Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Healthy Eating Habits

How do you know if your healthy eating habits have gone too far? Read on for sig...

How do you know if your healthy eating habits have gone too far? Read on for signs of orthorexia: http://bit.ly/OuTjkV
Could You Be Orthorexic?
Are you a healthy eater or has your diet become too restrictive to be good for you? read more..

Healthy Weight Loss-High Protein Diet-Grams

Experts advise consuming between 0.5 grams and 1.0 grams of protein per pound of...

Experts advise consuming between 0.5 grams and 1.0 grams of protein per pound of your body weight. That's 70 grams to 140 grams a day for a 140-pound woman.
Are You Getting Enough? Find out here: http://bit.ly/RBpfGh
Protein: Your Secret Weight-Loss Weapon
www.womenshealthmag.com
A high protein diet is your key to healthy weight loss. Here, the protein-rich foods you should be eating read more..

Experts

Work out much? Here are the latest tips from top experts for staying hydrated wh...

Work out much? Here are the latest tips from top experts for staying hydrated when you exercise (hint: chocolate milk is one of them!) read more..

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Workouts

Are you drinking enough water before, during, and after your workouts? Here's wh...

Are you drinking enough water before, during, and after your workouts? Here's what you need to know about hydration and exercise: read more..

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Monday, 3 September 2012

Weight Loss Plan-Food Group-Body

Keep your summer body all year long with our FREE Be Your Best You app now avail...

Keep your summer body all year long with our FREE Be Your Best You app now available on iPad and Android! Get workout strategies, diet tips, inspiring success stories, and more! read more..


#3: You cut out an entire food group. If you completely eliminate a food group--...

#3: You cut out an entire food group. If you completely eliminate a food group--especially one you enjoy--there’s no way you can keep it up. Plus, each food group gives us important nutrients our bodies need.
15 Signs Your Diet Will Fail | Fitbie
Before you start a Weight Loss Plan, look for these red flags so you don’t end up waving a white one before you meet your goal read more..

Happy Hour

It's Thirsty Thursday, everyone! Do you have happy hour plans? What's your go-to...

It's Thirsty Thursday, everyone! Do you have happy hour plans? What's your go-to cocktail that doesn't kill your diet? Share your ideas below, and if you're fresh out, try mixing up this Citrus Drop. read more..

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Fitness Equipment-Workout Routine-Pvc Pipe-Gear

Maximize your workout routine with unconventional gear that gets results. PVC pi...

Maximize your Workout Routine with unconventional gear that gets results. PVC pipe, anyone?
Double-Duty Fitness Equipment | Fitbie
Trainers share six clever ways to repurpose exercise equipment that’ll make your workout twice as effective read more..

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Insulin Response-Fasting Glucose-Ozone Level-Weather

You probably look at the weather before working out, but do you check the ozone...

You probably look at the weather before working out, but do you check the ozone level? A study in the the Lancet found that people who exercise in high-ozone conditions are three times more likely to develop asthma than those who skip overheated workouts on those days.
More smart strategies: http://ow.ly/dlGm4
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Stop skipping lunch: A 2007 study found that skipping meals during the day and e...

Stop skipping lunch: A 2007 study found that skipping meals during the day and eating one large meal in the evening resulted in an elevated fasting glucose level and a delayed insulin response in participants. These conditions, if they persisted long-term, could lead to diabetes.
8 Lazy Habits That Make You Gain | Fitbie
Seemingly harmless habits like speed-reading the nutrition facts, working through lunch, or loading up on diet foods can come back and bite you in... read more..

Greek Yogurt-Fage-Fuel

Need some quick fuel before hitting the gym? Try Fage Total 2% Greek yogurt with...

Need some quick fuel before hitting the gym? Try Fage Total 2% Greek yogurt with honey. At 190 calories and 29 g of carbohydrates as well as 12 g of protein and 2.5 g fat, it’s a perfect pre-packaged mini meal that tastes good enough to be dessert. Five more pre-exercise snacks: http://ow.ly/d6feQ
HootSuite Photos read more..

Whether you've taken a 7-day, 30-day, or 60-day break, we've got a run/walk work...

Whether you've taken a 7-day, 30-day, or 60-day break, we've got a run/walk work...

Whether you've taken a 7-day, 30-day, or 60-day break, we've got a run/walk workout that will get you back in shape. Start today!
Get Back on Your Feet | Fitbie
Running workouts to help you regain fitness after an exercise hiatus. read more..

Friday, 31 August 2012

Side Dishes-Five Guys-Calories-America

What's the number one worst side dish in America? Five Guys Fries (1,474 calorie...

What's the number one worst side dish in America? Five Guys Fries (1,474 calories, 71 g of fat). If you ate one large order of these things every week for a year, you would take in more than 8 pounds of pure fat, all of it straight out of Five Guys’ deep fryer.
Keep reading for nine more terrible side dishes, plus what to order instead.
Top 10 Terrible Side Dishes | Fitbie
From calorie-laden macaroni and cheese to fat-drenched fries, these meal accompaniments will wreak havoc on your diet read more..

Intuitive Eating-Diet

Is the "eat what you want, when you want" approach right for you? Read on for th...

Is the "eat what you want, when you want" approach right for you? Read on for the most important things to know about intuitive eating: http://bit.ly/R5bL4u
Intuitive Eating: The Common Sense (Non)Diet
Is the "eat what you want, when you want" strategy right for you? read more..

Menopause-Exercises

Pudge won't budge after menopause? Try this

Robin Herman, 60, has always been slender. She eats right, exercises regularly and keeps an eye on her weight. But middle age and menopause have hit her right in the waistband, and she’s frustrated. A new study sheds light on what may work in the long term. read more..

Vice Presidential Candidate-History Of Heart Disease-Cardiovascular Disease-Heart Attacks

Early heart death raises disease risk for family
Lifestyle-Diet
Graphic shows results of a study about heart risks for people who have relatives who died of cardiovascular disease

Paul Ryan works out and watches his diet, but a new study shows that clean living can only go so far to help people like the vice presidential candidate overcome a strong family history of heart disease. read more..

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Physical Activity-Fitness

“Kids who are inactive during the summer months tend to lose most of the fitness...

“Kids who are inactive during the summer months tend to lose most of the Fitness gains they achieved during the school year,” says Avery Faigenbaum, EdD, an American Council on Exercise spokesperson. But kids who move more during the summer keep their skills sharp, says Faigenbaum. “Active kids tend to return to school in the fall with more confidence to engage in physical activity and sports,” he says. http://ow.ly/dkpv0
Help Your Kids Commit to Being Fit | Fitbie
Don’t leave your child’s fitness at the mercy of the Xbox controller. Start here, and make physical activity part of your family’s daily routine read more..

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Healthy Eating Habits

Have your healthy eating habits gone too far? http://bit.ly/OuTjkV

Have your healthy eating habits gone too far? http://bit.ly/OuTjkV
Could You Be Orthorexic?
Are you a healthy eater or has your diet become too restrictive to be good for you? read more..

