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EATING WITHOUT CHEATING

BodyTek Chili is just one of many smart recipes that are easy to make.

The tongue has 2,250,000 taste buds! All of them can’t be totally resistant to change…That’s right you may actually be depriving some of your tastes buds the pleasure of foods they REALLY like! It seems like we never completely get past that “I hate spinach” mentality from our childhood unless we have no choice. Well I hope none of us is stranded on a desert island with only leaves and grubs anytime soon but I’m challenging you to grow up and try some new stuff guys.  I mean we’re not exactly kids anymore and we’ve all learned that there are many things in life we must do to better ourselves…even ones that stink. Drinking water instead of soda will improve your fat metabolism within 3 days and is about 90% responsible for your energy level. Eating fish instead of hamburger cuts our saturated fat by another 90% and supplies our body with at least twice the quality protein per serving. A ½ cup serving of brown rice (109) has 1/4 the calories of a medium Wendy’s fries (380) and only .9 grams of fat (not the saturated kind either) instead of 19 grams including 4 saturated. These are easy fixes folks. Your tasted buds generally take 14 days to identify and approve the new flavor…14 days. For years now I’ve been requesting my clients stick to their regimented plans for a minimum of 14 days before even a taste of anything else. After a two week hiatus the taste buds are ready to have any new flavor as a guest and will most likely keep it around forever. It’s that simple. Simply deny them the usual and replace it with something new that’s calorie smart. That means carbohydrate foods with less than 10 grams of fat, around 15 – 23 carbs, and less than 6 sugars per serving. DON”T GIVE IN!  3 days is not a celebratory number, 14 day’s is. You have my promise that you’ll like the new food well enough within 14 days to keep eating it, plus see a really sweet change in your body! Once you’ve made the first change then go for another. Baby steps my friends but they’re much better than sitting still. Read the label and see what you’re eating before you eat it. You’ll be proud of yourself for taking the initiative and happy with the results.

                                          Stick with it, Coach

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MAGIC…is about to change your life!

Magic is about to change your life!
Magic is about to change your life!

Famous magicians like David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Harry Houdini, and Criss Angel make the seemingly impossible a tangible reality. It’s Magic…and we love it! It’s spectral yet magnetically attractive. We never know exactly what will happen but we’re feverishly excited about what could. It charges our veins with adrenaline and our minds with fantastic fantasies, images, and possibilities. So what about you? What’s your magic? Come on now; we all have a bit of magic brewing inside us! Continue reading MAGIC…is about to change your life!

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SUNNY SIDE UP!

Vitamin D is all around us!

It seems like we’re all a little brighter when the suns out…right? You bet, and here’s why; its metabolic product, calcitriol, is a secosteroid that impacts over 2000 of our body’s genes! It’s a strong factor in the pathology of, and therefore may help ward off at least 17 types of cancer as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, birth defects, periodontal disease, and…well that’s enough for me; yikes! It’s time to take notice folks; we NEED those summer rays! And for much more than a sexy tan! To compensate for lack of the “Big Yellow Guy” as in cases where we’re locked in cubicles all day or attempting to survive a winter like this one; we’d have to drink 50 glasses of milk per day or take up to 10 multi vitamins! Continue reading SUNNY SIDE UP!

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JUST SAY NO…Live longer, stronger, lighter!

Healthy and free through smart diet and exercise

Sodium Chloride (salt) through its adverse effect on our bodies PH can cause us to lose valuable net calcium contributing to the development of osteoporosis, renal stones, loss of skeletal muscle mass, and age related renal insufficiency (bladder control) later in life. Heavy salt intake inverts the potassium to sodium ratio effecting cardiovascular function adversely and contributes to hypertension and stroke as well. Excess sodium builds up in the body’s fluids (blood and lymph) causing the kidneys to work overtime to excrete it. This build up of fluid not only increases bodyweight but contributes to increased blood pressure. To avoid sodium chloride related issues simply restrict your salt levels to 1400-1800 milligrams per day. This means avoiding most processed foods, almost all fast foods, and of course; tossing the salt shaker. If it sounds worth it…it is, Morefit.

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Headaches From Workouts – MSN Health & Fitness – Headaches and Migraines

 

HeadachesWhat is less understood are headaches that arise from more favorable environmental conditions. The above BJSM survey found that runners reported the highest incidence of head pain, with weight-lifters coming in at No. 2. Both of these activities can cause primary exertional headaches,where physical strain can affect blood pressure and cerebral blood flow,and effort-induced migraine headaches,triggered by any intensity of aerobic activity, especially in warm weather, according to a 2003 review in Current Sports Medicine Reports.

Headaches From Workouts – MSN Health & Fitness – Headaches and Migraines.

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BURN Fat with Fat? Great News for Dieters!

The current trend: Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. It’s no secret that EFA’s (essential fatty acids) are important to your body for health reasons but I’m not convinced that folks are giving them all the credit that they deserve so lets take a closer look by examining the current trend. Extra Virgin Coconut oil is not actually an EFA or omega 3 but it acts in much the same way. It’s a medium chain fatty acid which contains lauric and capric short and medium chain fatty acids. These have many benefits including good fuel for your body that reduces carb cravings much like other fatty acids (olive oil, nuts, and fish oil). Continue reading BURN Fat with Fat? Great News for Dieters!

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