Value Your Vitamins D3

Vitamins

Despite the name, vitamin D is considered a pro-hormone and not actually a vitamin.⠀

Vitamin D can be synthesized by our body when sunlight hits the skin. ⠀

15-20 minutes 2-3 times a week allows most people to produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D. ⠀

The only downside is that is breaks down quickly, meaning stores can run low.⠀

Especially if your someone that is inside all day or during the winter times.⠀

My typical recommendation for a client is 15-30 minutes daily to just stay ahead of the game.⠀

Or you can supplement 2,000-5,000 IUs daily if your unable to get out side. ⠀

👇🏼☀️Some benefits of the sunshine vitamin☀️👇🏼⠀

🔸Helps maintain healthy bones and teeth⠀

🔹Supports the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system⠀

🔸Regulates insulin levels and aid diabetes management⠀

🔹Supports lung function and cardiovascular health⠀

🔸Helps fight disease⠀

🔹Reduces depression⠀

🔸Boost weight loss⠀

🔹Regulate and balance hormone production⠀

🔸Increase energy and overall feelings of wellbeing⠀

🔹Reduces stress and feels of anxiety⠀

Vitamin D and the sun have been market to us as this cancer causing death trap the should be avoided at all costs.⠀

And yes while to much of anything can be bad, vitamin D and the sun play a vital role in our overall health and longevity.⠀

Deficiencies in vitamin D can cause serious side effects and can lead to chronic disease.⠀

I always recommend the holistic rout and to get your vitamin D natural from the sun. ⠀

But whatever your method of getting it is. Don’t neglect the power the sunshine vitamin can have on your overall health and fitness. ⠀

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Is Fasting For Fat Loss A Bad Idea.

Fat loss

Now I know what you’re probably think, “fasting is a great way to lose body fat, of course it’s not a bad idea.”⠀

And yes while science does support that fasting does help mobilize more body fat during that fasting period there is a more deeper reason why it probably isn’t the best idea.⠀

80% of people that are wanting to try fasting or more specifically Intermittent Fasting are wanting to do it because they heard from somewhere that it’s great for fat loss.⠀

These same individuals have never dieted before. They have never tracked food before. And they have zero understanding of what a proper intake of food looks like.⠀

When these people decide to start a fasting protocol in hopes to loss weight they are basically setting them selves up for a horrible relationship with food and a possible eating disorder.⠀

Real quick fasting can go from, “fast & feast” to “starve & binge”.⠀

And mentally this are two TOTALLY DIFFERENT approaches to food.⠀

“Fast & Feast” is controlled restriction with controlled feeding.⠀

“Starve & Binge” is forced restriction with uncontrolled eating.⠀

So if you’re starting your fat loss journey focus more quality food intake, improve macronutrient ratios, eat more micronutrients (veggies), drink more water, & exercise regularly. ⠀

All these things are gonna benefit you way more in the long run then trying to force yourself into restricting all food for 16+ hours. ⠀

Maintaining Blood Sugar Level.

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Blood sugar

“Balancing blood sugar levels is important in maintaining long lasting energy throughout your day. When we consume carbohydrates, our body converts this into sugar to get energy. However we are able to control our blood sugar levels by eating the right types of carbohydrates, focusing on proper portion sizes, and eating properly combining macronutrients.
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Why is it important to control blood sugar spikes?
When our blood sugar levels get too high or they happen too frequently throughout the day we may feel fatigued, experience sweet cravings, insulin resistance, an increase in appetite and a hard time with weight loss.
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Consuming carbohydrates is beneficial as it can provide the body with energy, however our bodies only need a small amount of glucose. When we consume too much glucose, our bodies store this versus using it for energy. We don’t need to cut carbohydrates out of our diets. We just need to ensure we are eating whole foods and combining our carbohydrates with protein and fat.
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Squats King Of All Workout For Weightloss.

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Squats


Best exercise to lose weight, here’s why experts call squats king of weight loss exercises.
For weight loss and fitness, experts say squats are one of the best exercises you should do regularly. It helps engage all core muscle groups, increases stability and strength. However, it is important to maintain the right form for doing this exercise.Whether you’re doing squats for weight loss or to gain an enviable, toned body, it is important to get the right form while doing it. Once you have mastered the art of squatting, you’ll see results around your thighs, glutes, calves and seat. There’s a reason why squat is called ‘king of exercises’. It helps engage all the core muscle groups, increase stability and strength.
Reach the right depth “Many people squat above parallel and do not go deep enough to positively impact the legs and thigh muscles. In fact, staying above the parallel limits will hurt your knees. So, make sure your thighs are parallel to the ground,” It is important to engage your core while performing squats. According to a study engaging the core will help tone your thighs, calf and will work on your abs too.

Breathing technique “First inhale and inflate your lungs before you start the rep, then exhale once you’re done with the rep,”

Are Oats Gluten Free?

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Gluten free oats

Oats are a highly nutritious grain with many health benefits.

