Thursday 23 August 2012

Weight Loss-Breakfast-Calorie


>>You rush off to work on an empty stomach: Bad idea! Skipping breakfast can only sabotage your weight loss efforts. People who eat breakfast daily weigh less, those who don't eat breakfast weigh more. It's that simple. A high nutrient breakfast gets your body off to a good calorie-burning start.

>>You think 'no carbs after 6pm' is a diet mantra: There is no magic time to stop eating rice and chapatis. Just stop eating bad carbs late. Carbs aren't all bad. To lose weight, choose the right carbs instead of focusing on overall carb intake.

>>You think fat-free foods are dieter's best friend: You can't take the fat out of a fatty food and make it healthy. If you are buying a fat free cookie, the fat may be missing, but in its place you get tons of additional carbs and sugar that are attempting to make the fake food taste real.
>>You think a fat burning supplement will get you in shape faster: There are no miracle pills, potions or creams that help you incinerate fat.
>>You think the only thing that matters for weight loss is cutting calories: Not exactly. Total calories do matter, but the quality of those calories is just as important. washing down a 500 calorie cheese burger with 200 calorie cola is a far cry from eating the same number of calories in a handful of almonds, a piece of fruit, and some grilled chicken breasts. read more..

Saturday 11 August 2012

Weight Loss Success Stories-Weight Loss Success Story-Motivation To Lose Weight

Do you love a good weight loss success story as much as we do? Check out the bef...

Do you love a good weight loss success story as much as we do? Check out the before and after pics of these big losers:
Before & After: Weight Loss Success Stories | Fitbie
Need inspiration and motivation to lose weight? Read weight loss success stories with before and after pictures from Fitbie read more..

Beijing Olympics-Grueling Workout-Abby Wambach-World Cup

How did missing the Beijing Olympics and losing to Japan in last year's World Cu...

How did missing the Beijing Olympics and losing to Japan in last year's World Cup affect Abby Wambach? It just made her hungrier.
Abby Wambach's Penchant for Pain | Fitbie
Abby Wambach talks about pain, suffer, and missing the 2008 Olympics. read more..

Think you're fit? Try this boundary-busting workout tonight.

Think you're fit? Try this boundary-busting workout tonight.
The Toughness Challenge | Fitbie
Push your pain threshold with this grueling workout. These challenging exercises will sharpen your mental muscles, rev up your metabolism and burn... read more..


Lit a la mode: Designer re-creates 5 famous fictitious...

Lit a la mode: Designer re-creates 5 famous fictitious dishes‘Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. ‘I don’t see any wine,’ she remarked.
‘There isn’t any,’ said the March Hare.
‘Then it wasn’t very civil of you to offer it,’ said Alice angrily.— from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” read more..

Thursday 9 August 2012

Mineral Crystals-Mineral Content-Himalayan Salt-Skin Diseases-Salt Deposits

Himalayan Pink Salt

Recently I started to use Himalayan Rose Pink Salt, I love it!Here are some awesome benefits and facts about Himalayan Pink Salt;Himalayan Pink Salt is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits, and it is believed to be the purest form of salt available.  The high mineral crystals range in color from sheer white, varying shades of pink, to deep reds, the result of high mineral and iron content.
Himalayan Pink Salt has a rich mineral content that includes over 84 minerals and trace elements such as: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron.  This salt is recognized for its beautiful pink color, high mineral content, and its therapeutic properties.  Regular consumption of Himalayan Pink Salt provides essential minerals, trace elements, balances electrolytes, supports proper nutrient absorption, eliminates toxins, balances the body’s pH, normalizes blood pressure, and increases circulation and conductivity.  It can also assist with relief from arthritis, skin rashes, psoriasis, herpes, and flu and fever symptoms.
For culinary purposes, simply dissolve the salt into soups and hot dishes, or place the coarse salt crystals into a salt grinder and mill directly onto dishes.
Medicinally, Himalayan Salt is dissolved in water to create a brine, which is often referred to as “energized water”. This brine is used for a plethora of physical ailments including arthritis, rheumatism, osteoporosis, gout, kidney and gall bladder stones, skin diseases, psoriasis, and for toxin elimination.  The proper way to consume the brine is in the morning on an empty stomach, taking one teaspoon of Himalayan Salt Brine with a glass of water.  Wait 10 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.
Externally, a brine bath is recommended for detoxification, to strengthen the immune system, heal skin diseases, for rheumatism and joint diseases, to balance the skin’s pH, and for recovery after surgery.  In order receive the full benefit of a therapeutic salt bath, it is recommended to use 1-2 pounds of salt per bath, and make sure that the water temperature is around 97 degrees Fahrenheit to mimic the body’s temperature.  Soak for 20-30 minutes.
Facial steams are recommended for those with asthma, bronchitis, sinus infections, ear infections, and for all acute, chronic, and specific illnesses of the upper and lower respiratory tracts.  Simply boil water, add salt to water, cover your head with a towel to create a “tent”, and inhale the vapors for 10-15 minutes.
Poultices made with the brine are used to treat open wounds, and pain from arthritis, gout and osteoporosis.  Simply soak a cloth with body temperature brine, and apply the cloth to the treatment area.  Wrap this poultice with a dry cloth.* source read more..

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Weight Loss Program-Body Fat Percentage-Weight Loss Plateau-Weight Training


HOW TO STILL LOSE POUNDS WHEN WEIGHT LOSS SUDDENLY STOPS AND FLAB IS JIGGLING: When you start a new weight loss program, especially if you have significant amount of weight to lose, the pounds often fall off rather easily the first few weeks. However as your journey progresses its common to hit a point where even though you're still exercising and dieting, the scale stops showing results. This is commonly referred to as a Weight Loss Plateau. There are a couple of different reasons why the scale isn’t budging. With a few tweaks to your routine, you’ll find that you can start losing weight again. Take a look at some of the most common reasons why you may not be losing weight:
1. YOU ARE UNDERESTIMATING THE CALORIES YOU EAT. When you start a diet, you’re probably quite strict about counting your calories. You may even use a scale or measuring cups to make sure that you are eating the right portion size. However, as time goes on, you tend to get less rigid, eyeballing portions instead of being accurate. This could be adding extra calories without you realizing it.
2. YOU ARE OVERESTIMATING THE CALORIES BURNED. If you’re following the calories burned guide on the exercise machine or relying on estimates from the internet, you may be overestimating how much you are burning when you work out. Get yourself a heart rate monitor that tracks calories and to make sure you’re working at your target heart rate. PS: How Many Calories do You Burn as per Activity
3. YOU ARE NOT EATING ENOUGH. People who are more active need more calories just to survive. If you eat too few calories, your body thinks that it’s starving and it tends to hold on to the fat. The barest minimums are 1200 calories for women and 1800 for men. People that are larger, more active, or breastfeeding may require much more. I’d venture to say that most people need much more than the 1200/1800. Calculate how many calories you should be eating
. YOUR BODY IS IN A RUT. Our bodies are made to be efficient. If you’ve been doing the same exercise routine since you started a diet, your body may have adjusted to the activity, so that it’s not burning as many calories as when you first started. To remedy this, try switching to a different aerobic exercise, or increase your frequency, duration or intensity. If you’re weight training, try different exercises and be sure to increase the weights if the exercises are too easy.
5. YOU ARE LOSING FAT BUT GAINING MUSCLE. If you’re new to exercise (or getting back into it after a long layoff), you may be losing body fat but gaining muscle at the same time. I’ve had this happen to me several times. If this is the case, rejoice! That’s the holy grail of fat loss. How can you tell if you’re losing fat and gaining lean body mass? Track your body fat percentage over several weeks. You may see your weight staying the same but your body fat percentage dropping.
If you don’t think that any of these reasons apply to you, you may want to discuss your concerns with a Nutritionist. Be sure to keep a detailed log of your foods and activities so that your nutritionist can get a better idea of the whole picture.
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Friday 20 July 2012

Penn State University President-Women&Amp;#39;S Basketball Team-Front Row At The White House

Penn State to respond soon to NCAA demand for info

As the NCAA considers whether Penn State should face penalties following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal — including a possible shutdown of its celebrated football program — the university says it will respond within days to the governing body's demand for information. read more..

