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Debunking the White Food Myth – It may not be that bad after all.

Thursday June 27, 2013

White food has recently earned a bad reputation. Much of this may be due to diet programs requiring you to limit the amount of white foods you eat. That’s because white foods are known as processed foods that have been stripped of their nutritional goodness. Often stuffed with “bad” carbohydrates, these white foods have been associated with health conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, it’s not smart to make the generalization that all white foods are bad for you and avoid eating white foods altogether. Because some white foods out there actually offer some nutritional benefit.
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When you think of white food, you probably think of bagels, bread, crackers, tortillas, cereal, cake, pasta, pancakes, pastries, and rice. Yet there are many other foods that are naturally white in color that aren’t empty carbs. Case in point: milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, eggs, fish, cauliflower, onions, certain fruits and beans, and potatoes.

Which white foods are OK and which ones should you limit? The boot camp in Dallas wants you to read on to find out! Read More…

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Eat Like a Caveman – The meat and bones of the Paleo diet.

Tuesday June 25, 2013

Take a step back in time to the Stone Age. What did people eat 10 thousand years ago? They ate what they could hunt and gather. This included foods such as wild-caught fish; grass-fed meats; eggs; vegetables; fruits; berries; seeds; roots; healthy oils; nuts; and drinks such as water, green tea, and coconut water.

Now jump to the 21st century. Could such a diet make you healthy? Could you lose weight with it? Proponents of the Caveman, or Paleo, Diet would answer these two questions with a resounding yes. They believe our bodies are genetically made to eat the way our Paleolithic ancestors did. So they insist that if cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either. This diet believes that a balance of wild game and plant-based foods provide optimal health and lower one’s risk of disease.

This theory is not without controversy. Is the Paleo diet a smart choice for you? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Let the Huntington personal training center explain the pros and cons.

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As far as science can tell, people in the Paleolithic age didn’t suffer from the same health conditions we have today. Obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, acne, autoimmune diseases, and loss of eyesight weren’t on their radar. What’s causing these chronic diseases that plague so many? Is it the processed foods and refined sugars so typical in the Western diet?

Advocates of the Paleo diet claim the diet works to control blood sugar, fill you up, lower your risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, reduce acne, and prevent weight gain. Read More…

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Exercise to Manage Stress

Thursday June 20, 2013

Too stressed to exercise? You’re missing out on an effective way to relieve stress.

Work, kids, finances, relationships, illness… everyone has some stress in life. While some let it build up to the point of emotional, physical, or relational problems, others have learned effective ways of dealing with it. One way to prevent stress from—well, stressing you out, is through regular physical activity.

What is it about exercise that relieves stress? How can you incorporate exercise into your already busy schedule? The boot camp in Dallas will show you how.

Boosts Endorphins

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Endorphins are feel-good brain chemicals that pass signals in the nervous system. They’re produced in response to stress, pain, fear, and sex. These chemicals work to block pain, control emotions, enhance the immune response, and create a sense of euphoria. Drugs such as codeine and morphine, chocolate, and chili peppers all have a similar effect on the brain as endorphins.

Research has shown that prolonged exercise also increases the release of endorphins. Sometimes referred to as a “runner’s high,” you don’t have to run to feel this mood boost. Any boot camp session, vigorous game of basketball, or intense tennis match will do the same. This increase of endorphins enhances your body’s ability to deal more effectively with stress. Read More…

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Soothing Your Sore Self

Wednesday June 19, 2013

You know the feeling. You haven’t worked out in a few weeks and you finally head to boot camp. You work muscles that haven’t been used in a while. The next morning you have trouble getting out of bed and walking across the room because your muscles are too sore and stiff. While this soreness is normal, it can be uncomfortable and slow you down for a day or two.

Known as delayed onset muscle soreness, (a.k.a. DOMS), this reaction to new movements is a serious pain. It happens when you increase your muscle exertion and tiny tears occur in your muscle fibers and connective tissues. As these fibers heal, your muscles will become stronger and larger. By continuing the same movements, your muscles will get used to the exertion and in the future you won’t experience soreness.

Don’t let DOMS keep you from exercising or going to boot camp, read on for some suggestions that the Colorado Springs boot camp has on preventing and soothing sore muscles.

