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Fitness Model: Jennifer Nicole Lee Fun Fit Foodie Berry Delicious Dessert Recipe

2 Aug funfitfoodie-jennifer-nicole-lee

Jennifer Nicole Lee is breaking the rules of healthy cooking with her Fun Fit Foodie Cookbook! She shows you that eating more not less will help you shed those stubborn pounds and that eating healthy goes way beyond the boring grilled chicken and broccoli dish! She shows you how you can create exotic, gourmet, delicious antioxidant meals in a flash, that your entire family will love-and which will help you shed pounds while still satisfying your taste buds! View vids now to see JNL in action in her Fun Fit Foodie kitchen!

Jennifer Nicole Lee is an Author, Fitness Expert, Lifestyle Consultant, FITNESS MODEL™ and most importantly a devoted wife and mother.

Her motivational weight loss success story has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The CBS Early Morning Show, Fox & Friends, Inside Edition, & The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, thus inspiring millions.

She continues to share and shine her light to help others realize and achieve their lifestyle goals, believing that everyone deserves to increase the quality of their life. Jennifer Nicole Lee’s mission is “to help increase the quality of everyone’s life.”

www.TheFunFitFoodie.tv

Fitness Model Jennifer Nicole Lee Celebrates New JNL Clothing Line Additions

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SAVE THE DATE! SAT AUGUST 27TH DUE TO THE DEMAND OF ATTEDING THE JNL CLOTHING LINE TRUNK SHOW, WE ARE OPENING OUR DOORS ONE HOUR EARLIER, AND STAYING OPEN TIL MIDNIGHT OR LATER! RSVP to JNLSpecialEvents@gmail.com And visit the entire line at www.JNLClothing.com

SAVE THE DATE! SAT AUGUST 27TH DUE TO THE DEMAND OF ATTENDING THE JNL CLOTHING LINE TRUNK SHOW, WE ARE OPENING OUR DOORS ONE HOUR EARLIER, AND STAYING OPEN TIL MIDNIGHT OR LATER! RSVP to JNLSpecialEvents@gmail.com And visit the entire line at www.JNLClothing.com

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HOW TO LOOK LIKE A FITNESS MODEL, WITHOUT BEING ONE!

Jennifer Nicole Lee, Ms. Bikini America, Ms. Bikini Universe, and Author of the Finess Model Program

You see “her” as you pass by the magazine rack. When you’re in the grocery store checkout line, “she’s” looking right at you from the fitness magazine cover…

Her abs are tight, her waistline whittled, her shoulders are perfectly rounded off with muscular mushroom caps, her teeth are bright white with a smile exuding unbreakable confidence, her hair is shiny, and she stands tall upon solid strong legs with sexy sweeping quads.

She is poised, polished and statuesque with an athletic yet feminine build, as she stands tall atop solid strong legs with sweeping quads. Wearing maybe a workout outfit or a bikini, she is the epitome of health, wellness, and fitness. Her image is respected- She is a Fitness Model ™- the picture of strength and beauty that so many women strive to attain.

You ask yourself “Could I ever look that good? How can I achieve that Fitness Model ™ look?

Click to her a special message from Jennifer about the Finess Model Program

Well, I’m here to tell you based on my personal experience that you can! The “Fitness Model™” physique or look, contrary to popular belief, is something that that ALL can achieve! Even if you don’t want to grace the cover of a health magazine or compete, you still can achieve the LOOK of a Fitness Model™ or Competitor.

With my concentration in fitness, I am qualified to be your mentor and coach- being Ms. Bikini America, Ms. Bikini Universe and the first ever Ms. Muscle and Fitness- I can and will give you quality content and top trade secrets that you MUST know to achieve this coveted cover girl body! I know what it is like first hand to spend thousands of dollars and not get the results that I needed.

Dear Fitness Friend,

Are you interested in looking like a Fitness Model™
as quickly as possibly you can?

Using my simple and easy to follow My Fitness Model™ workout routine is simple and easy to follow!

There is NO endless cardio, fancy equipment and you don’t need to be on steroids to achieve that strong yet feminine sexy muscle tone!

Here is why:

My name is Jennifer Nicole Lee. My weight loss success story has been featured on Oprah Winfrey, Inside Edition, The Big Idea with Donny Deutch and “E” Entertainment among many others.

I hold titles such as Ms. Bikini America and have been named the first ever Ms. Muscle and Fitness. I am a world renowned fitness expert, author and lifestyle consultant and have all the credentials to coach and train you to the cover worthy body that you deserve. I am an Ace Certified Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. I am also a specialist in sports supplementation and certified through ISSA (International Sports Science Association).

