Sunday, July 12, 2009

Simple Way To Loose Weight - 3 Rules

Rule 1: - Increase Metabolism by Walking/Running Daily
To loose weight you need to be burning more calories than you are eating. Everything you eat turns into calories that are energy for your body to burn, and if you don't burn them all then the calories that you didn't use during the day get stored as fat. So you have to burn more calories to burn up all the fat calories stored up. The ONLY way to SUCCESSFULLY do this is to Exercise at least once preferably twice a day for at least 10 to 20 minutes.

And the EARLIER in the day you work out for 10 to 20 minutes then you will have a Faster Metabolism, ALL DAY LONG, which will allow you to eat 3 healthy meals which is Rule 2.

Tip for Rule 1 - Walk around the block 1-2 times every morning, and walk around the park or block on your lunch break. When walking in the Morning, Afternoon, and After Meals it helps to Increase your Metabolism, which helps your body maintain a high calorie burn rate, to help safely and easily take the pounds off.

Rule 2: Eat Healthy - No Fried Food, No White Bread, No High Fructose Corn Syrup
The key to loosing weight is not only maintaining a high metabolism, but to also make the Right Decisions when deciding What To Eat? The goal of eating healthy is ultimately to avoid as much Fat Grams and Fat Calories as possible. Before ordering food at a restaurant, here are a few things you Need to Think About.

1. Don't order Anything Fried, Friend Food Is The Enemy! That means NO Friend Chicken, French Fries, Mozzarella Sticks, or anything that is fried. That is the Most Fat Food you can get!

2. Don't eat any White Bread! That means no snacking on the bread at the table, and try to eat Whole Wheat Wraps instead of having a Roll or a White Bread Sandwich. What I do is ask if they have Whole Wheat products such as Bread, Wraps, Pancakes, French Toast, I have been asking lately and about 1/2 the dinners my girlfriend and I eat at do provide Whole Wheat options.

3. Don't have any High Sugar Fructose Corn Syrup, this is the equivalent to the Worst Possible Beverage you can drink. High Fructose Corn Syrup is terrible for your body and is of 100% NO Positive Value to your system, in fact High Fructose Corn Syrup is stored straight into your Fat, and it doesn't break down like normal food would, in fact it is 2 to 3 times as difficult for your body to break down and process High Fructose Corn Syrup, so don't drink it, and Read Your Labels, there is a New Snapple that doesn't have High Fructose Corn Syrup and one that does, obviously buy the New Snapple that doesn't have it.

Other Beverages You DO NEED - Water, Milk, Orange Juice, Coffee (digestion), and some healthy Juice is ok; Pomegranate Juice, Blueberry Juice, Cranberry Juice, or Rasberry Juice.

The berrys are some of the Best Thing You Can Eat, and Should Eat Daily! Berrys are natures Natural Anti-Oxidants. Anti-Oxidants not only Protect the cells in our bodies from Cancer, and other diseases, they help in digestion, and help increase our immune system, and help prevent Colds, Flues, and even Viruses.

Rule 3: Do Not Eat After 8pm
The issue with eating after 8pm is that any food that we eat within 2-3 hours before we go to sleep, is totally useless to us when our bodies are sleeping. The very Reason We Eat is to give our Bodies Energy, so we can continue to move, exercise, walk, run, etc. Keeping this in mind we Do Not Need Energy when we are sleeping, since our bodies are in there most relaxed state.

Plus when our bodies receive food past 8pm, or a few hours before bedtime the food Automatically gets stored as Fat, instead of being stored for useful energy that we need to keep up our physical lives. Hence when we eat something bad for us at night, not only do we not burn it off, we also allow it to sit in our stomach, and Double the Fat is Automatically stored in our body.

Lastly this also Slows down your Metabolism, they say to increase your metabolism you need to eat 3-5 Small Meals a day, this is true, but I find it easier to Loose Weight to eat 2-3 Small Meals a day, but not eating after 8pm since this will actually slow down your Metabolism that you are working so hard to increase to burn the Extra Fat in our bodies.

