How does oxygen affect our weight releasing strategies.

Most of us know that we need oxygen to live. But why has it been put into our physiology, what does it do that is so dang important?

How does oxygen work

Firstly we breath in valuable oxygen from the air. The air has a mishmash of ingredients in it, and we require 19.5% to 23.5% approximately to be oxygen. Our regular air is around 21% oxygen.

Our bodies breath in the air and our lungs exchange the oxygen for other toxins, that we breath out. The oxygen enters our blood stream and attaches onto the red blood cells. It then gets delivered into our cells.

Oxygen helps create ATP, or cellular energy and is super important when we exercise. We obviously need this energy to have a great workout. Oxygen combines with glucose to convert to cellular energy. If there is not enough oxygen, then glucose may not get converted to ATP, and instead, the glucose may convert to lactic acid which can cause fatigue. We use up a lot of this oxygen dur...

Some people have a really hard time "eating their vegetables".  I've come across many people who just don't have the palate for them.  Their taste-buds have been hijacked by all the grains and sugars out there.  Or it could be a gut issue and some vegetables can be hard on those who have stomach ailments, which used to be my case.

Its still important to "eat your veggies" because they are chock full of different nutrients and essential fibers that bind with toxins to help remove them.  And one simple way to improve your eating regime is to add green. Sound boring?  It might be, if you are only thinking lettuce, and perhaps iceberg lettuce at that.

Green leafy vegetables are some of the most nutrient dense and quickest to prepare.  Always clean them well and make certain not to over cook – they should retain their vibrant green colour.  You may wonder where to start as you explore the leafy green alternatives.  Here are some ideas to help you out. 


The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence.  (For the purposes of speaking in a positive light, I want to change the word "weight-loss" to "weight-release". )

But that might also bring thoughts of "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying."


Let me give you my best weight-release friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also delicious!

What’s my criteria you ask?

They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a long way;  foods that contain protein and/or fibre.

1 - Nuts

It’s true - nuts contain calories and fat, but they are NOT fattening!

Well, I’m not talking about the “honey roasted” ones, of course. Those probably are fattening.

Studies show that people who eat nuts tend to be healthier and leaner.

By the way, nuts also contain protein and fiber, which means a small amount can go pretty far in terms of filling you up. Not to mention the vitamins and minerals you can get from nuts.

Did you know that almonds have been shown...

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