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6 New Ways to Change Your Bad Holiday Habits
Does Exercise Make You Eat More - JIllian Michaels
Refined Is Not Fine! - Jillian Michaels
Is Organic Really Better?


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6 New Ways to Change Your Bad Holiday Habits

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!

Does Exercise Make You Eat More - JIllian Michaels

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.

The Truth:Studies 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 hunger.

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.

Cheat Days: Good or Bad? by Jillian Michaels

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.

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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.

Power Enchiladas (from Muscle & Fitness

Power Enchiladas:
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.

Holiday Foods to Keep Your Waist Happy (Fitness Mag.)

Feeling like you want to skim some fat off your own thighs instead of the turkey's? Surprise! There are actually a lot of holiday foods that, if you prepare them in a healthful way and watch your portions, reap countless nutritional benefits and can even help you lose weight. So pull a chair up to the FITNESS holiday table, where it's your overeating anxieties -- not the butter -- that will melt away.

15 Biggest Nutrition Myths (Eat This, Not That)

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.
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