I was traveling extensively. YE is always extremely busy for everyone I guess. We are trying to accomplish and prepare for the Christmas holidays and New Year celebrations, with open mind for a new year resolutions to meet new year 2016.
Today post will be about listening, we all have a bit problem with that, especially when it comes to listen our body. What have we done to ourselves over the decades? We belong to mammals family so why our behaviors are much different from animals. Animal strives to satisfy needs that allows to such animal to survive, human being has much more different needs that are necessary to live. As usual I am not thinking about what makes us different from animals, creating the culture and enjoying it: music, art. I would prefer to focus on our demand of eating more and more, and actually the amount and type of food we consume surpasses our needs.
The ability of thinking makes us different but also makes human being an enemy of our temptations. I tried to think about the sentence that better reflects our behaviors -Animals have a natural ability to listen to their body which human being forgot to use.
So why did we forget? The amount of advertisements and oversupplies makes us slavers of our constant, never ending needs. Today I would like to propose that as a new year resolution you will take control over your needs, and make conscious decisions, as we human being are able to do it.
The very simple way to apply it as a rule is to make yourself the question:
‘Do I really NEED IT or I actually WANT IT?’
You should use it not only when buying food but actually anything.
Coming to the point what actually our body needs to function. This is fundamental to make sure we are proving all necessary nutrition but do not overeat. I have here a few great tips and advice.
I would actually like to start from spiritual part of listening what our body needs and later focus on our physiological needs.
When you choose not to hear that little voice, over and over, your body will eventually scream out to you, in the form of depression, thyroid issues, weight gain or any other crappy health issue.
Think back to the last time you were mentally or physically unwell; there is always a whisper.
1. Do not be so rigid in your habits that there is no room to mix things up. If you want a bit of dark chocolate on a Wednesday, but you do not allow the other day, relax a bit, and have it the day you feel your body tells you need it. Have it today instead. From the other hand do not over relax, as the consequences may be that you loose control and eat more and more.
2. Forget the ‘shoulds’ and put your ego aside. If you have a day for the gym today, but your deeper knowing is that your body needs rest, honor that. You will come back with more energy to push harder tomorrow. I do not keep always routine and often I have days I just need to relax and watch movies, I do not force myself to anything. Again do not make habit of it, as then you come back on bad track.
3. Do for your body what feels good to you not for the others. It is in regards to food and exercise. If running does not feel right, walk or do yoga instead. I notices that one day I feel I can do jogging, the other day I prefer swimming. I love horse riding but even I have days I prefer to do something else. Same for food, one day you really cannot look anymore for eggs or oats, maybe it is too much for your body, go for something else, choose a healthy sandwich.
4. Slow down and breathe. It amazing how two minutes of breathing or meditation can help our mind/body connection. Focus on the breath. Ask your higher self what it needs. Block outside influences and the right decision will come from this place. Do it before you make anew move, this helps you to make right decision.
5. Practice makes perfect. We are just human so you will slip up, but just enjoy the process and experiment with listening to your body and giving it what it needs. Forget the scales and any kind of measuring. Let your body find its happy and healthy weight. It might sound scary at first but I know by trying to find a balance what actually feels healthy weight for me. You can see what weight you had when you was 13 thru 16 yo. Or maybe now should be different? By experimenting you can actually come to your dream weight without much efforts.
6. The clue is find what is healthy, and what you like to eat. Be careful, I notices that my best dish is sandwich, I love them but when I start to eat more bread somehow I need to eat more and more. Why because there is something special in wheat that makes us more addicted to all kinds of products that are made from wheat.
Why actually products from wheat may addict and make us demanding more and more.
The part of such products from wheat is gluten. Most people are unaware of the risks that gluten has on their health.
What exactly is gluten and do I need it?
Gluten is a substance that gives the baked goods fluffiness, softness and flexibility. It is one of the most harmful proteins, and this is because it contains two deadly to humans components:
Gliadin is a class of proteins present in wheat and several other cereals within the grass genus Triticum. Gliadins, which are a component of gluten, are essential for giving bread the ability to rise properly during baking. Gliadins and glutenins are the two main components of the gluten fraction of the wheat seed. Gliadin is the water-soluble component of gluten, while glutenin is insoluble. There are three main types of gliadin (α, γ, and ω), to which the body is intolerant in coeliac (or celiac) disease. Our digestive tract breaks down gliadins onto exorpins. Gluten exorphins are a group of opioid peptides formed during digestion of the gluten protein. It has been hypothesized that people with autism and schizophrenia have abnormal leakage from the gut of these compounds, which then pass into the brain and disrupt brain function known as the opioid excess theory or a part of leaky gut syndrome. This is partly the basis for the gluten-free, casein-free diet.They intensify the appetite, induce cravings, addictive eating bread and other pastries. They are to blame, that we consume every day up to 400 calories more! Those who no longer eat wheat products, lost weight on average from 11.8 to 12.5 kg over 6 months.
I know from my own experience, if I start to eat bread, even after feeling full, 1 hour after I can easily eat one more sandwich. This is combination of making you blood sugar level going up, so you are feeling not hungry just for a little while and you are quickly hungry again.
I wanted to mention about it one more time here, as when you start to listen your body, you need to watch what actually you eat. Try to still eliminate unhealthy products from your diet. I do not think from time to time you can afford even wheat. Usually after party the next day I have need for bread, or even fast food meal. You too? Do you know why?
Some people while fighting with hang over eat fatty breakfast like bacon with eggs others will visit fast food.
The desire to eat high-fat foods after drinking too much is rooted in human’s earliest, humblest beginnings. All mammals gravitate to eating the most energy-dense foods. Fat is the most energy-dense food available. It is just that sober, you will usually not give in to those cravings. But after a night of boozy indulgence, you lose such learned inhibitions as disciplined eating. Another explanation involves brain chemistry, specifically a brain chemical called galanin. Galanin increases appetite for fats, and consumption of fat causes more galanin to be produced. Alcohol intake also results in increased galanin production. Galanin might be stimulated by triglycerides, which are released by fat and alcohol. Triglycerides, converted calories stored in fat cells, are typically released by the body when energy is needed between meals.
By consuming large quantities of high-fat foods and alcohol, you increase your triglycerides possibly stimulating galanin production. That, in turn, makes you crave that calorific eggs and bacon breakfast you would never touch otherwise. The bottom line here is that alcohol intake increases one’s appetite for fat, and fat intake does the same.
The other starve for a sugary, carb-heavy meal—to absorb the alcohol so basically this is why your body tells you too eat something which is full in carb, but also pretty easy to digest. Carbs in the meal aid recovery, why?
Some complex organic molecules found in alcoholic beverages known as congeners may play an important role in producing hangover effects because some, such as methanol, are metabolized to the notably toxic substances formaldehyde and formic acid.
