Author: Brain Diet

Essential At-Home Exercises to Lose Weight and Build Muscle

At one time or another, many of us think about joining a gym – whether we want to lose weight, take better overall care of ourselves, or simply enjoy a new hobby, various motivating factors can encourage us to sign up. But not all of us actually go through with it, for various reasons. Gym memberships can be expensive, particularly those with a wealth of extras (spas, massages), and those of us with families to support may be unable to find the spare cash. Gyms can also be intimidating, regardless of your current physical condition: even the most slender,...

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Are Your Friends Sabotaging Your Diet?

“Do not be misled. Bad association spoils useful habits.” These  words, written by the Apostle Paul in a letter to the Corinthians, were not penned in the context of diet – but they could have been. The people you surround yourself with – your network – will be critical in ensuring that your diet is a success. Hang out with negative people – those who are not on board with your goals, who show little interest in bettering themselves, and who are not displaying balance in their own lives – and all of your hard work and ‘useful habits’...

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Everything You Need to Know About Eating a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, but not everyone eats first thing in the morning. It may be that they simply don’t have time – sleeping a little later, rushing to get the kids out the door in time for the school bus, and getting ready for work clothes can all make sitting down to eat a real challenge. However, if you skip breakfast on a regular basis, you’re setting yourself up to overeat throughout the  day. Think about it – your body has gone without sustenance during sleep, which could be as...

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All You Need To Know About Supplements

When it comes to getting fit and improving heath, nutrition is king. No matter how motivated we are, no matter how effective our training program is, and no matter how much knowledge we acquire, unless we are eating properly we will never achieve our goals. For a long time, , eating properly was simply a matter of relying on foods that came from the ground or that had been killed. Today, most of the food  we eat is intensively harvested under nutrient-deficient conditions. As a result, foods  straight from the soil contain far fewer  nutrients than they used to. When we combine this fact with the knowledge that there are certain nutrients  our body cannot manufacture and are required in the foods we eat, it becomes clear that supplementation is a necessary part of a complete nutritional plan. The supplementary requirements of women and men differ. According to dietitian Keri Glassman, women need to be thinking of “bones, babies and bellies” when it come to supplementation. Supplementing to enhance bone density will help ward off osteoporosis. Boosting the body’s stores of folate will improve fertility. And supplementing to help control belly fat will help you ward off cardiovascular illness. Here, then, are the top 5 supplements to achieve those goals. Fish Oil & Flax Oil Essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6) can do wonders for our bodies. They are...

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Everything You Need to Know About Weight Loss

Do a quick Google search on ‘weight loss.’ How many results do you get? At this very moment, the search results will go over 229 million. That’s a lot of content to get through, and likely you will be so confused by the first page that you simply won’t know what to do. The problem is that it seems like everyone has their own opinion about losing weight – and more often than not, the opinions will contradict each other. It can leave you wanting to pull your hair out. Are you supposed to exercise? Are you supposed to...

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