Walk In The Park

After an 30-minute walk in the park, 71 percent of people feel less stressed, wh...

After an 30-minute walk in the park, 71 percent of people feel less stressed, while 72 percent of people who take their walks indoors actually feel more stressed. Here are six more reasons why outdoor workouts rock.
Benefits of Exercise in the Great Outdoors | Fitbie
Whether you’re going for a run or hitting the park for a boot camp class, here’s why some of the best workouts happen in the great outdoors read more..

Vice Presidential Candidate-History Of Heart Disease-Cardiovascular Disease-Heart Attacks

Early heart death raises disease risk for family
Lifestyle-Diet
Graphic shows results of a study about heart risks for people who have relatives who died of cardiovascular disease

Paul Ryan works out and watches his diet, but a new study shows that clean living can only go so far to help people like the vice presidential candidate overcome a strong family history of heart disease. read more..

Intuitive Eating

Does anybody follow intuitive eating? Here's how to tell if it's the right strat...

Does anybody follow intuitive eating? Here's how to tell if it's the right strategy for you: http://bit.ly/R5bL4u
Intuitive Eating: The Common Sense (Non)Diet
Is the "eat what you want, when you want" strategy right for you? read more..

Friday, 24 August 2012

Professional Bodybuilder-Female Bodybuilder-Cocktail Recipes-Supplements

Overwhelmed by the supplements aisle? Here's what your body needs: http://bit.ly...

Overwhelmed by the supplements aisle? Here's what your body needs: http://bit.ly/P2DT4z
Ask the Diet Doctor: What Vitamins Should I Take?
Overwhelmed by the supplement aisle? Here’s what your body needs. read more..


What does it take to become a bodybuilder? Professional bodybuilder Ashley Toms...

What does it take to become a bodybuilder? Professional bodybuilder Ashley Toms gave us a glimpse into her typical day: http://bit.ly/S2eHyq
True Life: I’m a Female Bodybuilder
From exercise to nutrition, what it takes to build a champion physique. read more..


Enjoy healthy cocktails that are light on calories--not flavor! http://bit.ly/QK...

Enjoy healthy cocktails that are light on calories--not Flavor! http://bit.ly/QKiAUE
11 New Healthy Cocktail Recipes
These diet-friendly cocktails don't skimp on flavor, just calories. read more..

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Slow Metabolism-Cardio

Are you a slave to cardio? If so, you may be encouraging your body to burn FEWER...

Are you a slave to Cardio? If so, you may be encouraging your body to burn FEWER calories. Here's why.
3 Workout Mistakes That Slow Metabolism | Fitbie
Exercise is the single best way to torch more calories all day long. Don’t let these mistakes rob you of your postworkout burn read more..

Reasons To Love Your Body-Athletic Performance

Here are 10 reasons—some interesting, some awe-inspiring, and many overlooked—to...

Here are 10 reasons—some interesting, some awe-inspiring, and many overlooked—to appreciate what you’ve got and to treat yourself right.
10 Reasons to Love Your Body | Fitbie
From speedy synaptic responses to its capacity for athletic performance, your body never lets you down. Show it some love by making diet and... read more..

Personal Training-Top Pet Peeves-Naked Butt

Show up on time, stop staring in the mirror, and don't sit your naked butt on th...

Show up on time, stop staring in the mirror, and don't sit your naked butt on the locker room benches. Below, 23 more ways you can unintentionally sabotage a personal training session.
Trainers’ Top Pet Peeves | Fitbie
Are you driving your personal trainer crazy? Exercise experts dish on client behaviors they wish they could change read more..

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Consistent Routine-Weight Loss Plan-Cortisol Levels-Red Flags-Experts

Before you start a weight loss plan, look for these red flags so you don’t end u...

Before you start a Weight Loss Plan, look for these red flags so you don’t end up waving a white one before you meet your goal.
15 Signs Your Diet Will Fail | Fitbie
Before you start a weight loss plan, look for these red flags so you don’t end up waving a white one before you meet your goal read more..


If you want to burn fat, experts recommend exercising in the early evening when...

If you want to burn fat, Experts recommend exercising in the early evening when cortisol levels are lowest. Want to create a consistent routine? You'll need to schedule your sweat session during a different time of day. Read on to find out when.
The Best and Worst Times to Exercise | Fitbie
Whether your goal is to build muscle, run faster, or simply make it to the gym four times a week, syncing your workouts with your body’s sleep-wake... read more..

Crappy Equipment-Weather

You've got kids, crappy equipment, and a mile-long to-do list. So what? Here's h...

You've got kids, crappy equipment, and a mile-long to-do list. So what? Here's how to overcome any home-exercise obstacle.
7 Home Workout Excuses to Bury | Fitbie
Your home could be your biggest enemy when it comes to weight loss read more..


There's still time to get fit outdoors before the weather cools down! Try one of...

There's still time to get fit outdoors before the Weather cools down! Try one of these ideas: http://bit.ly/NfVaVK
5 Fun Ways to Burn Fat Without the Gym
Some of the best fat-blasting workouts don't feel like exercise at all! read more..

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Veggie Burger-Barbecue Food-Night Owl-Hamburger-Cocktails

More of a night owl? Try this workout tomorrow anyway. You're more likely to reg...

More of a night owl? Try this workout tomorrow anyway. You're more likely to regret sleeping in.
An A.M. Workout for Non-Morning People | Fitbie
This morning exercise routine is worth waking up for, even if you’re not a morning person read more..


Check out this new twist on a standard plank from our friends at YouTube 3V. How...

Check out this new twist on a standard plank from our friends at YouTube 3V. How many can you do in 30 seconds?
30-Second Fitness: Crunch-Free Abs Workout | Fitbie
Sick of crunches? Try this ab-sculpting compound exercise that combines the plank with oblique-toning strength twists read more..


Veggie burger or hamburger? Beer or cocktails? In a barbecue food face-off, what...

Veggie burger or hamburger? Beer or cocktails? In a barbecue food face-off, what foods come out on top? Find out here! http://bit.ly/PJDVNc
Ask the Diet Doctor: What to Eat at Summer BBQs
Hamburger or veggie? Coleslaw or potato salad? Here's what to put on your plate. read more..

Saturday, 11 August 2012

2008 Commonwealth Youth Games-Gold Medalist-Zoe Smith

ashleygetsactive:gonnabefitasfuck:size10plz:skinnyjabbers:...

ashleygetsactive:gonnabefitasfuck:size10plz:skinnyjabbers:budgiebazooka:Zoe Smith, gold medalist at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games at the age of 16.Zoe Smith was harassed via twitter recently because some female stated she looked o manly and no guy would go for that. Here is the article. Seriously, shes an 18 year old Olympian in lifting, and you have a problem because she’s too muscular for you? wow.Part of the article:“We don’t lift weights in order to look hot, especially for the likes of men like that,” Smith wrote. “What makes them think that we even want them to find us attractive? If you do, thanks very much, we’re flattered. But if you don’t, why do you really need to voice this opinion in the first place?“Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our ‘manly’ muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favorably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?“This may be shocking to you, but we actually would rather be attractive to people who aren’t closed-minded and ignorant. Crazy, eh?! We, as any woman with an ounce of self-confidence would, prefer our men to be confident enough in themselves to not feel emasculated by the fact that we aren’t weak and feeble.”FUCK YES, GO THIS LADY.best. response. ever.confidence, determination, and brains! this young woman is absolutely perfect, and any man or woman who doesn’t recognize that is a fool. go you Zoe! read more..

