Flat Tummy Tip

“My No. 1 tip: Do the ball exchange three times a week. Lay flat on your back with your arms above your head and legs straight out. Start with a stability ball above your head in your hands. Bring the ball up above your chest as you bring your legs up to meet the ball and place it between your ankles. Bring the ball back down to the floor with your legs and straighten your arms back out over your head.

Repeat the ball exchange 10 to 12 times, remembering to keep your lower back pressed into the floor as you do this move.”

— LaReine Chabut, author of Exercise Balls for Dummies

Chewing is the No. 1 tip I give to prevent bloating. Chew food until it is like applesauce in your mouth. Digestion begins in the mouth, and without proper chewing, food is not well-digested. Better-digested food means less gas and bloating.”

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, author of The Flexitarian Diet

“Add boxing to your cardio routine. When you throw punches with weights or at a fast pace, you’re working your core in a way that helps to flatten your midsection. You must engage your core to throw punches, and twisting your torso works all the ab muscles.

Boxing also gives you a cardio workout that burns extra calories. Add 16 minutes of boxing three times a week to your regular cardio routine (30 minutes at high intensity four to five times a week), and you can lose up to 2 inches from your waist in four weeks. Simply throw punches while holding 1- or 2-pound weights for 8 minutes, alternating arms, then repeat without weights at a faster pace for 8 more minutes.”

Michael Olajide Jr. and Leila Fazel, co-founders of Aerospace High Performance Center in New York City

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February 15, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

High Fiber, Longer Life

Proof that you should eat your Wheaties, and limit the processed junk.  Click here for the article from Health.com.

February 14, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Health. Leave a comment.

Do You Have Bad Breath?

Happy Valentine’s Day!  It’s a day of kissing, so you should recognize if you have bad breath and take care of it before you lose your kissing partner.  Check out this article CNN.com to find out if you have bad breath, why you do and how to fix it before you try to kiss someone tonight…

February 14, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Health. Leave a comment.

How Good Is Sushi For Your Health?

The bad stuff: white rice and mirin, a sugar sauce used to make the rice sticky.

The good stuff: brown rice, no mirin, and nori (the seaweed).

Nori can:

  • Help reduce chances of developing Type 2 diabetes (which can be brought on by white rice and mirin)
  • High in Vit. A and C
  • Help reduce cholesterol
  • High in magnesium

Click here for a recipe that uses chicken and nori.

February 14, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

How Fit Are You?

Women’s Health devised this challenge to test women’s fitness.  Then you can gauge where you need work and use their challenge workouts.  Click here to do the fitness test.

February 11, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

After Workout Meals

Confused what to eat after a workout?  I was told by my nutritionist to eat a bit of protein and have BCAAs (in water) before my workout, and protein and good carb (like an orange) within 15min of the end of the workout, and a full healthy meal within the hour after.  Here are some after-workout meal ideas.

February 11, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Beauty Queen Fired for Weight Gain and Tardiness

For real.  Read the article here.

“The recently coronated Miss San Antonio is fighting in court to keep her crown after being stripped of her title following allegations that she violated her contract by showing up late to events and gaining too much weight.”

February 10, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity, Diet. Leave a comment.

Burn Belly Fat

I would love to have less belly fat.  I was genetically blessed with a thicker mid section.  I do know my diet helps the genetics though…I love food.  But I do want to have a more toned stomach.  This article from Women’s Health says that you can get a flat stomach….

“By making easy lifestyle choices that will transform your life—but this time, for the better. Changing your body doesn’t always mean getting more mileage on your gym membership. Reap the benefits of what scientists term non-exercise aerobic thermogenesis, or “N.E.A.T.” 

Click here to see what they say about NEAT.

February 6, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Abs, Exercise, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

5 Beauty Products You Need and Only Need

From Chatelaine, here are 5 beauty products that you need and should only need.

February 6, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Health. Leave a comment.

Wings: The Bad Is In The Sauce

“Ten Buffalo wings tossed in hot sauce from Duff’s contain 539 calories, 28 grams of fat and a staggering 2,636 mg of sodium.

The calories in the wings are a tad high for a moderate meal, and the fat is about a third of what the average man and about 40 per cent of what the average woman should have in a day.

“At this point, it’s not terrible,” says registered dietitian Zannat Reza.

“But the sodium is way over the maximum daily limit, which is 2,300 mg. The 2,636 mg is the same as what’s found in 11 small bags of potato chips. Would you really eat that many potato chips?”

 Here’s the article.

February 4, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

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