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We have a Whopper of a Problem… and this misguided marketing campaign is a perfect example of what’s wrong with the American food culture. With the reporter espousing the virtues of "fast, big portion foods, at low prices" is it really any wonder why so many of us are gaining weight at such an alarming rate? Read the rest of this entry »
Running is one of the best ways to lose weight. Here are few tips for people who want to start running in order to lose weight.
- Consult with your doctor about it
- Start out your running program gradually
- Alter your routine from time to time
- Eat a diet that fuels you for running
For more information check out this article at the runnersguide.com
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Try out this easy nutritious recipe, Creamy Garlic Chicken.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons pre-chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon pre-minced oil-packed garlic
- 2 bags (20 ounces) spinach leaves
- 2 ounces herbed cream cheese or herbed goat cheese
Melt the butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook about 4 minutes. Add the spinach and cook for another 2 minutes. Stir in the cheese until melted. For more recipes like this check out runnersworld.com
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We all know the benefits of regular physical activity. We all want to live longer healthier lives right? Well, thanks to Brooks Sports, regular exercise can also win your free prizes of Brooks shoes and Sportswear! Absolutely free! And all you have to do is Join the Brooks Run Happy Group, keep up your regular exercise routine, and log your workouts in your Sweat365 Journal. Read the rest of this entry »
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Who doesn’t wish they had a flatter, tighter, mid section? Even after losing 60lbs and transforming myself from a Fat Kid to two time Ironman, I wish I had those 6-pack abs… but I’m still soft around the middle. Counting calories, cutting out fat, that’s the approach I should take to get a skinny belly right? Apparently not! New research indicates that actually eating foods with more fats, including dark chocolate, guacamole, and olive oil, could be the key to a slimmer mid section. The trick: it has to be the right kind of fat! Read the rest of this entry »
The Muffin Top: Fashion Craze Who’s Time has Past?
Why do women wear shirts that expose their midriff? Why do they wear pants that are so tight that their flesh comes over the top? “Muffin-top” is a generally pejorative, slang term used to describe the phenomenon of overhanging flesh when it spills over the waistline of trousers or skirt in a manner that resembles the top of a muffin spilling over its paper casing. This generally occurs when an individual wears low-rise, hip-hugger pants, or midriff-baring tops that are too small. Read the rest of this entry »
Almost everyone overindulges at one point or another. Vacations and parties are part of life. There will always be social occasions where we find ourselves falling off the wagon, eating too many chips and drinking a little more than usual. A Sweat365 member recently commented, after returning from France, “I’ve gained 3.5 lbs, but it was worth every croissant!” Enjoying food and wine is part of experiencing life. Restricting yourself takes away from the full experience.
We all want to be healthy and feel good about ourselves. We want to fit into our clothes and be content with our bodies. Balance is the key. You can be social and partake in festivities without ruining your training.
Restaurants portions are not only huge, they contain way too much salt and butter. The extra sodium will cause your body to hold fluid, leaving you feeling puffy and bloated. Overindulging can sometimes lead to falling off your training program. How can you turn the situation around and get back on track? Every day is a new day to re-start and focus on being healthy.
5 Tips For Getting Back On Track:
1. Throw Out The Scales - Don’t constantly weigh yourself. Weight fluctuates depending on hydration etc.
2. Wear Clothes That Fit - Don’t try to fit into your skinny jeans after a week in Mexico. You’ll be disappointed if they are snug.
3. Go To The Gym - Get back into your fitness routine. Consistent exercise is part of a balanced healthy life. Get moving!
4. Eat Healthy - Don’t skip meals or starve yourself to make up for overeating. Be sensible and take care of yourself.
5. Drink Lots Of Water - Drink at least six 8 OZ glasses per day, more if you are active. Water will help return your body to balance. You will know you’re hydrated when your urine is pale.
There are times when we feel a little out of balance and need to get back in sync. Nurturing yourself by eating healthy, and exercising regularly will help you get back on track. We all occasionally fall off the wagon. The trick is to get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
It’s hard to believe that less than a year ago Peter Engwall tipped the scales at 300 plus lbs. After living a sedentary life for the first 30 something years, Peter decided to do something. Peter shed 142 pounds and is now a slim 190. Read the rest of this entry »
We all know that America is facing a health crisis. Over one third of our population is obese and almost 65% of Americans are overweight. If you’re trying to get healthy and lose weight you know how hard it can be. The sad thing about this epidemic is that most people focus on diet alone. We’ve become a society so obsessed with eating food that when we focus on weight loss we only focus on eating less. Read the rest of this entry »