Girl with rare disorder cheers NCAA champs

Smiling from her wheelchair, a 10-year-old girl with a rare disorder watched from the front row at the White House as President Barack Obama congratulated her beloved Baylor University's women's basketball team on winning this year's NCAA championship. read more..

Cross train like an Olympian with these tips from Ryan Lochte, Misty May-Treanor...

Cross train like an Olympian with these tips from Ryan Lochte, Misty May-Treanor, Abby Wambach, and more.
8 Conditioning Techniques from Olympic Athletes | Fitbie
For Olympians, off-court training proves just as important as perfecting their game. Some of their strategies may surprise you read more..

Selleria Bike-Leather Seat-Fendi

Fendi’s Selleria bike has a leather seat that’s stitched...

Fendi’s Selleria bike has a leather seat that’s stitched with the Fendi name, leather handle covers … You can trick it out with a leather-covered “thermos bottle,” a GPS with hand-stitched leather cover, rear packs fashioned from gazelle fur, and the most gorgeous accessory of all, the front leather mini-trunk. The basic bike goes for $6,000, and when all of the extras are added, the price reaches around $10,000.  The most fashionable bikes on the market read more..

Saturday 14 July 2012

Cup Cider Vinegar-Pickling Liquid-Teaspoons Salt-Place Eggs

Pickled Eggs

1 15-ounce can beets
1 cup cider vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 medium onion, sliced into rings
Drain liquid from beets into a small saucepan, reserving the beets for another use. Add vinegar, sugar, salt, bay leaves and cloves to the pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Pour the pickling liquid into a large deep bowl and stir in onions; set aside to cool for 1 hour. Meanwhile, place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook at the lowest simmer for 10 minutes. Pour off the hot water and run cold water over the eggs until they are completely cooled. Peel the eggs. When the pickling liquid is cool, place the peeled eggs in a 4-cup container; pour the pickling liquid over the eggs, then spoon the onions on top. (The onions should hold the eggs under the liquid.) Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Remove the eggs and onions from the pickling liquid. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Serve the onions (which are also delicious on burgers) alongside the eggs, if desired.
Per serving: 88 calories read more..

Monday 9 July 2012


nypl:One of the fun parts of the Library’s new exhibition,...

nypl:One of the fun parts of the Library’s new exhibition, Lunch Hour NYC, which opens tomorrow, is the Automat machine, which has been restored in all its Art-Deco splendor. Visitors are allowed to open up the doors just like the old days, but instead of putting in a nickle and taking out a piece of pie, you open the door and take out a recipe card. The recipes are scaled-down versions of the actual recipes used by the Horn and Hardart company.One of us made the Automat’s Baked Macaroni and Cheese the other day. Our husband accidentally bought corkscrew noodles instead of elbow, but otherwise we did just as instructed, and it turned out great. Try it for yourself…You have our attention. read more..

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Charles Barkley-Weight Watchers-Men Lose Weight

Men...would you try Weight Watchers?! Charles Barkley explains how much he lost...

Men...would you try Weight Watchers?! Charles Barkley explains how much he lost and what it means for men:
Video: Charles Barkley Teams Up With Weight Watchers
Basketball legend and diet powerhouse reaches out to help men lose weight. read more..

Conference Commissioners-College Football-Bcs

BCS changes: Why now? Who wins and who loses?

College football is headed toward a new era, with a four-team playoff deciding the champion starting in 2014. As the conference commissioners have said over and over during the six months it has taken for them to come up with a playoff plan to present to university presidents for approval, "The devil is in the details." read more..

Drinking water isn't the only way to stay hydrated: 20% of your water intake com...

Drinking water isn't the only way to stay hydrated: 20% of your water intake comes from food. Try watermelon, tomatoes, and cucumbers!
LIKE this post if you're totally over this heatwave already
Eat Your Water | Fitbie
Hydrating foods provide plenty of fluid and healthy nutrients to fuel hot summer runs. Learn more at read more..

National Collegiate Athletic Association-The Video Game Company-Electronic Arts Inc

EA must defend NCAA conspiracy lawsuit

(Reuters) - Electronic Arts Inc lost its bid to be dismissed from a lawsuit accusing the video game company of involvement in an NCAA conspiracy to prevent college athletes from being paid. Plaintiffs led by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon had accused the National Collegiate Athletic Association and its marketing company of violating U.S. antitrust law by conspiring to force students to sign away their ability to profit commercially from playing college sports. ... read more..

Sunday 17 June 2012

Mile Distances

Building Mileage

It has been and continues to be a long trip back from injury, but I have started to make some progress that actually feels like that - progress.  I spent nearly a month running no more than 1 mile at a time, and not very many times a week.  I then graduated up to 2 miles, and then finally 3.1 miles where I have been for some time once again.
There has just been something about going beyond the 3.1 mile distance that has been intimidating, even to the point that it seemed that I would never make it beyond the 5k distance.  That is, until this past week.
June 2nd was a really nice Saturday, but I had a lot on my plate.  I finished up a couple things and then headed out for a late morning run.  69 degrees and sunny and yet I still almost talked myself into cutting it to the 3.1 mile distance again.  The discipline won out and I ran my first 4 miler in over 6 months!
The run was slow, but consistent with splits of 10:09, 10:08, 10:06, and 9:32 which I was very pleased with given the hills I once again started to incorporate into my run.  I dropped back to the 3.1 and even 2 mile distances since then and just today ventured out for my second 4 miler.  Today's splits were not quite as consistent, but in the end a bit faster at 10:22, 9:59, 10:04, and 9:18.
It is hard to believe that I had not run 4 miles straight since November 22nd, but I guess these times will come.  I have a long way to go still, but I will get there.  The next time I post I will be officially registered for my first 13.1 back after the injury..... how is that for motivation?
Keep the encouragement coming, and tell your friends about 26.2 Quest!
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Friday 15 June 2012

Congenital Heart Defect-Household Appliances-Darth Vader-Super Bowl

Max Page was the star of Super Bowl 2011’s TV ads; his...

Max Page was the star of Super Bowl 2011’s TV ads; his Volkswagen commercial, in which he played a pint-size Darth Vader trying to manipulate the Force to activate household appliances, became a YouTube sensation. Now as the 7-year-old actor faces open-heart surgery tomorrow for a congenital heart defect, he has turned to his most famous role for courage and inspiration, his parents revealed on TODAY this morning.‘Little Darth Vader,’ 7: ‘I feel strong’ facing surgery read more..

“Bo likes to learn new tricks because he knows...

