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Staying Healthy While Still Drinking Coffee

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Health-wise, drinking coffee is a double-edged sword. There are downsides to drinking it, such as the fact that it can dehydrate you. It's a tricky phenomenon since most people would think that any beverage would hydrate you, but it's not true. Despite this, there are a lot of health benefits, as well. You can drink coffee and still maintain your health, but it requires that you make the right choices while you're at your neighborhood coffee shop.

Skip the complicated blended drinks

One of the lease healthy ways to drink coffee is to purchase the fancy blended drinks available at almost every coffee house. Starbucks has the Frappuccino, and Coffee Bean has its Iced Blended, and most smaller chains have their own varieties, as well.

These drinks aren't very good for you mostly because they're full of sugar. Each drink already has a sugary liquid base, but they're often topped with caramel, chocolate or even cookie pieces. Each drink also gets a significant dollop of whipped cream. In truth, these blended drinks are much more like milkshakes than coffee drinks.

If you're feeling like having an ice-cold coffee, consider doing just that. Get a plain coffee with milk but make it iced. You can always add some stevia or a packet of natural raw sugar if you need it a bit sweeter.

Go easy on the milk

The next way to stay on the healthy side of your coffee habit is to watch what kind of milk you're using. While you don't have to start drinking your coffee black, there are smarter choice when it comes to choosing what type of milk to use. Instead of opting for half and half or the whole milk, you can choose skim milk or even 2% instead. Both of these types of milk will help you ingest less fat. The taste of your coffee won't be that different, either.

Don't load up on pastries

Another staple of every coffee shop is the pastry case. It's strategically placed so that you stare at all those caramel sticky buns and chocolate covered donuts while you're waiting to place your order. The urge to have some pastries with your coffee can be strong, but you need to fight it if you want to manage your weight effectively. Having too many high carbohydrate pastries can sabotage any fitness and healthy eating plan. If you make sure to eat before heading to get your coffee, you will be much less likely to add on these unhealthy treats.

Herbal supplements can help, too  

Instead of trying to watch your weight with your diet alone, you should also consider other natural tools. One great choice is an herbal dietary supplement called Meratrim. Meratrim helps your body metabolize fat faster in order to speed up the process of losing weight. In a scientific study, people that used Meratrim were able to drop pounds faster than those that were only dieting or exercising. By adding Meratrim to your health routine, you might see the same results!

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Unlock The Secret To Portion Control

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

What is portion size? Who knows and who cares - right? Wrong! Portion size can make losing weight and getting healthy a much easier process by limiting your intake. Did you know, a healthy portion of protein is only the size of a deck of cards? Compare that to the 30oz ribeye you saw on the menu last night. An understanding of portion size can help you immensely in your weightloss goals. We’ve pulled together a few “Rules of Thumb” when determining portion size.

Protein: deck of cards = 110 calories
Fat: 2 tbsp = 45 calories
Carbs: ⅓ cup = 70 calories
Fruit: tennis ball size = 60 calories
Veggies: baseball size = 25 calories
Dairy: 4 dice-sized pieces = 110 calories

Now that you’ve established a guide to determine portion sizes, you’re one step closer to reaching your weight loss goals. Here are a few tips to sticking with it while still enjoying some of the same foods you love.

  • Don’t let yourself starve - In reality, eating once about every 2 hours is actually better for you than 3 large meals per day. This doesn’t mean you eat 6 meals per day but rather, spread out your calorie intake more evenly. Not only will this keep you from getting too hungry and binging, but you’ll also control your blood sugar more effectively, helping to avoid the 2pm slump. Try consuming about 200 calories every 2 hours including whole grains, fruits, veggies and lean protein.
  • Pick a smaller plate - By putting your food on a smaller plate, it can actually trick your mind into thinking it is eating more than it is. This is because the plate looks fuller and the food fills it. Instead of putting dinner on a 12” plate, try a 6” plate instead.
  • Focus on your food - Distracted eating can lead to overeating. Instead of sitting down with your dinner in front of the tv, sit at the table and enjoy time with friends or family. It’s more fun to eat together, and you are less likely to overeat too!
  • Pack up leftovers before the meal - Did you make too much food? Planning to use the leftovers for lunches at work? Pre-pack these prior to sitting down. You won’t be as tempted to take seconds if they are already packaged up.
  • Relax - Many people are fast eaters, but it takes a bit more time for the stomach to catch up. After you’re done with your plate, take a few minutes to sit and relax before deciding whether seconds are in order. More than likely, these few minutes will be enough time for your stomach to catch up and tell you that you’re full, keeping you from overeating by accident.

    Portion control can be one of the easiest weight loss plans to implement, because it allows you to continue to eat what you want in proper quantities. Don’t let big plates and large servings keep you from your goals. Portion control, combined with consistent exercise and a dietary natural weightloss supplement like Meratrim, can help to jumpstart your weight loss.

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How To Stay Fit During Your Summer Theme Park Trip

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Summertime means that many families are soon to leave on a vacation. While you're likely to have a lot of fun, these summer trips aren't always nice to your weight loss goals. This is especially true if your plans involve a trip to a theme park. Not only will it be harder to stay on your diet, there's a good chance that you could be sitting down for a lot of the trip and not exercising.

You can still stay fit during your summer theme park trip, but you'll have to have a plan. Follow these three tips and you'll be on the right track.

1. Look for active rides and experiences

While a trip to most theme parks means a lot of standing in lines before sitting on rides, you can target certain rides and experiences that will keep you a lot more active. At Disneyland, for example, you should search out Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes. Instead of being a ride that follows a motorized track, these are real canoes floating in a moderately long river through the back of the park. Paddling along in unison with your family can give you a real arm and shoulder workout. You'll be having fun but getting a serious workout at the same time.

2. Don't go overboard on junk food

Going to a theme park will definitely mean that you're surrounded by lots of junk food. Any park is going to have its fair share of greasy nachos, corndogs and pizza. Just because it's all around you doesn't mean that you have to eat it, though. Search out the healthier options that theme parks are now including. You may need to look a little longer, but they'll be there. Jump past the Monte Cristo deep-fried sandwich and pick the green salad instead. Your body will thank you later.

3. Walk whenever possible and take the long routes!

Many theme parks aren't designed with your fitness in mind and will try to keep you seated as long as possible. Instead of riding trams or other methods of transportation around the park and from the parking lot to the front gates, you should actively seek out ways to increase your walking distance. Many travelers will naturally try to take the most efficient route from ride to ride, but walking farther is actually great exercise! Feel free to crisscross the park on longer routes. You'll get an excellent leg workout by the end of the day, and it's not bad cardio, either.

Dietary supplements that help

Finding ways to put in more exercise is a great start to losing weight. Without exercising and working to lead a more active lifestyle, you are significantly lowering your chances of achieving a healthy weight. You don't have to stop with exercise, though. Meratrim is a dietary supplement that helps you lose weight faster than with just exercise.  Made from the Garcinia mangostana fruit and the Sphaeranthus indicus flower, it's a special formulation that will help you get to your ideal weight faster. Give it a shot today!  

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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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