The 7 Biggest Work-Out Mistakes Women Make.

by Jeremy Michaels

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First off, I want to give a big shout out to all women who do go to the gym or exercise regularly. That alone speaks volumes of the type of woman you are. It shows your self discipline and dedication, as well as your motivation and determination to stay or get in shape.

However, there are numerous mistakes women make when they workout. And these same mistakes are most likely not making you see or gain results. I have identified the top 7 mistakes that I see women consistently doing. When you take action and avoid these mistakes, I promise that you can improve your body with less work, less time, and far less frustration.

Here are THE 7 BIGGEST WORK-OUT MISTAKES WOMEN MAKE:

MISTAKE #1: Too much cardio. You need to avoid steady state cardio and shock your body! Get off the treadmill and the elliptical and start mixing things up. Increase your workout intensity, but lower your duration. Try something fun and new (kickboxing, circuit training, sprints, aerobics or play a new sport) and continue to switch things up to keep your body guessing. By lowering the amount of traditional steady state cardio, and replacing it with higher intensity and shorter duration exercise, you will actually improve your hormonal state and your body’s ability to burn fat and build lean muscle.

MISTAKE #2: Intimidated by weight training and therefore not doing it. I understand that you are afraid to get “bulky” and lose your feminine look, however you need to throw this fear and misconception out the window. Strength training is extremely beneficial for your bone health and overall long-term health. Also lean muscle will improve your body composition and help you burn fat faster than cardio.

MISTAKE #3: Spending 15-20 minutes isolating your abs. I understand that you want your abs to look like Cameron Diaz! However, your abs are made in the kitchen by eating healthy and not by performing an insane amount of isolated abdominal movements such as sit-ups and crunches. As you begin to strength train, you will want to do multi-joint functional movements (Ex: squats, dead lifts, pull-ups, leg-raises, kettle bell swings) where your abs are engaged throughout the entire workout. Fortunately or unfortunately, all of the isolation crunches, bends, twists, etc. will never out do or overcome a poor diet.

MISTAKE #4: Thinking more is better. It is absolutely important to work hard in the gym and be consistent. However, you need to also listen to your body and work to develop a set training schedule. If you are overtraining and pushing your body too far, more time in the gym will not equal better or faster results. Shorter and more intense workouts are the best way to burn fat and build lean muscle.

MISTAKE #5: Carbohydrate loading before workouts. There are many misconceptions about carbs, but most experts would agree that lower to moderate carb intake is effective to get lean. We must also understand that athletic performance is different than weight loss and training for body composition. If your primary purpose is to get a lean fit body, then stop eating carbs before your workout. Try working out on an empty stomach in the morning or if you need to have a snack try eating something with just protein and fat in your pre-workout meal. Statistics show that far many people get leaner and get results with weight loss with low carb before workouts.

MISTAKE #6: Unrealistic expectations. You can’t be so hard on yourself and you must understand that your body will not change overnight and you need to be patient. Changing your body or anything in your life will take consistent effort over time and you must have a plan and stick to it. You must immediately stop your obsession with the scale and instead notice how you feel, how your body looks in the mirror, how your clothes fit, and how you perform in life on a daily basis. Set a realistic time frame for your goal and be consistent. I would recommend setting a date of at least 6 weeks and preferably 8 to 12 weeks before you judge your results.

MISTAKE #7: Working out without proper knowledge. This is by far the biggest mistake which is why I saved it for last. Far too many people, and this mistake includes men too, workout without the proper important knowledge you need to know and understand before even attempting to workout. This knowledge includes eating healthy or food and nutrition, the proper workout techniques and movements, the importance of hydrating and water, the importance of getting enough sleep, the importance of stretching, the importance of your posture, the importance of stress and exercise, and other fitness tips. So make sure you educate yourself before you waste your time, end up injured, get dehydrated. Do not sabotage your well deserved results!

The Worst Break-Up.

by Jeremy Michaels

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The WORST breakup is the one that was never an official relationship. It’s one of those situations where you basically have the no say-so because the two of you were never official in the first place.

I think many times we fight for something that won’t fight back for us. So many people fall in lust without even realizing it. Silly hearts. They sure do have a sense of humor. Who wouldn’t want to share the rest of forever with another human who sees life as beautiful as you see it? However, many times people we lust or tend to fall in love with take our own values and strengths and begin to use them against us in the heat of the moment.

