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Low Fat Diets - How Effective Is The Low Fat Diet Plan?

Are low-fat diets effective? Personally, I would say no. While this still doesn’t give license for everyone to dust off the deep fryer, it simply means that fat doesn’t play quite so large of a role in harboring diseases as previously thought by researchers. According to a 10 year long study of 49,000 postmenopausal women nationwide, low-fat diets had virtually no effect on the incidence of heart disease, colorectal cancer, stroke, or breast cancer as opposed to the higher fat content of a “more standard” American diet. This news has certainly come as a shock for many since the exact opposite was touted. If we, as a society, were to eat less fats than the occurrence of heart disease and various cancers would surely plummet. What has also shocked many is that eating a high-carb, low-fat diet will not raise triglycerides, or elevate chances of developing diabetes. And even though fat has over double the calories per gram as protein or carbohydrates, eating a low-fat diet will not hel

Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind

Losing weight can be a long, ongoing process and it is too easy to "throw in the towel", so to speak.  This is primarily due to frustrations because of slow results or the seeming lack of results.  Keep your sanity in your weight loss goals - learn how to take the little strides to achieve your long term weight loss goals. 1. Make a plan Do you have a plan?  People sometimes get confused by plans and goals. The end result goal in your case is weight loss, the plan is the means you are going to use to get there.  While you will undoubtedly have short term goals and a long term goal, they are not your plan.  A plan would consist of, for example, eating breakfast; walking a half hour per day; not eating after 8pm; eliminating pop from your daily routine; etc.  These are plans that can help you reach your goal of weight loss.  If you've tried certain things before and they didn't work because of your lack of commitment then try loosening the plan a little for something

Lifestyle Dynamic Journey Exercise Spotlight - Pec Dec/Chest Fly

  Sit on the machine with your back against the pad. Position upper arms approximately parallel and parallel with the floor. Push levers together, squeezing your chest muscles. Return until chest muscles feel a bit stretched and repeat. Great exercise to accompany any pressing motions like bench press and incline presses, barbell or dumbbell.

Lifestyle Dynamic Journey - How to make an Asian Scallion Pancake Beef Roll

  Typically a Taiwanese food (so I am told), the scallion pancake beef roll can be consumed any time of day. I have personally ingested this majestic meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes on the same day! The most time consuming part of making this food is cooking the meat. The beef shank has to cook for a minimum of 2 hours (unless you have a microwave pressure cooker). Using a variety of spices and flavors, the beef shank absorbs an amazing array of components resulting in a flavorful meet that is tender and delicious. Add in a scallion pancake, which is nothing but a scallion flavored roti bread type thing, and spread hoisin sauce. The end result is nothing but magical and you will ask yourself "where has this been all my life?" Its easy to make if you have the time to wait, and so worth the time. Scallion Pancake Beef Roll! Delicious. Thanks for watching and make sure to share this with friends and family who enjoy making good food at home. We do.

Losing Weight Is All About What You Gain

  Many people have thought about losing weight over the years, but often seem to fall short of an actual attempt to do it. The reason why so many people think about it so much is because deep down, they know that having that extra poundage is not at all good for them. The problem is, just knowing that being overweight is bad is not enough to really push many people to do something about it. Much like wanting to quit smoking, knowing it is bad for you doesn't induce people to quit doing it. However, if you were to find some really good reasons to quit smoking, like your doctor told you if you don’t quit, you will lose a lung next year, that might make you act and just do it.  Well, losing weight is just like quitting smoking, the more good reasons you have to do it, the more likely you are to act on it and make it happen. If you have something driving your motivation aside from just knowing it is bad for you, you are also more likely to maintain your weight loss goal once you reac

