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5 things you should NOT log in MyFitnessPal

Spring is almost here and some of us are serious about burning extra body fat to be ready for summer.  Here is a quick run down of things you should NOT be logging into your #myfitnesspal

If you’re looking for another BOOST to start losing fat here’s one of my tricks

  1. Soda – clean out all “regular” sodas and start drinking less “diets” (aspartame)
  2. Cut Dairy and cheese consumption – good for calcium & protein but adds extra calories
  3. Juices – good for vitamins but adds extra sugar calories to your diet
  4. Frozen Foods (tv dinners, “health choice” meals) – easy to fix but pack extra sodium and carbs
  5. Sauces/dressings – awesome assortment of flavors out there but most are loaded with sugar and sodium to add taste

If you spring clean your fridge I am most certain your body, your mind and overall well-being will follow.  When you rid yourself of all those extra carbs, starches and sugars, your body will start to take shape by utilizing its natural fat stores from the winter for energy and you will see it all come together as the Summer months approach.  You have to have a balanced approach in your nutrition and physical activity focusing on both aspects because you can’t have too much of one without the other and expect great results.

GT – Get Toned!!!

 

Junk food, health food what’s the difference

If you look at these two nutrition labels and break down what they are you may be surprised

One of these foods is considered “healthy” and good for you and the other is touted by many as a “junk food”

Break down the labels they are comparable in total calories but one has more fiber, less sugar, less cholesterol, less saturated fat

If you were to think that it’s a better choice because of those qualifications alone you may be missing the big picture – you don’t know what you are really eating unless you look at the label

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Holiday weight gain is over

gaining weight for 2012 is over – now 2013 is time to start getting in shape

If you don’t have a workout that’s a problem – if you joined a gym and don’t know what to do, that’s a problem

I used to work at a big gym and I was the “middle man” there – that was a problem for me as well

 

Here’s what we learned about Artificial Sugar today

Today I popped in a Dr Oz video about artificial sweeteners

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check your food labels and see if you’re getting these sugar alcohols in your diets, they could be causing you digestive problems like the squirts

 watch the video here

Cola – Kinda like drinking Poison

WHAT HAPPENS TO A PERSON’S BODY WHEN THEY DRINK A COKE (injuryweightloss)

In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

>60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

>60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.

>60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

Sugar High Fix

Great point brought up this morning in the studio about sugar, you have to know how much sugar you are getting throughout the day, period!!  Not only do you have to watch the sugar like sweets and candy but more importantly you have to understand and know what sugar is in the products that you buy.

My rule of thumb for people who are STUCK, FRUSTRATED, DISGUSTED with how much body fat they have is to count how many sugar grams they consume in 3 days.  You can eat what you desire but do not average more than 50g sugar/day

Depending on what body type you have could determine how much sugar you can get away with.  I have a sweet tooth at 3 o’clock and like a drug-addict I need my sugar fix,  but that’s not because I’m hungry, that’s because I’m just CRAVING!!

So what satisfy’s your sugar fix and how many grams does it take?

What would you do for Muffin?

Here is a workout we did last week to combat the calories found in 640 calorie Choc Chip Pumpkin Muffin

SHE ate her half  – she BURNED her half

45 mins and 6400m – both records at the studio

Sugar: Mike’s Hard Lemonade -1 Bottle

Mike’s Hard Lemonade

 
11.2 oz Serving (Bottle)
 Sugars, total: 30g
 Calories, total:		220
 Calories from sugar:	120

Sugar in a Cinnamon Roll

How much Sugar is in one cinnamon roll?

Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll
1 roll
Calories from sugar: 220
Sugars, total: 55g
Calories, total: 813

High Fructose Corn Syrup: The Fad

Fooducate Blog post using Saturday Night Live Spoof

HFCS fad has come an gone just like the Atkins and South Beach Diet – people think HFCS is poison now, anything not in moderation can be bad so choose your poisons wisely

Thanks Larissa for the link

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