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
- Soda – clean out all “regular” sodas and start drinking less “diets” (aspartame)
- Cut Dairy and cheese consumption – good for calcium & protein but adds extra calories
- Juices – good for vitamins but adds extra sugar calories to your diet
- Frozen Foods (tv dinners, “health choice” meals) – easy to fix but pack extra sodium and carbs
- 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!!!
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
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
Today I popped in a Dr Oz video about artificial sweeteners
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
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.
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
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
- The Rise and Fall of High Fructose Corn Syrup (fooducate.com)