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Treadmill Reviews-The Best To The Most Economical

Here is the latest information on the most expensive to the most reasonable treadmills.

I don’t know about you but I prefer to exercise in the privacy of my own home. And I can buy a reliable treadmill for the cost of a gym membership or the cost of a personal trainer. But who wouldn’t love a personal trainer.

After studying many of the online treadmills available this is what I found and  here is my treadmill reviews from the best to the most economical starting with:

3 G Cardio Elite Runner TreadmillTreadmill reviews

List price: $3,999.00

Now: $3,399.00

5 stars

This treadmill is the cream of the crop.

  • It has an upgraded Ortho Flex suspension
  • a 4.0 horse power motor
  • an oversized running platform.
  • a 10 year parts warranty with 2 year in-home labor.
  • built-in fitness programs
  • fitness tests
  • design your own workout.
  • build in speakers for music
  • a built-in fan.
  • connect your tablet to watch t v or a movie.

When you purchase this treadmill you won’t have to deal with crowds at the gym or programming it every time you go to the gym.  It will be all set for you to step on and get your workout done.

The only thing it doesn’t do for you is the running .

Where to buy: Amazon

3 G Cardio Pro runner Treadmilltreadmills review

5 stars

List price: $2,499.00

Price: $1,799.00

This is the perfect treadmill for anyone who is short on space but still need high quality in their work out equipment. It folds up to slide under a bed or store behind a door.

  •  3.0 horse power motor
  • 5 year warranty
  • space-saving design
  • several built-in pre-programmed courses
  • one-touch setting
  • ability to create own workout

This is an excellent treadmill for the walker and durable enough for the advanced runner.

Where to buy:  Amazon

Life Span TR 1200 Folding Treadmilltreadmills reviews

List price: $1,499.99 award for the best new treadmill in 2011

Price: $999.00

Probably one of the best buys in quality treadmills. Works for the serious runner and also the walker in the family. It’s a durable piece of equipment if you are not interested in all the bells and whistles, and are happy with a basic machine.

  • 2.5 horse-power
  • spacious 20×56 inch running pad
  • biomechanically correct deck suspension system
  • supports up to 300 pounds
  • offers weight loss, healthy living, sports training and heart rate programs
  • won the “Best Buy” award for the best new treadmill in 2011.
  • best treadmill under $1,000

This treadmill is a great buy, but still very durable for the serious walker or runner, without all the fancy extras, which are nice to have but not really necessary.

Where to buy: Amazon

 

Sunny Health + Fitness Treadmill

List price: $399.00

Price: $379.99

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

This treadmill has 2.20 horse power with 15.75 x48.82 in running surface.

It folds easily and has a soft drop for easy set-up.

This treadmill has handrail controls and 9 built-in workout programs. A large LCD display with an iphone and tablet holder.Treadmill reviews

Also the treadmill has 3 manual incline position which is easy to setup.

It’s a great product if you don’t care about all the bells and whistles, which I don’t.

This machine is smaller than the ones available in a gym, but very convenient if you live in a smaller space and don’t have a lot of extra space. It’s well made and easy to assemble, plus it folds up for easy storage.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave a message below and I will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you, Deanna

 

 

Best Weight Loss Juice Cleanse – The Easy Way

 

Here are some good reasons to try a juice cleanse.

Here are some ideas for best weight loss juice cleanse. If you have never done a cleanse before this article will help you out. It’s also a quick way to jump start a diet or start a healthier life style.

Best weight loss cleanse the easy way is just that, an easy way to receive the benefits of improved digestion, cleansing your colon, lowering your blood pressure, stabilizing juice cleanseyour  blood sugar levels and improving your complexion. Following this cleanse will help to rid your body of toxins and give the body a rest from all the processed food, meat proteins, processed foods, sugar, sodas and alcohol.

The easy way to do a juice cleanse

Doing a juice cleanse is really quite simple. You can purchase your juices on line, in a grocery store, health food store or make your own. Purchasing ready prepared juices can be quite expensive so if you have the time you should make your own. Plus you will know just what went into the juice. Don’t make the mistake that many beginning juicers make. Make sure you make your juice with 80% vegetables and 20 % fruit. That ratio will help you get the proper amount of fruits and vegetables with out consuming too much sugar which  fruit has more of.

Do you have a juicer?

