Your Questions About Bmi Music

George asks…

Who owns the rights of the music for the Mexican National Anthem?

It was writen by Jaime Nunó Roca, but he moved to the USA shortly after traitor Santa Ana left Mexico, and according to wikipedia: “Nuno, Henneman and Hill did register the music with the company BMI (BMI Work #568879), with the Edward B. Marks Music Company as the listed publisher of the anthem.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himno_Nacional_Mexicano
Now my question is, if a USA company holds the rights for it, can i buy it? who really owns it?

admin answers:

Chances are that it’s the mexican equivalent of public domain, but if not, contact BMI or the publisher and ask.

Of course you probably can’t “buy” it – no country is going to sell their national anthem for anything you or I could afford – but you could get the rights to use it.

I suspect, though, that it’s in the public domain, if they have that legal concept there.

Mandy asks…

where on th bmi site do can you report someone leaking illegal music?

http://bmi.com/

admin answers:

There’s a “contact us” link at the bottom of the page.

Chris asks…

Can Radio stations download music from Limewire without paying a fee to BMI or to the owners of the song?

they download they play the music without paying fees
Is that legal and what can be down to stop them?

admin answers:

Broadcast stations would never obtain their music this way. However, I imagine some Internet radio stations might do this occasionally, although it is illegal.

But regardless of how they acquire their library, stations pay licensing fees to ASCAP, BMI and/or SESAC (in the U.S.) and those organizations pay royalties to the artists.

Jenny asks…

How do I become a re-seller of digital music?

I’m looking to set up my own digital music store? Does anyone know how to get Sony / BMI /Warner to sell me tracks on a wholesale basis and allow me to sell them to customers?

admin answers:

If you have the capital and an excellent presentation of what you’d like to do, I am sure that if you contacted these companies, they would have the best answers for you. Make a potfolio of ideas that you would like to have your website looking like and the different ways it will function. The best website for downloading music is one that is user-friendly. The easier it is for your customer to get what they want, the more return customers you will have. By the way, these companies will not sell you these songs on a wholesale basis. These songs are meant to generate the companies and the bands royalties. If they sell you a song it is for your own personal use. If you begin selling that song, it is without their permission, against copyright and therefore, very much illegal. You could move to Canada, we seem to get away with downloading free music, because if they searched our computers, it would be against our privacy rights. If they suspect you of having child pornography, that’s a whole different story that makes me glad that pedofilia does not run in my blood. But that is besides the point, I hope this helps you out.

Robert asks…

What are some historical controversies in the music industry?

One example the professor gave was the Dixie Chicks vs. Bush Comments but I can’t think of any others and I’m not interested in that. Besides everyone is going to do that one.

Is there some controversy concerning ASCAP/BMI/SESAC? That’s bound to be a hotspot.

I’m taking a music class and we need to “Ponder this question” to understand the legal and publicity difficulties facing popular musicians. I don’t know of any renown controversies. Do you? Fill me in on a few and I’ll research them.

Thanks for your ideas!

admin answers:

How about reaching backward in time to the “Payola” scandal?

As you might guess, people only buy records they’ve heard. Before the internet, that meant radio. DJs were accused–and IIRC, found guilty–of accepting bribes or kickbacks for playing certain records and refusing or forgetting to play others.

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Your Questions About Physical Fitness

Michael asks…

Do you have to take the physical fitness test before or during the Philadelphia police academy?

I took the philadelphia police test, and wanted to know do you take the physical fitness test before the academy or during the philadelphia police academy? Also what would they do if you are underweight?

admin answers:

Any agency that will potentially hire you will mandate you pass a physical agility test. They will also send you in for a comprehensive physical exam. Reason? Because for you to be covered by the local pension plan, you can not have any existing pre-employment defect that would prevent you from preforming your duties and put them in a position of liability.

As for underweight. You need to carb up as much as possible. Lots of fruits, pasta, rice and moderate exercise.
Maybe also see your doctor and express your concerns about your weight and see if they can recommend diet supplements that are safe and effective for your needs.

Richard asks…

Is there a weight limit or physical fitness requirement for a sheriff?

There is a sheriff in my town that must weigh over 350 lbs and under 6′ height? Ever time I see him, he just keeps getting bigger and more obese. I don’t mean to be mean but Isn’t there some kind of physical fitness requirement for the sheriff department? What if he has to run after a suspect or convict? Is there a requirement? Should there be a requirement? Do they have to maintain their weight and fitness to keep doing their jobs properly?

admin answers:

Yep, however, most sheriff departments only require a entrance test and do not require further physical testing after the date of hire. In addition, most of these entrance tests are fairly easy. For example, I took a test about 1.5 weeks ago for the Salt Lake County Sheriffs office. We had to jump 14 inches, do 18 push ups, 28 sit ups in 1 minute, and 1.5 miles in like 15.54 or something ridiculously easy. Weight was not measured.

Physical fitness has become somewhat underrated these days. You can’t outrun a radio, so you don’t need to run super fast anymore, police have tasers, so you don’t need to be stronger than everyone. Sure there are plenty of scenarios where physical fitness is going to be life and death, but for whatever reason, people just don’t require it.

In some instances, police are allowed to stay out of sympathy. For example if your department allowed paid retirement after say 20 years of service, and this guy was 18 years in, with a good record of service, they’d feel bad about discharging him over fitness. This is risky and stupid i know, but thats just the way things run sometimes.

Laura asks…

Does moderate body building or physical fitness exercises work for somebody who’s 45?

I’ve never had a fit body, nor physical fitness. Can I have those if I start exercising at 45? Can it affect my health?

admin answers:

There’s always room for improvement. You’d want your functional strength increasing rather than the opposite. It’s good for you. You can take a thallium stress rest, but you’re kind of young for that. If you aren’t fit, you can really change for the better with a good routine. Better yet would be a gym membership.

Mark asks…

What are the five components of physical fitness?

What are the five components of physical fitness?

Pick one of these components and explain how you would convince a friend that it is crucial for good physical health (give examples of the component, benefits, etc.)?

admin answers:

The first is cardiovascular endurance, which is very important because the more cardiovascular fit you are, the healthier your lungs, heart and vascular system is. The second is muscular strength, which can be achieved through push ups and bridge. Muscular endurance, which strenthens your type 1 muscular fibers. Flexibility/Mobility, which can be achieved through yoga. Body composition is last, which if you don’t have, can result in many negative physical and psychological effects such as increased chance of a host of chronic diseases and depression. Hope this helps!

David asks…

How games and sports help in the development of various components of physical fitness?

Also,how recreational activities help in physical fitness development?
(Answer both the questions seperately)

admin answers:

IT ACTIVATE YOUR WHOLE BODY. Then your digestive system become perfect.

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Your Questions About Healthy Fattening Foods To Gain Weight

James asks…

If i eat 3peanut butter sandwhiches everyday plus the food i eat anyways will i gain weight?

And how long do you think it will take to see noticable gains?

admin answers:

Yea peanut butter is very fattening, my uncle fed it to his dog…..it looks like a damn balloon. You’d probably gain 3-4 lbs in a couple weeks, though it wouldn’t be very healthy.

