Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Workout Wednesday - WOW #69

Workout Wednesdays - WOW #67

Welcome to this week's Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR HOSTESSES 

Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser.


Workout Wednesday Link Up co-hostesses


JOINING US ARE OUR CO-HOSTESSES:


Workout Wednesday Co-Hostesses
Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard and Heather | Divas Run For Bling

Please join us in welcoming Heather of Divas Run For Bling as one of our NEW CO-HOSTESSES!!!!!  

Be sure to stop by BOTH of our co-hostess' blogs as they are really cool and full of their fitness and running adventures so read some posts, leave some comments, share and subscribe so you receive regular updates.  We are very happy to have them as co-hostesses. 

DISCLOSURE:  REGARDLESS OF WHICH BLOG YOU POST YOUR LINK, IT WILL DISPLAY ON FEMME FITALE FIT CLUB,  THE FRUGAL EXERCISEREAT HARD WORK HARD, AND DIVAS RUN FOR BLING BLOGS. 

How to Participate:

1. Follow, Like and/or Subscribe to your hostesses and co-hostesses:
      2.  Post our badge on your site so folks "hear" about our weekly link up3.  Leave no more than 2 links to your blog, Facebook or YouTube post or video using the link up tool/button below4.  Invite your like-minded friends!  We love finding and reading new blogs so spread the word so we can increase the size of our parties every week til we make the walls sweat!!!!  I told ya we party hard!  :-)5.  Use hashtag #wowlinkup when you comment on someone's post so they know how you found them6.  Last but definitely not least, HAVE FUN!  This IS a party.


    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    The Paleo Diet and Peanuts

    Are Peanuts Paleo?




    According to the Paleolithic diet, peanuts are off limits due to the toxins one finds in legumes. Also, because of the rise of peanuts causing allergies, this could be a reason that peanuts are not part of the Paleo lifestyle. 

    For those who don't know, I started the Paleo diet last Monday for my arthritis.  I have lost 3 pounds so I'm quite pleased but will probably be months before I see significant changes in my arthritis. As I stated last week, I won't follow the paleo program 100 percent of the time.  I will occasionally have gluten, such as bread, pasta, beans. Natural peanut butter will not be off my list because I believe in the benefits of eating peanuts, and recent studies prove my point.

    Study 1

    New research by the British Journal of Nutrition found that eating peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast stabilizes your blood sugar for the whole day. 

    The researchers looked at the blood levels in women in a three phase study.  The first group of women in the study, had 3 tablespoons for peanut butter or 1.5 ounces of peanuts for breakfast.  Group two didn't eat peanuts or peanut butter at all. Both groups were instructed to eat a high carbohydrate lunch of strawberry jam and white bread.

    Results

    The women who ate peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast felt fuller throughout the day compared to the women who didn't consume any peanuts. Researchers found that peanuts promote an appetite suppressant hormone called peptide YY or PYY and peanut butter suppressed the appetite even more so than eating just peanuts.

    Study 2

    In a recent study, they found that individuals that ate peanuts or tree nuts (pecans, walnut, almonds) daily had a lower risk of dying compared to individuals that didn't consume or ate only a small  amount nuts occasionally.  According to a study by JAMA(The Journal of Internal Medicine) that was published on March 2, 2015, people who consumed peanuts or tree nuts had a lower risk of developing heart related medical issues than their lower nut consumption counterparts. Read more about this study on LiveScience.


    Paleo Fanatics Don't be Afraid of the Peanut

    If you are not allergic and you enjoy eating peanuts or peanut butter then go ahead as long as you consume a serving size of 2-3 tablespoons or 1 ounce servings of nuts per day. 

    Here's a peanut butter smoothie recipe for you to try courtesy of Femme Fitale Fit Club.




    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Workout Wednesdays - WOW #68

    Workout Wednesdays - WOW #67

    Welcome to this week's Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR HOSTESSES 

    Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser.


    Workout Wednesday Link Up co-hostesses


    JOINING US ARE OUR CO-HOSTESSES:


    Workout Wednesday Co-Hostesses
    Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard and Heather | Divas Run For Bling

    Please join us in welcoming Heather of Divas Run For Bling as one of our NEW CO-HOSTESSES!!!!!  

    Be sure to stop by BOTH of our co-hostess' blogs as they are really cool and full of their fitness and running adventures so read some posts, leave some comments, share and subscribe so you receive regular updates.  We are very happy to have them as co-hostesses. 

