Using Chia Seeds For Weight Loss

Using Chia Seeds For Weight Loss

There are many gimmicks in the weight loss world. There are so many fad diets and “super foods” that claim that they can help you shed all of the weight that you want. The problem is that they get a bit of publicity and people think that they are the answer to all of their weight loss problems without doing anything else. Chia seeds, a type of superfood, do not do that. You can use them as part of a healthy diet to boost weight loss efforts. Keep reading to learn more about chia seeds for weight loss.

Chia seeds are an ancient food that has been eaten for many years. Many people will tell you that they have just heard of it recently or they will bring up the Chia Pets that have been sold for decades. The truth is that they have been eaten since the days of the Mayans and Aztecs. They are not new but their recent gain in popularity as a super food has lead to a massive boost in their production. This is especially true in continents like Australia.

Chia seeds are a super food because of all their health benefits. They have a higher amount of Omega-3 fatty acids than the other popular seeds, flax seeds. They also contain vital minerals and vitamins that your body needs to function and survive. They have high amounts of zinc, calcium, magnesium, and those previously mentioned fatty acids. They also contain a lot of fiber, which can help with weight loss and weight maintenance.

Aside from their healthy benefits, they are an incredibly versatile food. They are low in calories and sodium, so they can be easily added to many foods. They are recommended for breakfast and in or before nearly every meal during the day. They can give you quite the energy boost for your task for exercise regimens. The amount of soluble fiber they contain is enough to keep you satisfied for a while and to prevent overeating and snaking too much.

These little seeds absorb liquid, which makes them ideal for use in soups, smoothies, and yogurts. They take on similar characteristics of tiny tapioca in these applications. The fact that they also bulk up when eaten in these manners makes you feel like you have eaten more than you have.

They also work in solid applications like salads and other meals. Chia seeds for weight loss can add that extra boost of fiber that betters your digestive health, along with the health of your hair, skin, and nails.

Their amount of fiber that keeps you full longer is what keeps you from gaining weight. They keep you feel more satisfied after you eat. That is another reason why you should be drinking plenty of water with them. This can help with the problem of dehydration being confused with hunger.   Chia seeds expand, so to really know what your getting, use a small amount to start (1 Tablespoon) let soak in water and then spread.

Using chia seeds for weight loss is considered natural and safe. They are easy to incorporate into a healthy diet and they are quite inexpensive to buy. Like any other weight loss plan, consulting with a doctor is best before going on a chia seed diet.

Great Exercise for Building That Booty

Before exercising consult withy your medical doctor.

Wide Stance Squat with Barbell

This version of the squat uses a wider stance to isolate the inner thigh.

Steps

  1. Lifting a barbell off of a weight rack, position it on your shoulders.
  2. Stand with your feet wider than shoulder width apart (about 30 inches apart) with your toes pointing out.
  3. Drawing your abs in descend slowly by bending at the knees and hips as if you are sitting down (squatting).
  4. Lower yourself as far as you can control without letting your body shift towards your toes (this will cause you to lose balance).
  5. Pause in the downward position and slowly return upright to the starting position.

Note: A pad on the bar or towel on your shoulders can help improve your grip and reduce the discomfort of the bar against your back. Practice the squat without any weight to allow yourself to become comfortable with the movements.

  • Type: compound
  • Primary: quadriceps, glutes
  • Secondary: calves, hamstrings
  • Equipment: barbell

The Aging Body in Healthy Living

pestudioThe Aging Body in Healthy Living

The body goes through many changes starting at adolescence. As a person ages the brain, eyes, ears, mouth, smell, heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, bladder, colon, metabolism, and so on starts to change. The body functions start declining which affects reproductive organs, blood, cells, tissues and so on. To slow aging one must exercise, eat right and continue visiting their doctors. Don’t wait until you are in your 40s or 50s to start exercising and eating healthy. At this point, you are already on a unfortunate path to health risks, inflammation, and disease.  Doctors are essential, since these caring souls take time to monitor your bodily functions. Doctors will consider environment, overall health, hereditary factors and more to maintain your health. If your doctor, doesn’t care about your overall health and just wants to make money, then seek out an professional such as an fitness and nutrition coaching company such as Powerful Existence Inc with experienced and expert coaches such as myself and Barbara Molyneaux, IFBB Pro

Who studies aging?
Geriatrics are the men and women in the branches of medicine that study seniors or aging. The experts often focus on aging or the aged since the majority of disease all start in later years. In view of the fact, geriatrics study the syndromes and disease simply because one disease that affects the young will effect the elders in a different light. For instance, if a younger person has a thyroidal problem, it may cause them to feel cranky, gain weight and so on. However, if an older person has a thyroidal problem, they may sink in and reduce themselves into depression.

