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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.

 

Is Salad Dressing Sabotaging your Weight-Loss?

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Is salad dressing sabotaging your weight-loss? This is a really good question because when I speak with people and they tell me I’m eating three salads a day and I’m not losing weight. The first things I say is why are you eating only salad and what type of dressing are you putting on that salad. Now I don’t advocate eating only salad because there is normally not enough protein or variety in salads, so I wouldn’t recommend a salad diet only. Now that being said what you put on that seemingly healthy can derail you. I use to eat salads and I would pour Italian salad dressing all over it, in essence what I was doing was turning a healthy 300 or 450 calorie salad into a 1050 calorie meal! Two teaspoons of Italian salad dressing is 110 calories and most of us use far more than 2 teaspoons and blue cheese, ranch, and French dressing can be even worse. Now what should you do? No one wants to eat a salad with no dressing, that’s just blah!!! Here is what I would suggest you can try those spry spritzers, 20 sprays is about 20 calories but the sugar count is a little on the high side. You can also try having your salad dressing on the side, dipping your fork in it then eating your salad. Finally here is the approach I take because I don’t eat much sugar I use rice vinegar instead of salad dressings. I love rice vinegar because it is only about 5 calories per serving and comes in several different flavors. So try some of these suggestions and maybe you salad dressing will stop sabotaging your weight-loss.

10 Ways to Fatten Up Your Kids By: Parth Shah

Hi guys this is an article from from a site I really respect shahtraining.com. I will be peridocicly be posting some articles from his site. I advise you check him out if you haven’t already.

 

10 Ways to Fatten Up Your Kids

Apr 13th, 2009 | By Parth | Category: Beginner Training, Featured Articles, lifestyle

The habits I formed when I was a kid followed me all the way to college. Although I was never obese (because I just cared too much about the way I looked), I had a weight problem due to horrible eating habits.

My mom bought a lot of sugary foods. She let me eat pizza and ice cream on a daily basis. I’m not blaming her, because she really didn’t know much better. As an immigrant struggling to make a living and support a family, she bought foods that were on sale. Her only goal was to keep me fed. There weren’t as many fat kids walking around twenty years ago as there are now, and so there was not as much awareness about what is healthy and what is not.

One thing I’ve realized by reading personal blogs of food addicts or former food addicts is that most of these habits are formed during child hood. If you were overweight as a kid, then you’re likely to be obese when you grow older.

 

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If you’re a parent, then I urge you to pay attention to what you’re feeding your kids. You may be a healthy parent, or an overweight parent, but either way your kids future depends on the example you set for them. I’m not a parent, I don’t even have a girlfriend, so I’m not going to teach you how to raise your kids. But, I would like to share a few experiences that I believe effected my weight when I was a kid:

  1. When I was around 4-5 years old, I began eating pizza on a frequent basis. My mom would take me to this place called Singas Famous Pizza, and order a half a pie of pizza almost every day. A full pie these days is around $4.50, so a half pie was probably extremely cheap back then.
  2. Every time I went to the playground, I didn’t really do much. I wasn’t playing with the other kids. I remember my mom was trying to get me to play on the monkey bars, but all I really did was go down slides and swing on theswing set. Swing sets are fun, but they don’t really burn off any calories.
  3. Also, at the playground, the only time I did any running was when the ice cream man came. My mom whipped out a dollar every day for me and let me run like the wind.
  4. When I started grade school, my mother would pretty much give me the same thing everyday: bread and butter sandwhich, a juice box, and fruit snack. That’s all just carbsand sugar. If she gave me fruit, I didn’t eat it.
  5. As I got older and began to receive an allowance. I threw out the food in the lunch box (cuz you can’t trade a bread and butter sandwich), and stood on the lunch line to be fed either a bagel with cream cheese or microwave pizza.
  6. In middle school, the lunch lady remembered that I was a vegetarian. So on days where there was no pizza or pasta, she would make me a special cheese sandwich: a bread roll with three-four slices of cheese. Put some ketchup on it, and gobble it up. Eat that everyday and see what happens to your man boobs.
  7. In high school, I went into the other direction, and became border line anorexic. I was skinny fat because I probably ate only 1000 calories a day. Combine that with a daily 1-2 mile run, 60 minutes in the weight room, and two intense martial arts training sessions per week, and you’ll have hunger pangs as loud as a speeding train.
  8. After high school, I learned how easy it was for me to drive down to Taco Bell in between my classes and gobble up a nice Mexican Pizza or Bean and Cheese burrito. Top it off with a tall cup of soda, and drive back to another boring lecture.
  9. Speaking of boring lectures, there was a Starbucks on campus. I began knocking down tall lattes to help me stay awake in class. When those didn’t work, I started a ritual of latte in the morning and Monster energy drink in the evening.
  10. Finally, as if this story couldn’t get any worse, there is an Indian restaurant near my dad’s place. It’s good stuff. I would gobble up around 3parotas(a type of bread) with Palak Paneer (literally, spinach and cheese), almost every week.

