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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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HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS NOT YOUR FRIEND: Part 4

Posted by Saito on January 26, 2009

I just found some juicy info for you guys concerning High Fructose Corn Syrup, HFCS is officially banned from Europe.

HFCS BANNED

Yep banned, no product in Europe should by law contain HFCS. Ah Europe, that was a smart move. If only I could be there to try products that don’t contain HFCS, it would be a nice change since I have to eat smart everyday of my life here in America…

Its sad that we who live in America have to suffer with obesity, HFCS is such a big waste product. Why hasn’t it been banned here in America? It’s been proven that HFCS has big role to play in the obesity factor. Yet it’s still being used in everyday food products, which in turn causes us to remain overweight and unhealthy.

Keep trying to stay away from HFCS, keep trying to eat smart and daily exercise. You will benefit greatly doing so 😀

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Weight Losing Tips: Eighth Step

Posted by Saito on January 12, 2009

Check out the latest post called Ninth Step

Well we’ve discussed a healthy balanced diet, now let’s talk about aerobics and exercise.

If your just starting out and have no idea how to start working out, I have a few suggestions for you :D.

1. Take a walk.

Just like that, go out of your home location and walk around your area. It doesn’t need to be very long for starters, just fifteen minutes of your time everyday will help you get you started. When you feel fifteen minutes isn’t enough just increase the amount of time you walk for, and don’t increase to much, just to the point you think you can handle then upgrade again after you feel that it’s still not enough…

2. Start jogging.

After a while you may feel that just walking isn’t enough, you have enough energy to start at another level. Try jogging, just do the same thing you would do before for fifteen minutes everyday. It’s hard but I know you can get used to it :D.

3. Step into basic workouts.

You might now feel very energized at this point, try moving up to basic workouts. Pushups (on your knees if you have to for starters), squats, jumping jacks and crunches are some of the basics…(if you don’t know how to do these basic work outs go on over to this website: <a href=”http://www.myfit.ca/exercisedatabase/exercise.asp”>http://www.myfit.ca/exercisedatabase/exercise.asp</a&gt;. It will teach you how to do these exercises :D) By the way, when you work out take it easy. You are just beginning and don’t need to tire yourself out so quickly, separate the amount you do per exercise session into three sets of five as a beginning amount.

These are just the beginning steps, stay tuned for the next step :D.

Check out the previous post called Seventh Step

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Weight Losing Tips: Eighth Step

Posted by Saito on January 2, 2009

Check out the latest post called Ninth Step

Well we’ve discussed a healthy balanced diet, now let’s talk about aerobics and exercise.

If your just starting out and have no idea how to start working out, I have a few suggestions for you :D.

1. Take a walk.

Just like that, go out of your home location and walk around your area. It doesn’t need to be very long for starters, just fifteen minutes of your time everyday will help you get you started. When you feel fifteen minutes isn’t enough just increase the amount of time you walk for, and don’t increase to much, just to the point you think you can handle then upgrade again after you feel that it’s still not enough…

2. Start jogging.

After a while you may feel that just walking isn’t enough, you have enough energy to start at another level. Try jogging, just do the same thing you would do before for fifteen minutes everyday. It’s hard but I know you can get used to it :D.

3. Step into basic workouts.

You might now feel very energized at this point, try moving up to basic workouts. Pushups (on your knees if you have to for starters), squats, jumping jacks and crunches are some of the basics…(if you don’t know how to do these basic work outs go on over to this website: http://www.myfit.ca/exercisedatabase/exercise.asp. It will teach you how to do these exercises :D) By the way, when you work out take it easy. You are just beginning and don’t need to tire yourself out so quickly, separate the amount you do per exercise session into three sets of five as a beginning amount.

These are just the beginning steps, stay tuned for the next step :D.

Check out the previous post called Seventh Step

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HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS NOT FRIEND: Part 3

Posted by Saito on December 30, 2008

Let’s bring another light to the subject of HFCS. Deep info on how it EFFECTS you…

In Suzanne Summers latest book “Breakthrough” she mentions that HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) is a brain stimulant O.o, which isn’t a good thing you see…you gain instant energy from it and it wears your brain/body down while giving you this energy, which only breaks your body :/.

Now you know it brings in extra weight to your body BUT do you know how quickly it effects?

