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Spice up your water to drink more.

Water is life, it is essential for our bodies to function properly and it is also a key to losing weight.

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I made this for the 5th day of my detox program. This is actually bitter since it is for detoxing my body.

You can drink more water by using natural flavours, like fruits, vegetables and herbs. Spice up your water, treat yourself and the family to a nice time

You can use any other fruits and vegetables you like, the goal is to get you to drink more water than you usually do.

Ingredients.
Lemon
Lime
Orange
Mint
Cucumber
Ice Cubes

 

 

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Secrets to Jump Starting Your Weight Loss – NutriLiving Articles

Source: Secrets to Jump Starting Your Weight Loss – NutriLiving Articles

 

  • Change your diet gradually. Many people jump right in and totally change their diet to the extreme. They go from the typical American diet, rich in processed foods, to a very restrictive diet. Any time you make sudden change in your diet and lifestyle, you highly increase your risk of failure. Make the change slowly. Instead of taking foods away, try adding healthy foods into your diet. You will begin to crowd out the harmful foods with healthy ones. Start by adding just one vegetable to your daily diet for 1 week. The next week, add another one and then on week 3, add an extra fruit. On week 4, add another vegetable to your daily diet. By week 4, you have increased your vegetable intake by 3 servings per day and fruit intake by 1 serving per day – and without any sacrifice! This really works if you apply it. The aim is to slowly replace processed and refined foods with healthy vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds and a small amount of whole grains daily.
  • Stop stressing about life and losing the weight. Because we make the process so complicated, we get overly stressed. Chronic stress causes our bodies to release higher amounts of cortisol everyday, which is a fat-building hormone. There is an association between stress and the appetite-increasing hormone ghrelin. If you have stress from work or home, you need to manage it or remove the source. Stress will make it almost impossible to lose weight. In addition, stress kills by increasing the risk of heart disease, cardiovascular disease, hormonal imbalances and gastric diseases.
  • Eat enough calories. Many people begin by drastically cutting food intake – calories – too much. If you go below 1200 calories for more than a few days, your body thinks it’s entered a famine and lowers your metabolic rate to conserve energy. You can even gain weight if you cut calories too much. If you stay in a severe calorie reduction (800 calories or less, similar to anorexia), you body shifts to the catabolic effect of starvation and your body will begin to consume muscle and organs for its nutrition needs. The fact is, if you eat a mostly plant-based diet, you would never need to worry about eating too many calories.
  • Do not skip meals! You need to eat at least 5 times per day. It keeps blood sugar balanced and energy available. It also keeps the metabolism boosted. A healthy, hearty Blast is an option and can serve your body well.
  • Keep a food journal. Studies show that people who keep a food journal for at least 3 months tend to lose weight and keep it off. It keeps you aware of what you’re eating, when and how much. It’s easy to do and there are several online resources with good free food journal systems. Try My Fitness Pal, Fat Secret or My Food Diary.
  • Drink plenty of water. Many people will not drink enough water. It takes water to release and burn fat for energy. Water is so important for your health! You need at least 1/2 your body weight in fluid ounces daily. If you sweat a lot, you’ll need even more.
  • Exercise. If you are overweight or obese, you can lose weight for a short time by just cutting calories, however that will eventually slow and then stop. You must move more. Exercise does many wonderful things for our body. One benefit is that it speeds up our metabolic rate, causing us to burn more calories throughout the day! It builds muscles, improves balance and immune function and much more. Walking is a great exercise. Increase your speed and time as your fitness and health improves. I am an advocate of exercising multiple times per day. As an example; I would walk for 30 minutes in the morning, 30 minutes in the afternoon and 30 minutes before or after dinner. You can split it up however you wish, just do it! To lose weight, most of your exercise should be a form of cardio exercise, like walking or cycling. You should also do weight-bearing exercise to build more muscle. Muscles burn more fat. For good results, exercise at least 1 hour per day, 5 days per week. Before beginning any exercise program please consult with your doctor for their approval. Walk twice per day to speed up the weight loss!
  • Stop weighing everyday! Your weight can change, up or down five or more pounds on any given day. You will set yourself up for disappointment by weighing everyday. Weigh your self every two weeks. Do it first thing in the morning immediately after waking up and after your first pee.
  • Stop beating yourself up! No body is perfect. Treats are allowed, even unscheduled ones. If you have a treat, the next time you eat, make a healthy choice. Bashing yourself will make you eat more.
  • DO NOT DIET! It is our mindset to use the word diet and when we do, we automatically set our minds to believing that we will change our diet and lifestyle for a period of time and then come back home to that addictive food that got us fat to begin with. Plus, because you have starved your body (both calories and nutrients) in the past, your body senses this and begins to subconsciously increase your desire for fatty and sugary foods. Sure, you can lose 30 pounds, but then you gain 50 back. Dieting will only make you fatter, one diet at a time! Think lifestyle change!
  • Sleep is critical! If you are like most Americans you get less than 7 hours of sleep nightly. This can disrupt hormonal balances, reduce immune function and your energy levels, lower mental concentration and much more. When you sleep, your body is busy repairing tissues, making hormones, enzymes, red blood cells, white blood cells, antibodies, cellular antioxidants like Coenzyme -Q10, which is very important for energy production in the cell and heart health, and Glutathione peroxidase and Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), which are your cells most powerful defenders from internal and foreign invaders and other neurotransmitters necessary for good mental and emotional health.
  • Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition! When your body is getting loads of nutrients, it begins to clean and detox the body at the cellular level, getting rid of toxic materials you have stored for years. Your body does not like to let go of stored fat unless it can detox adequately, because your body stores many toxins in your fat. When depleted nutrient stores in your body get filled up and topped off by a nutrient-rich diet, the body’s systems begin to come back into harmony with one another. Blood sugar begins to balance, cravings begin to disappear, energy improves, thinking improves, your hair and skin begin to glow and you sleep better. With great nutrition, your body starts regenerating itself, cell by cell, into a new, healthy and vibrant body.

