June 5th, 2014
the-exercist:

Double Pull

Stand with feet hip-width apart, a weight in each hand; bend forward until back is flat, arms extended with weights near shins. Stand, driving weights to shoulders (as shown). Return to start.

the-exercist:

Double Pull

Stand with feet hip-width apart, a weight in each hand; bend forward until back is flat, arms extended with weights near shins. Stand, driving weights to shoulders (as shown). Return to start.

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June 4th, 2014
the-exercist:

mrvaldivieso:

#nyc #fitness #exercise #motivation #dedication #inspiration #pt #offer #weightloss

"Increases the pH level in and slows down digestion."
Increases the pH in…what, exactly? The image doesn’t even say. 
Sucralose (Splenda) is very similar in structure to sucrose (table sugar). If one of these products changes the pH of your poop (which is what I believe the image is implying), then the pH is also going to change from the other as well. This isn’t exactly new information - This is mostly due to our body striving to digest it. Nearly everything that you eat affects the pH of your poo and urine. 
"Kills the good bacteria in the intestines by 50%."
Nah. This myth comes from a 2008 study (that was conducted with rats, not humans, and funded by the Sugar Association) in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Even though the study claimed that Splenda might "contribute to obesity, destroy ‘good’ intestinal bacteria and prevent prescription drugs from being absorbed," this info was refuted by a review the following year in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology.  An Expert Panel had found that the previous study was “deficient in several critical areas” and that its conclusions “are not consistent with published literature and not supported by the data presented.” There isn’t sufficient evidence to conclude that Splenda harms our gastrointestinal microflora.  
"Promotes weight gain."
It was the above study that concluded this too, and it was refuted at the same time as the above claim. There really isn’t enough scientific reviewed evidence to prove that Splenda specifically leads to weight gain in humans. Of course it has the potential to lead to an increased caloric intake, since Splenda’s lack of calories may encourage people to overeat other ingredients as a form of compensation, but that isn’t necessarily a flaw in the product itself. 
And let’s be honest here - All food can promote weight gain. That’s one of the many risks of eating. This is a shameful rhetorical tactic that’s preying on your fear of fat. 
"Splenda is considered hepatotoxic and nephrotoxic which leads to liver and kidney lesions."
Let’s start by defining these words: Hepatotoxic means that a product causes injury to our liver. And nephrotoxic means that a product injures our kidneys. The fact that the image decided to throw both these words around, without explaining them, then add that Splenda leads to liver & kidney lesions? Feels like fear-mongering to me. That sort of repetition isn’t necessary, it’s a way of scaring people with scientific language. 
Now, sucralose can potentially become toxic at levels of 500 mg/kg. However, this is far more than the average person would be able to consume and process within any given time. It would take years of over-eating to achieve this level of toxicity. It would also take constipation and dehydration like whoa. 
A 150 pound adult would have to consume 680 packets of Splenda within one sitting in order to hit this point. So, uh, if you’re planning on doing that - Please don’t. For many, many reasons. But for the rest of us, we’re safe as long as we’re consuming the recommended dosage and using the bathroom in a regular manner.   
"7% of Splenda remains 5 days after consumption and may lead to kidney damage."
It is a good thing that Splenda cannot be completely absorbed by our bodies or broken down for energy. That is one of the reasons why this product is so low in calories - Our bodies are capable of enjoying the sweetness of the food, then excreting all the unnecessary bits.
About 85% of the Splenda we eat is going to be excreted (unchanged) through poop within 24 hours, while the remaining 15% is absorbed and then excreted through urine. Sucralose is relatively inert, is water soluble and doesn’t bind with any of the proteins in our body, so it isn’t going to be stored in any significant amount. This 7% deal is false.  
Resources:
Snopes!
Bodybuilding.com
“An Overview of the Safety of Sucralose”
“Toxicity of Sucralose in Humans”
“Expert panel report on a study of Splenda in male rats”

the-exercist:

mrvaldivieso:

#nyc #fitness #exercise #motivation #dedication #inspiration #pt #offer #weightloss

  • "Increases the pH level in and slows down digestion."

Increases the pH in…what, exactly? The image doesn’t even say. 

Sucralose (Splenda) is very similar in structure to sucrose (table sugar). If one of these products changes the pH of your poop (which is what I believe the image is implying), then the pH is also going to change from the other as well. This isn’t exactly new information - This is mostly due to our body striving to digest it. Nearly everything that you eat affects the pH of your poo and urine. 

