Friday, July 31, 2015

Krill Oil and Its Many Benefits Compared To Fish Oil

Krill Oil

Krill Oil is a supplement derived from Krill. What is Krill you might be wondering and to answer that question Krill are shrimp like crustaceans that the whales eat.

What makes krill so great when compared to your standard fish oil is that krill is a much more potent oil as far as omega fatty acids go and it also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent. This is due to the fact that when krill are attacked out in the wild they putt off this anti-inflammatory agent to help it survive the attack.

Krill oil also features your dha and epa oils but just in a higher level than fish oil.

Krill not only has great dha and epa omega fatty acid levels, but it also features phospholipids which are essential to your bodies chemistry.

What are phospholipids? Just watch the video and then we will talk about the phospholipids benefits.

More on phospholipids.

phospholipids just like the omega 3 fatty acids are important for your brain's general health. The easy way to understand what phospholipids are is by thinking of them such as when you where a kid and played telephone where you would sit in a class room and whisper into the person ear that was sitting next to you and then they would pass the message down the line, unfortunately as it got to the last person the message was usually change. Phospholipids rely the message thought your body and just like the telephone game, if they are off they can cause a miss communication error, which in turn can become of great concern.

Now that you understand what phospholipids are you can see why they are so important. More on phospholipids here

Our next ingredient in Krill Oil is another one that most people haven't heard about and that is Astaxanthin.

What is Astaxanthin? Astaxanthin is why krill oil is red it is also responsible for many health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, cholesterol levels and can be used for treating disease such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, macular degeneration and stroke.

Astaxanthin is good for removing free radicals as well and can pass though the brain barrier unlike most antioxidants that can't.

I have included a great video below on Astaxanthin that I'm sure you will find very useful.

The Cons of Krill Oil are as follows:

If you are allergic to shellfish you shouldn't take krill oil because it is just that a shellfish.

Taking blood thinners you should also not take the krill oil because krill naturally thins the blood and that is why it is good for blood pressure.

As you can see the benefits from krill oil outweigh the bad by far. Another really great supplement to take along with krill oil is CoQ10 they almost work hand in hand and are both extremely good for your heart health. You can read and learn more about the CoQ10 benefits from my CoQ10 post here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Quick Weight Loss Diets That Work

I have included a few great tips to help you with a quick weight loss diet that works.

Ok in truth there really are no quick weight loss diets, but you can make better choices such as watching what you eat for an example instead of getting a cheese burger on your lunch try getting a salad instead. You can also substitute sweets with fruit and I know this might not be the best for everyone, but you got to learn to love fruit and you can even mix it with a low fat yogurt.

Best Ways To Start A Quick Weight Loss Diet That Works

  • One of the best ways to accomplish your weight loss goal is to remember when you are shopping at the grocery store to not buy any sweets and that way when you do have a sweet tooth craving you will have to leave your house again to get it.

  • Find time or make time to do some light exercises that will aid in your quick weight loss diet.

  • If you still have a lot of junk food in your house do a sweep and toss it all out.

  • Find out what keeps you motivated to stick to your quick diet.

  • You might not like vegetables, but you got to start eating them or at least try because they will help you lose weight faster.

  • If you are still hungry after using portion control tools try taking skinny fiber to help elevate those food cravings.

I think this should give you a great foundation to build upon. Keep in mind most people fail their weight loss goals just because they give up, so whatever you do never give up and you too should reach your goal weight that you have always dreamed about.

Share a few tips for how you do your quick weight loss diet that works in the comment section.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Not Getting Enough Sleep At Night Can Make You Gain Weight

I'm overweight from not sleeping

How not getting enough sleep can affect your weight.

Not getting enough sleep has shown to affect peoples weight because they are more likely to eat and snack while being tired. It also is known that your body does most of it's metabolizing during your sleeping hours and that's why most people who get up in the morning have to use the bathroom the first thing. If you are not sleeping enough your body can't metabolize like it once did and then you are not helping with keeping the weight off you are just helping to add the pounds on because your body isn't metabolizing correctly.

