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Foods That Promote Weight Loss – Peanut Butter, Green Tea, Almonds, & Beans

There are certain foods that promote weight loss when eaten. The most important factor in losing weight is your diet, above exercise and above supplements. In this article I will outline healthy foods for weight loss.

The reason these foods work is because your body burn calories digesting foods. Certain foods require more calories to be burnt in order to be digested. These foods are not the whole puzzle. They should be combined in your current diet and or exercise program to get maximum results.

Green Tea: Most people either drink a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Whichever you’re doing replace it with green tea. There are chemicals in green tea that burn fat. Going into the scope of how and why these chemicals burn fat is beyond this article. On top of fat burning properties it also offers powerful antioxidants and other health benefits.

Peanut Butter: ALL NATURAL peanut butter. We’re not talking Jiffy here. Buy the all natural peanut butter where the oil is on top. A great snack combination is celery and peanut butter. Not only will it help burn fat but the fiber will suppress your appetite.

Almonds: Almonds contain the good fats. Almonds are one of the power foods from the abs diet. It is rich in fatty acids (good thing) and protein. Aim for a handful of almonds per day. I like crunching them up in my oatmeal.

Beans: Beans are rich in fiber and help keep you full. The good bean list is kidney beans, navy beans, white beans and Lima beans. I have found beans to be very helpful in suppressing my appetite.

Make sure you ad these to a diet plan that you will actually stick to. The best diet is one that you can actually stick to long term. If you can’t afford a nutritionist or diet program to perfectly plan out your meal plans then it might come down to a lot of trial and error.

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Diet to Increase Semen Volume – Increase Semen Production Naturally

There are studies which reveal that most men are not happy with the amount of semen they ejaculate and long to produce a larger volume of semen.  A larger volume of semen is not just good for your sperm count and fertility but can also enhance pleasure on ejaculation.

This is because you need stronger contractions to release a larger volume of semen on ejaculation and these stronger contractions intensify pleasure. The logic is simple!

However, there is another plus point to it. Most women find a larger volume of semen to be a great turn on and regard it as a symbol of your male power and virility.

There are a lot of factors that can affect your semen production and volume. Your diet is one such factor.

There are certain foods that can help increase the quantity of seminal fluid you produce. Foods that are rich in zinc not only increase semen volume but also help boost your sex drive and testosterone production.

Examples of such foods include oysters, animal protein like beef and lean meat, poultry, dairy products etc.,

Other foods that are known to increase your semen production include beans, nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds etc.,

Celery also helps increase the production of your ejaculate. It also contains an odor free hormone which is responsible for stimulating sexual desires in both men and women.

Moreover, there are some herbal supplements that can help boost the production of your seminal fluids. These supplements are getting increasingly popular since they not only increase semen production but also ensure rock hard erections and improved sex drive and ejaculatory control so that you can enjoy intense and explosive orgasms.

There are some high quality supplements that are clinically approved and recommended by doctors as well.

Check out more on Diet to Increase Semen Volume and the most natural supplements that have become a huge hit among men seeking sexual enhancement.

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A Diet For Gout – What You Should (And Should Not) Eat If You Have Gout

Gout, a form of arthritis, normally affects men in their mid to late 40’s. It is often quite a painful condition and can flare up at any time. For gout sufferers, there is good news regarding your diet…

Gout: An Overview

In order to successfully treat and manage gout, it is important to understand the condition. Logically, there is good reason why this condition manifests itself in men in their 40’s. At that age point, bad habits begin to catch up to the body and in essence, serve as a wake up call.

Gout can be hereditary, but it is almost always brought on by a combination of factors. These include lack of exercise, a sedentary lifestyle, and poor dietary habits. usually, other medical problems arise in addition to gout, like high blood pressure and cholesterol issues.

