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Today I talk about how Americans and how we seem to take every occasion we can to eat. Last week my father passed away from cancer at the age of 84. What did people do? They brought me food. While I appreciate it, I think this is mainly so we can eat instead of talk. After all, what are you going to talk about? Let’s not and eat instead. Today we also talk about a GREAT FITNESS APP for both android and appl called Nike training Club. the best part if its free.

 

Nike Training Club Reviewed [6:14]

nike_trainingI was listening to your podcast where you reviewed the app “Pump Up” and wanted to suggest another for you.Recently, Nike produced a workout app for functional training.  The idea is to use minimal equipment so you can do it anywhere.  I do mine in the group studio at my gym.  All you need is a mat and an occasional piece of equipment. It is called Nike Training Club and it is FREE on Android and Apple.  Its the best I’ve found out there.  It will generate workouts for you, and talk to you and time you so the only thing you need to focus on is your body. It sounds a lot like Pump Up that you reviewed, but this one is free and talks to you.  I Like it, and I’ve been recommending it to everyone who likes this kind of training.  Check it out.  It has a lot of variability.

Best of luck to you, I enjoy your reviews on your podcast!
Check out the Nike Training Club
-Cassie

Daily Affirmations [14:48]

Today I provied some things to repeat like, “I will eat healthier and continue to exercise.” Courtesy of the Wellness 365 app.

GMO Bills are Coming to Congress [17:11]

We need to educate ourselves on what is being put into our food. While we get focused on who wins the voice, or dancing with the stars, chemical companies are earning billions by pumping junk into our food. Write your congressmen to fight this.

Here are the articles.

Food Labeling Bill

Food Labeling comes to Congress

Contact your representatives in Congress and demand that they vote against this pro-GMO bill, and then contact the bill’s sponsors—Rep. PompeoRep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)—and express your outrage at their support!

You can also submit a letter to your representatives on the Center for Food Safety’s website.

Opportuniteas Review [23:00]

opportuniteasI’m not a huge fan of unsweatened tea, so I was worried when Greg from opportunities sent me a sample. It has all sorts of ingrediants and nutrients. According to their website, “Opportuniteas makes it incredibly easy to get the very best foods for health and nothing else.  Our tea blends are natural, nutrient dense formulas designed to cover the needs of active people. You get phenomenal nutritional insurance because we use a wide variety of ingredients from nature. This makes it easy to avoid nutrient deficiencies and optimize total body health. Whole foods sourced in their natural form boost energy. You can feel the difference.”

The jar is sealed for my protection and the scoop that comes with it is the perfect size if you are trying to dump it into your water bottle (its a very small scoop which is why you can get 40 servings from a single jar). I was glad that my original reaction was not BLURGGHH!. It wasn’t bad (again this from a person who is not an unsweetened tea fan). The good news as this is something you mix, you are in complete control of the strength of your tea. As this is a powder you could also use it in smoothies baking and other recipes.

So as I’m not a huge tea drinker and this didn’t make me spit it out, I’m guessing if you are a tea drinker you will love this stuff. The best part is it calculates to 75 cents a serving which sure beats the $1.50 I would pay for a bottle of something from Lipton out of the vending machine that isn’t nearly as healthy (and I have no control over the strength of the tea).

Not a fan of Tea?

Here are some things (from the Opportuniteas website) you can add to your tea to give it a new flavor:

Honey

Coconut Oil

Grass Fed Butter (really?)

Grass Fed Ghee

Money Back Guarantee

If you’re worried about ordering something over the internet, Opportuniteas offers a 60 day money back guarantee.

Taco Bell’s Breakfast Menu [31:00]

No, that honor goes to the A.M. Crunchwrap—eggs, cheese, meat (sausage, steak, or bacon), and a hash brown wrapped in flour tortilla. If you order one with sausage, you’ll get 710 calories, 46 grams of fat, and 1,150 milligrams of sodium. That’s 70 percent of the fat and 50 percent of the sodium you should have in an entire day. The wraps with bacon or steak will save you 50 or so calories and about 5 grams of fat, but they contain even more sodium.

