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Clean plate

Clean Your Plate – Is Not Always The Way To Go For Healthy Kids

According to obesity researchers, the United States obesity rate has more than doubled for preschoolers and adolescents-and more than tripled for ages 6 to 11-over the past 30 years. Obese children are at greater risk for health problems such as diabetes and heart disease, and often carry these problems into adulthood.
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Track your diet

If You Don’t Track Your Diet… You Are Wasting Your Time

Frankly, I’m puzzled whenever I hear this from somebody who’s frustrated with their lack of gains:
Me: So what are you eating? How many calories per day and how many do you need?
Them: I don’t know. I just eat.
Huh?
Yes, it’s true. People don’t track their diets, don’t calculate their calories and just guess at what they need. They have no idea where they are going, very little facts on how to get there and yet are frustrated and mad when 6 weeks later they don’t see the results.
Imagine, for a moment, that’s it’s 6-months from today. And you’ve made no progress. Wouldn’t you be frustrated?! I sure would.

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Protein diet

Protein Diet – What Does It Do for Your Body?

To really understand the impact of a protein diet, it’s  important to know how it affects and interacts with your  body.
When we speak of your muscles, glands, and organs, they  are mainly made up of protein.  Indeed the two major  components making up our bodies are water and protein. So, why all the fuss about protein diet?
There is definitely a link between enhancing muscle and  protein since muscle is largely composed of protein. So the argument goes, protein diets help in muscle growth which in turn, helps to fight fat.
Just as there are good and bad fats and carbohydrates, there are different categories of proteins as well.
Proteins are composed of amino acids, and the human body  requires 20 such amino acids for it’s normal growth and  development.  When considering a protein diet, it is  important to know that certain foods carry proteins  containing essential amino acids which are NOT produced by the body itself but ARE essential to the body’s  processing of the other 12 non-essential amino acids.
What does all this mean?  Your protein diet must include foods that not only provide non-essential amino acids,  but more important, must include foods that supply your body with essential amino acids.
Foods you should consider for your protein diet include: broccoli, spinach, walnuts (or many other nuts), beans, lentils, pastas, and barley.

author:Jeff Smith
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