How To Wean Your Child Off Junk Food

It’s actually not that hard to wean yourself of junk food.  Stop buying it, then just get through a few cravings and they go away.  Then when you do have it you realize how crappy junk food tastes and start yearning fresh foods.  But how to convince your kids to see the light? Click here.

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Avoid a Cold: Eat, Sleep and Exercise

EverydayHealth.com says paired with washing your hands frequently, eating well, sleeping enough and exercising can prevent colds.  Eating, sleeping and exercising boosts your immune system.  Whole foods and vitamins (if your diet is lacking) can help you make it through this winter without the sniffles.  Check out the article here.

On the note of colds, here’s a good question:

Q: Should you work out when you have a cold? Anything special to keep in mind?

 A: The rule of thumb for exercising while sick is called the above/below-the-neck rule. If your symptoms appear above the neck (runny nose, sneezing, sore throat), then yes, you can continue with a low-intensity workout. Studies have shown that exercising at a moderate-intensity level does not intensify cold symptoms or compromise the immune system. Avoid high-intensity exercise, such as heavy weight lifting and high-intensity aerobic training, which has been shown to have a negative impact on the immune system during a cold or any respiratory infection.If your symptoms are below the neck (diarrhea, intense coughing, vomiting, fever), then the American College of Sports Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest you let your illness run its course before resuming physical activity

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Fast Food and Depression

I know that I get depressed when I eat fast food for the reason that I just broke my diet and ate about a day’s worth of calories in one gorging. 

But scientists’ say that fast food and depression are linked.  People who ate fast food were more likely to develop depression, and people who ate whole foods (ex. Eat Clean Diet) had lower odds of developing depression.

Check out the study here.  Just another reason to not use fast food as my treat….now I just need someone to tell me no!

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Please Don’t Pass The Salt

From Men’s Health, foods that contain the most hidden salt:

  1. Shredded parmesan
  2. Smoked salmon
  3. Ramen noodles
  4. Microwaved pork bacon (Sodium Equivalent: 3 orders of McDonald’s large French fries!!!)
  5. Salami
  6. Cooked turkey bacon
  7. Capers
  8. Canned anchovies
  9. Teriyaki sauce
  10. Soy sauce

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Upping Weight, Can’t Knock Out the Reps

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From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: According to my workout program, next week I should be ready to increase the weight of my dumbbells and reduce the number of reps for each exercise. The problem is, the next heaviest set of dumbbells at my gym is too heavy for me to complete the entire set of reps. What should I do?

A: A good gym should have dumbbells that increase in weight by 2.5-pound increments up to 25-pound weights. If you are reducing the number of reps by 5, which is what I recommend, and increasing the weight by only 2.5 to 5 pounds, you should be able to get through all of the reps for the exercises. If you start to feel that you can’t do the last few reps, you can go back to the lower weight you were using over the previous couple of weeks.In general, you should pick a weight that’s heavy enough that you can just barely complete the prescribed repetitions with perfect form….for the rest of the answer click here!

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4 Secrets to Muscle-Building from an NFL Trainer

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From Men’s Health:

  1. Discover your weaknesses and strengths
  2. Use these three rules for your workout:
  3. Everyone should do pullups, pushups and lunges.
  4. Avoid the biggest mistakes listed here!

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How To Tone Your Inner Thighs?

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From EverdayHealth.com:

Q: I really like how my quads and hams have started tightening up, but my inner thighs have a long way to go. Any suggestions for exercises that will help this area?

A: Sadly, this is where your body chooses to deposit its fat. Genetically speaking, your body is predisposed to carry weight there, so that will be the last place it’s going to come off. The best thing you can do is watch what you eat and keep training. This will help you lose weight in general — and eventually those problem areas are gonna have to give!

That said, if strengthening the muscles in this area is the goal, I prefer old-school Jane Fonda leg lifts. They target the muscle you want to hit without creating bulk. I know this isn’t exactly the answer you’re looking for, but it’s the truth, and if you stay the course, your inner thighs WILL tighten up. Just keep doing what you’re doing!

Jillian Michaels

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How Tyra Lost the Weight

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Tyra Banks has noticably lost a bunch of weight.  She’s looking like her model days, which she retired from and famounsly gained weight, telling people to kiss her fat ass after a bad vacation pic popped up on the internet.  People magazine did an article on Tyra and how she lost approx. 30lbs.  Check it out here on CNN.com.

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Me vs. Halloween Treats

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It’s that time of year for lotsa small packaged halloween treats that forever flow into my mouth!

So what does 100 calories of Halloween treats look like?  Take the Men’s Health quiz here!

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Buff on a Budget

One of tpiggyhe reasons for weight gain is stress, and a major source of stress is money!

Get buff on a budget with these tips from Women’s Health!

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