Thursday, May 1, 2008

Coping With Carb Withdrawal

Golden Rules To Coping With Carb Withdrawal

During the first three to four days you'll go through strong carb withdrawal which consists of weariness, headaches, petulance, acute cravings for sugarinesses or starches, a few intestinal disruptions, mild sickness and a gain in overall hungriness. Sounds frightening doesn't it?

Well, let me assure you, these will pass. And before I explain the ways to cope with these very temporary side effects of car withdrawal, you should know that if you follow my advice, you will see amazing benefits over a short period of time. The reason I have stated these side effects is so that you know what to expect, at worst.

I think this is important for you to know and it helps you prepare using the following techniques. Ultimately, I didn't mention these things to scare you, but to make you realize the reality of what to expect temporarily. Of course, these side effects are not set in stone, and you may have a plain-sailing transition to your new low carb diet. Either way, it's important for you to know how to cope effectively.

Meditation Exercises – A Fulfilling And Efficient Way To Improve Your Health

Even though some might be inclined to doubt the efficiency of meditation exercises, the truth is that they are based on medical facts. For starters, meditation can not be done without a proper relaxation and proper breathing – and by proper, you should understand long and slow breaths that purify the body.

Breathing has numerous positive effects on your health, even if it sounds too simple to be true: what breathing does is that it basically slows down our heart rate and, at the same time, it normalizes your blood pressure. In addition, meditation exercises can actually strengthen your immune system and improve a wide range of functions, such as concentration, attention and memory.

To many people, being active is essential – if you are one of them, then the best type of meditation exercises for you is the one that can be done while walking. Basically, nature and a peaceful environment are excellent premises for a successful meditation session – in the case of these types of walking meditation exercises, breathing has a major role, since it allows the body to purify with the help of the fresh air and oxygen.

Putting A Dog On A Diet

On average, seven out of ten animals that are brought into a veterinary clinic each day are there because of a weight related issue. Torn ACL or knee ligaments, bad backs, aching joints, constipation, diabetes, respiratory issues, heart disease, skin conditions – get the picture? The same things that affect their overweight owners sideline the overweight dog.

Thankfully for our four-legged friends, they do not require willpower to lose weight – we supply it for them! No trying to decide what to salad to order at a restaurant when really what they want is a giant plate of Fettuccine Alfredo, no guilt over eating a sweet and hopefully no food addiction or compulsive eating issues (this can be a problem in a dog that at one point in their lives did not eat regularly).

But how to you put your dog on a diet? First thing is to have your veterinarian exam them from their nose to their tail. There may be an underlying condition such as a hypothyroid that is making them gain the unsightly pounds. You also need to know if your dog has any blood sugar problems before putting them on a calorie restricted diet or increasing their exercise level.

Effective Crate Training For Your Puppy Or Dog: Secrets From A Pet Expert

Many dog training experts have heard pet owners complain that it’s cruel to put a dog into a cage. This is the wrong way to look at crate training. Providing a crate for your dog may actually be doing him a favor. Dogs are den animals and actually prefer to have a secure place of their own to retreat to when they’re tired, stressed, or just want to be alone. If you crate train your dog properly, he’ll happily spend time inside this den-like environment.

Some dog owners are surprised how much their dogs really do like their crates. Many owners have told stories about how they would look all over for their dog and would eventually find him cuddled up with his favorite blanket and toys in his crate, sleeping soundly. Just like people prefer to have someplace that belongs just to them, dogs enjoy their own personal space too.

Crates are usually plastic or wire metal and are sometimes collapsible. In addition to providing you dog with a room of his own, the crate can be used to transport him and give him a suitable place to hang out when it may not be appropriate for him to be moving about the house (such as when you have company or are hosting a social event). It is also appropriate to take your dog’s crate on vacation with you so that he can continue to take advantage of his safe place especially during a sometimes stressful event such as traveling.

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