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    • What You Need to Know About Nattokinase and Alzheimer's disease
      By ednachopin in ednachopin
         1
      Who knew that a staple food in Japan, enjoyed by thousands of its residents, could possibly lead to preventing or even curing Alzheimer's disease? Natto is a fermented food that comes from soybeans, and this soy product has characteristic sticky and slimy properties, plus it gives off an awful smell. Its extract, called Nattokinase, has a promising future in direct relation to combating an unavoidable disease that plagues millions of people worldwide. Further information on how Nattokinase works to heal Alzheimer and its deadly effect will be discussed, as well as its other notable health benefits.
       
      A new research in Taiwan shows that the enzyme Nattokinase may help prevent the plaque build up in certain parts of our brain. The Taiwan-based research team noted, "this discovery of Nattokinase as an enzyme can be safely consumed orally to break apart or degrade amyloid fibrils which lead to useful applications of therapy in amyloid-related diseases". The team, made up of different people from Academia Sinica, National Taiwan University and Taiwan's Biological Chemistry Institute published this marvelous discovery in the Journal of Food and Agricultural Chemistry. 
      Nattokinase's ability to affect amyloid fibrils is a promising lead to take on the deadly Alzheimer\'s disease. Couple that with the fact that this health food has been around for centuries, already being consumed as a popular viand paired with rice, pork and other vegetables, proves that it little to no side effects. Currently, Alzheimer's has no known cure and that medicine can only delay its onset at the most.
      Amyloids are deposits of fibrils and fibrous proteins that group and cluster together to form deadly plaques outside the brain's neurons, especially in the cortex area. These plaques then cause neuron death from oxidative stress. Cognitive function becomes impaired after a period of time, and the risk of people acquiring Alzheimer's disease increases. A vitro-study was created in which scientists recorded and observed Nattokinase working on the three kinds of fibrils that make up the amyloid plaques- Insulin fibrils, which are connected to diabetic complications, A-beta 40 fibrils, which are connected to Alzheimer's, and Prion peptide fibrils, linked to prion diseases. Results determine that Nattokinase break down the fibrils effectively, showing a strong capacity to clear the brain's plaques in which fibrils form. Further studies are concluded as safe, and it is definitely worthwhile to start an epidemiological study in a population that are already eating natto for a long time.
      Proof of how Nattokinase works to heal Alzheimer may already be seen in a study made before- Japanese men are tested and proven to have a great degree of lower dementia rate as compared to other Western nations. More specifically, only 1.5 percent of all male population at age 65 and up have dementia of any type, against 13.9 of total people suffering from dementia over 71 of age in the United States. Nattokinase also has a remarkable property that is helpful to people who have high-blood pressure. Nattokinase acts as an organic ACE inhibitor, which prevents angiotensin converting enzyme, a major factor in hypertension and narrowing of the blood vessels. This amazing enzyme can also improve circulation, inhibits the hardening of arteries, and ease muscle and joint pain.
    • The 3 Best Ways to Burn Fat
      By Health_is_Wealth in Health_is_Wealth's Blog
         1
      Weight loss has become a common problem for most  individuals. The increasing convenience of life and the enjoyment of availability of food have made a lot of people overweight in the past few years. The major necessity for losing weight is to burn fat. Burning fat is the best way to lower weight and is considered a great challenge. It is not easy to leave behind the routine and luxury of eating in a snap, adjustent is a crucial stage to go through but the best ways to lose weight is to make changes in your lifestyle.
      There are several best ways to lose weight but in order to keep up and attain great results; a person should have proper commitment to these matters. Nothing is impossible with great inspiration and motivation. There are thousands of people who have attained their ideal body weight after serious measures and sacrifices and you can also do it as well.
      These 3 best ways to lose weight serves as a good guide in order to follow through a specific changes and methods to promote weight loss.
