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Forskolin Fuel – A Weight Loss Shortcut?

weight loss bitesize bulletinOkay, so the title was written a bit ‘tongue in cheek’…..deep down we all know that burning more calories than eating will make you lose weight.

But, having said that, there is something psychologically to be said about taking supplements.

Now I am quite a big cynic when it comes to the ‘magic’ weight loss pill – but I can see that is someone buys something like the latest supplement on the market Forskolin Fuel, that this can help motivate them.

The issues arise if they do lose weight but wrongly attribute this down to the supplement!

So in the spirit that this article & website is written in – here are a few more weight loss tips for you so that I can ease my conscious:

Tip 1:

Ensure you have plenty of healthy snacks available. Purchase a big container, made of plastic, with a cover. Buy fresh veggies like radishes, carrots, and celery. Lay out the veggies in the container over a layer of ice with a little water and store them in the fridge. You are more likely to grab a healthy snack if it ready for you to eat.

Tip 2:

Do not use over-sized plates for your meals. When you use over-sized dish plates, you can inadvertently overeat due to dishing up larger portions. A 9-inch plate is the size you should use. Any plates that are greater than 10 inches should not be used for lunch or dinner.

Tip 3:

When coming up with weight loss goals, make sure they are attainable. There is no way you will lose 60 pounds in a few weeks. Creating goals which you can attain is good motivation to help keep you going. It will also prevent you from setting yourself to fail. Most everyone can achieve a modest one or two pound loss each week.

Tip 4:

Eating while distracted is the key to weight gain. Failing to notice how much you eat can lead to overindulgence and the accumulation of extra weight. Realize how much you eat daily so you can take in less.


So there you go, just a few tips for you that should help with weight loss.

Like I said earlier in this post, I am not anti-supplements by a long shot – quite a few of my friends have been talking about Forskolin Fuel – which is a Co’s version of a ‘herb’ called Coleus Forskohlii.

It is another one discovered (yeah right!) by the TV Dr.Oz (you can only wonder how much money he makes from these endorsements!).

Anyway, I am not a killjoy – I do understand why you would want to take stuff like this, so if you are interested, there is a link to a review of Forskolin Fuel HERE.

…..& for those of you that adopt my type of regime, please see the usual ‘Further Reading’ Section below:

Thanks for Reading.


More Reading Material:

10 Weight Loss Myths – The NHS
The New American Diet – AARP
Weight Loss – A Healthy Approach – Better Health Channel


Tips To Get You Fit..

fitness tips1 One of the things we are interested in is fitness – and some of the things we have bought, used, played & recommend are fitness related – SO, we thought what would be the best post to start with? & Fitness it is!

One of the greatest things about a fitness program is its benefits for your body.


You can feel young and less injury prone when you are fit. Never forget to pay attention to your body. Use the following tips to your advantage.

If you have yet to reach your fitness horizon and need a confidence boost to get going again, shop for and purchase new work out clothing. It’s not a major expense but it might get you to the gym.

Complete your weight lifting routine in 30 to 45 minutes. Muscle wasting also becomes a problem if you exercise for more than an hour. Power your lifting workout down after an hour.

Get creative when starting a fitness regimen. There are all kinds of things you can do to get fit that don’t involve the gym. This is important, because it will help you stay motivated. It is important that you find something that you like to do.

The amount of time you should spend strength training will vary depending on the sort of goals you’d like to achieve. If you desire to bulk up, you should not do a large volume of sessions. However, those aiming to be lean, mean, and defined will more frequently stress the muscles in a strength training session.

Keep a daily record of everything that you do. Make note of the exercise routines you do, what you eat and other parts of your fitness plan. This can help you understand if you are making real efforts to get into shape. You will see what you need to improve on. If you couldn’t work out for a couple days, write down why.

To break this article up – here is a good ‘Fitness Tip’ video we found on YouTube:

Maintain a fitness log detailing your fitness activities for the day. Keep track of every workout you’ve done during the day, and be sure you keep track of any extra exercise as well. Buy a pedometer and look to see how many steps you take during the day; write that down, too. Keeping track of how far you’ve come in your fitness routine can keep you motivated.

Before using a particular bench in your workout, you should check the padding density by pushing your fingers down onto the cushion. Choose a different machine if you can feel the hard wood beneath the cushion. A bench with stingy padding will not give you correct support, leading to possible bruising or even worse injuries.

If you want to jump start your workout, try kickboxing. No matter how fit you are, it is nearly impossible to end a kickboxing routine without feeling thoroughly worked out. Also, you can burn many calories, which can give you the look that you desire.

Wish chin-ups could be simpler? If you think out of the box this can help. Try to think that your elbows are pulling down when you are doing a chin-up. This is a mind trick that will make chin-ups easier, and may lead to you doing more.

Never work out when you are feeling sick. Your body needs the full use of all of its resources for the healing process when you’re ill. Your body won’t be able to endure and build muscle at this time. This is why you have to take it easy on the exercise until things get better. To speed your recovery, eat properly and get sufficient sleep at tips 2

To ensure that you are working out properly, get into the habit of checking whether you are overexerting yourself. A simple way to do this is to take your pulse first thing in the morning one day after your workout.

Avoid wrapping your thumbs around the bar when doing pull downs and pull ups. Let your thumb rest comfortably next to your index finger. This will give your back muscles a better workout, rather than making your arms do the work. It will feel funny, but it will also target the muscles you want to develop.

Getting and staying fit doesn’t need to be hard. It should be easy for you to add these techniques to your daily schedule. While getting and staying physically fit is a challenging endeavor, it is one that is more than worth for its benefits to your mind and body. Use the tips found here to get yourself into great shape.

So there you have it – some fitness tips to start off with.

Thanks for reading & check out below for some links for further reading.


References & Further Reading:

Fitness Guidelines – US Govt

Fitness Guidelines – NHS

Physical Activity Guidelines – Health.Gov