The Simple Plan:
1. Wake up every morning go for a 10-20 minutes Walk or Run.
2. Drink coffee (jump starts your metabolism), eat light toast (whole wheat), or whole wheat pancakes/waffles for breakfast. Or have some Oatmeal, which is the Healthiest breakfast, not always the best tasting tho..

3. Eat a light White Grilled Chicken wrap for lunch or light turkey, light cheese, light mayo or mustard, and whole wheat bread or wrap, or a grilled chicken salad with Light Dressing (No Ranch and No Blue Cheese dressing)
4. After eating go for a walk or a quick jog, this helps digestion, and keeps your metabolism high, which is the Goal and will help in Long Term Weight Loss and Keeping the Weight Off.

5. Before or after dinner play a light game of tennis, or again go for a walk, job, or brisk walk, this will help digestion, and increase your metabolism, getting ready for dinner.
6. Have a Low Fat Healthy dinner, grilled chicken, fish, shrimp, turkey burger, also make sure No Red Meat, No Snacks before or after dinner either.

Lastly eat only as much as your Fist, this will help your stomach keep digesting evenly, you should only eat as much food as your fist, since your fist is the size of your stomach. When you eat more than your fist your stomach stretches and metabolism nearly stops, hence allowing your body to store calories as fat, so only eat as much as your Fist for Every Meal.

If you are able to follow all of these rules, and you Don't Cheat, No Snacks, No Candy Bars, No Chips, No Fried Foods at all! Then I am sure that you will be able to loose the weight you are looking to loose, and hopefully Learn How To Loose Weight, in a Healthy and Easy Way.

Let me know if this works for you, or if you find my tips helpful, thanks for reading.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easy 7 Steps to Loose Weight for Summer

This is my new diet plan, I think if I follow these simple 7 steps every day I will loose a few lbs, what do you think?

Step 1 Don't finish everything on your plate - especially when eating out
Step 2 Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast and Lunch and then a Protein Shake with fruit, banana or strawberry, for Dinner
Step 3 Walk, Jog, or play a sport for at least 10 to 30 minutes every day or do 1 or 2 work out videos
Step 4 Have a salad for dinner with grilled chicken and vegetables few times a week
Step 5 Have no red meat, only fish, sushi, tuna, shrimp, lobster for dinner
Step 6 Eat enough shrimp and you turn into one
Step 7 No bread, mashed potatoes, chips, 0 carbs.

If you follow all of these steps or only a few of them I assure you will loose at least a few lbs.

Never give up!

PS - if you have to get fast food you can only get the Grilled Chicken Whole Wheat Wrap no fries, no soda, water and that is the only things some what healthy at a fast food place, or the salald, but don't poor all that dressing all over it...and don't get ranch dressing.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rock Hard Arms Work Out Video from Exercise TV

This is a my new favorite Rock Hard Arms work out video from Exercise TV

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Diet Tracking System


I have been weighing my self every morning for the past two weeks, and keeping a strict diet of:
1. Eating 2 Meals a Day
2. Eating only Breakfast and Lunch
3. Not Eating Dinner
4. Not Eating after Lunch (all night)

This is how my weight has fluctuated this month:
December 29th - 260lbs
December 30th - 266lbs
December 31st - 266lbs
January 1st - 270lbs
January 2nd - 269lbs
January 3rd - 265lbs
January 4th - 265lbs
January 5th - 265lbs
January 6th - 265lbs
January 13th - 261lbs
January 15th - 259lbs
January 16th - 257lbs
January 17th - 258lbs
January 20th - 263lbs
January 25th - 260lbs
January 26th - 260lbs
January 29th - 256lbs

Trying to loose it!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Exercise TV - Workout Videos

Hey Guys,

Found some great work out videos on Exercise TV, I did a few different work out videos today to try and focus on my cardio and abs, since I work my arms and chest during the week, try and do abs and cardio on the weekend, and should really do it EVERY Day!

Abs and Cardio are the only type of work out you can do DAILY, with out risking injury to your back, arms, or legs.

Try these work out videos:
Cardio Core
Big Day Bootcamp
Incredible Abs
Sexy Beach Abs


Monday, January 12, 2009

Spark People has Free Work Out Videos!

