5/18/2011

Beef Irish Stew

Ingredients
3 1/2 ounces of beef stewing
1 cup of fresh potatoes in cubes
1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
3/4 cup diced carrots
3/4 cup fresh celery, diced
sodium under 1 cup broth
1/4 light beer Cup

Instructions
Coat of arms of bread with stick not cooking meat of spray and saute over medium high heat for 5 minutes, or until all parties; set aside. In another pan, Saute potatoes, onion, carrot and celery over medium heat for 3 - 5 minutes. Add broth and light beer and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables and fork tender beef.

Nutritional information (serves 1):
Calories: 390
Total fat: 9 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 270 mg
Total carbohydrates: 43 g
Fiber: 8 g
Protein: 30 g

5/17/2011

What to Eat Fresh, Frozen or Canned?

I don't know if I buy fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. What is the best choice?

Good question! We always talk about cool being the best pick, but sometimes this does not always so. Depending on the types of fruits and vegetables of purchase (e.g. tomato vs canned tomatoes), some of the nutrition might be different. The good thing about fruits and vegetables, however, is they are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre diet, essential in the promotion of good health and reduce the risk of some diseases.

The type of fruit and vegetables you buy can have an effect on their nutritional benefits. For example, canned apples in syrup of sugar may not be the best choice of fruit - perhaps collecting unsweetened applesauce might be an alternative. What to choose? At least, choose one of them (fresh, frozen or canned) - much better than anything at all. But if the world is generally the fresh oyster is the first choice.

Fresh

In terms of nutritional value, fresh fruits and vegetables tend to be the best option in comparison with frozen or canned. When a fruit or vegetable fresh and on top of his maturity, there is no beating! Many commercial farmers picking fruits and vegetables before reaching maturity of peak (nutritional peak) to prevent deterioration, but the longest sitting in the transport, storage, the platform of supermarket or your refrigerator, the less nutrients are when they finally eat them. The best tip I can give them is to buy fruits and vegetables are in season and eat them within two to three days of the purchase. With spring finally here, start check your supermarket of berries, melon, pineapple, asparagus, snap beans and Zucchini.

Frozen

Although fresh is usually the best choice, ice cream, fruits and vegetables are a convenient place. Fruit and vegetables intended for freezing are chosen closer to its peak maturity and then frozen Flash before being packaged. This technique may compromise some nutrients, but blocks the rest for an extended period of time. And when it comes to remains of food, it is possible that you can not eat the fresh products as quickly as expected (losing them) and frozen is a great alternative to have them available when you need them.

Canned

Canned fruits and vegetables are generally his third election; (from) (syrup of sugar, salt and preservatives are normally added to extend the life.) But in terms of stability of the platform, difficult to overcome. Search for items that are low in sodium (no salt added) and usually do not contain high levels of salt or sugar. Some canned items are actually higher in fresh nutrients; canned tomatoes have higher levels of lycopene (antioxidant) than fresh. Therefore not always so bad!

5/16/2011

Go green, eat green, green




Green is no longer just a color. Green has as many meanings as it has shades, and March marks the advent of everything green. In March, I encourage you to go green, eat green and be green! March brings us St. Patrick’s Day, a joyous celebration from the Emerald Isle, and celebrating might include a pint or two of Guinness. But before you let the party take over, think about turning your entire month into a veritable green celebration. Start by looking around you and noticing everything green – from shamrocks to sheets – and dare to take a step in a greener direction.

Go Green
“Going green” can start with simple changes. In this day and age where the idea of going green is everywhere, it may be difficult to decide where to begin. Here are a few ways:

SLEEP GREEN: This might sound crazy, but a Consumer Product Safety Commission study estimates that the average adult sleeping on a conventional mattress – meaning one that is most likely made with petroleum-based ingredients and treated with fire retardants – will be exposed to 0.802 milligrams of antimony, a heavy metal closely related to arsenic, and 0.081 milligrams of boric acid, a roach killer. While these amounts are deemed safe for those over 5-years-old, this is definitely not my idea of sleeping green. Go green with an environmentally friendly organic mattress. Choose a mattress made with non-toxic materials like wool and latex from rubber trees, which are both naturally fire-resistant. Organic mattresses may not be the cheapest, but the conventional ones make Mother Nature pay the price. If a new organic one is not in the budget, you can still be green the next time you dispose of yours by finding local mattress recycling centers in your area.

