6 Super Summer Snacks for those Who Want to be Fit and Fabulous

Written by lyricsmama on June 28, 2017 – 12:57 PM -

Snacking is something just about everyone does. It’s hard to resist the urge to grab some snacks, especially during the summer when you are having fun and on the run. The problem is that many people grab the wrong types of snacks, which may work against their desire to be fit and fabulous. Far too often, people reach for sugary snacks, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can lead to health problems such as weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. For those who want to be fit and fabulous this summer, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the snack choices they make.

“It’s so easy to eat far too many calories simply because we are grabbing the wrong snacks,” explains Coach Sarah Walls, personal trainer and owner of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc., who is also the strength and conditioning coach for WNBA’s Washington Mystics. “It’s important to have healthy snacks on hand at all times and know what to reach for when you do go shopping or you are in a hurry. It may take only a minute to eat it, but done too often it can have lasting consequences.”

According to the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, snacks for those who are not very active should be no more than 200 calories. For those who are active, they recommend not going over snacks that are 200-300 calories. They also recommend only snacking when you are hungry and sticking to recommended portion sizes. It’s also important to keep the added sugar in check, considering that the Harvard School of Public Health reports the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, which is around an extra 350 calories.

Keeping this in mind, here are 6 super summer snacks for those who want to be fit and fabulous:

  1. Chia seed pudding – Chia are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and other nutrients. Use the attached recipe to create a simple chia seed pudding that is nutritious and delicious.
  2. Homemade fruit popsicles – Use an online recipe to make some healthy homemade fruit and veggie popsicles. They will be great on a hot summer day and will give you a fruit serving.
  3. Yogurt –Opt for varieties that don’t have a lot of sugar. This will give you a boost in healthy bacteria, protein, and calcium.
  4. Apple with peanut butter – An apple dipped in one teaspoon of natural peanut butter or other nut butter is a healthy snack that will give you protein, fiber, and other nutrients.
  5. Melons – Summer is melon season and you can’t go wrong with loading up on watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe. They are loaded with vitamins and are refreshing.
  6. Avocado toast – Using whole wheat toast, spread a half of an avocado on it. That will give you some fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and healthy fats.

    “Don’t deny yourself the ability to have some snacks this summer, just be sure to reach for healthier options,” added Coach Walls. “Whether you are an athlete or you just want to feel better and look great, keeping healthier snack options in mind will go a long way toward helping you to reach those goals.”

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

This chia seed recipe takes just 10 minutes to make and yields two cups of pudding.

2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
6 tablespoons of chia seeds
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of sweetener (honey or maple syrup), optional
Berries for topping
Mix all ingredients together except for the berries. Stir to make sure there are no clumps of chia seeds. Put it in the refrigerator to set for at least two hours. Top with the berries and enjoy!

Sarah Walls has over 15 years experience in coaching and personal training. Owner of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc, founded in 2007, she offers coaching to develop athletes, adult programs, team training, online coaching, and more. She is also the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and has over eight years of experience working as an NCAA D1 strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer. To learn more, visit the site: www.saptstrength.com.

SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc.

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc. is a high performance training club that specializes in helping to develop athletes of all ages. They offer athletic training programs for youth, college students, and amateurs. The company was founded in 2007 by Sarah Walls, a professional strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer with NCAA D1 experience, who is the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA Washington Mystics team. To learn more, visit the site: www.saptstrength.com.

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Quiz: A Healthier Visit To The Coffee House

Written by lyricsmama on June 25, 2017 – 11:54 AM -

As much as it’s something we’d all like to give up at one point or another, lets face it. Coffee is LIFE! So when you make that visit to your local coffee house, are you choosing the healthiest items? How can you make your visit just a little healthier?

Take the quiz below, and see if you’re making the right choices for your lifestyle when you visit the coffee shop, or find out how you can make better ones! You do need to log in with your Facebook or email, but don’t worry Health IQ only uses email information collected as a way to prevent cheating, they don’t use the emails collected in any marketing program.

About Health IQ:
HealthIQ’s mission is to improve the health of the world. In pursuit of this mission, they’ve created over 1,000 health-related quizzes and worked with innovative insurance companies to create financial rewards for health conscious people. To date, Health IQ has helped over ten thousand triathletes, vegans, runners, and other health conscious people secure billions in life insurance coverage, and they hope to expand to other financial rewards in the near future.

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Phenocal Review – The Safe, Effective Way To Fast Track Your Weight Loss!

Written by lyricsmama on May 10, 2017 – 12:38 PM -

How Safe And Effective Is Phenocal For Weight Control?

If you are reading this article, then it means you have most likely tried to lose weight before. There is also a very good chance that your efforts were not as promising and successful as you hoped it would be. If you have failed at a diet before, then you are not alone. Fit Minds & Bodies report that as much as 90% of all diets fail. They also report that around 70% of women and 30% of men are constantly on a diet, trying to lose weight and look better. With so many failed attempts, it is no wonder most people give up and try to “accept” themselves as they are. Unfortunately, having excess weight does not only cause problems with your self-esteem and body image, but it also does extensive damage to your entire body.

