January 22, 2013 0

Portion control maybe key to weight loss

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portion-controlIf you look at weight loss, it is really just about computing the calories you consume and the calories you are able to burn. This means that you need to monitor what you eat closely. Losing weight is never an easy journey but constantly reminding yourself of portion control will keep you on track to achieve your health goals.

Know the basics

Before thinking hard about your meal plan, you first need to know how much calories will you be needing for a day. It will really depend on your age, gender, and level of activity. This will vary from on individual to another but make sure that you never let it fall less than 1,200.

Balancing act

Portion control does not mean you will eat really small portions to control your weight. It is about getting that balance to get the right amount of your nutrients without overeating. Consult a dietician if you do not know where to start but basically you need to have proteins, healthy fats, fresh produce, and complex carbs in your diet.

Use the right tools

Food labels are there so you can read and know what you eat. Make sure you have a the right measuring tools like spoons and cups at home. In case you are not that meticulous when it comes to measurements, a fist-size amount of carb is just about right. Protein should be about the size of your palm, while the thumb is a good portion for good fats. For the veggies? Eat all you want.

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November 28, 2012 0

How your job may cause heart disease

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When you think of occupational hazards, heart disease may not be among the things you have in mind. Your job though may have some characteristics that may u the risk for cardiac problems. These factors include stress, sitting for very long hours, irregular work schedule, and exposure to pollution or certain chemicals. Here is a [...]

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September 17, 2012 0

5 Truths about the Diet Soda

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An average American consumes at least two cans of soda each day. A lot of people insist though that they are drinking diet soda with zero calories and sugar. A good chunk of the population is led to believe that diet sodas are great alternative for those who want to lose weight. We need set [...]

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June 7, 2012 0

Mental tricks to fight off depression

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Medications help a lot with depression but some experts suggest cognitive behavior therapy which centers on changing behavior. If you are suffering from depression, it is best to consult a doctor but you can try some of the mental tricks below to break all the negativities: Never catastrophize You will be sabotaging yourself if you [...]

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March 9, 2012 0

How to boost your diet and get the nutrients you need

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After a long day at work, you crave for something nice for dinner but we often end up with pizza or processed foods. In the end, we do not get the nutrients we need to have a sharp mind, strong muscles, have enough energy. The nutrients we need though are often found in foods we [...]

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November 18, 2011 0

7 things you should not do when you hit the gym

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You may know what exercises to do when you hit the gym but do you know what you should not do? Here are some practical tips to keep your gym etiquette in check: Machine hogging Remember that the gym is shared by everyone. If someone wants to work out next to you or stand by [...]

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August 27, 2011 0

Music therapy may help cancer patients ease their anxiety

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Music therapy may help cancer patients improve their mood and decrease anxiety. This is according to researchers who analyzed previous studies. The studies before did not specify what kind of music will help cancer patients most. The options ranged from CDs during visits in the hospital, or even going to music therapists. According to an [...]

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July 4, 2010 0

People who suffered from brain injury on high risk for major depression

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People who were hospitalized following a traumatic brain injury is at higher risk of encountering a major depression. This was the finding of a recent study made by experts at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. The results of the research were presented to students who were studying mental health and was [...]

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February 24, 2010 0

Stress levels drop through Chocolate Cure

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The recent Valentine’s Day might have just lowered the stress level of people all over the world. A recent study proves that the Chocolate Cure is really effective in lowering the levels of emotional stress. A study published by the Journal of Proteome Research says that 1.5 ounce of dark chocolate per day for a [...]

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February 12, 2010 0

Internet dependency connected to Depression

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Psychologists concluded that there is a strong connection between time spent browsing the internet and depression. Longer internet surfing will most likely make one less happy, the study suggests. The experts used an online questionnaire completed by 1,319 individuals to monitor the levels of internet dependency. In general, there is a higher tendency to be [...]

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