Actually to faster eliminate alcohol from your blood you should intake, the glucose and fructose which significantly inhibit the metabolic changes produced by alcohol intoxication.
The acetaldehyde resulting from oxidation of ethanol is highly reactive and toxic, and it reacts with numerous metabolic products. In most people, acetaldehyde is decomposed so quickly that, although in the wake of inebriation there is indeed an increase in the blood concentration of acetaldehyde, it always remains under 2 µg/L. In a fraction of the oriental population, however, the acetaldehyde concentration after drinking rises quickly to a twenty-fold value, and this in turn triggers drastic hangover symptoms, so some researchers have come to regard acetaldehyde as the true culprit in inducing hangovers.
The other need we have the day after is a lot of water, as we were usually dehydrated our bodies.
I am not going to spend more time on elaboration what our body needs to minimize effects of hangover.
Overall I wanted to express that the common thread here is self-trust. You know what is best for you, so you should not doubt that.
Following our psychology—our mind—can certainly keep us busy. We run about collecting all kinds of information and advice. Sometimes the decisions don’t come. We get trapped in worry, self-doubt, second-guessing. TRUSTING YOUR GUTS is the best you can do. So how do you know when your gut is talking to you and telling the truth?
How can you tell the difference between your intuition—the part of you that creates an avalanche of healthy and inspired acts—and the part of you thinking about how to find that part of you.Stop thinking about it, for a moment. You need to get quiet. You need to get sensitive, to you. That feeling in your body is where you can find your intuition, and your capability to act. Our body is sending you messages, core, gut feelings, all the time. You should not reason them, logic them, or intellectualize them. You just need to act on them.
Your body pays attention to you. You just need to act.
I do not understand people who really force them selves to stay awake or get up early even if the body tells them needs more sleep and rest. same when you have fever you cannot move and the only thing you actually you are able to do is to go to bad.
I personally believe in type of diet designated depending on blood type.
Diet 4 YOU
I spend some time on research, as well tried to find why do I like the certain type of products while my family, my husband and my daughter with blood type B, do not.
Here in short what kind of food is good for each type of blood.
Type O blood: A high-protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains, beans, and dairy.
Type A blood: A meat-free diet based on fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains — ideally, organic and fresh, because people with type A blood have a sensitive immune system.
Type B blood: Avoid corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Chicken is also problematic, you should eat green vegetables, eggs, certain meats, and dairy.
Type AB blood: Foods to focus on include tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. People with type AB blood tend to have low stomach acid. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats.
I am blood type 0, and believe me I cannot imagine diet without meat. I tried different kindS of diets and if I skip meat I feel dizzy.
This is the question that is at the heart of the genetic puzzle. It is also central to our exploration of blood types. The key is genetic heritage – the story line of your life. Even though you are living in the 21st century, you share a common bond with your ancestors. The genetic information that resulted in their particular characteristics has been passed on to you.
It is really interesting to read about our genetic heritage.
During the time I worked in Philips, my friend from HR recommended me the book by Richard Dawkins: ‘The Selfish Gene’, it is very interesting.
People who are O blood type have a different set of characteristics than people who are Type B or Type A – they are susceptible to different diseases, they should eat different foods and exercise in a completely different manner.
Why are some people plagued by poor health while others seem to live healthy, vital lives even late in life? Does blood type influence personality? A single drop of blood contains a biochemical make up as unique as your fingerprint. Your blood type is a key to unlocking the secrets to your biochemical individuality. Foods and supplements contain lectins that interact with your cells depending on your blood type. This explains why some nutrients which are beneficial to one blood type, may be harmful to the cells of another.
As the oldest blood type, Blood type Os are descended from hunter-gatherers that they have hardy digestive system and strong immune system, but at the same time they are intolerant to new dietary and environment conditions. That’s why it’s important for the Blood type Os to learn what foods they can eat and what they can’t!
The Type O Profile
Type O was an early success formula. It is the only blood type that carries two opposing blood type antibodies (one blood type A and another against blood type B). These antibodies undoubtably conveyed some survival advantage, as many of the common diseases that plagued our ancestors possessed markers (antigens) that simulated the other blood types. Thus, what is commonly considered a transfusion complication was, in type O, a very useful defensive benefit. However, when misdirected, this innate immune reactivity can sometimes get in the way of good health. Blood Type O may be predisposed to certain illnesses, such as ulcers and thyroid disorders. In the 1950’s it was discovered that Type O’s had about twice the instances of ulcers of all kinds than the other blood types. These findings have been replicated many times since then.
The type 0 not only have higher levels of stomach acid. There is also another unique characteristic of type O that is perhaps even more important: This blood tyPe has a very well-developed ability to digest meals that contain both protein and fat. This is because two chemicals used by the digestive tract, an enzyme called intestinal alkaline phosphatase, and a lipoprotein called ApoB48 are secreted into the digestive tract in much higher amounts by type O’s. These digestive factors greatly enhance the ability of type O to not only metabolize the choelsterol in animal products more efficiently, but also greatly increase their ability to heal their digestive tract and better assimilate calcium. However, these very same strengths come at a cost: in Type O simple carbohydrates, especially from grains, are more easily converted into fats and triglycerides. Many grains also contain reactive proteins called lectins that can ramp up the type O immune system, resulting in unwanted inflammation and auto-immunity.
The legacy of your Type O ancestry causes an immediate “fight or flight” response in people of this blood type. However, this finely tuned response to stress, so vital in early Type O’s, is not always so beneficial in modern times. The Type O response can cause bouts of excessive anger, temper tantrums, hyperactivity and even create a severe enough chemical imbalance to bring about a manic episode. Since there is a powerful, synergistic relationship between the release of dopamine and feelings of reward, Type O is more vulnerable to destructive behaviors when overly tired, depressed or bored. These can include gambling, sensation seeking, risk taking, substance abuse and impassivity. To avoid becoming over stressed, focuses on lean, organic meats, vegetables and fruits and avoid wheat and dairy which can be triggers for digestive and health issues in Type O. Additionally, he suggests that Type O’s avoid caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine can be particularly harmful because of its tendency to raise adrenaline and noradrenaline, which are already high for Type O’s.
I did not realize before reading the book about types of blood and some connections with people temperaments. Of course would be stupid just to interconnect the human behaviors with blood type, but I believe our stress level and tiredness may be connected with bio-chemical reactions resulted from different enzymes in our body.
