Fat Loss 4 Idiots Weight Loss Diet

There is an increasing number each year it looks of individuals who have problems in trying one failed diet after another. A majority of the time, this is simply due to the fact that they do not know how to lose the excess weight that they are carrying the correct way, to keep the weight from coming back. Fat Loss 4 Idiots takes the necessary time in explaining to you the reasons that calorie shifting is the secret to enjoying a new you. Gone are the days of having to go from one starvation diet to another, not to mention the fact that normally you are barely allowed to eat enough to even get by. All these types of diets will succeed in doing is completely stripping all of your much-needed energy completely away! The very popular and ever growing Fat Loss 4 Idiots Diet not only shows you how you can have a changed body in 11 days, but it also allows you the ability of being able to continue finding enjoyment in eating the foods we all love and crave so much. But that still is not all; you will be able to join the many satisfied fat loss idiots who are already enjoying being able to eat those delicious foods more than three times a day.

Eating the right meals, and in the correct patterns will have you enjoying your new body in just 11 days. Fat Loss For Idiots wants each and every one of our customers to be able to be successful in your journey down the road of enjoying a healthy and leaner body. What better way to lose the weight you want by having the advantage of learning the fat burning foods that can make your quest to lose weight more successful?

We all know that being overweight or being obese can cause you to suffer many needless and prevent serious health risks, and there are even more children than ever before who are also suffering from these health issues. Learn how this idiots fat loss program can have you well on your way to a new lease on life in your new healthy and much more beautiful than ever before slim body. In doing so, you will not only be just helping yourself to look better and live longer. You will also be putting a mend on your own self-esteem problems from the excess body fat that you are carrying. This is definitely good reason to start idiot fat loss today, but even more so, is the fact that you will be helping your friends and your entire family as well. Family members and friends who also find themselves dealing with excess weight that they would much rather kick to the curve, will very quickly want to learn the astounding secrets that you have learned in becoming more sexy than ever before.

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How To Choose The Right Pet Food For Your Dog Or Cat

We want to give our pets the best possible nutrition, but with so many choices, how do we separate the best from the rest?

Do words like "premium" and "gourmet" actually mean anything? Are foods labeled "natural" and "organic" actually unhealthy? The truth is, when it comes to pet food, many of these terms have no standard definition or regulatory meaning. There is no one perfect source for comparing kibbles and chows. There is, however, some basic information that you can use to evaluate what you feed your four-legged family members.

Checking out the food label

Pet food labels have two basic parts: the principal display panel and the information panel. The first takes up most of the packaging – it includes the brand and name of the food, and descriptive terms and images. But the most important part of the label is the information panel, which is the parallel of a human nutritional information label. It contains the guaranteed analysis, ingredient list, feeding guidelines and nutritional adequacy statement.

You will not find as much detail here as on human foods, but the nutritional information does not give minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture. "Crude" refers to the method of measuring that is used, not the quality of the protein, fat or fiber. These percentages are on "as fed" basis, so foods that contain more water (canned foods) appear to have less protein than foods with less water (dry foods) – but that's not usually the case.

Ingredients in a pet food must be listed on the label in descending order by weight. One detail to remember, though, is that the weight includes the moisture in the ingredient, so certain ingredients may appear higher on the list even if lower – moisture ingredients contribute more actual nutrients. The order is not by nutritional value, but by weight.

For example, the first ingredient on a label may be "chicken", which weighs more than other individual ingredients because it may contain 70% water. But wheat may be present in various forms that are listed as individual ingredients, such as "wheat flour", "ground wheat" and "wheat middling". Thus, the diet may actually contain more wheat than chicken. Just because a protein source is listed first does not mean the diet is high in protein.

Feeding guidelines are also on the information panel of the label. Like human food labels, pet food labels give broad feeding guidelines. Pet food guidelines are based on average intake for all dogs or cats. But a pet's nutritional requirements can vary according to his age, breed, body weight, genetics, activity level and even the climate he lives in. So, these guidelines are a starting point, but may require adjusting for your particular furry friend. If your dog or cat starts gaining weight, you may need to feed her less, and vice versa.

