Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Right Thinking

The Challenge with many people looking to implement fitness and healthy living into to their lifestyle is improper thinking. It is always easy to be fascinated with what is trendy, gimicky or popular. It is vitally important to bring empowering thinking into your exercise choices, relationships and your life. Take this tid bit and run with. You will yield improved results which will bring about even greater levels of motivation. For more information visit: The Body 

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Categories: Exercise, Health & Fitness, Motivation

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The Real Double Down!

My wife has referred to me as “Conspiracy Brother” on more than one occasion. This may be because I instinctively see through the surface features of things. Here seems to be another instance that has sparked my curiosity. So answer this for me. What is the deal with the latest KFC Item: “The Double Down”


The Double Down

Here is the description: The new KFC Double Down sandwich is real! This one-of-a-kind sandwich features two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets (Original Recipe® or Grilled), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce. This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!

I decided to take a look at the nutrition facts. (You can always find this information on the web site) Here is what I found. One Sandwich contains:

  • Calories 540
  • Fat (g) 32
  • Sodium (mg) 1380

If we take a closer look it will reveal that based on a 2,000 calorie diet this sandwich will contain more than

25% of daily calories

50% of daily fat intake

50% of daily sodium intake

This thing is basically a cardiac event waiting to happen. In other words it’s a heart attack wrapped in wax paper. How could someone sell this in good conscience?

A recent news report on ABC may have the answer:

“Companies providing life and health insurance owned $1.9 billion worth of stock in the fast-food industry as of June 11, 2009, researchers reported online in the American Journal of Public Health. “

So how could it be that companies seemingly concerned about public health would make considerable investments in things that have been shown to be detrimental to that end?

The answer is JOB SECURITY. The more ailments that people acquire from poor lifestyle choices the greater medical billing occurs. The result is more money in the pockets of the insurance companies. The real double down is these companies acquiring wealth from both ends.

If I am “Conspiracy Brother” then maybe I am looking into this too deeply. What do you think?

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

Categories: Health & Fitness

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November Motivational Moment – Quick Fixes

This Month’s motivational moment talks about quick fixes. Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009

Categories: Health & Fitness, Motivation, Weight

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Holiday Pounds

A recent study showed that the average American puts on 8 lbs during the holiday season.

It makes sense. When Halloween arrives must of us begin with eating candy. This rolls right into Thanksgiving and slides into Christmas season and of course New Years.

Here’s some ways to beat those holiday pounds.

  1. Keep a commitment to an exercise program
  2. Join a boot camp program
  3. Start keeping a journal of what you eat
  4. Plan your eating to accommodate your social commitments
  5. Find an accountability partner
  6. Set a weight goal and put it in writing
  7. Purchase a great outfit that you have to get into shape for
  8. Empty all the junk food from your refrigerator and cabinets
  9. Hire a qualified trainer to assist you in creating you exercise plan
  10. Decide not to go shopping when you are hungry
  11. Create a collection of motivational music
  12. Pick a great a motivational book to read
  13. Choose some great motivational movies to watch (Rocky, Rudy, Men of honor, GI Jane, Forrest Gump etc)
  14. Choose to believe
  15. Get started
  16. Never Give up

Maybe Boot Camp can help you. Check out StatenIslandBootCamp

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, October 19, 2009

Categories: Motivation

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Prevent Swine Flu


There is so much talk about swine flu. The media will make you think that you’d better not leave your house or else swine will jump on you in some cold dark alley.

I’m no medical expert so I will limit my comments. However, I do believe that the media’s job is to keep us (the public) off-balance, afraid and unfocused on our goals. In any event, the swine flu is a real threat. In recognition of this fact I want to share some great information for you and your family on how you can stay safe and away from swine flu.

To get this vital information click here

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Categories: Health & Fitness

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