    DISCLOSURE:  REGARDLESS OF WHICH BLOG YOU POST YOUR LINK, IT WILL DISPLAY ON FEMME FITALE FIT CLUB,  THE FRUGAL EXERCISEREAT HARD WORK HARD, AND DIVAS RUN FOR BLING BLOGS. 

    How to Participate:

    1. Follow, Like and/or Subscribe to your hostesses and co-hostesses:
        2.  Post our badge on your site so folks "hear" about our weekly link up3.  Leave no more than 2 links to your blog, Facebook or YouTube post or video using the link up tool/button below4.  Invite your like-minded friends!  We love finding and reading new blogs so spread the word so we can increase the size of our parties every week til we make the walls sweat!!!!  I told ya we party hard!  :-)5.  Use hashtag #wowlinkup when you comment on someone's post so they know how you found them6.  Last but definitely not least, HAVE FUN!  This IS a party.
          Femme Fitale Fit Club
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      Tuesday, February 24, 2015

      The Paleo Diet And Arthritis



      I'm going Paleo to help with my arthritis


      I decided to try the Paleolithic diet to see if it will ease my arthritis symptoms in my right knee. Last autumn my orthopedic doctor diagnosed me with moderate arthritis. He even stated if I had been running the last few years, my arthritis would have been severe not moderate.

      I did physical therapy and everything was fine until I decided to take spinning class on Mondays in January. It was a little to much for the little old knee. I should have started out a little slower in class, by not attempting to do too many standing jumps and squats. My right knee swelled up and still is a little swollen. This new reality made me decide to make some drastic changes to my health and fitness lifestyle.

      Most of my fitness routines will be low-impact and no more extreme exercise pour moi. You won't catch me doing, Insanity, Cross-fit, extreme boot-camp classes and etc. I also decided to eat more foods that decrease inflammation in the body. I read an article that said that the Paleo diet helps with inflammation flare ups. 

      According to a paper published by Dr. Loren Cordain in the March 2000 edition of the "British Journal of Nutrition," a paleolithic diet may combat the development of arthritis. Dr. Cordain noted that there is a high correlation between inflammation of the gut and inflammation of the joints. He proposed that this is due to lectins, a protein often found in grains that can lead to auto-immune problems when consumed in large quantities.  Source: LiveStrong - Paleo Diet and Arthritis



      What is the Paleolithic diet?

      Pa·le·o di·et
      a diet based on foods presumed to have been eaten by early man, consisting of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and that excludes dairy, sugary drinks, grain products and processed food.

      I won't be a purist or a food nazi on this plan, even early man didn't really follow the Paleo diet.  Many anthropologists report that our Paleolithic family members were nutritional opportunists. They ate what they found, which could have been from roots, starchy foods, to rotting carcasses.  I'm not completely sold that this will help, however; I will try to stay away from processed foods, sugars and grains. If my symptoms decrease then I will see how I can make the paleo diet fit into my lifestyle. 

      I ate the following foods on Monday 23, 2015 and I didn't eat much because I wasn't that hungry.

      Breakfast
      Apple
      1/4 cup of mix nuts
      water 

      Lunch
      Tilapia with a vegetable medley
      water

      Dinner
      Broiled salmon with a raspberry walnut vinaigrette marinade
      Broccoli
      1/4 cup of walnuts
      water

      Have you tried the Paleo diet and what are the pros and cons about this meal program for you? Are you a Paleo purist? 




      Friday, February 20, 2015

      Fitness And Wellness Freebie Friday

      Fitness-Friday-Freebies

      I haven't posted any fitness freebies and savings in a while so it is back this week. These are some of the deals I have found surfing the web. I really like the Atkins free starter kit.

      Programs and Fitness Club Deals

      Diet Deals

      Free Quest Nutrition Bar Sample by Mail

      Nutrisystem:  Get and an EXTRA $30 OFF with promo code SAVE30  2/20/15

      BistoMD: Free shipping on the gluten free meal package

      Naked Me Tea Detox Teas & Kits  Use the promo code FITCLUB for 15% off your order


      Activewear
      Swoob Try their sports bras with pockets.  Sign up to the email list and get 15% off your first purchace.


