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Is that why “red meat” is bad for you?

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When’s the last time you ate a fast food burger?  Are you waiting for ground beef to go on sale at the grocery?  Did your kiddos eat at the school cafeteria , have you checked the menu lately?

“Pink Slime” is whats being served in most school districts.  The slime is essentially the glue holding the meat together.  Its not really glue but it can’t be much worse!!

Saving THREE CENTS a pound off production costs and making $440 million/year in revenue the FDA has allowed the beef industry use fatty slaughterhouse trimmings treated with ammonia as a filler in ground beef.

Is that why some critics say that “red meat” is bad for you?

In January fast food restaurants stopped serving pink slime, I wonder what Bowling Green schools serve, does anybody know?

Here is a quick newscast from Denver I found about the pink slime zqak7r04


Ammonia-Treated Pink Slime Now in Most U.S. Ground Beef

Safety of Beef Processing Method Is Questioned


100 Foods to help YOU #GETTONED

Here is a great list of everyday foods that you can get at the store to that will add some energy and production to your day.

If you are planning a trip to the grocery take a minute to pick some items from this list to improve digestion, sleep, blood pressure, brain energy and avoid colds and boost immune system.

reblogged from the skinneybitch

11yr old Birke Baehr: his thoughts on food from TED

This 11yr old gives his thoughts on food – if you have any children let them watch this and get their opinions

Leave a comment about yours.

I LOVE to discuss mine!!

FOODMATTERS: WHY I do what I do!!

This is my movie that I wanted to make but these guys beat me to it!! Good thing is I didn’t have to do any of the work!!

I was sitting in graduate school studying food science and health trends back in 2001 and figured this out myself

This is the reason WHY I do what I do!!

FOODMATTERS:

“Let go my LEPTIN” – (science of Obesity)

 

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Leptin

Leptin (Greek leptos meaning thin) is a 16 kDa protein hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, including appetite and metabolism.  Human leptin is directly proportional to the total amount of fat in the body.

The absence of a leptin (or its receptor) leads to uncontrolled food intake and resulting obesity. Several studies have shown that fasting or following a very-low-calorie diet(VLCD) lowers leptin levels.[8] It might be that on short-term leptin is an indicator of energy balance. This system is more sensitive to starvation than to overfeeding.[9] That is, leptin levels do not rise extensively after overfeeding. It might be that the dynamics of leptin due to an acute change in energy balance are related to appetite and eventually to food intake. Although this is a new hypothesis, there are already some data that support it.

Leptin resistance and obesity

Although leptin is a circulating signal that reduces appetite, in general, obese people have an unusually high circulating concentration of leptin.[31] These people are said to be resistant to the effects of leptin, in much the same way that people with type 2 diabetes are resistant to the effects of insulin. The high sustained concentrations of leptin from the enlarged adipose stores result in leptin desensitization. The pathway of leptin control in obese people might be flawed at some point so the body doesn’t adequately receive the satiety feeling subsequent to eating.

This is all new research on how the body has two “brains” one in your head and one in the gut.  Our bodies may be driven by both brains.

20 Worst Drinks in America – #11

#11 Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream (venti, 20 fl oz)

660 calories
22 g fat (15 g saturated)
95 g sugars
Sugar Equivalent: 8½ scoops Edy’s Slow Churned Rich and Creamy Coffee Ice Cream

Hopefully this will dispel any lingering fragments of the“health halo” that still exists in coffee shops—that misguidedbelief that espresso-based beverages can’t do much damage. In this 20-ounce cup, Starbucks manages to pack in more calories and saturated fat than two slices of deepdish sausage and pepperoni pizza from Domino’s. That makes it the equivalent of dinner and dessert disguised as a cup of coffee. If you want a treat, look to Starbucks’ supplyof sugar-free syrups; if you want a caffeine buzz, stick to the regular joe, an Americano, or a cappuccino.

(From 20 Worst Drinks in America)

Fast Food Lunch: McDonald’s Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with Grilled Chicken

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McDonald’s: Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with Grilled Chicken

345 calories

16.5g fat

5.25g saturated

Adding bacon adds flavor plus a little extra protein.

Use only half the dressing.

Reduce Water Weight? Avoid these Subs at Lunch

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Sodium in Subway Subs: Subs to Avoid to reduce Sodium

Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/health/diet-nutrition/articles/83073.aspx#ixzz0yqsmQgJS

Those of us watching our calorie and nutrition intake are mindful of what we eat.  To avoid excess water weight and puffiness avoid these Subs

The Subway BMT (bacon, mayonnaise, and tomato) has the highest levels of sodium by far, with a whopping 1900 grams. The Subway Melt, the Coldcut Trio, and the Dijon Horseradish Melt all come in just behind the BMT, with between 1600 and 1800 grams. The average sodium in a Subway sub ranges from 1200-1500 grams, which is still quite a lot for one meal. To make sure not to increase these levels any more than necessary, opt for regular subs rather than “double the meat,” since much of the sodium in a sub is found in the meat, and stick with a 6-inch sub rather than a footlong one.

GT Get Fit Tip: Body Mass – How Much Do You Really Weigh?

Heavier one pound of blubber, blood sucking, jelly roll of fat, or a pound of lean, toned,  “fat” burning muscle?

When you talk about body mass or total weight your actually talking about two different things = fat vs muscle.  Lean body mass of the body is made up of bones, organs, muscle and water.

Fat mass is all the weight in fat that’s left over.  Depending on height, age and sex yourBody Mass Index (19-24 optimal)will vary.

My clients often ask how a person who starts an awesome cross training or weight lifting program gain weight before they see a significant loss in body fat?

The answer my friend is because muscle is more dense than fat and fat takes up more room in your pants and shirts.  Muscles also hold water so small increases in lean muscle tissue adds water weight in the initial stages before seeing a big weight or fat loss.

I had one client lose 14inches in her butt, abs and boobs and only 7lbs total.  Muscle will add good weight that is optimal for burning fat when you’re not working out.  Little bit of muscle training will help you to get toned.

Not only will you look and feel better, but live longer.  Being fat will kill you slow and painfully over time, one joint, one organ at a time.  If you need convincing listen to obese people talk about how their feet, knees and back hurt.  Ask somebody who lived with Type II Diabetes for more than 8yrs staying overweight and have their foot amputated because of high blood sugar.  Know somebody that had a heart attack but continues to be overweight and/or smoke?

Tell them you love them, its only a matter of time before they won’t be around, take it from me,  sooner than you could ever imagine.

STOP obesity!! It kills

All of us can, if you will.

Fast Food Breakfast: Ham Omelet Sandwich

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Burger King

Ham Omelet Sandwich:
290 calories

13 g fat

4.5 g saturated fat

85 mg cholesterol

870 mg sodium

1 g fiber

That shine is the honey butter sauce

Ham Omelet Sandwich.

Burger King describes the sandwich as:

“….a rousing combination of fluffy egg, ham, and honey butter sauce on a sesame seed bun.”

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http://www.grubgrade.com

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