There is beauty in fitness and strong women with feminine muscles. Our bodies are borrowed and we must take care of them so that they may take care of us. A finely tuned machine produces remarkable works. I am dedicated to an active lifestyle and healthy nutrition and here I share my journey with you. I hope you will join me in my crusade...
I recently had a friend from the gym ask me how I lost my baby weight so quickly. In addition to maintaining my lifestyle of healthy eating and regular workouts during my pregnancy, I was quick to get back to exercising as soon a I felt strong enough after having my daughter. I offered my friend a review of her current daily nutrition. Proper nutrition is critical to fat loss! I also learned that my friend has tested for low thyroid hormone production, albeit not low enough for medical treatment. After some research, I designed a meal plan for my friend with the following information in mind:
Include the following iodine sources in your diet: iodized salt, cod, shrimp, Cow's milk and eggs.
Limit foods such as rapeseed, sweet potatoes, lima beans, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. These foods contain the chemicals goitrogens, which disrupts thyroid hormone production. In addition to goitrogenic foods, restrict sugar intake in your diet.
Having a low level of thyroid hormone affects your whole body. It can make you feel tired and weak. If hypothyroidism is not treated, it can raise your cholesterol levels and make you more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. During pregnancy, untreated hypothyroidism can harm your baby. Luckily, hypothyroidism is easy to treat.
What are the symptoms?
Hypothyroidism can cause many different symptoms, such as:
Muffin top. Love handles. The slang makes it sound oh so adorable. But if you’re like most women over 40, this overspill of flesh is anything but that. In fact, belly fat ranks as your number-one biggest body complaint. Beyond making you cringe when you look in the mirror, belly fat is even more frightening on the inside, increasing your risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes.Unfortunately, belly fat simply expands as we age. This is tied to an increased production of cortisol, the stress hormone. Combined with other hormonal factors such as low androgens, fat cells become inflamed and tissues expand to create fat where you want it least – around your middle. Called omentum, this blubbery tissue pumps out chemicals that keep you fat, creating a vicious cycle and potential health issues you can’t hide from, even with an oversized shirt.To conquer your over-40 belly once and for all, follow Dr. Oz’s easy 5-step plan:1. Eat in ReverseHow would you like to blast off belly fat by eati…
With so many wraps, corsets, fat burners, shakes and other "supplements" on the market today and each one hammering your media feeds, I just want to go on record by saying there is only ONE WAY TO FIT! EAT WELL AND EXERCISE.
I, like so many, struggle with weight gain, especially after the birth of my second baby girl. I lost the "baby weight" quickly, but I would LOVE to slim down another 10 LBS. It's just that my body (not me!) seems to be happy where I am. I haven't gained excessively and I exercise regularly (4-6 days per week on average). So here's the truth! There is no magic wrap. You can't tuck it all into a body sculpting corset every day (unless you don't value AIR like the rest of us) and there is no iron clad supplement regimen that can guarantee you'll achieve and maintain a fit, healthy body.
THE SECRET...well, there really is no secret. It just takes dedication, preparation, self-control and patience! I'm at about 50% pers…
So my oven broke. Being the over-achieving Do-It-Yourself 'er that I am, I tried to fix it. In turn, I shorted out my stove top. BRILLIANT! I know.
Lesson of the Day: Don't Play With Electricity!
Needless to say, until my genius of a baby brother (who is 34-years old now...not so "baby") comes to my rescue, I am having to be as resourceful as possible in using my George Foreman Grill, Toaster Oven and Microwave. This has brought about the discussion of whether or not the Microwave Oven diminishes the nutritional value in foods cooked by way of the microwave. So...I GOOGLED it!