Showing posts with label healthy lifestyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label healthy lifestyle. Show all posts

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Reasons you are not losing weight


Are you on a weight loss routine?,these days a lot of people are just trying to lose weight and be fit,well it is good because your weight contributes to a healthy or unhealthy life.

Losing weight starts with what goes inside the body because you are what you eat, maybe there is a cloth that you want to fit into and you seriously need to lose weight,you want to cut down fats on some parts of your body. There are some things that you need to track your weight and monitor your achievements,equipment like measuring scale,pedometer,measuring tape,elliptical machine(optional),a pair of nice shoes and a sports wear. pedometer is a device often electronic that measures the number of steps taken and thus estimates the distance walked,these are the things you will need because exercise is an important aspect of weight loss.

Also,when you are on a weight loss routine you have to eat foods which are rich in fiber to help boost your metabolism. Eat more fruits and nuts,fruits tend to provide the body with all nutrients that it needs without adding unnecessary fat. so you need to be eating protein a lot more,i prescribe that you cut down on carbs during a weight loss routine,and also try to drink a lot of water to keep the body hydrated.
You cannot look better if you loose fat on one part of your body, so it has to be general and this can be achieved through cardiovascular exercises normally called cardio for short. I mean exercises that makes the heart to beat in a faster rate than normal, in the process of beating the body burns fat.

There are some certain things we do that alters our results and helps us gain weight the more instead of losing weight, but it happens if you do the following.

You still eat junk foods

Junk foods don't have much to offer,they are mainly processed food and when foods are processed they tend to loose up to 60% of their nutrient ,the thing about junk foods is that it is high in sugar,sodium fats and mostly calories(empty calories) which your body dosen't need at the moment,junk food simply make you to over eat because it is a cheat food,junk foods like carbonated drinks fills your stomach with gases making your stomach to be bloated,french fries and some processed fruit juice, candy bars and gums are also a good form of junk foods. not all foods are junk food depending on he ingredients they are made of and their preparation methods. junk foods also has their dangers towards health.
You are not eating right

Maybe you are eating the wrong diet,like eating too much carbs ,this is the time you have to be eating more fruits and nuts than food,fruits and nuts are rich in fibre(apple,pear,peanuts,almonds,cashew nuts),ditch the processed orange and apple juice which contain preservatives and additives and take fruit juice in its natural form,some fruits contain a good amount of water which keeps the body hydrated and the stomach feeling full so you wont eat much.
Also, eat lots of protein,I ll say that you should substitute your love for carbohydrates with proteins,protenious foods like beans,soy milk,peanuts e.t.c   

You starve

Starving has often become an option for people who want to lose weight,but they don't actually lose weight when they starve rather they gain more weight,while you starve your body wont find the energy to do its work while you exercise,your body still needs food for its activities.
Anorexia is often the out come of starvation among people who want to loose is an eating disorder,Anorexia is a disorder that goes beyond obesity or out of control dieting,a person with anorexia often begins dieting to loose weight,the drive to become thinner is actually secondary to concerns about control or fears relating to ones body. Approximately 95% of people affected by anorexia are often females,most often teenage girls. In the U.S and other countries with high economic status,it is estimated that one out of hundred adolescent girls has this disorder.

The fact is that you should love your body,now say to yourself beautiful is me and work on your weight,do not starve to lose weight because if you do some things just stops working the right way on your body. Whenever you feel like eating eat the right thing and be happy.

You lack more exercise

Okay I get it,you just started exercising and its difficult for you but it is a gradual step you have to take,you need to exercise more using equipments like dumbells .Exercise is an important aspect of weight loss,especially cardio vascular exercises,this will affect every part of your body, its good you begin with it,also stretching,when your muscles elongate,but the best way to loose weight and burn fat is through cardiovascular exercises.

Exercises comes in many forms like running,jogging,jumping,swimming(highly effective),biking,running,dancing,sweeping e.t.c,just do things that make you sweat,drink water after exercising or during an exercise,dont take shower while sweating because some wastes are being excreted,find a comfortable exercise you enjoy and do it,if you are strong enough you can embark on a 30 day exercise challenge.....sweat more!

In conclusion

Weight loss is good in the sense that it brings us back in shape and improves our personality,clothes fit in us perfectly together with a nice look. when you finally burn off some fats and drop some kgs you now have to monitor and maintain your weight by eating right,like I said earlier ,don't eat junk foods befriend fruits and nuts,eat fresh foods processed foods like junk foods has their adverse effect on health,that is why exercise is important,there are many forms of exercise find the one you love most and is comfortable for you and do it.
Love your body dnt starve or visit all these pro ana and thinspiration sites cause if you get addicted to them the outcome will bad,the journey to weight loss should be done with patience it is a gradual thing that you don't see its results in 2 might take up to 6 months but you are doing your self good anyways.I think am watching my weight too,lol .

