Let’s get real shall we? Every celebrity on TV has 5 Personal Trainers and 3 chefs (Plugin: they have us on speed dial!) and a fitness dog that runs on the treadmill beside them to keep them company. This is NOT a realistic health and fitness plan for women in the real-world who don’t have the time to workout all day and have massages and take their dog to the puppy salon.
If you don’t have time to cook 6-gourmet, no-fat, elegant 5-star meals a day, keep reading. If Thor the Trainer doesn’t sweetly puff your eyes open in the morning as you rise for your 2-hour jog and massage, keep reading. If you don’t want to read a 600-page book on weight loss that spends 30 pages explaining concepts you understand on the very first page on every chapter, keep reading.
The above examples of how to get in shape just aren’t realistic for today’s 21st century woman. What is realistic is what is about to follow.
Here are 3 great time saving tips for all the wonderful women living and prospering in the real world! Enjoy!
Tip #1: Fast workouts: If you can’t go longer, go a bit harder. This doesn’t mean you’ve got to scare people at the gym with blinding speed, it just means perhaps pairing up exercises and doing one set of one exercise in between a set of another. Just go back and forth between two exercises and right there, you’ve cut your time in half! Take a break whenever you need to when you’re trying this new format but trust me, you’ll not only save time with this format, you’ll get in better shape fast too!
Tip #2: Stand up and multitask! Whenever you sit while doing an exercise, you shut off a huge amount of muscle. Whether you’re working at your desk or doing a workout or watching TV or sitting right now, stand up! That’ll get all that muscle that can be supporting you doing the work instead of that bench or chair robbing you of fat burning time. Try holding a lunge or half squat while you do your bicep curls or while you make a meal or while you work on the computer. You’ll feel a great burn, save time, keep your metabolism flying and multitask like never before! And yes, this one’s only for women because we all know men can’t multitask chuckle, chuckle.
Tip #3: Up the weight. Not a lot, just a little. The heavier the weights my female clients lift, the better shape they get in and the shorter the workouts get! You don’t have to up the weights by much, just up them enough to cut your sets back by 2-3 reps or so. It’ll save you time, tighten and tone your body quicker and boost your energy and metabolism. You can’t go wrong! Make sure you can still maintain proper form and go for a slightly heavier weight and a few less reps for each set and you’ll be a stronger, leaner, slenderer you before you know it!
These tips should save you time to do all else that you need to do and then some! Put them to use and you’ll have this and everything done and a body the celebrities wish they had in no time at all! Now where’s Thor for that massage…
Best of Health,
Women’s Weight Loss Specialist
Byron Collyer is a Certified Personal Trainer that specializes in women’s weight loss and other health and fitness training programs. Byron’s women’s fitness products can be viewed at: www.lightenyourlifestyle.com
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Snapper fish – clean and scale
½ Green Pepper
1 Onion- dice
1 Tomato- chopped
1 head of Cilantro- mince
1 bush of collard greens- wash and chopped
1 whole scotch Bonnet pepper- slice
½ Table spoon of black pepper
½ Table spoon of seas salt
½ Table spoon of cayenne
½ Table spoon of Paprika
½ Table spoon of Garlic Powder
1. Clean Snapper with lime juice and water.
2. In a bowl, add pepper, onion, tomato, cilantro, collard greens and scotch bonnet. Then season with dry rub. Allow mixture to marinate while you prepare your side dish.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Bake Fish for 30-40 minutes depend on the size of the fish.
4. Server best with stem seasonal vegetable or side of choice
This past weekend was one of our favorite friend’s birthday, Janah Adickman, and we wanted to feature one of her many amazing dishes. We want to wish you a Happy Birthday Janah and now please take it away.
I decided that I haven’t been showing my grill pan much love lately. Since I’m an equal opportunity chef, I decided that I better put my favorite pan to use. I’ve been wanting to make grilled pizza, since time began I think, so last night I got to grillin’ and banged out a delish bruschetta grilled pizza!