“Bo likes to learn new tricks because he knows he’ll be rewarded with a treat. According to Michelle, sometimes he gets so excited anticipating the treat he can barely do the trick.”Bo Obama is very busy supervising the White House gardenOVEREAGER PUPPY read more..

Heat Exhaustion-Exercise Tips-Radiant Heat

Guys, it's tempting to take your shirt off for a run, but you actually pick up m...

Guys, it's tempting to take your shirt off for a run, but you actually pick up more radiant heat exposure. Check out these 8 other summer exercise tips!
How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion | Fitbie
Don’t let the sun get the best of you! Follow these doctor-recommended tips for a safe summer of exercise read more..

Auburn University-Thermal Imaging-Tactical Teams-Authorities

Cops quit Ala. home search for Auburn suspect
Health Authorities-Skin Infection-Skin Disease-Vietnam
Law enforcement officials search a home in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, June 11, 2012. Authorities searching for the man charged with fatally shooting three people near Auburn University swarmed the house Monday where they believe he's hiding, firing tear gas and sending a tactical team on cautious forays inside. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

After firing tear gas and searching with thermal imaging and tactical teams, authorities in Montgomery appeared to have left a home early Tuesday where they believed the man charged with fatally shooting three people near Auburn University might have been hiding. read more..

Thursday 14 June 2012

Maraschino Cherries-Sources Of Protein-Sweet Potato-Tryptophan-Potassium

10 Fruits That Fight Depression

Avocado Aside from being the highest source of tryptophan, avocados are also one of the richest sources of protein, folate, and the heart-friendly omega-3 fatty acids.Sapote The flavor of the mamey sapote, also known as marmalade plum, is described by some as a combination of pumpkin, sweet potato and maraschino cherries with an avocado texture. Should you find some, make it into milkshakes or eat as is to help boost your mood and give your body the bone-fiendly calcium.GuavaGuavas are the perfect snack for pregnant women. It is packed with potassium which helps prevent leg cramps; folate which prevents neural tube problems for the developing and baby, and tryptophan to help prevent postpartum depression.Tamarinds Have you tried eating a nutritious candy? The tamarind is a very healthy fruit that can be consumed in dozens of ways including being made into candies. Enjoy their sweet and sour taste and provide your body not only with tryptophan but also with a rich amount of thiamine, magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium.Apricots Apricots are important fruits in Iran where they are called Zard-alu. Their scientific name Prunus armeniaca (Armenian plum) came from the belief that they are native in Armenia as they are known in the place during ancient times. Apricots are also excellent sources of vitamins A and C and a very good source of potassium and fiber.Kiwifruit The kiwifruit is the highest source of folate and vitamin K. In addition to tryptophan which aids restfulness, it also helps relax your nerves and muscles by loading up your body with magnesium.PlantainsPlaintains have higher tryptophan content than their non-cooking relatives, the sweet bananas. The same with their blood pressure slashing potassium.American Persimmons The American persimmon can provide the body with more than 100% of the DV of vitamin C, higher than the Japanese ones. It is also rich in iron, one of the nutrients which helps boosts your energy levels.Elderberries Looking for other natural sources of fiber? Elderberries are one of the fruits loaded with dietary fiber. Pop them into your mouth for additional supply of vitamins A, C, and B6.Soursop (Guyabano)The delicious flavor of the soursop alone can already lift your mood. What with a taste that has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple with sour citrus notes contrasting with an underlying rich flavor reminiscent of coconut or banana. Chill before eating! read more..

Wednesday 6 June 2012


Tie that binds: Matching outfits kept couple married for 64...

Tie that binds: Matching outfits kept couple married for 64 years“I’ve always fully respected him and he’s fully respected me,” she said. “We’ve had to work together on things like that. And in the morning we say, ‘Well, what do you feel like wearing?’” read more..

Spring Vegetables-Summer Fruits-Immune System-Fiber Source-Artichokes

More reason to stock up on fresh summer fruits: The canned varieties are packed...

More reason to stock up on fresh summer fruits: The canned varieties are packed in sugary syrups and have less fiber since their skins are gone
Best and Worst Ways to Get Your Fiber | Fitbie
Adding a little roughage into your diet can help you lose weight—as long as your fiber source doesn’t sneak in sugar and salt read more..

Hmm, who knows of some good recipes involving artichokes, arugula, or radishes?...

Hmm, who knows of some good recipes involving artichokes, arugula, or radishes? These spring vegetables can fortify your Immune System, strengthen your bones, and ward off hangovers!
Vegetable superfoods in season in spring. | Fitbie
Vegetable superfoods in season in spring. read more..

Florida College-Marching Band-A Drum Major

Florida college band suspended indefinitely over hazing death

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Florida A&M University has suspended its celebrated marching band indefinitely as it grapples with the beating death of a drum major and an ongoing probe into the band's culture of violent hazing. "I have decided the suspension of the band will continue through the 2012-13 academic year," James Ammons, president of Florida A&M in Tallahassee, told university trustees in a conference call on Monday. The band has been on suspension since the November 2011 hazing death of 26-year-old drum major Robert Champion during a road trip to Orlando. ... read more..

Half Marathon

Missing and out of Action

While running was something I craved for so long, recently I have found it to be little more than a chore.  I guess that is what the road to recovery looks like after an injury that doesn't ever seem to give in.  Maybe someday I will relive through words all I have been through these past months but for now I want to focus mainly on what the future holds.
The decline started well before the debilitating injury and so I have had to sit out two big races that were previously on my schedule.  Some of that has been chronicled here on the site, but honestly, I find it difficult to write about running when I can't lace the shoes up and feel the wind in my hair and the bugs in my teeth.  The 13.1 Atlanta was the first of those, while the second was the Publix Georgia Marathon.
While the injury took it's toll in both fitness and spirit, it also messed with my healthy eating and ultimately I gained some unwanted weight.  As if the running is not hard enough already to build back up, I am having to do it while carrying much more than I have since 2007.
Running is not nearly as fun as it used to be, however I am determined to return to the days when I couldn't wait till the next easy run, long run, or when I was just hitting the trails to let the trouble of the day melt away.  I have been running pain free for a little over a month now, but still need to get on a regular schedule and start building the miles.
I find that I hit snooze much less if I have a goal, and what better goal to set than one of 26.2 miles.  The only problem is that I am not crazy, just a little overzealous at times.  That being the case I will step back and rethink the insanity and take smaller steps.  I will be running a 4 miler later this month and then make my way down Peachtree in July, but these will only serve as stepping stones on my way back to the 13.1 half marathon distance.
I have run the 13.1 Atlanta multiple times and have been a part of it in some way every year so what better race to put on the calendar as a "goal" than the Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Marathon Atlanta on October 7th.  The race will once again start and finish in Town Brookhaven on Peachtree and wind around the surrounding neighborhoods while also covering a few miles on Peachtree itself.  If you are looking for a fall half marathon I highly recommend this race, and there is no better time to register than now.
Want to run the Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Marathon Atlanta for free?
I welcome you to hang around and follow my recovery and path to the 2012 13.1 Atlanta.  Better yet, why don't you join me in running it?  If you hang around here at 26.2 Quest you may even find yourself lucky enough to run this race for free this year.  As I did last year, I will have some race entry giveaways as the race gets closer.  Make sure you follow now so you don't miss these announcements.
Thanks for hanging out while I haven't been around as often, I look forward to interacting again very soon!
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Tuesday 5 June 2012

Custom Jewelry-Foursquare-Company

Style by Chelsa: Foursquare Jewelry.