Let's look at the nutritional adequacy statement, developed by an advisory organization that standardizes pet food nutrient contents called the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). This statement assures pet parents that when the pet food is fed as the sole source of nutrition, it meets or exceeds nutritional requirements for a dog or cat at one or more life stages. However, the AAFCO recognizes only "adult maintenance" and "reproduction" (which includes pregnancy, lactation and growth) as life stages; Egypt, if the diet meets both, "all life stages".

The nutritional adequacy statement also shows how manufacturers have met the AAFCO's standards, either by calculations or by feeding trials. Calculations estimate the amount of nutrients in a pet food either on the basis of the average nutrient content of its ingredients, or on results from laboratory testing. Such a food will carry a statement like: "Brand A is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Food Nutrient Profiles for (established life stages)".

Feeding trials signify that the manufacturer has tested the product by feeding it to dogs or cats under specific guidelines. These products carry a statement such as: "Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Brand A provides complete and balanced nutrition for".

The ingredient panels on pet food labels contain a lot of information for pet parents to digest, but there's still more to savor, including getting a taste for the terms on the principal display part of those labels. For instance, a pet food can claim to be "light / lite" or "lean" only if it meets the AAFCO's standard definitions for these terms, which differs for cat and dog food and depend on the dietary moisture content.

"Less calories" and "reduced calories" mean only that the product has fewer calories than another product, and the same goes for "less fat" or "reduced fat." Pet food labels are not usually required to provide calorie content.

Some pet parents try to eat an organic diet, and often they want their pets to eat that way, too. Keep in mind, though, that even if a pet food is "natural" or "organic" it typically contains added synthetically-produced vitamins and minerals. To date, there are no studies showing that natural or organic foods provide any health benefits over conventionally manufactured processed cat or dog foods.

More recently, there has been a trend for feeding "biologically appropriate raw food" (also known as BARF) and "grain free" pet food.

Barf diets have been reported to have many health benefits over conventionally processed foods, such as being easier for pets to digest. While no scientific publications have documented the health benefits of raw diets, they have not been shown to be detrimental, either. When feeding any raw food, there is always concern about the risk of bacterial infection, such as Salmonella, but of course, conventional pet foods have also been recalled for contamination.

Proponents of "grain-free" diets claim that they have many health benefits for pets, including increased digestibility and reduced allergens. But in fact, dogs and cats easily digest carbohydrates from grains or vegetable sources. Food allergies are often blamed on the grains in the diet, but this is not based on scientific data either, and most food allergies may be due to chemical reactions between the protein and carbohydrate ingredients in a diet.

Think inside the bowl

So what is the best to feed your dog or cat? The short answer is, there is no one "best" cat or dog food. It's up to you as the pet parent to find what works best for your family and your pet. Try to choose a diet that has been evaluated using feeding trials for nutritional adequacy, and then let your pet's body do the talking. On an appropriate diet, your pet should have formed stools – not too much, not too regularly.

Her coat should have a rich color and not be dry or brittle. She should have good energy, ideal weight and good muscle mass and tone. Intermittent vomiting, loose stools or a picky appetite are not normal, and if these occur, then you should consider re-evaluating your pet's diet.

Nutrition is an important aspect of your furry friend's health and longevity. There is useful information on pet food labels, but be aware there is less information than on human food labels. And be wary of outrageous claims. Remember: "if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is".

Health Benefits of Cacao-Chocolate

Cacao and chocolate was widely used by ancient civilisations as currency and was seen as a ‘food for the gods.’

