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
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.
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
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.
Walk the aisles scanning food labels and you'll
see the fallout from millions of lobbying and advertising dollars spent
to post faulty claims about health and nutrition. You'll find row upon
endless row of foods that promise—explicitly or not—to improve your
life, flatten your belly, and make you a happier person. The fact is,
many of these foods do just the opposite. Learn how to separate fact
from fiction and you might finally shed the habits that are silently
sabotaging your chances of losing weight.