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The Liquid Diet Plan

Posted by Saito on July 16, 2009

Hey guys, let’s take a look at a new/old concept…trading solid foods for drinks.

Q & A

WHAT?? Why would I want to trade my solid foods for liquid drinks?

Well obviously to help you lose weight. Water, for instance, when you drink the 8 cups of water you HAVE to drink every day…it cleanses your body of impurities and takes away unneeded fat substances. Imagine…having a constant flow of liquid through your body…(besides needing to constantly use the bathroom lol) can you imagine that coupled with daily exercise, how much weight you could lose??

Okay that makes sense, but I can drink something other then water right? If I don’t I’ll…starve O.o.

Of course you can drink something other then water, milk shakes/fruit shakes for instance. For breakfast, lunch and dinner you make your own milk shake/fruit shake. Just don’t add a lot of sugar to your shakes k? =)

How long should I stay on this liquid diet??

For as long as you wish, this won’t harm your body.

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The rest now is up to you, you have to make the right choices. And I repeat, don’t add a lot of sugar to your shakes.

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The Top Five Common Eating Mistakes…

Posted by Saito on July 6, 2009

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There are five common mistakes people think actually help them lose weight and stay healthy…they couldn’t have made a worse “mistake”; this completely effects “us teens” and our life style, we have to let our parents know what they are mistakenly doing:

1. Truthfully, we can’t tell the good fats from the bad fats.

Alice Lichtenstein, DSc, an American Heart Association spokesperson says, “Most people still don’t get that some fats are actually good for you, You want to avoid saturated and trans fats, but you need more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Good sources are fish, nuts, avocados, and soybean and canola oils.”I know, half of that seems to be just a bunch of “yadyada” but still it’s a great source of info all the same.

2. To save money…most adults stoop down to take out.

Now I know it’s just necessary to have take out from a fast restaurant, it’s so convenient. But truthfully, calorie-wise, this fattening-pricey mistake can cost you more then you realize. Karen Weber Cullen, DPH, RD, research nutritionist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston *pant* says, “People think that supersizing a restaurant meal is a money saver, but it’s not a health bargain if it has way too many calories.” My suggesting…rethink fast-food restaurant strategies =D.

3. Lol some people “imagine” that anything liquid doesn’t have any calories whatsoever…ooo that’s one BIG mistake.

You have to realize (or rather adults realize) that most liquid products DO have some kind of sugar within them…
Judith Stern, ScD, RD, professor of nutrition and internal medicine at the University of California, Davis *GASP* says, “What freaks me out is the amount of sugared soda and juice we drink. I’d like to see all the sugared drinks sent out into space, where they could orbit the Earth forever.” …yeah I know, she is “enthusiastic” about her work LOL. BUT I have to agree with her, ’cause it’s true…sugary soda and juice is not the right choice for any of us =)

4. K THIS is scary…we can’t really tell if were hungry…or not.

Elisabetta Politi, RD, nutrition manager of the Duke University Diet & Fitness Center in Durham, NC says, “If you don’t know when you’re hungry, you don’t know when you’re full, so you won’t know when to stop eating.” Too true, most of us really don’t know what “truly hungry” is…but as teens of course I’m sure we can decipher whether were hungry or just eating for pleasure…=P. Consult your doctor if you have though, a problem, deciphering whether your hungry or not.

5. Most American’s have what is called “Microwave Addiction”…

It means we rely heavily on processed microwavable goods…Jo Ann Hattner, RD, clinical dietitian at Stanford University Medical Center says, “Eating too many heavily processed foods can leave you short on fiber and antioxidants such as vitamin C.” You don’t want to be “missing something” like vitamin C in your diet, especially since we are still just teens and need all the help we can get <.<.

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Helping your parents correct these "mistakes" will not only help you now, but obviously, later on in your life =D.

Well guys that's it for now, stay tuned for the next update =D.

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You Don’t Want Bad Sun Burns…

Posted by Saito on June 30, 2009

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Summer is fun, so is the weather, and especially all the sun…but obviously there is a limit to how much sun you can take…

AVOID BAD SUN BURNS…it can harm you later on in life…the biggest problem you would face from to many bad sun burns on your body will eventually cause you “skin cancer”.

But they can also ’cause many other health problems, one of the worst side effects besides “skin cancer” is called “sun spots”.

