The Truth About The Caveman Diet
So what makes this diet so popular? Well the title really says it all. The Caveman Diet or Paleo Diet as most refer to it by, is based on food the caveman ate back in the Paleolithic Age. The whole concept of this diet is to eat healthier by consuming the food that our bodies are intended to eat, food that is natural and comes from good old mother nature. In other words hunter gatherer foods, which is the only thing that was available to ancient man before the big agricultural boom some 10,000 years ago.
Contrary to what you may be thinking, cavemen were actually athletic individuals. Seeing as how they had to hunt and gather their food and even travel long distances at times to do so, made them very fit. The food that they ate played a big role in their athletic abilities as well as their health. Ancient man knew what foods to avoid in order to survive and got plenty of exercise.
So what does the caveman diet consist of? [click to continue…]
We all know good old fashioned milk can do us all the world of good but did you know? There is another type of milk actually much more beneficial in terms or properties? It may be a bit harder to find in the supermarket but well worth looking for a variety of great reasons.
It also tastes great! Well in this feature you’ll discover a lot more so read on and be prepared for some surprises along the way thanks to almond milk!
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10 teaspoons of SUGAR hit your system. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don’t VOMIT as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.
Your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into FAT. [click to continue…]
Knowing the best heart rate to burn fat is crucial when you do cardio to get rid of some extra weight. Usually we tend to imagine that the more cardio, the more fat we burn. But is it always true?
The answer may surprise you as it surprised me when I found out.
I think it is normal to think that, if some cardio exercise burns some fat, much more cardio will burn much more fat.
It is not true, or at least it is true only in part.
More cardio clearly burns more fat than less cardio but only when you exercises at the same heart rate.
Pushing your body to exercise at a very high heart rate makes you burn more calories, this is true, but not so many from fat.
For example, exercising at 90% of your maximum heart rate will burn only around 15% of calories from fat. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t train at that intensity because it’s still a great workout for your heart which is the most important “muscle” of your body. [click to continue…]
Apple cider vinegar is our new obsession in the Pumpd fit family.
I recently began taking apple cider vinegar shots (1 tablespoon) a few times a day for a quick and effective energy burst.
However, I’ve since discovered several other useful ways to incorporate apple cider vinegar (which I will refer to as ACV in the blog post going foward) into my daily routine.
ACV is just crazy effective for pretty much anything—your skin, your hair, your house, and even your pets can benefit from its qualities. Raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar is so much more than a salad dressing!
1. Apple cider vinegar can detoxify your home.
It’s made from apple juice and is fermented to hard apple cider through a process. It’s then fermented a second time to become apple cider vinegar. By you using ACV instead of other products, we instantly decrease the consumption of unnatural chemicals in our homes and daily lives (thus reducing environmental elements that can be cancerous).
2. It will make your hair shine.
ACV can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will boost your hair’s body and shine. I recommend recycling an old shampoo bottle, then filling it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing several times a week for dramatic results. [click to continue…]
If you feel like your appetite has a mind of its own, you’re not alone. Taking a look at your habits and revamping your daily rituals can renew your relationship with food and tame your hunger pangs. And of course, the best way to go about this is naturally.
- Drink more water: Plenty of people confuse hunger with dehydration. Keeping your water bottle full all day long will help you keep guzzling the good stuff and steer clear of unnecessary snacking.
- Get moving: Forget the notion that exercise brings your appetite on heavy — it actually decreases your appetite. Just another reason to squeeze in a workout!
- Don’t skip breakfast: Hopefully you’re well versed on the benefits a solid breakfast brings to the table, but if you’re not aware, skipping it can actually undermine your whole day, leaving you to consume more calories later in the day. Getting your metabolism moving earlier will help keep you filled longer.
- Power up with protein: Protein helps you sustain energy and feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed all day long. If you need some inspiration, look to these low-calorie, high-protein breakfast ideas for delicious inspiration. And remember to keep the lean protein coming for lunch and dinner too.
- Take a teatime: Give your after-meal snacking habit a healthy face-lift. A tasty cup of hot tea will help satisfy your perceived hunger and keep you feeling full.
- Get honest: Do you constantly snack when you’re bored or stressed? You’re only doing your beautiful bod injustice. Learn how to stop stress eating for good today.
- Eat more regularly: One or two big meals all day is a recipe for disaster. Eating smaller meals more regularly will kick your crazy cravings to the curb.
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