Diet: (noun)

A way of living, or thinking, a day's journey.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

10 Foods People Eat On A Regular Basis

Ok, so I'm reading "You Are What You Eat" by Dr. Gillian McKeith and even though I've read this book in the past, I still find it very informative and learn something new EVERY time I open its cover.
Here is a piece of the book that I wanted to share with all of you!
10 Foods People Eat On A Regular Basis:
1. Burger Meal
2. Pizza
3. Spaghetti
4. Sweet 'n' Sour Pork with special Fried Rice (Chinese Takeout)
5. Hot Breakfast
6. Steak Dinner
7. Nachos
8. Ice Cream
9. Chocolate Chip Cookies
10. Hot Dog Meal

This top 10 list of popular foods that many people eat on a regular basis may at first glance not appear too alarming, but just take a look at the nutritional analysis below. I have converted the statistics to teaspoons of sugar and sticks of butter to drum the facts home. Do you really still feel hungry?

Burger Meal (large burger, fries and cola)
-calories: 1300
-protein: 34g
-carbs: 189g
-fat: 44g
-fiber: 13g
-equivelant to 38 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 of a stick of butter.

Pizza (medium deep pan pizza)
-calories: 1746
-protein: 80g
-carbs: 159g
-fat: 88g
-fiber: 8g
-equivelant to 31 teaspoons of sugar and a stick of butter.

Spaghetti (300g serving)
-calories: 237
-carbs: 32g
-fat: 5.7g
-fiber: 3g
-equivelant to 6 teaspoons of sugar.

Chinese Takeout
-calories: 520
-protein: 58g
-carbs: 77g
-fat: 65.4g
-fiber: 2g
-equivelant to 15 teaspoons of sugar and 3/4 of a stick of butter.

Steak Dinner (8oz sirloin and baked potato with butter, sour cream and chives)
-carbs: 60g
-fat: 51.6g
-fiber: 0g
-equivelant to 12 teaspoons of sugar and 3/5 of a stick of butter.

Nachos (6 nacho chips smothered in cheese with chili, sour cream and quacomole)
-calories: 674
-protein: 29g
-carbs: 42g
-fat: 44g
-fiber: 2.5g
-equivalant to 8 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 of a stick of butter.

Ice Cream (chocolate with chunks of brownies and walnut)
-calories: 436
-protein: 7.5g
-carbs: 37.6g
-fat: 28.6g
-fiber: 0g
-equivelant to 7 1/2 teaspoons of sugar and 1/3 of a stick of butter.

Chocolate chip cookies (8)
-calories: 636
-protein: 7.6g
-carbs: 76g
-fat: 33g
-fiber: 4.4g
-equivelant to 15 teaspoons of sugar and nearly 3/8 of a stick of butter.

Hot Dog Meal (1 hot dog on a bun with ketchup, large fries and a coke)
-calories: 1103
-protein: 18g
-carbs: 175g
-fiber: 8g
-equivelant to 35 teaspoons of sugar and 2/5 of a stick of butter.

Start to add in the between-meal snacks, drinks, alcohol and not enough exercise and you become a ticking bomb of potential heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, digestive tract problems. Choose your poison - or as I hope, don't!

Be thankful for the knowledge of health and nutrition, use it and change your life.

Coach Malynda

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Top Tip - Skin Brushing

To improve the skin's job of getting rid of internal garbage (over one pound of waste products are excreted through the skin every day), you can help it in its task by regular body brushing. To skin brush effectively, you need a small, firm natural bristle brush.
Brushing is best undertaken just before you bath or shower on a dry body.
Method: Start at the soles of the feet and work your way up the legs in long, brisk strokes; then up the arms and down the back. Always brush UPward toward the chest and avoid sensitive spots such as moles, warts and broken veins. Never use the brush on your face.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fit N' Fabulous New Year's Challenge (Day 6)

So! Before I start talking about the Challenge... I have to share with all of you readers, that I am officially Turbo Kick Certified!!!! I received my certificate in the mail yesterday!! I am so fired up!! Teaching fitness to others is all I want to do... and this has really opened some doors for me :))

Today is already day SIX of our 90 day challenge!! I'm having so much fun with the two programs... ChaLEAN Extreme and Insanity. This week I have been doing my workouts one on top of another. I do ChaLEAN Extreme, have a P90X Recovery Drink, load up on my water and then dig deep right into Insanity. Afer Insanity, I indulge in a protein shake, either Shakeology or Vega in both I add Hemp Protein.
I haven't had to "up" my calories quite yet... but I am making sure that I'm eating EVERY 2-2.5 hours. I'm pretty hungry when that 2 hour mark rolls around.
An average day pretty much looks like this:
P90X Recovery Formula
Protein Shake
Oatmeal (with peanut butter), Morning Star "bacon"
Boca Burger and Brown Rice
Protein Shake
A big salad with LOTS of veggies

My shakes are 32 oz, they're BIG! So they fill me up! I know that I will have to add calories soon... I don't want to be working out really hard and not fueling my body properly. So in the Insanity Elite Nutrition Booklet, there are a few options that you can add to your meals to add "good" calories.
100 Calorie Example:
- 1 banana
- 12 Raw Almonds
200 Calorie Example:
-1/2 cup oatmeal topped with slivered almonds
-1 banana with 1 tbsp peanut butter
-1 large navel orange with 12 Raw almonds

This is just a few of the choices, there's plenty more.

All in all I'm feeling pretty good!! This is a GREAT challenge and will leave the people who are doing it with FABULOUS SEXY Bodies!!!

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1. What's the craziest exercise fad you have heard about lately?

*FitFlops are being advertised to tone the thighs, calves and glutes.
*A "micro-wobble board" is a mini balancing board on the shoe, which creates stability for the wearer. It supposedly works the thighs, calves and glutes.

2. What are other CRAZY fads from the past?