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Which Is Better Diet Or Exercise?

Exercise

Experts say the best return for your money is cutting calories or burning calories. You cannot just exercise alone, unless you have a very physical job that helps to burn a lot of calories.  And if that were the case you probably would not be reading this article. So which is better diet or exercise? Continue reading to see what I think.

But the amount of exercise to burn off a donut is so long you will get discouraged and not succeed. A donut at Dunkin Donuts is between 300 and 450 calories. It takes 30 minutes of low-impact exercise to burn off a donut. If you weight 155 pounds you will burn approximately 205 calories in 30 minutes. So do the math, you will have to exercise almost an hour to burn off a donut. Is it worth it.  The best approach is a combination of both womanexercise and diet.

Change or improve your habits.

First you need to change your eating habits in order to have good success and long-term results. Exercise alone won’t do it.

Plus eating right is better for your overall health. Eating properly will help to lower blood-pressure, help to prevent or reverse diabetes, improve your heart health, and help prevent or reverse other diseases.

Giving up processed foods, foods loaded with sugar, and sodas will help you have a healthier body. Exercise will enhance your overall well being, give you more energy, and definitely give you a much greater mental outlook.

Also having a proper diet long-term will help ensure proper health and will help to keep the weight off without the yo-yo dieting effect.

Just cutting your portion size, especially the carbs and high fat food will be a big step in the right direction. Add to that increased exercise and you will soon see the benefits without a noticeable strain on your lifestyle.

Little changes make a big difference. The problem is most people want a quick fix and there really isn’t one. Yes you can go on a rigid diet and exercise program, but can you sustain that life style. If you do that for set length of time and then go back to your previous life style and eating habits, you will just gain the weight back.

What works

Losing weight is not the simplest task to achieve, but in the long run the benefits will be well worth it. It’s been proven that it takes 3 weeks to create, change, or quit a habit. So in that length of time you can be well on your road to success. And the rewards will be worth the effort.

If you are a lot overweight it might seem like an insurmountable task to exercise. But if you take baby steps you will be surprised how soon you will see results.

Start slowly, start walking 5 or 10 minutes a couple of times a day and gradually increase walking-150572_640time until you can do a 30 to 45 min walk. Then concentrate on increasing your speed over time. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day and you did not get overweight and out of shape overnight. But if you stick to it the rewards will be plenty.

You will be proud of yourself and be setting a great example for your family. But be sure to check with a health care professional before starting and diet or exercise program.

I hope you found this article helpful. If so you can leave me a comment below. Thanks and  contact me below if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

To Juice Or Not To Juice?

Should you juice or not?

Many people have asked this question. Should I juice? I personally think it’s a matter of individual preference. If you decide to juice fast, you need to know why and  have a plan and decide which avenue is best for what you want to achieve.

To juice or not to juice is the question, is it for weight loss,more healthy lifestyle or just to get more fruit and vegetables into your diet? Are you wanting to do a toxic cleanse, which is highly effective for removing toxins from the body and clean out your digestive tract and give it a rest.

If you are extremely health conscious , juicing might be for you. The effects of juicing are quick weight loss, less problems with digestion,  less cravings  removing toxins from your body and overall a feeling of well being.diet-861173_640fruit

If you are doing juicing basically for weight loss, you will see a significant loss by totally juice fasting, plus that same  feeling of well being and more energy. After a few days most of your cravings and hunger pangs will be gone and you will have an increase in energy, sleep better, and a better outlook on life.

After the first few days your cravings and hunger will go away. You will feel more energetic and the bloat will be gone.

Juicing Correctly

There are many ways to juice. If you are juicing for weight loss only, total juicing will naturally give you the fastest weight loss.

I lost 10 pounds in one week by fasting for all my meals, which consisted of 5 to 6 juices a day. And it was hard to drink all 6 juices.

But make sure you have at least 4 8ounce glasses of juice a day. Also make sure to drink plenty of water. I have an 8 ounce glass of water after each juice and drink plenty of water during the day.

Also there is the juicing for one or  two meals a day,  and eating a light lunch or dinner consisting of mostly raw fruit and veggies.

Also there is juicing for a set amount of days, the 3 day, 5 day or 7 day plan.

No matter what plan you follow it will improve your health and well-being. Just make sure that all your juice recipes contain 80% vegetables and 20% fruit for best results.

If you use too much fruit you will get a high sugar content and that will slow down your weight loss and not be good for your blood sugar or your overall well being.

Cruciferous Vegetables

It’s important to include cruciferous vegetables in your juicing recipes. They will help you to lose weight and help prevent cancer and other diseases.the-market-place-821843_640

They include :

Cauliflower

Brussels Sprouts

Broccoli

Bok Choy

Collard Greens

Cabbage

Turnip

Arugula

Radishes

Adding some of these vegetables to your fruits will help control blood sugar, detoxification, improve metabolism and help reduce body fat.

These vegetables have been known to help with weight loss and also to help prevent cancers.

It takes will-power and determination to succeed, but it is well worth the battle and the benefits will by well worth it.

It is not just a one time event. You should consider juicing part of your regular life style.

Good luck and enjoy your improved health!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me below. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks, Deanna