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Friday, 20 December 2013

Ways to lose belly fat?

There's no such thing as spot fat reduction. Doing crunches will not burn fat in your midsection nor will squats, deadlifts, lunges, etc. burn fat in only your legs. If your total caloric consumption is more than what you burn, you will slowly gain fat. However, that does not mean you can starve yourself for a short while to lose fat quickly. If your caloric intake is too low, your body will eat away at lean muscle first and store more fat as an energy reserve. You're suppose to be able to pinch a little fat on your sides anyway.

If you must lose a little weight, cut back a little bit on your caloric intake and increase your cardio activity, particularly running (I know ellipticals are very popular with women but they are not as intensive as regular running and so will result in you burning calories at a lower rate). If you're eating a lot of simple carbs (sugar, white/potato bread, etc.), replacing as many of them as possible with complex carbs (starchy vegetables, legumes, whole-grain wheat, etc.) will help a lot. Make sure any bread or bread products you eat specifically say "whole-grain wheat" and not things like wheat flour, enriched wheat (which contribute to insulin resistance which means that glucose won't be absorbed as much and instead be stored as fat) and so on . This means that the entire grain (in this case, the wheat kernel) was used in the milling process, including the most fibrous part, the bran. When looking on a nutrition label, you can actually subtract the amount the amount of calories in the food contributed from insoluble fiber (if you haven't learned in chem class yet, that's 4 calories per gram). Complex carbs will take more energy to metabolize and so burn more calories in the process. Green leafy vegetables are also high in fiber in addition to have many vitamins and minerals (dark green lettuce only, don't bother with iceberg lettuce or lettuce that is otherwise white or very light green, it has virtually no nutritional value). And of course, you know to stay away from saturated fats and trans fats (anything with partially hydrogenated oil, mono/diglycerides, margarine, or shortening. Red meat an dairy have trans fat as well, but these foods are good to eat in moderation for other reasons that I won't go into because I've written too much already lol.) Don't be afraid to put on a little muscle either. Aside from toning, it will increase your metabolism, allowing you to eat more.

Whats the best exercise to lose your stomach fat?

The Best Way I Know To Lose Stubborn Belly Fat:

Everyone wants to know how to lose fat around their abs, well, here's how I do it...

The #1 question that is asked on all fitness sites, bodybuilding forums, magazines and late night TV infomercials sounds a lot like these:

How to I lose the stubborn belly fat? How do I lose abdominal fat? How to do I get great abs? How do I lose the stomach pouch off the lower abs?

These are all too common question and they are so popular that it's the reason the weight reduction arena is a multi- billion dollar (yes billion) industry.

You are about to read the real secret to great abs and how to lose the abdominal fat without spending money on supplements or following some diet-of-the-month and it's going to be a very simple formula that you can follow. Remember...

Your abdominal muscle is like the rest of the muscles in your body. They require training if you want them to be larger and stronger. A common mis-conception is that you must train your abs several times a week. This will only lead to overtraining. Your abs are a muscle. Train it like everything else. No need to focus and go overboard. Two to three times a week of focused ab work or core strength is generally the rule for 6 pack abs.

An Easy 3-Step System For Ripped Abdominals:

Step 1

Training: 1% of your overall ab development will actually come from training. Consider the fact that most people think 90% of your results come from training, you can see this isn't the popular consensus. Needless to say, that's where most focus their efforts. They don't get their nutrition in order, they don't use cardio effectively so the masses just do more ab training and more crunches. Ultimately for your abs to show you must have abs to show and a low percentage of body fat for them to appear. More training does nothing to eliminate the layer of fat that is covering them. This is commonly know as spot reduction. Training an area for the sole purpose of eliminating fat in that area.

What is a good exercise to get rid of belly fat?

The way to get rid of belly fat is that same as the way to get rid of any fat. Start eating right.

Spot reduction doesn't work. It's a myth. There is no exercise which will remove troublesome fat from a particular area. Your body decides where the fat will come from first and last as a matter of genetics. All you can do is diet to lose fat or burn more fat calories through exercise or both.

If a person wants to lose a pound of at a week, each day they need to...

a) eat 500 calories less than they burn or...
b) burn 500 calories more than they eat (which is equivalent to a five mile daily run or walk).

Which would you rather do...spend your time running five miles every day or just eat fewer calories? (Note: your numbers may vary somewhat)

Of course exercise is a necessary part of any health regimen and should be encouraged. But exercise will do you precious little good if you don't eat a nutritious, balanced, and varied diet.

Diet to lose fat. Exercise for fitness.

Here are some links which may help you get started. There's a lot of junk info on the internet especially in regard to diet and fitness. So, here are some excellent links to help you on the road to becoming your own personal trainer, fitness guru, diet planner, nutritionist, and all around good steward of your health for life.

Body fat reduction and weight loss?

Well, to lose weight effectively, healthfully, and in a way that you can keep it off, you should lose no more than three pounds a week. (Plus you'll also be losing water weight and getting rid of bloating, so there goes another load of weight - anywhere from four to twenty pounds.)

Cut out entirely (or as very best as you can):
-Junk food
-Carbohydrates other than whole-grain and whole-wheat
-Anything with high fructose corn syrup
-Anything with "sugar" as one of the first two ingredients
-Oil other than olive or canola oil
-Full-fat dairy
-Potatoes, other than sweet potatoes

Eat around 1,600 calories a day. This should consist of:
-Four or five servings of lean meat/protein
-One serving of whole-grain/whole-wheat carbs
-One serving of fat-free dairy
-Three servings of fruit
-Five servings of vegetables
-As many non-starchy vegetables as you want (this means no squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, corn, or lima beans.)