Symptoms usually start on a fairly mild basis and then intensify. One of the big toes is the first to serve notice by becoming swollen, red, and painful to the touch. Without getting too technical for the sake of this discussion, the condition is directly caused by too much uric acid in the blood stream which then crystallizes. These acid crystals lodge themselves in joints like the big toe, resulting in pain and discomfort.

There is no known cure for gout, nor are there any miracle drugs. If you see someone pitching a miracle pill, turn the other way. You can manage your condition though. Doing so requires a combination of dietary changes and exercise. Let’s focus on dietary issues in this article.

What Gout Sufferers Should And Should Not Eat

First of all, it is important to evaluate your own personal situation and health condition. If you are only at the beginning stages of gout, feel fortunate because you have an excellent chance to manage your condition.

In general, a healthy diet is also the ideal diet for gout sufferers. Avoid fatty meats in excess. Add more fruits and fresh vegetables to your meals. Also, substitute water for other beverages like soda pop and energy drinks.

Berries are one food group you should seek out and eat frequently. Cherries are known for their anti swelling properties and can help your condition. The same is true with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. They are all low in calories and will help satisfy sweet cravings.

Lean protein is another important element. Add lean chicken and fish to your diet, particularly lighter fish like tilapia. Be sure to prepare them in a healthy manner, avoiding extra fat.

As for foods to avoid, we touched upon fatty meats. Gravy is especially bad for those with gout. Beer is a beverage to avoid or at a minimum, consume in moderation. The same holds true for harder alcohol.

Beyond maintaining a proper diet plan, you will want to add consistent exercise into your daily regimen. This helps monitor your weight and improves circulation and overall health.


If you suffer from gout, you can manage your condition with a proper diet. Avoid fatty meats and gravy, while adding more lean protein and vegetables to your meals. Berries are another excellent choice.

While there is no known cure for the condition, many sufferers have effectively rid themselves of symptoms and chronic pain through a combination of diet and exercise.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Dieting

The pros and cons to dieting can be deceptive. Really there is nothing bad about dieting if you do it right. I know someone who lost 3 pounds a week over the course of a year eating three healthy meals a day and exercising for at least an hour a day. There was nothing unhealthy about his diet, so there are no cons. The cons of dieting generally come from unhealthy diet that are too extreme. The sad thing is that most of these extreme never helped anybody lose any weight in the long term.

A healthy eating plan but no exercise will not help you lose any weight. Likewise a vigorous daily exercise schedule but poor eating habits will also not help you lose any weight. You need to have both vigorous exercise and smart eating if you want to burn body fat. The pros and cons of dieting may not be what you’re thinking about. The good thing about your plan could be your eating habits but the bad thing is not exercising.

Many people have a hard time understanding that moderation is really important. You can’t overdo anything and you can’t under do anything either. A reasonable eating plan and a reasonable exercise plan can help anybody lose weight.

The diets that everyone fail at are the diets that promise you can lose a lot of weight in just a few days. These extreme diets do not work over the long term. Since no one can sustain that kind of weight loss, people following these diets become really dejected and depressed. They are working so hard in making such a great effort, but they are not losing the amount of weight that the diet says they should be able to. As a result they become very depressed and just giving up. Sadly, after they give up the weight starts to come back on in a way just as much as they did before.

The first thing you need to do to succeed at losing weight is to set a year-long weight-loss plan. Whether you want to lose 30 pounds or a hundred pounds, do it in a year. If you want to lose 30 pounds, start out by trying to lose a pound a week. You’ll reach your goal in 30 weeks. If you want to lose 100 pounds, then set a goal of 2 pounds a week. You’ll reach your goal in one year. The key here is to be long-term in your thinking. If you only want to lose 30 pounds and you succeed at doing that in two months, that 30 pounds will come back on again in just 2 to 3 weeks. Why? Because in order to lose 30 pounds in two months you would’ve had to have done some very extreme lack of eating, and a lot of vigorous exercise. After the two months is all over, you’ll be so tired from all the exercise and very little eating you did. The first thing you want to do is just relax and go back to your old eating style. As a result, you’ll put all the weight back on. On the other hand, if you set a year-long goal in lose the weight that you want to in a year you will be developing a daily habit of reasonable eating and exercise that after a year will be easy to continue to maintain throughout the rest of your life. By doing it this way you will learn what it will take daily for you to maintain the weight you want.