What You Need:
1 Prepared Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought)
Cornmeal (for dusting)
1/2 Cup Sundried Tomatoes (julienned)
2 Small Heirloom Tomatoes (seeded and chopped)
3 Roma Tomatoes (seeded and chopped)
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Cup Fresh Basil (chiffonade)
Balsamic Vinegar (to taste)
2 Large Cloves Garlic (rough chop)
2 Scallions (fine chop)
1. Heat greased grill pan on medium/high heat. Roll out your pizza dough to your desired thickness. Dust some cornmeal under the dough and press down so the cornmeal sticks to the bottom of the pizza. Then, place the dough onto the hot pan. Allow the dough to cook on both sides until its crisp and shows beautiful grill marks. Remove the grilled pizzas and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, toss the tomatoes, basil, garlic, scallions, 1/2 mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinegar in a medium bowl. Allow the mixture to marinate while you cook your doughs.
3. Then, take the pizza doughs and top them with the bruschetta mixture. Turn the heat on your stove down to medium and place the pizza back on. Allow the dough to cook until the cheese begins to melt (you may need to cove the pan with a lid to melt the cheese. If you like, add some fresh arugala to the pizzas while they are heating.
Slice it up and serve!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR SINUS INFECTIONS AND MUSCLE ACHES
We pulled the plug on conventional medical “wisdom” and are treating ourselves naturally. Try taking 1 tsp ACV twice a day and your own your way to get some relief.
BEETS AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Drink beet juice to control high blood pressure.
BAKING SODA FOR COLDS
Do you have all the early signs of a cold / flu coming on- achy, runny nose, sore throat, and cough? Start by taking 1/2 tsp of baking soda in a glass of cold water every 2 hours, and cut back to every 4 hours for that day. In a little over 24 hours, you will be feeling FINE. We KNOW you were exposed, We KNOW you were getting sick… now, your fine! Absolutely worth trying if you are coming down with a cold or flu!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, BAKING SODA FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Diagnosed with IBS? Are you suffering from awful bloating, trouble breathing, and awful pain? Is your doctor prescribing a number of meds that’s not helping? Start by taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. You will have almost immediate results. Take it in morning before breakfast and before going bed at night.
GARLIC FOR CURES
There has been report that feet swelling starts along with blood pressure spiking to very high levels. I do not have high blood pressure so I could not understand what was going on. By day three I figured out I had a tooth infection that was probably starting to seep into my blood causing the swelling, blood pressure spikes, tingling in head, legs, and feet. After speaking with a dentist who felt they were unrelated and would not give me any advice on whether I should go to the ER, I decided to use garlic infused with our Famous Mango Mousse Parfait (helps it go down easier). I took about 1 T. of crushed garlic and 1 T. of mousse. Within 5 minutes the swelling in my feet went away and I felt my blood pressure had gone down. I took my blood pressure and it had dropped over 50 points! Obviously, the blood pressure spikes were brought on by the tooth infection, unbeknownst to the young dentist!!!
We cook with garlic all of the time, but RAW GARLIC is terrific for blood pressure and infections!!!
CAYENNE FOR NOSE BLEEDS
Almost every now and then I would get awful nosebleeds, and they were very difficult to stop. Sometimes they would stop only to start again within a few minutes. After reading about cayenne and its healing abilities I experimented. These days I use 1/2 tsp of cayenne in warm water to make a tea. It’s easier on my stomach and I feel its effects faster. The nosebleeds never returned.
PICKLE JUICE FOR ACID REFLUX
For those who are on nexium, here is your chance to kick them to the curb! Just take a few gulps of the pickle juice and about 5 minutes later we’ll be on your way to reflux freedom.
TURMERIC FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
Use it by mixing 1 tbsp. in a small bowl with some milk and a bit of sugar (as a mild exfoliant). Then rub the face and any other problem areas with this and leave it on for as long as possible before showering, usually for about 15-20 mins.
