15 Sep 2012
in TOTAL BODY
Tags: ABS, arms, biceps curls, body, BOOTCAMP, CALORIE, CARDIO, CHANGE, dumbells, fitness tips, glutes, health, HEALTHY TIPS, HERBALIFE, INSPIRATION, legs, LIFESTYLE, MOTIVATION WORKOUT, mus, TOTAL BODY, visual demonstration, weight training, workout, workout routines
Thanks to Briana for reminding me to post the next workout! Sometimes in life when you try to take on to many things at once you overwhelm yourself! Best thing is to make things easy and simple!! I want to focus on the total body so below is a total BODY workout:
As always warm up is crucial. Get the blood flowing in your body to your working muscles:
20 Jumping Jacks
20 High knee’s
20 kick your butt
20 Jump rope( if do not have then imitate the movement)
20 jumps side to side!
Rest 30 sec and Repeat 1 more time!
STRETCH! 2-3 Minutes arm circles, toe touches, leg swings, etc!
Dumbbell side lunge: Standing with feet shoulder-width apart and a pair of dumbbells at your side, take a BIG STEP to the side with your left foot, pushing your hips back and lowering your body into a deep lunge position. As you come down, move the dumbbells straight down to the floor so that your chest comes over your left knee. Return to starting position and repeat for reps on both sides. 20 TOTAL
Bent over dumbbell Fly’s: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent. Bend forward at the hips so the torso is at parallel to the ground, holding a pair of dumbbells straight down with palms facing in. Next, with elbows slightly bent, raise the dumbbells out the side so that the elbows extend above the shoulders. Return to starting position. 20 Total
Dumbbell front squat: Take some pressure off that back. Start this one with feet hip-width apart, holding dumbbells on your shoulders with a neutral grip and elbows up. Next, hinge back, keeping the back straight like you’re sitting on an imaginary bench. Lower the body until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor (or deeper, without losing a tight back). Complete the move by driving through the hips as you come back up to standing position. 20 Total
Dumbbell upright row: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and place a pair of dumbbells straight down in front of you. With palms facing your body, pull the weight straight up the front of your body to the top of your chest, keeping the elbows slightly above the shoulders. 20 Total
Dumbbell Bulgarian split squat: Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Prop your left foot onto a bench and plant your right foot on the floor into a wide split stance. Lunge straight down, keeping your front leg linear and your spine rigid. Come down until your knee hovers above the floor, and then push back up to starting position and repeat for reps on both sides. 20 Total
Dumbbell skull crushers: The exercise says it all, so be sure to follow closely: Lie face up on a bench with feet planted on the floor and your back pressed down. With a dumbbell in each hand, raise the arms straight up (palms facing each other). Then, bending only at the elbows, lower the weight down to your ears, finishing in 90-degree angle. Return to starting position. 20 Total
Dumbbell Russian twist: Sit on a gym mat with a dumbbell in each hand. Holding the dumbbells out in front of you, bring them down to your right side, only moving your arms. (Twisting at the spine is a big no-no!) Bring them all the way to the left, keeping your spine rigid. Repeat for reps. 20 Total
Leg Lowers: Lay straight on back with legs extended up straight into the air. Keeping core engaged and belly button tucked int the spine, lower your legs down without touching the floor. bring them back up and repeat. 20 Total
Mountain Climbers: 20 Total
Plank: 1 Min
Now if you are a beginner go through this once! For more advanced- go through these exercises back to back for a complete round with no rest. After doing them all, rest 2 min and repeat for another 1-2 times.
Cool down and stretch! Remember to always always HYDRATE AND refuel your body post workout right after. For ideas and help with this e mail me at email@example.com!
09 Sep 2012
Tags: ABS, budget, CALORIE, cheap, CHICKEN, colorful meal, complex carbs, DINNER, eating healthy, fit, fitness tips, health, HEALTHY, healthy alternative, HEALTHY TIPS, HERBALIFE, INSPIRATION, LIFESTYLE, lose weight, money saver, NUTRITION, PROTEIN, TOTAL BODY
People complain all the time that eating healthy is expensive. The reality is that healthy eating can be cheap and quick too. Difficult economic times do not mean that we have to sacrifice our health — or budget – when it comes to food. With careful planning and a little effort, healthy eating can fit into a budget, but preparation and planning are key. Be thoughtful, kind, and respectful to your body. PLAN AND PREPARE. Plan meals ahead of time that will stretch you a month long. What works for me is buying chicken in bulk, large bag of frozen vegetables and berries that last me the month- along with my natural herbal products. This is what works for me and I am just giving an example of how I choose to live a healthy lifestyle and not burn a whole in my wallet. Although it may seem a lot up front- I average out my costs to at most $12-15 a day for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. That’s extremely good considering people will go out for lunch at that price, plus tip, and even more for dinner. It’s important to shop when you are not hungry and go strictly to the aisles you know where your items are at on your list. On a day you are not busy pre cook some chicken (or your preferred protein) that will last you 3-4 days so all you have to do is heat it up and prepare with whatever you are having on the side. Throw on some legumes/beans, stir fry vegetables, brown rice,etc to make it a balanced lean and mean meal. All these in bulk are budget friendly.