The pros and cons of dieting are easy. A positive diet consists of a healthy eating plan and vigorous exercise. A non-healthy diet consists of unreasonable weight loss expectations gained by restrictive eating an unhealthy practices.

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Carbonated Beverages to Be Restricted in Candida Diet

My friend read something online earlier about cutting out (among all the other things we can’t eat) carbonated beverages in candida diet. She loves Perrier and Diet Rite peach melba drinks (sweetened with Splenda). She only has one Diet Rite per day, but she will often drink 2 25oz bottles of Perrier a day if she has it around. She wonders why carbonated beverages are not allowed.

I know that I have different reactions from the sugars versus the carbonation. The carbonation seems to make it all the way through my system resulting in little air pockets that come out when I use the bathroom. Unlike the sugar that causes the typical candida problems with me.

I am trying to be as strict as possible on my diet, but at least for the first month or so I am allowing myself diet soda and sweet and low for my grapefruit and herbal tea. I know it kills, but I just have to have something to satisfy my sugar cravings or else I know I won’t succeed! I have a book about candida diets written by a nutritionist who chewed sugarless gum in the beginning for the very same reason. I mean, we are only human and are capable of weaning ourselves off the stuff when the time comes. I am planning to go from diet soda to Perrier and then off that no matter what they say. It can’t be that terrible.

Sometimes, I also break down and drink a “Spritzer” by “R. W. Knudsen”. It doesn’t affect me like typical sodas. It has sparkling water, concentrated fruit juices, and “natural flavor”. But, as I have learned recently, there could be anything in that natural flavor.

I wanted to point out, too, if Splenda is made from sugar that they process. I am not sure if Splenda is any good for candida either considering what it really is. Try this for a fizzy drink: sparkling mineral water, unsweetened cranberry juice, and Stevia if you want to sweeten it. It is rather tart but refreshing!

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Easy Quick Recipes For Weight Loss – Baby Corn Delight

A healthy diet is one that is high in nutrients and low in fat, sugar, salt and cholesterol.

Fruits and Vegetables have very little calories and hence eating more fruits and vegetables instead of meats will quickly reduce your weight. Moreover, some fruits and vegetables such as lettuce, zucchini are best eaten raw. Other Vegetables also require less cooking time to preserve its original taste and nutrients.

Preparing a quick simple meal of vegetables can be equally nutritious and delicious. Below is a good example of a simple, yet delicious meal that only takes 10 minutes or preparation time and 15 minutes of cooking time.

Baby Corn Delight

Servings : 6

Preparation Time : 10 Minutes

Cooking Time : 15 Minutes


  • Baby corn- 200 gm
  • Green chilly (finely chopped) – 1 no
  • Ginger (finely chopped) – 11/2 tsp
  • Garlic (finely chopped) – 11/2 tsp
  • Soya sauce -1tsp
  • Tomato-chilly sauce – 2 tsp
  • Corn flour -1tsp
  • Capsicum – chopped -2 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper – to taste


Mix together soy sauce, tomato-chilly sauce and corn flour with 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl and keep it aside. Heat the oil in non-stick pan and add the baby corn and sauté over a high flame for 5 minutes. Add the green chilly, ginger and garlic and sauté for another 3 minutes. Then add corn flour and sauce mixture. Mix well over a high flame till the sauce coats the baby corn. Toss in the capsicum, add salt and pepper and mix well. Serve hot. A great side dish to enjoy!

Note: The ingredients used above are not only low in calories but also have health beneficial values. Ginger is considered to have some cancer fighting properties and garlic may be slightly protective against heart disease. Adding ginger and garlic occasionally in our diet is quite useful for a healthy living. Tomatoes protect the heart and studies suggest that regular use of tomatoes can cause reductions in prostate and other cancers.

