You have probably heard about 8*8 rule, meaning one needs to drink eight, eight ounce glasses of water every day. This rule, unfortunately is not based on solid and well researched information, however it is a good place to start. While it is not so easy to determine how much water an individual needs to … Continue reading How much water is enough? Benefits of drinking water, Tips to stay hydrated
Before getting into our diet, let's look at our body. our bodies like to maintain the blood PH levels between 7.365-7.4, as you can see this is very tight and there is not much room to wiggle. So what is PH? PH is the concentration of Hydrogen ions in a solution. The higher the concentration … Continue reading Is your diet alkaline or acidic? which one does our body like more?
My mom always told us to "eat your carrots, they make you smarter". That statement might not be completely true, but it can be true. It has been proven and you all know that Carrots help to improve your eyesight due to their high concentration of Beta-carotene and leutein. Let's go back to my mom's claim, during … Continue reading Carrot juice an antioxidant rich elixir
It seems like it is the ultimate goal of everyone to get rid of stubborn fat and everyone is looking for a magic potion, which would do the trick. Unfortunately, there are no magic potions. All those internet claims and diet pills in the market, might seem to help at the moment, but their side … Continue reading 6 step guide to burn fat and keep it off
Some days it seems impossible to make any decisions. There are so many controversies around a seemingly simple concept, that decision making becomes very hard. To this day, I have not seen anyone, who does not want to leave a healthier life, to feel more energized, and to be happier, but when it comes to … Continue reading Sometimes you need to go with your gut!
In recent weeks, there has been tons of controversy regarding coconut oil. A recent headline on USA Today claims that coconut oil is not healthy. In an effort to clarify this matter for myself, I started reading all the research available on coconut oil and started to list what both sides are claiming. The … Continue reading What is the deal with Coconut oil? Is it healthy or not?
The last reason for weight gain and obesity, that we are going to cover in the series of "Reasons for weight loss resistance", is Hyperphagia. Let's start with defining what hyperphagia really means. According to Merriam Webster dictionary hyperphagia means: "abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus". One of the … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance-part IV. Hyperphagia
The third factor that effects weight is fat metabolism. Reduced fat oxidation levels have shown an effect on obesity and weight gain. Since we tend to consume more fat than our body needs at any given time, our body stores the extra fat to be used at times of need. The fat stored in the body is … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance- part III. Low fat oxidation rate
Beets, known botanically as Beta vulgaris, are native to the Mediterranean region. Beets are most commonly a dark red color, however they also come in other hues ranging from white to yellow to a red-and-white variety known as Chioggia. They are rich in antioxidants, folic acid, potassium, and fiber. Beets have many health benefits, one of which … Continue reading Amazing health benefits of beets/ detox recipe
As mentioned in my previous post, Studies suggest that there are four main reasons behind obesity and weight gain, Hperphagia, a low metabolic rate, low rates of fat oxidation and an impaired sympathetic nervous activity. We talked about the Sympathetic Nervous system fully in my previous post. Today our focus is going to be on Metabolic … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance- Part II. Low metabolic rate