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Quick Dinners-Workouts

Can u give me any advice food wise, like quick dinners really healthy like. Maybe some nice workouts for muffin tops, thighs, and abs. I've been working out for a couple months now and I've slimmed down somewhat, and I'm feeling like no matter what I try and add to my workouts it hasn't been working. It's been about 4 and a half months.

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Celiac Disease-Celiacdisease

Study: 1.4 million have #CeliacDisease and don't know it. 1.6 Million are on #gl...

Study: 1.4 million have #CeliacDisease and don't know it. 1.6 Million are on #gluten-free diets but shouldn't be. Which group are you in? http://ow.ly/cIvVF
Most Americans With Celiac Disease Don’t Realize It: Study - - Health.com
New research suggests that 1.4 million Americans have celiac disease but don't realize it, while 1.6 million people are on gluten-free diet--a treatment for celiac disease--even though they might not need it. read more..

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Type 2 Diabetes-Weight Control-Healthday News-American Women-Diabetes Risk

Weight Control Can Cut Women's Diabetes Risk, Study Shows

FRIDAY, July 27 (Healthday News) -- Weight control through diet and exercise can prevent most cases of Type 2 Diabetes in American women over age 50, a new study finds. read more..

Exercise During Pregnancy-Excessive Weight Gain-Moderate Levels-Healthy Eating-Healthday News

Simple Measures May Curb Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy

FRIDAY, July 20 (Healthday News) -- Healthy eating and low or moderate levels of exercise during pregnancy can help a woman avoid excessive weight gain and may reduce her infant's risk of being overweight or obese later in life, new research indicates. read more..

Fitness Dvd

Give your favorite fitness DVD a rest and try these new ways to get fit at home...

Give your favorite fitness DVD a rest and try these new ways to get fit at home instead! http://bit.ly/M31Ud0
9 New and Affordable Ways to Get Fit at Home
Beyond popping in your favorite exercise DVD. read more..

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Dietary Supplements-Tips And Tricks-Multivitamin-Vitamins-Ing

Are you OD'ing on daily vitamins? "Quite a few people who take a multivitamin an...

Are you OD'Ing on daily Vitamins? "Quite a few people who take a multivitamin and eat a healthy diet are getting twice what they need," says Diane Birt, Ph.D.
Make sure you're in the recommended range for dietary supplements. Check it out, here: http://bit.ly/NbxiDP
Daily Vitamins: Don't Overload Your System
www.womenshealthmag.com
Dietary supplements are easy to overdo, make sure you know the proper dosage read more..


Never miss another workout again! These sneaky tips and tricks will help you fit...

Never miss another workout again! These sneaky tips and tricks will help you fit in a workout, even on the busiest of days: http://bit.ly/PusvNg
10 Sneaky Ways to Fit a Workout into Your Day
10 sneaky ways to fit exercise into even your busiest days. read more..

Tiny Mistake-Mistakes-Body

Struggling to do a pull-up yet? Swap it out for a lat pull-over instead! http://...

Struggling to do a pull-up yet? Swap it out for a lat pull-over instead! http://bit.ly/PRoF6h
Exercise Swaps for Similar Results
Easy tweaks for similar results when equipment, injury, or strength limits you. read more..


Don't let these tiny mistakes stand between you and the body you want! http://bi...

Don't let these tiny mistakes stand between you and the Body you want! http://bit.ly/LLh0lN
Fix Your Exercise Form for Better Results
Don't let a tiny mistake stand between you and the body you want. read more..

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Fight Breast Cancer-New Research-Weight Loss-Vitamin D

The Powers of Vitamin D: Calcium is stored in fat cells, and researchers think t...

The Powers of Vitamin D: Calcium is stored in Fat Cells, and researchers think that the more calcium a fat cell has, the more fat that cell will release to be burned.
Speed up fat loss by 70% with Vitamin D: http://bit.ly/R6mEzj
Burn Fat Fast: 6 Nutrients For Faster Weight Loss
www.womenshealthmag.com
Want to lose more weight without eating less? Add these fat-burning nutrients to your diet and accelerate your weight loss by up to 70 percent read more..


New research reveals the best vegetables to help you fight breast cancer. Are yo...

New research reveals the best vegetables to help you fight Breast Cancer. Are you eating enough of them? http://bit.ly/QBmXHX
Ask the Diet Doctor: Best Foods to Fight Breast Cancer
Surprising new research reveals only certain fruits and veggies help fight breast cancer. read more..

Nutrition-Pinterest

We love that Pinterest makes it easy to think about nutrition! http://bit.ly/KXXXlu

We love that Pinterest makes it easy to think about Nutrition! http://bit.ly/KXXXlu
9 Ways Pinterest Improves Your Diet
Pretty images and great ideas make it easy to think about nutrition! read more..

Weight Loss Program-Body Fat Percentage-Weight Loss Plateau-Weight Training

HOW TO STILL LOSE POUNDS WHEN WEIGHT LOSS SUDDENLY STOPS AND FLAB IS JIGGLING: W...

HOW TO STILL LOSE POUNDS WHEN WEIGHT LOSS SUDDENLY STOPS AND FLAB IS JIGGLING: When you start a new weight loss program, especially if you have significant amount of weight to lose, the pounds often fall off rather easily the first few weeks. However as your journey progresses its common to hit a point where even though you're still exercising and dieting, the scale stops showing results. This is commonly referred to as a Weight Loss Plateau. There are a couple of different reasons why the scale isn’t budging. With a few tweaks to your routine, you’ll find that you can start losing weight again. Take a look at some of the most common reasons why you may not be losing weight:
1. YOU ARE UNDERESTIMATING THE CALORIES YOU EAT. When you start a diet, you’re probably quite strict about counting your calories. You may even use a scale or measuring cups to make sure that you are eating the right portion size. However, as time goes on, you tend to get less rigid, eyeballing portions instead of being accurate. This could be adding extra calories without you realizing it.
2. YOU ARE OVERESTIMATING THE CALORIES BURNED. If you’re following the calories burned guide on the exercise machine or relying on estimates from the internet, you may be overestimating how much you are burning when you work out. Get yourself a heart rate monitor that tracks calories and to make sure you’re working at your target heart rate. PS: How Many Calories do You Burn as per Activity http://www.indiadiets.com/Calculators1/Activitycalburn.htm
3. YOU ARE NOT EATING ENOUGH. People who are more active need more calories just to survive. If you eat too few calories, your body thinks that it’s starving and it tends to hold on to the fat. The barest minimums are 1200 calories for women and 1800 for men. People that are larger, more active, or breastfeeding may require much more. I’d venture to say that most people need much more than the 1200/1800. Calculate how many calories you should be eating http://www.indiadiets.com/Calculators1/Total_caloric_requirement.asp
. YOUR BODY IS IN A RUT. Our bodies are made to be efficient. If you’ve been doing the same exercise routine since you started a diet, your body may have adjusted to the activity, so that it’s not burning as many calories as when you first started. To remedy this, try switching to a different aerobic exercise, or increase your frequency, duration or intensity. If you’re weight training, try different exercises and be sure to increase the weights if the exercises are too easy.
5. YOU ARE LOSING FAT BUT GAINING MUSCLE. If you’re new to exercise (or getting back into it after a long layoff), you may be losing body fat but gaining muscle at the same time. I’ve had this happen to me several times. If this is the case, rejoice! That’s the holy grail of fat loss. How can you tell if you’re losing fat and gaining lean body mass? Track your body fat percentage over several weeks. You may see your weight staying the same but your body fat percentage dropping.
If you don’t think that any of these reasons apply to you, you may want to discuss your concerns with a Nutritionist. Be sure to keep a detailed log of your foods and activities so that your nutritionist can get a better idea of the whole picture.
PN: To know How much Overweight You are visit http://www.indiadiets.com/BMI/Health_Analysis.htm read more..

