When the process of weight loss is initiated, usually, the main action taken is to count the calories of food consumed even if it is healthy or processed food. When a goal for weight loss is established, for example, the brain sends the idea that you need to eat fewer calories to reduce your body weight.
Do you know what calories mean?
A calorie is the amount of energy that foods can provide to the body which will send the energy to each organ perform its functions. This energy is present in every food that adds quality to the meal and body's cells as well as in low nutritional quality food, which does not provide good nutrients to the metabolism.
So, is counting calories beneficial and important for human health?
It depends on the nutritional strategy. Counting calories strategy can be important for the weight loss process if the amount of food is adjusted to be consumed in a day and if it is according to the goal of each person, the reduction in total calories will...
Did you know that losing weight has many meanings?!
You can lose weight by changing your body composition by losing fat or losing weight.
Step on the weighing scale and look at the numbers decreasing is a reason to celebrate, but it might mean a loss of your total weight and not necessarily only fat loss. The difference between losing weight and losing fat is not shown by the scale, and even if it’s a great ally for the weight loss process, it does not define what is being lost in this body composition change.
Weight loss or measures loss can also reflect on the elimination of body fluids or muscle loss. By losing muscle, weight reduction is being incorrectly done and unhealthy, since muscle is a vital tissue that maintains health and activates metabolism its loss will result in a lack of energy, stress, lower mood during the day, increases osteoporosis and nutrient deficiency, among others.
Body fat is the portion of the bodyweight that should be eliminated in the healthy and...
Do you know what's CBD?
The CBD is a cannabinoid substance that acts on the central nervous system and is a molecule found in the plant Cannabis sativa. It has numerous medicinal properties, and unlike THC, which is a plant’s substance that generates negative psychological and neural effects, the CBD is being widely used to improve the quality of life in oil extracted from the hemp seeds. In this plant, the cannabinoid found is beneficial to health and can be daily used in some meals.
Which are the benefits of CBD oil?
Was noted an increase in CBD oil consumption, which can be extracted from plants containing cannabinoid concentrations and other flavonoids substances that help in the body's health. Hemp seeds contain fibre which helps regulate gut functions and enhances satiety.
The CBD oil, extracted from hemp seed, has anxiolytic properties, which reduce anxiety, act as an anti-inflammatory since it improves body aches, is neuroprotective - can prevent chronic...
Stress, very intense physical activities, hormonal changes and the consumption of some energy and alcoholic foods or drinks and dehydration can cause migraines, which is a very strong headache with intense sensitivity to light.
Generally, foods such as gluten, milk and dairy, soy, corn, sugar, some citrus fruits, and eggs can cause migraines because they are characterized as allergenic foods that result in body intolerances. These intolerances occur when we eat the food and we can’t digest it properly. Thus, because of the improper chewing, some smallest particles of food are released into the blood and can activate the immune system and produces inflammation in the body, which can be caused by an allergy, intolerance, itching, sneezing, and migraine.
However, it’s not everyone who develops theses allergies/intolerances to these foods and, consequently, migraines. It is necessary to check which food causes intolerance.
What should you include in the diet to...
Every day we are exposed to various types of toxins through the environment, air, water, food that needs to be metabolized and eliminated so that they are not accumulated, causing overload and organic dysfunctions that can lead to the development of chronic degenerative diseases.
Our body performs the natural process of detoxification which purpose is to eliminate certain toxic substances (exogenous or endogenous). The two main organs that exert this mechanism are the liver (60%) and the intestine (20%), although it can occur in all cells of the body.
Toxins are called xenobiotics and come from:
- Food sources: food additives from industrialized products, agrochemicals, heavy metals (aluminium, mercury, lead, etc.)
- Environmental origin: plastics, utensils, pollution, cosmetics, medicines etc.
- Endogenous origin: metabolites from the cells that need to be eliminated.
In order for the detoxification process to take place effectively in the body, it is important to prefer foods and...
The first step that many take when they want to lose weight is to do exercises: running, gym or functional training.
I recommend the practice of exercises, mainly for the benefits already proven to our physical and mental health and also to prevent diseases.
The truth is that doing exercises will not help you lose weight, why?
Because the exercises will not be able to compensate for a bad diet. Here's an example: if you walk 30 minutes you burn 200Kcal, which represents only 4 cookies or 1 ice cream (Sunday).
It is totally disproportionate how many exercises you have to do to burn just a few more bites. You have to climb several floors of a building to burn off a few calories.
Collaborating with this, studies have already revealed that:
Also doing exercises greatly increases your hunger and if you do not know how to make the right food choices will eat a lot more...
With more than 10 years of experience helping thousands of people to lose weight, I decided to share here the 5 best tips for you to start losing weight now!
Check out the 5 essential steps:
Choose to eat more real food instead of processed foods because they contain a lot of sugar, salt and hydrogenated fats that will add a lot more calories to your food.
The drinks are very caloric and only add empty calories and quickly turn into energy and are stored as fat, so drink water and stay well hydrated because our brain confuses thirst with hunger, so if we ingest enough water we will avoid eating too much.
The increased consumption of vegetables and fibre helps a lot to increase the feeling of satiety and this will help you eat less. Besides the fibres are super important for the healthy functioning of your gut that is essential for your weight...
The low carb diet has been gaining more and more adepts and this nutritional strategy for weight loss is based on a lower intake of carbohydrates and a higher intake of healthy fats and proteins, as well as being based on the ingestion of vegetables, fruits (type and amounts recommended), seeds and oilseeds.
The top 10 benefits of a low carb diet are:
The healthy fats and proteins present in greater amounts in the diet are responsible for giving a greater sense of satiety compared to the consumption of carbohydrates. And also because having a smaller amount of insulin being released into the bloodstream also there is a reduction in the feeling of hunger.
Insulin is the hormone responsible for storing body fat and preventing body fat from being used as a source of energy, so by having a lower release of insulin into the bloodstream, there is greater use of body fat as a source of energy.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FOOD INTOLERANCE AND FOOD ALLERGY
At the Britzke Nutrition clinic in London, we have the Food intolerance test to detect various types of food intolerances with a small sample of blood. Knowing the differences and making the early diagnosis is of utmost importance to the health and quality of life of the patient.
In this test, we analyze 59, 120 or 200 types of food.
We also conduct other tests to detect food allergies.
Click here to book your test directly or call +44 07428644457.
The festive season is so wonderful, we celebrate the achievements of the year spending time with our family and friends and at these parties, it´s natural to always be accompanied by good food and drink!
And for those who are in a weight loss process or following a diet plan, what should you do not to exaggerate at this time?
Here are some very important tips for you:
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