BREATHE GREEN: Houseplants are a natural way to clean (and green) your air. Grow herbs, such as basil, dill, chives, or oregano, near your windowsill for delicious, almost no calorie additions to salads and other dishes.

SERVE GREEN:
Pack your own reusable utensils for on-the-go meals. There’s no need to cut with a dull plastic knife then toss it in the garbage anymore. Try a reusable set such as The To-Go Ware set, which contains a fork, knife, spoon, and chopsticks that are made from sustainably harvested bamboo. Take your green meal a step further by participating in Preserve’s recycling program, which transforms plastic containers, including yogurt cups and takeout containers, into eco-friendly toothbrushes, razors, and other products. National Whole Foods stores have collection bins for washed #5 plastics and used Brita filters. These initiatives support Preserve’s green goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Eat Green

Eating green doesn’t just mean literally eating green colors. It also means eating responsibly by choosing foods that are healthy for you and the planet. Always read labels and pay attention to where your food is grown, because the less it has to travel, the smaller the impact it has on planet earth. I suggest starting small and working your way up the green slope by buying local products as much as possible and, if money permits, buying organic products. Such pro-green actions will help the environment and improve your personal health.

Similarly, certain berries from South American rain forests that are touted as antioxidant powerhouses might eventually, in fact, negatively impact the native communities and their meager food sources if over picked. This is just another reason to change things up. Indulging in exotic berries has its place but also choose what’s in your back yard! Berries are packed with water and fiber, which will help you feel full and may contribute to weight loss. Buy local berries in season, which usually means late spring and summer for blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries that are grown in the U.S. Buying them fresh at farmer’s markets is best, so find out what’s in season in your area.

Now, how can you eat green literally? Great green foods include leafy greens, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, green beans, green onions, kale, avocado … and the list goes on and on. Most green vegetables contain beta-carotene, folate, and lutein that keep your eyes, heart and muscles healthy. Dark, leafy greens are loaded with vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants that help fight free radical damage in your cells. And greens are not just for salads. Stir kale, Swiss chard, or spinach into soups just before serving, add to stir fry dishes, or saute with garlic, olive oil, and red pepper flakes for a quick pasta sauce. All types of green vegetables have high water contents, which is why they are great “diet” foods. They fill you up with very few calories.

Also, you can use green foods to make topical cleansers such as the Go Green Face Scrub from my book, The O2 Diet. Just blend cup avocado, 1 teaspoon parsley and 2 tablespoons kosher salt in a food processor for 20 seconds. You’ll have a homemade, green scrub full of vitamin C and collagen-enhancing avocado oil for your skin with no wasteful product containers or packaging.

Be Green

As you embrace the month of March and its push to help you go green and eat green, you naturally take all the right steps to be green! Not every single green tip is right for everyone. By choosing to take March on in all its green glory, you are taking a step in a greener direction. Go ahead and sip some green tea as you celebrate this month by being a greener you.

5/15/2011

Home Fitness training in 20 minutes

If you suddenly suffered with a busy schedule or just need something quick, I have the training of home fitness for you.

This series of training of fitness movements will take 20 minutes or less. You are Yes, read correctly: only 20 minutes. They can be 3-4 times a week. Your whole body will be promoted, and you will feel rejuvenated without all the stress additional of having to go to the gym.

This routine have designed so that an exercise stimulates various muscle groups. In this way, you'll get the best bang for your buck in the least amount of time. Carry out each year in succession. After completing a movement, it will follow immediately following. Once you have completed all the movements, they perform once again. Attempt of 20-25 repetitions of each movement. Don't worry if you cannot make all representatives, will come. If you are a beginner, take your time and go at your own pace.

