Food and nutrition

A yogurt a day, keeps the belly flab at bay.

To all non dairy consumers, read on!

A recent study , published in the Journal of Nutrition, states that consumption of dairy products, coupled with adequate exercise and dieting, can help build muscle and reduce belly fat in overweight and obese women.

The women in this study were assigned diets with differing protein and dairy levels. Over the 4 month duration of the study, the high dairy, high protein group lost twice as much belly fat and gained 3 pounds more of muscle mass than the adequate protein, low dairy group. The women in the first group also lost more fat an gained more muscle in the latter half of their weight loss regime. Therefore ladies, if you are doing it right, you will lose weight. Just hang in there and don’t give up, but most importantly, DON”T CHEAT!

Here is where you can read more about this article. I have tried getting access to the actual article in the journal but the fees are a little too much for my comfort 😦

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Product-Categories/Dairy-based-ingredients/Dairy-intake-can-help-build-muscle-and-lose-belly-fat-study

Have a wonderful Sunday and don’t forget that pot of yogurt!

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Fun stuff

Cool task manager!

Hi guys,

I apologise for not posting for a while. I caught a flu bug and hence spent a lot of quality time in my bed 🙂

I have recently downloaded an app for my android phone and feel that it is AMAZING!  It is called Wunderlist.

Wunderwhat? What is it?

It is a task manager that is a super version of your to do list.  At the moment it is available on various platforms : desktop, iphone, ipad and andriod phones. The beauty of it is we can sync our lists across the devices. This means that any additions of new tasks and information on one device will appear on the other platform once it is synced. So if I was on the go and used my phone to insert a new task, I can go home, sync the lists on my desktop and have the new task automatically added to my desktop lists!

Here is a link to a video introduction to the software, love the fact the guy states he only drinks tea because he is English 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrdDUPpGV4U

Toddles!

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Fun stuff

Do we really need men?

* Beyonce’s Single Ladies plays in the background *

” All the single ladies, all the single ladies”

“Also married ladies, and those busy mummys”

” When your man is busy, and you need some huggies”

” Want the boyfriend pillow?  now put your hands up!”

I want one!!

boyfriend pillow

oh I can see myself cuddling up with one. Photo found via google images.

You can read more about it here : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/3699516.stm

Boyfriends, this is your way out of dead arms!!

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Personal development

Hi lovely readers :)

    This is my first blog and first post in the blogsphere, and I am very excited! I think it is only fair that I give you a taster of who I am. What better way to do that than letting you in on a lesson I picked up whilst out on my run tonight……
Nike lunarswift running shoes

My running shoes and an attempt at navigation

   I am currently training for a half marathon coming up in 2 weeks time. I follow a training plan I found online and this weekend is meant to be my longest run yet – 12 miles. So, I decided to stick to the plan and head out (after a hectic day) at 7:55 pm, just at dusk draws in.

   Armed with my ‘map’ of a new route I found on map my run and an bright orange high vis vest, I set out towards the country roads. Unfortunately by the time I got to mile 3 the only thing lighting up my route was moonlight. To make matters worse my map was so bad I might as well not have bothered. Needless to say I got lost.  I kept running down the road and feeling extremely grateful for my foresight of wearing the florescent vest which was probably the one thing keeping me from being roadkill :S

   It was this moment, in the midst of frustration (over my stupidity), uncertainty and fear that I realised this is exactly how most people felt about their lives, including myself. But tonight I was a girl on a mission. I had to complete my run. So I kept my head down, trusted my instincts and made my way through the countryside. I tripped and fell over twice but got right up and kept going. It wasn’t until I came across street lamps again that I realised I was well on my way past mile 8 and recognising my surroundings once again. I eventually did finish the 12 miles and arrived home safe and sound (bar a few scratches and bruises from the fall!)

  Tonight, I have learnt that many times in life we are faced with uncertainty and stress. However , regardless of the situation and the extent of our self doubt, we will have in our subconcious, something to pull us out of that uncomfortable place. Just dig deep and trust our instincts, stay alert to keep safe, and the way out will be presented to us 🙂 The funny thing is, earlier today I was feeling a little concerned about the future ( I have been thinking again) and this metaphor of an event couldn’t have come at a better time.

  So on a lighter note, I hope this has been some good food for thought. Feel free to leave me a nice comment if you so wish 🙂

Ps: Please do not go out running in the dark , at unfamiliar grounds and especially places with no people! Stay safe  xx

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