Sunday, April 12, 2009

TIP #30- Benefits of Ninento Wii

ACE Announces Study Findings on Fitness Benefits of Nintendo Wii - Leader in Fitness Industry Releases Proven Data on Health Benefits of Popular Interactive Video Game in Conjunction with University of Wisconsin

Monday, April 6, 2009

Metro Detroit's Premier Fitness Boot Camps


TIP #29- 3,500 calories EQUALS a pound

Stay away from so called Diet books or programs that claim to be magic! It is a process for all of us to lose weight!


3,500 calories EQUALS a pound (or 35,000 EXTRA calories to GAIN 10 pounds a year). Let's make that into smaller bites, and 100 calories more or less a day can translate to about 10 pounds a year. This means losing 10 pounds can be as easy as eating 100 calories less each day for a year!

Just one small change can be all it takes. Make a change and it will decrease your daily calorie intake by about 100.

Be prepared for slow weight loss. The safest weight loss is at a gradual pace (1/2 to 2 pounds per week) This is also the sensible way to achieve meaningful results.

Monday, March 30, 2009

TIP #28: SMILE!! 7 Ideas!


Simple things in life ... Don't be upset.. Don't be stressed! Stop reaching for food ... Take a deep breath ... relax ... Life is GRAND!!!!


Those who are more outgoing are people who tend to be active, energetic and thinner!


We can prevent the emotional eating ... Are you hungry or are you eating out of emotion? If you are hungry, chose low-fat and a low calorie snacks. Try and stay away from the sweet and salty foods :)

When are you feeling that urge to to grab that unhealthy snack, TRY these 7 things that will make you SMILE!!!

Go for a Walk- You will feel better! Do it!

Go visit your local pound or Puppy shop!- or even ask a friend to walk their dog, you know you love a cute puppy or cat.

Saturday Mornings- Sleep in! Yes, I said sleep in! Have yourself a lazy day. read the paper, have some coffee. Take time for yourself, de-stress, relax.

Compliments- Give someone a compliment! Self-esteem is a good thing! Simply tell someone "I like that outfit on you today". Make their day!

Take a beautiful picture- Being creative is inspiring! Do you have a talent that you didn't know you had? Try drawing. This helps ease pain and stress.

Perfect weather- We all know that this is an awesome thing for our bodies! Get outside and enjoy the day!

Lose weight- Make yourself feel better! Let me help you reach your goals.

Let's all work together to make ourselves, our friends and family one positive and happy bunch!

What are the things that you do to get out of emotional eating and get your self happy? Post your comments or email me at:

Monday, March 16, 2009

TIP #27: A few tips for simple easy weight loss

Many people have a hard time at losing weight because they try to make major changes and go on a ‘diet’. I hate to be a pessimist, but going on a ‘diet’ does not work period. I prefer to use the term ‘change of eating habits’. People make major changes and expect to see instant results.

Think of it like this, you know you have been feeling overweight. It took many years to pack on the extra pounds, and it will be a long steady progression taking getting the weight off. At first major changes are going to seem very unnatural, and that’s ok!

The key is making your weight loss challenging, but fun and exciting! Keep it simple, one item and one day at a time. This will allow you to be able to manage your own weight loss and to enjoy the simple things life has to offer!


1. Baby steps! Do you wake up at 5am for a work out? It may work for some of us, but it is not needed! Let’s start by getting up and moving around. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, take a walk after lunch, park further away in the parking lot, do jumping jacks while you watch TV, play tennis with your kids, walk the dog… There are so many ways to get a few more steps and burn a few more calories daily. A pedometer is a great way to track this progress.

2. Is that a soda I see in your hand?! A 12-ounce can of soda has 140 calories and 39 grams of carbohydrates. If you have one can a day, over the course of the year that adds up to over 51,000 calories -- that's roughly 14 pounds! Switch to coffee or tea to save calories and carbohydrates, but stay away from sugar and cream to keep the count down.

Sports drinks are another decent alternative. The beginner exerciser does not need them. If you are exercising for 45 minutes or less, water will be just fine to replenish you. Most of these other drinks pack over 100 calories and can undo a lot of the exercise you just did.

3. Hold the MAYO! One tablespoon adds about 100 calories and 10 grams of fat to your sandwich. If you must use mayo, switch to the light stuff and get about half the fat and calories. Mustard will work for your sandwich; it has 10-20 calories per tablespoon.

What tips and tricks do YOU have for weight loss? Which ones can be easily added to your routine?

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Friday, March 13, 2009

TIP #26- Power Breakfast

Here's a great tasting power breakfast. Trader Joe's Organic Cinnamon Spice Instant Oatmeal. Add walnuts for omega 3's & raisins for iron & its power packed. Remember-you need to fuel up in the morning!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

TIP #25- Portion Control

Want to learn portion control-downsize your plates! Today's 'normal' plates are huge, about 30% bigger than 40 years ago. Switch your dinnerware plate to a 9 inch & you'll learn portion control!