Britney Spears Cuts Out the Frappuccinos, Gets Fit

August 25, 2008

It’s been nearly a full year since Britney Spears’ physical/musical debacle at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards show. One of the biggest things people were talking about was the terrible shape her body was in.  While it surely wasn’t her pre-motherhood rockin’ bod, we wondered if she really was that fat.

Britney Then

Britney Then

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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.”


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

An update on ‘spin rage’

September 18, 2007

According to the NY Post (“Gym victim is wheely angry”), no felony charge is being filed against Christopher Carter, the man accused of sending fellow spinner Stuart Sugarman into a wall on his spin bike (though he does face a misdemeanor).  While Mr. Sugarman has been vocal in the press about how he was merely “whooping” and yelling “you go, girl!”, Mr. Carter has been relatively (and probably advisably so) reticent about what happened.   What we do know is that Sugarman’s membership had been summarily terminated following the incident.

Interestingly enough, word around Equinox is that, allegedly, Stuart Sugarman was not quite 3 bikes away, and was allegedly repeatedly bumping into Christopher Carter during the class.  Also, allegedly, there was not 1, but 2 spin instructors present at the time.

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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The Sweet Leaf

July 24, 2007

A new sugar substitute may be making an impact in the EU and US soon, if Coca-Cola and Cargill have their way.  Stevia, a little green herb indigenous to South America and widely used in Asia, is now being developed for mass consumption, under the brand name, Rebiana.

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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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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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