Money-Saving Moving Marysville Mom

It's not how much you have; it's what you do with what you have.

Sleep and Losing Fat October 21, 2010

Filed under: Fitness,Health — swingingsarr @ 7:30 am

I read a VERY interesting article in the 10/19/10 of the Everett Herald about the correlation of the amount of sleep you get to the amount of fat you burn.  In a study published on-line (who knows the source), cutting your time from 8.5 hours to 5.5 hours of sleep showed a that you lose LESS fat when you sleep less.  There are so many other benefits to sleeping, anyway, feeling better rested, repairing your body, etc…  Of the weight that the dieters lost, 50% was fat.  When they deprived themselves of sleep, only 25% of the weight lost was fat.  SO make sure you sleep more.


3 So-Called “Healthy” Foods that You Should STOP Eating August 20, 2010

Filed under: Fitness — swingingsarr @ 1:34 pm

JSarr e-mailed me an interesting article:

What do you think?


Get Movin’ Sat. June 5 June 3, 2010

Filed under: Fitness,Free/Low Cost Family Activities,Freebie(s) — swingingsarr @ 10:46 pm

See you at the free 2nd Annual Marysville Healthy Communities Challenge Day June 5
Join us for the free 2nd Annual Healthy Communities Challenge Day on Saturday, June 5, and get started on getting fit this summer! A fun-filled community fitness and health celebration conducted in collaboration with the Snohomish County Get Movin’ summer program, with a winning combination of events to motivate youth and adults toward achieving health, nutrition and fitness goals. The event runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Allen Creek Elementary, 6505 60th Drive NE. [read more]


9 Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda Now April 13, 2010

Filed under: Fitness — swingingsarr @ 6:32 pm

From my hubby: go here to read the article.  Take it or leave it or moderate.


A Simple Rule for Eating Healthy March 25, 2010

Filed under: Fitness — swingingsarr @ 6:20 am

JSarr forwarded this to me….

Today’s Fitness Quickie from

Whenever I tell people this simple rule for eating healthy, they are always
shocked by it’s simplicity, and that they never thought of it like this

First, we need to come to the realization that food science and marketing in
recent decades has crowded all of the REAL food out of our grocery stores to
the point that at LEAST 90% of everything in a modern-day grocery store is
NOT true food anymore…

The so-called “food” that lines our grocery store shelves nowadays is better
termed — “Edible Food-Like Substances”, as the highly respected nutrition
journalist Michael Pollan calls it.

I absolutely love that term and think it is SO very true!

Our food supply has become so overly processed, that it’s not uncommon for a
simple snack food to contain a list of 20-30 ingredients of additives,
chemicals, flavorings, colorings, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, artificial
sweeteners, and more.

However, it CAN be easy to avoid ALL of this junk by following my 1 simple
rule of eating healthy… and that is:

>> Eat only foods that are 1 ingredient.

Drop dead simple!

This means sticking almost solely to these:

eggs, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, berries, and meats (only meats raised in
a healthy manner)

For example, almost everything I ate today was 1 ingredient, although
perhaps mixed together:

*eggs with veggies for breakfast
*snacked on fruit, berries, and nuts all afternoon
*home-made guacamole (made fresh with all single ingredients) and veggie
*cooked mixed veggies, side salad, and grass-fed bison steaks for dinner

Now THIS is fat-burning nutrition made easy!

Pretty simple stuff, and all made from single ingredients instead of
processed food packages with 30 ingredients or more.

Do I eat like this 100% of the time… admittedly no… BUT, if you can
stick to this 1-ingredient rule at least 90% of the time, it is actually
VERY simple to get as lean as you want!

A 2nd simple rule:

If your great grandparents 100 years ago wouldn’t have recognized the food
you’re eating, don’t eat it!

Fwd this email on to your friends and family to show them how easy it is to
eat real food instead of “edible food-like substances”.


Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder – &

PS – if you liked todays article, feel free to fwd this email on to any of
your friends, family, or co-workers that would enjoy it.


8 Reasons Why Healthy Food is NOT More Expensive February 25, 2010

Filed under: Fitness — swingingsarr @ 5:09 pm

This is written by Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer-I probably wouldn’t have written it this way, but you’ll get the point.

**8 Reasons Why Healthy Food is NOT More Expensive

This is probably the biggest excuse I hear from people as to why they don’t eat healthy… most people have a false impression that healthy food too expensive.  But I’ll show you just why this is absolutely ridiculous.