I am also a contributing author of too many health and exercise articles to count including online websites and magazines such as Oxygen, Fitness Rx and Bodybuilding.com. I run an International consultation firm, thus having coached thousands of women from around the world. I have hosted weekend fitness retreats drawing women from all over the country to hear me speak!

I have designed a revolutionary new fat loss and muscle building system called the “Fitness Model Book™”. It was specifically created to help busy women LIKE YOU (students, business women, mothers and even fellow female fitness experts) to achieve that worshipped Fitness Model™ physique leading them to jaw dropping, magazine cover worthy results in the least amount of time, money and energy spent.

Check Out This Short Preview For A Peek Inside
The Fitness Model Book!

Description

JNL’s inspirational weight loss success story has motivated millions worldwide. She is the world’s top fitness model, and now she will show you the way Now it’s your turn to become the new “fitness model” you – sexy, strong, and sleek In JNL’s Fitness Model Diet, she reveals and shares her top trade secrets of the Super Fitness Model life: discover super fitness model beauty secrets, explore JNL’s all-time favorite and fail proof workouts, and get two week’s worth of JNL’s fitness model recipes and food plans to help you blast fat off fast, revealing feminine muscle tone.

Features

  • Genre: Health + Wellness
  • Subgenre: Diet, Exercise, Girls + Women, Health + Health Care
  • Date Published: October 15, 2010
  • Release Date: October 15, 2010
  • Publisher: Advantage Media Group
  • Author: Jennifer Nicole Lee
  • Pages: 204
  • Format: Hardcover

Declare Independence From Food Cravings With Strategies And Expert Tips

27 Jun Favorite-Food-Cravings-102394

 

You’re entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of cheesecake—as long as you’re the one in charge of the food, and not the other way around. If you find yourself constantly surrendering to every delicious morsel that comes your way, it’s time to stage a revolution.

Unfortunately, cravings are hard to crack. Research has shown that everything from hormones, fluctuations in blood sugar levels, nutritional deficiencies, and emotional and psychological reasons can make you yearn for food, whether you’re hungry or not. But whatever the cause of your cravings, there are ways you can fight back. Make these strategies your first line of defense in every battle against chocolate, buttered popcorn, and any other tasty temptation.

 

Banish Blah Meals

A humdrum diet of unseasoned chicken breast and brown rice is a breeding ground for cravings—not because healthy foods are unsatisfying, but because your meal planning lacks variety (and your taste buds are snoring). A study published in the journal Physiological Behavior found that a nutritionally adequate but otherwise boring and restrictive diet leads to a large increase in the frequency of food cravings. Following a week of normal eating, the study participants were fed a monotonous diet consisting only of a nutritionally complete, vanilla-flavored liquid that was calorically equivalent to each participant’s normal diet. During the four days of the bland eating plan, participants experienced greater food cravings—especially for sweets and entrees, with 76 percent of cravings falling into those two categories.

No matter how delicious, the same three meals in rotation will get old really quickly. Plus, when you feel like a food is a punishment or unpleasant, you may be more susceptible to cravings because you’ll want to reward yourself for enduring it, says Bethany Thayer, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and manager of wellness programs and strategies for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Make your healthy meals pop by sprinkling chicken with tasty herbs like rosemary and tarragon, trying exotic fruits and veggies like lychee and bok choy, and experimenting with new recipes. A little creativity in the kitchen will make your foods tastier and your diet seem less loathsome.

 

Take Food Off the Pedestal

Are daydreams of doughnuts your guilty pleasure? Unfortunately, our tendency to think about certain foods as off-limits only increases their appeal. This is especially true for dieters with long “do not eat” lists; studies consistently show that dieters report higher levels of food cravings than people on unrestricted diets. What’s more, even unappetizing foods can prompt cravings if they’re highly constrained. That was another surprising outcome of the Physiological Behavior study: Participants reported craving the bland vanilla drink even after they were allowed to return to normal eating—and despite disliking it.

The study’s lead author concluded in an article published in the Journal of Nutrition that the fact that even unpalatable foods could be desired and overeaten revealed that it may be the way in which foods are consumed, and not the taste, appearance, and smell, that gets us addicted. “Sometimes it doesn’t matter what the food is,” says Thayer. “As soon as you find out you can’t have it—you want it.” Placing fewer foods on the high-calorie restricted list and allowing yourself small tastes of your favorites could help keep cravings at bay.

