What is strength training?

Strength training, also known as weight training is an essential exercise routine that everyone should be practicing.

This type of training involves lifting weights in a repetitive fashion until your muscles reach what’s known as “muscular failure”; as this happens, the microscopic fibers inside your muscles will be torn apart, which may sound bad at first, but it’s our goal from the beginning.

The microscopic tearing will help your muscles increase in size, making you more fit and helping you lose extra weight.

In fact, some professional trainers argue that strength training is the single most effective way to lose weight compared to other exercise routines.

Who can lift weights?

Usually, when we think about weight lifting, the picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his 20’s comes to mind; this has led people to think that strength training is more of a youth exercise and if you are old, it’s not for you.

Researchers have debunked this myth repeatedly. Nowadays, doctors recommend weight lifting to all age groups, especially older people, and I’ll tell you why.

As we age, a parameter called the basal metabolic rate (BMR) will slowly decrease.

BMR is the number of calories your body needs to maintain the functioning of your internal organs and to keep you awake.

This parameter is dependent on multiple factors, including age, body type, weight, gender, and lean muscle mass.

The reason BMR decreases with age is the continuous shrinking in the muscle mass. Low BMR means fewer calories being burned, which eventually means that you start storing more fat in your adipose tissues.

But here’s the tricky part; when people weigh themselves, the number they see on the scale might be in the healthy weight range. So, their weight is appropriate but their cholesterol and fatty acids levels are high. This state is referred to by nutritionists as “metabolically obese”.

As a result, people will have more risk of developing chronic diseases such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease).

By lifting weight, you can prevent this process and the diseases associated with it.

To summarize, strength training is for everyone regardless of their age (of course, you have to be old enough).

One exception to this rule might be debilitating medical conditions that cannot be compatible with intense physical activity. For these patients, discussing this option with their physician is the best course of action

The benefits of strength training

Increases lean muscle mass

As we mentioned earlier, consistent strength training will increase your muscle mass by causing microscopic tearing in the muscle fibers.

When the body tries to repair these injuries, it will adapt to the increased needs caused by intense workouts, and the process will result in bigger muscles.

Burns fat faster

Besides increasing your BMR, weight lifting will help you burn fat faster by using calories to repair the muscular damage caused by your workout. Subsequently, you will be burning calories as you sleep, which is a great investment if you ask me.

Enhances bone mineral density (BMD)

Multiple studiesfound that resistance training (a.k.a weight lifting) can enhance your bone and articular health by promoting the action of osteoblasts, which are the cells responsible for the mineralization of bones.

The cornerstone of osteoporosis pathophysiology is the disrupted balance between osteoblasts and osteoclasts activity. In this case, the osteoclasts are more active than osteoblasts and cause the breakdown of bones, which increases the risk of patients to get frequent fractures.

Physicians recommend strength training for patients with less severe symptoms to improve their BMD.

Additionally, your flexibility will significantly increase, reducing the risk of injuries, as a result.

Improves cognitive functions

This is especially beneficial for older individuals who are at risk for age-related mental deterioration. Researchers at Seoul National University College of Medicine conducted a study to assess the effects of resistance training on cognitive functions.

The study concluded that “high-speed resistance exercise training approaches are effective in improving cognitive function and physical performance in older adults with cognitive frailty. This study shows that it is feasible to identify older adults with cognitive frailty in the community and primary care setting for effective intervention to reduce their level of frailty and cognitive impairment.”

In other words, strength training could be used as a treatment modality for patients at a higher risk of cognitive impairment.

Reduces symptoms of some diseases

Whether it’s musculoskeletal, digestive, pulmonary, or cardiac symptoms, strength training can reduce the frequency and severity of many symptoms, including back pain, joint pain, and digestive problems.

This is mediated via the regulation of hormones and increasing the secretion of endorphins, which are potent painkillers.

What are the best exercises to start doing?

In the beginning, choosing what exercises to perform can be overwhelming and intimidating. To overcome this, you need to start slow and build your way up.