1. BENT-knee PUSH UPS begin with his hands and knees on a mat. Your hands should be separate shoulder width and its head, hips and legs must be in a straight line. Be sure to arch his back and give up. Keep a slight bend in the elbows. Reduce the upper part of the body by bending the elbows outwards and stop before your chest touches the ground. Contract the muscles of the chest, then return slowly to the starting position. Inhale while decreasing his body. Exhale while returning to the starting position. After master this exercise, you may want to try the complete Enhancer.

2. LUNGE
(with cans of home) directly Stand with the feet together. Keep a can in each hand and reduce the arms to the sides. Step forward with his right leg and lower left leg to the knee almost touches the ground. Contracting the quadriceps muscle (front of thigh), push your right foot slowly, going back to the starting position. Toggle the movement with his left leg to complete the set. Inhale while step forward. Exhale while returning to the starting position.The measure should be sufficient that the left leg is almost straight. Be sure that the knee touching the ground. Make sure that it is up to the head and the back is straight. The chest should be deleted, and your front leg should form an angle of 90 degrees in the lower part of the movement. His right knee should not pass his right foot, and you should be able to see the fingers at all times. If you have a leg that dominates more than the other, it begins with the less dominant leg in the first place. Suspend this exercise if you feel any discomfort in the knees.

3. ABDOMINAL bicycle manoeuvre lying on a mat with his back down in a comfortable position. Put your hands on each side of the head by the ears. Achieve the knees up to an angle of 45 degrees. Slowly go through a bicycle pedal movement, alternating its left elbow to his right knee, then your right elbow to his left knee. It's a more advanced exercise, so don't worry if you cannot perform many of them. Do not perform this activity if you put any strain on the lower back. Also, do not pull the head and neck during this exercise. Lower to the ground the legs of bicycles, more difficult their close abs have to work.

4. Bank DIPS with two banks or chairs, sit in one. Place the palms on the bench with fingers wrapped around the edge. Place both feet on the another President. Slide the upper part of the body outside the President with the nearby but not completely locked elbows. Decrease the upper part of the body slowly towards the ground until the bent elbows, a little more than 90 degrees. Contracting the triceps (back of the arm), extended elbows and return to the starting position (stop just of the elbows fully extended). Inhaling while it decreases her body and exhale while returning to the starting position. Beginners should start with the feet on the floor and knees at a 90 degree angle. Measure that progress, moving your feet more up the legs are straight with a slight bend in the knees.

5. Abdominal CRUNCH double
are on the floor face up. Bend the knees to the legs at an angle of 45 degrees with both feet on the ground. Your back should be relaxed comfortably on the floor. Place both hands crossed on the chest. Contracting your abdominal, lifting the head and legs of the ground towards each other. Slowly return to starting position (stop just from their shoulders and feet touching the ground).

Exhale while rising and inhale when returning to the starting position. Keep your eyes on the ceiling to avoid pulling with the neck. Your hands should not be used to raise the head or collaborating with the movement.

5/14/2011

Sexiest weapon: 4 exercises to stop the swing!

Today we begin with a simple exercise.

His right arm must be next to his body. Please lift up of entry and exit to the side so that his shoulder and hand form a straight line.

Then, simply shake his right arm. Is it fat bouncing in place as a bowl of jelly? Congratulations, officially has bat-like wings.

Everyone is fascinated by women who have close and elegant arms: bicep which forms with a bit of muscularity and triceps that narrow and firm. It shows strength and femininity wrapped into one package. In my opinion, this is a totally sexy appearance.

So if your goal is to show elegant weapons in a dress without sleeves, you've come to the right place. If you are a man who wants to "arms" of best quality, the routine will also work for you.

For four weeks, add the following agenda for the session of the upper part of the body weight training. Place it in the first place in the training and follow all muscle groups (chest, back and shoulders).

Yes, the arms will be fatigued when performing the exercises, but this allows giving priority to arms. Muscles worked in the beginning of a workout tends to respond faster to the changes.

Initial position:
-Hold a dumbbell in each hand. -sitting on the ball and leaving the feet to the head, neck and shoulders are compatible with the ball with knees at a 90 degree angle.