If you don’t have a juicer you will need to purchase one. There are many different kinds of The easy way to cleansejuicers available in stores and online. This is a juicer I have used for some time and I like it very much. You can check it out here.

Try to use cruciferous vegetables in your juicing recipes. They are loaded with nutrients and help prevent cancer. When preparing your juices make sure to include a couple of these  in your recipes.

Cauliflower                                           Cabbage

Brussels  sprouts                                Water cress

Boy choy                                               Spinach

Daikon                                                   Mustard greens

Cabbage                                                Broccoli

Here are a few juicing recipes to get you started in the right direction. Hope you enjoy. But feel free to change them up to suit your taste buds. Just remember the 80-20 ratio.best weight loss cleanse

Morning Start                                                  Afternoon Goody

1 apple

1 cucumber                                                     1 Granny Smith apple

1 handful spinach                                       1 cup broccoli

1 carrot                                                            1 cup blueberries

handful grapes                                             4 kale leaves

Always wash and clean your produce.  Make sure you discard the apple seeds as they are not good for you.To save time you can store each recipe of produce in large plastic bags to have them ready for you. I do this when I come home from the grocery store. I wash and separate all the fruit and veggies and place the proper amount into plastic bags so everything is divided up and ready to go. Then each bag is ready to juice. Just make sure you only do them a couple of days ahead, especially the fruit.

Are you ready?

Now you are ready to start juicing. I recommend a cleanse for 3 days the first time and see how it goes. The most I have ever tried is a 7 day cleanse. I found it very beneficial and believe it or not I wasn’t even hungry . Plus for an added bonus I lost 10 pounds.

I have read about some people going on a cleanse until they have lost all the weight they wanted to lose. If that interests you, make sure you check with your health care provider that you are healthy enough for that. And remember, just be careful not to go back to bad eating habits or it will all be in vain.

The bottom line

This has worked very well for me and I hope you have good results also. It’s  not always easy to change your ingrained habits, but it can be done.

I really want to see you succeed so if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.

Thank you, Deanna and good luck on your healthy journey.

The Breville BJE820XL Juicer Review – The Easy Way To Juice

The Breville BJE820XL Juicer Review – The Easy Way To Juice

Product: Breville BJE820XL

Price: Originally $600.00 Sale price $363.34

Cheapest place to place to buy: Amazon

Rating: My rating would be an 8 out of 10The easy way to cleanse

The easy way to juice

If you are into juicing or have a desire to start juicing, make sure you get a good juicer. If you have a cheap juicer they are difficult to clean and don’t always juice the fruit and vegetables properly. You can have a lot of waste if you don’t have a strong efficient juicing machine. I bought a cheap juicer when I first decided to start juicing . What a mistake that was.

Invest in a good juicer

It’s important to have a efficiently working juicer, otherwise there will be a lot of hand cutting and chopping and it will make juicing a real chore and there will be a lot of wasted food that did not get juiced.

Juicing should  be done in a juicer, not be in a blender as you would be making a smoothie which means the pulp stays in the juice. It’s recommended not to drink the pulp because you are trying to give your digestive system a chance to rest according to what is called a real juice.

I enjoy juicing. It’s an easy way to get all the fruits and vegetables you need.

Also if any family members do not  enjoy veggies, serving them  a  juice is so much easier and tastes a lot better. And you know they are getting their vitamins and proper nutrition.

You would have to eat 2 to 3 vegetables every meal,at least 2 meals a day, to get the same amount of nutrition from 1 to 2 glasses of a combined fruit and vegetable juice for the whole day.

Make sure to add some non-caloric liquids to your diet each day:

Coffee, black, no sugar

Green tea, black, no sugar

Water:  at least 8 (8oz) glasses every day before and after your juice.

Breville Juicer

This juicer has a 1200 watt motor with 5 speeds from 6,500 to 13,000 rpms. The 3 inch circular feed is a  great size to handle fruit and eliminate lots of chopping.

The second juice disc is good for making fruit purees and smoothies.

The cost of this juicer might seem high, but if you were to buy your juices in a grocery storejuices it would get prohibitive. on average most people have at least 3 to 5 juices a day, if you are into juice fasting and add that up in the course of a month and your juicer could be paid for in a couple of months. Plus the convenience of not having to go to the store when you run out. By making your own, you can pick and choose the kind and flavors of the fruits and vegetables that incorporate.

I love this Breville Juicer and would recommend it to anyone. If you are trying to improve your health and the health of your family members, this would be a great addition to your kitchen.

