Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sensible Eating and Your Body

Other than just requiring the right quantity of food, the body also needs the right type of food.

Your body requires essential raw materials - such as carbohy­drates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Each of these must be provided in approximately the correct proportions for continuing good health.

The chief energy-producing fuels in food are carbohydrates (found in sugar and starchy food) and fats (found in dairy products and fat meat).

Don't also forget to take in lots of protein. Natural sources of protein are eggs, meat, cheese, milk, fish, pulses and peanuts. The protein you eat is real beauty food for your whole body. Proteins are needed by the body for the continuous repair and replacement of body tissues.

As there is a steady loss of protein from the body by the gradual wear and tear of cells, this must be replaced.

Vitamins are needed to maintain the health of various organs and tissues.

Minerals are essential components of blood, bone and teeth. Always take three meals a day. Don't skip meals, especially breakfast. A good breakfast helps you work better and think more clearly. Limit yourself to just one adequate helping of food, avoid second helpings.

Take a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack of milk or fruit if your stomach feels too empty between meal times.

Take plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. They provide natural, vitamins and minerals.
Avoid peeling, soaking or overcooking vegetables.

And, finally chew well and eat slowly. Do not take liquids along with your meals. They tend to dilute the digestive juices as a result of which digestion is impaired.

Monday, June 16, 2008

How to Calculate the Excess Calories You may be Consuming

If you are, say, ten pounds overweight, multiply your current weight by fifteen and follow the same procedure as before to calculate how many calories you take in.

Then, taking into consideration your ideal weight, calculate the number of calories you should be consuming.

Say, you are between the ages of 35 and 55 and weigh 130 pounds instead of your ideal 120.

To maintain your 130 pounds you are taking in 130 x 15 = 1800 calories.

Then you are taking in an excess of 150 calories per day (1950-1800). Giving the body fewer calories, at least 150 less in your case, is part of the answer.

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Monday, June 09, 2008

How Many Calories Should I Eat ?

An average, active and healthy man needs about 2700 calories in a day. A woman doing normal household chores needs about 2500. Growing children and normal laborers need extra because their output of energy is greater.

To calculate a more accurate figure, get down your ideal weight (that is, the weight at which you feel and look best and that which also collaborates with your height and your body frame).

If you are between the ages of 35 and 55, multiply the number by 15.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 55, add 200 to the figure you arrive at when you multiply your weight by 15.

If you are between the ages of 55 and 75, subtract 300 from the figure you arrive at after multiplying your ideal weight by 15. For example,

Assume that your ideal weight is 125.

Between the ages of 35 and 55, you need 125 x 15 = 1875 calories per day. Between the ages of 18 and 35, you need 125 x 15 = 1875 calories per day.
1875 plus 200 = 2075 calories per day.

Between the ages of 55 and 75, you need 125 x 15 = 1875;
1875 - 300 = 1575 calories per day.

Remember, however, that a person who does light or no physical work needs fewer calories and a person who does heavy physical work needs more.

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What You Should Know about Face Masks?

These beauty masks are the oldest facial treatments that are known.

No mask is meant to be used every day. It is a special treatment which you use when you feel that your skin needs toning up. Perhaps once in a fortnight or once a week, depending on the condition of your skin.

Remember, all masks and face treatments should always be used on the neck as well. Or else your neck will probably end up looking years older than your face.

It is absolutely essential to apply a face mask on a skin that has been cleansed well.
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