Friday, December 28, 2012

How to Follow Michael Phelps 12,000 calorie diet

Shortly after the Olympics , news of swimming star Michael Phelps Diet was released . It had been reported that the swimmer maintains a 12,000 calorie / per day diet. It is perfectly healthy to eat this many calories per day as long you spend the time to work them off. Phelps spends hours a day conditioning his body. It is estimated that he burns 1000 - 2000 calories per hour in the pool. To put it short Michael Phelps is a calorie burning machine.

1. BREAKFAST Breakfast fuels your day and is definitely the most important meal . You will need to consume 4,000 calories to be like Mike during breakfast time .Reportedly Michael's breakfast consists of two cups of coffee , three fried egg sandwiches , 1 5-egg omelet , 3 slices of french toast , 1 bowl of grits and 3 chocolate chip pancakes. You will need to follow this up with at least 1 hour of swimming or running.

2. LUNCH Lunch consists of another 4,000 calories . For lunch Phelps drinks 1,000 calories in energy drinks , 1 pound of pasta , and two ham/cheese sandwiches. As you can see so far Phelps consumers huge quantities of food per meal . It is very important that he follows up his meals with exercise. Following this meal you will need to swim , run or lift weights for about 1.5 - 2 hours.

3. DINNER For the final 4,000 calories of the day . Phelps will consume 8 slices of pizza , another pound of pasta and 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks. This meal should be followed up by another 1.5 - 2 hours of physical exercise.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Biggest Loser Diet and Exercise Plan

If you've ever watched The Biggest Loser on NBC, you probably noticed that they lose a lot more weight than the recommended 1-2 pounds per week. You might also be curious as to how they achieved such a fast paced weight loss so that you can create your own Biggest Loser diet and exercise plan.

1. The main problem when trying to follow the Biggest Loser plan or any diet from a reality show is that you have a life. Try this exercise: quickly make a mental list of all the responsibilities you have to tend to each day. Dropping the kids off at school, attending school yourself, work, homework, housework, cook dinner, grocery shopping, fix the car, mow the lawn and I bet you could come up with a bunch more.

2. When someone goes onto one of these reality shows to lose weight, they temporarily leave their lives behind and live with everyone else who is on the show. That means they don't go to work, drop the kids off at school or go to the store. A big chunk of the day is planned by the producers in order to achieve the maximum amount of weight loss. They wake up, eat, exercise, eat, exercise, eat, exercise and finally go to sleep.

3. Going back to the list of tasks you have to accomplish each day, how much time do you have left for exercise? If you're lucky, maybe an hour. A huge part of weight loss is exercise and if you only have an hour each day to do it, the weight will come off in a slow but steady manner. If you're on a reality show, your whole day revolves around exercise. Each team has a personal trainer which gives contestants a lot of one on one attention. Do you have your own personal trainer?

4. The other part of weight loss is a healthy, calorie restricted diet. While you're at work or school, what do you usually eat? Do you go for some fast food or a sit down restaurant? Do you prepare your own meal the night before? Do you eat an unhealthy snack? When you're on a reality show, you get all your meals prepared for you. A chef, who works closely with a dietician, makes sure that each meal tastes good and is extremely healthy (or sometimes just low calories). Do you have this kind of service at home?

5. At the end of the show when everyone goes back to their regular lives, they all stress out about picking up their old habits. It's hard to go back to normal after being pushed by a personal trainer and fed by a chef. A lot of them will gain the weight right back because if they aren't told when to exercise and how to cook, they simply don't do it. Another show, Celebrity Fit Club on VH1, is based on the same principle: get overweight people on the show and teach them how to lose weight. If you've seen more than a few seasons, you'll realize that a lot of the contestants are back season after season, meaning that they aren't keeping the weight off. This is because they can't stick to the changes once the pressure to lose weight through competition isn't there anymore.