      1. Fat-free diet and fat burning diet - Diet is always a must for those who wanted to try a best way to lose weight fast. Most significantly because food intake is the source of calories and fats that are stored in the body. Having a fat-free diet wil surely be a great adjustment, things will never be the way they were but always remember to stay focus. Your sacrifice will turn out to be beneficial. Stay away from fatty foods and high-calorie intake. There are also foods that can promote faster burning of fats and calories such as negative-calorie food. These foods need more calories to digest than the calorie it contains. Substituting foods will be easier to stick with, get rid of the unhealthy ones and replaced them with healthy substitute with lesser fat content but has the same satisfying feeling after eating.
      2. Fat-burning exercise routine and program - Get into the best way to lose weight fast and enroll yourself in an exercise program. Having an expert and a trainer will motivate you to exercise more. Experts guide will also assure you that all your hard work will resort to great outcome with their proper training and knowledgeable guide. It is time to shake the laziness off and start an active life and start the best ways to lose weight. A constant and regular work out routine will result to gradual but progressive burn of fat and weight loss. Sedentary lifestyles should be changed into a more active state so you don't store more unused calories and promote fat storage. Jogging and running every morning is a great example of modifying your lifestyle into an active one.
      3. Focus on one area at a time - Working out to generally burn fat and lose weight will surely take some time to take effect and see results. However, if you are the type of person with lesser fat problem, focus on one area at once and do the rest mildly. For example, you are constantly worried about your belly fats, seek for routines and excercises that will burn fat and lose weight and focuses on abdominal muscles. Once you succeed on this, proceed with other concerns such as thighs, arms and etc. Fulfilling task one at a time is a best way to lose weight fast and motivate yourself to maintain that drive and determination.
    • How can CLA be a fat burner?
      By Health_is_Wealth in Health_is_Wealth's Blog
         1
      Nowadays, there are a lot of new discoveries when it comes to losing weight. Supplement manufacturers are attempting to make progress for fat loss supplements. 
      One of the most latest products offered by the supplement industry is CLA which is short for Conjugated Linoeic Acid. This product has makes some pretty big claims about how this helps burn your fat. We will take a look on how effective the product can be for those individuals looking to shed some pounds.
      In terms of the specific details about CLA, one of the first pieces of information that most potential fat loss individuals wish to know is the amount of time it takes for the supplement to affect the body. Fortunately, it doesn't take long for most people to reap the rewards, with four weeks being the standard time. Another interesting fact about CLA is how if affects everyone, even if you do not perform any exercise. Most companies that manufacture a CLA supplement claim that it will function more successfully if utilized in conjunction with exercise.
      Most people are not aware that CLA is prevalent in their diet already, as it is contained in so many day-to-day foods such as milk and meats. Unfortunately, the quantities in these products are low and this means that they have minimal impact when it comes to fat burning. Instead, anyone interested in using CLA as a weight loss solution will have to take advantage of a supplement. Good thing is, these product is easy to get hold of because many manufacturers are starting to release products that focus on CLA. Another tip, you may also find supplement that are made with sunflower oil, this can be an alternative to CLA.
    • Where To Buy Resistance Bands - I Found A New Source
      By Bob in Training With Bands
         0
      Looks like JumpStretch is no longer in the heavy duty resistance bands business, but luckily Amazon has picked up the ball and now sells a large variety of resistance bands. They have the hard core power lifting bands and the other types of resistance bands. 
      I have not yet tested any of the resistance bands on Amazon, but they look identical to the ones JumpStretch sold years ago. 
    • Turn Fat Into Muscle - Is It Possible?
      By Bob in Fitness Articles
         0
      Many times I am asked, "is it possible to turn fat into muscle?". The answer is, no, it's not possible to turn fat into muscle. They are completely different types of body tissues. Muscle is muscle and fat is fat. 
      This myth has been around far longer than I have, and I am not sure if it will every go away, but the answer is, with 100% certainty, no! You cannot turn fat into muscle. 