Early colonial records indicate how cacao was used as a medicine and acted as a carrier in the administration of other remedies in the 1500’s. The medicinal value of cacao was in its ability to treat weak patients with a variety of dis-ease. It was particularly known to improve digestion and stimulate kidney and bowel function. Additional diseases that responded to treatment using cacao was anaemia, fatigue, fever, low sex drive, respiratory troubles, poor appetite and low breat milk production. In addition to the cacao bean, the oil/butter was used in the treatment of skin problems including eczema, psoriasis and burns. Today, cacao oil is considered a beauty aid in its use as a skin moisturizer, lubricating agent and when combined with the cacao bean, is used to make the chocolate confectionery we’re familiar with. All chocolate is derived from the cacao bean/seeds. Nicknamed ‘black gold’ by the Spanish, it’s no mystery that chocolate continues to captivate our taste buds with its rich bittersweet dance on our palette.

With over 300 identifiable chemical compounds, cacao is one of the most complex and pleasurably satisfying foods on the planet. In its raw form, cacao contains anandamide (a euphoric substance), arginine (a natural aphrodisiac), neurotransmitters that stimulate and balance brain activity, tryptophan (an anti-depressant), antioxidants and other beneficial compounds known to have rejuvenating and anti-ageing elements. Cacao is high in the mineral magnesium, essential for helping the heart to pump blood efficiently, building strong bones, and lowering blood pressure. In fact, the strong desire for chocolate during the female menstrual cycle may be related to cravings for magnesium, a mineral with calming qualities. Cacao is a good source of the beauty mineral sulphur, responsible for healthy skin, nails and hair. In today’s culture, chocolate is used as a gift for occasions such as St Valentines Day, Easter, Birthdays and Christmas etc. Many of us are likely to consume a little chocolate everyday for its mood boosting effects in an attempt to escape from the stress of working life. Chocolate satiates our appetite for pleasure like no other substance. Is it any wonder that 50% of women prefer chocolate to sex? The portability and availability of chocolate makes it the perfect private pleasure to enjoy anytime, anywhere.

With the revival of films like ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Le Chocolat’, chocolate lovers everywhere got to indulge their fantasies, inspired by the film industry. It’s safe to say that Johnny Depp and Chocolate create a unique and compatible partnership most women would be happy to personally explore! Yes, chocolate and sex go hand in hand and when packaged in shiny red and gold, make a highly attractive and stimulating friend no one wants to be without.

A symbol of sensuality, any male suitor is wise to offer a gift of chocolate to any prospective female; a delightful box of dark edibles all wrapped in decorative gold foil will put a smile on any chocolate-loving females face. Cacao has always been associated with fertility and love by indigenous cultures.

The versatility of chocolate has allowed us to expand our repertoire of how we can engage ourselves with its intense flavours and textures. From mouth-watering rich cream gateaux to the velvety texture in truffles, there is nothing we can’t do with chocolate; it inspires us to create more and more mouth-watering variations to satisfy our appetite. In fact, one can devote one’s whole life to becoming a chocolate ‘creative’ of distinction.

Chocolate will always be an affordable luxury that almost anyone can indulge regardless of class or stature. We can all taste what the Aztecs and Mayans tasted and we will always be grateful for their cultivation of the revered and sacred cacao bean. Long may we continue our passionate, blissful affair with this divine gift from the cacao tree.

The Mind-Muscle Diet – A New Alternative To Low Carb Fad Diets

AGE OF CONFUSION

In an age where low-carb diets are more popular than exercise as a quick solution for losing weight, the true facts about such diets as The Atkins Diet and The South Beach diet leave little hope for members of the Health and Fitness community. The truth is that all low-carb "fad" diets cater to individuals who strictly ever work out and lead a predominately sedentary lifestyle. The question is then, since these people do not exercise, how do they lose weight?

TRUE FAT LOSS

The physiology behind the popular low-carb diets is the substitution of fat for carbs for energy. When providing the body with just protein and fat, the body will burn the fat first for energy, since there are no carbs and use the protein for muscle function and recovery. And if the all energy stores are used, the body will burn muscle protein, but this still refers to weight loss. For the avid health and fitness enthusiast, losing muscle protein and water is the last thing we want. That is why the Mind-Muscle Diet is considered the true fat loss diet; it preserves muscle while burning fat.