6. Most of these shows now sell diet plans. These diet plans are nothing different than what you're already doing. Buying one of these plans won't help you lose weight as fast as the contestants on the show because you don't have access to the same resources. Sticking to a sensible diet and exercise plan will yield the best results for you.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

MuscleTech Leukic Review

I have been taking leukic for two weeks staked with whey protein and cell-tech, and I have been gaining 3 pounds of hard muscle. Leukic is not the fastest way to build muscle but it`s the definatly working so well. Using this product I definatly have more strength and I am also so much leaner . You can definatly gain high quality pounds of muscles if you trust it but protein and creatin are required.Excellent product!

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Foods that Help you Stay Healthy

If is important to keep your system built up during the flu season. It may be only a matter of making sure you are eating nutrient-packed meals. It has been proven that certain foods protect they body against illness. Best of all these foods taste great.

Fresh fruits and vegetable are filled with life giving nutrients and healing vitamins. The less cooking that is done to fresh vegetables, the better the nutrients are preserves. Eat fresh fruit instead of sugar filled junk foods.

Butternut squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, spinach and broccoli are filled with beta-carotene.

Spinach legumes, peanuts, whole grains, leafy green vegetables, eggs and milk are filled with vitamins, folate and b12.

Oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, green peppers and cabbage are filled with vitamin C.

Peanuts, sunflower seeds, eggs, spinach, whole grains, vegetable oils, and poultry are filled with vitamin E.

Fish, poultry, beef, pork, eggs, cheese, milk, peanut butter and whole grains are filled with zinc.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Protein and Endurance Sports

Endurance Sports are like music concerts. They start at a low key, setting a steady rhythm and culminate into a crescendo that enthralls the spectator and the athlete. And not unlike an orchestra, endurance demands a flawless performance from every organ, testing the limits of their resilience. As each system, conducted by the human will, endures a pace bordering on fatigue, the athlete begins to hear music from the heart. What’s often neglected, and considered unnecessary, in endurance sports is a high-protein diet that can expand the aerobic capacity and power the performance.
To sustain effort and delay fatigue, the body needs an adequate supply of oxygen and fuel without accumulating waste products, acids or heat. Greater the intensity of the workout, greater is the efficiency required. The capacity of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the fuel stores in the muscle, the hepatic and renal support systems must all expand exponentially to perform in endurance sports. If any of these prerequisites are not met, the internal milieu becomes uncomfortable. Metabolism slows down, to allow excretion of wastes, acids and heat, as fatigue sets in. The aerobic stress of endurance sports provides the necessary stimulus for growth and development. The body is ready to build. All that is needed are the building blocks-the Proteins.
Given an adequate and appropriate supply of proteins, the body remains in a state of positive nitrogen balance. Sufficient protein consumption, along with a high-energy diet also influences the carbohydrate and fat metabolism. In the well-fed state, with sufficient physical activity, dietary proteins stimulate the simultaneous release of the growth hormone and insulin. The combined hormonal influence redirects dietary carbohydrate and fat to the aerobic muscle fibers where they are stored as fuels for exhausting workouts. The consequent increase in muscle stores of glycogen and lipid allows sustained activity for a longer time. With enough proteins, the lean body mass, stamina and performance increase throughout the training program.
Proteins and amino acids also directly supply between 1 to 6 % of the energy needs during a workout. The proportion of energy derived from proteins increases with the intensity of the exercise. Given their role in bodybuilding, proteins are too important to be used as fuel and attempts should be made to minimize this percentage. Studies by Bowtell and Tarnopolsky, report that a high-energy (carbohydrate) diet, when combined with an ample protein intake and hydration, has a protein sparing effect under aerobic conditions. However, when the protein intake is inadequate, the high-energy diet fails to protect proteins from being used up as fuel. Therefore, endurance athletes need to ensure high levels of protein intake not only to supply amino acids for growth, but also to make sure that the amino acids don’t get burnt up as fuel.
Endurance athletes need proteins but do they need protein supplements? The answer, till recently, was negative for recreational and modest athletes. Protein supplements were advised only for professional athletes and for sportspersons with a diet deficient in proteins. However, these recommendations, based on a parameter called ‘nitrogen balance’, have often been questioned. Young and Bier propose that there exists a subtle state of protein deficiency, called the ‘accommodative’ state, where an inadequate protein intake is masked by the breakdown of body proteins. Measurements based on nitrogen balance do not take the accommodating state into account and are therefore are not accurate enough to calculate protein requirements. Mark Tarnopolsky, in a recent review on Protein Requirements in Endurance Athletes, also raises similar questions.
Epidemiological studies, by McKenzie and others, also suggest that the dietary protein intake of up to 20% of athletes may be below levels recommended for sedentary individuals. Then there is always the ambiguous quality and absorb ability of a dietary protein. Just eating proteins in diet does not ensure that they will provide all the essential amino acids in adequate quantities. Given the vital role that proteins play in the metabolic and physiological response to aerobic stresses of endurance sports, and the uncertainties regarding dietary protein intake, a protein supplement like Profect®, can go a long way in improving performance.
Adequate training and a Profect diet will take endurance to its limits, to levels where aerobic metabolism stimulates the release of enkephalins, the human equivalent of opium. These enkephalins produce the natural high that is often referred to as the ‘flow’. As long as metabolism remains aerobic, the mind is flooded with enkephalins and the systems function in harmony. In ‘flow’ capacity seems endless and fatigue non-existent. Profect, the perfect protein supplement can do that for you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Achieve Lasting Success with Diet and Exercise