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  • Making Your Own Flu Fighting Elderberry Syrup

    By Bob

    With this year shaping up to be a bad flu season, you don't have to be a victim of the flu virus. The fact is, there is an herb that can protect you from the flu. My family of six have been using this remedy for over 6 years now and not a single family member has contracted the flu since we started using it. It's backed up by sound research, but of course the pharmaceuticals are not able to profit from it since it's a natural herb. The herb I speak of is Elderberry, and it's available in many different forms. You can buy a syrup for children, pills for adults, but what I prefer is to make my own syrup. It's easy, and you can buy bulk organic elderberries from nearly any health food store. This way you know you are using top of the line elderberries that have been grown organically. It's also much cheaper to make than pre-made syrups. What you are going to start with is some organic elderberries. You take a half cup of elderberries to three or four cups of water.
    You want to boil them and allow the water to reduce into a syrup.
    Now you will want to add some flavor, and you can pretty much add any flavors you desire, but I usually add maple syrup or honey. If your child is under 1, you DO NOT want to use honey, so stick with syrup or organic sugar.
    Once you get a flavor and consistency and taste you like, you can turn off the heat and allow the syrup to cool.
    Once cooled, take some cheese cloth with a funnel and filter out the syrup.
    That's it. you will have enough syrup to last you nearly all winter! Take about two or three teaspoons a day and you should remain flu free all winter! Remember to take it before you get sick, so take it every morning before starting your day. It seems to mainly work on the flu, so if another type of bug is going around, you may still get a cold. I was skeptical at first when we first starting using elderberry instead of the "flu shot". After over five years of being flu free, we are sold on elderberry as our flu remedy. It works, and it's cheap to make, so why haven't you tried it yet?
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  • Advocare SLAM Review and Free Sample! There's a catch.

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        Advocare SLAM Energy Drink Do you hate it when you are too tired to hit the gym? What if there were a product that could quickly pick you up? Quick glance at the benefits:   Conveniently packaged. Can easily take it with you anywhere.Loaded with vitamin B-12.Added amino acids. Great for muscle building.Caffeine. Safe and effective energy booster.Sugar Free. No extra calories and great for low carb diets.Sustained Energy. Maintain energy throughout the day.I found a product I think you will like. As a personal trainer for more than 20 years, I know what it's like to lack energy. I know it feels when you are groggy, tired, and just plain lazy. Wouldn't it be nice to have a quick shot that can quickly pick you up? Advocare SLAM is an energy drink. It's designed to give you a boost of energy when you need it. I have found that it delivers on that promise. Looking to buy some SLAM NOW? Click here to order SLAM Now: https://www.advocare.com/150316032/   Get a free sample while supplies last I am looking for honest reviews of this product. While supplies last, I will send you one free sample. Supplies are severely limited, and you are limited to one per person. To get your free sample, simply join the forums and PM me your contact information. You must reside in the USA, be at least 18 years old. Why am I giving away free samples? What's the catch? I am considering becoming an Advocate distributor. I already signed up, but I need your help before I can move forward. All I ask for in return is your honest feedback about the product. I cannot sell a product unless I know people find it useful and helpful! I need honest feedback from normal people. Why should you hurry? Because supplies are very limited and I will be sending them on a first come basis.
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  1. Who knew that a staple food in Japan, enjoyed by thousands of its residents, could possibly lead to preventing or even curing Alzheimer's disease? Natto is a fermented food that comes from soybeans, and this soy product has characteristic sticky and slimy properties, plus it gives off an awful smell. Its extract, called Nattokinase, has a promising future in direct relation to combating an unavoidable disease that plagues millions of people worldwide. Further information on how Nattokinase works to heal Alzheimer and its deadly effect will be discussed, as well as its other notable health benefits.

     

    A new research in Taiwan shows that the enzyme Nattokinase may help prevent the plaque build up in certain parts of our brain. The Taiwan-based research team noted, "this discovery of Nattokinase as an enzyme can be safely consumed orally to break apart or degrade amyloid fibrils which lead to useful applications of therapy in amyloid-related diseases". The team, made up of different people from Academia Sinica, National Taiwan University and Taiwan's Biological Chemistry Institute published this marvelous discovery in the Journal of Food and Agricultural Chemistry.
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    Nattokinase's ability to affect amyloid fibrils is a promising lead to take on the deadly Alzheimer\'s disease. Couple that with the fact that this health food has been around for centuries, already being consumed as a popular viand paired with rice, pork and other vegetables, proves that it little to no side effects. Currently, Alzheimer's has no known cure and that medicine can only delay its onset at the most.

    Amyloids are deposits of fibrils and fibrous proteins that group and cluster together to form deadly plaques outside the brain's neurons, especially in the cortex area. These plaques then cause neuron death from oxidative stress. Cognitive function becomes impaired after a period of time, and the risk of people acquiring Alzheimer's disease increases. A vitro-study was created in which scientists recorded and observed Nattokinase working on the three kinds of fibrils that make up the amyloid plaques- Insulin fibrils, which are connected to diabetic complications, A-beta 40 fibrils, which are connected to Alzheimer's, and Prion peptide fibrils, linked to prion diseases. Results determine that Nattokinase break down the fibrils effectively, showing a strong capacity to clear the brain's plaques in which fibrils form. Further studies are concluded as safe, and it is definitely worthwhile to start an epidemiological study in a population that are already eating natto for a long time.

