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Why Dietary Fats Are Not Evil – Consumption Of Good Fats, Equals A Lean Healthy Body

Primal Power Method Healthy Fats

Fat Defined

Fats are a type of lipid: Organic substances that are not soluble (i.e., not able to be dissolved) in water. Dietary fats include both solids (like butter) and liquids (like cooking oils). Dietary fat is found in many common foods, including olives, avocados, nuts, seeds, meat, fish, cheese and milk.

There are three major macronutrients in your diet: fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Of these, fat is the most energy dense, meaning it contains more calories (energy) per gram. Like a super-concentrated fuel for your body, fat contains nine calories of energy per gram. This is more than twice the calories contained in a gram of either protein or carbohydrates, which each contain four calories per gram.

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How To Correctly Use Healthy Fats And Oils In Your Cooking

Primal Power Method Healthy Fats and Oils

At room temperature or refrigerated, saturated fats are solid or semi-solid (e.g., butter, lard, coconut oil). Saturated fats are chemically stable at high temperatures and are ideal for use in cooking.

At room temperature, monounsaturated fats are usually liquid (e.g., olive oil). Monounsaturated fats may become solid if refrigerated. They are useful for cooking at low to medium temperatures.

At cold temperatures, polyunsaturated fats are usually liquid (e.g. flax oil, cod liver oil). At room temperature, polyunsaturated fats are less chemically stable and are therefore usually best stored in the fridge to prevent rancidity. Polyunsaturated fats are not recommended for use in cooking but may be eaten cold, such as on salads.

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How To Stick To An Exercise Program And Stay Motivated

Primal Power Method Excercise Motivation

Starting an exercise program is an accomplishment. Sticking with one, however, is the real key to lifelong health. What follows are some tips on taking your workouts to the next level – and, equally as important, some ideas on making sure you adhere to your new activities and get the absolute most of our every workout.

Beyond the Basics

In my experience in the fitness industry, I have found that simple straight forward exercise routines are the easiest for people to follow, understand and stick with. However, there are many different types of exercise routines out there.

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How Fructose Can Supercharge Fat Storage

Primal Power Method fructose

Fructose is a simple sugary, usually found in fruit. It is different from glucose in that is does not cause blood sugar to rise a great deal and is primarily processed in your liver. The part of not greatly affecting your blood sugar sounds great, but we will explore how this sugar is often over consumed resulting in very negative health consequences.

When you consume fructose in normal levels, which Americans usually do not (25 grams or less per day), fructose does not have negative consequences. Americans consume fructose 300% to 600% per day over the recommended level. Consuming too much fructose overwhelms the livers ability to process it. When the liver is overwhelmed by fructose instead of converting it into usable blood sugar your liver turns the excess into fat and releases in directly into the blood stream as triglycerides.

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The Simple Life Healthy Lifestyle Plan Exercise Basics: Get Lean And Strong With Resistance Training

Pullups are a great resistance training exercise.
Pullups are a great resistance training exercise.

Resistance Training: Bulking Up Versus Toning Up

Resistance training is sometimes referred to as strength training or weight training. This type of exercise increases your muscular strength with weights (resistance) such as a dumbbell, barbell, resistance bands, or your own body weight.

Resistance training can increase muscle strength and bone density as well as produce denser, stronger muscles. This is not to knock aerobic exercise; it is also very important. However, many people underestimate the value of incorporating resistance training into their workouts, and I don’t want you to make the same mistake. The bottom line is that you will get the best results when you combine both aerobic and resistance training for a synergistic training effect.

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