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Gone in 90 Seconds!

What if a brief exercise of 90 seconds, made it less likely that this dessert would get stored as body fat? That is exactly one of the things Tim Ferriss explores in The 4-Hour Body. Brief Muscular Contractions a Few Minutes Before You Eat? So most of you probably know that after an intense workout, food calories are less likely to get stored as body fat. A simplistic explanation is that your muscles are depleted of glycogen and that a lot of the calories you eat at this time simply serve to refuel these depleted muscles. What I did not know was how little the stimulus needs to be in order for this to happen. Tim has found that this effect can happen in as little as 60-90 seconds. The proper activity done a few minutes before eating can encourage food calories to get shuttled into the muscle cells, before it has a chance to get stored as body fat.

2017-04-14T00:15:30+00:00 March 21st, 2014|blog, Get Productive!, Health & Wellness, Mantra Living, My Favorites|Comments Off on Gone in 90 Seconds!

Top 25 Life-Improving Zen Holiday Gifts for Under ($10 Bucks!)

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to give inexpensive but meaningful gifts. Yes, I’m a inexpensive-skate, but I’m a happy one. I’ve always been into improving my life, and if I can help the loved ones in my life do the same, without spending a lot, I’m very happy. So lets take a look!

2017-04-14T00:15:34+00:00 December 15th, 2013|Connect, Health & Wellness, Mantra Living, Real Inspiration|Comments Off on Top 25 Life-Improving Zen Holiday Gifts for Under ($10 Bucks!)

Mastering the Art of Mindful Eating

Being satisfied with less. Linked with reduced over eating, the real benefit here is being able to trust yourself to feel satisfied after one or two squares of chocolate so there is no temptation to scoff the whole block. Suddenly there’s no need to deny yourself the occasional treat which makes for a far healthier relationship with food. Ready to change the way you interact with food? How to master the art of mindful eating:

2017-04-14T00:15:47+00:00 May 16th, 2010|Health & Wellness, Mantra Living, Real Inspiration|Comments Off on Mastering the Art of Mindful Eating

A New Relationship With Food…really?

In fact, the huge food-related industries are at the center of much of our relationship with food: restaurants, fast-food chains, convenience foods, agribusinesses, distributors, grocery chains, snack foods, bakeries, coffee shops, dessert chains, health food, diet foods, supplements, bodybuilding food, and many others. They spend billions upon billions every year trying to get us to eat more and more food — their food in particular — and the horrifying thing is that all this advertising really, really works. We have been convinced that the answer to almost any problem is food. You truly love someone? Buy them chocolates, or take them to a restaurant, or bake them cookies. Want to lose weight? Eat diet food. Want to get fit? Take our supplements, eat our meat, drink our milk. Want to be healthy? Eat our healthy products. Want to reward yourself? There are too many options to name here. Having a bad day? We’ve got the food for you. Don’t have time? Our food will save time. Want to save money? Buy super size and “save”.

2017-04-14T00:15:49+00:00 January 9th, 2010|Health & Wellness, Mantra Living|Comments Off on A New Relationship With Food…really?