“The Dreaded Fast Food Menu; Aka Caloric Killer’s”

20 11 2008

If you’re like two thirds of working Americans, you pick up lunch from a fast food joint or restaurant at least once a week. Sure, it’s not as healthy as packing your own lunch, but eating out every once in a while can’t hurt, right?

Not so fast: You’re Dead Wrong!

Not only could the window worker pile an entire day’s worth of calories through your car window with one serving, but soon after you will be sucking your energy and productivity right back out that window: Carb overloads lead to energy spikes and crashes, and studies have shown that the bigger your waistline, the lower your cognitive functioning and the more sick days you take.

Kind of ironic, considering “convenience” is the most common reason people give for buying lunch during the workday. In this economy, it’s hardly convenient to snore through the 2 o’clock meeting, or miss a few crucial days when the boss is looking for you.

A healthy lunch can help you maximize your afternoon performance, but if you’re in a hurry to grab and go, you might not take the time to sort through the menu hits and misses. Let the Eat This, Not That! folks be your efficiency experts: DON’T order the following items. Opt instead for less outrageous alternatives (also below), and reap the benefits at bonus time.
 
QUIZNO’S
Large Prime Rib Cheesesteak Sub
1,770 calories
116 g fat (25 g saturated, 2.5 g trans)
2,895 mg sodium
 
Fat Equivalent: Like eating 5 Dunkin Donuts cheese danishes!
 
It’s hard enough to make the argument for one cheese Danish, but five? And we’re just talking fat, here — with more than 1,000 calories of the stuff in just one sandwich. You’re also be filling up with more than a day’s worth of sodium and saturated fat. While this is one of the worst items you could choose, the rest of the Quizno’s menu has hazards, as well.

But if your coworkers insist on eating there, order this:
 
Regular Turkey Ranch and Swiss Sub with reduced fat Ranch
590 calories
18 g fat (2.5 g saturated)
2,235 mg sodium
 
CHILI’S
Crispy Honey Chipotle Crispers

1,890 calories
99 g fat (19 g saturated)
3,470 mg sodium
 
Calorie Equivalent: Like eating an entire medium Pizza Hut 12″ pepperoni pizza!
 
If you have the time for a sit-down meal, you have the time to think this through. Chicken Crispers are fun, but account for almost a whole day’s worth of calories and almost two days’ worth of sodium.

Your smarter choice is to eat this instead:
 
Classic Chicken Fajitas
330 calories
11 g fat (2 saturated)
2,080 mg sodium
 
And another hint for a healthy sit-down lunch: forgo the appetizers. Chili’s Texas Cheese Fries with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing made the top of our list when we rounded up the worst appetizers money can buy.
 
ARBY’S
Roast Turkey Ranch and Bacon Sandwich

818 calories
38 g fat (11 g saturated, 0.5 g trans)
2,146 mg sodium
 
Calorie Equivalent: Like eating 23 Thin Mints (one whole sleeve)!

Just because you could prepare it at home doesn’t mean it’s good for you when you order it away from home — the Roast Turkey Ranch and Bacon Sandwich packs nearly half of your daily allowance of calories and almost an entire day’s dose of sodium. Doesn’t leave much room for anything else, does it?

Eat this instead:
 
Sourdough Roast Beef Melt
355 calories
14 g fat (5 g saturated, 1 trans)
1,047 mg of sodium
DAIRY QUEEN
Wild Buffalo Chicken Strip Basket (4 piece)

1,340 calories
96 g fat (18 g saturated)
4,820 mg sodium
 
Sodium Equivalent: Like eating 14 large orders of McDonald’s French fries!
 
Talk about a value meal: one Chicken Strip Basket gives you two days’ payload of sodium! If thinking about it doesn’t elevate your blood pressure, eating it might.

 

Eat this instead:
 
Crispy Chicken Sandwich

530 calories
29 g fat (4.5 g saturated, 3 g trans)
1,020 mg sodium
PANERA
Italian Combo on Ciabatta sandwich

1,070 calories
50 g fat (19 g saturated, 0.5 g trans)
3,010 mg of sodium
 
Fat Equivalent: Like eating 6 slices of Papa John’s cheese pizza!
 