For example of a daily menu: PRICE BREAK DOWN PER SERVING
Breakfast: Peanut butter cookie shake shake: Herbalife cookies n cream formula 1- ($1.21), chocolate protein powder($1.48), 1 TBSP PEANUT BUTTER ($0.21) 1/2 banana ($.010) (cinnamon ($0.02) water and ice PRICELESS
Snack: gala apple- $0.69 ALMONDS ($0.30) toast ($.15) avocado ($0.24 ) cottage cheese($0.47 )
Lunch : TUNA SPINACH SALAD SANDWICH.: spinach ($0.24) TUNA ($0.69) Sweet Spicy mustard ($.07) bread 2 pieces ($0.33) Red Onion ($.02) Mushroom slices($0.24). Kale Chips-HOMEMADE ($0 .40) carrots and hummus (~$0.89)
Snack: Peanut butter Protein bar ($1.34) peach ( $0.88)
Dinner: Chicken breast(1.99) sweet potato ($0.69) stir fry vegetables ($1.23) sauces : honey mustard:~ $0.11 sirracha ~$ 0.13)
Dessert: Banana ($0.19) chocolate chips ( $0.13) PB ($0.21) herbalife cookies n cream formula 1(1/2 serving) ($0.61)
TOTAL FOR THE DAY: $15.26 —–> a lot of good nutritional stuff for this price
Example of a power salad I made for cheap cheap cheap:
- Choose your meat wisely and buy in bulk. You then can freeze it properly and use it at your convenience.
- Or Consider Going Meatless: Skipping meat, even once or twice a week, can help save money, since meat is usually the most expensive part of a meal. I read even at current prices, you can save $210 per year by swapping out 1 pound of sirloin ($5.99) with a 14-ounce block of tofu ($1.96) once a week for a year.
- Discover Great Ways to Use Canned Fish: Canned salmon and tuna provide omega-3 fats, which help keep your heart healthy by lowering triglycerides and blood pressure. The difference: canned fish is really cheap. At just $3.68 per pound (just over 3 cans at $1.15 each), canned tuna is a delicious, healthy and cheap option for dinner. Get creative.
- Grains and legumes are inexpensive and pack a nutritional power punch.Plus, they add a heaviness to a meal that most people rely on meat for.
- Buying bulk can save a lot of money. You can purchase grains, pastas, dried fruits, nuts and flours in the bulk isles of your grocery or natural foods store. You can choose the amount that works for you (bulk doesn’t mean you need 25 pounds of rice at a time!), and bulk food sections give a lower price per quantity ratio while saving on packaging.
- Seasonal foods not only taste better, they are more nutritious and they don’t need to be shipped in from half a world away!Seasonal foods will often cost less as well. Think ahead and stock up on fruits and vegetables in their natural season in order to can or freeze them for the off season.
- While it may seem like some processed foods are cheaper, the real steal is on the nourishment they provide. Empty calories still leave us hungry for real food. When we spend money on real, whole, organic, herbal and fresh foods, it is essential that we shift our old ways of food shopping.
Small shifts in the way we feed ourselves and families can help us find that sweet spot between staying responsible with our budgets, and feeding ourselves healthy, organic, herbal,and vital foods/ supplements. Think of all your food items you purchase as little treasures you are going to store in your chest box full of gold!!!!!
For questions on meal planning and fitness evaluations email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Aug 2012
Tags: ABS, CHANGE, dedication, fit, fitness tips, focus, health, HEALTHY, healthy alternative, HEALTHY TIPS, HERBALIFE, INSPIRATION, medidtate, mindset, MOTIVATION WORKOUT, NUTRITION, PHYSICAL EXERCISE, PINTEREST, PROTEIN, visual demonstration
So I have been posting a lot of body workouts that you can take and use to tighten those muscle fibers. But some people struggle with even putting on their nike’s tying them and getting out the door. I practice, I preach on having a balanced mind, body and spirit lifestyle. One of the most important things first is your mind- if your mind isn’t right- then how are you going to function or focus on a workout? How are you going to crush goals if you can’t self motivate and dedicate yourself to them?
