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Fitness Model Jennifer Nicole Lee Celebrates New JNL Clothing Line Additions

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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!


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.


  • 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

Perfect Snack Treat: Lyzabeth’s Ultimate Trailmix BODYFEL

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Lyzabeth Lopez

Overall Goal:  To stay healthy and fit as a lifestyle and to motivate others to do the same through my video blogs http://www.youtube.com/lyzabethlopez & my workout http://www.hourglassworkout.com xoxo

Personal Info And Background:

Real Name:
Lyzabeth Lopez
Toronto, Ont, Canada
Active Living Coordinator, Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Dance Teacher, Model, Producer
Personal Website:
Primary Gym:
High School:
When I Started:
How I Started:
Began lifting weights at 12 years old:))) Been hooked ever since….
Why I Love It:
….there’s nothing like it… it’s my morning coffee….and it keeps me fitting in my skinny jeans, lol:)
How I Stay Motivated:
…it’s second nature…
BB Accomplishments:
Magazine Features in: Oxygen Planet Muscle Muscle Mag Muscle News FAME (Cover) Inside Fitness FAME PRO Card in: Fitness and Fitness Model Fitness and Bodybuilding Judge for: FAME FUP Canadian Classic CFMC (in ass with IFBB)
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The only limitations we have are the ones we put on ourselves. http://www.LyzabethLopez.com

Health And Wellness: Change Your Life With The Flat Belly Diet

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Belly fat is not only unsightly, it’s deadly; it has been linked to a long list of adverse health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and breast cancer. Prevention’s Flat Belly Diet, a revolutionary plan that’s already helped more than one million people lose weight around their middles, may help target dangerous belly fat with monounsaturated fats (better known as MUFAs)—found in delicious foods like nuts and seeds, vegetable oils, olives, avocados, and dark chocolate.

“The food…tastes so good, and there’s so much of it!” On the Flat Belly Diet, it’s important to enjoy these foods, in the right amounts, with every meal. The Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook makes that easy. All of the recipes were carefully developed to ma… full descriptionke sure every meal includes just the right amount of MUFAs and meets the plan’s 400-calorie guideline, so readers can mix and match meals to suit their taste. And there’s no need to count calories. All the work has already been done!

“I had to get over all those years of denying myself…. I’m so excited by this diet.” Packed with 200 dishes that feature these scrumptious fat-fighting MUFA-rich foods, as well as more than 50 lush photographs, this book gives readers plenty to whet their appetites: -Great-to-wake-up-to dishes like Banana Pancakes with Walnut Honey and Eggs Florentine with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto -International favorites like Thai Corn and Crab Soup and Caribbean Chicken Salad -Cozy comfort food like Spaghetti with Roasted Cauliflower and Olives and Turkey Meat Loaf with Walnuts and Sage -Quick, satisfying snacks like Tex-Mex Snack Mix, Peanut Butter Spirals, and Nutty Chicken Nuggets -Sweet treats like Super-Rich Chocolate Cake with Maple Frosting and Peach and Blueberry Tart with Pecan Crust (less description)

Author: Liz Vaccariello, Cynthia Sass

Flat Belly Diet Online Website

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The Importance Of Healthy Food And Good Nutrition

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Many people do not consider eating healthy food because the cheesy and fried stuff is tastier. This is the primary reason for the formation of diseases all around the world. In 1950, the average age of a human being was 76, while today it is 63. If this continues, humans will become extinct one day. So, if you want to serve the humanity, please consider eating healthy food once in a while.

We spend a lot of money on our luxurious like Playstations and furniture, but we hardly consider buying quality food products. If you take in food with proper nutrition then you can easily avoid diseases. You should remember that the amount of sleep you get also plays a major role in determining your health. So, if you sleep for the appropriate amount you have very little to worry about. Read More….

Written By: Kadeine Washington
Source: Open Talk Magazine  12/12/2010 00:04:00

Top Cancer Fighting Superfoods

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Did you know that Mother Nature has a wonderful bounty of nutrient rich products that provide wholesome goodness for you? Are you eating right and giving your body the precise nutrition it needs? If not, then it’s time to meet nature’s superheroes or superfoods as we know them.

Food as we know it is being studied more closely than ever. There is substantial amount of research being conducted to better understand how foods nourish our bodies, how they can heal various disorders, how some foods provide multiple benefits and so on. There is no one set definition for the term ‘superfoods’, but they are in an exclusive class of their own.