Your hormones that help you keep a normal appetite "Leptin and Grehlin" get all out of wack and are tossed off the chart so therefore it makes your appetite shoot to the moon, but wait theirs more :) not only does it make your appetite out of control, but also you won't feel full even though you are so you end up way overeating. Not only that, but there has been research done showing that when your brain is sleep deprived it craves high calorie foods that untimely make you gain weight.

Being overly tired also doesn't help you when it comes to exercise.

"I mean who wants to go out for a jog at 5 am when you only had 3 or 4 hours of sleep?"

being to tried to workoutNot only do you not want to work out when your not sleeping well you are also gaining weight and that has risk within itself such as leading you down a long and winding road of obesity, disease and cancers. The good news is that if you are having sleep issues and are unable to get a goods night rest you can change a few things in order to help you sleep better at night.

Things you can do to sleep better at night

Here are a few things to help you sleep better at night.

  • The first thing is if you drink coffee only have one cup in the morning.

  • Melatonin is a supplement that has shown to help people sleep better at night.

  • Turn the T.V. off and don't have on in your bedroom because if you get stuck on a show your going to stay up to watch it.

  • If you just had a baby forget about it and get use to not sleeping or nap when the baby naps. "I've been though this one".

How to sleep better at night

Well to sum it up being overly tired can dramatically affect your sleep and cause you to become overweight. It is best to get as much sleep as you can even if you are a super busy business man or women do your best and possibly taking a break every now and then from work isn't such a bad thing if you can let it go for a few days then do or have someone cover for you because you can not put a price tag on health and your body needs sleep or you will pay the price of your health and weight.

Have some great ideas that will help people sleep better at night please share them in a comment below.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pineapple Smoothie Recipes and Beneficial Uses


Pineapples are one of the many fruits that just keep on giving.

Did you know that pineapple leaves are used for textile fiber that is used in clothing? Pineapples also offer digestive enzymes called bromelain, which is used in natural weight loss products such as Skinny Fiber because it can help boost your metabolism and as an added benefit it also works as an anti inflammatory.

Pineapple is very rich in vitamin C and as you should know vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help remove free radicals from your system and helps boost your immune system.

Pineapple also aids in giving your body healthy minerals such as thiamine, copper and manganese.

Pineapple taste great and is a fiber rich source, so it makes sense to have bromelain as one of our main ingredients in Skinny Fiber.

Pineapple also makes great smoothies, so here are a few of the best pineapple smoothie recipes to make.

Pineapple Smoothie Recipes

"This one is my personal favorite".

Pineapple Mango Smoothie


2 mangoes without skin, diced and frozen
4 frozen strawberries
2 cups of cut pineapple
2 cups of orange juice
1 cup orange juice

Pineapple Mango Smoothie Directions

Take all of the ingredients and place them into a blender for about 1 to 3 minutes.

Banana Pineapple Smoothie


2 cups of pineapple juice
1 cup of frozen pineapple
2 bananas taste better if they are frozen.

Banana Pineapple Smoothie Directions

Place all ingredients into your blender and blend for about 3 minutes.

Green Pineapple Berry Blast Smoothie

1 cup of greek vanilla yogurt
1/2 of a cup of spinach
1 1/2 cup of ripe blueberries
1 cup of frozen pineapple cuts
1 cup of ripe raspberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup crushed ice, if ingredients are not already frozen

Green Pineapple Berry Blast Smoothie Directions

Blend all ingredients for 1 minute than place ice, if needed then blend again for an additional 2 minutes.

I know there are a lot of Pineapple Smoothie Recipes out there, so if you have one you would like to share please post it in the comment section, so we can all try it!

Sign Up For Uber and Get a Bonus New Drivers Only

Uber signup bonus

Make sure to use my referral link to get a bonus when you sign up with Uber.

Ok I know that most everyone has heard of Uber in the news and from friends and family.

So what's with all the Uber craz going on?

