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Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Sweet Fixes

FIBER ONE- Chocolate Caramel & Pretzel...90 calories & 5 grams of fiber per serving to tame that sweet tooth..

VANS- Three new POWER breakfast foods to start your day off right....Power Grains Protein Waffles, 8 Whole Grains English Muffins, and 8 whole Grains Pancakes. 16 grams of whole grains, 180 calories, & 10 grams of protein per serving.

YASSO- Frozen Greek Yogurt SMOOTHIES - Now come in 3 new flavors ---Mixed Berry, Strawberry Banana, & Mango Pineapple.  All under 100 calories per serving & with at least 8grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.

NATURE VALLEY- New line of PROTEIN bars in Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate...190 calories, and with only 6 grams of sugar...this will satisfy any sweet tooth's cravings.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Would you like a "chocolate"??!....
Okay so, my wonderful boyfriend knows how to keep me on my show diet even on VALENTINES DAY!!! HAHA......looove it

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

10 Effortless TRICKS to weight loss

I'm sure you'll know some of these if not all but here are some silly ways to stay healthy and effortlessly lose some stubborn pounds...

-CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE...Switch things up at the gym!! Change is hard for a lot of people in any scenario, but constantly confusing your body with new workouts and exercises will be the most beneficial for you.

-PORTIONS & TIMING... Eat well balanced meals.  Try to eat 6 small meals a day, or like 3 meals with 3 snacks in between.  So, pretty much every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolism and blood sugar levels at a constant state. Try to measure out your food, I know this takes extra time, but have you ever actually seen the serving sizes of a lot of foods out there..You'd be surprised that it's NOT very big.  Measuring is a sure way to know exactly how much your consuming and it'll give you "THE EYE" after you've done it enough times.

-KICK THE ALCOHOL..Sorry guys but six pack abs are NOT made with a six pack of BUD Light...even if it is light...You don't have to completely nix out alcohol, but cut back some and watch your portions..Try to drink a glass of water or Seltzer with lemon per every alcoholic beverage i double dog dare you.

-TAKE THE STAIRS & FIDGET...Seriously, skip the habit of just getting on the boring elevator, it's awkward with strangers anyways..The stairs have much more scenery to offer. Fidgeting in your seat, tapping, constant moving is burning calories...a small amount but it still adds up & maybe keeps you awake in class?..Watching tv- do something active during the commercials...

-CHALLENGE YOURSELF...Challenge yourself to something new each "I will try not to eat out more than 3 times this week"...or I'll get __more hours of sleep this week...or I'll try a new ___class at the gym this week. Challenging yourself and succeeding not only gives you a sense of accomplishment but a boost of confidence too...Just don't forget to write it down or tell a friend about your CHALLENGE it should hold you to it a little bit more..

-DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST...Breakfast is so important. Your body has been in a fasting like state all night..To rev up your metabolism and kick start it off right eat breakfast!

-SLOW DOWN...Eat your food SSSsslower.............Savor every bite and concentrate on it.  Chew slower and make sure you drink in between each bite.  Try eating with do you think those asians stay so thin ehhhhayyyyy

-DRINK WATER...Drinking enough water will help with weight loss. Water is over half of what our bodies are made of. Sometimes your actually really thirsty when you think that your hungry..SO Try Drinking 64- 100 oz of water a day & make it COLD.

-NIGHTTIME NOSHING...Eating at night is fine...BUT it matters WHAT your eating at night. Try not to eat heavy carbs at night.  Carbs are ENERGY! Why would you need energy to go to sleep, your body is going to store that as extra and in the form of fat.  So try eating protein at night!!

-AND DON"T CRASH DIET! Crash dieting will only SLOW your metabolism dooooooooooown and stall it.  Your body is smarter than you and if it feels like it's being starved, it's going to hold onto everything it has.  Make sure you keep your calorie intake up but still leave a deficit through exercise and portion control.

Stay healthy!
xoxox Jamie

Monday, February 6, 2012

DRINK UP..with a drink that never gets cold?

ODWALLA- Launches SMOOTHIE REFRESHERS in three NEW flavors Mixed Berry Shuffle, Pear Berry Jive, & Mango Lime Twist for your taste buddies! 150 calories per bottle & 100% daily value of vitamin c. + Other vitamins and minerals..

BOSSANOVA- NEW lower calorie version of the original. Now 90 calories and certified organic SUPERFRUITS..

TALKING RAIN- They have added 2 NEW flavors to their "Sparkling ICE" flavored water. -LEMONADE & COCONUT PINEAPPLE!! All zero calories.

WEST COAST CHILL- NO one wants a hot drink on a SUPER HOT day..This new energy drink claims to "CHILL ON DEMAND"  with the flip of a tab supposedly the temperature will drop to 30 degrees in 3 minutes...hmm..sounds too good...You have to wait until April to see for yourself..CHILL

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Body Image

Many people suffer from body image problems. Too fat? Too Skinny? Too muscular? Blahhh no ones perfect. Pressures come from many people throughout our lives. It takes time to become comfortable with who you are. Even I've struggled with body image issues. I cannot tell you over the years how much I have gotten bashed for what I've looked like and the lifestyle I lead.  Even today.. I got the "Ohh there's that girl that works at the gym, God she looks like a guy." Really...?! I'm not deaf... OR...."You have a nice face...BUT YOUR body?! I can't be with you I need someone who's a lot more softer..."  People can bash others for their own insecurities BUT you just have to sort of brush it off...Because this is me and this is what I do and if you don't like it then that's your problem.  People are so quick to judge based on other peoples appearances.  "Oh well she's so muscular, she must be a dyke." or "She's SUPER tan & wears heavy makeup she must be super easy or a total bitchface."

Body Image problems can stem from all different issues. If you don't like what you see staring back at you in the mirror..Your not alone. Taking iniciative and being proactive for yourself in the present will only help you succeed in your future.

Try exercising-maybe with a friend at first or even a personal trainer, or try out an exercise class -there are many benefits to exercise, from improving energy levels to self esteem..

Eating healthy and making smart choices is extremely rewarding and will pay off. Good nutrition benefits your whole body in so many ways.

Being healthy and active and most of all staying true to yourself is extremely essential.

Focus on circumference and inches rather than the weight the scale reads. I weigh 150 pounds...some days..154 pounds..some days 148..Who honestly cares about weight...Muscle and fat have entirely different weight-to-circumference ratios...Except yourself for who you are. Self acceptance comes with time, definitely. BUT matter how corny this sounds it's very true- You're beautiful inside and out!! LOL

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

xoxox Jamie