Ok I have now finished my 4th week working out with a personal trainer, have a look at my video review/weigh-in and see how much I have lost! :-) Click here to see video!
Please rate my video and subscribe so you can see how the next 4 weeks will go!
Discipline Or… Continue
Added by Andrew Scott on February 1, 2010 at 12:47pm —
I thought that you’d like to have a look at my food log for a week. Yeah please excuse my terrible spelling :-) LOL
Added by Andrew Scott on January 23, 2010 at 8:34am —
Sometimes it's not you. Sometimes it's the way you set up your New Year's resolutions. Go here
to find out how recreating your resolutions can start you on the road to success.
Added by Bobbi Johnson on January 18, 2010 at 7:18pm —
You know you should be reading food labels, but what’s the point if you don’t know what you’re looking for? Let me give you a few guidelines you can follow to make food labels work for you.
1. Select foods with less SODIUM than the following amounts per serving:
Frozen or packaged dinners – 500 mg
Microwave Popcorn – 350 mg
Desserts & Cookies – 250 mg
Cheese – 200 mg
Chips, Pretzels – 200 mg
Bread, Crackers, Rolls – 140… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on October 20, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Bob Harper. If you live in a box and don’t know who Bob Harper is, he’s one of the lead trainers on The Biggest Loser
TV show. When Bob first began his career in personal training, he had no idea it would take off in such a huge way. Although Bob is a big TV star now, he really… Continue
Added by GetFitJenn on October 20, 2009 at 3:07pm —
When it comes to lowering cholesterol, it's common to drastically decrease fat intake. While it's important to reduce total fat, especially saturated and trans fats, if you limit heart healthy fats too much you can make it difficult to raise HDL ("good") cholesterol
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 24, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Recently, some heavy hitters in health research and obesity prevention have stepped up support for a new form of sin tax that is gaining momentum toward a "Fat Tax" in which a levy of 1 cent per ounce would be added to soda's and soft drinks. This will lead to a 15-20% increase in the price of a bottle of coke, pepsi or other soda's. Will it help stem the obesity epidemic or save money on health care?… Continue
Added by TC on September 20, 2009 at 8:36am —
Here are five strategies you can start using today to promote long term weight loss:
1. Don't cut calories
too low - Drastic calorie restriction can slow your metabolism.
2. Eat a well balanced breakfast
3. Strength train to build muscle mass and… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 17, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Heart healthy tips can be quite simple!
1. Use olive oil to prepare your meals.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat, which helps reduce LDL cholesterol. To receive the highest level of antioxidant benefits, select "extra-virgin" and "virgin" olive oils, the least processed forms. When you see the term “light” on olive oil labels, it indicates a reduced olive flavor.
Simple ways to use more olive oil:
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 31, 2009 at 1:30pm —
The Tabata Protocol is a targeted, specific interval training workout strategy that very effectively improves cardiovascular conditioning, oxygen utilization or lung capacity, and you bodies fat burning ability. Originally developed for Olympic and professional athletic competitors, the Tabata protocol can be incorporated by any individual engaging in an exercise program to improve his or her physical capacities while also turning your body into a… Continue
Added by TC on August 2, 2009 at 3:52pm —
LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol carries mostly cholesterol, some protein, and minimal triglycerides
throughout your circulation.
is commonly referred to as the “bad” cholesterol because it’s deposited along artery walls and if it becomes oxidized it will form a plaque eventually leading to blockage of your arteries. For… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on July 9, 2009 at 10:00am —
When it's time to lose weight, many of us are trained to think "cut back on fat". In a previous post - What's the right amount of fat?
- I discussed fat soluble vitamins, how much fat you should include in your daily diet, and some healthy fat sources. Now I want to cover one other important contribution fat makes when it comes to losing weight.
One of the beauties of fat is that it helps us to feel… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on June 22, 2009 at 3:30pm —
A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that most American’s know they need to avoid trans fats, but only 20% actually knew which foods contained trans fats.
Trans fat is a processed fat, produced as a by-product when hydrogen is added to make a substance more solid at room temperature. For example, margarine is hydrogenated vegetable oil – hydrogen was added and the by-product trans fat is produced. Although, it should be noted that many… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on June 4, 2009 at 8:00am —
To lower cholesterol, it’s frequently recommended to limit egg intake, specifically the egg yolk. Egg yolks are a concentrated source of cholesterol, while egg whites contain primarily protein. However, while dietary cholesterol can impact cholesterol levels within the body, saturated fat actually has a greater impact on LDL cholesterol levels.
A 1999 study found little impact of consuming one egg daily on blood cholesterol levels. It’s currently recommended, for individuals with… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on April 21, 2009 at 9:00am —
How much protein do you eat? Continue
How much is appropriate?
Can we eat too much protein?
If so, what are the drawbacks?
The ultimate question is: how much protein should I eat in a day?
It all depends on a couple factors:
* body size
* activity level
The recommended amount of protein for a healthy adult is 0.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight. A kilogram is…
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on April 16, 2009 at 9:00am —
I want to talk about the fat in your diet. When it comes time to lose weight one of the first steps is to switch to a low fat diet. I want to caution you not to drop your fat intake too low. Yes, you need to watch the fat calories, but some fat is needed everyday for optimal health.
Fat is an essential component of a healthy diet providing energy and the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Some types of fat even reduce your risk for certain chronic diseases, such as… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 25, 2009 at 11:05am —
I enjoy the show The Biggest Loser. On one of the episodes this season they had an individual from Prevention magazine share some tips based on the "Flat Belly" diet. I was very excited because it sounded like a link had been found between the Mediterranean diet and reduced abdominal obesity. Hence, the reason for this article!
The Mediterranean diet contains an increased level of monounsaturated fat compared to the typical American diet. Monounsaturated fat is a type of heart… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 20, 2009 at 3:36pm —
* General Acai Information
What is an acai berry?
Acai berries are small, dark purple berries that grows on large palms in countries like Brazil. The berry is about the size of a grape and is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world.
Why is acai considered the #1 super food in the world?
Acai is considered the #1 super food because it has the highest concentration of antioxidants of any known food in the world. Fiber,… Continue
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on March 5, 2009 at 10:08am —
That's me down by 53lbs and I only have another 29lbs to reach my goal of 220lbs!
Added by Andrew Scott on February 8, 2009 at 4:09am —
It's Project Swole's first ever product giveaway!
We all know how important it is to get enough essential fatty acids in your diet, especially Omega-3s. What better way to get your daily dose of Omega-3s, than to supplement with fish oil?
If you are unfamiliar with the benefits of supplementing with fish oil, read some of the following posts:
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on February 4, 2009 at 1:18pm —