Type O’s benefit tremendously from brisk regular exercise that taxes the cardiovascular and muscular skeletal system. But the benefit derived surpasses the goal of physical fitness. Type O also derives the benefit of a well timed chemical release system. The act of physical exercise releases a swarm of neurotransmitter activity that acts as a tonic for the entire system. The Type O who exercises regularly also has a better emotional response. You are more emotionally balanced as a result of well regulated, efficient chemical transport system. More than any other blood type, O’s rely on physical exercise to maintain physical health and emotional balance. I see if I do not exercise just sit all day in front of my laptop at home I feel much more tired, anxious an annoyed rather than just after 1h jogging or walk. This is why during Polish Christmas brake I always felt exhausted sitting all day long at the table, eating drinking, talking and not moving at all my body.
Type O’s should engage in regular physical activity three to four times per week. For the best results, engage in aerobic activity for thirty to forty five minutes at least four times per week. If you are easily bored, choose two or three different exercises and vary your routine. I try at least to keep up with some activity every day.
Maybe not during Christmas brake
Here is the Blood Type O Diet Food List:
Food to eat:
Beef, Lamb, Buffalo, Venison, Cod, Halibut, Herring, Mackerel, Rainbow Trout, Red Snapper, Pike, Salmon, Sardines, Shad, Zander, Snapper, Sole, Yellow Tail, Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Sweet Potato
Foods to avoid
Wheat, Barley, Corn, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Lentils, Cabbage, Navy beans and kidney beans, gluten.
I noticed that I really gain weight if I eat the foods not recommended for my blood type especially gluten, corn, wheat, sweet potato. I digest easily any kinds of meats and fish and feel great. I feel really tired if I do not eat any meat a day.
In addition to exercising and eating foods that are Right For Your Type, here are a few key lifestyle strategies for Type O individuals but I think everyone can apply them:
1. Develop clear plans for goals and tasks – annual, monthly, weekly, daily to avoid impulsiveness. This really helps.
2. Make lifestyle changes gradually, rather than trying to tackle everything at once. I want to change and implement all changes at once, hmm.. sometimes does not work like that. Gradually & slowly better results can be achieved.
3. Eat all meals, even snacks, seated at a table. Sometimes difficult, isn’t?
4. Chew slowly and put your fork down between bites of food. Almost impossible, as we want to finish and move on to the next task.
5. Avoid making big decisions or spending money when stressed. Yes I realized a long time ago, is better to plan.
6. Do something physical when you feel anxious. This really helps.
7. Engage in thirty to forty five minutes of aerobic exercise at least four times per week.
8. When you crave a pleasure releasing-substance (alcohol, tobacco, sugar), do something physical. Work out relief stress better, at least no hang over
If I apply above, I am much happier from what I managed to achieve during the day.
What Makes a ‘Type B’ an Individual?
BLOOD TYPE B
People who are B blood type have a different set of characteristics than people who are Type O or Type A – they are susceptible to different diseases, they should eat different foods and exercise in a completely different manner.
The mechanics of blood type’s influence have to do with the way the genes influence each other, seemingly unrelated, genes located immediately adjacent or nearby. This mechanism explains why your blood type can have an impact on such a diverse number of bodily systems – from digestive enzymes to neurochemicals. Many nutrition experts are baffled when they first hear about the link between blood type and digestion. That’s because they are only considering the physical significance of blood type as a surface antigen. Actually, it’s not your blood type antigen that is influencing the level of acid in your stomach, but rather the gene for your blood type influencing other seemingly unrelated genes located immediately adjacent (or very close) to the ABO blood type gene that can exert an effect on your stomach acid levels. This phenomenon, called gene linkage, isn’t well understood yet, but it is well known: Many genes influence the actions of other seemingly unrelated genes. As we explore Blood Type B, we will learn more about this intriguing relationship.
B Is for Balance – B Blood Type History
Blood Type B developed in the area of the Himalayan highlands, now part of present day Pakistan and India. Pushed from the hot, lush savannahs of eastern Africa to the cold highlands of the Himalayan Mountains, Blood type B may have initially mutated in response to climactic changes. It first appeared in India or the Ural region of Asia among a mix of Caucasian and Mongolian tribes. This new blood type was soon characteristic of the great tribes of steppe dwellers, who by this time dominated the Eurasian Plains. As the Mongolians swept through Asia, the gene for Type B blood was firmly entrenched. The Mongolians swept northward, pursuing a culture dependent upon herding and domesticating animals – as their diet of meat and cultured dairy products reflected.
Of all the ABO types, Type B shows the most clearly defined geographic distribution. Stretching as a great belt across the Eurasian plains and down to the Indian subcontinent, Type B is found in increased numbers from Japan, Mongolia, China and India up to the Ural Mountains. From there westward, the percentages fall until a low is reached at the western tip of Europe. The small numbers of Type B in Western Europeans represents western migration by Asian nomadic peoples. This is best seen in the easternmost western Europeans, the Germans and Austrians, who have an unexpectedly high incidence of Type B blood compared to their western neighbors. Modern sub continental Indians a Caucasian people, have some of the highest frequencies of Type B blood in the world. The northern Chinese and Koreans have very high rates of Type B blood and very low rates of Type A.
What Makes Type B Unique: As a Type B, you carry the genetic potential for great malleability and the ability to thrive in changeable conditions. Unlike blood types A and O, which are at opposite ends of every spectrum, your position is fluid, rather than stationary, with the ability to move in either direction along the continuum. It’s easy to see how this flexibility served the interests of early Type B’s who needed to balance the twin forces of the animal and vegetable kingdoms. At the same time, it can be extremely challenging to balance two poles and Type B’s tend to be highly sensitive to the effects of slipping out of balance.
The primary challenges that can get in the way of optimum health for Type B include a tendency to produce higher than normal cortisol levels in situations to stress; sensitivity to the B specific lectins in select foods, resulting in inflammation and greater risk for developing Syndrome X; susceptibility to slow growing, lingering viruses – such as those for MS, CFS, and lupus; and a vulnerability to autoimmune diseases. Type B’s tended to have a greater ability to adapt to altitude and interestingly, are statistically the tallest of the blood types.
Type B Diet
For Type Bs the biggest factors in weight gain are corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts and sesame seeds. Each of these foods affect the efficiency of your metabolic process, resulting in fatigue, fluid retention, and hypoglycemia – a severe drop in blood sugar after eating a meal. When you eliminate these foods and begin eating a diet that is right for your type, you blood sugar levels should remain normal after meals. Another very common food that Type Bs should avoid is chicken. Chicken contains a Blood Type B agglutinating lectin in its muscle tissue. Although chicken is a lean meat, the issue is the power of an agglutinating lectin attacking your bloodstream and the potential for it to lead to strokes and immune disorders. Replace chicken with highly beneficial foods such as goat, lamb, mutton, rabbit and venison. Other foods that encourage weight loss are green vegetables, eggs, beneficial meats, and low fat dairy. When the toxic foods are avoided and replaced with beneficial foods, Blood Type Bs are very successful in controlling their weight.