By comparison, the Waffle Taco looks like health food. And while it’s no nutritional star, it is one of the better picks in the fast food arena—provided you stick with only one. (The Crunchwrap is twice the size.) The egg and cheese version has 260 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 420 milligrams of sodium. With sausage, it has 370 calories, 23 grams of fat, and 550 milligrams of sodium

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Join The Logical Loser’s Accountability Club!

Stanford University found that simply receiving a check-in phone call that asked about your progress every two weeks increased the amount of exercise participants did by 78% on average.

Meanwhile, the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University found that couples who worked out separately had a 43% dropout rate, while those who went to the gym together had only a 6.3% dropout rate.

The Köhler Effect is, in a nutshell, not wanting to be the “weakest link” in a group or partnership. Specifically, working out with someone more fit than you will, in turn, make you more fit.

JOIN THE LOGICAL LOSERS CLUB

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Today I talk about a pair of identical twins who do an experiment with one doing a low carb diet and the other doing an almost non fat diet. We also talk about ADA (azodicarbonamide) in our food. This is a spongy substance that can be used in things like yoga mats. Companies like Subway have stopped using it, but Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Arbys, and many others still are using it.

Here is the list of 500 foods that still contact ADA

Sugar Vs Fat

Full article here

In this story two identical twins diet extreme diets. Both were miserable. Shocking eh? In the end they didn’t really determine which is better, only that they both weren’t feeling great. With this in mind, I think we all need ot just watch our calories, and eat everything in moderation.

PumpUp App Review

Pumup App

Currently I’m in a phase where I love fitness apps. I enjoy my happy scale, and currently I was looking through the apps and foud Pumpup. Its available for both iOs and Android. Its a simple app that does one thing well. It helps you create workouts no matter what the situation. If you are at home, in the gym or on the road, just enter how long you want to workout, why you are working out (losing weight, gain muscle, etc) and it will download exercises based on your goals. If you like it you can save the workout and its yours to use over and over. It even lets you know when you need to flip over (well kind of).

The thing that I am finding is even if I work out for the minimum of 15 minutes (which really means to exercises), I do feel I’ve done some work the next day (just a slight soreness – which means its working). I really like it. It mixes up exercises so its not boring, and you don’t have to save a workout if you don’t want to. Just go back through and redesign it, and see what it serves up.

You can tell it what tools you have (dumb bells, treadmills, gym machines, or none) and it will make a workout specific for you. You can even use a scheduling feature to plan ahead.

The app is completely free, but there is a pro version that turns on voice coaching. Do you need voice coaching? No, but it would make the app easier to use ( as you have to watch the phone without the voice to see when to switch exercises, such as switch and work on the left side, etc).

Check out the app here.

 

 

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Progress Vs. Perfection

by Dave on March 23, 2014

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Today I talk about some new fun tools such as the Digital Measuring Tape and the Mio Alpha (a strapless heartrate monitor that states a 99% accuarcy – for $199). I recently purchased a heart rate monitor from Wahoo Fitness that works with my iPhone. As we always say you can’t manage what you don’t track. The nice thing about a tape measure is you may find that when the scale doesn’t move, your tape measure may.

The last three weeks I’ve had some very inconsistent days. This is partly due to having to drive three hours a day. This meant I had to get up early and stay up late to get caught up. While I was able to maintain my weight the first week, after two weeks of this I became exhausted and my choices began to suffer. So I had lost some weight, but then I started to gain it back. So I move forward, and then take a step back. In the long run, I am still make progress. This is something to celebrate. However we often get frustrated because we are not perfect. Perfection is not realistic. It would be awesome, but we need to realize that if we hold us to a perfect standard we will always be disappointed.

Should You Ever Call a Woman Fat?

I talk about this article that says there are times when its OK to call a woman fat. The author mentions that in this case because the person calling her fat was her mother it was OK. What do you think?

 

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