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5 Benefits of Cycling for a Healthy Fit Body

We are bombarded daily with different fitness programs and nutrition plans all aiming to help us get in the best shape of our lives. It sometimes feels quite overwhelming, so going back to the basics doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. By opting for cycling we can have a bigger control of our fitness life. Since all it takes is for us to grab our bike and protective gear and start pedaling, it is much easier to include it in our daily routine. And when we need to move it up or down our schedule it won’t make a fuss. If you still haven’t considered this alternative, here are a few benefits that are sure to make you at least try this great activity. It helps build muscles What makes cycling an almost ideal fitness option is that thanks to its the resistance elements it not only burns fat…

How to Calculate Net Carbs

On any low-carb diet, you will be reducing your net carb gram intake. It is important that you understand how to actually count net carbs. First, net carbs are simply the grams of total carbohydrates in a portion of food minus its grams of fiber. Because fiber is a carbohydrate that your body cannot digest, it does not raise your blood sugar levels or trigger an insulin response. Foods that are low in net carbs, which include nutrient-dense vegetables and fruits, are less likely to interfere with weight loss and do not have a significant impact on blood sugar. Here are a few zero- and low-carb foods to help you get started on understanding why they are often listed as acceptable foods in low-carb diets: Examples of Zero Carbs Beef Lamb Chicken Pork Bacon (but avoid the bacon cured in sugar) Salmon Trout Examples of Low Carb Vegetables Broccoli – 6…

How the Keto Diet Works

So by now, I hope you’ve read my brief overview of the Keto diet and the health benefits of going keto. The Keto Diet is all about ketosis. Attaining it and maintaining it. What Makes the Keto Diet Different? The Keto Diet is similar to many low-carb, high-fat diets. But, there is a difference. That difference is the intentional reduction of carbohydrates to the point of putting your body into ketosis. No other low-carb, high-fat diet does this. Ketosis is a normal process that the body does every day, regardless of the number of carbs you eat. Your body processes different types of nutrients into the fuels that it needs. Proteins, fats, and carbs are all processed for use. The ketogenic diet, which is a low carb, high fat diet, ramps up this process. When in ketosis, your body is in a metabolic state where most of the body’s energy…

The Health Benefits Of Going Keto

There are many health benefits experienced by those on the ketogenic diet. The basis of the diet is that it is designed to get a certain response from the body. Those on the keto diet eat normal amounts of protein, higher amounts of fat, and they keep their carbohydrate intake very low. Because carbohydrate intake is low, the blood sugar (glucose) level is low, and the brain pulls from this alternative energy source, which is fat. Before fats can be used by the body, the liver has to first convert them to ketones. It is ketones that are used as energy for the body and brain when there is lack of glucose. The ketogenic diet actually originated as a tool for treating neurological diseases, such as epilepsy. Studies have shown that this diet can have benefits for a wide variety of health conditions. THE HEALTH BENEFITS Weight Loss: Due to…

Loaded Avocado Baked Eggs

I am not a breakfast person, but I know it’s the most important meal of the year. I always have to force myself to eat breakfast and love a variety, so this recipe satisfies my desire for a tasty filling breakfast. And this breakfast dish looks as good as it tastes. As an added bonus, you won’t need to dirty any pots or pans to prepare it if you microwave the bacon rather than fry it. #winning There are a couple of “tricks” to perfecting this recipe, however. For starters, use large avocados and medium-sized eggs. Otherwise, the egg white may overflow the avocado. Cracking each egg into a small bowl before carefully pouring it into the avocado will also help prevent spills. Have you tried loaded avocados before?