My husband and my daughter are type blood B, and I can see they both eat and like different kind of foods. When I look what they both like it is completely different, and to be honest they kind of similar with type of food they like, which I would classify as type of food recommended for type B.
BLOOD TYPE A
Type A History
The Type A emerges into the 21st century with many more complex challenges than their ancestors could have imagined. The key factor in the development of Type A can be traced to the struggle for survival long ago, when there was a rapidly dwindling supply of hunting game stock. Having exhausted the great game herds of Africa, humans pushed farther out from their ancestral home into Europe and Asia. The cultivation of grains and livestock changed everything. For the first time, people were able to forego the hand to mouth lifestyle of the hunter/gatherer and establish stable communities. Over time the adaptations that produced Blood Type A were based on the need to fully utilize nutrients from carbohydrate sources. These biological adaptations can still be observed today in Type A’s digestive structure. Low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and high intestinal disaccharide digestive enzyme levels permit the more efficient digestion of carbohydrates. These are also the very factors, along with low levels of intestinal alkaline phosphatase, that make it difficult for Type As to digest and metabolize animal protein and fat.
Many neurochemical factors in the Type A genetic disposition favor a structured, rhythmic, harmonious life, surrounded by a positive, supportive community. The harried pace and increased sense of isolation experienced by so many in today’s society often make these needs difficult to achieve. Type A best exemplifies the powerful interconnections between mind and body. This was vital to the shift away from hunting and procurement to building and growing. However, Type A’s more internalized relationship to stress, which served your ancestors well, can be a challenge for the modern Type A. The Blood Type Diet’s proactive mix of lifestyle strategies, hormonal equalizers, gentle exercise and specialized dietary guidelines will maximize your overall health; decrease your natural risk factors for cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The result: high performance, mental clarity, greater vitality and increased longevity.
Type As flourish on a vegetarian diet – if you are accustomed to eating meat, you will lose weight and have more energy once you eliminate the toxic foods from your diet. Many people find it difficult to move away from the typical meat and potato fare to soy proteins, grains and vegetables. But it is particularly important for sensitive Type As to eat their foods in as natural a state as possible: pure, fresh and organic. With this diet Type A can supercharge your immune system and potentially short circuit the development of life threatening diseases.
In this busy, ever changing world, it’s almost impossible to avoid every day stress. Type As have a naturally high level of the stress hormone cortisol and produce more in response to stressful situations. Cortisol is released in 24-hour patterns, typically in the early morning between six and eight A.M. with a gradual decrease during the day. It helps to cue the body’s other cyclical rhythms. Due to the naturally elevated cortisol in type As, additional stress often manifests in several ways; disrupted sleep patterns, daytime brain fog, increased blood viscosity (thickening), and promotes muscle loss and fat gain. In extreme cases in Type As, stress can manifest in more serious ways, causing obsessive-compulsive disorder, insulin resistance and hypothyroidism. To help balance cortisol levels, limit sugar, caffeine and alcohol. Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast; eating smaller, more frequent meals will also help to stabilize blood sugar levels.
The following factors are known to increase cortisol levels and increase mental exhaustion for Type As – be aware and limit your exposure when possible:
– Crowds of people
– Loud noise
– Negative emotions
– Strong smells or perfumes
– Too much sugar and starch
– Violent TV and movies
– Lack of sleep
– Extreme weather conditions (hot or cold)
Heightened cortisol levels make it harder for Type As to recover from stress. Research has demonstrated that overall cortisol levels can be lowered through a regular program of exercises that provide focus and calming effects. Make these activities a regular – and life saving – part of your lifestyle, like: Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation and Deep Breathing Exercises. Meditation has been studied for its effects on stress hormones. It was found that after meditation, serum cortisol levels were significantly reduced. You have to be careful about not overtraining, as that will actually raise cortisol levels.
Blood Type is a marker of individuality – and perhaps of personality as well. In Japan, it has long been believed that Blood Type is an indicator of personality – in fact, you are likely to be asked your blood type in a job interview or while out on a date with a potential mate! Type As most often described themselves in ways related to the following characteristics: sensitive to the needs of others, good listeners, detail oriented, analytical, creative and inventive.
Tips for Type A. In addition to exercise, stress management and eating the right foods, here are some key lifestyle strategies for Type A individuals.
1. Cultivate creativity and expression in your life
2. Establish a consistent daily schedule
3. Go to bed no later than 11:00 PM and sleep for eight hours or more. Don’t linger in bed, as soon as you get up, get going!
4. Take at least two breaks of twenty minutes each during the work day. Stretch, take a walk, do deep breathing exercises or meditate.
5. Don’t skip meals
6. Eat more protein at the start of the day, less at the end
7. Don’t eat when you are anxious
8. Eat smaller, more frequent meals.
9. Engage in thirty to forty five minutes of calming exercise at least three times a week.
10. Plan regular screening for heart disease and cancer prevention.
11. Always chew food thoroughly to enhance digestion. Low stomach acid makes digestion more difficult.
BLOOD TYPE AB
Type AB blood is rare – it’s found in less than five percent of the population. And it is the ‘newest’ of the blood types. Until ten or twelve centuries ago, there was little to no Type AB blood type. That is because type AB results from the intermingling of Type A with Type B. Unlike virtually every other gene, which have ‘dominant’ and ‘recessive’ variations (alleles), the A and B alleles are ‘co-dominant,’ meaning they quite happily co-exist with each other. Type AB is the only blood type whose existence is the result of intermingling rather than evolution and environment. Thus, they share both the benefits and the challenges of both Type A and Type B blood types. Type AB has a unique chameleon like quality – depending on the circumstances, this blood type can appropriate the characteristics of each of the other blood types. Type AB is sometimes A-like, sometimes B-like and sometimes a fusion of both. Today, as we look back at this remarkable evolutionary revolution, it is clear that the genetic characteristics of our ancestors live in our blood today.
Type AB reflects the mixed inheritance of their A and B genes. Type AB has Type A’s low stomach acid, however, they also have Type B’s adaptation to meats. Therefore, you lack enough stomach acid to metabolize them efficiently and the meat you eat tends to get stored as fat. Because type AB has both the A and the B blood type antigens, foods that contain chemicals called lectins are more likely to react with the tissues and cells of type AB than any of the other blood types.
Type AB should avoid caffeine and alcohol, especially when you’re in stressful situations.
Type AB focus on foods such as tofu, seafood, dairy and green vegetables if you are trying to lose weight. “Avoid all smoked or cured meats. These foods can cause stomach cancer in people with low levels of stomach acid.
There is a wide variety of seafood for Type AB, and it is an excellent source of protein for Type AB. A few highly beneficial fish are mahi-mahi, red snapper, salmon, sardines, and tuna.. Some dairy is also beneficial for Type AB – especially cultured dairy such as Yogurt and kefir. Take a smaller, more frequent meals, as they will counteract digestive problems caused by inadequate stomach acid and peptic enzymes. The stomach of Type ABs initiates the digestive process with a combination of digestive secretions, and the muscular contractions that mix food with them. When you have low levels of digestive secretions, food tends to stay in the stomach longer.
