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Biggest Loser Is Going, Going, Gone!!

Biggest Loser is going, going, gone????

 

According to Ragen Chastaine;
“Reports are coming in saying that The Biggest Loser is cancelled.” {Read full article here}
Oh how I hope this is true because it will be one less weight loss problem.

 

The Biggest Loser has ruined people and set back realistic expectations for weight loss making it more frustrating for people when they don’t see dramatic 10 pound losses every week.

 

Losing a pound a week pre Biggest Loser was a win because it was a win. Now it’s not enough. What??!!

Biggest Loser Is An Entertainment Product

  • This is a game show.
  • The participants are contestants.
  • The show needs ratings which = revenue.
  • It’s edited for drama and anticipation so we see what they want us to see.
  • Convenient product placements and endorsements got us to buy special water bottles and other ‘things’.
The goal was shock and awe weight loss.

 

This became their full-time job. 8-10 hours a day of shady weight loss tactics.

 

They were promised the chance of winning money and a new life.

 

They left their families and went into solitary confinement.

 

The participants did what they were told to do, no matter how extreme since they were the entertainment.

 

I have an acquaintance that worked with the show on a couple of episodes and the extremes that were used were in their professional opinion, “…unsafe, unhealthy and unethical.”

 

A lot of the contestants have gained the weight back, while continuing to struggle with the past.

 

Their eating disorders became worse since the cause was never addressed.

 

Their self-esteem has been beaten up while we watched.

 

They can’t speak out because of iron clad non disclosure agreements.

Biggest Loser – The Dr. Carrie Version

It took me a year, 365 days to lose 100lbs because I wanted life long results. No magic, no pills, no crazy supplement packages, no danger to my health. Life long weight loss principles that worked because they are effective and natural.

 

Finally, stop buying into marketing hype about unbelievable weight loss fads, pills, potions or “never been used before” tactics.

 

If you don’t know what to believe or where to get the truth just ask me so I can help you out. I will give you the no BS facts that you need to know because you will benefit! Something simple like fitness tips for beginners can help.

Just email me… I’ll respond to you. (Yup, me… not a team, me)

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Here you go. It’s absolutely free. This is the exact process I used while being my own biggest loser.

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Muscle Building Tips for Men Over 40

Muscle Building Tips For Men Over 40? Really, is that something you want to do?
Yes.. In fact it’s something you need to do.

OK you’re over 40. You woke up and suddenly found that you’ve let yourself go.

muscle building tips for men over 40Even if you were active and had an athletic body in your twenties you may have noticed that your fit bod just ain’t what it used to be.

This is usually because family and career commitments took priority while exercise and fitness was relegated to become something that you’d do if you found the time.

Usually the time never came and your muscles just got weaker and smaller due to atrophy… and that means less fat burning.

In fact, after the age of 30, most men experience some muscle loss every year. If you don’t use it, you lose it. To make matters worse…yes it gets worse, testosterone production decreases and your metabolism slows down too. Now you’re dealing with faster weight gain, lower stamina and weaker muscles.

I know… You’re like a lot of men and figure it’s just too hard to turn back the hands of time and get your muscle building tips for men over 40muscle building tips for men over 40mojo back.

It may seem like it’s impossible to build strength and muscle after all these years of neglect. But, your body is a marvellous and dynamic creation and if you challenge it…it will respond.

You just need to know how to go about doing it.

At the age of 40 and beyond, you’ll most probably not be able to train in the same way that you used to (if you did at all) … or the way that younger guys do. By the way; don’t go looking at Instagram or YouTube and think you need to do what the youth are doing.

You’ll get hurt. You’ll be in pain and you’ll give up. Remember what you could do at 20? Keep in mind, those kids are where you once were and someday they’ll be where you are.

muscle building tips for men over 40Your body will take a longer time to heal and the chances of getting injuries are also higher. With age comes a decrease in mobility, flexibility and limberness. This is where work smarter, not harder comes into play.

You’ll need to take these into consideration when you begin your training. Let’s look at the ways to build muscle once you’re in your forties. Adopt these and you’ll be safe and progress well.

It’s never too late to start.

Muscle Building Tips for Men Over 40

80% intensity

This is a good rule to follow. If your maximum is 10 reps, always do 8. The goal here is to increase volume and not intensity. If you do 3 sets of 10 reps, you may wish to go up to 4 or 5 sets.