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ColoradoSpringBootcampNothing seems to be 100% effective in preventing muscle soreness following new or intense exercise. But there are ways to lessen your chances and lessen the pain. If you’re new to boot camps or exercise in general, the best way to avoid DOMS is by starting off slowly and then gradually increasing your intensity each subsequent time you exercise. By doing this, your muscles won’t tear as easily and will have time to adapt to their new requirements. Don’t go more than a few days between exercising or your muscles will have to readapt each time.

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Snacking the Right Way – Feel full until your next meal with these low-calorie, nutritious snack ideas.

Thursday June 13, 2013

It’s only 10 in the morning, your stomach is growling, and you’re feeling sluggish. You’re trying to watch your weight and don’t want to overdo your calorie limit on a measly snack. But you don’t know if you can make it until lunch without something to nibble on.

It can be hard finding snacks that are both low in calories and filling at the same time. The trick is to find a snack that has both protein for energy and fiber to keep you satisfied. No matter if you’re in the mood for something sweet, savory, or a combination of the two, here are some great low-calorie ideas that the boot camp in Chandler wants you to try. Each option is tasty, satisfying, and less than 100 calories.

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Depriving yourself of sweets is a recipe for diet failure. Give yourself a small break every now and then to enjoy in the foods you love. Otherwise you’ll reach a breaking point and overindulge.

If sweets are what you’re craving, try the following low-cal options:

• a cup of frozen grapes
• a cup of nonfat Greek yogurt mixed with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a teaspoon of honey
• a cup of your favorite berries mixed with two tablespoons of whipped topping
• a teaspoon of peanut butter spread on a fig bar
• three squares of dark chocolate
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Blasting Fat with the After Burn Effect

Monday June 10, 2013

We all know that blasting fat means burning calories during a workout, but did you know that with the right exercise routine you can continue to burn calories long after a workout? Technically called Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption or EPOC, After Burn is a physiological measure of the oxygen used in excess of what you would require after exercising.

Why is this important? Because the boot camp in Madison says this is the secret to getting twice the fat loss of any other workout around.

Compared to an hour of walking, running, or cadrio, which can burn anywhere from as little as 272 calories to about 600 calories per hour depending on weight/height, just one half hour session of boot camp can burn 600 to 1,000 calories. And even more calorie burning magic also happens after the workout, hence the name “After Burn”.Madison Boot Camp

After a regular workout, your body naturally experiences EPOC, but with an afterburn workout your body makes the most out of this excess post-exercise oxygen consumption state by utilizing your body’s extra calorie burning. As a result, your body burns even more calories than it normally would with a regular workout.

For most body types, the more calories you burn equals the more weight you lose. If weight loss is your ultimate goal then an After Burn workout is really beneficial. For those of you who don’t know, you need to burn around 3,500 calories just to lose one pound of fat, so calculate the number of calories you need burn by multiplying 3,500 by the number of pounds you want to shed. Read More…

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Fit Body Boot Camp Welcomes Certified Personal Trainer Misty Mozejko as the Owner of Fit Body Boot Camp Whitby

Thursday June 06, 2013

Fit Body Boot Camp found a new home in Whitby, ON, CA thanks to new owner Misty Mozejko. She is really excited to show the Whitby community what Fit Body Boot Camp has to offer in terms of weight loss, toning up, and having fun.

Misty has an extreme passion for health and wellness. Being a certified personal trainer and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, she knows exactly how to help people reach their weight loss goals.

Struggling with being overweight in the past, Misty says, “I was obese since I hit my teenage years. The weight piled on over the years and didn’t stop until I topped out at over 300 pounds. I was unhealthy, unfit and very unhappy. I knew I had to turn my life around but was not sure how. A friend asked me to join a boot camp with her and, reluctantly, I went.”Whitby Boot Camp

Misty admits how hard it was for her in the beginning when she first started to lose weight, “It was hard, it made me sweat and I was truly out of my comfort zone. However, I continued to attend the classes and with good nutrition, the weight began to melt away. I worked hard at my weight loss goals until one day I felt confident enough to obtain my Fitness Certification. I then became the lead bootcamp trainer teaching others the same principles that helped me lose the weight in the first place. Talk about coming full circle!”

The new Whitby boot camp owner says she hopes she can help as many Whitby residents as possible.

“I am truly passionate about wellness because I have ‘been there and done that’” says Misty. She explains, “owning my personal training and boot camp company means I can educate and inspire others to lose the weight and build the toned bodies they want. My passion stems from the fact that I know if I can do it, so can others! I want people to know that having your dream body and achieving optimal health is totally within reach, you just need the right person to show you how.” Read More…

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