February 02, 2009

Kill The Fat - Inside and Out



Are you new to Kill The Fat? Click HERE

For the most part we can get healthier bodies by eating organic and exercising, but we may need some help with supplements to get rid of free radicals and all the bad fats and oils that we have put into our bodies over the last several years.

Free Radicals:

In a nut shell...Our body needs energy and oxygen to live. We create energy from the food we eat and from the oxygen in the air. When we create that energy it gives off free radicals naturally. If we don't deal with them they can harm our cells and our bodies causing diseases like heart disease, cancer, etc...Antioxidants handle or neutralize these. My favorite sources of anti-oxidants are products with acai berry in them, ( I just take a pure acai berry supplement), and Welch's grape juice. Click HERE for a good article and a free download on free radicals and antioxidants.

Fish Oil Pills...YUCKY!

American diets are full of Omega 6 fats/oils and trans fats and for the most part is lacking in Omega 3's. These fats become parts of our cell membranes and can cause our cells to mis-communicate with each other producing conditions like inflamation, hardening of the arteries, and lots of problems. Omega 3's help clean up your cellmembranes and help in the prevention of many chronic diseases that we suffer from. You can start seeing benefits from Omega 3's and eating healthier after about a month, but it will take about a year to get your cells totally clean. I do not like fish so the idea of fish oil pills makes me gag. Hartman found an orderless pill that I don't mind at all at Trader Joe's. I love you Joe! Here is an article on the importance of Omega 3's.

Blueberry Blast Smoothie:



2 cups blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup of cran-raspberry juice or milk
1 cup of low-fat blueberry yogurt
2 cups ice

My Stats

Week 1:
  • gained 1 pound
  • chest: 34"
  • stomach: 33"
  • Hips: 36"
  • Thighs - Right: 21 1/2" Left: 22
  • Arms - Right: 11" Left: 10"

Week 2:
  • lost 2 pounds
  • chest: 34"
  • stomach: 33"
  • Hips: 36"
  • Thighs - Right: 21" Left: 21 1/2"
  • Arms - Right: 11" Left: 10"

Week 3:
  • lost 1 pound
  • chest: 33 1/2"
  • stomach: 33"
  • Hips: 36 1/2"...what the heck!
  • Thighs - Right: 20 1/2" Left: 21 1/2"
  • Arms - Right: 11" Left: 10"
This week I have learned that the area I want gone the most is going to be the last to go. Stupid Abs! Atleast I am loosing weight and some inches. I admit, I am frustrated at the slow results. I think this is why I usually give up. It's a daily process, it's a lot of work, and the day to day results are minimal. I know in the long run it will be good, but right now I am frustrated and hungry for a Cheeseburger from In-N-Out with a shake! However, my will is strong. I worked out 50 minutes today and sweat like crazy and I'll settle for some steamed veggies with fresh garlic and parmesean for lunch. That sounds kind of good:)

How are you doing?

TIP:
When you are out running errands make sure you have some nuts in the car. If you get hungry and have an urge to pull over for fast food, grab some nuts to munch on. They will calm your craving and get you home to some good food. I also try to have snacks and water in the car for the kids so that they are always satisfied and not begging for chicken nuggets. Thanks for that tip Lucy! It has saved my butt...literally.

FACT:
McDonald's uses a form of butane (lighter fluid) as a preservative on their chicken nuggets. All I can say about this is - SICK and WRONG! HERE is a good blog post I found about that. What are the other restaurants using? I have no idea and I'm kind of scared to find out.

Eat Healthy, Live Well, Be Happy:) Keep up the good work!

5 comments:

fivewalkers said...

Hi. You don't know me but I think that this is so awesome you are blogging out this. I too want to kill the fat!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. :-) Best wishes!

Maria said...

Hi Chelsea!

I just had to share that I saw Twilight last weekend, and it was The Best! I probably would have missed it if it weren't for you and other blogging folks who were into it. So thanks!
I don't remember when was the last time I was so disappointed by the fact that the movie has to end sometime :) I love love loved it!

Barnes Squad said...

I appreciate the motivation and will. I just strained my MCL last week and am now unable to exercise so food is key for me to loose the weight. I love your advice and tips, and the mere fact of knowing somebody else is doing this with me.

Beth and Kerith said...

My husband and I are both eating healthier. The last 2 1/2 weeks have been amazing. This is the first time in our almost 10 years of marriage he has wanted to eat healthier. He is also seeing a trainer 3 times a week and he has lost 9 pounds. I am slower. Only 3 pounds -- but surely some inches. I need to start meausuring. Beth

Beth and Kerith said...

My husband and I are both eating healthier. The last 2 1/2 weeks have been amazing. This is the first time in our almost 10 years of marriage he has wanted to eat healthier. He is also seeing a trainer 3 times a week and he has lost 9 pounds. I am slower. Only 3 pounds -- but surely some inches. I need to start meausuring. Beth