THE MIND-MUSCLE DIET REVEALED

CARB DEPLETION
The secret behind the Mind-Muscle Diet is the cyclical process of cycling carbs. Consuming carbohydrates as part of your diet causes a spike in insulin in your pancreas. This hormone is used to store glycogen and amino acids in the muscles, with all excess calories being stored in adipose cells as fat. Cutting carbs from your diet releases hormones instead of storing them and your body will then look for another source of energy. When the liver runs out of glycogen stores, it starts to produce "ketones", which are by-products of fatty acids. This condition is called Ketosis. When you reach Ketosis, you know your body is burning dietary fat and body fat as energy, and using the dietary protein for muscle repair. During fat metabolism, protein can not be converted into free-fatty acids for energy, creating a true 'protein-sparing' environment.

Consumption of the right proportion of protein to fat is important. You will need to eat at least one gram per pound of lean mass (Bodyweight * Body fat%). You need to eat fat to burn fat, so the rest of the diet is dietary fat. Normally a 500 calorie deficiency from the maintenance calorie level is sufficient.

Example

200 lb dieter

20% fat

160 lb Lean Body Mass

Maintenance Calories: 3000 cal (15 x 200lbs))

Fat Loss Calories: 2500 cal (3000-500)

Protein Requirements: 160 g (160 lbs x1 g / BW), 640 calories (160g x 4 cal / g for protein)

Fat Requirements: 1860 cal (2500 fat loss cal-640 protein cal), 206 g fat (1860 cal / 9 cal / g fat)

For extended periods of dieting, it is necessary to cut calories as body weight decreases. Make sure you cut fat calories and not protein calories in this case.

CARB LOAD
Since health and fitness enthusiasts are active people, they will be burning muscle glycogen during workouts. This is the difference between the Mind-Muscle diet and the fad diets. We can not simply exhaust all our energy stores without having to refill them again. The body will burn muscle protein then and we do not want that. During the carb load 'phase' the dieter will eat 10-12 grams of carbs per kilogram of bodyweight. Protein will be kept at 1 g per lb bodyweight and fat will be at or below 1 g per KG bodyweight. Eating carbs in this 24-30 hour interval will increase insulin levels which will store amino acids and glycogen into the muscles, while also using the protein for rebuilding and using the fat for energy! The type of fat consumed should be unsaturated and at 9 calories per gram, although it claimed that essential fatty acids increase insulin sensitivity within the muscle cells, increasing glycogen take even more.

Example

Bodyweight (KG) = 73 KG (200 lbs / 2.2 (lbs / KG))

Carb Requirements = 730 g (73 KG x 10)

Protein Requirements = 160 g

Fat Requirements = 73 g

THE SCHEDULE

The cyclical process of the Mind-Muscle Diet lasts one week starting on Sunday and going until Saturday

o (200 lb Dieter, 3000 cal maintenance)

Monday – Friday Afternoon – Low Carb Day

o Consume fat and protein all day, except post-workout where it will just be protein (fat will slow down absorption)

o 160 g Protein (640 cal)

o 206 g Fat (1860 cal)

Friday Afternoon to Saturday at Midnight – Carb Load

o Eat high glycemic carbs two hours before your workout for absorption and energy

o Eat Carbs and Protein with minimal fat

o 730 g Carbs (2920 cal)

o 160 g Protein (640 cal)

o 73 g Fat (657 cal)

THE RESULTS

The Mind-Muscle Diet is the Atkins Diet for active people. This diet allows the follower to work smarter, not harder and cut fat while preserving muscle. Although during carb up, you can essentially eat whatever you want, the low carb diet does have its challenges though. For the first 2 weeks, cravings for carbohydrates are intense, so energy will decrease and other physiological conditions will surface. Most as such, are indicators that you have reached Ketosis. Bad breath is a sign of ketosis, but you can also check your urine using urinalysis strips for the presence of Ketones. Lethargy and cravings come with lack of carbohydrates fuel, but after two to three weeks, carb cravings decrease. As always, listen to you body and carb up if you feel totally energy depleted. Give this diet 6 weeks and watch what it can do for you!

