24 January 2012

Happy Chinese New Year 2012



2012 is the Chinese year of the dragon. So what does 2012 hold for a person born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon?

Such people such double their efforts in whatever they do - work, education and other projects. Their natural talent and abilities should stand out with great results.

However, watch out for that temper! Keep it in check and do not spoil your good work.

23 January 2012

Juice Diet to Lose Weight: 3 Reasons Why Fruit Juice Is Not Recommended


Salma Hayek is a veteran of the juice diet. Doing juice diet since 15 years ago is her secret for a glowing skin, sexy shape and looking red carpet ready. Juice diet is basically a short-term, says 10 days of raw vegetables, fruit juice and water only. No solid food is consumed during a juice diet. Compared to fruits, vegetables are low in sugar and calories. Therefore, vegetables juice are more preferred for weight loss.

This is another reasons why fruit juice is not recommended if you want to try juice diet to lose weight. More reading material at Mercola.

1. Very high in fructose
Oranges and fresh squeezed orange juice can be a good source of vitamins and other nutrients, but it's also very high in fructose. In fact, one eight-ounce glass of orange juice has about eight full teaspoons of sugar and at least 50 percent of that sugar is fructose. That's almost as much as a can of soda, which contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar.

2. Increase risk of Multiple Sclerosis
According to PubMed Health, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). If fruit is not freshly juiced and stored in containers, the methanol in the juice will dissociate from the pectin and actually increase your risk of M.S.

3. Obesity and related health problems
Fructose has been identified as one of the primary culprits in the meteoric rise of obesity and related health problems. Fruit juices will spike your insulin to a far greater degree than a piece of whole fruit.


There is no solid food consume during juice diet. So, the bowels stop moving since the bowel does not have any fiber to work against. This will result toxins being released into the bloodstream if they can't released from the body. This can be completely avoided simply by taking the intestinal cleansing. Healthy Beautiful Blog recommended GC Cleanse for this purpose.


Vegetable Juice Recipe from SoyQuick

5 Veggie Juice
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 stalk of broccoli
  • 6 brussel sprouts
  • 1 cucumber

Wash all of the vegetables and cut into sections. Juice the potatoes with their skin on and set aside. Juice the carrots and set aside. Juice the rest of the ingredients together. Combine all of the juice, stir and enjoy!



21 January 2012

Juice Diet to Lose Weight: The Pros and Cons Between Fresh Juice and Commercial Juice

Fresh grape juice. Picture and recipe from In Erika's Kitchen


Juice diet is an excellent way to detox our body and lose weight. When we say "juice" to lose weight, we generally are referring to freshly prepared, fruits or vegetable juice. So, why going through the trouble of juicing vegetables and fruits to lose weight when we can just eat plenty of them? By juicing, we extract the juice for the body thus making it easier for our body to get the nutrients as our body doesn't need to break down the fruit or vegetable. Drink vegetables and fruits juice to lose weight is also much easier than it is to eating fruits and vegetables directly.

Do you buy fruit juice at the store because you don't have time to juicing? This is things worth knowing about home-made juice and commercial juice.


Home-made fresh juice

Pros:
Fresh, safe, delicious, nutritious
Juices from fresh fruits and vegetables are undoubtedly full of healthy nutrients. You can self-pick your favorite fresh and ripe fruits.

Cons:
Juicing takes time and effort
Busy people complaint it's time consuming and takes a lot of work to prepare a glass of juice every morning.


Commercial juice


Pros:
Available at times
It's easy to get at the store. Grab one and drink right away.

Cons: They are not really natural
Though it's labeled "100% juice" they are not really natural. They already going through a chemical process to preserve the original taste.


Which juice to lose weight will you pick? Commercial juice maybe an easy one but what we may not know, we are actually eating hidden sugar. Juicing is easy when you have the right tools.

11 January 2012

Lose Weight While Sitting: 5 Proper Ways to Use Sauna Belt to Lose Weight Fast



Losing weight is topping the list of New Year's resolution every year. But by today, only 21 days after they were made, most people probably were no longer confident to stick to their New Year's resolution for the rest of the month. A lot of people give 'too tired', 'too busy' or 'too lazy' excuses for not exercising and lose weight. With today's advance technology, losing weight is not a big deal anymore. With countless of weight loss product surface in the weight loss industry for the past 10 years, lose weight is now possible even while sitting down. One of the popular weight loss product is the Sauna Belt.



Sauna belt is a vibrating pad. It uses electric power to works it. My husband who is a big fan of WWE, often refer this Sauna Belt as WWE belt. I'm not sure why but it may have something to do with its big and unusual look for a normal belt. Look at his award-winning pose. #lol


Try to impersonate John Cena


Just like any other traditional sauna, its function is to increase sweat production and to help lose water weight. However, unlike traditional sauna, the sauna belt is a portable one and can be worn on specific area of your body like tummy, butt or thighs to pull sweat and encourage weight loss. If you want further information about Sauna Belt, you can simply search on the internet. But don't be surprise if you type Sauna Belt in the Google search box and you receive a lot of unsatisfied users mocking at Sauna Belt to be dominate your search result.

Let's rock with Batista

"Triple H vs me"

To achieve a good result, it is important to understand how to properly use a sauna belt device. While proper use is important, precaution should be taken as well when purchasing sauna belt online to avoid scam and disappointment. Sauna Belt has gained popularity among people over the years. So no wonder fake and cheap imitation are widely available on the internet to rake in profit from its fame. Here are 5 proper ways to use sauna belt and lose weight:


1. Wear over a t-shirt
Wrap the sauna belt around your waist over a t-shirt. Direct contact to skin may cause irritation for sensitive skin.


2. Setting the temperature
Set the temperature to a low setting and adjust to your preference after a few minutes. Sauna belt not to be worn more than 50 minutes. It is recommended to wear the sauna belt around your waist for 10-15 minutes on an empty stomach before change to the other body parts. Using sauna belt on one spot for a long time is also not recommended. After using Sauna Belt for a continuous 45 days, wait a week before using it again.


3. Drink water
Drink hot or warm water before and while using sauna belt to help you sweat. If you are not sweating, increase the temperature setting. Bear in mind that some people don't sweat profusely due to their body composition. Drinking enough water is also important while using sauna belt to stay hydrated.


4. Wear in room temperature
Don't use Sauna Belt in air-conditioned room to increase its effectiveness.


5. Sensible diet
Though you can sitting down to lose weight with sauna belt, it is recommended that you standing while using sauna belt to burn more calories. Actually, the weight you lost when using sauna belt is mostly unwanted water weight instead of fat. Losing water weight is only a temporary loss because the body has to replace the water that was lost. It will be helpful to combine the regular use of the sauna belt with sensible diet.


Before the Good Bye
If you cannot afford a home sauna, why not consider a sauna belt? Sauna belt is not a long term solution to weight loss but it can aids to your hard effort. Velform Sauna Belt available at Amazon for less than $50. I am not sure if I should credit Sauna Belt for any weight I have lost, because I like to combine my diet with various kind of weight loss program. But what I'm sure of is Sauna Belt works good for alleviate muscle tension especially around butt after sitting for a long time.


What weight loss program do you like best? Using weight loss aids like Sauna Belt to speed your weight loss or stick to traditional way i.e exercise?
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