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3 Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Desserts

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Everyone loves eating dessert, and cutting it out of your diet is one of the hardest parts of starting to follow a healthier lifestyle. You need to eat less sugar if you want to lose weight, but we are almost addicted to sweet foods. Many people that are trying to lose weight try to stop eating dessert anyway, in a type of cold turkey approach. This often doesn't work well and leads to breaking down and binge eating only days into the new diet.

Instead of an all or nothing approach, consider trying a more moderate approach. What if you could eat healthier without cutting out dessert completely? It turns out that you can, and doing so isn't even that hard. All it takes is finding healthier versions of your favorite desserts. Here are three alternatives that you should try.

1. Sorbet instead of ice cream  

Now that it's summer, who isn't looking longingly at all the ice cream in the store's freezer aisle? Instead of a big bowl of rocky road (which is full of fatty cream and process sugar), try a fruit sorbet instead. Many varieties will have a lot less sugar, and you can even find varieties that are made with fruit juice or stevia for a healthier burst of sweetness.

2. Trading Greek yogurt for pudding

Many desserts call for pudding as an ingredient, and Americans love to eat it all by itself, too. It's not good for you at all, though, so anyone that's health-conscious should be figuring out how to change it out.  Greek yogurt is a great substitution in almost all cases. It doesn't have nearly as much sugar, and yogurt is actually better for you due to its natural active cultures. That's two great health boosts in one dessert alternative!

3. Healthier nutella

Nutella, that delicious combination of hazelnuts, chocolate and sugar is one of the most popular sweet spreads in the world. You can put it on almost anything to make it more delicious. The spread isn't great for your health, though. Luckily, you can make your own version at home. By using alternative sweeteners, you can cut out that unhealthy sugar and create something just as good as the original.

Boosting your weight loss with Meratrim

While cutting out sugary and fatty foods can help your weight management plan, it will never work to do so by itself. Any successful weight loss works by touching on several important areas at the same time. A great way to boost the weight loss that you're already achieving with alternative desserts is to use a natural weightloss supplement such as Meratrim.  Studies have shown that it can help your body lose weight faster than by just dieting or exercising by themselves. It's not a magic bullet, so you will still need to diet and exercise, but having a boost from Meratrim gives you the extra help needed to lose weight at the speed you want.

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Breakfast: The Key To A Healthy Weight?

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

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Nutrition is important for bodybuilders' overall wellness and performance

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

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Exercising the Right Way to Lose Weight

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

The two key components to losing weight are eating correctly and getting enough exercise. While most everyone knows this, they don't always know how to do these
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Exercising the Right Way to Lose Weight

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

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Fast Food the Healthy Way

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

We never seem to have enough time. As busy adults, we rush to work and to pick up or drop off the kids at school, and we rush home to have some time to ourselves before starting the process all over again the next day. It's no surprise that eating right can get dropped along the way.

With healthy food seeming like it will take a while to prepare, our society eats fast food far too often. Burgers are fast and cheap, but they really aren't good for you, especially if you're trying to manage your weight. There are ways to save time and eat healthy food, however. You just have to know how to do fast food the healthy way.

Fast breakfasts

Instead of eating that sugary cereal for breakfast, consider some healthier ways to start your day. One great way is to pick up plain yogurt cups, fresh berries and honey. When it's time to head out the door, throw a handful of berries and a squeeze of honey in the cup, and you'll have a tasty (but healthy!) serving of protein and fruit.

If you want a fast classic breakfast, do some quick preparation ahead of time by hard boiling and shelling eggs the night before. When it's time to head to work or school, you can toast a slice of bread and grab your ready-to-go hard boiled egg. You'll skip the butter or oil that the egg would normally be cooked in, but you'll still get that home-cooked feeling.

Dinner in a flash

Dinner doesn't usually need to be prepared quite as quickly as that rushed morning meal, but it can still be tempting to order takeout instead of getting all the dishes in the kitchen dirty. Avoid the urge by coming up with simple meals that don't take a huge amount of preparation or time.

Instead of getting cheeseburgers, pick up a pack of pre-cooked chicken breast that can be quickly microwaved or grilled. You'll skip a lot of bad fat if you make your own burger by combining that chicken breast with some lettuce and tomato on whole wheat bread.

Another fast dinner can consist of tossing a frozen veggie stir fry in a pan with a little olive oil. Add some soy sauce at the end and you have a healthier alternative to your local Chinese food joint. This kind of dinner will still take a few more minutes than just ordering pizza or going through a drive-through, but your health is worth it, and your waist line will thank you.