There is no magic pill, no secret technique or approach that can solve this problem for you. It will take time, hard work and persistence to get yourself where you want to be. But there are several things you can do (and think) that can make all that hard work a little easier and greatly improve your chances of success.
No doubt about it, sticking to a weight loss or exercise program day after day can be tough. And without the proper support and motivation, any inroads made in terms of losing weight or adopting a fitness routine could be for naught. Weight loss is really a mind game. When you think about it you can always feed the hunger center of your brain the correct, healthy foods, and it will feel “full.” It’s the emotional side of you that your brain must overcome. And that’s not easy. I even have days where it’s tough.
As you implement your lifestyle change, you have a chance to begin to make better, healthier choices in your life selections. Take it slowly and consider following the lead set by the “successful lifestyles.”
Smile and laugh out loud several times a day. It keeps you grounded, and helps you cope with situations that would otherwise make you crazy. Read a funny story, watch a sitcom, or tell jokes to bring out those happy feelings.
Meditate, pray, or otherwise find solace for at least 10-20 minutes each day. Contemplation is good for your soul, helps you cope with the demands of daily life. I started doing this every day. Take the time to really visualize what it is you want and how you want your day to go.
Have a positive attitude. Do your best to look at life as if “the glass is half full.” You must believe in yourself, have good support systems, and think positively (“I think I can, I think I can…”) to succeed.
If you give it some thought, I bet you’ll agree that losing weight is not really your goal. Sure you want to lose weight and it’s important to you. But why? Is it because some number on a scale is really that important and meaningful in and of itself? Probably not. If you’re like most people, you probably want to lose weight because in your mind that will make it easier for you to live the kind of life you want to live. Keep that vision in mind every time you you take a step towards your goal.
These are good steps to and questions to ask yourself:
- What do I want my life to look like in (1, 5 or 10) years? Explain what you want to be doing, the roles you want to take on, how you want to see yourself, etc.
- What would my ideal days look like? Explain why you’d look forward to getting up in the morning, the first thing you’d do every day, who you’d spend time with, the good experiences you want to have each day, how you’d face challenges in your daily life, etc.
- What personal values (love, human connection, security, independence, comfort, interest, excitement, contribution to society, family, career success etc.) do I want my daily life to express and reflect? Include how you’d rank these values if you had to choose between them at any given moment.
These are just tools you can use to get your mind right and get yourself thinking. Write yourself a vision statement to get yourself from where you are to whee you want to be. DO not get down on yourself!! Focus on what you can CHANGE in your life as “fit.” It’s also a good idea to include pictures that will remind you of your goals and vision on tough days. Use your Vision Statement regularly to remind yourself why you are committed to your goals. You against YOURSELF!!
Stay up, Stay Positive
29 Aug 2012
in dessert, RECIPES
Tags: ABS, CALORIE, CHANGE, chia seeds, clean eats, complex carbs, eat clean, fitness tips, health, HEALTHY, HEALTHY TIPS, HERBALIFE, INSPIRATION, lean, LIFESTYLE, lose weight, LOW CALORIE, LOW FAT, milkshake, MOTIVATION WORKOUT, NUTRITION, PEANUT BUTTER, PHYSICAL EXERCISE, progress, PROTEIN, shake, TIGHT, TOTAL BODY
taste like a milkshake for under 200 calories.
*2 SCOOPS FORMULA 1 Cookies n cream
*1 scoop protein drink mix Chocolate ( I use Herbalife)
* 8 0z water
* 1 tsp Cookie Butter… yummmm be careful with this one
And that’s it! Simple and so nutrtious
PUT IN WATER- FILL ICE TO WATER LINE. Must do this so the thickness of consistency is perfect. Throw in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth!! I topped mine with a little fat free whipped cream! Holla! party in my mouth!
