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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Saturated fats

Saturated fat is fat that consists of triglycerides containing only saturated fatty acids. Saturated fatty acids have no double bonds between the individual carbon atoms of the fatty acid chain. Various fats contain different proportions of saturated and unsaturated fat. Examples of foods containing a high proportion of saturated fat include animal fats such as cream, cheese, butter and ghee; suet, tallow, lard and fatty meats; as well as certain vegetable products such as coconut oil, cottonseed oil, palm kernel oil, chocolate, and many prepared foods.

Saturated fats

Serum saturated fatty acid is generally higher in smokers, alcohol drinkers and obese people. Deep-fry oils and baking fats that are high in saturated fats, like palm oil, tallow or lard, can withstand extreme heat (of 180-200 degrees Celsius) and are resistant to oxidation.

The consumption of saturated fat is commonly considered a risk factor for elevated (quantitative) cholesterol levels, which in turn is a risk factor for some types of cardiovascular disease. According to this view, oils that are high in saturated fats (including coconut, palm oil and palm kernel oil) are less healthful than oils with a lower proportion of saturated fats and higher proportions of unsaturated (preferably monounsaturated) fats like olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, avocados, safflower, corn, sunflower, soy and cottonseed oils.

Not all research finds the link between saturated fat and cardiovascular disease clear. In 2010, a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies found no statistically significant relationship between cardiovascular disease and dietary saturated fat.

Monday, February 21, 2011

How to lose weight fast

This is one of the famous question you will hear a lot of people asking. When you read on the internet you can find a lot of information on it, the good way and also the bad way. There are people who gain from either ways but let us talk about the healthy way instead, exercise is still the best way to do it.

I personally feel that it’s a very tough and painful process that not everyone can do it. The times that we are going to take to achieve what we want are long, because every one of us is different in our own ways and it makes every one of us unique in that way. That’s why we have people turning themselves to the fastest way by taking those weight loss supplements that we can get from the super market. The worst is those who under go any form of operation to reduce the amount of fats in their body, the process is very painful for what I see, as I did not tried it before and will never want to try it myself. Actually it’s very simple to lose weight but before we start we have to understand how our bodies work as everyone of our body work very differently.

Firstly, make sure the amount of activity is more then the amount of calories we take daily. When I talk about activity I’m talking about exercise, sports and any other activity that require body movement. Here is the problem. How do we know how much activity is enough for us? Minimum at least exercise 2 times a week. Goes gym, jogging, running or any form of aerobic or anaerobic exercise will help.

Intensity is also very important in the whole process. Yes, we exercise 5 times a week but if the intensity is not correct we will not be able to benefit much as well. Make sure when we are doing weights the resting period try to keep as short as possible. When we read, average they say must be 30 sec. Try this, do a shorter rest on an exercise routine that you have been following and compare with other days that you do the routine. Observe how you feel.

Secondly, when we run try not to bring your heart rate too high, try to maintain at 60%, if you push your heart rate too high you will end up strengthen your heart and lung more any you might not be losing much fats but yet again I cannot justify by doing so you will not burning fat because all of us is different. You still have to observe how your body reacts to what u do and never afraid to do experiment on your body.

I always advice a combination of weights and cardiovascular exercise is good to lose weight because by just running itself your leg will not get any stronger. We still have to do some leg exercise to strengthen our leg. Although running you are carrying your own body weights but imagine as your legs get stronger by carrying your own body only if your body weight increase if not the amount of weight your leg carrying are not effective anymore.

A lot of stuff I’m sharing right here are base on my experience with myself and my clients. The main thing I find that what really can make us lose weight is patients. Without it weight loss will never be able to achieve. In my years in this industry I have see a lot of people failed because of that. I’m still trying hard to convince people that’s we will achieve weight loss if we work harder because I don’t believe in putting effort and u wont see result. It’s either now or later.

How to lose weight fast

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Why do we need personal training?

Why do we need personal training

Goal Setting
You can't get the results without a specific goal!

Proper Technique
Ensures optimal benefits and avoids injury

Program Design
Your Personal Trainer monitors your program to maximize RESULTS

Personal Training means consistency = RESULTS

Your Personal Trainer will keep you accountable to achieve RESULTS

The difference between struggling and accelerated RESULTS

Nutritional Guidance
Eat a balanced diet to complement your Personal Training

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The amount of sugar found in COKE

The amount of sugar found in coke
While im surfing today i found a very interesting picture which i think i should share with you guys. Look at the amount of sugar we consume every time we drink coke.

Friday, February 18, 2011

What are fats made of?

What are fats made of?

Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water. Chemically, fats are generally triesters of glycerol and fatty acids. Fats may be either solid or liquid at room temperature, depending on their structure and composition. Although the words "oils", "fats", and "lipids" are all used to refer to fats, "oils" is usually used to refer to fats that are liquids at normal room temperature, while "fats" is usually used to refer to fats that are solids at normal room temperature. "Lipids" is used to refer to both liquid and solid fats, along with other related substances.

Fats form a category of lipid, distinguished from other lipids by their chemical structure and physical properties. This category of molecules is important for many forms of life, serving both structural and metabolic functions. They are an important part of the diet of most heterotrophs (including humans). Fats or lipids are broken down in the body by enzymes called lipases produced in the pancreas.

Important of fats

Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, meaning they can only be digested, absorbed, and transported in conjunction with fats. Fats are also sources of essential fatty acids, an important dietary requirement.Fats play a vital role in maintaining healthy skin and hair, insulating body organs against shock, maintaining body temperature, and promoting healthy cell function.

Fats also serve as energy stores for the body, containing about 37.8 kilojoules (9 Calories) per gram of fat. They are broken down in the body to release glycerol and free fatty acids. The glycerol can be converted to glucose by the liver and thus used as a source of energy.

Fat also serves as a useful buffer towards a host of diseases. When a particular substance, whether chemical or biotic reaches unsafe levels in the bloodstream, the body can effectively dilute or at least maintain equilibrium of the offending substances by storing it in new fat tissue. This helps to protect vital organs, until such time as the offending substances can be metabolized and/or removed from the body by such means as excretion, urination, accidental or intentional bloodletting, sebum excretion, and hair growth.

While it is nearly impossible to remove fat completely from the diet, it would also be unhealthy to do so. Some fatty acids are essential nutrients, meaning that they can't be produced in the body from other compounds and need to be consumed in small amounts. All other fats required by the body are non-essential and can be produced in the body from other compounds.

Examples of fats

Examples of edible animal fats are lard, fish oil, and butter or ghee. They are obtained from fats in the milk and meat, as well as from under the skin, of an animal. Examples of edible plant fats include peanut, soya bean, sunflower, sesame, coconut, olive, and vegetable oils. Margarine and vegetable shortening, which can be derived from the above oils, are used mainly for baking. These examples of fats can be categorized into saturated fats and unsaturated fats.

What are fats made of

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