Thursday, July 30, 2009

This Is A Joke, Not A Solution

Someone on Yahoo Answers asked the following question: I started a workout routine two weeks ago. I have not starved once. I've been eating healthy, then out of nowhere last weekend I had this intense, huge craving for candy. (I used to buy tons of candy and eat it all in one sitting.)It got so bad, that I went to the store and bought a ton of candy, and ate half of it. Didn't get sick, nothing. My body just likes it. I was eating great before that.

Then, today, (few days later) out of nowhere, I get really hungry and crave Wendy's. So at lunch I got there and ordered a large crispy chicken sandwich meal and devoured it like a drug addict.I feel out of control. I'm still working out, but I gained back the two lbs I lost.How do I control these uncontrollable urges? I seriously am addicted!! Help, please!

~Someone responded by saying it was ok to eat junk periodically and they experience the same uncontrollable urges. They mentioned that they eat a few mini kit kats everyday and it helps with the cravings.

~The above response to someone's problem is majorly pathetic!!! You mean to tell me that the answer to controlling "uncontrollable cravings" is to feed the beast?! That is like saying the only way to stop a toddler from having a temper tantrum is to give them what they are crying for. All that does is guarantees you will be experiencing the same thing again. Unfortunately each time you feed the beast it gets bigger and bigger.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Does It Cost More To Eat Healthy?

This goes into the book of excuses with the other 999,999,000 excuses people tell themselves.

Friday, July 24, 2009

How Do Sumo Wrestlers Get So Big?

Understanding how to gain fat is a great tool to lose fat, by knowing what not to do. Sooooo, what does a Sumo Wrestler do?
  • They skip breakfast By depriving their bodies of food after eight hours of sleep, their metabolic rates stay low.
  • They workout fasted If their bodies have no food, their metabolic thermostats are turned down even lower to conserve fuel.
  • They eat a TON of calories 5,000 to 20,000/day
  • They eat 1-2 large meals during the day Sumo wrestlers typically eat only twice a day, but they eat very large portions of a type of beef stew with white rice and beer.
  • They drink Beer with food Alcohol increases cortisol levels which creates a layer of fat around the belly. This way your abdominal area will become the “beer belly”!
  • They go right to sleep after each meal (for 3-4 hours during the day or overnight after last meal) Going to bed with full stomachs means that their bodies must respond to the huge flood of nutrients with a rush of insulin, forcing their bodies to store some of it in the cells as fat instead of in the muscles and organs as nutrients.
  • They eat with others in a social atmosphere According to leading researchers, a meal eaten with others can be at least 44 percent larger and with 30 percent more calories and fat.
Obviously the most important things to do to lose weight would be the opposite of the above. But here are a few more important reminders:
~Instead of going to bed or sitting in an office chair immediately after eating, get up and move! With as little as 10 - 20 minutes of walking after eating, your blood sugar levels will decrease and less will be converted to fat.
~High glycemic eating has no place in a fit person's eating plan: Candy, cookies, juices or soda with high sugar content, white pastas, anything with white or processed flour, white rice, or sweet snacks.
~High insulin levels (from the above eating)cause your body to slow its metabolism and to store extra energy as fat. It also causes you to crave sugar and increases your appetite. This continues in a vicious cycle: higher insulin levels, more eating, more weight gain, more craving, more eating, more weight gain, more craving…on and on and on.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Today Is National Junk Food Day Soooo...

I know good and well you guys did not think I was about to say go out and binge on junk food!:) The following excerpt from "Beating the food giants" by Paul Stitt will help you to realize that your day of binging can easily turn into days, weeks or years: "Many nasty tricks are used by the Food Giants to make you overeat. Adding lots of fat, sugar and salt are obvious ones. They also put things in junkfoods that make your tastebuds and cravings go crazy. Have you ever eaten just one Oreo cookie? Bet you can't, either. They look so sweet and innocent!

What you should realize is that the Nabisco Company spent millions developing that formula so that you can't eat just one. It contains 23 different appetite stimulants and 11 artificial colors. I saw the recipe and I was aghast. It's not easy to make a cookie that will hook every last American. So next time you buy a package of Oreo Cookies, be assured that you'll eat them all at one time and gain another pound. And, the Food Giants will have another dollar in their pocket."

Sunday, July 19, 2009

How To Think During Adversity

I know for a fact that in the past my adversities and obstacles used to last longer than they had to because of my stinkin thinkin. I used to just constantly think on the problem, therefore causing the problem to get bigger and pushing the solution further away. Now I know that when you are going through something difficult, the sooner you focus on the happiness and solution being back in your life, the sooner it will arrive.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Is Sprite Green Their Cash Machine

SPRITE SPEAKS: Sprite has rolled out a new soda that they say is intended for the "young, active and health conscious crowd". It is sweetened with Truvia (derived from Stevia) and claims that it has 50% less calories than soda.

CUSTOMER SPEAKS: I read a review and a "dieter" put that she is happy that Sprite came out with this, but that she wishes that they come out with one that is 0 calories.

