Nutritionists Reveal Exactly What to Eat For Breakfast to Drop Pounds

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Did you know you can use the first meal of the day as a tool to lose weight? Want to know how?

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Jay Lynch adds: There are so many scrumptious recipes in this article; I’m sure you’ll find it worthwhile. I like to eat blueberries in just about any way they can be prepared. The perfect breakfast will be low calories, high protein, and reasonable amounts of carbs and sugars. It’s all covered here.

Source: www.popsugar.com

CBS News: Heart health is a family affair

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From parenting styles to snacking and activity habits, heart health is rooted in family routines, a new study suggests. Children learn as much by what they observe as by what they are taught.

Source: www.cbsnews.com

Jay Lynch adds: The frequently thought adage, “do as I say, not as I do” becomes haunting when you have children or teach children. There’s nothing more awakening than to hear yourself say or find yourself doing things that are identical to what your parents would say or do. This story addresses the power of teaching by example.

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Inside Out: How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships

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In the first of five posts about the film “Inside Out,” Lori Desautels offers strategies to help explore how joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust can help students.

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Jay Lynch adds: Categorizing this article was difficult for me since on the surface it has nothing to do with self-improvement, weight loss, or exercise. Understanding that I am frequently accused of overthinking things, but to me, the emotions of sadness, fear, anger, and disgust are very much related to self-improvement, weight loss, and exercise (ergo discipline to affect change in one’s life).

I enjoyed the movie, “Outside In.” It’s the kind of movie I would consider a favorite. Knowing all the while that I would likely be alone when watching it more than once, I would ponder the facets of the show and make many connections, applications, and associations.

Source: www.edutopia.org

Which has more protein? The Chicken or The Egg?

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Can you guess which of these protein sources is best for your bodybuilding diet?

Source: www.muscleandfitness.com

Jay Lynch adds: Staples of a high protein diet are chicken and eggs, and I like both. Although I sometimes prepare eggs in ways that are totally wrong for building lean muscle or losing weight, the egg is a wonderful food for fitness. Protein helps repair muscle mass to keep you moving, improves brain function to keep the brain working better, and protein keeps you full, thus preventing snacking and overeating throughout your morning.

Also important for good health is chicken, turkey and lean beef. They all contain the amino acids you need to build and sustain muscle. But just as with eggs, a lot depends on how it is prepared. 

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Cocooning: The Gym Class Where You Do Nothing

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Fitness centers are pitching meditation and mindfulness sessions for stressed-out members.

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Jay Lynch adds: Because the brain is the center of all bodily functions, and I believe the mind influences those functions, it makes sense to me to incorporate care of the mental state. Just as when you learn to relax and breathe during yoga, you will eventually learn to incorporate those skills into the rest of your active life. Though it may seem crazy, I can see the benefit of cocooning like this.

Source: www.wsj.com

800lbs woman stands for the first time in years after shedding 339lbs

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Teretha Hollis-Neely, 47, from Detroit, Michigan, moved to Houston, Texas, to meet with weight loss surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan on a recent episode of My 600lb Life.

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Jay Lynch adds: This story reveals the vicious cycle of emotional eating. Beginning with trauma from events of the past that lead to poor self image and depression, against which the individual attempts to compensate by overeating, the results became life threatening. After reducing her weight by nearly half, there seems to be hope.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

ZDNet: Atlas Wristband hands-on: An activity tracker for everything, but running

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Most activity trackers today count your steps, measure your heart rate, and calculate your active life. The Atlas Wristband is focused on rep counting for weights and body weight sessions.

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Jay Lynch adds: This wristband brings a new dimension to personal fitness monitoring. I think the future for wearables and the related devices open grand opportunities on so many fronts.

Source: www.zdnet.com

Chicken Should Be Your Staple Protein Source Once Again

Everything you need to know to make this bantam-sized protein source a bodybuilder’’s best friend.

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Jay Lynch adds: It’s low in calories, versatile, the perfect foundation upon which you can build tasty dishes, not to mention the many nutritional benefits that chicken offers.This article is worth and read to see how many good fitness and bodybuilding things come from chicken.

Source: www.muscleandfitness.com

 

Remarkable 50-Pound Weight-Loss Story Shows We All Have What It Takes!

