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7 Foods that will Soothe Stomach Ache

Stomach ache is very common. Almost everyone of us experiences it in an unexpected time and place and much worse is if we get it in our workplace.

7 Foods to Eat to Soothe your Stomach AcheThere are many factors why we experience stomach ache, may it be a nausea, vomiting, bloating, fasting, or just a general stomach bug because of something you ate. You want that icky feeling to disappear right away so here’s some foods that will serve as ‘first aids’.

What can we do to alleviate our stomach pain, then? How do we choose the right foods to eat so that our stomach pain will be eased? In this article, we will help you choose the right foods you can eat to soothe your stomach ache.

papaya

  1. Papaya – Phase 1

Eating papaya encourages ease digestion and also contributes in easing constipation. Their digestive enzymes help breaks down the proteins and in turn soothes your stomach by promoting a healthy acidic environment. Papaya is also rich in sugar which helps regulate your brain to release a hormone named endorphin, which also soothes your stress and anxiety.

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  1. Starchy Foods

Starchy foods are good to eat when you have stomach ache because they helps coat the lining of your stomach and they don’t add stress to your digestive system. Starchy foods also helps ease diarrhea by absorbing fluids and adding bulk to your stool. Some of the starchy foods you can eat are sweet potatoes (Phase 1 and 3), legumes (Phase 1 and 3),  oatmeal and many more.

ginger

  1. Ginger – All Phases

Numerous studies have shown that ginger works well as an anti-nausea remedy and improves our overall digestion. It soothes your intestinal tract, lowers your blood sugar, relieves your sinus congestion and stimulates your body to burn fat. You can chew a piece of fresh ginger or steep then in a hot water for a soothing hot tea.

herbal tea

  1. Herbal Teas – All Phases

Hot, herbal teas are not only known for its best soothing effects, but the peppermint and chamomile components of these herbal teas has been noted for their stomach healing properties. The mint also helps to dilate your blood vessels, lowering your blood pressure and soothes your headaches.

Note: You can only use caffeine free herbal teas in fast metabolism diet. Some of these herbal teas are Ginger tea, peppermint tea, Pau D’arco tea.

broth

  1. Broth – All Phases

The liquid and the salt content found in broths is a great remedy for an upset stomach and will keep you hydrated. When the salt is in your bloodstream, it helps draw fluid in. Just remember that if you have a high blood pressure, look for low-salt varieties of broth and you can still get the liquid benefit.

coconut water

  1. Coconut Water – Phase 3

Coconut water contains natural sugar, electrolytes, vitamin C and potassium that helps soothe your tummy. Another bonus factor of coconut water is that it has no artificial ingredients, flavors, colorings and artificial sweeteners.

apple cider vinegar

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar – All Phases

The acids found in apple cider vinegar aids and decrease your starch digestion. It then allows the starch to get to your intestines and keep the bacteria in the gut healthy. Apple cider vinegar can also lower your blood sugar, encourage weight loss and detox your body. You can mix the 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a water and a teaspoon of stevia or xylitol and sip it slowly.

Before popping some capsules and medicines, try some natural foods to ease the pain. Hope this list will help you choose natural medicine. But if you are unsure of the existing pain, better consult a physician.

Recent Study Reveals that Speedy Metabolism Plays a Role in Weight Loss

If you’re a beginner and is considering to start The Fast Metabolism Diet, it’s only normal to feel anxious and hesitant to try this program. Even if we’ve heard a fair amount of testimonials from the success stories of fast metabolism dieters, we cannot avoid but to raise some questions about the fast metabolism diet principles.

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Not only because it contradicts almost all of the rules in chronic dieting that we’re used to, but we just couldn’t grasp the idea that there is simply too much food to eat on this diet. How do we lose our weight if we’re inclined to eat more? The answer is really pretty simple, eating the real food is the key.  The Fast Metabolism Diet’s principle is to never count the calories you take in and out. Instead, we focus on eating the real and healthy foods to heal our ruined metabolism. In this diet, we never let ourselves, starve from foods, instead, we indulge eating them.

Good thing, there is a recent study that back The Fast Metabolism Diet. The study was conducted by the researchers at the Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, part of the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. They studied 12 men and women with obesity under their facilities’ metabolic unit. The researchers measured the participant’s energy expenditure after they fast for a day and undergone another six week of 50% calorie-reduction in the food they intake.