Questions on any of those ingredients e mail me: email@example.com
29 Aug 2012
Tags: ABS, BOOTCAMP, CALORIE, CARDIO, CHANGE, fit, fitness tips, health, HEALTHY, healthy alternative, HEALTHY TIPS, HERBALIFE, INSPIRATION, LIFESTYLE, lose weight, LOW CALORIE, MOTIVATION WORKOUT, PHYSICAL EXERCISE, PINTEREST, right hand arm, TOTAL BODY, visual demonstration, weight training, workout routines
Ab and core workout. Can’t stress enough why it’s important to work your whole core. It’s the foundation to your body. Having a strong core plays an important part in all our lives. What is the core? It is a group of muscles that make up our mid-section, which consist of the abdominals, oblique’s and lower back. The core is responsible for stabilizing everything we do and for our posture.
By keeping a strong core, it can help us stand up straighter, eliminate lower back pain, have good muscle tone, have improvement in physical performance, and help prevent injuries and support our body to function at a higher energy level. People with a weak core have that hunched over look on their back from being sedentary and sitting hunched over at a desk all day. This contributes to bad posture- which leads to back pain and damage to the spine.
Building a strong core does not happen overnight but with consistency and time you will develop a good strong foundation. If you have a strong core it will allow your body to retain that lean healthy look even as we age
See all those muscles! That’s why abs are made in the kitchen. Everyone has a 6 pack- just some and most are hidden by a layer of fat! Today work your core and ab muscles to strengthen them- but eat your way to a healthy, tight, lean body! Recipe for a yummy shake HERE.
CORE AND AB WORKOUT: I do a lot of reps. Adjust to your level. Some can start at 20. Each time increase
Jump Rope for 50
Kick your BoOtY 50
Ski Jumps 50 (jumping side to side like you are skiing down slopes)
Do each circuit 2 times though. Circuit one go non stop. Rest 1 min Repeat. Same thing for Circuit 2
* Mountain Climbers- 60
*Dumbbell Russian Twist- 60 ( I use 25 pounds) Use a weight that fits you. Holding the dumbbells out in front of you, bring them down to your right side, only moving your arms. (Twisting at the spine is a big no-no!) Bring them all the way to the left, keeping your spine rigid. Repeat for reps.
*Plank Knee to Elbow- 60
* Dumbbell windmills- 20 Holding a dumbbells out in front of you, bring them down to your right side only moving your arms. (Twisting at the spine is a big no-no!) Bring them all the way to the left, keeping your spine rigid. Repeat for reps.
* Up and Down planks-40 Be in Plank position and push up on one arm and back down with the other. Repeating
* Dumbbell Wood chop- 20 each side. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and a dumbbell out in front of you. Squat down, rotating right to bring the dumbbell down to your right foot. Bring the dumbbell back up, keeping you arms out in front of you. Rotate into left lunge with your arms going overhead to the left side. Repeat for reps.
*Overhead Dumbbell Side bend – 20 ( 10 each side)
- Hold a pair of dumbbells over your head, in line with your shoulders, with your arms straight.
- Without twisting your upper body, slowly bend directly to your left side as far as you can. Pause, return to an upright position, then bend to your right side. Alternate back and forth with each repetition.
* Leg Lowers. Lay on back- legs up and maintain a strong core. Lower legs to where it feels comfortable ( I go right above ground without touching). Some people only go 45 degrees. Lower for 40.
I will finish with a quick cardio sesh: 20 burpees, 20 jump ropes, 20 side to side hops, 20 high knees. Repeat 3 times!
28 Aug 2012
Tags: ABS, arms, biceps curls, CALORIE, CARDIO, CHANGE, fitness tips, health, healthy alternative, HEALTHY TIPS, HERBALIFE, INSPIRATION, LIFESTYLE, lose weight, MOTIVATION WORKOUT, NUTRITION, ripped, sculpt, sexy, sexy body, shoulder muscles, TOTAL BODY, visual demonstration, weight training, workout, workout routines
Sculpting arms and shoulders is sexy! Below is a workout to utilize some dumbbells and work that upper body! I am stepping out of my bubble of what I usually do- and that usually is body weight exercises and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training.) I want to change it up and see how my body responds. Monday was an intense leg workout that really got my heart pumping, so Tuesday will consist of upper body with weights- sculpting those arms baby!
I am doing 3 sets of 15 reps with 15-20 Pounds- depending on the exercise. Pick a weight that fits your fitness level.
WARM UP- arm circles, arm cross overs, jog 5 minutes, STRETCH STRETCH STRETCH
Bent over dumbbell flys: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent. Bend forward at the hips so the torso is at parallel to the ground, holding a pair of dumbbells straight down with palms facing in. Next, with elbows slightly bent, raise the dumbbells out the side so that the elbows extend above the shoulders. Return to starting position.