Diet And Nutrition-Healthy Sandwich-Makeover-Optimize-Hormones

Do you have some weight to lose and are interested in riding a bike—either indoo...

Do you have some weight to lose and are interested in riding a Bike—either indoors our out on the road? We are searching for people like you to take part in a 12-week progressive cycling workout plan that also includes diet and nutrition advice. Click here for more info: http://ow.ly/cH1WU
Want to Bike Your Butt Off? | Fitbie read more..


Your hormones can be your secret weight-loss weapon. Use them to optimize your h...

Your Hormones can be your secret weight-loss weapon. Use them to optimize your health! http://bit.ly/N8Ue5L
8 Essential Fat-Loss Hormones
Look beyond diet and exercise for optimal results. read more..


Build a better sandwich! Give your favorite lunch a healthy makeover with these...

Build a better sandwich! Give your favorite lunch a healthy Makeover with these recipes: http://bit.ly/zJ2aqu
5 Healthy Sandwich Makeovers
Simple tweaks make your favorite sandwiches a part of your healthy diet. read more..

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Personal Trainer-Fitness Experts-Secret Weapons-Body Builders-Yogis Yawn

Fending off fitness fatigue

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Runners stumble, yogis yawn, and even the bulkiest body builders get bored. But fitness experts say there are specific tricks to help people get and stay motivated. Connecticut-based exercise physiologist Tom Holland, who has coached clients on everything from losing weight to climbing mountains to running marathons, said set a date. "Whether it's a wedding or a race or a reunion, there has to be a date," said Holland, author of "Beat the Gym: Personal Trainer Secrets Without the Personal Trainer Price Tag." "We need clear, defined goals," he added. ... read more..


Hormones can play role in weight gain--but they can also be your body's secret w...

Hormones can play role in weight gain--but they can also be your body's secret weapons for fighting it! Here's how to optimize your results: http://bit.ly/N8Ue5L
8 Essential Fat-Loss Hormones
Look beyond diet and exercise for optimal results. read more..

Monday, 30 July 2012

More Trouble Than They&Amp;#39;Re Worth-American Council On Exercise-Dangerous Exercises

When you're injured or you don't have access to the right equipment, try these e...

When you're injured or you don't have access to the right equipment, try these easy fitness modifications in your workout for similar results! http://bit.ly/PRoF6h
Exercise Swaps for Similar Results
Easy tweaks for similar results when equipment, injury, or strength limits you. read more..


Working out in the middle of the working day

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the three-martini lunch gone the way of the typewriter, office workers are free to discover the healthier perks of midday movement. An active lunchtime can range from the sweaty to the serene, experts say, from a full-out cardio blast to a walk in the park. "People who want to get in a good workout over lunch hour can do simple things like go for a walk," said Dr. Cedric Bryant, chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise. "Think about it. Thirty minutes on a regular basis would meet the minimum threshold for physical activity," he added. U.S. ... read more..


These moves can get you into more trouble than they're worth. Here's what to avo...

These moves can get you into more trouble than they're worth. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.
6 Dangerous Exercises You Should Never Do
You go to the gym to feel good, but some exercises may make you feel worse for wear. We asked trainers, exercise physiologists, and physical... read more..

Mistakes

Are you making these mistakes? They may seem small, but they can add up to stand...

Are you making these mistakes? They may seem small, but they can add up to stand between you and teh body you want. Read on for some easy fixes: http://bit.ly/LLh0lN
Fix Your Exercise Form for Better Results
Don't let a tiny mistake stand between you and the body you want. read more..

Exciting News

So you guys I have exciting news. Actually, I think I already told you that I got my license but the...

So you guys I have exciting news. Actually, I think I already told you that I got my license but the exciting part is that I can go to the gym whenever I want (when the car is here) and don’t have to rely on my mom to pick me up. I like to work out at night and she goes to bed around 8-9pm so now I can go while she’s asleep. Weewwwww. I need to get used to the gym quick so I don’t look like such a fool trying to pick a machine, and trying to figure out how it works lql. And I don’t think I told you guys that I’m moving (again) to a nicer area close to where I lived a bit over a year ago before moving here. The neighborhood is quiet and nice and there is cats everywhere (weeeee I LOVE cats) and I’m going to start roller blading again and probably not skateboarding again because I was never that great and won’t want to do that alone. But I will be buying a bike and will ride it around a lot. Since it’s such a nice area and it’s summer I’m going to try to go to bed early and get up earlier so I can go do these things early before it’s too hot. And I’ll spend a lot of time gardening and tending to the plans and doing yoga outside (because I’ll actually have a nice and more private yard) and I can do all of my reading outside in between the trees. I’ll take photos when I move there if anyone wants to see but I am excited about that.The escrow stuff should be done within a few days and we’ll be moving in a few weeks so I’ve got to really start packing. I only have one box of movies and books packed but I bought 6 books recently so those need to go somewhere, too haha. But yeah I’ll have lotsa activities to doooo!I should go do something productive, like pack I guess. If anyone wants to chit chat feel free to message me! Or you can add me on facebook I suppose, I am friends with internet friends on there. Just let me know if you add me, my link is in my personal blog and the link to that… I think it shows my icon in front of my icon so yeah. read more..

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Breakfast Food

feelgood-andhealthy:Why You Should Eat BreakfastFood is...

feelgood-andhealthy:Why You Should Eat BreakfastFood is fuel and energy for our bodies and without it we spend the day stumbling around in a fog and fighting off a headache and a bad attitude. It increases your metabolic rate (how fast you burn calories) and kick starts your body into gear, telling it what to expect the rest of the day.If breakfast isn’t had, your body doesn’t process your next meal as quickly and tries to hold onto those nutrients. Since it didn’t get any morning fuel, it tries to hold onto the afternoon meal as long as possible — instead of burning it right away.Studies have shown that weight loss can be more difficult and weight gain more prevalent in folks who opt out on the morning meal. Those who skip breakfast have a tendency to consume more food than usual the next chance they get to grab a bite to eat and also have a higher tendency to snack on high-calorie foods to keep hunger at bay until then.You can read more on the topic from our sources WebMD. read more..

