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3 Healthy Snacks for Halloween

by YES YOU CAN! DIET PLAN
October 30, 2014

3 Fun and Healthy Halloween Snacks

Do you have your Halloween costume ready? It’s the perfect day to be creative!! A witch, vampire, ghost or skeleton costume is always a must. However, your creativity can also be focused on healthy snacks to share with your guests. You don’t have to fill your table with sweets, carbohydrates & fats that will set you back, there’s a lot of fun healthy snacks that you can try out.

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Get Ready For Halloween!

by YES YOU CAN! DIET PLAN
October 26, 2014

Get Ready For Halloween!

Halloween is in few days and the preparation has already begun. Do you have a costume yet? Where are you meeting with all your friends? Will you go to a party? ... It is normal; you might not have answers for all these questions. What you should be really preparing is how to look spectacular! Here’s some tips you should follow. If you have kids, we also have tips for them.

Put these tips into practice days prior to be able to show off an amazing body:

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Be Careful With Sugar Consumption!

by YES YOU CAN! DIET PLAN
September 19, 2014

Be Careful With Sugar Consumption!

When we talk about nutrition, "Sugar" is a controversial topic to discuss because of different views, opinions and information about it. Many experts say it produces addictive effects on people, so its consumption needs to be moderated. The "bad" sugar is the one that we add to coffee, desserts, or fruit juices. That is the mistake! We add more quantity than the amount we need

Our body needs sugar as glucose (digestion of complex carbohydrates and good fats). Sugar - refined flour, and junk food is what we don’t need. They decrease brain’s activity. Also, receptors that regulate appetite and fat loss do not work properly. Little by little they are reducing their activity, so you need more quantities to feel satisfied. This creates an addiction without realizing it. Furthermore you increase insulin levels and when insulin is high you are not burning fat, instead you accumulate it.

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Did You Finish Your Meal? Say NO To Stomach’s Pains!

by YES YOU CAN! DIET PLAN
September 12, 2014

Did You Finish Your Meal? Say NO To Stomach’s Pains!

Have you ever experienced stomach pains, sleepiness, or discomfort after your meals? You should pay attention to these symptoms because you're probably eating the wrong carbohydrate and proteins portions. To improve and eliminate these feelings we recommend you to include the following foods in your meals.

• Artichokes: It is high in prebiotic inulin and helps its production in the intestine. It will reduce the liver pressure and allow the body to detox.

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How To Take The First Step?

by YES YOU CAN! DIET PLAN
September 5, 2014

How To Take The First Step?

Do you feel like you’re always doing too much effort every time you want to start a diet but temptation always wins the battle? Surely you’ve used the "I will start next Monday," excuse or the "Just for weekend" cop out. We tend to procrastinate the start of our diet because it seems to hard to accomplish, here are some tips to make it easier for you:

1. Control what you eat and drink in a food diary: Record water intake, energy levels, exercise routine. This gives you more control of what you eat and it is easier to avoid mistakes, and increase motivation. The traffic light diet in the Yes You Can! Diet Plan is the easiest tool for you to know how to pick the right foods that will then go into your journal.

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Frustrated? Without Results?

by YES YOU CAN! DIET PLAN
August 29, 2014

Frustrated? Without Results?

Are you feeling that your diets don’t advance towards your ultimate goal? Every day that passes you have less motivation to move forward. Give yourself a few minutes to think about what you're doing to feel that way. There must be something wrong that you are performing. Here we share some mistakes that you can be making:

1. You eat a lot: When we say that we should eat 5 times a day, they are not 5 full meals. Instead, they are 3 strong meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) plus 2 snacks. You must also pay attention to quantities. If you exceed protein, that extra % will accumulate as fat.

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6 Benefits of Cinnamon

by YES YOU CAN! DIET PLAN
August 22, 2014

6 Benefits of Cinnamon

 

Who has not sweetened his life with cinnamon? Surely you already made it, by adding a touch of cinnamon to oatmeal, coffee, or pancakes. Perhaps your goal is to increase the taste of your food, but ... do you know all of its benefits? Its taste is only one of its qualities. Know some of its benefits and enjoy the taste:

1. It reduces bad cholesterol’s levels (LDL)

2. Reduces pain caused by arthritis

3. Conserves foods naturally

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5 Mistakes We Make When Training

by YES YOU CAN! DIET PLAN
August 15, 2014

5 Mistakes We Make When Training

 

How many have heard the phrase "To err is human." Surely most of you have sometimes heard it from someone as an excuse for a mistake. It is normal and very common that when we do not know, or do not want things we seek excuses. Workouts to improve your health are no exception from excuses. Often the exercises are done reluctantly, therefore by the wrong way generating a loss of effort in you. Avoid these common mistakes while training.

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Food’s Benefits According To Their Color

by YES YOU CAN! DIET PLAN
August 8, 2014

Food’s Benefits According To Their Color

 

Have you ever think if foods are more or less healthy according their color? Surely, you did it… and doubts emerged to know about their benefits based on color. Well, besides their appearance, foods share characteristics, benefits, and properties upon colors.

Red: Fight against free radical. They have lycopene and anthocyanin both plants pigments with different benefits. The lycopene has antioxidant properties and protect cells from free radical oxidation. This oxidation process generates cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and aging. In the other hand, the anthocyanin exerts therapeutic effects reducing coronary diseases, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetics. Foods such as: strawberry, cherries, watermelon, red peppers or tomatoes.

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5 Ideas That You Should Remove From Your Lifestyle

by YES YOU CAN! DIET PLAN
July 29, 2014

5 Ideas That You Should Remove From Your Lifestyle

Have you ever heard "Eat only salads to lose weight," "Remove fruits and carbohydrates," "You can eat healthy food as much as you want" or "Light foods are your best option" Yeah ... you brought back some memories. Well there are many ideas on how to lose weight that are shared without any facts to support them, but even worse, they are false. Know which are the most used phrases you must get rid from your new lifestyle.

1. "You should not eat after 8pm"

False. The last meal should be related to your previous meals, remember there are 5 meals a day. What you should consider is dinner 3 hours before your bedtime. Control your calorie intake during the day, and in dinner include vegetables and proteins. Forget the carbs before bed, they will affect your rest, and will be stored as fat.

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