Update on Krill Oil for Weight Loss

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25, 2009 by roxannelee

I am taking 2 Krill Oil pills each morning.  Krill oil comes from the small shrimp-like marine crustaceans in the Ocean.  Clinical studies have linked consuming Krill with lowered cholesterol, lowered blood pressure, stoppage of plaque build up on artery walls, help to control blood sugar levels  & increase of oxidation of fats within cells.

According to Dr. Mercola krill oil is more effective than fish oils in optimizing your metabolism.

“Krill reduced rat heart fat levels by 42 %, compared to 2 % for fish oils”.

Dr Mercola @ www.mercola.com

Cortisol Lowering for Weight Loss

Posted in Uncategorized on July 17, 2009 by roxannelee

Cortisol has been shown to increase belly fat levels and affect overall energy levels. Symptoms of high cortisol levels are fatigue, getting sick more often, sore muscles, allergies, depression, low sex drive and anxiety. Here are some tips for reducing cortisol levels;

1. Get enough sleep.

2. Reduce consumption of refined carbohydrates.

3. Eliminate caffeine.

4. Reduce stress levels with breathing, yoga, meditation, massage, music, laughter & tai chi.

5. Try supplements such as MSM, rhodiola, ashwangda, gingseng & B vitamins.

6. Do not over exercise.

Get tested by your doctor if you believe this is a problem you are experiencing.

Reishi Mushrooms for Weight Loss

Posted in Uncategorized on July 10, 2009 by roxannelee

This little powerhouse mushroom has been referred to as the “herb of spiritual potency”. The reishi mushroom has been shown to reduce blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, aid in sleeping and increase energy levels. I have not found this mushroom in a fresh variety yet but I have found a dried tea which contains it as an ingredient and I am drinking this tea daily. I believe you can purchase it in pill form and liquid form as well.

Weight Loss Affirmation

Posted in Uncategorized on July 1, 2009 by roxannelee

Affirmations for Healthy Weight and Body Image:

– Today I love my body fully, deeply and joyfully.

– My body has its own wisdom and I trust that wisdom completely.

– My body is simply a projection of my beliefs about myself.

– I am growing more beautiful and luminous day by day.

– I choose to see the divine perfection in every cell of my body.

– As I love myself, I allow others to love me too.

– Flaws are transformed by love and acceptance.

– Today I choose to honor my beauty, my strength and my uniqueness.

– I love the way I feel when I take good care of myself.

– Today my own well-being is my top priority.

Julia Papps

http://richgrad.com/101-affirmations-you-can-start-using-today/

Super food Cherries for Weight Loss

Posted in Uncategorized on June 30, 2009 by roxannelee

This yummy fruit is excellent for easing aching joints, controls cholesterol, colon cleansing and improves your sleep all of which will help you lose weight.  They do not raise your blood sugar levels therefore making them the perfect snack.

So eat up these delicious gifts of nature.

Cortisol Connections to Weight Loss

Posted in Uncategorized on June 27, 2009 by roxannelee

I am going for a blood test this Friday to test my cortisol levels.  I finally found a doctor who would listen to my pleas of “help I exercise everyday eat a healthy diet and still can’t lose this belly fat”.  We are going to check for a few things but the cortisol started my brain rolling.  The real reason I went to the doctor was for my bad skin.  A friend told me that she did some research about acne and that when cortisol levels are high that the skin reacts accordingly.  She also stated that coffee and caffeine contributed to raised levels of cortisol.  Which would ultimately mean that coffee and caffeinated items contribute to belly fat.  Well I started to do some research and low and behold it seems there may be some evidence to this.  So if have a body shape like me where the main area you need to lose weight is in your belly and the rest of your body is pretty fit, you may have a problem with cortisol.

Here are some ways to reduce your cortisol levels:

  1. Cut down on caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and chocolate.
  2. Cut down sugar intake.
  3. Stop over-training but continue with moderate exercise.
  4. Do not skip meals, instead have many small meals and healthy snacks throughout the day.
  5. Eat as much organic as you can.
  6. Go for massages.
  7. Laugh more
  8. Use meditation or other forms of mental relaxation.
  9. Use yoga or Tai Chi.
  10. Get a proper amount of sleep.
  11. Say no to commitments that make you stressed.
  12. Take a multi-vitamin.
  13. Take magnesium-C.
  14. Take Phosphatidylserine.
  15. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of green vegetables and low glycemic fruit such as berries.

Goji Berries for Weight Loss

Posted in Uncategorized on June 22, 2009 by roxannelee

The Goji berry is a super food that is a great source of protein.  It has immune stimulating properties and liver cleansing abilities.

21% of the goji berry is made up of fiber.  It is a low glycemic food which means lower blood sugar levels and it also contains chromium which helps control blood sugar levels.

It has also been shown to lower cortisol levels in the body which will lower cravings and reduce fat storage.

The goji berry contains minerals which converts food to energy rather than fat.

Finally it produces more of the human growth hormone which allows for greater muscle retention and higher fat loss.

The berries are not that tasty but raw is obviously best.

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