Wednesday, August 21, 2013

4 Ways to Beat Child Obesity

There are millions of children that are overweight and obese in America today. They cry out with helpless voices for the help of the adults in America. They scream as they are picked last for sports at school and as a result they are depressed. Today in America, children are bombarded with candy, soda, and lots of other forms of sugar that are making them irritable to disease and heart attack later on. Could this be the reason why so many Americans are dying earlier and are getting sick? Sugar disables you immune system. According to the Center for Disease Control in July 2013 ( 70% of all obese children ages 5-17 years old has one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Let's take a stand to stop the madness! Here are a few quick ways to beat childhood obesity.

1. Monitor Your Children's Food Intake
The #1 way to beating child obesity is to monitor your children's food intake. If you want to stop them from eating candy or sweets, then stop them from eating it! Ground your child if they take advantage of you. You have to be hard on them or else they will have disease issues later on.

2. Keep Them Active
Keep your child active! The #2 way to beat childhood obesity is to keep them active. Each child should be getting 60+ minutes a day of activity outside. Get them interested in a team sport and keep them going at all times. It will lead to them going to sleep earlier because they won't be able to keep up.

3. Stop Spoiling Them!
This #3 way to beat childhood obesity goes hand-in-hand with our #1 way. Stop taking your child to McDonalds to get soda or ice cream. If you care enough for your child, then stop giving them cookies, cake, soda, and sugar.

4. Practice What You Preach
The final way to beat childhood obesity is to practice what you preach. When your child sees you splurging on your favorite food or drink and you tell them to stop eating and drinking their favorite things, then it will send a bad message. Instead, change your family's eating habits so that all of you can beat obesity and you will find that your child will cooperate better with your wishes when it applies to you as well.

Put these 4 ways to beat childhood obesity into practice and watch your child's weight drop. You will be amazed at what results you can get, just by following these 4 ways. Share these with your friends! Subscribe to our blog to get more tips, ways, tricks, and advice on how to beat obesity!

~Obesity Overload

Do Men Really Burn Fat Quicker than Women?

We have had a constant debate of trying to prove which sex burns more calories and fat quicker.
Where do you stand on the subject?
Do you think that women burn it quicker?
Let's look at a couple factors to see if we can prove once and for all which sex burns fat the quickest.

1. Testosterone
Testosterone is a chemical that aids in maximum body performance in men and women. Women have a minute percentage of testosterone in their body. Estrogen is the chemical that is found in women that allows for max performance. Testosterone has been proven to help the body grow quicker and stronger. Men have gobs of testosterone in their body when doing bodybuilding or working out. Men in turn build greater muscle mass and burn more fat in a shorter amount of time.

2. Body Fat Percentages
It is a fact that women are more overweight and have a greater percentage of body fat. Women have a greater deficit to overcome than men do. There are many factors that contribute to women having a greater body fat percentage. Whether this coincides with burning fat is unseen. Women tend to splurge more often than men do. I am not trying to sound prejudice at all. The fact is that women can not eat the same things as men can and expect not to gain large amounts of unhealthy weight.

3. Different Bodies
Another factor that you have to consider is that men and women have different bodies. Men have bodies that are built to build muscle, work, and go hard. Women have more delicate bodies that are built to bear children and do lighter work. I am not saying that all men and women are like these stereotypical examples, but, for the most part many people fit into these two examples. Men have the extreme advantage for burning more fat quicker than women as far as body types go.

I think that we can conclude that men really do burn fat quicker than women do. These are the hard facts that we are faced with every day. There are things that women can do to combat their larger fat deficits. If you want some tips then go to the blot post that is located below to get some tips.

Tips for Stay-at-home Moms

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Dried Fruits and Nuts

There has been some skepticism about fruits and nuts. Are they as healthy as regular fruits and nuts? Are they a better choice? Are they worth all the hype? Let me ask you a personal question as someone that loves fruits and nuts. Are you someone that likes crunchy and sweet fruits and nuts? If you answered yes to either one of the two options then dried fruits and nuts are for you. They aren't nearly as messy and they taste really good! They are green and they are good for you.

1. Good Vitamins and Minerals
If you eat a regular fruit or vegetable, then you would know that they are packed full of vitamins and minerals. There are a plethora of good vitamins and minerals in dried fruits and nuts. They help your mind and body function better and they are really tasty. These are good foods to become addicted to. (fruits more than the nuts, but still) There are some nuts that offer special minerals that you can't find in a whole lot of other places. They are a weight loss secret weapon!

2. Secret Weapon!
I mentioned above that dried fruits and nuts are a weight loss secret weapon. If you think about what dried fruits and nuts are, then it will make sense. You basically have fruits and nuts that fill you up properly and with good food; you have food options that are low in bad fat, and are low in bad sugar. You can enjoy dried fruits and nuts in your weight loss program as a snack. Who wouldn't want they secret weight loss weapon? They are also good fuel for burning fat!

All in all, dried fruits and nuts offer myriads of vitamins and minerals to keep your weight loss program running smoothly. Please don't miss out on these wonderful choices of snacks. Click on the link below to get your dried fruits and nuts now!

'-~Obesity Overload~-'

Thursday, August 8, 2013

How Important is Breakfast?

I get the, "How important is breakfast?" question a lot so I thought I would do a blog post on how important it really is. Many people think that they can skip breakfast in order to lose weight. After all, skipping a meal counts as cutting calories, right? This is not true. When you don't eat breakfast your body is dormant from sleeping and your metabolism is slow. Here are some benefits for weight loss for eating breakfast.

