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February, 2011:

3 Easy Tips To Stay On Track

How many times does this happen to you? It can be extremely frustrating and can discourage someone to continue on their weight loss program. What does it mean when the numbers go up? Yes, if you are pigging out, not exercising and truly gaining weight,  then the numbers will go up.

But what if you are sticking to your plan, exercising, basically doing everything right? Here’s the great news. Sometimes the scale numbers don’t matter as much.

An even greater indicator of your progress is measuring your inches. I’m sure you’ve heard of your “goal jeans.” Those jeans that you look and feel  great in. Of course, that’s when they fit.

The other component is that muscle does weigh more than fat. So the numbers on the scale may not be budging as much as you want it to. And…you may be shrinking at the same time which is perfect!  Also, if you are on a great weight-loss system, you are properly hydrated. Since about 80% of people are usually dehydrated, once someone is properly hydrating their body will adjust for that hydration level.

The best way to stay hydrated is keep drinking water. The recommended amount daily can be computed by dividing you body weight in half and drinking that many ounces per day.

To prevent scale shock happening to you, measure you body before starting a weight-loss program and track your progress weekly. It also is more effective because you’ll be able to accurately “measure your results.  The proper way to measure is by using a tape measure, wrap it around the fullest part of your chest, hips, thighs, waist, and arms.

Track these figures and watch the numbers drop! Keep in mind to use a system that focuses on “inch loss” and not only “weight-loss.”

Understanding the reason you want to lose weight is important because it will keep you more consistent. Have goals that are realistic and know your time frame. Use pictures to remind you of why you are doing this. That is a recipe for success.

  1. Drink lots of water.

  2. Track your results weekly by measuring.

  3. Be inspired and focused on your goals.

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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