Nom Nom Nom. I cant stop eating.

September 24, 2008

So far today, I have had a double shot of espresso (homemade with my Nespresso machine), a protein shake, and half a grilled chicken sandwich with spinach, cheese, and a side salad.  That was all before I worked out at lunchtime.

Just got back from a pretty good workout…Jumping rope in between lots of sets…focused on biceps and triceps.  Threw in kettlebell swings and some snatches.  Did some of the running standing cable chest presses that Burwell showed me the other day (and btw, this is my new favorite explosive exercise), then abs.  No real cardio, I might go running later.  Shhh.

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Roundup fom – 09/17/08

September 17, 2008

Hey guys, here is a little roundup from for 9/17/08.

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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A Body like an Olympian

August 14, 2008

Getting a body like an Olympic athlete takes a LOT of work. For some, like Michael Phelps, it involves an intake of 12,000 calories a day. But not everybody is a world-class athlete and can afford the time or money it takes to get that shredded on eating…[Read More]

Fit or Fat: The choice is yours!

January 14, 2008

According to the new book, “The Fattening of America: How The Economy Makes Us Fat, If It Matters, and What To Do About It,” by health economist Eric Finklestein, people, specifically Americans, choose to be fat.

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Presidential candidates have food issues, too

November 23, 2007

As the NY Times writes, “Running for president is like entering a competitive eating contest and a beauty pageant all at once. Candidates are expected to eat local specialties often and with gusto, yet still look attractive and fit.”

The potential leaders of the US are all gorging themselves as they traverse across the country and if they don’t, they might lose some votes.  Getting to eat the some of the finest local cuisines sounds pretty tasty, and while it may get a few votes, it will also gain these politicians several pounds. 

Check out the full article on how our presidential hopefuls are handling their appetites and their waistlines.

Thanksgiving Cure

November 23, 2007

By now, everyone has gotten through several thousand calories and their Thursday round of Thanksgiving.  In spite of all the leftovers, the best bet to get back on your healthy track is to not write this whole weekend off, but, rather, to go straight into recovery mode.  Here are some helpful tips, from Yahoo Health, to help you “Detox,” at least for a few weeks until the holiday season”:

  • Drink plenty of water and other low-calorie, non-caffeinated fluids. Fluids help to flush out toxins from our body. Our kidneys must do the hard work of filtering out the toxins and they need water to their job. Drink as much fluid each day as is comfortable for you. 
  • Choose lower-fat foods. Our bodies have to work longer and harder to digest higher-fat foods. Give your digestive system a rest and choose low-fat alternatives. 
  • Include high-fiber foods. Fiber is the body’s scrub brush; it can help sweep out your colon. 
  • Aim for lots of fruits and vegetables. These foods are not only naturally low in calories and fat but also high in fiber. Over these three days, eat less protein and starchy foods and fill up on fruits and vegetables — aim for six to eight servings per day.
  • Don’t forget about exercise. Exercise itself is a great way of detoxifying the body. Plan to go for at least a 30-minute walk each day.

These are just some options to cure your Thanksgiving food hangover.