Sunday, 15 March 2015

What is Ketogenic diet

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Tips to lose weight

Weight loss tips are highly sought after and some sources give inaccurate information which is of no use to anyone. Weight Loss Watch has compiled a top 10 list, detailing the ten most effective methods of achieving weight loss in a healthy manner.

Tip 1

How many calories, do you as an individual, personally need?

Using the Basal Metabolic Rate, it is possible to calculate the amount of calories that you personally need to achieve weight loss. Below is the formula;

BMR (kcal) = Body Weight (lb) * 15 + (moderate activity (minutes/day) * 3.5) Note: since you are looking to lose weight, Target = BMR - 500 kcal

Let’s look at an example using the above equation. Say you weigh 145 lb and exercise for 30 minutes per day. The BMR would equate to (145 * 15) + (30 * 3.5) = 2175 + 105 = 2280 kcal.

The target to losing 1 lb per week, in this example, is therefore 2280 subtracting 500 which is 1780 kcal.

Tip 2

Eat five servings of fruit and vegetables each and every day!

Despite endless advice instructing you to eat your greens, it is critically important to include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Both contain fibres, vitamins and antioxidants which fill up your stomach quickly, meaning that you feel full more quickly. They are also low in calories which help to preserve a low calorie count.

Tip 3

Beware of portion sizes.

As an example, a serving of pasta equates to 1/2 cup of cooked pasta, yet restaurants serve pasta as four servings in one meal. Think to yourself, that leaving leftovers is fine and prevent yourself from feeling obliged to finish the meal, since it is quadruple the average serving anyway.

Tip 4

Don’t skip meals under any circumstances.

Consuming small, but frequent meals contribute to controlling your blood sugar levels and achieving a constantly balanced calorie intake. Breaking down three main meals into smaller meals of perhaps five or six, will help to achieve such control.

Tip 5

Opt for fresh wholesome foods.

It is best to purchase fresh foods, and stay well clear of fast food as these are typically higher in sodium and fat. Simply replacing your fast food lunch meal with a prepared home meal can assist greatly in achieving weight loss in a healthy manner.

Tip 6

Don’t completely refrain from your favorite foods

Healthy eating and weight loss doesn’t need to completely eradicate your favorite treats if done correctly. Feel free to indulge in a piece of chocolate cake or a bowl of ice cream, just ensure the quantity and regularity are kept to a reduced level. Cutting out all treats usually leads to a failed diet, but rewarding yourself with a treat every now and then will encourage you to succeed in your diet program.

Tip 7

Reading and interpreting nutritional information on labels and food packaging.

It is a statutory requirement to include nutritional information on food products and this allows us to interpret the figures and decide whether or not it fits in with our diet program. An understanding of the facts and figures is required, as a fat-free claim displayed prominently on the front of the packaging might not tell you the large number of calories which will be kept on the back. Low carbohydrate foods are all well and good, but that doesn’t mean to say that they are also low in fat and calories.

Tip 8

Sugary drinks are best avoided.

Juices, sugar and cream can have a highly negative effect on anyone’s diet. The best liquid to take is water, and the recommended consumption is 8 glasses of water per day, which will help you, feel full and also help to hydrate your body.

Tip 9

Maintain a food diary.

Maintaining a log of the foods you have eaten can help identify problem foods which you can then replace with suitable alternatives. You may also wish to consult a qualified Dietician and share your diary with them in an attempt to improve your diet by switching a few items.

Tip 10


When most people think of ways to lose weight, exercise is commonly at the top. Exercise is a cheap, simple and very effective way to burn off calories and fat in a healthy way. To remain healthy, the recommended exercise time lies between 30 minutes and 60 minutes per day, though adding weight-bearing exercises at least twice per day helps to burn off those extra calories.

Thursday, 12 March 2015


To determine if you have a healthy WHR, first use a measuring tape to obtain the circumference of your waist, just above your belly button. Then measure the circumference of your hips at the widest part of your buttocks.
To determine your WHR, simply divide your waist circumference from your hip circumference, in either inches or centimeters. If you are male and have a WHR greater than 1.0 - or a female with a WHR greater than 0.85 - you are considered to have an "apple shape", meaning that you have more body fat located in your abdominal area. 

In the event that your WHR does demonstrate an apple-shape, don`t see this as a negative result. Rather regard it as an invitation to take action to enhance your every day propensities. There is nothing you can do to change your body-sort - that`s something you acquired - yet you can make moves to enhance your wellbeing and lessen your danger for the aforementioned ailments. Regardless of the fact that you have a hereditary inclination to being apple-molded, the way you live is the thing that eventually figures out if or not you increase overabundance fat. Qualities unmistakably assume a part, yet they unquestionably don`t figure out what you`re going to have for supper or how regularly you work out.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Feel fresh

Today’s markets are filled with products that promise to give the consumer that fresh, clean feeling. While many of these products will provide that freshness, adding an antiseptic liquid to bath water definitely provides the feel fresh benefit. Not only does this product provide a fresh, clean feeling, but it also provides an antiseptic healing benefit with it’s use.Photo  credit : Wikipedia

Made from Chloroxylenol 48mg/mL, this antiseptic can be used in baths, laundry and for other household cleaning to reduce bacteria and germs on surfaces. By mixing a capful, approximately 20 mL antiseptic to 400 mL of water for a ratio of 1:20, it can be used to cleanse and soothe wounds and/or bacterial infections of the skin.

When using as a laundry additive to help reduce bacterial contamination and increase the freshness of the wash, add 30 mL per load of laundry. By adding the antiseptic to diaper pails and the rinse cycles of laundry loads of baby clothes, it helps to reduce the risk of bacteria living within the diapers and clothing articles. This can help prevent some forms of diaper rash on babies. This also helps keep any bacterial infections from spreading through clothing, towels and other laundry items.

It is not recommended to add Dettol antiseptic liquid to bath water for babies under the age of 9 months. While considered to be a safe product, newborn baby skin can be extremely sensitive to chemicals of all types. Once a child has reached 9 months of age, the skin has had an opportunity to develop better and loose some of it’s original sensitivity. This antiseptic should not cause any irritation or skin reaction to older children or adults.

Pets can benefit from the use of this antiseptic as well as people. Many pets are prone to contracting bacterial infections in scratches and scraps they receive outdoors. Cleaning wounds with an antiseptic/water mixture provides relief from burning and itching to the animal and aid in the healing of wounds. Adding a capful of the liquid to a pet’s bath water can help prevent the passing of bacteria from a pet to a child or adult.
Dettol antiseptic liquid has many different ways in which it can be used and can benefit everyone. Whether adding it to laundry, bath water, diaper pails or pet baths, it can reduce the bacteria and germs which are in our immediate environments. By germ reduction and maintaining cleanliness with freshness, this antiseptic liquid helps to promote and protect good health for all who use it.