Dumbbell upright row: These will lead you back to shore. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and place a pair of dumbbells straight down in front of you. With palms facing your body, pull the weight straight up the front of your body to the top of your chest, keeping the elbows slightly above the shoulders.
Dumbbell shoulder-to-shoulder press: Ready for this tricky move? Hold a dumbbell flat in your right hand, resting it on the top of your shoulder. Next, grasp the top of the dumbbell with your left hand and press it straight up overhead, bringing it down to your left shoulder. Repeat back and forth for reps with quick motions.
Prone rear delt raise: Delta, delta, we can help ya! Lie face down on an incline bench supporting your weight on your toes. Stick a pair of dumbbells straight out in front of you with palms facing in. Raise the dumbbells out the side and back, bending your arms slightly as they come up.
Incline lateral raise: Sit side-saddled on an incline bench with your left side resting on the bench. With a dumbbell in your right hand down at your right side, raise it straight up overhead above shoulder height. Return to starting position and repeat for reps on both sides (cake).
Dumbbell spider curls: Lie face down on an incline bench supporting your weight on your toes. Hold a pair of dumbbells straight out in front of you with palms facing out. Curl the weight up to full contraction without rocking back and forth. (Isolation, baby!) Return the weight to starting position. Want to change it up a bit? Alternate left and right for single-arm spider curls.
Good old Push ups!: Straight head neck position, keep shoulders back and stable, core tight, fulkl range of motion.
Dumbbell skull crushers: Lie face up on a bench with feet planted on the floor and your back pressed down. With a dumbbell in each hand, raise the arms straight up (palms facing each other). Then, bending only at the elbows, lower the weight down to your ears, finishing in 90-degree angle. Return to starting position.
I’m going to finish off with plank until failure. I am working on beating my best time: 5 minutes and 33 sec!!! Get after it and sculpt sculpt sculpt! YOU KNOW THIS WILL BE KILLER AFTER WORKING THOSE ARMS AND SHOULDERS AS WELL!!
REFUEL!!! IN PREVIOUS POST I EXPLAIN WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR BODY. FOR DETAILS EMAILS ME: firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Mar 2012
in HEALTH TIPS, LIFESTYLE
Tags: CHANGE, dieting, eating, fitness tips, health, HEALTHY, HEALTHY TIPS, HERBALIFE, INSPIRATION, LIFESTYLE, lose weight, MOTIVATION WORKOUT, weight
Many dieters tend to make similar mistakes when trying to lose weight. But being aware of these mistakes—and making small physical and mental changes—will help you lose the weight and keep it off for good. You will then find in that process the transition of a lifestyle change rather than a dreadful ”diet.” Here’s how:
Slower is Better
The first mistake dieters make is having unrealistic weight loss expectations. A lifestyle I live is set up for me to maintain my weight and stay healthy. A lifestyle change I could help set up for others is safely losing between half a pound and two pounds per week. Studies show that individuals who rapidly lose weight are more likely to gain it back. So if you’ve lost a few pounds this month—excellent! Don’t discount that because you see someone on T.V. losing 15 pounds in two weeks.
Everyone is Different
While some people lose a lot of weight in the first few weeks, others might not lose any weight for a few weeks. Although this can be frustrating when you’re doing everything right, it’s not a reason to give up. Sometimes it just takes a little while longer to see the results of your hard work reflected on the scale. Remember eating right and exercising regularly have positive impacts on your health in many other ways, such as more energy, less stress, better sleep, and reduced risk of many diseases. You’ll receive those benefits, regardless of the number on the scale.
Weight Loss is Rarely Constant from Week to Week
Many people lose a lot in the first few weeks, and then their weight loss slows down considerably. It’s totally normal to have weeks when you lose more than expected, and weeks when your weight remains the same despite your consistent efforts. Our bodies are very complicated and don’t always cooperate with the estimates of how much we should expect to lose. People rarely lose a consistent amount of weight each week. Measuring your weight loss on a monthly basis can be a more accurate gauge of how well you are doing. But always ALWAYS stay on track, even if you derail a little.
Eating Less Isn’t Always Better
A lot of people assume that the less you eat, the faster you will lose. One of the biggest mistakes dieters make is not eating enough. Your calorie range is based on your current weight, goal weight, how aggressive your goal is (whether you want to lose weight quickly or slowly) and how much exercise you are doing. Your recommended calorie range might seem like a lot of food—especially if you are accustomed to fad, restrictive diets. I have a great program I can help anyone get to their goals-MAINTAIN, LOSE , OR EVEN GAIN MUSCLE WEIGHT.
