Proper pH for Proper Weight Loss

acid-alkalinephdietMany people who struggle taking weight off do not understand how blood pH affects weight loss.

The important property of blood is its degree of acidity or alkalinity. This is referred to as the acid-base balance. Blood pH, or the acid base balance of your blood play an important role in weight loss. It regulates how your burn fat. If you upset your pH balance, weight loss can be very difficult if you achieve it at all.

Acidity and alkalinity are expressed on the pH scale which ranges from 0 which is strongly acidic to 14 which is strongly alkaline. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. Normal blood is slightly alkaline with a pH ranging from 7.35 to 7.45. [Read more…]

Late Night Snacking Does Effect Weight

night snackingAre you guilty of snacking heavily at night? You know…are you someone who after dinner continues to eat…sometimes taking in nearly half of your calories after dinner?

Understand that it may not be all your fault…after all, we as humans are sort of programmed that way. Originally we were conditioned to eat after sunset in order to have enough energy to get through the night and why many scientists and researchers believe that’s why many people’s hunger still peaks around 8 at night.

However most diets of today cause even more issues because daytime dieting causes people to give in and binge at night. [Read more…]

SMART Goals Can Help You Lose Weight

SMART GoalsIf you struggle to keep weight off possibly you struggle to take it off…it may very well benefit you to explore using SMART goals.

SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound in relation to accomplishing your goals and is the perfect process to use when trying to lose weight.

Let’s break down the process into measurable and doable steps:

Specific: The first step in the process of SMART goals is to be specific. So, for example if your goal is to “lose weight” then be more specific about your results and imagine yourself having accomplished the goal already. How do you feel at this new weight? What are some of the benefits you are enjoying after reaching your weight threshold?

Create positive affirmation such as “I feel vital and strong…so full of natural energy now that I’ve lost weight by paying attention to what I am eating and counting the calories I consume, eating smaller healthier portions and adhering to an exercise program. [Read more…]

Pure Water for Proper Hydration

water1The easiest and most effective way to accelerate your weight loss results is to hydrate consistently.     

Water (after oxygen) is the most critical element in maintaining and properly facilitating your body’s chemistry.

Your healthy, energy and in the end, your life all depend on water.

So, how does one stay properly hydrated? You must consume a minimum of 7 oz. of water (not tap water, but pure water) for each 10 lbs. of body weight you carry. This increases if you are active, consistently work-out or live and work in dry climates. If you do  the math, that ends up to be just over 3 liters of water for a 150 lb. person. [Read more…]

Sleep…it’s Good for Your Weight

sleep_exerciseMost of us have struggled with weight at one time or another and are well aware of how important regular exercise and a proper well-balanced diet are to our weight loss success.

But not everyone is paying attention to their sleep patterns in regards to weight loss.

Odd as it may seem there is strong evidence that sleep or the lack thereof strongly contributes to the obesity epidemic.

In fact, lack of sleep is gaining recognition and attention as a primary reason that weight loss efforts are impeded or fail altogether for many people struggling to lose weight.

A recent study was conducted on participants randomly assigned to sleep either 5 ½ hours or 8 ½ consecutively for 14 nights in a row. All their diets were trimmed by 680 calories and they all slept in a lab. [Read more…]

Your Metabolism Loves Toned Muscles

metabolismThe food we eat gets processed into glucose which is taken by the bloodstream and delivered to the muscle cells to be burned for energy. If the muscles are weak and flabby from disuse, they simply cannot use this glucose. So it stays in the bloodstream until instructed which fat storage depot it will be stored in.

There is no where else for it to go…you either burn it for energy or store it as body fat.

On the other hand, if you perform proper strength training exercises just 2-3 times a week with some real effort put into it, your muscles will become toned and will gobble up the glucose at a much faster and more efficient rate. This means of course that less or none gets parked on your hips, the back of your arms or around your waistline as excess blobs of fat. [Read more…]

Earthing…It Does a Body Good

eathing You might not realize it, but “earthing” restores and maintains the body’s finely tuned electrical state which in turn promotes optimum health.

Earthing, or grounding as it is sometimes called, is the art of walking barefoot so that the soles of your feet are in contact with Mother Earth. Earthing is to connect to the Earth’s natural, negative charge by being barefoot. (Or using conductive systems indoors)

The art of “earthing” believes that our bodies are meant to come into contact with the Earth on a regular daily basis for balancing our electrical system and healing.

The cells in our human bodies have electrical energy and we’re getting a high amount of positive electrons building up in our bodies by the prevalence of electromagnetic waves from cell phones and Wi Fi gadgets. [Read more…]

Give Yourself a Break with the 80/20 Rule

8020The 80/20 principles is not a diet. It is a lifestyle change that invites balance and moderation into our daily consumption of food and sustainable weight loss into our lives.

Rigid limiting diets fad diets are temporary fixes at best and invite boredom, excuses and failure. Depriving yourself of sweets and treats all the time is neither realistic nor sustainable.

The 80/20 rule on the other hand allows you to be human. By allowing special indulgences into your meal plans, you will feel happier, more fulfilled (no deprivation) and healthier, all resulting in a slimmer you.

If you want to be social and enjoy a meal and a drink with some friends you have an open door to do so…without the guilt. Guilt is never a good thing…it is the poison that steals our momentary joy. [Read more…]

Optimal Food Choices for Nutrient Dense Eating

nutrient planWe all know how important it is to eat nutrient dense foods.

Here’s a guide list that will help you to make wise choices.

Optimal Protein Choices:

  • Choose free-range, cage-free, grass fed and no hormone added sources whenever possible. Avoid any farm raised fish.
  • Lean free range, organic chicken and turkey
  • Cold-water wild caught fish and shellfish (wild salmon, Alaskan halibut, sole, scallops and sardines) [Read more…]

The Power of Protein

PROTEINProteins, carbohydrates and dietary fats are all considered macro nutrients and each one plays a different role in keeping the body vital and healthy. Without a doubt, the single most important macro nutrient in the human diet is protein. Protein is absolutely essential for life and without it you would cease to exist.

Every cell in the human body contains protein. All hair, skin, muscles, organs and glands contain protein. Proteins are the building blocks of life. The body uses protein to repair and maintain itself and without adequate amounts of protein in your diet your cells and tissues could not function properly. [Read more…]