-Raise the hips in line with the knees and shoulders as a table. Maintaining the position of desktop in the Office.

-The conclusion of the weight, extend their arms towards the ceiling with a slight curve in the elbows.

Movement:
-Slowly down the weights towards the shoulders by bending the elbows stop just weights touch the shoulders.

-Contract the triceps muscles, slow return to the starting position stop just below the arms are extended with a slight curve in the elbows.

Key points:
-Inhale when you lift weights.

-Exhale while returning to the starting position.

-The arms must lie still during the exercise.

Initial position:
-Stand with your feet shoulder width with a slight bend in the knees.

-Keep the bar with both hands shoulder width apart, a slight curve in the elbows and palms of the hands of the body. The bar must rest lightly on the thighs.

-Keep the shoulder blades hired over the entire range of movement.

Movement:
-Contract the bicep muscles, raising the bar towards the shoulders remain the high stationary arm and elbows close to the body stop just below the bar to touch the shoulders.

-Slowly return to starting position.

Key points:
-Exhale as raising the weight.

-Breathing when returning to the starting position.

Instructions:
Make A1 to the representatives of 10 immediately go to A2 and make 12 representatives (superset). Wait 45 seconds and perform the superset two additional times for a total of three supersets.

Initial position:
-Stand with a dumbbell in his right hand and the left hip.

-Press the weight on his head to his right arm is almost straight with a slight bend at the elbow in the first place.

-Allows weight to play their zone of head or neck.

Movement:
-Slowly bend your elbow, lowering the weight until his arm forming an angle of 90 degrees its head stop before the weight affects the back.

-Contract the muscles of triceps, slow return to the starting position.

Key points:
-Exhale while returning to the starting position.

-Inhaling while decreasing weight.

-After of completing the set of right, repeat on the left side.

-This exercise is not carried out with great weights. The technique is more important than weight.

-Also you can perform this exercise while seated on a bench.

Initial position:
-Sitting on a bench or a chair with both feet in front of your body and your back straight.

-Hold a dumbbell in each hand with your arms on each side and palms facing forward.

Movement:
-Contract the bicep muscles, raise the weights to your shoulders stop just the weights touch the shoulders.

-Slowly return to starting position.

Key points:
-Exhale when you lift weights.

-Breathing when returning to the starting position.

-The upper arms must lie still during the exercise.

Instructions:
Take B1 for the representatives of 12 immediately go to B2 and make 12 representatives (superset). Wait 45 seconds and perform the superset two additional times for a total of three supersets. Conduct training on three alternate days of the week. Beginners should perform only a superset of each cycle.

Believe me, the program is not easy, but it will produce results when combined with the nutrition programme. Time to go to work. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.

5/13/2011

Burn fat, feed the muscle

In recent years it was thought that cardiovascular exercise such as running, is the best way to burn fat. At present, however, experts have shifted their beliefs for more intensive exercises, such as heavy for the best results when trying to lose weight. Resistance workouts get body fat burning is fast and even faster. Exercises that involve the whole body, such as dead lifts, squats or lunges to make your entire substantive work.

Not only do you lose weight on these core workouts, you'll also build muscles on top. All exercises are accompanied by the diet on weight loss plan. If you are trying to build muscle, you would include much more protein in your diet than you normally would have. Proteins, such as egg whites in the morning and chicken in the rest of your day is healthy and low in fat. You can also take protein supplement cocktails that are loaded with useful protein for muscle when you recover from intense workout.

If the muscle is not part of your objective, you can stick a cardiovascular workout. Cardio and nutrition will more than working for a healthy weight. It is important to note that if you go the route you have cardio is not simply jog to the continuous pace but do interval type, running in different intensity levels for the most effective weight loss.

And finally as I emphasized in most of the articles on this blog, you must set realistic goals for yourself and find out where you want to be. Weight loss and health is not something that short period of time, you must keep some type of diet and exercise to maintain the weight that you lose, a. is discouraged in your normal weight loss as well.

5/12/2011

Can you loose 2 pounds a week securely?