Unlike the younger guys who can lift hard to failure and be fine after 2 days, you might either strain your joints or suffer from delayed onset muscle soreness for 4 to 5 days which might mean you not working out muscle building tips for men over 40because of pain. This is time wasted and you could have actually been training.

So, aim for volume and over time you will get stronger. Then you may raise the poundage/resistance and still be at around 80 percent of your maximum effort. As long as you’re getting stronger, you’ll probably be gaining lean muscle and boosting your metabolism.

If It Hurts, Go Light

If the weight you’re using hurts your joints, use lighter weights. If bench presses hurt your shoulders, you should give push-ups a try. They work the same muscles and are just as effective.

If leg presses hurt, try bodyweight squats. In fact, before even working with weights, it would be a good idea to just stick with bodyweight training for about 2 months. They’re just as effective for building strength and muscle. If you apply point 1 above and go for volume, you’ll see amazing improvements.

Stretch after Every Workout

This goes without saying but it’s especially crucial when you’re older. Tight muscles not only cause aches and pains but you can actually strain a muscle or joint if you aren’t flexible enough.

muscle building tips for men over 40Spend at least 7 minutes doing light cardio before your workout. This will get the blood flowing to your muscles and warm them up. Remember to also do about 15 minutes of light stretches after every workout. This will ensure that you can lift weights through a full range of motion and you’ll gain more muscle over time.

Focus on Form

When it comes to muscle building, good form is everything. Always maintain good form when executing the exercises. Do not jerk, kick or do strange flicks and whips with your body just so that you can get the weight up and say you did an extra rep.

If you can’t do an extra rep with good form, then don’t. It just means you aren’t strong enough yet. Give it time and keep training. Over time you’ll get stronger and be able to do that extra rep with good form.

Slow and steady wins the race. As long as your form is good, your progress will not be impeded by injuries due to strain or jerking.

Why do you want to do all this?

You’ll live longer. You’ll look better. You’ll feel better and take it form me men, you are way more sexy muscle building tips for men over 40when you are taking care of yourself than when you’re not.

You don’t need to be a cut and shredded specimen, just be better than you are today.

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Infused Water: Options To Help Kick Up Your Water Gains

Infused  Water is a great way to help you increase your water intake.  Let’s face it, plain old water can be boring and when it’s boring, you will probably consider it a chore to drink.

Store bought additives and pre-flavored water can bring unwanted chemicals, sugar and calories that you just don’t need or want.

So what’s the answer??

Infused Water!

I always have infused water hanging around the house… although with 3 teens, it doesn’t last very long.

Here are 31…yes 31 combinations for you to put together to help you up your water game!

It’s like the Baskin and Robbins of flavored water, #yourwelcome.
Let me know what you make and what you think!
Don’t turn your nose up at Jalapeño water, it’s really good!

If you come up with or already have your own favorite combination, let me know

  1. Strawberry Orange
  2. Blueberry Orange
  3. Strawberry Kiwi
  4. Raspberry Lime
  5. Cucumber Grapefruit
  6. Pineapple Cucumber Lemon
  7. Raspberry Mint
  8. Strawberry Kiwi Orange
    infused water fruit
  9. Cantelope Lime
  10. Blackberry Papaya
  11. Papaya Lime
  12. Strawberry Jalapeno
  13. Watermelon Mint
  14. Strawberry Cucumber Lime
  15. Pineapple Grapefruit
  16. Blackberry Mint
    infused water raspberry blueberry
  17. Apple Cinnamon
  18. Pineapple Cucumber Lemon
  19. Mango Ginger Mint
  20. Mint Lime
  21. Orange Pineapple
  22. Kiwi Honeydew
  23. Berry Citrus
  24. Lemon Blueberry
    infused water raspberry blueberry
  25. Watermelon Coconut
  26. Cucumber Mint
  27. Cucumber Mint Jalapeno
  28. Orange Mango
  29. Peach Mango
  30. Strawberry Papaya
  31. Jalapeño lemon lime
    infused water raspberry blueberry
Other add in’s to consider:
lavender (dried)
cilantro
basil
thyme
green tea
Variations.
*Use a large pitcher or a gallon. (You’ll want lots on hand)
*Freeze the fruit and let it melt and infuse your water. (Instant Ice Cubes)
*Use a fancy fruit infuser water bottle or pitcher (Can be expensive but saves clean up)
*Chop up the fruit/vegetables and let them sit in your water. (Small enough and you can eat it too)
^note: some fruit like watermelon will start to disintegrate so be prepared.

