The buzz in the fitness industry and health industry is healthy fats. For a good addition to your diet, add some macadamia nut oil. A gluten-free super oil can add a high number of calories, and give you a boost of energy to the body.
Macadamia nut oil is a clear to slightly amber in color. This oil has a nutty and buttery taste. It is composed of nearly 60% oleic acid, has significant levels of palmitoleic acid, and smaller amounts of linoleic acid. Palmitoleic acid is a monounsaturated fat that may speed up fat metabolism, thus reducing the bodies ability to store fat. It also reduces all the amounts of magnesium, manganese, thiamine, copper and iron. This oil has a shelf life of two years, and is very stable due to it low polyunsaturated fat content. Cooking with macadamia nut oil is an excellent choice for frying due to its hight heat capacity (smoke point of 410 degrees F, 210 degrees C).
Macadamia nut oil has more oleic acid (the good fatty acid) than olive oil. The health benefits of macadamia nut oil are the ability to lower triglyceride levels, improve heart health, boost energy levels, improve your digestive process, help those suffering from Celiac disease, boost bone health, and help prevent chronic diseases. The anti inflammatory properties in macadamia oil may also help with memory and asthma.
We have established that this oil is excellent to cook with, and to add to salads. Did you know macadamia nut oil is excellent botanical for the skin? In addition to that this oil is rich in Vitamin E, and is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy and heavy feeling. Not to mention that the palmitoleic acid is the prominent fatty acid found in human sebum. The resemblance of sebum makes for an effective moisturizer. (Try shaving with macadamia nut oil, gives you a close shave leaving your skin moisturized, while protecting your skin from razor burn.)
There are added health benefits for adding some macadamia oil to your diet. Try adding 1 tablespoon to your protein shake in the morning for added energy. Don't let the hefty price tag scare you, remember a little bit goes a long way!
As summer comes to a close, moms out there are gearing up to send kids back to school, or off to college for the first time! Moving kids to college is not an easy emotional task! Yes, I miss them terribly when they leave, because the house feels empty. Life is all about adapting to changes, and when your kids start leaving the nest, it is a BIG change. To help me deal with this new phase in life, I got a puppy, Bella (@belladafrenchie)!
You may be squeezing in a last trip, before the busy days come upon us with school, activities, and all the busy facets of life. As we get back into our routines, this is the perfect time for us to do something for ourselves!
What a perfect time to freshen up your look! Check out your local Medspas for specials, because this is a good time of year they run good deals to lure in moms. Good deals can be found on botox, fillers, or a chemical peels. Click on the "Spotlight" page for links to check your Brilliant distinctions or Galderma Points. Any of these will be a "good pick me up" to feel good about yourself!
How was your summer? Did you enjoy too many cocktails, and goodies? Did you get off track with exercise? Get a grip! Today will be the day to take control of yourself! Do you take antidepressants, anxiety pills? Birth control pills? Any of these items could have a deeper problem, HORMONES!
"From Belly Fat to Belly Flat" a book written by Dr Randolph M.D. This is not just another diet book. This book has information on aging, when our bodies change, and the effects the environment play with our hormones. This book empowered me with the knowledge to take on the next phase of my life. I am excited to share it with you. I began approximately 25 days ago, and I am sold! I feel like I am 5 years younger! I did not drastically cut my calories. I am eating better, and the weight is coming off of those troubled areas (hips and stomach). The "foggy" feeling I had is lifting, and I have had the best workouts in about 5 years. People are commenting on my skin, and how young I look! My daughter had lunch with me and kept questioning me if I had some cosmetic work done. My biggest change is the supplements I have started. So far I started: Progest Care (Life-Flo), Calcium Magnesium (Rainbow Light), Calcium D-Glucarate (Life Extensions), 7Keto DHEA (Life Extensions), I-Thyroid(RLC labs, Vitamin B-Complex (Life Extension) and Vitamin E (Kirkland).
The good feeling I am talking about, is from the inside. A contentment that shows and makes you even more beautiful on the outside. As with the saying, "you can dress a turd up".. ie., Wearing more makeup, feeling like I needed more Botox, fillers in my face, but nothing was working. I felt old and worn out.
Since I started "Pro-gest Care" by Life-flo, I have had an amazing transformation. My skin, strength, and beauty are where they should be. I just wish someone would of clued me in like 10 years ago!
As of today I was down 10.5 lbs. During the week I am diligent on what I am eating, weekends are pretty lax. My uncontrollable cravings for processed sugar has subsided, so I gave up processed sugars. Inflammation in my gut, is gone. Don't get me wrong, it is still work. My efforts are easier now that I am not fighting my out of whack hormones. All my plastic containers were tossed, and I store my food in glass containers. Lifestyle changes are good, especially if you feel better from the inside.
For the last 4 years, I would go into my yearly exams (teary eyed), asking my doctor what was wrong with me. I didn't feel right inside. I felt like a gray cloud was hanging over my head. She would try and prescribe me anti depressants. As stubborn as I am, I refused to take anti depressants. I wanted to feel life, I didn't want a "flat" or "numb" effect that aniti depressants can give you. We need to understand that we won't always be happy, and everything won't always be perfect. Having the well being to deal with what life brings is empowering.
Emma is sharing her obsession with anti-aging fitness, nutrition, and skincare. To look and feel your BEST, living a balanced life!