 

Take Food Off the Pedestal

Are daydreams of doughnuts your guilty pleasure? Unfortunately, our tendency to think about certain foods as off-limits only increases their appeal. This is especially true for dieters with long “do not eat” lists; studies consistently show that dieters report higher levels of food cravings than people on unrestricted diets. What’s more, even unappetizing foods can prompt cravings if they’re highly constrained. That was another surprising outcome of the Physiological Behavior study: Participants reported craving the bland vanilla drink even after they were allowed to return to normal eating—and despite disliking it.

The study’s lead author concluded in an article published in the Journal of Nutrition that the fact that even unpalatable foods could be desired and overeaten revealed that it may be the way in which foods are consumed, and not the taste, appearance, and smell, that gets us addicted. “Sometimes it doesn’t matter what the food is,” says Thayer. “As soon as you find out you can’t have it—you want it.” Placing fewer foods on the high-calorie restricted list and allowing yourself small tastes of your favorites could help keep cravings at bay.

 

Confront Your Cravings

The next time you feel a hankering for something chocolate, don’t ignore the impulse altogether. Paying attention to the sensation could help you fight off cravings in the future, according to the findings of a recent study published in the journal Appetite. The research showed that participants who were taught to accept their cravings by acknowledging thoughts of food without judgment and without acting on those impulses reported significantly lower cravings overall. Among other exercises, study participants were instructed to perform a “body scan,” a technique where attention is brought to each area of the body, starting with the toes and moving up to the top of the head. The body scan was meant to increase awareness and acceptance of bodily sensations including hunger, satiety, and craving. Researchers concluded that by taking a step back and observing a food craving, participants were able to recognize cravings’ fleeting nature and learn that they eventually fade.

One of the best ways to become of aware of cravings is to keep a food journal, suggests Thayer. “I encourage people to be very conscious of what they’re craving, as well as what’s driving that behavior. Do you feel physical hunger? Was there an experience that triggered the craving? If you keep track of all these things, you can identify patterns in your eating,” she says. Once you realize that your impulse is due to low energy or hunger, you can satisfy your body with a cup of coffee or a bowl of high-fiber cereal rather than reaching for a doughnut. You can also use a journal to monitor timing of meals and snacks—it’s best to eat every 4 hours to keep hunger (and snack attacks) at bay.

 

Say So Long to Stress

When the going gets tough, even the tough get snacking. A study published in the journal Nutrition Bulletin found a strong correlation between the secretion of cortisol, a hormone released during stress, and changes in food choice and increased caloric intake. Study participants ate 350 calories more on average and consumed greater amounts of saturated fatty acids and carbohydrates during stressful situations than they did during the baseline period.

Why do we carbo-load in times of distress? Foods with high energy density can temporarily boost levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that regulates mood. So after a bad day at the office or a big fight with a loved one, we reach for something sugary and carb-heavy to cope, according to a paper published in the journal Physiology and Behavior. “There could have been a time when you were feeling low or stressed—you ate something sweet, experienced that boost of serotonin, and then it became a conditioned response: Feel sad, eat sweets,” says Thayer.

Unfortunately, it’s a calorically expensive pattern to get into. While a simple carbohydrate such as sugar does boost serotonin, the feeling is fleeting, and you’ll have to reach into the candy bowl more times than you’d like to maintain it, says Thayer. One sweet snack turns into another to keep your energy up. A better way to fight sugar cravings long-term is to consume complex carbohydrates like whole grains rather than blood-sugar spiking white varieties, she says. And to stave off cravings in the moment, take a brisk walk or head to the gym for a full-blown workout if time permits. Studies show that people report a higher tendency to eat in order to distract themselves from stress; sidetrack yourself with a sweat session to curb cravings and get fit in the process.

 

Take a Lap

Studies show that chocolate is the most commonly (and intensely) craved food item. (It’s so prevalent that one Journal of Proteome Research study even links the type of bacteria living in the human digestive system to a desire for the sweet stuff.) While antioxidant-rich dark chocolate is a perfectly good snack in moderation, a relentless cocoa craving makes sticking to a single serving nearly impossible. But you can fight back. A study published in the journal Appetite found that a brisk 15-minute walk significantly reduces chocolates urges in regular chocolate eaters during and for at least 10 minutes following the completion of exercise. “Taking a walk provides distraction from your craving and reminds you of your long-term fitness goals,” says Thayer. “There’s also the mental component. If you’ve done something good for yourself—like taking a walk for exercise—it precipitates doing even more good for yourself. You’re less likely to eat the chocolate after the walk because it would undo the healthy practice you just performed.”