Anything you mean, don’t say. You never know how it may affect the one you care for. It’s not worth winning the argument or having the last laugh or word.  It’s about dignity and respect and genuinely loving a person. Words are nothing compared to actions. When you get to the point where you are frustrated with your relationships or “love” as people may call it, sometimes it’s just better to say nothing at all. After all, the moment to apologize may never come. People have to stop taking each other for granted. You never know when you may get the opportunity again to apologize or explain yourself.

But I guess none of the above means anything because the worst breakup is the one which never held a title anyway. Don’t fall victim to this break-up.

 

Why You Shouldn’t Get A Job.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea.  There’s only one problem with it.  It’s stupid!  It’s the stupidest way you can possibly generate income!  This is truly income for dummies.

Why is getting a job so dumb? Because you only get paid when you’re working. Don’t you see a problem with that, or have you been so thoroughly brainwashed into thinking it’s reasonable and intelligent to only earn income when you’re working? Have you never considered that it might be better to be paid even when you’re not working? Who taught you that you could only earn income while working? Some other brainwashed employee perhaps? Or it is the way you were raised?

Don’t you think your life would be much easier if you got paid while you were eating, sleeping, living life, spending time with family and kids too?  Why not get paid 24/7? Get paid whether you work or not. Don’t your plants grow even when you aren’t tending to them? Why not your bank account?

Who cares how many hours you worked? Only a handful of people on this entire planet care how much time you spend at work. Most of us won’t even notice whether you work 6 hours a week or 60 hours a week. But if you have something of value to provide that matters to us, a number of us will be happy to pull out our wallets and pay you for it. We don’t care about your time — we only care enough to pay for the value we receive. Do you really care how long it took me to write this blog? Would you pay me twice as much if it took me 6 hours vs. only 3 hours? Probably not.

People often start out on the traditional income for the dummies path which is physically working for your income. So don’t feel bad if you’re just now realizing you’ve been suckered. Eventually you’ll realize that trading time for money is indeed extremely dumb and that there must be a better way. And of course there is a better way. The key is to value your time.

Smart people build systems that generate income 24/7, especially passive income. This can include starting a business, building a web site, becoming an investor, or generating royalty income from creative work and helping others. The system delivers the ongoing value to people and generates income from it, and once it’s in motion, it runs continuously whether you tend to it or not. From that moment on, the bulk of your time can be invested in increasing your income (by refining your system or spawning new ones) instead of maintaining your income.

Don’t let your limited experience phase you. You might think it’s important to get a job to gain experience. But that’s like saying you should play golf to get experience playing golf. You gain experience from living, regardless of whether you have a job or not. A job only gives you experience at that job, but you gain ”experience” doing just about anything, so that’s no real benefit at all. The problem with getting experience from a job is that you usually just repeat the same limited experience over and over. You learn a lot in the beginning and then stagnate. This forces you to miss other experiences that would be much more valuable in life. And if your limited skill set ever becomes obsolete, then your experience won’t be worth squat. In fact, ask yourself what the experience you’re gaining right now will be worth in 20-30 years? Will your job even exist then?

Consider this. Which experience would you rather gain? The knowledge of how to do a specific job really well — one that you can only monetize by trading your time for money. Or the knowledge of how to enjoy financial abundance for the rest of your life without ever needing a job again? Now I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have the latter experience. That seems a lot more useful in the real world, wouldn’t you say?

Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program. You learn how to be a good pet. Look around you and observe. Really look and tell me what do you see? Are these the surroundings of a free human being? Or are you living in a cage for unconscious animals? 90% of the population works for someone instead of ourselves. We live in a corporatracry ran by corporations and banks who rule us all. Not only we work for them in some way, we also are continously brainwashed by them.

How’s your obedience job coming along? Does your master reward your good behavior? Do you get disciplined if you fail to obey your master’s commands? Is there any spark of free will left inside you? Or has your job conditioning made you a pet for life?

