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Mar 31, 2013

How can I get rid of the salt in my body?

In a normal body, the kidneys will keep the proper amount of salt in your body. If you drink lots of water, the kidneys will just flush out the extra water (not salt). So if you are healthy, your salt will stay balanced because of your kidneys. In fact, drinking too much water can be very harmful.

When should you weigh yourself !

Yes and you should do it first thing in the morning before you've eaten. As you go through the day you will be accumulating food and water which may give you a less accurate result so first thing in the morning is best.

Is eating dinner later at night after the gym bad for you?

"Eating late at night will make me fat" This is a common myth that people flaunt around, you can eat up until and hour before you go to bed, it depends totally on WHAT you are eating that counts, rather than IF your eating. If your Only eating at 8pm, you need to be sensible in what you eat, Carbs are a major issue when eating at this time, but not all carbohydrates are bad, Starchy Carbs you should avoid at all costs late at night, but fibrous carbs are all good .
Starchy Carbs are those that will yield great energy deposits, things like Potato's, Yams, Breads, Pastas, rices, and other foods along this nature. This starchy carbs are what we use in the body for energy, they are our main source of fuel for daily activities and workouts, So if we was to come home AFTER we hit the gym, and only plan on eating dinner, watching tv, and going to bed, What will we need all this energy for at this time??? Answer? we wont. This is when it will then be converted to fat as we fail to use it.

Fibrous carbohydrates are things such as vegetables, legumes etc. Broccoli, cauliflower, peas, sweetcorn, kidney beans etc. This foods will NOT be used for high energy activities like the previous starchy carbs, there are used mainly for minerals, vitamins and fibre. These can safely be eaten up until 1 hour before you go to sleep.

Protein - Protein is needed after workouts to help rebuild your body, and should be the main portion of your late night meal. This protein will not be used as energy but to aid rebuild the body whilst youy sleep. Proteins include meat, fish, dairy and raw nuts.

Fats - Avoid them YES?? NOO!! Essential fats are required by the body to help break down, utilize and remove bad fat (The stuff sitting on your thighs and tummy). Your evening meal should also include healthy fats to aid removing the bad fat in the body. Essential fat includes nuts, olive oil, avocado and oily fish.

So you can eat a meal at night, and if you eat right, it will actually accelerate your weight loss, not slow it down.

Here's a typical meal you could eat.

4 oz Chicken Breast
2 Cups Vegetables
10 Cashew Nuts

Protein shake after workout: immediately or hour?

You need to take a fast digesting protein/carbohydrate shake immediately after a workout because you just finished damaging your muscles, precisely what a workout does, and now your muscles are breaking down because you've use most of your stored fuel(glycogen) your body is breaking down the muscles to use as fuel and also to save energy, the protein/carb shake stops the breakdown and stimulates muscle repair and growth, right after a workout your blood vessel are dilated and the blood is pumping in your muscles like crazy, perfect conditions for protein and carbs to get into your muscles. I actually do 10 minutes of light cardio on my Exercycle after my workout to keep my heartrate up for a little longer to get those nutrients to my muscles. The protein, stops the muscle breakdown, the carbs replenish your fuel stores and TOGETHER they stimulate muscle growth.

Eat to Train, Don’t Train to Eat


You really need to burn through some serious calories if you want to fairly regularly include breakfast buffets, late nights at Waffle House, and Hagen Dazs into your diet and still have ab muscles you can see. I know what you are saying “oh but what happened to moderation and portion sizes?” If you can stick to the 1/2 cup ice cream servings and small slivers of cake or eat that stuff every once in a while, go for it. For everyone else looking to lose weight, keep track of what you are eating and you may find the real reason you are having trouble losing weight – you are eating way more food than you need. Eat to fuel your body for your training program instead of training simply so you can eat more, because the later approach won’t work unless you are Michael Phelps.

To boost weight loss

  • 2L water
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 10-12 mint leaves
Keep overnight in fridge and drink every day. Also great for general detox—including clear skin!  

Mar 24, 2013

What Causes Cellulite !

Having cellulite doesn't mean you are overweight. Even thin people can have it. If you are overweight, however, losing weight may reduce cellulite.
Cellulite is more common among women than men. If other women in your family have cellulite, there's a good chance you will too.
Other factors that influence how much cellulite you have and how visible it is include:
  • Poor diet
  • Fad dieting
  • Slow metabolism
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Hormone changes
  • Dehydration
  • Total body fat
  • Thickness and color of your skin
Cellulite tends to be less noticeable on darker skin. If you have light skin and plan to be out in a bathing suit or short shorts, applying a self-tanner may make the bumps and dimples on your thighs less noticeable.

Mar 20, 2013

How much rest between sets?

 Between sets it shouldn't be more than 30 secs and while changing exercise, it shouldn't be more than 1-2 mins .If u doing powersets, then only 10 sec between each exercise and 2 min rest before u start another session .

Mar 15, 2013

20 Habits That Make You Fat

FAT HABIT #1: Eating "low-fat"
FAT HABIT #2: Not seeking nutrition advice 
FAT HABIT #3: Sleeping too little or too much 
FAT HABIT #4: Eating free restaurant foods
FAT HABIT #5: Drinking soda—even diet!
FAT HABIT #6: Skipping meals 
FAT HABIT #7: Eating too quickly
FAT HABIT #8: Watching too much TV
FAT HABIT #9: Ordering the combo meal  
FAT HABIT #10: Facing the buffet
FAT HABIT #11: Eating off larger plates 
FAT HABIT #12: Putting serving dishes on the table
FAT HABIT #13: Choosing white bread
FAT HABIT #14: Taking big bites
FAT HABIT #15: Not drinking enough water
FAT HABIT #17: Eating too late  
FAT HABIT #18: Not using a scale
FAT HABIT #19: Drinking fruity beverages 
FAT HABIT #20: Eating when emotional

Mar 11, 2013

Health Benefits of Peanut Butter

 A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter contains 7 grams of Protein. 

Mar 10, 2013

What is the most fattening food?

Soft drinks, donuts, white potato, white bread, pizza, full cream milk, full fat cheese, fast foods like McDonald's .
Anything that's sugary like a soft drink (soda) if your body doesn't burn the sugar off it will be stored as fat.

Be careful how much you eat, it can cause bad side effects to your health. Some people are lucky though and can eat all the bad foods in the world but will still be skinny (ectomorph body type) and have a superfast metabolism that shreds the food and stores nothing as fat but they can be skinny on the outside but unhealthy on the inside.

The basic gist is to consume more calories then you burn. Fat has 3x calories that protein or carbs have. The cheese, milk, eggs are the higher fat type foods. My point is total calories in a day is more important that the foods you eat.

Use caution and moderation. Good luck !