Style by Chelsa: Foursquare Jewelry. : chelsaskees:Yes, that’s right! There is a company that will make custom jewelry pieces based on your Foursquare activity. Based in San Francisco, Meshu allows you to link your foursquare account with their website so you can easily choose your checkin design.Your designs can be broken down by…The future, folks. read more..

Game Of Thrones-Season Finale

Already going through 'Game of Thrones' withdrawal after last night's season fin...

Already going through 'Game of Thrones' withdrawal after last night's season finale? Well, at least you can get fit like the Starks in the off-season with these GoT-inspired workouts
Old-World Calorie Burners | Fitbie
Skip the gym for one of these age-old activities read more..

Canned Fish-White Tuna-Light Tuna-Exercises-Torch

Workout of the Day: This routine combines 2-in-1 exercises so you torch more cal...

Workout of the Day: This routine combines 2-in-1 exercises so you torch more calories in less time. Who's ready to try it?
2-in-1 Toners | Fitbie
Get fitter, faster. These multi joint movements will help your blast fat and build muscle faster than conventional exercises. read more..

FISH FACT: Stick to white tuna. It has 3 times the omega-3s as light tuna!

FISH FACT: Stick to white tuna. It has 3 times the omega-3s as light tuna!
The Healthiest Canned Tunas | Fitbie
Don't be stumped by the vast supermarket offerings any longer--we give you the nitty gritty on the best canned fish for your health read more..

Binge Eating Disorder-Mindful Eating-Gain Control-Binge Eater

Gain Control Over Binge Eating

Signs that you are a binge eater:
Feelings of being out of control
Frequently eat large portions of food
Hiding food and eating in private
Feeling guilty after overeating
Feeling depressed
Having metabolic syndrome
How to Gain Control Over Binge Eating
Recognize that you have a binge eating disorder
Realize that it is normal to have a relapse while overcoming your binge eating
Enlist support from family, friends and a self-help group
Learn to eat naturally by eating only when you are hungry and never eating until you are full.
Eat frequent small meals throughout the day so you don’t get overly hungry and eat absentmindedly.
Be conscious of the kinds of food you put in your body
Practice mindful eating
Eat for health and energy rather than cravings
Try cognitive-behavior therapy or psychotherapy
Try an antidepressant
Find the motivation to exercise daily
Look for the silver lining – adapt a positive attitude
Benefits of overcoming binge eating:
Regain control over food
Better manage stress
Stop feeling like you have to hide your eating habits
Feel better about your body
Improve you overall health
Reduce chances of getting a life-threatening disease
Have more energy
Increase self-esteem  
And what can you do to stop a binge before it starts?
1. Already bought your Halloween candy? There’s still time to stop yourself. Save a bite-sized piece, eat it, and enjoy it. Give the rest to a homeless shelter. Don’t take it to work. Put your imagination to work on alternative treats to hand out - like raisins, cereal, pencils, party favors, etc. - and don’t feel guilty. You can count on your neighbors to provide chocolate to the kids.
2. Have a plan. Eat a nutritious snack before going to a party. Tell yourself you’ll eat just half of what’s served, then stick to your vow.
3. Plan active days off and vacations. Don’t assume you have to gain weight if you’re indulging. Compensate with physical activity.
4. Identify your triggers. For example, if you’re going to a family gathering, are you likely to feel resentful or guilty about long-standing differences with certain family members? Deal with these issues. Food can mask them but won’t make them disappear.
5. Distinguish between indulging and bingeing. Occasionally allow yourself to indulge without eating out of control. The tendency to engage in black-and-white thinking is the hallmark of a problem with food. “If you think one Snickers makes a disaster, then you might think, ‘Why not go all the way and really binge?’”
6. Snack often on nutritious foods to keep from getting overly hungry. Carry an insulated snack pack everywhere. It’s filled with foods such as dried and fresh fruits, baby carrots, nonfat yogurt, trail mix, whole-grain cereal, nuts, and baked chips. You have to defend yourself, you can’t go out into the modern ‘obese-ogenic’ environment and hope not to get fat, just as you wouldn’t go out in the rain without an umbrella and expect to not get wet. read more..

Monday 4 June 2012


TELL US: Do you think it's healthy or all hype to go gluten-free?

TELL US: Do you think it's healthy or all hype to go gluten-free?
Should You Give Up Meat, Dairy, or Gluten? | Fitbie
It’s become fashionable to trim an entire category of food from your diet, but before you agree to a life without meat, cheese, or bread consider this expert advice read more..

Hottest Celebrity-Word Scramble-Hottest Stars-Metabolism

WORD SCRAMBLE: LEAHL REYBRWhich female celeb has the most sculpted shoulders?...

Which female celeb has the most sculpted shoulders? Get our whole list here of the hottest stars here:
The Hottest Celebrity Bodies of 2012 | Fitbie
Whether you’re looking for some inspiration to get you to the gym, or just a little eye candy to get you through the day, these smoking superstars deliver read more..

Did you know? Being slightly dehydrated can slow your metabolism by 2 to 3%. L...

Did you know? Being slightly dehydrated can slow your metabolism by 2 to 3%.
LIKE this if you're getting your 8 glasses of water a day (or just trying to)!
Boost Your Metabolism in 1 Minute | Fitbie
Incorporate these split-second decisions throughout the day and turn your body into a fat-burning machine read more..

Stylish Shoes-Printer-Fashion-Company

Future of fashion? 3-D printer produces stylish shoes A company...

Future of fashion? 3-D printer produces stylish shoes
A company called 3D Systems is getting ready to release an at-home 3D printer that will enable people to design and print products from prosthetic legs to hearing aids to, yes, even high-heeled platforms.But I want it now. read more..

Weight Loss Strategies-Weight Loss Tips

More than 20k Fitbie fans are checking out our 30-Second Weight Loss Tips right...

More than 20k Fitbie fans are checking out our 30-Second Weight Loss Tips right now. Do you need to lose too?
30-Second Weight Loss Tricks | Fitbie
Cut calories and burn fat in the blink of an eye with these simple weight loss strategies that work in less than a minute. read more..

Newbie Runner-Beginner

Are you a newbie runner? Then our all-encompassing beginner's guide to running i...

Are you a newbie runner? Then our all-encompassing beginner's guide to running is for you!
Beginner’s Guide to Running: Head to Toe | Fitbie
Whether you’re new to running or returning to the sport after taking time off, learn how to stay motivated, practice good form, pick the right gear, prevent injuries, and more read more..

Urban Biodiversity-Bosco

dpstyles:I’d like to live here. “Bosco Verticale (Vertical...

dpstyles:I’d like to live here. “Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is a project for metropolitan reforestation that contributes to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory.”  (in Milan, btw)(via BOSCO VERTICALE « stefano boeri)Yes, please. read more..

