Hi! I’m a 13year old male and I want to lose 20 pounds in 6-8 weeks. I need some tips -Diet and exercise

June 15th, 2009 | Posted in Diet Fitness   Add Comment
S. asked:

Hi! I’m a 13year old male and I want to lose 30 pounds (probably less im thinking more like 20- 25 The 30 is from the results of an online test- all it asked for was my height and weight but i am big boned and muscular). I want to ensure that through this im still healthy so i dont have a rediculous 2 week goal. Because I know I should onle be losing 2 pounds a week so depending on how much weight ia ctualy have to lose im going to be aiming for 8-12 weeks.

What I need is some simple tips…

In a month i start hockey season so im already in physical training but i could still use a few excersise tips

As for food this is my problem. My Dad isnt at home much so hes never there to make me meals. If i ask my mom to make me anything she starts cooking 2 hours after i ask and theres no variety. So because theres no planing and I get no help I plan to make my own meals so i need simple healthy recipes and Tips easy enough for a 13 year old

Thx Btw I dont drink many sodas I dont eat out i drink 1% milk, i mostly eat chicken, Little Red meat and I already Eat wholeweat/Wholegrain mostly, i cant find a difference in taste. The problem is I need easy recipes I can amke that tase good and are healthy- I can cook just only if I know what im cooking (and my inmind recipes are very small)

Losing some weight before the summer?

June 15th, 2009 | Posted in Diet Fitness   Add Comment
George asked:

I’m a 15 yrs old male, 5’11, and weigh about 170. Although I don’t look fat, I don’t feel comfortable with this weight. I currently weight lift in my basement and just recently started to jump rope. When it’s warmer outside I’ll start running too. My mom usually cooks healthy meals, but she gives me a rather large proportion. She insists that I should eat a lot but what she feeds me is sometimes ridiculous. Does anyone have any dieting tips or exercise plans for me?

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What are some tips on how can I get my grocery bill down?

June 15th, 2009 | Posted in Higher Education (University +)   Add Comment
Thomas K asked:

I’m single, in college, have little time to cook, but still want to eat healthy. I don’t make much money, so I really need to keep my food spending way down. Any ideas?

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes?

June 14th, 2009 | Posted in Vegetarian Vegan   Add Comment
veggy(2) asked:

My aunt is having thanksgiving, and she isn’t making anything vegetarian, so I need some veg. thanksgiving recipies.thanks!


Stay Healthy – Purify Your Energy

June 12th, 2009 | Posted in Advice   Add Comment
Eastern healers believe the body is energetic. According to them, the flesh and blood that is “us” is innervated by an invisible membrane; a fiber network which is also an energetic blueprint of the physical body. At the helm of this creative vehicle is our thoughts. Thoughts create the energy that will eventually manifest into matter and will determine the fate of our bodies.

As you may have guessed, I believe in this idea of energy to matter manifestation. I also believe this energetic support surrounds the body. You’ve undoubtedly heard of or have seen the “aura,” I imagine everyone has. It’s is my theory that the body responds to this aura and the purity of it; thus responding to the purity of our thoughts. Easterners, on the other hand, call the energy surrounding the body “chi.” In the same way, energetic healing to Easterners happens when chi is cleansed and purified. It is in this state that the body is more inclined to be disease free. I agree wholeheartedly.

So how then to cleanse your chi? Here’s three of my favorite, simple ways.


What does meditation do? Meditation asks you to move to a deeper spiritual level challenging you to be open to your subconscious mind. In this state you can remove the mental “debris,” creating an image of peace, health and wellness. Meditation has allowed many ill people to become well again. It has also helped heal cancer and many other seemingly terminal illnesses.

How do you meditate? There are as many ways to meditate as you can imagine. And to get the to the root of subconscious there is no one right way. What matters is that you embrace meditation and learn to practice daily for just a few minutes. It is as easy as sitting quietly, then following the breath. This removes focus from your thoughts and places the focus into the vastness of yourself and your healing energy.

Healing Touch: Reiki Energy Medicine

What is Reiki? Reiki is more than a modality, it is an experience. Although the result of Reiki is unique for everyone, most report the feeling of deep physical and mental relaxation during and after treatment. Reiki is administered through a light touch of the hands on various body parts. During treatment, the recipient rests in a reclined position, fully clothed.