Friday, 27 July 2012

Weight Loss-Breakfast-Calorie

WHAT IS SABOTAGING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORT???...

WHAT IS SABOTAGING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORT???
>>You rush off to work on an empty stomach: Bad idea! Skipping breakfast can only sabotage your weight loss efforts. People who eat breakfast daily weigh less, those who don't eat breakfast weigh more. It's that simple. A high nutrient breakfast gets your body off to a good calorie-burning start.

>>You think 'no carbs after 6pm' is a diet mantra: There is no magic time to stop eating rice and chapatis. Just stop eating bad carbs late. Carbs aren't all bad. To lose weight, choose the right carbs instead of focusing on overall carb intake.

>>You think fat-free foods are dieter's best friend: You can't take the fat out of a fatty food and make it healthy. If you are buying a fat free cookie, the fat may be missing, but in its place you get tons of additional carbs and sugar that are attempting to make the fake food taste real.
>>You think a fat burning supplement will get you in shape faster: There are no miracle pills, potions or creams that help you incinerate fat.
>>You think the only thing that matters for weight loss is cutting calories: Not exactly. Total calories do matter, but the quality of those calories is just as important. washing down a 500 calorie cheese burger with 200 calorie cola is a far cry from eating the same number of calories in a handful of almonds, a piece of fruit, and some grilled chicken breasts. read more..

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Suggestive Fitness Tool-Fitness Equipment-Wtf

Weekly WTF: Move over, Shake Weight, there's a new suggestive fitness tool in to...

Weekly WTF: Move over, Shake Weight, there's a new suggestive fitness tool in town! http://ow.ly/ctaJo
The New Fitness Machine You Ride Like a Horse
Behold, a piece of fitness equipment more ridiculous than the Shake Weight read more..

Lunges And Squats-Founder Barry Jay

Barry's Bootcamp Founder Barry Jay put it well: “Lunges and squats—they’re the m...

Barry's Bootcamp Founder Barry Jay put it well: “Lunges and squats—they’re the moves that pay the rent.”
The Ultimate Squat Fat Burners: http://bit.ly/O7snpT
Lower-Body Fat Burners
blog.womenshealthmag.com
You don't know squat when it comes to these exercise moves read more..

Dieting During Pregnancy-Excessive Weight Gain-Excess Weight Gain-Richard Simmons

A new study finds dieting during pregnancy to curb excess weight gain can be hea...

A new study finds dieting during pregnancy to curb excess weight gain can be healthy for mom and baby. So much for eating for two! What's your take on this study?
Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful - Health News - Health.com
FRIDAY, May 18 (Healthday News) -- Eating a healthy, calorie-controlled diet during pregnancy can helps prevent excessive weight gain and cut the risk of obstetric complications, researchers report. read more..

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Happy Birthday, Richard Simmons! This one is for you.

Happy Birthday, Richard Simmons! This one is for you.
What We’ve Learned from Famous Fitness Gurus | Fitbie
Grab your sweatband and get fired up by these workout philosophies of exercise greats read more..

Calories

healthiie:Increase your calories without adding a ton of bulk...

healthiie:Increase your calories without adding a ton of bulk to your diet, and without sacrificing health. read more..

Tequila Cocktails

It's National Tequila Day! Celebrate with one of these lightened-up tequila cock...

It's National Tequila Day! Celebrate with one of these lightened-up tequila cocktails. They all come in at under 200 calories. Cheers to that! http://bit.ly/OliTpL
Low Calorie Cocktails for National Tequila Day
You won’t derail your diet celebrating National Tequila Day with these low cal cocktails! Try the 99-calorie margarita, the raw tequila cocktail and more! read more..

Anne Hathaway-Burn

How did Anne Hathaway get in purr-fect shape for the Dark Knight Rises? We sat d...

How did Anne Hathaway get in purr-fect shape for the Dark Knight Rises? We sat down with her personal nutritionist to find out! http://bit.ly/MjbLcG
Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman Diet
Her personal nutrition coach reveals exactly what the actress ate and shares three tips you can use to get in purr-fect shape in just one month too! read more..


There's still time to shape up for summer! Burn and firm all over with our new...

There's still time to shape up for summer! Burn and firm all over with our new FREE iPad app. It has all the workout and diet tips and tricks you need to feel like your most confident self ever. read more..

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Unpleasant Side Effects-Healthy Recipes-Complex Carbs-Inflammation-Headaches

More expert-approved proof that good, complex carbs are essential for a healthy...

More expert-approved proof that good, complex carbs are essential for a healthy diet! http://bit.ly/MAKDHJ
Another Reason to Ditch Low-Carb Diets
A nutritionist's take on why include the right amount of "good" carbs is the best way to lose weight and optimize your health read more..


Go around the world tonight with these all-star international dishes: http://bit...

Go around the world tonight with these all-star international dishes: http://bit.ly/Hsugbt
The Best Healthy Recipes from Around the-World
Spice up your diet with these all-star international dishes. read more..


inflammation, wrinkles, and headaches, oh my! These are just a few of the unplea...

inflammation, Wrinkles, and headaches, oh my! These are just a few of the unpleasant side effects of Junk Food: http://bit.ly/MQbpIP
7 Surprising Ways Junk Food Makes You Miserable
A poor diet can do more than make you want to torch your skinny jeans. read more..

Friday, 20 July 2012

Healthy Smoothies-Foolproof Guide

Homemade smoothies can be a great, high-quality meal or snack, but they can also...

Homemade smoothies can be a great, high-quality meal or snack, but they can also become sugar and calorie bombs fast. Here's our foolproof guide to getting a healthy, nutritionist-approved final product--every time. http://bit.ly/MMpbwg
Ask the Diet Doctor: How to Make Healthy Smoothies
Your foolproof plan for a tasty, nutritionist-approved final product. read more..

Flavored Water-Sports Drinks-Tonic Water-Weight Loss-Soda Water

Which is better for you, soda water or tonic water? Sports drinks or flavored wa...

Which is better for you, soda water or tonic water? Sports drinks or flavored water? Test your calorie IQ and figure out which beverages are best for Weight Loss: http://bit.ly/Nr4hmf
Diet Strategies: Which Drink Has Fewer Calories?
Test your calorie IQ and find out which beverage is better for weight loss. read more..

Drink up! It turns out, this antioxidant-packed drink may be even better than we...

Drink up! It turns out, this antioxidant-packed drink may be even better than we...

Drink up! It turns out, this antioxidant-packed drink may be even better than we thought. http://bit.ly/MNtL0g
Ask the Diet Doctor: Is Red Wine Worth the Calories?
New research says the antioxidant-packed drink is even better than we thought! read more..

Eating Healthy-Healthy Foods-Fridge

When you've got these healthy foods in your fridge, it's easy to keep your mid-w...

