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Studio and T.V. viewers were definitely surprised when Christina Aguilera showed on the launch of The Voice US recently, with her perfect, better than ever figure, wearing a mini-dress (a pink Alaia), obviously to show off that perfect body of hers.
Well, who could blame her? Indeed that type of body is worth showing off, right? Sources revealed that Christina was able to achieve that figure through hard work. Doing weight training at the gym and at home with the help of her personal trainer, she’s also doing yoga know, and a very strict diet which is prepared and delivered to her daily that limits her food intake to up to 1,600 calories, which by the way costs NZ $1,800 per month, helped her lose about 15 kilos in just 6 months.
The source said that the real reason behind Christina’s successful weight loss is because she enjoys doing it and that she chose a way that she know she would love doing every day and not just something that she has to force herself of doing in order to achieve her goals.
By the way Christina looked right now it could only prove that her chosen weight loss regime really works. The source added that Christina would often have quinoa oatmeal for breakfast, grilled steak with roasted tomatoes for lunch and grilled tuna with cauliflower and sweet potatoes for dinner. In case she asks for dessert, an apple-cinnamon cheesecake would be her usual order. With all that, who would actually think that she aims to lose weight? But obviously it worked. Anyone will definitely want to be on a diet if they know they can get the same result as Christina’s.
Fans may have noticed how Christina has gained weight these past few years. Taken as something that’s normally experienced by any woman, Christina never really cared about her weight issues before. However, because of the unending criticisms she finally decided that maybe it’s time to let go of the “booty” that she love.
For a while Christina felt bad about how people looked at her because of her weight, which is also the very same reason why she felt depressed for a period of time. But then when she finally decided that she want to lose weight, she made it clear to her that she’s not doing it to satisfy her critics, but because she decided to do it for herself.
It is undeniable that health information is not only in demand for women, but for men as well. We all know that becoming physically fit is needed for us to achieve all our goals in life, as they say, “health is wealth.” What is, then, the best source of information for men’s health? Here are some of the resources that you can go to.
Health forums is one of the most visited resources for health information. A lot of men are visiting sites with forums because they believe that through this, they can be able to get the information that they need. Indirectly, you are able to learn through the points of views and opinions of the people joining these forums.
We cannot deny that men rarely talk about themselves. Through online forums, they can be able to share their experiences without feeling ashamed. As a matter of fact, through these forums you can ask help from people who are truly strangers to you. Through the process of exchanging thoughts, you unknowingly gain a lot of knowledge from them.
But it must be noted that there is a drawback on relying on this source. Forums are pure reactions from a variety of people; this only means that you do not have the certainty of facts unlike if you seek for a doctor’s opinion. Not to mention the fact that there is a lot of posers who do nothing but destroy the good exchange of facts by the reactors. It is advised that you look for a forum which only provides the information that is true and useful.
Becoming healthy and doing some activities to become healthy is not a girl thing alone. It is actually a particularly essential matter for the boys, as well. Forums are an excellent source of fresh information, but you must never solely rely on it. Professionals’ opinions are still the best.
It is ever man’s dream of having that perfectly shaped, having eight-pack abs as they say. But achieving is level of body shape is not achieved on an overnight abs work out. It requires numerous and repetitive exercise that will mold and strengthen the abdominal muscles.
According to exercise experts, leg exercise is one of the most essential work outs that you must get engaged with if you wanted to have abs. Of course, you need to pair the leg exercise with other extensive exercises to achieve the best results. It was found out that this lower body activity helps a lot in achieving the muscles contraction for the formation of the abs.
Based on the book “Convict Conditioning” of the author Paul Wade, the prisoners are one of the groups of people who are having the best set of abs. Why? It is because they are able to do an average of about 4 to 5 sets of 15-20 leg raises each day. This very complex exercise will yield perfectly shaped abdomen as the reward.
It is not said that you need to go for the very complex hanging leg raise at an instant. Of course, you can start doing the simpler exercises. And little by little you climb into the level of exercise difficulty. For best results, you need to have 4 to 5 sets of leg exercise twice a week.
But it must be noted that the abs that you are dreaming to have will never be visible unless you combined the leg raises with proper diet. It is very important that you know the right choice of foods. Once you have mastered the hanging leg raise, there is no need to look for any other forms of exercise because it is already proven that this exercise alone will give the best results.
Do you have any ideas on the causes of your food cravings? The answer to this question will surely capture your attention and interest especially if you are one of the health buffs who give importance to your health. One thing that most health devotees know is that a good health can only be achieved by watching over your weight. In other words, good health is associated with the ideal weight.
In order to control your weight gain, you need to understand the things that cause your food cravings. In this way, you will be able to come up of a great plan on how you can limit and control your food cravings.
Below are some of the factors behind your food cravings:
- Pregnant women are producing a type of hormone that forces them to lose control over their food cravings. According to the different studies, this hormone, which is produced by women, is one reason why men experience fewer cravings as compared to their opposite sex.
- Another reason why you are yearning for some foods to eat is due to the blood sugar level fluctuations. Low blood sugar, or also called the hypoglycemia, is caused by not obtaining the required amount of the calories or by eating your meals irregularly.
- Stress, pressures, and other negative emotions also force you to crave for specific foods. According to some studies, a person who is having some difficulties in controlling stress, pressures, and negative feelings is likely to have lots of difficulties in containing his food cravings. One reason behind this fact is that this person tends to look or treat foods as the outlet of his negative emotions.
Providing you the possible causes of your food cravings should be enough to help you combat and control it. Remember, while others will encourage you to give in to your food cravings once in a while, it is much better if you are well informed of the things that cause it.
One common thing that most people think is that having the right medication or maintenance is just enough to keep their body in a superb condition. This is not only common to those who are experiencing minor or mild diseases, but also to those who have experienced heart related problems. This is why having a good food diet and better food choices are important to keep the body in excellent condition as well as in order to prevent it from having risks such as heart attack and even stroke.
Even with medications and maintenance, it is not enough to assure that a person will not have the risk of getting heart related problems. Although most medications focus in lowering blood pressure, lipids lowering agents, beta blockers, and others, these do not assure that the body condition will be on tiptop shape. This is because other factors can affect the heart’s condition.
One of the greatest contributors of heart problems is the food we eat. Having bad food choices can really give damage not only to the heart but also to other organs in our body. Wrong choice of foods can increase cholesterol, blood sugar level, and more. They are indeed responsible for the wellbeing of our body. That is why having the right food choices is important. Compared to those who eat grains, fruits, vegetables to others, the ones who eat those kinds of foods are likely to be less prone to heart attack.
For people who already have a bad heart condition and some heart diseases, it is very essential not only to take proper medication but also to have a healthy lifestyle. This means people should opt for good food choices and must also have some workouts. This will not only make them healthier, but will also give them fewer chances of having a heart attack and other complications that involves one of the most important organ of our body—our heart.