Now besides the corporations and banks that make us debt slaves, let’s talk the corrupted government, we which pay taxes to. Employee income is the most heavily tax there is. In the USA you can expect that about half your salary will go to taxes. The tax system is designed to disguise how much you’re really giving up because some of those taxes are paid by your employer, and some are deducted from your paycheck. But you can bet that from your employer’s perspective, all of those taxes are considered part of your pay, as well as any other compensation you receive such as benefits. Even the rent for the office space you consume is considered, so you must generate that much more value to cover it. You might feel supported by your corporate environment, but keep in mind that you’re the one paying for it. Another chunk of your income goes to owners and investors of your company. And that’s a lot of mouths to feed.

It isn’t hard to understand why employees pay the most in taxes relative to their income. After all, who has more control over the tax system? Business owners and investors or employees? You only get paid a fraction of the real value you generate. Your real salary may be more than triple what you’re paid, but most of that money you’ll never see. It goes straight into other people’s pockets.What a generous slave you are!

The idea that a job is the best way to generate income is just silly. It’s not even safe and secure either. You can’t have security if you don’t have control, and employees have the least control of anyone when you work for someone else. If you’re an employee, then your real job title should be professional gambler. Simply because you’re taking a chance with your money. How easy it is for a owner or manager or supervisor to say “You’re fired” and completely stop your income.

Even when you want to increase your income, which is getting a raise, you have to sit up and beg your master for more money. Does it feel good to be thrown some extra bread crumbs now and then? Or are you free to decide how much you get paid without needing anyone’s permission but your own?

If you have a business and one customer says “no” to you, you simply say “next.” But if you’re working for a business and the boss says “you’re fired”, you have to go.

Also many people treat their jobs as their primary social outlet. They hang out with the same people working in the same field. Or they even date people within their company or business. Such relations are social dead ends. Consider what it would be like to go outside and explore didn’t people in different cultures while you travel the world and experience different places.

Now let’s talk negativity in your life when you have a job. Have you noticed that employed people have an almost endless capacity to whine about problems at their companies? But they don’t really want solutions – they just want to vent and make excuses why it’s all someone else’s fault. It’s as if getting a job somehow drains all the free will out of people and turns them into spineless cowards. If you can’t call your boss a jerk now and then without fear of getting fired, you’re no longer free. You’ve become your master’s property.

When you work all day long, don’t you think it’s going to rub off on you? Of course it will. It’s only a matter of time before you sacrifice the noblest parts of your humanity on the altar of fear: first courage… then honesty… then honor and integrity… and finally your independent will.  You sold your humanity for nothing but an illusion. And now your greatest fear is discovering the truth of what you’ve become. I don’t care how badly you’ve been beaten down. It is never too late to regain your courage. It’s never too late to live life because yours hasn’t end yet. Life is short so you shouldn’t want to have to trade in your time for money. Time is happiness and good memories.

Still want a job? If you’re currently a well-conditioned, well-behaved employee, your most likely reaction to the above will be defensiveness. It’s all part of the conditioning. But consider that if the above didn’t have a grain of truth to it, you wouldn’t have an emotional reaction at all.  This is only a reminder of what you already know. You can deny your cage all you want, but the cage is still there. Perhaps this all happened so gradually that you never noticed it until now.

If any of this makes you mad, that’s a step in the right direction. Anger is a higher level of consciousness than apathy, so it’s a lot better than being numb all the time. Any emotion, even confusion, is better than apathy. If you work through your feelings instead of repressing them, you’ll soon emerge on the doorstep of courage. And when that happens, you’ll have the will to actually do something about your situation and start living like the powerful human being you were meant to be instead of the domesticated pet you’ve been trained to be.

What’s the alternative to getting a job? The alternative is to remain happily jobless for life and to generate income through other means. Live to love what you do. Realize that you earn income by providing value, not time. Find a way to provide your best value to others, and charge a fair price for it. One of the simplest and most accessible ways is to start your own business. Whatever work you’d otherwise do via employment, find a way to provide that same value directly to those who will benefit most from it. It takes a bit more time to get going, but your freedom is easily worth the initial investment of time and energy.

One of the greatest fears you’ll confront is that you may not have any real value to offer others. Maybe being an employee and getting paid by the hour is the best you can do. Maybe you just aren’t worth that much. That line of thinking is all just part of your conditioning. It’s absolute nonsense. As you begin to dump such brainwashing, you’ll soon recognize that you have the ability to provide enormous value to others and that people will gladly pay you for it. Everyone has talents and gifts. There’s only one thing that prevents you from seeing this truth — fear. All you really need is the courage to be yourself. Get out your comfort zone. Your real value is rooted in who you are, not what you do.