A Diet You Can Live With

The first step is you need to be on a diet you can live with. You need to not go on an extreme diet, just a healthy, well rounded one.

Eating fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel as stated above and makes you feel full. The average person can lose 9-10 pounds in one year just from doubling their fiber intake aim to 25grams per day ( the average ingest about 8grams ). Fiber rich foods include apples, brown rice, chick peas, potatoes ( with skins ) and strawberries.

Eating sensibly with moderate portions of lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables is a sure way to lose weight. Especially when combined with exercise. don’t starve yourself, that is bad for you and you may not stay on the diet very long. If you have to have something that you shouldn’t, just eat a small portion. Skim milk and whole grain cereal is a good choice for breakfast.

Keep things out of reach that are not the best for your diet. Keep plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables around. Plan you meals and snacks 3-4 days ahead of time. Count the calories if you need to.

It doesn’t matter so much what food you eat, but the portions and quality. Just try to stick to 1500 to 2500 calories a day, depending on how much exercise you get and how fast you want to lose.

Go for an hour walk, It need not be power walking, but should be continuous non-stop walk and that’s for sure, in a couple of days only, you’ll start feeling the difference in you. Another tip regarding how to lose weight fast, easy and safe is that you should have your dinner about 4-5 hours before going off to sleep. Watch the alcohol intake as well. Too much can also lower your resistance to binge.

You need to stick with it, keep going. If you slip fine (try not to) but keep on going. If a certain way isn’t working try something else, Keep on going, don’t quit, on step at a time and you’ll get there.

Best Medifast Diet Tips – How to Have Weight Loss Fast & Easily on This Diet Now

The dieting world has been consistently bombarded with diets that all promise weight loss, burned fat, and lowered cholesterol levels. This makes dieters around the globe somehow confused and left with questions unanswered about dieting. Medifast diet made its way to the market 27 years ago and has a long story of success and effectiveness. Read on for an overview of this diet and best Medifast diet tips.

Medifast diet is a meal delivery service that frees you from the efforts of shopping, counting calories, and cooking altogether. It is a meal replacement plan where food is directly delivered into your home or where you want to much it. The meal is high in protein and other vitamins and minerals that can aid in losing weight and burning fat. Menu plans are made according to the dieter's unique need. You can actually lose up to 20 pounds in just a month.

Medifast consists of soft diets where the menu consist of foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and all essential nutrients needed to help the body shed unwanted fats. Fruits like the super fruit Acai berry and others are served as shakes; bars, puddings, soups and more are also included in the meal. They are cooked by great chefs who know the importance of what they are doing in relation to losing weight and checked by nutritionist so you are ensured of the quality and results of the diet.

You do not have to worry about any side effects as millions of people have tested of the benefits that they got from the diet; it's all compliments and applause. Who will not be pleased when given 70 or more nutritious and delicious lose weight meals to choose from? If you want the diet to work wonders on you, the best Medifast diet tip is to combine the diet with proper exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Medifast diet just made diet easy and fast!

Acid Reflux and Your Diet

There is an undeniable connection between the occurrence of acid reflux and diet. Everything in your body has a delicious balance. The human body is a miracle of systems that maintains just the right conditions to keep everything running smoothly. Therefore it's the healthiest when there is an acidic balance or equilibrium. The stomach regulates acidic digestion with enzymes that convert acids into manageable alkaline or basal substances. However, when there is an over-production of acid, usually helped along by lifestyle choices like overeating or smoking, acid reflux is likely to occur, and if it goes unregulated, acid reflux disease can develop.

