Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates Your Bodies Fuel

Carbohydrates is our  fuel for our bodies when we start to exercise. When you start your diet to try to lose weight, keep in mind you need fuel. There are a lot of diets like the Atkins diet, which had people thinking that if you cut carbs out altogether you would drop points. This meant no white sugar, no white flour, no potatoes, and no rice, but you could lose weight, and while this may work initially, what ends up happening is you start losing energy because it’s your carbs that fuel your body. Watch for tweets on this subject at https://twitter.com/60DayTrimUp/ and learn about the 60 Day Trim Up plans of healthy ways to weight management.

Carbohydrates: Your bodies fuel when you work out.

Ask any weight lifter a bodybuilder how much pasta they have, and they will tell you sometimes they have a lot of spaghetti because they know that the carbohydrates in the pasta, will help to give them the rush of energy that they need for a good workout. But how do you know what good carbs you can have and how will you know which are good versus which are bad?

Fruit and Vegetables

60 Day Trim Up With Fruits

Carbohydrates at meal time which is a good place to start. One thing we want to start with is your breakfast foods. Try to incorporate some carbs into breakfast like potatoes. Potatoes are an excellent source of carbs and they also have a lot of potassium in them. You can have potatoes for breakfast with an egg white omelet. At lunch time carbs can be found in different things like rice and pasta. You can have rice in an enchilada or a taco salad that you make if you don’t add a lot, or if you add a lot of vegetables. Keep in mind that as long as you’re adding more vegetables, protein, and fiber, this will help to ensure that you have a better balance in your meals.

Carbohydrates Gives Your Body Energy

Carbs give you energy and you need this throughout the day. So let’s just say you want a snack late in the day. How about a little bowl of cereal if you don’t even want cereal, you can have dry cereal as a granola snack or you can even take your dry granola cereal and put it into a yogurt. Just sprinkle a few pieces in, and you have a nice healthy snack. The carbs will give you a little extra energy and the protein will help you to get through the day until you get to dinner time.

Your diet’s fuel at dinner time 60DayTrimUp Plan

We sometimes make the mistake of thinking that if we take the potato or the rice out, if we take the starch out, that we will have a better diet and we will lose more weight. But that’s just not necessarily true. If you take your potato out, whether it’s a white, baked potato, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes out of your diet, you’re taking your carbs out, which means you’re taking your energy out, so keep the carbs in and include a steak (in moderation), chicken, turkey or fish. This way, you’re having your protein, a good source of carbs, and then you’re going to have some type of fiber with it in the form of a vegetable. Carbs will help to fuel your body.

People Turning Away From Sugar And Carbs

More and more people are turning away from carbohydrates and sugar. Sugar is the big problem but carbs often turn into sugar as the body processes the foods we eat. Many people have stopped eating anything that has sugar in it. They have also turned away from anything white like white potatoes, bread, pasta and other high carb foods. There are now carb blockers on the market that keeps the body from digesting the carbs and turning them into sugar.

Do some reading on sugar and you will be amazed at the problems it is causing with peoples bodies. I watched a health story on the 700 Club that talked about sugar and the heart that has really opened up my eyes on the subject. I suggest that everyone do some reading on this subject #60daytrimup .

Fast Relief From Pain

Choosing Best Pain Relief Products

Pain is generally a challenging symptom to treat and can be caused by several different factors such as inflammation, nerve damage, pressure, cold, traction and heat. Pain relief products offer a lot of treatment options for different kinds of pain. It’s necessary and important to know the cause of your pain before choosing the right pain reliever to get rid of it. These days, there are a lot of products available in the market, making it difficult to choose the right one, medicines are not exceptional. When it comes to choosing the best product for fast relief from pain, there are some important factors you need to consider.

Here Are Some Factors To Consider

The Manufacturer

Green Lipped Mussel extract and fast relief from pain.

Green Lipped Mussel – Fast Relief From Pain???

The company that manufactures the product plays a big role in the effectiveness of the product you are buying to treat your pain. It’s advised to consider buying medicinal products manufactured by reliable and reputable companies. This is because some companies may claim to produce genuine and effective products to relief pain, but they are not. Try looking into products that contain ETArol. This is an extract from the New Zealand Green Lipped Muscle.

Customer Reviews

This is also a good way to determine the best pain relief products to use. Try to do some research about the product before buying it. You can read various customer reviews on the internet about a given product and get to how effective it is. If you read more negative reviews than positives ones, it’s important to avoid such products.

