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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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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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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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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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HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS NOT YOUR FRIEND: Part 1

Posted by Saito on January 12, 2009

STAY AWAY FROM PRODUCTS WITH HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!

I know I have talked about this before, but it’s a very BIG topic and it needs some more explaining. It’s a dangerous product that should not be used as often as it is.

High Fructose Corn Syrup is taken from normal corn. In order to get High Fructose Corn Syrup they have to extract White Corn Starch from corn and turn it into a crystal clear liquid so it may be placed in our food products. It’s a very complicated process that uses three genetically created enzymes to break down the White Corn Starch and form it into a liquid.

High Fructose Corn Syrup is consumed more then regular SUGAR! One minus for the FDA as it was approved by THEM to put it in our food products. Today High Fructose Corn Syrup is used to sweeten jams and other items like Heinz ketchup and soft drinks. It is also used in HEALTH products of all things. One of the reasons HFCS is used so often is to keep our food from rotting and lasting on our shelves, the fact that it keeps our food from rotting is great, but it’s not healthy for us; it only keeps us from using our bodies to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Four of America’s companies control 85 percent of the $2.6 billion business of High Fructose Corn Syrup: Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, Staley Manufacturing Co. and CPC International, so we know who to blame for the scandal lol.

This is a big problem concerning EVERYONE as it not only helps with the process of obesity, but it also causes BAD health problems that effect you when you are young and old: TO BE CONTINUED

Stay tune tomorrow for the next update 😀

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Weight Losing Tips: Ninth Step

Posted by Saito on January 12, 2009

At this point, after all the previous steps you should be in much better shape then you used to be :D.

So its quite possible that you have much more energy and the workouts you are doing now are not as effective…let’s see if we can move up a notch 🙂

1. For guys: Try weight lifting/aerobics.

A. Weight Lifting

B. Biking

C. Stair-Stepping (no link needed, just walk and down stairs for fifteen minutes (and take it easy when you walk down stairs, you could seriously mess up your knee caps if you go down to fast and hard :/)to a half hour)

D. Swimming

2. For girls: Try getting into hard aerobics.

A. Swimming

B. Hiking

C. Treadmill

D. Pilates

Remember this is for those who have followed the previous steps…don’t burn yourself out when your not even ready for these 😀

Stay tuned for the next update.

Check out the previous post called Eighth 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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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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