Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just For Women: The Anti-Breast Cancer Vitamin You Need to Take Everday

Ladies, it's obvious that our bodies are much different from men. Our lives are way different as well. Have you been to the health store lately? There are thousands of brands and formulas to choose from. As they all sound great. But which vitamins and supplements really work? Which are backed by solid, scientific research? And most important:: Which vitamins are safe for your body?

Here are a few suggestions:
The Anti-Breast Cancer Vitamin You Should Take Everday
Is there anything most women fear is being told "they have cancer". But the good news is that some key habits can help keep cancer at bay. And one of the most important vitamins your body needs to block breast cancer is the vitamin D.

Studies of the American Society of Clinical Oncologist reported that breast cancer patients who were deficient in vitamin D were 94% more likely to have their cancer spread than women with adequate D levels.

Sure, breast cancer probably scares the heck out of most women. But actually "heart disease" now that's a great danger for women! So now listen ladies, the number one nutrient you need for a healthy heart is omega-3 fatty acids. Thes can help lower triglycerides and artery-clogging plaque.

The energy vitamin every women needs. It's iron, and it's NOT just for women with anemia. A study reported in a British Medical Journal found that iron helps improve the brain chemistry that keeps your energy levels UP all day.

The ultimate immunity booster. Who has times for viruses? No woman I know! So why not magnify your immunity so viruses don't have a chance? All you need is.........vitamin C! Destress you life with more vitamin C! Higher doses of ordinary vitamin C actually help block the stress hormones that can make your life miserable. Also, as a added bonus Vitamin C helps lower blood pressure!

The "happiness pill" for women.......laugh more. Just because you get older, maturer, some even wiser doesn't mean you should stop laughing. You should always consider this before turning to prescripton drugs and some friend(s) you really trust. It's safe and medically proven.


Monday, May 30, 2011

1st Annual Summer Bootcamp June 2011



Join LivingLifeGolden.com for our 4-week Bootcamp! 2-Chances AM or PM!

This no-excuses, no-nonsense, intense workout requires your commitment. It will be fueled with fun, excitement and hard work. We will start off with the first with the basics with cardio endurance, core strength, flexibility and nutrition. Get positive, visible results that will motivate you to stay on track while having FUN!

All you need:

• Mat

• Jillian Michaels Total-Body Kit or Resistance Bands (All Levels)

• Water bottle

• Towel

• Heart Monitor

• Include 2 Body Assessments


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Meyers Park (Left Side Picnicking Area) Mon-Wed-Fri 7PM June 6 – July 1
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Outrageous Orange Cupcakes

Here is a recipe bursting with flavor and less than 150 calories, icing and all!

• Butter-flavored cooking spray

• 1 cup whole-grain oat soda

• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/4 teaspoon baking-powder

• 3 large egg whites

• ½ cup fat-free, fruit juice-sweetened vanilla yogurt

• ¼ cup agave nectar

• 2 tablespoons orange

• 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• ½ tablespoon orange extract

• 2 cups, “Cut The Crap Whipped Topping,” divided

• 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest, divided

Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Line 8 cups of a standard, nonstick muffin tin with foil cupcake liners, (see note.) Lightly mist them with spray.

Add the flour to the bowl of a food processor or mini-food processor fitted with a chopping blade. Process it for 2 minutes.

Place a sifter over a small mixing bowl. Add the flour mixture, baking soda, baking power and salt. Sift them into the bowl. Set the mixture aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, using a sturdy whisk (or a spatula if you don’t have one), mix the egg whites, yogurt, agave, juice concentrate, butter and extracts until well combined. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Then stir in the orange peel. Divide the batter among the prepared cups, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Bake the cupcakes for 19 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry (a few crumbs are okay). Let them cool completely then divide the whipped topping among them, about ¼ cup on each, spreading it evenly over the tops. Sprinkle the tops evenly with the orange zest, about ¼ teaspoon on each.

GET NUTTY For Your Heart!

Believe it or not, but your heart loves nuts! Pecans, pistachios and pine nuts all help keep the heart healthy and strong. Dr. Walter C., author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating explains why the heart and nuts have such a good relationship. Nuts are full of saturated fats that reduce LDL cholesterol while keeping HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) levels elevated. These good fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.

