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Top Fat Burning Foods

When you want to lose body fat you need to cut down on foods you know will add to the size of your gut rather than shrink it – so you eliminate alcohol, takeaways and sugar-packed snacks. But which foods should you be eating more of in order to shift belly fat faster? And why do certain foods help your body burn off its fat stores rather than add to them? All will be explained with our list of the very best fat-burning foods, so fill up your shopping basket and start eating smarter.
1. Onions contain chromium, an element that helps your body regulate blood-sugar levels so you don’t suffer energy slumps and reach for fattening sugary treats to fill the void. They are also high in quercetin, a type of flavonoid that can inhibit inflammation.

2. Spinach contains plenty of the essential mineral manganese for an effective metabolism that helps mobilise fat for energy. It also boasts lots of iron for healthy blood and calcium to repair and strengthen bone tissue. Unlike lots of other veg, we actually recommend boiling or steaming spinach because it helps free up unwanted acids, allowing them to leach into the water, and it also helps bring out a sweeter taste. Just make sure you boil for no more than a minute.
3. Sourdough bread. All right, carbs from bread might not be the best option to whittle down your beer belly. But if you’re a fiend for the dough – and, frankly, it’s hard to get through a day without encountering bread at some point – this variety is your best bet. It helps improve gut health that will aid digestion and reduce the amount of other foods you eat being stored as fat, and it’s full of air holes so you usually end up consuming less overall.
4. Cinnamon
 can help to blunt 
insulin response in the body, stopping you from storing fat, according to more than one study. Sprinkle it onto your morning coffee or porridge instead of sugar – fresh is best. 
5. Apples
 contain antioxidant polyphenols, which help to prevent your body from storing fat, according to a German study. There’s also evidence that sharper varieties – like the Granny Smith – aid the production of “good” gut bacteria, helping to keep hunger in check. 
6. Sweet potatoes 
are a low-GI food 
that helps you avoid fat-promoting spikes in blood sugar. Use them to make potato wedges: Whack them on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, then cook for 25 minutes (or until they’re crispy). 
7. Grapefruit has been found to lower insulin levels in your body. This decrease prevents your body from storing sugar as fat and helps dampen your appetite.
8. Green tea compounds in the tea-house favourite called catechins help speed up your metabolism. They do this by reducing your levels of the enzyme catechol-O-methyltranferase, which degrades the fat-burning hormone norepinephrine. Too much science? Don’t worry about it: just try to get two or three cups a day. 
9. Yoghurt contains bacteria that may actually help reduce the amount of fat your body absorbs and stores. Go Greek – it has double the protein of other varieties – and swap it into recipes that usually call for sour cream. 
10. Chilli peppers contain capsaicin, which helps protein structures in your body break down fat. Chop and chuck them into your morning eggs. 

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ACHY JOINTS – 5 FOODS FOR THE FIX

Joint pain can affect any part of your body and it can be either acute or chronic. Wrong posture, poor eating habits, unhealthy lifestyle, and aging are reasons for joint pain.
Luckily, there are many things you can do to improve your joint health. Eating the right foods can help reduce pain and promote healthy joints.
5 Foods to Eat at Least Once a Week
🐟Include omega-3 fats

Omega- 3 fats are essential fats your body cannot make on its own and must come from food. You can get them from nuts, plants and wild caught fish. Omega-3 fats prevent inflammation, keep your cholesterol levels normal and crucial for heart health.
🌳Eat cruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and kale are anti-inflammatory. Eating more than one serving of vegetables per meal is beneficial.
🌰🥜Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are your joint’s best friends. 

The recommendation for those with joint pain is to eat 1.5 ounces of nuts and seeds everyday. An ounce is about a fistful of nuts. It gives you antioxidants, monounsaturated fats, magnesium, L-arginine and fibre. These components help in lowering inflammation in your body. As if that weren’t enough, nuts can help with weight loss too!
🍓🍇🍒Berries and other fruits

Berries are flavorful, colorful and super healthy. 

Berries like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. These compounds are ideal for improving joint health. Berries are high in polyphenols which are strong inflammation stoppers. Among polyphenols, anthocyanins are notable for their distinct colors. They impart red color in strawberries, purple in grapes and cherries.
🌶Spice up your food

Adding herbs and spices is a sure way to lower inflammation in your body and improve joint health. Watercress, celery, parsley, coriander, ginger, garlic are anti-inflammatory herbs.

