Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Top 10 Diet Foods to Shape Up Your Dream Body

The cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat in these green health bombs can help keep your body strong and pain free. University of Buffalo researchers found that competitive women runners who ate less than 20 percent fat were more likely to suffer injuries than those who consumed at least 31 percent. Peter J. Horvath, Ph.D., a professor at the university, speculates that the problem is linked to extreme low-fat diets, which weaken muscles and joints. "A few slices of avocado a day are a great way to boost fat for women who are fat shy," says Leslie Bonci, R.D., director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Thanks to bananas' high potassium content, peeling one is a speedy solution to that stitch in your side. While a lack of sodium is the main culprit behind muscle cramps, studies show potassium plays a supporting role: You need it to replace sweat losses and help with fluid absorption. Bananas are also packed with energizing carbohydrates. One medium-size fruit has 400 milligrams of potassium and as many carbs (29 grams) as two slices of whole-wheat bread.
USDA researchers recently placed fresh berries on their list of the 20 foods richest in antioxidants. Just a handful of blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries is an excellent source of these potent nutrients, which protect muscles from free radical damage that might be caused by exercise. Shop for berries by the shade of their skin: The deeper the color, the healthier the fruit.
Close your eyes and they almost taste like crunchy candy. Carrots pack complex carbs that provide energy to muscles and potassium to control blood pressure and muscle contractions, says Leslie Bo.
Whole Grain Cereal
Looking for something to nosh before you hit the gym? Raid your cereal stash. The healthiest brands contain endurance-boosting complex carbs and muscle-building protein. Sixty minutes before a workout, fuel up with a 200-calorie snack: ¾ cup of whole-grain cereal with 4 ounces of fat-free milk. "When you eat something before exercising, you have more energy, so you can work out harder and perhaps longer. And you'll be less likely to overeat afterward," says Leslie Bonci, R.D.
Chicken Thighs
Skimp on iron and zinc and your energy will flag. Cooking up some juicy chicken thighs or turkey drumsticks is the best way to get more of both. "Dark-meat poultry is significantly lower in fat than red meat yet has all the iron, zinc, and B vitamins that women need in their diets," says Seattle sports nutritionist Susan Kleiner, Ph.D., author of Power Eating.
Complex carbohydrates, protein, and unsaturated fats—all the right elements to fuel activity—meet in one healthy little 70-calorie, 3-tablespoon package. Plus, hummus is often made with olive oil, which contains oleic acid—a fat that helps cripple the gene responsible for 20 to 30 percent of breast cancers, according to Northwestern University researchers.
Don't skip the yolk. One egg a day supplies 215 milligrams of cholesterol—not enough to push you over the 300-milligram daily cholesterol limit recommended by the American Heart Association. Plus, the yolk is a good source of iron, and it's loaded with lecithin, critical for brain health, says nutritionist Susan Kleiner, Ph.D. What does brain power have to do with exercise? Try doing a sun salutation without it.
Chocolate Milk
There's way more to milk than just calcium. In fact, it's a damn near perfect food, giving you a lot of valuable energy while keeping your calorie count low, says nutritionist Susan Kleiner, Ph.D. The chocolate kind is loaded with calcium, vitamins, and minerals just like the plain stuff, but new studies confirm that milk with a touch of cocoa is as powerful as commercial recovery drinks at replenishing and repairing muscles.
Great for heart health, but here's an added twist: New studies are suggesting that monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fats might help lessen abdominal fat. It's too soon to understand the link, but "this could be particularly good for women working to tone their core," says nutritionist Susan Kleiner, Ph.D.

Read more at Women's Health: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/best-fitness-food#ixzz24rrfuqRy

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Inspiring Body Transformation Success Story with Dream Body Coach Carey Yang

40 is the new 30. More and more 40 years-old want to lose weight, build lean muscle, and get in great shape. With busy modern work and lifestyle, many turn to in-home personal trainer such as Carey Yang, based on Denville, Morris County, New Jersey, to help them, motivate them, and keep them on track.

"I definitely see a uptick in my business in the last few years as more and more people of 40, 50 or 60 years old or older contact me to help them lose weight, tone up muscles and get in good shape...And most importantly of all, to keep them healthy," says Carey Yang, a certified personal trainer and fitness expert.

Yang is the owner and master personal trainer at Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC -- a leading in-home personal training and weight-loss management company serving and helping clients in Morris County, Sussex County, Passaic County, Essex County and Somerset County areas in New Jersey. 

Yang adds, most people have tried on their own before. Some have success, but not sustainable. Some others simply don't have a clue as to what and how to exercise. Most have some kinds of injury or pain and feel the needs to have professional help so that they wouldn't get hurt.

Here is an inspiring weight loss success story.

