Good morning and happy Tuesday. Thanks for stopping in to peaceandfitness.com. A few of you had questions, so here’s your Q and A segment, first:
PK asks: How many calories do the contestants on the Biggest Loser eat in a day? I do not know the exact answer to this question and I am sure it varies from contestant to contestant. I have heard numbers as low as 1200 for the woman and 1600-1800 for the men, but I can’t say for sure that this is true. I do know they workout anywhere from 4-8 hours a day!
RH asks: How do I get back to some of the links on the bottom left side of your page? Those links on the bottom left side of my page are managed by my sponsors at Google. They automatically pop up as they relate to topics that I write about and will change constantly, so if you see something interesting, click through it while you can, as it may or may not appear again on your screen.
LT asks: Is wine a vegan product? This is a fantastic question and one that is difficult to answer. For the most part it is, BUT sometimes before it is bottled there are some weird ingredients involved in the process. Therefore there may be minuscule traces of animal products or fish shells or….well, I’ll stop there because THIS vegan still enjoys a glass of red wine every night. I am definitely not neurotic about this, though others I know are.
Yesterday in class, Iris asked me about where I get my vitamin B from. I forgot to mention NUTRITIONAL YEAST. I buy it at Whole Foods and sprinkle it on veggies and lots of other things. It sort of most mimics the taste of cheese so it can be sprinkled in soups, on popcorn or most anywhere you find it desirable. Just as it sounds it is FILLED with nutrition and often includes all the B vitamins (check the label as it may or may not have B-12.) It is also considered a complete protein (which Iris also asked about). IRIS, I hope you are reading…
Thanks to Judith who gave me a copy of the article about her son losing weight and finding the financial benefits that go with that! After losing 55 pounds, he realized he is not only in a better place physically, but also financially. Saving money on insurance premiums, and doctor visit co-pays are just a few of the places he felt the savings. As an CPA, this guy knows about money!
Looks like South Florida is about to get hammered with some wet weather today and over the next few…Apparently some of those tropical events are going to be impacting us. After my morning clients I am hoping to get in my swim before the rain comes. Swimming seems to be THE perfect balance to running so I try for one every other day, and the other on the alternate days. This routine (including a rest day) seems to be keeping my muscles strong with NO soreness. My new goal is to (maybe) swim all year. I have read about people who actually enjoy swimming in 40 degree water temps and this is safe for short periods of time. Right now my pool thermometer says 80. How cold can it possibly get? I’ll certain let you know.
Off to train my morning clients. The sooner I am done, the better chance of beating the rain. Hoping weather permits me to get to the gym tonight for 2 of my favorite classes of the week. Ok, they are all my favorite.
Speaking of favorite…if this is Tuesday, tonight must be Biggest Loser. Meet you back here tomorrow to discuss! In the meantime wherever you are stay safe and healthy. Take care of yourself, your loved ones and your environment. Make it a great day. Remember what my friend Lisa always says “we are all on our way out, so act accordingly.”
Keep those questions coming!