Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
HELLO ALL!!! I wanted to share some of the current research associated with the dangers of high fructose corn syrup. Just a few reminders you might consider when consuming products containing significant amounts of this. It's no secret that high fructose corn syrup is detrimental to your health. Unfortunately, it's no secret that it has replaced other forms of sugar in a disturbingly large number of manufactured foods. Even worse is that most high fructose corn syrup is made from genetically modified corn.
Here are 5 potential dangers from a diet containing high fructose corn syrup:
1. Significant risk of weight gain and obesity.
A recent study conducted at Princeton University found that rats that were fed HFCS gained
300% more quickly than those fed an equal or slightly larger dose of fruit derived sugar.
2. Increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Excessive amounts of sodas, energy drinks, and junk food isn't worth losing a foot, going blind, or harming your children.
3. Hypertension and elevated "bad" cholesterol levels
HFCS makes your heart fat! There is a strong link between the irresponsible consumption of
HFCS and elevated triglycerides and HDL or bad cholesterol. Together these can cause
arterial plague build up and lead to hypertension, heart disease, or stroke.
4. Long term liver damage
HFCS is processed by your liver and can be very destructive to it leading to fatty liver and
inability to process toxins.
5. Mercury exposure
HFCS is often loaded with high levels of mercury. A study conducted last year found mercury in50% of the samples tested.
PLEASE READ YOU FOOD LABELS
Monday, April 18, 2011
HELLO ALL, Are you in need of a few new healthy and fast recipes? Your answer should be YES!!!! The link below is full of GREAT stuff provided by Meredith Terranova, RD. She's GREAT!! You need to try her home made energy bars. They ROCK!! CLICK IT, TRAINER TODD
Southwestern BBQ Tofu & Black Bean Salsa
14 oz. extra firm tofu, drained
1/2 cup orange juice
1 chipotle in adobe sauce, minced
3 gloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup ketchup
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 can no salt added black beans, drained & rinsed
1/4 red onion, diced
1 Tbs. lime juice
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
4 cups mixed salad greens
2 oz. unsalted tortilla chips
Cut the tofu block across its width into 6 slices, then cut each slice diagonally to make 12 triangles. Blot with paper towels.
In a large bowl, make the sauce; mix the juice, chipotle, garlic, ketchup, and sugar. Add the tofu and coat each piece with the sauce. In a large non-stick skillet, simmer the tofu and sauce until it thickens and becomes sticky, about 5 minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine the avocado, beans, onion, and lime juice and season with salt. Serve over salad greens with the tofu and chips.
I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds and looks like a great recipe for the summer time. Give it a shot, TRAINER TODD
Monday, April 4, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Chipotle Turkey Chili
3/4 Lbs. lean ground turkey
1 medium white onion chopped(1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 cup Green Giant frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, undrained
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 chipotle Chile in adobe sauce from 7 oz. can, finely chopped
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (1 1/3 oz)
In a 4- quart saucepan, cook turkey, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink; drain.
Stir in corn, beans, broth, and Chile. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes to blend flavors stirring occasionally.
Stir in 1/4 cup of the sour cream and 1/4 cup of the cilantro. Serve with remaining 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup cilantro and cheese. This recipe takes around 30 minutes of prep time and yields 4 servings. Give it a try for a weekend lunch. Trainer Todd
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
HELLO ALL, One of my clients sent this to me. I think this is a good article as well as a motivator to all of us reaching or in this age classification. Give it a look. These exercises should already be a part of your workout regiment regardless of your age. These exercises are difference makers to get you stronger, leaner and meaner. GO GET EM'! Trainer Todd
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Mediterranean Grain Salad
1/4 cup medium-grind bulgur
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 cup grape tomatoes halved
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 small shallot minced
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 oz. fresh goat cheese, crumbled
In a heatproof bowl, mix bulgur with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup boiling water. Cover, and let stand until tender but slightly chewy, about 30 minutes. Drain bulgur in a fine mesh sieve, pressing to remove liquid; return to bowl. Add tomatoes, parsley, shallot, vinegar, and oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss. Top with cheese. This is a GREAT side dish or served with a plain, skinless, bonless chicken breast. Delish, Trainer Todd
HAPPY NEW YEAR All!! HERE WE GO! It's time to recommit to those exercise goals and notch it up a level. A good thing about making goals is that you can restructure them throughout the year. Don't take the negative outlook approach to this. Make them realistic, attainable and positive. I like to make 3 short term and 3 long term fitness goals at the beginning of the year. I will adjust throughout the year, so I keep things positive rather than the I didn't make my first goal so I quit approach. Life will throw you a few curve balls throughout the year. Success meeting your goals will depend on how you adjust to it. Try the Peyton Manning approach to all of this. Take ownership of your goals, be proactive, prepare, and adjust. HERE WE GO! Trainer Todd