Compare the diseases:
If an older person has a thyroidal condition, they may feel depressed, withdrawn, fatigue, confused, and will lose memory. If common doctors noted these changes they may deduce dementia or Alzheimerís disease, since they are similar symptoms. Therefore, someone has to focus their attention on aging only to understand the changes that older persons go through.

Older people are subjects to Alzheimerís disease, which is a progressive brain dysfunction. The disease causes massive memory loss, which the person will shrink back to infancy in time and finally diminish their body’s life force. Older people are subject to Aortic aneurysm, which is a disease of the aorta where the walls start dilating, rupturing the main functions and gradually causes death. Older people are subjects to atrophic arthritis, which is in harmony with vaginitis. This condition causes the urethra, as well as the vagina to shrink. As the organs thin the tissues, various symptoms emerge, including burning sensations. The person may feel pain during sexual intercourse. With the burning sensations during urine release, a typical doctor could confuse this disorder as some sort of infection, or sexual transmitted disease. (STD)

Of course, the average doctors receive valuable information from the study groups of senior citizens. For this reason, the doctors stand alert to challenge aging symptoms, rather than confusing the symptoms with other disease.

Elderly people are subject to bedsores. Due to prolonged force, this condition causes the skin to breakdown. In addition, elderly people are subject to cataracts, which the lens are clouded causing impairment of vision. Diseases such as benign prostate hyperplasia often develops in the older generation of men. This condition causes the prostate glands to expend large then normal. Urine is blocked when this condition emerges.

Understanding what you are potentially, facing as an elder person, or youthful person can help you get ahead of the aging game. While we have no control over aging, from an overall picture, we do have the ability to slow aging. To slow aging you will need to learn preventive tactics and so on. Do your sound research to help you understand common aging disease.

Elderly people face ongoing declinations of the body changes and can lead to chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This disease progresses in a later stage and grows. The condition can grow into malignant leukemia, which is cancerous. Finally, elderly people are potential victims to diabetes type two, glaucoma, hypothyroidism, arthritis, Parkinsonís disease and so on. Don’t be the next victim take action today! It’s never too late and the sooner you start these 2 key things, the sooner you see improved abilities, energy, body functions, mental focus and genuine happiness becomes that much more a part of your life.  Let’s get those positive vibes by doing something now.   Your Powerful Existence awaits you !!   Click here for a free consultation.

Effective Tips to Regain Your Fitness

pestudioEffective Tips to Regain Your Fitness

Fitness is something that all human beings should be striving to have. With the fast paced life today; most of the people miss on this goal completely. The sad truth is that it could happen in the young age itself. Most of the young generation today is not fit and strong like their predecessors. The wrong diet habits and the sedentary lifestyle have taken a toll on most of the people today.

Most people are affected by diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and various other forms from their young or middle ages. The wrong dietary habits, junk & artificial food, alcoholism and smoking are considered to be the main contributors to this sad state of affairs. The sedentary lifestyles of most of the people in the world today and lack of physical exercises is the other factors contributing to this lack of fitness. This article would highlight some important tips that could be followed easily in day to day life to regain the fitness and live a happy, healthy life.

Tip 1:

Try to be very specific with your goals for fitness. If you are planning to lose weight; be sure to agree on a specific figure and time frame to achieve this goal. This would motivate you better than not having a specific target. Check your weight from time to time to see whether you are on track. Do progress photos and do body fat testing using BioSignature Modulation. It would motivate you further on your journey to success.

Tip 2:

Get help from an qualified and well experienced fitness expert in preparing a fitness plan for yourself.  Fitness experts should not be that person who just got into personal training or won a couple competitions, these people are more like fitness trainer newbies. It takes years to get to know the field of fitness and how to apply it properly to individuals on a unique and safe level that achieve results.  The expert would advice on your dietary habits and the most suitable exercises for you, considering your body type and medical history. This is very essential to not go astray while adopting a fitness plan for yourself. With the expansion of the internet and e-commerce sites, fitness plans could be found on the web too. Powerful Existence Inc. customizes online fitness and eating plans and there are no cookie cutter plans. All are made with you and your goals in mind, tailored toward your strengths and weaknesses.  There are customized fitness plans online that could suit your needs. So check out this option too.

