Controlling Your Appetite

Obesity is a serious problem… and losing weight is not an easy thing to do…

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Although the equation that manage weight is simple (Calorie consumption = Calorie expenditure) there are other important variables that may have a huge impact on it, like for example genetics and age…

So, you know that you have to exercise more and eat less (or at least make better food choices…)!

But if you had a little help? Would you like that?

The truth is that there is some supplements that can help you lose weight by controlling your appetite. One of the most effective is premium saffron extract. It has been featured over the last couple of year in numerous health TV shows, like the Dr. Oz Show.

Obesity: An Epidemic Public Disease

The world is a big mess… In Africa, Asia and South America there millions of people that lack of food, and thousands die as a result. On the other hand, people in developed countries are overweight due to modern lifestyles. What a contradiction!

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In reality obesity is an epidemic public disease that is spreading in developed countries. You see a grow in the percentage of children that are obese, as a reflexion of how our societies live today: lack of exercise and bad food choices.

The equation is simple: in order to maintain your weight you must burn the same amount of calories that you ingest. The problem is that most people have low daily activity levels and ingest excessive calories, and as a result they gain weight.

There are a 3rd component that is vital: the mind-set. You must want to change your bad habits in order to succeed.

So, do the following:

  1. Change you mind-set. Prepare yourself to a war with many battles. You need a strong mind to overcome obesity!
  2. Increase your levels of activity. You don’t need to start running marathons every week… Just start walking 30 min each day and you see results.
  3. Change your diet. Not only the quantity, but most importantly you need to do the right food choices. Cut on sugar and fats.

You may be asking “what about weight loss supplements?”… Well, in fact, they can help you achieve your goal, but don’t rely only on them. You can try supplements with Garcinia Cambogia. There several brands like Garcinia Cambogia Select… Do they work? Recent studies show that this supplement acts an appetite suppressant and the results have been quite satisfactory.

Rice 101: Varieties, Benefits and How To Cook It

Do you know how many different varieties of rice there is worldwide? The answer is 40, 000!!! Yes… That’s  correct. Surprised? How is your appetite for rice?

Luckely we can divide rice in 4 major types of rice:

  • Indica
  • Japonica
  • Aromatic
  • Glutinous

Indica rice is a wide group of countless various varieties of rice that’s typically cultivated in warm climates. It has a typically long grain and once cooked indica rice doesn’t stick together and continues to be light and cosy. The majority of the rice cultivated in Southern Asia, including India and Thailand, is Indica rice.

Japonica, also known as japonese rice, uruchimai or sushi rice, is a short-grain kind of rice recognized by a distinctive, fairly sticky texture. As you may have already guessed, it’s a main ingredient in Japanese cooking.

Aromatic rice is a medium to long-grained rice. It’s known for the nut-like fragrance and flavor, that is caused  by the chemical substance 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. Types of aromatic rice comprise: basmati, jasmine, Texmati, Wehani, and wild pecan rice. Once cooked, the grains have a light and cosy consistency.

Glutinous rice also referred to as sticky rice, sweet rice, waxy rice, botan rice, biroin chal, mochi rice, and pearl  rice, and pulut, is a kind of Asian rice which is particularly sticky once cooked. It’s named glutinous because it is glue-like or sticky (not because the contain gluten). Although named “sticky”, it isn’t  to be mislead with other types of Asian rice, that come to be somewhat sticky once cooked.

Why should you include rice in your diet?

Besides behing delicious you may find a lot of benefits, like:

  • Great source of energy
  • Cholesterol free
  • Rich in vitamins
  • Resistant starch
  • Blood pressure management
  • Cancer prevention

What is the better way to cook rice?

For those that haven’t much time to cook the ideal is using an electric rice cooker. For more information about  this appliance check out: http://www.electricricecooker.net

electric rice cooker

For those that really enjoy cooking here’s the 7 step process:

  1. Rinse the rice. This will help to get rid of any starch and pollutants. You should rinse the rice till the water is clear.
  2. Combine long grain rice and water. Add 1.5 cups of water per cup of long grain rice.
  3. Bring the rice to a boil, uncovered, at medium heat.
  4. Turn down the heat and place the lid at an angle to allow steam to escape.
  5. As soon as the rice has been cooking for a little bit, search for holes or “craters” within the rice.
  6. If you can see holes within the rice, put the lid on tight. Turn the heat down to low.
  7. Simmer, Fluff and Serve – Simmer the covered rice for another 15 minutes. Fluff it up with a fork and serve hot.