For example, during the first few weeks, you should focus more on moving your body and getting used to the vibe of the gym. Of course, you must lift some weight but start with light weights to give time for your body to adapt to the new movements.

After a week or two, you can start doing actual exercises and increase the weight you lift.

For more information about the type of exercises you can perform, visit this page.

Conclusion 

As you can see, resistance training is very important for a multitude of reasons, and everyone should integrate it as part of their physical activity routine.

Hopefully, by now, you know the major benefits of weight lifting and how it could improve your health in many ways, especially for older people who have to deal with several chronic diseases that only worsen with time.

If you have ever tried strength training or know someone who had, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.


For any good athlete who respects themselves, the search for a flat stomach is one of the main objectives. Exercising your abdominal muscles is essential to strengthening your core and therefore keep powerful muscles at this level. However, there is a little-known muscle that many athletes are completely unaware of and yet it plays a very important role in maintaining a flat stomach or in your ability to breathe better. The diaphragm muscle!

Having a flat stomach is a major obsession for many people. We struggle to lose weight in the gym, we manage to do so after a lot of hard work, but with the exception of this belly which remains prominent, stubborn and continues to taunt us. You can eliminate five or even ten pounds, but you still have the feeling that the fat in your stomach will never leave you, no matter what you do! We tell ourselves that we’ll never be able to get that beautiful flat belly of those stars who strut across the front page of magazines. And yet, nothing is impossible! You might find out here what you need to do to get rid of that belly that’s been bothering you until you have nightmares.

What’s the diaphragm?

First of all, what we call the diaphragm is an internal muscle located between the thorax and the abdominal cavity. Although invisible, it has a primary role in breathing. It contracts to allow you to breathe in and relaxes to allow you to breathe out. Automatically controlled, it can be controlled by slowing down or speeding up your breathing.

Why develop it?

So far you will say, yes and? Well, even if it is not visible, the diaphragm can be an excellent way to flatten your belly as I said before and improve your breathing capacity during the effort.

The idea is that this muscle constitutes a kind of barrier that helps to maintain your organs and by exercising it, you will allow it to amplify its sheathing capacity. It is this same capacity that will push your belly as far back as possible.

Then, the greater its capacity for contraction and relaxation, the greater the amplitude of your breathing will be and it will be easier to control your breath and to absorb the intensity of your efforts.


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How to develop it?

Accustomed to hearing about exercises that are all more complicated than each other, remember that the development of the diaphragm is, on the contrary, very simple. Just give it some time after each sports session or even in the evening in front of your favorite TV program. A session of 5 to 10 minutes every day is more than enough. You probably agree, but how do you do it? Here’s an example:

TO START: Lie on your back with your arms stretched out along your body or your hands on your stomach.

MOVEMENT: Take a deep Breath with your nose, being careful not to swell your stomach, then breathe out slowly with your mouth until you are out of breath.

SERIES: Do this exercise for a maximum of 10 minutes each day.

In short, the diaphragm is a muscle that deserves to be known, which can be very useful during your next workouts and help you to have that much sought-after flat stomach. However, I would like to point out that it cannot do all the work on its own and that its effectiveness can be seen especially in addition to regular abdominal work. To find new articles about fitness and sport motivation check this amazing blog: www.1fitlab.com 

Overview

The internet is a marvelous invention that made our lives much easier; however, and as you may know by now, every good thing has its inconveniences. One of the inconveniences of the internet is the incredible number of misinformation, false claims, and scams. This is especially seen in the fields of fitness and nutrition where advertisers claim that their product can help you lose weight effortlessly without having to be on a diet or exercise! Right of the bat, that’s your first warning sign! “Lose weight effortlessly” Just ask yourself a question, when do we ever get something for free in life? When have you ever received something worth it without working hard to get it? Life simply does not work like that. So, if you want to lose weight, you have to do something about it! Whether it’s working out or being on a healthy diet, something must be done. Nothing comes for free. In this article, we will narrow down our topic of discussion to healthy diets and weight loss.

How does diet affect weight loss?

