Stubborn areas of fat are pesky, and it always seems to happen in the wrong places!
You may have wanted to diet to lose those pesky pounds to tone up, but unfortunately, that dieting may be what's causing it. When your body goes on a diet, it gets into starvation mode. This causes a couple things to occur. 1) Your body will more readily consume lean muscle to provide the energy before it burns the fat. 2) As that lean muscle is what burns those calories, your metabolism starts to slow. 3) As it slows, the food you do eat more easily turns to fat.
Additionally, other factors like stress are contributors to keeping the fat on. I recently sat down with Anna Slaback from Essential Habits for Wellness, and she states, "One of the biggest reasons why we see fat stored more readily in the gut is because of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that is released when we are in a state of stress. " When that stress is prolonged, the body...
Feeling stressed? Most people are these days.
The past couple of months have been filled with new levels of stress as we’ve all dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.
But you don’t have to let stress get the best of you.
When stress is getting you down, you need something that makes you feel good and is good for you.
I’m talking about exercise!
Every time you exercise you increase your body’s production of endorphins. But not just any exercise will do. Often walking and other forms of cardio aren't sufficient to take off the edge. And if you are stressed, trying to get out to exercise alone is often a one way street to not doing it at all.
In case you have forgotten, endorphins are responsible for those good moods you get into after a race and the pleasure you feel while chomping down on a piece of chocolate.
However, before you grab a piece of chocolate and skip your workout, remember the end result of each and choose which one will...
This recipe for Turkey Meatballs with Pine Nuts is great to make on the weekend, to fill your fridge with healthy snacking options for the week. You could also make a batch of hardboiled eggs and slice some cucumbers while the meatballs bake. These healthy snacks are all low in carbs and sugar – the two things that your snacks should never contain.
Taking control of your snack foods is key to getting on track with your fitness results.
Courtesy of Real Healthy Recipes
What you need
1 cup blanched almond flour
½ cup nutritional yeast, or Parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
¼ cup coconut cream, or half and half
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped
½ cup pine nuts
2 lbs ground turkey
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a...
If you've ever wonder why you mindlessly munch later at night, you are not alone. Experts say this is not uncommon occurrence, and may not be driven off hunger alone. And this is limited to late evening, but can occur throughout the day.
Snacking more at night can also be due to other factors, such as what you did during the day.
Our clients are successful in life. They continuously choose the things that improve their lives for the better.
They also deal with a lot of stress, in their job, at home, and all that life-getting-in-the-way stress.
So, what is the secret that they know about handling that stress and being successful?
From the physical well-being, one key is to know what stress does. When you have stress, your cortisol levels rise, giving you that response to react to things in a certain way. The challenge is, when we are under stress, we tend to make rash decisions, we get headaches, tightness in our muscles and neck, our breathing shortens. Over time, it leads to adrenal fatigue, and you tire easily, lack energy and drive and can become sad and depressed.
When under stress, you can also be tempted to stop taking care of yourself. You give in, stop being at the top of your game, binge eat, drink more alcohol. You stop being your successful self....
Ever get the winter chills and hate living in the cold? Have you ever wondered why you get more chilled as you get older? For those of you who have, there's hope.
Traditionally, brown fat was thought to be the body’s main thermostat that insulated and generated heat to keep the body warm.
“Our findings demonstrate for the first time that muscle, which accounts for 40 per cent of body weight in humans, can generate heat independent of shivering,” says Muthu Periasamy of Ohio State University in Columbus.
Through experiments on mice that had their usual thermostat – brown fat – surgically removed, Periasamy and his colleagues proved that a protein called sarcolipin helps muscle cells keep the body warm by burning energy, almost like an idling motor car, even if the muscles do not contract.
All of the mice had their brown fat removed, but some of them had been genetically engineered to lack sarcolipin too. These...
Cauliflower Pizza Crust Nutrition Information:
A spoonful of homemade almond butter on banana is a fantastic pre-workout snack. It’s also delicious added to a protein shake or slathered on sliced apples.
By blending your own almond butter at home you’re enjoying pure, unadulterated almonds and sea salt without the added sugars and preservatives found in many store bought brands. Enjoy!
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need
3 cups roasted, unsalted almonds
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1. Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until creamy. This can take up to 10 minutes, so when it doubt continue to blend, blend, blend. Enjoy!
One serving equals: 109 calories, 10g fat, 3g carbohydrate, 28mg sodium, 1g sugar, 2g fiber, and 4g protein.
Healthy and Nutritious eating is what we're all about. We will help you on the path to healthier living, and avoiding those fad diets.
If you suffer from Joint pain, you are not alone.
Arthritis is the #1 disability in the US, and millions suffer from its effects of pain in the joint, limited mobility. It prevents people from being able to stay in shape, leads to depression, poor quality of life, and further health problems like obesity and diabetes or heart problems.
Often people think the cure for Osteoarthritis is seen as prescription medication, injections, anti-inflammatory drugs, or surgery. But it's not.
At the Cardiology and Sports Medicine conference in New York City this week, Dr. Mirabelli presented both diagnosis and treatment topics. Dr. Mirabelli worked in the Hip and Knee Arthritis Clinic and is also the team Physician for the USA Lacrosse team. When someone is diagnosed Osteoarthritic condition, the 2 Best ways to overcoming the effects of osteoarthritis and improving quality of life are:
1) Effective exercise through strength training, increasing...
We can lose 3-8% of Lean Mass every decade over the age of 40. This critical bone and muscle controls our metabolism, gives us that energy, and even keeps us warmer in winter. As we lose it, we feel more tired, have less energy, put on weight, and our body doesn’t function the way it should.
Lean Muscle has been recently defined as a key indicator in overall health. The Lean muscle is what allows you to enjoy activities, and is what gives you that vibrance and tone that makes you feel better overall. The only way to maintain this healthy lean mass is to include effective strength training as part of your routine.
When done properly under the right guidance, the benefits of effective resistance training are more than being stronger. From helping to manage chronic conditions to enhancing overall quality of life.
Quality of life can be affected by resistance training by simply giving an individual the ability to perform regular activities or do so with more ease. It helps with...