Are you eating too much protein?

Anyone seeking rapid fat loss is told that the foods that control our hunger and make us feel full are proteins.  Did you know you can even purchase concentrated protein packs that can substitute certain meals? But how much is too much?

 

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An average 90 kg adult requires about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram per day, which makes about 72 grams per day.

Even though protein is starting to appear in more food labels, maybe we are getting more then the necessary allowance. The “What We Eat in America Report” suggests we are consuming about the double of that.

Protein is very important in any diet, and anyone seeking rapid fat loss has to have a lot of it instead of carbs. Protein is necessary for repairing and building muscle cells. Proteins control hunger and keep us full for longer time, and fish protein is highly recommended to prevent stroke risk as compared to animal proteins.

But too much isn’t good either. Even though Americans get enough protein, from animal or vegetable source, there is a marketing issue involved. Marketing always focuses on proteins as something good and positive, as compared to negative messages related to carbs and fat. It is easy to be convinced that any cereal with some protein added is good for you, despite the huge amounts of sugar it contains to improve flavor.

There is some evidence, not too clear, that too much protein may not be too good for you.  Check these facts:

·         If you are gaining weight: If you are having a lot of calories based on proteins, and havent reduced calories from other sources, it is no surprise you gain weight. Some research showed that those on high protein diets as compared to high fat diets, both gained weight by fat when they overate; even though the first group also gained body mass.

·         Kidney problems: The kidneys job is to filter out the waste products of protein digestion. Overeating protein can put greater strain on kidney functionality. The risk is that early stages of kidney disease remain undetectable.

·        Dehydration: One of the waste products from protein processing (by kidneys) is urea in blood. It is mandatory for those on high protein diet drink a lot of water in order flush it away easily.

For those of you on a high protein diet for rapid fat loss or body building, choose the right proteins and always avoid dehydration. If you have any doubt, consult a physician with a blood and urine exam in your hand. He will easily be able to tell assure you that your diet is not leading to permanent kidney damage, without knowing it.

Healthy Ice Plate or Ice Berger Recipe – Ideal for your cheat days.

Summer’s are around the corner. Summer means hot and humid weather. Holidays are the only reason to enjoy and to eat lots of tasty treats. To beat the heat of the summer, let’s try this easy-breezy, cool, tempting and tasty recipes. Now you can make it at home. This ice plate recipe will not only beat the heat but also calm down your nerves.I’m sure your kids gonna love this. So let’s get started.

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Things you will need:

Dry fruits(almonds,cashew nuts,pistachios,walnuts),ice,ice shaver machine,rose syrup,raw mango syrup,chocolate syrup,orange syrup,blackcurrant syrup,tutti fruity.

How to make:

First, chop dry fruits into small pieces. Now, take a clean ice cube, put it in an Ice shaver machine or snow cone maker machine, crushed the ice with the help of the machine. Think of investing in a good ice shaver as it’s useful for other purposes too. Research about best commercial ice shaver machine and you will find a good deal. 

Take the crushed ice on your hands and give it a round ball like shaped,put that ball-shaped ice on a clean plate,now add the rose syrup, raw mango syrup,chocolate syrup,orange syrup,blackcurrant syrup as per your requirement.now add tutti fruity and last but not the least the toppings i.e the finely chopped pieces of almonds,cashew nuts,pistachios,walnuts,etc. To make it, even more, healthier you can even add small chopped fresh fruits.

Ready to serve..! Now enjoy the cool and tasty treat for the summer holidays.

Rapid fat loss by just changing your eating habits!

Are you dreaming to start using again all those cloth you have in your wardrobe that don’t fit anymore? Are you jealous about those skinny friends of yours that seem to lose or maintain their weight effortlessly? Even though you know they eat less, just look at their behavior during their mealtimes, or watch what they buy.

Healthy-Eating-Habits

Do you think any celebrity endorsed diet can lead to the rapid fatloss of your dreams? There is something you are probably missing. Those skinny friends of yours don’t diet. They are most likely vigilant of everything that goes into their mouths. This is called, healthy eating habits.

·         You must be aware of these typical mistakes:

·         Bad diets usually regain any lost pounds in the near future due to metabolism alterations.

·         Counting calories, avoiding carbs, fasting and other restrictive practices just make you feel miserable and hungry.  

Crash diets or temporary diets do not modify the root causes of whatever is making you gain weight. The solution is essentially changing your eating habits.

·         Nowadays, portion sizes increase, and so will your weight gain. The only way to lose weight is reducing calories, no matter what their sources are.

·         Change the way you think about food when you eat at a restaurant, prepare your food or go food shopping. Swap sugary stuff in your fridge for filling and satisfying foods. Throw away any ready meal and swap it for protein based foods, with healthy carbs grains, fruit and veggies.

·         Design a strategy to help you eat less. Frequent use of the scale help remind you your weight loss goal. Avoid sodas or artificial drinks, avoid those little treats. Be aware of what goes through your lips. Don’t eat while watching TV (mindless eating). Design a healthy shopping list and follow it. When cooking, whatch unhealthy ingredients like sugar, fat and salt.

·         Some strategic behavior will help. Know and understand what your body really needs. Forget junk food, check habits related to family habits and cultural customs. If leaving your plate empty is mandatory, serve yourself less. If a dessert is a must, substitute fatty and sweet desserts with fresh fruit. Instead of raiding the refrigerator at night, drink water first.

·         When feeling “down”, reward yourself with something different than food. Cheer up with your rapid fat loss success, and don’t let some food spoil it.

Rapid fat loss depends on what you eat, and changing your eating habits will make the task of eating less and better much easier. 

Do you really think these foods are healthy?

For those of you who decided to start a rapid fat loss goal, be aware. Check out these foods that claim to be healthy but will sabotage your weight loss efforts.

Wraps

They seem to be healthy because the bread is thin. But they are so big they can suffice two people. The wrap alone can have about three hundred calories, since they are usually made with refined grains, instead of dietary fiber. Don’t let the color cheat you. The green spinach one has negligible amounts of spinach, something you can confirm by reading the label.

Veggie Burgers

Real veggie burgers should be made out of real vegetables. But many frozen versions contain a lot of fillers like yeast, corn starch and other stuff to enhance flavor. Check the label and make sure each burger is less than 150 calories with 7 grams of protein at least. If it contains more than 10 grams of protein, then they are probably made with wheat gluten and soy protein instead of real vegetables.

Couscous

Couscous is made mainly of semolina flour, just like white pasta. You would rather have old fashioned pasta instead. A cup of couscous can be packed with 700 calories. Choose quinoa instead. And nowdays Couscous recipes are very easily found online.

Gluten-Free Bread

Gluten free doesn’t mean low calorie or healthy either. These products are intended for those with gluten intolerance, and, to enhance flavor, these are loaded with sugar, sodium and refined grains. As they lack of whole grains, you are missing essential nutrients like fiber and vitamins. Look for whole grain breads. Orelse here is a easy recipe of gluten-free bread

Taco Salad

Taco Salad only looks like a healthy choice. These are generally served on a tortilla shell made out of refined flours and also deep fried. They are loaded with meat, sour cream and guacamole, which are high fat ingredients. Remember that having some lettuce or being called salad doesn’t mean they have to be healthy. Watch the dressing they use, which can also have a lot of fat. Order the dressing separately.

Any rapid effort requires not only workout, but carefully watching your diet too!