Check it out I just did a jump rope work out on there, pretty good!

and I was looking at there site and I read a few very interesting articles.

What do you guys think??

Marital Distress May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery

Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones

Selenium, Vitamins E and C Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer

Health Tip: Tempering Your Temper

Mental Barriers Block Obese Women From Exercise

pretty interesting stuff, you guys should check it out!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Some Great Health Tips for 09'!

Here are five great health tips for a great start to a happy and healthy new year:

You ARE what YOU eat!
"In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired."
What you eat is your only source of energy, so what you eat is what you are. If you eat like SHIT you will feel like SHIT. If you don't exercise you WILL be tired, so never say your TOO TIRED to exercise because your only tired because you DID NOT exercise :) So here are some tips to the right direction for 2009! It's never too late to live a healthy and happy life =)

  • First tip, STOP SMOKING(if you smoke)!
    -Why? Its so 1980's and it screws up your whole body chemistry, and smoking also KILLS your taste buds, which is why you are eating shit and think its ok! And a MILLION other reasons that I hope by now most of you are aware of!
  • Second, DON'T DRINK a lot!
    -When I say a lot I mean you can drink maybe a drink or two a weekend if you must. When kids go away to college they get the freshman fifteen why? because beer and alchohal makes you FAT!
    -But really why? It's because it raises your level of hydrocloric acid in your stomach, and RUINS your WHOLE digestive process! And if you want cancer then drink away, some alchohals STILL conatain urethane, a CANCER-CAUSING chemical! And just one more lil thing to add, it RAISES your blood-sugar levels who wants all that shit!?

    -In conclusion to drinking, You can drink in MODERATION, but please if your going to drink try some ORGANIC RED WINE! :) It's not that bad! TRY: RED TRUCK ORGANIC RED WINE, its good..
  • Third, PLEASE PLEASE don't drink SODA(EWW!!) ITS GARBAGE! you may as well just go drink from a sewer if your gunna put soda in your body. All soda contains phosphorous which actually increase calcium loss from your body. It puts shit in your body and takes out what you need. Loss of calcium leads to bone loss, which may lead to ostioperosis.
    OK, so you drink diet soda? Nice, thats great! NOT!!!! ACtually your making yourself FATTER by drinking diet soda by almost 10% compared to REGULAR soda(read in the book, eat this and live!) It's worse in other ways too, it contains Aspartame, which causes arthritis, birth defects, Alzheimers, Lupus, Multiple sclerosis, AND diabetes. So drink away, REAL smart!! If that doesn't stop you from atleast drinking diet sodas for a start, then maybe this will(or maybe your just that stupid?idkk):
    WELL, when methyl alchohal, an ingredient in aspartame eneters your body it turns into formaldehyde, which is a TOXIC AND CARCINOGENIC(CANCER-CAUSING). Scientists use formaldehyde as a disinfectent or preservative. AND YOUR DRINKING THAT SHIT!! so stop :)

    JUST one more, When Aspartame is drankin with carbs, it makes your brain slow down its production of serotonin. A healthy level of serotonin is needed to be happy and well balanced. So not only does diet soda affect your insides, but your personality and attitude as well.
  • Forth, EAT CARBS!! DONT GO ON A NO CARB DIET!! you NEED them to be healthy and happy! Isn't that the goal in life? So yes you can eat carbs and be healthy and skinnny! Carbs are compounds made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, pretty important living tools huh? yeh thought so! THEY ARE VITAL FOR PROVIDING OUR BODY ENERGY AND BRAINS!!
    -Here's how to eat the RIGHT carbs! Not ALL CARBS ARE GOOD MOST DO SUCK!! There are 2 kinds, simple and complex carbs. SIMPLE CARBS SUCK AND ARE BAD FOR YOU! They contain sugar and tend to leave us feeling hungry! Complex carbs are the way to go! They have starch and fiber which release gradually and slowly in our bodys, providing a steady source of of energy! Then we feel FULL!
    SIMPLE CARBS(STAY AWAY): white flour, white pasta, white rice, white bread, white sugar, ect.
    COMPLEX CARBS(EAT AWAY):natural grains, brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, ect.
  • SUGAR IS LIKE CRACK! MODERATION! your being fooled ;)
    -Food manufactorers add sugar to their products so you keep coming back for more. Dont fall for it! Sugar starts off ok from a sugar cane plant. Then it's wrecked like most good foods are these days. The enzymes, fiber, vitamins, and minerals are all taken out of sugar during the refining process. No nutritional value AT ALL!(kind of like white bread)
    -So heres all the fabulous things sugar does to your body, hypoglycemia, yeast overgrowth, a weakend immune system, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, enlargment of the liver, and much more! you want all that shit??? sugar it up!!
    -But sugar is so good! And so many good foods will taste so bad without sugar right!? I NO!! but hey, you can STILL HAVE sugar! Just get the good kinds, you know the ones that dont kill you slowly! Like, Agave Nectar, or Stevia!
JUST REMEMBER, THERES ALWAYS A HEALTHY SOLUTION! You don't have to give up much, just be healthier. Don't do this to be skinny, or to look good. Do it to FEEL good, to be HAPPY, and to LIVE longer :)

