A slice of Pizza Hut BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza has 410 calories. You’d have to do burpees for 41 minutes to burn it off.
SITTING AND DEATH
Ancient rituals for the passing of elders included sitting perfectly still for extended periods of time, which doesn’t allow for the movement of lymph and results in death of the body. To avoid a slow death from sitting in front of TV’s, computer screens, and in cars, consider getting up and moving around at least every hour to keep that lymph moving!
TOO MUCH ESTROGEN?
Estrogen Dominance, or too much estrogen compared to progesterone, occurs in many women and contributes to bloating, PMS, painful breasts, fibroids, cysts, and endometriosis. Decreasing conventionally raised meats, reducing alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising moderately, minimizing exposure to plastics (even in cosmetics), and eating a nutrient-rich diet are all natural lifestyle changes that help minimize estrogen dominance.
ANTIOXIDANTS IN YOU
Antioxidants work by donating an electron during the oxidation process to prevent damage from bouncing free-radicals created by trans fats, excess iron, toxins, pollutants, exercise, metabolism and a host of other oxidation reactions in the body. Be sure you are consuming enough colorful, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables containing loads of Vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene to provide these powerful antioxidants for your body. Think of colorful fruits and veggies as the true “life-savers”, because that’s what they do.
DID YOU KNOW
Men who had the highest blood levels of the antioxidant lycopene had a 55 percent decrease risk of a stroke compared to those who are lower.
DID YOU KNOW
Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. If you’ve ever had a covering of stubble on your face as you’re clocking out at 5 o’clock you’re probably pretty familiar with this. In fact, if the average man never shaved his beard it would grow to over 30 feet during his lifetime, longer than a killer whale.
Raw fruits, or fresh homemade fruit juices that contain the pulp and fiber of the fruit are far superior nutritionally to commercial juices because the vitamins, minerals and enzymes remain intact, and the fiber/pulp slows insulin response. Processed or concentrated juices are diluted and pasteurized (heated) creating a mostly fructose drink similar to soda in insulin response. Try making your own fruit juices in a juicer or blender to maximize nutrition.
METAL IN LIPSTICK?!
One disturbing study found heavy metal contamination in 75% of lipsticks tested. A full 100% of lipsticks tested contained the metals chromium, manganese or aluminum. Since many of us tend to apply and reapply lipstick (or kiss someone who does), accidental ingestion of metals is highly likely and especially dangerous to our health. To maximize health and minimize ingestion of metals, investigate lipstick brands that are lead and/or heavy metal free.
DID YOU KNOW
The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels. To put that in perspective, the distance around the earth is about 25,000 miles, making the distance your blood vessels could travel if laid end to end more than two times around the earth.
REMINDER: GET YOUR SLEEP
Most people need 8 hours of sleep to rejuvenate and balance hormones – especially the hunger control hormones. Plan to sleep 7-8 hours nightly to help control binge eating and weight gain.
PROTEIN FOR BREAKFAST
Eat a high protein breakfast within one hour of waking to jumpstart your metabolism for the day. Skipping breakfast signals the body that food is scarce, which causes the metabolism to drop into conservation mode, and increases likelihood of increased hunger at the next meal.
ALCOHOL DEPLETES NUTRIENTS
Alcohol metabolism requires and often depletes both B Vitamins and magnesium. After alcohol consumption, in addition to drinking water to rehydrate, additional B Vitamins and magnesium may help restore balance more quickly. Consider having B Vitamins and magnesium supplements available after a bender.
*Consult physician before trying a new supplement, food or diet. Especially if you’re on any medications.