When it’s OK to be Fat Your Mind Will Tell You

When it's OK to be fat

I am sure many of you have felt like giving in to a lifestyle where you do not have to drive to the gym after work to exhaust yourself for another hour. Where you can eat everything and not feel guilty. Wouldn’t it be great to live in a world in which you don’t criticize yourself constantly for having little extra fat around your waistline?

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Fun is the Secret to Efficient Weight Loss

Fun exercise

Why are you killing yourself with all that labor and toil in order to lose weight? What if I told you there is an easier and more efficient way to lose weight and that it consists of having fun? According to a new study, your attitude towards exercise can influence what you eat post-workout and ultimately whether you lose weight or not.

You might be one of the many millions of people who are frustrated because of the ineffectiveness of exercise and efforts to lose weight. You may be gaining weight and eating more despite or even due to the fact that you are exercising. Continue reading

Overweight - Feaster - Emotional Eater - Constant Craver

Why Are You Overweight?! Feaster vs. Constant Craver vs. Emotional Eater [Infographic]

A few weeks back I watched a three-part BBC2 Horizon programme called ‘What’s the right diet for you?‘. Seventy-five overweight individuals were given personalised diets based on their eating behaviours. This led to a more focused approach to losing weight and better results. So the volunteers were set up into three different categories:

1- Feasters

2- Emotional Eaters

3- Constant cravers

We created an infographic (3x blographics) to help you identify which group you belong to and what steps you can take: Continue reading

Madrid Scoop Episode 3 – Madrid Lifestyle

The Madrid Scoop is a 3-episode series which takes a look at the healthy lifestyle, health trends, and health problems the city faces.

In this third and final episode we take a final look at the lifestyle of the residents. Find out where to get your fresh healthy food when you visit Madrid and where to go to find peace when you get tired of all the craziness of the big city.

Aleha Mora

Aleha Mora is a Spanish beauty with a Media Degree and  a Master of Web Design and Digital Marketing.

Our guest vlogger is the stunning Aleha Mora. She is a Spanish gamer and footballer. She is a resident of Madrid who holds a degree in media and digital marketing.

Checkout her blog here and follow her on twitter.

Journeying from Hollywood to Healthy

Journey from Hollywood to HealthyWhen The Zeit contacted me with an invite to become a contributor, I was beyond excited that my writing style & my one-month-old baby blog, The Gist of Life, had caught the attention of such a fantastic site showcasing relevant, honest insights into self care – both mental & physical. I started researching The Zeit & pretty soon jumped from ‘beyond excited’ to full on, knock-my-socks-off THRILLED when I found the following on the About page in regards to the health industry:

“…There are a lot of truly dedicated individuals and organizations that are sincere and have good products, advice, and services. However, it takes knowledge to know what is real and what is not. Knowledge is power and we at The-Zeit want to furnish you with the knowledge so you are able to make all the right choices.”

To share a little about myself, I’ve spent the last several years as an actress in Los Angeles. You’ve seen me on FOX, Lifetime, Disney Channel, ABC Daytime, among other places. You know what that means? My entire world has been a game of “what is real and what is not” for quite some time now. Because in Hollywood, if you can’t tell the difference between real and fake, then you’re doing something right. Right? Continue reading

Madrid Scoop Episode 2 – Mediterranean Diet

The Madrid Scoop is a 3-episode series which takes a look at the healthy lifestyle, health trends, and health problems the city faces.

In this episode we take a look at one of the healthiest diets in the world – the Mediterranean diet.

Aleha Mora

Aleha Mora is a Spanish beauty with a Media Degree and  a Master of Web Design and Digital Marketing.

Aleha Mora is a Spanish gamer and footballer. She lives in Madrid Spain and holds a degree in media and digital marketing.

Checkout her blog here and follow her on twitter.

4 Reasons to Avoid Red Meat

 

Red meat

4 reasons to avoid red meat. Image by KEKO64

Parasites:

I was a teenager in biology class when I first learned of parasites. Looking at meat through a microscope for the first time was the only reason I ever needed to become vegetarian. I remember that day clearly and that was it for me. I was too young to stay successfully veg, however, but I did avoid red meat until I was eventually able to learn enough to become a vegan.

All mammals have parasites, but it’s good to avoid picking up more of these hitchhiking beasts, while avoiding unnecessary and potentially dangerous parasites that live in other animals, such as Trichinosis.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/20/health/tapeworms-invade-brain/index.html

Date of Death:

I also could never understand why meat never had a “date of death” on the package. For example, if we went fishing together and we cleaned and froze those fish, we would be certain to mark the date on those packages when we put them into your freezer. Yet when we buy meat or fish in the market, we have no idea how long the animal has been dead. Continue reading