Expiry Date

This is the most important factor to consider whenever you are buying any product, especially those for treatment. Always check the date of production and expiry date before using it. This is because expired products are harmful to your health and can even worsen the situation. Most and genuine manufactured products have expiry date indicated on their packaging.

The Type of Pain

Different pain relievers are manufactured for different types of pain. For instance, there are those products specifically produced for arthritis pain and others for migraines and headaches. Pain relievers can be in a form of oil, lotion, injection, tablets or even ointments. Each category of these products is used differently. Therefore, it is important to understand your pain before buying just any product to relief it. Consult your physician for the best advice before using just any medicine.

Ingredients

It’s also important to check the ingredient of the product you want to use in relieving your pain. If your skin or body reacts to certain ingredient, it worthy checking the ingredients of the pain relief product you want to buy. Some ingredients used to manufacture some of these products can irritate your skin or cause side effects to your body.

Price

Even though, the price of a product is not a major concern when it comes to medical issues, but with so many fake products available out there, some manufacturers may tend to sell their products in a relatively cheap price, in order to make a big sale for products that are actually not effective as they claim to be. Because of that, don’t just rush to buy cheaply offered products before doing enough research about them.

Over Weight And Pain

Many people do not realize that some pain is caused by being over weight. Extra weight is known to cause lower back pain, hip and knee pain. If you are 50 lbs over weight all that extra weight goes through your knees. Pick up a 50 pound sack of sugar, sand or flower and try to carry it around for a little while. First thing I notice is my lower back starts to hurt. Putting down that heavy sack takes some weight off my back. So if you are over weight, that pain you suffer from may be reduced if you were to lose weight. I know many people that have been 50 to 100 lbs over weight. When they lost some weight they noticed some os their pains to diminish or almost go away.

Conclusion

With these great tips, choosing the best pain relief products can be easier and rewarding. If the symptoms persist, it’s recommended to seek the advice of your doctor.

Always consult with your doctor or physician for any medical conditions you may have. This article is for information purposes only and not meant to take the place of advise your doctor can give you.

Motor Club of America Health Benefits

Free Discount Card For Health Items

Roadside Assistance Houma & Raceland, LA

Roadside Assistance

The Motor Club of America is a provider of protection and benefits. If you purchase their total security platinum package for only $39.99 per month you become eligible for a very extensive list of protections, benefits and security aspects that are beneficial to have in many different situations. There are health benefits, emergency room benefits, accidental death benefits, a travel assistance program, and a free discount card for vision, dental and many other services. These are just a few of the positives to keep in mind when considering The Motor Club of America‘s very comprehensive package. There are several of us in MCA that service the Metairie and Kenner Louisiana areas along with New Orleans. Our Denham Springs, Walker, Watson, Baton Rouge group connects with our Hammond/Ponchatoula group and will help work with you to build your team of sales reps. Call Bill at 225-413-8928 or visit www.ILoveMCA.com.

Prescription Discount Card

Prescription Discount Card – Metarie – Kenner LA

If you purchase this product you can receive up to $500 for certain emergency or trauma related situations, as well as $54,750 in hospital benefits which can be given to you in $150 increments starting the very first day that you arrive in the hospital for covered incidents. There are also many other health benefits in place with the MCA, such as their Travel assistance program which is of use anywhere in the world to named members for any number of reasons ranging from medical evacuations to hospital visits.

Total Security Platinum Plan

The Motor club of America’s total security platinum membership also offers a free discount card which offers a very large number of services such as vision care, dental care, hearing care, pre-negotiated discounts with a large network of physicians and Lab testing services just to name a few. Many of these services even offer savings of up to 50%.

Within the MCA’s very comprehensive and inclusive package many savings are available when emergency road services are needed or when there is a situation of vehicle theft. The MCA even offers legal and attorney fee assistance should it be necessary in certain situations. The Motor Club of America’s total security platinum membership comes at a small cost for such potentially massive amounts of savings and benefits. Get the piece of mind that a membership can bring you in case of a roadside emergency.

Disclosure: This is not insurance but it is a combination of different plans that also include roadside assistance and discount cards for health and medical. Savings of more then 50% and higher. This varies from state to state. Join the fastest growing team in SE Louisiana and the New Orleans area.

Wanted: Motor Club Of America reps in Houma, Morgan City and Raceland Louisiana.