You already know deep down that getting a job isn’t what you want. So don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise. Learn to trust your inner wisdom, even if the whole world says you’re wrong and foolish for doing so. Years from now you’ll look back and realize it was one of the best decisions you ever made.

What Today’s Women Should Know About Today’s Men.

by Jeremy Michaels

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There are key things women need to understand about men when it comes to finding, sustaining, and enjoying a valuable healthy relationship. The most important is all men have similarities but all men are not the same. If you can understand a man without feeling the need to judge him then it will be easier to keep him. Men want a woman who cares enough to enhance him but appreciates him enough not to want to change him.

Men Want A Relationship. A good man, a real man, an honest man, a gentleman, genuinely wants a relationship. Men just don’t want the stress, arguments, and issues that they’ve experienced in previous relationships in the one that they have with you. It’s not on you to prove to him that you’re different than the women that came before you; all you have to do is be yourself. Men desire companionship and consistency just as women do; they’re just not inclined to rush into having it. Men operate on a different time clock than women, so it’s important for you to understand that when he’s ready for a relationship it will be clear. You cannot force a man to be ready for what you have to offer and you shouldn’t have to. If the man is smart, he’ll recognize that you’re a good woman and understand that you would be a valuable part of his pursuit of true success and happiness.

Men Like Challenges. Ladies, if he doesn’t have to work to get you then he won’t work to keep you. Be intriguing enough to make him want to know more about you. The honest truth is that if you can’t make a man wonder then more than likely you won’t be able to make him commit either. Don’t give him everything he wants on his time; give it to him when you’re ready for him to have it. Men are patient when it comes to quality, so if he feels like you’re worth it, he’ll face whatever challenge you present him with. However, to be a challenge to him does not mean for you to play games with him. The minute he feels like you’re playing, he’ll stop trying. Make him work for your time, make him work for your attention, make him work for your feelings and make him work to open your legs. If you give it to him easily he’ll leave it easily. Challenge him; if he doesn’t rise up to it then he’s below your standards.

Men Need Support. Build your man up with positive actions and encouraging words. Make sure he knows that you really believe in him. If you invest in his dreams now, he won’t rest until the fruits of that hard work bring you happiness later. Men appreciate women who understand the importance of being supportive. Don’t ever pass up an opportunity to be there for him.  It doesn’t matter how small the event is; knowing you took the time to make it, matters to him. If he’s not doing anything for you to support then it’s your chance to tap into his potential and get him moving. Supporting a good man is a balance of celebrating him while challenging him. Be the greatest fan of his life and he’ll make sure you’re a superstar in his.

Men Desire A Companion. Be a friend and a partner to your man before anything else. Understanding him is far more important than just listening to him and agreeing him. Try your hardest to see where he’s coming from in every perception. Don’t try to be his mother. No man wants to be scolded like a child by the woman he loves, regardless of whether or not he’s acting like one. He’ll forget things and make mistakes, but it’s important for you to understand that nagging him will never be an effective way to get his attention. Let him know you’re there for him and not against him. Care enough to talk to him in a way that lets him know you’re still on his side. Be there, right beside him, not in front of him, not behind him, and not standing over him. Make him feel like you’re in his corner and not the one he’s fighting.

Men Like Confidence. Make sure you know the true value of what you bring to the table and be confident in your womanhood. Men are attracted to women who know their value; they just don’t like women who try to show their worth by ignoring his. Be confident and sure of yourself. The only time a man will have a problem is when you come off as full of yourself. It’s great that you have your own but don’t forget to make him feel like he can still contribute in some way to your life. You don’t have to play smaller than you are, however, don’t make him feel less than while you’re building yourself up. If he’s a real man, your confidence in yourself will make him feel like you’re an asset to his life. Your ability to tell and show him that you can and will make him a better all-around man will make you really desirable.

