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Burn Fat Diets Designed to Improve Mens Health

Burn Fat Diets Designed to Improve Mens Health

Overweight men are less inclined to follow burn fat diets than their women counterparts. More often than not, they will only do it if their health is on the line. When it comes to choosing a diet program, the male species should always look at mens health as their primary goal. They might also appreciate the fact that adopting a diet program can also lead to shedding that unsightly belly fat.

As far as burn fat diets go, a well planned low-calorie diet is the best option if the goal is to improve overall mens health and achieve permanent weight loss. After only two weeks on a low calorie diet, men will begin to feel the dramatic effects of reduced craving for fatty or sugary foods.

Knowing that men need to switch to diets that promote fat burning to stay healthy is half the battle won. The other half has a lot to do with the person needing the diet. If you want to be healthy, you need to start thinking along the lines of healthy foods and beverages.

Try to set your priorities around the goal of losing weight to get healthy. Turn everything you do into a step towards better health. There are as many varieties of fat burning diets as there are types of overweight men. This is a situation where the one-size-fits-all principle does not work.

Take pains in ensuring that your diet does not feel like a prison sentence, so design it in such a way that you are still eating the food you love only with a few tweaks here and there. Learn to count the calories and accept that you need to keep it under control, which basically means cutting down on your food intake. 

Fortunately, you can go online to create your own personal low calorie diet or you can always go to a nutritionist or dietician to seek help in customizing your diet program. You also need to learn the basics of healthy eating by staying away from saturated fats and sodium.

Fruits and vegetables are your best friends when you diet. Also, load up on fibers because they can make you feel full, thereby reducing your craving for food. Switch to frequent eating habits with smaller servings instead of the three full meals a day as this will work to increase your metabolism.

If you cannot give up alcohol, then you should know that it upsets all types of burn fat diets. Alcohol has no nutritive value whatsoever, but it has very high calorie content. To get the point across, understand this; if you drink a glass of regular Martini daily, you will gain around 16 pounds of body fat in a year.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 14, 2011 at 11:39 pm

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Health Diets – Candida Diet for the Control of Yeast Infections

Health Diets – Candida Diet for the Control of Yeast Infections

Candida is a yeast like micro organism found in most human bodies and though not harmful to most of us this organism can infect up to 20% of the population by causing a variety of different infections.

Generally found in our mouth, throat, genital/urinary tract and intestines, candida is held in check by the other bacteria that abound in our system. If a overgrowth of candida occurs a person will generally end up with some infections like: vaginitis, conjunctivitis, jock itch, muscle/joint pain, kidney and/or bladder infections to name but a few.

Most of these infections can be controlled and managed with traditional medication but for the person who suffers repeated infections this candida diet will assist in lessening them if not stopping them completely. The candida diet is not designed to make you lose weight but more to control and manage the candida micro organism in your system, by using and sticking to this diet the infections you suffered will be a thing of the past.

There are for stages to this diet – detox, reduce, inoculate and improve – being the keys to a healthier infection free life.

The Basics of the Candida Diet

Here you will cleanse your body of the toxic byproducts caused by candida.

Examples of detoxing:
I could write pages of information here but feel that we have all detoxed at least once in our lives and probably have our own personal detox method, for those who have never detoxed before go to the web and surf your favorite search engine for the one that suits you.

Here we reduce and balance out the yeast population in our bodies by using antimicrobial herbs, this helps to keep the candida under control

Examples of antimicrobial herbs:
Golden-seal – contains berberine which exhibits a broad spectrum of antibiotic activity. [not recommended if pregnant]

Echinacea – most widely recommended herb for infections, the direct activity of Echinacea as an antibacterial is quite mild but it helps with the stimulation of the production of some important antiviral proteins produced by our cells like interferon and interleukin.[caution is recommended in patients with HIV]

St John’s Wort – a herbal anti-depressant, it is also effective as a anti-viral and anti-bacterial agent and has shown a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity.

Licorice root – This herb also shows antimicrobial activity and can directly inhibit the growth of several viruses eg: vaccinia, herpes simplex and vesicular stomatitis etc.

There are other herbs around but they have shown limited antimicrobial activity.

Using probiotics [these are a helpful bacteria] you can help balance the candida in your body.

Examples of probiotics:
Lactobacilli – normally present in the mouth, intestinal tract and vagina. this bacteria produces lactic acid and can prevent vaginitis by inhibiting the growth of yeast.

Acidophilus – This term is used to describe a numerous amount of bacteria which help with our digestion. This bacteria has many health benefits and found naturally throughout our bodies, man has learned how to duplicate this bacteria artificially and many of our foods have this as a additive.

Bifidobacteria – a natural bacterial flora found in the human body, they promote good digestion, help boost the immune system, and help produce lactic and acetic acid. This bacteria also inhibits the growth of Candida.

Please remember to visit your local health store for these probiotics.

By improving your diet you will continue keeping the candida at bay, so up your intake of the following:

fresh vegetables
foods high in protein
live yogurt cultures
and grains such as rice, millet and bran

Avoid the following:

glutinous grains
and foods that contain yeast such as breads, baked goods, cheese and muffins.

Remember this is a diet to control candida and not a weight loss program.

Candice is a full time author and loves to write about her interests. These include a variety of diets, be it for weight loss or for the benefit of ones health she puts pen to paper. She also loves shopping, bowling, beading, dabbles in the forex market and enjoys internet marketing. You can visit her at Tan Leather Handbag to find the perfect leather handbag you have always wanted.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - August 9, 2011 at 1:26 am

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