You get this white spots on your skin in your thirties/forties and they never go away…

There is still MORE, here’s a list:

1. It can ’cause premature wrinkling.

2. Heat Stroke.

3. Cold sores.

4. Allergic reactions to sun exposure or to sunscreen products.

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All you can do is to put on plenty of sun scree, try not to stay in the sun too long…and you’ll be just fine 😉

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How To Eat At A Fast Food Resaurant And Lose Weight: Part 1, The Drive-Thru…

Posted by Saito on June 19, 2009

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Okay guys guess what?! There are ways of losing weight at a fast food restaurant, it’s just what you eat that causes the fat-gaining problem. Were going to start from breakfast to desert at different fast food restaurants and let’s see what we can find:

1. Drive thru fast food breakfast menu at Mcdonalds

What you shouldn’t eat on Mcdonalds Breakfast menu:

McDonald’s Deluxe Breakfast (large-sized biscuit) with syrup and margarine:

Calories: 1,370

Grams of Fat: 64.5-21.5 saturated

MG Sodium: 2,335

Carbohydrates: 161

What you SHOULD eat on Mcdonald’s Breakfast menu:

Egg McMuffin

Calories: 300

Grams of Fat: 12-5 saturated

MG Sodium: 820

Carbohydrates: 30

2. Drive thru fast food lunch menu at Hardee

What you shouldn’t eat on Hardee’s lunch menu:

Hardee’s 2/3-lb Monster Thickburger

Calories: 1,420

Grams of Fat: 108-43 saturated

MG Sodium: 2,770

Carbohydrates: 46

What you SHOULD eat at Hardee’s lunch menu:

1/3-lb Low Carb Thickburger

Calories: 420

Grams of Fat: 32-12 saturated

MG Sodium: 1,010

3.Drive thru fast food desert menu at Dosi’s

What you shouldn’t eat on Dosi’s dessert menu:

Così Double Trouble Brownie Sundae

Calories: 1,594

Grams of Fat: 95

MG Sodium: 1,039

Grams of Fat: 163

(Yeah I guess they want to keep the sugar content a secret)

What you SHOULD eat on Dosi’s desert menu:

S’Mores

Calories: 361

Grams of Fat: 10

MG Sodium: 234

Carbohydrates: 61

4. Drive thru fast food chicken menu at Dairy Queen

What you shouldn’t eat on Dairy Queen’s chicken menu:

Dairy Queen 6-Piece Chicken Strip Basket with Country Gravy

Calories: 1,640

Grams of Fat: 74-12 saturated-1 trans fat

MG Sodium: 3,690

Carbohydrates: 121

What you SHOULD eat on Dairy Queen’s chicken menu:

Grilled Flamethrower Chicken Sandwich

Calories: 590

Grams of Fat: 36-9 saturated

MG Sodium: 1,480

Carbohydrates: 34

5. Drive Thru fast food sandwich menu at Quizno’s

What you shouldn’t eat on Quizno’s sandwich menu:

Quizno’s Tuna Melt (large)

Calories: 1,760

Grams of Fat: 133-25 saturated-1.5 trans fat

MG Sodium: 2,190

Carbohydrates: 92

6. Drive thru fast food milk shake menu at Baskin-Robbins

What you shouldn’t eat on Baskin-Robbins milk shake menu

Baskin-Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake:

Calories: 2,600

Grams of Fat: 135

Grams of sugars: 263

MG Sodium: 1,700

What you SHOULD eat on Baskin-Robbins milk shake menu:

Peach Passion Fruit Blast (small)

Calories: 270

Grams of Fat: 0

Grams of Sugars: 65

MG Sodium: 10

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This just shows how much research can help in a pinch, hope this helps everyone 😀

Well that’s it for now, stay tuned for the next update =D.

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The Top Six Restaurants To Watch Out For

Posted by Saito on June 11, 2009

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K guys this topic is important, popular restaurants with bad food makes a bad combination. But they have their good sides…you just have to know exactly what’s crap and what’s good to eat. Let’s mark The Top 6 Restaurants To Watch Out For:

1. Applebees

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Your typical “Grilled Steak Caesar Salad with toast” may appear light and friendly to your waste line at first…but note that this is a Caesar Salad! (Seen my other posts? Caesar Salad had become toxic!! They have ruined a great salad…stay away unless it’s your own creation of the tasty salad.) Now for the statics…the Caesar salad at Applebees has about 1,296 calories, 83 grams and worst of all 2,200 milligrams of sodium.