The Dangers of Being Overweight
Being overweight is known to cause psychological problems in many people. In school, children who are overweight are often targeted by bullies. In adulthood, people may still talk poorly of a person that has a lot of excess weight. All of these factors build up and leads to stress and sometimes even depression. Excess weight, however, also has physiological effects that should be considered as well. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute explains that some of the most significant physiological complications that obesity may contribute to include:

  • Respiratory issues, including asthma and sleep apnea.
  • High cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Gallbladder disease.
  • Urinary Incontinence.
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
  • Pain in your back.
  • Atherosclerosis.

They also explain that being overweight increases your risk of suffering from a stroke or a heart attack. Furthermore, people who are overweight or obese are also more likely to develop certain types of cancer, which may include cancer of the ovaries, liver, breast, kidney, pancreas, endometrium and more.

Phenocal
Phenocal is a thermokinetic weight loss supplement that increases the rate at which the user burns fat while they are participating in exercise protocols. The product has been developed by a team of experts in the fitness and weight loss industry, and the unique formula is supported by numerous scientific trials and clinical studies. Numerous Phenocal reviews on the internet are positive, as well as a section on its official website that shows before and after pictures of users who have been able to successfully lose weight while using this product.

Phenocal includes quite a large number of different ingredients that all work together to provide efficient results. Chromium picolinate has been added to help regulate the user’s blood sugar levels during the day, Biotin has been added to assist with the synthesis of amino acids and fatty acids, and Folic acid has been added to help the user’s body mobilize fat that seems too stubborn to go away. The product also includes other ingredients, such as Glucomannan to reduce appetite during meals, Cocoa extract to assist the body’s fat breakdown process, Hoodia Gordonii for a reduced appetite, Green tea leaf to burn excess fat and Fucoxanthin to increase the user’s internal temperature during physical activity.

How Much Does Phenocal Cost?
The price of Phenocal varies and depends on the specific package that the customer buys. They have four different packages to choose from.

  • Starter Pack – This pack is perfect for people who are just getting started and want to give Phenocal a try. The package includes a 30-day supply of the product and costs $39.85. Additional shipping costs apply. This is less than many other weight loss supplements on the market today.
  • Total Body Balance System – This is currently the most popular package as it includes numerous products from the same company that helps the user lose weight, improve their gut health and feel better. The package includes three different products and an adequate supply of every product for 30 days. The Total Body Balance System costs $97.77. No additional shipping charges apply.
  • Extreme Value – This pack includes a total of four Phenocal containers, which equals a four-month supply. The user, however, is only required to pay for three bottles. The package costs $119.62 and comes with free shipping.
  • Preferred Package – This package offers the best value for the user’s money. The package includes six bottles of Phenocal, a well as a bottle of their Super Green Tea Energizer and a bottle of their Colopril. The package costs $199.36 and comes with free shipping.

Conclusion
Obesity is one of the most common preventable causes of early death, but many people do not know how to lose weight effectively. Phenocal has been developed to help people lose weight through a thermokinetic formulation. The product burns excess fat, reduces appetite and cravings, and helps to balance sugar levels during the day to ensure the user does not feel tired while performing everyday activities.

Author Bio-
Meighan Sembrano is an enthusiast and passionate writer. She is a contributor to Consumer Health Digest. She is expertise in Beauty and skin care articles. Also, have contributed in the health and fitness field. Her work gives an enthusiast twist to the readers. She resonates the readers with her sincere and thoughtful words. You can follow Meighan on Twitter and Facebook.

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Keeping Your Skin Safe and Young with Sunsafe RX

Written by lyricsmama on April 26, 2017 – 6:02 PM -

I live in Ohio, not the one of the ‘sunshine states’ by any means. But the sun, is the sun, and UV rays don’t care what state your living in, they can still do damage to your skin, all year round.

I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest fan of sunscreen for myself. I either don’t use it, forget to reapply or buy a really low number. I’m white as a ghost I want my body to soak up that sun, give me some color but a lot of times the color I get is RED, you’d think I’d learn my lesson, but I don’t.

I was recently introduced to a product called Sunsafe RX. Not a lotion, not something I need to go out of my way to re-apply. A healthy and natural supplement I can add to my daily supplements that will help keep my skin healthy and help keep it safe from the sun.

Sunsafe RX contains natural ingredients like Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Green Tea Extract, and Grape Seed Extract. The benefits to your health and skin are great, but it also helps protect you from BOTH UVA and UVB rays as well as the extra added anti-aging benefits. Sunsafe RX also contains Antioxidine which also helps prefect free-radical damage to cells, inhibit the destruction of collagen and elastin, fight sunspots and premature aging, reduce inflammation and support the overall health of skin and eyes.

You take 1 – 2 capsules daily, so its easy enough to just include in your daily vitamins and there’s no need to take anymore for the day. Sunsafe RX isn’t a replacement for sunscreen, but it will help keep you protected even when you forget it!

