Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

To fast or not to fast….understanding intermittent fasting Over the past few years intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular, but is it good for us? Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves periods of food restriction (fasting) followed by normal eating. Interestingly this pattern of eating has been proven to help in weight loss, disease prevention and increasing the lifespan (1, 2). Experts seem to agree that it is more beneficial for metabolism than overall daily calorie restriction which may decrease metabolism (3). The following is an article written by…

Fruit and Vegetables – are you getting enough?

fruit and vegetables

Most people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. Fruit and veggies are high in disease fighting phytonutrients. For optimal health – Eat 1 cup of each colour everyday Greens Spinach/green peas/salad greens/Brussel sprouts/broccoli/green beans/kale/parsley etc. also includes green tea and black tea (rich in phytonutrients= such as isoflavones, flavonoids, lutein etc.) Reds Grapefruit/tomato/watermelon/walnuts (1/8 cup) /persimmon/papaya/cherries/chilli/raspberries/red cabbage/ pomegranates (rich in phytonutrients =such as lycopenes, ellegic acid Orange Rockmelon/corn/citrus/mango/squash/turmeric (1 teas) /pineapple/ginger/pumpkin/carrots/sweet potato/peaches etc. (rich in phytonutrients = such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene terpenoids etc.) White Parsnips/garlic (1…

5 Ways Alcohol Hinders Fat Loss!

Alcohol

  Many people enjoy alcohol’s sedating influence and use it as part of our society’s traditions. Here, David Robson, has put together details about alcohol and explains the main concerns, how it is processed and more ALCOHOL SUPPLIES EMPTY CALORIES: CALORIES WITHOUT NUTRITION Alcohol use – as a well-established part of human culture – is something that has become almost as acceptable as eating and breathing. As a social facilitator and feel good drug of choice for many, alcohol is very popular indeed, with consumption at mass levels. However, alcohols well-documented deleterious…

Ladies – want to lose weight?

Weight loss, lose weight

Lose weight using a scientifically substantiated method. No fads, no meal replacements, no gruelling exercise regimes; just simple but effective nutrition and exercise advice. I recently read a research study on weight loss in females. The female subjects had around 10kg to lose. They followed a sensible diet which included low GI carbs, lean protein, plenty of fruits & vegetables and good fats as well as exercised for 30 minutes per day. They lost substantial amounts of weight, and in fact the study was so effective that a few participants had…