The Diet-to-Go weekly Diet Blog Carnival returns with five great features culled from reader submissions. Today's hot topics include serving up a healthy St. Patty's Day, taxing soda and strength training for better weight loss.
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The topics we especially love are those having to do with dieting, eating healthy and getting fit so be sure to submit your favorite blogs that fit those categories.
A few years after starting the Healthy Voyager blog, I decided to share more then just my travel tips and began to share holiday ideas and recipes. I've made it a point to cover most of the biggies and fun ones and St. Patrick's Day always makes the cut ; )
This year is no different! I'm collected a few recipes to help you feel luck, as well as a bit healthier, this coming day of clover, green and liquor overload.
Full article: http://healthyvoyager.com/blog.html
Researchers at the University of North Carolina studied the eating habits of 5,115 adults, between the ages of 18 and 30, over a 20 year period. The study looked at consumption of soda, pizza, hamburgers and whole milk. They found that a 10% price hike led to a 7% decrease in soda consumption, and an 11.5% decrease in pizza consumption.
When it came to soda, researchers reportedly found that a $1 increase in the price of soda resulted in an intake of 124 fewer calories per day. As a result, participants lost weight. From this, researchers propose that an 18% tax on soda would result in 56 less calories per day, with the long term result of 5 pounds per year.
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The top three killers of Americans including heart attack, cancer, and stroke, are much lower here. In addition, not only are life years extended, but healthy life years as well. Women can also expect a much more pleasant trip through menopause.
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Full article: http://surgicaltechnicianschools.org/?page_id=115
The metabolic benefits attributed to lifting weights have been well documented. Not only is there a significant caloric cost associated with strength training (provided rest intervals are limited and sets are sufficiently challenging), but it also increases excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (i.e. the afterburn) so that calorie burning continues for up to 38 hours or more after a workout.
Further, muscle itself is a metabolically active tissue that serves to keep your metabolism stoked round the clock. By increasing muscle development, strength training indirectly promotes better weight management.
Bottom line: An exercise program aimed at weight loss should always have a strength training component.
Full article: http://workout911.com/?p=892
Are there gender differences with regard to food cravings? YES! There are important differences regarding our biological needs, which create different cravings.
Estrogen causes cravings for fat/sugar combinations to create our beautiful breasts, hips and thighs, which aid us during pregnancy. Testosterone creates cravings for fat/protein combinations to build strong muscles for the "hunt." Doesn't it ring true that women want their sweets but men want their steaks?
See, it's not our fault; it's hormonal!
There you have it for this week. The show is over and the tent is coming down. But be sure to come back next Friday and every Friday for the best dieting blogs out there.
Please submit your favorite blogs -- written by you or maybe even ones you've read on your personal journey to wellness.