Calcium for Weight Loss

Are you planning to shed the excess fats in your body? Include adequate calcium rich foods in your diet to achieve your target weight. In our rush to pack our weight loss diets with loads of fat burning food, some of which carry the "superfood" tag, we often overlook the importance of calcium as a weight loss tool. Researchers at Universite Laval in Canada have found that obese women could eliminate extra fat in their body through regular consumption of calcium rich foods and supplements. In the study, some participants in a 15-week weight loss program for women were given two calcium supplements that provided 1200 mg of calcium along with a low calorie diet. Others in the weight loss program were given placebo along with a low calorie diet. The total calcium intake of participants on placebo was less than 1000 mg, which is the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Researchers found that women who took the calcium supplements lost about 6 kg of body weight during the program, whereas women on placebo lost about 1 kg of body weight. They concluded that the brain could easily detect calcium deficiency in the body.
Calcium diet for weight loss
To compensate the deficiency, the brain sends signals to increase food intake. Perhaps calcium deficiency is a cause of food craving. Women on low calcium diet tend to have bigger waistlines, high LDL cholesterol level and excess body fat. In another study, researchers have found that reduction in calcium intake causes rapid rise in body weight. Studies have shown that calcium stored in fat cells regulates fat storage. The rate of fat metabolism increases with rise in calcium content in the fat cells. Calcium rich food for fat loss. Low fat dairy products should be included in weight loss diets. To facilitate fat burning, your regular calcium intake should be between 1000 to 1300 mg per day. Besides low fat milk and dairy products, abundant calcium is present in dark leafy green vegetables, oats, almonds and fish. While choosing calcium supplements, make sure that the nutritional supplement contains magnesium, zinc, vitamins and minerals, along with calcium to facilitate better absorption of this essential weight loss mineral.

Two wonderful Guests

Our guests arrived yesterday afternoon about. They're a little weary from being on the road almost two weeks. He is a type one diabetic, she a type two. She has had both knees replaced but has problems with her feet and can only walk short distances. She's also recovering from a damaged rotater cuff, has "spurs on her spine" and degenerative arthritis. It was quickly apparent she would be running the show and it would all be health related. We were informed we would eat in one hour, and it would need to be either American or Italian food. Yes mam we said, and hit the door to make it happen. Apparently there are a number of glucose checks and injections to be done for him every day. Trust me, she will keep us informed. It's raining but we're headed for the coast anyway. She told us she cannot walk on the beach but just wants to say she's seen the Pacific Ocean. My husband will be driving and will take us to some nice look out stations where they can make pictures, although it may not be picture taking weather at the coast, we'll see.

Tomorrow we will do the rose gardens, rain or shine. I have news for her, there's a lot of walking to be done there. I'll let her decide how much she's up to. She's decided against purchasing the manzanita bush, but may order one once she's back at home, too much trouble to get one here. He is the same, she is not. She's my age but much older. I don't know what happened. She was always more vibrant and outgoing than me, always laughing and game for anything. Somewhere along the way she let herself get old. They live in a rural area thirty miles from the nearest town. He uses a computer, she doesn't know how to turn one on. He's still vibrant, in tune with the world, and active. She is old. She's not interested in doing anything more than the coast and rose gardens. I sense she's going to want to spend a lot of time at the hotel where she can lay on the bed. Too bad we can't take him and do some interesting things but I doubt he will leave her. I have faith the sun is going to come out and be a nice day. More later.

Here We Go

Today our company comes. The temp was fine when we woke up, and has been wonderful the last two days. I gave the head weather god a big thank you for that. I also requested five more days just like the last two. We'll see what I get. I spent some time out on the patio sweeping and arranging plants. My next job will be cleaning my bathroom and changing the sheets where my daughter will sleep. Oh, and I probably need to sling a dust cloth around a little. The carpets were shampooed earlier in the week. My husband will make the airport run using our van. Their planes arrive within minutes of each other so we'll only need the one run. Good scheduling. We have this down to a science. We all know the game, except this year my daughter will be with us. She hasn't see these folks in many years so we're all looking forward to being together. They pay for their travel and hotel and we buy all the food. There's no fighting for the bill when we eat out. There's no cooking, it's either eat out or bring in. Our expense, the least we can do for them and works like a charm. I think we're all looking forward to this time together.

There was no paper when Ron went to bring it in. Not good, that can throw the whole day off. It's hard for him to get going without working his word puzzles. Remember me talking about not liking the word jumble puzzles? Every day Ron asks me to look at the ones he can't figure out and every day I fail to solve the puzzle. One day this week he handed me the paper and left the room. That was my chance. I took my handy dandy iPad and located an app to solve those jumbled words, it's called Solve It. When he returned I had the puzzle solved. He was shocked, couldn't understand how I did it. I told him I didn't know either, that the words just came to me, and agreed it was amazing. When I told him what I'd done he said "you're not supposed to do that are you". All depends on how bad you want the answer, I told him. I guess he decided it wasn't so wrong after all. See you after the company leaves.