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How to Lose Body Fat and Get Ripped With Diet Alone?

So here how to lose body fat without stepping in a gym. The mainstream media would like to have people believe that they must workout to lose body fat, but that simply isn’t the case. I am guessing that this is a good way to sell gym memberships, but I’d rather tell you the truth.

What a Back Injury in 2003 Taught Me

I injured my back in 2003 and was unable to walk let alone run. This was the first time in 15 years that I was unable to workout. This was really bad timing too. I had just bought tickets for a trip to Mexico with 4 other friends and we rented a beach villa in a prime spot on the Gulf of Mexico. I had 5 months until the trip and was injured so badly it hurt to stand.

Since I Couldn’t Workout, I Dieted Hard

I had about 10 pounds of fat to lose, but couldn’t lose this body fat through any exercise whatsoever. I had to simply create 100% of my calorie deficit through diet. To be honest I was skeptical that this would work. In the past I lived on the treadmill leading up to a vacation or for summer. I am great at getting lean through cardio and have never done this with diet alone.

I Dieted Down to 8% Body Fat in 3 Months

Losing body fat is one thing, but losing body fat when you are already pretty lean is tricky. It gets even trickier from doing this with diet alone. So how did I accomplish this? I drank a protein shake for breakfast, one for lunch, and then a salad with chicken and rice vinegar dressing for dinner. It was a bland way to eat, but it worked well. I allowed myself a Fuji Apple for desert if I was still hungry, but not every single night.

You Can Create A Bigger Calorie Deficit Through Diet Than You Can Through Exercise

The biggest thing I learned by going through this experience is that you can create a really large calorie deficit through diet alone. If my daily maintenance calorie level is 2,000, I can simply eat 1,200 and create a massive 800 calorie deficit. It takes a lot of exercise to burn 800 calories per day! I am just using this figure as an example, you don’t need to put yourself through such a big deficit.

Obviously Exercise Will Help When Maintaining Muscle

The only downside of using diet alone to lose body fat is that you won’t maintain all of your muscle mass. To be honest you won’t wither away, but you will lose a little muscle if you don’t train at least a little while following a strict diet. So the above is an extreme example of how to lose body fat without exercising.

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Feingold Diet Review – Feingold Diet Pros and Cons

The Feingold Diet is a book written by Dr. Benjamen Feingold, a pediatrician who wanted to explore how children’s diets affected their behavior, particularly in terms of ADD, ADHD, and Hyperactivity.

The book gained popularity since it was first published in the 1970s and remains popular to this day. It has also been adopted by many adults as a manual for healthier eating.

The Feingold Diet places a great emphasis on clean eating, particularly in removing several elements from your diet which include the following:

  • Synthetic food colors
  • Artificial flavors
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Artificial preservatives

These can influence how your child behave but they also influence your health in many other ways, some of which are hard to determine.

This diet book is far from perfect and using it is not without its challenges. Therefore, you should know the following pros and cons of the Feingold Diet:


  • The Feingold Diet was written by a Doctor and is based on his research
  • Advocates a balanced diet
  • The diet book contains recipes which you can use to follow the diet more easily
  • Diet beneficial to children with ADD and ADHD symptoms
  • The book contains a comprehensive food list


  • Some people may find the required changes in the Feingold Diet too hard to follow
  • Requires a lot of planning
  • The diet does not have a role for exercise
  • Can be time consuming
  • Rigorous and restrictive
  • No fast foods or restaurant foods allowed. This can be healthy but may be difficult for some people.

Overall, this is a book worth reading, especially if you wish to know more about the healthy diet which children need.

