We’ve been reading about a myriad of diets. No-carb, no-fat, six small meals, lemonade, cabbage soup, gluten-free, raw, clean eating diets and so many others have been confusing the crap out of us. For ages, we’ve been told that skipping meals for weight loss leads to starvation and weight gain, but several researches prove that it may lead to the opposite effect. While for some, intermittent fasting means not eating or eating very little for long periods of time, such as 14 to 36 hours but for most, it’s simply about skipping a meal or two every day. Think about it, we are fasting every day anyway while we are sleeping. Extending this fasting period may actually be good for you.
Note that intermittent fasting may not suit everyone, especially those who are pregnant and have any health conditions. Talk to your doctor before making any nutritional changes.
HOW DOES INTERMITTENT FASTING WORK
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If you really wanna lose weight– no no don’t worry– am not going to start up with the things you are tired of hearing — eat smaller portions, go for exercise or get physically active. Today we have got something really interesting for you— though these tips may sound a bit weird– but do give them a try as they are really effective! Here’s the list of craziest ways that can actually help you in losing weight-
1. Eat Chocolate for Breakfast
For people who find it difficult to resist their sweet tooth, the key is to actually give into your cravings which ultimately helps in curbing them. No the tip is not have a complete Hershey’s bar as you wake up, but you can surely add a few choco chips to your overnight oats, have a chocolate protein smoothie, or a chocolate almond protein bar. Getting a little sweet taste in the morning will keep it off your mind and you will not end devouring a pint of chocolate ice cream later in the day!
2. Use Cash, Not Card
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Everybody knows that 60% of the human body is made up of water. Your body is a complex system and if it lacks or gets too much of something, this system can actually breakdown. The imbalance can manifest itself in the form of Water Retention. Water retention is a big road block for weight conscious people as it hinders their long-term goals. Something which can be held majorly accountable for causing water retention in the human body is sodium. Keeping the salt shaker at bay is very good practice, but along with it, there are some other food items as well, which can be held responsible for increasing water retention. Checkout the list now and beware of them!
1. Sodium Rich Foods
As pointed above, salt is the biggest culprit when it comes to bloating. High-sodium foods cause the body to retain water, which can actually balloon you up. Though you know the culprit, but it is not that easy to throw this one out of your diet as it sneaks into almost everything – processed and packaged foods, soups, breads, etc.! Further table salt contain around 40% sodium and when you consume too much salt your body dilutes the sodium with water and retains this excess fluid. Instead of using table salt for enhancing the flavor it is recommended to use spice and herbs to avoid bloating.
2. Carbonated & High-Acid Drinks
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Garlic is one of the most amazing health foods known on the face of earth. Not only it is rich in inulin, a plant fiber that both nourishes the microbiome and helps heal the gut, but it is also loaded with allicin and diallyl sulfides, which support your heart and cardiovascular system in remarkable ways. Now, scientists claim to have found a new benefit – they say it can prevent weight gain and might even cause weight loss.
GARLIC & WEIGHT LOSS
The impact of consumption of garlic on weight has been well tested in animal models, particularly one component of garlic called allicin. When rats were given allicin and then fed a high-sugar diet, they had lower blood pressure and insulin levels and weight gain than rats not given allicin. Further, a study which was published in the June 2012 edition of “Nutrition Research and Practice” highlighted that the consumption of 80mg of garlic extract supplement for 12 weeks helped women lose weight and reduce their body mass index.
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A healthy relationship is one in which there is a perfect cordial balance between the partners. Spending time together is the most important element to build a healthy relationship. Further, it is indicated that when it comes to spending time together, you and your partner could likely find a lot of value in bonding over a little bit of fitness. It’s time you consider how physical fitness can benefit not only your own health and well-being, but that your romantic relationship. Amy Baglan, CEO and founder of MeetMindful.com and Yoga Dates states that “Relationships and fitness go hand in hand, they are both hard work but well worth it. A romantic relationship that is worth something is always going to be hard work, just like getting in shape and becoming healthier require time and effort.” Below, are the few reasons, which highlight the answer of why you should exercise with your better half for — improved fitness results and a strong & healthy relationship:
1. Improve the efficiency of your workouts
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