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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 House.com 


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

Categories: Exercise, Health & Fitness, Motivation

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December 2009 Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Serves
4 Prep Time
35 min. Total Time
35 min.
Nutrition Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Sat Fat

Moms and Dads like wraps because they’re neat and compact–so beware: ours is messy and spicy. This fiery combination of buffalo chicken in a modern wrap is guaranteed to drip. Get out the big napkins and have a ball!

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoon hot pepper sauce, such as Frank’s RedHot

3 tablespoon white vinegar, divided

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 pound chicken tenders

2 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise

2 tablespoon nonfat plain yogurt

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas

1 cup shredded romaine lettuce

1 cup sliced celery

1 large tomato, diced

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Step 1
Whisk hot pepper sauce, 2 tablespoons vinegar and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl.

Step 2
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken tenders; cook until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add to the bowl with the hot sauce; toss to coat well.

Step 3
Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, pepper and the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar in a small bowl. Stir in blue cheese.

Step 4
To assemble wraps: Lay a tortilla on a work surface or plate. Spread with 1 tablespoon blue cheese sauce and top with one-fourth of the chicken, lettuce, celery and tomato. Drizzle with some of the hot sauce remaining in the bowl and roll into a wrap sandwich. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

NUTRITION INFO
Per serving
Calories: 275
Carbohydrates: 29g
Fat: 8g
Protein: 24g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 55mg
Potassium: 266mg
Sodium: 756mg
Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 very lean meat, 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Categories: Nutrition, Weight

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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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November 2009 Recipe

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Honey-Mustard Turkey Burgers

Serves
4 Prep Time
25 min. Total Time
25 min.
Nutrition Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Calcium High Fiber Low Calorie Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat

Burgers made with ground turkey are a lean alternative to beef burgers, providing you choose turkey ground from the breast. Regular ground turkey, which is a mixture of light and dark meat and some skin, contains almost as much fat as lean ground beef. A honey-mustard mixture keeps these low-fat patties moist and succulent.

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup coarse-grained mustard
2 tablespoon honey
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons canola oil
4 whole-wheat hamburger rolls, split and toasted
Lettuce, tomato slices and red onion slices, for garnish

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Step 1
Prepare a grill.

Step 2
Whisk mustard and honey in a small bowl until smooth.

Step 3
Combine turkey, 3 tablespoons of the mustard mixture, salt and pepper in a bowl; mix well. Form into four 1-inch-thick burgers.

Step 4
Lightly brush the burgers on both sides with oil. Grill until no pink remains in center, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Brush the burgers with the remaining mustard mixture. Serve on rolls with lettuce, tomato and onion slices.

NUTRITION INFO
Per serving
Calories: 313
Carbohydrates: 39g
Fat: 6g
Protein: 32g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 45mg
Potassium: 6mg
Sodium: 526mg
Exchanges: 2 starch, 4 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Sunday, November 1, 2009

Categories: Nutrition, 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

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Prevent Swine Flu

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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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October 2009 Recipe

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Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Serves
4 Prep Time
20 min. Total Time
40 min.
Nutrition Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Carb Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat chicken tenders in a seasoned almond and whole-wheat flour crust and then oven-fry them to perfection. With half the fat of standard breaded chicken tenders, you can enjoy to your (healthy) heart’s content.

INGREDIENTS
Canola oil cooking spray
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 large egg whites
1 pound chicken tenders, (see Ingredient Note)

COOKING DIRECTIONS
Step 1
Preheat oven to 475°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.

Step 2
Place almonds, flour, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until the almonds are finely chopped and the paprika is mixed throughout, about 1 minute. With the motor running, drizzle in oil; process until combined. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.

Step 3
Whisk egg whites in a second shallow dish. Add chicken tenders and turn to coat. Transfer each tender to the almond mixture; turn to coat evenly. (Discard any remaining egg white and almond mixture.) Place the tenders on the prepared rack and coat with cooking spray; turn and spray the other side.

Step 4
Bake the chicken fingers until golden brown, crispy and no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.

RECIPE TIPS
Ingredient note: Chicken tenders, virtually fat-free, are a strip of rib meat typically found attached to the underside of the chicken breast, but they can also be purchased separately. Four 1-ounce tenders will yield a 3-ounce cooked portion. Tenders are perfect for quick stir-fries, chicken satay or kid-friendly breaded “chicken fingers.”

NUTRITION INFO
Per serving
Calories: 174
Carbohydrates: 4g
Fat: 4g
Protein: 27g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 66mg
Potassium: 76mg
Sodium: 254mg
Exchanges: 3 very lean meat, 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings: 0

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009

Categories: Nutrition, Weight

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Take your clothes off


This post is actually a call to get those
clothes off your home exercise equipment.
It’s cliche’ to use home equipment as clothes
racks. I am looking to start a campaign for
people to begin taking their clothes off and start
start using their treadmill, stationary bikes and
pull up bars for what they were designed for.
Join me in taking your clothes off.

Leave a comment letting me know about your experience.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Categories: Exercise, Health & Fitness, Motivation

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BIG… scam

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It seems as though the truth has ridden to the top regarding the mystery of “male enhancement”.

Steve Warshak, the CEO of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals was sentenced to 25 years for consumer fraud just about 1 year ago. I am sure you have seen his popular smiling Bob commercials for the product, enzyte.

Read more…

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, August 31, 2009

Categories: Health & Fitness, Motivation

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How the Food industry deceives you!

My wife constantly calls me a conspiracy
theorist. My ego is not so fragile that I need
to be validated by news stories. However,
it does feel good to know that investigations
point to the possibility that I might be right.
This is a five part series and well worth
your time.

Let me know your thoughts

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, August 17, 2009

Categories: Health & Fitness, Nutrition

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