There you have it. If your goal is to fatten up your kids so that one day they can audition for the Biggest Loser and win half a million dollars for entertaining other fat people who are too lazy to go to ShahTraining.com and try out a quick bodyweightworkout, then just follow my tips, and you’ll achieve your goal.

Over the next few months, I will be spending a lot of time on developing content for overweight and obese individuals looking to lose weight. I realize some of the limitations that even bodyweight training can have for the morbidly obese. But I also see a lot of potential for teaching basic bodyweight movements to these individuals. I’ll get into this in a future post.

 

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)

 

I’m still on protein….

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What up! Yep I’m still researching the importance of protein in my diet. I’m kind of flabby since losing weight and I now feel that I need to build muscle to combat the fat I still have on my body. I mean I’m 193 but I still have over 20 percent body fat! I’ve been working out and reading, reading, reading. There so much information out there that I sometimes forget about my own  blog. Well what most experts are saying about protein is that when lifting weights to gain muscle you should have at least 1 gram of protein for every pound you weight. That means that I should be eating 193 grams of protein! Wow that is alot of food Huh? That why they make protein shakes, I was torn on whether I should be taken them because I don’t want to gain any fat but what I’m going to do is monitor my calorie intake very closely and ensure that the added shake don’t cause me to go over my 2000 calories, which I very seldom go over anyway (actually don’t eat enough some days, Go figure!). Well that is all I got today I’ll be sure to get more info and pass it along. Oh heres a few links for you guys to check out.

http://www.beverlyslist.com/health-hygiene/article1438.htm

http://www.axislabs.net/blog/importance-of-protein

http://www.criticalbench.com/importance_protein.htm  (I like this one the best)

Protein shake anyone?

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Hey everybody out there in bloggerville, I have not posted in about 3 weeks. I’ve been really busy trying to get my workouts in and making sure I’m on top of my nutrition. My weight is currently 196 pounds. That’s right I have finally broke the 200 pound mark (hooray for me). I have really intensified my workouts as of late because I want to start to see the muscle gain. I have recently been debating on whether or not to take a protein shake and I must admit I am a bit confused. Some people swear by protein shakes and claim that their recovery is aided by the use of these products and that they receive the benefit of quickly absorbed protein to aid with the muscle rebuilding process post workout. Others claim that protein shake are not needed and may even have some additives in the product that are harmful, I personally am still on the fence. I  have decided to give protein shakes a try on a limited basis and I’m going to stay away from the shakes with lots of sugar, aspartame, or splenda. I’ll let you guy know how it goes I’m also posting a few links the give the pros and the cons of protein shakes. Good luck!!

 

http://www.improvingyourworld.com/health/pros_and_cons_of_protein_shakes_001661.html

 

http://www.improvingyourworld.com/health/pros_and_cons_of_protein_shakes_001661.html