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Protein and Metabolism Myths

I am amazed to learn the importance of each component of nutrition.  I continue to research and learn while assisting my weight-loss clients. When I help my clients focus on losing weight, losing inches, getting even healthier, and feeling better, it comes with years of experience and knowledge.  In order to achieve a slimmer, healthier you, the largest hammer in your weight-loss toolbox is to jump-start your metabolism. Doing so will make ANY lifestyle, nutrition and exercise improvements all the more powerful. With a boost in metabolism and a focus on leucine and protein, your weight loss goals are put into overdrive.

Protein is of course very important. Along with that is the amino  acid,

Leucine, that we don’t hear much about.

We can find leucine in these foods:

Foods high in leucine include:

· Cottage cheese 3,294 mg/cup

· Fish & Seafood 1,000-10,000 mg/lb

· Meat 2,000 -8,500 mg/lb

· Poultry 3,500-8,500 mg/lb

· Peanuts 4,500 mg/cup

· Sesame seeds 3,500 mg/cup

· Dry lentils 3,500 mg/cup

The challenge lies in eating enough of these foods to get the amounts of leucine that will maximize the benefits in weight-loss.

By choosing a natural protein shake that has the proper amounts of leucine in it, one can be assured of getting enough each day of protein and leucine.

Leucine helps repair muscles, regulates blood sugar and provides the body with lots of energy. It aids in repair of bones, muscles, and skin a well. Other benefits are that it also increase the production of growth hormones and it burns visceral fat.

It is important to burn visceral fat because it is the always slowest to respond to diet & exercise and it is harder to lose than subcutaneous fat because it is more deeply embedded in the body’s tissues. The fact that leucine helps this is crucial in hitting your total health goals.

 

“Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals Jim Rohn

Can you feed your libido while feeding yourself?

Can good nutrition help your passion? Libido is tied to many things including your nutrition and what foods you put into your body. Of course, body, mind, & soul all come together to create oneness, which in an optimal situation all components are there.

We’ve heard that the brain is a powerful organ. In fact it is our largest sex organ. This is actually true to some degree. The brain is tied into all of our senses. Our scent which allows us to be acutely stimulated even when we consciously do not smell scents. Pheromones are those magnificent airborne chemical messengers which communicate many things including the level of our sexual desires.

Our visual acuity, auditory processing and our brain’s imagination can play a big part in how our desire moves forward.  Our ability to creatively process information and use our past references to create fantasy can stimulate us as well.

So how does nutrition tie in?  Yes, certain foods have been clinically proven to increase libido and some just seem to do the trick. The importance goes beyond just the foods that will on that magic night pop desire, such as a night at the oyster bar. Consistent good nutrition helps keep the body part healthy in all areas especially in sensory acuity while actually helps beyond food specific libido boosters.

In fact many pharmaceuticals that assist in these areas are most often derived from a food base.  Here’s some of the top nutritional supplements or areas that will most benefit your libido from all angles.

  • B-Complex~Helps maintain a healthy sex drive
  • Niacin~creates better blood flow and synthesizes sex hormones
  • Biotin~Makes male sex glands healthier
  • Selenium~this helps male potency and the male sex drive.
  • Folic Acid~This too aids in maintaining a healthy male sex organ
  • Antioxidants~protects sex organs and prostate from free radicals
  • Vitamin C~Keeps skin elastic and soft, protects from free radicals too, and keeps sperm strong
  • Zinc~needed to produce testosterone
  • Vitamin E~Great for circulation and sex hormone production

While food remains a great source always to get our nutrition, it is not always easy to eat enough of everything. By optimizing your health in a daily nutrition routine with bio-available supplements , you can be sure that your bases are covered.

A little boost can be found in ginseng which is an herb used to increase energy, and many people are swearing that liquid resveratrol supplements are increasing libido which makes sense because it helps slow down aging and helps with mitochondria energy at a cellular level.

So by taking care of your body through great nutrition and also understanding nurturing mind and soul, you know that you are on your way to having not only the most optimal health but also a great libido to go along with it.

Should we ‘wine’ about our metabolism slowing down?

Alcohol & metabolic shutdown!

After falling in love, yes with my beautiful reds…Merlot, Cabernet,Shiraz, Pinot Noir…and now the blends that are like heaven in so many ways. I know I had heard somewhere that wine has sugars and calories and not probably a great addition to weight loss and weight management programs.

AND I remember to enjoy the treats life in moderation and that red wines have that cool, healthy ingredient, resveratrol. I can even say it now that it is all over the media.

Resveratrol does have many health benefits even possibly assisting in weight loss…is this for real?

What’s the verdict on red wine and weight management?

Here are the facts:

  • A 5oz. glass of wine has 150 calories.
  • People tend to eat 20% more food while drinking alcohol.
  • When alcohol breaks down it turns into Acetate. Your body burns that before fat or sugar.
  • Alcohol prevents proper processing of vitamins & minerals which is necessary for metabolism.
  • Alcohol lowers blood sugar levels and dehydration, which leads to an increase in appetite.

With any weight management program, the facts should be considered.Life is best enjoyed in moderation. At the beginning of a weight loss program, it would be beneficial to cut out alcohol or limit consumption in order to reach one’s weight goals.

So wanting the benefits of resveratrol. There are now over 2,000studies supporting the benefits which may include more energy, reversing or slowing the aging process, prevention of cancer, weight loss and many more. Extensive research is still being done to see the health applications that exist.

I personally found a all-natural reseveratrol product which is equivalent to drinking 3,000 glasses of red wine per month with out any of the negative side effects mentioned about.

So I can have my red wine benefits, loss weight, and possibly LIVE & LOOK EVEN YOUNGER!!!

 

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