Weight Loss or Gain by Blood Type.

28 06 2009

“O” Blood Type

Weight Gain factors:

  • WHEAT GLUTEN  & CORN: interferes with insulin efficiency and slows metabolic rate
  • KIDNEY BEANS & NAVY BEANS: impairs calorie utilization
  • LENTILS: impairs proper nutrient metabolism
  • CABBAGE, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CAULIFLOWER: inhibits thyroid hormone
  • MUSTARD GREENS: inhibits thyroid hormone

Weight Loss Factors:

  • KELP, SEAFOOD, IODIZED SALT: increase thyroid hormone production through iodine food
  • LIVER” B-vitimin source and aids in efficient metabolism
  • RED MEAT, KALE, SPINACH, BROCCOLI – aids efficient metabolism

“A” Blood Type

Weight Gain factors:

  • MEAT – poorly digested and stored as fat, increase digestive toxins
  • DAIRY FOODS – inhibit nutrient metabolism, increases mucous secretions
  • KIDNEY BEANS, LIMA BEANS –interfere with digestive enzymes and slows metabolism
  • WHEAT (IN EXCESS) – inhibits insulin efficiency, impairs calorie utilization

Weight Loss Factors:

  • VEGETABLE OILS – aid digestion, prevent fluid retention
  • SOY FOODS – Aid digestion, metabolize quickly, optimize immune function
  • VEGETABLES- aid efficient metabolism and increase intestinal mobility
  • PINEAPPLE – increase calorie utilization and intestinal mobility

“B” Blood Type

Weight Gain Factors:

  • CORN, LENTILS, PEANUTS, SESAME SEEDS, BUCKWHEAT – hamper metabolic efficiency and cause hypoglycemia
  • CORN – also inhibits insulin efficiency
  • LENTILS – also inhibit proper nutrient uptake
  • PEANUTS – inhibit liver function
  • BUCKWHEAT – inhibits digestion
  • WHEAT – slows down digestion and metabolism, causes food to be stored as fat, not burned as energy and inhibits insulin efficiency.

Weight Loss Factors:

  • GREEN VEGETABLES, MEAT, LIVER, EGGS/ LOW FAT Dairy – aids efficient metabolism
  • Licorice Tea – counters hypoglycemia

AB” Blood Type

Weight Gain Factors:

  • RED MEAT – poorly digested, stored as fat, toxifies intestinal tract
  • KIDNEY BEANS. LIMA BEANS – inhibit insulin efficiency, cause hypoglycemia, slows metabolism
  • SEEDS, BUCKWHEAT – cause hypoglycemia
  • CORN –inhibits insulin efficiency
  • WHEAT – decreases metabolism, inhibits insulin efficiency, slows caloric burn

Weight Loss Factors:

  • TOFU, SEAFOOD, GREEN VEGETABLES – improve metabolic efficiency
  • DAIRY, KELP – improves insulin production
  • PINEAPPLE – aids digestion, stimulates intestinal mobility
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Water Fasting vs. The Water Diet

27 06 2009

Let us first look at the difference between water fasting and the so called “water diet“. With water fasting, a person abstains completely from solid food for the purposes of weight loss and detoxification. A water diet, on the other hand, involves the consumption of at least eight-to-ten 8-ounce glasses of water daily as part of a daily nutrition and health regimen. They are too different disciplines. However, they can be used hand-in-hand to optimize your health, detoxification and weight loss goals.

The Water Diet asks you to commit to drinking half a gallon of cool water (no ice) daily – for life. This breaks down to eight, 8-ounce glasses per day – totaling 64 ounces – half a gallon. That’s it! Drinking half a gallon of water per day, it is said, can foster gradual weight loss over time, without exercise or special diets. The premise is that cool water forces your body to burn roughly 60 calories more per day because it has to “warm” the water up to body temperature. Cool water means refrigerated ? period. Not frozen or full of ice.

If you are truly serious about fasting for weight loss and health, then the water diet is imperative. Water fasting is done for a season as a means to achieve detoxification, healing and spiritual reflection and/or breakthrough. The Water Diet is for life. It says: “Continue to drink half a gallon of water every day once the fast is over. Do this every day … make it yours – practice it as a lifestyle”. This, we believe, is quite possibly more important than the fast itself.





Weight Loss Tip #2: Don’t Try To Lose Weight!

27 06 2009

Paradox!

Don’t try to lose weight. The number one indicator of excessive weight gain in the future is attempting to lose weight in the past. Don’t diet, it won’t last. Instead get up and go get more exercise. Try to change your life style.





Fasting II: Water Fasting.

26 06 2009

Water fasting means the complete abstinence from anything considered food or any nutritional supplements except pure water in an environment of complete rest.

It is incredibly a safe approach to healing.

