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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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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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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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Spring Time Schedule

Posted by Saito on April 22, 2009

When the sun is shining and the weather is fair you should definitely come up with a schedule that can help you enjoy the weather and lose weight.

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Though allergies can bring you down and if you think that will stop you from having fun then check out my Combating Viruses/Allergies section, that should help you out =D.

Anyway, the best thing to do is make Spring Time Schedule. Give yourself at least two hours a day outside. Just being outside running around doing fun activities would help you lose weight. On top of that just by staying out in the sun will help you clear up acne, plus taking in all that fresh oxygen will help clear your system of impurities.

I have a schedule that may help you start your own, here it is:

Monday-Friday <- – – School Days

Normally everyone get’s out of school at about 3:00 PM on average. Plus there’s homework and chores, that normally doesn’t give us to much time to work with. So I suggest when evening time comes you go out and take a walk, your still getting fresh oxygen in your system and losing weight by just walking outside. My family and I do this often, I recommend you at least take a walk for half an hour.

Saturday & Sunday + Day’s Off Of School

The only thing on these days I think would keep you busy is chores, if you have any on those days. I would take full advantage of your day by going outside (if it’s sunny of course and not rainy). You have plenty of options, you could spend time with your family or work on your own fun. Let me list a few:

1. The Park

That doesn’t necessarily mean the play ground, but a park. Plenty of trees and open space, that’s one of the best things you can do with your time.

2. Nature Hikes

If you can do this I recommend doing so, I take natures walks whenever I can and I love it.

3. Biking

No need for explanation, you just need a bike.

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Everyone has a different situation and are not able to do some of what I mention, plus some can’t go outside at all because of allergies. All you can do is to do your best, make the most of your time with what you have and that’s the best you can do =D.

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

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Weight Lifting: Protein Powder

Posted by Saito on March 27, 2009

I have been taking this protein powder for about four months now and I am seeing some surprising results, it really works!!

Q & A

Really? It works? How does it work?

The protein powder I have been taking for the past four months is called “Night Trainer”. It’s a special chocolate flavored drink your only supposed to take before bed time. Its supposed to help you regain energy after a work out, you don’t tire as easy when you lift weights.

Alright I’ll take your word on that, how do I take it?

It comes with a special scooper already, you take a single heaping amount of Night Trainer into your cup. Add some milk stir it in and drink it. Its a really sticky mixture and can freeze like cement on your spoon, so just be aware =D.

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It has great flavor, I have not been disappointed with it the benefits have been great!! You may start to see better results after about two weeks (and a bit more definition with your muscles)

You can get it here: Night Trainer

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

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Weight Losing Tips: Step 11

Posted by Saito on March 23, 2009

This post will be focused on the determination and focus you will need to make out a weight losing schedule:

^ See how determined she is to climb up the face of that cliff, well that’s the same determination you need to get up every morning and work out.

I admit it, its not fun at first. You feel worn out and dragged out when you first start a work out schedule to burn off those pounds.

But once you get at it, and find your niche for these work out routines you will began to get used to it. So will your body and that will help you get those pounds off.

You can’t quit on what you start, you have to force yourself to workout. But you will enjoy the results if you keep at it, you can even see results within two week…but it depends on your schedule.

Q & A

Wow this sounds rough. What should I do to work off these pounds?

Everybody is in their own situation in life, it’s hard to recommend what exactly to do or what to use when everyone has their own unique lifestyle and home life. But I have to recommend the basic’s, and here they are:

Treadmill

The treadmill is one of the most recommended workout machines out their, it’s a standard issue workout machine.

Stair Steps

You can either use the machine, or you can actually go up and down your stair for ten minutes (when you start out) I am actually going up and down my stairs for twenty-five minutes and I am seeing incredible results so I highly recommend doing this :D.

Bicycling (machine)

You can either use the machine or you can really go bicycling. Its fun my dad loves to bicycle ride and I do as well, I highly recommend this work out routine =D.

Basic Aerobics

This is one of the best ways to lose weight, just basic workout routines. You can learn all about the right routines like jumping jacks, squats etc. here: Turnstep.com

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I have personally done all of these workout routines, I recommend them all but you don’t need to do them all, just choose the one you think will work best =D.

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

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Stay Away From STRESS: Part 2

Posted by Saito on February 4, 2009

Alright then, time for part 2! This time lets talk about a machine called the Chi Machine!

The Chi Machine

K the Chi Machine looks incredibly weird I know, but it is one of the best ways of getting stress off of your shoulders! I use it when I feel overburdened and stressed, I feel so relaxed afterwords I sometimes don’t know what was stressing me out…

Q & A

What does the Chi Machine actually do?

The Chi Machine is an oxygenator, it cleanses your body of toxins that don’t belong in your body.

Ok so we know what it does, how do you use it?