"Working with Carey has helped me drop 25 pounds of weight (fat), gain lean muscle mass and get in shape. I couldn’t have achieved these goals by myself. More importantly, I have more energy, feel better about myself and I look better. Carey has educated me in proper diet and regular exercise to get amazing results. I watch closely what I eat and how much I eat. I learn from Carey that “I can’t train myself out of bad diet.” The best value of working with Carey is that he always challenges me and pushes me to lift more weight, do more reps & more sets, and spot me to squeeze that half rep – something I wouldn’t do by myself. I recommend Carey as your personal trainer when you’re ready to commit to yourself for the long haul." 

Watch the video testimonial for weight loss success story:

To learn more about lifestyle and wellness coaching, personal fitness training and nutritional counseling and to sign up for a free monthly e-zine, receive free fitness and fat loss e-books, and schedule a complimentary consultation, visit http://www.BeyondFitnessSolutions.com.

About C. Carey Yang and Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC 
C. Carey Yang, Your Dream Body WorkoutXpert (TM), is a certified personal trainer and fitness boot camp instructor based in Morris County, New Jersey. He provides in-home personal fitness training, backyard boot camp, wellness and lifestyle coaching, and fitness and weight-management seminar. He specializes in helping busy, working professionals who want safe, effective workouts with maximum results in minimum time. Yang is the creator of the 6-Step Dream Body Blueprint (TM) Body Transformation System. 

To learn more about lifestyle and wellness coaching, personal fitness training and nutritional counseling and to sign up for a free monthly e-zine, receive free fitness and fat loss e-books, and schedule a complimentary consultation, visit http://www.BeyondFitnessSolutions.com. 

He is also available for media interviews, providing a list of tips and articles, and presenting wellness and fitness seminar. Call 973-303-2424 or email Carey at BeyondFitnessSolutions.com.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

No B.S. Guide to Summer Fat Loss Diet

Next to the holiday season, summer is by far the season when people want to lose weight, get lean and look good with shirts off by the swimming pool or beach. This can be relatively simple provided you follow a correct fat loss cutting diet.
Here are some of the facts that support fat loss during summer months. You will look good and beach body ready for the swimsuit season.
The heat: Summer is hot and the external heat is a natural thermogenic. People lose fat without any effort just because of the eat.
The sweat: You sweat a lot in summer. This causes you to lose fat along with the sweat you’re losing.
Appetite suppression:   People generally eat a lot during winter and automatically eat less during summer. This is because your body cant digest food too well because of the heat. So you naturally take in lower calories.
So what kind of diet are you supposed to follow to aid fat loss? Here are few simple guidelines for that.
Lose the carbs : Believe it or not its the carbs and not the fats that are responsible for fat gain. Excess carbs are converted to fat upon release of insulin. Reduce carbs to as low as you possibly can.
High protein : Eat a lot of protein. This builds up muscle and keeps you full. Proteins are the building blocks of your body and they build muscle. Make sure you get one gram per pound of body weight.
Eat essential fats : Fats are very important to the body because they are the raw materials to many hormones. Most important among these are a group of fats called the EFAs (Essential fatty acids) These comprise of Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Good sources for these are fats are Fish, nuts, olive oil etc.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Find the Gold Medal Olympian In You


The 30th Summer Olympic Games 2012 in London are in full swing.  Olympic sports are showcase of athletic skills, competitive spirits and also nationalism, business and politics.

I have been watching swimming, gymnastics, indoor volleyball, beach volleyball among track and field and tennis. I like Taekwondo coming up soon.

These are world-class athletes in stunning record-setting performance pushing human potentials. Four years of preparation and trials finally pay off to land their shot at the game. The game is physically demanding  as well as mentally and psychologically challenging.

We all are probably impressed by their performance and thinking that we can't possibly achieve that kind of performance - too old, too young, out of shape, lack of talent, too tall, too short, etc.

On the contrary, you find many athletes find the sports they excel at and train in that sport. Not every athlete is good at every sport. You simply have to find THE ONE just for you in power, strength, agility, endurance, and technical skills.

You can also find many athletes overcoming serious injuries, illness, and struggling. They are human beings. They are just like us. Their story from hitting lows then transforming into highs is something to motivates us and inspires us. Every can find their Olympic Champion and Gold Medalist in them.

Beyond physical training and excellence, Olympic Games also spreads the mission of Olympic Spirit:

"to build a peaceful and better world in the Olympic Spirit which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play - Olympic Spirit strives to inspire and motivate the youth of the world to be the best they can be through educational and entertaining interactive challenges. Olympic Spirit seeks to instill and develop the values and ideals of Olympism in those who visit and to promote tolerance and understanding in these increasingly troubled time in which we live, to make our world a more peaceful place."

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