Foods that every weight loser should take

When you are losing weight, you need to make sure that you are eating healthy. If you eat junk, then the next thing will be that you will never see any changes in your weight. You will always find yourself getting bigger and bigger.

Why? Because the weight you are losing is less than what you are gaining. For weight loss to be effective, you need to make sure that the number of calories burnt is more than what is consumed. If that is not the case, then we have a disaster in the waiting.

In this article, I will talk about weight loss foods that you should strive to take such as fruits and proteins

Foods to avoid

You should avoid meals with high carb diet since high carb is quickly converted to glycogen and stored in the adipose tissue in form of fat. That is a disaster.

At the same time, avoid fats that have cholesterol. Other than getting your really fat, cholesterol also gets your blood vessels blocked so that your heart has to work overtime to pass blood. This could lead to heart attacks, blood clots as well as hardened blood vessels. Again that is no good.

Foods you should take instead

  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Vegetables
  • Water
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Almond seeds since they have lots of zinc
  • Chia seeds
  • Pumpkins
  • Ground nuts
  • Vegetable oils

You should increase your uptake of proteins. Why? For one proteins are good for muscle growth. They are also awesome when it comes to burning fat because to break up a protein food into the individual amino acids take up so much energy.

You should take up caffeine, green tea and pepper. Research has shown that these foods are great for thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is where fats are burnt inside the body to produce heat. During thermogenesis, energy is expended which is good for your fat burn.

Take lots of water too.  Or smoothies if you are a smoothie person. But do not take alcohol since alcohol gets fats quickly absorbed into the body in their direct form without digestion.

Thermogenic fat burners such as phenq would also be great for your fat burn.

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Tips for looking for a baby bassinet

Looking for an outdoor baby bassinet?

A bassinet is often designed for infants who are four months old and below to sleep on. It looks like a basket and usually stands freely on its legs. You can always place it near your bed hence giving you easy access to your baby at night. Since it has a similar height with that of your bed, then it becomes easy for you to keep check of your baby. In a case where you lightly sleep at night having a bassinet may not be of great use but rather a crib may be a good option to have.

 Circumstances under which you can use a bassinet

If you cannot afford a crib at the moment then buying a bassinet will be the best option as it is cheaper and safe for your new born.

-As a mum, if having your baby far from you makes you feel uncomfortable then a bassinet comes in handy as you can always place it near you.

-It is always safer for your baby to sleep in if you intent to leave him in someone’s house.

-Having stitches from a c-section often makes it hard for you to lift the baby from the crib hence a bassinet comes in handy since you don’t have to strain.

-If you intent to go for a vacation with a baby not old enough to sleep in the bed or you want your baby close to you when doing other chores around the house then it is the best choice to have.

The most suitable moment to use an outdoor baby bassinet is from birth till when your baby outgrows it mostly at four or five months old .If your child starts to move, roll over or push his hands then it is high time you consider having a new bed for him since it is will pose great danger to your baby.

Features to look for in a bassinet

Meshed walls-bassinets often have a smaller space making it hard for your baby to move around. If it is not meshed then it will be hard for your baby to breath when he rolls to the sides. A meshed bassinet is the best choice during the summer as it ensures air flows through it well.

A thin and hard mattress-having a soft mattress is not good as your baby may suffocate but a hard and thin mattress reduces the risk of SIDS.

Portability-bassinets can always be carried around but some can be moved around easily than others. Buying one with wheels makes it easier to move around the house and the wheels should have a lock to prevent it from rolling away.

Weight limit-most bassinets do come with weight restrictions. You should make sure that the one you intent to buy can support your baby’s weight.

Materials used to make the mattress-always make sure that the materials are non-toxic since some may be made from harmful materials which will not good for your baby’s health.

 

Availability of extra features-some bassinets can vibrate or play music which may be soothing for your baby when upset or help him fall asleep more easily.

A rocking bassinet-this comes in handy if your baby is colicky as this will help in soothing and giving him peace. Make sure they always have a lock to prevent it from rolling whenever it rocks.

Wide and strong base-this is to make sure that it is able to support your baby’s weight and does not collapse by being strong therefore guaranteeing your baby’s safety.

Safety tips

-Avoid using extra padding when placing your baby to sleep as it may make him feel uncomfortable.

-Always put your baby to sleep on his back.

-Keep away soft beddings as your baby may be trapped in them or even suffocate.

-Make sure to lock the bassinet always when your baby is sleeping in it to prevent it from rolling.

Zinc Rich Foods for Health

Zinc is a trace element since very little quantities are required for the body. High dosage of the supplement ain’t good. Deficiency though is also not good according to an article on WebMd.

Zinc has been said to be a great source of testosterone as well as bone growth and reinforcement. Athletes are always asked to take generous supply of zinc so as to grow their bones as well as improve their practice while on the field.

Doctors say that zinc has been attributed to hormonal growth especially for men who need testosterone for muscular growth as well as libido and potence.  Zinc does increase testosterone by limiting the action of conversion from testosterone to estrogen.

Sources of zinc:

The main sources of zinc are

  • oyster
  • Red meat
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • almond seeds
  • chia seed
  • pumpkin seeds

Zanzibar oyster for zinc poultry from Zanzibar

A well illustrated table from  this factsheets shows us in a more clear way:

Food Milligrams (mg)
per serving
Percent DV*
Oysters, cooked, breaded and fried, 3 ounces 74.0 493
Beef chuck roast, braised, 3 ounces 7.0 47
Crab, Alaska king, cooked, 3 ounces 6.5 43
Beef patty, broiled, 3 ounces 5.3 35
Breakfast cereal, fortified with 25% of the DV for zinc, ¾ cup serving 3.8 25
Lobster, cooked, 3 ounces 3.4 23
Pork chop, loin, cooked, 3 ounces 2.9 19
Baked beans, canned, plain or vegetarian, ½ cup 2.9 19
Chicken, dark meat, cooked, 3 ounces 2.4 16
Yogurt, fruit, low fat, 8 ounces 1.7 11
Cashews, dry roasted, 1 ounce 1.6 11
Chickpeas, cooked, ½ cup 1.3 9
Cheese, Swiss, 1 ounce 1.2 8
Oatmeal, instant, plain, prepared with water, 1 packet 1.1 7
Milk, low-fat or non fat, 1 cup 1.0 7
Almonds, dry roasted, 1 ounce 0.9 6
Kidney beans, cooked, ½ cup 0.9 6
Chicken breast, roasted, skin removed, ½ breast 0.9 6
Cheese, cheddar or mozzarella, 1 ounce 0.9 6
Peas, green, frozen, cooked, ½ cup 0.5 3
Flounder or sole, cooked, 3 ounces 0.3 2

If you are living near water bodies, you can get the oysters.

For other farmers, you can go ahead and grow chia seeds, almond and pumpkins.

Meat farmers should take care of poultry and also look for more red meat so as to cater for zinc supply.

They contain lots of zinc and magnesium which are very important in the growth of the human body.

Benefits of Zinc

  • Detoxification of the body. No wonder if you take zinc, you feel nauseatic
  • Improves metabolism
  • Bone development
  • Brain development in kids
  • Helps in movement of nerves
  • Zinc Increases testosterone levels.

Deficiency signs of Zinc

  1. Slow or stunted growth
  2. Poor brain development
  3. Soft bones that break easily
  4. Low testosterone levels in men and this could also lead to erectile dysfunction as explained in an article on increasetestosterone.review