Water Consumer 101 for your pockets and your health

Posted on June 23rd, 2013 in Moore Fit Tips,Open Discussion by tonia moore

Water Consumer 101 for your pockets and your health

Every consumer is, at heart, a sucker. We blindly pay $5 for items that cost 20 cents to make. And why? Because it’s convenient, it’s packaged well, it has a catchy jingle, it’s the last one in the store or it’s simply the closest thing to the checkout stand.

If you’d rather remain ignorant to how much you overpay for some of life’s most common purchases, then you should stop reading right now. But if you have a funny feeling you’re getting ripped off like at the grocery store then the following is the sad, sad proof.

BOTTLED WATER Is one of the finest examples of retail markup magic.

Some of our favorite refreshing beverages carry the heftiest retail markups. Bottled water is wildly popular — Americans spent $16 billion on the ubiquitous drink in 2007 — and it’s wildly overpriced, considering that 40 percent of bottled water is nothing but filtered tap water.

In fact, for the price of a single bottle of Evian bottled water, you could pay for 1,000 gallons (3,785.4 liters) of municipal tap water. With bottled water, you’re not paying for the H2O, but rather the packaging and the convenience.

DID YOU KNOW THAT ?

Water is one of the most essential elements needed in the body

• 900 deaths and 900,000 reported illnesses are attributed to tainted water annually

• Aquafina uses the Detroit River as one of its main water sources

• Water stored in plastic bottles leaches phtalates from the plastic which disrupts normal production of hormones

• 25% Of all bottled water is simply untreated tap water

• 33% Of all plastic bottles tested contained such high levels of synthetic and organic chemicals, bacteria and arsenic that they violated industry standards

• The EPA has set “allowable levels” for 87 natural and synthetic contaminants, but thousands more go unregulated

• Chemicals used to treat water have been linked to bladder and rectal cancers

• Your body is composed of roughly 70,000,000,000,000 (70 trillion) cells which range from 76% to 98% water but most Americans are chronically dehydrated, leading to headaches, arthritis, lethargy, constipation, insomnia, “brain fog” and more

• Drinking the right water is the single most important element to achieve and maintain optimal health

Your Body: 70% water
Your Brain: 90% water
Your Blood: 97% water

The quality of your health depends on the quality of your water. Which is why I rely my health to drinking KANGEN WATER!!

Of all the bad stuff that we consume in our body and the air that we breathe, I ask you this….”If you could do ONE THING right for your body wouldn’t you want to put the best quality water in your it since it’s one of the most important things in your body?? Life happens but drinking the right quality water is one of the simplest and easiest things that you can do for your body and your health and for reaching your fitness goals…. especially fat loss. Also essential for hair, skin, and youthfulness which is one of the things that I attribute to my youthful look at the age of 42.

So think twice when you spend $2-$3 on that bottle of water that you THINK is good quality water. And if you’re one of those they don’t buy bottled water and drinks tapwater think of all the poisons that you are putting in your body making it unhealthy.

CHANGING YOUR WATER TO
KANGEN WATER
WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

ASK ME HOW you can change your life by making one of “THE BEST” investments for your health. Your life depends on it…..I know this as a Crohn’s Disease Survivor who has been in remission for over 3 years now drinking alkaline water. KANGEN WATER CHANGED MY LIFE! You can’t put a price on health.

And one more thing to keep in mind this water is not only essential for your health but also the life and health of your pets if you love your pets you will give them this water.

Get your KANGEN WATER today!!

Contact me:
Tonia Moore IFBB Pro
Your Hydration Specialist
Ph: 562.682.7290
Email: getkangenstrong@gmail.com
Kik: toniamoore
IG: toniamoore

You can also visit my site
Www.getkangenstrong.com
CLICK to watch DEMO

and you can also contact me by clicking on CONTACT US to fill out form and I or my team will get back to you.

Thanks & God Bless!!
Tonia Moore

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Saturday shoulder workout

Posted on May 20th, 2013 in 2013 Bodybuilding come back by tonia moore

Here’s a pic after my shoulder workout 5/18/13 at 11 weeks out from Tampa Pro Show in August

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Article Archive – My struggle with Crohn’s Disease

Posted on May 18th, 2013 in Open Discussion by tonia moore

This was written July 24, 2009 the day after I got out of the hospital. This was one of the hardest times in my life that I had to struggle through fighting a good fight just to make it to where I am today. I have been humbled and graced with many blessings and therefore very thankful.

