The Science of Intermittent Fasting (Why It Helps You Lose Fat Faster and How to Do It This Winter!)
Trying to lose weight is frustrating when all the popular diets are telling you to drastically change your eating habits and avoid all normal foods.
Let’s start with your metabolism. Essentially – you’re going to be wanting to eat foods that speed up your metabolism, which in turn will help you burn more calories and maintain a healthy weight, so you can maintain regular exercise schedule. These foods include foods that are high in protein, iron, zinc and selenium, for example. Protein-rich foods take your body high amounts of energy to process and absorb the nutrients, which makes your body burn more energy. Foods high in zinc improve the thyroid gland, which regulates your metabolism. Foods including many spices (especially spicy spices like chillies), tea and coffee and legumes such as lentils and chickpeas speed up your metabolism. A diet that incorporates these foods will aid in keeping a fast metabolism, whereas other foods actually will cause you to have lower energy and reduced focused based on how they are processed by your metabolism. Foods that are Simple carbohydrates and high-sugar foods have a high glycemic index, meaning that they affect your blood sugar because of insulin fluctuations, which affects how your store fat. When this happens, you actually crave sugar more. When these cravings are present, your mental ability is also altered. Your focus is lower, in addition to your energy levels. Foods that cause this are typically foods with refined flours and sugars, in addition to fried foods and types of oils, like canola oil. So understanding the differences between these foods in the supermarket will encourage you to buy foods that are better for your metabolism so you always have proper brain function.
The ketogenic diet is named after a metabolic process in our body that occurs when you don’t have enough carbs in your system, which is a typical source of energy, and your body needs to burn fat instead, leading to a production of ketones. The standard variant of this diet means only 5% of your diet comes from carbs, while 75% comes from healthy fats. The cyclical keto diet allows you to have re-feed days when you increase your carb intake for a day or two, and the targeted keto allows eating more carbs before and after your workout.
While daily physical activity is an essential part of our wellbeing, you can’t reap all of its benefits unless you pair it with a good diet. You truly are what you eat, and you can’t make much progress unless you clean up your habits and turn to healthy, quality food to sustain you. Regardless of what your fitness goal might be, nutrition is essential, and we’re here to show you why and to offer some tips on how you can improve your diet.
Arriving to the grocery store can go either way. Sometimes, it’s tempting to behave like unsupervised child in a candy store, and other times you’re inspired to be a food stylist cooking up the trendiest whole-food dishes. Whichever way you go, the thing that never changes is the temptation. The brightly lit isles of candy, […]
Out of so many dieting trends that have taken the fitness world by storm in recent years, few have received so much attention as the famous keto diet. Used by people in all spheres of life, from those who are trying to control their diabetes, epilepsy, to fitness gurus who swear on low-carb eats to […]
Trying to lose weight can be a daunting exercise, especially when you have tried many diet programs but still remain the same. The truth is, some diets can take forever in helping you lose weight, and you may end up giving up. Today, there are many diet products on the market and diet plans which have become popular to help people lose weight. Reviewy will tell you more about the different weight loss products that are available, some better than others. It is important to remember that these products are not miracle cures and you will still need to do some of the work in terms of diet and exercise.
Many people believe that it is next to not possible to avoid weight gain during winters. If not possible, then it surely is very difficult to stay fit because winter season for the majority of the population begins from November and ends in February or March. It is in these months that all major festivals come, and people celebrate all the festivals with great enthusiasm. Festivals mean food, and I mean a lot of food. Fried foods, sweets and carbonated drinks are consumed in large quantities during festival days. Well, it is hard to avoid such foods when everybody else is eating the same.
Are you aware of the importance of magnesium? Do you know how magnesium affects your body? You probably feel sore after hard workouts; wouldn’t you like to change that? Have you been sleeping well lately? Sleep deprivation can have detrimental effects on your mood. A bit of magnesium can change all that. Magnesium is a […]
When you exercise, your muscles lose glycogen which is a stored energy reserve made out of glucose and carbohydrates. That combined with micro tears in the muscle tissue results in post-workout muscle soreness. Once it sets in, you’ll have a hard time maintaining the exercising routine. It will even be hard for you to get up in the morning. Even though the pain can be quite strong there is no need for you to resort to painkillers. There are better ways to help your muscles recover.