Most of this information I read from2 books: Skinny Bitch( VERY INFORMATIONAL) & Eat this and Live(another great book)!

I'm not saying never have regular sugar, or never to have a soda again! Im saying dont make it a habbit DONT get addicted, and just TRY to have less then you do now! Moderation =)

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease. ~V.L. Allineare

Just because you're not sick doesn't mean you're healthy.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!! New Organic Diet and Yoga Workout

Hey All,

Happy New Year, just wanted to give you guys some big news!! We got a new author joining the Get in Shape Tips community, she is a well experienced health expert, and a nutritionist first and foremost. She is now my personal trainer and nutritionist, and is planning to help me accomplish my weight loss goals in 2009!

To summarize 2008, I actually started this blog in 2008 calling it Get in Shape 2008, and my goal was to reach 250 lbs. Well in mid-May I actually accomplished this goal and was around 245 lbs, from 280lbs in January. Although I stopped working out and eating right, and gained most of it all back, to my current weight of 270 lbs.

So this year my goal is to loose even more weight, to get down to 200 or 210 lbs, is my goal for the year, and then maintaining a diet that allows me to stay at around 210 lbs. Hopefully with my assistance and co-author we will be able to achieve these goals in 2009.

To start off we have started doing Yoga every day (past 3 days at least). Also we are going on an ALL ORGANIC diet, because my co-author read the books Eat This and Live by Don Colbert MD as well as Skinny Bitch and she got tons of information on eating healthy, and how In-Organic food causes all types of diseases and cancer, because all food uses pesticides to keep bugs off of it; like coffee, wine, fruits, vegetables, and milk products.

So yesterday we hit up Trader Joes (all organic grocery store) and bought the following items:
  • Organic Sprouted Wheat Pasta
  • Shrimp Med. Cooked BLK
  • Bananas
  • Organic Blueberry Preserves
  • Chocolate Dark Covered Blueberries
  • Milk Organic Fat Free
  • Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 100% Blueberry Juice
  • Organic Baked Beans
  • Raw Almonds
  • Frozen Berry Medley
  • Frozen Soy Chocolate Ice cream
  • Organic Soy Cutash
  • Volpi Chianti Salami
  • Raw Sunflower
  • Premium Salmon Patty - 80 calories each for 18 g of protien
  • Earth Balance Non Hydro Margarine
  • Yogurt TJ Greek Style Blueberry
  • Butter Peanut Organic Crunchy
  • Organic Shreadded Mozzarella
  • Organic Brown Rice
  • Organic Lentil Soup
  • TJ's Mini Shredded Wheat
  • TJ ORganic Fat / Salt Free Marinara
  • Sweet Potato Spears
  • Centry Choice Steel Cut Oatmeal - Steal Cut is the only good one!
  • Eggs Brown Extra Large Dozen Organic
Altogether that was only $106!! I thought it was going to be $150 atleast!!

So we also got a smoothy maker, and we had that with the whey protein and blue berries for breakfast, and that is what we are planning to have regularly.

We will post more as we learn more!