Conclusion: Avoid if all possible.

2. Cheese Factory

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“Stuffed Chicken Tortillas” are one of those killers that seriously pack on the pounds, statistics: 1,097 calories, 43 grams of fat and last but not in any way the least 2,647 milligrams of sodium…

Conclusion:
*Appetite has been ruined*

3. Chili’s

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They have a meal that can really make your waste line fill in, their “Onion String Crispy Jalapeno Stack” appetizer is an incredible waste product for your body, statistics: 2,130 calories, 213 grams of fat and 1,320 milligrams of sodium.

Conclusion: Are we talking about normal food here?! Why ruin so much good food 😦

4. T.G.I. Friday’s

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Yuck already as we look at the “Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad”…this little number has about 750 calories and 10 pats of butter!!

Conclusion:
That’s way too much butter how can people choke it down…

5. Outback Steakhouse

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“Aussie-tizers Kookaburra Wings with Sauce” are not the best appetizers out there…you eat this mini-meal and you’ll be getting 1,160 calories and 75 grams of fat!!

Conclusion: I like my main meal, the appetizer’s really aren’t necessary unless you want to fatten up!

6. Ruby Tuesdays

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“Ruby Minis” are the killers in this restaurant, they pack on 1,122 calories and about 14 pats!!

Conclusion: STAY AWAY FROM APPETIZERS IN GENERAL…unless it’s fruit (lol) or just veggies.

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Well guys, if ever you go to these restaurants or any restaurant for that matter…ask around. Find the info for the food your eating, be sure your not eating crap. Try to find the right food’s 😉

Well guys that’s it for now, stay tuned for the next update =D.

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The Top Five Benefits Of Water

Posted by Saito on June 4, 2009

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Water is essential to every part of your body. It contains everything your body needs for survival and a long life. There a some important cool reasons why drinking plenty of water is so beneficial, here’s the list:

1. Water helps in getting rid of head aches.
Seriously, three quarters of your brain is made out of water. It will help soothe your mind and take care your head ache no prob.

2. Water also helps take care of nasty infections.
If you have a fever, or any sort of cold/virus water helps clear out the infection so you may return back to normal.

3. Water takes care of your skin.
It helps keep your skin smooth and healthy. If you don’t drink enough water your skin can feel delicate and dry, giving you that unhealthy look.

4. Water takes care of bad breath.
Saliva helps get rid of bacteria that forms in your mouth, saliva is formed by water. If you don’t drink enough water, saliva won’t form in your mouth and therefore cause you bad breath.

5. Water takes care of concentrated urine.
If you don’t drink enough water, urine concentrates and that means there isn’t enough water flow through your kidney’s. The more water you drink the less concentrated your urine will be.

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Water is one of the best ways to keep your body healthy, it even helps you lose weight. It flushes out toxins, keeps your system moving and I bet it can even help you live longer. But remember, don’t over do it. Keep everything in balance, not to much water, not to little of water in your system.

Well guys that’s it for now, stay tuned for the next update =D.

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Stay Away From STRESS: Part 4, Parent/Adult Pressure

Posted by Saito on June 1, 2009

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Ever been hashed by an adult? I’m sure everyone has, sometimes it’s for your benefit sometimes it just makes things worst.

But why exactly does it happen? Well most of the time their just worried about you, wanting to be the best help they can be even when they don’t realize it’s just stressing you out.

Sometimes adults even give out advice (duh), but sometimes you get advice that’s either good or bad. It’s your job to decipher the good and bad advice, try your best to find good advice. Don’t try looking for trouble, sometimes something that sounds like it’s good advice turns out to be even worse then the bad advice.

Most adults are just cranky, why?:

1. Their bodies ache.

2. The economy is falling.

3. They read the news too often.

4. Work is a nightmare.

5. Not enough family time.

6. Have had no vacation time just to chill.

This is my perception of most older adults and why they scold you even on the tiniest thing.

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The best thing for you to do is to try and help them get over their own stresses, that way yours will float away like it never existed. Just be yourself, try to stay calm and handle the situation maturely!

Well guys that’s it for now, stay tuned for the next update =D.