Now I personally have experienced the rapid changes of HFCS for my entire life! But I didn’t really hit it bad till I had an accident, I ruptured my spleen (extremely gross) and that put me out of exercise for six months…though I healed and my spleen did as well I was in bad shape after all that time. JUST IN SIX MONTHS I WAS OVER WEIGHT!! I was eating normal everyday food you would find from a grocery store and in six months I was overweight…this just didn’t settle with me at ALL! I had to get rid of all the extra weight…so I started to learn more about staying healthy at that time of my life, studying techniques, health products, personal experiences from others you know ANYTHING that could truly help me…and so after three years (this whole problem started when I was ten lol and I am now fifteen O.o) of watching and learning about the food market I learned about HFCS. I was of course STUNNED by what I learned…it was in (as I stated before in my other posts) mostly everything we owned for food lol. It brings in the pounds, it wore me down so I couldn’t have the energy to get better and I was always tired…one day my family and I decided that we should shop differently from then on. We found our favorite super market called Trader Joe’s, I know I’ve spoken about it before but not as much as I am now. It has to be one of the best organic food markets out there, it has the best quality food my family and I have EVER tasted it’s so awesome :D. Once we went over there to get our food products we found that all of their food contained NO HFCS!! It was great! We were total Trader Joe’s shoppers from then on, I lost the weight I used to have just by eating their food and finally gaining the energy to lift weights, exercise and finally just RUN for the fun of it…

So yeah all of this was because of High Fructose Corn Syrup…none of it was fun for me. Look believe me it’s so worth getting off of HFCS it really is…you WILL see benefits from staying away from HFCS. Though it may take a while to get off of it just try to stay away from it and you will see results.

Heh well that’s what HFCS did to me…stay tuned for the next update :D.

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This Teens Weight Loss Plan Holiday Special: Aftermath

Posted by Saito on December 29, 2008

Whoa! That was a great Christmas! I’m sure everybody had great quality time with family and friends, but we still have one holiday left AND leftovers.

Now I don’t know about you guys but I would LOVE some of the sugary treats from a Christmas feast, and I know I can do it the smart way. I just simply balance my intake :D. We had pre-made cheesecake (just to warn you guys, normally if you buy something from a store that is pre-made it could very much so have High Fructose Corn Syrup mixed in, so be careful how much cheese cake you have and try to have it plain since the pre-made cherry dressing normally contains HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) as a sweetener yuck) this time for Christmas, I see a slice AND I WANT IT! But I know it’s just processed sugar…what can I do to balance the bad sugar with?

Well I take an orange or strawberry and I eat it with my cheesecake, I eat the cheesecake and gain a lot of sugar…but if I balance it with NATURAL sugar it seems to dilute the other bad sugar. Afterwords I make a nice microwaved ham sandwich, I don’t put cheese on my sandwich I put other things I like on it and with it; like mushrooms or avocado’s after it’s done cooking, with a dill pickle on the side. After eating that I wash it all down with fresh, cold milk (or water or tea)…yum…

That’s ONE scenario, that is not the only sugary treat I have after Christmas…

I have three other treats I’d like to discuss: Chocolate Pudding Pie, Apricot Scones and Hot Chocolate (very good)

1. I enjoy Chocolate Pudding Pie, it’s fantastic!

When I see a pie slice of Chocolate Pudding Pie I have to have it! So when I take out a slice I like to dilute my sugar intake. I have a glass of milk so it runs down smoothly, then I have some eggs over easy to go with it. It’s very nice and warm when I have eggs over easy and it’s pretty simple to cook up. I feel satisfied and healthy after eating both the Chocolate Pudding Pie and the eggs over easy it settles well.

2. Apricot Scones are one of the best breakfast treats you could have in the morning…

But they are also very fattening lol. So with my Apricot Scones I make oatmeal. I normally pour some brown sugar on top of it (I suggest if you have a Trader Joe’s In you’re area try and get Brown Sugar from there, it’s organic and natural :D) it just gives it that kick you need to have a great oatmeal breakfast, after eating all of that I wash it down either with Orange Juice or Milk (both will work and if your Lactose Intolerant just take the Orange Juice)

3. Last but not least HOT CHOCOLATE!

I don’t know what everybody normally uses to make Hot Chocolate, and I know it’s pretty convenient to make from a packet, but that normally contains unhealthy processed sugar and other ingredients that our body’s don’t need…my mother though has found a way to avoid all of that. She makes homemade Hot Chocolate with Hershey’s Cocoa Powder (the instructions are normally on the side of the tin container), she set’s it in a pan and cooks it over our stove . She adds her own ingredients that are healthy for us, the sugar she uses for one thing is from Trader Joe’s and is completely organic and natural when we buy it from there (it’s called Organic Evaporated Sugar Cane just for the record :D); it makes our Hot Chocolate tastier and we feel guilt free after having a homemade sugary treat. After it’s done broiling we can enjoy our treats guilt free…

Now these are just my personal experiences after Christmas, try to follow my example; just balance your sugary treats with a healthy snack on the side and you will avoid all the aftermath.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next update :D.

