Archive for August 2010

12 Drinking Tips for Staying Thin, Buff ‘n Hangover Free

In the spirit of Friday and taking a night off here and there, no matter what your goals are, I’ve decided to put together a few tips to help you drink without packing on pounds of fat or losing the muscle you’ve worked so hard to pack on. It will help with hangovers too, so you’ll be able to get the most out of your tomorrow. As my dad likes to say, “everything in moderation, including moderation.”

(If you want a more advanced look into how alcohol affects you check out this article.)

1: Avoid the sugary mix drinks! They’re packed full of carbohydrate calories from sugar, which when added to the calories already in the alcohol (7 per gram), make for one mean fat making machine. And the sugar rush will spike your insulin levels, resulting in those calories being put straight into fat storage. They’ll also accelerate alcohol absorbtion. Alcohol itself does have calories, but those calories aren’t carbs. Gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey have 0 carbs in them—and as it turns out less than 5% of the calories from alcohol contribute to fat storage. The main fat disadvantage of the alcohol is that it can decrease your metabolism temporarily by up to 73%! Adding in sugar when your metabolism is working so terribly really isn’t the best idea.

2: When putting your drink together throw in an extra slice of lime/lemon/orange. One of the big downsides of drinking is that it saps the vitamins and minerals from your body. Slices of citrus fruits are full of vitamin C and other key micronutrients. Plus, they’ll take the bite out of your sugar-free drinks. Ask the bartender to throw an extra two or three slices in.

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Search Engine Optimization Tips and Tools

Above is a lovely illustration by Google demonstrating how their new engine works. It’s almost as pointless as it is hilarious. Anyways, everyone wants their website to rank well on Google and other engines and they can drastically improve their rankings through search engine optimization. SEO is a term that’s been loosely thrown around for a while now. For many it’s almost as vague and hard to grasp as the so-called social media movement. But now as the dust is settling, there are some real tips and tricks that can really help your small or medium sized business, services, or whatever it is you do – be found through the Internet.

SEO Tip #1 – Release Topless Photos of Yourself On Your Website

…we did it. Seriously though, inside are 10 tips and tools you can use right now to help boost your site’s ranking on Google.

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Lean to Mean, 90 Days (Vid & Pics)

We’ll let the pictures and the numbers do the talking this month. As you can see, some photo-shoots went better than others. Bed-head and caveman-hunch aside though we’re pretty happy with how things are going. I’ll post our measurements and the video below so you can get an idea of how monstrous we’re becoming.

We just started our August fat burning phase today. Fifteen minutes of HIIT training in the stairwell. Eight 30 second sprints with 90 second jogs in between. Up and down 22 floors over and over. I don’t think I’ve ever been so tired. My legs feel like jelly and I’m quivering as I write this . . . that isn’t saying much though. My cardiovascular training has been pretty absent my entire life. It doesn’t take many stairs to have me gasping for breath. Jared could hear me from several flights ahead.

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