Paleo Diet For Weight Loss

Caveman Diet or Palio Diet
Caveman Diet

The Paleo diet, or Paleolitic diet refers to the food eaten by Paleolithic humans. The followers of this diet believe that us humans we are adapted to the diet of those times and that human genetics have changed but very little since earlier days. This is why some people call this the caveman diet. Thus, it is said to be a good fit for people not eating the highly processed food that we are having to eat these days.

The Paleo diet comprises grass-fed raised meats, vegetables, eggs, fish, fruit, roots, fungi and nuts. Dairy products, potatoes, grains, legumes, refined salt and sugar and processed oils are avoided in this diet. Following this diet can prove very healthy for people that want to stay away from GMO, genetically modified food and stay with food grown organically.

Follow These Simple Rules

If you are using paleo diet for weight loss then be sure to follow some rules. Firstly, keep your food simple but healthy. A protein like fish or meat, lots of green vegetables, some root vegetables for the carbohydrates and some healthy fat. This is not a fad diet but it is more of a healthy way of life.

It is also important to eat enough food, no starving yourself. Do not deprive your body of the calories needed to function properly which can cause some stress to your body. Cutting back too much on your calorie intake may lower your metabolic rate which is something you do not want to happen. Eat enough carbohydrates to support your level of physical activity. If you are relatively sedentary, sit around a lot and not exercise, then eat lesser amount of carbohydrates to help you shed weight a little faster.

It also important that you move around all day. Being sedentary loses your chances of taking advantage of your exercise program. There are many ways to increase your movement throughout the day. Use the stairs instead of the elevator. Even while sitting at your desk at work, do leg and arm exercises. Walk to the nearest café for lunch rather than driving there. If possible, cycle to work rather than using your car.

Key To Successful Weight Loss

Lastly, it is important to have people around you that support you in the efforts of losing weight. These may be your family members, friends and even fellow people who are looking to lose weight through the paleo regime. Having a wife or husband that supports you and is willing to help you with your diet is a big help. A compliment can go a long way in making you want to look good for your mate. Good luck!

Using A Personal Trainer

Why You Should Work With A Personal Trainer?

Work With A Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer

If you are fighting obesity, or simply wanting to stay fit, then the best way to go about it is to hire a personal trainer. Why, you ask? It is simply because if you need to make the best of your investment in gyms, then getting a personal trainer would be the best way to go about it. Some of them can also be great eye candies a little motivation to visit the gym regularly should not hurt, should it?

Some personal trainers will work with you around your weight loss schedule. In my case I am drinking a drink called Pink Drink and have been encouraged to drink it and take some supplements before I work out so that I will see an increase in my metabolism. This increase in metabolism will cause the calories to burn off even faster then just the work out. This works with other products that many gyms market at their food bars/protein drink bars.

Personal Trainer Can Give Your That Extra Push

Apart from the ogling opportunities, we have outlined some other reasons why having a personal trainer is a good idea. The trainer will teach you new things about using machines properly and also about your body type. They can also become your confidante and therapist. You can talk to your trainer while you’re exercising and let off any steam building up inside you. Trainers also keep a close eye on your objectives and will help you reach your fitness goals strategically while you do the physical crunch. They also tweak your form while you are exercising so that you get the most of your exercising sessions. An exercise done wrong can not only fall short of results, but can also cause physical harm to your body. What is even better is that personal trainers push you to your limits even when you think you have done enough.

Being Held Accountable

Trainers also hold you accountable for keeping or not keeping your work out sessions as well as what you eat. They are there to keep you disciplined for your own good. Exercising is not always a joyful experience, and let’s face it, everyone needs a pusher once in a while. The personal trainer is there to do just that for you. So go ahead and get one for your new fitness goals!

What Are Medical Mushrooms?

Do Mushrooms Have Medical Properties

Ganoderma Lucidum Mushroom
Ganoderma Lucidum Mushroom

Medical mushroom is a type of mushroom that has medicinal properties. To be clear, there are various types of medical mushrooms such as: white mushrooms that help with weight loss and prostate cancer, Shiitake mushrooms that fight tumors and Reishi mushrooms that have anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Chanterelle mushrooms, also have anti-microbial, bacterial and fungal properties and Shimeji mushrooms fight tumors and asthma.

Mushrooms, that we eat, are tasty delights for lunch or supper; while medical mushrooms have many health benefits such as having great immunity properties. If you’re looking for healthy skin, the Tremella mushroom will do just that! The Tremella mushroom helps the body to maintain the production of hyaluronic acid, which helps to bind water and lubricates the joints and muscles of our bodies and keeps our skin firm, moist and pliable.

Health Benefits Of Mushrooms

Mushrooms also give great support to our immune systems. Some may not know it but mushrooms also give us additional energy. If a body is under too much stress day after day, our bodies produce too much cortisol. This can lead to fatigue or exhaustion. However, the mushroom, Cordyceps, can replenish the adrenals and add more energy, stamina and endurance to our bodies.

Immune and Memory Boosting Mushrooms

Beside the aforementioned health benefits of mushrooms, mushrooms also give a boost to memory and concentration.. Extracts of the Lion’s Mane mushroom may enhance brain functions such as memory and concentration and may also enhance and promote the production of Nerve Growth Factor.

