Things to Eat While Dieting

Gaining weight is an easy task, but losing weight can show you stars in the morning. It’s not a cup of tea for everyone. You have to go the gym, exercise regularly, control your food which is the worst. You workout and after that, you get a food craving, but you can only eat selected things. Here are a few dishes that you can eat while dieting that will fill you up and suppress your cravings.

Whole Eggs – Eggs are very fulfilling without much eating, are high in protein and nutrients, and contains healthy fats. It also helps in building muscles. Hunger can be satiated by whole eggs and it does not increase weight as well. If you have eggs for breakfast you will not feel the need for a snack before lunch. There is a myth about eggs that they raise the number of calories but it is wrong. On the contrary Whole eggs burn more calories and reduce food cravings. You can consume up to 2 eggs a day while on a diet.

Apples – “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Plus apples have the potential to keep fat away as well. Apples do have calories, but it is also filled with water and fiber which makes you feel full and is also efficient in reducing hunger pangs. The amount of pectin is high in apples which combined with water restricts your cells to absorb only a certain level of fat. Many doctors will suggest you include apple in your diet if you are in the process of losing weight. If you consume apple an hour and so before mealtime, you will find yourself cutting out on our intake.

Avocado – Avocado is an all-rounder. You can have them any time with anything, be it salads or main course. They are rich in nutrients and healthy fats. They also help in reducing fats, improves vision, benefits your heart. It also has the capacity to reduce food cravings. It is found out in researches that Avocado lowers cholesterol, reduces belly fat. It is the perfect food to consume during weight reduction. You should maintain an average of 1 Avocado per day. Avocado includes Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Potassium, Folate, Vitamin C, Copper, Magnesium, and antioxidants.

Bananas – Bananas are the home of potassium and starch that helps in weight loss. After your workout session if you consume bananas then it will fill all the nutrition needs at that time. Apart from diet benefits bananas can solve your digestion issues. They maintain your blood pressure, eliminating the risks of it shooting up or down. And studies have proven it also prevent strokes in women above 30.

Brown Rice – Brown rice resistant starch, which is a healthy carbohydrate that burn body fat. Brown rice looks after your heart health also. It’s low in calories and makes you feel filled after consuming. It is also considered much healthier than white rice as it has provided more benefits to your body than white rice.

What Are the Conditions Treated by Spine Surgeons?

Spine is an important part of the body’s structure. There are 33 bones individual bones in the spine and they are stacked on top of each other. The primary function of spine is to provide support to the body and allowing us to do different physical movements such as standing, bending, sitting etc. Apart from this, strength and stability is also provided by them. There are some diseases and conditions which are suffered by the body and only treated with the help of best spine surgeons.

These may be due to injuries that are suffered by the body while playing contact sports or vehicular accidents. But there are some conditions too. Best spine doctors have mentioned the following conditions –

  • Sciatica – It is a common condition which is felt by the leg. It originates from the lower back and travels down to one or both the legs. It is caused by a herniated disc or spur in the bone which is pressing on the nerve. It usually affects one side of the body.
  • Scoliosis – It is a disorder in which the shape of the spine becomes slightly disfigured. There is occurrence of tilting in one side. It occurs during the growing age just before puberty. Most of the cases are not painful but people with severe scoliosis can feel pain and discomfort.
  • Spinal Stenosis – in simple terms, it is the narrowing of the spinal canal. It can either be cervical or lumbar spinal stenosis. This condition adds pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves present within spine. Older people are commonly diagnosed with this as there is wear and tear of the spine.
  • Degenerative Disk Disease – it is also known as osteoarthritis. It usually happens in the neck or lower back. It is the breakdown of the intervertebral disc leading to hernia. The most common symptom is pain which is caused as the spine loses flexibility and the bone spurs addspressure on the nerve root.

Spine surgery hospitals are done with the help of the following surgeries –

  • Spinal Fusion – spinal fusion is the common method which is provided by the surgeons. It is considered as a welding process in which in which two different painful vertebrae are joined together into a single solid bone. The main aim of this procedure is to remove any motion between the vertebrae. For additional leg pain, you can also be suggested laminectomy. After the procedure, there is some pain which is a natural part of the healing process. It may take several months before your spine is fully healed.
  • Lumbar Discectomy – It is a minimally invasive surgery which is performed in spine surgery hospitals. It is done to fix a disc in the lower back. Instead of using a large incision, small incisions are made in the body. The outer wall of the disc which sits between the each vertebra dries out and weakens with age and injury. A small tube is inserted through the back. Tiny small tools are inserted through the tube to remove a part of the disc. You can go home the same or the next day.
  • Spinal Disc Replacement – as the name suggests, it includes taking out the diseased spinal discs. It is a last resort for problems such as degenerative disc disease which is not responding to any other non invasive treatment. Artificial prosthesis is used in place of the diseased discs. It is preferred as a minimally invasive method as it is done with several small incisions instead of a long one.

Keeping Those New Year’s Resolutions Going From January and Beyond

OK friends, it’s done and gone! If you were on a “diet” or had other resolutions you were working on in January… you made it! The first month of 2018 is over. How did you do?

Maybe you have already achieved your stated goal (no alcohol for a month, for example) or maybe you are still working on it (such as weight loss), but either way, the long-term goal is to continue these new healthy habits in some form and sustain that progress through the year.

