Nutrition is a major part of the weight loss process and the key to over all wellness. Here at Mobile Fitness Team, we structure our meal plans to assist you in achieving your goal while improving your health.
When making food choices it's very easy to get it wrong. It is important to know how to choose the correct foods. Without proper food choices you may retard or even derail your weight loss.
Making better food choices will not only ensure you better weight loss, but also better health. What about apples?Click Here For More Information
1. Research found that when healthy adults consumed an apple fifteen minutes before eating a meal, they ate 15 percent less at the meal. This simple habit can result in weight loss for anyone looking for an easy and healthy way to lose weight. 2. In other studies, apples have been shown to significantly alter the amounts of the bacteria Clostridiales and Bacteroides in the large intestine, conferring gastrointestinal health benefits. 3. Thanks to their phytonutrient content, apples have been show to lower the risk of asthma and lung cancer in numerous studies. 4. In a study funded by the USDA, postmenopausal women who ate dried apples daily experienced a 23 percent reduction in LDL cholesterol (the one known as “bad cholesterol”) and a 4% increase in HDL cholesterol (“the good cholesterol”) within six months. 5. In a British study published in BMJ, researchers found that eating an apple a day was as effective as statin drugs to lower cholesterol levels, without the harmful side-effects. They also found that if 70% of the British population simply ate an apple on a daily basis, 8500 lives would be spared every year from heart attacks or strokes. 6. Researchers at Tufts University found that catechin polyphenols found in apples speed abdominal fat loss by 77 percent and double weight loss in overweight individuals. Catechins also improve the body’s ability to use insulin, thereby preventing wild blood sugar fluctuations that effect energy, mood, and cravings. 7. Apples contain flavonoids (including catechin polyphenols and quercetin), which have been shown to interfere with the development of cancer cells and preventing their ability to multiply. 8. Research in the journal Nutrition Reviews found that a diet that’s too low in magnesium increases the risk of cancer. Apples are a good source of magnesium. 9. According to research in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules scientists found that apple oligosaccharides showed an ability to inhibit human colon cancer cells. Oligosaccharides are complex carbohydrates. The apple compound induced a process known as apoptosis, which is the body’s mechanism to kill damaged or cancerous cells. They also found that the apple oligosaccharide stopped the growth of new cancer cells. They concluded: “Apple oligosaccharide is a potential chemoprevention agent or anti-tumor agent and is worthy of further study.” 10. Apples contain a natural compound known as malic acid, which helps improve energy production in the body. It has been found to aid fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.×
Drinking the proper amount of water each day will assist you in your weight loss. Not drinking enough water will affect your bodies metabolism, which will result in stopping weight loss.
Water is the universal solvent and needed for your body to function properly, always drink your required amount.Click Here For More Information
Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possible the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Although most of us take it for granted, water may be the only true “magic potion” for weight loss. Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits. Here’s why: The kidneys can’t function properly with out enough water. When they don’t work to capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver’s primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into useable energy for the body. But if the liver has to do some of the kidney’s work, it cannot operate at full throttle. As a result, it metabolizes less fat, more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss stops. Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention. When the body gets less water, it perceives this as a threat to survival and begins to hold on to every drop. Water is stored in extracellular spaces (outside the cells). This shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands. To read the full article, click the pdf on this site.×
Cardiovascular training aids in burning body fat, however, resistance weight training is the best way to assist your body in burning extra calories. Without exercise you simply will not feel or look your best.
Without a proper exercise routine your body will simply deteriorate, and you will not look your best.Click Here For More Information
Benefits of Exercise Following are the benefits of exercise and participating in a regular fitness resistance program. (Physiologic Benefits): 1. Loss of body fat. 2. Weight control. 3. Increased muscular strength. 4. Increased muscular endurance. 5. Reduced risk of injury. 6. Increased bone, ligament, and tendon strength.7. Increased metabolism. 8. Reduction in resting blood pressure. 9. Decreased diabetes risk. 10.Advantageous changes in cholesterol. 11.Improved blood flow in the muscles. 12.Increased muscle mass. 13.Decreased risk of osteoporosis. 14.Improved flexibility. 15.Improved speed and power. 16.Decreased stress. 17.Improved elimination and digestion. 18.Increased ability to burn calories both during and after exercise. (Other Benefits) 1. Overall improved health. 2. Improved self-esteem. 3. Improved posture. 4. Improved physical independence. 5. Improved experience during participation in physical activity.×