They’re a popular breakfast porridge and are also found in granola, muesli, and other foods and snacks.

However, you may wonder whether oats and oatmeal contain gluten.

This article explores whether you can include oats in a gluten-free diet.

Gluten is a family of proteins found in grains .Gluten is a family of proteins found in grains, such as wheat, rye, and barley. These proteins give bread and pasta their stretchy, chewy texture, such as wheat, rye, and barley. These proteins give bread and pasta their stretchy, chewy texture.

Most people can eat gluten without any side effects, but these proteins can cause serious health problems for some individuals.

Gluten may cause digestive issues in certain populations because its unique amino acid structure may hinder the digestive enzymes in your gut.

If you have celiac disease, your body launches an autoimmune response to gluten, damaging your intestinal lining.

Pure oats are gluten-free and safe for most people with gluten intolerance.

5 Useless Things Every Desi Gym Trainer Makes People Do.

Ever heard the term ‘Gym Bro’? If you haven’t, then let me give you a brief description about this misinformed breed. A gym bro is a guy who thinks that he knows all the science of bodybuilding, nutrition and supplementation and goes on giving random advice to everybody in the gym based on his personal bro science experience. What’s ironic is the fact that most of these gym bros go on to become ‘gym trainers’. This is a breed that you really need to stay away from if you want to make real progress in your results. Here are 5 stupid things that almost every desi gym trainer does.

1) Performing Cardio Before Weight Training

So some people out there think that if they perform cardio before their weight training, their body will burn fat during weight training. This is absolute bullshit and is even counterproductive for your goal of a lean physique or fat loss. If you perform a long session of cardiovascular exercise, your body will lose majority of its strength before you even start lifting weights. Consequently, you will lift lesser weights than what otherwise you would lift if you began your training with the weights. You should lift as much as possible irrespective of the fact that you’re bulking up or cutting. Lifting lesser weights is only going to make you weak by declining your strength. So don’t fall prey to this bullshit protocol.

2) Sipping BCAA Unnecessarily Between Sets

This is a very common sight in almost all the gyms these days. No matter if the guy is an absolute beginner, you will still find him sipping the flavored BCAA supplement in between the sets. I’ve even seen people lifting a 5-pound dumbbell and taking BCAA for recovery. Trust me guys, BCAA supplements are the most overhyped supplements out there. Your body does not need any BCAA supplementation separately if your protein intake is on point and you had a good pre-workout meal.

3) Having Protein Shakes Immediately After Workout

You must’ve seen people rushing towards their gym bag to grab the shaker that contains their protein powder in it. They don’t waste even a single minute after completing the last rep of their weight training. They are afraid that if they delayed their protein intake even by a second they might lose a few pounds of their muscles. Guys, the so-called ‘Anabolic Window’ is not for a couple of minutes. Studies have shown that even if you consume your whey protein up to half an hour post your workout, it will still have the same effects. So you don’t really have to rush to grab that shaker.

4) Not Performing Basic Stretching

Stretching (both pre and post workout) has an important role to play in your overall flexibility of the body. You must have seen people complaining about being sore all the time and how their body has become too stiff over the course of time. This happens due to lack of stretching exercise in the workout routine. Everybody likes the pump in the muscle but nobody cares to stretch them after that pump. This makes them stiff over time and also more susceptible towards injury. Stretching is as important as your weight training if your goal is to be fit.

5) Performing ‘Fancy’ Functional Moves

A few of you might get butt hurt after reading this, but the concept of the term ‘functional movement’ has been taught to you guys incorrectly. I am sure you have this notion that performing a pistol squat on a bosu ball is a functional movement while doing a barbell curl is not, right? Well, you’re absolutely wrong here. Functional training is any training that makes you more functional for doing your daily chores. I am sure that majority of your daily chores are performed on a stable surface and not on a bosu ball. This is the reason why barbell curls are more functional than pistol squats on a bosu ball; after all, you have better chances of performing a curl movement during your entire day.

Homemade Protein Powder/ Protein Bars That Can Keep Your Weight Down

After consuming lot of different brand of protein supplements I thought why not give a try for natural and homemade protein powder.

I did research and bought all ingredients which are the best source of protein. Ingredients I bought ate below.

1) almond

2) pistachio

3) pumpkinseeds

4) slim milk powder

5) walnut

6) peanuts

7) flex seeds

8) Ashvaganda

How to make it

Take almond, peanut, walnut, pistachio and pumpkin seeds 100gm in a fry pan and roast it till light brown.

And let it cool down. Then take a blender and all the nuts in the blender then 100 gm slim milk powder plus flex seed and add 2 to 5 cardamom for flavour in the blender.

Blend it till it turn to a powder now this is a natural protein powder.

  • You can have this protein powder with a glass of milk
  • It can be included in weight loss diet
  • It can make for a protein rich post-workout snack

Weight loss is process that is incomplete without proteins. Protein is a macronutrient which is the building block of trillions of cells in the human.