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The Top Five Worst Health Food’s

Posted by Saito on May 26, 2009

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Let’s have it then, The Top Five Worst Health Food’s are:

1. P.F. Chang’s Chicken Noodle Soup

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759 calories, 24 grams of fat, 4,135 milligrams of sodium, 92 grams of carbs. Please avoid this soup with great caution…

2. Blimpie Special Vegetarian 12”

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1,186 calories, 60 grams of fat (19 grams saturated, 0 grams trans fat), 3,532 milligrams sodium, 131 grams carbs. Feeling queezy yet?

3. T.G.I. Friday’s Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad

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1360 calories (that’s all the info that was allowed to be given out to the public, the rest like sodium or fats must be sky high…)

4. Applebee’s Chicken Fajita Rollup

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1,450 calories (rats still no extra info)

5. Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s Parmesan-Crusted Sole

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2,190 calories, 141 grams of fat (58 grams saturated), 2,980 milligrams of sodium, 145 grans of carbs. Well I got much more info that time 🙂

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When your out and need a healthy meal, try to avoid those health foods. Try to find something else with good nutritional value’s :D.

Well guys stay tuned for the next update =D.

Credit goes to Yahoo for the in depth info =D.

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Amazing: Food portions have literally exploded in size…

Posted by Saito on May 21, 2009

Yahoo.com gave out an interesting article, the size of today’s food portions compared to the food portions from twenty years ago…is quite disturbing:

The evolution of the cheeseburger
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Cheeseburger of yesterday: Average cheeseburger had about 333 calories.

Cheeseburger of today: Average cheeseburger has about 590 calories!!!!

Conclusion: No wonder America has major obesity issues….

Evolution of the bagel:
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Bagel of yesterday: Average bagel contained about 140 calories and had a diameter of three inches.

Bagel of today: Average bagel now contains about 350 calories and a diameter of six inches!!

Conclusion: STAY AWAY FROM BAGELS!!

Evolution of French Fries:

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French Fries of yesterday:
The average French Fries of yesterday weighed about 2.4 ounces per serving and contained about 210 calories.

French Fries of today: The average French Fries of today weigh about 6.9 ounces with calories worth up to 610 calories!!

Conclusion: It’s obvious the restaurants aren’t looking out for your health, keep that in mind when you have your next meal…

The evolution of the turkey sandwich:

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Turkey sandwich of yesterday: An average turkey sandwich back twenty years ago contained 320 calories as an AVERAGE.

Turkey sandwich of today: An average turkey sandwich of today is about ten inches long and contains about 820 calories!!!

Conclusion: Are you full yet??

The evolution of your standard spaghetti and meatballs:

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Spaghetti and meatballs of yesterday: The average serving portion of spaghetti and meatballs used to have about 500 calories.

Spaghetti and meatballs of today: The average serving portion for this pasta meal today would contain about 1,025 calories!!! That includes the meatballs and three cups of tomato sauce…

Conclusion: Mamma mia…

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I’m amazed that we are all used to this amount of food, no wonder so many are having obesity problems. They have been eating to much for their bodies actual needs! Well guys I guess we should start to try and eat smaller portions…that’s gonna be hard. 😦

Stay tuned for the next update :D.

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How To Take Advantage Of Summer Weather And Lose Weight

Posted by Saito on May 18, 2009

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I find that I have to take certain steps and plan ahead for summer time workouts, mostly because of the hot weather. I’ll explain why:

1. Hot temperatures keep me from doing my workouts in the middle of day when it’s the hottest, I have to do everything mainly in the morning.

2. I seem to have the most energy in the morning anyway so all of this works out, I think everyone on average workouts out in the morning.

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Here is what I suggest you do in order:

1. Early in the morning you should start out with your aerobic routines. Doing this first will actually help you have more energy during the rest of the day, anytime after morning hours you won’t have the same amount of energy as you started.

2. After aerobics you should go into your weight lifting routines. Try to do it in the morning as well.

3. When after you’ve completed your work out routines (if you don’t already have a routine check out the Workout Routines section) lunch should be nutritional and balanced. Milk, veggies, fruits, grains you know a completely balanced meal.

4. After lunch try and spend some time outside, the sun is very good for your skin and body growth.

5. When you feel wiped just rest, even if it’s outside. Rest is always important.

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If you keep a schedule like that in summer time you should see results within at least a month, keep a good schedule going and enjoy summer vacation!

Stay tuned for the next update!

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