You were on the right track in choosing Panera, but don’t be sidelined by the allure of the Italian Combo. Ciabatta bread may sound sophisticated, but you won’t look so refined when you’re lugging that spare Pirelli around your midsection.

 

Eat this instead:
 
Smoked Turkey Breast on Sourdough sandwich
470 calories
17 g fat (2.5 g saturated)
1,680 mg sodium
 
CHIPOTLE
13” Tortilla with steak, black beans, rice, cheese, sour cream and lettuce

1,005 calories
40 g fat (17 g saturated)
1,948 mg sodium
 
Calorie Equivalent: Like eating 40 Hershey’s Kisses!

The good news about this tortilla is that it contains 57 grams of protein, but that’s hardly worth the outrageous calorie and carbohydrate load — with 100 grams of carbs, you’ve already covered a third of your recommended daily intake, plus you’re taking in nearly a day’s worth of sodium and saturated fat. Downsize to drop pounds.

Eat this instead:
 
Three hard tacos with steak, pinto beans, sour cream and lettuce
633 calories
25 g fat (11 g saturated)
854 mg sodium
 
(Another hint: When it comes to Chipotle chips, just say “no.” They add an outrageous 570 calories and 73 extra grams of carbs.)
 
HARDEE’S
2/3-lb Monster Thickburger

1,420 calories
108 g fat (43 g saturated)
2,770 mg sodium
 
Saturated Fat Equivalent: Like eating 43 strips of Oscar Mayer bacon!
 
It’s called Monster for a reason. It’s a monster load of saturated fat (more than two days’ worth). The good news is that it has a friendlier, healthier cousin in the 1/3-lb Low-Carb Thickburger, with 1,000 fewer calories and a third the amount of fat. Even better, the Low-Carb Thickburger is true to its name — it only has 5 grams of quick-burning carbohydrates, compared to 46 grams in the Monster.

Eat this instead:
 
1/3-lb Low-Carb Thickburger
420 calories
32 g fat (12 g saturated)
1,010 mg sodium
BURGER KING
Triple Whopper Sandwich with cheese and mayo

1,230 calories
82 g fat (32 g saturated)
1,590 mg sodium
 
Fat Equivalent:
Like eating 10 slices of Papa John’s cheese pizza!

 

You should know by now not to order a triple anything. In this case you’re getting egregious calorie, fat, and sodium overloads. Choose a regular cheeseburger instead and slash 900 calories, 66 g of fat, and save yourself from the judgmental stares of your coworkers, who are three times as likely to be grossed out!

Eat this instead:
 
Cheeseburger
330 calories
16 g fat (7 g saturated, 0.5 g trans)
780 mg sodium

 

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Are you ready for SEXY?

9 11 2008

 Sexy

Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching

I live for success! My mantra of love, happiness, and abundance is lived out completely with success and fulfillment when I have accomplished a goal, met a challenge, or overcome defeat! Never has this happened more than when I watched my company get voted best personal trainers in Orange County. Jesse Sadoff from Irvine, CA and Michael Foster of Costa Mesa, CA are the other two personal trainers and nutrition coaches, whose success helped to make the company’s goal come true! Without the help of our most beloved Executive Administrator Andrea Muehlhaus of Huntington Beach, the success of our company would be much harder if not impossible to achieve.

If you are striving to look awesome/sexy/great and feel the same visit Innovative Results Website

If you want great trainers, who work M-F from morning until night go to either:
Michael
or Jesse

We are creators of success!





Positive Affirmations

9 11 2008

 

I am successful. I have reached millions of people with love, happiness, and abundance.

I am unconscious competence. I am love, happiness, and abundance. I love this company. I am happy with the church and family this company has created.

I am love, happiness, and abundance. Love flows to me in waves everlasting. Happiness emanates from my core, and is reciprocated in every moment. Abundance reaches me in avalanches of circulating success. I am healthy, wealthy, and full of life!

I love you! I love life! Love has given me a beautiful and prosperous company! My success is global and unstoppable! Thank you!

The team of beautiful entities which creates my life, my business, and my success fills me with love, happiness, and abundance, while creating a stronger spiritual connection with God.

I am a success! I am success! Income, revenue, clients, cash, and financial abundance flows to me easily and abundantly! My life is awesome!