Read more at https://www.nutriliving.com/articles/secrets-to-jump-starting-your-weight-loss#zTI2kHbUGLVJHwHV.99

 

 

8 Best Foods for Instant Detox | Eat This Not That

Cleanse away the pounds, torture free, with these delicious foods that boast powerful detoxifying properties.

Source: 8 Best Foods for Instant Detox | Eat This Not That

25 Easy Ways to Lose 10 Pounds | Eat This Not That

The plan? Just commit to three of these 25 simple tips and lose 10 pounds for the best year ever!

Source: 25 Easy Ways to Lose 10 Pounds | Eat This Not That

8 Easy Strategies for Rapid Weight Loss | Eat This Not That

Rev up your metabolism, increase your ability to burn fat and speed up rapid weight loss, with these easy tips and strategies.

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Do You Like It Spicy? #Smoothie

 

 

Day 2 of my 5-day detox program, done and dusted. 3 days to go.

I have read some recipes with Cayenne pepper as one of the key ingredients used, so I decided to try that out today.

WARNING: If you cannot tolerate chili, please stay clear of this as it is absolutely hot!!! This smoothie will be very good in winter, to kick out the flu.

Ingredients.

Lemon – 1

Lime – 1

Green Apple – 1

Cucumber – 1

Grapefruit – 1/2

Coconut Water – 2 Cups

Cayenne Pepper – 1 Teaspoon

Make sure you wash your fruits in water thoroughly adding a few drops of white vinegar to help kill any bacteria on the surface.

Add the ingredients to the cup of your extractor/juicer/blender.

Blend for 30 – 60 seconds or until smooth.

Allow to cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more to enjoy it better.

Now give it a try and please kindy leave your feedback in the comment section of this blog.

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©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2015.

The Ultimate One-Day Detox | Eat This Not That

Boost your metabolism and jumpstart rapid weight loss with this totally doable, 24-hour cleanse and detox diet plan.

Source: The Ultimate One-Day Detox | Eat This Not That

The Grass Is Green

Ingredients

Spinach – 2 Cups

Kale – 1 Cup

Lemon – 1 (squeeze the juice)

Grapefruit – 1/2 (squeeze the juice)

Coconut Water – 2 Cups

Water – 1 Cup

Make sure all your fruits and vegetables are thoroughly washed in water with drops of white Vinegar to ensure it is bacteria and harmful chemicals free.

Add all the ingredients into the cup of your extractor/blender/juicer, blend for 60 seconds or until smooth.

Allow to cool in a freezer for 30 minutes or serve on ice and enjoy.

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2015.

Just Watermelon Juice

So today ,i decided to just keep it simple. 

Watermelon is a lovely fruit that keeps you hydrated,  it is easy to chew and easier to drink as a juice.

Ingredients.

Watermelon

Water.

Health Benefits

  • Provides hydration
  • Aids in detoxification
  • Supports healthy vision
  • Supports prostate health

Preparation.

Make sure you wash your fruits are thoroughly washed.

Cut into pieces and leaving out the rind

Add all the cut watermelon into the cup of your extractor/blender/juicer, blend for 60 seconds or until smooth.

Add water.

Allow to cool in a freezer for 30 minutes or serve on ice and enjoy. 

HealthyLiving #HealthyEating #EatToLive #FitFam

©All rights reserved David Kolawole 2015.

 

 

Kale, Spinach & Broccoli Soup

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As I type this post on Kale, Spinach & Broccoli Soup, I am currently eating the yummy vegetable soup I made, it is quite delicious and I can feel my gut praising me for this wonderful and healthy vegetable soup I am having this morning.

This is my fist time of cooking with coconut oil, I am very impressed with the taste and its effect on the vegetable. You can read up on the benefits of using coconut oil here >>>>>>> Coconut Oil

Let me show you how I cooked this delicious vegetable soup.

Ingredients

Kale (frozen) – 2 Packets

Spinach (frozen) – 2 Packets

Broccoli – 1 Bunch

“Broccoli is a health powerhouse. Rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium, the real kicker is how much fibre these little green florets have. Half of it soluble and half insoluble, you’ll get both types of the fibre your body needs all in one serving! Health organizations have recommended numerous servings of cruciferous vegetables per week due to their disease and cancer-fighting properties, so get started!” – http://www.nutriliving.com 

Prawns (cooked) – 1 Packet

Onion – 1

Spices

Garlic

Cayenne Pepper

Salt

Coconut Oil – 2 cooking spoon serve

Water

Stock from previously cooked gizzards (optional).

How to cook your delicious vegetable soup.

Preparation.

Ensure you wash all the vegetables in water with drops of white vinegar, this will ensure no bacterial or fungi end up in your soup.

Wash your prawns in water. 

Cut the Broccoli bulbs from the main stalk and wash thoroughly.

Add some water to your cooking port and allow to boil for 5 minutes.

If you have stock from previously boiling any type of meat, you can use that instead.

Add the diced onion.

Add your garlic, spice, salt, pepper and coconut oil, and allow to cook for until thickened.

Add your pre-cooked prawns and allow to cook for 3 minutes.

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Add your vegetables (Broccoli, Kale & Spinach).

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Make sure you stir the mix very well to achieve a good mix of the vegetables cooked in the sauce.

Your Kale, Spinach & Broccoli Soup is now ready to eat.

That was pretty quick and easy to cook.

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©All rights reserved Oladapo Kolawole 2015.

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