The basic principle behind losing weight is simple. You need to eat fewer calories than your body needs; this way, the body has no choice but to start throwing those fatty acids into the furnace. This is referred to in the nutrition field as a caloric deficit. There are many diets that allow you to be in this state, including● Intermittent fasting ● The vegan diet ● Paleo diet while these diets are not created to put you in a caloric deficit, the result is usually the same; some type of restriction that inadvertently makes you consume fewer calories. One interesting diet that does not strictly rely on the caloric deficit is the ketogenic diet. This diet puts you in a metabolic state known as ketosis, which switches the body from using glucose as a primary source of energy to using ketone bodies (metabolites of fatty acids). Aside from the low carb, high-fat diets, other eating habits work in the same way. In order to lose one kilogram of fat per week, you need to burn 7,000 calories during that week. While you could burn a considerable number of calories by exercising, especially doing cardiovascular training –high-intensity interval training (HIIT)–, you will not reach that number with exercise along, hence the need for a caloric deficit. The average 70 kg male needs around 2000-2500 calories a day to maintain his weight. So, in order to lose 1 kg a week, he needs to restrict his caloric intake to 1000-1500 calories a day. As you can see, the major principle is quite simple; start a diet, create a caloric deficit state, help yourself by exercising, and that’s it. You’ll start losing those extra pounds in no time.

Conclusion 

In this article, we covered how to lose weight the proper way, the scientific way; however, our human nature pushes us to find quick solutions to our problems. We would rather spend hundreds of dollars on a product with questionable efficacy that promises impossible-to-get results, rather than work on our bodies slowly and developing a healthy lifestyle. If you have ever tried a diet to lose weight before, please share your story in the comment section below. We would be thrilled to read it!

Overview

One of the most frustrating moments when you are trying to lose weight is seeing no results. You stick to a good diet, go to the gym a couple of times a week, and yet your body seems to refuse losing weight.

The thing is, this frustration may be the reason that most people quit trying to lose weight and just give up. I mean who wants to go through all the suffering that comes with resisting their cravings and working their butts off in the gym to see no real results.

For this reason, we wrote this article to show you the best way to lose 10 pounds (4.5 kg) in 2 weeks. Think of it as a boost of confidence and optimism to keep you going.

How to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks

The most important question about losing 10 pounds in 2 weeks is:

Is it even possible?

The short answer is yes; however, that’s not the whole story.

When we talk about losing weight, most people think of burning fat. Everyone wants to burn fat and not muscle, right?

Unfortunately, losing 10 pounds of fat in 2 weeks is simply not possible, and I’ll tell why.

As you may already know, burning 1 pound of fat requires a caloric deficit of around 3500 calories. The average person needs 2000 calories a day, so if we restrict our caloric intake to 1000 calories a day for 2 weeks, we would have 14,000 calories in deficit; this converts to approximately 4 pounds of burned fat.

Even if you stop eating altogether, you will burn 28,000 calories of fat deposit in your adipose tissues, which adds up to be 8 pounds.

As you can see, burning 10 pounds of pure fat in 2 weeks is metabolically impossible; however, you can always lose a combination of fat and water, which will make you look thinner.

Here are 5 tips that may accelerate this process and help you lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks.

Start moving!

This does not mean that you need to jog or do high-intensity training, it just means that you should be more active. For instance, instead of driving your car to work or to the supermarket, use a bicycle or head there on foot. Additionally, if you have a desk job, try to move around more at work, stand up, walk around the office, do some stretching.

All of these activities might seem too simple; however, it could make a difference of 500-1000 calories a day, which is the equivalent of 60-90 minutes of an extremely high-intensity exercise.

In fact, standing up for an hour can burn up to 100 calories more than sitting down; this number could quickly add up after a few days.

No more junk food

The physiology of losing weight is quite simple, you just need to create a state of a caloric deficit.

In other words, if your body needs 2500 calories a day, you consume 1000-1500 calories worth of food. This way, your body would have no choice but to use up the storage it kept for a “rainy day”, and start burning those fatty acids that are deposited in your belly, thighs, and arms.

Note that the organism does not target the tissues in order to burn fat and this process is done uniformly, which is contrary to the widely believed myth that you can target fat loss in one part of your body.