Type AB should pay attention to combining certain foods. For example, you will digest and metabolize foods more efficiently if you avoid eating starches and proteins in the same meal.
Even though people have different capabilities for accommodating stress, we ultimately all have a breaking point. Given enough stressors of a high enough intensity for a long enough period of time, anyone will maladapt. For a Type AB, when it comes to stress hormones, you most resemble Type O in your tendency to overproduce catecholamines like adrenaline. Yet you also have the additional complexity of Type B’s rapid clearing of nitrous oxide, so you suffer the physical consequences of high emotions. Your greatest danger is the tendency to internalize your emotions, especially anger and hostility, which is much more damaging to your health than externalizing it. Exercise plays a critical component in stress reduction and maintaining a healthy emotional balance for Type AB.
A combination of both calming activities and more intense physical exercise to help maintain an optimal balance is recommended for AB. For example, three days of aerobic exercise such as running or biking and two days of calming exercise such as yoga or tai chi.
Type AB often receives mixed messages about emotional health. While you tend to be drawn to other people and are friendly and trusting, there is a side of you that feels alienated from the larger community. At your best, you are intuitive and spiritual, with an ability to look beyond the rigid confines of society. You are passionate in your beliefs, but you also want to be liked by others and this can create conflicts. In an independent study, Type ABs described themselves as emotional, passionate, friendly, trusting and empathetic. Type ABs are considered some of the most interesting of the blood types. Famous People with Blood Type AB: John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Thomas Edison, Jackie Chan, Mick Jagger, and Barack Obama.
Here are the key lifestyle strategies for people with Blood Type AB:
1. Cultivate your social nature in welcoming environments. Avoid situations that are highly competitive
2. Avoid ritualistic thinking and fixating on issues, especially those you can’t control or influence
3. Develop a clear plan for goals and tasks – annually, monthly, weekly, daily – to avoid rushing
4. Make lifestyle changes gradually, rather than trying to tackle everything at once
5. Engage in forty-five to sixty minutes of aerobic exercise at least twice a week. Balanced by daily stretching, medititation or yoga
6. Engage in a community, neighborhood or other group activity that gives you a meaningful connection to a group
7. Practice visualization techniques daily
8. Also carve out time alone. Have at least one sport, hobby or activity that you perform independently of others
9. Break up your workday with some physical activity, especially if your job is sedentary. You’ll feel more energized
You can find more details in the book by Dr. Peter D’Adamo -‘EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR TYPE’, when I worked in Houston my friend Karla recomnded me this book. It is wroth to have a look.
So far I covered Type Blood diet but over the years, we also by our sometimes or more often unhealthy eating habits, developing some diseases or our body shapes differently. Surprisingly it may be connected to the blood type too. People who eat more protein will look have different body shape than those who eat a lot of carbohydrates. Also if someone drinks a lot of bear, will definitely develop big stomach over the years.
Naturally most of us were given a healthy body, over the years we worked hard to make sure some of our organs does not function as they were when we were teens. Some kind of organs failure may impact how we look, in the past physicians were not in possession of high tech medical equipment so they had to rely on ‘visual inspection’ of the patient. And several symptoms can indicate some diseases, color of skin, bags under the eyes, thin legs comparable to upper part of your body with big stomach.
I am trying to come up to the point that we should not only relay on the recommended weight loss diet, or even blood type diet as we need to undertand if our body needs some relief. For example if my pancreas does not function very well should I eat a lot raw veggies? Another example if I developed a podagra, shall I continue with coffee, meats, alcohol and other high acidity food types no matter if I am blood type 0 or not.
Let me spend some time here on the body type and best diet reg. type you have.
Here are 3 types:
Body type — whether ecto, meso, or endomorph — can determine what sports suit you best, as well as what you should be eating to fuel your activities.
Many people think that “body type” just describes the way someone looks. In fact, your body type can also provide information about how you respond to food intake and about your hormonal and sympathetic nervous system (SNS) characteristics.
Physique characteristics can thus be linked to metabolic differences between individuals. Once someone establishes their body type, they can then adjust nutrient intake to maximize body composition and health related goals.
There are three general categories of body types (somatotypes): ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph.
Very few people fall perfectly into one of the three categories. People are often a mix of characteristics. Additionally, years of training and good nutrition can change the outward appearance of one’s body.
For instance, a bodybuilder might be mistaken for a “natural” mesomorph when in fact, s/he is really an endomorph who’s trained and dieted hard; or an ectomorph who’s spent years guzzling protein shakes and doing the power lifts.
An ectomorph who’s gained a little weight around the middle from a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition might assume they’re more endomorphic.
However, most folks can find their general tendencies in one of the three groups.
Ectomorphs are thin individuals characterized by smaller bone structures and thinner limbs. Think of a typical endurance athlete. They tend to be thyroid and SNS dominant with either a higher output or higher sensitivity to catecholamines like epinephrine and norepinephrine. This profile is linked to a fast metabolic rate and a high carbohydrate tolerance.
This group generally does best with more carbohydrates in the diet, along with a moderate protein and lower fat intake. A nutrient distribution for this body type might be around 55% carbs, 25% protein, and 20% fat. Don’t drive yourself crazy with the math. Just think “higher carbs and lower fat.
Ectomorph men begin by eating:
2 palms of protein dense foods at each meal;
2 fists of vegetables at each meal;
3 cupped handfuls of carb dense foods at each meal;
1 thumb of fat dense foods at each meal.
Ectomorph women begin by eating:
1 palm of protein dense foods at each meal;
1 fist of vegetables at each meal;
2 cupped handfuls of carb dense foods at each meal;
0.5 thumb of fat dense foods at each meal.
Mesomorphs have a medium sized bone structure and athletic body, and if they’re active, they usually have a considerable amount of lean mass. Many explosive athletes like wrestlers and gymnasts fit these criteria. Mesomorphs tend to be testosterone and growth hormone dominant. This profile leads to a predisposition for muscle gain and the maintenance of a lower body fat.
Mesomorphs typically do best on a mixed diet, consisting of balanced carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. A macronutrient split of 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein, and 30% fat can work well.
Mesomorph men begin by eating:
2 palms of protein dense foods at each meal;
2 fists of vegetables at each meal;
2 cupped handfuls of carb dense foods at each meal;
2 thumb of fat dense foods at each meal.
Mesomorph women begin by eating:
1 palm of protein dense foods at each meal;
1 fist of vegetables at each meal;
1 cupped handfuls of carb dense foods at each meal;
1 thumb of fat dense foods at each meal.
