Archive for December, 2011

Questions About My Diet And Exercise

December 28th, 2011 25 comments

I am not certified in any kind of diet field or exercise field!!!!! Please take this as pure opinion and what works for me.

Sorry this is not a funny video. But I get asked this constantly and my fingers are tired from typing it.

Here is a link to my EPIC blender, I actually have an older version of this that I have had for 5 years and never had any problems with. Comes with 2 cups and blades so you can make smoothies for you and your buddy at the same time, and also comes with the giant dispensing thing that is spectacular for making frozen margaritas haha.,or.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=4683197074910359360&sa=X&ei=Px9oTezKCpKhtwfuhtnmAw&ved=0CN8BEPMCMAk#ps-sellers

And here is the link to my vegan cookbook, there are so many out there so maybe you can find one that works better for you (ie there are books for people that need to cook meals for families and others that eat meat when you don’t, some are more fancy and have more ingredients, I just like this one because it’s very practical, easy recipes, and tells you all of the nutrition information in the meals you are cooking)

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17 day diet-meal plans & diet info!!!

December 28th, 2011 No comments

Fast Results, Easy to Follow, I have a large email group sharing tips, recipes and support

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Quick Weight Loss Diet ~ How to Lose Weight Fast weight loss Program

December 28th, 2011 2 comments


Weight loss has been an age old question and an issue that is affecting people worldwide. With one in every two people overweight and one in every six obese worldwide we should not take this matter lightly. Before you start embarking a weight loss program you should first try to identify why you are gaining weight. This is important because it will help you come up with a suitable program for you. These are some of the reasons why people gain weight; less sleep, air conditions, decreased smoking, medicines, older mom’s children, taking too much food containing lots calorie, stress and laziness. Do not forget that when taking steps to start losing weight ask yourself: Do I really need to lose weight? Why am I losing weight? And finally which plan is go for me?
There are very many weight loss programs that claim fast weight loss but remember fast go fast come in other words the faster you lose it the faster you gain it. So try to use program that are more realistic and that can help you maintain your new and ideal weight. To lose weight you have to have the will and patient because you can’t lose it overnight, you have to put some effort in to it. To help you know how to lose weight here are some tips and remedies:
Weight lose diet is one of the widely used and more reliable way of losing weight, there are tons of proven diet example, salt free diet, sugar free diet, fat free diet and HCG diet these are most common and the trick is not to do away with them 100% you just reduce the intake. HCG dieting refers to restriction of calories intake from 500-800 per day to help you lose weight. Eating healthy food not junk food also goes a long way to help you lose weight and in the process eat small meals frequently like 4 to 5 meals a day, do not starve you self by eating 1or 2 meals a day. What this does to you is that your body will realize that there is no food and will start to compensate every time you eat so all the food are store in your body as fat. Small meals taken frequently increases your metabolism hence no fat stored and therefore no weight gained.
Another way on how to lose weight is by doing exercising. On the contrary of many peoples belief that exercising is going to the gym that is wrong. A simple 2 mile walk daily can go a long way in helping you lose weight. Exercise is good for you because it elevates your metabolism so that you burn more calories and which will help to reduce the amount of calories in your body hence no fats. When you are just starting to exercise with the aim of losing weight do not go into weight lifting much that you can arrange later, do cardio exercise to make you get rid of the excess fat and strengthen you bones. Exercise also helps in reducing amount of stress that you have.
One effective way of how to lose weight fast is by using medicine (pills) or gastric bypass surgery. Sliming pills generally decrease hunger, cub appetite and some increase your metabolism. It is a fast weight loss remedy that is very controversial and has been debated all around the world. The surgery is done to cut off the essential enzymes used to digest fat, so you will be incapable of absorbing the fat in you digestive system. It is a very quick weight loss program and mostly done for people in special circumstances.
In summary, make sure you choose wisely the kind of weight loss program you like either lose weight fast or the slow and steady conventional methods. It is imperative that when you start have a partner to help you through it because it can be exhausting and that one push can take you far. The remedies I have given you are the basics of weight loss programs and most programs use them in different ways. Hope this will go a long way to help you lose weight and get you the ideal weight.

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Healthy Eating and Cooking with Kids – Yes, Healthy Eating is Possible! – Part 3

December 28th, 2011 15 comments Healthy Eating and Cooking with Kids! Yes, healthy eating is possible with kids!