Fortunately, acid reflux and diet can be effectively improved by launching a few lifestyle changes. One of the most important things you can do to cool heartburn down is to avoid certain foods. In many cases, just changing the diet is all that is necessary to control acid reflux. Most health care professionals recommend a low-acid diet consisting of more alkaline or basal foods. Foods such as chocolate, foods with a lot of extra cheese, tomato sauce or catsup based foods, onions, chilies, caffeinated beverages, fatty or fried foods, alcohol, mint, and citrus fruits have been known to aggravate digestion, acting as catalysts for acid reflux.

So what foods are safe to eat? The key qualities in heartburn-friendly foods, for most people, are low fat and non-spicy. So, with that in mind you can probably guess that leafy greens and broccoli, lean cuts of grilled meat, egg whites, low-fat cheeses like feta, apples and bananas, multi-grain breads, and low-fat salad dressings are good choices . Junk food? Occasionally, but with caution, choose fat free cookies, baked potato chips, or red licorice. A good exercise to do if you suffer from heartburn regularly is to create a food diary and log your meal take for 2 or 3 weeks. Then note each time you experience heartburn in order to target the foods you need to avoid.

In addition to making better food choices, consider changing your portion perception. Overeating is another acid reflux aggravator. Exercise caloric conscientiousness and choose to skip that second helping or fatty side dish, eat slow and drink plenty of water. Living without heartburn is within anyone's grasp, and should not require drastic medical treatment. Simple, reasonable configurations in your eating habits can do wonders for quelling acid reflux, not to mention improving overall health.

How to Fix Your Cheesecake – A Troubleshooting Guide

A cheesecake should be relatively trouble free but occasionally problems do come up. Over the years, we’ve been asked the following questions.

“What’s the easiest way to make crumbs for my crust?”

Lots of folks use a food processor; we don’t bother. We use a heavy duty zipper-type plastic bag and crush the crackers or cookies with a rolling pin a few at a time. We save the plastic bag for the next crust. If we’re in a hurry, we just use packaged graham cracker crumbs rather than crushing crackers.

“I have lumps in my cheesecake. How do avoid those?”

Most likely the lumps are from globules of cream cheese in your batter. Before adding any of the other ingredients, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar together until completely mixed. The sugar crystals will cut through the cream cheese breaking up the globules. In the heat of the oven, the sugar will melt further breaking up any pieces.

If your recipe calls for chocolate, either white or dark, the lumps could be chocolate. When the chocolate is mixed into the cool batter, it solidifies and creates lumps. To avoid that, make sure your melted chocolate is hot, well above the melt point. With your mixer running, drizzle the hot chocolate into the batter. With the chocolate hotter, it will disperse before setting up.

“I bake my cheesecake for the time specified in the recipe and the center is still soft. What am I doing wrong?”

You’re probably doing nothing wrong. Baking times in recipes are always estimates and can be affected by the temperature in your oven (calibrated temperatures are seldom right), the depth of the batter, whether the pan is light or dark (dark pans bake faster), how cold your batter is, and other factors. Don’t worry about the time and just bake it until it done. (See the next question.)

“How do I tell when my cheesecake is done?”

There are three ways. You can gently shake the cheesecake. If only the center is still jiggly, it’s done. This is not very precise but with practice, you can get good with this method.

The most common way is to stick a knife in the batter about one-inch from the center. If it’s done, it will come out clean.

The most precise way to tell when a cheesecake is done is with an insta-read thermometer. Stick the probe in the center of the cheesecake and see what it reads. A cheesecake is done when the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees. That’s when the proteins in the eggs coagulate.

“How do I stop my cheesecake from cracking?”

A cheesecake top without a crack seems to be the ultimate measure of success. It shouldn’t be. A crack doesn’t affect the taste. Many cheesecakes are topped and the topping covers any cracks.

There may be a number of reasons for cracks:

– Too much air incorporated into the filling may cause cracks.

– Too much baking time will over bake the filling and is a common cause of cracks.