  • "Kills the good bacteria in the intestines by 50%."

Nah. This myth comes from a 2008 study (that was conducted with rats, not humans, and funded by the Sugar Association) in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Even though the study claimed that Splenda might "contribute to obesity, destroy ‘good’ intestinal bacteria and prevent prescription drugs from being absorbed," this info was refuted by a review the following year in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology.  An Expert Panel had found that the previous study was “deficient in several critical areas” and that its conclusions “are not consistent with published literature and not supported by the data presented.” There isn’t sufficient evidence to conclude that Splenda harms our gastrointestinal microflora.  

  • "Promotes weight gain."

It was the above study that concluded this too, and it was refuted at the same time as the above claim. There really isn’t enough scientific reviewed evidence to prove that Splenda specifically leads to weight gain in humans. Of course it has the potential to lead to an increased caloric intake, since Splenda’s lack of calories may encourage people to overeat other ingredients as a form of compensation, but that isn’t necessarily a flaw in the product itself. 

And let’s be honest here - All food can promote weight gain. That’s one of the many risks of eating. This is a shameful rhetorical tactic that’s preying on your fear of fat. 

  • "Splenda is considered hepatotoxic and nephrotoxic which leads to liver and kidney lesions."

Let’s start by defining these words: Hepatotoxic means that a product causes injury to our liver. And nephrotoxic means that a product injures our kidneys. The fact that the image decided to throw both these words around, without explaining them, then add that Splenda leads to liver & kidney lesions? Feels like fear-mongering to me. That sort of repetition isn’t necessary, it’s a way of scaring people with scientific language. 

Now, sucralose can potentially become toxic at levels of 500 mg/kg. However, this is far more than the average person would be able to consume and process within any given time. It would take years of over-eating to achieve this level of toxicity. It would also take constipation and dehydration like whoa.

A 150 pound adult would have to consume 680 packets of Splenda within one sitting in order to hit this point. So, uh, if you’re planning on doing that - Please don’t. For many, many reasons. But for the rest of us, we’re safe as long as we’re consuming the recommended dosage and using the bathroom in a regular manner.   

  • "7% of Splenda remains 5 days after consumption and may lead to kidney damage."

It is a good thing that Splenda cannot be completely absorbed by our bodies or broken down for energy. That is one of the reasons why this product is so low in calories - Our bodies are capable of enjoying the sweetness of the food, then excreting all the unnecessary bits.

About 85% of the Splenda we eat is going to be excreted (unchanged) through poop within 24 hours, while the remaining 15% is absorbed and then excreted through urine. Sucralose is relatively inert, is water soluble and doesn’t bind with any of the proteins in our body, so it isn’t going to be stored in any significant amount. This 7% deal is false.  

Resources:

fitblrholics:

Watermelon, radish and rocket leaves salad (x)

fitblrholics:

Watermelon, radish and rocket leaves salad (x)

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tinychatter:

celesensational:

tinychatter:

imagine how great your life would be if you had a professional hair and makeup team

Imagine if you didnt need one because you finally accepted that you are beautiful the way you are and dont need to hide yourself in professionally styled hair and makeup.

id rather get the hair and makeup team

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June 3rd, 2014

This Interactive Guide Shows 100 Ways to Do Push-ups With Video

all-things-tech:

This Interactive Guide Shows 100 Ways to Do Push-ups With Video

You might think push-ups are relatively straightforward. You would be wrong. There are at least a hundred different ways to do push-ups and this graphic shows you all of them. You can even click on them to get a YouTube demonstration of how to do each one.

The graphic comes courtesy of the makers of the Strength Stack 52 cards. It shows a hundred different styles of push-ups that work out different parts of your body. The neat part, though, is that you can click any one of the hundred push-up styles and it will direct you to a YouTube video demonstrating how to do that particular style. You can also check out Stack 52’s previous guide on how to work out any part of your body without exercise equipment.