    Proof of how Nattokinase works to heal Alzheimer may already be seen in a study made before- Japanese men are tested and proven to have a great degree of lower dementia rate as compared to other Western nations. More specifically, only 1.5 percent of all male population at age 65 and up have dementia of any type, against 13.9 of total people suffering from dementia over 71 of age in the United States. Nattokinase also has a remarkable property that is helpful to people who have high-blood pressure. Nattokinase acts as an organic ACE inhibitor, which prevents angiotensin converting enzyme, a major factor in hypertension and narrowing of the blood vessels. This amazing enzyme can also improve circulation, inhibits the hardening of arteries, and ease muscle and joint pain.

  2. Weight loss has become a common problem for most  individuals. The increasing convenience of life and the enjoyment of availability of food have made a lot of people overweight in the past few years. The major necessity for losing weight is to burn fat. Burning fat is the best way to lower weight and is considered a great challenge. It is not easy to leave behind the routine and luxury of eating in a snap, adjustent is a crucial stage to go through but the best ways to lose weight is to make changes in your lifestyle.

    There are several best ways to lose weight but in order to keep up and attain great results; a person should have proper commitment to these matters. Nothing is impossible with great inspiration and motivation. There are thousands of people who have attained their ideal body weight after serious measures and sacrifices and you can also do it as well.

    These 3 best ways to lose weight serves as a good guide in order to follow through a specific changes and methods to promote weight loss.

    1. Fat-free diet and fat burning diet - Diet is always a must for those who wanted to try a best way to lose weight fast. Most significantly because food intake is the source of calories and fats that are stored in the body. Having a fat-free diet wil surely be a great adjustment, things will never be the way they were but always remember to stay focus. Your sacrifice will turn out to be beneficial. Stay away from fatty foods and high-calorie intake. There are also foods that can promote faster burning of fats and calories such as negative-calorie food. These foods need more calories to digest than the calorie it contains. Substituting foods will be easier to stick with, get rid of the unhealthy ones and replaced them with healthy substitute with lesser fat content but has the same satisfying feeling after eating.

    2. Fat-burning exercise routine and program - Get into the best way to lose weight fast and enroll yourself in an exercise program. Having an expert and a trainer will motivate you to exercise more. Experts guide will also assure you that all your hard work will resort to great outcome with their proper training and knowledgeable guide. It is time to shake the laziness off and start an active life and start the best ways to lose weight. A constant and regular work out routine will result to gradual but progressive burn of fat and weight loss. Sedentary lifestyles should be changed into a more active state so you don't store more unused calories and promote fat storage. Jogging and running every morning is a great example of modifying your lifestyle into an active one.

    3. Focus on one area at a time - Working out to generally burn fat and lose weight will surely take some time to take effect and see results. However, if you are the type of person with lesser fat problem, focus on one area at once and do the rest mildly. For example, you are constantly worried about your belly fats, seek for routines and excercises that will burn fat and lose weight and focuses on abdominal muscles. Once you succeed on this, proceed with other concerns such as thighs, arms and etc. Fulfilling task one at a time is a best way to lose weight fast and motivate yourself to maintain that drive and determination.

  3. Looks like JumpStretch is no longer in the heavy duty resistance bands business, but luckily Amazon has picked up the ball and now sells a large variety of resistance bands. They have the hard core power lifting bands and the other types of resistance bands. 

    I have not yet tested any of the resistance bands on Amazon, but they look identical to the ones JumpStretch sold years ago. 

  4. Many times I am asked, "is it possible to turn fat into muscle?". The answer is, no, it's not possible to turn fat into muscle. They are completely different types of body tissues. Muscle is muscle and fat is fat. 

    This myth has been around far longer than I have, and I am not sure if it will every go away, but the answer is, with 100% certainty, no! You cannot turn fat into muscle. 

  5. Would you like to know how you can make your business cards sticky so your clients just can't throw them away?

    How about a card that forces your potential clients to take the next step and sign up for your services ... today? 

    If you read my last article, you know how to make your business card stick out. You know how to catch potential clients attention, how to test your card, and make a card that kills the competition. Now it's time to make your card valuable to your potential clients. 