But if your body is not getting enough nutrients and calories (especially if you eat less than your recommended CALORIE range), your metabolism will slow down. This is called “starvation mode” because your body thinks it is experiencing a famine, so it starts holding onto every calorie you give it, making weight loss much slower or impossible, and weight gain more likely. That’s why it’s so important to eat within your calorie range. If you aren’t, you could be doing more harm than gooD. What’s great about the program I could help set your goals is by providing your body the lack of nutrients, vitamins and minerals a lot of people miss out on through food. It’s easy, manageable, and only ranges out to $5-$6 a day to get YOURSELF HEALTHY. Now that’s a good investment. WHO SAYS BEING HEALTHY WOULD BE COST EFFECTIVE? YES THERE ARE WAYS AROUND IT.
It’s never ever to late to jump on the band wagon to a healthy lifestyle. Set goals and start a manageable plan to get you on your road to success.
02 Mar 2012
What keeps an athlete going in spite of the heat and long hours of vigorous physical activity is a properly hydrated and fueled body. In endurance sports, nutrition is equivalent to keeping oneself hydrated at all times, especially during the game. If you don’t give yourself the proper nutrition it needs, your game performance will suffer.
Sports that require special attention to endurance nutrition (and thus help you level up your performance) are: running, swimming, triathlon, cycling, rowing, mountain biking, adventure racing, cross-country skiing, mountaineering and trekking.
Let me say that you have prepared yourself for an endurance sport. Your nutrition focuses on giving you enough fuel to last you a day of vigorous physical activity. You eat foods rich in protein to keep your muscles fit for the game and carbohydrates to give you enough energy and fuel your muscles to run fast, steady, and consistently. What else can you do to perform much better in endurance sports? Well give it proper essential vitamins and minerals and the extra push in the HERBALIFE 24 line:
WHY BE ON THESE PRODUCTS???
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• Balanced nutrition. Scientifically developed and produced to exacting standards; our protein drink mix provides everything you need to help you reach optimum health. Are you getting the right protein intake?
• Not enough time for meals? Too busy for lunch? Too tired to cook? Have a shake instead! It’s so quick and easy – in just a few minutes you will have produced a balanced and delicious meal-in-a-glass, which then allows you more time to do the things you really want to!
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Herbalife is the largest natural weight loss company in the world. Herbalife has grown to be the #1 proven way to lose weight fast, safely and effectively. Herbalife has proven to be effective by helping over 40 million people already. They are known for sponsering the Olympics, and LA Galaxy Soccer Team, featuring star player David Beckham!
Herbalife is known for their 100% natural products. Every item that Herbalife formulates, is dervived from all natural ingredients. By doing this, they are able to provide us with a product that gives our bodies the nutrition it’s lacking. When your body lacks proper nutrition, it tends to absorb all the bad properties of our food. The reason for this is because your body is starving for nutrition. So when you do feed it, it grabs onto whatever it can, searching for the good nutrition in the food. But when the food you eat has no good nutrition, it will hang onto whatever it can. Causing us to gain weight and develop health problems. Now when your body is operating at a healthy level, you will notice you have more energy, begin losing weight, and possibly elimate your health problems.
Herbalife can help each and every person in the world. Even if you don’t need to lose weight, Herbalife products are used for many other reasons.
Benefits from using Herbalife Products…
* Herbalife can help you lose, gain and maintain weight
* Herbalife can help lower your Cholesterol
* Herbalife can help lower your Blood Pressure
* Herbalife can help eliminate Diabetes
* Herbalife will increase your Energy Levels
* Herbalife can help elimate Urinary Tract Infections
* Herbalife can help your allergies
* Herbalife builds Muscle
* Herbalife can help with Joint Pain
* Herbalife can Eliminate Pain
* Herbalife can Strenghten your Bones
* Herbalife will boost your Immune System
* Herbalife promotes Heart Efficiency
* Herbalife can eliminate Muscle Spasms
* Herbalife can help with Menopause and Pre Menopause
* Herbalife helps with Stress Management
* Herbalife promotes Digestive Health
Who can use Herbalife?
* Pregnant Mothers
YES PREGNANT- THINK ABOUT IT ALL YOU MOMMIES- YOU ARE ADDING MORE NUTRITION TO YOUR BODY- WHICH WILL NOURISH YOUR BABY!! I LOVE EVERYTHING!
