Sunday, May 16, 2010


Starting June1st-thru the summer World campus will offer daily summer camps for the kids or babysitting and drop off rate to attend Fit Body Fitness classes on Monday –Wednesday- Friday from 9-10am. Children for drop off rate must be 6 months or older and must reserve space ahead of time for the hour. Prices for drop off are $3.00 for under 3yrs. and $5.00 for children 4yrs and up.

Fitness classes are for adults and children ages 13 and up. Parents must attend classes with children under 16years of age. Fitness classes are designed for cardio conditioning, fat burning, strength and endurance. This is a fun but challenging way to get into great shape. We will incorporate running drills, speed, agility training, bodyweight, kettle bells, bands, weights, and fun challenges that will have you burning over 700 calories in less than 45min. The program includes coaching and healthy eating meal plans for the family. Whatever your goals may be we will design the right program for you. This personalized program is a fraction of the cost for personal training and gives you better results.

Come join the group camradiere and support of our boot camp and have the body you desire this summer while your children play in the foam pit and bounce house with their friends.

For more information on the summer camps for kids please contact World Campus at 770-516-6898. For boot camp info call Stacy at 678-881-9881.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Skinny on Sugar Addiction

The Skinny on Sugar Addiction

When I think of addiction, I go right to alcohol or drugs. But one of the most common (and most dangerous) addictions is sugar addiction.
Like most narcotics, eating a diet high in sugar gives you a “high,” and can help to mask negative feelings like loneliness, depression, resentment, or fear. In fact, sugar has opioid or narcotic properties, meaning it acts like an endorphin in your body. But, like any drug, this lift is short-lived, and soon you need more and more sugar to achieve the same effect.

There is also physical withdrawal from sugar. Need to break sugar addicions from the onset. And within four to five days, many of the participants experience sugar withdrawal. This can take the form of shaking, anxiety, low energy, and extreme cravings as they come off sugar. And research has shown this detox to be very real.
In a study published in the June 2002 issue of Obesity Research, scientists deprived rats of food for 12 hours, then fed them a glucose solution for the next 12 hours. Withdrawal was then induced using either 24 hours of food deprivation or the withdrawal drug naloxone. In both cases, the rats showed signs of withdrawal, including teeth chattering, shaking, and tremors. Researchers concluded that withdrawal from repeated, excessive sugar intake created symptoms that were similar to those of withdrawal from morphine and nicotine.

Sugar Wreaks Havoc on Female Hormones
Sugar depletes your body of important nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, and potassium. This leaching actually leads to cravings and binges as your body desperately seeks to replenish the nutrients that have been taken away.
It also increases estrogen levels, which can exacerbate estrogen dominance and worsen menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, and other menopause problems.
Sugar Sabotages Weight LossIf you have a few extra pounds you have been fighting to lose, then sugar may be the culprit. Sugar is a born enemy of natural weight loss. Sugar contributes to false fat, increases inflammation, and can worsen digestive problems. It also provides empty calories, meaning you tend to overeat sugary, starchy foods without ever really feeling full and satisfied.
So, if you are looking to lose weight, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and regain appetite control, cut the sugar…today!
Sugar Damages Your SkinSugary foods overstimulate your sebaceous glands and can trigger excess oil production. They can also contribute to blood sugar imbalances, which can worsen symptoms of anxiety and stress, both of which can lead to breakouts. Who needs acne at our age!
Sugar also has a vasoconstrictive effect, which translates to decreased circulation to the skin. This can lead to wrinkles and sallow-looking skin. So wrinkle-free skin is your goal, then losing the sugar is the best natural skin care program you can find.
Overcoming Sugar AddictionBeating any addiction can be difficult, and sugar is no different. I have found that the best way to break your sugar addiction is to go cold-turkey. This means no candy, bakery items, sugary coffee drinks, etc. Nada. Nothing.
This will take about five days to completely break. In that time, lean on fruits when you need a sweet treat, and drink lots and lots of water and herbal tea to help flush the sugar out of your system.
You can also try using to of the nutrients Dr. Lark recommends for controlling your appetite and reducing cravings. These include 5-HTP and chromium.
5-HTP is the precursor to serotonin, a critical neurotransmitter in your brain that influences mood and diminishes hunger. Take 50 mg of 5-HTP twice per day. Take it with half of an apple and 50–100 mg of vitamin B6 to facilitate uptake into the brain.
Chromium is an essential trace mineral that is necessary for controlling blood sugar and helping to reduce food cravings. Aim for 100–200 mcg of chromium picolinate once or twice per day.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Guiltless Zucchini Pasta with Turkey

Guiltless Zucchini Pasta with Turkey

Here is a guiltless way to prepare spaghetti that the whole family will love. To create angel hair noodles out of zucchini you simply need a small kitchen gadget called a spiral slicer. This ingenious tool is well worth the small investment – with it you'll quickly and easily make delicious, fiber-filled noodles.
Yield: 4 servings

Here's what you need:

•4 zucchini, ends trimmed and run through a spiral slicer
•1 teaspoon olive oil
•1/2 cup chopped onion
•3 garlic cloves, minced
•1 (20oz) package lean ground turkey
•2 cups spaghetti sauce
•Salt and pepper to taste

1.Place the spiral-sliced zucchini in a large bowl and set aside.
2.In a medium sized skillet heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft.
3.Add the turkey to the skillet and cook until fully browned. Add the spaghetti sauce and mix until fully incorporated. Remove from heat.
4.Mix the sauce with the zucchini noodles in the large bowl and serve.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 292 calories, 8g fat, 26g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, and 27g protein.