Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

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HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT BY THE END OF THE SUMMER

July 26, 2008

Alright, there are a million and one kids out there wondering if and how they can slim up by the end of this summer, and i wrote out a really in depth reply on yahoo answers and I wanted to post it here too.

If you have a public pool, start swimming 7 days a week, one hour per day, if you can’t do that, do 3 days a week.

If you don’t, jog for 30 minutes or more(but less then 2 hours) each day. in addition, after you jog, stretch out and do push ups and crunches (not sit ups, there is a difference)

Now for diet. From now until school starts, do not eat any candy junk food or soda. this includes but is not limited to; energy drinks, soda, Gatorade, energy bars, slim fast products, frozen fruit juice and anything that has high fructose corn syrup in the ingredients list.

You also need to drink a gallon (yes 1 full gallon) of water per day. Do not drink anything other then water, unless it is ORGANIC milk, and then, only drink about 1-2 glasses a day, the majority of non organic milks are very unhealthy.

You should also try and eat a lot of food with high protein content, like tofu, eggs, and organic tuna. And foods with good fats in them, all nuts and many fish (like tuna) have these.

Rather then 3 meals a day, you should eat 6 small meals a day, this is more important then you think.

The diet is the most important part, if you don’t do the diet, you are just wasting your time.

If you drop all the junk food, drink only water, eat 6 times a day, and stick to the workout, you should impress your friends significantly when school rolls around.

Remember, if you stop working out and eating healthy, your going to regain weight again, so if you do this and like the way you look at feel, stick to it, it only gets better as you go.

I would be using this and swimming if our god damn public pool was open, but they are staying closed all this summer.

Feel free to email me with questions at yakrii@yahoo.com or you can leave a comment on this blog and i should reply within 24 hours.

Yakri~

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Today we are going to talk about a nasty substance called HFCS

March 7, 2008

HFCS stands for high fructose corn syrup, HFCS is in a significant number of the foods you eat everyday, mainly things like soda, candy, etc. But you can also find it in things like bread, juice, and cereal. HFCS is a sugar replacer, as you can see from the name, it is made from corn, although it takes a great deal of processing to get to from corn, to fake sugary goodness to put into sodas.

But heres the real question, why shouldn’t you eat it? well, what exactly it does that’s bad for you and how exactly it does it seems to be a point of much debate according to its Wiki anyway. But the long and short of it is HFCS will make you FAT as well as potentially cause various un-fun health side effects such as diabetes.

What this means, is that if you have a little extra BF and your trying to lighten up a bit as well as gain muscle mass you should avoid HFCS whenever possible. If you are like me and need to lose a fair bit of weight still, don’t touch this crap with a ten foot pole, it will ruin your progress towards a more aerodynamic figure. On the other hand, if your one of those skinny kids who has been dangerously underweight your entire life, well you should still avoid HFCS, regardless of your current psychical condition its still bad for you, but one or two treats now and then probably isn’t going to bother you in all honesty.

Still, check your food labels, you would be surprised at just how many things have the stuff in it, even if a little bit isn’t that bad for you, your probably eating a lot more of it then you think.

Drink Water not soda!

Yakri~