Friday, March 4, 2011

"Blood Type Diet" or Vegan?

Well, the last almost 30 days I've been Vegan and loving it. (except for some extra gas from soy...gotta cut back on that! Lol!) Now I've re-discovered the "Blood Type Diet" and in my case, it makes sense! I read the book a long time ago but I didn't really adopt the practices of the diet, but I really feel that I should at least try and see if adopting it makes a difference. Now according to the diet, since I'm a Type O...

"More than any other blood type, O’s rely on physical exercise to maintain physical health and emotional balance. Dr. D’Adamo suggests that Type O’s engage in regular physical activity three to four times per week. For best results, engage in aerobic activity for thirty to forty five minutes at least four times per week. If you are easily bored, choose two or three different exercises and vary your routine."

Now does that sound like me?? Heck yes! Also, they go on to say...

"To avoid becoming overstressed, Dr. D’Adamo recommends following the Type O diet, which focuses on lean, organic meats, vegetables and fruits and avoid wheat and dairy which can be triggers for digestive and health issues in Type O. Additionally, he suggests that Type O’s avoid caffeine and alcohol."

Now, I can do that, except I want to stay away from the meats, organic or not! (I'll go back to my salmon and tilapia if I need to) Now...I'm over dairy and wheat (bread especially...I will miss wheat pasta) and I don't drink alcohol or coffee, so I can handle that. It also says I can still eat my Quinoa (Complete Vegan Protein) so I can still practice Veganism most of the time! I was worried about fish because I have considered eating some fish every once in awhile, but they answered my question...

"...a diet rich in saltwater fish and kelp to help regulate the thyroid gland..."

So...I'm going to still stay vegan until I do a little more research on this. Anyone out there with any experience with this diet or any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated!

The Inaugural 2011 Finish Chelsea’s Run (Online Registration is now closed!)

March 5th, 2011, 7:30 a.m.
Balboa Park
5K Road Race & Fun Run/Walk

Hey San Diego! Join us this saturday...Come out and support a good cause

"In the weeks following the passing of stand-out high school scholar and athlete Chelsea King, a handful of members of the San Diego running community were so affected by her loss that they asked some of their friends to meet one Saturday to finish the run Chelsea started on February 25 in Rancho Bernardo Community Park."

Online registration is now closed. Race day registration will open at 6 a.m. near 6th Avenue and Palm in Balboa Park. The cost is $40 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.

PS: Lets meet near the registration table between 7-7:15 and lets wear Orange and Black!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dr. Mark Messina Discusses Soy and Men's Health

I still am having some problems with soy. I love the taste, I love the Health benefits, but it has been giving me too much gas! ;-D I don't drink soymilk (I drink Almond Milk...YUM!), but I do have the veggie "meat" and I have been eating a lot of it lately! (I probably just need to cut down on my intake)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

30 day Wellness Blitz!

Our Beachbody family is getting ready for the National Super Saturday, Part II on April 9th, so I decided to create a "BLITZ" for the next month to get ready for this event! I'm challenging folks out there in the Facebook Family, Twitterverse, MySpace crew and family and friends to join me in this "Wellness Blitz"! All those who want to make changes in their health and wellness and are serious about it check this out! ~> Get on a Beachbody program (ie. P90X, Insanity Asylum, TurboFire, etc...) and/or the Nutritional product, Shakeology for a minimum of 30 days (remember there is a 30-Day Money back guarantee) and watch the transformation! If you are consistent, are willing to work hard and want to REALLY make a change this is for you!

Check out and contact me for any additional information! See you at the top!

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