Friday, June 22, 2012

Healthy Health

Staying healthy:

Stay hydrated.  Drink before every meal and between meals especially when hungry. Avoid sugar-sweetened beverage and drink water instead.  Water has no calories and fills up the stomach, making you less hungry.  The liver converts stored fat to energy.  It also picks up the slack for the kidneys which needs a lot of water to work properly.  If the kidneys are water deprived, the liver has to do their work along with its own, lowering total productivity.  It then can't metabolize fat as efficiently as it could when the kidneys were pulling their own weight.  This is unfair to the liver and also helps body to store fat.  As you continue to give your body all the water it asks for, it gets rid of what it doesnt need trusting that the water will keep coming.  Water flushes out impurities in your skin, leaving a glowing complexion making the skin look younger.  Water consumption should be spread throughout the day.  Dont drink too much water at one time.  Pick three or four times a day when you can have a big glass and then sips in between.  Water flavor in your water? Add a slice of lemon or lime to your glass of water and avoid artificial sweeteners.  How cold should the water be? Do whatever suits you here. Just drink it!

Eat more proteins.  High protein foods take more work to digest, metabolise and use, which means you burn more calories processing them.  They take longer to leave the stomach so you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time.  The body uses the amino acids in protein to build lean muscles.  Consuming between 0.8 grams and 1.1 grams of protein per pound of your weight is adviseable aiming at least 30 grams of proteins at breakfast.

When is it healthy to eat dinner?  Eating and sleeping bear an important relationship to one another. Eating dinner too close to bedtime makes your sleep uncomfortable or to skip breakfast (most important meal of the day).  Sleep deprivation causes one to eat more.  When the stomach is too full and you lie down you may experience heartburn.  Giving yourself 2-3 hours after dinner before bed allows for digestion time. If you enjoy eating a large evening meal, introduce low calorie, low fat foods e.g salmon with vegetables

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