Tag Archives: healthy eating

4 Slim Down Tips for any Special Event.

9 Oct

TIP 1.  Eat for fuel not for fun.  Watch the eating out.  If you do, sauce on the side, go for a lean meat with steamed veggies, always ask “no butter, no oil, as healthy as can be please”. You would be shocked at what junk a restaurant will put in your food for flavoring.  DO NOT skip your breakfast! Food before coffee.  Split your lunch into two portions, separate the feedings by 2 hours.  Cut the carbs in the evening. Eating 6 small meals a day will increase your metaboic rate and burn more calories throughout the day.  This is a good start.

TIP 2.  Workout to intensity.  Find your workout intensity, push through the discomfort.  If you are feeling the burn then you are doing it right. 40 mins weight resistance program, 20 mins interval cardio. 1 hour at the gym max!

TIP 3.  Add morning cardio.  After breakfast hit the  streets for a morning jog, or attack the stairs at your house.  Up quickly, down slowly, this is ideal interval cardio.

TIP 4.  Lemon your water.  There are so many benefits to putting lemon in your water.  Most important it burns more calories. Also relieves many digestion problems. Great for the skin with it’s anti-aging properties.  It can remove wrinkles and blackheads, Toothache or bad breath – Lemon water will help.  Tonsil issues, gargle lemon water frequently.  With it’s high potassium content, lemon water can help control high blood pressure.  It has been known to cure respiratory problems, breathing problems and helps someone suffering from asthma.  Lemons can treat rheumatism and arthritis as it’s a diuretic and flushes out bacteria and toxins.

TODAY’S TIP: SAY NO TO HIGH SUGAR “HYDRATING” DRINKS – LATER GATOR-ADE!

9 Aug

Hydration is essential to performance, safety and comfort during exercise. If it’s hard, long and intense, the more important it is to drink the proper fluids! Dehydration decreases your performance. Sweating will drop your blood volume which can cause the heart to work over time to circulate blood. These drops in volume lead to muscle cramping, dizziness, fatigue and heat exhaustion. Sport drinks are UNNECESSARY for anyone who is not training for a marathon or Ironman. It is impossible to deplete your body’s stores of sodium, potassium and other electrolytes during normal training. So if you are someone who is justifying drinking these high sugar drinks just because you are “hydrating” it is time to stop. This is not helping your body OR your waistline. If you have a fondness for fructose then try these simple solutions in a glass ( not plastic ) of purified or distilled, fluoride-free drinking water. Try a sprig of fresh mint with organic sliced strawberries. The oils in mint will aid in proper digestion, freshen breath and give you a glowing complexion and strawberries are sweet but very low in natural sugar. Or maybe organic cucumbers and lemons. Lemons in your water will burn extra calories just buy drinking it! Use sliced organic oranges and lime for a liberating libation. These are some of my favorite low sugar, complexion friendly mixes… so drink responsibly!

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TODAY’S TIP: STOP DRINKING SODA! HERE ARE SOME OF THE SIDE EFFECTS! HY(POP)LASIA

4 Aug

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Nuts About (or in) Your Car

25 Jul
Car rides can often times be boring, when we get bored we usually gravitate towards the action of eating. There is nothing nutty about always keeping a bag of raw Almonds in your car. Almonds are a great source and combination of fat and protein that are much lower in calories than many other nuts and healthier than most foods we grab to satisfy hunger cravings.

 

Your stomach and your abs will thank you for those nuts.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

24 Mar

“If we all were responsible meat eaters (organic, humane, and know where we are getting our animal products), then we would not only be healthier and more chemically balanced, but we would be more energetically in tune with our planet.” — Craig Ramsay as heard on The Ricki Lake Show May 2013

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It’s St Paddy’s Day so GO GREEN Eggs and NO Ham.

17 Mar

Green Eggs With No Ham!

24-44g protein, 255 calories.  2-3 eggs with 1/2 cup spinach and 1/3 cup mushrooms.  Skip the Ham – you already have enough protein provided from your eggs.  Plus the piggies are some of my favorite animals at the Harrow Fair.

SUPER SUPPORTIVE OF SUPER FOODS!

11 Mar

Imagine if we could lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer and improve your state of mind from FOOD??? Well we can!  What a super concept and it can happen from eating super foods. It starts with your choices at the grocery store.

A superfood contains a very high level of certain nutrients. Put these items in your grocery cart:

-Blueberries

-Broccoli

-Oats

-Wild-Caught Salmon

-Ginseng & Green Tea

-Tomatoes

-Walnuts

-Greek Yogurt

-Beans & Lentils

-Basil

-Turmeric

-Goji Berries

-Reishi or Ghada Mushrooms

-Apples

-Aspragus

-Avocados

-Beets

-Bell Peppers

-Brussel Spouts

-Cherries

-Dark Chocolate

-Eggs

-Flax

-Garlic

-Kale

-Lemons/Limes

-Pineapple

-Pumpkin

-Quinoa

-Spinach

-Spirulina

-Sweet Potatoes

-Swiss Chard

-Winter Squash

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