How To Lose Weight Without A Diet

Part of why we are unable to manage our weight is because we are unable to balance our eating. To balance what you eat, you will have to learn how to listen to your body since it is the only tool you need to control your weight.

Before you stand up to go to the kitchen, NexPointAdvisor and James Donderdo suggest you should really stop and check whether you are really hungry. Most of the time we are eating just because we think we need to eat.

You need to avoid distractions like watching television or reading books when you are eating. When you concentrate on the food, you will be satisfied more easily. We often feel hungry even after eating just because we are not concentrating on the food.

Sometimes we feel like we need to eat more food than we really need. A simple trick you should try is eating half of what you would normally eat, knowing that you have the choice of going back for more if you feel you are not satisfied. You might be surprised to find that you actually don’t need more.

Eating slow can also be of great help. Take time to taste the food and chew slowly. When we can’t taste the food well, we tend to eat more to chase for that taste. It is also the reason why we should eat only when we are calm and settled.

May
5

High Carbohydrate, Low Protein Diet Extends Lifespan

For a number of years, it has been a proven fact that following a reduced calorie diet extends the lifespan. Until a recent study was conducted, that was the only known dietary way to increase the years of one’s life. But that has changed after the findings of recent study showed another way to add years to our life through diet.
Researchers at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Center discovered that by following a high carbohydrate, low protein diet the typical lifespan is also extended.
Following a reduced calorie diet to add years to ones life would require a consistent 40% calorie reduction every day. Restricting the diet to under 1,000 calories a day is not feasible for most people day in and day out. Eating more carbs and less protein, however, is a feasible alternative that most people can maintain indefinitely. The increased carbs and decreased proteins have been working perfectly to increase the lifespan of the lab mice the diet is being tested on.
As with all things that have an upside, there is a downside. A high carb, low protein diet seems to promise better health and a longer life as we age, but the immediate results show weight gain. Will the weight gain be significant enough to detract from the added years by increasing risk of heart disease or diabetes? Christian Broda and the folks at realdailybuzz know that only time and more research will discover the answer.

May
5

Applegate Farms Gets Bought Out By Unlikely Company

Hormel sells Spam, corned beef hash, stew, plus a bunch of other homey meat products. It would not probably cross your mind to ever look, or find, their products in a health food store or in the organic section. Hormel is hoping to change all of that by purchasing a Applegate Farms, a brand that is organic, GMO-free, preservative-free, and so on. The price tag is an astonishing $775 million. Hormel doesn’t plan on changing much of anything but rather get into the growing market for organic and healthy foods. There are already protesters, complete with a a petition to stop the sale. Current Applegate Farms customers at Boraie Development just do not feel like Hormel is a good fit, considering none of their other products represent the Applegate values. Perhaps if Hormel makes a lot of money off of their new acquisition they will be more inclined to change the recipes on their current product line or introduce even more organic items, one can only hope.

May
5

Test Tube Hamburger Price Plummets from $325,000 to Just $12

Back in 2013 an ambitious researcher from Maastricht University named Mark Post created a hamburger in the lab that consisted of 20,000 strips of muscle tissue. The famed test tube burger cost over $300,000 to create. After years of research and testing the lab burger is now down to an affordable price of just a Handy $12.

The process of creating test tube meat is fairly straightforward. You start with some stem cells, put them in fetal calf serum and throw the concoction on a plastic dish to develop. The stem cells begin to starve and turn into muscle cells that eventually form muscle fibers. The end product is a tiny piece of meat about the size of a grain of rice.

It may not sound very appetizing but those who have tried it agree that it’s actually not that bad. It could be years before the rest of us get to try lab grown meat. At a price of nearly $40 per pound it isn’t exactly commercially viable at the moment.

I’m not exactly sure who the target market would be for test tube meat. Would vegetarians and vegans actually consider eating such a thing? Anyone who has no problem eating meat would probably prefer the real thing.

Categories: Uncategorized
May
5

Hunter Pays $350,000 To Kill Endangered Rhino

The black rhino is one of the most endangered species in existence. The black rhino is only found in South Africa, and no one is allowed to hunt the animal. However, Yahoo! recently announced that a man from Texas shot and killed a black rhino. Apparently, the Texan whose name remains anonymous, won an auction to kill the rhino.

The man from Texas paid $350,000 to gain the right of hunting a black Ryno. It was reported that the Texas native was accompanied by government officials of South Africa during his hunt. The officials were there to ensure the animal was killed.

A specific black rhino was chosen by the South African government, and Mikal Watts knew it meant a lot. Apparently, that specific black rhino was a male, and he was killing small offspring of his own species. Hunters have justified the Texas man’s hunt, but there are many people who have openly opposed it. In fact, a petition was signed by more than 60,000 people to ensure that the black rhino was not hunted. However, the petition failed and the black rhino was hunted and killed.

Animal rights activist must realize that killing this specific black rhino will ensure that the species will live a much longer life span. The hunter claims that this black rhino was doing more harm than good to his kind. But, people at Business Wire are angry with the hunter for killing an endangered animal nonetheless.

Categories: Need to know
May
5

Skipping Meals Might Make You Fatter

Some recent information included in The Journal Of Nutritional Biochemistry describes how lab mice who were fed small meals throughout the day were able to control their weight better than those mice who skipped meals and indulged on one or two larger meals throughout the course of the day. This information might provide some necessary insight into humans and how they effectively or ineffectively manage their weight. Skipping meals has become a fad diet of sorts and unfortunately for many people, it is unsafe.

