So, here we are at the end of Phase 2 and you’re all eagerly awaiting the results. As you know from my “End of Phase 1” blog, I was down 14 pounds and feeling good. My body had finally adjusted to having carbohydrates every third day, and I was a lot less cranky than I thought I would be with the lack of carbs.
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Mom always said “you must have breakfast; it is the most important meal of the day.” Well it looks like mom was right again. Below are three of the many studies showing the positive effects of having breakfast.
Used for thousands of years, green tea has shown various health benefits ranging from fighting heart disease, lowering cholesterol, burning fat, and preventing diabetes and stroke. Green tea has also been shown to slow/prevent cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, esophagus, liver, prostate, and stomach.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Marc Siegel. I'm a certified personal trainer in New York with five fitness and training licenses and I currently write a weekly blog here. This week’s blog will be about my experience with Phase 1 of VIVO 360. I would like to preface this blog by saying that I have spent years working with Eric Hoult, the national director of VIVO 360, and share many similar views on dieting nutrition and training. I am sure that Eric can agree with me that while we have seen/put many people on various diet regimens ranging from the weekend warrior all the way up to people on a national competitive level, nothing has quite compared to the level of VIVO 360!
CH-CH-CH-CHIA...who remembers that clay ram from the eighties, that you smeared this weird green stuff on it, and then it grew out all bushy? In any event, thirty years later Chia seeds seem to be all the rage. The reality, however, is that the Chia seed has been documented to date back to the ancient Aztecs, Mayans, and Native Americans. While the word Chia happens to mean oily, the plant's formal name is Salvia Hispanica. These seeds are typically found in the deserts of Argentina, Mexico and Peru.
While on vacation this week, I happened to read a staggering article about a topic I have written and spoken about countless times: Obesity.
It’s time for lunch and instead of ordering a burger and fries, you made the wise choice to order a salad. You are proud of yourself for steering away from junk food - ordering something good for the body; but just how “healthy” is your salad?
You have heard about, and maybe even tried the Atkins or South Beach diet. Did you find yourself dropping weight during the first 2 weeks? Then as soon as you stop; you put it all back on? There have been plenty of diets on the market that have cut out carbohydrates completely. While people might find they could lose some weight that first week, the results wouldn’t stick once they incorporated carbs again. This is because most of that weight is water weight, not actual fat loss. No carb diets are a temporary fix! You need to properly cycle food to encourage fat loss within your body.it
Coconuts have been around for hundreds of years, but now all the new hype is revolved around virgin coconut oil! In the past coconut oil has been regarded as being bad, due to the saturated fat content. However, virgin coconut oil is not the same type of oil as saturated hydrogenated oil that goes through processing and is added to foods for an extended shelf life. Coconuts have been used for the past 4000 years according to Sansrkit documentation in Ayuvedic medicine, to treat heart problems, hair loss and even burns. During World War II, it has been said the coconut water was used as an IV for wounded soldiers (1).
You may know someone who has high blood pressure - maybe an older aunt or uncle or even your grandma. But lately I have been hearing more and more cases of high blood pressure from people all round me! Even from people as young as 25 years old.