RE: My Struggle with Crohn’s/Colitis Disease & C.Difficile

Well I must say it’s been a quite an experience the last 3 months or so. Around April 2009 is about the last time I’ve been in the gym and that was probably only 2 times that month. It seems that after applying for health insurance in April and it went into effect on May 1st is when I got hit with a ton of bricks. I started having major abdominal pain, constant diarrhea where I pretty much just could not leave the house, blood in my stool, mouth full of ulcers that prevented me from eating because it hurt so bad to put anything in my mouth, then a staph infection, and a cyst in a not so nice spot. Constant trips to the doctor. I then had a Colonoscopy and an upper Endoscopy done on June 12, 2009 that diagnosed me with Crohn’s Disease an (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Disease that is not curable. My GI Specialist immediately started me on meds one of which is EXPENSIVE called Pentasa $400 for a month supply and could not afford it so I had to switch to a cheaper medication called Balsalazide (Colazal) which still cost me $121 for a month supply. The other prescribed medication is Prednisone.

Starting my med treatment of course takes time to kick in and I did have some days where I felt they were starting to kick in finally and not feeling the abdominal so much. I still battled with the diarrhea. I got lucky most days that I was able to at least train my clients in the morning….I always prayed for just those few hours that I would make it through and be ok till I got back home. Somewhere along the way I started feeling worse. Then on July 6, 2009 the excruciating pain I had was unbearable and decided it was time to go to ER.

Going to the ER…..well while in the bathroom literally crying from the pain I felt I then thought it’s possible that I may have appendicitis since everything else hit me. I got a hold of my Mom & Sister to let them know I need to go to the ER so they came right away to get me and take me in. Luckily there was not a lot of people in the ER but it still took a while to admit me. Finally I get in ER, get a bed, they take blood, then schedule me right away for a CT Scan so I had to drink about 2 10oz cup fulls of Contrast 1 at that moment they brought it to me and the other an hour later which is not the best tasting drinking but it was cold so it made it a little more tolerable. The lab test showed my White Blood cell count very high which means major infection and my CT Scan showed that my colon perforated and waste leaked into my abdomen causing the major infection. The Doctors don’t know how I even made it that far….they said “any normal person would not have made it and should’ve been in the hospital a couple of days ago”If I would’ve have waited one more day it would’ve killed me. After that they admitted me into a room, of course hooked up to the IV and stuff…..I needed after being so malnutritioned from really not being able to eat. I also had my moriphine where I pushed that little button every 1o minutes to help with the pain. I mostly had to mentally get my mind into another zone till the pain would kind of go away except for any time I had to move the pain kicked in like a mother. It felt like someone stabbing me with a knife.

The next morning July 7, 2009 is when I went into surgery. When they moved my bed down to the surgery room the pain kicked in sooooo bad once that bed stopped. So my surgery….well they cut down the middle of my stomach, remove 1/3rd of my colon on the right side (ascending & part of the transverse colon) that had all the ulcers from the Crohn’s Disease & in which had perforated causing waste to leak into my abdomin. They removed 600cc’s of pus/waste from my abdominal cavity & then irrigated it with saline water. The said cause of the perforation to my colon, by my doctors and pathologist, was that it was a C.difficile antibiotic related infection.

This is me in the hospital after the surgery…finally getting to eat some jello after being allowed only ice chips.

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Soooo I stayed 1 week in that hospital & then they moved me to an extended stay rehab hospital where I pretty much was the youngest person there. They had to make sure my white blood cell count went down back to normal and be clear of the infection. It wasn’t until yesterday July 23, 2009 that I finally got discharged.

Time for Recovery now….I’ve lost soooo much weight and muscle it’s not even funny. Crohn’s disease effects the absorption of nutrients not to mention being laid up in a hospital for 2 1/2 weeks doesn’t help. I went from my muscle frame of 150lbs to a super skinny bony 97lbs. Muscles gone just like that after 17yrs of hard work. I can’t wait to get back up in weight and strength.