Check out Sunsafe RX for yourself you can purchase it on Amazon.com, see if you reap the benefits and help protect your skin just a little more. You can find more information by visiting them on their website or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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7 SMART NATURAL METABOLISM BOOSTERS

Written by lyricsmama on April 11, 2017 – 1:32 PM -

It’s a frustrating scenario. You eat right and exercise yet you have gained weight or cannot shed weight. You may have inherited your mom’s slow-motion metabolism, but the good news is; you’re not stuck with it. Research shows you can trick your body into burning calories more efficiently, especially if you hit the gym. “By strength-training just a couple of times a week, for example, you’ll reverse 50% of the seemingly inevitable metabolism slow-down that comes with age, says Dr. Christopher Calapai a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. Here Dr. Calapai shares 7 Metabolism boosters that don’t require a visit to an endocrinologist or a prescription.

1. Value food as fuel and eat.

If you want to weigh less, you’ve got to eat less, right? Wrong! If you take in too few calories, it can cause your body to lose muscle mass and decrease your metabolic rate. Plus, when you skimp on calories, your body slows the calorie burn rate to conserve the fuel it’s got. “Under-fueling is just as risky as over-fueling,” says Dr. Calapai. “In an attempt for quick, noticeable weight loss, many people wrongfully believe that eating as few calories as possible is the best solution. Not only can this lead to numerous nutritional deficiencies as the body is getting less food overall, it can actually have the opposite effect on weight loss.”

2. Mix up your workouts.

When it comes to the best workouts for weight loss, neither weights nor cardio can completely move the needle on their own. Interval training is the best way to shed pounds, increase your metabolism, improve your cholesterol profile, and improve insulin sensitivity. Turn your favorite aerobic exercise, (running, biking, even walking) into an interval workout by adding periods of intense speed (start with 30 to 60 seconds) followed by periods of rest (normal speed) for the same amount of time. Do this six to 10 times to complete a fat-slashing workout. As you get better, slowly increase the amount of time of increased intensity.

3. Become best friends with breakfast.

Commit to starting the day with a good breakfast. What should you be having? Morning munchies that are slow to digest and leave you feeling fuller longer. Try a mix of lean protein with complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. Fresh fruit, egg whites, steel cut oatmeal, Greek yogurt, fiber rich cereals are things to grab for. “You’re not kick starting your metabolism if you have coffee for breakfast. Skipping breakfast puts the body in starvation mode slowing your metabolism to a crawl to conserve energy,” says Dr. Calapai.

4. Spice up your diet.

It turns out capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their mouth-searing quality, can also fire up your metabolism. Eating about one tablespoon of chopped red or green chilies boosts your body’s production of heat and the activity of your sympathetic nervous system (responsible for our fight-or-flight response), according to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. The result is a temporary metabolism spike of about 23 percent. Stock up on chilies to add to salsas, and keep a jar of red pepper flakes on hand for topping pizzas, pastas, and stir-fries.

5. Drink green tea.

If you always opt for coffee over tea, you could be missing out on a major metabolism boost. In a recent 12-week study, participants who drank 4-5 cups of green tea daily, then did a 25-minute workout, lost an average of two more pounds and more belly fat than the non-tea-drinking exercisers. What’s is its magic? The brew contains catechins, a type of antioxidant that triggers the release of fat from fat cells and helps speed the liver’s capacity for turning fat into energy.

6. Snack smart all day.

It sounds counterintuitive. Why would you eat continually if you wanted to lose weight? Eating five to six mini meals, portioned to fit on the size of a salad plate, rather than three larger meals every day, keeps your metabolism going. “Snacking every 2 hours will also prevent you from going without food so long that you become so hungry that you overeat,” says Dr. Calapai. “Try not to let more than 4 hours elapse between meals and make sure each meal includes protein, for an extra metabolic boost,” he adds. If you eat a high-fiber breakfast of cereal and fruit first thing, for example, have a midmorning snack, such as yogurt and fruit; for lunch (try four ounces of chicken or fish on top of a leafy green salad); then another snack late afternoon, like a banana and a piece of low-fat cheese. Dinner is then a lighter meal for example four to six ounces of turkey, salmon, or another lean source of protein with steamed veggies.

7. Get a good night’s sleep.

Lack of sleep is linked to a major increase in the risk of obesity. This may partly be caused by the negative effects of sleep deprivation on metabolism. Lack of sleep has also been linked with increased blood sugar levels and insulin resistance, which are both linked to a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes It’s also been shown to boost the hunger hormone ghrelin, and decrease the fullness hormone leptin This could explain why many people who are sleep deprived feel hungry and struggle to lose weight.

About the Doctor:
Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, and anti-aging medicine. Proclaimed the “The Stem Cell Guru” by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S. His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson’s. He has worked with Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Gotham’s, Donal Logue; and as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers. Connect with him via twitter @drcalapai or at www.drcal.net
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