When you've got these Healthy Foods in your fridge, it's easy to keep your mid-week momentum going and stick to your healthy diet: http://bit.ly/MwYXRC
10 Foods You Should Always Have in Your Fridge
Eating healthy is easy when you're always prepared. read more..

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Controversial Figures-Spring Roll Recipes-Jillian Michaels-Lance Armstrong-Pad Thai Recipe

Tony Horton, Jillian Michaels, and Lance Armstrong made our list. Which of these...

Tony Horton, Jillian Michaels, and Lance Armstrong made our list. Which of these experts do you trust?
20 Most Controversial Figures in Health and Fitness | Fitbie
The following 20 people are well known for their achievements in the diet and fitness world, but not everyone agrees about the ideals they espouse read more..


This raw pad Thai recipe is so good, you'll love it even if you don't follow a f...

This raw pad Thai recipe is so good, you'll love it even if you don't follow a full-time raw diet: http://bit.ly/LVuhwh
Easy-to Make Raw Pad Thai, Peanut Sauce, and Spring Roll Recipes
Who doesn’t love pad Thai and peanut sauce? These raw recipes are so good and so easy you’ll want to eat them even if you’re not going raw! read more..

Decisions

Are you guilty of one of these 20 daily decisions that makes you fat? #1: Buying...

Are you guilty of one of these 20 daily decisions that makes you fat? #1: Buying "low-fat" foods...
20 Habits That Make You Fat | Fitbie
Don't fall trap to these common diet downfalls read more..

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Breakfast

Should you have cake for breakfast? (Maybe.)

Should you have cake for Breakfast? (Maybe.)
Eat Cake for Breakfast to Help Cut Cravings | Fitbie
At first, it sounds too good to be true—kind of like the Hollywood Cookie Diet—but science says that giving into your sweet tooth first thing in the morning can help you lose weight and keep it off. read more..


Can you commit to breakfast everyday? With these tips you will!

Can you commit to Breakfast everyday? With these tips you will!
Bust Your Excuses for Skipping Breakfast | Fitbie
No more excuses for skipping your morning meal. One of these great choices will fit your lifestyle and fulfill your health and weight loss goals read more..

Charles Barkley-Weight Watchers-Men Lose Weight

Men...would you try Weight Watchers?! Charles Barkley explains how much he lost...

Men...would you try Weight Watchers?! Charles Barkley explains how much he lost and what it means for men: http://ow.ly/bJuYb
Video: Charles Barkley Teams Up With Weight Watchers
Basketball legend and diet powerhouse reaches out to help men lose weight. read more..

Thursday, 12 July 2012

do you know of any ways I could get my hair to grow a little faster? yours is so long and beautiful but you probably didn't have to do anything for it

do you know of any ways I could get my hair to grow a little faster? yours is so long and beautiful but you probably didn't have to do anything for it

Thank you! Yes, I do know how! Actually, that’s exactly what I did. Nothing specifically. Let me tell you a story first. Up until the summer after 11th grade (2010), I used heat on my hair daily, I rarely used anything to protect it, I washed it 2-3 times a week, I rarely ate healthy. And yet, I always wondered why it grew a half an inch a year, if that. I wanted it to grow, and it never would. I actually had long hair at the start of high school and someone chopped it off, and this is the first time my hair has been so long. So anyway, It was summer break, I was growing out my shoulder length (sat on them - there’s a photo in the link below), bright red hair. I stopped using heat completely and it began to grow a bit. By the time I graduated, my hair had grown a few inches or so but was still pretty short. Then I started to eat healthy, exercise, and since my hair was getting longer, so I began to braid it before bed. Also, I never brush it while wet. You’ll read all about that in the link. I don’t explain the braiding but I do that so it doesn’t tangle in my sleep and there are no knots breaking and ripping my hair out in the morning. I have used the blow dryer a few times in the last 2 years, but haven’t touched my straightener. So since I started growing it out, it’s grown about 9 inches, and I’ve gotten it trimmed every time it needs to be. SO… That story seemed a bit unnecessary, but hopefully convincing enough to show you that simply taking care of yourself goes a long way. If you skipped it, that’s okay, it was boring. Here is the link to my original post about hair growth from last year. I will also reblog it. read more..

Monday, 9 July 2012

Vanity

Vanity Pounds - Why You Aren't Losing That Last 5-10

fitvillains:Vanity Pounds: The last 5-20lbs you want to lose, NOT because your body’s unhealthy, but because you want to look a certain way.Health & Vanity are two different things. I’m not judging you for your vanity pounds, I don’t like mine either. But they are NOT to be confused with healthy pounds or healthy weight loss.The problem with vanity pounds: everyone’s body is healthy at a certain point (mine is healthy within 10-15lbs+ of where I am, and within 5lbs-). The body LIKES being there. It’s not stressed about where it’s energy is coming from, it’s getting exercise, nutrients, sleep, love and it’s happy, happy, happy.BUT… if it feels threatened with unhealthy behaviors (eating too little, ahem, -1000 calorie eaters or exercising too much (making too big of a deficit), it will enter starvation mode and start to release hormones, cortisol and other bo-chemistry weapons to preserve the energy and SAVE itself from YOU. It is possible to lose those vanity pounds... but you need to do it healthily. Your body needs to feel nice & taken care of so that it doesn’t MIND losing an extra 5 or 10. If it’s not FREAKED OUT that you’re trying to starve it, it doesn’t release those hormones or signal your metabolism to slow down. It knows it’s okay. Those last 5-10lbs will take longer to lose, so relax & give yourself time to get there, okay? You already know how the story goes the other way, don’t you? Gain, lose, gain, lose, gain, lose….This is how body love works for weight loss: You love your body. It loves you back. You HATE your body? Well, it will fight you with everything it’s got. And guess what? In the end, your body will WIN. It’s one tough mother f*cker.So, those of you who are having trouble with those last 5-10lbs: relax. Slow down. Eat well & amp up your exercise INTENSITY, but don’t exercise MORE. Lowering your calories too drastically, or exercising too much (more than 5-6 days/week for an hour): this will break down your body, not give you enough recovery time, release hormones and NOT get you where you wanna go. Add strength training for tone & muscle, don’t overdo your cardio and make sure your body KNOWS it doesn’t need to fight back.Cool?- Chichi Kix read more..

Friday, 6 July 2012

Natural Hair-Hair Growth

Hair growth - The natural way.

deidreelliott:I’ve already talked about makeup and skin care, now lets talk about hair care.     I used to have troubles with trying to grow my hair out. It hardly grew half an inch in one year. I used to dye it often, I used heat on it every day, and I wasn’t all that healthy. (Remember, your health isn’t determined by your doctors say-so. They’re not there to tell you that you don’t exercise enough or eat a balanced diet, they’re just there to make sure that nothing is more seriously wrong with you.) Everything about my hair changed during the summer of 2010. I left 11th grade with shoulder length, bright red hair, and started 12th grade with brown (my natural color, though dyed to rid of the red), healthy, natural hair. My hair has grown a tremendous amount since then - even in the last few months alone. I was nowhere near as healthy as I am now a year ago.      Someone once asked me how long it took me to grow my hair. Though there might have been a miscommunication between the anon and I as far as what hair they saw (my real hair or my extensions), the relevance still stands. Not only am I growing my hair out, but I’m trying to keep it healthy. When I say I don’t use heat on my hair, I mean it. Not for prom, not for pictures, and definitely not for my high school graduation. My hair and skin health is just as important as my physical and mental health.      Here are some ways to keep your hair healthy and growing. Remember, the healthier you are and the better you take care of your hair, the faster it will grow. 