Another way to manage weight

Eating healthy meals is the foundation of maintaining a healthy figure, but modern nutritional research has discovered a new way to do even better. Meratrim is a formulation of Garcinia mangostana fruit and Sphaeranthus indicus flower. These two natural ingredients have been shown to help users experience better weight loss than through just dieting and exercising alone. If you're willing to take advantage of this breakthrough in nutrition science, try out Meratrim for youself!

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Using Breakfast to Jumpstart Your Day

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day. You're literally breaking the fast you have gone through all night while you're sleeping. Many people skip breakfast due to waking up late or feeling like they don't have enough time to prepare something, and many others will eat junk food instead of a nutritional meal. Skipping breakfast or eating junk food to start the day are both bad ideas, because breakfast can actually jumpstart your day!

All-day energy and concentration

The first reason you should eat a healthy breakfast is because it will help your energy level and concentration throughout the day. You need your biggest meal with the most healthy calories right at the beginning so that it can power your body and mind through all the challenges that might come up.

Even if you have time to prepare a breakfast, your day could be sabotaged by eating the wrong breakfast foods. You should skip most of the breakfast cereals out there, as they are full of sugar and empty carbohydrates. A meal that consists of a fast food breakfast sandwich can have way more unhealthy fat and sodium than you want, too.

In planning out your breakfast, you want to get a combination of lean protein, fruit and good carbohydrates. Eggs are always a good choice, and you can easily pair them with a slice of whole grain toast and a handful of strawberries. Another fun way to make breakfast is to blend up a banana with all-natural protein powder, milk and some frozen berries. You'll have a quick smoothie that hits all of your morning nutritional needs.

If you are willing to try something a little more "out there", you can look to foreign cuisine to mix up your breakfast. There are no rules that say you have to eat a typical American breakfast every morning. If you want to make up a stir fry with chicken, go ahead! You'll probably have a much healthier start to your day than most of your friends or co-workers.

Another great reason to eat a healthy breakfast is that it can help with weight loss. Researchers think that filling yourself up with a good meal in the morning prevents snacking on unhealthy foods throughout the rest of the day. You can more effectively lose weight when you don't have the urge to eat candy, chips or other unhealthy snacks because you're already full.

Another key part of eating right

While eating a good breakfast is the best way to start your day, it won't help you lose weight all by itself. That requires a disciplined approach that includes exercise and taking the right nutritional supplements. Meratrim can help you do just that. It's a combination of natural ingredients that can contribute to losing weight faster than with just exercise or diet alone. If you want to manage your weight with more than just endless exercise and dieting, pick up Meratrim and start seeing the difference.

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Move Beyond A Weight Loss Plateau

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

After changing your diet and exercise, you may hit what is commonly known as a weight loss plateau. You’re still eating healthy and exercising regularly, but you may be stuck at a weight that isn’t quite your goal weight.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a weight loss plateau occurs “when you no longer lose weight despite continuing with your exercise and healthy-eating habits.” So, what causes a plateau and how can you move beyond this hiccup? We’ve outlined the answers below.

A weight loss plateau is reached when the body has used up its stores of glycogen, a type of carb stored in the muscles and liver that holds onto water. When burned, glycogen also releases water, leading to more rapid weight loss. Once these stores have been used, the metabolism begins to slow, slowing the weight loss process and resulting in a plateau.

Essentially, at this point, the same amount of energy exerted will burn fewer calories and lead to less weight loss than when there was more glycogen readily available. A new equilibrium is reached where the calories taken in are equal to the calories burned.

In order to move beyond your body’s equilibrium point, you’ll need to increase calories burned while decreasing calories taken in. To do this, there are a number of strategies:

  • Reassess your intake - Have your previous diets been focused on cutting calories? Sugar? Sodium? Carbs? At a plateau, it’s important to expand your diet options to focus on cutting calories while not decreasing the nutritional value of the calories you take in.
  • Revamp your workout - Have you been doing the same circuit for a few months? Try a new class like cycling or a HIIT to boost your calories burned. Or, add an extra 15-30 minutes to your workout and increase weight or reps to challenge yourself more.
  • Introduce a supplement - Dietary supplements, like Meratrim, when combined with a healthy diet and consistent exercise can help to boost your weight loss.