You can get the Breville Juicer here. I’m sure you will be glad you did.

I hope you liked this review and if you have any questions, I would appreciate your  comments below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you, Deanna

Weight Loss By Intermittent Fasting

So you want to lose weight?

Weight loss by intermittent fasting is a fairly easy way to lose weight without feeling deprived. It does take will-power in the beginning, which we are lacking or we wouldn’t be here. You can eat foods you like, within reason, in a set time frame and lose weight quite fast. But your results will be impressive, so the dedication will be worth it.weight loss by intermettint fasting

Easy

Weight loss by intermittent fasting, how easy. No weighting food, no measuring, no counting points, less grocery shopping , less cooking, in other words EASY. You do have to make a decision that you want to lose the weight and regain your health.

Once you get the right mindset and get thru a couple of days it gets so much easier.  because you need to.You stop thinking about food all the time and soon you will eat because you need to and not just to fill your face.

That is the most important issue. When you do intermittent fasting you put you body in a fasting state where it is much easier to lose weight due to your insulin levels being much lower.

When you are eating your insulin levels are much higher.  Another plus is fasting is a simple and easy way to lose all the extra fat. Just think you don’t have to plan 3 meals a day so you save on time and also on groceries. Which is an added bonus.

How to do intermittent fasting.

Believe it or not you are already doing intermittent fasting. When you go to bed every evening and sleeping until morning you are doing intermittent fasting. Unless you get up in the middle of the night to have a snack. That’s why breakfast is called that “break-fast”.

But to help with your weight loss and better health you need to look for a larger window or time frame to make fasting work.

If you are like most people we have been conditioned to eat breakfast to get the metabolism moving. This will make it hard to do fasting. I’m very rarely hungry  the first thing in the morning so fasting is not too hard for me.

In the beginning try to keep adding a few hours every day to your overnight fast. So if you slept for 8 hours and didn’t eat for 2 more hours before bedtime you did a 10 hour fast. Give up breakfast and just have coffee or water during the morning. Have your first meal after 12 noon.

Eventually you could build up to 6 more hours. That would be an ideal fast. Then have a normal dinner and maybe a snack before bed and start all over again the next morning. Try to eat sensibly, lean meat, poultry, or fish and fresh or frozen veggies.

Don’t stuff yourself with pizza, wings or all that no-no foods. And just because you haven’t eaten all day, just eat until you are full.

Don’t overeat. It’s o.k. to have a couple of cookies once in a while, but I found if I stay away from sugar products and carb after a couple of days I don’t crave them. Eventually you will be very satisfied with less food and much healthy food.

Another way to fast is to fast until 1:00 or 2:00 everyday. Then eat a light lunch and around 6:00 eat a light dinner. You won’t lose quite as fast but it will still work.

Another way to do intermittent fasting is to fast a couple of days a week for 24 hours at a time. That is not that easy. I find that a little harder to do, especially if you have a family to feed. My husband says that’s not healthy but I feel your body can benefit from a rest and you will get good results from this method also. If you would like more information on this method click this link.

If you have  any comment or questions please leave them below. I’ll get back to as soon as possible. Thank you, Deanascale-403585_640 + tapemeasure

Juice Fasting For Weight Loss

Juice Fasting

Fasting is a very easy way to lose weight. Many people find it simple and very easy to do, without having to do any cooking for yourself or your family.. Juice fasting for weight loss is a very straight forward way to drop the pounds very quickly. The pounds will just meltjuice away. You can expect to loss 3-5 pounds the fist week with significant losses each and every week after that. If you are very overweight you could lose between9- 13 pounds in your first week depending on how strict you are and also how active you are able to be.

What is Juice Fasting

Juice fasting is nothing more than drinking  juice in place of eating food for a set amount of time . It could be for 1 day or up to thirty day. I have heard of many people doing it longer than that but I would definitely check with my health care provider before doing any fast.

Fasting and juice fasting is a good way to cleanse your system and rid it of all the toxins that have been accumulating from all the bad eating habits, like processed foods, red meat, soda, sugary foods and alcohol.

How to Begin.

First you want to do this right. Start with cutting out all the types of foods I mentioned in the last paragraph for a week, then start your juicing fast after that. In order to juice right for weight loss, you must use fruits and vegetables in the right proportions. 80% vegetables and 20% fruit. The fruit has too much sugar and will slow down your weight loss and produces more insulin, which is not good.