Superfoods in general are low in calories; contain good amounts of omega 3 fatty acids, are high in fiber, contain disease fighting antioxidants, and are rich in vitamins and minerals. They have also been found to lower blood cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, protect from heart disease, increase body metabolism; which in turn helps burn away fat, cleanse the body of toxins, and even help protect against cancer. The good news is that these superfoods are easily available and are most likely already in your kitchen. Its’ time to make these superfoods a part of your everyday nutrition-

Berries – Load up on blueberries, cranberries, acai berries and black berries whenever you need a snack as they are incredible little packages of health benefits. They are rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, and have high water and fiber density. They are also low in calories and packed with vitamins. They are most potent in their raw form, so mix them up into a delicious smoothie or add a handful to a cup of yoghurt. Enjoy an immunity boosting treat!

Nuts – You may have heard that nuts aren’t good for people trying to lose weight but the key is to enjoy them in moderation. Nuts are chockfull of protein, essential fats, vitamins and even antioxidants. When eaten in proper proportions, they actually help to lower cholesterol, boost heart health and are ideal snacks to enjoy. Almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts and pistachios are the best varieties of nuts to stock in your kitchen.

Yoghurt with live cultures – Yoghurt provides your body a high dose of calcium as well as protein and potassium. Nutritionists recommend eating yoghurt that contains strains of live cultures, because it helps to increase the amount of good bacteria in the body; thus reducing the multiplying of bad bacteria, aiding in improving the digestive tract, and has been proven to strengthen the immune system. In fact, various clinical studies are being conducted into understanding the wide variety of other benefits that yoghurt provides. The best way to eat yoghurt is as a daily snack between meals. If you prefer a sweeter version, simply add some sugar or throw in some diced fruits. You could even blend some fruits together with yoghurt and create a highly nutritious smoothie in the morning.

Eggs – If you have cholesterol problems, you may be advised to limit your intake of eggs to not more than 2 per week. Eggs are superfoods because they are highly nutritious, contain loads of protein and are easily available. Studies show that people who ate two eggs at breakfast time were more content up ‘til lunch time and ate lesser throughout the day than those who did not. The egg yolk is full of essential vitamins and aides in brain development; which includes mental sharpness, clarity and improved memory. Go for boiled eggs over other cooked varieties!

Salmon – Salmon has an abundance of heart health boosting omega rich fatty acids, and is low in calories and saturated fat. Salmon is also an excellent protein source. Because of this, nutritionists recommend at least two servings of salmon per week. The best way to prepare salmon is through grilling or baking. Enjoy it in a salad with some tobasco sauce or salsa, or simply team up one portion with a handful of vegetables for a fulfilling meal.

Beans – Vegetarians will be glad to know that beans have plenty of insoluble fiber (which helps rid the body of toxins), have been proven to lower blood cholesterol, are a great protein source, contain potassium and magnesium and also help you stay full for longer. Steam a handful of beans with other vegetables like carrots, enjoy them as a salad or include them in a soup. Before cooking them, wash them well but don’t remove the runners on the sides.

Cruciferous Vegetables – Mom wasn’t wrong when she made you eat your vegetables. Broccoli is one of the best known cruciferous vegetables, which is a great source of vitamins, contains fiber, and even possess cancer protecting properties. In fact, they are a favorite with people who battle weight gain. The best way to cook them is by lightly stir frying, steaming, and grilling, but make sure not to over-cook; thus ridding them of all the great nutrients. Add them to soups, salads, side dishes or enjoy them as a snack by themselves.

Oatmeal – A bowl of oatmeal with a handful of fruits is a great way to begin your day. Oatmeal takes time to digest in the body leaving you full for a longer period, is high in fiber, and has been proven to be great for your heart. Because oatmeal is a slow release carbohydrate, it does not have an impact on blood sugar levels. Oatmeal will provide you a wonderful boost that lasts throughout the day.

Olives – One reason why people who follow the Mediterranean diet have such healthy hearts is largely thanks to the olives that are present in their diet. Olives are full of healthy fats and also have anti-inflammatory properties. They are not only great for your heart but also keep you fuller for long.

Green Tea – Whenever you are in the mood for a beverage, make a cup of green tea. Green tea has been proven to increase metabolism, promote better heart health, speed up digestion, help in regulating blood sugar and provide your body a cocktail of antioxidants. It’s a great aid in weight loss and even has natural de-stressing properties.

Adding just a few of these super-foods listed will have great benefits for your life to come. You will find yourself with more energy, less stress, and a greater sense of well-being. So stop by your favorite supermarket today!

Written By: Sanjana George

Source: Open Talk Magazine

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