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What Is The Volumetrics Diet?

Diets diets everywhere, and nothing can you eat.

With so many diets on the market today how are you supposed to choose the one that will work for you? Weight Watcher’s, Atkins, Jenny Craig, Blood Type, Volumetrics diet, Cabbage Soup, Hallelujah – I could list diets from here to the end of the page and you would be no more informed than you were when i began this article.

I picked out just one to talk about today, the Volumetrics diet. It caught my eye because it contains the word “volume”, which makes me think there will be a lot of something involved. Let’s find out, shall we?

The way the Volumetric diet works is this: you make choices to fight hunger based on the density levels of the foods you want to eat. For example, foods from the low density list will be lower in calories and higher in fiber, so they will keep you feeling full much longer than choices from the high density category. Foods in the high density category also, as a rule, do not offer much in the way of good nutritional value, but are very high in fat and calories.

So, you would get more food “value” from eating low density carrots rather than peanuts. In fact, you could eat an entire pound of carrots as opposed to one ounce (that’s right, I said ounce) of peanuts. Its all about making good choices, what could be simpler?

Volumetrics is all about getting more out of foods you eat. Foods are divided up into four main categories, and are as follows:

1) Very low density  – this group includes broth-based soups, non-fat milk and all non-starchy fruits and vegetables

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2) Low density – this groups includes grains, starchy fruits and vegetables, legumes, breakfast cereal, low-fat meats, low-fat mixed dishes like spaghetti or chili.

3) Medium density – foods such as bread, pizza, meat cheese, salad dressing, French fries, ice cream, cake and pretzels are included in this category.

4) High Density – chocolate, chips, crackers, butter, oils and nuts are the foods included in this “keep choices to a minimum” category.

Basically, you may eat anything you want from any of these categories, choosing to limit the portion sizes according to the density. So once you learn which foods have what density, it is easy to fill your plate with great choices! So you aren’t really on a diet, you are just completely changing the way you think about the foods you eat.

Because you are changing your mind-set towards food, any weight loss you achieve from using the Volumetrics diet will likely be longer lasting than pounds lost using a fast, fad, crashy sort of diet plan. I know if I work at losing weight, I want it to stay gone!…

Fitness Diet, Workouts

Six Health Benefits Of Jumping On A Trampoline

Remember when you were a small child in elementary school and you saw the gym teacher hauling the trampoline out of the storage room, and a shiver of pure joy went right through you all the way to your toes? You knew that soon you would be flying in the air to the envy of all whose turn had all ready taken place, or was yet to come. Jumping on a trampoline has got many benefits to be, without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable forms of exercise known to man.


Jumping on a trampoline is pure, unadulterated fun! Not only that, but it is a wonderful form of exercise, even for stodgy grown-ups, who think they have long since outgrown the pleasure derived from that first high bounce toward the heavens.
Jumping on a trampoline has so many health benefits; it’s hard to know where to begin the list. So let’s begin with the most obvious.
*Cardiovascular – once you get started jumping up and down, your heart rate goes up and before you can say “alley oop!” you are having a fantabulous cardio workout!
*Improved posture – as you are jumping away, it is nearly impossible to have bad posture. Did you ever see anyone all hunched up and jumping at the same time? Me either! Keeping your balance while jumping on a trampoline means that you must hold yourself erect, which, in turn, improves your posture.
*Low impact – jumping on a trampoline is easy on your joints. Even walking on concrete can be painful to people with chronic pain from arthritic conditions and a trampoline takes stress off of all ready painful joints and muscles. No pain no gain is forevermore banished from jumping on a trampoline!
*Motor skills – your brain works in crazy ways to numerous to mention, but jumping on a trampoline makes both sides of the brain work together at the same time, while simultaneously making both sides of your body work together. The result is maintaining your coordination, which will improve your motor skills.
*Strength – jumping on a trampoline builds strength not only in your muscles, but in all your connective tissues, such as ligaments and tendons. Strong muscles and connective tissues are better able to hold your bones in place, making you stronger all the way around.

*Weight loss – add up all of the above and there is just no way for you to not lose a few pounds. That is, as long as you are not getting off the trampoline and heading for the local donut shop or ice cream parlor!
To sum it all up, jumping on a trampoline is a rollicking, frolicking, out-of-the-box and off the sofa splendiferous way to exercise your body!…