September 22nd, 2011
Tesco diet plan
The slogan for Tesco diets ‘Diet to your Door’ explains the concept behind the Tesco Diet. It is a perfectly designed convenient dieting plan suitable for almost anyone who is considering losing weight. The Tesco Diet Plan offers online support to all dieters who subscribe to their online plan. The diet plan is easy to use and is proven to work for many.
The Tesco dieting plan offers a comprehensive program to dieters with all the support you could ask for. Tesco Diets offers you a great diet which is tailored to your personal needs for only a small monthly fee. The plan is proven to work and Tesco has plenty of success stories on their websites to support this claim.
Once you subscribe to the Tesco diet plan you will be assigned to a personal mentor who will offer you personal guidance and is there to answer all your questions which makes your target weight more achievable and limits failures. These mentors offer both mental and emotional support for the dieter, this support is essential to a diet and is often underestimated by dieting books which can ultimately prove to be negative.
You have a variety of choices with the Tesco Diet in order to chose a dieting plan that suits you, such as for example the Mediterranean diet or the low GI diet. Tesco Diet plan puts your weekly recipe plan together into a shopping list which exists out of normal daily used products and can be amended to your specific needs. The shopping list can be printed off or can be used for an online shop, if you think you might get tempted into the impulsive purchasing. The diet is therefore not only convenient but also brings very little temptation to the front of you.
The subscription fee is a flat fee per month, which includes everything apart from the food costs. It includes the dieting plan, the online support and full access to the website, which includes plenty of ideas, encouragement and recipes. You could also purchase ‘add ons’ to the basic plan, which includes recipe planning, a personalised exercise program and the advice of a professional nutritionist. Although these ‘add ons’ cost a little bit extra and are not essential for the plan to be successful, they can encourage you even more and help you change your lifestyle forever.
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October 26th, 2011
If you would like to lose a little bit of weight, it could be easier then you might think without having to follow a strict diet. Before you start any strict diets, you should try to make simple changes in your dieting habits and make sure your portion size is the right size for you. The portion of food on your plate should simply be enough to supply your body with everything it needs, nothing more but also nothing less. Tesco-diet.co.uk has included 5 simple tricks to keep your portion size healthy.
- Use smaller plates
Try to use a smaller plate as it is proven that you will not only eat less this way, you will also feel full. Modern plates are often a lot bigger than they actually require to be, so be careful when you buy your trendy new dining set, the same applies for your cutlery.
- 50% vegetables
A good guide to follow is to fill at least half your plate with vegetables, not only is it a lot healthier, the fibres within vegetables will give you quicker a filled up feeling.
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October 14th, 2011
Celebrity diet with miracle tea
The newest trend in the life of celebrities to lose weight and be healthy is Kombucha tea. The tea is believed to have positive effects on cancers, infections, arthritis and weight loss. The tea is made from bacteria and has a slightly vinegary taste.
Kombucha tea is currently a very popular trend for celebs as both Lindsay Lohan and Hally Berry have been seen with the drink. The tea is can be purchased on Amazon together with many dieting books that explain you how to combine the tea with a healthy diet in order to lose weight. Experts claim that the high quantity of bacteria boosts the immune system and therefore eliminates toxins present in the body. Although the health benefits are not yet scientifically proven, many users believe that illnesses such as arthritis, indigestion, kidney stones and insomnia have greatly improved after the use of the product.
The producers of Kombucha tea also claim that serous illnesses such as cancer and high blood pressure can be prevented or seriously improved with the use of the product. The consumption of the miracle tea is believed to increase the metabolism which would aid in the process to lose weight. Some Kombucha tea users claim to have lost 13 kilos with aid of this product.
Although the tea has only recently become a trend, it has been known and used by the Chinese for thousands of years. The tea is usually served cool similarly to the popular ice tea’s which are sold in supermarkets worldwide. Kombucha tea tastes very sour and is described by many as vinegary. The tea has also been banned in many American health shops as it is believed that the miracle tea contains a small alcohol percentage produced by the bacteria.
Most health experts believe the tea is a healthy product, there are however some that warn for risks associated with this product. Some people who have used the product have developed an allergic reaction and breathing problems which could be due to the ceramic recipient the fluid is kept in after it has been brew.
October 12th, 2011
Your kitchen is the start of a diet
If you are trying to lose weight but don’t achieve the results you expect, it might be time to have a look in your kitchen and redesign. Reordering your products in your cupboards is believed by scientist to influence what we eat and how much we eat.