Friday 25 May 2012

Fruits And Vegetables-Fresh Fruit Salad-Vegan Foods-Detox Diet-Vegan Diet

Wanna join me ? The Vegan Detox Diet

I want to try something new as I have hit a plateau, I love this plan and hope you will too. :)
Vegan Detox Food Guideline
A vegan diet excludes all forms of animal products. A Guide to Eating Vegan Foods (see ) provides a detailed guideline of what foods you can eat while on a vegan diet.
Meat: All meat, poultry and seafood is prohibited while on the vegan detox meal plan. Substitutes permitted include products made from bean curds, tofu, soybeans, grains or nuts.
Plant products: Fruits and vegetables make up the majority of a vegan detox. Try to choose organic produce. You can eat the fruits and vegetables whole or have fresh fruit juices.
Beans, nuts and legumes: All beans, nuts, and legumes are part of a vegan detox meal plan, including peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or any other nut butter. Beans and legumes are crucial to a vegan diet to assure adequate protein intake.
Dairy and Eggs: Since veganism goes beyond being vegetarian, vegans cannot consume dairy products because it comes from animals. Soy and rice milk are good substitutes for milk and margarine is a common substitute for butter as it is made from soybean or sunflower oil.
Gelatin: Gelatin contains an ingredient that comes from a horse, and so should be avoided.
Sweeteners: Vegans differ on whether to avoid honey as it comes from bees, but others regard it as a “biological, animal-friendly product.” Refined sugar, which is made using cow or horse bone marrow is not part of the vegan diet. Vegans can have raw brown sugar, from either sugar cane or sugar beet.
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day as part of your vegan detox meal plan.
How Long Does it Last
Some people set the vegan detox to a certain number of days, weeks, or months, while others have made it a steady part of their life by following it one day a week. You should follow the vegan detox until your body feels better and repeat as often as necessary. The vegan detox is safe to continue indefinitely as long as your body can handle it, as the meal plan is healthy and nutritious.
What to Expect During the Vegan Detox
The vegan detox meal plan will detox your body of toxins and chemicals that your body has collected over the years. The vitamins and minerals in the fruits and vegetables will provide antioxidant benefits and prevent your cells from damage from free radicals, improve your immune system and increase your energy levels.
Vegan Detox Sample Menu
For breakfast have a glass of soy milk, tea, a slice of wheat bread and a piece of fruit.Breakfast is a crucial meal because it’s a chance to start your day with the necessary fuel you need. Choose breakfast foods that provide fiber to help you feel full. Stay away from sugary breakfast cereals that provide little nutrition benefit and guarantee an eventual sugar crash that will leave you feeling sluggish.
For a mid-morning snack, have some tea.
For lunch, have fresh fruit salad using as many fruits as you’d like. For example, a salad consisting of papaya, banana, pear, strawberries and grapes. For a dressing, use unsweetened fruit juice and maple syrup.
At mid-afternoon have a fresh fruit or vegetable juice.
For dinner, have one cup brown rice, with one ounce of tofu, a side of vegetables and a piece of fruit.
After dinner drink one cup chamomile tea.* Don’t deny yourself snacks. They break up your long day physically and mentally. Going between meals for four to six hours can leave you feeling exhausted and moody. For nutritionally dense food items, choose fruits and vegetables. This ensures you are receiving adequate amounts of fiber, as well as meeting your required amounts of vitamins and minerals.
Regardless of the length of time you choose for your vegan detox, there are some safety precautions you should follow. Before starting a vegan detox plan, you should consult your doctor. While a detox diet can be safe, it ca read more..

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Usda Beef-Purell-Gym

PURELL, PLEASE: Think your gym is clean? The shower, locker room, equipment--eve...

PURELL, PLEASE: Think your Gym is clean? The shower, locker room, equipment--even your water bottle--can be crawling with bacteria! Check out these 6 germy places:
The Germiest Places in Your Gym | Fitbie
Bacteria and fungus flourish in these hot spots read more..

WHAT'S THE BEEF? Natural, organic,'s all Greek to me. Here's what...

WHAT'S THE BEEF? Natural, organic,'s all Greek to me. Here's what the new USDA beef labels really mean
The Dish on USDA Nutrition Labels for Beef | Fitbie
New science reveals surprising strategies to sprint faster, sidestep injury, burn more fat, and strengthen your brain and heart read more..

Sense Of Humor-Heart Disease-Heart Smart-Good Jokes

Know any good jokes? Researchers found that people with an active sense of humor...

Know any good jokes? Researchers found that people with an active sense of humor were less likely to have Heart Disease than those without--so LOL every once in awhile! (Brought to you by Quaker!) Click the link for 49 MORE Heart Smart tips.50 Simple Ways to Help Your Heart | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comSmall changes in the types of foods you eat and in the portion sizes you choose will quickly add up. Here are smart ways to help you cut 100 calories. Follow the tips every day to lose weight and get the body you want—just in time for summer! read more..

Sunday 20 May 2012

Southeastern Conferences-Football Champs

Big 12, SEC have deal for football champs to play

The Big 12 and the Southeastern conferences have announced a deal that will pit their football regular-season champions against each other in a New Year's Day bowl game for five years beginning in 2014, positioning themselves for the expected switch to a four-team playoff. read more..


Want to pick up your pace? These 4 exercises will strengthen the weakest parts o...

Want to pick up your pace? These 4 exercises will strengthen the weakest parts of your body and help you run faster!
4 Ways to Run Faster | Fitbie
New science reveals surprising strategies to sprint faster, sidestep injury, burn more fat, and strengthen your brain and heart. Don't get left behind! read more..

Saturated Fat

FAT FACT: Not all saturated fat is bad. Certain kinds are metabolized faster tha...

FAT FACT: Not all Saturated Fat is bad. Certain kinds are metabolized faster than others and are rarely stored as flab!
Everything You Need to Know About Fat | Fitbie
We'll help you make sense of the different types of fat and how much of each you should eat of each kind read more..

Evil Machines-Treadmills-Cords

Ouch! There's a reason why treadmills have those clip-on emergency cords people....

Ouch! There's a reason why treadmills have those clip-on emergency cords people. Watch 2-minutes of treadmill fails below.
Here's a two-minute reminder that treadmills are evil
Have you ever wondered why treadmills have that clip-on emergency stop cord? Here are twenty-nine human reasons (plus canine and feline ones), along with a reminder that treadmills are evil machines that have been designed to destroy mankind. Thanks to the WorldWide Interweb, we now have "The Ult… read more..

Saturday 19 May 2012

University Of Idaho Football Team-Idaho University Football Player-University Of Idaho Vandals

Idaho University football player killed in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wide receiver for the University of Idaho football team, whose family moved to California from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, was shot dead at a party in Los Angeles over the weekend, the school said. Ken McRoyal, 22, had joined the University of Idaho team last year as a walk-on player without a scholarship, but had earned a scholarship for the coming school year. He had six receptions for 35 yards in the 2011 season. "It's a devastating loss," University of Idaho Vandals coach Robb Akey said in a statement. "We've lost a brother, a teammate, a family member. ... read more..

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Marathon Experience-Georgia Marathon-Half Marathon-Publix

Win a Free Entry To Run The Publix Georgia Marathon

If you were not able to secure your spot to run the Georgia Marathon in one of the past giveaways you have another chance.  With the Publix Georgia Marathon just 2 months away on March 18th I hope you are already training if you want to run the 26.2 miles, but if not this entry will also work if you are more of the half marathon type.The US Road Sports group has offered yet another lucky runner the opportunity to run the marathon or half marathon for the highly discounted rate of $0.  All you need to do is provide the training and transportation which is the easy part right?Do you want to leave nothing to chance and make sure you have your entry set?  If so, while you head over to the Publix Georgia Marathon Registration make sure you don’t forget to use the $10 discount code: 262QUEST.  This code is good for $10 off either the full or half marathon.The Giveaway:One lucky winner will be given the opportunity to run the Publix Georgia Marathon on March 18th, 2012 for free.  Entries will be taken until January 31st with the winner announced shortly after.How To Enter:Leave a comment and tell us about your marathon experience (or lack there of) and why running the Publix Georgia Marathon will change your life forever.Share the opportunity with everyone you know.  You know the drill, share with all those social media tools, your blog, and at your running club, but don’t stop there!  (leave a comment for each way you share because each comment will count as an additional entry)Join the Publix Georgia Marathon Fanpage, follow on Twitter at @GeorgiaMarathon and leave a comment for each of these as well.Don’t forget to share often for the best chance to win! Time to update your feed reader to something that says 26.2 Quest even more - read more..