Paul asks…

How to make my workout and running more effetive?

i do cardio for 30 minutes and now im gonna start running after but i do it in my room and the cardio works but when i run in place it doesnt feel like ive actually ran. what can i do to make my running feel better and feel it in my legs (thighs) and stomach? please help. also i am 17 and my family doesnt understand health and fitness and my mom cooks a lot of fattening food and i try to stay away from it and if i eat it i eat a small amount. i work but dont get paid much and i still cant drive because nobody can teach me so i cant go to a store and get healthy food. what can i do to make easy healthy food from my cabinets that i didnt know i had?

admin answers:

On the treadmill try the incline if it has that option,running outside is much better because the changes in terrain and hills make your legs work differently,bringing you better results than just running on a flat treadmill,best option on diet is to start eating smaller meals 5 times a day instead of one or two big meals,smaller but more frequent meals keep your metabolism stabilised over the course of the day ,keeping weight gain at bay I know that for a fact because it worked great for me,remember to eat breakfast every day cause it may be the most important meal of ones day.Good Luck!

Lizzie asks…

How long does it take to see the weight loss results?

I am 5’6 and i weigh 130 pounds.I amnot too heavy but i just want to shed 5 pounds.I still eat everything that i like such as rice.pasta.potatoes and bread.I cut out soda,cookies , junk food,and any soft drinks of any kind.I also work out 2 times a week.I have been doing this for 2 weeks now.How long does it take to see the results?

admin answers:

It depends on what diet you are on.
If you were a vegan you’d loose 2 pounds a day & loose it the healthy way.

If you eat a regular diet & just cut out what you think is fattening, then it may take forever: because you must look @ the ingredients. There are lots of sugar & salt in foods on the shelf @ the grocery store. The sugar makes you gain weight: hard for your body to digest properly. The salt makes you retain water in your body & this & the sugar isn’t healthy for you.

You will find there are more sugar & salt in the foods that you eat, then you thought & this could be why you aren’t finding immediate results.

Maria asks…

How can I lose the weight I gained back?

I just did so well last summer and lost 20 pounds over the course of 3 months. Now I’m almost back to my weight before losing 20 pounds. The problem is I am too lazy to exercise, I am in high school and barely have time to do homework and sleep let alone exercise, and I am ADDICTED to fattening foods!! I keep eating pizza, pancakes, chocolate, and all these really fattening foods and I can’t control myself.

What should I do to get ahold of myself and lose this weight again?

admin answers:

Cut your meal portion down to half or more. Avoid junk food, fast food, and stop eating too often. If you can’t control your carving then plans your eating schedule. For example:

Breakfast (8AM) – eat small portion
Mid-Morning (10AM) – healthy snack (almond or nuts, apple, etc)
Lunch (12PM) – eat small portion
Mid-Noon (2PM) – healthy snack
Dinner (6PM) – eat small portion
8PM – healthy snack

I find it helpful to eat slow and chew more so your digest system can process foods quicker.

Exercise… A slow and steady pace is good for you such as 30 minutes walk around your neighborhood or park.

There are more excellent weight loss tips from source below

Donna asks…

Can you gain weight if you just eat fruit?

I really need to start eating healthier, so i decided to eat fruit whenever im hungry. Can a lot of fruit make you gain weight?

admin answers:

You won’t gain weight from fruit as the natural sugars in fruit are not fattening. White sugar or table sugar is certainly fattening.

Fruit also boosts your metabolism and some fruit such as apples and oranges are actually negative calorie foods as they burn more calories than they contain.

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Your Questions About Mushy Poop Diarrhea

Carol asks…

How to differentiate diarrhea to regular poop for a baby?

My baby is on solids and whole milk. Her poop has always looked the same when on formula (darkish greenish not solid a little mushy) Ever since she is on solids sometimes it will be dark and a round ball, sometimes brown looks like kibbles n bits, sometimes pale brown and not solid, it isnt diarrhea I dont think I just think it depends on what she eats, like if we feed her lots of yoghourt itll be pale brown.

How to tell when a baby has diarrhea? What does it look like? thanks!

admin answers:

Diarrhea will be very watery and you will get a lot of poopy diapers in a row.

Helen asks…

bunny has diarrhea and regular poops? do i clean its fur?

I have an albino dwarf bunny that i rescued about 3 months ago. i noticed about 3 days ago hes been having very mushy poop (not soupy, but the consistancy of babyfood) and gets it all in his fur. It smells horrible. He isn’t having constant diarrhea though, he has regular hard balled poops as well. is this normal? has this happened to anyone else? and is it bed for him if don’t clean it up? He has a constant diet of timothy hay and pellets and ive been checking his water and hes been drinking a good amount.i took away all veggies and fruits 3 days ago. Should i be panicking???! please help!
ive never given him lettice since ive had him?? and i know when he poops he doesnt need a bath but when he rolls around in his own diahrrea and has it stuck and hardened on to hi fur, it leads me to beleive i might need to bathe him but thanks for the expert advice “i carly”

admin answers:

Well if it has the diarrhea, stop feeding it soooooooo much lettuce. And all because it poops doesnt mean u need to bathe him.

Thomas asks…

My son has had diarrhea for a few weeks now, Help!?

IT isn’t exactly diarrhea..It is really mushy poop though. He got that really icky bug on halloween day and had diarrhea that ran out of his diaper and down his legs for a couple of changes. The doctor said it was just a bug and it would go away in a few days, to feed him banana’s and bread to constipate him up some..Well it worked he was feeling better had formed poop‘s like he normally does for about a week and is now been back diarrhea now. It isn’t formed at all, I will have to wipe it away from the front of him(penis area). It has a certain smell to it. Not like baby poops(he eats solids and it smells bad, but it is a diff. pungent smell) He isn’t acting sick at all. Is this normal for a year old baby to have poops this way? Should I call my doctor again? I am a first time mom, So this is all new. If it is normal for him to have solids and then gross mushers for a while then just tell me:) Thank you mommas!

admin answers:

When you say that it has a pugent smell it makes me think of rotavirus. Rotavirus is a virus that is common for kids – includes diarrhea with a very strong odor. Some children have other symptoms with it some do not. SInce it is a virus there is nothing to do for it. Just make sure that he is drinking plenty to keep up with the water that he is loosing through the diapers. Go to kidhealth.org or kidshealth. Com – I can’t remember which one it is and type rotavirus in the search area.

Linda asks…

How to clean cat diarrhea off kitchen chairs!!!?

Ok one of my cats (layah a one year old Manx) got diarrhea and it got all over one of my kitchen dining chairs. There was also a nice mushy nugget on another chair. I clean the poop off the floor, and took a soapy hot sponge and cleaned the chairs (they have a fabric seat) is that enough? Or is there more that I need to do?

admin answers:

Are the chairs made of material that can handle bleach water? If not then I guess you’ve done all that you can. I would personally wipe them down with a mixture of bleach and water though, just to rid any germs. That would get rid of any scent that might attract your cat to come back to that spot, as well.

What has your cat gotten into that made it sick? Put up all food, but leave some water down for the cat to drink. Make sure there is no garbage for the cat to get into. If your cat continues to have diarrhea, I would definitely take it to the vet.