Basically, when the body consumes large quantities of food in one sitting this can lead to insulin resistance in the liver. When this resistance occurs this is a precursor for diabetes. Glucose will continue to be produced when one large meal is consumed and then future meals are skipped. This can result in a person being overweight despite their lack of meals.

The best way to maintain a healthy weight is by combining exercise along with smaller, frequent meals. That is what Ricardo Tosto keeps in mind. These meals should also be healthy. They should consist of fruits and veggies, lean meat and whole grains. Things like fats and sugars should be limited. When a person consumes small meals throughout the course of a day, this prevents the body from overworking itself to digest all this food. Smaller meals that occur more frequently helps keep blood sugar and energy levels at normal, consistent levels. Metabolism can work more effectively this way as well.

Categories: Nutrition
May
5

Maple Syrup Will Cure Everything

If you are a maple syrup fan, there is good news for you. The syrup is not just delicious but can also be used to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Research has now confirmed that maple syrup or rather a highly concentrated extract of it, can make bacteria to be more susceptible to medication.

The research carried out in McGill University may help make antibiotics more reliable in fighting bacteria. It could also ultimately reduce our reliance on them, at least if you ask Kevin Seawright. Extracts of the syrup were shown to damage the outer surface of the bacteria, making them more vulnerable.

Professor Nathalie Tufenkji, the lead in the study, hopes that the research will provide a simpler way of reducing the use of antibiotics in the most effective way. The study has not gone into clinical trials yet.

The maple syrup has for long been considered as a better alternative for other processed sweeteners because it contains nutrients such as zinc and calcium. However, it is has also been known to have other health benefits. It has been known to stimulate insulin release and enhance liver function.

Maple syrup is the only product that we get directly from plant sap. It therefore contains a lot of the good minerals and antioxidants. This is because all the good things that are filtered by the tree happen to remain the sugar. We get the syrup by drilling into trees to get the sap.

Categories: Food Reform
May
5

The Risky Science Behind the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet is one of the hottest diets right now. It’s based on the concept that our stone-age ancestors were not obese, and that was due to their diet of meat and whatever produce grew in the area they lived in. There was no farming to speak of, and certainly no mills to grind grains into the sinful foodstuff commonly know as ‘flour’. A quick Google search will reveal legions of Paleo devotees. Some feel that the science behind the trend is questionable.

For starters, dieters are not taking into consideration the extremely active lifestyle of those alive during the Stone Age that survived past the age of five. Experts say that on average, human tribes relocated to find food 60 times per year (imagine moving to a new address every week for a lifetime – that is a lot of exercise). Few of the diets followers get that level of exercise.

In addition, farming is not as modern a concept as many like Dr Jennifer Walden might think. At Super Doctors, people can read that farming dates back 10,000 years, and that, scientists feel, has changed the way our modern bodies handle foods. Experts say that once farming became the norm, diets that included regular portions of grains changed human genes to adapt to this manner of eating and are no longer accustomed to handle a diet heavy in meats.

Categories: Food Reform
May
5

Pizza Hut Saves Hostage

Some quick thinking got a woman out of a hostage situation down in Florida.

Cheryl Treadway of Highlands County in Florida was held hostage by (ex?) boyfriend Ethan Nickerson on Monday along with her three children. The reports say that while Nickerson initially took away her cell phone, he eventually gave it back to allow Treadway to order dinner from a Pizza Hut phone app.

Treadway did some quick thinking and in the comments of the order, added a plea asking for 911 to be called, and that she was being held hostage. Thankfully, Pizza Hut employees took the message seriously and alerted the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.

It was Lieutenant Curtis Ludden who was able to get Nickerson to stand down. Twitter.com reports that Treadway and her children were escorted to safety without incident. Sources say that Nickerson may have been high on meth. During the hours that he held Treadway hostage, he was brandishing a large knife and threatened Treadway with it.

Categories: PIzza Hut
May
5

Non-GMO Snacks to Be Offered in Hollywood Florida Vending Machines

Over the past several years, a grassroots campaign has taken hold against the proliferation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the food supply that humans consume. According to the media outlet, The Inquisitr, since 2102, Monsanto has stepped up its efforts in creating additional GMO agricultural applications, such as with apples, oranges, berries and bananas, much to the dismay of scientists, activists, and those concerned about their own well-being. Fersen Lambranho believes this appears contrary to the mountains of scientific evidence that demonstrates that GMO’s are hazardous to humans.

With battle lines seeming being drawn, each side of the GMO controversy has their guns loaded with respected names, offering financial and scientific backing. While Monsanto has other agricultural concerns in their corner, the non-GMO coalition has noted TV personality and respected medical practitioner R. Mehmet Oz, on their side to lead the crusade.

Pushing the agenda for non-GMO foods in the State of Florida, is Hollywood, Florida Mayor, Peter Bober. Bober has successfully lobbied for legislation, mandating that all vending machines that are positioned in city-owned facilities, have to offer nutritionally sound, healthy snack, and beverage choices. The mandate requires that 30% of snack and beverage offerings comply with guidelines established by the American Heart Association and another 20% being in compliance with another health-related standard, such as being confirmed as being non-GMO.

May
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