Fat Blocker-Here’s a Sweet Way to Ward off Holiday Weight Gain.

This one is from the 1/2/12 issue of First magazine.
A sweet way to ward off holiday weight gain: Enjoy blood oranges. Italian researchers found that anthrocyanins, the antioxidants in responsible for the fruit’s vibrant red hue, prevent fat cells from filling. When animal subjects drank blood-orange juice daily, they lost up to 13 percent of [...]

Basic Guide for Eating for High Level Wellness.

Sorry I’ve been away awhile. I’ve been on a Grand Jury for the last few weeks.
This info is from the Wellness Workbook 3rd edition by John W. Travis, M.D. and Regina Sara Ryan. This is a simple guideline to keep in mind when you just want a refresher and it is a great guideline to [...]

Missing a night of sleep can slow your metabolism by up to 20% the next day.

Here are 3 interesting tips from the September 2011 issue of Self magazine.
Eating 2 apples a day lowered people’s LDL (bad) cholesterol by 23% and raised HDL (Good) by 3% a year. (research from Florida State University in Tallahassee).
Missing a night of sleep can slow your metabolism by up to 20% the next day. Running [...]

It’s not a myth. When You Feel Thirsty You’re Already Dehydrated.

This is from the September 2011 issue of Shape magazine.
According to Cynthia Sass, R.D. Thirst is your body’s way of letting you know that your optimal water level is down 2 percent. The Institute of Medicine recommends taking in 11 cups of fluid a day and even more if you’ve been sweating. (I always thought [...]

Hollywood’s Most Extreme Diets. Some A-Listers Will Do Anything to Get Skinny.

This is from the September 5, 2011 issue of OK magazine.
Gwyneth Paltrow.  If Gwyneth Paltrow wants to drop pounds fast, one favorite way is toss 3 week cleanse from Dr. Alejandro Junger. She has 2 liquid meals (soup or smoothies), a salad a day and no sugar, dairy or processed foods. She also works out [...]

Will fasting Before Exercise Tap Into Your Fat Stores?

This one is from the August 2011 issue of Shape magazine. Don’t exercise on an empty stomach in hopes of tapping into your fat stores. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Padua in Italy found that subjects who worked out after eating a healthy breakfast boosted their metabolism more than a group [...]

Is Soda A Gateway Drug?

What Happen to Your Body After You Drink a Soda Every Day, For a Long Time by Bliss Tree (From Yahoo Healthy Living June 16, 2011)
Sugar rushes and caffeine highs followed by a depressing energy crash are what happens to your body if you drink a soda right now, but plenty of Blisstree readers actually seem [...]

The Write Meal Plan.

This one is from the June 2011 edition of Men’s Health magazine.
The Write Meal Plan.
Eating better starts with a pen. Writing down and visualizing your goals may help you reach them, a Canadian study finds. Study participants who vowed in writing to eat more fruit increased their intake twice as much as those who [...]

The Secret Behind Beyonce’s Body.

This is from the June 13, 2011 issue of Life and Style magazine.
Beyonce knows that switching up her workout routine is the key to seeing change. According to the article, Beyonce’s trainer Marco Borges tells Life and Style that they do a combination of cardio, resistance exercises, and yoga. Her sessions are 60 to 80 [...]

The Perfect Pre-Bedtime Meal.

This is taken directly from www.bodybuilding.com. This meal is the perfect pre-bedtime meal.

Q: I generally eat red meat closer to bedtime, because as I understand it, it’s a slower-digesting protein, a more complete amino acid complex, and better protein synthesis. Is that sound logic; and if not, is there a better late-night protein source?
Mike: Your [...]