    So how do you make your business card valuable to your potential personal training clients? It's just a card after all, but what if there were a way to make that card valuable, perhaps worth $100 to that specific client? It's amazingly simple to do. 

    All you have to do is ... 

    Make A Limited Time Offer

    Advertisers know how well this works, which is why they always include a limited time offer. You can do the same thing with your business card. On the back of your business card you should have some kind of limited time offer. 

    You can use your imagination for this, but something like 1 free training session with the presentation of this business card (limited 1 per customer). Now the potential client has a reason to keep your business card. It now has value. 

    You should also mention how much of a value this is. For example, if you charge $75 a session, you should put (A $75 value) on there too. 

    You're off to a great start, but you're not done yet. If the potential client thinks the offer will last forever, they have no reason to act. They will simply put it in their wallet and forget about it. It's human nature, you have to give them a reason to act ... now! 

    Now you must force them to act by making it a limited time offer. Or you can limit the number of potential clients who will be able to get the offer.

    For example, on your business card you can state the offer is only good until a specific date that should be rather close, perhaps a few weeks out. Or you can state that you will only accept the first 10 clients who contact you within a specific time frame. Both work to get serious potential clients to act. 

    This means you will want to purchase a smaller number of more specific business cards. It's worth it because a card that pulls in clients is worth its weight in gold! Don't fall for the trap of ordering thousands of useless business cards that will do nothing to pull in clients. 

    Next we will talk about making a name for yourself, starting with a good website that pulls in clients like a magnet. 

    Please add your own comments, tricks, suggestions below. Let me know if you find this information valuable. 

     

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    Do you hate it when you are too tired to hit the gym?

    What if there were a product that could quickly pick you up?

    Quick glance at the benefits:

     

    1. Conveniently packaged. Can easily take it with you anywhere.
    2. Loaded with vitamin B-12.
    3. Added amino acids. Great for muscle building.
    4. Caffeine. Safe and effective energy booster.
    5. Sugar Free. No extra calories and great for low carb diets.
    6. Sustained Energy. Maintain energy throughout the day.

    I found a product I think you will like. As a personal trainer for more than 20 years, I know what it's like to lack energy.

    I know it feels when you are groggy, tired, and just plain lazy. Wouldn't it be nice to have a quick shot that can quickly pick you up?

    Advocare SLAM is an energy drink. It's designed to give you a boost of energy when you need it. I have found that it delivers on that promise.

    Looking to buy some SLAM NOW?

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    Get a free sample while supplies last

    I am looking for honest reviews of this product. While supplies last, I will send you one free sample. Supplies are severely limited, and you are limited to one per person. To get your free sample, simply join the forums and PM me your contact information. You must reside in the USA, be at least 18 years old.

    Why am I giving away free samples?

    What's the catch?

    I am considering becoming an Advocate distributor. I already signed up, but I need your help before I can move forward.

    All I ask for in return is your honest feedback about the product. I cannot sell a product unless I know people find it useful and helpful! I need honest feedback from normal people.

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    Carbohydrate increase insulin levels in your body. The causes two major problems.

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  8. Losing excess weight seems to be of concern for most of us. That extra flab can be a deciding factor for a lot of diseases. So, there’s a necessity for weight loss, and these days almost everyone is feeling the need to shed those extra pounds. There are many ways to accomplish this. You can try out a regular exercise routine or go on a strict diet.

    But, does it feel good having to say no to your favorite dishes and comfort foods? Of course not. So, you must find a few ways to lose weight and still get to indulge in your favorite dishes every now and then. Yes, you must follow a nutritious and well-rounded diet, but there are a few tricks that can help you keep the fun alive as well. Here’s a sneak peek at some of those tricks.

    Love Junk Food, Don’t Get Addicted

    It can be difficult to do away with junk food. Surely, it is too delicious to stop eating it completely. Besides, leaving junk food altogether will only make you crave it more, which, these cravings if not satiated, will only lead to further weight gain. However, the best way to solve this problem is to continue eating your favorite dishes, but only once in a while. You might love these foods, but make sure that it’s okay for you to go without them for some time as well, if necessary.

    Plan a Proper Structure for Your Meals

    You are on a diet, and you have quit eating almost every delicious dish that you loved. Yet, you are not experiencing the desired results. Well, are you following a proper eating schedule? It is important for you to ensure that there are no long lapses between your meals. Try to fill up these particular lapses with healthy snacks. This will also ensure that you are not feeling too hungry between and during your meals, as it can result in overeating. Therefore, it is essential to have a proper structure for your meals, which is sure to help you lose weight.