Spices like turmeric and ginger are well known pain reducers.

You can add them to soups, and stir fries for an extra dose of anti-inflammatory compounds in your menu.
Besides, healthy lifestyle changes are also crucial for joint health. This includes daily exercise, cutting on alcohol and caffeine, and not smoking.
Remember, mindful eating, lifestyle and healthy habits, can give you healthy joints for life.

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10 Ways To get Serious About Your Future

10 Ways to Get Serious About Your Future -Make mental strength your greatest trait.
Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from SUCCESS magazine – 10 things you can do right now to improve yourself and your life.

1. Toughen up.

The next time you’re tempted to postpone a difficult conversation, remind yourself that great leaders need to make tough decisions to achieve more. Schedule it immediately and don’t talk yourself out of it.

2. Swap the sweets.

The average person eats 22 teaspoons of sugar every day. Commit to healthier options by substituting the sugar for your coffee with a spoonful of raw honey or a natural sweetener.

3. Take responsibility.

Your life is your own. Circumstances can arise that are out of your control. But you alone are responsible for your happiness. Don’t let anyone else hold that power.

4. Picture the end.

Write down your biggest goal. Now envision yourself achieving that goal. Imagine how accomplished you’ll feel. Keep that feeling in mind as you progress toward your goal.

5. See gratitude.

Every day this week, write down three things you’re thankful for. They don’t need to be big and you don’t need to make a production out of it. Commit to seeing the good in your life and watch a positive habit form.

6. Never give up.

Challenges are inevitable. How you respond to those challenges will define who you are. Reframe your mental attitude when difficult situations arise. Remind yourself that the hard times are a vital part of success.

7. Reach out.

The feeling of not being enough is a universal one. Embrace that uncomfortable feeling and strive to create authentic, vulnerable connections with those around you.

8. Do difficult.

Life isn’t easy. The challenges you face inevitably make you stronger. The next time you face a difficult challenge, tell yourself good and keep pushing forward.

9. Be present.

Take a couple members of your team out to lunch. Get to know them, not as employees but as people. Ask about their dreams, goals and future plans. Ask how you can help them achieve those goals.

10. Push yourself.

Commit to doing one difficult thing every day this week. Step outside of your comfort zone and relish the uncomfortable feeling of learning new things.

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Diet Tips at the weekends!!

You might be one of those people who take a day at the weekend to relax and enjoy an “adult beverage” or two …
BUT, if you are not careful those couple drinks here and there each week can STOP your fat loss or worse – cause you to gain MORE belly fat.
Here are 7 quick tips that will help you lose fat and still enjoy yourself:
1. Limit carbohydrate-rich alcohol sources such as drinks made with fruit juices and beer.
2. Cognac, tequila, rum, scotch, gin, vodka and whiskey are all good choices due to their low carb content.
3. Keep starch based carbs very low (breads, pasta, rice etc). Instead, stick to eating vegetables and protein.
4. Don’t eat fruit with your alcohol. When your liver is busy processing the alcohol fructose that is consumed can remain in circulation leaving it free to react with proteins or fats to form AGEs (advanced glycation end-products) and increase inflammation in the body.
5. Don’t mix alcohol with regular mixers – use diet mixer or soda water instead. Avoid tonic water as it is surprisingly high in sugar.
6. Dramatically reduce your intake of fats. Never consume fatty foods and alcohol together.
7. Eat as much protein as you want. Just make sure to get your protein from lean sources such as low fat cottage cheese, protein powder, chicken, turkey, tuna, or egg whites.

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Calling All Holiday Lovers

((((***Calling all Holiday Lovers***))))


In our lives we get so caught up with trying to get ahead and with chasing after the things we want that we forget to enjoy the things that we have right in front of us right now!
Over the past 10 years things haven’t got any easier…

With the internet and Social Media playing such a big role in our lives it seems that, at times, we have forgotten how to go out and Enjoy our Lives. I see you smiling because you know its true

This “Busy” (it’s not really busy) life we all have become used to is exactly why I made a commitment to choose to stop the madness and decided to Live Life again and starting to have fun…
As I began to do this, many people began to express an interest in how I was not only enjoying my life again, but also how I turned that enjoyment into a very Simple Business Model.

