I am going to fly through what I did for my workout and what I have eaten so far today so I can get to what I REALLY want to share.
Breakfast was the same as yesterday.
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tsp. Jif natural peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. chia seed
- sprinkle of cinnamon.
Despite the intense soreness I have from yesterday’s workout, my workout today, was AWESOME! I left the heart rate monitor in the drawer this morning and I just had fun on the elliptical while reading Redbook and listening to “Today’s Hits” on Pandora. It went by quickly and it felt really good.
When I got home, a free Iced Oatmeal Clif Kid Z Bar greeted me in the mail. YUM! My favorite.
Return of the veggies!
- 3 cups spinach
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 7 baby carrots, chopped
- 1 serving Blue Diamond Whole Natural almonds
- 1/4 reduced-fat shredded cheese
- 2 tbsp. light balsamic vinaigrette
Dannon Greek Yogurt in Vanilla and 1/4 cup Apple Cinnamon Cheerios.
So what I really want to talk about is what I saw on Dr. Oz yesterday. I love Dr. Oz. I love that he is very holistic and approaches medical remedies with natural solutions as opposed to medicating the problem. *Soap Box Alert* I believe America is extremely over medicated and I think it’s because of greed. Everyone makes money and everyone stays sick. I believe that food is the best form of medication.
I believe that with lifestyle changes and getting all the crap out of your diet you can prevent and or cure pretty much all forms of disease and every day ailments. Of course there are exceptions…..genetics plays a large part in many illnesses, but with all the chemicals in our food system, we are slowly poisoning ourselves. Ok, off of soap box. That is why I love Dr. Oz. He is an advocate for all that I believe. He rocks my socks!
So yesterday I watched an episode that I had DVR’d. He talked about five body types and their weighty problems.
- Big Bottoms
- Big Belly
- Big on Top
- Big Thighs *DING DING DING* my ears perked right up
- Big All Over
It’s no secret that people store fat in different places. For me it’s my thighs. It did make me feel better that he said it is the hardest place to lose weight. Even at 113 pounds, my thighs still jiggled & I still had cellulite, while the bones in my shoulders protruded, you could count my ribs and I had a faint image of a 4 pack in my stomach area. I felt too thin and have since gained back a few pounds. I feel great at this happy weight, but man do I wish I had thinner thighs. There I said it. We all have body issues, it never ends. It doesn’t help that I think I have the shortest legs on the planet. It’s just the way God made me, I have accepted that. But then……Dr. Oz came on and told me I might be able to so something about it!
Now I am not one to jump on a band wagon of a quick fix. They don’t work. If you want to be thin, it takes work and dedication. Period. I do believe that supplements can help you, but should never be relied on solely for weight loss. They are simply a “supplement”. In my opinion, weight loss is mainly a matter of the mind, but that’s an entirely different post. So on to what he talked about.
He talked about different supplements for the different body types that will specifically target the fat in that area. You can click HERE to find your body type. I will talk about the Big Thigh and Big All Over.
He said to try white kidney bean extract for big thighs.
Body Type: Big Thighs
Trying to lose fat on your thighs can be very frustrating since the fat on your thighs is not very metabolically active. Those with big thighs, like those with a big behind do best with a low-fat, high-protein diet to help boost their metabolism. –
Fat Buster: Liquid Lunch
Make a protein drink with a secret fat-busting ingredient: white kidney bean extract, shown to help prevent carbs from being broken down into sugars and converted into fat in your thighs. – (source Dr. Oz website)
What? An all natural carb blocker? Yes Please!!! I do love me some carbs. Probably why I have big thighs. I think I can lay off the carbs, not cut them out all together, but I can absolutely add more veggies and since I am no longer a vegetarian I can try more lean proteins.
I’m going to be honest, I did my research and read it that some people have had some unpleasant side effects in the form of gas…..but whatever, it’s worth a shot….and I can experiment with different doses.
I am getting my hands on some White Kidney Bean Extract ASAP.
Maybe these, but I am still doing research as to which ones are the best.
Now the next thing he talked about was Raspberry ketone.
Body Type: Big All Over
Fat Buster: Raspberry Ketone Supplement
If you are trying to tackle fat all over or simply want to lose weight, consider raspberry ketone supplements.
Raspberry ketone, a natural compound found in red raspberries, helps your body to burn fat by breaking up fats within your cells. It contains the hormone adiponectin that boosts metabolism. The supplement is recommended because you’d have to eat 90 pounds of raspberries to get the same effect. Take 100mg of raspberry ketone at breakfast time. You can start to see results in just 5 days and more dramatic results over time. You can find it online and in health food stores for about $12. – (source Dr. Oz website)
Say WHAAAAT? An all natural fat burner? Holla!
I found several different types and am also still researching those.
I am cautiously excited, but I will definitely report my findings! Let me know if you decide to experiment!