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This Teens Weight Loss Plans Holiday Special: How To Avoid Too Much of Those Tempting Christmas Treats…

Posted by Saito on December 25, 2008

Hey it’s me again, let’s talk Christmas feast here.

When my family and I have a Christmas feast it’s normally sugary and very fatty…but OH so tempting…

I’m sure most of us are faced with the same problem here, so how do you avoid the sugar and maintain a healthy diet?

My suggestion TO YOU would be take your time…what normally happens with these sugary feasts is the urge to eat it ALL. We think aw come on it’s only once a year…but then your hooked on it afterwards “LEFTOVERS” for example. The left overs are a big part in the role of goodies and they could last for WEEKS if not all of January…imagine every day consuming small quantities of extreme sugar every day all because it tastes SOO good…I did and the results were devastating. So this year I’m cutting back, I’ll choose some things I like with others things that are healthier for me and STILL taste good.

For me this year for Christmas dinner it’s roast and baked potatoes ABSOLUTELY fantastic! With it there is going to be apple cider, Champagne (for my parents), sparkling cider, chocolate pudding pie, broccoli, cherry cheese cake and freshly baked scones…and then there are the Christmas stockings there must always be SOME sort of candy treat in them every year…wow that’s a lot all together, I’ll tell you what I’m going to do this year:

1. I’ll take only what I need and not what I don’t

2. I’ll take a small portion of every thing once, then choose more of the goodies that aren’t sugary and fatty

3. I’ll take the time to chew my find food and enjoy the fact I am eating with my family…

If your like me and you DON’T want to gain weight just stick to the same rules here and you’ll be fine :D.

Will post more later when I find out something new =D.

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HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS NOT YOUR FRIEND: Part 2

Posted by Saito on December 24, 2008

Hey here is another update for you guys out there concerning High Fructose Corn Syrup…

Right now, just for bringing out my personal experiences, I’m going to discuss different brands of food I used to intake all the time…

For starters Hienz Ketchup…yep that’s right my KETCHUP had unhealthy amounts of High Fructose Corn Syrup. I would always use it with my morning hash browns, burgers, french fries really ANYTHING that had to have ketchup to go with it…I now look back and I remember all that time I used this brand of ketchup and not realize the damage it caused my body…BUT there is so much more still to post it was in almost EVERYTHING me and my family owned!

The brand of Mayonnaise my parents used to buy was called Best Foods, and it was mostly High Fructose Corn Syrup. I was not as big on the Mayonnaise as I was Ketchup but my father loved it, including my entire family everybody consumed it…they also noted that they were looking a bit flabby in some area’s just like I HAVE and that was from the Mayonnaise!

Every lunch break after school I would eat one pickle, I use to think oh it’s just a cucumber dipped in a tasty brine…nothing wrong with that :D. I one day got curious after learning about HFCS and examined the back of the pickle jar…no it couldn’t be; yep it was HFCS was one of the main ingredients for the brine…

Well those three things were the basic food items I would daily consumed along with healthy products…and if I tried something something new out of the refrigerator I would continue to consume more HFCS we were completely unaware of the disgusting over dose…

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner HFCS…ever day it was like that. I remember most of the other odd things I would eat/drink that had High Fructose Corn Syrup…

Let’s start with drinks. My mom and I loved Coca Cola, we must have had at least two a day…when we were just discovering the harmful effects of HFCS we took a look at the ingredients our Coke’s were full of…not only did it have HFCS but it also had the equivalent of SEVEN teaspoons of sugar per can…yeah I know gross…

After that we got scared, what about are other juices/soft drinks? Well we would get a brand of guava juice made by Curns and so were thinking Oh it’s all natural, and so tasty it must be healthy…we took a look at the back of the juice box and found HFCS second to the top of all the ingredients. Oh great, now it’s in our juices we thought used to be completely natural…what is going on?

