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Friday, March 2, 2012


THROW BACK SUNDAY!
(first pub. circa 2011)

 "DON'T HATE ME
 CUZ I'MBEAUTIFUL!!"
Often when I'm in my training mood, I get a 'tude'; y'all who know me, know what I mean. I just get tunnel vision. The training is straight up raw and 'off menu' techniques' we don't teach our clients because the advanced maneuvers are high risk. Its' like a 'head shrinking session. I grunt, talk much S#$%t, get REAL creative and its been working pretty well so far.I feel totally purged!
 Sometimes though, in the thrones of this berserkness I will look at my client and say 'it ain't easy look'n like this. So don't hate me because I'm beautiful!' (at my age, 5 decades +old, if you're not confident by now, it's all down hill from here!). Clients will always laugh because either I m not as beautiful as I think I am or I'm just a funny dude!(I am funny though)
Nevertheless, below are things to keep you looking beautiful or should I say looking like a god or goddess!. Nothing worse than training hard but looking 'unhealthy'.  You know, like runners that JUST run but look emaciated. Not a good look. I don't care how many miles you run. You need muscle. Plain and simple. And you need the right foods that will preserve the skin from the rigors of training in and outdoors. Fellas especially: don't think this is a formula for being a metro sexual! This is just good 'internal' hygiene. Period. And Ladies. I have seen a lot of 'dried' up looking runners (and non-runners) with 'jacked up' skin and nails. My mom was always taking care of her nails and she told me 'son, there is nothing more pitiful than a women who does not know how to take care of herself; especially her nails'. Amen mama Jean! So I present to you my guide for a more beautiful you!

- Hair: Vitamin B helps prevent shedding, slow growth and weak hair. Vitamin C deficiencies can lead to dry, splitting hair.
Eat and drink: Fortified whole grain cereals, chickpeas, wild salmon, lean beef, pork tenderloin, chicken breast, white potatoes, oatmeal, bananas, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, eggs, tofu, apricots, sstrawberries, guava, bell peppers, orange juice, snow peas, broccoli, kiwi, cherry tomatoes, raspberries and tangerines.

- Skin: Foods rich in vitamins C and E or the antioxidant mineral selenium help safeguard the skin from sun damage and delay aging by protecting skin elasticity.
Eat: Sunflower seeds, peanut butter, avocado, tomato paste, red bell peppers, olive oil, mangoes, peaches, broccoli, spinach, cantaloupe, tangerines, watermelon, orange juice, tilapia, shrimp, turkey, brown rice, chicken breasts mushrooms and eggs.

- Skin Hydration: Water helps flush away toxins and keeps cells well-hydrated, which means skin will look firmer and clearer. Although liquids are the main source of water, some foods have such high water content that they contribute to overall hydration.
Eat: Apples, blueberries, cherries, grapes, kiwi, lemon, mangoes, watermelon, pineapple, artichokes, beets, celery, cucumbers and yams.

- Skin Renewal: Zinc helps maintain the collagen that keeps skin firm; it's also involved in skin renewal.
Eat: Pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, fortified whole grain cereals, cashews, lentils, Lima beans, fat-free milk, green peas and pork tenderloin.

- Teeth: Polyphenols are antioxidant plant compounds that prevent plaque from adhering to teeth and help reduce chances of developing cavities and gum disease. Calcium strengthens the jaw bone, which helps hold teeth in place and prevents serious gum disease.
Eat and drink: Black and green teas, cheese, milk, yogurt, cranberries and raisins.

- Nails: Zinc keeps nails strong. Protein is necessary for nail growth and strength. Iron keeps nails from distorting into spoon shapes.
Eat: Lean beef, turkey, chicken, veal, fat-free yogurt, milk, peanuts, green peas, clams, oysters, shrimp, egg yolks, tofu, beans and fortified whole grain cereals.




'If you have the choice to be right or kind. Choose Kind'
-Dr. Wayne Dyer

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