What does Reiki do? Reiki, through its powerful universal energy, accelerates healing of injury, discomfort and disease. It also promotes the healing of emotional and spiritual issues, as well. After a session many report a heightened awareness of new thoughts and understanding. A Reiki practitioner must first be trained by a Reiki Master to both learn how to channel the healing energy of the universe and unlock his or her individual power. Once this is done, a practitioner can perform Reiki on oneself. It also provides the practitioner a gift and a tool that lasts throughout the lifetime.


What is Qigong? Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is an ancient exercise and healing system. Originally an ancient Chinese system of healthcare, it focuses on the Qi, or “chi,” meaning “breath” and “energy,” and “gong,” meaning “exercise.” The history of Qigong dates back to, 500 B.C. It is the foundation of Tai Chi and martial arts, combining the two disciplines to create what Garri Garripoli, Qigong master, calls in his book “Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance,” a “moving meditation.” Many benefits of Qigong are associated with the balancing of the body with the mind and spirit. It has been proven to increase immune function and decrease blood pressure. Moreover, Qigong has helped eliminate chronic pain and can reduce stress. It does this by breaking up blockages of energy that surround the body.

How to do it? Qigong uses slow, controlled, stretching-type movements which allow a person to connect to their source. It does this through deep breathing and guided breath work. Each person is unique and each must trust their own body with this process. When performing Qigong, seek you own unique “balance.” Qigong has also become a low-cost healthcare strategy in China. Its foundation is rooted in the regulation of breath, therefore, attention is placed on posture and relaxation of the mind. For Qigong videos check out www.livingarts.com or enjoy the Qigong exercise program I’ve given you in my book Spiritual Fitness: The 7-Steps to Living Well.

Regardless of what you choose to believe about chi, this much is true: Deep breathing and relaxation will bring you balance and peace. Therefore, by using meditation, Reiki, Qigong or a combination of all three, you can stimulate the body to naturally connect to your inner nature and purify your state of mind.

By: Laura Turner

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Laura M. Turner, C.H.H.P is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and author. She hosts http://www.beauty-and-body.com and publishes the New Body News and Wellness Letter, The Online Magazine Healthy People Read. ( http://www.new-body-news.com ) Subscribe for f.r.e.e. and receive her Special Report: “Take Charge of Your Health!” and check out her latest book: Spiritual Fitness: The 7-Steps to Living Well.

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Digestive Fiber: Better Health, Nutrition And Disease Fighter

June 11th, 2009 | Posted in Medicine   Add Comment
We’ve all heard of the importance of having a high-fiber, but do you know why? Fiber is essentially a natural disease fighter in the body, being credited with lowering cholesterol levels and helping to ward off heart disease.

When you eat fatty foods, you’re eating cholesterol. It’s a fat-soluble item that is usually found in meat and other products made from animals. In the form you eat it, it cannot be eliminated from the body, because it is too hard for the system to break down and move it through. Instead, when you eat cholesterol, your body has to chemically change it into a water-soluble form with the help of the liver which will produce a digestive fluid, know as bile, and then store the broken down cholesterol in the gallbladder.

The bile that has been stored in the gall bladder is now relatively toxic. It’s holding on to that broken down cholesterol, histamines from the body and other items that need to be removed from your system. This is where fiber comes in to help out. The fiber will absorb the bile compound and remove it, as well as the broken down cholesterol, from your body in your next bowel movement. This keeps the cholesterol from staying in your body, thus helping you keep a healthy cholesterol level.

In addition to helping on the cholesterol front, fiber will also help defend your body against diabetes. When you eat foods high in fiber, they break down and create sugar gradually. This slow and constant break down, then absorption of sugars by the body, keep your blood sugar levels steady and lessen the change of developing diabetes.

A recent study conducted by members of Tufts University in Boston may have found a link in high-fiber diets and lowering blood pressure as well. They tested a number of people on their blood pressure levels. Then they put some of them on a 6-week high-fiber diet. Those on the diet saw their systolic blood pressure drop by about 7 points. The belief is that since fiber breaks down slowly into sugars for the body, it also controls the insulin levels. Insulin is created in the pancreas when digestion is happening. Fast increases in insulin levels to counter high absorption of sugars in the body can cause blood pressure to go up as well. The slower breakdown of fiber causes both levels to remain steady and healthy.

They key to being a recipient of the benefits of fiber is to make sure there is enough of it in your diet. Take a look at what you eat and make sure there is a large portion of high-fiber foods included. These foods are vegetables such as squash, spinach, broccoli, carrots, brussel sprouts, beans and endive. Fruits are another high fiber source, so add fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, apples, bananas, coconut and pineapple to your diet.