Can’t take a lap? Clench a muscle. A recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that firming muscles—whether in your hand, finger, calf, or biceps—can improve self-control, including overcoming the call of tempting foods when a craving hits.

 

 

Why Is Vitamin K Important Nutrient For Heart And Bone Health?!

7 Jun Vitamin-K-102939

 

Vitamin K is one of those vitamins that you do not seem to hear a lot about in the media or in the doctor’s office. So what is vitamin K and why should you care about it?

Vitamin K is an important nutrient for heart and bone health. There are two natural forms utilized by the body, including Vitamin K1 and K2. Vitamin K1 is used for blood coagulation, while K2, which is mostly found in meat, liver, cheese, and egg yolks, is used for calcium regulation. With prevailing low-fat and vegetarian diets, many of us eat reduced amounts of meat and opt for egg white omelets, basically eliminating the richest source of this essential vitamin. As a result, many people may be deficient in K2.

Natto, a fermented form of soy, native to Japan, is an excellent source of K2, but is not common in the United States. K1 is found in leafy greens such as kale, spinach, chard, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, parsley, and romaine lettuce. To get enough K1, however, you would need to eat an abundance of these foods daily, which unfortunately, most of us do not do. While K1 is also not very well absorbed by the body (usually about 10%, but absorption is improved when consumed in conjunction with fatty oils, so pour on that olive oil!), K2 is more bioavailable for the human body. Both vitamins work together to prevent cardiovascular disease in that K2 controls calcification in your arteries and K1 helps to thin the blood. Find out more by visiting http://www.DrEliaz.org.

Calcification of the arteries is a form of cardiovascular degeneration that can begin at an early age but usually goes unnoticed until more serious problems arise. K2 helps prevent this process by deciding where calcium gets delivered in the body. K2 ensures that the calcium you consume is deposited in your bones, not in your blood vessels and other soft tissues. Heart Disease Specialist, Dr. William Davis explains, “Normal deposition of calcium occurs only in bone and in teeth. Abnormal deposition of calcium in the body occurs in three places: the inner lining of the arteries of the body (the intima) that causes atherosclerotic plaque; the muscle layer of arteries (“medial calcification”); and heart valves. K2 appears to be the form of vitamin K responsible for controlling these phenomena (not K1, the form that plays a crucial role in blood clotting).” It is easy to see why Vitamin K2 is important in preventing heart disease and osteoporosis.

Without enough vitamin K (both K1 and K2), the vast majority of the population are at risk for age-related disease. Your arteries receive calcium they do not need or want, and your bones become more porous since the calcium is not delivered to them.

K2 also helps promote blood vessel elasticity by safeguarding elastin, the core protein in the muscle fibers primarily responsible for the elasticity of the arterial wall. Existing elastin is damaged and new production is inhibited by calcium deposition. If you are at risk for cardiovascular disease and/or osteoporosis, consider adding full spectrum Vitamin K supplementation to your diet. And if you are vegan or on a strict diet, it may be wise to consider K2 supplements. Adding some hard cheese to your diet or a hardboiled egg for a fast breakfast may greatly improve your heart health and decrease your risk for osteoporosis.

Life And Living/Newsroom

MTV Realty Star: Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Slims Down

21 Apr Snooki-Slims-Down-193848

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has slimmed down. But how did the reality star lose weight — the “17-Day-Diet?” “Dukan Diet?” JWoww better look out; there’s a new sheriff in town, and she is thin.

She’s no longer the half-pint overweight lover of the high-flying MTV reality television series.

She’s frequently the butt of the jokes on late night television like “Letterman,” but the chick with the attitude is having the last laugh.

She’s been battling weight issues since high school, and at one point was rumored to be down to 80-pounds. The eating disorder, just like the one Disney’s Demi Lovato is battling currently, nearly consumed her.

But the 23-year-old Seaside Heights diva made a promise to work on her weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

It appears she made the right choices by the photo. Fans were beginning to wonder where she was, except when she made a few cameo appearances recently.

Here’s the slim-downed tweet to her fans:

“Ready for Summaaa!!! Water is my new best friend. #dieting.”

With the new body, the “Jersey Shore” star can concentrate on life away from Seaside Heights in her upcoming series with co-star, JWoww, due out in 2012.

As far as how Snooki lost the weight and trimmed down her body, it appears the “17-Day Diet” or the “Dukan Diet” was not part of the plan. Looks like plain ole water did the trick, sort of. Or maybe water has replaced gin and juice?

Celebrity/Newsroom

What do you think about Snooki’s new weight loss?

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