Tips to Get Past Weight Loss Plateau Point In Your Diet/Exercise Program To Help Achieve Your Goals

June 21, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Hi everybody, in this video I give you helpful diet and exercise tips to get over the dreaded plateau when your body just doesn’t seem to want to lose more weight. This can be a difficult time for people who have been steadily losing weight and then stop seeing the scale move lower. It’s a point where people tend to give up and start gaining weight again because they feel they will never reach their goal weight loss. Well, this video is about conquering this situation head on and giving your body a little push to get you over the hump. Ihope you found this video helpful. Please subscribe because I have so much more to come; something helpful and of interest to everyone. Thanks so much for viewing! To purchase a YouTips4U custom-designed T-Shirt please click here: To visit me at my blogspot, please click here:

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Breast cancer risk: animal food is not that bad

August 31, 2009 by  
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roast-beefAnimal food stuffs such as meat, poultry and dairy products have been incriminated as the bad guys behind many chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disorders and cancer. Consumption of red meat has been associated to poor heart health. Consumption of processed meat such as sausages has been linked to colorectal cancer. The presence of “bad fat” in animal food especially makes a very good case against it.

The risk for cancer is linked to genetics as well as modifiable lifestyles factors. The latter include diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, weight, and physical activity. Diet is supposedly the easiest lifestyle factor to modify.

Those at high risk for breast cancer are especially warned against consuming food coming from animals in the form of meat, eggs, and dairy products. However, previous research studies did not provide conclusive evidence to support this belief.

A statement from the American Society for Nutrition based on three recent studies states:

“First we all need to remember that there are really no such things as ‘bad’ foods. Second, observational studies that show associations between diet and health need to be considered with a proverbial grain of salt.” The recent studies have investigated the role of animal food stuff consumption in cancer development, particularly breast cancer.  The results have been published in the September issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Results of these studies reveal that moderate animal food consumption does not influence (neither increases nor decreases) risk for breast cancer.

American Society for Nutrition spokesperson Dr. Shelley McGuire says

“These studies clearly provide additional and strong evidence that consumption of meat and dairy products by women does not, by itself, increase breast cancer risk. Further, moderate and mindful consumption of these foods can be very important in attaining optimal nutrition for most women who often do not consume sufficient iron and calcium.”

I suppose this is good news for those who would love a piece of steak or a cup of yoghurt once in a while. Remember, the key word is MODERATION. Besides, you can enjoy these foods without the bad fat. Go for lean meat, grill instead of fry. Buy low-fat yoghurt. And don’t forget, fresh fruit and vegetable go well with animal food, too.

Don’t Eat Too Much Meat If You Got Arthritis

April 16, 2008 by  
Filed under ARTHRITIS

After months of being a lot better (read: less attack of osteoarthritis symptoms), the last three days found me on square one. Knees and thighs stiff again, trouble standing up again after a bit of inactivity (i.e. sitting down in front of my PC). This time was even worse because both my knees were swollen. I never had those before. 🙁

So I had to reflect on what I have been doing wrong. Alright, I do not have an exercise regime. Only leisurely walking around the house every now and then, if you can call that exercise. 😉 Just to stretch my legs and lessen the stiffness.

I am still on Vitamin B-complex and instead of arthritis pain reliever, I have been taking fish oil regularly in the last 6 months. Except for the 1 -2 days in the week I sometimes forget to take these two, I take them regularly. Regularly enough not to blame the lack of them in my recent mishap.

Yes, I haven’t been to the beach lately, but I still do have regular reflexology sessions which are really a LOT of help.

What’s the culprit then? MY. D I E T.

Unusually, I have recently been eating too much pork meat and pork meat products. 🙁 (I don’t eat beef so my meat is just left to pork!)

One of those things when you had too much fish and vegetables, you sort of crave for those that are not good for you! Hams, luncheon meat and sausages are what I have been feasting on recently. Like an alarm, arthritis had to remind me that I am not eating good.

Well, that’s just about the thing that I can blame the recent attack to. The bad diet I’ve been on recently. So I switched back to fish and veggie, later some chicken too.

I have been preaching too much in this blog that a proper diet plays a big role in managing one’s arthritis. I won’t be human if I don’t stray from that, from to time. But I do suffer the consequences. And that isn’t good, it hugely affects your quality of life.

If you do your own research, there is just too much on the proper diet good for arthritis. Diet that mostly consists of fish, fruits, vegetable and non-fat dairy. Just to show that I am NOT making this up. 😉

While I got back to my fish and veggie diet. I am still lacking in the exercise and fruits department!

So…what are your recent arthritis-related mishaps recently? How did you get about to “solving” it?

Let us know. 😉

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