David asks…

kitten with diarrhea. should i feed him dry food now?

Chester is a rescued kitten who we at first fed kitten replacement milk (he’s a month old) since we found out he was old enough to stop the milk, we fed him fancy feast. which he loves but now his poop is even more mushy like diarrhea than before. i dont know if his teeth are strong enough for the hard dry food yet. but do you think i should give it a try? thank you

admin answers:

Diarrhea is not uncommon in kittens, especially as you’re changing from milk formula to “real” food. If you can continue with a bit of the formula and let him have a bit of the canned food that is best. Then slowly decrease the formula over a couple of days until he gets no formula and only canned. You can leave dry food out. If he eats it that’s fine but don’t expect him to make a meal of it just yet. Finally, if you can afford a better quality food I would recommend it. Good foods have no wheat, corn, or by-products. You probably won’t be able to find it at the grocery store. Here are some good ones to look for –

Wellness
Innova
Taste of the Wild*
Blue Buffalo
Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul*
Natural Balance
California Natural
Felidae*
Orijen

* foods are a little cheaper

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Your Questions About Ford

George asks…

How come Ford does not require an immediate bailout in contrast to the other Big 2?

I understand that Ford will obviously be affected if the other two go under but is Ford more diversified than then the other two that it has other sources of income?
Perhaps they are better organized financially?

admin answers:

Honestly Ford may have been the only one to see the market and bank crash coming. Either that or it was a huge lucky break. Either way they benefit (or likely suffer less) while everybody including foreign companies suffer.

A few years ago they mortgaged everything they own to get some extra cash just in case.

Chrysler was still owned by Daimler who had no interest in creating a profitable company so even if they saw it coming they did nothing. They just used Chrysler profits from the 90′s to rebuild Mercedes.

Honda, Toyota, VW, and Hyundai are all in the process of building new plants in the US yet stuck idling the plants they have because of low demand. They obviously didn’t see it coming either.

Steven asks…

Ford Ranger: How do I reset the computer for the check engine light?

I recently replaced my EGR valve in my ’95 Ford Ranger and yet the check engine light still comes on. I unhooked the battery cables for 15 minutes which caused the light to go off, but it came back on after about an hour of driving. What else is there to do?

admin answers:

Well, since you’ve already installed the EGR valve you’ve puchased from Auto Zone, the option of returning the part for a refund is no longer viable. But, I would bet the farm your EGR valve WASN’T the problem. More likely it was the DPFE sensor that needed replaced, NOT the EGR valve. This sensor is either an aluminum bodied rectangular shaped sensor with two rubber hoses and a three wire electrical connector connected to it, or a black pastic sensor if it has already been replaced before. This is a VERY commonly failing part on ALL Ford products. You would need to purchase it from the Ford dealer parts department. Just ask for part number F77Z-9J460-AB at the counter to get the part you need. Hope this helps.

Maria asks…

Whats the difference between 2004 Ford Mondeo and 2004 Ford Mondeo Ghia?

Whats the difference between Ford Mondeo and Ford Mondeo Ghia.In looks, body, engine, performancee…basically everything u know cuz im planning on getting one of the two.

admin answers:

Ghia’s have been around for years eversince the early mk1 granaders possably earlyer,remember the sweeny?..all it means is a better trim,nicer seats/door pannels,etc…it used to be the model for the top of the range of cars…used to ba anyway..

Susan asks…

1996 ford exploree sputters then it kills on start up what could be the problem?

1996 ford exploree sputters then it kills on start up what could be the problem? I have already changed the fuel pump alittle while back could that still be the problem ?

admin answers:

FUEL FILTER CHANGED LATELY????

Sandy asks…

Does Ford let companies with fleets do their own warranty work?

Some companies, with large fleets of vehicles, have their own service and maintenance departments. Does Ford Motor Company have a program set up for these companies to perform their own warranty repairs? If so, where can I find more information about that program?

admin answers:

To my knowledge, NO. Since the builder is fully responsible for the defect, it must be corrected by the same, and to document the repair or recall of the vehicle. This way it insures that the work was done to the manufacturer’s standards and the proper parts were installed. Even companies like Hertz and Avis have to take cars back to the local dealers when a Recall is issued and a warranty problem arises.

I know this because of Avis is being sued by a family for NOT getting a recalled vehicle into a Ford center, and the car went up in flames killing the person renting the defective car. Avis knew that the car was under Recall and just didn’t want to take the car out of service because it would lose too much money from it’s rental value.

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Your Questions About Fattening Food To Gain Weight

Laura asks…

What food to get at restaurants that will not make me gain weight? PLEASE HELP?

Okay so next week, I’ll be going out to a spanish, italian and some other restaurant for camp. I really don’t want to gain any weight :c so what should i get? Like just a salad or something..?? Plus we’ll be making crepes and i think it’s fattening so idk what to do :c I’m trying really hard not to lose weight like eating healthy, no carbs, only fruits and veggies and protein. >.< PLEASE HELp

admin answers:

Get a salad with grilled chicken and dressing on the side… You can have regular dressing just not in excess… Like maybe 2 tbsp … If you go for fat free or reduced fat dressing, the just add all that back in with extra carbs!

Ruth asks…

horse gaining weight food?

hey i have a thoroughbred gelding 16.2 hh (height might mean more gaining food i dont know) and he is 17, and he has lost stax of weight since i got him, but when i got him, he was fed 3 times a day and not ridden for 2 1/2 years, and he also lost alot of muscle, and i had him for nearly 2 year, and i cant find anything that will gain weight for him, i have tried :

1.
chaff, fattening pellets, bran, barley, gumnuts, dairy meal, seaweed meal.
2.
chaff, fattening pellets.
3.
oaten and lucern chaff mixed, fattening pellets, bran, seaweed meal.
4.
oaten and lucern chaff mixed, polard, non heating stud mix, seaweed meal. (thats what hes eating now, its working, but i want to know if theres anything that could work quicker or anything else i can add on, or if thats good for him)
thanks
and i been working him on the weekends because i have school during the week =] =]
i tried getting beet pulp before and the produce didnt have it and never heard of it before.
i also asked for weight lifter i think thats what its called, and they didnt have any in stock at the time, but they said that you needed to feed them that everyday, and i cant feed my horse everyday, but he gets fed hay 2-3 times a day, by the owner of the place, along with the other agisters horses.
hes ok keeping his weight now because he gets fed during the week, its just putting it on and muscle on, i been doing trotting and sometimes after a ride ill go up a steep hill walking, and that helps his butt, but not his back, ouch his got a high wither.
this is what he looks like now = [ = [
please no comments saying im abusing him, because im sick and tired of people saying that when its not true!

http://s241.photobucket.com/albums/ff50/equiridah/?action=view&current=P04-20-07_12.17.jpg

http://s241.photobucket.com/albums/ff50/equiridah/?action=view&current=P05-05-07_10.031.jpg

admin answers:

If nothings working, I would first have a vet evaluate him to make sure that he doesn’t have something preventing him from gaining weight.

I dont think you live in the US, but do they have beet pulp where you live?? I am so geographically defunked.