100 Push-Up Variations | Stack 52

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thefrogman:

youknowimgood4it:

Taken from reddit but it can’t be stressed enough

I’ve seen this on my dash like 10 times now. It really bugged me for some reason. I couldn’t figure out why. Then it hit me. 

thefrogman:

youknowimgood4it:

Taken from reddit but it can’t be stressed enough

I’ve seen this on my dash like 10 times now. It really bugged me for some reason. I couldn’t figure out why. Then it hit me. 

image

June 2nd, 2014

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Grab & Go: Egg White Bites…RECIPE

weeheartfood:

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I’ve been meaning to try a recipe like this for a while and I finally did a couple days ago. It was really really good, I wouldn’t have known there wasn’t actual rice in it if I hadn’t grated the cauliflower myself, and! It reheated nicely the next day at work. I love topping mine with siracha and I added a little chicken thighs for more protein and because I love chicken thighs.

weeheartfood:

Check out my new blogs!

we <3 home design

we <3 fashion



Click to see the recipe

I’ve been meaning to try a recipe like this for a while and I finally did a couple days ago. It was really really good, I wouldn’t have known there wasn’t actual rice in it if I hadn’t grated the cauliflower myself, and! It reheated nicely the next day at work. I love topping mine with siracha and I added a little chicken thighs for more protein and because I love chicken thighs.

June 1st, 2014
piecesinprogress:

This month’s fitness challenge! This is purely about push ups and strength so remember that if you’re looking for total body toning, weight loss, a 6 pack, etc. then you need to add onto this plan.
As is, I highly recommend doing 20 minutes of cardio in all of the rest days, although if you do want a total body workout try doing abs on the rest days and cardio 4-6 days per week! Don’t forget that fitness is just one piece, an important piece but still just one, in creating a whole healthy lifestyle. SO: Fill your day with delicious foods you love that are good for you, fill your nights with restful sleep, fill your water bottles often, and fill your mind with positive thoughts about yourself, your life, and others.
I hope this challenge inspires you to get strong(er), have fun with your fitness, and feel great! :)
For more at home exercise plans go here.

piecesinprogress:

This month’s fitness challenge! This is purely about push ups and strength so remember that if you’re looking for total body toning, weight loss, a 6 pack, etc. then you need to add onto this plan.

As is, I highly recommend doing 20 minutes of cardio in all of the rest days, although if you do want a total body workout try doing abs on the rest days and cardio 4-6 days per week! Don’t forget that fitness is just one piece, an important piece but still just one, in creating a whole healthy lifestyle. SO: Fill your day with delicious foods you love that are good for you, fill your nights with restful sleep, fill your water bottles often, and fill your mind with positive thoughts about yourself, your life, and others.

I hope this challenge inspires you to get strong(er), have fun with your fitness, and feel great! :)

For more at home exercise plans go here.

(via exercisechallenges)

piecesinprogress:

This is such a simple recipe but I wanted to share it anyway! With the beautiful weather I’ve been in a grilling mood- except my no-balcony apartment doesn’t have a grill so I broke out the trusty non-stick grill pan and got to work! I made this for David to go along with grilled tuna, avocado salsa, &amp; coconut brown rice and all those recipes will be up soon. I wanted the pineapple to be more savory and spicy so I dusted mine with cumin and a little salt but you could also go the sweet route with honey, agave, or even a little brown sugar! Get creative and have fun with your fruit. :)
For more easy, healthy snack recipes go here. :)

piecesinprogress:

This is such a simple recipe but I wanted to share it anyway! With the beautiful weather I’ve been in a grilling mood- except my no-balcony apartment doesn’t have a grill so I broke out the trusty non-stick grill pan and got to work! I made this for David to go along with grilled tuna, avocado salsa, & coconut brown rice and all those recipes will be up soon. I wanted the pineapple to be more savory and spicy so I dusted mine with cumin and a little salt but you could also go the sweet route with honey, agave, or even a little brown sugar! Get creative and have fun with your fruit. :)

For more easy, healthy snack recipes go here. :)

(via livelaughandlose)

It is okay to feel things. It is okay to feel insecure. And also secure! Some people have the hardest time admitting that they think they’re pretty, or that they like their legs or their hair or whatever it is, because they feel like they’re being self-obsessed. And I’m actually just like ‘no, you’re just appreciating what you have’. That’s not a bad thing. When we have a home…we appreciate it and we tell people ‘I just, I love my home and I’m so thankful for it’. And you should just say that about yourself too.
Jaimie Alexander, March 2014 (x)

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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Quinoa Crust for Pizza or Cheesy Garlic ‘Bread’…RECIPE