A Natural Way to Treat Type II Diabetes – ‘Mindful Eating’

More Strategies to Combat Diabetes

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

According to researchers at Ohio State University, new evidence suggests that for those who suffer from Type II diabetes, mindful eating (eating in response to physical hunger and stopping when feeling physically full) is just as effective as following a specific nutritional plan to control blood sugar levels.

A recent study showed that, in comparing the two methods, people reduced their blood sugar levels by nearly the same amount and lost close to the same amount of weight (an average of between 3.5 to 6 pounds) over the course of a three month period.

Can the ‘Eat-This, Not-That’ Diet Be Effective?

Reviewing a Men’s Health Diet – Follow This, Not That?

No Eating!

No Eating!

One of the more popular and trendy diets today is the Eat-This, Not-That diet. The book, written by Men’s Health editor-in-chief Dave Zinczenko, suggests that people following the diet can eat the foods they want from fast food restaurants and even eat chocolate and still lose weight.

Can this truly result in successful weight loss? Or is this just another diet making grand promises with little effort- only to leave a disappointed and disillusioned dieter in its wake? Read more on the subject of popular weight loss diets at fitnesswatch-md.com.

In reality, the Eat-This, Not-That diet is a combination of having the potential for success within a heavily-marketed and sellable package that might not work or be the healthiest plan for the long-term. This diet has the basis of providing proper nutrition for the dieter, but some of the claims may not be completely achievable or realistic. For a frustrated dieter, the book’s pronouncements make it an attractive option, but the expectations are not likely to be met.

Is Counting Calories the Best Way to Lose Weight?

Counting Calories

Is Counting Calories Effective for Fat Loss?

There is a lot of conflicting information regarding the best way to lose weight. Some say that it is simply a matter of eating certain foods and avoiding others. Others say you can eat anything you want but in moderation (whatever that means!). There are many resources available to help you maintain a healthy diet and lose weight; some of which include specific body sculpting procedures like liposuction. Some diets recommend focusing on carbohydrate amount. Many weight loss experts stress the importance of a food diary. But is that really necessary? And what about the calories? Sorting through all the confusing information is enough to drive you crazy even before the diet begins.

Perhaps you have encountered weight loss information claiming that “calories don’t count” and that what really counts in weight loss is the quality of the food you eat. Some say that it is all just a matter of keeping a balanced ratio of carbs, protein and fat. Others claim that the act of counting calories is such an arduous task that keeping track of every single calorie is not something anyone can stick to in the long run, and so is not effective.

The Basics of Supplements for Building Muscle

Muscle Building Supplements

Phit Chick with Muscles

If you’ve been hitting the gym and eating to grow, but haven’t been gaining the muscle mass you intended, you should think about taking supplements.

There are a lot of things to choose from, hundreds of types offering to blast away the fat and build up your muscle. Do they work? Lots of them do, but some of them are trash.

There are some basic things that your body needs to get into shape and then there are supplements, which boost your potential to the max. Some of the best are Whey Protein, Glutamine, Creatine, and L-Arginine. These supplements will boost your muscle growth, block fat gain, and resist fatigue.

These are the good guys, but watch out for some of the rest. What you need is an Ultimate Guide to Muscle Building Supplements that will tell you the truth.

Here is just a brief guide detailing what you can trust and what you can’t.

Energy Crisis: Beat Tiredness with B-12

You’re Not Tired, You’re Just Deficient

Vitamin D & Fitness

Vitamin B-12 & Fitness

You’re a coffee drinker. I get it. You need it in the morning – you might get two cups if that’s your fancy. Then you feel a crash after lunch and you have another cup of coffee or a soda. Perhaps you’re feeling a little adventurous and take an energy drink down. Well, you’re not doing yourself any favors by shoving that much caffeine in your body. It’s not common knowledge but caffeine is a drug and it’s not natural, making it probably worse for you.

If you’re constantly tired throughout the day it’s not because you didn’t get enough sleep. People get 8-10 hours a sleep and still feel exhausted. It’s not a sleep problem — it’s a vitamin problem.

Scientists and researchers all recommend the body have vitamin B-12. The main ingredient in energy drinks is B-12, but it’s compacted with so much sugar and unnatural carbohydrates that essentially it is bad for you.

Fitness and Health – things you should know

Fitness Girl

Fitness & Health


Fitness and Health – things you should know

In the wake of escalating work woes, depression and related issues of complications in your lives, you perhaps are being more exposed to health and fitness related issues today, than ever before.

In America already 33 per cent of adults are obese as per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and it is deemed that a thorough change in attitude towards maintenance of health and fitness is needed by Americans today. Breaking away from cliches, adherence to a suitable health and fitness regime is what is needed by Americans at present.

For that one needs to understand that health and fitness are complimentary components and one cannot keep these two divorced from each other. One who is not really afflicted by any disease and is performing the duties of life without any seeming hassles cannot really claim that he is “fit” if he is not following a well planned exercise regimen regularly.

On the other hand someone exercising regularly cannot really do that avoiding any health issues that might be triggered by his fitness regime. Let us find out what other things does one needs to follow for a healthy living.

Get Fit & Healthy with Custom Weight Loss Programs

Editor’s note: Phit Zone does not endorse or promote the Medifast diet per se. This is simply a guest post by someone who has experience with the plan, and wants to teach you a little bit about custom diet plans.

Fad Diets… Nay!

healthy weight loss

healthy weight loss

Obesity has become a global malady. In the quest to address this growing global concern, numerous fad diet programs are introduced in the market. However, an effective diet to one person may not be as effective to another. The nutritional needs of our bodies are different from each other. If you are on a diet program and it seems that you cannot see any result, it could be that it is not addressing the needs of your body.

It can be frustrating especially if you have already tried so many programs and failed again and again. This is where the role of custom weight loss program comes into play. As the name suggests, it will customize the program according to your needs, so you will end up fit and healthy.

Custom Diet Plans… Yay!

Faith and Fitness – Review

Faith & Fitness Magazine

Faith & Fitness

Get to know Faith & Fitness

I have three passions in my life. My God. My family. My health.

When I get a chance to combine these, man, I am all over it!

Awhile back, IFBB Pro Mark Dugdale, mentioned that he had been interviewed for Faith & Fitness magazine, and that I should check it out.

I clicked right on over, and found a very cool website that combines two of those favorite things–faith and fitness. In fact, I liked it so much, I added them to the blog roll, right over there in the sidebar. –>

No Agony, No Bragony

Know your limits. It’s ok to push yourself. I’m all for setting new Personal Records (PR), but if you just end up hurting yourself, the whole point is defeated.

That old adage of “No pain. No Gain.” is very dangerous if you don’t listen to your body. I once strained my rotator cuff because I didn’t listen. Luckily, with a little rest, it healed.

Becca wasn’t so lucky, and ended up with a slight bicep tear and shoulder surgery that put her out of the gym for nearly a year.

Strive for that next level. Just don’t skip a stair to get there, or you just might trip yourself up.

Catnip Tea

It’s medicinal, I tell you!

Kitty cats love cat nip

Catnip tea – Yeah – it’s that freakin’ relaxing.

It’s ok — you read that right. We’re talking catnip today. You know, the stuff that makes your cat stoned? We’re going to make tea with it.

No, it’s is not the same as those funny brownies in college. (Wait, what?)

When I told Becca about this, she looked at me with a scowl, and said, and I quote, “Ewww.”