IT’S YOU AGAINST THE WORLD
28 Feb 2012
Tags: CALORIE, CHANGE, CHICKEN, complex carbs, DINNER, epidemic proportions, fitness tips, food meal, health, healthy alternative, healthy recipes, HERBALIFE, INSPIRATION, LIFESTYLE, LOW FAT, RECIPES, RED ROBIN
Good day my peoples!
Today is an informative day. Why do we care so much about reading up on health articles, healthy recipes, tips, and the new workout trend? Well because today obesity and people gaining weight has become an EPIDEMIC!! Obesity has been on the rise since about 1980 and is now at epidemic proportions. How and why did obesity start; we didn’t suddenly become a country of overly hungry people eating everything in sight. You don’t have much time and you are hungry. So you go and get a fast food meal, day after day. Obesity can start just like that. The same for the pre-packaged processed foods. And those fats and calories add up quickly. This is people acting on hunger and busy lifestyles with the wrong foods.
With people’s hectic schedules it led to quick fixes-aka fast food- or easy grab to go food processed crap in the grocery stores. People really don’t take time these days to sit down and enjoy what they are putting in their body. And if you think about it, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. Literally in every aspect. We don’t become healthy by becoming thin; you become thin by becoming healthy. We have more glowing skin, silky hair, healthy organs, more energy, and feel more pure ALL FROM EATING GOOD AND CLEAN! And not to mention, with being healthy you will naturally be thin and fit.
Now don’t get me wrong. I believe in indulgences and eating all the delicious stuff out there. But I’m only talking about doing this 10-15% of the time. The other 85-90%% should be eating clean to look LEAN! I didn’t always have this mindset. Growing up I ate anything in site when hungry. I have by no means ever been overweight ( prob because I have always played sports and been active) but I definitely was not as fit and energized as I am today. For example I would go to dinner at Red Robin with friends after a soccer game and basically scarf down a basket of fries even before my meal was served. Then I would have my honey mustard grilled chicken burger with more fries to be exact!
Woop there it is. Looks divine but honestly my lifestyle and eating habits have changed.. I GENUINELY enjoy healthy foods and healthy eating? Why? Because I like they way it makes me feel, I have more energy, and I genuinely like the way it TASTES! Food is fuel for our bodies, and if we put unhealthy food into our system then we can expect to feel badly. Healthy eating makes you feel better. If you eat healthy food, then you will generally feel better throughout the day.
We Live this life ONCE- SO WHY NOT LIVE IT TO THE BEST! What you eat can also be a huge support as you go through different stages in your life. Your food choices can help reduce PMS, boost fertility, combat stress, make pregnancy easier, and ease the symptoms of menopause. Whatever your age, committing to a healthy diet will help you look and feel your best so that you stay on top of your commitments and enjoy life. So please stop and take time for yourself on what you are doing in your life to live it healthy and to the best. Yes that photo above looks good, but I def would choose a different item on the menu. Here are some photos of what makes me drool:
See how colorful and delcious these looooook!!!!!!!! yuuuum
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO PUT IN YOUR BODY TODAY TO MAKE THE BEST YOU?
check my recipe page for good nutritious and delicious fooooods
12 Feb 2012
in HEALTH TIPS, LIFESTYLE
Tags: CHANGE, chocolate, CRAVINGS, fitness tips, health, HEALTHY, HEALTHY TIPS, HERBALIFE, INSPIRATION, LIFESTYLE, MOTIVATION WORKOUT, PINTEREST, TOTAL BODY
You make a choice that affects your health every time you’re in the kitchen, at the grocery store, or even at work. Are your decisions as fit as they can be?
Sometimes you have to look deeper into these cravings. Why does it seem that we are always craving foods that are bad for us? When our bodies crave something, we often seek out foods that satisfy our food cravings to the extreme, whether it be salt, sugar, carbohydrates, or caffeine. Have you ever been told to listen to your body? When it craves a certain food or nutrient, it often points to something real going on in your body that should be addressed. Here are the answers to your questions about food cravings, plus a look at thefive foods we crave the most.
