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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 πŸ˜‰

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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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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How To Combat The Swine Flu: Part 1

Posted by Saito on April 28, 2009

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Well guys, guess what? Pigs have taken their revenge on the human race, they have released a new virus…the Swine Flu.

Q & A

I know I heard about that on the news, what should I do?

I read up on the BBC that there are simple ways to protect yourself from the new virus that seems to be attacking at every part of the globe. Here take a look at this list:

What you should do in the current situation at hand.

1. Keep your hands clean. Take a bottle of hand sanitizer with you as an extra precaution.

2. Invest in one of those surgical masks you see doctors wear. Check your local pharmacy. NOTE: If you have the Swine Flu, have someone pick up a mask for you so you don’t spread the virus.

3. Stay in your own zone. Try to avoid too much contact with people.

4. Be careful where you eat and what you eat. I would trust my own food more then food from a fast food restaurant. If you have fresh vegetables, be sure to give them an extra good rinse off before you eat anything.

5. Another thing, try to avoid contact with animals. Especially animals that live near or on farms.

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This is a terrible tragedy, so many have already died because of this virus. I wish you all luck and hope you don’t catch the virus. And above all things right now…be careful.

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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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Acne: How To Fight Acne…

Posted by Saito on March 16, 2009

I’ve been dealing with acne as long as I can remember, through the years I have found useful items that help me combat acne and they actually work.

Q & A

Okay what do you suggest? What have you found exactly?
1. Well for starters I found using Aloe Vera Gel seems to really help with the process of healing my skin:

Aloe Vera is typically used to heal burns and sooth your skin, I found it can also quickly heal my skin after taking out some of my acne. This is my first technique.

2. My second technique has to deal with baking soda:

Just normal baking soda, take wet baking soda and spread it over the area in need and it should clear it up =D.

3. The one I find the best above all is the sun:

Good old sun exposure is the best way to clear up acne hands down. Just go outside whenever you can for at least 30 minutes, you’ll get some color while your at too =D.

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My skin has pores that are large in comparison to other people, so Acne is a very common thing for me. But I know someday after puberty it won’t be as much of a problem. So I wait and use these techniques, post a comment and let me know your own techniques on how to get rid of Acne =D.

Well that’s it for now, stay tuned for the next update πŸ˜€

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Stay Away From STRESS: Part 3

Posted by Saito on March 10, 2009

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The big “how can I stay away from stress” question is becoming far more popular everyday, especially since the economy is in a down slide. The pressure is really set in on us teens since “we are the future” (pressure, pressure, pressure…). How can we simply avoid stress? It’s not like we can’t turn it off, it’s in our faces everyday. We need something to help us get out of it…and I have a few idea’s.

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Alright if you know what to do, then tell me what should I do?

If you have seen my previous post’s (part 1 and part 2) you’ll see I have already had some good advice that works…but is it enough? I know there is even more that you can do right now!

1. First off try to let your problems slide off your shoulders (sound familiar?), if you ponder over something too much you’ll burn out and your stress levels will increase.

2. Second, find help. Some things you don’t need to keep to yourself, if you know someone who can help then you should ask…keeping it to yourself will only increase your anxiety and worries…

3. Next you have to find a place to chill. Even if it’s just for a few minutes try and find time for yourself.

4. Lastly do not let anyone push you over the edge, ignore incoming insults or problems trying to throw you off guard.

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Since I can’t be with you and try to help you maybe my advice can. Life can be extremely annoying and privacy can often be invaded…the best thing you can do is to try and set things straight; don’t let it get to you. Stress can also cause health problems if your under it’s influence for too long, you have to find your chill time.

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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Weight Losing Tips: Ninth Step

Posted by Saito on January 7, 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜€

Stay tuned for the next update.

Check out the previous post called Eighth Step

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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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