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From this experiment the researchers conducted, they found that as a person’s metabolism got slower, the less weight the person loses. It is safe to say that when your metabolism performs little or ‘thrifty’ as they call it, the lesser your body has the ability to lose weight. While having a ‘spendthrift’ or speedy metabolism is the key to a higher chance to lose weight.

“When people who are obese decrease the amount of food they eat, metabolic responses vary greatly, with a ‘thrifty’ metabolism possibly contributing to less weight lost,” said Susanne Votruba, Ph.D., study author and PECRB clinical investigator. “While behavioral factors such as adherence to diet affect weight loss to an extent, our study suggests we should consider a larger picture that includes individual physiology – and that weight loss is one situation where being thrifty doesn’t pay.”

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“The results corroborate the idea that some people who are obese may have to work harder to lose weight due to metabolic differences,” said Martin Reinhardt, M.D., lead author and PECRB postdoctoral fellow. “But biology is not destiny. Balanced diet and regular physical activity over a long period can be very effective for weight loss.”

“What we’ve learned from this study may one day enable a more personalized approach to help people who are obese achieve a healthy weight,” said NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D. “This study represents the latest advance in NIDDK’s ongoing efforts to increase understanding of obesity.”

In relation to this study, the fast metabolism diet believes that the more you eat food, the more you convert those foods into energy fuel and heal your metabolism. As your metabolism heals, it will go spike up and burn the foods you’re taking at an incredibly fast rate. This in turn contributes into losing more weight.

Take care of your metabolism, and it will take care of your weight.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Healthy Eating Utensils

All through our lives, she’s the best friend and the number one fan. She’s been there up to now in every event in our lives and the very proud one in child’s every milestone. From the moment we were born, she was there to protect and guide us in the right path. There is no doubt that a mother’s love is unconditional and a great one. Now that Mother’s Day is here, instead of letting her do her thing again in the kitchen as usual, why don’t we make something special for her to honor her and give importance this day? Here are some ideas to make her feel loved:

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Make the Mother’s Day extra special by cooking something for her.

Cooking is considered as one of the best bonding activities with Moms. And as a fast metabolism dieter who is inclined to eating real foods and living a healthy lifestyle, we need to ensure that not only the food we’re eating are safe and healthy, but we need to ensure that we have all the required kitchen utensils to cook dishes well. But how do we choose the best kitchen gift that fits our Mom’s cooking expertise and personality? Here are the tips on how to find the best kitchen gift for your Mom:

Pâtisserie Treat – if your Mom is fond of making tasty pastries, treats and dishes, then The Gourmet Set is the right package to give to your Mom. This package consists of several kitchen tools like Slow Cooker, Bamboo cutting board with removable cutting mats, crock pot, and other state of the art kitchen tools that make delicious pastries and dishes.

Healthy Eater – If your Mom is a health conscious individual and loves to use cute, eco-designed kitchen tools, then the healthy eater set is the best deal. Each set is made from natural materials like bamboo and each product has an eco-friendly design and is adorned with shades of green and brown that has some eco-friendly feels. Some of the featured products under the Healthy Eater set are OXO Good Grips Chopped Salad Scissors,  Beechwood Salad set with Talisman design.

Baker Extraordinaire If your Mom loves to bake cakes, cookies and pies, then this Baker Extraordinaire is the perfect kitchen tools! Wow your visitors by cooking your signature treats by using the best baking tools. Baker Extraodinaire set contains an ultra rotating cake stand, an iron Pizza pan, Virtuoso Breadmaker with Glutten free menu setting, and a Talisman Design adjustable pie shield.

By using these special kitchen tools, you and your Mom will definitely create fond memories while making the most delicious fast metabolism diet recipes this Mother’s Day!

The Metabolic Truth About the Fast Metabolism Diet

If you are new in the fast metabolism diet, you might be surprised and feel awkward with how the fast metabolism diet works. Contrary to the traditional diet we’re familiar with, you find yourself confused about the opposing ideas and principles from traditional diet and FMD. One thing is for sure, the community doesn’t want  to create confusion to its followers while undertaking the diet’s journey. So let’s refocus on healing your metabolism and in losing weight. Here is the metabolic truth you need to know to clear some speculations:

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You must EAT food to lose Weight

In the traditional diet we’ve learned that if you wanted to lose weight, you should eat less food. That is NOT true. Why? If you eat less food, your body will send signals to your body to store fat since your body didn’t know when it could receive food again. Withholding yourself from eating will totally ruin your dieting. And we don’t want that! We wanted to eliminate those fats in your body. We are required to eat and eat only the allowed food list. Eating the right food strategically will enhance your metabolism. The moment your metabolism starts kicking, will burn the fats and food you eat and convert it into fuel.