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Why is this meal healthy cooking?
– avocados contain a spectacular array of carotenoids and full of omega-3 fatty acids
– onions are an outstanding source of polyphenols
– garlic is rich in a variety of powerful sulfur-containing compounds
– limes are an excellent source of vitamin C

Is it a perfect meal? Maybe not, but it was fun, relatively healthy and the kids enjoyed it!

Some of the keys to healthy eating and cooking with kids are:
1) start young
2) make it fun
3) let them “help”
4) teach them why it is important

1) Start Young – The reason to start young when getting your kids eating healthy (and cooking when they are old enough) is because it is easier! The younger we teach them about healthy eating and cooking habits the better. It will become second nature and they will grow up eating and cooking healthy!

2) Make It Fun – Making eating and cooking healthy fun, as well as exciting will help teach the kids. Nobody likes dry, boring material, especially kids! So, make eating and cooking healthy fun, enjoyable and exciting.

3) Let Them “Help” – For the parents or guardians this can make the task of eating and cooking healthy more difficult, but it is worth it. Don’t worry about taking 2 step forward and one step backward with their “help”. Remember #2, make it fun! Keep the kids engaged with measuring, stirring, mixing, etc. Another benefit of letting them help is having a kid that is proud of their work!

4) Teach Them Why It Is Important – Remember #2 while doing this. Teaching our kids about eating and cooking healthy does not have to be done with books and lectures. We want to make the information lively but still teach the kids the benefits of eating and cooking healthy.

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Chicken Rice Dinner – Diet Recipes: Cooking Low-Calorie & Low-Carb

December 28th, 2011 25 comments

Chicken Rice Dinner – Calories 343
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1 1/2 cups rice (white uncooked)
1 can cream of chicken soup (12 oz)
12 oz water
1/2 cup mushrooms (4 oz can drained)
1 pkg onion soup mix (Lipton)
6 chicken thighs (skinless, boneless)

Spray coat rectangular baking pan
Pre-heat oven to 325 degees.
Stir together soup and water, add mushrooms, then add rice.
Pour into pan and spread out mixture evenly.
Place raw chicken thighs on top of rice mixture.
Sprinkle dry onion soup mix over all.
Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Bake in 325 degree oven for 2 hours. (a bit longer is also okay)

Makes Six Servings
1 Serving is 1/6 =
Calories: 343
Net Carbs 43
Protein 18.8 grams

Background Music: Porch Swing Days by Kevin MacLeod (

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HEAL: Healthy Eating & Abundant Living

December 28th, 2011 2 comments

HEAL is the first freedom-filled, faith-based program designed uniquely to help modern young women develop an emotionally healthy and positive approach to food, their bodies and life. Learn more at

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With exercising and healthy eating, do dieting pills really work to help lose weight?

December 22nd, 2011 3 comments

I am a member of a gym and I work out regularly, and I do eat healthy. But I feel like I’m not losing weight very fast. I know it takes time to see results, but I want to know if dieting pills (like quick trim or something over the counter like that) will help me lose weight faster? And if so, what brands would you recommend?

Thank you!

Excess weight or obesity is by far the number one health concern in this country.
Sixty percent of Americans are either overweight or obese, including over 20 percent of teenagers.
All are at risk for serious physical and emotional health problems.How do you think about my tips

Can someone put together a meal plan for me?

December 22nd, 2011 3 comments

I am looking to start bodybuilding and need someone to put together a meal/workout plan together for me. Send me your email and we will discuss detail$. I recently asked and got an answer from someone that was willing to help, but the question got taken off..

Thanks a lot!

High-Protein Bodybuilding Recipes

Nutrition very important in Bodybuilding and Exercising. Having a solid list of recipes you can turn to when you get busy and don’t want to ‘think’ about what you’re having for your meals is important for sticking with your diet because without this, chances are you’re going to opt for the next best option – take out.

Here are 5 easy-to-prepare, taste-bud satisfying recipes to get you started. Try them – you can’t go wrong!

Beef Chili

It’ll only take about 15 minutes to cook this high-protein bad boy.

