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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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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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How To Deal With Spring Time Allergies: Part 2

Posted by Saito on April 14, 2009

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Spring Time allergies suck and it always ends up sending us through the roof. I have always wondered how I can stay away from allergies, how to stop them from causing me breathing difficulties, rashes and so on. The list is very long I could keep going…

Through the years well I’ve found some useful techniques that may definitely help with combating allergies and I hope they will also be able to help you too.

Q & A

You really have something for me? Okay well then what do you suggest?

I have a list of things you can do actually, take a moment and check it out:

1. Drink Plenty Of Water.

In spring time I drink as much water as I possibly can (without over doing it of course) it’s good for me of course and it seems to really help combat allergies (flushing pollen and whatever is in the air out of my system)

2. Stay In Doors.

The next best thing to do is to stay inside when the air is full of pollen outside, try your best to avoid to much contact with nature right now since it’s pollinating.

3. Vicks Vapo Rub.

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I HIGHLY recommend using this product, when it comes to a stuffy nose and hard breathing this will help clear that up for you. Eucalyptus Oil is the main ingredient and it helps clear your sinuses, for my use I say about 95% percent of the time I use it I have instant relief. Repeat I HIGHLY recommend using this product!!

You can get it here: Target.com

And it doesn’t really matter which brand your getting so long as you are getting it, use your best judgment and I’m sure you’ll be fine =D.

4. Conserve Your Energy.

Remember your body needs energy in order to fight incoming pollen, viruses etc. so conserve your energy. Don’t do too much work, try to stay active but don’t over work your self. If your tired take a break your body, is fighting all the nasty particles floating in the air…

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I comfort myself by saying “Don’t worry Summer is coming…” in the extreme heat of summer the pollen dies out and everything seems pretty good afterward. Don’t worry about anything, just have patience Spring WILL end it just takes time =D.

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

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Balanced Diet: How To Start A Balanced Diet…

Posted by Saito on March 3, 2009

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I’m sure most of you have heard about the Food Pyramid, it shows you the best way to start a balanced diet and keep a balanced for the rest of your life.

Q & A

Okay then, what do I do first?

By starting a balanced diet you are taking a big step in life, you have to break some bad habits. Like eating unhealthy snacks when your hungry, or having multiple deserts (I’m sure you can think up some unusual eating habits on your own). Give your self time to make the transition, have your parents start buying you healthy natural foods. That is what you do to start…


Do you have a schedule I can use? What should I eat at what times?

Okay I’ll start:

Breakfast:

Start your breakfast with energizing food, full of protein and Vitamin C. I suggest eggs (protein) you can make them anyway you like, for bread I suggest Toast and last but not least for a drink try milk (calcium)/orange juice(Vitamin C) (you probably have more then one glass of orange juice/milk, try them both; have one glass of milk and one glass of orange juice)

Time between Breakfast and Lunch:

Sometimes most people have a snack before lunchtime, try munching on some cheerios (your daily grains) or have vegetable/fruit something healthy.

Lunchtime:

For lunch were all normally at school, so I suggest when you pack your lunch you should take food items that will last through the entire school day. I normally have a tuna sandwich, with a banana (protein again). For a drink I have water, cool and refreshing…try something balanced and nutritional like that (I’m sure you can think of something).

Time between lunch and dinner:

If you’ve just come home from school and want another snack, try crackers with peanut butter (or cheese, you know something edible like that =D). For a drink to go with it try having some more milk.

Dinner:

Normally as teens were not in charge of dinner (mom or dad takes care of that), why not ask them to make a balanced meal? I would suggest you ask them to make a pasta dish, or a rice dish; something with plenty of grains. You could also suggest a meat/poultry dish (chicken, beef or ham). On the side you would want a vegetable group, try broccoli or cauliflower. For desert try dark chocolate (just plain dark chocolate, its good a very good for you), or try a fruit dish.

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That’s the schedule I recommend, of course its normally you can’t keep a perfect schedule this is just an example. Try making up your own balanced meal schedule, stick to the Food Pyramid rules and you’ll be fine :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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Stay Away From STRESS: Part 1

Posted by Saito on January 27, 2009

That’s right! If you can, try your best to stay away from stress.

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^ The above image is what we all really want to be, happy and stress free. Now for most of us this is a seemingly impossible goal, its utterly ridiculous that we just can’t seem to escape the one thing that plagues us, STRESS!!

But I’ve had experience in this area, lots of experience. And I have learned that in no matter what situation I’m involved in, I can’t let stress beat me! No matter what I’m faced with!!

But how, how do we do this…I’ll tell you how 😀

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Try to follow these basic rules when stress leaps upon you:

1. Take your situation calmly, let it just slide off your conscious.

2. If you are confronted by someone who is unleashing all their stress on you, simply stop and take three deep breaths. Just stay calm.

3. Close your eyes, flush it all away. You are in charge of your emotions NOT stress!!

4. Think of something good, something you enjoy.

5. Don’t push yourself to do something that is too hard for you, like extra hard labor for example.

6. If you have head phones, put em on. Just chill…

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Now there is another reason why I am giving out this advice, it effects your health greatly!

Stress can reek havoc in and out of your body. You can’t sleep at night, you always seem to just not have it in you to get your full nights worth of rest…

Your nerves become shaky, you are afraid to face another situation that may hurt you…

You become shy, you like to stay away from others and care only for your self…

You gain weight, lots of extra unneeded fat…

Then one of the worst side effects of stress is acne, its not fun 😦

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Stress is something that continues to plague us all.

We can only do our best, don’t let anyone else tell you that you aren’t good enough!

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I’m Tired Of Being Overweight!

Posted by Saito on January 13, 2009

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THAT’S IT!! I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I am through with being overweight and lethargic! I am dedicating myself and this blog to helping myself and others with overweight issues, and I think I’ve found a lead toward my (and everyone’s) goals to lose all the extra weight.

My dad brought me some supplements from his work. I found one of the products extremely useful, it’s called CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) and this supplement takes away your body fat, believe it or not this product comes from beef! But in recent modern times Farmers have been feeding cows food products that take out the special effects of CLA were taken out of beef…but Wellness Partners found a way to extract the CLA 😀

In order for CLA to work it’s natural process you have to give it at least to months, keep a healthy diet and stay active like: taking a walk outside for a bit, work out by swimming, jogging, aerobics, weight lifting, pilates etc. Believe me it’s worth it! I have been on CLA for months and have noticed a HUGE difference in my body. I feel healthy, I have energy, I can walk without flab bouncing around my gut, I can go out to the swimming pool without feeling embarrassed and I can RUN! I know running is not a big deal but to someone like me who has waited a long to just run for the fun of it is a breath taking experience for me it really is :).

My dad worked out a special deal for my readers ONLY…use this code: LJ777CLA and get a two for one special offer for first time buyers this is an exclusive offer only for my readers, link: CLICK HERE! ( you have to click add to cart or you can put the coupon code in on the next page after when you click add to cart)

I will post more healthy tips and health products that help you lose weight and stay healthy 😀

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