Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How to Keep Healthy

  • Don't eat coconut oil, or just eat a bit. . Coconut oil is not special.
  • Eat between 3 and 5 meals a day. Stick to portions and you will be hungry when your body is ready for the next meal. Remember: Food = Fuel. Too much Fuel = Fat. Not enough Fuel = Empty tank + Fat (because when your tank is empty, your body is tricked into thinking that because you're not putting any more fuel in, it's time to store up as much fuel as possible to save for later, hence creating more fat).
  • Don't overdo Carbs! Try eating heavy carbs one night and see how much you'll be starving for more the next morning. Carbs are turned into insulin, and if not burned off will tell your body to store fat.
  • Get your air as clean as possible. Move to a city with low pollution.
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes at least three times per week.
  • Nutrition is key. Eat a balanced diet, including unprocessed carbohydrates, fresh fruit and vegetables etc. It is fine to eat fast food sometimes too!
  • If you're taking vitamins, know that they are not necessarily of any benefit and may harm you. Most people can get all the vitamins you need from food.
  • When choosing soft drinks or sweets, DO go with diet or sugar-free options. Sucralose and aspartame, they are PROBABLY NOT bad and can't give you brain tumors and kill you. There is no good evidence that artificial sweeteners are bad.
  • Depending on where you live and your skin color, you may need vitamin D supplements in Winter.
  • Don't smoke and don't drink too much.
  • When you have run out of things to do - go work in your yard, wash your car, run the dog, chase the kids, rearrange your living room or just plain exercise!
  • If you are having a hard time starting a healthy habit or giving up an unhealthy one, try using Monday as the day to recommit to your new routine. Healthy Monday is a national public health campaign in association with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health that makes Monday the day for all things healthy. It can be the day to recommit to eating healthier, start exercising, or quit smoking.
  • Remember to always keep clean by taking a shower everyday, washing your hands, brushing your hair and teeth, and using mouthwash and floss. When you do this, you have a better chance of not getting sick. Also be careful about the germs in public areas. When you leave a public place, always wash your hands when you get home. Our hands have natural oils that act as a barrier against germs but they are on your hands and must be hygenically removed to insure cleanliness. Try to avoid hand sanitizers, unless at a hospital, as they are harmful if ingested. Also, rinse antibacterial soaps completely.
  • Drink a lot of water! its good for your skin and keeps you hydrated.


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And I was wondering why I am always on diets and still get fat...
Now at least I know how to counter that.
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