How do bodybuilders get to be so lean when they do very little cardio

English: Bodybuilding (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Because they're working at such a high intensity, bodybuilders (and anyone who does a large amount of resistance training) often have a significantly altered metabolic rate after exercise. "It can take hours for the muscle cells to return to their normal state, and during that time the body [...]

By | February 14th, 2013|Categories: Active, Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Optimum workout whether you’re in your 20s, 30s or 40s, to have that killer body

If you work out enough, you're practically guaranteed a trim, toned, sexy body. But there's more to being active than aesthetic benefits. Regular exercise prevents weight gain and bone loss, promotes strong muscles and joints, and has been shown to help stave off some chronic illnesses. And while it's never too late to get in [...]

By | February 3rd, 2013|Categories: Benny's Blog, Healthy|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to make vinaigrette when dining low carb

Vinaigrette's derive their zestiness from a balance of oil and vinegar. The standard 3:1 ratio will vary, however, depending on the boldness or subtlety of the ingredients. Robust oils call for a higher proportion of vinegar or another acidic liquid such as citrus juice. Lighter oils require less. Likewise, sharp, high-acid vinegars demand a substantial [...]

By | November 13th, 2012|Categories: Diet & Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Turning Set-Backs Into Set-Ups

After being consistent and dedicated to my plan for 9 weeks, I had a set-back.  Although I've been working out hard and dieting (please don't think I'm eating low-cal!), the scale doesn't seem to be matching my efforts and it was suggested to me that I may have a thyroid issue.  I admit, I have [...]

By | November 1st, 2011|Categories: All Blogs, Christy's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A Lesson from My Daughter

Today as my daughter was crying hysterically in the car, I realized that she was so focused on one thing that she couldn't think about anything else at that moment.  She knew she wanted her "blankie" and kept repeating it over and over.  I was driving and tried to get her attention by singing, pointing [...]

By | November 1st, 2011|Categories: All Blogs, Christy's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Vitamin D may boost weight loss

Vitamin D may boost weight loss. News study. Researchers measured blood levels of vitamin D in 38 overweight men and women before after an 11 week diet in which they consumed 750 fewer daily calories than their estimated total caloric needs. Result. Higher levels of vitamin D were associated with greater weight loss while following [...]

By | August 19th, 2010|Categories: Weight-Loss, Well|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Eating right but still gaining weight

You're eating heart-healthy fish, snacking pretzels and drinking soymilk/almond milk. So how come you're still gaining weight? The answer very likely lies in how much you're eating. "People are so focused on fat or carbs, they're blind to the huge portions of [colonel-dense foods they are being served," says Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., co-author of The Volumetrics Weight- Control [...]

By | August 19th, 2010|Categories: Diet & Nutrition, Weight-Loss|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Hormones: Are they the cause for your weight gain?

They affect cravings, metabolism and your ability to maintain your weight. Here's how to make them work in your favor. As your body's master chemicals, hormones can have a profound effect on your emotions, appetite and metabolism. It’s easy to blame the occasional mood swing or candy craving on your hormones.  After all, your body is being [...]

By | February 24th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Weight-Loss|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fusing asian and mediterranean diet for a simple way to eat healthy

You have promised yourself yet again to lower your cholesterol levels and/or lose weight, but you feel tempted when you see others eating unhealthy or maybe you smell steak grilling? There's no reason to feel guilty; more and more people—me included—prefer a plant-based diet (think whole grains, beans, nuts, fruits, and vegetables) augmented with lean [...]

By | February 24th, 2010|Categories: Diet & Nutrition, Weight-Loss|Tags: , , |0 Comments