That stuff is amazing. So is purina equine senior.

But first have his teeth checked, maybe question ulcers etc. Have the vet listen to his heart for congestive heart failure, all this can prevent weight on a horse.

Good luck!!

Helen asks…

Good ways to gain weight (for a girl)?

so i am about 5 feet and I weigh not even 90 pounds. I really want to gain weight and trust me, I eat so much. so can you guys tell me what I am doing wrong? and tips to gain weight. what are some really fattening foods? thank you.

admin answers:

More carbs

Robert asks…

10 points! Help me gain some weight!?

I need to gain some weight. I’m really thin and I eat, but only rice, chicken breast, pasta, and vegetables. That’s basically everything I eat. I’m not allergic to anything so are there any specific weight gaining foods I should eat? Anything I can do to gain 10 pounds by May??? PLEASE help!! I don’t care if the fattening foods are unhealthy but don’t just say “eat McDonalds every day” thanks :)

admin answers:

Here is something that can help you. Drink ensure. Don’t substitute it for your regular meal just drink it and have a regular healthy meal. Http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ensure-Homemade-Vanilla-8-fl-oz-Bottles-Balanced-Nutrition-Shake-16-ct/12166807

here is the nutritional value of Ensure.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size8 fl oz
Servings Per Container16
Amount Per Serving(+)
Calories250
Calories from Fat50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6sf9%(-)
Saturated Fat 1g5%(-)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg2%(-)
Sodium 200mg8%(-)
Potassium 370mg11%(-)
Total Carbohydrate 40g13%(-)
Dietary Fiber 0g0(-)
Sugars 23g(-)(-)
Protein 9g(-)(-)
Vitamin A25%(-)
Vitamin C50%(-)
Calcium30%(-)
Iron25%(-)

Richard asks…

If I you eat under 100% of your daily fat intake do you still gain weight?

I’m on a strict diet and i don’t eat any fattening foods, or drink soda. Once in a while i do like to have ice cream or a candy bar, will you gain weight if you stay under the 100% daily intake for fat? Or will you just not lose weight?

admin answers:

The daily value is just an indicator of how much of the calories you ingest should come from fat, how much should come from protein, how much should come from sugars, etc etc. Most sugar you eat will also be turned into fat if it is not used (see the glycogenesis/glycolysis pathway in any biochem book).
To lose weight, you must look at the total calories. You will lose weight when you start burning the fat on your body as a source of energy. That’s when you spend more calories than you eat. You need to count your total calories and see if you spend more than you eat. Since it’s not that easy to account for every activity and every meal, you can just try out to see what works for you. As long as you keep a healthy diet (it sounds like you are) and exercise on a regular basis, you should be dropping a few. Don’t starve yourself and don’t over exercise. A 15-30 mins jog in the morning before your shower and healthy diet should do the trick. Try to take the stairs and walk places whenever you can. If you have a groceries store near your house, walking there and carrying groceries back is a good workout (and saves on gas). Don’t break your back and shop for a week supply for a family of 5 of course. Be patient, you won’t drop the pounds overnight. If you don’t lose weight at all over time, reduce the calorie intake or increase the exercise time.
And of course, of the calories you eat, you should try to keep the fat within the recommended daily value.

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Your Questions About Careers That Require Physical Fitness

Mandy asks…

Why do schools waste time with p.e.?

P.e. is kind of pointless in my case, considering I’m not overweight but then again, I’m not in shape either. I waste an hour everyday doing nothing but standing around waiting for my teacher to quit lecturing and start doing something. I’d actually prefer like a drill sergeant for a teacher because I actually want to be in shape. We get only like 30 minutes of actual exercise time and that amount of time does nothing. My school’s method of physical education is a bogus and waste of so much time and money.

I’ve had p.e. with a certain kid since the 7th grade and he’s still obese, and lemme tell ya, he tries. Poor thing.

Why do we even have p.e.? It honestly doesn’t even work. And after school, the kids will get fat anyway, I mean look at their parents. Just look at the kids themselves. It’s unavoidable. If they don’t try in p.e. don’t force them, it’s unlikely they’ll try after high school when work doesn’t require you to pass p.e. The majority of the school still remains fat despite gym class.

What I’m getting at is, it’s so pointless and I’m still a weak, frail tiny 16 year old. It’s not at all effective, it did nothing for my just graduated brothers who are still weak and underweight or my overweight cousin.

I understand that p.e. is essential maybe to people considering a career in sports. But most of us don’t need it and if we actually wanna do something about our OWN problems with fitness, than we will, we don’t need the schools unnecessary help.

admin answers:

I agree with you that PE is a waste of time. My nephew is 9 yrs old and already overweight because the public school’s physical education does not work. Luckily, I convinced my sister to put him on a city soccer team this year and we’re already seeing improvements! I think the school system should move away from a generic PE class and try some different options.

One option that works well in colleges is the idea of an intramural system – offer a variety of sports and let students choose one to participate in. This option is good because it is an effort that is focused, not “all over the place” like PE. Plus, students don’t have to stick to the same sport for more than 1 semester so they can try different options until they find one they like.

The other option could be a follow-up to intramurals, maybe required later in high school, like in the junior or senior year. The college I went to required everyone to do a “Lifetime Fitness” class. There were a variety of options from common sports, like soccer, softball or swimming, to options like cycling or rock climbing. I know schools would be limited by the availability of funds and facilities but perhaps parents would be willing to provide a little extra money if they thought their children would actually get something out of it. These classes were fantastic because it taught you about the rules of the game, how to train for the particular activity and how to maintain the “special equipment” required for the sport if their was any.

Unfortunately, until schools figure out a better approach to physical fitness, students will be forced to find time, money and the motivation to develop their own plan. Perhaps if you haven’t found a traditional sport that interests you, you could try a class at the local gym. I have been involved in soccer and lacrosse for most of my life but still find gym classes exciting and challenging. They’ve really improved over the last 5 yrs, too, with fun options like Zumba and Les Mills Bodypump available now. Bottom line, if you really want to get in shape, don’t wait for somebody else to make the effort and provide the options for you. You’ve got to do it yourself! Closing quote which always inspires me to get motivated – “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire.” – Uknown. Good luck!

Lisa asks…

The Million Dollar Question–Chances of getting in?