– Uneven baking may be a cause. If you are using light gauge, reflective pans, consider switching to heavier gauge, dark pans.

– Too high of heat may cause cracking. Consider baking at 325 degrees instead of at 350 degrees.

– It your cheesecake cools too rapidly, it may develop cracks. Don’t let your cheesecake cool in a draft.

Cheesecakes with starch in the filling are less prone to cracking.

“My crusts crumble when I try to serve my cheesecake. What am I doing wrong?”

It’s the butter that acts as the mortar holding the crumbs together. The butter needs to be well mixed with crumbs. There has to be enough butter, a minimum of four tablespoons per crust. The mixture needs to be compacted with firm pressure. We use a pastry tamper or heavy mug to compress the bottom and to press the sides.

Always cut and serve your cheesecake cold. That way the butter is a solid. If the cheesecake gets too warm, the butter melts and the crust will crumble.

Baking a crust is not necessary but it does tend to hold the crust together. The sugar melts in baking and tends to hold things in place once it cools and sets.

“I always seem to muck up my slices when I cut my cheesecake. What’s the best way to cut a cheesecake?”

Use the right knife, a sharp, thin-bladed knife. Don’t use a serrated knife as filling and crumbs tend to stick to the serrations.

Cut with a downward pressure, dragging the knife as little as possible. After each cut, wash and dry the knife so that you have a clean blade slicing through the cheesecake.

“My slices seem to stick to the base and it’s hard to remove them. Is there an easy way to neatly remove my slices?”

There is an easy way to get slices to slide of the pan base. Heat a wet kitchen towel in the microwave. Lay the towel on the counter and place the cheesecake directly on the hot towel. In a couple minutes, the heat will soften the butter against the base and slices will easily slip off.

It helps to have a springform pan with a smooth base.

How to Lose Belly Fat With Diet

Lose fat from belly is one of the important factors in your weight loss program. Many people find it very tough to get rid the fat of your belly easily. If you have excess fat on your belly, you are likely in more risk of having diabetes and heart attack. If you want to lead a healthy life, you need to get rid of extra fat from your belly.

There are multiple ways of losing fat from belly but the most effective and easy way is to lose belly fat with diet. Here are some facts that you need to keep in mind if you want to lose belly fat with diet.

Best diet plan

You need to add such food items in your diet that burn belly fat. Such type of diet will interact with the working of your metabolism system in order to burn your belly fat quickly.

Best Tips about losing weight

One of the effective ways of weight loss is the calories shifting. In this diet plan, you are able to eat more but you have to take calories in different amount in each meal. This calories shifting method increase the level of your metabolism and you do not need intense exercise after each meal.

You can easily lose your weight even in sleeping conditions. In my opinion, calories shifting method is the best option to weight loss or lose belly fat. There are numerous methods of weight loss but you need to choose such method which can fit to your needs.

Cat Food: Many Choices

As I began researching articles about cat food, I found many with authoritative documentation and some with personal opinions. I personally wanted to know what would be the best to feed our mature cat. He has been on dry food since birth with expensive treats and occasionally a few pieces of meat – table scraps – of cooked chicken, beef, tuna, salmon or pork. This may not have been the most correct choice.

Our cat Simba, is strictly an indoor cat. He has always had health and has a beautiful, glossy, smooth, orange tabby coat. He has starting vomiting a little bit, which appears to be unprocessed dry food or trees, and occasionally hair balls. I will leave the hairballs for another article. In this article I will look at cat food options. I decided to find out what kind of cat food we should get for him or if a diet change is needed.

In my opinion, it often the 'cost' that drives the consumer's decision on what cat food to purchase, even though our cats are very precious to us. I am sure we want the best food we can afford to give our pet, and what is best for him. In evaluating the issue, I believe that 'costs' can be evaluated in two ways.

