2015 is here and with a new year comes new and excitinggoals!
I am sure you have already set some goals, but have you put
a specific plan
into action? Are you losing steam ornot making the progress
you have hoped? As you hone your list of
resolutions, remember that the key to success is to ensure your goals are S.M.A.R.T.
(specific, measurable, attainable,
realistic, and timely). It’s pretty easy to set a goal, but setting S.M.A.R.T.
goals takes work.
see, goal setting should not be taken lightly, because your success directly
depends on your goal setting process.
6 New Ways to Change Your Bad Holiday Habits
Do you throw caution to the wind each
holiday season and then make resolutions to diet those extra pounds away come
Jan. 1? Change your attitude this year and break the cycle so you can ease into
the new year!
It's the same story for a lot of people every year — they
work their butts off to look great for the holidays, then they throw all of
their progress away by indulging in every craving throughout the season. The
best way to approach this time of year is to arm yourself with a plan!
Feeling ravenous after your last workout session? That hunger could
actually be in your head. Find out if killing it in the gym is leading
you to consume more calories. The truth lies in the science.
have shown that exercise actuallysuppressesfood intake.
After a long, hard workout, are you one of those gym rats
who immediately grabs a meal or gulps down a sugary, colorful sports drink to “re-fuel”?
The truth is, this behavior stems more from habit than from actual, legitimate
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.
1. Pesticides in the Food ChainThe 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
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:
Cheat Days: Good or Bad?
by Jillian Michaels
Q:What is your opinion on "cheat days"? My
friend's trainer says it's okay to have one cheat day during the week
(as long as you remain on track the rest of the time). But I've been
struggling with my weight for years now, and I'm wondering if it's
because of my one day of food sin every week. Am I correct?
A:Great question. I am actually not a big believer
in the "cheat day," the reason being that psychologically, it messes
with my head when I feel that I've binged.
Made these today & they were wonderful!
Packed with veges and weighing in with only
254 calories & 21g of protein.
(I substituted a 1/2 tomato for the zucchini since zucchini is out of season & looked pretty scrawny) Tomato added color too.