They are important to the body and the hart because they assist in cell membrane and hormone production. They help reduce inflammation, and that helps lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Several studies have shown that people who eat nuts regularly have 30 to 50% less risk of having a heart attack or heart disease. Nuts also contain arginine, vitamin E, folic acid, potassium and fiber, which contribute to heart health.

Are you hungry for nuts yet? Don’t go overboard though: They are also packed with calories. Dr. Willett also warns that eating a handful of nuts in addition to (instead of replacing) your normal food choices may mean a 10 to 20-pound weight gain over a year’s time. This extra weight could also be damaging to the heart. So, replace some of your unhealthy choices like chips and ice cream with nuts. Also consider incorporating nuts in your meals. A few sprinkled in a salad or added to a chicken or fish dish will boost the flavor of your food as well as the health of your heart.

Here are some suggestions:

1.) Sprinkle a handful of slivered almonds on your favorite breakfast cereal.

2.) Munch on cashews for an appetizer instead of cheese.

3.) Enjoy a peanut butter and honey sandwich for lunch.

4.) Sprinkle your favorite nuts on a salad.

5.) Eat low-fat yogurt with a nut topping for dessert.

Not sure which nuts to choose? There a wide variety of nuts. Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, pistachios are always great choices.

One snack favorite, the peanut, is not really a nut at all. Peanuts are actually in the legume family, but have many of the same heart-healthy attributes as certified nuts. With 7 grams of monounsaturated fats and 4.5 grams of polyunsaturated fats per one-ounce serving, peanuts also help the heart by reducing bad LDL cholesterol and keeping good HDL cholesterol levels high (The Peanut Institute.) This makes reasonable serving sizes of peanuts and peanut butter a good choice for your daily diet. Be good to your heart and start eating nuts today!

Monday, May 23, 2011

hCG Diet Drops, can it be the Answer?

Can HCG Diet Drops Be The Safe, Effective, “Lose-The-Weight-And-Keep-It-Off” Answer You’ve Been Searching For?

Tough to believe? Our research shows that even the most popular and expensive weight loss treatments have a success rate of less than 10% with consumers. Surgical procedures are known to have much higher success rates, but they are also very expensive and come with some alarming side effects.

The good news is that HCG diet drops have been proven to be the answer to rapid weight loss with ZERO side effects. Often patients on the HCG diet protocol drop a pound a day with little or no exercise.

But as a word of warning, not all HCG drops are created equal. Many are nothing more than alcohol and water. Thats where we come in. At HCGDrops.com we have found the best of the best when it comes to HCG supplements. After testing dozens of supplements, we found that many HCG drops don’t work at all. Some are just OK in quality and effectiveness. But one was amazing and kept us, and our readers also, completely stunned.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Understanding Body Fat and why hCG!

Here is how it works. You first have to understand that there are three types of fat in your body:

Structured Fat – Found between joints and organs

Normal Fat – Located throughout the body; Used to meet your bodies nutritional needs

Abnormal Fat – Deposits that cause obesity; Only drawn upon during starvation and/or pregnancy

By restricting your caloric intake the body can only draw upon the structural and normal fat reserves, leaving the abnormal fat untouched. This is why most diets don’t work. They only cause you to lose muscle or water weight. With Easy HCG, your hypothalamus first works on the abnormal fat causing your body to burn thousands of calories a day.

Positives: Here are some reasons we chose Easy HCG

Safe for men and woman. Many couples or family members choose to go on this diet together

Easy HCG is manufactured by an FDA approved facility with the highest of quality control standards. Helps reduce fat in areas that are difficult to lose fat, where even the strictest diet and exercise routines aren’t effective. Quick weight loss so you don’t have to struggle with a diet for months on end. In fact, if you are just trying to lose 15-20 pounds, the entire diet can be completed within 30 days.

You’ll have more energy so you can live life to the fullest instead of crashing daily on the couch gaining even more weight.

You’ll be able to sleep better with your new found health

No need to exercise, it’s optional! No more agonizing crunches, or need to train for that marathon…unless of course you want to for the fun of it. It’s definitely not part of the diet though

Don’t feel deprived of food which is one of the reasons this HCG diet is a snap

HCG is an all-natural substance. It has ZERO side effects because it is made naturally in the body

Regular intake of HCG drops strengthens your immune system

Helps create long lasting results

Negatives: Just like every HCG diet out there, you need to drastically lower the number of calories you consume in order to get the best results from Easy HCG. If you are only mildly interested in losing weight, you may not be able to stick to the diet. However, we’ve seen only short of miraculous results from those who stick to it. Those who take the drops as recommended and stick to the diet lose massive amounts of weight, in a short period of time.