Endomorphs have a larger bone structure with higher amounts of total body mass and fat mass. Football lineman and powerlifters are frequently endomorphs. They tend to be naturally less active. Where the ectomorphs tend to burn off excess calories with near constant movement, excess calories in endomorphs do not seem to cause that same increase in expenditure. This means that excess calories are more likely to be stored as fat. This profile leads to a greater propensity for energy storage, including both lean mass and fat mass. This can also mean a lower carbohydrate tolerance.
Endomorphs typically do best on a higher fat and protein intake with carbohydrate intake being controlled and properly timed (e.g., after exercise). So that’s what we recommend: more fat and protein, less carbohydrate.
A nutrient distribution for this body type might be around 25% carbs, 35% protein, and 40% fat. Again, no math gymnastics. Just think higher fats and protein, lower carbs.
Endomorph men begin by eating:
2 palms of protein dense foods at each meal;
2 fists of vegetables at each meal;
1 cupped handful of carb dense foods at each meal;
3 thumbs of fat dense foods at each meal.
Endomorph women begin by eating:
1 palm of protein dense foods at each meal;
1 fist of vegetables at each meal;
0.5 cupped handful of carb dense foods at each meal;
2 thumbs of fat dense foods at each meal.
In general, I would encourage any individual to experiment with different nutritional strategies until they find what works for them. And this is certainly one way to go about doing things.
Still, if seemingly endless trial and error with food intake doesn’t sound like an enjoyable way to spend your weekends, then identifying your body type and eating the appropriate distribution of nutrients might be a smart place to begin.
Regardless of your body type, body composition, or overall health status, your ability to handle carbohydrate-dense foods is greatly improved the more active you are.
This means that the best time to eat a majority of those sugary foods is when you’re most physically active. Depending on your body type, your carb tolerance and needs are different and your strategy should be different to match.
High carb tolerance:
If you are the very carb tolerant type (or high carb needs type), eating a greater percentage of carb-dense foods outside the workout window will likely be just fine for you. This means eating more carbs all throughout the day. And you should, of course, ensure you get plenty of carbs around your workout for fuel and recovery. Just think more carbs around workouts and somewhat less carbs at other times. Remember that as carb intake increases, fat intake decreases.
Moderate carb tolerance:
If you have moderate carb tolerance, you should likely maintain a moderate intake of carb-dense foods outside the workout window. This means you should make sure you eat some carb-dense foods around your workout. The rest of the meals would consist of less carb-dense foods and more lean proteins, veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds.
Low carb tolerance:
If you’re not very carb tolerant (or have low carb needs), your best bet is to minimize carb-dense foods outside the workout window. This means mostly veggies and fruits outside the workout window (along with proteins and fats).
Changes over the years in our lives:
As we approach different stages in our lives, hormones change and our body type can be influenced. This includes stages such as puberty and menopause (as well as the male equivalent, andropause).
Carb-dense foods include whole grains (rice, breads, quinoa, amaranth, millet, corn, barley, etc.), dried fruits, yams, sweet potatoes, potatoes, recovery drinks, should be limited.
Summary and recommendations
Carb tolerance/needs: High
Typical body type: Ectomorph
Carb timing ideas: Should include lots of carb-dense foods around exercise. Some starchy, whole grain, minimally processed carbs should also be eaten at other meals. Veggies and/or fruits (~3:1 serving ratio) should be eaten at each meal.
Carb tolerance/needs: Moderate
Typical body type: Mesomorph
Carb timing ideas: Should include carb-dense foods around exercise. Some starchy, whole grain, minimally processed carbs can also be eaten at other meals, though consumed in moderation. Veggies and/or fruits (~4:1 serving ratio) should be eaten at each meal.
Carb tolerance/needs: Low
Typical body type: Endomorph
Carb timing ideas: Almost all carb-dense foods should be included around exercise. Veggies and/or fruits (~5:1 serving ratio) should be eaten at each meal.
All of the aforementioned guidelines are great for muscle gain (assuming overall food intake is high enough), maintenance, and even moderate weight loss/shifting body composition.
For people brand new to the healthy eating tips, don’t worry too much about body type eating. This would be a better place for you to start. Establish your body type, implement the strategies, and watch how your body changes.
If you have used a strategy in the past and it did not work, then do not do it again. As always, match up behaviors and expectations while utilizing outcomes based decision making.
I assume now you got too much tips advises and you may feel more lost then before reading all this article.
I go one more step further especially important for the women and their wish to shape body.
We all have our complex and dreams about perfect body. One would like to have longer legs, the other larger breasts, slimmer hips and legs, etc. Some part of our body could be shaped by different type of exercise and diet. This is important to know what type of body shape we have and how our eating habits & daily activity may influence it.
What type you are?
I have a shape T:
You could think I am lucky, yes and no. As you see I am in the minority and often is difficult for me to find especially suit, usually I need larger size due for top than bottom, not often famous brands would sell separately the set in different sizes. I have especially problem with shirt, swimming suits and suits.
Anyway the body type usually forms during puberty. Kids look the same girls and boys before 8yo.
I always had no hips but I had to wear bra pretty early, I see my 10 years old daughter soon will have to wear bra as well. She has similar body shape. Even after delivery I thought my body would reshape but did not.
Anyway here I wanted to touch base this important for us women subject -the body shape and a suitable diet for the certain body shape.
If you’re frustrated by the body shape life handed you and think there’s nothing you can do about it, you’re wrong. Breakthrough science based on targeting specific types of body fat can help you lose inches in the most stubborn areas, namely your butt or your gut. Here are the revolutionary diet and exercise tips designed to help you reshape your body for life. While you’re working on losing those pounds, learn the style secrets that will help you fake it until you make it.
Body Type: Pear (Full Hips, Thighs and Rear)
If you fall into this category, the first secret to slimming down is to understand what type of body fat you’re fighting. Those with large bottoms are carrying around extra subcutaneous fat. This fat that appears just below your skin is actually healthier than belly fat; unfortunately, it is also harder to get rid of. Subcutaneous fat is associated with healthy cholesterol levels and fewer heart attacks, but it also has less blood flow and holds onto calories, which makes it tough to burn off.
Diet Plan: Eat a Low-fat Diet
Research shows that a low-fat diet actually helps break down stubborn fat cells in your bottom region.
Step 1: Cut Back on Saturated Fats
To get on track with a low-fat diet, begin by cutting down on saturated fats, including animal sources such as high-fat dairy and red meats. Eliminate hidden saturated fats such as hydrogenated oils found in processed foods.
Step 2: Include Low-fat Dairy in Every Meal
You don’t have to cut out dairy entirely. Studies demonstrate that calcium helps to regulate the way fat cells store, build up and break down fat. Subsequently, low-fat dairy sources such as milk, yogurt and cottage cheese help promote weight loss. Choose low-fat (2%), not no-fat dairy.