Well apparently people if you sign up using a special link you get a bonus for driving with Uber. I know I signed up to drive with Uber and I too got a bonus after signing up using someone's Uber referral link you can even call Uber 1-800-593-7069 to see that I'm telling you the truth :) use the link people or the code kftbsue at signup.

My Honest Uber Review

After I signed up and finished uploading all of the required documents I found the process rather simple and in a few hours they said I had passed the Uber background check and that I was ready to drive, so I set out on the road to do just that.

I can remember my first trip I did. I remember being nervous about providing outstanding service, so much so that I think I may have creeped a few riders out.

On the first ride when I picked up my Uber rider I rushed out of the driver seat and went to open the door for the rider and I got a very funny look for this behavior. As we started to dive the rider keep asking about some sort of aux cords and at that time I didn't know what these were, but knew it must have been important to them and bam I lost my 2nd star for this ride over not having aux cords, which I assume my first star was lost due to the fact that I had opened door for the rider. My third star was lost on this ride in part of talking to the rider and trying to make good conversation, which I recommend you just don't talk unless spoken to, so there I was thinking I had this awesome trip and things went ohh so well and I was to have 5 stars and if I was all so lucky I may even get a tip. Well turns out when I got the rider close to their destination it really wasn't their destination and what I mean by this is that good ole reliable Google Maps had sent me on a course for destruction.

I pull up to spot the GPS says is where they are going and turns out I took them to the wrong spot and they said oh this is 34th St South you were suppose to go to 34th N yep, so not knowing I blamed Google Maps, which I would find out later this wasn't their fault. The rider at this time was obousliy pist off and I was going off and remember this was my first ride, so yeah I was like omg what to do? I then got the rider calmed down and told them I would just end the trip and take them to 34th N free, so we finally get their and I rush to out to open the door for the Uber rider and instead they had already done this and got out, so we said our goodbyes and parted ways.

The first trip left me with 1 star because you can't get rated any lower, no tip and me cussing Google Maps for the damage that had been done.

Now after a few more trips and picking up riders I had redeemed myself and gained my stars back by not opening doors and keeping my mouth shut and I later went onto learn that Google Maps was not to blame, but rather the rider who had put in the wrong address! After my first week I noticed I had a complaints about professionalism and I guessed it was due to that first rider, but the truth is that you really don't know, which ride because Uber doesn't tell you who complained, so you are really left with wondering if you should open the door for them talk to them and ect. It can be rather quit stressful and after banging my head many times over my best advice for you is to not worry about it and do what you do best and that is just be yourself, some people are going to like you and some just aren't and there is no need in stressing yourself over trying to be perfect cause in truth we as people just aren't perfect. After I took my own advice the good stars in the end out weight the bad star trips and I have a high rating and a lot less stressed out about it.

The most craziest Uber trip I did

Well there are plenty of these, but one stands out and for good reason, so make sure you read this and don't make the same mistake I did.

I still fairly new at being a Uber driver and this Uber pick up request came in. It was at a popular hotel downtown, so I headed over there to pick up my Uber riders and I saw some people waiting their so I said "Uber" and they just climbed right in and so I started the trip and about half way though the trip they say "Vance where are you going"? and I said "who's Vance"?. Well it turns out that yep I picked up the wrong riders and they should have been with a Vance and my rider that was still waiting at the hotel was on a trip with me, which really they were not, but they were being billed for it.

The first thing I did was pull over and just so happens to be that my riders all women terrified at this point and it sure didn't help that I pulled into a very dark spot with nothing but trees around. I contacted Uber and they got it fixed and gave the rider I was suppose to pick up their money back and these ladies I stopped the trip and gave them a free ride to where they wanted to go, but however I'll never forget the terrified look on their faces. I mean here I am a married dad with a family and I literally scarred these poor women to all hell and back, so the lesson learned was to not just say "Uber" and to actually ask them their names before letting them get in. I have never seen people so scared in their lives, so to me this was the craziest Uber trip I had done and I'm sure there are many more other crazy stories out there, but this was mine, their faces still haunt me tell this day lol!