      Free ebooks and Subscriptions
      Diabetes Diet: The Best Diabetic Foods To Eat, Herbs To Take, And Drinks To Swallow (Diabetes Foods, Diabetes Diet, Diabetes Cookbook Book 1) [Kindle Edition]


      The Ultimate Guide To Couponing: Learn The Secrets And Powerful Strategies To Save Big Money [Kindle Edition]

      Clean Food Diet: Avoid processed foods and eat clean with few simple lifestyle changes(free nutrition recipes)(natural food recipes) (Special Diet Cookbooks & Vegetarian Recipes Collection Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

      Coupons

      $2.00 off ONE (1) jar of MaraNatha Almond Butter $4.00 off ONE (1) Dr. Cocoa product $2.00 off 1 VELVEETA & 2 RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes$1.00 off Nature Made Fish Oil excludes 30 count

      $0.50 off any one (1) HORMEL REV a.m. Wrap $1.50 off (1) V8 Protein Shake (4-PK) or Bar 6-Pk$1.00 off 1lb. of JENNIE-O Deli Turkey Breast$1.00 off (1) Newman's Own Complete Skillet Meal$0.75 off any ONE (1) Newman's Own Salad Dressing$1.00 off any ONE (1) Newman's Own Frozen Pizza$1.00 off any FIVE CUPS Yoplait Greek Yogurt$0.20 off any flavor Liberte Mediterranee yogurt$1.00 off 2 BOXES any flavor Cheerios™ cereals$0.75 off 1 Nature Valley™ Protein Crunchy Granola$0.50 off any flavor Fiber One™ Streusel Bars$0.50 off any two Nature Valley Granola Bars$1.00 off ONE BOX any flavor LARABAR multipack$1.50 off 1 BOOST Nutritional Drink or Drink Mix$2.00 off (2) Purex Liquid or UltraPacks detergent$0.50 off ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One™ Soft-Baked$0.50 off ONE Unstopables™ Fabric Refresher$2.00 off two ZonePerfect 5-count Multipack boxes$1.50 off any Joint Juice product$0.50 off Any ONE (1) DOLE Smoothie Shakers$10.00 off (1) One NUK Air Purifier$1.00 off ONE MetaBiotic Product

      Wednesday, February 18, 2015

      Workout Wednesday - WOW! #67

      Workout Wednesdays - WOW #67

      Welcome to this week's Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up!

      BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR HOSTESSES 

      Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser.


      Workout Wednesday Link Up co-hostesses


      JOINING US ARE OUR CO-HOSTESSES:


      Workout Wednesday Co-Hostesses
      Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard and Heather | Divas Run For Bling

      Please join us in welcoming Heather of Divas Run For Bling as one of our NEW CO-HOSTESSES!!!!!  

      Be sure to stop by BOTH of our co-hostess' blogs as they are really cool and full of their fitness and running adventures so read some posts, leave some comments, share and subscribe so you receive regular updates.  We are very happy to have them as co-hostesses. 

      DISCLOSURE:  REGARDLESS OF WHICH BLOG YOU POST YOUR LINK, IT WILL DISPLAY ON FEMME FITALE FIT CLUB,  THE FRUGAL EXERCISEREAT HARD WORK HARD, AND DIVAS RUN FOR BLING BLOGS. 

      How to Participate:

      1. Follow, Like and/or Subscribe to your hostesses and co-hostesses:
          2.  Post our badge on your site so folks "hear" about our weekly link up3.  Leave no more than 2 links to your blog, Facebook or YouTube post or video using the link up tool/button below4.  Invite your like-minded friends!  We love finding and reading new blogs so spread the word so we can increase the size of our parties every week til we make the walls sweat!!!!  I told ya we party hard!  :-)5.  Use hashtag #wowlinkup when you comment on someone's post so they know how you found them6.  Last but definitely not least, HAVE FUN!  This IS a party.
            Femme Fitale Fit Club
            GRAB OUR BADGE CODE

        Saturday, February 14, 2015

        IPS Egg White Protein Chips Review



        I received a set of egg white protein chips in exchange for my honest review-and I love them! The product is from IPS All Natural and they make a line of egg white protein chips.

        The chips have 6 grams of protein and they are made from egg whites, corn and other natural ingredients.  Most non low fat and caloric potato chips have about 170 to 250 calories and a whopping 7 or more fat grams per serving. They also come in 4 flavors: sea salt, barbeque, cinnamon and white cheddar.

        If you would like to try these chips, they can be found at the Vitamin Shoppe. Try them and tell IPS All Natural I sent you. Check out my 2 minute video and see what chips I am having and what I'm having for lunch.


        Have you tried this product?



        Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box of IPS All Natural Egg White Chips to review. As always all opinions in this post are my own.