1. Higher Metabolism
When you wake up in the morning your body immediately thinks that it needs something to eat. For most of us our body may feel fine without a breakfast. If you force yourself to eat a little bit of a breakfast (for those that don't feel like eating), and eat a breakfast (for those that do) it will raise your metabolism for the rest of the day. What is metabolism? Metabolism is how quickly your body consumes your food that you eat. If your body consumes it slow, then you will gain more weight from that food. When you consume it quicker, then your body uses it quicker, and in turn allows your body to use it for fuel, not for storing as fat.

2. Feed the Machine
Our bodies need to be fed before we workout. If you are someone that likes to workout in the morning it is important and vital that you feed your body. If a machine doesn't have any fuel then it will not run, simple as that. If your body doesn't have fuel, then it too will not run. Think of your body as a machine. Feed the machine and it will run properly throughout the day and through your workout.

3. Protein Shake? For Breakfast?
Yep! You heard it right! Drinking a protein shake for breakfast can give you an extra boost in energy, vitamins, and muscle repair (for bodybuilders and weight lifters). Protein shakes have Omega-3's in them that have a lot of good benefits for your body. You have to feed the machine, feed the muscle, that burns the fat. I would suggest that you drink a protein shake for breakfast 30-60 minutes before your workout.

As you can see, breakfast is very important. It is essential for weight loss in that it raises your metabolism for increased fat burn throughout your day, it feeds your body, and allows you to operate properly in your day. Get something to eat for breakfast everyday and you will be on your way to weight loss success. Success starts in the morning!

~Obesity Overload

Back 2 Basics

Okay, so how have your weight loss programs been going? I went on a sort of sabbatical/taking a break from blogging. I realized that there are a lot of people still out there that need help. I mean, if you go to the store and you are driving through the main thoroughfare, there will always be a fat person waddling by. Maybe you are that person! I am not criticizing you by any means. I used to be that person with the gut hanging over my small athletic shorts. I want to help you look like the guy in the picture to the left. I too want to be the guy to the left. I will be going on this journey as well. I will track what I am doing and my weight loss totals, as well as, giving you the tips, tricks, and self helps. I know how much we all love the fad diet programs. (WE DON'T!) In this blog post I will be going over how to get back 2 basics. Let's begin!

1. Weight Loss Equation
The weight loss equation has been a forgotten friend to those people that are trying to lose weight. Maybe it is that one thing that you can't remember and it may be the reason you don't lose weight. The equation is easy to remember. You must burn more calories than what you eat in a day. In effect, you must burn 3,500 calories to burn one pound of fat. You must compensate when figuring it. If you eat 2,500 calories a day and you burn 3,500 calories, then it will take you about four days to burn 1 pound of fat. Seems simple, doesn't it? I would suggest that you cut 1,000 calories from your diet when you eat while exercising more to burn more calories; which in turn burns more pounds of fat. This brings me to my next point.

Fat Burning Foods

2. Exercising Correctly
There is a right and a wrong way to exercise? YES, there is! If you walk for an hour at 3 M.P.H., then you will burn a total of a couple hundred calories. That is not bad if you are starting out. For most of us, if you are healthy, you are going to want to do compound exercises and exercises that push you. I was doing a program a couple of months ago and we were doing about 10 miles of running a week. The twist was that we had to do our quickest mile and then try to beat it with the others. We were also doing 40 push-ups and 40 sit-ups in one sitting. This means that you get in position and do it until they are all done. You don't rest! I would also suggest that you do a medicine ball workout. I will be doing the medicine ball workout that Duke University put's their athletes through. I will put a link up for it. the medicine ball workout will cause your whole upper body to tone because it uses exercises that are compound.

Duke University Medicine Ball Exercises

What are compound exercises? Compound exercises are exercises that work 3 or more body part groups at once. Examples would be basketball or soccer. Basketball and soccer have a LOT of running in them that work upper body parts, lower body parts, and they torch your core. Another great example of compound exercises would be working with kettle bells or a medicine ball like a stated earlier. Both the medicine ball and kettle bell use exercises that will tone your whole body at once. You will find that you are working muscles you never thought you had.

3. Eat Correctly
Again, there is a right and wrong way to eat? Of course there is! Eating chips, candy, and junk food while trying to lose weight adds more calories to burn off. You body will in fact gain weight because your body doesn't burn enough calories. I would suggest keeping to mostly fruits and vegetables. They will fill you up quickly and you won't pay dearly calorie-wise for them.

Fat Loss Factor

4. 2 for 1
For every 2 hours of TV that you watch you must do 1 hour of cardio exercise. That means that you will be toning a lot because America seems to love to watch TV. Keep this 2 for 1 mentality in mind when you are watching that baseball or football game for three and a half hours in your day!

5. Cut the Sweets
Cutting the sweets out will drop your calorie intake drastically. I found that when I stopped drinking soda and eating candy everyday that I began to lost weight at a more rapid speed. It is because your body doesn't intake extra calories. Eating fat doesn't make you fat. Eating sugar that converts to fat makes you fat!

6. Cut Your Crutch
I want you to cut the one food that you love and can't live without for the duration of your weight loss. Sounds extreme, doesn't it? It is a bit radical, but it will be a motivating factor for your weight loss journey. Trust me when I say that cutting the crutch (favorite food) will do you good. It may be chocolate, soda, cake, cookies, whatever it is, cut it. I will be cutting my crutch and expect you to do so as well.

Incorporating these factors into your life will ensure that you will have a quick and successful weight loss period. I have done years of research and my methods work! I have implemented them in my own life and have lost 3-4 pounds a week consistently through it. I am not setting a time for weight loss on purpose. I want you to put these rules into practice and reap the benefits of your labor. Let's begin again and do this together!

~Obesity Overload  

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