As I hammer out these words, it's year end and so everyone is once again mulling over their New Year's resolutions. For many, those resolutions will include a renewed focus on health. Many will want to lose weight. And given the obesity trends throughout the world, there is a lot of weight to be lost. For others, the goal may include becoming more fit, perhaps stronger or leaner. And others may just want to reshape their eating habits, or perhaps eliminate one or more negative aspects of their diet (caffeine, sugar, carbs, etc.). Unfortunately, if history repeats itself (and it will), nearly all of these enthusiastic resolutions will be lost to memory by March or April of the New Year. The new treadmills and the latest fad Ab-busters will be collecting dust or sitting idle in the corners of bonus rooms and spare bedrooms. And those new aerobics and yoga DVDs will be pushed to the back of the shelf. So what becomes of what was once very sincere enthusiasm about health and fitness? Why do we see these same trends every year? And why is it so very difficult to adopt a healthy lifestyle that is lasting? In this article, I’ll offer the benefit of my own experience with health and fitness, and I’ll include ideas to help you bring about lasting change in your own life. You don’t have to settle for less, and you don’t have to join the ranks of the majority that will once again make resolutions that inevitably fail. And perhaps best of all, you don’t have to be miserable along the journey. Read on and learn just how simple it can be to take a healthier path. You CAN do this. You CAN change.

If you want to adopt a more healthy lifestyle that is lasting, why wait until January 1? …or until the 1st of next month? …or until next Monday? Why not begin today? The idea of putting it off implies that you perceive it to be a negative or difficult experience. And the stronger that perception, the greater the chances you will either not begin at all, or quit soon after. And if your plan is so very harsh or punishing that you dread it that much, then perhaps you need to revisit the plan. It’s much better to adopt a less strict plan that you can live with, than to be over-the-top aggressive and give up after a month or two (or worse yet, never even begin).

Visualize the positive outcome that you desire for your body and your life. This is never easy when you first take on a change because you have yet to actually see or feel the results. But if you find ways to visualize those results, and if you are positive about your journey, then you will see and feel the results so much sooner, and your success will be sooner achieved and lasting. Be positive not only in your mental outlook, but in how you speak and carry yourself. Do not berate yourself or speak in negative ways about your body or your fitness. Instead, focus on the positive steps you are taking today. Write down your values, ideals, and objectives in a short list, and re-read it each morning. Make a vision board and fill with pictures that help you visualize the body and the life you want, then post it where you will see it every day.