Guarantee: Easy HCG offers a 30 day no questions asked money-back guarantee allowing you to try them out, Risk Free. These guys are extremely confident that their product and customer service will win you over!

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How To Lose Fat and Build Muscle

How To Lose Fat and Build Muscle

The biggest muscle building mistake you can make is doing routines from muscle magazines. Most of those guys don’t train naturally, are genetically gifted and never started training that way. Doing their routines won’t make you build muscle fast. The average person needs a different approach. One that builds muscle fast and prevents physical & mental overtraining from doing too much, too soon. Here’s how to build muscle: the definitive guide to building muscle.

1. Get Stronger. More strength is more muscle. Get into strength training. I recommend weight training because it allows you to start light and add weight endlessly. Body-weight exercises work too. Start with an empty bar. Learn proper technique. Add weight each workout to keep pushing your body out of comfort zone.

2. Use Free Weights. Yes, Ladies it’s okay to use the free weights. They are not just for Men anymore. You can lift the heaviest weights using barbells. More weight is more stress, thus more muscle. Dumbbells are great for assistance exercises, but not for your main lifts. Stay away from machines.

• Safe. Machines force you into fixed, unnatural movement patterns which if not used properly, can cause injuries. Free weights replicate natural motions.

• Efficient. Free weights force you to control and balance the weight. This builds more muscle than machines, which balance the weight for you.

• Functional. Strength built on machines doesn’t transfer to free weights or real life. No machine balances the weight for you in real life.

• Versatile. You can do hundreds of exercises with just 1 barbell. Saves a lot of money and space, especially if you want to build a home gym.

3. Do Compound Exercises. Isolation exercises are ok once you’ve built base strength & muscle mass. But if you’re starting to build muscle, exercises that hit several muscles at the same time are better.

• No endless Biceps Curls – Instead do Pull-ups, Chin-ups & Barbell Rows

• Also no Triceps Kickbacks – Instead do Bench Press, Overhead Press, Dips

• And definitely no Leg Extensions – Instead do Squats & Deadlifts

4. Train Your Legs. Squats work your whole body they’re the most important exercise. You’ll look totally different once you can Squat 45lbs or 300lbs. That’s a free weight Squat with hips coming lower than knees. All your muscles tense when doing Squats & Deadlifts. They work your body as 1 piece and let you lift heavy weights. Don’t lose time with Biceps Curls. When you can Squat & Deadlift heavy weights, you’ll have bigger arms.

5. Do Full Body Workouts. Don’t do those muscle magazine workouts unless you fully know how to engage the exercise. Body part splits with isolation exercises is fine once you’ve built a foundation. That’s once you can Squat 300lbs. You can’t Squat that much or never did Squats? Check StrongLifts 5×5. It takes 3 workouts per week of about 1hour each and includes compound exercises like Squats, Deadlifts, Bench Press, Barbell Rows, Overhead Press, Pull-ups, Push-Ups, Dips, etc.

6 Get Recovery. Pro athletes workout 5-6 times per week. But they didn’t start that way. They added workouts as they got stronger & bigger. You’ll overtrain if you jump into their routines. As a beginner you need more recovery.

• Rest. Muscles grow when you rest, not when you workout. Start with 3 full body workouts per week and focus on intensity, not gym time.

• Sleep. Growth hormone releases when you sleep, building muscle. Aim for 8 hours sleep. Nap post workout if your lifestyle allows.

• Drink Water. Avoids dehydration and helps muscle recovery. Drink 2 cups water with each meal, and sip water during your workout.

• Eat. “Eat like a horse. Sleep like a baby. Grow like a weed”. Your training is useless if you don’t eat enough calories for recovery.

7. Eat Whole Foods. You’ll achieve a lower body fat, so the muscles you’ve built show better. And the vitamin & mineral content helps recovery. Stop eating food coming from a box. Eat whole foods 90% of the time. Check my StrongLifts Diet.