Of course I had some great Uber riders too and some great tips, which my biggest tip being 60 bucks, so is Uber really worth it? You bet it is!

Uber also helped me with some hard financial times and if you really wanna do it make sure to use my Uber link, so you get the bonus

Or if you just go to make sure to put this Uber fefferal code in the refferal section kftbsue trust me, if you do not do this you will not get a bonus!

Need to contact Uber they have a phone number, which is Ubers contact phone number 1-800-593-7069

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Top 10 Ways For Keeping Your Weight Loss Motivation

Weight Loss Motivation Tips

We all do it rather it be a New Years resolution to lose weight or just waking up one day saying to yourself I'm ready to lose some weight.

You really keep up the weight loss motivation for about a week or maybe two and then it starts to all fall apart when you jog past the ice cream shop and eventually you are back to where you once started, so how do you keep yourself motivated to stay on track with your weight loss goals? In this post I'm going to list a few awesome tips to keep you going strong.

Top 10 Ways To Keep Motivated When Losing Weight

  1. Finding a partner to lose weight with really helps the both of you by keeping you accountable to each other. This could easily be your spouse, friend or someone you met at the park either way this is a great way to keep you going with your weight loss goals.

  2. You could always hire a professional trainer to guide you and be your weight loss buddy. Professional trainer rates will and do vary greatly, but if you want the best weight loss coach expect to pay for it. After all you wouldn't want someone who looks like they just got off a family guy episode, so I guess what I'm saying is you get what you pay for most of the time when it comes to hiring a weight loss personal trainer.

  3. If you do not have a friend or significant other or don't have the funds for a personal trainer no need to worry! You can start a weight loss blog and post about your goals and keep track of your progress. Your readers of your blog do a pretty good job at helping you stay motivated.

  4. Keep a food log and track your progress. You can learn more about how to keep a food log here.

  5. Join a gym! By joining a gym it helps give you a place to find like minded individuals who are at all sorts of stages with their health. One of the best things about a gym is that most have classes that you can attend such as yoga, aerobics and the real good ones will have classes that teach you about nutrition.

  6. Believe it or not a lot of people forget about this simple trick to help keep you going. Take a before picture of yourself with how you look now and then every few weeks take another picture and this will really help keep you motivated.

  7. Join a weight loss challenge like our 90 Day Skinny Fiber weight loss Challenge were you get to compete against other people and win t-shirts and you could even win a 1,000 dollars the thing about it is that it really makes it fun to lose weight that you wanna lose to start with so why not try to win some cool stuff.

  8. When you have the feeling of I'm not doing this today remind yourself that is how you got the way you are in the first place, so suck it up and get at it get mad and use that as a drive to do it.

  9. Do your best to prevent lack of motivation to start with by tossing out all the sweets and only buying healthy foods and snacks. At first you will feel as though why did I do that, but in time you will get use to it.

  10. If you have a pair of pants around that use to fit you keep them and every once in awhile try to fit back into them and once you do fit back into them you will feel so proud of yourself that you will want to continue to keep up with your weight loss goals.

Do you have any awesome weight loss motivational tips you would like to share? Please leave a comment so that other people can hear about your ideas.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Atkins Diet Plan Reviews

Atkins Diet Reviews

Does The Atkins Diet Really Work? A Brutally Honest Review

Discovered in the 1970s by Dr. Robert Atkins, the Atkins diet claims to help individuals lose weight through a change of eating plan. The main idea behind it is that most people are eating too many carbohydrates in the form of sugar, flour and corn syrups – and that a shift is necessary if one wants to lose weight. But does the Atkins diet really work? Is there any truth to back its claims? In this Atkins diet review we seek to examine the truth behind its basic principles and assumptions.

Low Carb Diet Plan

This is a low diet plan, it entails consumption of low carb foods for quick weight loss. However, despite being restrictive on carbohydrate intake, fat consumption is slightly allowed. The thought behind it is that by using a natural approach, the body will be forced to burn fat for energy as it will be supplied with minimal amounts of glucose.

