elissa, Author at The UltimateFatBurner Blog - Page 10 of 136

I’m Watching “The Weight of the Nation”…

I don’t have HBO (actually, I don’t have TV service of any kind, lol), but it’s also available online. Just starting Part I, so I have nothing major to say about it yet, but the reviews I’ve seen so far (SF Chronicle, LA Times) are promising. Pass the (unbuttered)...

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I Must’ve Burned a Thousand Million Calories Over the Last 4 Days

Just kidding, of course… but it sorta feels like it. Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth for the last few days… I got caught up in getting a grip on our back yard. As y’all know, we recently moved to new digs in Spokane. It’s beautiful here: lush and green. The homes in our neighborhood are surrounded by a ton of natural vegetation: tall pines, grasses and wildflowers. This is awesome when it comes to...

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FDA Action Against DMAA Prompts New Lawsuits

According to Nutraingredients USA, the recent set of warning letters sent by the FDA to 10 sports nutrition companies has set off a wave of consumer lawsuits. Evidently every one of the companies in the FDA’s crosshairs has now been hit, as in addition to as-yet-unnamed companies not included in the agency’s crackdown. The suits named in the article are: Govinda Hogan and Catherine Giasone vs. USP Labs (filed in February)...

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If You Like Sushi, Stick with Expensive, Restaurant Fare

Admittedly, I don’t care for sushi. I don’t explicitly hate it, either, but for me, there’s just no “there,” there. The only time I ever eat it, is when I happen to be dining out with a sushi-lover, who’s just dying to take me to his/her favorite restaurant. While I’d much rather eat Italian, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian etc., I inwardly shrug and go along with it. I usually end up having...

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Study: Regular Jogging Increases Longevity

Tomorrow is “Bloomsday” here in Spokane. No… it’s not the literary version (celebrated on June 16th in honor of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”), rather it’s something to do with lilacs (Spokane is nicknamed “Lilac City,” so I’ve read). At any rate, “Bloomsday” features a 12K run that attracts approx. 50,000 runners. That’s too many for me – I’m...

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Fererro USA Settles Nutella Lawsuits

Here’s ABC News’ report: No surprises here… as I noted last year: When I was asked about Nutella on the “Bodybuilding Revealed” forum some years ago, I referred to it as “greasy sugar spread,” which is basically what it is. The primary ingredients are sugar and palm oil… the “nut” part runs a very distant third. The Nutella web site claims there are “over 50 hazelnuts per 13 oz. jar.” According to NutritionData.com,...

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