• Proteins. Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, …

• Carbs. Brown rice, oats, whole grain pasta, quinoa, …

• Veggies. Spinach, broccoli, tomato, salad, carrot, …

• Fruits. Banana, orange, apple, pineapple, peers, …

• Fats. Olive oil, fish oil, real butter, nuts, flax seeds, …

8. Eat More. Training is more or just as important than diet for muscle building. But you do need to give your body the food it needs for optimal recovery. Most guys don’t eat enough, you got to eat more to build muscle.

• Eat Breakfast. Get calories from the first hour. Read how to build the habit of eating breakfast. Try these 7 breakfast recipes.

• Eat Post Workout. Get proteins and carbs post workout to help muscle recovery and replenish your energy stores.

• Eat Every 3 Hours. 6 meals/day. Gives your muscles a steady intake of protein, speeds up muscle repair & recovery, boosts your metabolism.

• Eat BW in lbs x 18kcal. Track your daily calorie intake using a planner. You need at least your body-weight in lbs x 18kcal to maintain weight.

9. Gain Weight. You’ll never look muscular weighing 140lbs at 6″. No matter how much training you do. Here’s the most important part.

• Eat Calorie Dense Foods. 100g raw spinach is 25kcals. But 100g raw rice is 380kcals. Eat pasta, oats, olive oil, mixed nuts, etc.

• Get Stronger. Increase your Squat to at least 300lbs. Muscle size is directly related with strength gains. You got to get stronger to build muscle.

• Drink Whole Milk. If you don’t bother gaining some fat, drink 1 gallon whole milk daily on top of your current food intake. You can gain 25lbs in 1 month if you combine this with 3 weekly Squat sessions.

10. Get Protein. Proteins have the highest thermic effect. You need 1g protein per pound of body-weight daily to build & maintain muscle. That’s 160g of daily protein if you weigh 160lbs/72kg. Eat whole proteins with each meal.

• Red Meat. Ground round, steaks, deer, buffalo, …

• Poultry. Chicken breast, whole chicken, turkey, duck, …

• Fish. Tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel, …

• Eggs. Eat the yolk, it’s full of vitamins.

• Dairy. Milk, cottage cheese, quark cheese, yogurt, whey, …

If you weigh 160lbs: 1 can of tuna at lunch, 300g quark as snack, 300g meat at dinner and 500ml milk through the day gets you 160g protein. Read also how to get your daily protein when you’re a vegeterian/vegan.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Women "DO" belong in the weight room!

Age: Big Girl  Height 5'2" Weight before: 148 lb Weight now: 125 lb Location: Houston, Tx. Occupation: Entreprenuer Favorite move: Pull Ups Favorite Movie: Baps, Avatar Best Compliments: Nice Legs

The first time in entered into the gym all I knew to do was to do was stayed around where the cardio machines were. I was very intimidated by the buff men, and afraid of “looking like a fool”, so I stuck to the training methods I knew best. I couldn’t go wrong as long as the machine I followed had a picture that gave me directions. Except it wasn’t working for me, as I believe it’s not working for most women who enter the gym. After turning 40, I noticed my metabolism slowed and I started gaining weight. Weight is not always noticeable at first. Sometimes the weight just sort of creep up on you and that’s because it hides in one of the storage areas. I felt like I was spinning out of control. It then I knew I needed to build up confidence.

Making a Go for it
I decided to hire a personal trainer to walk me through the proper strength training moves and forms. I knew that moving over the free weight area meant changing my mindset. “I told myself I wasn’t going to have to act as if I was the only person over there in order for me to do this. So I had to have my ear phones on, give no eye contact, concentrate on what I was doing and not be concerned about what was going on around me.” I said “I have a right to be here using the dumbbells as well.” Now with my routine in tow, I was able to stick to my workouts, knowing I had a plan to guide me through my session. The day I was finally able to perform 10 pull-ups by myself, I knew I’d made a lasting change.

Forming New Habits
Shaking p my meals was more challenging. I was used to dieting and skipping breakfasts and dinners, only to dive into my hidden stash of chips. “My biggest obstacle was overcoming a sugar addiction.” Once my trainer introduced me to clean eating, I tapped into the power of words to kick the cravings. “I had to tell myself that I like the way I’m beginning to look than I like cajetas. “Saying it aloud helped me push myself.” Soon I begin to drop even more services.

Finding My Place
Now 10 years later, with my first time in my life I can honestly say “I love my body.” I attribute it to determination, perseverance, commitment and lifestyle change. I continue to challenge my body and push through my workout routine. “As for the buff guys that are in the weight room,