So that’s my story which has effected my life seriously in all ways. I just want to give thanks to God, my family, Mom, Sisters, and my friends for all their help and support and for visiting me in the hospital. My Mom & Sister Regina has helped me out MAJORLY!!! I don’t know how I would’ve made it through with out them & everyone else’s help

I also want to THANK those who have so far have made donations helping me out financially because now I am pretty much broke and need help with getting back on my feet till I get back to work again. I’m self employed & have no one to support me so now that is my big stress. So if you’re reading this and can help me out with any little bit I would be very GRATEFUL!! I know times are hard right now & I’m not the only one but I really do need whatever help I can get. I wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t so.

Thank you everyone for all your love & support

Donations can be sent to the following mailing address.

Attn: Tonia Moore

PO BOX 848

LAKEWOOD, CA 90714

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Making a come back

Posted on May 18th, 2013 in 2013 Bodybuilding come back,Bodybuilding News, Updates, Results by tonia moore

Just wanted to update everyone of my return back to the IFBB Pro Bodybuilding stage after my battle and near fatal bout of Crohn’s Disease. I plan to compete Aug 10, 2013 at the Tampa Pro Show. The last time I did this show was in 2008 just before I got sick and was knocked out of the scene due to Crohn’s. I’m happy to say this past April was my 3 year mark of me being in remission. I’m happy with where I am at physically and mentally. My physique is coming along nicely at 11 weeks out.

Please stay tuned for Moore updates of my training and progress during my pre-contest phase.

Also be sure to follow me on Facebook at Facebook/toniamoore7
And follow me on Instagram @ToniaMoore #toniamoore

Thank you!
Tonia Moore
IFBB Pro

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Nutrition – Carb Cycling Diet for Fat Loss

Posted on January 7th, 2013 in Open Discussion by tonia moore

Carb cycling is a process used to help bodybuilders drop bodyfat.  The term is thrown around often, yet no one really knows how to apply it.  In short, carb cycling involves moving your carbohydrate intake up and down.  In theory, this will help you get leaner.  For most bodybuilders and quasi-experts, the technique is effective, but it remains misunderstood.  They’ll go to extremes and choke carb intake down to 50 grams per day for a few days, then “load” them back up eating 300 g or so.  Both picks – eating such a paltry amount followed by not really eating what I consider “enough” – defeat the purpose.  This month, I’ll give you my two cents on how to effectively cycle carbs.

Step 1:  Understanding carb cycling

When you cut carbs, muscles give up stored carbohydrates – called muscle glycogen – as energy.  In general, when glycogen levels fall, the body increases its ability to burn bodyfat.  Therefore, it makes sense to reduce your carbohydrate intake, which means smaller portion of oatmeal, fruit, rice, pasta, potatoes and bread.  When that happens, the body ramps up fat burning.  However you don’t have to cycle, at least from the onset of dieting, to burn fat.  In other words, simply eating fewer carbs on a daily basis will ramp up fat burning.  So, step 1 in getting lean and applying this principle requires you to reduce your carbs.  I suggest a 33%-50% reduction from what you are currently eating.  Without having to whip out a calculator, an easy way to do that is to simply eyeball your carb portions and eat one-third to one-half smaller portions at each meal.

Step 2:  Remain on low carbs

By low, I mean eating 33%-50% fewer carbs as outlined in step 1.  How long should you remain on this carb intake?  That depends on how your body responds.  If you continuously become leaner for two weeks, hell, continue to stick with it.  Why would you want to go into carb cycling if you are already on an effective diet that is making you leaner?  I find that most bodybuilders will definitely get leaner for two, and even up to three, weeks simply by keeping their carbs at this level.  However, don’t get caught up in the numbers.  If you were eating 900 g of carbs in the first place, you’ll be able to lean down on 450-600 g per day.  If you were eating 400 g to start, then you’ll get harder on 200-300 g per day.

Step 3:  Cycle for two days only

After two to three weeks, or when you see your body no longer getting leaner, take any two days out of the week and drop your carbs to about 100 g per day.  For example, if you were eating 450 g per day, you can go to 100 g on any two days.  The ideal time to start is your off-training days.  However, if you only take roughly one day of rest a week, you’d drop your carbs to 100 g on the off day and on any other training day.  The net result: you’ll have lower glycogen levels that will revamp fat burning, which may have downgraded with extended dieting.

Step 4:  Cycle for four days?