According to the Journal of Nutrition, chocolate is the most widely craved food in America. Most people have a taste for chocolate, which helps, but chocolate also contains key ingredients that may be linked to why we crave it so much. For instance, many people seem to crave chocolate when they are stressed or feeling down. Chocolate’s reputation as an aphrodisiac stems from its phenylethylamine content, which regulates the body’s release of endorphins. Endorphins are natural mood lifters and often have a calming effect when the body is stressed. Chocolate also contains traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a substance found in marijuana. THCreacts with cells in the brain to release dopamine, one of the neurotransmitters responsible for the release of endorphins. The “high” from marijuana is therefore replicated to a much lesser degree when eating chocolate. In addition to its “feel good” qualities, chocolate contains large amounts of iron, a mineral that can be depleted during a woman’s menstruation cycle. If you just have to get that chocolate fix, try dark chocolate to reap its antioxidant benefits!
Another way I deal with my chocolate craving is using my Herbalife chocolate protein powder and making yummy treats out of it! Refer to my recipe tab for those delicious BITES
Salt, which most people associate with potato chips or French fries, is another commonly craved food. Like chocolate, some people are drawn to salty foods over other types, which can contribute to the nature of their food cravings. Some experts believe that Americans are so accustomed to a high-sodium diet, that they go into salt “withdrawal” when their eating habits change. This dietary change can be a real shock to one’s system, particularly for those who are dieting or have very low-sodium intake. Slowly cutting back on salt, rather than completely cutting it out of your diet, is a more effective way to reduce your intake of sodium. Finally, a desire for salt may simply be a result of dehydration, the process by which your body loses water, electrolytes and salt. The best way to fight dehydration is by drinking more water and by replacing the lost salt. Many sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade provide the necessary nutrients for hydration, especially after an intense workout. Sudden, excessive cravings for salt can also be a sign of some serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and sickle cell anemia. If you experience symptoms of any of these diseases, you should consult your physician immediately.
A craving for carbohydrates usually results in the consumption of refined carbohydrates, which are made from refined sugars and white flour. Consuming these items cause a rapid increase in your body’s blood-sugar levels. Not surprisingly, carb cravings often occur in the mid-afternoon, when your energy stores are at their lowest. While a high-carb snack will give you more energy, it will also cause a sudden drop in energy, which will encourage even more unhealthy snacking. Many carbohydrates are also referred to as “comfort foods,” which people associate with pleasant feelings. When you need a jolt of energy or a mood enhancement, it is natural to turn to the foods that have created those feelings in the past. Instead of reaching for a bag of pretzels or a few (or maybe more) of your favorite cookies, eat a handful of nuts and dried fruit or yogurt to give you the energy you need. The fiber in the nuts will help you to feel full for longer, while the low-glycemic fruit will help to stabilize your blood sugar so that your energy stores aren’t depleted as quickly. Adding a source of protein like yogurt, which takes longer to digest, can also slow down your body’s response to the carbohydrates.
Do you reach for a caffeine fix every time you’re feeling tired? Those who have serious cravings for caffeine throughout the day are most likely suffering from an addiction to caffeine. Caffeine stimulates activity in the brain, which in turn, causes the release of the hormone adrenaline. Despite achieving the desired effect, after the dose of caffeine wears off, it often creates a craving for additional caffeine to recreate the effect. There are healthier, more effective ways of preventing fatigue throughout the day. First, make sure you are getting enough sleep! Second, exercise daily. Although many people mistakenly think that they will be more tired by exercising, they are actually wrong. Overall, exercise will increase your energy level and will enable you to overcome your food cravings. Lastly, make sure you eat a healthy snack that is high in protein and whole grains every few hours to maintain your energy.
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When most of us crave fat, we don’t reach for a packet of nuts or a spoonful of flaxseed oil. Instead, we look for sources of saturated fats, such as potato chips, or snacks that satisfy our sweet tooth and our fat craving. Essential fatty acids are healthy fats that contain vitamins A, D and E, which your body uses for healthy skin, hair and nails. Because most Americans eat a diet that is lacking in these essential fats and oils, your body may crave them regularly. Unfortunately, when you respond by eating saturated fats, your body will continue to crave the fat it really needs. Fat also adds flavor and variety to our foods, which can be obtained by adding other healthy foods to your dishes. The next time you’re craving fat, try eating nuts or seeds, nut butters (peanut butter is my FAV!!!!!!!!!!!)avocados, or salmon and tuna. As a healthy substitute for vegetable oil, use olive oil when cooking.
******Food cravings are natural and unavoidable. However, they don’t need to be detrimental to your health if you respond to them appropriately. Stop and think about the real reasons behind your cravings and find solutions that will satisfy them and, at the same time, improve your health. Listen to your body, but don’t let it control you!!!!!