A weight loss plateau does not have to be the end of your weight loss journey. By reevaluating your diet and exercise as well as adding in a healthy dietary supplement like Meratrim, you have an opportunity to move beyond the plateau and toward your goal weight. Don’t let this bump keep you from achieving your weight loss goals. Push past it and find happiness in your success!

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Why it's Important to Get Out in the Sun This Summer

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Summer is most people's favorite season. Temperatures have warmed up and it's time for barbecues and trips to the beach. In between all the fun you're having, you may hear a warning voice in the back of your mind telling you to stay out of the sun. The American Cancer Society has spread the message far and wide that we should stay out of the sun if possible.
But is that always a good idea?

There is actually a very good reason that you should spend some time in the sun every day, and it involves giving your body all the nutrients it needs to keep running properly.

Helping your body with sunlight

Research has shown that not going out in the sun can leave you with dangerously low levels of vitamin D. This is because 90% of the vitamin D your body needs is created in your skin with the help of sunlight. If you don't get enough sunshine, you'll either have to find other sources of the nutrient or go without. It's a lot cheaper and more fun to go outside for a few minutes every day, however.

You can get your daily sunshine by just going for a walk, but swimming and outdoor sports are other great ways. If your job keeps you stuck inside all day, you can still make a point to walk around outside during your lunch break in order to get some fresh air with your sunshine.

Taking proper precautions

None of this changes the fact that too much sun can also be bad for your body. If you spend too much time outside without sunscreen, looking like a bright red tomato will be the least of your worries. In addition to a painful sunburn, you can also develop skin cancer if you expose your skin to the sun for too long without protection.

Experts recommend that you use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. After you've had about twenty minutes in the sun, apply the sunscreen liberally and reapply as necessary if some rubs off due to swimming or sweating.

Another way to protect your body from getting too much ultraviolet radiation (the component of sunlight that can cause problems) is to cover up with a long sleeve shirt and a hat after you've had enough sun for the day.

Maintaining a proper diet

In addition to getting the right nutrients, it's also vital to make sure that you have a balanced diet if you want to maintain your health and ideal weight. In order to give you a hand with that, Meratrim is now available. Meratrim combines extracts of the Sphaeranthus indicus flower bud and the Garcinia mangostana fruit to give the body the natural boost it needs to lose unwanted weight. Try out Meratrim today, and you might just discover the missing element in achieving all of your health and weight loss goals.

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How to Lose Weight With a Full Time Job

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

It's an age old problem that most Americans face: you want to be in shape and lose weight, but itís hard to do when you have a full time job. You have to commute in order to get to work in the first place, and then there's an exhausting 8 to 9 hour workday to face. By the time most of us get home in the evening, there's no energy left to work out, and that microwave-ready meal seems a lot more appetizing than cooking a healthy meal from scratch.

If you want to lose weight while keeping your full time job, it's important to figure out how to juggle both of these important parts of your life.

Find ways to stay active at work

More and more adults are finding themselves in careers that require sitting in an office and staring at a computer screen. This sedentary style of work can lead to poor fitness all by itself, but combine it with the bad eating habits of many office workers and you have a recipe for poor overall health.

One of the best ways to start staying fit with a job like this is to work more physical activity into your job. This can mean that you simply get up every hour or so and walk around the office. You can also get clever and start finding ways to exercise while you work. Instead of taking the elevator from floor to floor, always take the stairs. Be the first person to offer to move furniture around or carry that stack of printer paper into the office. Just by finding small ways to work out, you can keep your blood pumping and burn more calories than if you just sat still all day.

Consider a new schedule

Instead of staying up late watching your favorite TV shows every night and then dragging yourself out of bed to get to work the next morning, consider changing up how you spend your evening. If you get to bed just an hour earlier, you could start getting up an hour
(or even half an hour) earlier in fit in some exercise at home.

You don't have to have an expensive gym membership to work out. Instead, you can start by doing some sit-ups and push-ups at home, or going for a brisk walk around the block. Any physical activity is better than no physical activity at all, and everyone can afford to get up a little earlier in order to stay healthy!

Giving your diet a helping hand

Exercise alone can only do so much to help you keep a healthy figure. It's also vital to watch what you eat. For many people diet plays an even bigger part in weight loss than working out, so you can help yourself a lot by eating the right foods and using the best nutritional supplements. In order to do so, consider trying Meratrim. It's a special mixture of Sphaeranthus indicus flower and Garcinia mangostana fruit that is formulated to help you lose weight. Find out why so many health advocates use Meratrim by picking it up today.

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