  • Health: Diet and Exercise. You are what you eat, right? So in order to maintain healthy hair, healthy skin, and a healthy body inside and out, you need to eat healthy. Cardiovascular exercise will get the blood pumping and send more blood and oxygen to your hair follicles. 
- Vitamin A: Lengthens and strengthens hair. Carrots, spinach, melons, papayas, mangoes and tomatoes. - Vitamin B: Not getting enough vitamin B is the most significant cause for poor Hair Growth and hair loss. Experts advise taking a supplement daily for 3 months.- Vitamin E: Anti oxidant that fights free radical damage and enhances hair growth. Nuts and whole cereals.- Biotin: You can either get this by eating meat,eggs, and poultry, or taking it in vitamin form. 
  • Get your hair trimmed. Get your hair trimmed when you have dead ends. More energy is spent repairing dead ends than on growing your hair. 
  • Heat damage. Limit exposure to hot sun, curling irons, straighteners, hair dryers, and very hot water. Hot water isn’t good for your skin anyways, so take warm showers instead. 
  • Hair dyes. Coloring your hair is damaging, especially if you’re stripping the color out (bleach). Check out this website about organic hair dyes and hair dye advice.
  • Hair bands. Pulling your hair too tightly and putting the hair band in too tightly can damage your hair. You know that headache you get when your hair is in a ponytail? That is bad. You’re stretching your hair and basically pulling it right out of your head. You can safely wear your hair up sometimes, but too often will be damaging. Try using hair scrunchies or clips if you need to put your hair up. 
  • Washing your hair. I don’t even do this correctly. Don’t wash your hair too often, but wash it enough. It is ideal to wash your hair every other day. Don’t let the oils in your hair take over (which I used to do), and don’t let the shampoo destroy the oils by washing too often (which I do).  A good conditioner is also important. Try using Mane ‘n Tail. It’s a horse shampoo, but it’s good for hair growth and strength. 
  • Brushing your hair. Don’t brush your hair while its wet. It doesn’t have any elasticity while its wet and it will stretch, thin, and break. Brush it when it dries. Brushing your hair often enough is good, its sort of like massaging your scalp and encouraging your hair to grow. However, I also read that it’s bad to brush t read more..

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Bicycle Crunches-Ab Workouts

Submission question:

“Hello, I follow your blog since weeks now, and it helps me a lot, so I wanted to thank you for that.I also wanted to ask you : how many abs should I do everyday to burn my fat in a month? the most I do the better, I know, but I wanted an idea… 10 minutes…500 abs…? thank you :)(and I know it won’t be perfect in a month, but I can try)”Hello! Of course, I’m glad to hear that it helps (: Just doing ab workouts won’t get you where you want to be. The way you eat matters a ton. An overall healthy lifestyle, really, is where you want to be. I’m sure you want abs for the summer, so here is my advice to you.Eat a mostly healthy diet, if you don’t already. Plenty of fruits and veggies, plenty of healthy fats and lean protein, plenty of water and it is okay to treat yourself, so have chocolate or a slice of cake if you please. I have healthy eating tips in the FAQ>Healthy eating for beginners. Second, your workout. Cardio + strength. Try warming up with cardio for 15-20 minutes. 10 if you’d like. It’s all up to you. Run, jog, bike, roller blade, swim, jump rope. For strength, your focus is your abs so always switch up your ab routine, and do a lot but not too many. If you don’t push your body, you won’t make improvements. The more you do push your body, the more progress that you make overall. Try doing 15-20 minutes, and if you don’t feel good about it, try another 10. Do a plank/forearm plank for as long as you can, bicycle crunches, reverse bicycle crunches, basic crunches, elevated crunches (I like to lay on my bed with legs down and my upper back sticking off enough for it to give me a workout, and do crunches that way), crunches with your legs up against a wall or on a chair, leg lifts (full or just a couple of inches to a foot off of the ground), Russian crunches, etc. I have ab workouts in the Index>workouts so you might find some good stuff in there! I also like hoola hooping because your core muscles are contracting as you move around and it’s fun. read more..

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Essential Fatty Acids-Omega 3 Fatty Acids-Irritated Skin-Antioxidants-Berries

fasterbetterharderstronger:BERRIES FOR BEAUTY: Blueberries,...

fasterbetterharderstronger:

  1. BERRIES FOR BEAUTY: Blueberries, strawberries & blackberries are all super high in antioxidants. The beauty of antioxidants is they can protect your skin from the inside out by guarding your cells from damage. Eat them as a snack, blend them in a smoothie or add to you morning.
  2. GREEN BEANS-Wind back the clock and stock up on foods like spinach, kale, broccoli and romaine. All of these contain vitamin B, E and C, as well as antioxidants that help fight off free radicals. They’re also one of the top sources of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that helps repair and renew your skin to give it a youthful glow.
  3. ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS – Fish like Salmon, Tuna and Trout are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential ingredients to baby soft skin. Omega 3 fatty acids are widely known to help soften dry skin by holding in moisture, which helps decrease the look of wrinkles and plumps up skin.
  4. EGGS – Eggs are widely recognized as a great source of protein, however it is also an important component for clear skin. Eggs are a good source of zinc which acts by controlling the production of oil in the skin, and can also help control some of the hormones that cause breakouts.
  5. AVOCADO– Avocado contains ‘good’ fats which are essential to a healthy diet and a smooth complexion.  The monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E help soothe red, irritated skin, whilst Vitamin C helps fight inflammation.
  6. WATER – It’s no secret that water is the holy grail of health. Our body weight is made up of 70% water, so in order keep healthy, we need to stay hydrated. When the skin is properly hydrated, it looks fresh and radiant. Drink at least eight glasses of h20 a day and notice the difference in your energy levels and complexion.
  7. GREEN TEA – When we aren’t drinking our eight glasses of water a day, we should be having a cup of tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants and contains polyphenols which help to reduce the signs of aging like wrinkles and lost of skin elasticity.
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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Natural Sugar-Carbohydrate-Plant Foods-Calories-Fruit