We examined the obvious items that would have HFCS…are sugary products. We had a brand of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, the ingredients they showed on the back had HFCS first on the list…yeah really disgusting, I always seemed to feel sick after having ice cream or chocolate milk…it was to sugary the HFCS was to much…

Well those were the products that I can recall the most as I used them often in my food…how disgusting everyday I would ingest so much extra fat! I now know what gave me obesity and health problems…like acne for an example :/

If you know about products that contain HFCS post a comment explaining what it is and it’s brand name so we can alert others who might have the same food products, I’ll post it in the list of HFCS products below:

Brand Food type

Hienz/Ketchup

Best foods/Mayonnaise

Kosher Dill/Pickles

Coca Cola Co./Soda

Curns/Guava

The Hershey Company/Chocolate Syrup

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Weight Losing Tips: Seventh Step

Posted by Saito on December 13, 2008

Check out the next post called Eighth Step

Let’s go in-depth on a completely balanced diet.

The perfect balance diet consists of fruits, meats, bread/grains and veggies. You have to eat healthy, but that does not mean you HAVE to choose a fruit or vegetable you don’t enjoy or are allergic to :D. Choose your favs, it’s supposed to be enjoyable and not something you want to stray from lol. Me I’m allergic to dates, their tasty I love them but cant have them…so I have my other favorites, pineapple, apples, oranges, strawberries, grapes and I tend to just have those in my fruit diet. For my meats I would have some ground beef, chicken and fish (I LOVE salmon). For bread I have cereal, french bread (it’s really thick tasty fresh bread that SO hit’s the spot for me when I need food fast :D). For grains I have oatmeal, cream of wheat and cereal that consists of grains. For veggies I have celery, carrots, lettuce and mushrooms.

This is my daily diet, my food pyramid, this is just for an example though. Try to find ways of making your perfect balanced diet, things you enjoy to eat and still fit into the right categories :D.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next update =D.

Check out the previous update called Step Six

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Weight Losing tips: Second Step

Posted by Saito on December 8, 2008

Check out the next update called Third Step

Stay away from cheese, let me explain why.

Cheese is concentrated milk, so whatever amount of fat you had in your milk was doubled in your cheese…it’s eating chunks of starchy food oil :(. Since cheese is so fatty I tend to stay away from it, but having it in small amounts is fine, just don’t have it in everything you choose to eat.

I go to Taco Bell often with my family to get a tasty cheap lunch, but everything there mostly has cheese in everything. So how do you avoid it, still get great flavor and stay healthy in one meal? Here is what I do…I normally order 3 soft taco’s with lettuce and ground beef, I also ask the taco’s to be without cheese. To get the great flavor in a soft taco I just add their Taco Bell sauce inside all three soft taco’s and I get a great lasting flavor throughout all three taco’s. If I want chips and dip on the side I don’t take the cheese dip and I have my chips with Taco Bell sauce, lol still tasty with a spicy tang :D. This is just one location I go with my family for food, I also go to a few other places…

Round Table. Yeah, sometimes my family and I can’t resist the awesome flavor of cheesy pizza. Having pizza every now and then is ok and since I live in America I get it modern style lol. When I walk up to the counter with my parents they order an extra large pizza with extra sauce and we find our spot to sit waiting for the pizza. Normally they hand us cups for soda or water and I now always get the water, Round Table usually has a salad bar, so with it they had a few lemons by the soda fountain, I squeezed some lemons in my water and the flavor was great, perfect replacement for soda :D. I go back to sit down and the pizza is done and brought over for us to enjoy, I grab my slice of pizza, but before I eat I get up and go to the salad bar and grab a large amount of salad so I won’t eat to much pizza. After that I go back and have two slices of pizza (if you can try to keep your amount of pizza to two slices) and then my salad, it’s great and I get whatever healthy thing I want on it that appeals to me. Then afterwards we get up and leave, I feel pretty good about my self when we go and energized because I had a great balanced diet without to much cheese, I don’t have to feel guilty at all, just healthy 😀

Now you know what I do to avoid too much cheese, in some places like Taco Bell I avoid it completely, but in places like Round Table I balance the cheese I have on my pizza with lemon water and a healthy salad, it’s not that hard to avoid cheese. Just take simple steps to avoid it, if your having a sandwich and normally have cheese replace it with a layer of lettuce/tomatoes instead or if you still want cheese on your sandwich only add a small amount and have a healthy snack on the side, it’s that easy and simple to do :D.

Stay posted for the next step 😀

Check out the previous step called First Step

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