I know many don’t however. You know how I know? The parking lot at the gym grows suspiciously sparse all throughout February as people slowly lose motivation. Thanks for the parking spot though! And my calendar starts to book up in March, April, and May when well-intentioned resolutions don’t work out and people realize the summer months are closing in.

Don’t waste all that progress you made in January! Lifestyle change that produces lifelong benefits doesn’t just happen in a month. Sure, it helps reset your mind frame and sets new patterns in motion, but the work has to continue over the next months and even years. Here are a few tips to renew that motivation and hopefully help you avoid starting all over from square one again next January.

1. Asses and learn

Assess what you learned over the last month, and jot down what you learned from it. Likely you found out something about yourself that may be useful in planning for the following months. Maybe it was taking on too many changes at once. Maybe it was learning how to process new and unexpected emotions that resulted from changes in diet, exercising or thinking. Or maybe you saw that your lab markers really do respond favorably from healthier habits. Whatever it is, jot it down so that you remember this going into the next month.

2. Never beat yourself up

Do not let perceived failure derail your efforts. So many people let a day or two of backsliding take their entire set of goals off course. The ol’ mantra is “well, I already screwed up, so I might as well go all out.” Avoid this thinking! We all mess up, and that is unavoidable. Learning how to deal with perceived failure and pick yourself back up again is an incredible skill. It’s not easy, but refocus yourself and get right back up. Every day is a new day, thankfully, and a new chance to start over. Every time you do so, you are that much closer to where you want your mind, body and health to be.

3. Visualize

Every once in awhile, take some time to visualize what you see yourself doing, eating or being in January of next year. That time will come quicker than you think, and obviously you don’t want to end up in the same place repeating the same goals once again. Put a motivating picture up if that helps. Have a reminder set on your phone with encouraging words. Remind yourself in regular intervals of where you intend to be which should greatly increase your motivation to up in the daily work to get there.

4. Exercise

This may already be part of your goals, or lifestyle, so if it is, go ahead and ignore! But if not, I include this here because moving your body incredibly supports our mind. If our mind is functioning better, we are in the best state to do what is right for your health. Over and over studies show that exercise improves mood through the release of endorphins, reduces feelings of anxiety and depression and increases energy. These are all things we need to stay on track with new health goals. If our mind is in the wrong place, we face an uphill battle. Now I realize incorporating exercise can be a whole thing in an of itself, but think of it as a mind activity instead and make it something enjoyable. It could be a brisk walk, a Zumba class, or dancing in the living room with your kids. The goal is just to move. Daily.

5. Journal

Writing about your progress weekly can be incredibly helpful as you move towards a new way of living. My most successful clients are typically those that keep a running log of how they are doing week to week so they can not only track progress but pinpoint areas that need some fine-tuning. Often it’s only when we see our week in writing that we can objectively evaluate and make helpful changes that get us closer to our goals. You don’t need to write every day, but at least weekly is useful. You might want to track things like daily food and beverage choices, exercise, feelings/mood, digestive symptoms, etc. Whatever you are trying to change, start tracking it so you can visibly see that progress over time. It can be extremely motivating to keep the momentum going, or it can provide a checkpoint to make changes if things just aren’t progressing as anticipated.

Hopefully, these quick tips give you a few ideas to continue your New Year’s resolutions into February and far beyond. You have already put in a good 30 days of work… don’t stop now!

Dairy and Wheat Allergies – Who’s To Lose?

Perhaps two of the most allergic foods known to man are milk or dairy and wheat. Remember when it was safe as heck to drink milk and eat that whole wheat sandwich? Well, not anymore. Let me further explain.

They have gone through such biological changes that their formulation is no longer recognizable by the human body. Milk, for example, comes from cow’s, who eat the grass and the grass itself has been sprayed by pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. It enters your body with an intolerance against dairy and wheat and that’s why we clear them all. Even though you may not react to the substances, it is still bad for you. It’s like eating sugar. Even though we’ve cleared it, it still isn’t good for you.

Because of their high use in North America, they have to be tested for and re-balanced. By re-balance, I mean the body can be “reset” using our techniques. If you can imagine a wavy line, which depicts your bodies allergic reaction to that substance. Now, after you have gone through our technique, the previously wavy line is now represented by a flat line, which indicates your body’s acceptance to the same substance you were previously allergic to.

Even after re-balancing the items, you should still follow the 80-20 rule, where 80% of the time you should stay clear from dairy and wheat and 20% of the time you can go crazy. It is this 20% of the time that we do not want to see you suffer and that is why we clear the substances. That’s mainly because you can view them as a thing that has gone through some “unique” changes and it is because of these changes that they are no longer synergistic with the human body. We know it’s not good for us but 20% of the time, we can go a little crazier! But we all should stay away from them as much as we can because they just aren’t that good for us.

It is the result of re-balancing, within your body, these specific kits that contain the dairy and wheat in them that allow you to eat the products once again. But just don’t go crazy on the substances. You may be cleared but your body could slip back if you’re going to eat it like there is no tomorrow! But, best of all, there is a silver-lining to all of this and we should be able to get you on your way to feeling good once again after eating the items.