1-16-14 What does 200 Calories really look like?

STRENGTH – Snatch Work
(1x) Burgner Warm-up & Skill Transfer with PVC
(1x) Burgner Warm-up & Skill Transfer with Bar

3 min OTC
3 reps OTM as heavy as possible – Hang Muscle Snatch
1 min rest
3 min OTC
3 reps OTM – AHAP – Hang Power Snatch
1 min rest
3 min OTC
3 reps OTM – AHAP – Hang Squat Snatch

400m row
9 Russian Kettlebell Swing (70#/53#)
15 Push-up
9 Russian Kettlebell Swing (70#/53#)
15 Push-up

WiseGEEK just conducted a very visual and informative study and presented a photo series, which compares what 200 calories actually look like in different foods. You’d think that even a handful of gummy bears couldn’t hurt much, right..? Well, turns out, just 51 gram of those gives you the same amount of calories as nearly 600 grams of broccoli or 3 whole eggs would. And now be honest – which of those amounts sounds more alike a proper and filling meal to you?

The study compares 71 different foods, and is originally organized going from low to high calorie density. You can really tell how the quantities are getting smaller towards the end of the list! Statistically an average adult needs 2000-2500 calories a day, but this, of course, differs depending on how physically active you are. So for those who don’t hesitate to sweat in the gym, a spoonful of peanut butter is a lot less of a sin. To see the complete photo gallery click HERE.

1-15-14 The side effects of Aspartame

10 Min OTC
(even min) 2 Turkish Get-up Each side
(odd min) 5 Dips (Ring, fixed or box)
5 min rest
for time: (5x)
9 Thrusters (95#/65#)
21 Double Unders

aspertaimMost of you probably already know this, but… most artificial sweeteners cause autoimmune response effects which can increase inflammation around the body and therefore, worsen Fibro symptoms. Easily the #1 thing you must cut from your diet completely – if you haven’t already – is artificial sweeteners. READ PRODUCT LABELS FOR: Aspartame, neotame, sucralose, saccharin, acesulfame. (Trade names include: Sweet-N-Low, Equal and Splenda.) DO NOT allow the product into your home if it contains those things. Be especially alert when the packaging says “diet”, “light”, “0 calories” or “no sugar added” – as these products are often loaded with these and other chemicals.