Nevertheless, the state of caloric deficit creates a persistent feeling of hunger. This effect is further increased if you only consume junk food, which is extremely high in refined sugars known for their potent addictive properties.

Caloric restriction

As we stated earlier, this is a major principle that allows us to lose fat.

There are different degrees of caloric restriction, depending on how much weight you want to lose and the rate you wish to achieve.

For our purpose, you should restrict your daily calories to 1000-1500 ca a day. This will allow you to burn 1000-1500 calories in fat every day, which adds up to 4 pounds of fat.

It’s true that a 4-pound weight loss is less than half our final goal; however, it is solely achieved from eating less food, and with the other methods listed in this article, you can burn even more fat.

Strength training is your best bet

I know what you’re thinking, “how will a few weightlifting sessions help me lose weight in two weeks?”

While most people view strength training as a mere way to improve your shape and look better, it is a fat-burning furnace!

After each workout, your muscles need to be repaired from the microscopic tears endured during the session. This process is extremely costly in terms of energy consumption, which means your body will be consuming more calories even when you’re asleep.

In short, strength training burns calories during and after each exercise, which is perfect if we want to achieve our goal of losing 10 pounds in 2 weeks.

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is another great way to reduce your caloric intake and push your body into a starvation state.

There are many plans for intermitting fasting, including the 16-8 and the 12-12 plans.

In the 16-8 plan, you get to eat whatever you want during an eight-hour window and fast for 16 hours. In the case of the 12-12 plan, eating food is allowed for 12 hours and restricted for another 12 hours.

Regardless of the plan you choose, intermitting fasting is a scientifically proven method to burn fat in a short period of time.

Conclusion 

There are many ways to lose weight in a timely manner out there; however, the internet is full of misinformation and false claims that have the main goal of making a profit.

For this reason, you should be careful when being the subject of an advertisement and activate your scam-radar.

Losing 10 pounds in 2 weeks is feasible, but it is metabolically impossible to lose pure fat.

Nevertheless, this process will help you look thinner, which may just be the push you need to adopt a healthier lifestyle and stay motivated.

There was a time when people used to eat right. They would focus more on the nutrients instead of filling them up just for the sake of it. Our ancestors came up with recipes that not only acted as immune system boosters but would help in maintaining the nutrients of the body as well. People back then never used any food supplements or multi-vitamins. Why? Because the food they ate was enough to maintain the nutrients of the body.

Then came the time when processed food and junk food took over the market and people started getting more inclined towards them instead of using organic food, which is full of nutrition. No doubt junk food and processed foods are readily available and are great in taste. But they are incredibly unhealthy.

They are full of sugar, sodium, and bad fats which cause obesity in people that leads to various health issues. Eating clean takes a lot of will power, but it is undoubtedly the right thing to do for leading a healthy life.

1fitlab.com can guide you well in changing your diet and then maintaining it so that you stay fit and active. You need to gear yourself up and stay persistent with the journey of eating healthy.

Why is a healthy diet essential for us?

Our body stays healthy and energetic with the help of micro nutrients which we get from various sources. The best sources of these micro nutrients are natural foods like fruits, vegetables and different kinds of meat etc. They nourish your body and keep it healthy and safe from foreign bacteria which can cause various illnesses.

Once you start eating healthy, you will observe a significant change in yourself. You feel will lighter, active and fresh. Many people experience various pains and aches in their body due to the deficiency of nutrition. They are unable to mobilize freely or for a longer time because they don’t have the energy to do it.

A healthy diet is an essential component for leading a long and healthy life.

Need help in switching to a healthy lifestyle?

Worry no more. We at 1fitlab.com are here to help you and guide you in switching to a healthy lifestyle. We are going to give you a guideline which will help in choosing the right diet for yourself, and you will be able to get started with it quickly.

It is a journey which will not be easy if you are addicted to junk food. Eating healthy and clean needs a lot of motivation, and we are going to lead you to the right path ensuring the achievement of your goal.

