Archive for September, 2008

h1

9 Fat-Burning Eating Tips

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Posted Tue, Aug 26, 2008, 7:51 pm PDT
by Hungry Girl

Now don’t get all excited. We don’t have any magic wand solutions that will take the place of exercise and eating right. But we do have a few foods that could help you on your journey to rid yourself of excess flab. Hungry Girl’s here with the scoop…
1. LEAN PROTEIN
To put it simply, protein takes a lot of effort for the body to break down and digest. A lot more than, say, fat. So while your body is working hard to process that protein, you’re burning calories. HG tip — eat fish! Chances are you’re not getting enough of it. Not only is fish a fabulous source of lean protein, BUT many types are full of those Omega-3 fatty acids you’re always hearing about. Beans are also a wonderful source of protein. And it’s no secret how we feel about our friend the soybean. (Let’s have a cheer for veggie patties and soy-meats!)

2. WHOLE GRAINS
Belly fat is not particularly cute on anyone (except maybe babies), so it’s exciting news that whole grains can do a number on that stubborn flab around your midsection. One of the easiest ways to get whole grains into your diet? Oatmeal in the morning. Mmmmm…

3. GRAPEFRUIT
Ever since you were a kid popping Flintstones Chewables, you’ve known that Vitamin C is good for you — and that certainly hasn’t changed. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and has been shown in studies to help burn fat. So, if you’re looking for a snack, how’s about a nice, juicy grapefruit? The theory is that grapefruit helps to lower insulin levels, which keeps you from being hungry all the time! We know it smacks of classic diet food, but those Ruby Reds are MIGHTY delicious! If it’s too sour for you straight, sprinkle it with some no-calorie sweetener.

4. GREEN TEA
Green tea is EVERYWHERE. It’s been classified as a “superfood” as it’s been linked to reduced rates of heart disease and cancer. And now it helps us lose weight too? Green tea has been shown to raise our metabolism, which is key in our battle with the bad stuff. Researchers also suspect that substances called polyphenols combined with caffeine are responsible for its fat-burning properties.

5. SPICY FOODS
You know how when you eat spicy foods, you sometimes start to sweat a little (ew)? That’s because it’s given a little kick to your heart rate. These little kicks will result in a temporary increase in your metabolism, which will help you burn fat a little easier for a bit. A quick hit with cayenne, red pepper flakes, or whatever hot sauce you fancy should do the trick and get your blood pumping. And these spices are practically calorie-free. Yes!

6. LIGHT DAIRY
Hey, dairy queens! Good news! It turns out that people who eat low-fat or fat-free dairy lose MORE weight than people who don’t. Sure we mentioned protein before, but it bears bringing up again since the magical combo of calcium and protein seems to work wonders. We’re WAY into yogurt, so we suggest picking up some Yogurt and mixing in your favorite fruits, sugar-free preserves… or whatever! Also, light string cheese is a GREAT little snack, with only around 50-60 calories and 2.5g fat a pop. Not bad for hard cheese, people.

7. WATER
Experts say it’s important to drink lots of water if you’re trying to burn fat Your body can’t work effectively if it’s dehydrated — not only will you FEEL like you don’t have any energy, but also your body really won’t have what it needs to function and burn off fat. Keep that machine humming — drink around 8 glasses of water a day!

8. CINNAMON
Sure this stuff tastes good — that’s why it’s found in SO many things. But those chefs might not know that their sprinkling of cinnamon is helping the body process sugar more effectively and lower blood sugar levels. High blood sugar can lead to the body storing more fat, so maybe put together a little shaker of cinnamon and Splenda to sprinkle on your favorite foods! Then whip up some fat-burning cinnamon toast by using your new concoction on whole-wheat bread!

9. APPLES

An apple a day isn’t going to keep the gym away, but it’ll probably make your diet plan more effective. Word on the street is that the pectin contained in apples limits how much fat your cells can absorb. (SWEET!) Plus it’s a naturally soluble fiber, which is always good. So next time you feel all snacky, grab whichever apple looks best to you (we love Fujis!).

Source from: http://food.yahoo.com/blog/hungrygirl/22863/9-fat-burning-eating-tips

h1

Combat’s High

Monday, September 1, 2008

Create your own at MyNiceSpace.com

Bukannya lagi ekaserbasi episode akut psikotik, atau neurotik, atau onkotik, atau depresif… Tapi ini mah teriak2 gara2 seneng!

Tanya kenapa?

Pertama… Combat dan Pump-nya Ngebakar banget. Semangat gitu deh ceritanya, menyalurkan emosi negatif yang terpendam!!! (Curhat colongan nih yee…)

Ditambah lagi ketemu… ketemu… ketemu… ketemu… Ituuuu looohhhh… Yang guaaaanteng banget itu lohhh… Si brengsek yg “OMG-kenapa-sih-dia-ganteng-banget-walaupun-brengsek-tapi-tetep-aja-gue-suka”…????!!!

Ya. Si brengsek yg keren banget dalam segala gayanya. D*mn. Why should I walk through this path of love? Love’ve never been on my side…

Tapi tenang aja… Blog ini bukan buat sedih sedihan kok. Justru gue lagi seneng. Gym-nya oke, HOT banget. Bambang juga OKE dan MACHO serta HOT juga… Dan gue seneng aja hari ini. Kayaknya adrenalin lagi melonjak tinggi, bersama serotonin, endorfin, bikin gue bahagia deh. Hidup gym. Walaupun dia cowok brengsek, setidaknya ada hal-hal yang bisa gue syukuri lewat keberadaaan dia dalam hidup gue.