Men Need Their Ego Stroked. You don’t have to lie to him, but a wise woman understands that if she makes him feel strong like Superman, he’ll treat her like Wonder Woman. Even the most confident man needs the occasional reassurance. It doesn’t matter how many awards, honors, or titles he holds, men love it when their woman build them up. When he stumbles and hesitates, remind him of who he is to you and the greatness you see in him. He may not be the prince charming from the fairytales but he can be the King of your dreams. Simple words like “you can do it” or “I believe in you” can get even the most stagnant man moving when encouraging words come from a genuine woman. If you know he’s a good man, take the time to say the little things needed to make him feel like one. Be his number one supporter.

Men Need Reminders. Everyone forgets. It is a flaw of our humanity. And men, well, men forget a little more than normal based on scientific evidence; so it’s important to give him occasional reminders. It’s not that he forgets because he doesn’t care, it’s just that you, as with most women, naturally pay attention to details better than men. If you really want him to remember then you will have to put your pride and emotions to the side and take the time to remind him. If you’re not willing to remind him, then it is not fair for you to have an attitude when and if he forgets. If you’re the type of woman who keeps track of three-month anniversaries and what you all did on your third date then you can’t realistically expect him to remember all of that. It doesn’t mean he cares any less about the relationship; it just means that other things stick out to him. Remind him when you want him to remember. It won’t kill you to do so. If he’s a quick learner then he won’t need you to give him more than one or two reminders.

Men Desire A Fair Balance. If he feels like nothing he does will make you happy then he will stop trying. Be mindful of how you treat him and the way you talk to him. Just because you’re angry with him doesn’t mean you have to start a war with him. Learn how to show him you’re unhappy without coming off as if you take pride in how well you can get mad. If nothing he does can make it right at the moment, be woman enough to tell him that you need additional time to get over it. Keep it consistent. If he makes you mad, communicate the offense so that in the future he can learn from it. Don’t just get mad with him for the sake of being mad. Nothing frustrates a man more than dealing with an attitude he doesn’t know what he did to cause. Keep a fair balance. He shouldn’t feel like he’s dating two different women every time it’s “that time of the month” for you.

Men Love Having Something To Wonder About. If he feels he knows everything there is to know about you, then his interest in you slowly starts to die. This doesn’t mean you should hide parts of you from him, it just means you should continue to mature and develop personally. It’s vital that you keep growing as a woman so that you’ll always have “more” to show him. However, don’t be so mysterious that he grows restless trying to figure you out. You must be balanced in your intentions. Make sure he feels like he knows you, but keep growing, so he feels the need to get to know you better. Do things to strike his imagination and get the wheels in his head turning. Be fascinating. Be so captivating that he can’t stop thinking about you. Become what he daydreams about.

Men Like Surprises. It’s important for you to know what he likes and what he’s into. You can use that information to show him something about you that he probably doesn’t know.  Pay enough attention to him to be able to show him something he hasn’t seen before. Be different, be refreshing, and be exciting. Men like woman who are fun and he’ll want to spend more time with you if he knows he’ll have a good time with you. Don’t let sex be the only time you’re fun to him. Read, do research, or ask random questions so that you’re constantly keeping things new. Few things are more attractive to a real man than a woman who can teach him something and keep his attention.

Criticism, Judgement & Haters.

by Jeremy Michaels

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If you have to compromise your character just to fit in, don’t fit in. Your self worth doesn’t depend on the acceptance of society. The minute you stop worrying about what people think of you is the second you start living. Guard your name, integrity and faith. Be mindful that people will hate you for the same reasons people will love you. Criticism is to test your character. It’s basically a compliment that you’re doing something right. If you’re afraid of critics, you will die a nobody. Don’t waste time worrying about what people are saying and what people are thinking about you. You have affected their lives, don’t let them affect yours. People will only talk about people who are making a difference so welcome them.

What people say about you is what people say about you. Don’t stress the things you can’t control. There’s no point in addressing everybody coming at you. Some people only speak of you to get attention from you. Others speak of you because of their jealously and insecurity. Secure people are comfortable being hated for who they are. And the insecure seek love trying to be something they’re not. If the “real you” is ever questioned, the people who matter will know the truth and the ones who don’t won’t believe you anyway. It’s foolish to seek approval in people or things that have no relevance or authority. Understand that every person passing judgment isn’t a judge. Judgmental people don’t deserve your limited time.

