Pineapple Mustard Pork Chops!

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I tried something new in the kitchen this week and it came out pretty good, so I decided I would share it with you guys. I made what I call my pineapple mustard Pork Chops! Here what you’re going to need

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

Package of Pork Chops

 

Can of Pineapple Juice

 

Can of Pineapples

 

2 Cups of mustard

 

40 drops of Stevia (can be found in GNC) or 3 tablespoons of splenda

 

Complete seasoning

 

Lemon pepper seasoning

 

 

 

The first thing that you must do is marinate the pork chop in pineapple juice for at least an hour. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Next combine the 2 cups of mustard, the splenda or stevia, and a ½ cup of pineapple juice. Next glaze each pork chop with mustard, pineapple juice combination. Then season pork chop with complete seasoning, and lemon pepper seasoning on both sides. Bake pork chops in the oven uncovered for 10 mins. Then add can of pineapples and a cup of pineapple juice cover pork chops and pineapples with aluminum foil and bake for 45 mins. Done! The pork chops should be sweet and tender (fall off the bone).

How To Make A Meal Using Gas Station Food.

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How to make a meal using gas sstation food! I actually had this situation come up not that long ago. I was at work and being that I work the graveyard shift nothing was open except the local Quick Trip gas sstation. Now normally I bring my food to work, but I was in a rush and figured I would be able to find something on the way to work. Nope! Didn’t happen, so there I was practically starving with the evil vending machine tempting me at every turn. Then I thought there must be something that I can get from the gas sstation that would not derail my diet. So as usual I did my research and found something that I can share with you all. Now depending what type of diet your on will determine what is relevant. Kwik-e-mart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the low carb choices, followed by a video that can give you more choices if you are not on a low carb diet.

1. Nuts

Nuts are one of the easiest things to grab at a convenience store, and are often the best choice. Nuts contain protein, fiber, and healthy fats, so they are satisfying as well as being tasty. Peanuts and almonds are the best choices, at about 3 to 4 grams of effective carbohydrateper ounce. Cashews have about 8 grams of effective carb per ounce.

Caution: Read labels carefully when buying flavored nuts. Many of them have sugar added.

2. Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds

Seeds are another great choice at 2 to 3 grams of effective carbohydrate per ounce. Again, watch for flavorings. Some flavored sunflower seeds not only have sugars, but unhealthy trans fats as well.

3. Cheese Sticks

Cheese sticks, such as string cheese, are good snack choices at about 1 gram of carbohydrate per stick.

4. Raw Vegetables

I’m starting to see more packages of these, and some are good choices. Celery is an excellent choice, as 3 ounces of celery has just 1 gram of effective carbohydrate. 3 ounces of carrots has 6 grams of effective carbohydrate, and 3 ounces of broccoli has 3 grams. Look for a low-carb dip to go with them if you like, or pair them with peanut butter if it’s available.

5. Hard-Boiled Eggs

Occasionally you will see hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator section.

6. Jerky and Sausages

Beef or turkey jerky are commonly found in convenience stores along with similar products such as Slim Jims and other plastic-wrapped meat products.

Caution: Many of these products have a surprising amount of sugar. Read packages carefully. Some don’t have nutritional information, so look for sugars in the ingredient list (list of ingredients that mean “sugar”).

7. Pork Rinds

Pork rinds, or chicharrones, can often be found with the chips and other bagged snacks. They are often flavored in various ways, but almost all of them are low in carbs. Although pork rinds may sound very unhealthy, their greatest problem is that most of the them are loaded with salt. Depending on how they are fried, most of the fat is usually monounsaturated, and about a third of the fat is saturated. Also, they are “fluffy” so the calories per serving is not high — usually around 80 to 90 calories.

8. Sugar-Free Candies

Occasionally I see sugar-free candies in convenience stores. However, care must be taken to avoid the higher glycemic sugar alcohols, such as maltitol. At the bottom of this page is a chart of sugar alchohols.

9. Hot Dogs

This is sort of a “last resort” item, and I know what you’re thinking: “a hot dog without the bun?” Even if you’re willing to eat it with a fork, the condiments slide off. But there is a way, even without a fork. If you wrap it in a low-carb tortilla (carry it in a plastic zip-top bag), you can make a low-carb hot dog wrap.