Colleges I’m interested in:
Very, very reach-y schools (AKA dream on, and meaning I’m not even sure I’d bother applying, but I’m still interested, and just to put in into perspective)
–Stanford
–Princeton
–Caltech
–wouldn’t Oxford be cool?
Still rather reach-y
–Middlebury
–Carleton
–Harvey Mudd
A wee bit less reach-y
–Macalester
–Whitman
Safety
–University of Washington (because I live in state) and I’d probably apply to UW Honors which is a bit more reach-y

Okay now stats.
I’m a Junior. It’s March, so I only have first semester grades, and I haven’t taken SAT/ACT/SAT II/AP tests for this year yet…
GPA: 3.96 unweighted, my school is stupid and doesn’t weight grades
It doesn’t rank until senior year, I don’t think, and the rank is useless since the grades are not weighted.
Classes:
9th grade
Honors English 9 A-/A
Honors Physical Science A-/A-
Math I A/A
World Geography A/A
School Service A
Arts and Crafts A
Team Sports A
Health and Fitness A
NOTE: my freshman year looks extremely lame, but I took all of the hard classes that I possibly could, and first semester looks bad because I transferred after like 2 months and had like no options for classes and had to take a mixture of random crap and required electives. That also explains the slightly lower grades in the advanced classes–I was a bit on the confused side after I transferred :)
10th grade:
Honors English 10 A/A
Honors Biology A/A
AP Euro A/A
Math II A/A
Pipe Band A/A- (no idea why…)
Racquet Sports A
Photography A
My school requires a LOT of P.E. classes… or so it seems…
Summer School: Math III A
11th grade (so far):
AP English 11 A
APUSH A
Pre-Calculus A
Pipe Band A
Astronomy (I’m getting 5 credits from UW for this class as well) A
Debate A (2nd semester I’m in P.E. again)
Planned classes for 12th grade:
AP English 12
AP Calculus AB
AP Physics
Honors Chemistry (mostly because to go into science you have to have taken chemistry… ugh)
Senior Consumer Economics (random required class)
Photography
Pipe Band

Intended major/career choice: I want to go into Astrophysics (so likely a major in physics) and that‘s why I took Astronomy this year, not because I’m lazy, it’s a really awesome class…

Extracurriculars:
I’m in Girl Scouts since 3rd grade
I’m on the Ultimate Frisbee team
I’m in a after school pipe band, because I play bagpipes, and I’m a girl, if that makes any difference
Link Crew–a freshman welcoming committee
I do community service, last year I led an art club at the local middle school
My friend and I are going to (hopefully) start a badminton club next year, just for fun, and because it’s awesome!
I applied for the National Honors Society, no word yet
I’m currently applying for the Carleton Summer Science Institute, with my program of choice being in physics
Last year I won an honorable mention at a student biotech expo that included a lot of high schools from around my area, and I was competing in the category with the most entries.

WOW. that was a LONG list…
ANY advice/help would be lovely…
And… if you know of any other colleges I should look into that seem to match the ones I have listed, I would be very grateful, I’m always looking for new opportunities!

Thank you very much to anyone who answers this extremely long question, it would help a lot!

admin answers:

Colleges ask for unweighted grades, so don’t worry about that. Your reach schools are great for astronomy and physics, but your others aren’t well-known for those fields. U Washington is great – a friend of mine got into Princeton after doing her undergrad there a few years ago. Other great schools would be U Arizona, U Michigan, Ohio State, U Virginia, U Florida, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UMass Amherst. Consider getting involved in something related to physics and astronomy, like joining a local astronomy club or doing research with a local professor if possible. Show colleges you’re interested.

Maria asks…

is this legit?? for extras in movies?

MOVIE EXTRAS NEEDED – No Experience Required – Make up to $300/DAY!
posted: November 4, 2009, 09:17 AM
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Contact casting manager: 1-800-340-8404 Ext 1503

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are casting movie extras for such top TV shows as Prison Break, Lost, Army Wives, Monk, etc.

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Because most Extras are not required to speak, they absolutely don’t need any experience in the entertainment business. There are also no physical requirements – movie makers need individuals of all shapes and sizes to represent groups of real people.

Contact casting manager: 1-800-340-8404 Ext 1503

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admin answers:

I have been in about 10 MOVIES and any number of TV programs AS AM EXTRA and I have been lucky to even get a cold hot dog and a warm coke.. Let alone $300. Even when I was in the first two Pirates of the CAribbean movies, what little I made barely covered my expenses to sail my boat up to the Bahamas from Antigua.

If they ASK YOU FOR MONEY UP FRONT.. Then IT’S A SCAM because NO TEMP AGENCY GET’S PAID BY YOU.. They may charge the production company.. But THEY DON’T CHARGE YOU ANYTHING.

David asks…

My strenuous trial to living my dream as a US Soldier?

i have dreamed of being in the army my whole life ever since i can remember my dad walking threw the front door in his uniform but i had never been much fitness so one day a year ago i set to make my dream come true and overcome.

first obstacle:
i was 402 pounds with a body fat percentage of 42% so after extreme dieting and 3hrs a day at the gym i drop to 273 pounds with a body fat percentage of 19% (obstacle overcome)

second obstacle:
i had gotten arrested for false imprisonment but the charges were dropped within 2 days of being filed still this was a felony and required a moral waiver which i received (obstacle overcome)

third obstacle:
when i was born i was born with only one kidney (discovered when i was 14 and had my appendix out) other than that no birth defects now the physical part of my entry is about to come up and don’t know whether just to shut up and say nothing or be honest and have to get a medical waiver which i might not get because i already got a moral waiver so my question is do they even check medical records during my career (providing i don’t get hurt of course) would staying quiet be a possibility or would they find out immediately. missing a kidney is in my medical records however it doesn’t bother me and its not noticeable from looking or feeling and my doctor says its as healthy as a person with two but the job I am applying for requires a top secret clearance

what should I do???? can I keep quiet with a top secret clearance coming at me or should I just be honest and hope for the best

admin answers:

Contrary to popular belief, they do not look up your medical records.. Those are between you and the doctors you have seen and are confidential.

The only way they can find out about your medical history is if you tell them.

But idk if I would want to risk joining with one kidney, without letting them know about it. It just would not be safe.

Let them know about it, and try to get a waiver. I have a friend with one kidney that was able to get a waiver for the army., and now he is at the Virginia military institute earning his commission.

It is possible.

Donna asks…

Joining the army the hard way?

i have dreamed of being in the army my whole life ever since i can remember my dad walking threw the front door in his uniform but i had never been much fitness so one day a year ago i set to make my dream come true and overcome.

first obstacle:
i was 402 pounds with a body fat percentage of 42% so after extreme dieting and 3hrs a day at the gym i drop to 273 pounds with a body fat percentage of 19% (obstacle overcome)

second obstacle:
i had gotten arrested for false imprisonment but the charges were dropped within 2 days of being filed still this was a felony and required a moral waiver which i received (obstacle overcome)

third obstacle:
when i was born i was born with only one kidney (discovered when i was 14 and had my appendix out) other than that no birth defects now the physical part of my entry is about to come up and don’t know whether just to shut up and say nothing or be honest and have to get a medical waiver which i might not get because i already got a moral waiver so my question is do they even check medical records during my career (providing i don’t get hurt of course) would staying quiet be a possibility or would they find out immediately. missing a kidney is in my medical records however it doesn’t bother me and its not noticeable from looking or feeling and my doctor says its as healthy as a person with two but the job I am applying for requires a top secret clearance

what should I do???? can I keep quiet with a top secret clearance coming at me or should I just be honest and hope for the best, also do they check medical records when you get a top secret clearance

admin answers:

WOW …. Interesting question. Well you should definately come clean with it because its gonna be kinda hard to hide if anything should happen to you. Unfortunate having on one kidney is disqualifying, but the good news is that you will draw a “medical consult” which just means that they will send you to a doctor to have an evaluation done. Pending favorable findings from there you should be good to go.