I am loving the financial wellness in my life and in the lives, which surround me!

I am happy for the wealth which is created in my life and in those around me!

I am loved and happy in my spirit, and this manifests success, wealth, and financial fruition in abundance!

My spirit is in constant bloom! This blossom is dripping a pollen so potent, that wherever it lands is a manifestation of love, happiness, and abundance. Love is the energy that flows through my being. Happiness is the radiation of the constant love-energy-flow. Abundance is created everytime an entity is touched with this powerful radiation of happiness formed from the love-energy-flow.

Love, Happiness, and Abundance

Love, Happiness, and Abundance





Life

8 11 2008

Pic of Aaron in normal lifeAaron Guyett wrote this at the beginning of 2008. He had just gone through a lot of life issues, but it is interesting to point out, that now nearing the end of 2008, he had a pretty good run. He partied in New Orleans, Orange County, San Diego, LA, Moscow Russia, and South Padre Island; his business grew enormously with a couple of strategic position changes; he sailed the Caribbean; he did charity work in India; and lastly he got to be a part of the best personal trainers, the best team, and have the best friends in the world! Thank you and enjoy the thoughts he had earlier this year:

I sit in an excited, anxious, and rollercoasting heap of thoughts. I cannot wait to see how this year pans out. I have many exciting opportunities, and many real issues intertwined to give my experience a run for its money. I truly await in great anticipation, and find it hard to just be. I am all about living in the present tense, but with this much commotion it is hard to concentrate on now, focus on here, and let it just be.

I relay these thought to help me generate a foothold on which I can begin to create my presence and my being. I love that I feel good about life, I feel love, and I am happy about the impending creations. I give it all to the Universe, while becoming action of now and pursuer of there. Let the space-time continuum run its course to my imminent success, and life of love, happiness, and abundance.

I am appreciative of your listening, and I am thankful and grateful to you for letting me rant and rave into organization. You are rad. 

With Aaron’s mental and kinesthetic training, it is no wonder he was proclaimed as one of the Nation’s top personal trainers.





Is Your Personal Trainer Certified or Qualified?

8 11 2008

Being a personal trainer nationally certified or not, means absolutely dna-123nothing. In 49 out of 50 states all you need is a heart beat to call yourself a personal trainer. In 50 out of 50 states you can become a “nationally certified” personal trainer for less than $400 and one weekend class. Only 2 of the 500+ certification bodies require a college degree to take their exam and the degree doesn’t even need to be in a related field.

At the same time, it takes over 1500 supervised hours, a state board exam, and a state license to cut someone’s hair in California. Electricians must complete 1600 supervised internship hours, a state board exam, and a state license in order to legally wire an electric socket in my house. But, someone responsible for another person’s health and fitness doesn’t even need a high school diploma!

Most certifications don’t even test their graduates on personal training skills. The majority of large certifications are done entirely on the internet or in test taking centers. These trainers get a piece of paper stating they are certified, yet they may have never trained one single person. Hiring a personal trainer has become like playing Russian roulette with your fitness.

Ok, enough with the trainer bashing… how do you find a good, qualified trainer? First of all, if you decide to hire a trainer, please keep in mind that the best they can ever do is guide you, and help you find your own internal motivation. Secondly, you only want to work with someone who will educate, empower and set you free.

Innovative Results
Voted #1 Personal Trainers in Orange County by FOX LA News





Personal Trainers: Better in Orange County?

4 11 2008

Almost everyone, at some point, has wanted a personal trainer or at least wondered what they do. Since Orange County is the mecca for sports, organic nutrition, looking good, and movie stars, you would think that the best you could get is an Orange County Personal Trainer.

Why the best in OC?

This is somewhat true. Obviously there are personal trainers everywhere, but they get a lot of attention here in Orange County and LA because of the heightened awareness of health and a demanding urge to always look your best on the beach. The weather year round allows short skirts and no shirts.

Orange county has also become very popular in the past decade with all the reality shows and tv sitcoms dedicated directly to the lavish and sexy “oc life”: The OC, Laguna Beach, The Hills,

What about Hollywood?

Also, hollywood has brought a lot of attention to personal trainers because of their demand to get actors into top peak physical shape for certain roles: everyone in Gladiator, Brad Pitt in Troy and several other movies like fight club. These actors are a true testament that some personal trainers know what they are doing and can get serious results.