It would be best if you improve your food choices

The reason you feel lethargic and weary is that your body is not getting the micro nutrients it requires. Why is that? Because you are making the wrong food choices for your body. You have to be very selective while eating if you want to stay healthy.

For that matter, you need to cut down on the carbohydrates and increase the intake of food, which contains a higher amount of nutrients. Carbs have more calories and fewer nutrients. Whereas, the body requires healthy calories which do not lead to weight gain. People who are considering losing weight should watch out what they are eating.

Which micro nutrients are required by the body?

Our body needs a variety of micro nutrients to stay healthy. Deficiency of any micro nutrient can lead to unexpected ailments. The micro nutrients which our body requires the most are:

  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Fiber

We should make food choices according to the presence of the nutrients mentioned above in them. Fruits, vegetables, meat and nuts are full of nutrition. We should make a habit of eating right so that the body absorbs the calories we take in healthily, and it doesn’t lead to the gaining of weight.

We need to study which food item contains the most of nutrition so we may introduce it in our lifestyle. Cutting out sugary items like chocolates, sodas, ice-cream and candies etc. should be one step towards a healthy diet.

Take baby steps

You do not want to upset your body by putting a stop to everything you have been eating all of a sudden. You need to proceed slowly and gradually. Cut out on the unhealthy food gradually like stop eating French fries every day or stop getting that doughnut every other day when you get free from work. You need to take baby steps towards your goal; otherwise, you will only starve your body, and you will not be anywhere closer to your goal.

Where should you start?

Limiting the intake of carbs is extremely important. Cutting them out completely will not help much, but it might create other issues like constipation and lesser energy to work throughout the day. Try to introduce multigrain bread in your meal. They have a smaller amount of sugar and are made from whole wheat along with other grains which contains some of the micro nutrients mentioned above.

Try switching to whole-wheat pasta, buns, and pizza dough etc. They are free from sugar, sodium and trans fats.

Eat more proteins and greens

Eat more and more green vegetables and meats. They will keep you full for longer hours, contain high fiber and are plentiful of other nutrients. You can make delectable dishes from these items and savor new dishes every day. You will never get bored of trying new recipes which are healthy and yet delicious at the same time.

Eat in portions

This is the rule of thumb to stay healthy and keep you full simultaneously. Do you feel hunger pangs? Have a handful of nuts or maybe make yourself healthy chips from vegetables like kale and sweet potatoes. The point is to keep eating the whole day, but the rule is to eat healthily. Junk food is capable of keeping you full for longer hours, but once you get to know how much calories it contains, you will not want to have it again.

All in all

Eating healthy is a gift which you can give to your body. Don’t fall for the tempting junk food deals which might take you to obesity. Your body needs the best of everything, and you must provide it with a healthy diet to keep it going happily and healthily.

Have you ever wondered what are we feeding ourselves and our kids? We don’t think much about ourselves, but we select everything carefully for our children. Are we feeding them the healthiest food items? Are we making them stronger and more youthful with the food choices we make for them? Don’t worry; we at 1fitlab.com are here to guide you with what is better for your health.

Most of the people don’t go much into the details and grab whatever is available at the supermarkets. They don’t really pay much heed to what they are consuming and what harm they are doing to themselves. With the rise in diseases which were never heard of before, people are getting worried about what they are consuming and what side effects it could have on them.

People have become health conscious for almost a decade. They no longer want unhealthy foods for themselves and their children. Unhealthy food has been increasingly creating health issues in people, especially the younger lot. There was a time when people would rely heavily on processed food and un-organic foods. But since various diseases have been taking a toll on the people, they have been switching to organic food.

What is organic food?

Organic foods are the ones which are grown without using any artificial chemicals. They are free from hormones and antibiotics. Hormones and antibiotics have a severe effect on people, especially children. Its effects the immune system and brings changes in the human body earlier as compared to the time which the body requires naturally.

Organic food is also free of artificial additives, preservatives, sweeteners and monosodium glutamate (MSG). The animals raised at organic farms are free of hormones and antibiotics. The dairy products which are produced from these animals are healthier, contain more nutrients and are more beneficial for the health.

