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Health Lifehacks

These following lifehacks serve as shortcuts to a healthier lifestyle. They may be simple, but they’re out-of-the-box techniques for improving the quality of your life. Here are 5 to help keep you in tip-top shape, and boost your emotional and mental health:

1. Fifteen Negative Calorie Foods
Truth be told, there are foods that burn more calories than they contain. If you are so weight-conscious and you count calories, you will be so happy that you can snack and lose weight. They are called negative calorie foods, and they include celery, apples, and watermelons, can be found in just about every grocery, thus making dieting easy and delicious.

2. Take Advantage of Carrots As Much As You Can by Cooking Them Whole
Study shows that carrots are packed with nutrients such as vitamin A. Study also has it that cooking carrots whole, instead of chopped or diced, preserves more of the nutrients locks them within. If you cook them whole, you also let them keep more of their flavor, so they are good for your health as well as your taste buds.

3. Eat Slowly and You Will Lose Weight
When you eat, it may take a while before your brain recognizes the feeling of being full. That said, when you eat slowly and steadily, you see to it that your stomach and your brain are at the same pace. When you do so, you reduce the chance of overeating.

4. Enjoy the Health Benefits of Wine sans the Alcohol
Red wine has always been dubbed healthy when in moderation. Nevertheless, we know it can be challenging to drink it in moderation. Fortunately, good old red grape juice can give the most health benefits of red wine like lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while keeping alcohol out of your system.

5. Tea is Healthier than Water
In terms of drinks, study shows that tea can be a healthier alternative to water. While water is best for replenishing your body’s fluids, tea can do the same and put in some antioxidants while at it. While some people believe that the caffeine in tea gives it dehydrating powers, professionals believe that the net gain of fluids outweighs the caffeine.

10 Surefire Weight Loss Tips

If you’re looking to get that body you’ve been dying to have, make sure you’re following each and every one of these tips. They’re basic, but they sure do the trick.

1. Listen to Music While You Work Out
Music has a huge impact on the mood. Listening to your favorite tracks while working a sweat will get you more energized.

2. Eat Plenty of Vegetables
Vegetables, especially greens, tomatoes, and asparagus, are low in calorie but very high in volume due to high fiber content. Most fiber cannot be digested and goes through your system, binding to excess cholesterol and other unnecessary elements in the intestine.

3. Get Enough Protein
Protein foods stay in your stomach longer as compared to other foods. Protein makes one feel satisfied longer, hence you eat less.

4. Eat Fruit for Dessert
You can eat too much fruit. Fruit is packed with benefits but also is a natural sugar that if not burned off can cause weight gain. Think of it as a dessert food, so you don’t go overboard.
5. Avoid Starches and Sweets
Such are foods that are metabolized into blood glucose quickly, and this will be your body’s main source of fuel. If you don’t use such fuel through exercising, the body stores it which can end up in fat gain.

6. Weigh Yourself Regularly and Often
Research has it that weighing yourself often, at least everyday, can help you understand your body and improve weight loss efforts.

7. Have 5 to 6 Small Meals or Snacks Om
An empty stomach will send a signal to your liver to make and release glucose into the blood for energy. When you skip meals or when you only eat once or twice a day, it can put your body in starvation mode, and this slows down your metabolism, and causing your body to hold onto food when you do eat.

8. Sleep 8 Hours Every Night
Research has it that sleep deprivation can change appetite hormones, increasing hunger and caloric intake.

9. Put In More Resistance Training When You Workout
Muscle burns more calories at rest than does other body tissues. That being said, if you have more muscle, your will be burning more fat even just sitting!

10. Drink Less Alcohol Or Avoid It Altogether

You eat more if you drink, and alcohol is metabolized like a fat in the body. You wouldn’t want to drink fat if you want to lose weight, would you?