Now the bad news … Since you had to have a moral waiver done for a felony as you say, you WILL NOT be able to get a top secret or even a secret clearance on your intial enlistment.

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Ken asks…

I want to lose a stone in four weeks. Is that possible and if so what diet should I use?

I cycle for 20 mins everyday and I am quite active.

admin answers:

Here are six simple tips that will have you losing weight in a balanced and healthy way and yes,it is possible:

1. Lose weight with water.
Water is essential for everybody – it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven’t been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.

By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons, and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

2. Soup up your weight loss program.
A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

3. Eat early to keep weight off.
The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward weight gain. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7 p.m.

4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

5. Adopt a balanced approach to your diet.
Most of the fad diet programs out there nowadays are extreme in a few recommended foods, or else deprive the body of food altogether. This works in opposition to our metabolism and the results usually don’t last, producing a yoyo effect that depresses your metabolic function – not to mention your self-esteem. We are natural beings that need a balance of nutrition from all sources.

Your diet should consist of a balance of organic sources of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Instead of white rice and pasta, opt for brown rice, bulgur, millet, or buckwheat.

Eat more green, chlorophyll-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and asparagus. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda, and all simple sugars from your diet. Excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain. Also, keep dairy to a minimum because most dairy products are high in saturated fat. Avoid fatty foods, processed or fried foods.

6. Walk off the weight.
The No. 1 cause of weight gain is inactivity. Physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. The best way to be physically active is to use your legs! Walk as often and as long as you can. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Step outside during your break at work and take a walk around your building. Consider joining a local hiking club. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.

I hope this article helps you shed some pounds and add on the years! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

Chris asks…

How do i work on my cardio if i also am trying to gain weight?

i’m training to gain weight. Muscle of course. But i have poor stamina and am training to drastically improve it, but still gain weight at the same time. help?

admin answers:

Hello, your question seems to be how to increase your endurance while trying to gain muscle with poor stamina issues… Well, as a former nationals level bodybuilder, i would advise you too cure your stamina problems, as once your stamina increases, then the rest will follow. If you fail to have stamina, you cannot build adequate quality muscle mass as this will require heavier weight to work with etc. In other words you have to have the ability to push that weight to get the size, and stamina gets you through those grueling heavy workouts. So, to do cardio and increase stamina while trying to gain weight, YOU HAVE TO DO SPRINTS! Plain n simple! Sprints are used by pro athletes of all types! I would reccomend if you have an indoor track or outdoor track somewhere to measure off some distance like 40yds. Then, i would warm up by walking briskly for a few minutes then go into your sets of sprints. I would do like 10 or 15 sprints the first time out, i would sprint the 40yds distance or 50yds etc, then walk around briskly, then go into a sprint of 40/50yds once again up to 15 times the first time out. Now, i would not go full tilt until the 2nd week after you have stretched out your hamstings, and lower back etc. ( double check stretching techniques) you have to get those hamstrings stretched out and be lose for sprints as when you go from a cold dead stance to a full sprint you can injure yourself with a pull very easily. So, every other day between or after or even before your weight training sessions, you should get those sprints in! You can pace yourself, obviously i could tell you to do 15-20 sets of sprints for 50yds a piece when you could actually handle more or less. So, let your body and lungs be the guide, and also im not sure what your bodyweight is etc. So, after a weeks of sprints, like 20 or 30 sets each session, you will notice a dramatic increase in endurance!! Also, to increase your endurance while handling those sprints, you will need to fuel your body accurately, and this can be done by eating plenty of complex carbohydrates like potatoes, pasta etc, oats, whole wheat bread. Long distance runners, sprinters, endurance atheletes in general all have to have a diet rich in carbohydrates, this is very important. I read recently where the olympic medalist swimmer micheal phelps consumed 15 baked potatoes a day along with 15,000 calories! His diet had to be rich in carbohydrates and protein or he would not have been able to keep up that olympic swimmer pace day in and day out! Now thats a lot of carbs and calories right? But, this dude was grinding in the pool for hours a day like a dolphin! So, adjust your diet, clean it up, add clean complex carbs, hit the weights with medium to heavy movements like benches, squats, deadlifts etc to hit the major body parts. If you need assistance in the weights dept. Go to www.bodybuilding.com. If you hit the sprints, eat correctlly and hit the weights doing resistance movements you will gain quality size and have the endurance of a bull!!!! Lookout!!! Good luck!

Thomas asks…

How can I lose weight if I eat a lot?

I want to lose 5kg in ten weeks. I am planning to exercise one hour, five days a week. I eat really healthy and low fat but I do eat a lot. How can I lose weight if I consume so many calories?

admin answers:

Here are six simple tips that will have you losing weight in a balanced and healthy way and lose a lot of weight:

1. Lose weight with water.
Water is essential for everybody – it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven’t been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.

By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons, and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

2. Soup up your weight loss program.
A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

3. Eat early to keep weight off.
The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward weight gain. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7 p.m.

4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

5. Adopt a balanced approach to your diet.
Most of the fad diet programs out there nowadays are extreme in a few recommended foods, or else deprive the body of food altogether. This works in opposition to our metabolism and the results usually don’t last, producing a yoyo effect that depresses your metabolic function – not to mention your self-esteem. We are natural beings that need a balance of nutrition from all sources.

Your diet should consist of a balance of organic sources of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Instead of white rice and pasta, opt for brown rice, bulgur, millet, or buckwheat.

Eat more green, chlorophyll-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and asparagus. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda, and all simple sugars from your diet. Excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain. Also, keep dairy to a minimum because most dairy products are high in saturated fat. Avoid fatty foods, processed or fried foods.

6. Walk off the weight.
The No. 1 cause of weight gain is inactivity. Physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. The best way to be physically active is to use your legs! Walk as often and as long as you can. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Step outside during your break at work and take a walk around your building. Consider joining a local hiking club. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.

I hope this article helps you shed some pounds and add on the years! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

Steven asks…

What are the best supplements to burn fat and increase muscles in my upper chest and arms?

Training to be a proboxer….we’ll see about that in the long run…but I need to redefine my upperchest and arms. I looking to get down to 166lbs. I’m 71″ and 200lbs. I want to meet my weight in four months and lower my body fat count to 12% in six to twelve months if that is possible.

admin answers:

It is a time-honored tradition to make resolutions at this time of year. If your resolution is to lose weight – and keep it off, then keep reading! Here are six simple tips that will have you losing weight in a balanced and healthy way.

1. Lose weight with water.
Water is essential for everybody – it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven’t been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.

By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons, and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

2. Soup up your weight loss program.
A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

3. Eat early to keep weight off.
The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward weight gain. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7 p.m.

4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

5. Adopt a balanced approach to your diet.
Most of the fad diet programs out there nowadays are extreme in a few recommended foods, or else deprive the body of food altogether. This works in opposition to our metabolism and the results usually don’t last, producing a yoyo effect that depresses your metabolic function – not to mention your self-esteem. We are natural beings that need a balance of nutrition from all sources.

Your diet should consist of a balance of organic sources of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Instead of white rice and pasta, opt for brown rice, bulgur, millet, or buckwheat.

