Bond: It takes a Guinness to get to the gym

September 19, 2007

Daniel Craig is JACKED.  He got this way for his role as 007 in Casino Royale, and is in the process of muscling back up for the next Bond film.

However, A source at Bond producers Eon says that Craig isn’t finding hitting the gym easy, and the only comfort he finds is in the regular pints of Guinness after a workout.”

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The motivation to workout from the Guinness clearly outweighs the 210 calories and 17 grams of carbs  per pint; whatever it takes.

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Is she that fat?

September 10, 2007

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Come on now, she is not that fat, is she?  The comments about her physical appearance have ranged from saying that she no longer has “taut abs” to that she has a “beer belly.”  True, she is not as taut as she once was, but she by no means has a beer belly.  She has had two kids, and is curvy.

Is she really that fat?  Now sure, she deserves a load of crap for that sort of performance she put on, but what kind of message is the media sending by deriding her for being so out of shape, when, she really isn’t all that bad…


Victoria Beckham hates the gym!

August 28, 2007

Not that it really looks like she needs it, but David Beckham’s wife has joined The Sports Club/LA to get in shape for the Spice Girls upcoming reunion tour.  Then again, maybe she is getting a little tubby…   Posh Spice admitted “Maybe it’s the whole getting sweaty thing but it’s just not me.”  I’m sure she has done her fair share of sweating.

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Dieting too young

August 8, 2007

Ingraining the notion of “dieting” into young children is a dubious notion.  First and foremost, teaching children to “diet” (i.e. monitor what they eat and make sure that it is all low fat or low calorie) creates a complex that they will carry on into adulthood.  Second, it also tends to signify that “dieting” = healthy, and that is not at all the case.

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Diet soda is just as bad for you as regular soda?

July 24, 2007

Diet soda is just as bad for you as regular soda is. According to a BU Medical School study, “People who drank one or more diet sodas each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found. The results surprised the researchers who expected to see a difference between regular and diet soda drinkers.”

Could this be possible? Other studies indicate that there is a very high correlation between being overwewight and drinking diet soda.

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Starting ’em young

July 18, 2007

The AP recently ran a report on one of the first gyms specifically for teenagers in the US, Overtime Fitness.   Considering that 1 out of 3 children, ages 6-19 is either overweight or at a risk of being overweight, a fitness facility targeted at a younger age group.

As the AP reports, the gym focuses on attracting teenagers and showing them how to exercise properly.

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Runners always find dead bodies

July 17, 2007

I love my Pearl Izumi cycling shoes.  They are pretty old school, ugly, and don’t breathe.  I still love them. What I didn’t realize is that they are more than just a cycling brand.  And now they are really pushing this angle.

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