Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

How to kickstart weight loss without even trying hard

February 13th, 2010

  • Have your breakfast — as long as it’s not a fatty fry-up. Experts have found that dieters who eat a high-fibre breakfast lose more wight than dieters who skip breakfast.
  • Have five portions of fruit and veg a day — make them a priority before you have anything else because you’ll feel fuller, eat less and will get more nutrients into your diet.
  • Never say never to treats – When you deprive yourself from some favorite food or treats, often you become rebellious and end up bingeing. Instead, have a teaspoon or just a little amount of that food. Learn how to savor instead of scoff.
  • Eat snacks every two hours– obviously healthy snacks…duh…like pita bread, fruits, nuts or yogurt. Beside keeping your blood sugar level steady, you’ll less hungry and yeah less likely to reach for cakes and chocs.
  • Watch your portions – some people swear they eat healthily yet never lose weight. Huge portions may be the problem. You should be aiming for no more than a fistful of carbs and protein at one meal. But fill up with plenty of veggies.

The ultimate weight loss weapon

April 28th, 2009

As incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single, most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. How so?

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Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase and vice versa. Here’s why: the kidneys can’t function properly without enough water. When they don’t work to capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver’s primary function is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body. But when the liver has to do some of the kidney’s work, it can’t operate at full throttle. As a result, it metabolizes less fat. Thus more fat remains stored in the body and weight gain sets in.

Green tea for weight loss

November 12th, 2008

Due to its properties which helps people to maintain god health and lood circulation as well as the ability to help in weight loss, gren tea has been made popular and been used in many forms from soap to even starbuks greentea and green tea ice cream…my goodness…yummy!

Research shows green tea does have efficacy as a weight-loss aid.This is partially due to its caffeine content which act on the sympathetic nervous system to increase catecholamine for example epinephrine and norepinephrine production.Catecholamines facilitate the release of free fatty acids from adipocytes (the fat cells) by allowing fat to  be utilized for short term energy for up to several hours after digestion.

Green tea is more than just a caffeine fix.It contains unique compounds called catechins which helps to increase metabolism.Catechins inhibit an enzyme which responsible to degrade norepinephrine therefore allowing this powerful enzyme to circulate in our body.Hence,the resting energy expenditure is greater than during the time you consume caffeine alone.

Now, that said, green tea isn’t a miracle drink!..huhuhu..( coz I was once thought it WAS…:p ). sO DON’T expect to guzzle gallons of green tea yeah and just sit back and relax while hoping it will help melting all your expensive sorage of fat away. Weight loss will be modest, perhaps a few pounds over time. But drink a metabolic-enhancing properties like green tea considering it can replete vitamins and antioxidants will definitely help your process of losing weight and maintain your body in its peak condition. There is also evidence in the newspaper ( but i couldnt remember when and which paper coz it was like a few years ago ) telling that it works to increase bone density and stave off cardiovascular disease by 57%!

From my experience, my reading and well yeah what i shared with some fitness trainers and friends, green tea should be consumed before exercise to delay musular fatigue. It should be consumed hot but not cold because the effectiveness or shall I called “absorbtion” of the green tea is about 50%-70% if consumed during hot compared to drink when cold it is only up to 40% max.

Try to buy the green tea the dry leafy type not the processed one like in the tea bag.

People, make sure you guys drink your green tea plain and try to abstain from consuming it several hours before bedtime a sit is a caffeinated produc so it can interfere with your circadian rhythms and throw your sleep/wake cycle out of whack. Otherwise, drink it nd enjoy the effects but dont forget to exercise!

So as the chinese says, YAMCA!  it means glass up!