Saturday, January 30, 2010

Enjoy Your Favorite Soup and Lose Weight

In between my blogs about walking for weight loss, I will be sharing with you some very useful information that you may use in your journey to achieving your desired body weight. It could be about a kind of food that you may eat, a kind of exercise that you may follow or a kind of weight loss supplement that you may take. Today, I want to talk about something that both our scientists and grandmothers will agree on which is the mysterious healing power of soup. And since it's wintertime, soup should always be a part of your meals because it can help you lose weight, it can warm you up, and it can boost your immunity to various infections. Let's take a closer look at two great things soup can do for you:

Soup can help you lose weight

The problem of obesity has increased in recent years and health authorities have always wondered about the real cause of this problem. Being overweight increases your risk of stroke, heart disease, colon cancer, arthritis and diabetes. However, you may not be part of this statistics if you eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Studies show that people who eat a regular amount of soup experience dramatic weight loss than those who take in an equal amount of calories but don't eat soup. But make sure to prepare your own homemade soup because canned soup are loaded with salt and other chemicals that could be harmful to you body.

Soup can boost your immunity

Your soup is loaded with minerals responsible in strengthening your immune system. Just make sure that you don't boil your soup for a long period because boiling can destroy the nutrients found in the vegetables you are cooking. So cook your soup over low heat. When you cook your food this way, you are preserving its nutritional value and at the same time unleashing their therapeutic properties.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Make Walking An Important Part of Your Weight Loss Program

If you're thinking of an exercise plan to incorporate to your present weight loss program then you can try walking. I will show you how you can burn calories through walking and how you can start a walking program primarily for weight loss.

You need to be always moving to lose weight. Walking for 30 minutes to an hour at a moderate speed can burn fat and build muscles to speed up metabolism. If you do this regularly you will be able to reduce your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes.

Your weight is determined by the number of calories you burn each day against the number of caloric intake everyday. To give you an example, one pound of fat has 3500 calories. If you want to lose weight like one pound in one week you need to burn 3500 more calories than what you ate that particular week.

Your weight multiplied by distance is equal to the energy used in walking. If you can walk one mile in 13 minutes or less you can burn more calories per mile. But for beginners it is best to work on increasing distance before working on speed.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tribulus Terristris

I was intrigued by the term tribulus terristris when I chanced upon these words while surfing the web. 

It sounds Greek to me, but what does it mean? Tribulus terristris, also called Puncture Vine is a kind of herb used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. 

Tribulus terristris became famous in North America and Eastern Europe in the mid-1990s when Olympic athletes started to use it to improve performance. 

Today, tribulus terristris is being promoted to improve low sex drive. It is recommended for people suffering from infertility, erectile dysfunction and low libido. It has also become popular in improving athletic performance. 

Not everyone can take tribulus, though. Tribulus is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women as well as those suffering from breast and prostate cancer. 

You can buy  tribulus terristris in bottles containing 30 or 60 capsules at Amazon.