5 Beauty Products You Need and Only Need

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

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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.

Obesity In Young Girls Means Earlier Puberty

Obesity causing girls to hit puberty younger in Canada and U.S.

“Almost 15 per cent of some 1,200 girls in the U.S. study had marked breast development at age 7, a pubescent process that typically occurs one to four years later.”

For the whole article from Healthzone.ca , click here.

August 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Fast Food, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

4 Reasons Woman Gain Weight

On CNN.com:

  1. Thyroid problems
  2. Out-of-whack hormones
  3. Medications
  4. Certains food

Click here to see how they cause weight can and what to do about it.

August 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Burn More Walking

I started doing little mini-bootcamp sessions at home to get a little calorie burning in.  I was taught to do intervals and seen the difference it can make in just 2 sessions per week.  So when I came across this I wasn’t surprised.

“In this form of exercise, you alternate bursts of fast, intense walking with periods of slower and less-intense walking, which allows your body to recover. In fact, by doing interval walking for a mere 20 minutes every other day, you can shift your metabolism into high gear so that you burn more calories and fat in less time than if you were working out at a steady pace.And there’s a bonus: With interval walking, the higher the intensity of the exercise, the longer the afterburn; that is, you will continue to burn more fat and calories even after you stop exercising! Below are seven tips to help you get the most out of your interval-walking session.”

To view the tips, click here!

July 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Weekend Weight Gain

According to EverydayHealth.com, people consume an extra 200 calories a day on weekends.  I don’t doubt that.  I’m home more, and therefore have access to food more often.  I also indulge in wine and dessert and dinners.

How to avoid the weekend weight gain?

  • Share that fudge sundae with your spouse, friends or kids.
  • Go for tiny tastes, like a mini-cheesecake instead of an entire slice, or a single square of chocolate instead of a whole bar.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast to control your appetite.
  • Eat more whole grains, fruit, and veggies as your day gets started so that you’ll feel full longer and feel satisfied with small splurges.
  • Split an entrée or skip the bread basket when eating out, especially if you want a taste of dessert.
  • Limit your alcohol — drink water or another calorie-free beverage between drinks — or apply those calories to a food you’d enjoy more.

July 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

Oxygen August 2010

New Oxygen is on stands!

Here’s the Covergirl Insider on Amber Elizabeth:

“Three days a week I do a circuit in the gym, mixing plyometrics, mile intervals and various strength-building exercises like squat thrusts. I also do yoga twice a week, a pool workout once, and I get outside for a hike or run twice a week.”

AMBER ELIZABETH’S
MEAL PLAN:

Breakfast: Poached eggs (two whites, one yolk), whole-wheat toast and a grapefruit, or an egg-white breakfast burrito on an Ezekiel wrap.

Snack: A mango or a banana with almond butter.

Lunch: Arugula salad with veggies and goat cheese.

Snack: Almonds

Dinner: A stir-fry with mushrooms, asparagus and chicken with wild brown rice, or turkey burgers on a whole-wheat bun with a side salad or broccoli.

Also, pick this up on newstands before August 9, 2010!

July 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Stop Binge Eating

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: I started dieting and exercising about six months ago, and I have a terrible time in the evenings. At dinner and afterward I tend to binge eat, which messes up my meal plan. What can I do to beat this bad habit?

A: This is an excellent question. So many dieters struggle with nighttime eating. I suggest taking the following steps:

  • Examine your diet. Is it overly restrictive? Too often, enthusiasm for losing weight quickly leads to setting calorie goals that are too low. Most women who are trying to lose weight should consume at least 1,200 to 1,400 calories a day. For men, around 1,500 to 1,800 calories a day is typical. You may want to touch base with a registered dietitian for guidance on ensuring that your calorie goals fit your needs.
  • Consider your eating pattern. Are you getting enough calories throughout the day? Are you skipping meals or starving yourself, only to feel ravenous in the evening? Try to space your calories evenly across breakfast, lunch, and perhaps a midmorning or afternoon snack. This will stop you from getting too hungry later in the day, which leads to bingeing.
  • Choose filling foods. Are you eating a healthy balance of carbohydrate, protein, and fat? Are you getting enough fiber and other essential nutrients? A balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables — and other low-calorie-density foods — can help you feel full on fewer calories and help your diet sustain you through the evening.
  • Pay attention to your emotions. Ask yourself, “What do I really need?” before you have that after-dinner snack. Understanding what is going on with your emotions may provide a clue as to what you really need, and it will help prevent you from automatically reaching for food. Perhaps you are bored. Finding an activity to distract yourself might help. If you happen to be lonely, an activity with other people might be just what the doctor ordered. If you use food to unwind or feel good, look for other things to help you feel good — taking a stroll, exercising, listening to music, or devoting some time to a hobby may be what you need.

 

July 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Your Address Can Make You Fat

Article in The Toronto Star at TheStar.com.   Read it!

“In a recent study, researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo looked at women’s body mass index in relation to their neighbourhoods’ food amenities.

They found that women who lived near a supermarket tended to have a lower body mass index, meaning they were less likely to be obese, than those closer to a convenience store. Most convenience stores don’t offer healthy foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables or whole-grain products.

And the researchers found that residing near restaurant row was associated with widening waistlines. “The greater number of restaurants within a five-minute walk, the higher the woman’s BMI,” explains study author Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning at SUNY Buffalo.”

July 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Fast Food, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Jillian Michaels – Tighten Up Your Thighs

From EverydayHealth.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! 

July 15, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. 2 comments.

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