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Please don’t take diet advice from Kim Kardashian (or another celebrity for that matter)!

4 Nov

Kim Kardashian is not qualified to give diet advice. She probably doesn’t even know what’s in the product she was paid millions to push. She’s probably never taken the product. Remember, she has money beyond money to hire trainers, dieticians, etc. to keep her in shape. (Read the article below to see where this rant comes from)

Real life story – I once working in a gym with the loveliest gal. 20-something and a trainer. She admitted to me that she had been taking ephedrine to lose weight (trust me, she didn’t need to lose an ounce). She stopped when the ephedrine gave her a heart attack at age 24. You read that right, you, fit, in-shape girl had a heart attack at 24 from a diet supplement. She had a heart defect that was unknown until the heart attack occurred (to be exact, a hole in her heart). The diet supplement caused all kinds of crazy irregular heart beats and heart racing that brought this unknown condition to light…and almost killed her. Is vanity worth dying? Are some people too lazy to put some good old fashioned hard work and healthy lifestyle (aka diet) to work for them? Why can’t you accept yourself for who you are?

Repeat after me: THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL! “Diet pills” and promises of magic weight loss supplements are too good to be true and therefore are generally dangerous. They aren’t regulated. You don’t know what you are really getting. It’s a bunch of voodoo “medicine”. Deep down inside, you know how to eat right. Don’t be in denial over “I can eat a big plate of fries and still lose weight with this extremely dangerous diet pill”.

Shame on you Kim Kardashian, Shame on you.

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/weight-loss/kardashian-quicktrim-review

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Great article!: "Rethinking Skim Milk"

15 Aug

Written by a nutritionist out of New York City. This is a MUST READ for women looking to get pregnant or anyone looking to lose weight.

Foodtrainers: Rethinking Skim Milk: “I went to college when “fat free” was all the rage. Snackwells, skim milk and fro-yo were in. Avocado was out. As absurd as it sounds to …”

Do you know your resting heart rate?

2 Aug

If not, time to measure up! Read the following article to see why a resting heart rate of 80 or above is unhealthy: http://tinyurl.com/44n7cpa

A simple way to measure is by taking your pulse for a full minute in the morning, while still laying in bed (if you wake to an alarm clock, give yourself several minutes before measuring to avoid the effects of being “startled” awake).

Colon cancer doesn’t have to be a killer!

25 Jul

Nice article coming from Men’s Health magazine regarding colon cancer and what you men (and women) can do to reduce the risk of getting this slow developing form of cancer: The Cancer You Can Beat Today

Is sugar good for you? Or bad for you?

21 Jul

This article is a good example of the point, consider everything you read and hear. Back when I was a psychology major in college, I learned to draw conclusions from an experiment, but know that my conclusions weren’t the “be all, end all”. The fact is, no one knows exactly what causes obesity and a host of other medical “problems”. There are a lot of theories. All the researchers have legitimate ideas and research. So, is sugar to blame? Read all the articles and research you can find and decide for yourself. The article and video referenced in the attached article are a good place to start. Is Sugar to Blame for America’s Obesity Epidemic? (courtesy of ACE Fitness).