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Weight loss

9/1/2017 10:17 AM

 

Sleep Your Weight Off!




Nighttime is the ideal time for our bodies to reset, regenerate, detoxify and heal. Not getting enough sleep will inhibit optimal functioning. The process is further compromised when we eat heavy meals at dinnertime because the body's resources then have to focus on digestion instead of everything else. 
Furthermore, our hormones are produced and regulate in a major way during this night cycle. Cutting sleep short will eventually throw your hormones out of whack- specifically gherkin and leptin, our hunger and fullness hormones. 
Everything sums up to disorder eating, water retention and weight gain. 

To avoid these unhealthy patterns make point of eating a light and early dinner, ideally 3 hours before bedtime. Get enough sleep by retiring to bed earlier (no later than 10 pm). 


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Cellulite

28/12/2016 10:55 AM

 

War Against Cellulite 





Cellulite is the harmless accumulation of fat beneath the skin. Though being overweight can increase the amount of cellulite, even slim people can have it. The amount of cellulite varies from individuals and is essentially genetic. 

Besides genetic predisposition, other factors which contribute to the appearance of cellulite are:
- unhealthy dieting or poor nutrition
- lack of exercise
- hormones changes
- dehydration
- slow metabolism.

Inherited cellulite can never be completely eliminated, but the appearance of it can be significantly reduced. Ensure optimal functioning of the circulatory and lymphatic systems in your body by becoming physically active, maintaining proper hydration and avoiding tight-fitting clothing.  



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Acai

23/12/2016 15:38 PM

 

Acai Fad




You see it on Instagram, Facebook, and on the desk of your office buddy. Acai bowls have become a hit with today’s health-crazed youth. But is this satisfying sweetness too good to be true?
Let’s start with the actual ace fruit: like its berry relatives, acai has multiple nutritional and antioxidant value, that and more! Studies have also shown it to reduce appetite, which is why acai is used in many weight-loss supplements today.
The meal-replacement “bowl” however, is most likely filled with honey (still sugar), other sweeteners (coconut palm sugar or date), and juice or pureed fruit (fructose, still sugar). This takes what would be a very healthy snack to a not-so-great sugar-packed food. 
Conclusion: eat the acai berry, but avoid the hyped-up meal replacements. 



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HIIT

21/12/2016 11:01 AM

 

HIIT



 

That’s High Intensity Interval Training. In this type of routine you choose one high intensity exercise (such as running) and take short rests between intense repetitions. This means you alternate between high intensity work and low/moderate recovery. Example: Sprint or run for 5 minutes, then rest for 1 minute, repeat.


HIIT has been shown to increase endurance and fitness level. It also burns more calories in a reduced workout time. 
If your excuses for not working out include time-restriction or even boredom, HIIT is definitely for you. 



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Decaffeinated Coffee

19/12/2016 13:25 PM

 

Don’t Choose Decaffeinated




 

Many people looking to cut back on their caffeine intake will opt for decaffeinated coffee. Here are a few reasons why that is not the best idea:
a) To remove caffeine, the coffee is exposed to chemical solvents. You drink up the residue with your coffee.
b) Decaf coffee is highly acidic. Acidity in the body causes heartburn, ulcers, inflammatory conditions. 
c) Decaf coffee STILL has caffeine!


Tip: if you are cutting back on caffeine, try opting for herbal teas (ex. chamomile, mint, fennel, hibiscus, etc) instead.


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Sweet potatoes

14/12/2016 10:02 AM

 

How Sweet It is!




One of the health industry’s top choices of carbohydrate is sweet potato. It has many vitamins and minerals, and rich in plant compounds with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Though high in carbohydrates, the primary source of starch which is in part resistant starch (also known as probiotic) which feeds the friendly gut bacteria. 
The decent fiber content in sweet potato also aids in controlling blood glucose levels.
All in all, sweet potatoes should and can easily become a part of a healthy diet. 


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Fernando Bruccoleri LILIANNE MISHAAN
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Mishaan was raised in Montreal, Canada. She currently lives in Miami, Fl. with her children Sol (5) and Steven (3). Lilianne Mishaan has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Barry University, in Miami, Fl., and is nationally certified health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her focus is on health, healing and balance, and her mission is to end the myth of restrictive diets and fads, and bring back real food. She was mentored and trained by Dr. María Patricia Restrepo, physician and chemist.






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