How Green Tea Supplements Can Aid Weight Loss

September 16, 2014  |  Share

 

There is a lot of evidence that suggests green tea does facilitate weight loss, which is a good reason to consider taking a green tea supplement if you’re trying to lose weight.

 


 

 

Although you cannot rely on green tea supplements alone in your quest to lose weight, taking a supplement could help to speed up your metabolism, increase your body’s ability to burn fat and act as an appetite suppressant. Clearly, these properties are useful when you’re trying to lose weight, but only if you also make changes to your eating and exercise habits as well. Green tea supplements may help you to lose weight, but they are not a miracle cure.

In order to lose weight, you have to address your diet, reducing your calorie intake so that you consume fewer calories than you burn. Plus, getting more active will increase your calorie expenditure and thus speed up weight loss. Drinking green tea could also help, since it contains caffeine, which increases thermogenesis – the process whereby calories are burned. As you lose weight, your metabolism can sometimes slow down, but green tea may prevent this, so that your body continues to burn calories at the same level as when you were at your heaviest. Plus, the antioxidants found in green tea that are known as catechins may also increase your metabolic rate.

 

 

It isn’t always feasible to drink green tea throughout the day and, even though green tea contains less caffeine than black tea, if you consume more than five cups daily you could experience some caffeine-induced side effects. These include headaches, difficulty sleeping, nervousness and an irregular heartbeat, which why so many people who want to obtain the benefits of green tea without the potential risks choose to take supplements instead. By taking a supplement, you should still be able to notice that you’re not as hungry and that your progress when losing weight is more consistent than if you were not taking anything.

 

There are other health benefits associated with drinking green tea or taking supplements, aside from losing weight. By consuming green tea regularly, you could reduce your risk of developing a number of different types of cancer; you could lower your cholesterol levels, while improving the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL) to bad cholesterol (LDL); your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis could be reduced, as could your chances of developing cardiovascular disease; plus your immune function should improve, helping your body to stave off cold and flu.

 

 

 

 

 

Lose the Baby Weight | Postnatal Review by LoraAndLayton

September 15, 2014  |  Share

 

After nine long months, your little one is finally here! Like many new moms, if you're breastfeeding then you may feel as though you can't always produce as much milk as your little one needs. It can be frustrating. You may also feel like you don't have the time, or energy, to worry about losing the pregnancy weight.

Lora has been taking Delta Labs Thermogenic Postnal and has had incredible results. At the time of this review, she is 5 weeks postpartum and is already back in her pre baby weight jeans. She loves that she is losing the baby weight, and at the same time increasing her milk supply.

Our Postnatal is 100% All Natrual, so it is safe to take while breastfeeding. It is also gluten free and vegan.  

 

Watch this review by clicking on the image below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Time of The Day To Exercise

August 12, 2014  |  Share

Exercise is an essential part of maintaining a healthy mind and healthy body. Yet, it is something that people often neglect to make room for in their daily schedule because other things tend to take priority. This is despite the fact that the benefits of exercise far outweigh the time it takes to expend energy. People ought to incorporate exercise into their lifestyles wherever and whenever they can. When exercise becomes a habit it is much easier to motivate yourself to get going in the first place.

 

 

The best time of day to exercise is at a time most convenient to you, when you don't feel overwhelmed by other pressures and time constraints. Exercise has the same general health benefits at whatever time of day you engage in it. What usually determines a person's commitment to exercise, however, is consistency and continuity, which is why people often find exercising in the morning the most convenient time.

 

Often people choose to wake up earlier to go for a morning jog, so that they don't lose any time in the day and actually gain some. Exercising in the morning raises your heart rate and metabolism, thus burning calories earlier in the day, while exercise can also sharpen your mental state and leave you feeling energized. There are also benefits of exercising in the morning during summer when temperatures are lower than at mid-day.

 

 

 

Exercising regularly in the morning means that your body gets used to the routine, and so it becomes easier to exercise every day or every other day. Your body learns to adapt to your exercise regime and learns when it needs to burn calories and when it needs to conserve them, helping to produce a more efficient calorie-burning body. The same could be said of doing exercise at any other time during the day, but people often find themselves putting off exercise as other things crop up, and so it is harder to get into a routine and to make exercise a regular feature of their lifestyle.

It also best for most people not to exercise late at night, just before going to bed, because exercise raises your heart rate and makes you feel more energised, which can make it difficult to get to sleep. However, if a routine is established it becomes much easier for the body to adapt to a new systematic approach to exercise.

Exercise is good for you no matter when you do it, but it is something that needs to be done on a regular basis in order to have long-term positive effects. Thus, a routine needs to be established so that you can incorporate exercise into your lifestyle and stop making excuses about why you can’t exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Your Hair

August 11, 2014  |  Share

 

 

Do you really love your hair?

 

 

Truth is, as women age, the hormonal ups and downs and every day wear-and-tear can do a number on your hair, leaving  it coarser or thinner. As you grow older, your hair also starts to disappear where you want it most--on your head--and annoyingly appear in places you really wish it wouldn't (like on your chin).

 

To protect what you've got, a simple solution is to add biotin to your daily routine.

Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin and is essential to supporting healthy hair growth. It also helps metabolize the oils on your scalp to create a healthier environment so your hair can grow faster. Biotin  also helps with dry, flaky scalps which can lead to hair loss. By ensuring your scalp is free of dry skin flakes, this will aid in hair growth. When hair follicles become blocked with skin flakes, it impedes the hair growth process. Biotin can also help increase the volume of your hair.

 

Berries, including strawberries and raspberries, give your body a significant amount of biotin. They also provide antioxidants and other health benefits

 

How Do Hormones Affect Our Hair as we Age?

During the 30's, this is the prime reproductive years for many women. This can be good news and bad news for hair.  The combination of prenatal vitamins (which keep both hair and body full of nutrients) and all those hormonal changes (which keep hair in the growing phase) can add up to thicker, faster-growing hair during pregnancy. But a few months after giving birth, it's normal to lose much of that extra hair as your body returns to normal. In your 40's, you may find that years of exposure to curling irons, hot blow dryers, and other gadgets have left your hair dried-out and brittle. The follicles at the front of your scalp can actually stop growing new hair from all the punishment. It's also normal to experience major fluctuations in hormone levels as you enter perimenopause, the 6 to 10 years before menopause. During this time, your hair may become finer and thinner.

 

 

 

In your 50's, antioxidants can help your hair cope with hormonal changes.  And a good way to get them is by eating orange foods--like sweet potatoes and carrots.  These foods also help protect your body from the sun and seal moisture into hair, which maintains the natural oils in your scalp.  It is also important toadd a high quality, all natural antioxidant supplement to your diet, because the average human body works best with 6,000 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity - the standard measurement used for the antioxidant value in foods). If you eat more than that there are no side effects, they will simply be expelled by your kidneys. Unfortunately, the average American woman gets less than 1000 ORAC units each day.

 

To counteract hormonal changes that take place in your 30's,  40's, and 50's it can't hurt to ramp up your daily vitamin regimen and add 3,000 mcg's of biotin daily.

 

 

Not only does Biotin help you achieve beautiful looking hair, as an added bonus, it also  helps helps turn the food you eat into energy (which means natural weight loss) and also helps you have healthy eyes, skin and nails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Food Haul

July 02, 2014  |  Share

Food is important to us at Delta Labs. We don't only view it as the fuel to keep us going, because the girls of Delta Labs love to eat.  We want to eat healthy, but its important to us that the food we eat to taste great, as well. 

 See what we picked up at the food store in our healthy food haul video!

 

 

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