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Tweet @TODAYshow your best caption to the above photo, and you...

Tweet @TODAYshow your best caption to the above photo, and you could win two VIP passes to Pitbull’s upcoming Toyota Concert Series performance.  (Make sure to tag @todayshow and include the hashtag #CaptionTODAY in your tweet )Calling all clever folks… read more..

Insulin Sensitivity-Interval Training

Exercising for just 3 minutes a week has been shown to increase insulin sensitiv...

Exercising for just 3 minutes a week has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity by 24%! Discover how high-intensity interval training can improve your health.
Can You Get Fit in Just 3 Minutes? | Fitbie
Expert advice on whether you should add high-intensity interval training to your routine read more..

Weight Lifting Routine-Mother&Amp;#39;S Day-Inspiring Stories-Muscle Building-Heartwarming

The secret to bigger muscles: Mix it up. Try these 5 tweaks to bring new life to...

The secret to bigger Muscles: Mix it up. Try these 5 tweaks to bring new life to your lifting routine.
5 Moves to Refresh Your Muscle Building Routine | Fitbie
Wake up your weight lifting routine and gain strength with this muscle building workout for men. Learn how to perform 5 new moves at read more..

Just in time for Mother's Day: Check out these heartwarming mother-daughter weig...

Just in time for Mother's Day: Check out these heartwarming mother-daughter Weight Loss stories. Tell us how your mom has been an inspiration to you!
Inspiring Stories of Mother-Daughter Weight Loss | Fitbie
These pairs lost pounds and got fit with each other read more..

Friday 11 May 2012

Bicycle Crunches-Workout Routine

Workout Routine for Summer

1.To begin with just stand straight and jog on-the-spot for about 2 minutes just to warm up for the workout. Then stretch your arms and the entire body to the level of slight discomfort but not pain.
2. Next you have to do jumping jacks for 3 minutes. This will get your heart rate up and will prepare you for the harder workout ahead.
3. After jumping jacks do push-ups.10 push-ups will be enough.
4. Next you will do split jumping lunges for 30 seconds. Make sure that you knee does not go over your heel and you are pushing through your front heel.
5. Now grab your mat and get ready to work on your abs. Do bicycle crunches for 1 minute.
6. After bicycle crunches you will work on your abs and thighs together by doing mountain climbers. Work for another 1 minute.
Repeat the whole workout except for the warm up exercise and perform another set. Until now you have worked on your belly and thighs.
7. To work on your legs you will lay down on the mat with your one leg up and one leg down. Start moving the leg that is up making circle like movements.  It will be like drawing a big circle in the air with your let. Do this for a minute. Switch your leg and now do the same for the other leg. Repeat this one more time
8. The next move will work on your legs and waist together. You will start with your hands laced underneath you head and your legs will be straight up with you back on the floor. Bring your one leg down and bring your opposite elbow moving the shoulder towards to knee of the leg that is still up and try touching it. Now alternate and switch the movement and do it for both the legs and elbows. Do this for three minutes.
9. To work on your arms you can get a bottle full of water. Stand straight and hold the bottle your one hand and bring it up and down. Do the same for the other arms. Repeat this for two minutes. read more..

Monday 7 May 2012

Grapefruit Juice-Loser Finale-Greek Yogurt-Lemon Juice-Hump Day

Hump Day survival recipe: Mix one orange + banana + grapefruit juice + Greek yog...

Hump Day survival Recipe: Mix one orange + Banana + grapefruit juice + Greek yogurt + ice + lemon juice and honey = sunshine in a glass
5 Fit and Fruity Smoothies | Fitbie
Smoothies make for a light and refreshing meal—but some can cause you to overeat. Break out your blender and whip up one of these expert-approved recipes at home. read more..

Did you catch yesterday's Biggest Loser finale? We're so inspired by winner Jere...

Did you catch yesterday's Biggest Loser finale? We're so inspired by winner Jeremy Britt who lost 199 pounds! Check out these photos of his incredible transformation and others
Biggest Loser Before and After! (Spoiler Alert) | Fitbie
Biggest Loser Season 13 contestants show off weight loss in before and after photos and stats read more..

Recommended Salt Intake-Counter Intelligence-Sandwiches-Whoa

Whoa, some sandwiches pack 150% of your daily recommended salt intake. Check out...

Whoa, some Sandwiches pack 150% of your daily recommended salt intake. Check out these savory--but not salty--alternatives instead
The Truth about Deli Meats | Fitbie
Cold cuts have gotten a bad rap, but if you use this counter intelligence, you can pick up a tasty and nutritious meal on the fly read more..

Homeless Population-Fashion Week-Detroit-Coat

Sleeping bag coat transforms — and warms — Detroit’s...

Sleeping bag coat transforms — and warms — Detroit’s homeless
One young designer is using her talents for what lies far beyond Fashion Week: the real world. Veronika Scott, 22, created the “MWPR” coat, which doubles as a sleeping bag for Detroit’s struggling homeless population.The outerwear boasts yet another remarkable feature — it was also constructed by the homeless. read more..

Creamy Peanut Butter-Ripe Banana

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Flax Smoothies1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk...

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Flax Smoothies
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
2 tablespoons ground golden flaxseed
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, sliced
Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. read more..

Stanford University Campus-University Coaches-Athletic Programs-Detox Your Body

Big 12 hires Stanford AD as commissioner

A teary-eyed Bob Bowlsby walked out of a Stanford auditorium to a roaring ovation from university coaches and staff members Thursday, leaving behind a lasting legacy at one of the nation's top athletic programs for a conference in desperate need of a strong leader. read more..

Forget expensive cleanses. Grapes are bursting with fiber, antioxidants and resv...

Forget expensive cleanses. Grapes are bursting with fiber, Antioxidants and resveratrol, and can help detox your body. Adding to our plate right now.
5 Foods for Your Spring Detox | Fitbie
Rejuvenate your body with these naturally cleansing foods read more..

Cancer Treatments-Wedding Day-Ryan Smith-Bethany

At 24, he hadn’t long to live … so they got...

At 24, he hadn’t long to live … so they got marriedBethany and Ryan Smith planned their wedding in just three days’ time after Ryan’s doctors had to discontinue his cancer treatments. “There was more love in that room than I have ever experienced in my life,” Bethany Smith said about her wedding day.The love story that had everyone in the TODAY office in tears. read more..

