I have come out; I am fat, and menopausal to boot! After years of hiding that I am an addict to food, though not to be confused with a “food binger,” but a true Foodie that LOVES food, I throw in the towel and here-and-now will admit to finally losing the battle in my attempt at weight loss. It has been most exhausting; and so much time and energy wasted....more
Push-ups and pull-ups, peanut butter and jelly, Seinfeld and Kramer. Some pairs just go together. And, according to latest studies, the same holds true for nutrients. Scientists call it food synergy, two or more nutrients coming together to produce greater health benefits.
For example, if you combine an apple with raspberries, their phytochemicals hook up to ward off cancer more efficiently then if each were eaten alone. According to Matthew G. Kadey, MS, RD, top researchers are discovering that the right food combinations can keep our bodies fit, too....more
I was actually going to just cross post my latest installment of my Dieting Misadventures series from my blog but then decided against it. You see, I'm up to day 14 on my new diet and I figured that there was no point at all in just posting todays entry when you've not seen the other 14.So basically, I'm posting a link, along with a promise to start cross posting my blogs, or at least the direct link to them. I'd love it if more people were to follow my blog and make me feel special ...more
Well, I will have to admit I'm getting tired of this diet. I really want my crunchy salty something and can't really find it. I looked for the nut crackers and they have milk and potato starch in them. Bleah. That would've helped....more
In a perfect world, you could make it to the gym 5 days a week. In the real world, you might get to the gym 3 days this week, 2 days next week, then 5 the next. Be prepared with a plan that will work all body parts and get you in and out of the gym in 40 min. or less.
A circuit style routine works best. Pick one exercise for the Chest, Biceps, Triceps, Abs and call this round Circuit A, then pick one exercise per Legs, Shoulders, Back and Abs and call this round Circuit B. You will complete each circuit 3 times, using your ab exercise as active rest....more
Goals are an important part of making a lifestyle change. They help you to stay motivated and increase your chances of success. Goals do not have to be a huge moment, like entering a figure competition, but something that is important to you. Maybe you want to eat healthier prepared foods, loss 5 lbs, gain muscle mass, or just look good for that summer wedding you’re attending.
Having goals helps you to design your workout program and increase your motivation. Below are some suggestions to help you reach your goals....more
REASONS WOMEN SHOULD LIFT WEIGHTS
You will be physically stronger
If your maximum strength is increased, daily tasks and routine exercise will be far less likely to cause injury. Research studies conclude that even moderate weight training can increase a woman's strength by 30 to 50 percent
You will lose body fat
As your lean muscle increases so does your resting metabolism, and you burn more calories all day long....more