I don’t have time to hate the people who hate me, because I’m too busy loving the people who love me. I believe everyone should live with that same mindset. What people think or say about you is none of your business. That’s the logic you must live by. A hater is nothing but a fan. A critic is nothing but someone with an opinion. They just don’t know how to express it in positive way. Today I pray for them and I ask that you all pray for your critics and haters. Don’t be distracted by their criticism and hate. Just remember the only taste of success that some people will ever have is when they take a bite out of a successful person. When we react to negativity, we are disturbing our inner space and mentally creating pain and negativity within ourselves. I’ve learned that when people initiate negativity, it’s usually a reflection of their inner state expressed externally. People are often so bored and unhappy with their own lives that they want to take others down with them. Regardless of how negative a scenario may appear, there is always a hidden gift in the form of a lesson. There’s nothing good or bad that can be sent into your life that you can’t learn from, can’t grow from, or can’t be changed by.

Avoiding criticism and haters is the perfect way to live a meaningless life.

 

8 Drinks You Should Never Drink Again.

by Jeremy Michaels

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When you are thinking about how to modify your diet in an attempt to lose weight or boost your overall health, it is easy to overlook the contribution that can be made by drinks. However, there are some drinks that are so shockingly bad for you that it is in your best interests to avoid them at all costs.

Often, the problem is excessive amounts of sugar that cause dangerous spikes in blood pressure and blood sugar and contribute to weight gain, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cardiovascular disease.

Here are THE 8 DRINKS YOU SHOULD NEVER DRINK AGAIN:

1 – ICED TEA. Iced tea is popular and may look like a healthier alternative to sugary sodas. In addition, iced green teas are commonly selected by dieters who have heard that drinking green tea can aid weight loss. However, iced tea is not real green tea and is definitely not the smart choice that it may be appear to be. The averaged iced tea contains at least 250 calories per serving, and you will be disappointed to learn that many of them contain even more sugar than you would expect to find in most sodas. Most iced teas will provide you with around 60g of sugar, so drinking just a few servings of iced tea each week can pose a serious obstacle to your health.

2 – HOT CHOCOLATE. While you may already know that hot chocolate is unhealthy, you probably are not aware of just how ridiculous the ingredients can be. In general, the hot chocolate that you can buy in coffee shops like Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts will be exceptionally bad for you in all possible ways with its very high calorie and sugar intake. The averaged hot chocolate drink that you can buy it the supermarket contains 22g of saturated fat (which is more than you should have in an entire day), and 85g of sugar. To top it all off, the 380mg of sodium makes this drink entirely unsuitable for those who are concerned about heart health and maintaining low blood pressure. It’s nutritional content should serve as a wakeup call about the true nature of these sweet drinks.

3 – VITAMIN WATER / GATORADE / POWERADE. Flavored waters often try to lure you in with the claim that they contain added vitamins and other nutrients, but don’t be fooled by the bold statements on their labels. Even those that deliver on the promise to provide you with vitamins may be doing your body more harm than good due to excessive amounts of added hidden sugars. Avoid these drinks and opt for regular plain water or experiment water with a squeeze of lemon and/or lime.

4 – ENERGY DRINKS. These drinks are already known to be very harmful and very unhealthy and should be avoided at all costs. The averaged energy drink like Monster, Red Bull and Rockstar contains a unbelievable 50G of sugar per serving. Drinking just one of these puts you way over the recommended daily limit for sugar consumption.  Even the FDA has warned that excessive consumption of these beverages could even be fatal. Energy drinks appear to be responsible for heart attacks, loss of consciousness, irregular heartbeat, psychotic episodes and strokes. If you are looking for a boost, always choose a coffee over an energy drink. As well as being responsible about weight gain, you will be preserving the health of your whole body.

5 – MIXED ALCOHOLIC DRINKS. Before you order a cocktail pitcher or even just a single mixed drink, you should know what you’re getting yourself into. Unfortunately, some mixed drinks contain more calories than a medium-sized dinner, with many of those coming directly from calories and fat. For example, the US Department of Agriculture revealed that the average 16-ounce Pina Colada can provide you with as many as 880 calories. Margaritas and Daiquiris tend to be just as bad, and these drinks are rarely ever made with any real fruit. Rather, their amazing taste comes from a whole host of artificial flavors and a hefty dose of high fructose corn syrup.