Sunday 6 May 2012

American Heart Association-Smoked Salmon-Heart Disease-Soy Protein-Recipe Idea

5 Heart-Healthy Foods

Blueberries top the list as one of the most powerful disease-fighting foods. That’s because they contain anthocyanins, the antioxidant responsible for their dark blue color. These delicious jewels are packed with fiber, vitamin C, and are available all year long. Boost heart health by adding them into your diet regularly. Here’s how:
1. Top your whole-grain cereal with fresh or frozen blueberries to add delicious flavor, a dose of fiber, and heart-healthy antioxidants.
2. Power up pancakes, waffles, or muffins with fresh, frozen, or dried blueberries for a nutritious breakfast.
3. Eat them plain or mix with other fruit for a low-calorie, high-fiber tasty fruit salad, dessert, or snack.
Recipe idea: Make an irresistible trifle by layering lady fingers, light whipped topping or low-fat pudding, and blueberries. Or puree a batch of berries for a breakfast or dessert sauce.
This cold-water fish is a great source of protein and is also packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association advises eating salmon and other omega-3 rich foods twice a week for benefits that go beyond heart health. Americans love salmon because it is so versatile, easy to cook, and tastes great.
1. Salmon is easy to prepare on the grill, in the oven or microwave, or on the stovetop. Save leftovers to toss into pasta dishes, make into salmon cakes, add to salads, or mix into dips or spreads.
2. Smoked salmon comes in two varieties. The raw type is commonly used in appetizers and on bagels with cream cheese and capers. The dry smoked type has more of a cooked appearance. You can enjoy it the same way as the raw style, and add it to cooked dishes such as pasta.
3. Salmon cooks in a matter of minutes and its delicate texture quickly absorbs and showcases the flavor of added ingredients. For example, toss chunks of salmon into a chowder of corn and potatoes, or wrap salmon with herbs and chopped onion and tomatoes in parchment or aluminum foil and grill or bake 12 minutes for a satisfying meal.
Recipe idea: Marinate salmon in a lime, onion, garlic, and soy mixture for 15 minutes before grilling for a delicious fish taco or grilled fish sandwich.Soy Protein
This inexpensive, high-quality protein contains fiber, vitamins, and minerals — all the ingredients for a heart-healthy meal. Also, a diet rich in soy protein can lower triglycerides, which help prevent cardiovascular disease and keep your heart strong and healthy. In those with high cholesterol levels,the benefits of soy foods are due to their high levels of polyunsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.1. Pack a soy protein bar or a bag of soy nuts for a quick snack during the day.
2. Edamame (the Japanese name for green soybeans) are snacks even kids will love! Find these nutritious nuggets in the freezer section at your supermarket. Boil them, then serve warm in the pod. Pop them out of the pod to eat plain or with a low-fat dip.
3. Tofu, made of soy beans, takes on the flavor of spices and foods you cook with it. Saute cubed tofu with green and red peppers, sliced garlic, and a dash or two of curry powder. Or add tofu to soups for a healthy dose of fat-free protein.
Recipe idea: Soy milk is not just for the lactose-intolerant. Make a nutritious beverage with chocolate soy milk, a banana, and some ice for a delicious smoothie.
Grandma called it roughage and we need plenty of it each day. Oatmeal is one way to get it. Oats are nourishing whole grains and a great source of vitamins, minerals, and cholesterol-lowering fiber. The FDA allows manufacturers of oats to make health claims about the grain on their products, suggesting that a diet high in oats can reduce the risk for heart disease. Research shows oats lower cholesterol levels, keep you regular, and may help prevent certain cancers.
1. A warm bowl of oatmeal fills the belly for hours with its high fiber content. Top it off with fruit (such a read more..

Friday 27 April 2012

Anthony Bourdain-Type 2 Diabetes-Summer Veggies-Paula Deen

Paula Deen on summer veggies, Anthony Bourdain, and living with Type 2 Diabetes...

Paula Deen on summer veggies, Anthony Bourdain, and living with Type 2 Diabetes -- read it here!
Paula Deen on Living With Type 2 Diabetes | Fitbie
In her first extensive interview since announcing that she has type 2 diabetes, Paula Deen answers her critics and lays out her plans for the future read more..

Bottled Water-Water Bottle-Self-Esteem-Taste Test

“Kids, at age 12, I weighed 319 pounds. I had bad skin, low self-esteem, and no...

“Kids, at age 12, I weighed 319 pounds. I had bad skin, low Self-Esteem, and no self-respect. Now, I eat success for breakfast -- with skim milk.” -Tony Perkis from the movie Heavyweights
13 Unforgettable Diet/Fitness Quotes | Fitbie
Hilarious lines from our favorite movies and television shows read more..

A 2010 taste test revealed that bottled water tastes the same as tap! Get 4 more...

A 2010 taste test revealed that bottled water tastes the same as tap! Get 4 more secrets about bottled water here.
4 Surprising Secrets About Bottled Water | Fitbie
If you think you're drinking smarter by sipping from a water bottle, you may be mistaken. Get the inside scoop on bottled water here! read more..

National Collegiate Athletic Association-Representative John Larson-University Of Connecticut

Connecticut lawmakers seek review after NCAA bans UConn

(Reuters) - Two members of Congress said Friday they would seek a review of the National Collegiate Athletic Association after its decision to ban the University of Connecticut from the 2013 "March Madness" post-season basketball tournament due to low academic grades by players. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative John Larson, both Connecticut Democrats, called the NCAA's enforcement of its academic standards - against UConn as well as some other schools in recent years - as being "arbitrary and unfair. ... read more..

Premature Fatigue-Stride Length

Running Form – Could it Cause Injury?

Running Form is not something I have given a lot of thought to up until now.  Sure I have tried to relax and pay attention to my stride, but it has always been a passing thought and something I convinced myself was other runners problems, and not mine.Previously, when thinking about running form, it was always with how it related to my speed and premature fatigue during long runs, and yet I rarely questioned if it had anything to do with any of my recent injuries.  In my mind, injury has always been associated with overtraining or shoe choice.  The only time I ever have related injury with form has been with extreme form issues, which I have always convinced myself I do not suffer from.This all changed this past Thursday when I attended the first of four sessions of a Running Form clinic put on by West Stride in Atlanta.  Kyle O’Day from Continuum Sports brought his 11 years of experience working with both elite and recreational athletes as he walked us through videos and demonstrations of both bad form and good form.  Kyle explained that all too often we try to “fix” our running with different kinds of shoes, or by changing obvious things like stride length and terrain, all the while ignoring the most fundamental reason for premature fatigue and injury – our form.The first session was very informative as we discussed form and what we would be doing in the coming sessions to fix any form issues we have.  Tonight is our second session, the first one that will have us doing what we all love to do – run.  I just am not sure how I feel about all the others seeing how bad my form truly is. :)I am excited to find out what I can do to improve my form, and ultimately my running.  Stay tuned and make sure you visit the 26.2 Quest Fanpage, @262quest and also subscribe to the RSS Feed to make sure you don’t miss any of the upcoming experiences I have with fixing my form. Time to update your feed reader to something that says 26.2 Quest even more - read more..

