Friday, April 4, 2008

Good Fat Bad Fat

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are the Good Guys in the Fat Pool. To up your good cholesterol, down the bad cholesterol, and reduce the risk of heart disease, include Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. Foods containing these heart-healthy fatty acids are fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, sword fish and albacore tuna. For vegetarians, the best way to get stroke-busting fatty acids is to cook with flaxseed oil and flaxseed flour.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Got Water

The first recommendation i always make to a client when they come to see me to lose weight is drink nothing but water. A can of soft drink is loaded with empty calories and has around 10 teaspoons of sugar in it.
I know giving up your favorite soft drink is not a easy thing to do especially if you've become accustomed to drinking them over a long period of time. A good way to cut back is limit yourself to one can a day and drink water for the rest of the day in your first week. In the second week you should limit yourself to one can every 2nd day and in the 3rd week one can every four days. By the time you hit your fourth week you should be having only one can of soft drink per week. If you manage to make it to week five , which i know you can, you will realise that you have created a "HEALTHY HABIT" and the first thing you'll go for when you want a drink is water.
Many of us believe that it's okay to drink fruit juice and that sugar free drinks are fine but don't fooled. Fruit juice's are still loaded with lots of sugar, as natural as they are, and we really don't no the long term side effects of artificial sweeteners.
Now I'm not saying never drink them, once you get down to your desired weight and you start your maintenance program you can have them in moderation and on special occasions.
I recommend drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day. At first you might find drinking this much water to be a bit of a annoyance, you might have to get up a couple of times during the night to visit the toilet, but believe me this stage will pass and you'll soon notice an improvement in your weight and energy levels which will enhance your well-being.
If you have any comments on this post or have any issues with your own health and fitness please feel free to respond. I'll be delighted to help.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Welcome to my fitness blog

I've created this blog for people who are looking for some genuine health and fitness advice that is easy to understand so that it can be applied to life in the real world. I will share with you my ideas and comment on things related to the world of health and fitness. My opinion maybe controversial at times so i encourage your feedback for your thoughts after each posting. Stay tuned I'll be posting soon.