It is reported that organic food tastes better than non-organic food, and it has more nutritional value as compared to the later. The growth of organic food depends on the fertilizers which are being used for their growth. Fertilizers which are made solely from organic wastes are more helpful in growing organic food.

Organic fruits and vegetables have more vitamins and antioxidants

Organic food items offer a key benefit, and that is higher levels of nutrients. They have been reported to have higher levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in them. Various studies show that organically grown crops deliver 20% to 40% more antioxidants as compared to the ones which have been protected by chemical pesticides.

Organic meat and dairy products are more abundant in nutrients

Yes, you read it right. Organic meat and dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt etc. have higher levels of nutrients like calcium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and lots of other vitamins which are essential for the growth of children. They are up to 50% higher in number as compared to the meat which is conventionally raised and is infused with hormones and antibiotics.

Conventionally grown livestock is fed animal by-products which increase the risk of diseases and are injected with antibiotics which create resistance for antibiotics among people. Organic livestock might be higher in price, but they are much better in quality and full of right nutrition which our body requires to stay healthy.

Does organic food have more benefits?

Yes, of course, it does. What else can be better than having fresh food which is full of nutrients and is chemical-fee? Organic food has more health benefits and lesser side effects. They are free from chemicals and are grown naturally. Some of the benefits of organically grown food are:

  • Antioxidants help protect cells from damage
  • Organic food consumption helps to build a better immunity system
  • Women have low chances of infertility and Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Organic food lowers the risk of allergies among people who have specific food allergies
  • Lesser chances of breast, prostate or colon cancer

Don’t fall for the “Unhealthy” organic products

There are food items in the market which are labelled as organic but are not healthy in reality. Junk food which is made from organic ingredients is still junk and not healthy. Food items like ice-cream, cookies, burgers and chips etc. are still as unhealthy because they contain higher levels of sugar, salt and added fats.

If you are trying to eat clean and healthy, then you need to cut these items out of your lifestyle and for good. You can only satisfy your mind by thinking that the ingredients are healthy because they are organic, but the final product you are eating isn’t healthy at all. It will never help you in your weight loss journey.

How to identify organic food items?

If you are looking for organic food items, then you need to watch out for the food labels. Organic foods are labelled in three types of labels, and these are:

  • 100% organic
  • Organic
  • Made with organic

100% organic means the product is made exclusively from organic ingredients. No added preservatives or artificial chemicals are used in them.

Organic means that the product contains at least 95% of organic ingredients. This may contain little amount of preservatives in them.

Made with organic means the product is not entirely made from organic ingredients, but a significant portion contains organic items like almost 70% of the ingredients.

The products which contain less than 70% of organic ingredients cannot be labelled as organic and should be avoided because they still contain high levels of artificial chemicals and preservatives.

Summing it up

Eating healthy should be a part of our lifestyles not because we have to but because we want to. We have to bring a change in our lifestyle if we want to lead a healthy life. Organic food is not only good for our health but suitable for the planet as well because it causes lesser pollution as compared to conventionally grown food.

People have started to grow fruits and vegetables at their home, and nothing brings more happiness than seeing your own home-grown food. Organic food might be a little on the expensive side, but nothing is more important than our health. Growing fruits and vegetables at home can reduce your cost and bring in more benefits like a greener area with lesser pollution. Make the right choice for yourself and your family and lead a healthy life. If you want further guidance for staying healthy and fit, then visit our website 1fitlab.com. We will be more than happy to help you. Stay happy and healthy.

The Warrior Diet says that if you aren’t actively living, you are passively dying. The first sign that you are passively dying is if you are getting fatter and sicker. The warrior diet seeks to reverse this all to common predicament in modern man.

The Warrior Diet is based on survival science and historical evidence. It proposes a radical yet proven effective solution to modern man’s ailments and deteriorated physical condition.

Human evolution is based on millions of years of having to scratch out a living in a never ending battle with nature. In other words, our bodies weren’t meant to sit in an office in front of a computer all day and then come home and sit in front of a television all night all the while stuffing our faces with limitless indiscriminate calories.

