Fat Loss Nutrition

December 19, 2010 by  
Filed under A Healthy Diet

The question we all face is what to eat, and what not to eat, in order to lose fat. There is an abundance of information available in the public arena, including the Internet. The trouble is that the more you read the more conflicting information you will encounter.

However, you need to accept that nutrition is absolutely essential for getting a lean stomach. In fact, it is more important than the exercises you also need to maintain.

Well “established” nutrition advice tells you, on the one hand, to reduce fat intake in order to prevent heart disease and, on other hand, to reduce carbohydrates in order to reduce blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes. If you do both, there is preciously little left to eat so there is a controversy here.

You need to eat both fat and carbohydrates to maintain mental and body strength. The key to losing body fat is to know which foods accelerate fat burning in your body and which foods prevent fat burning. Read more

The Reason We Need Strong Abdominal Muscles

December 16, 2010 by  
Filed under A Healthy Body

You need strong abdominal muscles because they are your “core” muscles and they determine our core strength and fitness.

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Your body places quite a bit of pressure on your core abdominal muscles. They give your body endurance and strength so it can perform its tasks better. Try standing up for 12 hours, just standing up. Your legs will tire because they need to be active but other parts of your body will also tire quickly.

By strengthening your core muscles you gain “core fitness”. You will be able to do physical activities better, for longer and with more intensity. People with poor core strength will find everything much more difficult as they will tire more easily.

Endurance activities and hard work do not come naturally to us. With poor core fitness, you will find your endurance flagging quickly and everything becomes much more difficult to accomplish. You may experience pain and your body will simply not do what you want it to do.

It is only when you are lying down resting that you also rest your core muscles. Work on your abdominal muscles and you will reap substantial benefits. The most basic tasks will become easier and you can accomplish more strenuous tasks longer and with improved intensity. As a result, you will feel fresher and in far better shape.

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The Keys to Lean Body Shape

December 16, 2010 by  
Filed under A Healthy Body, Featured

It is reasonable to assume that most people know and understand that the solution for losing weight and acquiring a lean, fit body is based on two main ingredients which are:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise

Both require commitment and planning. However, drastic and immediate changes to your lifestyle will fail because the changes need to be consistent and permanent. To make things easy on yourself, try to make one change per week and commit yourself to making the change a permanent one. You need to develop a plan and stick to it if you wish to obtain results.  Let us first talk about nutrition. Read more