Tip 3:

Be sure to consume good food. That is nutritious and would aid your fitness goals. A balanced diet with proteins, minerals, amino acids and other vitamins is essential in helping your fitness goal. Avoid junk and processed food as much as possible. It would be counterproductive in reaching your fitness goals. As an example, take good fats, natural single ingredient low glycemic carbohydrates and quality source protein with each meal. Eat 3-6 times a day depending on your goals.  Avoid overeating while you are on a fitness regime. This too, would be counterproductive to your goals.

Tip 4:

One important thing is, not to over train yourself or injure yourself, while following the fitness plan. This would make the whole exercise regime harder and you may get fed-up after some time. You may lose your motivation and give up halfway. Also, you may hurt yourself in the process. So, think about this aspect while you are on a suitable fitness plan.  Having a 1 on 1 private coach, which Powerful Existence Inc can provide, and to mention qualified expert Kanata fitness coaches, makes things safe, effective and intense.

The above tips would keep you in good stead in achieving your fitness goals and living a healthy, happy life.

Losing Weight the Healthy Way

pestudioLosing Weight the Healthy Way

Almost 108 million North Americans were overweight or obese in 2009. Until now, obesity continues to be a serious problem and is predicted to reach epidemic levels by the year 2020.

One way to prevent this scenario is to make people aware of the risks of being overweight or obese.

Here are some diseases that you are putting yourself in risk of if you are carrying a lot of extra pounds:

1. heart disease
2. stroke
3. diabetes
4. cancer
5. arthritis
6. hypertension

Losing weight, especially weight from body fat, helps to prevent and control these diseases.

The quick weight loss methods which have spread like fire these days do not provide lasting results. More often than not, dieting methods which involve dietary drinks, foods and supplement or pills do not work. If they do, the results are just temporary.

It is better to rely on a healthy weight loss option which will provide lifetime results. You have to set realistic goals and not expect to lose a lot of pounds in a short span of time.

Here are some tips on how you can lose those unwanted pounds the healthy way:

1. Do not starve yourself.

The key to a healthier way of losing weight is: Do not follow fad diets.

You may seem happy and feel that you are losing those unwanted flabs on your belly and thighs by skipping meals. But remember that this would not last long. Your body cannot tolerate having insufficient food to fuel the energy that you use up everyday.

If you get used to skipping one or two meals a day, your stored calories will be used up instead of the energy that should have been provided by your meals. So if you just eat one huge sandwich in one day, or follow an all juice diet, it will end up straight to your problem area (i.e. highs, buttocks, hips).

2. Start your day right.

Mothers and of course qualified expert nutritionists coaches, always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Have a healthy meal in the morning to jump-start your metabolism.

Your food intake after you wake up will be used to burn fat all day long and starts your day off right.

3. Eat small, healthy meals frequently.

Five small-serving snacks per day is better than three hearty meals. Eating more frequently, and in small servings, can prevent over-eating. This will also increase your metabolism and make calories burn faster. As well, aid if proper digestion and absorption of nutrients and balanced energy for our busy lifestyles.

4. Decide on how much weight you want to lose.

Keep your goals realistic. In the long run, it is virtually impossible for you to lose 40 pounds in 2 weeks. Have a mindset that you want to eat healthy to stay healthy for the rest of your life.

Once you have decided on a weight loss plan or program, stick to it and make sure that you follow your own set of dieting rules.

5. Drink lots of water.

Your body needs sufficient water to burn fat and keep your cells hydrated and healthy.

6. Avoid too much sugar.

Plan your meals around lots of low pesticide fruits or berries and low pesticide vegetables, some rice or potato for that carbo fix that you need, plus lean meat and protein rich-foods. Sweets, sodas and pastries should be once-in-a-while indulgences only.

7. Watch your fat intake.

Fat is not the culprit to being overweight. You need this to keep your hormones, brain function and bodyfat at the healthy levels.

There is such a thing as healthy fats. Olive, almond, coconut and macadamia nut oil is a few great ones to have in your eating plan. Haddock, salmon and mackerel have omega-3 fats which is good for the heart.

8. Exercise.

Leave your car if you are only going a few blocks from home, take the stairs instead of the elevator, jog, cycle or skate. Use these activities and other home chores if you are too lazy to go to the gym and take exercise classes. Make sure that you do this regularly and you will not even notice that you are already shedding pounds with these mundane activities.

It does not matter how much weight you plan or need to lose. What is important is that you set realistic goals for yourself.

Go slow. If you have already lost 5 or 6 pounds, give yourself a break (using a planned approach) then try to lose the next 5 pounds.

Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, which would result to a new, healthier you.

If you would like us to help you, please fill out our free consultation form and we will be in touch with you to help you with your goals.