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girlgrowingsmall:fuckyeah-tonedandfit:THE BENEFITS OF SUGAR IN FRUITSThis idea that fruit is somehow a bad thing to eat came into full swing with the low carb diet craze, but the myth persists. Not a week goes by that I don’t hear someone tell me that they avoid fruit because it’s “all sugar” or “loaded with carbs.” So, I want to set the record straight and come to the defense of some of the world’s healthiest foods – fresh, whole fruits.I’ll tackle the “fruit is all sugar” statement first – because it’s just plain wrong. Fresh fruit offers so much more than the natural sugar it contains – including water, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (those naturally-occurring plant compounds that have wide ranging beneficial effects on the body). Where else can you get a package like that for about 75 calories per serving?The idea that fruit is “loaded with carbs” or is “full of sugar” needs to be put into perspective, too. It’s true that when you eat fruit, the overwhelming majority of the calories you consume are supplied by carbohydrate – mostly in the form of fructose, which is the natural sugar in the fruit.But that’s the nature not just of fruit, but of all plant foods – they’re predominantly carbohydrate (and that means not just natural sugars, but healthy starches as well as structural elements, like cellulose, that provide fiber). When you eat vegetables, the majority of the calories you’re eating come from carbohydrate, too. But you don’t hear people complaining that vegetables are “loaded with carbs.”Before dismissing foods as being loaded with sugar, or too high in carbs, consider not only the amount of sugar or carbs you’re eating, but the form of the carbohydrate, too. There’s a big difference between the nutritional value of the natural carbohydrates found in fruits and other plant foods – the sugars, starches and fibers – and what’s found (or, more accurately, what’s not found) in all the empty calories we eat from added sugars that find their way into everything from brownies to barbecue sauce.Faced with a serving of fruit, how much sugar are we talking about, anyway? An average orange has only about 12 grams of natural sugar (about 3 teaspoons) and a cup of strawberries has only about 7 grams – that’s less than two teaspoons. And either way, you’re also getting 3 grams of fiber, about a full day’s worth of vitamin C, healthy antioxidants and some folic acid and potassium to boot – and it’ll only cost you about 50 or 60 calories. “All sugar?” I think not.By contrast, a 20-ounce cola will set you back about 225 calories and, needless to say, won’t be supplying any antioxidants, vitamins, minerals or fiber. You’ll just be chugging down some carbonated water, maybe some artificial color and flavor, and somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 grams of added sugar (about 1/3 of a cup).You won’t get fat on eating fruit. You won’t be consuming an insane, over-the-top amount of sugar. Don’t be afraid of eating fruit, because they are the best thing you can give your body. read more..

Saturday, 23 June 2012

physio-fit: Why cleanses are a waste of time Many people go...

physio-fit:Why cleanses are a waste of timeMany people go...

physio-fit:Why cleanses are a waste of timeMany people go through periods of poor eating and drinking, like around the holidays or birthdays. So what about “cleanses” to “flush the toxins” out of your body?Newsflash: your body already does that for you.No other “cleansing” food or drink will do more than your body has already done. For example - a “liver cleanse” after a big night of alcohol and fatty food. Your liver already does its job, and the toxins leave your body soon after. No other diet will make your liver any more effective at eliminating toxins. There are thousands of people offering you many forms of cleansing, none of which have any merit. None help your body, and many have downsides like a lack of energy, protein, fibre and other nutrients - leaving you feeling grumpy and tired.So - what if you want to help your body after an unhealthy period? Focus on clean and healthy eating - long term, not just for 3 days or a week. Eat minimally processed food, natural sources of protein, sufficient fluids, and lots of fruit and vegetables. read more..

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Healthy Lifestyle-Healthy Weight

i got healthier but then got completely lost, and gained half of the weight i had lost. do you this is actually possible for me to get at a healthy weight. maybe it is not my destiny

That just happens sometimes. You just have to keep getting back up and trying again. You make your destiny. If you choose to give up, your destiny will lead you on that path and one day you really might regret it. If you choose to say “I can do this”, then you WILL. You need to find a balance with this lifestyle. Think about why this happened. Were you just getting unmotivated? Were you not treating yourself enough? Really figure out what happened and work on resolving that.You really need to have a positive mindset about this. Otherwise, it won’t happen. I really believe that you can do it. You have to find that strength, keep building on it, keep going, and you will get there. It can be tough, but it’s not supposed to be easy. But you will feel good about it and it will be rewarding. Think about how amazing you’ll feel once you have not only reached a healthy weight, but you are really into a healthy lifestyle. You will feel good inside and out. Think about all of the benefits. Write them down, post it up on the wall!I know you can do it and I want you to know that you can, too. And when you do, I want you to come to me and tell me that you did it. And I will tell you “See, I knew you could do it and I am so proud of you.” Okay? I think support is really important, and I am here for you 100%!Just remember… what I think is really important… treat yourself. I think that’s why a lot of people have slip-ups. If you want something that isn’t healthy, and you really want it, eat it. Eat half of it, eat 2 bites of it. Find your balance with your eating, find your intuitive eating, find your exercise balance. Find your overall healthy lifestyle and life balance, and you will succeed. (: read more..

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Summer Hits-Ice Cream-Exercises-Workday

When summer hits, it can be hard to drag yourself to the gym. So skip it and do...

When summer hits, it can be hard to drag yourself to the gym. So skip it and do this bodyweight workout instead! http://bit.ly/LJ49lz
No-Equipment Workout: Get Slim for Summer
You don't need any equipment to sculpt a sleek, sexy body for summer. read more..


Work out at work! Sneak in a few exercises into your workday without anybody eve...

Work out at work! Sneak in a few Exercises into your workday without anybody even noticing: http://bit.ly/M9IEpA
Working Out at Work
It is possible to shape up at the office without looking like a crazy person—or breaking a massive sweat. Use these tricks to sneak a little exercise in 9 to 5 read more..


I scream, you scream...you know the rest! If ice cream is one of your gotta-have...

I scream, you scream...you know the rest! If ice cream is one of your gotta-have-it foods, here's how to make it part of your healthy diet: http://bit.ly/KZssOb
Can Ice Cream Be Healthy? 5 Dos & Don’ts
Is frozen yogurt better for you than hard ice cream? And what about dairy free alternatives? Nutritionist Cynthia Sass explains how to avoid calorie, fat and sugar overload while enjoying summer's favorite treat. read more..

Diet

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Saturday, 16 June 2012

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Even if you're not trying to lose a lot of weight, these nutrient-rich foods mak...

Even if you're not trying to lose a lot of weight, these nutrient-rich foods make great additions to any diet: http://bit.ly/JlTnBT
8 Super Nutrients that Slim You Down
How to use food to fast track your weight-loss results. read more..


Who's in the mood for Mexican today? Enjoy the rich flavors of these healthy rec...

Who's in the mood for Mexican today? Enjoy the rich flavors of these Healthy Recipes for lunch: http://bit.ly/LXeY0V
10 Mexican Dishes for Staying Slim
Enjoy the rich flavors of your favorite Mexican foods without guilt. read more..


If you're like a lot of women, the sight of a warm, aromatic bread basket at a f...

If you're like a lot of Women, the sight of a warm, aromatic bread basket at a fancy restaurant can make your heart pound and your palms sweat--should you or shouldn't you take a piece? But there's no reason to fear the bread basket for life! http://bit.ly/LI9WXx
The Cure for Carb Phobia? Carb Cycling 101
Discover the diet strategy that lets you eat what you like and still lose weight. read more..