When I am putting a diet together, a lot of time is spent evaluating and re-evaluating someone’s progress.  Particularly, I think about whether I should do nothing.  For example, the bodybuilder cycling – or dropping carbs to 100 g twice per week – will get leaner.  The next step is to decide if he needs to set aside more days out of the week during which he’ll be eating only 100 g of carbs.  If he is getting leaner, I take the “do nothing” approach and let the body ride the wave and get leaner from week to week.  For some, that may be two weeks.  For others, those two lower-carb days outlined in step 3 coupled with overall lower carbs on the other days are sufficient.  If not, I have to make changes:  lowering carbs to 100 g for four days per week.  Using our example, I’d have the bodybuilder ingest 100 g of carbs four days per week with 450 g on the other days.

Step 5:  The big carb day

It’s only after you have been dieting for an extended period of time that a large increase in carbs is needed.  When you consume 100 g of carbs per day – outlined in step 4 – for a period your muscles become flat and severely depleted of muscle glycogen.  At this point, take your low-carb figure (in our example, 450 g) and double it.  Remember, we’re not trying to get too technical and bogged down in counting carbs and such, so you can eyeball your carbs and simply choose a day to eat twice the portion size you typically eat.  When should you go to 900 g of carbs?   That’s the big question.  If you start to lose muscle and your muscles appear extremely flat or you become extremely fatigued, that’s the time.  On the other hand, if you appear full and are not losing size, there really is no need to go up in carbs. In fact, going up will only slow your progress.  Only when you’re flat or extremely weak will step 5 be beneficial.  The beauty of this step is that if you need it, it actually will make you leaner.  If you have the type of physique that starts to flatten and shrink or you find yourself fatigued, like you are running marathons, implementing step 5 will give both a kick to your metabolism and help you hold mass.  The real answer to, “Do I need a high-carb day?” depends on your body.  Increasing carbs for the sake of “cycling” can be a waste of time.

Enjoy you Health & Fitness Journey!!

Tonia Moore
IFBB Pro Athlete – Bodybuilder
Personal Fitness Instructor, Competition Prep, Posing, Tanning
Online Coaching, Training & Nutrition Programs available worldwide
Hydration Specialist (Kangen Water)
Change your water, Change your Life www.GetKangenStrong.com (watch the demo)

~Advocate for Life, Health, & Fitness

Official & Social Sites
www.toniamoore.com
www.toniamoorefitness.com
(visit the store for my Fitness dvd “LBC WORKOUT” for killer Legs-Butt-Core)

LIKE, Follow & Subscribe to the following
www.Facebook.com/ToniaMoore7 and Fan pages ToniaMooreIFBBPro & ToniaMooreFitness

Follow me on Instagram & Twitter @toniamoore

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube channel, view & share my videos to help me increase viewers & revenue www.youtube.com/toniamoore1

CONTACT ME HERE
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Biz# 562-682-7290

Mailing Address:
Tonia Moore
PO BOX 848
Lakewood, CA 90714-0848

Ephedrine 101 for Fat Burning

Posted on January 7th, 2013 in CONTACT ME,Moore Fit Tips,Open Discussion by tonia moore

EPHEDRINE 101 for Fat Burning

Here is some info. on Ephedrine an old school fat burner that has been used for years by athletes for fat loss. It is now a banned ingredient by the FDA but it is still found in some underground, behind the counter supplements. You can find some online resources that will carry ephedrine containing supplements.

Ephedrine (Various trade names)
Type of drug: Beta-adrenergic agonist
Used for: Thermogenic agent (fat burner)