I look forward to hearing your weight loss story good luck.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

common food hygiene practices

When last did you scrub your cooking area? kitchen is to food...right? Now hygiene are those conditions and practices that promote and preserve health. In terms of food,it is cleanliness in context of food.
When the cooking area or the kitchen is not neat food hygiene is not practiced. whether you are using a modern kitchen or a local kitchen its important to practice food hygiene. A food cooked in a dirty area, an unwashed food ingredients and an unwashed cooking equipment is a threat to the health of the consumer(the person eating the food).A saying goes”we are what we eat”so a situation whereby we practice food hygiene we won't fall sick.Eating a good food starts with keeping a neat kitchen.
Now let me go straight to the point.                              

Some common food hygiene practices

  • Before you cook always wash your hands(This is an important point because some of us don't do it micro organisms are every where and can be transferred into our food simply by neglecting this point.
  • Cook with a neat equipment,this is why it is good to wash all your cooking equipments after use,to avoid any difficulty in washing it later.
  • Always sweep and scrub your kitchen and fight pests if you notice any in your kitchen as pests have the ability to eat your stored food especially yam.

  • Wash any used plate immediately to avoid flies like housefly into your kitchen,a perch can be dangerous you know.
  • Wash any uncooked food thoroughly before cutting or cooking it.
  • Don't use your tongue to taste food from your cooking spoon.
  • Always wear apron while cooking
  • After cooking cover the pot and don't place the spoon inside the pot thereby half covering the pot as this allows micro organisms inside the pot
  • Do not cook with about to spoil food ingridient like onion,pepper etc.
  • When you buy food buy neat and fresh food dn't buy un fresh food
  • Try your best to avoid sand in food and make it a ritual to always clean your kitchen after cooking.
There are so many food hygiene practices,you know the right thing do it.

if you own a restaurant make sure food hygiene is highly practiced there as this will fetch you more customers,nobody like to eat n unclean food.

However,we are at war with micro organisms that is why food hygiene should be practised. 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Bad things high heel does to you

When I was a child I loved wearing high heels, seriously I was even tempted to wear it at home so it will make me look tall.

 Heels is one option for looking tall. However, high heels and pain are sides of the same coin. We ladies always appear lovely on heels, but at the long run the side effects comes up. My Number one side effects of high heels should be;


 Major causes of leg sprain in women is not used to wearing high heels and especially when the heels are tight.. Believe me it hurts more.


The lower back can cause causes back pain.This is more to happen if you wear high heels on a frequent basics .it will cause your lower back to accentuate its lorises(lumber spine curve)

High heels have the ability to damage our toe nails "high heels are the leading cause of ingrown toe nails"says loyal can also lead to toe nail or fungal infection.

Although high heels has bad side effects, this doesn't stop many women from wearing it.Doctors suggest that women who do wear heels to take them off while driving or sitting at the office desk.

The risk of today's teenagers are thought to be particularly great as they begin wearing high heels at an early age before their bodies are fully developed, they run the risk of hip trouble in adulthood and problems with back pain from the stress placed on the spines as youngsters.

To minimize the risk of high heels choose a slightly thicker  heel as this will spread the load more evenly.
 Come on  let's wear it with caution.
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Signs of jaundice

You might call it yellow fever,but that is JAUNDICE.
     Jaundice is a yellow discoloration in a newborn baby's skin and eyes.not only to a child,but also to an adult.

  Jaundice is caused due to the inexcretion of the bilirubin I.e(a yellow coloured pigment of red blood cells)

  Jaundice is mainly identified by a yellowish discoloration of the white area of the eye and the skin.The child's urine is usually dark in colour.

   Jaundice in older babies and children is not considered normal. It maybe a clue to problems with the liver,infection or other illness.

     The symptoms of jaundice include.

  • Change in skin and eye colour
  • Chills
  • Abdominal pains
  • Stomach pain
  • Weight loss

The likely clues a doctor will use before confirming jaundice diagnosis is the yellowing of skin and eye.

The child's urine can be tested

Doctors may also need to look inside the child's body for problems with the liver or bile using ultrasound.
If you notice that your child is developing the above symptoms,take the child to a doctor,don't apply palm kernel oil!

Friday, 16 October 2015

foods that improve your eyesight

your eye your life

Vision is one of mankind's most valued senses.  unfortunately for many it's subecptible to extremely degenerative conditions. U can imagine a life without the sense of vision.

Egg yolks contain lutein ,a Yellow pigmented antioxidant belonging to the class of compounds called carotenoids.lutein and a similar compound called zeaxanthin selectively accumulate in the macula of the retina,scavenging free radicals and acting as a blue light filter,while other foods contribute to eye health,egg yolks were found to help most.

This delicious green leafy vegetable contains lots of lutein therefore working miracles on the eyes.consuming it raw is the best method,as heating spinach Is known to damage some of its antioxidant.

While consuming carrots won't necessarily reverse bad eyesight, they can help in giving vitamin A,loss of it is leading to cause of foods like mango,pumpkin,apricots e.t.c do help too.

Almonds promote overall well-being.they contribute to weight loss,help lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease and improve your complexion among many.

With all this fruits in your system you are sure of having no eye problems in future