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
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!
What You Should Know About Building Muscle
Are you tired feeling every day? Do you have difficulty doing work that your colleagues seem to not struggle with? Are you struggling with weight issues? The answer to each of these problems is to add weight training to your exercise regime, and some information about doing just that is included in the piece that follows.
You will want to focus on eating enough to gain roughly a pound per week. Research ways to bump up your calories, and if after about two weeks you have not gained any weight, then consider muscle building supplements.
You must warm up if you are trying to build your muscle mass. As you build muscle and get stronger, there is a higher chance that they will get injured. You can prevent hurting yourself by warming up properly. Prior to doing heavy lifting, exercise lightly for about 10 minutes, then three to four light and medium warm-ups.
Building muscle is a long term process, so it’s important for you to keep yourself motivated. You can even give yourself rewards that are directly related to muscle gaining efforts. For example, you can obtain a massage; they improve blood flow, it can improve blood flow and help your recovery.
Compound exercises are an important part of muscle. These types of exercises use many different muscle groups in the same lift. For example, bench pressing helps you develop your shoulders, chest and shoulders all at once.
Do as many sets and repetitions as you can during your workout sessions. This can help to increase the flow of lactic acids, which helps to stimulate muscle growth. Doing this several times during each training session can help vastly.
Don’t workout for more than an hour at a time. Your body will produce more stress hormone, the stress hormone, if you exceed an hour long workout. Cortisol may block testosterone and puts to waste any of your muscle-building efforts. Making sure workouts don’t go over one hour is the best results.
It is possible to make yourself look larger than you may actually be. You can achieve this by focusing your strength training on your shoulders, as well as your shoulders.
Staying hydrated is vital to muscle development. If your muscles get dehydrated, there is a good chance that you would injure your muscles or yourself. Hydration also facilitates the increase and maintain muscle mass.
You can cheat a bit as you lift weights. Make sure your repetitions is consistent. Do not compromise your form be compromised.
Try consuming a lot of protein rich foods right before and after you exercise. A good idea is to consume 15 grams a half hour before your workout and 15 grams after you are done. This is roughly the same amount of protein can be found in a glass or two of milk.
Improving your fitness level will improve your life. It will increase your energy, motivate you to achieve more and lose weight! Since weight training is such an easy way to improve your life, you should get started right now. Use the tips you just read to help you.…