JOY SPEAKS: Sodas make you FAT, diet sodas make you FAT, sweetened drinks of ALL kinds make you FAT!!! How? Scientists at the Monell Research Center found that as soon as the tounge tastes something sweet, the body converts glucose in the blood into storage fat, causing the blood sugar to drop. You then will get cravings for refined foods/snacks. This viscous cycle repeats and many studies have shown a strong correlation between these drinks and storing fat (especially in the belly) and people still sip on this crap all day. Studies even show that 1 drink a day will increase your chances of health problems and weight gain by 40% . The bottom line is that if you are the "young, active and health conscious crowd" that Sprite is seeking, do yourself and health a favor and drink water!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Next Level Hula Hooping

All I can say is, "OMG, this girl can work a Hula Hoop!" I think this would be something fun to practice on the weekends or while vacationing (it breaks down into 6 pieces). You can order it from So who is going to have the whole routine down by the end of Summer? Are you in? I"m In!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Problem:My Kids Live On Junk

Solution: #1 The parents need to lead by example and get off junk! Solution: #2 The parents need to get rid of the junk and only keep the healthy snacks/foods (Fruit, veggies, whole grain crackers and nuts) in the home. I promise the kids will get the picture after they pout and whine for a few days (or weeks). They will thank you later, when they are not addicted to crapolla.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Breaking Beauty Announcement

Estee Lauder and Lancome
introduced "vibrating mascaras"
in 2008. Maybelline has now introduced a drugstore brand and let
me tell you it is AMAZING!!!
It does 7,000 vibrations/min in
7 syncronized actions. As you can tell from my before/after pic, it focuses on length moreso than volume. But it looks very natural and lasted through the 3 intense bootcamps I did in one day in the FL heat! Now back to regularly scheduled programming... ha ha:)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Live Each Day With Purpose

Definition of Purpose: The reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.
Definition of Passion: A strong feeling or emotion.

We all have a purpose. When in doubt, ask the creator about the purpose of his creation. Ask the person who made the dishwasher, its' purpose if in doubt. In the meantime, enjoy each day on the pathway to discovering your purpose and really enjoy each day that you are operating in your purpose!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Don't Have Time To Work Out" Is A Stinkin' Lie

If you bring up the subject of fitness or working out in some circles, you’ll immediately hear excuses for why people can’t (or won’t) participate regularly. However, probing a little deeper into these excuses you’ll notice that all of them are lame. With the innumerable benefits fitness provides, it’s a shame more people aren’t doing it.

The excuse that has stayed in the "top 3" excuses for years is, "I don't have time to work out". Well, what is ironic is that according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day (or 28 hours/week, or 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year). In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years glued to the tube.

For decades, research and studies have demonstrated that heavy television-viewing may lead to serious health consequences. A recent study, which appears in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, examined the relationship between television viewing and weight. Women who watched 3 or more hours of TV a day had an 89 per cent increased risk of severe abdominal obesity compared to those watching 1 hour of TV a day or less. This is from a combination of mindless eating while viewing tv and lack of exercise.

So the bottom line is cut the stinkin' tv off and go outside and run up and down your street. Take control of your health and fitness instead of listing your excuses. Grab the kids and teach them how to eat healthy and exercise. You can't teach what you do not do yourself, so commit to making this a lifestyle change and stick to it!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Gwyneth Cleanses Again

Many of us equate summer holidays such as the Fourth with uncontrolled eating and drinking--not so for Gwyneth Paltrow, who is now on the heels of a three-week-long 'Clean' detox program as she simultaneously films "Iron Man 2."

"I feel pure and happy and much lighter (I dropped the extra pounds that I had gained during a majorly fun and delicious "relax and enjoy life phase" about a month ago)," she wrote to subscribers of her GOOP newsletter.

The cleanse, developed by Gwyneth's doctor and detox diet specialist, Dr. Alejandro Junger, consists of two liquid meals a day with a solid one (no processed foods, dairy, sugar, etc) in between. "I followed it to the letter and I can report that it worked wonders," she wrote.

Some people may ask, "Well, would'nt you gain all the weight back at the end of the detox?" The answer is you should only gain a little water weight back. The key to choosing any detox is to stick to a smart eating plan upon completion and resist the urge to overeat. There are many detox diets out there and are excellent to use a few times a year. But what you eat in between them is SUPER important.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


The most popular female names in my email database start with the letters "L" and "M". Guess my 2 most popular female names. The 1st one who picks the correct 2 names will receive a 30-day supply of Isotonix Multivitamin or B-Complex supplement.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

1 Month w/Amy

Check out Amy's progress with her 30-day detox, bootcamp,supplements and mindset(4 pillars). Find out what happens when you choose to let go of excuses. Find out if the cravings are still haunting and how often.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Change Your Food, Change Your Life

I'm just the messenger! A messenger who desires the best in everyone. A messenger who does not consider great health extreme, but preferred. A messeger who will dedicate my life and passion to health and fitness...dedicate my life to shifting whiners to winners. I'm just a messenger!


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