times, exercise time, etc.

Plan for the dietary change, remember its not a diet which we relentlessly follow it’s a consistent dietary change needed.

One of the best ways to lose weight is to exercise.

Walking is an example of the best places to start your exercise. It takes no experience, no coaching, and tiny additional hardware – literally, all you have a requirement for is a couple of shoes (and perhaps some socks).

Really, several weight reduction and fitness professionals endorse walking as just a basic exercise program, not simply a weight reduction exercise program.

When you walk, you raise your heart rate, which burns calories, and builds muscle strength and elasticity.

It’s possible to lose weight without exercising, but all the best weight loss plans will encourage you to do at least some.

I know you’ve got a lot of things on your plate… a job, family,plus the need to relax of course… but the more activity you can bring into your lifestyle, the better off you are. ‘

The gym’s great, but not everyone can make time for it.

If you like watching sports, why not take the kids out and play a few rounds instead of sitting in front of the tv?

Maybe take the family out on some hikes.

Heck, even walking an extra 20 minutes a days can make a big difference, so start looking for places where you can include an extra few minutes of walking here and there?

Now lets add some Food into this Plan.

  • The first step is to start taking your lunch to work.
  • Pack fruits or other healthy snacks to eat in between meals.
  • This will not only save you calories but it will also save you money.
  • It is important to eat about six small meals a day when you are trying to lose weight.
  • Eating these small meals will ramp up your metabolism and help you burn more calories.

Another important factor to make your weight loss successful it to drink plenty of water.

Try having a glass before you eat a meal and you will eat less. The water will make you feel full before you start to eat. Water will also help your body work more efficiently.  A note here try to drink at least 30 minutes before eating or after eating.  To much liquid with a meal can interfere with digestion and absorption of nutrients in your food.

Read about Natural Supplements, Herbal Remedies and Getting Rid of Double Chins. Also How to Lose 12 to 23 Pounds of Stubborn Body Fat in 21 Days

Sometimes we provide links to other pages and programs.  You are welcome to go and read.  If they are also selling a program we may have an arrangement whereby we are compensated if you make a purchase.

Use common sense and make sure there is a money back guarantee before purchasing.  Often the information offered is worth going and reading just to acquire a different look at getting healthy.

Meaning  getting healthy by adding exercise and a good diet plan into your now changed Life Style.

Happy Hunting.

Cararta

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5+ Diet Plan – Lose 7 Pounds In 5 Days.

Following this diet plan you will be able to lose 6-7 pounds in 5 days.
5+ means that this diet plan lasts 5 days and on 6th day you are  allowed to eat some sweets but strictly before 4 p.m. After 4 p.m. only water as much as possible; there is no limit.

Every day’s menu consists of 1200 kcal. 5+ diet plan is sufficiently balanced that minimizes the risk to health but it is still recommended to consult heath care professional before beginning any new diet.

Breakfast:
Muesli. Cup of shredded fruits and berries (except grapes and bananas), mixed with 1 tablespoon of grains and fat-free yogurt.

Snack:
Fruit cocktail or shake made of 100 ml of any juice and the same amount of yogurt.

Lunch:
Vegetable ragout made of boiled cauliflower, 1 sweet pepper, 1 carrot, 1 tablespoon of young peas or beans, half an onion, 1 celery root, parsley and add a small quantity of water.
Sauce: 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 100 grams of fat-free yogurt and one spoon of lemon juice.

Snack:
Sandwich made of 100 g of chicken breast with small slice of black bread.

Dinner:
Fruit salad made of 50 g of boiled rice mixed with apple and 100 grams of any other berries and fruits.

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Mediterranean Diet Plan Sample

These days it is really easy to follow Mediterranean diet menu because most of the restaurants have a choice of Mediterranean dishes, so that is not a problem to eat in a restaurant or away from home.
The majority of Mediterranean dishes are easy to prepare, because most of the products shouldn’t be prepared, you just need to cut them.
Especially easy to cook are all kinds of pasta (just boil it for about 15 minutes).
You can call it simple diet because you do not need to count anything; you just need to eat named types of foods.
While the diet does not cause a big weight loss, it helps develop a habit for a healthy diet that permanently eliminates the excess kilograms (you will lose 1 kilogram per week).
The diet gives you an opportunity to choose from a variety of tasty dishes.
There are a few restrictions on the amount of food and alcohol (do not consume more than 100-150 grams of fish and meat a day and not to drink more than one glass of wine a day.
This diet is very healthy in helping to lower blood  pressure and normalizing levels of cholesterol in blood. Many people who tried to follow this diet claim that it helps reduce pain if you have arthritis.

Sample menu for the day:

Breakfast – some fruit, a bit of fresh bread and fruit juice or water.
Lunch – salad with tuna, anchovies, olives, olive oil and several cups of water.
Dinner – a large sweet pepper stuffed with rice, meat, tomatoes and herbs, sprinkled with olive oil and baked; salad and fresh bread; a glass of red wine.
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