With a diet plan consisting of cheese, fish, good fats, eggs, meat and a decent portion of good carbs a person can look forward to losing about 10 to 30 pounds of weight in the first month. Generally, meal plans for this diet consist of a four phase model – starting with induction phase, ongoing weight loss, pre-maintenance and ending with lifetime maintenance.

(1)The Atkins Diet Induction Phase

This phase lasts for about 14 days, during which carb intake is limited to about 20 grams per day. The claim is that one can lose about 15 pounds in the first two weeks. This may happen because the body is coerced to burn fat as carb intake is severely restricted during this phase.

During this first phase, you must avoid carb-rich treats such as cakes, biscuits, crisps, fizzy drinks, pastry, croissants and chocolate. This also means ditching potatoes, milk, rice, bread and restricting yourself to less than 10% of your normal carbohydrate consumption.

In contrast, you can still eat fish, chicken, red meat, eggs and butter. The main goal of the induction phase is to get your body to switch from breaking down carbs to breaking down fats.

This phase lasts for about 2 weeks but this can vary depending on how fast and how much fat you want to lose. The rule of the thumb is to stay in this phase until you are 15 pounds from your ideal weight goal.

(2)Ongoing Weight Loss Phase

This phase allows you to slightly increase your carbohydrate intake by 5g daily for a week at a time. You should do this until you identify your Critical Carbohydrate Level (CCL) for losing weight. The CCL is the maximum amount of carbs you can eat every day to lose 1 to 3 lbs per week. For some, this may be 30g, for others it might be 50g. Nevertheless, carb consumption is still lower than most of us are used to and really only allows for the introduction of a handful more nuts, fruits and veggies. Rice, potatoes, pasta and bread are still put off limits.

This phase should last until you are 10 pounds from your ideal weight goal.

(3)Pre-maintenance Phase

When you lose the required amount of weight, you then enter the third stage of pre-maintenance. In this specific phase, you learn what your body metabolism can handle and what it cannot. You increase your carb intake by 10 grams each day for a week at a time. Ideally, this is meant to slow down your weight loss to less than 1 lb a week in an effort to prepare your body for the last phase.

By now you are expected to start including small amounts of traditional starchy food such as pasta, bread and porridge (in tiny amounts). For instance, just 30g cooked pasta or 40g cooked brown rice would be enough to provide you with 10g of carbs per day.

(4)Lifetime Maintenance Phase

During this final stage, you have to remember that even though the variety of foods that you can eat has increased, you still have to control the amount consumed. Do not slip away into your former eating habits. You are expected to learn to control your cravings so you don’t consume more than what is required of you – in order to prevent recurrent weight gain.

You need to limit your carbs to less than 90g per day – which is roughly a third of what you eat during a normal day. In other words, you'll be following this diet plan for a lifetime.

Atkins Diet Approximate Weight Loss

The scientist behind this diet plan claims that you can expect to lose 6-10lb during the first two weeks. This should however slow to 1 to 3lb per week once you enter the second and successive phases. During the final phase, lifetime phase, you can expect to lose about 1lb per week at best.

Benefits & Criticism of Atkins Diet

The main benefit is that you can lose significant amounts of weight quickly – and this can be very motivating. Thanks to the diet’s allowing plenty of high fat butter, red meat, mayo, cheese and cream, one has many eating options.

Atkins approach ensures the body has enough fuel even as it limits carbohydrates. This approach means more constant energy levels throughout the day, and less cravings. You actually lose weight while still feeling full.

Best of all is that the principles behind this diet have been proven in over 80 clinical studies.

On the downside, though, some Atkins diet reviews confirm that it can be quite difficult to adhere to some rules of this diet especially if you are a vegetarian because beans, nuts and seeds are mainly banned during the induction phase. Also, some critics tend to think that the principles behind Atkins diet plan fail to follow basic principles of healthy eating which science has proven can help keep us free from disease.