6 – MILKSHAKES. Milkshakes are liquid desserts, so you should be as wary of them as you would be of a slab of cheesecake or a slice of cake. Milkshakes contain so much saturated fat and excessive amounts of sugar. The averaged milkshake contains 500 to 1000 calories, no exaggeration. With the 50 to 80G of sugar thrown into the mix, milkshakes comes with a guarantee of weight gain and future disease.

7 – PROCESSED SMOOTHIES. Smoothies can seem like an excellent addition to the diet, as you will be getting plenty of fruit and vegetables, vitamins and minerals and a wide range of other benefits for your body. However, the processed smoothies sold in most stores are a big NO. Some examples are Naked, Bolthouse Farms, Odwalla, Sambazon, etc. Many of them will contain around 350 calories and huge amounts of refined sugar that are added to improve the overall taste. Avoid buying smoothies and make them yourself. Create healthy nutritious smoothies with fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, nut butters, greek yogurt, etc. with no added sugars and preservatives.

8 – SODA. Last but not least is the most obvious one. The averaged soda contains 40G of sugar and phosphoric acid. Phosphoric acid leads to calcium loss in bones and tooth erosion. Eye, skin, throat, nose, and respiratory irritant. Increases the chance of getting osteoporosis and is linked to kidney damage and kidney stones. The high sugar intake of these beverages along with high fructose corn syrup that most sodas contain lead to a wide array of health problems including diabetes, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer.

Valentine’s Day Tips.

by Jeremy Michaels

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The following are some random Valentine’s Day tips… Enjoy…

  • VALENTINE’S DAY TIP: If you’re single, treat yourself on V-day. Valentine’s day is the perfect day for you to treat yourself if you’re alone. Buy yourself a gift or take a vacation. You can’t love someone without loving yourself first.
  • VALENTINE’S DAY TIP: Again, if you’re single, don’t hate on love. Don’t forget that “love” isn’t reserved only for romantic relationships. Celebrate self-love and your loved ones. (family and close friends)
  • VALENTINE’S DAY TIP: To those unhappily singles, let the lovers be happy. They have no problem letting you be bitter all year-long.
  • VALENTINE’S DAY TIP: Valentine’s day gifts are essential. And if you want your relationship to work smoothly, you need to provide your lady or man with that special gift that will make their eyes light up in an unmistakable way. Let him/her know that they’re the center of your world with your expression of love, gratitude and gifts.
  • VALENTINE’S DAY TIP: For the fellas, the best most common gifts to buy your woman is lingerie, chocolates, flowers/roses, make-up, jewelry, body care kits, spa gifts, perfume, designer handbags, designer shoes or a romantic getaway vacation.
  • VALENTINE’S DAY TIP: For the ladies, the best most common gifts to buy your man is jewelry, a suit, cologne, a watch, gift cards, or simply something you know he wants or needs. Besides a physical gift, the single best gift is you. Surprise him in bed with lingerie on.
  • VALENTINE’S DAY TIP: When it comes to Valentine’s day gifts, get something from the heart. Don’t put so much thought into it. Be careful not to go overboard or be too mushy. At the end of the day, the gift is unimportant, and what truly matters is the plans for the day and the memories you make.
  • VALENTINE’S DAY TIP: Everyday should be Valentine’s day for your relationship but on that February 14th day, you should make it extra special for your woman/man. Undivided attention, romantic candlelight dinner, roses petals on the floor, sensual massage and warm bath, chocolates and wine, and great Valentine’s day sex.
  • VALENTINE’S DAY TIP: Quality time with your partner is one of the most meaningful things of V-Day. Bundle up and plan an active outing such as sledding, ice skating, gathering wood for a fire, or if you’re feeling adventurous, visit an indoor rock wall. Be unique and exclusive or you can keep it simple and memorable. Nobody knows your partner better than you.
  • VALENTINE’S DAY TIP: Valentine’s day is just another day to celebrate love. Love comes in many forms, shapes and opportunities 365 days a year, 24-7. On the day, join the world celebration of love and bring your heart to everything you do. Give, share, care, be selfless, be a good you, be kind, be loving.

I’m a walking Valentine’s Day … I Am Love.