Extracts from the Cordyceps and ganoderma mushroom supports our immune system and helps to lower the stress in our bodies. As many know, if our bodies sustain stress for too long, our immune systems become vulnerable and weak. If our immune system is compromised for too long, other illnesses may occur such as diabetes, heart disease and infection.

Many Healthy Mushrooms
JavaFit Java Impact With  Mushrooms
Java Impact With Added Mushrooms

To conclude, medical mushroom has many health benefits. You will see many of these mushrooms added to coffee and other types of drinks. Coffee seems to be the product of choise to add the ganoderma mushroom to. One brand that I know of is Java Impact.

Many people just purchase the type of mushroom they want in a capsule. With the many varieties of this kind of mushroom, it just makes sense to find out more about them and utilize them in our lives. Find out more about this food from your doctor or from the Internet. Medical mushrooms offer benefits that can keep us health and well.

Diet Drinks And Pregnancy

Do Diet Drinks Pose Potential Risks On Pregnancy?

Drinking Water Not Diet Drinks
Drink Water Not Diet Drinks

Life without diet drinks is something quite unimaginable to so many people today. This prospect only leaves all of us tizzy! Most people have become so hooked to diet drinks as though their life depends on them. This article brings to the limelight the safety or risks, if any, associated with diet drinks especially during pregnancy.

Make An Informed Decision

There is still insufficient information to make a concrete and informed choice as far as these diet drinks are concerned. The best thing to do during pregnancy is to restrict your intakes if you just cannot do without them. Moderate or minimal consumption is safe to be disputed. There is a constant influx of new products in the market and it’s therefore reasonable to evaluate any of these drinks before you can buy them.

Similarly, this influx makes it difficult for research to keep pace. Some of these products use harmful sweeteners and should be avoided. In the past, unscrupulous producers were known to conceal information of suspect ingredients, but that’s not to say it does not happen today. All diet drinks use artificial sweeteners with different brands using different ones. Non-nutritive sweeteners used in diet drinks are all considered as safe.

To help you make an informed decision, here are some of the facts about diet drinks.
• High intakes of diet drinks during pregnancy lower the amount of water consumption, milk and fresh fruit juices. These are valuable sources of essential nutrients.
• There is a significant percentage of caffeine in diet drinks and may be harmful if not taken in controlled amounts.
• The Aspartame component in diet drinks can spark high levels of insulin and cause other health problems for diabetic women.
• Research shows that too much consumption of diet drinks that contain artificial sweeteners can increase the chances of kidney dysfunction.
• Nutra Sweet or Aspartame, which is commonly used in most diet drinks, is a non-caloric sweetener that comprises of two amino acids. It is said to pose a risk especially to women with hereditary conditions such as phenylketonuria, whereby a protein known as phenylalanine can’t be broken down. This poses health challenges to the foetus.
• Another commonly used sweetener is known as Saccharin. This one has been identified to be carcinogenic. It causes birth defects when tested in rats. However, no such findings have been proved to work in the human context. These investigations are very disturbing.
• Sucralose is the latest artificial sweetener to enter the market. However, it has not supplied adequate information for any potential risks.

Conclusion Leaves Some Questions

These are some of the facts about diet drinks. Once you find out the truth, it becomes obvious that you have been misguided at one point in time as to buy into the myth that calorie and sugar-free foods are healthy. In this particular case, you should ask yourself why diet drinks have very high amounts of artificial sweeteners before trying them out during at pregnancy. If the thought of doing away with diet drinks makes you crave for more, the best thing would be to reduce their intake.

Notice: Consult your doctor for further guidance on the information presented here. Do not use this as advise!

Motor Club Of America

MCA Roadside Service And Medical Discount Features

Medical Discounts by using your Motor Club of America membership card. Get some fantastic medical discounts. Members of the MCA motor club can get a discount card for help for them and their families. You will find that the card will help with some medical expenses. This unique type of motor club membership allows 65% off of prescriptions, and 50% off of vision care and dental cost. In addition, you get much more. Visit MCA Motor Club for more information.

Motor Club of America features emergency road service for a tire change, a battery charge, gas delivery, lock service, wrecker service and towing service. Just call the MCA toll-free emergency service number and a representative will provide you towing to the nearest garage or facility. You can also choose any station of your choice and receive up to $100 in reimbursement payment back to you. MCA motor club also provides travel assistance reimbursement as much as $500 for rental cars when a members car has been in an auto accident. You also receive reimbursement for meals, transportation and hotels when an accident happens more than 50 miles from your residence.

Motor Club Of America Services

Travel Reservations and Trip Planning- Members have access to easy to read and computerized mapping services at no charge. Call MCA’s toll free number or fill out the travel info card for this information. This handy information includes motel and hotel information and resorts on your travel route. Also included is a one stop service for reservations and car rentals, airline travel and hotel savings. These are just some of the benefits that Motor Club Of America provides for its members. 5 plans to pick from starting under $10 a month. All packages come with emergency road service, you just have to pick the plan that fits your needs the best.

Motor Club Of America Emergency Roadside Assistance
Motor Club Of America Emergency Roadside Assistance

The picture tells it all. You receive many services when you join MCA. Most people join for the emergency roadside assistance and towing package. You also get lockout service and if you run out of gas while on the road do not worry. Get 2 gallons of gas delivered to you and that should get you to the next gas station. This is just a sample of what you get. To learn more visit my personal Motor Club Of America to learn more.