The premise of the Warrior Diet is that you eat one main meal at night, avoid chemicals, combine foods adequately and challenge your body physically. You will learn how to nourish the body in sync with its innate circadian clock by separating between day foods and night foods. This effectively removes toxins, increases conversion of fat for energy, increases utilization of nutrients and improves resilience to stress. The result is a leaner, stronger and healthier body.

The founding principle of the Warrior Diet is to eat one meal at night. This is based on evidence that humans are primarily nocturnal eaters. You are allowed light grazing in the morning and afternoon.

The warrior diet relies on research that shows that the human genome is programmed for a late Paleolithic world. Hunter/gatherers were better adapted to pre-agricultural food such as chemical-free fruit, vegetables, roots, sprouted legumes, nuts, seeds, fertile eggs, wild catch sea food, and dairy from grass fed animals.

The reason we look at what was happening in the Paleolithic world is that it ended 10,000 years ago with the birth of agriculture. 10,000 years simply isn’t enough time to evolutionarily adapt to the changes agriculture brought to the world.

Further, today’s world isn’t even an agricultural one. In fact, agriculture was the first wave of change. Industrial development was the second wave. We’re now in the third wave which involves us sitting around thinking for a living instead of working with our bodies. Is it any wonder that evolution, which works over dozens of generations, has failed to keep up?

What the Warrior Diet does is try to reintroduce the eating pattern of prehistoric man into the post modern world. For instance, it suggests that you should limit your daytime (before 6 p.m.) calories to under 300 and then eat one or two big meals totaling 1500-2000 calories after dark.

The Warrior Diet also prescribes exercise and nutrition programs that provide short, intense strength and aerobic exercises, along with pre-workout and post-workout meals. This approach intends to reduce fat while maintaining or improving muscle tone.

You will have a slightly hungry edge during the day, but you will go to sleep satisfied when you participate in the Warrior Diet.

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PX 90 is still one of the hottest workout programs being sold today. It is produced by Beach Body, and the training sessions are led by Tony Horton. Having names like this associated with the product means that you can be sure that the PX 90 workout is the real deal.

Make no mistake, each session in the series is going to make you sweat, but it’s also going to give you results like you have never seen before. Chances are that you will start to notice the difference in the very first workout.

It is a tough workout, so it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting the program. There may be health issues that could limit how you do the workout at first, but it’s the kind of thing you should know ahead of time. Chances are that he will be happy to see that you’re trying to improve your health, and give you the “all clear”.

PX 90 workouts are very intense, but you don’t have to complete an entire session when beginning. You should do as much as you can, and strive to improve with each session. Even if you can only do 5 minutes on your first attempt, that counts for something. You should then try to do a few more minutes the next time

Tony Horton does an excellent job of explaining the moves, but where he really shines is in his ability to keep you motivated. He keeps you going…and going…and going. You may sweat more than you ever have before, but you will feel a real sense of accomplishment the first time you complete a workout.

There are 12 separate workouts so you won’t get bored. Having several different workouts also keeps your body from getting bored. You are always working a different set of muscles in a different way, and that gives you the maximum benefit for every single movement that you make. That’s what makes PX 90 such a revolutionary exercise program.

You will get 3 cardiovascular exercise routines, 2 strength routines, and 1 yoga routine, and that’s only in the Lean Phase of the program. You will do a few basic moves, as well as plyometrics, kickboxing, and other interesting moves to get your body into peak condition. To put it in simple terms, the PX 90 workout is the most complete fitness program currently on the market.

Exercise alone often isn’t enough to get you into top shape, and that is why PX 90 includes its own nutritional program. There is no guessing with this eating program because it tells you not only what to eat, but also when. Don’t worry; you’re not going to be hungry as you follow the plan. In fact, some people find that they have a hard time eating everything that they should.

If you are serious about getting into shape, then the PX 90 workout is the best choice you will make. It may not be easy, but it is effective and will give you the body that you have always dreamed of.

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It’s hard to put a solid number on how many people are trying to shed a few extra pounds at any given moment, but it has to be a lot. Finding lose weight loss recipes is one way that people use to help them when dieting. Knowing how to find good recipes is important, as is understanding some of the basics of low-calorie cooking.

