Saturday, November 22, 2008


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The Daily Caloric Consumption Chart for Women

This is a daily caloric chart for women, that you should live by. It makes sense. You have to fuel your body for it to burn fat. Eating 5-6 small meals per day or every 2-3 hours is a MUST.

Download the chart below, put it on the fridge or at your work desk.
Use your weight and activity level to guide you to the amount of calories you should be eating everyday.

I hope you are at least in the low activity range.

Resting Calories
Low Activity (low impact walking, cycling 2-3 times a week)
Medium Activity (low impact walking or cycling 3-4 times a week)
High Activity (low impact walking or cycling 6-7 times a week)

Sources:Mayo Clinic Report, volume 163 (1998)

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, volume 44 (1986 1-19)

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Sunday, November 16, 2008


Candida Symptoms - Eliminate Them For Good!
By the How to Cure Candida TEAM

Candida has become a VERY popular topic within the natural health community and for good reason. As much as 80% of the population has or will have Candida in their lifetime. Of this amount as much as 90% aren't even aware of it!

Don't be one of them, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page after you read this to take the last Candida Questionnaire you'll ever need to take. Determine once and for all if YOU actually have Candida or not!

Candida Symptoms are many and widespread this being due to the full body impact a pathogenic organism can have on the body when left to do damage.

Some of the most popular Candida Symptoms are:

•Painful Urination or Other Urinary Disorders
•Depression or Mood Swings
•Chronic Rashes
•Chronic Fatigue
•Joint Pain or Swelling
•Digestive disorders such as IBS
•Muscle Aches
•Short Attention Span
•Headaches or Constant Migraines
•Chronic Respiratory Infections
•Menstrual Pain
•Skin Lesions
•Shortness of Breath
•Food Allergies
•Learning and Memory Problems
•Blurred Vision
•Brain Fog

Sinus Congestion and pain, ADHD, Constipation and the list goes on and on

Candida symptoms don't need to be a part of your life, there are MANY natural therapies you can use to eliminate Candida. However there are few that actually provide long term relief, even fewer that Eliminate Candida Symptoms for good.

Most Natural therapies use a combination of Anti-Fungals, Probiotics and a strict diet to ensure success. This will work to eliminate Candida symptoms for a little while, however as much as 95% of people never experience total relief from all their symptoms by doing this alone. Mostly due to the fact that no one can eliminate their sugar intake for life and eventually when you go back on eating sugar again sooner or later Candida will develop and it's back to square one.

You may wonder if it's even possible at all to have relief for life. The answer is absolutely, but the root cause that is allowing Candida to thrive in your body must be addressed. This requires different cleanses that may not directly kill Candida, but after performed will allow your body to eliminate Candida all on it's own. It is truly the most natural way to eliminate Candida and all its symptoms for life.

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"FAT LOSS? Come on! What's the deal?"

I'm sure there's more than one of you saying that to the title. If your stuck with what to do next for your kettlebell program , you may want to try kettlebell juggling as an alternative to one's regular workout.

Kettlebell juggling isn't real exercise; it's just messing around, right?

Nope. If you happen to be sick of swings, or just can't muster up the motivation for 500 rep snatch workout, try juggling. It's a great change of pace and it will get your heart rate up, burns calories, and helps you melt fat.

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Help to Reduce Belly Fat

It has been stated that losing weight in a specific area is not possible, until now. Many people look to reduce belly fat with no success in finding the right solution. The goal is too look at the body as a whole as you will still want to lose weight everywhere.

Can You Lose Weight Where You Want?

You can reduce belly fat with a bowel cleanse. The bowel cleanse is designed to help you get rid of compiled waist that has been sitting in your intestinal track for many years and maybe even most of your life.

The reason why our belly looks fat has a lot to do with what's inside them. Studies show that 10-15 pounds of fecal matter are still contained in our stomach. This is an extra 10-15 pounds of weight surrounding our belly.

The goal is to get rid of this belly fat by getting rid of what is inside. You will be amazed at how much weight you can lose and especially all of it coming from you belly. The 10-15 pounds of waste makes you look fatter because it pushes your belly out.

Get rid of what it doing that and you will have a much flatter stomach. I'm not promising a 6 pack, but I am promising some specific weight loss in that area.

Help to Reduce Belly Fat Summed Up
1. Start your day off with breakfast; This shifts your metabolism into high gear which is known for helping you burn fat

2. Fat loss should be looked at as a whole, as this will provide long lasting weight loss. Why would you want to lose the weight and gain it back?

3. You may wish to add some form of exercise to speed up the weight loss process

4. Consider eating portioned meals frequently throughout the day

5. Avoid eating junk food, processed foods, fast foods as these are the culprits to belly fat

6. Use a "cleanse" to help remove the 10-15 pounds of waste in your stomach

7. Take ACTION; start today. There is no better time than NOW

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Dean Boukaras is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Nutritional Expert & Digestive Care Adviser. He is in the works of publishing his new book which focuses on showing people how to make positive life style changes. In addition, Dean contributes to his fitness Blog and publishes a fitness newsletter for many of his members. He continues to venture into the health and fitness field, helping those who seek his services.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


There is nothing more deflating then having your routine go stale and get boring. Sometimes inserting the occasional challenge into your workout can get you back to greater gains and strength.

