Make Gradual Lifestyle Changes


I’ve noticed that some people simply can’t get started on a healthy weight loss programme for themselves because they believe they won’t have a life. They baulk at the idea of going to a gym and they hate the idea of nibbling on lettuce and carrots to lose weight. As it is, anyone who has been a bit of a couch potato should never just plunge willy nilly into a  vigorous exercise regime.

staying fit and eating right

Begin with gentle exercise, nothing too strenuous. Walk every single day. What can be so difficult about that? It doesn’t have to be 8 miles – for starters it can be just to the end of your driveway and back. Find some activity you love to do and do it as often as possible. Why not look out for- and join a beginner water-fitness class. If its at a health club, you can even sit in the sauna and benefit with some detoxification. There is no need to stop eating either. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and slowly start omitting the foods connected with inflammation such as sugar and bread.  The word dieting sums up all kinds of unpleasantness, but start gradually with making lifestyle changes  – you’ll see it will start slowing reaping benefits and you’ll be much happier without having to make drastic changes.


The Million Health Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa is one of the most popular “superfoods” in the entire world. It is an incredibly nutritious grain/cereal that can be cooked and eaten in a multitude of different ways, depending on your mood, and your calorie restrictions. It is rich in protein, minerals, vitmains, magnesium and fibers. It is also low in carbohydrates and fat, and does not have any gluten, so it is suitable for vegans!

The best thing about quinoa is that it is full of antioxidants and flavonoids that have a number of health benefits. This combined with the high fiber content found in the cereal ensures that a person who consumes quinoa on a regular basis will have lower rates of sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure when compared with people who eat white rice. Since quinoa is a nutritious grain, it is extremely filling. It’s for this reason that it is used in weight loss diets.

Quinoa dishes

Quinoa is ideal for vegetarians and vegans because not only is it gluten free, it is rich in necessary vitamins and protein that vegans cannot find in most other grains. A steady diet of quinoa can increase your metabolism, help you lose weight and be an all-round healthy person.

The best thing about quinoa is that it acts as a regular rice substitute. There are a number of amazing ways to cook this dish, so that you do not tire of it. For optimum health benefits, try phasing out white rice, and just consume quinoa instead. You will notice the difference almost immediately!