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Homemade Protein Bars

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Are Heartburn Meds Hurting Your Heart?

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Smoothies For Weight Loss

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Frozen Bananas, (one medium banana contains only 106 calories) A study found that women who ate a banana twice daily before meals for two months reduced belly bloat by 50 percent. Bananas increase bloat-fighting gut bacteria and they’re packed with potassium, which can reduce water retention. And a good source of fiber, to keep you feeling full.

Tofu, It's loaded with isoflavones, an antioxidant, and is high in fat cutting genistein, a compound that acts directly on obesity genes, helping to turn them off and reduce the storage of body fat.

Blueberries are the best fat loss food you should be eating ( WILD ARE THE BEST). They’ve been shown to switch on the genes that burn belly fat. In an animal study at the University of Michigan, researchers found that rats that ate a blueberry-rich diet for three months had significantly reduced belly fat than the control group.

Cinnamon also contains polyphenols, which have been proven to slim bloated bodies and improve insulin sensitivity. A study published in Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics showed that the consumption of cinnamon led to reduced belly fat in animals. And a series of studies printed in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that adding a teaspoon of cinnamon to a carb-heavy meal could help stabilize blood sugar, preventing insulin spikes.

Spinach for a green smoothie. Blenders save the fiber that juicers press out. Spinach is especially powerful when it comes to weight loss. In one Swedish study, 19 overweight women drank a mixture with five grams of spinach extract each morning. After three months, they lost 11 pounds, far more than the control group. The women also reported fewer food cravings, thanks to elevated levels of GLP-1, a physiological regulator of appetite and food intake.

Almonds contain good fats that will fill you up. They contain fat burning compounds that limit the amount of fat absorbed by the body, so some passes through undigested. They’re also high in magnesium and B vitamins, which could lend you more energy to burn at the gym. Almond butters are high in protein, which will make your smoothie more satisfying.

Coconut Oil, Because of its neutral flavor, coconut oil is an ideal mix in for just about any smoothie. Consuming coconut oil reduces abdominal obesity, a study printed in the journal Lipids found. Half of the study participants ate two tablespoons of coconut oil daily; the other half of the group was given soybean oil. Only the coconut-oil group saw their waistlines shrink.

Cayenne smoothies, Capsaicin, the natural compound that gives chili peppers that beautiful burn, has been proven to reduce belly fat, suppress appetite and start the body’s ability to burn food as energy. Daily consumption of capsaicin improved belly-fat loss, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found. This Bloody Mary smoothie, which incorporates spinach and Sriracha, is only 37 calories.

Body mass and protein

Jun 11, 2015 - 7 comments

You lose lean body mass every year. Except for fat your body is pretty much made of lean body mass. At age 40 you start to lose 8% of lean mass every decade. At about age 70 the loss is about 15% per decade.
To save your lean body mass you need to get enough protein at every meal. Most of us get plenty of it, but it’s how often you eat protein as is how much! Your body can’t store protein.
So if you eat more than you need it gets stored as fat! Eat not enough and your body will take it from your lean mass to get more! You need a steady supply of protein through out the day.
you can get about 11 grams from 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on whole wheat bread or 10 grams from a quarter cup of nuts. About 16 grams from a veggie bean chili.
Highly trained athletes thrive on 0.77 gram of daily protein per pound of body weight. That's 139 grams for a
180-pound man.
Men who work out 5 or more days a week for an hour or longer need 0.55 gram per pound. And men
who work out 3 to 5 days a week for 45 minutes to an hour need 0.45 gram per pound. So a 180-pound
guy who works out regularly needs about 80 grams of protein a day
Now, if you're trying to lose weight, protein is still crucial. The fewer calories you consume, the more
calories should come from protein.
You need to boost your protein intake to between 0.45 and 0.68 gram per pound to preserve calorie-burning muscle mass. That extra protein won't wreck your kidneys. Taking in more than the recommended dose
won't benefit you. It won't hurt you, but you'll just burn it off as extra energy.
nuts and beans, can provide a good dose of protein. But the best sources are dairy products, eggs, meat, and fish.
Animal protein is complete it contains the right proportions of the essential amino acids your body can't synthesize on its own.
It's possible to build complete protein from plant based foods by combining legumes, nuts, and grains
at one meal or over the course of a day. But you'll need to consume 20 to 25 percent more plant-based
protein to reap the benefits that animal sources provide. And beans and legumes have carbs that make it harder to lose weight.
But remember, if you're struggling with your weight, fat itself is not the bad guy, carbs are the likely
problem. Fat will help keep you full, while carbs can put you on a blood-sugar roller coaster that leaves
you hungry later.