1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef (mince)
150g pinto or kidney beans
1/2 bell pepper in strips or diced
7 ounces/200 grams of chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup water (4 fl. oz.)
2 tablespoons malt vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
8 grams chili powder/1.5 teaspoons, or more if you want it hot
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup grated low-fat cheese


Brown the beef in a frying pan. Now add the diced tomato, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, water, salt and chili powder. Then Stir and add your beans. Bring this to the boil for 5 minutes. Now turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, 10 if you think the sauce isn’t thick enough. Then stick it all on a plate and throw on your grated cheese.
Protein Pancakes
Pancakes are a favored breakfast for many, but unfortunately they also usually contain far too many calories and fat. Here is a lighter recipe that will fit much better with your overall meal plan.


3 egg whites
1/3 cup dry oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp low fat cottage cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
Splenda to taste


Combine the egg whites, cottage cheese and vanilla extract in a bowl until well mixed. Next add in the dry oats and whey protein powder along with the Splenda until well mixed. Once a batter has been formed, cook as you would a regular pancake, flipping at half-time. Drizzle with sugar free syrup or serve with fresh fruit.
Creamy Taco Soup

3/4 cup Greek Style Yogurt
2 cups white beans, canned
2 cups Black Beans
1/2 cup Green Chilie Peppers
2 cups Diced Tomatoes Original
1 cup Chicken Broth
2/3 cup Frozen Corn
20 oz Chicken Breast
1 Raw Clove
1 tsp Spices, Onion Powder
1 yields Lime Juice Raw
1 tbsp Oregano, Dried


Place 1/2 cup broth and drained/rinsed white beans in the blender. Puree. Add yogurt and blend again. Pour into crockpot. Add all other ingredients to the pot. Be sure to rinse and drain black beans and chicken well before adding to crockpot.

Cook over low for 2 hours. Then serve!
Salmon-Quinoa Salad


1/2 can canned salmon, bones removed
2 tbsp fat-free mayonnaise
1 tbsp Italian salad dressing
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped red pepper

In a small bowl combine the chopped vegetables, mayo, and salad dressing. Next add in the quinoa and salmon until well blended. Serve chilled.
Linguine with Bacon and Clams

Everything’s better with bacon, including this easy, flavor-packed seafood pasta

4 strips bacon, thinly sliced widthwise
1 red onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
Generous pinch of red-pepper flakes
32 littleneck clams, scrubbed clean
1 cup dry white wine
12 oz whole-wheat linguine
1/4 cup chopped parsley


Heat a large saute pan on medium and add the bacon pieces. Cook them until the fat is released and they’re well browned, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a plate. Pour out all but a thin film of the fat.
Return the pan to medium heat and add the onion, garlic, and red-pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the clams and wine and continue to cook until most of the wine has evaporated and all the clams have opened, about 10 minutes. (If the clams aren’t opening, cover the pan until they do.)
While the clams cook, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain the noodles (but keep 1/4 cup pasta water) and pour them into the pan with the opened clams. Add the browned bacon and the parsley and cook, tossing, for 30 seconds. Add a bit of the pasta water if the noodles look dry.
Divide the clams and pasta among four warm bowls and serve immediately. Makes 4 servings

How exactly do weight loss challenges work?

December 22nd, 2011 3 comments

I see all of these weight loss challenges scattered throughout the internet, but they usually only have a start and end date with no rules. Are you supposed to come up with an individual plan and then join the challenge for however long it lasts for? What is a challenge?!

The first and best of all ways to lose weight is to exercise. Sure, you’ve probably heard it a million times already, but why then are you still surfing the Net in search for that magic pill? Set yourself a routine to follow and then stick to it, the biggest reason people never get anywhere in life and ultimately never lose weight is that they don’t set a specific plan to follow. They just wake up randomly one day and tell themselves that they’re going to change their life around by going out and jogging for an hour or two. Next day they do the same thing and start to think that they can really maintain what they’re doing for as long as they live. Fast forward to the sixth day and they’re in bed telling themselves they’ll go out jogging tomorrow. But they never do go out jogging. No matter how determined you are, you will never get anywhere without a clear schedule and plan. (It’s just like construction projects, they don’t just happen overnight, right?)

What type of diet should an adult with a significant upper respiratory infection be on?

December 22nd, 2011 1 comment

For example, like a bland diet, soft diet, etc. I have NO clue. Please help & thank you.

Did you know that although asthma has been found to be a disease that hit young children until before they turn ten, it can also make an adult’s life so difficult? When a person suffers from an asthma attack, they are seriously in trouble because their life is greatly at risk. An asthma attack is not something that should be taken lightly considering that most of those who are suffering from an asthma attack find it difficult to breathe because there is a constriction in the chest.