You need to purchase a juicer in order to do this right. A blender will not work because it leaves the pulp in the juice and that makes your digestive system work much harder than it should. Look here for a very good juicer.

You can have up to 6 8oz. glasses of juice a day. I usually had 4. That satisfied me. Plus you need to drink at least 8 8oz. glasses of water a day also.

Here are some recipes to get you started and you can purchase juicing books on Amazon. I use this recipe often because the ingredients are usually easily available.

GREEN VEGGIE JUICE

6 spinach or romaine leaves

1 cucumber

2 stocks celery

1 cup blueberries

1 orange

1/2 a lemon

You do not need to peel the cucumber or measure perfectly. Just keep in mind the 80-20 rule. I always peel the oranges, but some people don’t. Make sure you core all the apples when you use them,  the apple seeds are not good for you.

Old Faithful

6 spinach leaves

1 cucumber

1 granny smith apple

handful of grapes

2 carrots

The carrots add some sweetness with added sugar.

Always try to come up with a variety of fruits and vegetables to keep it interesting.

And your juice should be drank on the day it was made and kept in a air-tight container in the refrigerator.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me below. I would enjoy hearing from you. Thank you, Deanna.

 

 

Diet Supplements-Do They Help

Diet Supplement

The obesity in this country is out of control. At least 45 million people are dieting in the U.S. and we just keep getting fatter and fatter. Everyone is looking for the quick fix. So let’s start taking a diet pill. That’s a good quick fix or is it? Diet supplements do they help or not?

Are diet pills bad for you?are diet pills bad for you

Most of the time probably yes.

I’m sure you’ve seen all the ads for diet supplements. Unfortunately supplements are not regulated by the food and drug administration, so they can claim any miracle and not have to show any prove of their claims.

They are all over the television and the internet. Plus you can’t pick up a magazine without seeing the weight-loss ads on almost every page.

GARCINIA CAMBOGIA EXTRACT 1000 mg

is supposable made from the tamarind fruit native to Africa, Asia and India. The claims of the makers of this pill say that it can double or triple your weight loss over diet and exercise. I wonder if this is true. If you are interested in this product, you can find it at Amazon.are diet supplements good for you

SENSAare diet pills bad for you

Sensa has a very innovative a concept. Rather than take a pill before you eat you sprinkle the product on your food. One for savory food and one for sweet food. It has a rating of 2.8. start with a money-back guarantee. Their claim is that it tells the brain that you are full. I’m not sold that this works because it usually takes your brain 20 -30 minutes to register if you are full. Plus how many of us stop eating just when we are full. Not me. if the food is good I want to keep eating.

Green coffee bean diet pills

Made by Nature wise green coffee bean diet pills are made with chlorogenic acids, decaffeinated  coffee extract. 1 capsule equals 1 cup of decaf coffee. This product is made in the U.S.A. by strict GMP standards. Because it contains decaf coffee beans you will not get the jitters. It may inhibit the production of body fat.

Weight-loss pills or anti- obesity drugs are given by a doctor for the treatment of obesity. Do they help? Most instructions say to cut back on fatty foods and increase your exercise. You can do that without taking a pill.

If you are overweight, consult your doctor about a treatment plan to help you lose the extra weight. He or she could very well recommend you see a dietitian instead of medication. If you are very obese he might prescribe pills to get you on the right track.

Playing with fire.

If you are trying to do it alone be careful. You could be playing with fire. Depending on your health, over the counter diet pills or supplements can be very dangerous.

First off the maker does not have to tell you what is in their pills and what is sometimes in them is detrimental to your health.

Also you can become addicted to them when you have to keep increase the dosages to get the results you want but can’t seem to obtain. Most diet pills contain a product that increases your energy and when your body gets used to that you will need to increase the amount to get the same feeling of energy.

My suggestion to you is cut back on fat, processed foods, junk food and start moving. You will surely see results in very little time.

If you liked this article or have any comments I would appreciate a comment below. Thank you, Deanna

 

The Lowdown on Sugar

Sugar

How do you distinguish how much sugar is in your diet and how much you should consume. Well here is the lowdown on sugar.

The facts are that the average overweight American consumes  about 47 teaspoons of sugar-485050_640sugar a day. Over 100 years ago people consumed less than 15 grams of sugar a day, plus their jobs were more physical than most jobs today. So where does that leave us?

