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Trivia - Not Trivial!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

08/02/10 – 6,792 Steps
5 glasses of water
(Missed water aerobics yesterday)

Even though I missed my water aerobics class last night, I still feel like I had a successful day yesterday. It was one of those very full days with lots of action and people going on – I loved it! I hope to get to the pool tonight. In August, I am playing a version of Battleship and in order to get a guess, I need to burn 300 calories. I am also doing this with my buddy from the summer camp challenge on SP so I will need to work on this. This site sure know keeps me busy! LOL In additionto being busy, I am learning a lot; in fact, I am learning so much I decided to start Trivia Tuesday to share what I am learning. Here is what I learned about those 'dreaded carbs' from SP.

True or False: Your body needs an adequate amount of carbohydrates to be able to burn fat.

TRUE: For fat to be metabolized properly, carbohydrates must be present. The basic message is simple when it comes to selecting the amount and type of carbohydrate foods. Carbohydrates should make up 45% - 65% of the total daily calories in a healthy diet. At least 130 grams of carbohydrate should be included in the diet to prevent ketosis. Whenever possible, replace highly processed/refined grains, cereals, and sugars with minimally processed whole-grain products.

True or False: Carbohydrates are the only source of energy used by the brain.

TRUE: Carbohydrates are necessary for the regulation of nerve tissue and are the ONLY source of energy for the brain

I actually got one right! How did you do? I do the Trivia most days, and I actually learn more when I get the answers wrong because then I look at the SP answer.

AffirMINTion: I focus on my path to a healthy balanced life.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” –Ray LeBlond

My mom is learning a lot about living a healthy balanced life from Spark People, and I like it!

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  • _VALEO_
    Oh, I am addicted to the Trivia game!
    What a fun way to learn!

    Love the cut picture with Minty and the Spark.

    Keep on being busy! emoticon
    2785 days ago
    I hate that game!! I only average 60% and since I also read the ones I get wrong I'm learning a lot. I must admit, I also like the 3 sparkpoints. Wish I could spent them.
    2785 days ago
  • FLAME42
    You are right on, there is so much to learn by "playing" the trivia game. Keep on learning, really need to learn something every day.
    Minty looks like she is ready to learn something new in her picture.
    Great day ahead, sharing it with a friend. Hope yours is great too.
    2785 days ago
    Where is the trival game? I am fairly new and have not come across this.

    2785 days ago
  • JUDY4652
    It's good to learnand take notice! I try to do the Trivia game every day too! There's a lot to learn!
    2785 days ago
  • BREEZY85
    great b,log. like the trivia bits!
    2785 days ago
    I learn from the Trivia game, too. I started with horrible scores, but now I either miss one, or get them all right.
    Cute pup!
    2785 days ago
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