8 Foods To Pack On Muscle

Men’s Health is very straight forward with what you need to do to build muscle.  Oxygen Magazine had an interesting article a few years ago about how to lose weight like a man.  It was funny how men can and will just do what you are supposed to.  More exercise – shoot some hoops.  Eat better – cut out the fast food and junk food.  Build muscle – up the reps and the weight.  I wish I had that determination!

Check out the 8 foods here!

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Jenny Craig Clients Lose On Average 20lbs

“Women who stick to the Jenny Craig weight-loss program lose between three and four times as much weight as women who diet on their own, according to a new study published Saturday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study was funded by the Jenny Craig company, which provides counseling services and prepackaged low-fat foods to dieters through a nationwide chain of retail centers, or via phone and mail.

Women who ate the prepared foods and checked in weekly with a trained Jenny Craig weight-loss counselor in person or by phone lost about 20 pounds after one year, on average.

A control group of women who ate a generic low-calorie diet and received less frequent advice from a nutritionist lost just 5 pounds.” For more of the article, click here!

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South Beach Makes Over Comfort Foods

I love comfort foods like hamburgers and mashed potatoes.  No need to give them up!  Just make them with less of the unhealthy ingredients and add more nutritional ones. Click here to find the link on how to remake these old favourites:

  • Mac and cheese
  • Meatload and mashed potatoes
  • Burger and fries
  • Cheese pizza
  • Ice cream cones

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Staying Motivated

Most people have been or are on a diet.  It’s a lifestyle change that usually is uncomfortable especially when you have an urge to go back to your old ways.  Eating right, correct portions and keeping an exercise schedule can be hard. 

Here’s some tips on keeping yourself motivated.  From EverydayHealth.com:

  1. Set large and small goals (example: big goals like losing 10, 15, 20 pounds, small goals like trying to eat more vegetables, clothes fitting better or better quality sleep)
  2. Skip take0ut
  3. Turn off the TV (more often)
  4. Accept cravings (use moderation!)
  5. Get more sleep
  6. Join a group or get a diet buddy (I enjoy classes and bootcamp with a friend, rec volleyball)
  7. Get moving
  8. Reward yourself

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Comfort Food Done Health(ier…)

I love my gossip websites and now Perez Hilton has a few fitness site called Fit Perez.  Check it out!

This post has comfort food made healthier.  The list of recipes includes:

  • Fried chicken
  • Meatloaf sliders
  • Carrot cake cupcakes (mmmm love!)

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Exercise Making You Fat?

“I’m 35 and I have gone up to 159 lbs. When I signed on this program a week ago I was at 157 lbs. I’ve added approx 45 min of exercise at least 3 times a week burning approx 650 calories each time.

Even started eating breakfast either oatmeal or a breakfast lean pocket under 275 calories. I’m hungriest after work eating whaterver is easiest to make and my energy is very low after work too.

I feel that I’m killing myself at the gym and eating right. Don’t understand why I’m gaining weight. Anyone else have this problem or have been able to get over the hurdle in the beginning?”

Click here for the full article!

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Classic diner breakfast delivers dietary bomb

The peameal bacon and egg breakfast at Wimpy’s Diner, which they label a “Classic” with three exclamation points, doesn’t stray from the familiar look and taste.

The piled-high plate comes with three eggs, four pieces of peameal-style bacon, two slices of buttered toast and a mound of home fries. For our test, we chose the eggs over easy and toasted rye.

We know that nutrition numbers won’t steer people away from this favourite breakfast. But still, we thought it good to know what we’re digging into so early in the day.

It’s not pretty.

The Classic clocks in with 969 calories, 50 grams of fat and 2,223 mg of sodium. A lot to ingest before lunch.

Click here!

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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.

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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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