Too much belly fat and generally way overweight.

Consuming refined sugar, refined carbs, and so many processed foods is affecting the hormone insulin in your body. The pancreas produces insulin to manage your fat and blood sugar. If not controlled it can lead to high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

The lifestyle today is to grab prepared food on the go. It’s quick and it’s easy, only many of us don’t realize how many carbs and sugars are hidden in these fast food products.

We need to get back to a better way to eat. Back to fresh vegetables , lean meats, poultry and fish. There is very little sugar in these foods.

Start reading labels before you purchase a product or better yet don’t buy processed items. I did not realize how much sugar was in milk and milk products.  There are 13 grams of sugar in a cup of milk. Any cookie, donut or sweet treat is loaded with sugar. You are better off to refrain from all those processed food and to eat lower on the food chain.

Sugar is used in many products. Cookies, cakes, ice cream, jellies, jams, sodas. pickles are just a few, so cutting out sugar is hard. But so much better for our bodies and our health.

Sometimes reading labels can be hard, because sugar can be disguised under different names such as fructose, maltose, dextrose and lactose. But they are still a form of sugar with the same effects as pure sugar.

Another side effect of eating too much sugar. Sugar drives up production of insulin while not producing leptin which control your appetite. So you over eat and all that excess food gets stored as fat. So when your body produces leptin it had a decrease  in abdominal fat.

Which is what we all want.

Sugar can kill you too

Belly fat is the outward signs of a high processed, sugar laden diet. But the damage can be so much more. It’s been linked to three very bad diseases that can kill you.

Cardiovascular Disease. Feeding your body a diet of refined carbs and too much sugar will cause inflammation and eventually high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This can lead to heart disease and possibly a heart attack or stroke.

Cancer.  Research has linked sugar intake to one of the worst forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer. also researchers have found a link between excess sugar and colon cancer. Cancer cells love sugar.

Type 2 Diabetes.  Over production of insulin can lead to type 2 diabetes. When you consume to much sugar laden foods your body produces more insulin, which can lead to insulin resistance and the next step is diabetes.

So take care of you body and treat it well and you will reap the results.

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Lose Weight Fast and Easy

How to lose weight fast and easy.

If you are on this page I’m sure you are having a problem with weight loss issues and are looking for help in that department.

I know, have been there and done that so many times I’ve lost count. Well here are my tipsscale-403585_640 + tapemeasure to help you lose weight fast and easy.

Tips to help.

Always ask yourself are you really hungry or are you bored, stressed out or eating to avoid doing a chore or task. I have always been a grazer. I would rather stand and pick rather than sit down and eat a balanced meal. Now that I have cured myself of that habit I realize that I’m eating far less in the course of a day. It’s amazing.

Make water your main source of liquid. Try to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses a day. Another rule of thumb is take your weight, divide it by 2 and drink that many ounces of water a day.

So if you weight 150 pounds divide that by 2 which equals 75 ounces. Divide that by 8 and that’s how many 8 ounces glasses of water you should be drinking a day. Don’t substitute with juice or sodas. They are loaded with calories. Even diet drinks are not good. Supposedly the ingredients are suppose to make you hungry and crave food.

Stay away from all white foods, except cauliflower, white foods are loaded with carb and carbs tend to make you hungry again shortly after eating, plus too many carbs rise your insulin levels which is not good.

Try to stay away from all processed food. They are usually loaded with sugar and ingredients that I can’t even pronounced, so you know they can’t be good for you.

Watch your consumption of alcoholic beverages. All alcohol is full of calories and sugar. Plus the mixers usually are full of sugar. Also alcohol usually makes you hungry.

Try to add more vegetables and salads to your menu. They are full of fiber and will fill you up for a longer time. But don’t fill up on rich sauces and salad dressings.

Incorporate some exercise into your day. If you have not exercised in a while start slow still lifeand build up your strength and stamina. Start walking and you will be surprised how quickly you will get stronger.

Your mind set plays an important role in your weight loss success. If you think you can’t succeed you will be right. If you think that you can succeed you will be right also. You can create a habit in 21 days, whether it’s good or bad. So try to cultivate good behaviors and soon they will be second nature to you.

Success is a slow journey, not a sprint. So be patient with yourself. If you slip and fall just get up and back on track. Just  because you stumbled does not mean you’re a failure. It just means you are human.