    Never Ever Skip Breakfast

    While dieting, there is a common trend among a lot of people. They try to lessen the amount of food they eat, which is quite obviously not the best way to go about losing weight. However, they still tend to skip a few meals, and the majority of them select to skip breakfast. Well, skipping your breakfast usually has multiple severe and negative impacts. It can affect your:

    ● Weight loss goals

    ● Blood pressure

    ● Risk for diabetes

    ● Risk for heart diseases

    In fact, it is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, it’s imperative for you to eat your breakfast before starting your day’s work. In fact, you should have a full breakfast to ensure that you remain full for quite some time.

    Avoid Late Night Snacking

    Snacks are among the most favorite foods of a lot of people. They might also be yours as well. But, that does not mean you should always eat them. In fact, many of your favorite snacks can be quite high in calorie content. So, it is essential to avoid them. However, you can have healthy snacks between meals to keep yourself full to avoid overeating. But, you should always stay away from late night snacking. Try to have your last meal of the day about three hours before you go to bed. Sleep slows down your metabolism. So, the fat that you consume late at night hardly gets burned. Instead, it is stored in the body, thus making you add on those extra pounds.

    Try to Avoid Eating Out

    You can plan to have a healthy lunch. But, it’s difficult to have that when you continuously eat out. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you should always try to avoid eating out. Instead, bring your own lunch from home and pack only healthy foods for lunch or dinner. It will help you remain fit and healthy. Besides, you can also save some extra money this way. However, if there’s no other way for you to eat but to dine out, try to go for baked and boiled foods. It’s a good way to remain healthy despite having to eat out.

    Follow the Best Dieting Habits

    Well, this is one of the most important things you need to do while dieting for weight loss. And, this holds true even if you are not getting the results that you want despite remaining on your strict diet. You should try to eat slowly and savor any food that you are having. And, you need to do away with the unhealthy habit of rewarding yourself with only foods.

    These are just a few tricks you can try while dieting. You won’t need to work too hard to achieve these, but the results can be wonderful.

    Losing excess weight seems to be of concern for most of us. That extra flab can be a deciding factor for a lot of diseases. So, there’s a necessity for weight loss, and these days almost everyone is feeling the need to shed those extra pounds. There are many ways to accomplish this. You can try out a regular exercise routine or go on a strict diet.

    But, does it feel good having to say no to your favorite dishes and comfort foods? Of course not. So, you must find a few ways to lose weight and still get to indulge in your favorite dishes every now and then. Yes, you must follow a nutritious and well-rounded diet, but there are a few tricks that can help you keep the fun alive as well. Here’s a sneak peek at some of those tricks.

    Love Junk Food, Don’t Get Addicted

    It can be difficult to do away with junk food. Surely, it is too delicious to stop eating it completely. Besides, leaving junk food altogether will only make you crave it more, which, these cravings if not satiated, will only lead to further weight gain. However, the best way to solve this problem is to continue eating your favorite dishes, but only once in a while. You might love these foods, but make sure that it’s okay for you to go without them for some time as well, if necessary.

    Plan a Proper Structure for Your Meals

    You are on a diet, and you have quit eating almost every delicious dish that you loved. Yet, you are not experiencing the desired results. Well, are you following a proper eating schedule? It is important for you to ensure that there are no long lapses between your meals. Try to fill up these particular lapses with healthy snacks. This will also ensure that you are not feeling too hungry between and during your meals, as it can result in overeating. Therefore, it is essential to have a proper structure for your meals, which is sure to help you lose weight.

    Never Ever Skip Breakfast

    While dieting, there is a common trend among a lot of people. They try to lessen the amount of food they eat, which is quite obviously not the best way to go about losing weight. However, they still tend to skip a few meals, and the majority of them select to skip breakfast. Well, skipping your breakfast usually has multiple severe and negative impacts. It can affect your:

    ● Weight loss goals

    ● Blood pressure

    ● Risk for diabetes

    ● Risk for heart diseases

    In fact, it is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, it’s imperative for you to eat your breakfast before starting your day’s work. In fact, you should have a full breakfast to ensure that you remain full for quite some time.

