Ageing? No Way! February 5, 2015
Ageing? No Way!
Whats the #1 cause of weight gain, joint pain and osteoporosis in men and women over the age of 50!
And It’s totally preventable 🙂
I’m dedicating to helping you improve not only your body, but your health and quality of life, the first thing I want address is something called sarcopenia.
Sarcopenia, is a greek word that means “poverty of the flesh” and can otherwise be known as “Muscle Wasting!”
Nearly everyone over the age of 30, who doesn’t know how to fight it is currently undergoing stages of sarcopenia.
In fact, did you know that between the ages of 30 and 60 the average man or woman loses 15lbs of muscle? And…
Did you also know that 1lb of muscle can burn 30-50 calories per day?
That means by your 40’s your metabolism will drop by burning 150-250 less calories per day…
By your 50’s your metabolism will drop by 300-500 calories per day…
And… by your 60’s if you don’t do anything about this, your metabolism will have reduced by 450-750 calories per day!
Looking at this information, it’s no wonder that people gain weight year after year all while feeling hopeless!
After all, by the time you’re 60, you would have to eat 450-750 less calories then you did at 30 just to maintain your.
However, sarcopenia, muscle wasting and the sever drop in your metabolism between the ages of 30 and 60 can easily be prevented and reversed if you know the right steps to take.
So, don’t blame the passage of time for your weight gain and middle age spread!
Stay active, Eat Clean and Feel Great
Common Food Like A Narcotic! October 27, 2014
This article is golden! Read it and change your diet!
As Addictive As Most Narcotics?
By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES
You have been warned…
There is one food – or nutrient – that could be as addictive as most street drugs.
In fact, this one nutrient is found in many of the food products you eat every day.
The food offender: sugar.
But, I have some great news for you!
There are all-natural sweeteners that could sweeten many of the foods you eat – without the adverse side effects associated with sugar.
See for yourself…
Sugar vs. Natural Sweeteners
Here’s the problem:
Your brain needs sugar in order to function. But not table sugar like you would normally think of.
Your brain requires glucose in order to function. And when your levels drop, your brain sends out a warning signal to your body to eat more food.
Result = pretty intense cravings.
However, here’s the problem with added sugar. Sugar targets the reward system in your brain.
And when it’s exposed to high amounts of sugar, the reward center may become over-sensitized to sugar.
This makes you crave sugar. And this may mean you need more and more sugar in order to shut down the cravings and the sugar response.
So what can you do?
Well, for starters, you should reduce your intake of refined and processed carbs and any added sugar in your diet.
One way to accomplish this feat is to look for more natural sweeteners.
And, just for you, we have provided the top THREE natural sweeteners we recommend:
1. Coconut Sugar
This natural sweetener – which is made from boiling down the sap of coconut flower buds cut from coconut leaves – is a great substitute for your sweet tooth.
Not only does it contain far less sucrose than regular table sugar, it is also lower on the glycemic index.
That means there may not be such a sharp increase in blood sugar or insulin released by your body.
2. Raw Honey
Those bees sure are busy little buggers!
Raw honey – not the boiled down and refined type – is chock full of potent minerals that hold tons of benefits for your health.
Plus, raw honey possesses many anti-bacterial and anti-microbial benefits, which places honey way up there in terms of healthy nutrition.
Not only that, but honey is low in fructose, which makes it a great sweetener for a number of different foods.
This common sweetener is extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant.
Stevia may be 200 times sweetener than sugar, but it possesses some pretty impressive health benefits.
Stevia has been shown to have anti-glycemic, anti-hypertensive, and anti-inflammatory properties.
It could be one of the most widely used sweeteners around.
Take Home Message
I hate to tell you this, but sugar is extremely addictive.
So addictive in fact, that many people experience very intense cravings when their blood sugar levels drop low enough.
One reason for this is due to sugars ability to stimulate the reward system in your brain. And this overstimulate may make you need more sugar just to quiet your cravings.
And this may be why most people turn to artificial sweeteners in order to satisfy their sweet tooth, without adding calories to their waistline.
This has brought about the boom in artificial and natural sweetener.
If you’re looking to curb your sugar cravings, then you should turn to the three natural sweeteners from above.
It could just save your life and protect your health in the process!
Eat Clean. Train Smart. Expect Results!
This one’s for Rob – The Saturated Fat Myth! May 17, 2014
The Saturated-Fat Myth That Robbed You of Your Good Health!
Before World War II, the miracle-healing coconut had been used to help alleviate:
But that all changed when the war ended and the United States proclaimed hydrogenated oils to be the “healthier oils.” By the 1960s, a weak scientific theory claimed that saturated fats-like those found in butter, eggs, milk, red meat and coconuts – increased “bad” LDL cholesterol and were dangerous to consume.
Nothing was further from the truth! But this “health scare” was enough to push the public away from saturated fats and instead to refined vegetable oils. This was perfect for food manufacturers because they were far cheaper to produce.
It wasn’t long before Western-style diets made their way to the islands and the old ways were forgotten.
Cheaper, mass-produced hydrogenated foods replaced traditional foods, like the versatile and all-healing coconut oil that had kept the islanders healthy for generations.
And for the first time ever, diseases that had become prevalent among Americans… heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity started to plague the island nations.
Although this article talks about Americans – exactly the same story has run Un the UK!
Original, very weak ideas about saturated fat and cholesterol have been shown to be false over and over again. The strength of current
Nt studies and research ethics are much more robust NOW.
REMEMBER it wasn’t so long ago that we knew the World was flat!
Eat fat – it doesn’t kill you. It’s a better source of calories than sugars, as sugar has no nutritional value where dates are Essential for health. Your immune system, hormones, glands and nerves all NEED fats to develop and function properly.
Avoid hydrogenated fats -ALWAYS!
Processed fats from vegetable sources are NOT recommended
Choose cold pressed nut oils and NEVER heat or cook with them. Instead, add them as dressings and flavourings to cooked food.
Watch out for more info about Coconut and how to use it!
Eat Clean, Train Hard, Feel,Greeat!!