Slept in today to let my body recoup some of the rest I'd missed out on this week. I definitely needed it. The last two days I bumped up my treadmill to 45 minutes with interval walking. Lifted weights and did the ultimate abs ball yesterday, too.
Can you believe it's AUGUST already!?
The Skechers ShapeUps are certainly interesting. I like the stretches they tell you to do before walking with them. Not sure how much they are working my legs. It feels like they have been. I haven't been sore, but I think my regular walking has kept my legs pretty well toned and after doing the flights of stairs, regular walking feels pretty good! :-)
From the Women's Health website; The Truth About Diet Soda
The best thing you can do for your health is GET RID of this habit!
Another great article; 11 Secrets the Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know
Sure enough, we found that a number of popular products are heavier than the package says. And that means you may be eating more calories than you think.
Keebler; Maybe they simply don't want you to know that when they took out 1 gram of fat, they replaced it with 3 grams of refined flour and sugar.
Kellogg's; Australian researchers have shown that cornflakes raise blood glucose faster and to a greater extent than straight table sugar.
Quaker Doesn't Want You to Know; that a Bowl of Some of Their "Heart-Healthy" Hot Cereals Has More Sugar than the Same Serving Size of Froot Loops.
Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK found that artificial food coloring and sodium benzoate preservatives are directly linked to increased hyperactivity in children. The additives included Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Red #40, and sodium benzoate, which are commonly found in packaged foods in the United States, but the researchers don't know if it's a combination of the chemicals or if there's a single one that's the primary culprit. You can find Red #40, Yellow #5, and Yellow #6 in Lucky Charms and sodium benzoate in some diet sodas, pickles, and jellies.
The Meat Industry Doesn't Want You to Know; that the Leanest Cuts May Have the Highest Sodium Levels