Monthly Archives: October 2015

Why I stopped doing so much cardio

I too thought hour-long tough cardio workouts would help me lose weight, but they didn’t. I upped my cardio from 1 to 2 hours a day and, darn it, no weight loss. The only thing that got me leaner was weight training. Here’s why, “Weight training can, and will, help you get leaner, and cardio […]

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How fast muscle is lost, balancing time off and recovery

It’s recommended to take one day off a week from exercise and one week off every few months of intense consistent workouts. When I was knocked down with the flu, in two weeks I lost five pounds; my trainer said it was muscle loss. Sure enough, he was right. Lack of exercise can result in […]

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Still tempted to use steroids?

I think it’s nuts that men and women use steroids for muscle gains even though they are thoroughly aware of the dangerous side-effects, but maybe this tidbit will deter a few bodybuilders. The first steroids used were from dog and guinea pig testicle extract in 1889 (Pg. 495). Today’s steroids, although synthetic, will force women to […]

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Whey Protein Powder without gums or carrageean

I finally found my husband a tasty chocolate-flavored whey protein powder without gums, carrageenan, sugar, fake sugars or sugar alcohols. He adds a tablespoon of cocoa powder to make it more chocolaty.  A scoop of Jarrow Grass-Fed Whey Chocolate Protein powder has 100 calories, 3 carbs and 18 grams of protein

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I’m not special and neither are you

Why do you think that you’re so special that you can’t lose weight? You can! I thought I was special too until my trainer proved me wrong. I used to explain that I’m short so I cannot burn as many calories; I’m diabetic so the insulin is preventing the fat from melting away; I have […]

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Goji Sweet Pea Salad

This is a light and delicate salad, that’s perfect on a hot day. Goji Sweet Pea Salad 4 Tablespoons Goji berries, soaked in 1/4 cup of room temperature water for 2 hours on countertop 2 large handfuls of baby greens and sweet pea shoots (see salad boxed mix in photo) chiffonade 1/4 cup fresh mint, stems […]

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Carb Cycling – Should you do it?

When you want to get really lean, go for carb cycling, which varies the amount of carbohydrates, from low or no carbs, to high carbs, to shock your body. I tried this and lost 2 pounds in one week and was stoked on how tight my abs looked, but gained the weight right back the […]

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3 must-have weight loss kitchen tools

When it comes to losing weight, portion sizes are key. To figure out how much you should eat of any one item, it’s as simple as reading the serving size on the box. Two ounces of dry pasta is 200 calories, so I just use my scale before I drop it in the boiling water. […]

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fat pads – why they sometimes show up

Some people get visible fatty deposits under their skin and I recently found one below my calf, which I thought was weird because I’m lean and my legs have practically no fat on them. I had three consultations, one with a general physician, another with a plastic surgeon, and a third with a dermatologist and […]

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