Here is Brad all ripped up in Fight Club.

Brad Pitt prepared for his role in Troy as Achilles by hiring a personal trainer for six months at the cost of $5,000 a week. That totals about 400% of the average income in America! These guys know that if they want results they will pay for it. Most people I know freak out about paying $500 a month for someone to completely change their lifestyle and possibly save their life.

Mark Twight, owner of Gym Jones, trained all of the men for the movie 300. Here is what he had to say about the training:

“Hard dieting. High reps. Heavy loads. Intense total body training. Great results. Train for performance and appearance follows. Nothing “magical” or “Hollywood” about it. And it’s the type of training anyone looking to improve their physique should be aiming towards – total body metabolic work.”

So did his training styles work…

W/ TRAINING

AMAZING RESULTS!!!

Truly the best…
Bottom line is that Orange County is the absolute mecca for health and good looks. If you are a local resident then you have the best options for finding an exceptional guide to help you hit your goals.

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7 Ways to a Smarter, More Confident, Sexy You!!!

25 10 2008

Do you want to feel better, inside and out, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Well look no further than Exercise!
 
The benefits of exercise, from preventing chronic health conditions to boosting confidence and self-esteem, are hard to ignore. And these benefits are yours for the taking, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing? Check out these seven specific ways exercise can improve your confidence, brain health and life.
 
1. Exercise improves your mood.
Need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help you calm down.
Exercise stimulates various brain chemicals, which may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. You’ll also look better and feel better when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Exercise even reduces feelings of depression and anxiety. Medical studies have shown exercise improves thinking and memory. Physical activity combined with a fitness training regiment not only increases cardio vascular and muscular health, by boosting blood flow and elevating growth hormones, but also shows significant increases in vigor and clear thinking.

Smile!

Smile!

 
2. Exercise combats chronic diseases.
Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent osteoporosis? Regular exercise is the ticket.
Regular exercise can help you prevent – or manage – high blood pressure. Your cholesterol will benefit, too. Regular exercise boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol while decreasing low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly by lowering the buildup of plaque in your arteries.
And there’s even more. Regular exercise can help you prevent type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer.
 
3. Exercise helps you manage your weight.
Want to drop those excess pounds? Trade some tv/couch time for walking or other physical activities.
This one’s a no-brainer. When you exercise, you burn calories. The more intensely you exercise, the more calories you burn – and the easier it is to keep your weight under control. You don’t even need to set aside major chunks of time for working out. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk during your lunch break. Do jumping jacks during commercials. Better yet, turn off your TV and take a brisk walk. Dedicated workouts are excellent, but activity you accumulate throughout the day helps you burn calories, too.
 
4. Exercise strengthens your heart and lungs.
Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Don’t throw in the towel. Regular exercise can leave you breathing easier.
Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. In fact, regular exercise helps your entire cardiovascular system – the circulation of blood through your heart and blood vessels – work more efficiently. When your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy.
 
5. Exercise promotes better sleep.
Struggling to fall asleep? Or stay asleep? It might help to boost your physical activity during the day.
A good night’s sleep can improve your concentration, productivity and mood. And, you guessed it; exercise is sometimes the key to better sleep. Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. The timing is up to you – but if you’re having trouble sleeping, you might want to try late afternoon workouts. The natural dip in body temperature five to six hours after you exercise might help you fall asleep.
 
6. Exercise can put the spark back into your sex life.
Are you too tired to have sex? Or feeling too out of shape to enjoy physical intimacy? Exercise to the rescue.
Regular exercise can leave you feeling energized and looking better, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. But there’s more to it than that. Exercise improves your circulation, which can lead to more satisfying sex. And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise, especially as they get older.
 
Wondering what to do on a Saturday afternoon? Looking for an activity that suits the entire family? Get physical!
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring or monotonous . Take a ballroom dancing class. Check out a local climbing wall or hiking trail. Push your kids on the swings or climb with them on the jungle gym. Plan a neighborhood kickball or touch football game. Find an activity you enjoy, and go for it. If you get bored, try something new. If you’re moving, it counts!
 
Are you convinced? Good. Then why not start rewarding yourself the benefits of physical activity today!

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