First, we can get the best from the grocery store. Much of our decision is probably based on the advertising we hear or see through the media, and occasionally from a friend. It is often that we are at the store, cat food is on our list, our selection is on sale, it says it's 'natural' or some other persuasive word on the label, and we place it in our cart with little thought to read the ingredient list. At home, our cat likes it when we feed him the selected food, so we think we have made a good choice.

Second, we can do a lot of research, decide to go to a pet store or make a purchase online for a good quality, high protein cat food, and know from what we have read that that is a good choice, and 'cost' did not really become the deciding factor. Our cat's health became the more important issue.

Some cat owners are probably a little on both sides when selecting the cat food; I know I am. Cost is important, but the quality of health our cat enjoys is also very important. We enjoy spoiling our cats, and our cats love to be pampered, so sometimes we supplement our cat's food with cat treats. Spoiling our cats with trips may not be a good decision either. He may want more because he is not nutritionally satisfied with the cat food we give him. How do we make the right decision?

As with ourselves, we feel better when we eat better, and so will our cats. Let me briefly share with you some information I found it articles that I researched.

1. Whole meats such as chicken, beef, lamb, salmon, etc. vs. cat food with 'meal', 'by-products', 'animal digest', and added sugars. Analysis: Whole meat is best, as you may know. If you really want to know what goes into some inexpensive pet food, and your stomach can stand the information, take the time to read about it on the web. Many of the products put into pet foods should not be ingested by any living thing, and these are products are put into pet food by many large pet food companies.

2. Grain based vs. grain free cat food: Analysis: Cats do not need grains. Most grains are used a fillers in canned cat food and as binding agents in dry cat food. Some manufactures believe that grains will add protein content, which it does, but cats need protein protein, not grain proteins. Some cats may also develop allergies to wheat or corn when added to their food.

3. Cat food with vegetables and fruits: Analysis: Often you can observe that vegetables, such as peas or corn, go right through a cat's digestive tract without being processed in the intestines. Cats process meat proteins, but not vegetables or fruits.

4. Dry cat food vs. Canned / moist cat food: Analysis: Dry cat food is not natural. It has carbohydrates for fillers, such as grains, to hold it together. The label may indicate that it has high protein content but most of the protein is grain or milk protein, not meat protein. Do not, however, feel that canned cat food is the only answer because it may also contain fillers including grains, meal, by-products, milk, etc. Several articles suggested that a combination of dry and canned may be the best for your cat.

5. Raw meat vs. high-protein canned cat food: Analysis: I never felt this issue was totally resolved. It has much to do with the individual cat and his owner. Canned food is more convenient and has a longer shelf life, and should be kept refrigerated after it is open. Raw food takes more preparation and has a shorter refrigerated shelf life. You can read discussions on this subject on several cat forums.

6. Grocery store cat food vs. pet store or online high quality cat food: Analysis: I believe that we could all come to the conclusion that a high protein from meat is the better choice, and that product would probably be purchased at a pet store (which also carry the grocery store brands), or online.

In conclusion, here are a few final thoughts.

* Even thought the cost is higher with a better quality cat food, your cat will eat less because it is a better protein and he is nutritionally satisfied. He will not eat as much, and he will be less likely to develop liver or other diseases. You, therefore, will have less expensive vet bills, and a happier, healthier cat.

* Read the labels, do research (other than asking friends and listening to or reading ads), and become an educated consumer. Purchase the cat food you feel is best for your cat.

* Consider the age of your cat. A kitten should not eat the same cat food as your mature cat. The brands will indicate on the label which food is best for your age of cat.

* Introduce any diet changes slowly, probably over the course of a week or so.

* Research the web, read books, or talk with your vet so you can decide which cat food is best.

All cat foods are not the same. Your cat's taste buds may like some brands or meats better than others. Buying the cat food you feel is best will give you peace of mind by giving him the best cat food you can afford, and he will feel better and more satisfied as he adjusts to his new diet.

Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian nor do I have any formal training in any medical field. This article is not to replace the advice of your veterinarian. I am only providing options and ideas that you may want to discuss with your veterinarian