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Monday 23 April 2012

Bp Oil Spill-White Shrimp

peterfeld:Two years after the April 20, 2010 BP oil spill, the...

peterfeld:Two years after the April 20, 2010 BP oil spill, the Gulf is filled with deformed fish that the state of Louisiana says are perfectly safe to eat. Al Jazeera reports:“At the height of the last white shrimp season, in September, one of our friends caught 400 pounds of these,” Kuhns told Al Jazeera while showing a sample of the eyeless shrimp.According to Kuhns, at least 50 per cent of the shrimp caught in that period in Barataria Bay, a popular shrimping area that was heavily impacted by BP’s oil and dispersants, were eyeless. Kuhns added: “Disturbingly, not only do the shrimp lack eyes, they even lack eye sockets.”“Some shrimpers are catching these out in the open Gulf [of Mexico],” she added, “They are also catching them in Alabama and Mississippi. We are also finding eyeless crabs, crabs with their shells soft instead of hard, full grown crabs that are one-fifth their normal size, clawless crabs, and crabs with shells that don’t have their usual spikes … they look like they’ve been burned off by chemicals.” read more..

Sea Vegetables Sea Vegetables

Sea vegetables

Sea vegetables may be a better source of bioavailable iron than previously thought. One tablespoon of dried sea vegetable will contain between 1/2 milligram and 35 milligrams of iron, and this iron is also accompanied by a measurable amount vitamin C. Since vitamin C acts to increase the bioavailability of plant iron, this combination in sea vegetables may offer a special benefit.Brown algae (including the commonly eaten sea vegetables kombu/kelp, wakame, and arame may be unique among the sea vegetables in their iodine content. Some species from the brown algae genus Laminaria are able to accumulate iodine in up to 30,000 times more concentrated a form than sea water!Sea vegetables may be a unique food source not only of the mineral iodine, but also of the mineral vanadium.Sea vegetables may play a role in lowering risk of estrogen-related cancers, including breast cancer. Since cholesterol is required as a building block for production of estrogen, the cholesterol-lowering effects of sea vegetables may play a risk-reducing role in this regard. However, more interesting with respect to breast cancer risk is the apparent ability of sea vegetables to modify aspects of a woman’s normal menstrual cycle in such a way that over a lifetime, the total cumulative estrogen secretion that occurs during the follicular phase of the cycle gets decreased. For women who are at risk of estrogen-sensitive breast cancers, sea vegetables may bring a special benefit in this regard. Types of Sea VegetablesNot sure what sea vegetables to try? Here is a list describing their tastes and textures. Arame: Mild, semisweet flavor and thin but firm texture. Great as a side dish, but especially yummy with buckwheat. Hijiki: Robust in flavor and black in color. Hijiki is often tossed in salads. Kombu: Light in flavor and chewy. Expands and softens when soaked. Excellent food tenderizer and helps with the digestibility of beans. Adds a sweet flavor to root vegetables. Creates wonderful stocks and stews. Nori: Paper-thin, dark green sheets made from pressed sea vegetables. Nori has a flavor similar to tuna and was originally used as a sushi wrap. Nori flakes may be used as a flavorful condiment. Dulse: Savory-tasting, brownish green colored stalks. Wonderful for roasting with seeds and as a condiment. Wakame: Delicate, long, green strips. Wakame has a sweet flavor. When soaked, it expands a great deal, so cut it into small pieces. Wakame loves the company of carrots and parsnips and adds a sweet taste to legumes.Soaking Sea VegetablesSoaking sea vegetables will improve their digestibility, cooking time and taste. 1. Put sea vegetables in a bowl of cold water. Move your fingers through the stems. 2. Discard this water and rinse. Fill the bowl with cold water again and let sea vegetables stand for 15 to 20 minutes. Note: You can use the water to nourish your houseplants or rinse your hair. read more..

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Minute Workout-Dumbbells-Ditch

Lift more weight, lose more fat! Ditch the 5-pounders for heavier dumbbells and...

Lift more weight, lose more fat! Ditch the 5-pounders for heavier dumbbells and transform your body with this workout.
15 Minute Workout: Lift More, Lose More | Fitbie
Build lean muscle and burn extra fat with this strength-training strategy. Learn how to perform this workout and hundreds more with the Exercise and Workout Finder. read more..

Bavarian Countryside-Runaway Yvonne-Road Warrior-Gym Junkie

Whether you're a gym junkie or a road warrior, high-arched or flat-footed, you n...

Whether you're a gym junkie or a road warrior, high-arched or flat-footed, you need the right shoe to get your best body. Find yours here!
The Best Shoes for Your Workout | Fitbie
With so many options on the shelves, selecting the right shoes can feel like a workout itself. Find your exercise category and foot type, then let our expert-vetted guide simplify your search read more..

German runaway Yvonne the cow nets moo-vie deal

German runaway Yvonne the cow nets moo-vie deal : The famed cow who bolted from her farm to escape slaughter and roamed free in the Bavarian countryside for three months will star in a romantic love story, called “Cow on the Run.” She’ll even fall in love with a buck.We don’t make this stuff up folks. read more..


Lace up! Did your hometown make our list of best walking cities?

Lace up! Did your hometown make our list of best walking cities?
The 25 Best Cities for Walking | Fitbie
Whether you’re in the market for a new ‘hood or planning a trip, you can take advantage of these 25 cities whose pedestrians give cars a run for their money. read more..


5 ways to live your life!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how I changed my life and recovered from depression, here is my answer:I live by 5 simple rules; they helped me change my life, no doctors, no pills and no one but myself!Changing your life can seem an incredibly tough and complicated thing, especially if you’ve failed a great number of times (like I did).
1. Accept CHANGE. Allow yourself to let go of the past to make room for new things to come into your life, meet new people, travel.2. Be BOLD. Stop putting your life on hold, set new goals and reach them! 3. Start to EXERCISE. No explanation needed, it will make you feel better and happier.4. Eat HEALTHY. Food can make you happy, food can make you sad. Eat less processed food, try to eat more vegan, vegetarian food,try raw food, eat more veggies and fruit. Believe it or not it will make you feel better!5. LOVE YOURSELF. You can do all stuff I wrote, but if you don’t appreciate yourself nothing will make you feel better! You can say that last ‘rule’ is the most important way to live your life!* I don’t say this is the best way, but it helped me to overcome depression and start with my weight loss journey. read more..

Thursday 12 April 2012

Watermelon Lemonade-Watermelon Puree-Lemon Juice-Ice Cubes

Watermelon lemonade

Makes enough to fill two glasses with ice cubes.
1/4 cup (2 ounces) fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup (4 ounces) fresh watermelon puree, strained through a coarse strainer to remove seeds
3/4 cup (6 ounces) cold water
Stir it all together and serve over ice. Garnish it with a thin watermelon or lemon wedge. read more..

Pizza Hut-Hot Dog-Eggs

Do you know how to buy the healthiest eggs? (Hint: You will after reading this.)...

Do you know how to buy the healthiest eggs? (Hint: You will after reading this.) Now get cracking!
Get Cracking: Your Guide to Buying Eggs | Fitbie
Navigate the dairy aisle with ease when you use these five egg-cellent tips for choosing the best ova for your health read more..

You read that right, folks. Pizza Hut figured out a way to make hot dog-stuffed...

You read that right, folks. Pizza Hut figured out a way to make hot dog-stuffed crust.
Pizza Hut launch hot dog stuffed crust
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Upper Class Cabin-Virgin Atlantic-London

Virgin Atlantic launches 'Upper Class Red' Lipstick

chiaraatik:…and I kind of want some?and I really want to fly from London to NY in the “upper class cabin” (is this the Titanic?) where the flight attendants all have to wear it…[Virgin Atlantic Launches Lipstick -]“It has hydrating elements to alleviate the chapping effects of cabin-pressure, and a long-lasting finish that’s suited to long-haul flights from London to New York.” read more..