Benefits of Water Fasting – Water Fasting Tips

  • It cleanses your respiratory, circulatory, digestive and urinary systems, destroying impurities all over the body and eliminates uric acid deposits.
  • People detoxify and heal more quickly with water fast than with any other fast. This is because with water fasting, your digestive passageway and organs are able to rest completely, allowing for all of your energy to be used for cleansing and repair of damaged tissues.
  • It restores your body balance by eliminating wastes.
  • It has been found effective in the treatment of type II diabetes.
  • It has been found to be one of the most effective treatments for obesity.
  • Water fasting is beneficial in epilepsy, reducing the length, number, and severity of seizures.
  • It is effective for treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It improves poor immune function during fasting.
  • Water fasting increases your cell-mediated immunity and immunoglobulin levels.
  • Water fasting decreases your antigen-antibody complexes, and enhances natural killer cell activity.
  • It increases your life span.
  • It helps you in weight loss.
  • Water fasting promotes detoxification.
  • It gives your digestive system a much-needed rest.
  • Fasting promotes the resolving of inflammatory processes, including painful inflammatory syndromes such as rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It quiets allergic reactions, including asthma and hay fever.
  • It promotes the drying up of abnormal fluid accumulations, such as edema in the ankles and legs and swelling in the abdomen.
  • It corrects your high blood pressure to a safe range within two weeks without drugs. And the blood pressure will remain low after the fast if you eat correctly and live healthy.
  • Water Fasting helps to overcome bad habits and addictions. It rapidly dissipates the craving for nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, and other drugs.
  • It restores your taste appreciation for wholesome natural foods. People say that their taste buds come alive after fasting and that food never tasted so good.
  • It is exceptionally beneficial in chronic cardiovascular desieses and congestive heart failure, reducing triglycerides, atheromas, total cholesterol, and increasing HDL levels
  • Going on water fast gives you the motivation and enthusiasm to make a fresh start and commit yourself to a new and better way of life.




Watermelon.

26 06 2009

Nutritional Analysis
Advantages:

  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C

Disadvantages:

  • Very high in sugar- Although these are natural sugars, they are better for you than concentrated sugars.

What Does Watermelon Contain?

About eighty-eight percent of watermelon is, as you can probably guess by both its taste and name, water. The other twelve percent of watermelon consists of fiber. Of course, both sugar and vitamins can also be found in watermelon as well. Since it is mainly made up of water and fiber, however, this means that you will not be likely to gain any weight when you decide to eat watermelon. It is a lot healthier than many other things which you could be snacking on. With the Weight Watchers diet program, you are able to eat watermelon as a free fruit, meaning you can eat as much of it as you would like. Watermelon is not only free of fat, but it is also free of cholesterol and low in sodium as well.

What Health Benefits Does Watermelon Offer?

Watermelon has various health benefits to offer you. One of the main health benefits of it is the fact that it does consist of about twelve percent fiber. Fiber in itself can provide many health benefits. It works as a weight loss aid, helps lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure levels, and may even work to prevent your risk of developing colon cancer in the future. Fiber can do a whole lot for your body. The water that is found in watermelon can also help you keep your body well hydrated during the hot days of summer, which is important. The fact that watermelon can quench your thirst on a hot day in summer is the main reason that many find it to be so satisfying. Watermelon offers various other health benefits as well. Some of these include the fact that it is packed with essential vitamins, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin A.

Is The Sugar Watermelon Contains Bad For You?

One of the main reasons that many people are afraid to eat watermelon is because it does contain sugar and they are afraid that it is bad for you. The most important thing that you should keep in mind is that too much sugar is not good for you. At the same time, anything eaten in moderation is okay. Chances are that you are not going to sit down and eat an entire watermelon is one sitting.

Eating a few slices of watermelon here and there will provide you with the healthy benefits it has to offer and should quench your hunger for the delicious treat. Even though watermelon does have sugar, you should keep in mind that this type of watermelon is the natural type of sugar. It is not artificial sugar, so therefore the sugar found in watermelon is healthier than the sugar found in a candy bar. Overall, you will probably find that the sugar found in watermelon will not hurt you, unless you eat is excessively.

Six healthy reasons to eat watermelon.

  1. Watermelon his rich in lycopenene 40% more than tomatoes!
  2. Get your Vitamin C – 2 cups will give you close to half of daily recommended allowance
  3. Fight infection – 2 cups of watermelon gives you twenty-five percent of daily recommended allowance of beta carotene which helps the body make Vitamin A and without you set yourself up for viral infection (ex. flu) and vision problems.
  4. Heal faster – Especially in the yellow-orange varieties, a rare edible source of citrulline, an amino acid used in wound healing and cell division. FYI: there’s extra citrulline in the white and green part that are usually thrown away or feed to animals
  5. Sooth stress – Also a good for its potassium content which helps control blood pressure.
  6. Quench cravings- Only 96 calories in two cups! The water in the melon makes you full.

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Protein Powder vs. Protein Rich Food.

25 06 2009

Whey protein is now the most popular protein supplement, and is touted for having the highest biological value. This basically means that it is more easily broken down by our bodies than animal or vegetable proteins, and therefore quickly provides your muscle cells with the nutrients it needs after a workout. The reason for this is that whey protein is higher in essential amino acid and BCAA (branch-chain amino acids)s. It can also be a better source of protein for those of you wanting to lose body fat, because it is generally lower in fat and carbs then most whole food counterparts. Furthermore, whey uniquely contains certain aminos, which create a very powerful intracellular anti-oxidant called glutathione.

It is far easier to drink a protein shake than to buy, prepare, cook and eat poultry, fish or egg whites, particularly if you are at work or on the go. We all know that eating small, frequent meals is the best way to eat, whether you are aiming for muscle gain or fat loss, but for many people, eating this frequently is virtually impossible.





Quote [10]

25 06 2009

“If you hang your swimsuit, on the refrigerator door,
The goodies inside, will be easier to ignore.”

(The Quote Garden)