Scientists from the Cornell University in New York claim that you are three times more likely to chose the product that is in the first, prominent place in your cupboards compared to a product that is in fifth position.
Nutritionist Brian Wansink had already concluded in an earlier study that you are more likely to eat for example soup if you have 30 cans in the house in comparison to 10 cans. After this initial study the nutritionist was interested in finding out whether the position would also influence what we eat and the quantity we eat.
The team of scientists took pictures of more than 100 kitchen cupboards and asked their owners what they would typically eat. The scientists then reorganised the cupboards and asked the same questions later on. Professor Wansink and his team concluded that people tend to eat what they can see first and is most prominently placed. It is therefore believed that if unhealthy food is easily accessible and on the first shelf it is more likely to be eaten.
Tips to organise your kitchen and cupboards
- Chose natural colours. Bright colours are believed to over-stimulate yourself which will lead to bigger portions eaten quicker. Dark colours are believed to make you eat slower but still more than you actually require.
- Create a separate dining area. Although it is tempting to eat in front of the television, it is proven that this way you will not only enjoy your food less, you will also eat more.
- Use smaller plates and spoons, this way you will convince yourself to eat less without being hungry.
- Avoid unhealthy food being stored on visual places. Unhealthy food should ideally be hidden away and be difficult to get to, this way you will avoid temptation.
October 9th, 2011
Drink water to lose weight
An American study presented to the American Chemical Society has concluded that drinking two glasses of water before a meal can lead to extra weight loss.
During the study, half the group of dieters where asked to drink two glasses of water before a meal for three months. The results were than compared to the other half of dieters who did not drink the additional water. The results revealed that the dieters who drunk the water regularly lost on average an additional 2kg compared to the dieters who followed the same low calorie diet but without the additional water intake.
The study suggests that water helps to reduce the absorption of calories and gives dieters a more filled up feeling. The consumption of plenty of water also avoids the temptations to drink sugary drinks during a meal. This latest study reconfirms the results of earlier studies that claimed that middle aged people who consumed two glasses of water before a meal, absorbed between 75 and 90 calories less.
October 8th, 2011
The Raw diet
The raw diet is simple; it advises you to eat vegetables and fruit without cooking them. Raw food is believed to be healthier for you as it contains all enzymes and vitamins where as cooked vegetables lose some of these vitamins and enzymes during the cooking process.
The raw diet recommends the dieter to eat any type of food either raw or dried, with 40? Celsius being the maximum temperature to prepare food in. The diet is also associated with veganism as it does not include the use of fish, meat or dairy products. The diet is not only a way to lose weight, it is also said to be a lifestyle change as the diet is combined with philosophical thinking in which nature is central. The diet claims to not only repair yourself but also nature. Although this philosophical aspect might scare away many dieters, specialists believe that this type of diet will actually work in order to lose weight.
The raw diet is believed to successfully make you lose weight combined with many other health benefits. The consumption of raw food is believed to improve the quality of your skin, make you feel more “alive” and combat the symptoms of depression and mood swings. It is also believed that the diet reduces the risk on heart and vein diseases.
Although the diet could certainly help you lose weight without following a difficult dieting plan, the diet could lead to a deficiency of proteins, calcium, phosphor, vitamin B12, salt and iron. The diet could also lead to a dangerously low body weight if followed for too long. It is also important to consider the risks that are associated with the consumption of raw vegetables, as raw food can easier carry bacteria which could lead to bowel infections and diarrhoea.
If the raw diet seems to be the ideal diet for you, you should go for it. It is however advised to not drastically change your diet and gradually make the switch as your body and stomach need to get used to your new dieting habit. Start steaming vegetables first before making the change to the raw varieties.
September 22nd, 2011
Bacteria in ice
One in three British pubs, restaurants and bars serve unhygienic ice which could damage the health of their customers according to a recent study.
Experts of the British agency for the protection of health examined 88 pubs and concluded that 30 percent of the ice and ice-machine produced unhygienic ice. The study showed that complaints of customers with stomach ache have increased with 50% since the 1990’s. The bacteria spread on the ice are often spread by the normal bacteria contained on hands; therefore it is assumed many waiters simply forget to wash their hands frequently which lead to the spreading of bacteria.
The biggest problem with ice is that the machines which produce this product in bars are difficult to clean. Researchers concluded that 30 percent of the ice-samples contained a too high level of the coliform bacteria; even Ecoli was discovered in the ice. Both types of bacteria can be found back in the colon of humans and animals, which could prove the suspension of dirty hands of bar staff.