Ephedrine is a refinement of Ephedra vulgaris, alson known as Ma Huang, the Chinese energy herb. Ephedrine acts much like adrenaline (and somewhat like amphetamine). Ephedrine primarily stimulates B1 and B2 adrenoreceptors, but also affects the alpha adrenoreceptors. Ephedrine belongs to the group of sympathomimetics and offers 3 interesting effects. (1) FIRST, ephedrine has clear fat burning characteristics. On the one hand, this occurs since ephedrine produces heat in the body (thermogenesis). Simplified, ephedrine slightly increases the body temperature so that the body burns more calories than usual. On the other hand, ephedrine stimulates the thyroid gland to transform the weaker LT-4 (L-thyroxine) into the stronger LT-3 (liothyronine), thus accelerating the metabolism. The fat burning effect, with additional intake of both methylzanthine caffeine and aspirin, can almost be doubled. Scientific research has shown that the combination of the 25 mg ephedrine, 200 mg caffeine, and 300 mg aspirin is ideal to produce a synergetic effect. Those who apply this combination three times daily, approximately 30 minutes prior to a meal, will significantly burn fat. Competing bodybuilders have appreciated this for quite some time. (2) SECOND, ephedrine has anticatabolic characteristics. Thus it is especially useful for maintaining the muscle system while dieting. (3) FINALLY, athletes often use ephedrine as a “training booster.” Since it has a mild amphetamine-like effect on the central nervous system (CNS) it improves the concentration, vigilance, and the interplay of nerves and muscles. For this purpose, 25-50 mg ephedrine are taken approximately one hour before a workout. The athlete feels an immediate boost in energy which during workout can manifest itself in a 5-10% increase in strength. Again, also in this case, the effect can be improved by taking caffeine and aspirin (s.a.). It is important to note that ephedrine, administered for this purpose, is not to be taken more than three times a week; otherwise, the body gets accustomed to it and the “boost effect” decreases, and much higher dosages are needed.

Side effects can manifest themselves in the form of more rapid heart beat, insomnia, tremors (light trembling of the fingers), headaches, dizziness, high blood pressure, and lack of appetite. The last characteristic, however, is much appreciated by athletes on a diet. Ephedrine must not be taken when high blood pressure, a severe hyperfunction of the thyroid gland, irregular heart rhythm, or a recent myocardiac infarction are present.

So there is it. If you use it and would like to share your results and experience please feel free to do so by leaving a comment.

Tonia Moore
IFBB Pro Athlete – Bodybuilder
Personal Fitness Instructor, Competition Prep, Posing, Tanning
Online Coaching, Training & Nutrition Programs available worldwide
Hydration Specialist (Kangen Water)
Change your water, Change your Life www.GetKangenStrong.com (watch the demo)

~Advocate for Life, Health, & Fitness

Official & Social Sites
www.toniamoore.com
www.toniamoorefitness.com
(visit the store for my Fitness dvd “LBC WORKOUT” for killer Legs-Butt-Core)

LIKE, Follow & Subscribe to the following
www.Facebook.com/ToniaMoore7 and Fan pages ToniaMooreIFBBPro & ToniaMooreFitness

Follow me on Instagram & Twitter @toniamoore

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube channel, view & share my videos to help me increase viewers & revenue www.youtube.com/toniamoore1

CONTACT ME HERE
email: toniamoore71@ymail.com
Biz# 562-682-7290

Mailing Address:
Tonia Moore
PO BOX 848
Lakewood, CA 90714-0848

LEGS & BUTT WORKOUT VIDEO SERIES

Posted on January 2nd, 2013 in Moore Fit Tips,Open Discussion by tonia moore

This is a video series from my youtube channel www.youtube.com/toniamoore1

Watch each video to see what exercises I do in my leg training program in order to get the legs & butt I have today!! Try these workouts at least 2x a week for a good 6 – 8 weeks and give me your feed back on what you think.

** SQUATS ** The best OVERALL leg developing exercise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZf2abG2y7U&list=UUJa924DB7r2hzCNRUnHhi0A&index=18

** BEST BUTT EXERCISE ** Get that booty poppin with this exercise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VyUhL5EwcM

** HAMSTRINGS ** Stiff legged dead lifts for awesome glutes and hamstring tie-ins for a sexy backside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwmnfp-p-3c

** SIDE LUNGE FOR THE BUTT ** Legs & Butt demo exercise taken from my fitness dvd LBC WORKOUT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNAEGMGBuSQ

** LBC WORKOUT DVD PROMO ** Get your LBC (Legs-Butt-Core) workout here www.toniamoorefitness.com/store
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YYzewxyd3Y

For Personal or Online Fitness Training you may contact me at 562-682-7290 / email: toniamoore71@ymail.com

I am here to help you reach your health and fitness goals!

Wishing you the best 2013 EVER!!

ENJOY YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY!!

Tonia Moore IFBB Pro

www.toniamoorefitness.com
www.toniamoore.com
www.youtube.com/toniamoore1
Instagram & Twitter @toniamoore

PLEASE WATCH my youtube videos & subscribe to my channel to help boost my views and earn $$ from the views and please share away. THANK YOU YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

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