Low Carb Fad Diets Revealed

  With all of the conflicting studies and open interpretation of advice, it's no stunner that disorder reigns when it comes to the value and safety of low-carb diets. Whether it's Atkins, the South Beach or another low-carb set up, as many as 30 million Americans are doing a low-carb diet. Advocates swear that the elevated quantity of carbohydrates in our diet has led to increasing problems with obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions. Critics, on the contrary, attribute obesity and associated health conditions to over-consumption of calories from any source, and shortage of physical movement. Critics also contend that the shortage of grains, fruits, and vegetables in low-carbohydrate plans may lead to deficiencies of some key nutrients, like fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, and several minerals. Any plan, either low or high in carbohydrate, can generate substantial weight loss during the primary stages of the diet. But bear in mind, the key to prosperous dieting is in

Lifestyle Dynamic Journey - Making a simple Omelette - French Style

An omelette is a staple in breakfast meals for as long as I can remember. You see it all over diner menus and such, although usually overcooked. I am not trained in classic french techniques but I did watcht a professional once and I just practiced and practiced and practiced until mine looked like his. Now, I kinda messed this one up, but ultimately it came out ok. 3 eggs. Must be whisked together completely until there is no differentiation between yolk and whites. No reason to add milk or anything else to "fluff" it up. Its fine by itself. Make sure the heat isn't too high otherwise you will burn the eggs. Any brown spots on the eggs is a surefire way of telling that they are overdone. Practice and have fun. Will taste so good when you do it!

Lifestyle Dynamic Journey Exercise Spotlight - Selectorized Leg Extension

 Leg  extension exercise is a great part of a complete leg workout.  It focuses tension on the quadriceps specifically without utilizing gluteus or hamstring muscles like in a squat or leg press.  Definitely something to keep in your tool box for leg development.   Preparation Sit on machine with back against padded back support. Place front of lower legs under padded arm. Position knee joint at same axis as machine joint. Grasp handles to sides for support. Execution Move lever forward and upward by extending knees until legs are straight. Return lever to original position by bending knees. Repeat

Lifestyle Dynamic Journey - Internet & Misinformation: Fitness, Health, & Nutrition

  Ever since the quarantine, social media became flooded with health and fitness influencers and so called experts. Everyone and their mother had a program to sell you to do at home with or without equipment. People posting videos about exercises that were just wrong, and others spouting such health "advice" or just nonsense that it makes you wonder how they have survived this long. I am not an expert. Definitely don't use the word "guru" ever. I have spent 25 years in this industry learning, teaching, and helping people just live better. You may or may not agree with me and my points here, and that is absolutely fine. Maybe I am wrong. Maybe I am right. Let's have a discussion. Never stop learning. Understand that people will only believe up to what they can perceive to be true. Nothing more. Nothing less. Thanks for getting this far.

Lifestyle Dynamic Journey - San Francisco

I t ook the family for a trip to scratch another city off the bucket list. This time we visited San Francisco! Seafood galore and wonderful sites to see. In order to get to all the sites we wanted to see renting a car wasn't going to be feasible as parking isn't cheap. Not to mention gas prices are a bit on the higher side in California. With that aside, we really didn't want to be responsible for a car. In comes the hop on, hop bus! These things are great. for one price you get an entire days were of driving and parking without having to worry about an actually automobile. It is a tourist thing, so they go to all the best spots. You get off the bus and visit. Every 30 minutes another bus follows the same route and picks you up when the other dropped you off. Every major city has them and I suggest you take a ride if you aren't sure where to go or how to get there. We were able to see all the major attractions one would might want to see while visiting San F

Lifestyle Dynamic Journey Exercise Spotlight - Rear Deltoid Cable Fly

 We sometimes have a tendency to neglect the rear section of the deltoid muscles.  Most figure they will work it when doing back exercises.  While this is true, isolation movements greatly reduce the chances of overdeveloped accompanying muscles and compensations.   Stand facing twin pulley cables positioned close together and approximately shoulder height. Grasp cable attachment in each hand. Step back away from machine so arms are extended. Stand with feet staggered. Point elbows outward with arms straight or slightly bent. Pull cable out to sides, maintaining stiff elbow position throughout exercise. Return to original position and repeat.