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To Eat Or Not To Eat – Before a Workout?

By , January 8th, 2015 | Nutrition, Workout Basics | 2 Comments

For some reason, we are afraid of eating something before we hit the gym, or the floor, or wherever else works. It could be for various reasons – we don’t want to feel heavy before a workout; eating makes us feel lazy (crashing on that couch after a meal is so much more inviting than breaking a sweat, true story!); or the ultimate nightmare of not wanting all the good stuff to come out. It’s no laughing matter. While it would be an insult to call the above mentioned statements falsehoods or myths, science begs to differ.

Why Eating Before A Workout Is Important

We can all agree that none of us would work out on a full stomach. Unfortunately, lying on …

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8Jan

Salad and Fruit Diets to Lose Weight

By , January 6th, 2015 | For Women, Losing Weight, Nutrition | 1 Comment

Fruit diets and juice detox plans, while temporarily effective, are fast, healthy, and the most preferred way of losing weight in a jiffy. In this blog post, I talk about some of the diets and plans I have come across during my career.

General Motors (GM) Diet

The General Motors Diet is considered one of the fastest and most preferred diet programs across the globe. Developed by General Motors, Inc. in 1985, it was originally intended for the exclusive use of its employees and dependents. The diet targets a loss of 10 to 17 pounds in a single week, and is often adapted as a body cleansing alternative.

Along with 10 glasses of water each day, the prescribed diet is as follows:-

Day One: …

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6Jan

Bodybuilding Supplements – Good or Bad? Protein Supplements Myth and Facts

By , January 3rd, 2015 | Nutrition, Supplements | 1 Comment

The Basics – What are bodybuilding supplements?

They are dietary supplements designed specifically for the purpose of building muscle, aiding weight loss or weight gain, or enhancing performance. They are popular among professional athletes and weightlifters. These supplements consist of a cocktail of nutrients, which when broken down, benefit specific areas of the body. These nutrients may include vitamins, proteins, certain special types of amino acids, and essential fatty acids; to name a few. Amino acids are the so called building blocks of protein and are beneficial for various biological processes. Different types of bodybuilding supplements come with different methods of use. When they are purchased, it is essential to understand the terms of usage. Be sure to do your homework …

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3Jan

10 Healthy Breakfast Smoothie for Weight loss

By , December 24th, 2014 | Losing Weight, Nutrition | 2 Comments

Breakfast the most important meal of the day that gives us the necessary fuel to keep going throughout the day. Breakfast is also the meal that is often neglected by people who are in hurry to get started with their day. Those wanting to shed weight tend to think that skipping breakfast will aid to weight loss. However several studies have established that skipping breakfast does the contrary! Skipping breakfast contributes to weight gain and other health issues including hormonal problems, decreased cognition and so on.

The solution to this fix lies in choosing the right food that energizes the body 8 – 10 hours after the previous night’s dinner and keeps the body & mind active for the rest of …

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24Dec

10 Most Popular Diets for Weight Loss

By , December 9th, 2014 | Losing Weight, Nutrition | 0 Comments

General Motors (GM) Diet:

The General Motors Diet is considered one of the fastest and most preferred diet programs across the globe. Developed by General Motors, Inc. in 1985, it was originally intended for the exclusive use of its employees and dependents. The diet targets a loss of 10 to 17 pounds in a single week, and is often adapted as a body cleansing alternative. Along with 10 glasses of water each day, the prescribed diet is as follows:-

Day One: All fruits except bananas. This helps the system prepare itself for the significant diet change.

Day Two: All vegetables. Carbohydrate consumption is usually served by eating baked potato. The vegetables provide essential nutrients and fiber.

Day Three: A mixture of fruits and …

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9Dec

Does Cannabis Oil (Marijuana oil) Cure Cancer?

By , December 7th, 2014 | Nutrition | 1 Comment

Pot, Joint, Ganja, Mary Jane – these are just some of the names for the cure for cancer, no kidding. If the internet is to be believed, the cure for cancer is here and, unfortunately, it’s not yet legal. But, the consumer in us all demands to know what is fact and what is not. So, let’s delve deeper into the subject.

man smoking marijuana

What is Cancer?

A harmful and often fatal disease which is caused by damaged cells. These damaged cells are usually replaced by new cells in a healthy body. When that doesn’t occur, the sick cells start growing uncontrollably. When such a group of cells forms masses, the mass is called …

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7Dec

Can you lose weight with Green Tea – Health Benefits and Side Effects

By , November 27th, 2014 | Losing Weight, Nutrition | 3 Comments

It can easily be said that Green Tea is the most popular health fad in the recent years. Media attention with news/magazine articles on the benefits of Green Tea and fitness enthusiasts have pushed us to try Green Tea at least once or for a period of time. Benefits such as weight loss, anti-cancer effects and more have been attributed to Green Tea. World-over, the market for Green Tea continues to be on the rise. Supermarkets have many racks set aside for various brands of Green Tea that come in various flavors. At homes too, Green Tea gives strict competition to the traditional beverages of coffee and tea, becoming the preferred morning beverage among families….

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27Nov

Diet Plans for Breast Cancer Patients – Foods to Prevent Breast Cancer

By , November 24th, 2014 | Nutrition | 0 Comments

Top diet ideas during breast cancer treatment

Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer begin to rethink their lifestyle including fitness and nutrition habits. Studies show that dietary habits have a strong link to breast cancer. While receiving treatment for breast cancer, women look at improving their choices of food to get better treatment outcomes and also cope well with the condition. The food we eat plays a major role in the upkeep of our immune system. By providing proper nutrition to the body, we not only prevent medical conditions from afflicting us but also provide the necessary armor for our body to fight them.

breast cancer diet plan

Foods to avoid during breast …

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24Nov

What foods to eat to gain weight and Build Muscle Mass

By , March 7th, 2013 | Bulking up, Nutrition | 38 Comments

This is part-2 of what to eat to gain weight and build muscle series. If you had missed the part-1, you can read it here. So previous post we learned about Calories and general idea on how to gain weight easily and build muscle. Now this post will contain foods to eat to gain weight.  Only if you had read the earlier post (part-1) you could catch up with this.

vegetables high on protein

Does protein make you gain weight?

Your body cannot do anything without protein. Be prepared to eat lot of protein rich food items along with the carbohydrates. Remember, you need to fill up your calorie targets …

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7Mar

What to eat to gain weight and build muscle? Tips on Gaining weight

By , March 6th, 2013 | Bulking up, Nutrition | 13 Comments

I can’t gain weight. I need to build muscle quickly. How you can gain muscle? What should I eat to gain weight and build muscle? How long to build muscle? Other term for gaining weight is bulking. Gaining muscle can be put to 40/40/20. You can gain weight and build muscle by 40% on foods, 40 on sleep and 20 on workout. 20 on workout should be hardcore dedicated training. Let us not talk about the workout routine to build muscle. I will write about it sometime later. The primary activity is to eat right thing to gain weight. What should I eat?

weight gain foods

If your goal is to get bigger, …

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6Mar
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