Atkins Diet Foods List

You can find the food at most grocey stores and they also include a few snacks such as candy bars and protein shakes It's important to look at the box because they have the Atkins food label according to what stage of the diet you are at, so you wouldn't want to eat a stage 2 food when you are on stage 1 of the diet. You can also find some pretty good Atkins diet recipes online or get them from other people who are doing the diet or have already did the diet.

So does the Atkins diet really work?

The Atkins Diet Review Verdict

This Atkins diet review can confirm that the pros of this weight loss plan seem to outweigh the cons by far. In addition, the fact that most restrictions are lifted as you proceed through the tiers makes it interesting to follow in addition to expanding your bag of food options. However, more research still needs to be done just to clarify on any potential long-term risks of it. However, to this end (and given that the diet has been around since the 70’s), there seems to be no major worries concerning long-term usage of Atkins diet rules.

Suggestions and Notes

If you are doing this diet or are thinking about doing it you should also know that you can hit a weight loss plateau on it and that is why most people who are doing the Atkins diet also take Skinny Fiber along with it, so they can start losing the weight again.

Check out the Nutrisystem Diet Review Here.

Friday, July 3, 2015

What Are The Benefits Of CoQ10 - Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10

What Is Coenzyme Q10 abbreviated CoQ10

CoQ10 is Coenzyme Q10 which is a powerful antioxidant and is a supplement known to especial help out the heart. What CoQ10 dose is energizes the red blood cells and thus in doing so energizes the heart and it's powerful antioxidant properties can lower blood pressure and cholesterol in your body.

What Are Antioxidants and Free Radicals

Now some people don't understand what an antioxidant is. A antioxidant stops the oxidation of the metabolic reaction, which produces free radicals within your body.

Free radicals are atoms that lost a electron and still have two negative charges and once they lose one of the electrons they become unstable inside your body and go rampaging about stealing an electron from another atom to become stable and then that atom because unstable and so forth. This can cause cellular damage because it's like little sparks going off inside your body and these damaged cells can cause what is known as cancer and or other types of diseases.

What the antioxidant dose is it lones one of its electrons to the free radical and this in turn stabilizes the metabolic reaction and the free radical becomes as it once has normal.

The antioxidant remains stable within the body even without the electron that it gave to the free radical because they are a neutral atom with an extra electron to give and are not positive or negative.

CoQ10 is found within the body around major organs such as your heart and this dubes the supplement the most recommended for the heart because it's also able to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and stop the oxidization reaction.

Where Does CoQ10 Come From

We get CoQ10 from eating meats and vegetables, which makes it seem like every thing you eat has CoQ10 in it, but the fact is that surprisingly most people are deficient with CoQ10 because as we get older we don't store it like we use to and medication such as Stains and Lipitor can inabit the body's ability to store CoQ10 that's why most Doctors suggest people on such medication to take CoQ10 along with it.

What Can CoQ10 Help With

More studies need to be done in the fact that CoQ10 can help you lose weight, but it is now thought that CoQ10 can boost your metabolism giving you more energy making it much faster than it was before.

CoQ10 can also be beneficial with those who have cancer as seen here and can also help slow the ageing process.

Huntington's Disease study showing the benefits of coenzyme q10 giving off therapeutic effects.

Of course more studies need to be done on CoQ10, but this is for sure one supplement worth using due to the fact that it has many beneficial properties.

One study you can find here suggest that CoQ10 can help lower blood pressure in those who have type 2 diabetes and as you can read here help with Diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

There are so many benefits from Coenzyme Q10 from helping with alzheimer's, parkinson's, heart disease, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke along with so many other diseases.

You can read more here on how CoQ10 can help promote weight loss along with other benefits.

I honestly suggest taking this supplement along with Skinny Fiber because it can only help you keep your body safe while promoting weight loss at the same time.

Buying a good CoQ10 can be costly, but you can't put a price on health! I found some really good ones for you!

Are you currently taking a CoQ10? If so share with us in the comments below of what kind and why?