10. Beverages

Water, sparkling water, and diet drinks (including diet iced tea) are all low-carb beverage choices.

 

Training getting old? Try this at home!

Hey everybody, I decided I share a few of my favorite videos with you all out there. There will be times when you can’t get a gym work out in but as Ross Enamait of Ross Training ( http://www.rosstraining.com/emonstrates) demonstrates you have all the tools you need right at home. So enjoy the videos and maybe they will inspire you to try something new!

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Hello everybody out there in LOSE FAT LAND! I really didn’t do much research on any particular subject this week. I did have a great week of workouts and I think that rest week has re-energized me. In another week or so I will know if weight starts falling off. I decided to write a poem this week to express how I have been feeling, I’m not great poet so be kind with the comments.

 

I use to be quite obese

Consuming sugary snacks and meals drenched in grease

I tried for years to confront my demons and fears

Teased and made to feel inadequate by peers

What should I do, how do I solve the equation

I tried everything from Nutrisystem, Atkins, to starvation

Finally I did what was best

I studied my diet and let my body do the rest

Now sugary snacks are a thing of the past

I consumer fruits, veggies, and calories that last

I’m doing it, and I hope to inspire others

Let obesity be a thing of the past so no more of us suffer

You can do it to, if only you believe

It may be hard at first, but over time it will ease

If you have a set back, don’t let that be the end

Pick your self up and start over again

 

Taking a Break…….. And I Hate It!

 

MAN-IN-HAMMOCKHey Fam! I recently was having a very hard time dropping weight, so I asked a few people I respect what I should do. Very surprisingly I was told that I needed to stop working out and to raise my calorie intake to around 2500 daily, which would be maintenance level for me. I was very reluctant to say the least and I still am to honest. The week is finally over but do to my work schedule I will not be back in the gym until Tuesday and I must admit I feel weak and fat. I was told that I might gain some weight simply because I was increasing calories and I would have more water retention. I went from 191 to 197 in about 8 days, 6 WHOLE POUNDS! That sucks and I can not wait until I get my but back in the gym, I’m hoping that I start to see the results that I am expecting and I hope I can maintain the same levels of intensity that I had before. Now the reasons That I was told the lay off is because after cutting calories for over 9 months and by constantly stressing my body through strenuous exercise I could have had lowered testosterone levels. I will be the first to admit that I have had a higher sex drive this week than I did in the last few months, so in that aspect the lay off was a good thing. I will be sure to report my results back and let you guys know how the week off effected my weight-loss and weight training. I will admit I am proud of myself because in the past if I had taken a week off there is no way I would be as eager to get back at it. Take care and I’ll holla!

11 Methods to Getting Rid of Man Boobs, PLUS Secret Chest Superset Workouts By: Parth Shah

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Man Boobs. You hate them. I hate them. We all hate them. Got that covered? Good, now lets figure out how to get rid of them.

There is a secret method out there to get rid of those man boobs. But before I tell you guys about it, I just want to mention to you how brutal this method is. Ready, here I go: It’s Brutal!Brutal but effective.

The superset. There really is no secret here. The word has been used many times. Many trainees implement the technique, but not enough. One of the most stubborn regions for men is the chest area. Hence the term, Man Boobs.

Some Facts about Man Boobs

  • Gynostemia is a condition which causes a man to grow abnormally large breasts.
    • Thousands of men suffer unknowingly from this common disorder.
    • Can occur at any age.
    • 50% of men will experience the condition at some point in their lives.
  • Gynostemia is condition caused by fluctuations in hormones and weight gain.
  • Pseudogynostemia is the appearance of male breasts caused by fat.
    • Fat gain begins to change a man’s hormonal structure.
    • Fat tissue manufactures estrogen, which stimulates breast tissue.
    • All obese men will experience some degree of breast growth

How Do I get Rid of Man Boobs?

