Am in New Jersey, as I leave from Newark to Singapore, and am SHOCKED by the grocery store.
This big store had a tiny, horribly expensive produce department and a HUGE section for crap food. It’s shocking. Clearly that must be the way the consumer is shopping. Not good!
If you don’t hear from me in a few weeks, it’s because I leave on a Crystal Cruise on Saturday for two weeks.
We start in Singapore, then end up in Cochin, India.
Should be fun. If I can, I will keep you posted.
Sorry I have been out of touch.
I just closed on a new place on Thursday and moved on Friday.
A few thoughts on moving:
1. You burn a LOT of calories as I was on my feet all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Today, my body aches, but I can tell I dropped a few pounds.
2. A fresh start is a great feeling, but moving the a horrible experience. I hope to leave this apartment feet first.
3. Throw out clutter. I think Peter Walsh is right (he’s Oprah’s clutter guy), living in clutter literally clutters up your thinking. I love how clean and spartan the new place is and will keep it that way.
Off to Atlanta tomorrow for the day, so will be in touch.
I was at my chiropractor today, getting a massage.
I was able to listen for about one hour, to all the people going in for treatment.
Of the 5 people, 4 were there for running related injuries.
I couldn’t believe it, and as I was a captive audience, I listened to every one of the men and women say that the running way causing major problems for their backs, hips, feet, etc., but that they had NO intention of quitting running.
It truly is like an addition to booze, drugs, sex, gambling, etc. The running must stop, as it truly is hurting people.
And we talk about health care reform. How about a reform against exercise that is hurting people.
A reader sent me this article and I thought it was very interesting:
Little Known Ways to Prevent Cancer and Diabetes with Maple Syrup
U.S. researchers have discovered that the growth of several types of cancerous cells can be considerably slowed, and the risk of diabetes can be decreased, with maple syrup. Thirteen antioxidant compounds previously unknown to exist in syrup were discovered by University of Rhode Island’s Navindra Seeram.
It has been reported that anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-bacterial characteristics have been found in some of maple syrup’s newly recognized antioxidants.
Maple Syrup as an Anti Diabetic Food
Maple syrup contains increased levels of abscisic acid and phytohormone. These substances can effectively defend your body against diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The acid has a unique role in controlling diabetes. It release insulin through the pancreatic cells and promotes enhanced sensitivity of fat cells to insulin. Because of these unique actions, maple syrup can control diabetes.
The results of the studies were presented to the American Chemical Society in San Francisco. These results were carefully reviewed by other experts in the field.
Maple Syrup as Your Best Chance against Cancer
Quebec researchers, on the other hand, conducted a study to probe the impact of maple syrup on cancer cell growth. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. According to the researchers, your favorite maple syrup can significantly slow down the growth of cancerous cells.
It has been found that the syrup is effective in inhibiting the growth of brain, prostate, and lung cancer. However, the efficacy of the syrup on breast cancer growth was less significant.
Your Tasty Alternative to Fight Cancer and Diabetes
You probably know already that broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes are effective anti cancer foods. However, new research shows that maple syrup is better and more effective in fighting cancer cell growth. The syrup of maple is also more potent than the maple sap.
The studies also showed that darker syrup is more effective in inhibiting cancer growth compared to light colored syrup. Color oxidation is seen as the reason why dark maple syrup is more potent against cancer. So if you want the best food that can fight cancer and diabetes, then maple syrup is your best option.
It is also effective against bacterial infection and other degenerative diseases. With maple syrup, you will have a tasty alternative in fighting cancer, diabetes, and infections.
This is Jim now.
Just be careful with your portion of maple syrup as the calories do quickly add up.
Researchers in Australia and Canada have found that alternating between back and chest exercises boosts strength more than working just one muscle group at a time.
They aren’t sure shy, but did point out that it saves time as the one muscle group rests while you work the other, so you can move between exercises faster.
I also think it may have to do with the fact that when you work a muscle, the opposing muscle stretches out. That could also contribute to increased strength.
An entrepreneur hopes to open 500 sandwich shops in the next 5 years.
They sell the following:
A Thanksgiving Sandwich with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo.
A hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and cole slaw sandwich.
Both of these HAVE TO BE 2,000+ calories.
And business is booming.
What’s wrong with this picture? Why are people eating these sandwiches.
It’s like the chocolate shops, and the cup cakes and cookies. There is crap EVERYWHERE and obviously people are buying and consuming them. If they weren’t, these shops would stop opening up.
There is another buzz happening about Tracy Anderson.
She is the trainer behind Madonna and Gwyneth who says that you have to workout for 2 hours a day, 6 days a week and NEVER lift heavier than 3 pounds.
It is totally wrong because:
1. 2 hours a day is insane and will stress the body
2. You need to lift HEAVY to maintain and increase your long, lean calorie burning muscles
3. None of her clients ever need to lose weight
My clients need to lose weight AND THEY DO, big time.
If you want to totally change your body’s composition, you have to strength train three times a week and lift the heaviest weights possible.
If you don’t believe me, look at the success stories on my site.
Like all holidays, please be careful today. I’m sure there is a lot of food and sweets and such around the house.
Make it a point to get up and eat breakfast.
Then perform 30-40 minutes of interval based strength training.
Make sure there are some cut up vegetables around the house that you can munch on as you cook or get ready to go out.
Drink a ton of water.
Spend 10 minutes deep breathing.
And then enjoy your day.
And toss, freeze or give away all leftovers so that you don’t spend the next week eating the wrong things.