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Bump to Buff

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Im learning how to juggle a new baby, puppies, laundry, family, friends, eating right, oh and going to the gym.
I encourage all moms that are trying to find time for themselves, and get fit. To embrace that making small changes everyday, will add up to huge results on the inside. Which, will turn you into that hot mama everyone is starring at on the playground !

Age: 26
Height: 5’7


highest weight: 175
lowest weight: 125
starting weight:175

current weight: 146 (10/31/11)

The McRib is back

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Guess what? The 500 calorie McRib sandwich is back! Hurrah!

Much like the Shamrock Shake, McDonald’s McRib sandwich is a seasonal menu item. Last month it made a grand reappearance. But weird factors are afoot with the McRib and its ingredients; as mentioned on the Hectic Gourmet, things aren’t what they appear to be with this culinary concoction.

First a little history on the McRib: it was introduced to the McDonald’s menu in 1981. The sandwich – consisting of what appears to be a ground pork patty, barbecue sauce, onions, and pickles – was developed by McDonald’s Executive Chef Rene Arend (who also fathered the Chicken McNugget back in 1979). Essentially, the McRib was a sequel to the McNugget: the sandwich was conceived because of the restaurant’s shortage of chickens due to the McNugget’s popularity. After poor sales, the McRib was removed from the McDonald’s menu in 1985. It was reintroduced in 1994 and has stayed on the McDonald’s rotation since as a seasonal menu item.

The McRib has generated a sizable cult following. But then again, so has Scientology – and there’s plenty of factual proof to put you off both of them.

Did you know that the McRib shares many of the same common ingredients as a yoga mat? According toTime, the McRib bun contains azodicarbonamide: a flour-bleaching agent that is most commonly used in the manufacture of foamed plastics like in gym mats and the soles of shoes. Essentially, the McRib could double as a Dr. Scholls foot pad. There’s more: azodicarbonamide is banned as a food additive in Europe and Australia, and is classified as a “respiratory sensitizer” that potentially contributes to asthma. Bon appetit!

But the yoga mat connection is one mere component of the McRib cacophony: the sandwich contains roughly 70 ingredients. Let’s look at the pork patty; it’s actually characterized as a “restructured meat product.” This tends to be comprised of pig heart, scalded stomach and tripe. When cooked together with salt and water, proteins are extracted and act as a form of “glue” that helps keep the reshaped “rib” meat together. Even though the McRib contains no bones, the patty is molded to resemble a miniature rack of ribs.

So if chomping down on a gym mat filled with pig heart and tripe – held together with glue – is your thing, then put on your best country gear and head down to McDonald’s! Hell, it worked for the Flintstones with their glorious Grand Poobah meal. Last one to McDonald’s is a McFossil (let’s hope fossils aren’t another ingredient in the McRib):

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— 2 years ago with 32 notes
#mcrib  #diet  #meat  #mccdonals 
No Artificial Sweeteners

I pickedthis to be my first tip because this is how strongly I feel about how bad these products are. Put down those processed foods that contain them, and those diet beverages, and stop tearing open packages and pouring them into your coffee or tea. These chemicals do not have any business in your body.

At the top of my icky list is ASPARTAME! a little fact about this product it was put in front of the FDA 8 times before it was approved, and with theapproval is accusations of “manipulated” tests and results. Upon ingestion, aspartame breaks down into natural residual components, includingaspartic acidphenylalaninemethanol,[25] and further breakdown products includingformaldehyde[26]  Umm, Even if you dont recognize, any of those chemicals you should know Formaldehyde, They put that in dead bodies. Dead! your alive !
A list of just a few of the recognized symptoms are memory loss, migraines, joint pain, nerve damage, and weight gain. This is a 1 million dollar business and they dont care about your health.
NutraSweet and Equal contain aspartame !Splenda contains small amount of heavy metals, and arsenic. Dont be fooled by fancy advertising showing happy fit people, happy fit people dont put arsenic in there bodies.
If you need your tea to be sweet, or your making a batch of cookies, my suggestion are to use natural healthy sweeteners. They are; agave nectar, stevia, evaporated cane juice, brown rice syrup, beet sugar, and raw sugar.
remember to always read the ingredients, I went to buy a multi-vitamin the other day and guess what one of the ingredients was, ASPARTAME! they sneak it in everywhere.
imagequote of the day: “you arent going to get the butt you want, by sitting on the butt you have”
1 Roberts HJ (2004). "Aspartame disease: a possible cause for concomitant Graves’ disease and pulmonary hypertension"Texas Heart Institute Journal 31 (1): 105; author reply 105–6. PMC 387446PMID 150616382. Trocho C, Pardo R, Rafecas I et al. (1998). “Formaldehyde derived from dietary aspartame binds to tissue components in vivo”. Life Sciences 63 (5): 337–49.doi:10.1016/S0024-3205(98)00282-3PMID 9714421.

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— 2 years ago with 31 notes
#diet  #sugar  #sweeteners  #artificial  #aspartame  #tea  #coffee