Eat more green, chlorophyll-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and asparagus. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda, and all simple sugars from your diet. Excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain. Also, keep dairy to a minimum because most dairy products are high in saturated fat. Avoid fatty foods, processed or fried foods.

6. Walk off the weight.
The No. 1 cause of weight gain is inactivity. Physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. The best way to be physically active is to use your legs! Walk as often and as long as you can. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Step outside during your break at work and take a walk around your building. Consider joining a local hiking club. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.

I hope this article helps you shed some pounds and add on the years! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

-Dr. Mao

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Mandy asks…

How do I fit losing weight into my daily life?

So I’m not overweight but I want to drop my fat percentage low enough that when I go on high adventure my abs will show (not that shallow but I don’t want to be embarrased without my shirt). My time is actually well pressed with school still going on and I have soccer on average 3-4 times a week but I’m not sure that’s enough. Any suggestions for how to drop (in a healthy manner) with a busy schedule?

admin answers:

I found this on Yahoo Health
I hope it helps

It is a time-honored tradition to make resolutions at this time of year. If your resolution is to lose weight – and keep it off, then keep reading! Here are six simple tips that will have you losing weight in a balanced and healthy way.

1. Lose weight with water.
Water is essential for everybody – it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven’t been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.

By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons, and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

2. Soup up your weight loss program.
A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

3. Eat early to keep weight off.
The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward weight gain. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7 p.m.

4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

5. Adopt a balanced approach to your diet.
Most of the fad diet programs out there nowadays are extreme in a few recommended foods, or else deprive the body of food altogether. This works in opposition to our metabolism and the results usually don’t last, producing a yoyo effect that depresses your metabolic function – not to mention your self-esteem. We are natural beings that need a balance of nutrition from all sources.

Your diet should consist of a balance of organic sources of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Instead of white rice and pasta, opt for brown rice, bulgur, millet, or buckwheat.

Eat more green, chlorophyll-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and asparagus. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda, and all simple sugars from your diet. Excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain. Also, keep dairy to a minimum because most dairy products are high in saturated fat. Avoid fatty foods, processed or fried foods.

6. Walk off the weight.
The No. 1 cause of weight gain is inactivity. Physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. The best way to be physically active is to use your legs! Walk as often and as long as you can. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Step outside during your break at work and take a walk around your building. Consider joining a local hiking club. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.

I hope this article helps you shed some pounds and add on the years! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

-Dr. Mao

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Your Questions About Fast Food And Obesity Essays

Ruth asks…

I need help on a cause/effect essay on the effects of the effects of fast food?

I cant think of any more negatives about fast food i did my research but i cant think of any more topics. It has to be 3 pages long and mine is only 2 1/2 im in English A since i did not qualify for college english :( . Here it is my thesis. How many times have you heard of the negative side effects of fast food? Have you taken them into account? The effects of fast food have become one of the leading health concerns in America. Many Americans lack self control when eating fast food and that is the problem. Advertising, nutritional value, convince of fast food, pricing, and ease of obtaining the product has made fast food lead to the high cause of American’s obesity.

admin answers:

Do you mean “convenience”? You don’t have a complete thesis statement because you haven’t laid out the reasons it’s a health concern. What you have are mostly reasons people eat it- convenience, pricing, ease. The health concerns are because of the fat content, the salt and sugar content, the lack of vegetables with their vitamins and antioxidants, and the caloric count, which contributes to obesity. You can find information on all of that issues pretty easily on the web. Sugar contributes to the rising rate of diabetes. Salt contributes to high blood pressure. All kinds of problems come with obesity. All these health issues are a large part of the reason that so much of the state and federal budgets are spent on health care. If people ate better and exercised more, we could make drastic cuts in the cost of health care in the U.S., Britain and other industrialized countries.

Donald asks…

Essay on obesity????

I have to write an essay for English class on obesity an whethervits the individuals fault or fast food places. I said it’s the individuals fault. For my first two paragraphs I’m talking about how people have the ability to choose not to eat fast food, and then how we are gettin he same amount of calories as previous generations we just need to exceraize more. What should I do for the last paragraph?

admin answers:

Possible ending:

In conclusion, I believe that the best way to prevent obesity is through commitment, motivation, persistence, and willingness to change poor eating habits. It is also essential to get enough exercise. A daily routine of adequate physical activity and good food choices will help prevent excess weight as well as related health problems, such as cardiac disease, poor muscle tone, and low self-image. Avoid fast food restaurants, get outdoors more often, walk as much as possible, and stay away from bad habits like snacking while watching television. If you follow these guidelines, you will be on your way to better health and a happier life.

George asks…

Ok people, I really need your help. ( a essay I have to write)?

I am writing a essay on ” Does fast food cause obesityand I am stuck. I can’t think of anything to write about. My essay is due tomorrow and it has to be 600 words and all I have is 200. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

admin answers:

Yes fast food cause obesity
burgers, pizzas, and sandwich all have a lot of carbohydrates.
U have meat, then u have bread and flour
bread and flour have oil
u will need evidence that they really cause obesity
just examine there contents
u can first analyze the word obesity
then the word fast food
write the side effects and give examples u can make them up like a friend ate this much fast food and became this much fat!!!! Hehe

Donna asks…

Essay for obesity people?

I am writing an essay about, why people are more and more obese every year. Please tell my what can i talk about, 3 main ideas with 2 secondary idea on each of them. So far i have addicting video games, fast food restaurants
internet, unnecessary fat added in food, good prices for fattening food, TV.
Thanks for the help.

admin answers:

I have a 3 word essay for obese people:
FCKN LOSE WEIGHT!

Mandy asks…

Please can you review ny essay about healthy food Thanks all?

1. A balanced diet or eating balanced meals is the key to a healthy life. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing)
I totally agree that the quality of meals consumed by people plays a crucial role for staying healthy. There is a wise proverb that says an apple a day keeps a doctor away. This proverb teaches as to eat not only meat but fruits as well .
A lot nutrition scientists claim that our health greatly depends on our diet. First of all, healthy diet means being balanced. To achieve a balanced diet you should eat a wide variety of foods. A balanced diet must contain carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, mineral salts and fibre. It must contain these things in the correct proportions.

Lots of people ignore fibre-rich food and fruits and it may lead even to such a fatal decease as, for example, scurvy. I n the past, sailors used to get scurvy because they didn’t have an opportunity to eat a balanced diet during their long-lasting voyages. Moreover, this disease still exists in the poorest countries, in particular , in African countries.
The proof of usefulness of balanced diet may be shown on people of Japan. The life expectancy is the highest in the world. Most of their diet contains vegetables, fruits, fish, crops and meat. According to the statistic most of the population are likely to reach age ninety years olds .
Unfortunately, over the last three decades junk food and fast food which high in fat, salt and sugar has become very popular , especially, among the young. Consuming this food lead to diabetics , high blood pressure, obesity, constipation and heart diseases. Junk food can even damage your liver and kidneys. Average life span in countries where fast food and junk food are widespread is low.

admin answers:

Looks good, Keep up the good work.