By: Brandon H. Masters

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Brandon H. Masters is a health enthusiast, researcher and veteran of the Natural Products industry. He is devoted to educating others on the benefits of weight management using natural solutions including a balanced diet. High Fiber Diet Plan



June 9th, 2009 | Posted in Cooking Recipes   Add Comment
Can I please have like a lot of recipies? Like 30 and almost all from a different catagore?! The won that comes closest to 30 WIth a lot from different catagories like salads and meet dishes and desserts and pastas and so on gets best answer! And be creative please or pick one of the internet that looks it! Thanks! 🙂

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College ‘In-Dorm Eating tips?

June 9th, 2009 | Posted in Cooking Recipes   Add Comment
perko23 asked:

Alot of times I dont have time to go to the cafeteria at night and it closes fairly early. I’m getting sick of eating out and cooking Ramen noodles in the microwave. Does anyone have any suggestions on some food I can start to make in the microwave? [preferably healthy…but cheap]
We do have a mini fridge that I share with my roomate.Its a smaller version, small enough not to be able to hold a half gallon of milk without having to lay it down or take out the shelf.
Thanks for all your options!

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Your Best Vegetarian Recipe (Kid friendly)?

June 9th, 2009 | Posted in Vegetarian Vegan   Add Comment
Wish you knew asked:

Do you have any good recipies? Ones that I don’t have to go to a health store…..something I can do from a regular grocery store.
SexyTrojan….would you like to elaborate……and leave a recipe???
TY SexyTrojan!!! AWESOME!!
Thank you………there are too many good ones so I will let others vote. But ALL were yummy ideas thanks!

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Better Mexican Food Gifts Today and Tomorrow

June 9th, 2009 | Posted in Food And Beverage   Add Comment
Choosing the most appropriate present for a friend, relative, or colleague can be a difficult and time-consuming task. There are so many options, and there are gender specific, age specific and other types of presents. How can you be sure that the present you give will be well-received and appreciated? One way is to keep it simple while providing something useful. That is what Mexican food gifts are all about – keeping it simple and absolutely delicious.

Traditional chocolates may be great for many occasions, but sometimes, health reasons dictate that chocolate is not a part of the healthy diet. The great thing about picking a variety in Mexican food gifts for the perfect gift giving occasion is that it is always healthy. Salsa is one of the healthier foods in the world, filled with oodles of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Mexican food gifts just make good common sense when it comes to healthy presents for just about anyone. Choosing from the array of salsa, sauces, and even other fine delicacies, you will find that gift giving has never been so scrumptious.

What other delicacies might you find on your journey for the perfect gift?

Consider chocolates native to Mexico. These chocolates are wonderfully rich and filled with the goodness you expect from a more natural chocolate. By the bar or by the piece, these make great ideas for fillers when it comes to a gift box or gift basket. Each specially wrapped piece is a piece of heaven. Your gift recipient will be thankful for the wonderful chocolates for a long time to come.

Another great idea is coffee native to Mexico. Coffee is one of those exceptional Mexican food gifts that make the day a whole lot brighter. Strong and rich, Mexican coffee is a wonderful addition either by the ounce or by the pound. In addition, you will find this robust flavor will fill the house with a rich aroma that is sure to please.

Of course, just because you add coffees, chocolates, salsas, or sauces does not mean adding some cookware is out of the question. There are many types of cookware ranging from taco makers to other high-end items. These make a great center piece for any gift box or gift basket. Imagine the surprise when you present a cast iron griddle that will be a favorite piece of cookware for every meal.

The presentation is of utmost importance as well. Mexico is home to brilliant colors that have a flare for mingling the natural and favorites. When finding an exceptional presentation for all your Mexican food boxes, consider highlighting your gift with an array of brilliant colors in an appealing pattern. Even the filling used can be made of this same brilliant color.

When it comes to Mexican food gifts, you will find that there are ample opportunities to insure you get the job done right. Each piece offers something unique and natural to the home or office. Whether munching delicious and natural salsas with warm tortilla chips or appreciating a new cast iron griddle, having the best near you starts with insuring you give only the best to those you care about in your life.

By: Annie Dubois

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More about Annie Dubois and great Mexican food or gift boxes can be found at Mexican Food & Gifts To Go.

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