Energy Drinks

What’s in an energy drink? Healthy? Bad? Click here.

Did you know that deaths have been associated with energy drink consumption? Click here and here.

Do they aid in weight loss? Click here.

I’m not a fan…find they are too sugary and you can get energy by sleeping a decent (and consistent) night’s sleep, eating healthy and getting some fun exercise.

June 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Nestea Sparkling Punch

  • 6 cups White grape juice 1.5 L
  • 1/3 cup NESTEA Wild Berry Iced Tea Mix 90 ml
  • 1 bottle   PERRIER Carbonated Spring Water    750 ml
  •  Strawberries 

 Tools required: 10 cup (2.5 L) Pitcher.

 Step 1: Place NESTEA mix in a 10 cup (2.5 L) pitcher.

Step 2: Stir in white grape juice and PERRIER until NESTEA is disolved.

Step 3: Serve over ice in tall glass. Garnish with strawberries.

 Makes 9 servings

Nutrients per serving (per glass): about 70 calories, 1 g protein, 0 g fat, 17 g carbohydrate, 60 mg vitamin C (100% Daily Value for vitamin C)

 Nestlé Kitchens Tip: For an alcoholic punch add 1 cup of vodka or white rum and taste.  You can add more or less to suite your liking.

June 16, 2010. Tags: . Recipes. 2 comments.

Good Diet Tool…

…a food scale!  It teaches you portion control.  I need that. 

“Food scales are best for meat, which should weigh in at 3 ounces per serving, and cheese, 1.5 ounces per serving. Cups are best for cooked pasta or rice — a serving is 1/2 cup — and fruits and vegetables.”

  • Measure your food after it’s cooked
  • Is within your budget
  • Has numbers you can read easily
  • Has a cup or bowl large enough to hold the food you need to weigh
  • Is easy to clean and store
  • Will teach you how to visualize portion sizes

WARNING: My roommate bought one and then when he got home realized that it sensitivity wasn’t low enough for single serving.  Meaning it should have been used to larger weights, so when he wanted 30g of protein, it wasn’t sensitive enough to measure such small weights.  He went back out and bought a digital scale.

June 15, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Worst Food Creations 2010

And the year isn’t over yet!

Click here to see the worst of the worst.

June 15, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Men’s Health: Gym Snacks

High in protein and convenient!  Eat before and after your workout for extra muscle building…protein to your muscles when they need it.

  1. Chicken, tuna, turkey (from a can) with a piece of bread or wrap
  2. Hard boiled eggs
  3. Chocolate milk
  4. Whey powder (just add water!)
  5. Greek yogurt

June 15, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Male Perspective, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Older Adults Exercising

Article from TheStar.com

June 11, 2010. Exercise, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Victoria’s Secret Airbrushing

Lol

Too funny.

Check it out here.

June 11, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Manage A Weight

This just happened to me…I lost some pounds, but then added some back.  Or either it’s muscle, but I don’t have a fancy dancy weigh scale.  I know when I put it on.  I wasn’t working out during exams, not eating, and drinking coffee.  Therefore I weighed less.  Then I had a week off and ate and the weight came back.  However I think I look the same!  Then I did bootcamp and lost inches.  So actually not that upset.

Now back to the post: Ways to maintain a weight once you’ve lost some pounds.  From EverydayHealth.com:

  • Write it down. Experts recommend writing down what you’re eating. “You can tell for yourself whether you’re doing well or need to pay more attention,” Fujioka says . “Counting calories is a great way to help yourself keep track of your food intake.”
  • Weigh yourself. Another important means of weight control is to get on the scale. “Seeing your actual weight on a scale is a good way to combat the brain’s message that you need more fat cells,” Fujioka notes.
  • If you see your weight increasing, you know you have to work a little harder. Women’s weight tends to fluctuate a few pounds a month because of menstrual cycles, but if your weight goes up beyond five pounds or so, it’s time to regain control by cutting calories, adding more exercise, or both.
  • Eat breakfast. The National Weight Control Registry, which tracks more than 3,000 Americans who have achieved a weight loss of around 60 pounds and kept it off for about six years, found that eating breakfast is an important factor in keeping off weight. Eating a healthy breakfast makes it less likely that you’ll overeat during the day.
  • Stay motivated. “We all need to constantly challenge ourselves to stay motivated,” says White. “Give yourself a goal like a special date, a party, or other social event to help you maintain your weight loss.” Rewarding yourself is another good motivator. “Any kind of reward is good, other than food, of course,” he adds. “Buy some new clothes, a CD, a fitness gadget — whatever motivates you to stick with your program. Some people even take a trip as a reward.”
  • Stay accountable. Find other people who are trying to keep their weight off. By sharing tips, success stories, and struggles, you’ll find it easier to maintain good nutritional and exercise habits. If no one nearby is trying to keep off lost weight, try an online weight-loss group.

June 10, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

My Bootcamp

Update: I kept the same weight (158lb, I know, what the hell?) but lost 1.5 inches around my waist!  Doing it again.

June 10, 2010. Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Stay Fuller Longer

This tips from Women’s Health on how to keep fuller longer are useful.  Here’s a overview, and click the link to take you to their page and find their reasoning.

  1. Rise and shine with protein
  2. Chow on potatoes
  3. Embrace a little fat
  4. Get sweaty
  5. Gobble up grapefruit
  6. Chew on this
  7. Take a whiff

June 10, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

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