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Despite it's name, the Israeli Army Diet has no actual association with the Israeli Army. Gaining popularity in the 1970's, this fad diet was promoted as being based on the diet for new recruits of the Israeli Defence Forces.
The premise of the diet was to eat only one type of food per day for eight days. Below is the diet plan:
- Days One - Two: Apples (black tea/coffee allowed)
- Days Three - Four: Cheese (black tea/coffee allowed)
- Days Five - Six: Chicken (black tea/coffee allowed)
- Days Seven - Eight: Salad (black tea/coffee allowed)
It is not hard to see that the lack of variety made this diet incredibly hard to follow for the entire eight days and the lack of nutritional content lead to critisism from doctors and nutritionists which lead to the decline of it's popularity.
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In short, no.
The belief that apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss dates back to the 1950's when Dr. D. C. Jarvis, a doctor from Vermont wrote his book, Folk Medicine.
His belief was that drinking 3 teaspoons of vinegar before every meal will cause fat to be burned rather than stored. It has also been claimed that the pectin vinegar contains will bind cholesterol and remove it from the body.
Unfortunately, all of these claims have no scientific base and though drinking vinegar is not harmful to the health, it will in no way aid weight-loss.
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Although an aerobic stepper can be cheap to buy and easy to learn, there are a few associated negatives:
- Calorie burn is not as good as other exercises
- Only the legs and bum tend to be worked out though this can be helped by using small weights to help tone arms
- The metabolic rate is less likely to be increased
- The exercise can become repetitive and boring
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An aerobic stepper is a piece of exercise equipment that provides a low-impact, easy to learn workout.
There are a multitude of different styles to choose from, from a basic block with adjustable height to a portable hydraulic unit that can be hid out of sight under a bed. Of course, budget permitting, there are professional grade machines available.
Some of the many benefits include:
- You can watch TV or even surf the internet whilst exercising
- Very easy to use and learn
- A lot less risk of impact-related injury
- Good for toning legs, bum and lower back (you must be conscious of your posture for this).
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- Rachel Brownstein added an answer: 2011-06-02 15:50:49
There are 9 calories in one gram of fat so walking/running up and down a flight of stairs should negate the calorific content of the fat
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The amount of calories burned during exercise will depend on a few factors, including: the intensity of the exercise, the weight and metabolism of the person etc.
If we imagine two different people, Person A who weighs 59kg (130lbs) and Person B who weighs 93kg (205lbs) we can see the different rates of calorie burn per hour in the examples below:
- Walking the dog: A = 177, B = 279
- Step aerobics: A = 502, B= 791
- Cross country hiking: A = 354, B = 558
- Inline skating: A = 708, B = 1117
- 5mph running A = 472, B = 745
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The benefits of following the 80 10 10 diet are many and varied. The diet will of course increase the intake of fresh fruit and vegetables and provide more nutrients than say, a low fat vegan diet which will contain cooked foods. When fruit and vegetables are cooked, many of the desired nutrients are lost. As the diet is comprised entirely of raw fruit and vegetables, there is minimal meal preparation required.
The downsides to the diet are that it can be very easy to become bored with the quantity and flavours and a sudden decrease of carbohydrates can lead to feelings of hunger, at least for the first few days. The 80 10 10 plan really does require a high level of dedication and can impact on social occasions where food is at the centre such as going to a restaurant.
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The 80 10 10 diet was created by Dr. Douglas Graham, an avid follower of the raw food diet principles. Dr. Graham, a lifelong athlete himself, has worked with some of the top athletes in the world, helping them improve performance and reach their professional goals.
The 80 10 10 name refers to what Graham believes to be the optimum ratio of nutrients to support and promote health: 80% carbohydrates, 10% fat and 10% protein.
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GNC, General Nutrition Centres, is a chain of retail stores that sell health and nutrition supplements. The company was founded by David Shakarian who began the business in 1935 in downtown Pittsburgh, USA.
The business benefitted from the health food craze in the 1960's and is now an international brand with both retail outlets and an online store.
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