Wednesday, June 25, 2014

how to SLOW DOWN your metabolism

posted by tonyv at  02:14 || under General

A Weird Eating Schedule

In a 2012 Hebrew University study, mice fed high fat foods sporadically gained more weight than mice that ate a similar diet on a regular schedule.

Researchers suspect that eating at the same times every day trains the body to burn more calories between meals.

The fix: Learn the best times to eat and stick with them.

Pesticides in Produce

Organochlorines (chemicals in pesticides) can interfere with your body's energy-burning process and make it harder to lose weight, according to a Canadian study. Researchers found that dieters who ate the most toxins experienced a greater-than-normal dip in metabolism and had a harder time losing weight.

The fix: Splurge for the organic versions of these 14 dirty fruits and veggies.

Skimping on Sleep

A 2012 study found that people who sleep less move less the next day, which means they burn fewer calories.

But it gets worse: ...


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Thursday, June 19, 2014

8 Cups of Water a Day... OR NOT???

posted by tonyv at  17:57 || under General

You've probably heard from lots of sources that adults should drink eight (8-ounce) cups of water each day.
But you might be surprised to know that there is no scientific evidence that supports this general advice.
In fact, most experts aren't even sure exactly where that recommendation came from.
One source of this myth might be a 1945 article from the National Research Council, part of the National Academy of Sciences, which noted that a "suitable allowance" of water for adults is 2.5 liters a day, although much of that already comes from water in the foods that you eat.
So why do folks emphasize water drinking? Here are a few reasons: 
  • Most people today drink way too many of their calories from other beverages like soda, juice, flavored coffees and teas, sports drinks, fruit drinks, artificially sweetened drinks, etc. Drinking eight cups ...


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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Best Times to Eat for Weight Loss

posted by tonyv at  02:29 || under General


Certainly what we eat has an enormous impact on our health and weight status. But did you know that when and how we eat also make a huge difference? Eating at the appropriate times throughout the day will help to maximize fat burning and keep hunger at bay.

Aim to eat every 3 to 4 hours. Most people eat three meals and one snack, while others may prefer four smaller meals; you're free to find the combination that works best for you. Timing your meals in this way will improve your fat loss by preventing excess insulin, allowing leptin to work its magic on appetite control and metabolism, and by balancing the stress hormone cortisol. You should also enjoy your meals at the same time every day.

Eat within 1 hour of rising. Your mom was also right when she told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day. When ...


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Wednesday, June 25, 2014


posted by tonyv at  02:10 || under General


If you have a hot date, an interview, or plan to be out in public, you may want to keep these foods off the day’s menu. And if you can't, here are a few tricks to help deodorize nasty smells.

Red Meat

In 2006, researchers from the Czech Republic collected perspiration samples from meat-eating and vegetarian men. They then asked a group of women to identify the foulest odor, based on numerous factors. Overwhelmingly, the vegetarians’ body odor was found to be much more appealing than the meat-eaters’.

Deodorize: A simple way to remove potential stench is to cut out red meat all together. If a vegetarian's life is not for you, try cutting out some meat and replace it with seafood or veggie dinners.


The taste of Tikka chicken may not be worth the lingering stench that comes with it. The aromas of spices such as curry ...


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