Motor Club Of America Medical Discount Card - Metairie, Kenner, New Orleans, LaPlace Louisiana

Motor Club Of America Medical Discount Card – Metairie, Kenner, New Orleans, LaPlace Louisiana

 

Fat In Your Diet

Hidden Fat May Be In Your Diet

Caveman Diet

Caveman Diet – Good Fat In Your Diet

One thing that we can tell you is that there is a lot of hidden fat content in your diet that you’re not aware of. While it might look good and in my taste really good, sometimes the food companies work hard to ensure that the taste is so good, that you don’t realize how much fat is included in what you’re eating. Try researching about the caveman diet to learn a little more about bad fats.  You won’t catch a caveman at a restaurant! ha ha!

Let’s say for example, you go out to a restaurant. Always try to go to a restaurant that has the calorie content on the menu and gives you the breakdown. For example, you go to an Olive Garden or Cheesecake Factory. The problem with some of these restaurants is that their food is processed, and cooked in bad grease. Processed food is loaded with preservatives. A lot of restaurants use it to maintain the quality and taste as it is likely frozen when they purchase it, and then when it’s served to you, it’s loaded with a lot of fat when it’s heated up, and its a loaded with a lot of preservatives.

Think the hidden fat content in your diet is fine because you order a salad with chicken tenders, don’t be so sure of that. As restaurants serve you food that’s processed, they usually put that fried chicken in grease that has probably been out for days or it could be just standard, cheap oil or lard, so you’re getting fat from that also. While you think you may be having a good meal, you don’t realize until you get home and then maybe that night you might have an upset stomach. Or it could be two days later that you feel an extra roll on your belly. What’s happening is that the fat content is so high that as you have each meal and you add on more and more fat. You’re thinking that you’re dieting, but you don’t see the hidden fat content in your diet. As you eat more products that include fat, the fat level continues to build up around your belly, and that can also build up around your heart and your arteries. This is bad news!

Boiled Louisiana Crabs

Boiled Louisiana Crabs

What you want to do is change the types of fat that you’re eating and also go on a low fat diet. Hidden fat content is in everything that looks good and sounds good but it’s mostly in processed foods. Anything that you see in the frozen section, usually has a lot of high fat, a lot of salt, and a lot of preservatives. So the way to alleviate this, is try not to fry foods. While this might be hard for a lot of people who are used to having that taste of fried foods, fried foods contain high fat. If you’re going to fry your foods then use of canola oil that’s heart healthy and make sure you stay away from lard and vegetable oil.

If you have to eat out, because you don’t want there to be a hidden fat content in your diet, just make sure to have something that’s poached, boiled, steamed, broiled or lightly sautéed in olive oil. In Louisiana we love out fried seafood but there is also plenty of boiled and baked seafood. This is the healthy alternative that you can pick off the menu. Take those live Lake Pontchartrain crabs to the left. Boil then in the Louisiana spices for 20 minutes and then let soak for 20 minutes and you have a great meal Cajun meal!

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.

Natural Foods That Boost Metabolism

Boost Metabolism For Extra Energy

Healthy Eating

Boost Metabolism With Healthy Eating

If you are feeling low on energy then in all probability you have a sluggish and slow metabolism and will need to boost your metabolism. Although there are numerous methods presently available which can boost your metabolism this is best achieved by using natural foods.

Conceptually food options work like peppers and oatmeal are the preferred options in contemporary times. Studies have now validated the fact that eating plenty of spices can help boost your metabolism thus it is not surprising that one may begin to perspire immediately after eating a particularly spicy meal. Those with a penchant for numbers would find it particularly fascinating that eating a particularly spicy meal could well boost the metabolism by an impressive 25% and the spike would continue to persist for as long as three hours.

INSULIN STABILIZERS

Whole grains are a rich source of complex carbohydrates and nutrients which stabilize insulin levels and thus boost your metabolism rate. Conversely food options like oatmeal and brown rice are considered as slow energy releasers and hence prevent insulin from spiking thus ensuring that the rate of metabolism is boosted.

THE SPICE AND FRUIT BOOST

Fat Burning Foods Speed Up Metabolism

Fat Burning Foods Speed Up Metabolism

Spices do more than just pepper your food with that tang considering that studies have concluded the fact that consuming spices like garlic and ginger can exponentially boost the metabolism rate of the body and can thus burn more calories with relative ease. If spices can boost then fruits are still better.

Those with an inclination for fruits would indeed find it fascinating that eating apples and even pears can naturally boost the metabolism rate without needing to resort to exercise. On the contrary fruits like grapefruit are particularly effective considering that they are a rich source of vitamin C which in turn can boost metabolism