Butt-blasting Breakfast: Low-fat Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and granola
Lunch: Low-fat cottage cheese with tomatoes, cucumbers and grilled chicken
Snack: Low-fat milk with dark chocolate cocoa
Dinner: Lean turkey burger with low-fat cheddar cheese
Workout for a Pear Body Type: Curtsy Squats & Rows
To work this area, do resistance training and get a cardio workout at the same time by using something called “complexes.” Complexes are a type of circuit training consisting of body sculpting moves, done back to back in a circuit format. Pears should combine curtsy squats and rows. You can do this routine with a resistance band or by holding milk cartons or cans. Start by doing a curtsy. Then, lean forward with your hips and go right into a rowing motion with your arms. Do as many as you can with good form in 30 seconds. Repeat this exercise 2-3 times. You’ll increase lean body tissue, boost your metabolism, and reduce the appearance of cellulite
Body Type: Apple
If you’re struggling to get rid of a thick middle, you’re battling visceral fat, the fat located in your abdominal region that surrounds vital organs. While this fat is easier to get rid of than subcutaneous fat, it is also worse for you. Excess visceral fat has been linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. People with large middles tend to have higher levels of cortisol, the body’s key stress hormone. Too much cortisol slows your metabolism and also breaks down muscle, making you hard-wired to store fat.
Diet Plan: Avoid Refined Carbohydrates and Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods
First, avoid refined carbs like white bread, pasta and rice that are low in fat and spike blood sugar, which can increase stress and make you hungrier. Replace simple carbs with anti-inflammatory foods such as barley, buckwheat and amaranth. These whole grains stabilize blood sugar and help control cortisol surges. Go for other healthy anti-inflammatory fats, too, like olive oil, avocado,sea bass and salmon.
Workout for an Apple Body Type: Metabolic Disturbance Training
To slim your middle, you’ll want to practice interval training that involves sudden bursts of high-intensity movement alternated with lower intensity movement. Using an exercise stepper, begin by stepping up and down at a moderate pace for two to five minutes. Then crank up the pace for 30 seconds to one minute, until you can feel your heart rate has increased and you’re slightly out of breath. Then go back to the more moderate pace. Repeat throughout the workout. This method boosts both your aerobic and anaerobic systems to speed metabolism and burn belly fat.
How to Look 10 Pounds Thinner
The secret to faking it before you make it is to change the way you dress. The single biggest mistake women make, whether they have big bottoms or big middles, is layering clothes or wearing baggy clothes in an attempt to hide their problem areas. However, this has the opposite effect, highlighting exactly what you’re trying to disguise. It can even make you appear 5-10 pounds heavier. Rather than hide something, work to accentuate your assets.
Disguise Your Bottom:
Go for rich, dark tones on the bottom. To draw the eye upward, pair with light-colored, patterned or embellished tops.
The length of your top should hit the middle of your hip area.
Wear wide leg trousers and A-line skirts.
Avoid cuts that hug your hips and taper down – this will accentuate your bottom area.
Disguise Your Middle:
Wear V-shaped necklines to elongate your neck and draw attention toward your face.
Avoid billowy tops and small, busy horizontal prints; they’ll make you appear wider.
On top, go for solid, deeper tones such as rich purple, dark berry, cinnamon and deep orange; style it up with a structured blazer.
A wrap dress can help camouflage your belly and give you more of a waistline.
Even I am T and not only described Triangular body shape and also can be classified as Thyroid.
there are four major glands in the human body, which include the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal and gonadal glands. He believed that everyone has a dominant gland that determines their body shape, metabolism and personality, and that each body type requires a different type of diet and workout program.
Thyroid Body Type
If you are a formerly slim person who has gained weight despite a high activity level, you might be a thyroid body type. Your thyroid gland sits at the base of your throat. It takes responsibility for controlling your metabolism. The thyroid body type as a thin person who eventually gains weight. Thyroid types are usually tall and slim, but they tend to crave sweets, starchy foods and caffeine. They gain weight in their stomach and thighs, but the rest of their body remains slender.
Many people envy the thyroid body type for their active thyroids and fast metabolisms, which allow them to eat whatever they want without weight gain. Their overindulgence, catches up to them when they reach their 20s and 30s. An addiction to candy, starches, soda and coffee is their downfall. Thyroid body types suffer from thyroid overstimulation, which leads to a cycle of exhaustion and imbalance. Controlling sweet cravings at an early age may prevent future weight gain. I still eat more than my husband and really does not need to control much the weight. However if I eat a lots of carbohydrates I can gain weight fast. This is why I avoid saturated sugars.
Thyroid body types have a seemingly high energy and endurance level, but they do experience fatigue. Instead of resting, the thyroid body type uses sweets or caffeine for quick energy bursts. Recognizing fatigue is the first step to controlling weight. Instead of running downstairs for a candy bar or an energy drink when you want to extend your two hour workout, go home and take a nap or get a massage. Thyroid body types tend to emphasize aerobic exercise, but do not perform adequate resistance training exercise. thyroid body type patients to cut down on what he calls “thyroid stimulating foods,” such as sugar, white flour and white rice. Thyroid type should eat eggs every day, as well as vegetables, chicken, fish and moderate portions of red meat. In the beginning of the diet, better to eliminate the fruit, since it contains too much thyroid stimulating sugar. Limit carbohydrate intake to whole grains, and completely eliminate caffeine.
I always recommend to check with your doctor before starting any diet and exercise plan.
NO matter what type of blood or body type and shape you have I advice not to eat these kinds of food to stay healthy & fit:
1. COLA – too much sugar, no nutrition at all. Makes you starve for more carbohydrates
2. BAGELS & WHITE BREAD -the body converts refined carbohydrates into sugar and then glucose, a nutrient that damages collagen and other wrinkle-fighting proteins
3. SUGAR-FREE PRODUCTS -avoiding toxins like artificial sweeteners will help the vital organ work more efficiently, and in turn, slim your middle.
4. PRODUCTS LOADED WITH PESTICIDES -they are carcinogenic and negatively affect metabolism and hormone balance. The most popular produce that has the highest amounts of pesticides and should be organic whenever possible include: apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, bell peppers, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes.
5. MARGARINE -Butter’s alternatives like margarine are made with partially-hydrogenated oils, one of the most common trans-fats. I have already learned in 1992 during my study that this type of fat is unhealthy and linked to heart disease, it may also accelerate the skin’s aging process. When the skin gets damaged by the sun, it breaks down the skin’s elastin and collagen. Eating margarine can cause chronic inflammation, which may also accelerate wrinkle formation. The lastly it is also carcinogenic. I eat butter, or use avocado instead. I do not remember when I ate margarine.