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Your Questions About Sugar Spike After Eating

Linda asks…

what benefit would you get eating low amd high glycemic food at the same time and in equal amounts?

Confussion reins eating more og low GI weight is lost. You eat more of high GI you gain weight which is no good if you are diabetic. I have tried both low and high GI and I am not satisfied. Can you help me please?

admin answers:

I feel that you are a bit misinformed.

The glycemic index of foods isn’t necessarily what is causing the weight gain. It’s the high empty calories that is in it.

It appears that you are wanting to find something to eat that both is filling, tastes great, and doesn’t spike your blood sugars. It also appears that you are trying to reduce your spiking by pairing your foods.

When you pair carbs – any carbs – what you want to do is eat protein and fat proportional to the carbs you eat.

Try eating your meals like this:

for every 1g of fat, eat 2g of carbs and 3g (or more) or protein. Adjust the formula to suit your body’s reaction to the consumption of carbs if necessary.

By pairing only the carbs, high and low, you are just adding carbs that convert to glucose at different rates. The end result is the same – higher blood sugars.

Perhaps you might want to look up Dr Bernstein’s diet? He’s on the web and his books are in your public library.

You need to eat 5-6 small meals per day, evenly spread throughout the day. Figure your daily caloric needs, then divide by 5 or 6. Eat that amount every 2-3 hours. Your metabolism will be higher, blood sugars on average lower, and weight control more manageable.

Avoid eating anything after 6pm if you can.

Donna asks…

How does a normal kid’s blood sugar work?

I can’t express enough that my greatest fear is that one of my kids will get juvenile diabetes in his childhood. How do I know that a high sugar reading is related to mealtime and not some early symptom of an impending nightmare? I know that fasting sugar should be below 120 and three hour post meal should be below 160. What about before three hours?

admin answers:

Well, there isn’t a lot you can do to prevent what used to be called juvenile diabetes- now usually called Type 1. In that case, the pancreas cells in the Isle of Langerhans die, and no longer produce insulin at all. The only treatment is to take daily insulin. That is usually genetic, although they think there is a viral connection as well. It’s not particularly related to weight or diet otherwise. If what you fear is the insulin resistant type of diabetes, Type 2- that’s influenced by diet, exercise and weight. The three hour interval in a glucose tolerance test is used to measure the bodies response to a measured amount of glucose intake. The fasting blood sugar is a baseline, with tests done usually at one hour, two hours and three or four hours. There isn’t a specific number they look for, in that between time. What they do expect to see is a spike at the one hour point, with the blood sugar dropping back down to nearly the fasting level over the remaining two hours or so. What they don’t want to see is the level spike and stay there, or stay elevated in the 140 range or more. You don’t need to be testing the kids unless you have a pretty strong family history of juvenile diabetes, or the child is overweight with a family history of Type 2 and a young age onset history as well. A high sugar reading done within an hour or so of eating is related to the meal, how high it is is influenced by the carbohydrate content of the meal. That is pretty hard to guage for most folks, and why the glucose tolerance testing is done from a fasting state using a measured amount of glucose. Since it’s already in a form usuable by the body, it all hits pretty quickly. Unlike the pasta, which has to have the starches converted, and therefor doesn’t tend to raise to the same spike level as quickly. It’s more slowly converted, so the rise would be slow as well. The best thing you can do for your children is make sure they eat a well balanced diet, heavy on the whole grains, fruit and veg, and they exercise. Most kids sit in class for hours, then come home and either veg out in front of the tv or computer. So it helps if there are family activities that are active, and limit the amount of time available to be a couch potato. And be sure you practice what you preach to them, and model the behavior that you want them to copy. If you don’t walk the walk, neither will they. But for your own sanity, and theirs- unless there is a specific problem, don’t worry about blood sugar monitoring. You will just drive them and you nutsy about this. And that can be counterproductive in getting them to do what you know they need and should do.

Robert asks…

What is the best fruit to be eaten after dinner?

As far as my knowledge is concerned, the dinner should be taken as a poor man. What exactly this mean and as per medical advisors opinion what ever you eat after sun set it will be 100% converted to carbohydrates ie fully converted to fats. If this is the result why one should take dinner. If it is necessary then what should be taken in the dinner. Please
explain in detail.

admin answers:

Ok this is in response to the guy that said fruit is fast digesting carbs. He’s right that fruits are made of simple carbs (fast digesting) but that’s not the whole story when it comes to insulin spikes. You also need to look at the GI index. This is basically an indicator of how much your blood-sugar levels will increase from eating something. Choosing low GI carbs – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels – is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

Fruits have very low GI index. So eating lots of fruit won’t spike your insulin levels and cause your body to produce fat. Almost all fruits are ok…pineapple has a slightly higher GI than most fruit. But don’t take this info and go eat 10 oranges per meal or something…too much is still too much.

So to answer your question, apples, bananas, cherries, oranges, grapefruit (very good), grapes, kiwi, mangos, and prunes are all fine. Stay away from dates tho.

Steven asks…

How to cut out sugar while still eating healthy?

I want to start cutting back on sugar, because I know the adverse effects it can have on health. I do plan on cutting back sweets, but I’m confused about how to get rid of sugar while still eating right. Fruits are high in sugar, and whole grain carbohydrates are converted to sugar in the body. How can I get essential nutrients while still cutting out sugar?

admin answers:

You cannot cut our sugar completely for the reasons you have noted–carbohydrates convert to sugar in the body. But not all sugars are the same. Complex carbohydrates (whole grains) convert to sugar at a very slow rate. So they do not cause spikes in your blood sugar which can lead to swings in appetite and overeating. You can still have fruit and whole grains. Just eat them in moderation.

Sharon asks…

Iis it healthy if I eat 1000 calories a day and burn off about 350 in the gym daily?

Is that an ok amount of calories to eat considering the exercise? Im looking to lose weight, but in a healthy way so it wont come back easily.

admin answers:

Eating 1000 cals a day is the least effective way to lose your weight. Women need to consume around :
1800 cals daily :: 50% carbs 30% protien 20% fats (good fats)

If you find it difficult to curb your hunger, i suggest eating more frequently throughout the day, say 4-5 meals a day every 2-3 hours. This along with slow eating causes your body to increase your METABOLISM and its this which burns your fat.

If you continue to eat such little a day, at first you may have a quick spike of weight loss, but in the long run, your matabolism will slow right down due the the fact that the body thinks its starving and that food is limited, therefore slowing down body efficientcy to keep the fat longer to keep you alive longer.

Last tip i can suggest is decrease the carbs and increase the protien, this will cause you to feel less hungry.

Few examples of good carbs are : rice (brown is best), pasta (brown is best which is wholegrain) wheat and oats, jacket potatoes. Try to keep sugar low however do consume sugars from fruits and pure fruit juices.
As for Fats, try to consume a couple of handful of nuts a day, these kinds of nuts may include, brazil nuts, almonds and pine nuts. As well as this, the best fats to consume come from oily fish. This can be tinned fish with oils in like sunflower oil, olive oil. All other fishes contain the best fats in too. Mackeral, tuna and salmon are best advised.

Hope this helps, and i hope your weight goal is acheived healthely.

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