Breakfast - two scrambled eggs with salt and pepper on one piece of light whole-grain bread, one apple, small container of fat-free yogurt

Snack - orange

Lunch - grilled chicken breast with spices, spinach and lettuce salad with vegetables and dressing made from vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper

Snack - half-cup of baby carrots, half-cup of grapes

Dinner - one roasted chicken breast with spices, half-cup of black bean salad or black beans with spices, two cups of steamed vegetables with a teaspoon of olive oil and salt and pepper

Every day, you need to get cardio exercise for at least an hour. Ride a bike, walk, run, do jumping jacks, kick boxing, anything.

Help with fat reduction?

Eat fat to lose belly fat. Avoid all vegetable oils which are essentially factory fats which the body cannot burn.

The best diet is one with a balanced mix of veggies, protein, and saturated fats. Yes, I really meant saturated fats. The good fats are actually the saturated fats coming from grass fed beef, pork, eggs, butter, virgin coconut oil, fish oils, and nuts. These foods will keep you full very a very long time and consequently you only need to eat 3 times a day. Also, these foods actually increase your metabolism. The latter will help your body burn more fat from everyday activities.

If you diet on cereal (esp the low fat ones), your body will slow down and actually conserve your body fat. Because your body thinks you are on a starvation mode, you will keep your fats. I lost 3 inches of my belly fat on the said diet above. My good HDL cholesterol went up 150% and my bad cholesterol and triglycerides dropped by 90%.

It is a pity that doctors and dietitians are still in the 1960s & 1970s philosophy of low fat diets. Low fat diets actually will make your insulin shoot up because of your body's dependence on carbohydrates. Insulin in your system will keep on looking for carbs to turn into fat and that makes you hungry all the time. Saturated fats will actually drop your insulin because your insulin will stop looking for more carbs to convert to fat.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

What are causes of acne?

What causes Acne?Did you know that common Acne, also known as Acne Vulgaris, is suffered by up to 85% of adolescents and young adults? That is an extremely high portion of the population which is affected by this skin disorder.

The cause of Acne is not fully known, but there are several factors which contribute to the development of this inflammatory skin disorder. Your genes play a role in this, meaning if your parents or grandparents suffered this skin condition, you will be prone to getting Acne yourself.

Most notably, there is a link to a change in hormonal activity, such as menstrual cycles and puberty. In the past the over production of sebum was considered to be the main cause of Acne. Sebum is an oily secretion of fats and the remains of fat producing cells, caused by hyperactive sebaceous glands in the skin.

However, it appears as though the narrowing of follicle channel, where the hair is rooted in the skin, is also a major factor causing common Acne. There are several other factors which can contribute, such as Stress, accumulation of dead skin cells, an allergic reaction to bacteria in the pores, scratching and the usage of anabolic steroids.

What has not been confirmed in any way, is the contribution a fatty diet, including chocolate, potato chips and French fries, may have on Acne. Generally, sufferers should experiment with their diet to ascertain what food stuffs affect the severity of their Acne.

What could have an influence on Acne is a diet high on refined sugar products. Acne is rare in societies which have not been influenced by our western way of life. These people have a low glycernic level in their diets. However, if the reduction of high glycernic foods, such has soft drinks, sweets and white bread, has a significant effect on alleviating Acne disorders has yet to be proved. Keeping a low consumption of these kinds of foods will influence your general health for the better.

Another misconception concerning Acne is personal hygiene. Acne is not caused by dirt, so a poor personal hygiene is not a factor. To make this clearer, Acne causes blockages to occur deep within the follicle or hair channel and as such cannot be washed away. In fact, anything more than a gentle cleansing can cause new lesions by damaging or over drying skin.

On a lighter note, if you have heard that celibacy or masturbation can cause Acne and sexual intercourse can cure it, I have good news for you. There is absolutely no scientific evidence at all that this is true.

What causes acne scars?

 Acne is a condition that mostly affects teenagers, thus acne can affect adults till their late 30's.

Popping acne pimple is the #1 cause of acne marks and/or scars, for most people not all.

Scrubbing your skin with harsh cleansers instead clean it with gentle soap some examples are in

Over treating the acne, over the counter medications containing Benzoyl Peroxide can aggragate acne if used in high concentrations over a short period of time.

Prescriptions that treat acne are erythromycin, clindamycin, azeliac acid, and isotrentoin. This prescriptions are stronger than over the counter.

I used Tea tree oil for acne, no irritation, but smells like tea,
really clears acne as well as diminishing scars, thus I don't have acne anymore.

Oh, don't get me wrong STAY AWAY FROM COSMETIC MOISTURIZERS. USE (Oil) like jojoba oil, avocado oil, or oils that contain oleic acid, lipoic acid, palmist acid, and other fatty acids, they moisturize your skin natural, do not over use, don't rub pat on your skin gently.

Because cosmetic moisturizers contain synthetic chemicals that irritate your skin, it's possible for it to damage your skin's protein such as collagen and delay skin healing resulted for anything such as acne and mechanical injury.
I'm a 17 year old male having acne marks not scars, picking them is a big no no, you'll regret is later on if you pick on them. Drink plenty of fountain water, yes fountain water. And eat a lot of proteins for the repair of scars damaged by acne.