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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.

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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!

Quick & easy cooking tricks to burn fat faster

Burn Fat Faster with slow cooking tricks!

Here are some Quick & easy cooking tricks to burn fat faster.

If you’ve got a mouth and a stomach, you probably love to eat.

Heck, we all do! It’s one of life’s pleasures. That’s why losing weight is so tough.

We’re face to face with a primal urge and we’re trying to resist it. To make things worse, eating and cooking for fat loss isn’t easy.

If you follow the typical mainstream advice, it’s bland and uninspiring and it seems to suck the joy out of life. No wonder it’s so difficult to lose weight!

Thank God for my good friends Dave Ruel and Karine Losier! They love to eat too, and they know fat loss recipes should never taste like cardboard.

Here is a sample Recipe!

Apple-Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Makes 4 Servings
Ingredients
• 1 pound pork tenderloin
• ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
• 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
• 1 clove garlic
• 2 teaspoons soy sauce
• ½ teaspoon grated ginger
• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Directions
1. Place the pork in a slow cooker (or in a baking dish).
2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
3. Pour mixture over pork, coating the pork generously.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours (or 45 minutes at 350oF in cooking in oven).

Nutritional Facts
(Per Serving)
Calories: 182
Protein: 30g
Carbohydrates: 2g
Fat: 6g

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Cararta