I want to share a great blog post I found on the “organic” eggs you might find in the markets, like anything else, mass egg farmers are grabbing hot topic words and using them to push sales. This blog gives some great detail about eggs and the labels you will see in the markets today, they cite Mother Earth News and their 2007 study of egg production, overall this is a great piece. I am sharing this with you as it is written so well that without hours of research, I couldn’t do it as well as it is done here.
Here is a little snippet from The Small Footprint Family and their article titled: “Are Organic Eggs a Scam“
“Why Does A Pasture-Raised Egg Matter So Much?
Truly pasture-raised hens live like this!
If you’ve never eaten an egg from a hen raised on sunshine, bugs and grass, then you are in for quite a treat. Deep orange, gooey yolks stand up tall within their thick, milky whites unlike any store-bought egg you’ve ever seen.
Their color, flavor and texture are made distinctive by high amounts of Vitamin A, D, E, B-12, folate, riboflavin, zinc, calcium, beta carotene, choline, and tons of omega 3 fatty acids, including DHA, EPA, ALA, and AA. A pasture-raised egg is a true superfood.
I also like the link they share from The Cornucopia Institute ranking organic eggs, check it out to see if you find your local vendor and how they rank”
Last year I let go of my reserve to eat with wild abandon for a set period of time, during the entire holiday season from Thanksgiving to the end of the first of the year. The end result was that I put on bodyfat, then throughout 2012 I reverted back to my old “tried and true” eating patterns to get back into shape, yet had a residual of the 2011 binge still hanging around. I didn’t like to see this little bulge and set out to step up my game and burn it off.
How did I plan to do it… I researched the best fitness routines for women, learned that it was High Intensity Interval Training, better known as HIIT training… I should have known as I’ve used HIIT training in the past and that was how I got into the most lean state ever. There are many reasons why HIIT training works best for women and many routines out there for you to try to/or use. I personally like and recommend the Turbo Fire’s workouts, for those of you aren’t into creating your own workouts. Otherwise, if you want to create and use your own timing systems (which you can get fun free apps, like HIIT Interval Training Timer for your phone) this app might interest you.
I originally had the link in for Jillian Michaels’ Shape magazine workout, then took it out, but I will put that back in again. Why did I take it out? Jillian comes with controversy and her aggressive train style on BL irritates me. Why am I putting it in then, because I like these moves and they may be more appealing to my lady readers, plus the robin’s egg blue workout pants are adorable with those sneakers. (yeah, I’m easy like that)
Jillian Michaels’ Fast Track to Fit Workout
A snippet from the Shape piece: ”
How it works: Five times a week, warm up for 3 minutes by jogging in place or jumping rope. Then, do circuits 1 and 2 twice. Cool down with 3 minutes of low-intensity moves like arm circles, toe taps, and walking lunges.”
Don’t forget those great HIIT Training phone apps, they really come in handy for timing your own workouts..
Here it is another snippet, geared more toward men and seen recently in bodybuilding.com, I’ve spent a lot of time reading what Keifer has to say, so have a lot of my friends, give it a try to see how you do..
HIIT Can Get You Huge, Especially If You Are A Meathead In Need Of Cardio
This is via the Bodybuilding.com Site:
“You don’t want conventional wisdom. You want to show convention your middle finger and start doing things the right way—and this applies to everything, across the board.
Take fat loss, for example. When you want to reach ridiculously low levels of body fat, what’s the first thing conventional wisdom tells you to do? More cardio. The idea, then, is to put in hours and hours of work on the treadmill, elliptical and bike, right? That, conventional wisdom says, is how you’ll get the fat off.
As usual, however, science tells us something different. Numerous studies have shown that this sort of steady-state cardio isn’t even effective for burning fat. It also tells us something most of us don’t know: that there’s a big-time downside to doing hours of cardio, and several things to think about the next time you reserve an hour-long block of your time to step on a treadmill.” Click here to continue reading on Bodybuilding.com
I’ve been reading and doing a rather intensive study on nutrition and test trialing a new training and nutrition system, which I will write more about once I smooth out the details. The way I’ve been eating is geared towards taking advantage of my body’s catabolic hormones, not only are they responsible for breaking down muscle tissue (which can only happen in certain scenarios), but also burning bodyfat as well. What I have been studying, for over 3 months, is how to time eating during the day, also with training, to still eat all the fun foods, but have these party foods fuel your muscle growth when you are in an anabolic stage.. Until then, have fun and keep it clean…