Live in the present moment. Do not be miserable today, waiting on the weight loss or exercise results you anticipate for tomorrow. Your life is happening right now, and you will never have another today. Don’t set aside your moments in this day, waiting for the promise of tomorrow. It’s fine to look forward to a healthier you; that’s part of positive visualization discussed in step 2. But don’t miss all the joys and opportunities for happiness now, thinking that somehow the real joy awaits in the future when you are thinner or healthier. Embrace your own journey and know that you can be happy right now, and on every step of the journey to a thinner, healthier, and stronger you.

Diets. We’ve all been there, done that. How many diets must you experience before it occurs to you that perhaps diets just don’t work? There are many good reasons why they don’t work. Yet millions of people every year will enthusiastically embrace yet another diet, and nearly all will be unsuccessful (will not lose weight or become healthier, or will soon re-gain what was lost). This is not to suggest that all diets are bad. The idea of monitoring your food intake and making more healthy choices is most certainly very good. But adopting a punishing dietary restriction that by design is only a temporary detour from the very lifestyle that created the problem is almost certain to fail. Sooner or later, the diet will end. You’ll resume eating sugar, or carbs, or whatever it is that you were so bitterly deprived for the duration of your diet. And so what happens then? (you already know)

Exercise. Must we? Well… yes. But whether it’s a chore or a rewarding experience to which you look forward is really a matter of your perspective and your expectations. There are many benefits of exercise (stronger and leaner body, agility, stamina, and more). Exercise even prompts the release of chemicals in the brain that alleviate pain, improve memory, and even help prevent depression. Best of all, once you establish a pattern of exercise in your life, you actually look forward to the experience. Be creative and seek out new ways to exercise. Challenge yourself, but make it fun. Make sure your expectations are reasonable. Most of all, be consistent. Even during times you just don’t feel up to it, spend just a small amount of time doing something you enjoy, and you’ll be surprised at how much better you’ll feel. Your body is the most amazing machine you’ll ever own, so don’t let another year pass by without reaching for all the wonderful potential inside of you.

Moderation. Whether it’s diet or exercise, moderation is essential. Do not try to adopt a plan that is so very strict or aggressive that it’s impossible to sustain. If you are miserable with your diet or exercise routine, then you’ll sooner than later return to the old habits. Be gentle with yourself, and remember that your objective is a new path, a new lifestyle, and so there is no time constraint. You may have set reasonable goals for weight loss or fitness levels, but in the end it’s just participation in the journey that is a measure of your success. The tortoise outran the hare because he just slowly proceeded on his path, without quitting. You will achieve your own optimal health, just as assuredly. And even better, you can smile and enjoy every step of the way.

Lean about foods and exercise. Knowledge is such a wonderful thing. And the more you know about foods, healthy eating, exercise, and healthy lifestyles, then the more you can apply that knowledge to further your own progress towards being the best you can be. The Internet is a wonderful resource. But of course, always be a bit of a skeptic with what you read. Check it against other sources. And keep asking “why” and “how”. Above all, just keep learning. You’ll find wonderful new foods to eat more healthy, great ideas and programs to enhance exercise or make it more fun, and countless other ways to enrich your life.

Scales are the enemy! Our bathroom scales are really not the enemy. But our attitude (or response) towards the scales are so very often self-destructive. How many times have you cautiously eased onto the scales, only to read a number that left you feeling horrible about yourself for the remainder of the day? Rather than toss the scales out the window, hang on to them and try a slightly different approach to how you use them. First, do not weigh every day. Weigh yourself no more often than once each week. And even so, remember that the long term trend is so much more important than whatever number you see today. Weight can fluctuate for a number of reasons on a day by day (or week by week) basis. Stay positive, remembering all the steps above, and just keep steadfast on your journey. The numbers will follow, sooner or later. In the mean time, don’t let those scales pull you from your path.

