What Can Help You Suppress Hunger & More!

  • By Norma Cataldo
  • 19 Oct, 2016

The #1 Nutrient You Must Eat and the 7 Best Ways To Get It

What to eat to suppress hunger

Let's get right to the point.  It's Fiber.

For fast, lasting fat loss and lots more, dietary fiber reigns supreme.

Too bad we’re not getting nearly enough.

One study titled "Trends in dietary fiber intake in the United States, 1999-2008," published in the  Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , found the average person gets  about 15 grams of fiber  a day, well below the 25-38 grams recommended adequate intake for adults.

Among its numerous benefits, fiber can help you lose weight. That's because it helps slow down stomach emptying so you feel fuller longer.

Studies show fiber also   suppresses your hunger hormone  ghrelin and  stabilizes blood sugar  and insulin levels. It fills you up faster for fewer calories.

Those are among the reasons I call fiber a magic bullet for fast, lasting fat loss. A recent study published in the  Annals of Internal Medicine  supports my theory.

Researchers asked 240 participants to either eat fewer calories and follow the American Heart Association's diet or simply get more dietary fiber.

One year later, the fiber folks lost an  average of 4.6 pounds , whereas the reduced-calorie group lost an average of six pounds. Impressive, considering the fiber group made  no  other dietary modifications.

To get fast, lasting fat loss and fiber's other benefits, I want you to get 50 grams of fiber daily. Yes, 50.

Please don't do this all at once. Gradually increase your intake five grams a week until you've met that quota. I've got seven easy ways to easily increase fiber intake:

  1. Non-starchy veggies. Leafy and cruciferous greens are nutrient and fiber powerhouses. Whether steamed, sautéed, or raw in salads, veggies definitely fall into the "more is better" category.
  2. Berries. Every one of these low-sugar impact fruits are high in fiber, but raspberries reign supreme with  eight grams of fiber  per cup.
  3. Avocado. Along with heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and hard-to-get fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins K and E, one cup of avocado provides  an impressive 10 grams  – that’s 40 percent – of your day’s fiber intake. Plus it makes everything so much more delicious.
  4. Slow roasted or dehydrated almonds. Loaded with protein, healthy fats, and hard-to-get nutrients like magnesium, a quarter-cup of slow-roasted or dehydrated almonds provides  three grams of fiber . Almond butter provides those same benefits. Smear a little bit on some celery for a decadent fiber wallop!
  5. Lentils. Most legumes are fiber-packed, but I especially love lentils because they’re so darn versatile and delicious. In his book  The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth , Dr. Jonny Bowden notes one cup of lentils packs a whopping 16 grams, which officially makes them a fiber heavyweight.
  6. Freshly ground flaxseeds. Besides being an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), flaxseed is rich in anti-cancer lignans, and two tablespoons provides  almost four grams of fiber .
  7. Extra Fiber.  Even the most well intended, health-minded folks occasionally struggle to meet their 50-gram daily fiber quota. That’s why I never travel without  Extra Fiber , a top-of-the-line powder that combines 12 different types of fiber to mimic what you get in high-fiber whole foods. Every serving contains an impressive four grams of fiber and mixes well into shakes, water, or any preferred beverage.

protein shake  becomes my favorite way to increase fiber intake, which provides you steady, sustained energy all morning. Adding avocado, frozen raspberries, raw kale (you won't taste it), and freshly ground flaxseed or E xtra Fiber  to my  Paleo - or  plant-based  protein powder provides about 15 - 20 grams of fiber. Do one of these once or twice daily and you've almost hit your 50-gram quota.

OK everybody.  Let's head out to the supermarket.

Courtesy of: BY JJ VIRGIN

All About Laser, Beauty, Health & Fitness Blog at Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa

By Norma Cataldo 23 May, 2017
* Results Vary Person to person - (see disclosure for more information)
By Norma Cataldo 25 Mar, 2017
So, What does your FACE Need help with?

Wrinkles, lax skin, sun-damage or scars from acne? What should you do?

We have an answer: A laser treatment called Sublative Rejuvenation.  Instead of chemical peels or microdermabrasion, this treatment can improve so much more.  Sublative Rejuvenation uses radio frequency technology to tighten skin, erase fine lines, shrink large pores and heal previous acne scarring.

If you're currently doing microcurrent facials (that have short-lived results) at salons and spas it's time to move up to Sublative Radiofrequency treatments. Not only that - Patients can expect even more.  You also get tone, texture and sundamage improvement as a result of increased levels of collagen and elastin along with resurfacing of surface skin - and with results that last much longer!

The Sublative Rejuvenation treatment works by pushing fractional bipolor radiofrequency energy into the skin to initiate a healing response without causing too much damage to the surface of the skin. This allows for the most energy to get underneath  the skin to really where it can induce the most collagen production.