Try using 1 tbsp. tumeric in some honey with a tiny splash of apple cider vinegar and sugar, which worked fantastically, even better than the milk.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE FOR GUM DISEASE
Rinsing and swishing with hydrogen peroxide daily. You won’t be used to the froth and the after-smell (for lack of a better term) so just start off by taking a capful. After you get used to it, you can start taking a full swig. We found this to be better because it didn’t foam up as fast and you can get more parts of your mouth.
But before we start we must first give you this quote of the day to help aid us through the process of change:
“If you resist change, you will face challenges on a daily basis. If you consciously refocus your attitude to see the benefits of change, your outlook becomes positive and life becomes easier.” Catherine Pulsifier
For the past week a friend of ours, Willie, has been a little under the weather (more like in the middle of a 300 mile/hr super tornado). First started off with strep throat, dislocated left shoulder which ended up with torn ligaments (MRI then surgery doctor says), and at the end of the week finished off with an ear infection!! Not bad of a week huh? Oh did we forget to add that some of those days he had to work? Just wanted to give a little insight of how busy our lives can be on a daily basis with expected and unexpected events. That alone can and will cause a ripple effect on the rest of our lives like for example the choices of foods we consume.
For your information Americans spend a good portion of their food budget on processed foods or like we call them “plastic catch up” foods!! Why you ask? Convenience, convenience, convenience!!
Most of you know these scenarios; rushing out the door in the morning to beat traffic, dropping the kids off at school, stopping by Kinkos to make copies for company presentation, oh yeah can’t forget have to stop by and grab that coffee!! That’s the busy lifestyles that forces our health down this ever seemingly bottomless pit of a path. And we ask ourselves why is obesity at an all time high?
There are several reasons why you should avoid processed foods but for today we wanted to home in on only three. We do want to overload you with too much information.
1. Trans -Fats.
Trans fats are the real fat substitute in our modern diet and are in ALL fast food and processed foods. Trans fat has been linked to heart disease, cancer, digestive disorders and degeneration of joints and tendons. Consumption is also linked to skin issues, learning disabilities, stunted growth in children and auto immune disease.
2. High Fructose Corn Syrup.
This has become a controversial ingredient recently. The corn and processed food industry has begun an aggressive marketing campaign trying to undo the damage that has been done to this prevalent processed food ingredient.
Essentially, High Fructose Corn Syrup increase your triglyceride levels and your LDL (the bad cholesterol) within 60 minutes of ingestion. It’s also the cheapest and most prominent ingredient in the American food chain. The average person in the U.S. consumes 68 pounds of HFCS per year!!! In 2005, if one looks at the actuarial curve on cardiovascular disease, obesity, hypoglycemia and diabetes, they all parallel HFCS increase in the food chain. But the corn and processed food industry will continue to argue that there is no difference in HFCS and natural sugars.
3. Monosodium Glutamate or MSG. MSG is essentially concentrated salt and is an excito-toxin, which means that is overexcites your cells to the point of damage, acting as a poison.
MSG can also be hidden in food labels under names like broth, casein, hydrolyzed, autolyzed, gelatin, hyrdolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), yeast extract, malted barley, rice syrup or brown rice syrup. Monosodium Glutamate has also been linked to vision loss and causing nerve damage.
The next time your running through your busy, crazy, hectic, planned filled day remember to stop and ask yourself “Is this really good for me?” One of the hardest things to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. Together let’s cross the bridge to a healthy lifestyle
This is foodie Nelson with this week’s recipe of the week; spicy, caliente, hot, fire, whatever you want to call them, don’t call them boring. Everyone knows us for the perfect marinade/sauce, but in 2010 we are dropping our new line, “Dried Seasoning.” For those who don’t know what dried seasoning is here it goes: after you clean and wash your meat/poultry, you begin the process of seasoning it to be cooked; this is where a lot of people run into trouble.
Trouble! Foodie Nelson, what do you mean? Well some people are heavy handed, so they tend to over season the meat: making it too salty or too spicy without any flavor. Then there are those who just are afraid of the meat; they are afraid to add spices and salts, so they never add the right amount of spice to enhance their food.
