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Refined Is Not Fine! - Jillian Michaels

Refined - Enriched - Whole Grain - Multigrain: What's the difference?

"Enriched" sounds like it would be a good thing, right? Well, when it comes to grains, it's not.

Enriching a grain is an attempt to replace some of the nutrients taken out during refining. Refining grains extends their shelf life, but the bran and germ of the grain are removed during the process — and with them, almost all the fiber, vitamins, and minerals found in a whole-grain kernel. The B vitamins — thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid — and the iron that are removed during processing have to be restored to make the product "enriched.

Is Organic Really Better?

1. Pesticides in the Food Chain
The facts:While not a main point of the Stanford study, researchers did conclude that organic food contained significantly lower levels of pesticide residues, something previous research suggests could help protect kids from autism and ADHD, among other ills. United States Department of Agriculture testing routinely finds pesticide residues considered unsafe for children on conventionally grown—not organic—produce samples, including apples, peaches, plums, pears, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and raisins.

Finding the Right Balance of Cardio & Weight Training

I love passing on great articles & this one is worth passing on. It busts the myth that cardio is best way to loose weight....Thanks Jillian Michaels

Q:Why does my online workout program consist of just one day of pure cardio and four days of weight training? Although I love weight training, I've always thought it's the cardio that really helps a woman like me lose the weight. Why so little pure cardio?
A:Okay — I love dispelling this myth. Resistance training when done in circuits with cardio intervals is the best way to lose weight for the following reasons:

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Want to burn the MOST calories possible every time you work out?

Want to burn the most calories possible every time you work out?
Jillian Michaels breaks down a three-pronged plan to ultimate fitness.
We’re all crunched for time, so squeezing in a daily workout — even a quick one — can be a real challenge. That’s why everyone wants to get the biggest bang — and burn the most calories — out of each workout. I get it. But a quickie is NOT going to cut it. Sure, there are some studies that’ll tell you that working out for ten minutes in the morning, ten minutes at lunch, and ten minutes at night is just as good as working out for a solid 30 minutes, but that’s crap.

25 Things That Are Keeping You Overweight

These are things you probably know in the back of your head, but might've forgotten.( Always good to refresh & do a self check.

1. You overeat healthy food.
Nuts, avocados, whole wheat pasta, olive oil, and dark chocolate are all natural and healthy, but they aren't void of calories. You still need to watch how much you eat of the good stuff. For example, avocado offers a ton of health benefits, but an entire fruit is over 200 calories.
2. You Don't Eat Breakfast

Childhood obesity...some thoughts. How about yours?

A friend and I were talking about childhood obesity the other day & thinking about all of the things that have changed since we were growing up. Things that have definitely been  contributing factors to the obesity rates in children rising so dramatically over the last 2 decades.

-We walked to school. (most of us)
-We had gym class.
-We rode our bikes everywhere. (To the community pool, where we stayed all day w/out checking in.)
-There weren't SO many fast food restaurants & eating out was a treat not something we did SEVERAL times a week.
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