Category Archives for "Health, Fitness & Exercise"

I’ve been a lifelong gym-rat, and won trophies from competing in two bodybuilding contests.
Now that I’m in my early 40s, I’d like to share my thoughts with you about getting & staying healthy & looking good.

One of the Saddest Things I’ve Ever Seen…

What’s up, guys & gals?

I just saw something that I am virtually compelled to share with you…

But I’ve gotta warn you that it’s not the most pleasant thing you’ll ever see.
In fact, it’s kinda sad.
Actually, it’s really sad! That’s why I titled this post the way I did.

There. You’ve been warned.

Ok, so I just saw this video here:

This 6-minute video has won a bunch of awards,
because it shows something that most of us Americans are virtually unaware of:

I don’t have to say much about this, except: Just watch it. Please.

After watching this video, I think you’ll agree that we have SO much & we sometimes take it all for granted.

If you have a roof over your head, food to eat, clothes on your back, and people who love you,
YOU ARE RICH! Think about it.

And on the other side of the coin, I guess there’s something positive that comes out of this
that can make you feel good about any minor problems you think are so big right now.

Again, watch this video & post your comments below!

Peace & Love,


Saturday “Smart Swap!”: Starbucks

Saturday July 31, 2010

A “Smart Swap!” allows you to enjoy your favorite types of foods while cutting calories from your diet. If you’re a regular at Starbucks like I am, you’ll find it’s an important place to apply smart switches, because before you know it you can easily sip down a meal’s worth of calories!

Here’s my current favorite way to save some serious calories: Swap a Grande White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino at 480 calories for a Grande While Chocolate Frappuccino Light at 180 calories to save 300 calories on your next visit!

Do you have a favorite way to cut calories at the coffee shop? Post your tips in the comments section!Comments (4)See All PostsSharePrevNextLeave a CommentCommentsAugust 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm(1) Peter Stockwell says:

I may go to a coffee shop twice a day. The first time I have black coffee and a plain croissant – never an almond croissant. The second time I have bottled water and read a paper.

August 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm(2) Nita Leotta says:

Some things we put in our coffee without thinking but aren’t really necessary for our enjoyment. For example, I was always a cream and sugar kinda girl but realized recently that it won’t kill me to hold the cream or milk. I’m developing a taste for coffee with minimal sugar too and even black coffee depending on the roast or brand.

Nita Leotta

August 3, 2010 at 11:54 am(3) The Diet And Weight Loss Man says:

Counting calories …is no way to live your life. There is no point in eating or drinking something if you can’t even enjoy it. Of course you should definitely remove a few ingredients, if your meal or beverage is completely smothered in unnecessary extra ingrediants that you know deep down inside, will make you gain weight. But please don’t make your life miserable by cutting back on food and drinks that you enjoy. If you would like to learn more about: calorie counting, low carb diets, and low fat diets then you should check out the link provided.

August 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm(4) Linda Rachetto says:

A tall skinny hazelnut latte at Starbucks is only 90 calories!

Friends and Overeating: The More the Merrier?

Friday August 13, 2010

Could a night out with your pals lead to you to eat more than you realize?

We may be prone to think that overeating is something done in solitude, but research shows that being with our best buds might prompt us to overdo it; in fact, the more dining companions we have, the more calories we take in:

A University of Toronto study showed study participants consumed an average of 375 calories when having their meal alone, but when they were in groups, they ate twice as much. If dining with two friends, study participants tripled their dessert serving and with three friends, they quadrupled it!

These resources can help you cope with weight loss, friends and the urge to overdo it:
With Friends Like These
Make Weight Loss a Family Affair
Weight Loss Sabotage
5 Ways to Prevent Overeating

Quick Diet Tips

Friday August 6, 2010

Forget following strict diets or only eating certain food groups.
It’s the small changes you can make on a daily basis that will lead to ultimate weight-loss sucess.

Our “Quick Tips” series brings you our top tips in one place! This group of tips is especially for beginners so you can use them to get started on your weight-loss efforts today.

What Do You Think? Review The South Beach Diet

Wednesday August 4, 2010

The South Beach Diet is one of the most popular diet plans of all time, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for everybody. If you have tried the plan, help other would-be SBD-ers make the right decision by sharing your honest opinion about what it’s like to follow the diet on a daily basis and if its results are what you’d hoped for.

What do YOU think about the South Beach Diet?

Leave your comments below!

(1) Rhoda says:

I would like to see more advice and how to feel fuller in the stomach quicker with low calories foods,also its hard for me to exercise because of a medical condition, how hard will it be for me to lose weight?

August 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm(2) Mona says:

Phase one is impossible for diabetics. At least is was for me.
Please make a plan diabetics can follow.