10 Health and weight loss benefits of Cauliflower
Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables,
often overshadowed by its green cousin broccoli. This is one vegetable
that deserves a regular rotation in your diet, however, as it contains
an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals,
antioxidants, and other phytochemicals.
Adding to cauliflower's appeal is its extreme versatility. You can
eat it raw, add it to salads, or use it in your cooking. Cauliflower
can even be seasoned and mashed for a healthier version of "mashed
How can you lose weight during the holidays 2015?
Realistically speaking, your goals this time of year should be to fend off the dreaded holiday bulge (the average weight gain is about a pound), hold on to your hard-won endurance (women can lose up to 20 percent of their cardiovascular fitness if they quit exercising cold-turkey between Thanksgiving and New Year's), and put a dent in the inevitable stress of the season (so the stuff that's supposed to be fun actually will be).
Fortunately, you can accomplish all those things (and even lose a few pounds!
The benefits of Wellness and achieving your healthy weight 2015 The benefits of Wellness
When we speak of attaining overall Wellness, we also need to set and
maintain a few goals: achieving adequate aerobic capacity, strong and toned
muscles, flexibility, elasticity, an ideal body weight, a balanced diet and a
healthy lifestyle. Those who adopt a Wellness lifestyle not only reach and
maintain these goals more easily, but they also obtain all the benefits from
them, which reflect positively in all aspects of their lives.
diet and fitness myths 2015
what’s myth and what’s not
You have to do a lot of sit-ups to trim belly fat. FALSE
It is not possible to trim isolated areas of the body by doing specific
exercises. You will lose weight by increasing the number of calories you burn
in proportion to the amount of calories you take in by eating.
You will look like a body builder if you use weights. FALSE
Lifting weights two or three times per week, performing only one exercise
for each muscle group and limiting overloads, cannot cause your muscles to
the Festival of Lights, is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the
victory of Maccabees (led by Judah) over the Syrians. Following the
victory, the Jews reclaimed the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. According to
tradition, the Temple needed to be rededicated by lighting the (eternal light present in every Jewish house of worship). Once
lit, this eternal flame should not be extinguished, but only one jar of
sacramental oil was found. Barely enough to burn for one day, the small
amount of oil miraculously continued to burn for eight days and eight
nights In 2015
High, Medium and Low GI Foods
One of the Internet's most comprehensive lists of foods with
their glycemic index.
If you are following the GI or South Beach diet you should aim to
include more foods with a low glycemic index in your diet.
Your body will digest these foods slowly leaving you feeling full
for longer and allowing you to eat less calories without feeling
Adding a low GI food to a meal will lower the glycemic index of
the whole meal.
You can find meals that include low GI foods.
So what fitness favorites will 2015 will take over in spring and summer 2015? The top ten calorie-burning, total body conditioning crazes for the new year work with hectic lifestyles, promote safe training and encourage fun while working out.
1. Maximum workout with short recoveryIf you've put down the hand weights and you're practicing pushups and squats, you're already on board to be a trendsetter in the training world. ACSM ranksbody weight trainingin the top fitness trend spot.
- Minimal to zero equipment used
Actionable Tip:Today is a big first day. Set your
weight-loss goals, calculate your calorie level and make a grocery list
so you can stock your home with healthy food.
How to Get StartedCalculate your daily calorie level:
essentially comes down to calories in vs. calories out—and out has to be
greater than in for pounds to come off. Our meal-plan wizard will do
the calculation for you and help you pick a meal plan that’s right for
you. Or, to find out howmany calories
you should be aiming to eat each day, try this formula: [Your weight x
12] – 500 = Your daily calorie goal.
The Think yourself Thin Diet
Your mind is a powerful tool and is more than capable of learning
new habits, like making healthy eating and lifestyle choices.
You can break patterns of behaviour, such as snacking because you
are feeling stressed or upset. You just need to learn how to re-program
yourself, such as learning to reward yourself with something other
than food. You have the power to feel good about yourself and take
control of your eating, and to enjoy a healthy relationship with
It Just Keeps Going
The holiday season consists of nearly two months of celebrating, says
Bartlett, with goodies appearing in homes and offices at Thanksgiving
and continuing until the beginning of January.
"By Christmas, most of the plans to eat less and exercise more have
dwindled, and it's easy to gain a significant amount of weight, even
seven to 10 pounds," she notes. One way to monitor your intake over
time: Keep track of your daily habits and set weekly goals around food
intake and exercise.
Whatare you eating and drinking?
- Check posted calorie amounts, and choose lower calorie menu options. Many restaurants post calories on menus, in pamphlets, or on their websites. Compare food and beverage options and think about how they fit within your daily calorie intake. daily calorie limit is 1600 calories, think twice before ordering a meal with 1300 calories. Also, don't forget about the calories from drinks, dressings, dips, appetizers, and desserts. They all count!
- Choose dishes that include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods.
100 calorie snacks
-1 Whole Foods Market Two-Bite Brownie
-1 Healthy Choice Mocha Fudge Swirl Bar
½ cup Sharon's Lemon Sorbet with 1/4 cup blueberries
-1 Skinny Cow Fat Free Fudge Bar
4 Country Choice Certified Organic Ginger Snaps
-1 Vitamuffin Vitatop-29 pistachios
-1 Jolly Time Healthy Pop 100 Calorie Mini Bag popcorn
-25 EatSmart Café Fries
-12 Back to Nature Sesame Ginger Rice Thins
-40 Rold Gold Classic Style Pretzel SticksDairy Delights -1 Laughing Cow Light Creamy Garlic & Herb cheese wedge and 3 Triscuits