Facebook Live

I’ll be on Facebook tonight live at 8:30 doing another, “First Impressions Bar Tastings”
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Tonight on tap we have…
  • Maple Glazed Donut
  • Salted Caramel
  • Chocolate Coconut
  • Peanut Nutter
  • White Chocolate Cookie

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  • Grandma’s Lemon Square

…and of course, the Spit Bucket Of Shame (just in case).

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ASIAN Chicken Salad Recipe

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian chicken salad is so versatile and delicious.

Like any recipe I put together, I like to think that you can add your own flair and flavor to it so get creative and have fun with what you’re making.

After all, the more you make things to your liking, the more likely you will be to eat them.

Asian Chicken Salad can be part of a healthy lifestyle eating plan regardless if you’re doing a paleo plan, keto, high protein, low carb… whatever. You will LOVE this recipe as is or by adding your own mix.
[Video Below the recipe on how to put it all together like a boss!]

Asian Chicken Salad

Ingredients
3-4 cups of shredded cabbage (or bagged cole slaw without the dressing)
3-4 mini red peppers thinly sliced or a red bell pepper
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 cup chopped of shredded chicken breast ( a great use for leftovers from the night before)
1/2 cup of arugala
1/3 cup chopped onion (green or white – I like to combine them)
1/2 cup of carrot ribbons (use your peeler to make the ribbons)
1 tbsp sesame seeds

Dressing
1/4 cup of aminos (liquid or coconut)
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp avocado or extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp fresh ginger
2 tsp sweetener

Directions
Dressing
Combine all of the ingredients and whisk to combine

Salad
Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and toss to combine
Mix the dressing into the salad when you are ready to eat.

I hope you love this as much as me and my family do!
Enjoy

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cobbler gluten free paleo vegan healthy

Cobbler: Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, HEALTHY!

Cobbler is a great dessert anytime at all but when summer rolls around it seems to be even better!  But if you’re trying to maintain a healthy eating plan it is never part of your diet.

Just a four ounce serving of one of the most popular recipes there is breakdown with:
250 calories
10 grams of fat
25 grams of sugar

That isn’t part of any healthy diet.

I love cobblers but you won’t catch me eating one with those kinds of nutritional breakdowns.

So the answer to a enjoying cobbler is to have a recipe that is healthier… and here it is!

cobbler gluten free paleo vegan healthy
Carrie’s Cobbler

Fruit Mixture

3 cups of fruit
3 tablespoons of sweetener  (coconut sugar, sugar free maple syrup, granulated sweetener)
1 tsp tapioca flour
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Cobbler Topping
1/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup tapioca flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp melted coconut oil or grass fed butter (ghee or avocado oil)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp of sweetener –  I used coconut sugar
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • If you are using smaller dish servings like a mason jar or ramekin, grease them with coconut oil
  • In a bowl mix together your fruit, sweetener, tapioca flour.
  • In another bowl mix together your cobbler ingredients.
  • You want the cobbler ingredients to be clumpy. If you find it is too dry, you can add 1 tbsp of non dairy milk at a time to get to the right consistency.
  • Pour your fruit mixture into your baking dish or individual serving bowls and then top it with your cobbler mix.
  • You can sprinkle an additional tablespoon of sweetener and 1 tsp cinnamon over the top of the cobbler before baking. #extra
  • Bake for approx 20-25min for a larger baking dish.
  • Bake 17-19 min for smaller ramekin size dishes

cobbler gluten free paleo vegan healthy
Notes:

– for the fruit mixture you can swap out tapioca flour for Xanthan Gum – 1/2 tsp
– you can use a gluten free flour blend instead of almond flour if you have allergies
– you could add in some lemon zest for another layer of flavor
– a couple of drops of maple or butter extract could be added to the topping
– if you wanted more of a texture topping, you could add in some chia seeds, finely chopped pecans, etc
You could serve this with coconut milk whip cream or our version of healthy ice cream!
Here is the best part… this recipe is simple to make, fast and easy!
I made this Live on Facebook just so you can see how simple it is to have a great cobbler that is Vegan, Paleo and Gluten Free!
cobbler gluten free paleo vegan healthy
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