The idea of being able to Live and Enjoy Your Life and Monetize it was definitely intriguing to many. The things I enjoy (Family, Friends, Holidays, Karaoke, Gym, Walking, Travelling) combined with One Skill Set did this for me..

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And it can do it for YOU as well 🙂

Think about the things you enjoy….

(Make a short list if you want)
Then…

Comment “Yes” and I’ll send you more info on how you can do this too.

Life was meant to be Lived….Start Living It and start having fun!!

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What’s the main ingredient In our slimroast

WHAT IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN OUR SLIMROAST COFFEE AND TRIM?  Five Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia cambogia is one of the hottest weight loss products today. The herbal supplement is making waves in the diet industry, thanks to an endorsement from several nutrition experts. They describe the supplement as “a revolutionary fat buster” and “a breakthrough in natural weight loss.”
Garcinia cambogia is the small, sour fruit of a tropical tree that is native to Indonesia. The fruit is cultivated for culinary purposes in Asia, India and Africa. Ayurvedic medicine uses the extract for various treatments including weight loss, stomach ulcers and digestive problems. Here are five more amazing benefits of Garcinia cambogia.

 
Garcinia Cambogia is a Fat Blocker

Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a citric acid byproduct, is the main active ingredient in Garcinia cambogia extract. HCA blocks fat by inhibiting the efforts of citrate lyase, an important metabolic enzyme. This is one of the reasons that Garcinia is so successful as a weight loss supplement.

Under normal conditions, citrate lyase converts excess sugars and carbohydrates into fatty acids, cholesterol and triglycerides. What the body cannot use for energy, the body stores as fat. Most people store this fat in the waist, hips, thighs and buttocks.

By interrupting the metabolic process, hydroxycitric acid slows the conversion of carbohydrates into fats. It allows halts fat storage. This is one of the chief benefits of Garcinia cambogia extract.
Garcinia Cambogia is an Appetite Suppressant
A second important aspect of hydroxycitric acid is its ability to suppress the appetite. It does this in a couple of ways, by increasing serotonin levels in the body. Serotonin is an important brain chemical that acts as a neurotransmitter. It is responsible for a number of regulatory processes that affect appetite and mood.

Elevated levels of serotonin promote weight loss by curbing the appetite and sugar cravings. This hunger-suppressing quality is another important way that Garcinia cambogia supports weight loss.

Raised serotonin levels also improve mood, and many antidepressants mimic the effects of serotonin. As depression lifts and anxiety fades, people are less likely to turn to food as a coping mechanism. This makes Garcinia cambogia particularly helpful for emotional eaters. 
Garcinia Cambogia Boosts Metabolism
One of the greatest benefits of Garcinia cambogia is the ability create a more efficient metabolism. The metabolic process is actually a sequence of chemical reactions that keep the body in a constant state of imbalance. HCA helps to balance these reactions and make the process more efficient.

As a result, the body uses more energy than it takes in. This causes it to tap the fat stores for fuel. Garcinia cambogia reduces fat and keeps excess weight down. 
Garcinia Cambogia Lowers Blood Cholesterol
As HCA stops the citrate lyase enzyme from transforming sugars into fats, it block fat production and storage. At the same time, it reduces the amount of lipids in the blood stream. It lowers production of bad cholesterol and increases the production of good cholesterol. 

In addition to keeping cholesterol in check, Garcinia cambogia also lowers blood pressure. Both cholesterol and blood pressure impact mood, heart health and quality of life.
Garcinia Cambogia Improves Immune Function
Finally, Garcinia cambogia improves immune system functioning. Studies indicate that the supplement can improve the body’s response to infections, illness and disease. This is mainly due to the high concentration of vitamin C in Garcinia cambogia fruit. The herbal supplement may also shorten the duration of sickness like the flu and common cold.

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Do you know what your drinking?

