Baby Food Is Fattening

So I guess this is bad news for the “Baby Food Diet”.  This study shows that baby food is high is fat, calories, sugar and salt.  Mmmm just what baby needs..NOT!  (Sorry, I watched Wayne’s World today). 

Check out the story here!

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June 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Can I Fix My Metabolism?

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: I’ve tried every diet under the sun in my life, and I’m really afraid I’ve ruined my metabolism. I seem to gain weight no matter what I eat now! Is there any way to fix this?

A:  This is such a good question — I’m so glad you asked! Many people suffer from the backlash that can result from years of yo-yo diets. What happens is this: When people let their calorie levels drop too low, their body’s survival mechanism kicks in, lowering their metabolic set point (or basal metabolic rate). When they go off that crash diet and begin to eat normally again, they gain back any weight lost — plus. And what follows that? Yup, another crash diet.The cycle is often very frustrating, but it CAN be reversed with time, consistency, and patience. What you’ll need to do is the exact opposite of what we call shocking the metabolism; you have to allow your body time to adapt to a new metabolic set point — by being consistent, you’ll force your body to adapt.

Okay, here’s the game plan: First, set your daily caloric intake at 12 calories per pound of body weight. (For example, my weight is 117; 117 x 12 = 1,404 calories a day.) Then stick like glue to that calorie allowance for at least one to two months, depending on your metabolism. This will allow your body time to readjust your metabolic set point accordingly.

Now, here’s the other part of the equation: The absolute best way to pump up your metabolism is to EXERCISE. You’ll be burning calories not only during your workout but also up to 48 hours after — all the while increasing lean muscle tissue, which speeds the metabolism over the long term. Aim for five hours of exercise a week if possible, but no fewer than three hours a week

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30 “Healthy Foods” That Aren’t

From Men’s Health 30 “healthy” foods that aren’t.  Foods such as canned fruit, pop corn, herbal teas in a can and sandwiches!  Check it out.

June 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Interesting Articles, Male Perspective, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

10 Minutes of Exercise Alters Body Chemistry

“Unfit? Just 10 minutes of exercise alters your body chemistry…The bare minimum of exercise can trigger a profound and lasting effect in a person’s body chemistry, a team of researchers has found.

Even after only 10 minutes of exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle, the bloodstreams of unfit and average test subjects filled with higher levels of the metabolites that process fat, sugar and amino acids, said Massachusetts General’s Dr. Gregory Lewis, an author of the study.

Levels shot up 98 per cent in the average healthy adults, as compared with 60 to 70 per cent in the less fit.”  To read more click here!

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‘Tis the Season: Kraft Fruit Recipes

Grilled Chicken and Fruit Salad

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
  • 1/2 cup  KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) salad greens
  • 2 cups  fresh raspberries
  • 1-1/2 cups cantaloupe chunks
  • 1/2 cup  KRAFT Light Ranch Dressing

HEAT greased grill to medium-high heat.

GRILL chicken 10 min. on each side or until done (165ºF), turning and brushing occasionally with barbecue sauce. Cut into strips.

COVER plate with greens; top with fruit and chicken.

DRIZZLE with dressing.

Chicken and Citrus Salad

  • 4 cups each baby spinach leaves and mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups  sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 lb.  sugar snap peas, halved
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Cuts
  • 1/2 cup  PLANTERS Pecan Halves, toasted
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Light Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Make It!

COMBINE all ingredients. 

SERVE immediately.

June 22, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

Yours Hands and Your Eating Disorder

Perception of hands may hold key to understanding eating disorder…

A new study has found that many people have an image of their hand that is unrealistic, perceiving it to be shorter and fatter than it really is.

The results could point to a connection to the way the brain perceives the rest of the body and eating disorders, says one of the study’s authors.”  For more click here.

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4 Best Ab Moves

Women’s Health gives 4 best “new” abs moves…not really new, but it’s good to reintroduce moves and change up your routine.  I like the woodchoppers, certainly works your stomach.

  1. Reverse wood chop
  2. Single Arm Lunge
  3. T stabilizer
  4. Single arm bentover row

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Get Rid Of Those Last Pounds

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: I am approximately 20 pounds overweight and have a body mass index (BMI) of 25. I eat a low-calorie diet (under 2,000 calories a day) and have tried eating even lower amounts. I exercise daily with either weights or cardio, but I cannot lose the remaining weight. What do you suggest?

A:  I would try keeping a daily food log — write down calorie for calorie what you are eating, measuring food and estimating calorie intake with a good calorie counting book. If your daily intake is less than 2,000 calories and you are not losing weight, you may need to lower your calorie intake to 1,200 per day.You need to become aware of what you are eating (and how many calories that adds up to) in order to come to grips with what you can realistically eat on a daily basis and still lose weight. Many people are in your camp, including myself. I cannot believe how little I can eat and not lose weight. It can be disappointing, but you have to remember that it is not your fault, especially when you are doing the best you can. We live in a society where technology allows us to exercise less, yet the food industry is geared toward getting us to eat more. Sixty-four percent of Americans are overweight and so most of us have this issue. But the good news is that you can lose weight if you are motivated. Another strategy would be to see a weight-loss specialist at an academic medical center near you. There are medications and low-calorie diets available to help you lose weight.

 

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Bootcamp Update

So I signed up for a second round of bootcamp.  I lost 1.5 inches around my waist during the last 4 week, 2 nights/week camp.  It’s fun.  Now I got 3 other girl friends to go with me. 

Also down 3 pounds.  Woohoo!

June 19, 2010. Dear Diary, Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Oxygen July 2010

It’s out!

Covergirl Erin Stern:

A typical workout includes “I train five to six days per week,” Erin says. “Usually a combined bodybuilding-style weight workout four times per week, functional powerlifting once or twice, and sprints and plyo on the track.”

Of all the exercises she does, her top training moves right now are reverse hyperextensions, weighted bridges and single-leg squats. “Gotta work those glutes!”

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