Think you’re going to bulk up if you start lifting weights? Our next Before & After story will change your mind. It comes courtesy of fitness coach Kelsey Byers, who blogs at Good Morning Fitness and is part of our POPSUGAR Select Fitness program.

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Jay Lynch adds: I like the comprehensive view of what Kelsey Byers did to lose all that weight. It is inspiring to me, and I would think this is a great example of fantastic results achieved by sensible means.

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Sara Hall Tells What Keeps Her Going

The pro middle-distance runner is a new mom and has been working hard to have a shot at Rio 2016.

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Jay Lynch adds: I categorized this story as how-to-be-happy-in-life because she discusses so many areas of her life and how she keeps her focus on her goals, all the while balancing her obligations and priorities. The demands of being a pro runner, a mom, and a wife are taxing but I sensed that she truly enjoys her station in life.

Source: www.muscleandfitness.com

 

Lifting Weights As You Age Cuts Your Risk Of Death By 46%

A new study finds that strength training reduces your risk for death by 46 percent.

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Jay Lynch adds: The senior citizens that exercise at the facility where I go, sometimes amaze me with their fitness. They are active, have wonderful dispositions, are engaged and committed to maintaining or recovering their health. It’s obvious that they have had some life event or other reason that has propelled them to awareness of the need for maintaining their health.

I like this line from this article about a survey that was conducted on people age 65 or older about their exercise habits and then tracked them for 15 years: “Less than 10 percent of the subjects strength trained, but those select few were 46 percent less likely to die during the study than everyone else.”

Source: www.menshealth.com

Study Indicates Chocolate ‘Improves Brain Function’

Chocolate could help protect against normal age-related cognitive decline.

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Jay Lynch adds: When I first learned about the health issues surrounding lecithin and that chocolate contains it, I thought I had found the secret to life, pleasure, and good health.  Quickly I was informed that eating chocolate as a primary source of lecithin was not advised, but that a possible side benefit of chocolate is lecithin. This article points out the mental health benefits of chocolate, and not with a skewed perspective about consumption.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

 

CTV News: 10 lessons learned from professional women on work-life balance

A new report finds that the keys to achieving success as a professional woman begin with a good education, a defined financial plan, and learning to re-think the guilt that plagues so many who choose to balance both a career and family.

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Jay Lynch adds: Almost synonymous to the advice that moderation is key in all things, this article points out the many areas of conflict that many working women experience when it comes to balancing all aspects of personal and work life. The difficulties are recognized as physical, mental, emotional, financial, and more, and the recommendations made in this article seemed very sound to me. But then again, being male my perspective may be skewed.

Source: www.ctvnews.ca

Psychology Today: Know Yourself? 6 Specific Ways to Know Who You Are

What does it really mean to “know yourself?” These 6 “VITAL Signs” of Self can help you understand yourself, make better choices, and be happier.

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Jay Lynch adds: In this article the author lists the VITAL signs for knowing yourself. It’s an interesting read, but I found the comment “Even if you know your “VITAL Signs,” it’s hard to remain true to yourself because you are constantly changing and because society’s values often conflict with your own.” This inner-outer struggle is common and I submit this struggle gets to the very heart of the issue.

Source: www.psychologytoday.com

Samantha Brick tells how she survived a self-help failure

 

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Samantha Brick had a source of advice that never failed: self-help books. But when she found herself without her library in the middle of a crisis, she was forced to turn to family instead.

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Jay Lynch adds: Sometimes all the books, tapes, lessons, and mental preparedness seem to be not enough in a time of need. It was her family that provided the support that was most helpful for her.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

 

18 Quotes that Will Change the Way You Treat Yourself

Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is achievable, and you are worth the effort. Keep these self-care quotes in mind.

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Jay Lynch adds: This article presents some great ideas for redirecting your life toward a more fulfilling path. I am a firm believer that everything we do begins with thought, and those thoughts are based the condition of your mind.

Positive conditioning of your mind will lead to a consistent positive outlook on life and thought. Conversely, if you feed negative thoughts and training into your mind, negative thinking, unnecessary stress and actions will in result in a negative reality. The suggestions presented here are an excellent foundation to build upon.

Source: www.marcandangel.com

 

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