Foodie Nelson, cooking sound sooo hard! No, it isn’t at the BYU (Back Yard University). We make it easy on all our” foodie cadets” by providing him/her with our pre-package organic Dried Seasoning. Every spice is hand picked by the 3 founders of Be Organic and is measured to perfection to keep our clients best interest at heart. So now that you know what “Dry Seasoning” is, on to our menu for the week: our Jamaican Cayenne/Scotch Bonnet Pepper chicken wings.
Ingredients as follow:
1 table spoon of Cayenne pepper
1 table spoon of chill pepper
1 whole scotch bonnet pepper ‘seed or add for the spicy’
½ table spoon of sea salt
½ table spoon of black pepper
2 clove of garlic Pinch of season salt
½ table spoon of paprika
1 table spoon of honey
1. Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
2. 5lb of organic chicken wings. Wash and clean chicken thoroughly with organic lime juice or vinegar
3. Make sure chicken is damp when applying seasoning 1 oz. of Be Organic Dried Season
4. Rub each wing until fully coated. Place coated wings in oven safe pan.
5. Place in oven rotate wings to make sure they don’t stick to pan or burn after 15 minutes.
6. Serve with mashpotatoes or favorite vegetables
- Optimal Health is the primary goal of holistic medical practice. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest level of functioning and balance of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of human experience, resulting in a dynamic state of being fully alive. This creates a condition of well-being regardless of the presence or absence of disease.
- The Healing Power of Love. Holistic health care practitioners strive to meet the patient with grace, kindness, acceptance, and spirit without condition, as love is life’s most powerful healer.
- Whole Person. Holistic health care practitioners view people as the unity of body, mind, spirit and the systems in which they live.
- Prevention and Treatment. Holistic health care practitioners promote health, prevent illness and help raise awareness of dis-ease in our lives rather than merely managing symptoms. A holistic approach relieves symptoms, modifies contributing factors, and enhances the patient’s life system to optimize future well-being.
- Innate Healing Power. All people have innate powers of healing in their bodies, minds and spirits. Holistic health care practitioners evoke and help pati ents utilize these powers to affect the healing process.
- Integration of Healing Systems. Holistic health care practitioners embrace a lifetime of learning about all safe and effective options in diagnosis and treatment. These options come from a variety of traditions, and are selected in order to best meet the unique needs of the patient. The realm of choices may include lifestyle modification and complementary approaches as well as conventional drugs and surgery.
- Relationship-centered Care. The ideal practitioner-patient relationship is a partnership which encourages patient autonomy, and values the needs and insights of both parties. The quality of this relationship is an essential contributor to the healing process.
- Individuality. Holistic health care practitioners focus patient care on the unique needs and nature of the person who has an illness rather than the illness that has the person.
- Teaching by Example. Holistic health care practitioners continually work toward the personal incorporation of the principles of holistic health, which then profoundly influence the quality of the healing relationship.
- Learning Opportunities. All life experiences including birth, joy, suffering and the dying process are profound learning opportunities for both patie nts and health care practitioners.
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Deep Red or Bright Pink
Choices like tomatoes, grapefruit, watermelon, papaya and guava are a great source of the powerful antioxidant lycopene, and may fight heart disease and some cancers.
Spinach, collards, kale, and broccoli contain the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are known to have antioxidant properties. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and turnips are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber. The phytochemicals in these foods go a long way to keeping you in good health. Not only are these foods being studied for their role in fighting cancer, but for their ability to protect your eyes by keeping your retina strong.
Orange and Yellow
Sweet potatoes, mangos, carrots, apricots, pineapples, corn and pears are great sources of beta-carotene, as well as being another rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. It is believed these choices do much to enhance your immune system.
Blue and Purple
Grapes and blueberries add the health-enhancing benefits of flavonoids, phytochemicals, and antioxidants to your daily diet. The pigment anthocyanin is a phytochemical responsible for the blue color in vegetables and fruits, and is being studied for its role in your body’s defense against harmful carcinogens.
Onions, garlic, chives, scallions and leeks contain allicin, which may help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, while increasing the body’s ability to fight infections.
Source: O Dream Board