6. BACON -Sixty-eight percent of bacon’s calories come from fat, with almost half of that being the saturated variety. Besides contributing to weight gain and increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, saturated fats can cause inflammation that accelerates skin aging. Bacon and other processed meats also contain sodium nitrate which, enhances oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can cause structural changes in collagen and elastin (the proteins that keep skin looking young), resulting in premature wrinkles, switch to a nitrate-free variety.
7. SKINNY COFFEE DRINKS -When it comes to drinks laced with artificial sweeteners, skip it. They confuse our bodies by making us expect calories that are not there which interferes with our body’s ability to regulate what we eat. The result is what they call “metabolic derangements” like poor insulin response and elevated glucose levels, which can lead to fat storage and a host of illnesses like metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
8. PROCESSED MEAT, LIKE SALAMI, HOT DOGS, OTHER KINDS -stop eating processed meats, they do not have nutrition value and contain sodium nitrate and preservation.
9. SPORTS DRINKS -It provides critical post-workout electrolytes, like sodium and potassium, but it also serves up a hearty helping of calories and sugar. And the fact is, you DO NOT need the extra calories and sugar found in the sports drinks. As we age, our metabolism slows, we are also less active and more stressed which can change the way that the body metabolizes calories. I wish my husband would read it. He is actually SPORT DRINKS lover.
10. COFFEE CREAMER -Coffee creamer and sunblock have more in common than you might think. They both contain titanium dioxide, an ultraviolet radiation blocker that doubles as a whitening agent. Besides lurking in many conventional creamers. The additive has been proven to cause liver and tissue damage in mice, and may also have health implications in humans, according to a recent review of the chemical. Coffee creamer is also typically packed with trans fats, often hiding under its lesser-known name: hydrogenated oil. Pretty much all of Coffee Mate’s products have this scary ingredient that has been shown to diminish memory in adults under 45 years old.
11. SOY SAUCE -avoid sucking salty foods like soy sauce (a mere tablespoon of the stuff has a whopping 879 milligrams of sodium) and drink plenty of water. Especially now not organic soy beans are really not healthy. most of soy sauce are not based on organic soy beans.
12. COCKTAILS & BEER -As we age, the body does not metabolize alcohol as efficiently, and drunk junk food cravings become harder to ignore. Alcohol sucks the moisture out of your skin, which temporarily makes fine lines more noticeable and, over time if you continue to booze, causes the skin to lose elasticity and form wrinkles. If you go for party choose healthier drinks like wine, less sugar.
13. PROTEIN BARS -Fructose, dextrose, glycerin, sorbitol, zinc oxide, whey protein, palm oil, those are just some of the ingredients that go into protein replacement bar. If you typically reach for a bar like this, swap it out for a homemade protein shake or for organic version of such protein bar.
14. CANNED SOUP -they are loaded in sodium, which we should carefully watch its intake. The better way is to cook soup and frozen it. You actually know what you eat.
15. FLAVORED YOGURT -After 30, collagen production slows and elastin—the protein that keeps skin firm—begins to break down, causing fine lines to form. Although it is impossible to stop the aging process, it is possible to keep your youthful complexion later into life by cutting back on sugar, a nutrient that has been shown to accelerate wrinkling and aging. Many sources of the sweet stuff are hiding in less obvious places like bread, ketchup, and flavored yogurts. Dannon’s Fruit on the Bottom flavored yogurt line, for example, has about 24 grams—or an entire day’s worth—of sugar in each 6-ounce container. That is more sugar than you would find in an entire bag of Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms!
Another few tips, reminder as you have probably heard it for thousands of times. It really works, believe me or now just keep these simple rules:
1. DO NOT DRINK CALORIES
2. DRINK LARGE GLASS OF WATER BEFORE EVERY MEAL
3. EAT PROTEINS AT EVERY MEAL
4. CUT OR EVEN REMOVE FROM YOUR DIET -REFINED FLOURS AND GRAINS
5. EAT 30 TO 50 GRAMS OF FIBER EVERY DAY
6. EAT APPLES AND BERRIES EVERY SINGLE DAY, BEST IN THE MORNING EVEN BEFORE YOUR BREAKFAST
7. YOUR FIRST DRINK IN THE MORNING SHOULD BE WARM LEMON WATER, HALF AN HOUR BEFORE BREAKFAST
8. NO CARBS AFTER LUNCH, IT IS ALSO RULE FOR FRUITS AS THEY ARE FULL OF CARBS
9. CHECK FOOD LABELS, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING WHICH HAS LOTS OF ARTIFICIAL ADDS AND PRESERVATIVES
10. DO NOT TRY TO MEASURE SIZES OF YOU DISH, EAT NOT TO STAY HUNGRY AND GROUCHY BUT DO NOT FILL UP YOURSELF UP TO EXTREME MAXIMUM
11. NO MORE SWEETENERS
12. ONE DAY A WEEK TO DETOXIFY YOUR BODY, NO MEAT, LESS PROTEINS, MORE VEGGIES
13. STOP EATING AT FAST FOODS & DEEP FRIED FOODS
14. EAT A REAL BREAKFAST -HEALTHY AND RICH IN NUTRITION
15. PREPARE YOUR MEALS AND EAT AT LEAST 10 MEALS LIKE THAT
16. EAT VEGGIES, BEST IS TO EAT THEM WITH OLIVE OIL, LINSEED OIL OR HUMUS, SOME VITAMINS DO NOT ABSORB WITHOUT FAT
17. STOP USING MICROWAVE, IT KILLS FOOD NUTRITIONAL VALUE
18. MOVE ABOUT 1 HOUR A DAY -WALK, RUN, BIKE, SWIM. SPLIT INTO 30 MIN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE FULL ONE HOUR
19. DO NOT COMBINE ALCOHOL WITH FOOD
20. DRINK HERBAL TEA, GREEN TEA, PURER TEA, LOTUS TEA, BLACK COFFEE ONE CUP A DAY
21. GO TO BED HUNGRY, TRY NOT TO EAT ANYTHING AFTER 6PM
As a conclusion of today article I would like to promote healthy life style here on my blog rather then huge focus on weight loss in short term. I am sure that if you find the balance and best diet for your body, blood type, and current physical condition, by eating healthy and listening your body, you are going to develop healthy habits and in long term cure from any current or potential diseases and improve your body condition. This will help in long run to achieve your best weight, maybe not a dream weight, but what is more important is your health that impacts your life, and there is nothing more important that our life as we create this world
Lastly one more book recommendation:
‘Children of the Universe’ by Hoimar von Ditfurth
Let us start our New 2016 Happy Resolutions:
1. Listen to Your Body
2. Diet 4 You
3. Find your body balance
4. Explore why we are here on Earth, find the reason of your existence
5. Enjoy being Here NOW
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!!!