    Avoid Late Night Snacking

    Snacks are among the most favorite foods of a lot of people. They might also be yours as well. But, that does not mean you should always eat them. In fact, many of your favorite snacks can be quite high in calorie content. So, it is essential to avoid them. However, you can have healthy snacks between meals to keep yourself full to avoid overeating. But, you should always stay away from late night snacking. Try to have your last meal of the day about three hours before you go to bed. Sleep slows down your metabolism. So, the fat that you consume late at night hardly gets burned. Instead, it is stored in the body, thus making you add on those extra pounds.

    Try to Avoid Eating Out

    You can plan to have a healthy lunch. But, it’s difficult to have that when you continuously eat out. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you should always try to avoid eating out. Instead, bring your own lunch from home and pack only healthy foods for lunch or dinner. It will help you remain fit and healthy. Besides, you can also save some extra money this way. However, if there’s no other way for you to eat but to dine out, try to go for baked and boiled foods. It’s a good way to remain healthy despite having to eat out.

    Follow the Best Dieting Habits

    Well, this is one of the most important things you need to do while dieting for weight loss. And, this holds true even if you are not getting the results that you want despite remaining on your strict diet. You should try to eat slowly and savor any food that you are having. And, you need to do away with the unhealthy habit of rewarding yourself with only foods.

    These are just a few tricks you can try while dieting. You won’t need to work too hard to achieve these, but the results can be wonderful.

    Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round Franchising, For Fitness franchise and Gym franchise contact 9Round

  9. I got side tracked on this blog and I apologize to anyone who may have been following along. I ended up moving to another state and wasn't able to stay on track, but I will get back on this with regular updates.

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    This blog will follow my own quest to follow my dreams and start my very own gym and any pitfalls that I may fall into along the way. I plan on opening my own health club in about 6 months to a year, and I am in the very early planning stages. I am planning on starting small, maybe a personal training studio, and the goal is to start with as little as $30K. The funds will be cash and not from a loan, so anything I make will go directly to running costs and profit, not loan repayment. I am very curious to see if a gym can be started and successful for only $30K. It’s an experiment if you will. This blog will follow that quest.

    I will be purchasing used equipment and looking for a location with fairly cheap rent and an unsaturated market. So far this has been extremely difficult to find, but I am prepared to move my family to see this dream of gym ownership become a reality. My first object is to find a good location. Location, location, location. I have found a few target markets that either have very few gyms, or which have no personal training studios. Which one I plan on starting will depend on the location and competition.

    I will be updating this blog with real time information as it happens, and I will post how much I spend and on what. Of course I will not post any information on where my club will exist until I get all the pieces in place, but I will post all other details for anyone interested.

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    Ya know...you have to give them credit. McDonald's is trying to make everyone "believe" you can eat healthy and lose weight there with their salads, but this place isn't holding anything back!

    The Heart Attack Grille is located in Las Vegas, NV and blatantly states that if you are 350lbs or heavier, you get to eat free. They have four different types of burgers there, ranging from the bypass to the quadruple bypass.

    Wow! Can you imagine if you actually had a heart attack while eating there? Ummmm....you might want to click here below:

    Man Suffers Heart Attack at the Heart Attack Grille

    It's all fun and games until someone has a heart attack at the Heart Attack Grille!

    Better Train Harder!

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    AdamFreemanPT@yahoo.com

    Wilmington NC Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist

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    I purchased Practical Programming For Strength Training about two weeks ago. Since I love reading everything related to fitness and strength training, I gave this book a once over.

    If you are looking for a book that covers just program creation, then you may be disappointed by this book. When I read the introduction, the author made some very good points regarding the fact that most books seem to fall short when it comes to actual program creation. The author mentions Zatsiorsky, verkhoshansky, and a few other Russian authors and suggests that most of the information presented in their books are based on unproven theories. Rippetoe does make some good points regarding Russian training, but the gist is that the information and literature to verify the information is lacking. The authors also make some valid points regarding periodization and the lack of research in this area as well, all valid points IMO.

    The part where I have to disagree with the authors is when it comes to the actual creation of programs, reps, sets, etc. Of course you have to get through a few chapters of basics before you get to the actual programs the book presents, but if you have little to no experience in the field, this information will be useful for you, but if you are looking for just a book on program creation, then you might want to skip the first few chapters. The book goes on to present basic programs for each level of training. There are a few things in this book that I have to call into question, such as using the same novice routine for all trainees, which seems to violate the laws of individual differences, but it probably doesn't matter with novice trainers who will react positively to nearly any type of program thrown at them.