Even better...SUBLATIVE rejuvenation is safe for all skin types  — from light skin to dark skin or dry to sensitive to oily skin and everything in between, everyone is a candidate for the treatment!

Yeah!!  Love Sublative. Come into Cosmetic Laser Solutions in Wilmington, MA or Pawtucket, RI and find out more about what you can do for your face. 857-288-8257 or email us: info@cosmeticlasersolutions.net  #SublativeRejuvenation, #Ematrix, #Microcurrent, #AcneScars, #Boston, #Botox, #Facials, #Providence, #FaceTreatment
By Norma Cataldo 01 Feb, 2017

First off,  whatever you need to remember that whatever products you apply to your skin gets absorbed by your body - right down into your lymphatic system. That means everything in your skin care product inevitably becomes part of your system, inevitably. Be careful - alot of  skin care products contain many toxins – including carcinogens.

Now, let's take a look at   coconut oil

About Coconut Oil  

Coconut oil contains a variety of natural vitamins and minerals.  It also possesses both anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

Coconut oil is edible and it's a relatively inexpensive item.  It offers great healing properties and it helps you restore your skin  naturally.

Great Skincare Conditions it can Help With:

1. Wrinkles

The dreaded anticipation of wrinkles. We know they're coming, so gear up with coconut oil to fight them off! 

Coconut Oil has a plethora of antioxidants. Coconut oil protects your skin from the outdoor elements which break down skin cells.  Add on a medical grade  Vitamin A and E skincare product and you've got a rock solid foundation for collagen stimulation which helps keep your skin firm.

What about sagging skin? Coconut oil prevents skin sagging and wrinkles by maintaining the connective tissues in the skin. 


How to Prepare

To fight wrinkles, you can use coconut oil as a stand-alone product or combine it with Medical Grade Vitamin A & E for best results.

  • Just before you go to bed each night, simply massage extra virgin organic coconut oil onto the affected area (wrinkled skin).
  • Apply Medical Grade Vitamin AE
  • Do this until the coconut formula combo gets absorbed completely.
  • Do not try to wash it off, leave overnight.
  • Be diligent in applying daily.
  • For faster results, make a habit of consuming 3 tablespoons of coconut every day to jumpstart beautiful skin from within.

2. Scars

Unfortunately, youth acne can often lead to acne scars.  Discoloration and uneven pigment on your face could be embarrassing and oftentime affect one's self confidence and self-esteem. 

Coconut oil’s make-up (i.e., Lauric acid, vitamin E, Capric, Caprylic acid) is a great remedy for fading scars. Add on a Medical Grade Vitamin E Skincare Product and you'll find it will speed up the healing of skin abrasions and a host of other skin injuries to the skin. As an added bonus, coconut oil prevents the formation of more scars as its strong antioxidant presence  acts as a defensive barrier.

How to Prepare  

Scarring can be minimized with this routine and you get a soothing effect that’s beneficial in the area applied.

  • Heat the coconut oil so it liquefies.
  • Take warm oil into your palm.
  • Massage the area of the scar gently, at least once per day.
  • You may apply 2-4 times a day for faster healing.
  • Leave the oil on the affected areas to let your skin absorb as much of it as possible.

Which Coconut Oil Should I Choose?

Be aware, not all coconut oil is equal. Don't put coconut cooking oil on your face! 

Here are quick and easy steps to identify the coconut oil superfood that your skin needs.

Basically, there are two kinds of coconut oil, one that comes from sun-dried coconuts and the other from fresh coconuts. Coconut oil extracted from sun-dried coconut and is derived by applying very high heat. Coconut Cooking Oil has many chemicals involved in the refining process and not suitable for skin care.

The other type of coconut oil comes from the freshest of coconuts. What’s notable is that high heat isn’t used in extracting the fruit’s oil. Thus, not only does the resulting oil taste and smell a lot like coconuts, it carries the most nutrients. Dubbed unrefined coconut oil, or organic virgin coconut oil (VCO), this is the coconut oil that you should go for, as it has the most coco nutrients preserved.

Make sure you check labels to be sure it is organic or virgin. 

If you’re still not sure if using coconut oil is good for your skin, try applying some on a small skin wound. You’ll be surprised how much faster the wounds will heal with regular application. Then, when your comfortable start using on a "problem area" of your face and watch the improvement.

Luckily, coconut oil has a lot to offer in the anti-inflammatory and analgesic departments. This is the reason why it’s virtually a one-stop shop for many skin irregularities, including eczema, psoriasis, acne and much more.  Organic Coconut Oil has been become a staple beauty product and should definitely be added to your face care regiment.

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