  • Boost Testosterone
  • Burn Fat

Five Ways to Boost your Testosterone Levels:

  1. Eat a Balanced Diet – Forget about all the nonsense about high protein, low carbohydrates, and low fats. Instead, go moderate everything. Just eat with balance. There is no such thing as a “magic” macro nutrient. In fact, too much protein in the blood stream can eventually lower the amount of testosterone produced in your testes.
  2. Eat more Healthy Fats – There is no magic macro nutrient, but overall most men need to eat more healthy fats. Fats have gotten such a bad rap in the past few decades, that most dieting athletes ignore them completely. Healthy fats, specifically monounsaturated fats, actually helps boost testosterone levels.
  3. Stay away from the Gym – Rest and recuperation are a crucial aspect to healthy testosterone levels. I’ve been finding it easier to maintain lower body fat levels when I become busy and are unable to get in a workout. My body has more time to recover from the intense workouts I put it through, and thus allows for higher testosterone levels.
  4. Forget the Fake Meat – It’s common for vegetarians and vegans to use Soy as their primary source of protein. However, numerous studies have found that Soy is disastrous for testosterone levels. Instead, stick to healthy fats and beans as a source of your protein.
  5. Lose Weight Slowly – When most people attempt to lose weight, they dramatically drop their caloric intake, cut carbohydrates, and increase their cardio exercise, all three things that are terrible for healthy testosterone production. Instead, take it slow, aiming for no more than a steady two pounds of fat loss per week.

Six Way to Burn Fat

  1. Gain Lean Muscle – Muscle is more metabolically active than fat. This means that it takes more calories to maintain muscle than it does to maintain fat. This may not be a big deal in the short term, but in the long term war against fat, this is your greatest weapon.
  2. Forget the Fat Burning Zone – Distance cardio is an inefficient method of burning fat. Focus on boosting your metabolic rate with workouts that raise your heart rate to 75% if its maximum, and force your body to work harder. There are numerous benefits to using high intensity exercise as a tool to burning more fat.
  3. Burn your Energy Stores – Fat is basically stored energy. The moment you see fat as a source of energy as opposed to that ugly thing that sits on your bones and muscles, the more successful you’ll be with fat loss. It takes a different mindset to burn fat.
  4. Its all about Calories – Bottom line is that fat loss is still as simple as burning more calories than you take in. Burning more calories means boosting your metabolic rate through increasing lean muscle mass and high intensity workouts, but it also means gradually cutting your calories. If you eat less, you have less to burn.
  5. Eat Real FoodJunk food is tasty but it’s not filling. A plate of pasta, or a home-cooked meal is tasty, and its filling. Make sure what ever you eat actually fills your stomach and holds you down for the next three hours, minimum. Don’t eat that twinkie and say,” This will hold me until lunch in an hour.” Last time I ate a cookie when I was really hungry, it didn’t even last ten minutes. I dunno what kind of digestive system you have if you can make a twinkie last for an hour.
  6. Cut out the liquid food – I’m talking about the soda, the coffee, and the processed fruit juice. Every 100+ calorie drink is another 100+ calories you’ll have to burn off. So use them wisely, and remember rule #4. If the food or drink does not help you health, don’t consume it.

So What Do Chest Supersets have to Do With Any of This?

I’ve written about supersets many a times before. I don’t need to go into their benefits. This article is about man boobs, and you need all the help you can get. Once you’ve mastered the eleven tips mentioned above, the next step is to actually WORK OUT!

I normally do not prescribe working just one muscle group at a time, but if dropping your body fat and boosting your testosterone levels have not allowed you to completely eliminate your man boobs, then it’s time to take it into high gear. Break your full-body training program into a split-training program, devoting one day to attacking your man boobs. On this day, choose from one of the following three chest supersets workouts, and see what happens after 12 weeks.

 

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Chest Superset Workouts

Rotate amongst the following workouts for the next 12 weeks.

Workout A

Perform 50-40-30-20-10 reps of each for time:

  • Push ups
  • Dips

Workout B

Perform Maximum rounds in 20 minutes of:

  • Incline Push ups, 10 reps
  • Dumbbell/Kettlebell Pullover, 10 reps

Workout C

Perform 5 rounds for time of:

  • Hindu Push ups, 15 reps
  • Dumbbell/Kettlebll Bench Press, 15 rep

 

About the Author

Parth Shah is an average joe who’s tired of all the nonsense he sees in mainstream health and fitness media. His thoughts, ideas, and philosophy can be found on his website, ShahTraining.com. (Feed – http://feeds.feedburner.com/shahtraining/UQuk)