I too am a sweet freak.. I found this website very informative and helpful, instead of keeping surgary sweets around I keep a ton of fruit instead. I will also keep a VERY limited amount of low-calorie sweet treats around.. I really like the jello temptations cheesecake or reduced fat or sugar free chocolate pudding.. that way if fruit just isn't cutting it I can have these treats with out feeling horribly guilty.. as it's only 60-100 calories! Hope this helps View Thread
Do Body Wraps Reduce Cellulite?An "herbal wrap" often contains honey, eucalyptus, clay, butter, chocolate and or rosemary. These attemps to lose cellulite are providing an ever popular option for spas.
Typically the spa will start you off with a body scrub and then a shower to remove the oils or scents used. You are then taken to a dimly lit massage type room, with relaxing noises or music in the background. They may have you lay on a warmed massage table covered in the plastic they will use to wrap you, and followed by towels or a thermal blanket to keep you warm.
You are then wrapped mummy style, with your arms by your sides in the herbal preparation followed by the warm towels or electric blankets. You'll stay this way for about 30 minutes, typically long enough for you to develop a bit of a sweat.
Your body is then cooled down slowly, and the layers are peeled off. With this newly exfoliated skin and pores that are now wide open, a lotion is typically applied so really soak in the moisturizing benefits. What you will have is plump, smooth feeling skin. But you will also still have cellulite. These body wraps may improve the appearance of your skin for a couple of days, but you are not losing cellulite nor sucking out fat.
So if you are looking for a relaxing moisturizing experience, this is 85 dollars well spent. Just don't expect to detoxify your body, slim down, or lose cellulite.View Thread
Welcome to "How many Calories?" website. In here you will find out calories in all sorts of food that you eat every day or would like to include in your diet plan. You will see calories and other information about the food you eat and useful related good and bad "side affects".
If you love watching tennis games on television, you must have surely seen the players eating a banana between their games. In fact, this is quite a common sight, as most of the players do so. Why do they eat a banana when they are playing a game? The game of tennis can be physically exerting as the players have to do a lot of running, jumping and hitting. And so, there is a lot of energy loss. The banana gives them back the energy they are losing. The fact is, banana is an amazing fruit as it is packed with a lot of calories. There are lots of calories in a banana.
The question is, why are you getting anxious about the calorie content of a banana? Are you putting on weight by consuming banana? This should not be the case unless you are eating too many bananas in a day. Even though many health books and websites recommend eating bananas, they advise consuming a single banana, not 4 or 5 at a time. Of course, too much of anything cannot be good for your health, even if the thing is otherwise good. An average banana that contains around 114 grams of raw fruit pulp provides about 100 calories at the maximum.
The calorie content of a banana depends on several factors. For instance, it varies with it ripeness. The more yellow or ripe it is, more will be its calorie content. Then there are different types of bananas, and each of them has different calorie content. However, it is always in the same range. In other words, the calories in a banana are rarely more than 100.
Most of today's edible bananas come from crossbreeds of two wild varieties — the Musa acuminate, and Musa balbisiana, while the Cavendish variety is the most common type of banana that is found in the West. These are all eaten raw and the calorie content is immediately absorbed in the body. The fruit basically contains starch, fructose and fibers.
The odd thing about bananas is that it's difficult to determine how many calories are in a banana! Bananas come in all shapes and sizes which makes an exact count difficult. Even if you were to go by weight, determining how many calories in a banana is a bit challenging because the varying degree of ripeness changes the sugar content and therefore the calorie content.
In an average banana, weighing 126 grams, you will find approximately 110 calories. This will be composed of 26 grams of carbohydrate, 1 gram of protein and less than 1 gram of fat.
Bananas are a great snack and are affordable! Most grocery stores sell bananas for about 50 cents per pound making them a great deal as well as a nutritious choice.View Thread
I'm a road warrior for professional and personal travel. I'm also focused on staying fit despite car, plane and train stresses. I found a couple of neat websites that offer information about hotel and local fitness resources that will help you decide whether this place can offer you great options, or if you should book somewhere else.
HotelGymReview.com is a new site that's building up its database. People share their experiences and these are reviewed, ranked and posted. It's easy to navigate and reminds me of an Angie's List for Hotel Gyms.
AthleticMindedTraveler.com is very cool. It is more comprehensive and offers resources for healthy eating, gearing up, working out and even has a "Go Play" option for folks looking to sightsee and engage in fun from dance to hiking. Pretty cool!
I recently stumbled across this site when looking for information related to digestive issues and beans. It's a really interesting site, that is scientifically-based yet lays information out in a way that the common person can understand. It has a range of topics, from health benefits of blueberries to what drink is the healthiest on an airplane (it's tea!). A site I would highly recommend! Alongside WebMD, of course!View Thread
I have a terrific resource for people who are physically active, especially outdoors. If you were to run into trouble (e.g. an accident--- you fall and sustain an injury; someone hits you while riding your bike or running/walking, you're older and have chest pains) someone needs to know your name and your emergency contact information. I thought about this while training for my first triathlons. What would happen if I had a problem in the water or the road whether I'm in my neighborhood or miles away? Then, I thought what if something were to happen at the gym or the park? So, I heard about this inexpensive way to help me feel more secure. It's called Road ID. It was originally meant for outdoor athletes but I have found it's great for everyone. I bought a couple of these and prefer the wrist version, although there are ankle and knee options as well. There is a customized engraved plate that's easy to read. Mine is a simple screaming yellow velcro strap with my name, my hubby's name and phone as well as my BFF's as a back up. Then you can even add a line of inspiration to power you through a challenging workout. I wear mine whenever I workout. It's waterproof and keeps me feeling secure that if, heaven forbid, something were to happen to me, people would know who to call. I think this is a really valuable resource and the only one out there. I would highly recommend everyone scope this out. Dr. PeekeView Thread
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