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Get More Sleep, Lose Weight

Recents studies show that if you are looking to shed extra pounds, you should find ways to be keep stress at a minimum, be happier and get more sleep. Turns out that not doing all those things can hinder weight loss even when cutting back on calories.

How much sleep is enough?

The goal is to get enough sleep to feel refreshed in the morning and stay awake and alert throughout the day. Most people should aim for around seven to eight hours of quality sleep every night.

plumFor the whole healthy picture, you must eat well, be active, not smoke, sleep enough, control stress, find happiness in your everyday, be positive and believe that you can change the health of your body.

Recent Sleep Studies say

Researchers speculate that if you are sleeping less or more than recommended and if your stress levels are high, you will not be able to focus on making behavioral changes.

Here’s some findings that came out of recent studies:

  • 51% of people in Wales get six or fewer hours sleep a night.
  • 15% of couples roll together because of a dip in their bed.
  • 64% report waking with neck and back ache.
  • Beds deteriorate as much as 70% over 10 years, according to industry research.
  • Tiredness affects our physical and emotional health.
  • Humans evolved to do certain things at certain times of day.
  • Snoring, which can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea, affects 4% of people.
  • Sleepers pass through five stages: one, two, three and four and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep several times a night.
  • The last two stages are the deepest sleep which those with obstructive sleep apnoea may never get. Not getting them can make you feel constantly tired.

The New Equation

In other words! Relax! Be happy! Get sleep! Eat healthy! Exercise! Lose weight!

One Minute Fitness Trampoline Inspired Exercise Tip

One Minute ShowExercise in The Morning

In this second episode of the new One Minute Show series on Round TV, you’ll learn about a quickie get yourself moving tip that will get your day on track before you step out your front door.

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Low Carb or Low Fat, that is the Question

Which diet works best to take off pounds?

According to a recent government study, either one, low carb or low fat, works if you stick to it.

These scientists also concluded that over the long haul, a low-carb diet might be better for your heart. Both diets improved cholesterol, but those on the low-carbohydrate diet got a bigger boost in good cholesterol — nearly twice as much as those on low-fat.

At the end of two years, average weight loss was the same for both — about 15 pounds or 7 percent. Half followed a low-carb diet modeled after the Atkins’ plan and half went on a low-calorie, low-fat diet. All attended group sessions to help them change bad eating habits, get more active and stick to their diets.

Why the low-carb diet had a bigger effect on good cholesterol remains a mystery.

What’s on the Plate

Very Round Indeed

This dish starts with a bed of shredded Napa cabbage, topped with small curvy shrimp and drizzled with light dressing.

On the side is have a sweet potato, 3 figs, 1 sand dab, and a slice of lemon for some citrus.

Simply prepare these items separately, exchanging the figs for a another fruit, the shrimp and fish for other fish or no fish at all, brown rice instead of the sweet potato, and any shredded cabbage or lettuces you prefer.

Whatever you choose, you will be sure to create a healthy and well-Rounded meal or meals.

Radicchiolously Tasty Salad

Radichiolously Tasty Salam Salad

Radicchiolously Tasty Salmon Salad

Ingredients

½ cup iceberg lettuce
¼ cup radicchio
¼ Napa cabbage
¼ cup red cabbage
¼ cup red onions
1 large tomato
¼ cup basil
¼ cup spinach leaves
½ red, ½ yellow & ½ green bell peppers
¼ avocado
½ cucumber
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tablespoon any light dressing
Salmon (see below for directions)

Directions

Slice the lettuce, cabbages, onions and tomato into thin strips, shiffenade the basil and spinach leaves, and mix together in a large bowl. Hint: to cut tomato strips, gut all seeds, cut into halves, flatten and then slice. Sprinkle light dressing over the salad and mix together.

JOBTRAIN_pepper-flowerFor Bell Pepper Plating

Cut the red, yellow and green bell peppers in half, gut the seeds and pulp, slice the bottom bumps off (flat without holes) and set on pretty plates. Dice avocado into raisin-sized pieces and squeeze with lemon juice. Spoon the salad mixture into the bell pepper bowls. Eat as is or top with diced avocado. sliced cucumber and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Tip: Store this salad without the dressing, so you can create different salads throughout the week. This works as a base for a variety of salads by adding topping like chicken, salmon, crumbled eggs.


For Radicchulously Tasty Salmon Salad

Add citrus salmon to this dish and you have a hearty, yet light, dinner-worthy meal.

Ingredients

8 (2 to 3 ounce) pieces salmon
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 orange
1 lemon
1 floweret broccoli or cauliflower
Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Slice the orange and lemon into circles. On a foil-lined baking sheet, place orange and lemon circles with a piece of salmon on each one, being careful to make sure they are not touching. Sprinkle each piece of salmon with 1 teaspoon of the sliced almonds. Bake for 10 minutes. Salt & pepper to taste.

Scoop 1 cup of Radicchulously Tasty Salad on a plate, top with 4 ounce of Citrus Salmon, and garnish with a fancy lemon wedge.

Eating my own Round Diet

I got an email from a friend wondering why I was trying to lose weight.

Well, people may think I don’t every have to watch what I eat, but the reason I don’t ever have to lose a lot of weight is because I do my best to keep from gaining weight in the first place. When I do gain a few pounds, I’m on my emergency bodybuilding-style Rounding Down Diet, which I am doing now!

I’ll be grocery shopping later, choosing Round foods from this list.

Example Food on the Round Diet

Here’s an example of 3 days of meals and snacks on the Round Diet. Keep in mind that along with these meals, I also added Extra Round foods for cooking and flavor.

For instance, I cooked the eggs in a drizzle of olive oil, and sprinkled the salads with a light dressing I made out of rice wine vinegar, olive oil, basil and Dijon mustard.

I also drank water during and inbetween meals, which means you might want to make sure you are within reach of a place to pee.