The (free!) Women’s Health App has nutritional details on regular supermarket fair from cereals to sweets to frozen meals and more. It contains information on 250 healthiest, tastiest, and most convenient supermarket finds.
The App lists the product’s nutritional information, including calories, fat, sodium, carbohydrates, and fiber.
September 29, 2009
I got back in the gym this week and have been following my nutritionist’s plan. The diet isn’t too bad…lots of food and I am full for most of the day! Hungry in the AM (good time to be, higher metabolic rate and workouts).
Diet for last 2 days
Breakfast: oatmeal, wheatgerm, ground flaxseed, bee pollen, blueberries, green tea, 2 eggs, water
Pre-workout snack: 10g BCAA in water (yuck!) or apple juice, 10g chicken for protein
Post-workout snack: 30g chicken for protein, peach
Snack: 1/2 turkey avocado sandwich
Lunch: roast beef and butternut squash
Snack: 1/2 turkey avocado sandwich or protein bar (if I was hungry in the AM and ate the other 1/2 sandwich then!)
Dinner: roast beef, butternut squash, cottage cheese, asparagus
Monday – arms, shoulders, 20min cardio
arms: 20lbs dumbbells curls, 15lbs hammer curls
shoulders: 15lbs dumbbell press, 8lbs lateral and front raises,
Tuesday- legs, cardio
15lbs step up, lunge, squat and dead lift, do all once, rest, repeat
30lb calf raises, 80lb leg extension, 60lbs leg curl, do all once, repeat for total 3X
105lbs single leg press, 195lbs double leg press, do all once, repeat 3X
I know I shouldn’t directly copy and paste but I love how this email read – so true! And frankly, this book isn’t just for males…cut the serving size and ladies, there ya go.
“It’s the classic catch-22: The higher you rise in the corporate food chain, the harder it becomes for you to manage your food supply. Success today means flying all over the globe, making deals over cocktails, and working the rubber-chicken circuit. But finding time to eat at home more often—to control what goes into your body so you can get more out of it—is a crucial weapon in your weight loss war.It may also help you earn a healthier paycheck. Overweight men are more likely to be passed over for a promotion than their normal-weight peers, and surveys show that they earn an average of $4,000 less per year. So no matter how stressed you might feel, healthy food is worth the effort.
The good news: Healthy food doesn’t have to taste like cardboard or take hours to prepare. Pick up a copy of Your Best Body at 40+ for more than 20 home-cooked fat burners (and hundreds of guy-friendly power meals) that will keep your waist trim and your body strong. Need some workouts to compliment your healthy eating plan? Download Men’s Health’s Workouts to your iPhone for more than 20 pre-loaded workouts and 150 muscle-sculpting exercises.”
Must watch – very funny. Looks fun!
I’m sure they’ll work for men too :)! From Women’s Health:]
- Vit D
- Drink apple juice
- Expose yourself to nature
- Lower your heart rate
- Avoid sun exposure
- Chew gum
- Colour your hair
- Read Age Erasers for Women
Q: Does portion size matter when I’m eating salad with supper instead of bread or potatoes? I heard that you can eat as much salad as you want, as long as the dressing is the suggested serving size.
A: Not all salads are created equal. Lettuce — like iceberg, romaine, and arugula — is low in calories, as are tomatoes, carrots, celery, radishes, and green and red peppers. However, once you start adding sunflower seeds, chick peas and other cooked beans, and nuts, the calories start adding up.Dressings can also be high in calories — one serving (two tablespoons) packs about 100 to 200 calories. You can create a salad that’s low in calories and high in nutrient value by mixing all the greens mentioned above plus a hard-boiled egg and a can of tuna packed in water. Make a nutritious dressing by mixing a small amount of olive oil (one tablespoon) with some red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar and some herbs. Alternatively, you can use a store-bought fat-free or low-fat dressing.
From Health.com, a great page on 20 tips to lose weight and keep it off!
From TheStar.com, Prove It: No Zzzzs, You Sneeze
“Studies have demonstrated that poor sleep and susceptibility to colds go hand in hand, and scientists think it could be a reflection of the role sleep plays in maintaining the body’s defences.”
- Those who slept an average of less than seven hours a night were three times as likely to get sick as those who averaged at least eight hours.
- Studies have found that mammals that require the most sleep also produce greater levels of disease-fighting white blood cells – but not red blood cells, even though both stem from the same precursor.
- researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have shown that species that sleep more have greater resistance against pathogens.
I did it! I did have to walk for the 3rd kilometer but it was good! Think I’m hooked no the marathoning! 51:00 min! I think that I could have ran the whole thing, given I was up to running 4km in July…with a cold bug in August and Orientation, running went to the side…maybe a 10K next year!
This is what I like about Men’s Health. They have articles other than health and fitness that are useful! Check out this one: Avoid Life’s Most Annoying Problems.
It has solution to:
- Survive a Long Car Ride
- Make Small Talk with the Boss
- Plunge a Toilet
- Console a Friend
- Wrap Her Gift
- Drive in a Downpour
- Clean the Gas Grill
- End a Conversation with a Bore
- Go to Couples Therapy
- Explain Kinky TV to Your Kid
- Attend a Party Solo
- Put Your Dog to Sleep
- Sit Through a Long Meeting
- Run into the Ex at a Wedding
- Iron a Shirt
- Hang Out with Her Annoying Friend
- Work with Someone You Mistrust
- Promote Yourself to the Boss
- Escape a Friend Who’s Blitzed
- Sit Through a Chick Flick