    Overall, I would suggest this is a good book to read just to get some ideas on how others may train, and of course I would suggest you give the workouts a try to see how they work for you. You never know when you will find an excellent workout that produces superior results, so always remember to have an open mind when it comes to new training techniques and programs. I wish this book would have stuck to program creation instead of the basics, but it is what it is.

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  13. Alright, I wanted to post a sample copy of my workout log. This is posted in word document format so it can be easily formatted to your own liking, but I hope it's helpful for anyone who is looking for a workout log they can easily modify and print. I have had a lot of people tell me they don't use a workout log because they are not sure how to set one up or use one. This one is very simple, and anyone can quickly edit it to their own liking.

    This one is based on a 4 day workout split, but you can easily add more workout days or change it to suit your own needs. I filled in the first portion so you can see how I keep track of sets/reps/weight. I don't usually write each set, but rather just use the reps/weight to keep track of how many sets I have completed.

    Workout Routine.docx

  14. Fats are created when you consume more calories than you burn. Most of people simply aren't able to measure how much they eat and how much are they active daily. Many other things affect on the energy balance, like high level of cortisol (hormone which is related to stress) which slows down metabolic functions and increases creating fats. You can decrease the level of cortisol by less exposure to stressful situations and organizing your daily schedule. But these changes are almost insignificantly. It's on you only to pay attention on your calorie intake.

    You probably know that fats in your organism are stored in fat cells. Most of those cells are directly under the skin, but small part is located in abdominal cavity and is called abdominal fat. Fats can even appear on undesirable places like liver or pancreas. Your look depends about those fats under your skin. Getting or losing fat depends about calorie balance. Fat surplus occurs when creating amounts of fat exceeds ability of fat oxidation. Fat deficit occurs when amounts of fat are smaller than ability of their oxidation.

    When you eat fats, you won't stimulate them to better oxidation as is the case with proteins and carbohydrates. Fat intake doesn't have any impact on absorption of other nutrients.

    Carbohydrates are converted to fats only when you overeat with them, when you consume huge amounts of carbohydrates daily. Amount of carbohydrates which will be converted to fat depends about your daily activity and size of your muscle mass. When your amounts of carbohydrates are filled and you consume too much calories daily, the rest of carbohydrates you consume will be converted in fat, what is more often in people with too much level of insulin who have more developed lipogenesis. Those people are predetermined to weight gain more than others. Lipogenesis is the process of fat production. The opposite effect is called lipolysis, what means degradation of fat.

    When you eat too much carbohydrates than your body needs, your organism precipitates more fat. It's happening because surplus of carbohydrates stops fat oxidation (fat burning). While you are in carbohydrate surplus, all fats you eat are precipitated as fat cells.

    It's the same story with proteins. When you eat too much proteins than your body needs, oxidation of carbohydrates and fats is decreased. This way is created bigger surplus of carbohydrates and fats. That means that too much proteins can indirectly make you fat. Consumed proteins are most burned because they release most of warmth. It is very hard to be in protein surplus so it's little probability that you get fat because of too much protein intake.

    If you don't understand everything, I can explain you all this on the other way. Amount of fats that you consume isn't changed, but surplus of the carbohydrates or proteins causes decreased oxidation of fats. Carbohydrate surplus causes increased oxidation of carbohydrates and decreased oxidation of fats, therefore most fats that you consume are stored as fat cells. However, it's very little chance for you to get fat of too much proteins because it's very challenging to consume sufficient amounts of proteins per one kilogram of bodyweight if you are bodybuilder. It's much easier to overeat with carbohydrates because most of the food contains great amounts of carbohydrates. Junk food is very rich in sugars (fast absorbing carbohydrates). Many people who are overeating with that kind of food have problems with overweight.

    Have you ever asked yourself why not to completely eliminate fats from your diet plan? If you think that non-consuming of fats will help you to lose weight, you are wrong. When you eat too much of carbohydrates or proteins or both, lipogenesis is guaranteed and you are getting fat. If you consume too little fats, then your body starts to convert carbohydrates, and in rare cases proteins, in fats. The main point is very simple: Don't eat too much because you will get fat. Pay attention on those things when organizing your diet plan.

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