Another thought to ponder on is that, you need to eat breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In the fast metabolism diet, it is strongly advised not skip it. Be sure to eat breakfast within 30 minutes after waking up. And remember, don’t engage to workouts or exercise without having breakfast yet.

Losing Weight is Not About Calories

Are you familiar with the term “calories in, calories out”? Do you experience frequent headache computing how much food you should eat to follow the right calorie intake? Well, to tell you, you’re not studying Math here! Don’t bother yourself with those calories, instead focus yourself on eating the right and allowed foods on your phase. Dieting is about eating the right and nutritious food to lose weight not calculating calories. Save yourself from that mindset!

Drinking Water is important in Losing Weight

Drinking water is important if you wanted to lose weight quickly. Almost 70% of your body is composed of water. Without water, your body couldn’t function very well. That also means if you’re not drinking enough water, your metabolism won’t be able to function well and burn the fats in your body. Water is very helpful in cleansing your body as it secretes toxins out of your body.

In fast metabolism diet, it is recommended for you to drink half of your body weight in ounces.

With these metabolic truths, it’s time for you to adjust your mindset and be friends with food again. I wish you a happy and healthy journey as you go on the fast metabolism diet.

Tips on How to beat the Never Ending Weight Plateau!

You are strictly following the diet rules, controlling yourself from sugar and caffeine cravings, been exercising to get rid of fats in your body. On the first week of the diet, you’ve  noticed how your body reacted well in the diet program. You’ve lost some pounds, you’re sleeping better, the horrible symptoms of caffeine withdrawal was gone and now you’re feeling at your best! But somewhere in the 2nd week or later part of the 28 day cycle program, you noticed that your weight suddenly got STUCK! Whatever you do, it’s not working anymore. Are you one of these challenged dieters?

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If you answered yes, then there’s one thing we need to do first. Take a deep breath and keep calm! We don’t want your stress hormones to increase and worsen your weight plateau problem! Let me explain to you why this is happening. After you indulge yourself into years of chronic dieting, eating unhealthy junk foods, your body not getting any exercise and poor lifestyle, there’s no doubt that your body could become a log jam.

The fast metabolism diet is designed to confuse your metabolism and get rid of your unnecessary weight.  But what happens a couple of days after you eat the same thing is that your metabolism tend to stuck up as it quickly adapts and follows the same routine. What we need is an innovation. Let’s try some variations to spice up and lose your metabolism once again to get rid of your weight plateau!

Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables – Have you been eating the same set of fruits and vegetables per phase? Well it’s time for a makeshift! There are many fruits and veggies allowed per phase (See Approved fruit list in Phase 1, approved fruit list in Phase 2 and approved fruit list in Phase 3.) Try to experiment with the mixed ups. If you’re in phase 1, you can have a fruit cocktail with a mixture of different fruits like apple, melon, berries, etc. Or if you’re into veggies, you can try something new by eating kohlrabi, fennel, jicam, seaweed, cucumbers. Each fruits and vegetables on the list contains different nutrients that is good to your body.

Tip: You can add lime juice whenever you eat your fruit. It lowers the inflammation in your body. You can also concentrate on high sugar fruits like pineapple and mango.  In Phase 3, eat a lot of veggies instead of indulging yourself into eating lots of healthy fats. You can skip the optional starch for dinner.

Try out Fast Metabolism Fish Recipes – Tired of eating the same recipes of chicken for dinner? The fish recipes for your dinner or snacks will be a good choice. Cod, flounder and halibut are easy to cook. They are delicious and full of nutrients too!

Tip: You can have heavy spices and herbs together with your fish recipes in Phase 2.

Switch your workouts – Try to switch the schedules of your workouts. Example is that you can perform your cardio in the afternoon instead of morning, or you can try other phase specific workout. Instead of running, you can do walking or swimming. Be creative.

For more tips and information on how to beat weight plateau, you may read these related articles: breaking weight plateaus, slow weight problems and how to beat it, finding your right weight loss goal.

Instead of sulking in the corner and wallowing yourself in self pity, gather up the courage to stand up and beat your weight plateau! There is always a way to get rid of them! Healthy lifestyle is the key. If the above steps still won’t work, you may want to start using The Burn that targets health issues that made your metabolism and weight stuck up.

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