Generally, people complain that prices are too high for foods such as:

*organic free-range eggs vs standard supermarket eggs
*healthy grass-fed meats instead of standard unhealthy grain-fed meats
*organic produce vs conventional produce (there are some times when this doesn’t matter, which I’ll talk about in an upcoming newsletter)
*cooking natural unprocessed meals vs fast food meals

Here are some things to consider:

1. People complain about the price of organic free range eggs that are $3.50 per dozen.  However, those same people will buy a $2.00 soda EVERY DAY of the week, which is nothing but chemicals and high fructose corn syrup.

The dozen eggs will give you several days worth of all of the B vitamins, selenium, phosphorus, and dozens of other vitmins and minerals that you need. The dozen eggs will also give you approximately 80-90 gms of some of the most bio-available protein available. Plus there’s the healthy fats, omega-3’s, lutein, and more.

I don’t care if eggs went up to $10.00/dozen… it would still be a bargain!

Why don’t more people just skip the $2.00 sodas that they drink each day and put that $60.00/month towards healthy food instead?

2.  People complain about the price of healthy foods vs just getting fast food… meanwhile they pull up to the fast-food drive-in in their $50,000 car.

Where are the priorities?  Obviously, this person is saying that their car is more important to them than their health.  For some reason, they can’t seem to understand that their car isn’t gonna matter when they die of a heart attack!

Why not drive around a cheaper car and use the extra funds to buy healthier food?

3.  People complain about the cost of healthy foods, so they resort to eating cheap junk food… meanwhile they are spending $200 or more per month on blood pressure drugs, type-2 diabetes drugs, etc.

Yet for some reason, they don’t seem to grasp the concept that eating healthy can fully reverse their high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes.  Yes, fully reverse!

Why not put that $200 per month towards eating healthier and working out instead of on drugs that have side effects and are draining their wallet?  Hmmm.

4.  People complain about the cost of healthy foods, yet the horrendous food supply and resulting poor health of the nation causes higher health care costs for everybody.  Where’s the REAL cost?

5.  People complain about the cost of healthy foods, yet these same people seem to be able to afford the fanciest new cell phones, ipods, laptops, big screen TVs, and way too many cable TV stations to ever be able to watch.  I guess their priorities are saying that those electronics and watching 4 hours of TV per day are more important than their health.

6.  People complain about the cost of healthy foods, yet the pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and other poor farming practices (such as factory farm feedlot wastes) that go into producing unhealthy factory farm junk food end up creating costly environmental cleanups (which can increase your taxes) and deteriorate health.

7.  People will balk at the price of a healthy grass-fed steak or organic produce, but they will spend $100’s per month on cigarettes, and drinking twenty $6 beers out at the bars every weekend.

Btw, if you want to support a farmer that’s doing things correctly, in a healthy sustainable manner, you can get some of the highest quality grass-fed meats, wild fish, and healthy snacks right online here:

8.  And lastly, people tend to generally view food PRICE as the most important aspect in choosing food, as opposed to food QUALITY.  But this makes no sense whatsoever.

I bet anything that many of those same people that choose food based on price (instead of quality) choose their clothes based on quality, their electronics based on quality, their cars based on quality, their homes based on quality, their jewelry based on quality, etc, etc.

Once again…priorities!  Why do so many people value quality on “material” goods, but don’t value quality when choosing food, which is going to determine their health, happiness, how good they look, and how long they live.

It’s absurd if you think about it.

Alright, rant over for today!

If you thought any of these items below were healthy, you’re going to be SHOCKED about what you read inside our Fat Burning Kitchen program:

*Canola Oil, soybean oil, etc
*Whole grain breads or crackers
*Tofu or soymilk
*so-called “energy” drinks
*Protein bars
*Skim milk
*Rice cakes
*Sports drinks
*Low-carb “designer foods”
*Low-fat “designer foods”


You’ll see why inside our FBK program. Grab it today while you can still get the Half price deal in celebration of my 34th Birthday:

PS – if you liked todays article, feel free to fwd this email on to any of your friends, family, or co-workers that would enjoy it.

Til next newsletter,
Eat clean and be lean.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder – &


5 Ways to Get Rid of the Pounds February 23, 2010

Filed under: Fitness — swingingsarr @ 11:23 pm

So this is a part of my “Moving” fitness portion of the blog.  Here are a few tip from the Everett Herald:

1. Don’t starve yourself-Your metabolism will slow, which could lead to future weight gain.

2. Shake up your fitness routine: When your body gets too used to one type of exercise, you don’t need to burn as many calories to get through a workout.  (This is why I am not just jogging anymore.)

3. Look for little diet trims.  Eat a sandwich with one slice of bread instead of 2, etc…

4. Beware of high calorie drinks.  Drink lots of water…Don’t sabotage your efforts with high calorie coffee drinks, etc…

5. Get rest!  Too little sleep triggers hormonal changes that increase hunger and fat storage.