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Burning Calories Can Be Enjoyable!

25 May

We understand it can be hard to get started on a routine of diet and exercise, along with watching calorie intake.  We thought it would be helpful to suggest some different activities, some of which you may already be doing, and show how many calories you would burn in just 30 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Healthy Substitues That Still Taste Great!

10 May

You always hear that diet and exercise are the keys to losing weight, and like it or not, it’s true.

Now that you know some simple and fun activities you can do to help burn calories, let’s talk food.  Did you know the items you are buying at the grocery store or eating at restaurants could actually be keeping you from reaching your weight loss goals?  With so many items to choose from it can be overwhelming, especially for the busy person like you.  It’s hard to know what to choose and even harder to take the time to read every single label on a box.

Here are some simple solutions you can apply to your life that will get you started with finding great replacements for some of the high calorie foods you might eat right now. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Chocolate Milk After a Workout?

01 May

Wanna feel like a kid again?

Imagine this – you’ve just finished an exhilarating 45-minute cardio workout, you’re drenched from sweat, and you need something to rejuvenate your body – what should you be reaching for? Most people would answer water or some energy nutrition drink like Gatorade, Propel, or Powerade, but would you believe that chocolate milk is better than any of those?

A few studies have been performed by scientists in Great Britain and at Indiana University to confirm this. They studied cyclists familiar with long-endurance sessions, and tested to see who performed better after a 4-hour rest period replenished by Gatorade, Endurox R4 and chocolate milk. Surprisingly, the cyclists who drank chocolate milk performed about 50% longer than the Endurox R4 group and just as well as the Gatorade group.  You can read it for yourself on WebMD! Read the rest of this entry »