YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, DO WE REALLY PAY ATTENTION TO THE MONEY IN OUR POCKETS? IS IT STILL A BARGAIN IN THE SUPERMARKET?
I posted this on "FB" last year & it's definitely worth looking at the figures & comparing it to what we are currently getting in the supermarkets again a year on.
With the Horse meat scandal come & gone (too many people involved to name) & the Tesco Pre-tax profits crashing 92% to just £112m, meaning that Its shares slid more than 6% to 171p, wiping another £1bn off the value of the business. Tesco is now worth just half of its value in January 2015.
Also this week MorrIsons supermarket chain profits were down by 52% to £345m, its worst results in eight years. After taking account of a £1.3bn write down in the value of its supermarkets, that turns into a loss of £792m.
Keep this in mind & think they have to claw this money back somehow, so is the wool still being pulled over our eyes in the supermarkets? are we paying enough attention? are the bargains really bargains?
I was chatting to a few colleagues in our staff room the other day & was saying I like to get lean beef mince usually 5%, my body fat is roughly 10% right now, so I wouldn't want to consume 15% or even 20% meat products which is what they can sell in a lot of supermarkets stores like Tesco, Asda, Somerfields & it changes periodically.
I remember on the 19th December 2013 I froze a 500g pack of minced beef 5% fat priced at £4, only a few weeks later (14th Jan) same shop I see the same product now priced £4.50 but 15% fat (as of 18th Jan now 20%) I couldn't see any product lower in fat so I refused to buy it.
We are still going through a recession, times are hard & companies will cut corners, & jazz up marketing to confuse the f*ck out of us, all we can do is be aware & shop around because our health is important...as is the money in our pockets.
Keeping in mind "He who has health has hope & he who has hope has everything"
What do you think?, great to hear some thoughts on this..😁!
"5 easy steps to reveal those Abs."
Get rid of that beer belly & separate those abs now!, who wants to just "loose your fat?" if you're serious you really have no intention of "finding it again".
Divorce from your troublesome fat needn't be expensive, messy or drive you around the bend & seem to take forever.
Follow these steps...
1) Alcohol - fact you will not burn any fat if you have alcohol in your system, if you're serious, give it up for a month, the results will be obvious to see, "you want a long messy divorce from your fat?, keep on the sauce"
2) Work out myth - it's not just about the crunches - add three dimensional movements with cables & weight training also include interval training.
3) Digestion - help your stomach break down food better by taking a digestive aid like digestive force 2.0 http://eu.poliquinstore.com/6204-digestforce-90 ,
Add some L-Glutamine to help line your lower intestine & help absorb nutrients better.
Lastly drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated.
4) Get a "BioSignature modulation” done on yourself.
This works out where you store your fat deposits on your body & the relationship it has with your hormones, like Estrogen, Thyroid, Insulin (sugar) growth hormone & the dreaded cortisol (stress hormone) you then tweak your diet accordingly to benefit your fitness goals.
5) Consistency is key- go to BLOG I wrote a little while back called "21 GREAT EXERCISES TO REVEAL THOSE ABS"
I'm not much of a coffee drinker, usually about once in the week and again on the weekend I'll have a Mocha that I really enjoy.
I have grown to appreciate a good cup, but I personally think it's best to make one yourself, although there are plenty of shops on the way to work that the local merchants (said in the style of "Spartacus Gods of the arena) "Believe a fool & his money are easily parted" ~ "By offering p*ss and claim it fine wine in exchange for your hard earned coin,
I beseech you all to pass on these false claims or find yourselves washing sh*t from mouth or *ss daily" ( i.e Starbucks Costa, Cafe Nero, and the like).
A few points to keep in mind.
*Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat ~ Did you know that caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement? There’s a good reason for that… caffeine is one of the very few natural substances that have actually been proven to aid fat burning. Other studies show that caffeine can specifically increase the burning of fat, by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.
*The Caffeine Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance ~ Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells to break down body fat, caffeine also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood.
This is the “fight or flight” hormone, designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical exertion.
Caffeine makes the fat cells break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel. Given these effects, it is not surprising to see that caffeine can improve physical performance by 11-12%, on average.
* Coffee is The Biggest Source of Antioxidants in The Western Diet.~
For people who eat a standard Western diet, coffee may actually be the healthiest aspect of the diet.
That’s because coffee contains a massive amount of antioxidants.
In fact, studies show that most people get more antioxidants from coffee than both fruits and vegetables… combined.
Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Period.
*Coffee Appears to Have Protective Effects on The Liver~
Several common diseases primarily affect the liver, including hepatitis, fatty liver disease and others.
Many of these diseases can lead to a condition called cirrhosis, in which the liver has been largely replaced by scar tissue.
It turns out coffee may protect against cirrhosis. People who drink 4 or more cups per day have up to an 80% lower risk.
*Coffee May Protect You From Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia ~
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia worldwide.
This disease usually affects people over 65 years of age.
However, there are several things you can do to prevent the disease from showing up in the first place.
This includes the usual suspects like eating healthy and exercising, but drinking coffee may be incredibly effective as well.
*Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes ~ This is a gigantic health problem, currently afflicting about 300 million people worldwide. It is characterized by elevated blood sugars in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to secrete insulin, coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The studies show that people who drink coffee have a 23-50% lower risk of getting this disease, one study showing a reduction as high as 67%.
Enjoy your coffee..and dont forget to like the post!
Everyone loves Pancakes, well protein pancakes are very easy to make, you just need 4 basic ingredients: milk, yogurt, eggs and ground oats.
Did you know all four are rich in protein and make a great pancake mix?, the trick is to let the oats soak.
I haven't had pancakes for some time, so last weekend I decided to try it out & since the missus is a Sicilian genius in the kitchen, we had a great time making them!.
Now with this healthier option on the table, especially if you use oats instead of flour you definitely need to let them soak first. If you fry them right away, you’ll end up crunching on oats (bonus the extra chewing will burn more calories..😁) so seriously the soaking step is crucial.
Its always important to use quality ingredients free range eggs, milk and yogurt and mix them up well.
Then comes the part of mixing in the ground oats and let it them stay there for 12-15 mins. Once the mix becomes bit more solid and none are floating at the bottom, then its time to to make the Pancakes ..enjoy!...😁
Here are some Nutritional facts
pancakes / 70g each
90 Calories per pancake
1 1/8 cup ( 115g ) oat bran or oat flour
1/2 cup ( 115g ) milk 3 egg whites + 1 egg yolk
4 tbsp ( 60g ) plain yogurt
1 tsp olive oil + oil for frying
1 tsp honey + pinch of salt
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