Weight loss has become for many people around the world today. You can lose weight very quickly, through diet and exercise, but the terms were too weight loss can be bad for your body? the answer is most definitely Yes.

Most of the weight, you have to lose a week-only 2 pounds. The body must be able to adapt to do you loose weight and it takes time for compensation. In addition many uneducated weight loss hopefuls eventually starving yourself because they end up cutting, more calories than they should. These "hunger" diets work initially, but when they return to their old habits, "dieters" quickly shoot back to their old weight and often, they exceed the weight, they were in before they started to diet. Reducing calories that much and make a habit of it can also lead to certain eating disorders such as anorexia.

The best way to lose 2 pounds per week, effectively and cool, in an attempt to reduce your calorie intake by 1000 calories per day. Since 3500 calories equals one pound of fat, 7000 calories, 2 pounds, which you do not eat the whole week. This, coupled with eating the right food and doing regular exercise should get you 2 pounds per week that you were trying to work on. If you just started your workouts and diets, take it slow. Don't try to just jump into a strict diet with hard training regime, because you'll burn yourself. Take it slow, setting goals for yourself and stick with something you know you can do and then to making major changes once you know you can do this.

Fasting for weight loss

People will try anything to lose weight quickly and easily. The truth is that it's just not as simple as that and if he is not healthy for you.

The idea of the post has been around for thousands of years, but it's really effective way to lose weight. Most of the places that you study you will find that it is recommended to not skip meals or eat less, as a way to lose weight. Post, however, was considered both sides of an argument does not really hunger diets, but needed a shock for your body. The main issue here is effective for weight loss? And effective long-term solution?

The answer is Yes and no. Yes, this will cause you to lose weight, because those who don't eat over a period of time will lose weight, regardless of their type. People would usually write 2000 calories per day without just doing their normal daily activities. When a person goes to fast with no calories, but you still burn those stored in your body. However, this makes your body move in "survival mode", where your metabolism slows down as stored fat to survive.

Always your metabolic rates slow down, this is not a good thing. This will cause you to make less energy for your body and also save more and more calories. On the other hand, he was also told that the post is a good way for our bodies, so as to be able to clear himself, removing harmful toxins from the body. However, it is only in the short term. Position for long periods of time can lead to serious medical complications.

5/10/2011

How to lose weight

Weight loss is actually not as hard as everybody thinks. There are a few things that anyone can edit in there diet that can make a huge difference when trying to lose weight. Here is a short list of a few things you can do to improve your health and start to burn some fat.


(1)) set goals for yourself. Having a goal, or something to work on can give you a disc, you should get started on your weight loss program or even push you to the next level.

2) Hardy and full breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meals a day, because it gives you energy and vitamins needed to move your through your day. He also will jump start your metabolism and your burning calories.

3) drink water! Drinking water is a very healthy replacement for any refreshments or sugar juices. You want to drink at least 8 glasses a day to help clean inside your body. Drinking water all day can actually prevent you from snaking and speed up your metabolic rate throughout the day.

4) Remember how much you eat. Make sure you know exactly what it is that you eat and how many calories your consumers throughout the day. Remember that 3500 calories just 1 pound of fat-they can add up quickly.

5)
Event! Implementation is an integral part of any normal weight loss. You must have some type of daily exercises to lose weight effectively and cool. Remember, any activity is better than not, if all you can do this walk, do it!

Hypnosis for weight loss

Today obesity is one of the greatest challenges in global health. Unfortunately many people around the world are the risks to human health and the costs they face, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and other problems associated with weight gain. Obesity also increasingly problematic, resulting in crushed esteems, and people being unable to do everyday tasks. Of the many negative aspects of obesity passions to lose a few pounds is often difficult to win. However, bad eating habits are built so that many people can't lose weight without assistance.

For those who just cant seem to break the habit, there is a new type of weight loss programs that seem to be working wonders for people. Its called the weight, hypnosis. Hypnosis itself, simply put, is a way of easing until you move into a State of trance and can gain access to the deepest part of your mind. Once inside, your mind may be re-programmed your subconscious to aide in weight loss.