Cowok brengsek ini bisa bikin gue senyum

Cowok brengsek ini bisa bikin gue ketawa

Cowok brengsek ini bikin gue rajin dan semangat nge-gym

Cowok brengsek ini bikin hari-hari tertentu gue jadi istimewa dibanding hari2 lainnya

Cowok brengsek ini bikin gue jadi lebih langsing

Cowok brengsek ini bikin gue jadi lebih open-minded

Cowok brengsek ini belum bikin gue sedih atau nangis, walaupun dia bisa banget

Dear My Lovely CRV, Bamzy-Bamz…

Boy, I knew how to quit you. I really knew how to quit you. But I just don’t want to. I still wanna enjoy the moment when we flirt each other, share our love together… In secret, through the whispers. Just the two of us, Beyb. I’ll enjoy every second when we’re in the same place. Every wink you give to me, everytime you touch me in sheer movement. Darling, for sure, I enjoyed you so much, and still wanna enjoy you.

Before I let my heart broke once again.

h1

Gemini & Virgo

Monday, September 1, 2008

When Gemini and Virgo come together in a love affair, it’s crucial to the survival of the relationship that they take time to learn about one another’s approach to life and love — and remember that both partners’ attitudes are worth understanding! Gemini is symbolized by the Twins; they can see both sides of a story, they tend to vacillate between two courses of action and sometimes they can seem as if they have a split personality! This relationship is greatly strengthened when steady Virgo provides one Twin with a steady emotional anchor while allowing the other Twin to flit about at will. Virgo may be a bit too serious and demanding for Gemini, especially if this occurs early in the relationship before Gemini has fully committed. If Virgo just gives it time, things will smooth out.

Virgo and Gemini’s approaches to life are seemingly so different that mutual acceptance can be hard to come by — especially since Virgo tends to be so critical and exacting. Gemini strains against Virgo’s ultra-practical stance in the world, and Virgo tires quickly of Gemini’s flighty ways. They do have much to teach one another, however. Virgo can help Gemini to be more involved in life and to see the depth of ideas rather than simply the surface. Gemini can help bring fun and excitement into Virgo’s life.

Both Signs are ruled by the Planet Mercury (Communication). Gemini represents the masculine aspect of Mercury, Virgo the feminine (Mercury itself is androgynous). Virgo wants a dependable partner and therefore uses the penchant for clear communication toward forming the perfect relationship. Gemini is more intellectually focused than Virgo but does have a gift in relating to others.

Virgo is an Earth Sign and Gemini is an Air Sign. Virgo is practical, direct and precise. Virgo asks, “How will this help me achieve my goals in life?” while Gemini, who moves through life relying on their mind, doesn’t waste time focusing on where they’re headed, but rather simply goes where their mind leads. Virgo’s fussy, critical nature and Gemini’s aloof detachment and capriciousness can cause trouble for both partners. Virgo must understand that Gemini’s flirtatious nature does not affect their feelings regarding the relationship, and Gemini must help to foster that understanding through words and deeds.

Virgo and Gemini are both Mutable Signs. Both are quite flexible; both are able to adapt to change at a moment’s notice. Both can be somewhat wishy-washy, however, Gemini due to their incessant intellectual ruminations and Virgo due to their penchant for analysis rather than action.

What’s the best aspect of the Gemini-Virgo relationship? The security they can give each other — once Virgo allows Gemini to commit willingly to the relationship. As long as they communicate with each other and use their Mercury powers effectively, theirs will be a gratifying relationship.

h1

Gemini & Libra

Monday, September 1, 2008

When Gemini and Libra come together in a love affair, they enjoy a great relationship based on intellectual interests and mental agility. Dual-natured Gemini loves Libra’s balance, and Libra is always entertained by the chatty, brainy Twins. Libra loves art and beauty while Gemini loves the beauty of an idea, but these loves aren’t far off from one another.

Both Gemini and Libra have a great deal of mental energy. They can come up with all sorts of great ideas when they work together, and Libra has the get-up-and-go needed to put their ideas into action, a quality which Gemini tends to lack. In fact, in the birth of an idea Gemini is better at pontification than direction, but this is a valuable contribution to Libra’s mental process. Both Signs share a need for intellectual freedom, which they can certainly provide for one another.

Libra is ruled by the Planet Venus (Love) and Gemini by the Planet Mercury (Communication). Libra and Gemini work well together; they combine the forces of love and communication. As Libra prizes harmony with their lover almost above all else, Gemini won’t be able to indulge their love of a good, hearty debate too often; Libra would rather do almost anything than argue.

Both Libra and Gemini are Air Signs. Gemini loves Libra’s energy and has no trouble keeping up when Libra is off and running with a new idea, art project or other pursuit. Both Signs have wide-ranging interests, giving them great material for provocative discussion.

Gemini is a Mutable Sign and Libra is a Cardinal Sign. Libra likes a position of leadership in a relationship. They most often come up with the date ideas, for example, and flexible Gemini’s happy to go along — as long as it’s okay to change their minds at the last minute. Libra tends to initiate things but has trouble finishing them; Gemini is so adaptable, they won’t mind switching gears on a moment’s notice and moving on to something else if Libra gets bored.

What’s the best aspect of the Gemini-Libra relationship? Their ability to work together as an intellectual team. Together they can expose each other to new and different points of view and areas of interest, and help one another open up their worlds.