The Overhead Dumbbell Squat is a great exercise to add to your training routine to strengthen your shoulders, back and core.

It’s a crazy exercise that reminds your body that plateaus are not an option.


· Grasp a dumbbell and stand erect, holding it at shoulder height. Place your opposite hand on your hip.

· Place your feet wider than shoulder-width apart. Keep your abs pulled in tight, chest up and eyes focused forward.

· Inhale deeply and press the dumbbell overhead to full arm extension.

· Holding the weight overhead, perform a squat by bending your knees and hips as if you were sitting in a chair. Keep your torso upright and tight on the descent, with the dumbbell above you at arm’s length.

· When your legs form angles of just less than 90 degrees, extend your knees and hips until you return to the standing position: repeat.

· After performing the designated number of reps, lower the dumbbell to your shoulder and then to the floor. Rest and repeat with the other arm.


1. Include the overhead dumbbell squat as part of a back or shoulder workout, either regularly or anytime you want to push the envelope

2. Try the overhead barbell squat for a different feel

3. Don’t have access to a dumbbell; you can use a kettlebell, large can of soup or anything that you can pick up with some weight.

1. Overhead Dumbbell Squat - 4 sets of 10 reps (each arm)
2. Seated Military Press – 4 sets of 10 reps
3. Funk Crazy 28’s – 3 sets of 28 reps

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Fat loss occurs when there is a caloric deficit in relation to calories in vs calories out. Your basal metabolic rate takes in consideration your body functions and how much that burns alone, which on avg is 1200 but this figure depends on a few factors which can differentiate each persons individual BMR. The activity you add to this versus the food intake will overall balance to a surplus or deficit.

For a fat loss you want to see a deficit but within reason. If you do not get in enough calories you then alter the effect and will gain weight due to the result of your metabolism slowing in response to the lack of calories needed.

Eating every 2-3 hours is the basis of this diet which helps keep that metabolism burning your fat stores and not having to concentrate on the food you're taking in.

Lack of activity combined with lack of attention to diet causes your body then ignores fat stores and works on what you are eating, packing the rest of the excess calories away for a rainy day since it feels you are not eating frequently enough. Starvation or limiting meals while drastically lowering your daily calories will sabotage your results slowing the metabolism in turn packing fat.
In other words, do not skip meals!
Your choices for complex carbs should be brown and black rice, tubers such as potatoes and yams as well as grains such as oats and quinoa. ½-3/4 cup with lunch and dinner is optimal. Between lunch and dinner you can have other carb sources such as beans, carrots and squash, or yogurt with fruit.

The fibrous carbs are a must. Dark leafy greens and items such as green beans, asparagus, and broccoli and mustard greens should be eating 2-3 times per day. Breakfast is always easy with choices like egg whites, protein shakes, and oatmeal. Pre and post workout depends on your goals and factor on protein or 50/50 type shakes. I say if you want to burn fat, eat a good meal after your workout, items such as listed above.

A few hours before bed is a great time for a protein powder and water drink to help with muscle recovery. This is not going to cause you any fat gain at all. Lastly you want to ensure you include some Omega fats into the diet in the forms of olives, avocado and the best choice being almonds.

Use this guide to set up a meal plan; here is a sample fat burning meal plan. This will help you with some serious fat loss!!!

Keep it strict and you can expect an average of 2 lbs per week or 8-10lbs in a month.

Breakfast - oatmeal and 3 egg whites with a small banana

Snack 1 - no fat plain yogurt with ¼ cup mixed nuts and berries

Lunch - chicken breast or fish fillet with 2 cups greens and no fat dressing along with ¾ cup brown rice.

Snack 2 - 2 plain rice cakes with a tsp almond butter per pc and ½ cup to a cup chopped broccoli

Dinner - large fish fillet of cod or snapper steamed with 1 cup (measured cooked) mustard greens and spinach plus a small potato or yam

Snack 3 - protein drink

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Cardio + Resistance Training = A Healthier, Stronger, More Muscular You

If your cardio workout overshadows your resistance training, you run the risk of losing muscle tissue. Also, your body may eventually experience exhaustion and develop nutrient deficiencies.

Cardiovascular exercises require a lot of fuel and wears out your body – specifically your joints. You need to ensure that you add resistance training to strengthen muscles, bones and burn fat efficiently.

The average individual needs about 30 minutes a day, three to five days a week.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Chest - Flat Bench Dumbbell - 4 sets 8-10 reps
Shoulders -Seated Dumbbell Press – 3 sets 8-10 reps
Triceps –Dumbbell Triceps Extensions – 3 sets 8-10 reps
Back - Lat Pulldown – 4 sets 8-10 reps
Biceps - Barbell Curl – 3 sets 8-10 reps
Quads – Squats – 4 sets 8-10 reps
Hams - Lying Leg Curl – 3 sets 8-10 reps
Calves -Standing Calf Raise – 3 sets 15-20 reps
Abs - Reverse Crunch 3 sets 15-20 reps

I'm gonna be sore in the mornin'!