The Chi Machine is easy to use, its light and portable (so beneficial that way too =D). You plug it into an outlet in your wall. Turn the Chi Machine opposite of the handle bar, lay down on the floor. Place your ankles in the two slots on top of the Chi Machine, lay perfectly straight with the Chi Machine. Then take the controller in your hand and turn the knob up to five minutes (just for starting out, don’t work your way up the amount of time too quickly, take it easy I really only Chi now for eleven minutes). As soon as you turn it on you will feel your ankles wiggle from side to side. You’re body will normally stiffen up when this occurs, just relax and let you’re body wiggle, its very important and the whole part of the Chi Machine effects. After the Chi Machine stops, stay still and lift you’re ankles off of the two slots. Stay that way for around two minutes (you don’t need a timer or anything you can judge what you think is two minutes). Then afterwords lift both you’re legs up to your chest, then with you’re legs lean to the left and then lean to the right. Then when you have accomplished all of this your done!! You should feel a buzzing going through your body, that is called the Chi Buzz it’s completely normal :D. (NOTE: Only use the Chi Machine once a day, doing it twice or thrice may over do it, its always recommended to it only once a day)

So you say it can relieve me of my stress, what else does it do besides that?

Well actually the list for the Chi Machine benefits is huge, so I’ll just name the important basic benefits for you guys:

1. It can help you lose weight (correcting your weight actually, if you are either under or over it does not matter)

2. Ten minutes on the Chi Machine is like taking a walk outside for an hour (:O)

3. If you have a problem with low energy, the Chi Machine will help you gain you’re energy back! So you won’t feel tired or lethargic anymore!

Those are only three small things that the Chi Machine is capable of! If you want to learn more click the following link: Chi Machine Benefits

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Well my entire family uses the Chi Machine once every day, its a really cool machine and I hope you guys will enjoy using it too!

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Weight Losing Tips: Step 10

Posted by Saito on February 2, 2009

I have another step for those who wish to lose weight and stay healthy, get plenty of sleep at night.

Asleep

It’s extremely important and necessary for you to get at least eight hours of sleep every night. Your body requires it, NEEDS it. It’s the only time your body can release certain hormones that heal and support your body after a day’s work. Sleep also can help you with your weight problems, it has most definitely for me 😀

Back a few years ago I used to stay up till eleven o’clock at night. Almost every night was like that. I couldn’t help that though, my life was very hectic at that point (school was very stressful as I’m sure you all can relate to). Fortunately I have been able to get out of old habits, and I’m happy with the results.

Having a full eight hours of sleep every night has given me far more energy than I thought I could gain. I’ve made out a schedule for myself, maybe you would be interested in viewing it 🙂

MY DAILY SCHEDULE:

1. I get up at seven in the morning.

2. Get chores over with, minor of course, school comes up next and I have to be there on time…

3. Get through school (trying to stay alive in the process).

4. Come home on the bus.

5. Get homework accomplished and after school chores.

6. It’s normally around six when I’m done with everything. My mom is regularly at home so she has dinner prepared. She tries to keep us consuming a full balanced meal at dinner, typically a pasta or a chicken meal (my family and I are very fond of these kinds of dishes). Along with the chicken or pasta dishes we would have salad and french bread (very essential to a healthy meal)

7. Afterwords we dim the lights in our home (your body has a hormone called cortisol, it helps you get to sleep. It is very sensitive to light and will keep you awake if there are too many lights on around you. So we tend to keep our house lights dim in the evening so we can sleep with ease).

8. Watch a calming movie.

9. Get ready for bed, go to sleep.

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It appears to be a bit boring I know, but I’d rather be healthy than unhealthy any day; so I keep to my schedule and it works very well for me. Try to keep a reasonable schedule for your daily routine, put all your efforts toward going to bed on time. You should eventually be rid of your extra weight by sticking to your schedule and gaining the healthy benefits that go along with it.

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Green Tea Extract: Part 2 Aftermath

Posted by Saito on January 23, 2009

Hey guys! A month ago I made a post about an item called Green Tea Extract, it’s supposed to help clean out your body (and that includes flushing out extra fat!). Here are my results after taking Green Tea Extract for a month and a half:

Green Tea Extract

1. My energy levels boosted up dramatically.

2. I can sleep a full eight hours at nighttime (which means my human growth hormones kick in without any interruption)

3. I’ve lost about a half an inch around my waist line (my gut is practically gone now!)

4. Not only do I notice differences in my health that are good, but I feel better. I feel very clean and energized.

Now THAT is pretty good for only a month and a half’s worth of Green Tea Extract.

Now that you have read my results, I’d like to tell what exactly it is and how you use it.
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Q & A

What exactly is Green Tea Extract?

It’s a concentrated form of the Herb called Green Tea, it comes in a bottle and you place it in your water.

Does it taste good?

You know it really does taste good :D, its even sweet in its own way…

How much should I put in my water?

The bottle comes with a dropper, you simply extract two full droppers of Green Tea Extract and place it in a glass full of water.

When will I began to see results?

Give it about two weeks, you should began to feel and see good results 😀

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I enjoy taking Green Tea Extract and hope you will too! My mom and sister were watching me take it everyday for a month and a half, they saw my results and wanted to try it with me; I hope they get the same great results as I did 😀

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