The internet is loaded with recipes that claim to help you lose weight, but how can you know for sure After all just about anybody can post recipes and tell you that they will help you to lose weight. Think about it. You could actually be gaining weight because somebody didn’t know how many calories were in their recipes. Therefore, it’s a good idea to find recipes that list the how many calories are in each serving.

While the internet is a good source for low-calorie recipes, there are also several printed cookbooks that feature such recipes. You can find cookbooks that cover a wide range of low-calorie dishes, or ones that focus on a certain type of recipe.

Of course there are times when it’s not possible to find lose weight recipes that give you the information that you need. Luckily, there are a few other clues that you can look for to get an idea of whether or not a recipe will be able to help you lose weight.

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The first step is to look at the ingredients. If it is loaded with saturated fat and sugar, then it’s probably not the best recipe to follow. On the other hand, if it contains a lot of fresh ingredients and goes easy on the fat, then it’s probably a good choice. There are a lot of variables, but it’s fairly easy to learn how to tell if a recipe can help you to lose weight or not.

Sometimes there is a recipe that you simply must try, but you can’t find a low-calorie version of it. All hope is not lost, because you can often make substitutions to make your own lose weight recipes. Modifying recipes properly takes practice. Once you get the hang of it, you will be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods without worrying about the damage they may be doing to your waistline. Here are just a few substitutions that you can try:

– Ground turkey for ground beef

– Apple sauce in place of oil (though not all of the oil should be substituted)

– Plain, non-fat yogurt for sour cream

– Acidic marinades instead of oily ones

– Egg whites for whole eggs

It’s usually best to only try substituting one ingredient at a time; that way you will be able to tell if a certain substitution works or not. Over time, though, you should be able to drastically reduce the calories in just about any recipe.

Lose weight recipes not only help you to lose weight, but they make losing that weight an easy and enjoyable process.

The body type diet is based on the type of metabolism your body has. You can recognize your Body Type based on your body’s shape each Body Type has its own shape. But your Body Type has a more important reality; your shape is a signal of the type of metabolism you have. The body type diet says that you should eat based on the shape of your body.

Your Body Type is determined by which of your major glands is strongest in your metabolism. The body has four major glands: the thyroid, the adrenal, the pituitary and gonads or sex glands. According to which of these glands dominates your system, women can be Thyroid Types, Adrenal Types, Gonadal Types or Pituitary Types. There are only three body types for men as the Adrenal and Gonadal types are combined. The body type diet takes these glands into consideration in recommending the kinds of foods you should eat.

You will crave certain types of foods which satisfy your dominant gland. For instance, a Thyroid type person will look to give her thyroid a “rush.” Sweet and starchy foods give her a high – which is produced in the thyroid.

Similarly, an Adrenal type person will crave foods which have a great deal of salt and fat in them. Pituitary types get their cravings satisfied by dairy foods. Finally, Gonadal type women are stimulated by rich and spicy foods.

When you stimulate your dominant gland, you will gain weight as it takes more and more of the stimulant to satisfy the gland. The body type diet is designed to take this factor into consideration.

Since you crave foods which stimulate your dominant gland, in time you tire or exhaust your dominant gland. For instance, Thyroid types crave sweets and starches, which stimulate the thyroid. This results in the overworked thyroid gland becoming sluggish which leads to lack of energy and weight gain. It is not unusual for Thyroid types actually have to take thyroid hormone because they have exhausted their dominant gland. The same process is true for people with other gland types.

When you know your Body Type, you know which foods result in over stimulation and consequently make you overweight. When you avoid these foods and also eat plenty of foods which stimulate your other, less active glands, it takes the stress off the dominant gland and allows it to recover. When you stop overstimulating your dominant gland, your food cravings come under control naturally. You will find that over time, the cravings you once had disappear.

The basic principle of the body type diet is to eat less of the foods that satisfy your dominant gland and more of the foods which support and nourish the less active glands. This results in a balanced body, increased energy, and natural control of food cravings.