Hypnosis is more of a way to help you relax and focus. It was shown that hypnosis is a very effective way to build positive thoughts and motivations and ultimately can help break your bad habits. Weight loss through hypnosis helps a person to change their Outlook on life and become more focused, be they to do with exercise or diet to achieve their goals. Using commands, hypnosis, it keeps a person battling with weight issues to wake them up with no side effects.

5/09/2011

Weight loss & diet:

Weight loss is not just because you signed upand stick to a diet that you saw on t.v. Efficiently and healthily to lose weight, it takes a combination of diet and exercise, as well as the dedication and hard work.

To begin, you might want to revise your current diet. You want to erase large portions of fatty foods you are eating and go for healthy. For meat you want to stick with less fat, such as chicken, but all types are a good source of protein. You can also have some nuts or peanut butter for protein.

In addition to proteins, fruits and vegetables. As long as you eat the right way, which is a couple of them, there's a lot to gain from having them in your diet. In fact, with all the vitamins and nutrients in each of them they are very important for your diet. But there are some which are much better help you lose weight. Some are fruits such as plums, strawberries, blackberries, bilberries (have tons of antioxidants), watermelon, pears, plums and cantaloupe. There are more, but they are more popular and all of these great taste, so that you are bound to find something you like.

As regards vegetables, dark green vegetables, carrots, lettuce, spinach, artichokes cucumbers and tomatoes help you burn fat fast. Yet most add fruits and vegetables in your diet is that many of these fruits and vegetables are negative calorie foods. Negative calorie foods only products that make your body burn more calories than they received in their eating, it's just nice to have up to 10 of these products daily.

Finally, you must include some type of to go along with your diet. Whether it's walking, running, swimming, or even a sport, you have to do something every day to keep your heart rate and keep you healthy weight loss. I recommend going to see a nutritionist and personal trainer in order to get an idea of the things you can do to implement.

5/08/2011

Your health: weight loss before and after

Being overweight or obese has many negative effects on the organism. Your health is a fundamental problem with people who have excess body fat and should not be taken lightly. If something is not done, the extra weight could damage your internal organs, or even death.

Some of the more common effects of excess body weight are high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and more. Fat also was known as a storage location for carcinogens which are chemical that causes cancer. It's all very serious conditions, and if you don't take care of your body, they can easily become a reality for anyone with an extra weight.

After you've decided its time to take a step and change some things in your life, concerning your weight, it is important to choose a weight loss program that works for you. Healthy eating should be merged with the daily workout to lose weight quickly and effectively. Stay away from diets that very change what you eat, or tell you there is a very small amount of food every day. Remember that it's good that you lose weight, but if you lose weight too quickly, which could also have a negative effect on the body, your body must adapt to the changes that you make, so it should take the time.

As weight comes, you'll start to feel better, not only physically, but mentally also. You'll feel healthy and proud changes you made.

5/07/2011

Jogging and weight loss

He is widely known that exercise is necessary for a healthy weight. Implementation does not necessarily mean either lifting weights. There are many ways to get the cardiovascular system, you need to walk, run, running, swimming, or even your favorite sport. Today I plan to cover, running, because there are certain ways that jogging can help you, but if done incorrectly, can be damaging to your work.

Jogging, like most people, it is actually bad for losing fat. The reason is that when you jog, she begins to eat away at your muscles for energy, instead of your fat. This is a common problem for most long-distance runners. In addition when you break down muscle, as it actually can slow your metabolic rates, and you can really get the weight at the end.

The best way to do it at intervals. Example of normal work at high intensity for about 10-15 seconds, which will raise your heart rate. Then you slow down for a walk or slow jog around 20-30 seconds. I repeat that about 20 minutes and you'll be burning fat and maintain and are more likely to get muscles. If possible try to avoid running for long periods of time-not more than 20 minutes.

Remember, any activity you are doing is going to be useful to you in one way or another. Just go out and try to have fun with your work, or maybe even combine your favorite recreational sports leagues, if normal jogging, as it does not work for you.

What are your belly fat questions?