Monthly Archives: August 2010

How to Choose Your “Personal” Personal Trainer!

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Personal trainers come in all shapes and sizes and from tons of different fitness and educational backgrounds. From the drill-sargent drive of Jillian Michaels to the  ultra-positive Bob Greene, there’s literally someone for everyone.

Working with a trainer is one of the biggest boosts you can get toward attaining your fitness goals. As a personal training manager, there are certain things I look for when hiring a personal  trainer and you should too! Here are eight tips for choosing your “personal” personal trainer!

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The Not-So-Amazing Acai Berry Diet!

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Last week, shortly after I blogged about the potential health and anti-aging benefits of adding Acai to your diet on FightFineLines.com, the FITFineLines team came across an incredible news story!

Reporter Julia Miller at News 6 took it upon herself to try the “Acai Optimum” and “Advanced Colon Diet” for 4 weeks (This sounds surprisingly similar to The Princess Project right here on FIT!). After 4 weeks, she lost 25 pounds with no special diet, and no intense exercise! Sounds like the mighty Acai just got mightier!!

This amazing “news report,” impressed us until we read the fine print:

“…THIS WEBSITE IS ONLY ILLUSTRATIVE OF WHAT MIGHT BE ACHIEVABLE FROM USING THIS/THESE PRODUCTS, AND THAT THE STORY/COMMENTS DEPICTED ABOVE IS NOT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY.”

We quickly realized that we were looking at an advertisement for a fasting/cleansing type set of products, and NOT a real news story. Bummer dude…

I’ll refer to my own personal “Homeostasis Food Plan”, which you’ll be reading more about very soon, for an explanation of why cleanses, colonics and detoxes are pseudo medicine and not recommended by western doctors:

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The Princess Project: Review of the Special K Challenge!

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I can’t believe another two weeks of dieting are over!

I am wrapping up my tryst with The Special K Challenge and have to admit that this carb-centric kick actually did some good!

Read on to find out the skinny on Special K!

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Are You Skinny-FIT or Skinny-FAT?

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Who would you rather look like?

Tori Spelling or Jessica Biel ? Paris Hilton or Gwyneth Paltrow?  Giuliana Rancic or Jennifer Aniston?

While all of these women are beautiful and thin, there’s a big difference between skin-and-bones and long-and lean. Ladies, skinny does not equal healthy!

What determines whether you are skinny-fat or skinny-fit  is your body composition.

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Body composition refers to the amount of lean tissues compared to fatty tissues in the body.  A healthy percent of body fat at any age is between 12% and 26%. We think poor Tori is hanging on by a string to the low end of that range. She may be skinny, but it’s scary not sexy!

Read on to find out how to optimize your body composition and stay skinny-fit forever!

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The Top 5 Vital Vitamins for Healthy Skin!

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We all know that we can fight fine lines by eating clean and filling up our plates with lots of colorful fruits and veggies. The question is, do you know which vitamins and minerals your skin really wants you to take in?

Keep reading for the top five vital vitamins and minerals for your skin!

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Meatless Monday! The Top 5 Reasons to Go Veg One Day a Week!

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Ahh, Monday! A fresh start to a new week full of possibilities.Why not begin your week with a healthy and positive change by going meatless?

No, we’re not preaching some hippy-hellfire telling you to banish burgers forever. Instead, we are suggesting you take a minute to think about the positive changes and health effects of reducing the amount of saturated fat that you consume in your diet.

Skip the sausage and bacon on Monday morning, and read on for 5 health-boosting bonuses of skipping meat one day a week!

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The Princess Project: End of Week One of The Special K Challenge

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The Special K Challenge (SKC) has been making meal planning insanely easy. Two out of three meals a day consist of a bowl of cereal! I have also been following the plan’s recommendation of munching on two different Special K snack items (one mid-morning and one mid-afternoon), and adding a serving of fruit with my meals.

With eight flavors of cereal, fifteen snack options, and eight additional meal-supplement products there is a lot of variety to keep you from getting bored.

Read on for my picks of the week and also for a tasty SKC recipe too!

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