Are you a Compulsive Eater? Compulsive eating is a disorder, in much the same as many obsessive personality disorders. But when it comes to food, it’s a cruel and self-defeating disorder. Do you binge? Do you sometimes purge or induce vomiting? Are you preoccupied with body weight, to the point of being depressed? Do you eat even when you are not hungry? Do you hide what/when you eat? If you have tendencies that suggest you may suffer with compulsive eating, take the time to get informed and address the problem today. See the Resources section below for a wonderful resource that may change your life.

Why try again? What’s the point, even? Another diet? Another New Year's resolution? Another swing of the pendulum, a few steps forward, only to fall back again later. Why, you ask? Because your life doesn’t have to be this way. You can change. You don’t have to be yet another failure statistic. No matter how many times you’ve failed in years past, and no matter how many pounds you’ve lost and regained. By beginning today, and by starting with just the simple steps above, you can transform the journey of your own life. You can have the thin body in your mind’s eye. You can have the strength, the agility, and the grace for which you have longed. And perhaps best of all, you can enjoy a happy, hopeful, and purposeful existence along the journey to this wonderful new you.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Acai Berry - Where to Buy Acai Berries

The hip new taste in Rio health stores, juice bars and hot spots is Acai (ah-sigh-EE) berry juice and smoothies. But where can you buy Acai berry? Unfortunately this health giving berry perishes very quickly after it has been harvested. It is a small, deep purple colored berry that is mostly seed, that grows on a special palm tree found only in the Amazon rainforests.
Acai powder is quite difficult to find because it is so perishable but there are a few Network marketing companies do manufacture this. It is also possible to find Acai Berry powder or frozen Acai at up-market health food stores, but you should try to find a naturally extracted product. Acai berry products are also found at online stores and many of these products are from reputable sources, but also make sure that the product you order is from a natural source.
Acai has been researched and found to be one of the top ten foodstuffs available in the world today. It is a complete solution to nutrition, digestive and cardio vascular health. Athletes make regular use of Acai berry as it provides a complete solution for energy and is well know to be beneficial for muscle contraction and regeneration.
As this Acai is considered to be one of the Super-foods of the year, where to buy Acai berry should not be a problem in the near future. It is good for virtually everything that Kale is, and tastes a whole lot better. It contains naturally occurring Omega three, six and nine and I packed full of minerals vitamins and nutrients. It is also rich in protein and contains everything to make it a "complete" meal. This makes it perfect as a meal replacement and a fantastic supplement for weight loss and dieting.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

How to Achieve That 6 Pack Stomach - Easy Tips That Will Transform Your Midsection

Ask any woman what the most attractive part of the male body is and most of the time, they'll tell you its well-defined abdominals, or a 6 pack stomach as they're more commonly referred to. These muscles are generally regarded as a symbol of a fit and healthy person and as we all know, women are attracted to men with confidence and a strong self-esteem. Well-defined abs help make such confidence possible.
So is it any wonder that in any gym across the world, you see men of all ages doing crunches, sit-ups, and leg raises in the hope of obtaining six-pack abs? However, unfortunately most men will never achieve the ultimate goal of seeing their abs. But why?
One reason is fat. A layer of fat "covers" the stomach in all of us, but more so in men. Men tend to hold any weight gain in their bellies while women seem to hold fat in their buttocks and thighs. So for a man to ever have the chance of seeing a 6 pack stomach, he must lose that layer of fat. Doing thousands of crunches and sit-ups will certainly help, but if you aren't eating a diet for building muscle and losing fat, then you'll ultimately fail in your goal.
To lose fat effectively and permanently in your midsection, you must include:
1. a calorie restricted diet for building muscle;
2. frequent cardio workouts;
3. strength training with weights;
to build muscle so you can effectively increase your metabolism in order to lose weight and burn fat naturally. However, take note that your weight loss goals will not be achieved if any one of the three elements is done incorrectly.
Please don't waste your time with any fad diets, magic "potions", weight loss pills, detox tablets, or electronic stimulator gadgets that we all see on infomercials. All are pie-in-the-sky and in the end, scams. Spend your hard-earned money elsewhere and on plans that involve real, consistent work that in the end will have you accomplishing your goals.

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