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Free Online Diet Generator For Calorie Shifting Diet – What Every Dieter Should Know

The advent of online diet generator is a blessing to people who are much concerned about their weight. Sometimes you waste too much time thinking of what and how to eat. Your fear is, you do not want to gain excess fats. You are looking for a way out. The time you are supposed to use to relax is always spent for planning your meal. What a tedious task you have been going through. Now listen,you don’t need to fear what to eat again. I know you have bought many diet plan programs without any result. It is not because those plans are not effective but because you do not follow it with all commitment. For example, if you are asked to take the diet before exercise but you preferred to take it after. It will never work.Permit me to introduce to you the online diet generator for the calorie shifting diet.

What Is The Online Diet Generator For The Calorie Shifting All About?

It is a food program that is meant to reduce your excess fats. Here you will be provided with some lists of foods in four different foods classification. Forty-four meals will be taken for 11 good days. This means that for each passing day, you will have to eat four times. The advantage there is that you can choose the time to meet your preference. You also don’t have to eat a fixed quantity of the diet. Just continue to eat until you are okay with a minimum of three hours between each meals.

What Is The Principle Behind The Calorie Shifting Thing?

You should know by now that your body produces hormones. Are you aware that these hormones are involved in burning fats in the body? Good. The diets the diet generator provides are taken at intervals of three hours. As you take the food it triggers the release of fat burning hormones. This then burns the fats and prevent it from accumulating in the body before the next meal is taken.

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Diet Pills

There are two types of diet pills, the prescription, under this category you have the appetizer suppressants that work in a way that makes you feel fuller, and there is the types which are mixed with anti-depressants to help with people who may be over indulging for emotional reasons caused by stress or depression. These types of release a chemical in your brain to stabilize the chemical in-balance which is the cause of depression. The difference between over the counter (OTC) and prescribed is that prescribed are strictly controlled by the Food and Drugs Administration department (FDA)

Over the counter prescription can be extremely dangerous and even fatal because they have not been tested and approved by the FDA. Many of the pills have the same sort of drug as the prescription but may contain a higher dosage than the FDA approved amount or may have a huge mixture of other chemicals or herbs. Many OTC weight loss pills over the past years have been tested and taken off the market by the FDA due to the high rates of amphetamine and or the huge mixture of different ingredients causing symptoms such as nervousness, tremors, diarrhea, bulging eyes, racing heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, insomnia, heart failure and even death.

Work at fastening the metabolism, suppressing your hunger and removing the extra un-needed stored fat. Many also will help to increase your energy levels allowing you to burn off more energy; however a lot of people experiences serve insomnia as a result.

Many diet pills make you feel thirsty all the time, to make your body believe its full when it’s not. Drinking water is very important. If you’re not drinking the recommended amount of water then your body will start losing the electrolytes, which are salts that conduct electricity and are found in the body fluid, tissue, and blood of which your kidneys regulate. When you don’t have enough electrolytes you may experience muscle spasm, weakness, twitching, irregular heartbeat, numbness, confusion, being lethargic, headaches, dizziness. For an immediate boost drink a bottle of a sports drink like power aid, All Sport, Gatorade, or tomato juice. To continue in keeping your electrolytes in balance eat more potatoes, bananas, avocados, leafy green vegetables, celery, yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese

When used in conjunction of an exercise program, and eating regular healthy meals most diet pills will help in weight-loss. However if your lifestyle habits don’t change than the diet pills will begin to fail in keeping the weight off resulting in extra weight gain. Diet pills should always be used for short periods of times. Most doctors will recommend that once you reach your goal weight stop taking the pills but continue with your healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off.

When using OTC diet pills always read the ingredients and research each ingredient intensively. Only ever use them as directed by either your doctor or the directions which comes along with the pills.

Diet pills can be rather expensive so if your pills contain 30 pills, use those 30 days to change your diet and your lifestyle, learn to change the way you think about eating and exercise so you keep your lifestyle up, your weight down and without the diet pills. You only have one life so make the most of it by leading a healthy diet and lifestyle so you can live it to its fullest.

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