When you’re reaching for what you think is a healthy drink… take a moment!
A single serving of so-called healthy fruit juice has been found to contain the same amount of sugar as three-and-a-half doughnuts or 13 hobnob biscuits.
Exclusive research has revealed that a single 250ml serving of white grape juice contained the same amount of sugar as four Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts.
Until recently, we thought the ‘bad’ drinks were those such as Coke and Pepsi, while orange juice was an easy way to get one of our ‘five a day’.
But the goalposts have shifted. More and more experts are warning that sugary drinks in any form are largely to blame for expanding waistlines!

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Almond milk & the benefits 

ALMOND MILK. Have you jumped on the bandwagon?
If not, then you’re missing out on the many benefits it offers.

Almond milk is loaded with important nutrients that make a big difference in your overall health and on top of that, it tastes delicious!
Almond milk is made from ground almonds and water. Most include added sweeteners, so you want to make sure to look for “unsweetened” on the carton before you buy.
You may think almond milk is only for vegetarians or people who are sensitive to cow’s milk, but that’s not true.
It’s a great low-fat, high-energy drink, and it’s the most popular non-animal milk. Plus, it’s usually fortified with nutrients like Vitamin A, E and D.
9 Ways Your Body Will Thank You for Drinking Almond Milk:
🥛It’s good for your heart.
Almond milk has no cholesterol, and research shows that it may cut the risk of heart disease.

One study showed that replacing the saturated fats in cow milk with a nut milk can cut heart disease risk by 45%.
Almond milk is also high in potassium, which works to keep coronary arteries clear and reduces stress on the cardiovascular system.
🥛It keeps blood pressure stable.
Almond milk is low in sodium, and its high levels of potassium and calcium can help keep blood pressure levels low.
🥛It builds strong muscles.
Almond milk is high in riboflavin which regulates muscle strength and growth and helps the body repair itself. It also provides you with 4% of your daily recommended intake of iron.
🥛It helps fight Alzheimer’s disease.
Almond milk is high in Vitamin D. This important nutrient has been shown to decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Not to mention, Vitamin D deficiency is now so common that it’s considered a global epidemic.
🥛It helps fight migraine headaches.
The high levels of riboflavin in almond milk have been shown to help prevent chronic migraine headaches from occurring.
🥛It’s blood sugar friendly.
If you have diabetes, almond milk is a great addition to your diet. It has just 8 grams of carbohydrates and 7 of them are sugars. This is far better for you than the simple sugars found in dairy milk.
🥛It builds strong bones.
One cup of almond milk contains 300 mg of calcium. That’s 30% of your daily recommended intake. Calcium builds strong teeth and bones and prevents osteoporosis.
🥛It’s good for your skin.
Almond milk contains vitamin E and antioxidants, both of these help to improve the health of your skin.
🥛It helps fight cancer.
A study published in 2011 said that almond milk helps suppress the growth of prostate cancer cells.

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Do you love Cheese?

Do you love cheese?
If so, you are not alone!
If you’re trying to lose weight, you may think that cheese is off your list, but that’s not the case. Depriving yourself of a food that you love is always a recipe for disaster.
What’s more, studies have shown that eating more than 3 servings of dairy per day can reduce the risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Instead of giving up on cheese, you are much better off finding a healthy way to include it in your diet.
Cheese is full of protein and calcium. No matter what type you choose you will get at least 6 grams of protein by eating just one ounce.
Protein helps keep you feeling full. It keeps your blood sugar level where it needs to be and keeps you from eating too much.
4 Cheeses that Fit into Your Weight Loss Plan
1. Mascarpone is in every tiramisu and cannoli recipe, but it can be used as a spread instead of butter. You can also make a sweet treat by mixing a couple of tablespoons of it with fresh berries.
2. Cottage cheese is a great, high protein addition to any diet. You can add it to smoothies or use it in place of sour cream in dips to eat with fresh vegetables.

 

3. Feta cheese is full of vitamins and minerals. It is made from goat’s or sheep’s milk. It can have a high sodium content so you need to be careful not to eat too much of it, but it is so full of flavor that a little goes a long way. Feta is perfect for topping salads.
4. Mozzarella cheese can be high in fat, so you should only eat it in moderation. Pair it with some fruit for a great snack that will keep you full for a long time.
This is all not to say that cheese is the ideal go-to for every meal. You still want to eat cheese in moderation and be mindful of portions but you can enjoy it and still be able to “say cheese” when you look in the mirror

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