More than you think.  Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram compared to carbs and proteins, which yield 4 calories per gram.  Moreover, they are considered empty calories in the sense that they’re not used as a direct energy source and are therefore more likely to be converted to body fat.          …

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Are carrots high in sugar?

This has to be one of the biggest misconceptions.  The answer is simply NO!  This myth started when carrots were measured for their glycemic index.  They needed to use 11 pounds of carrots for this experiment to compare carrots with other carb-based foods.  So unless you have a great appetite for carrots (by the bushels!)…

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Does eating turkey cause sleepiness?

This is a large misconception.  Although turkey does contain tryptophan, an amino acid that is a precursor for serotonin production and is associated with causing sleepiness, it is more about the heavy meal and excessive carbs then the turkey that causes sleepiness. Speaking of which, did the scale go up for you this weekend? Happy…

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“I Wish Ferrari 2008”

  Daytona Auto Centre LTD. together with Bodies by Design Fitness Studios held their fourth annual I WISH FERRARI event on Sunday July 13th , 2008. There were over 45 children with special needs in attendance along with a parade of 45 Ferrari’s. The sounds of 45 prancing horses and the rainbow of colors brought…

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Bodies By Design 10th Anniversary

Bodies by Design will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary on Sunday June 22nd from 1pm – 4pm in support of the Variety Children’s Charity.  The event will be held outside our studio.  This charity is special to us because it runs a program in Vaughan called Children in Motion which gives disabled children an opportunity…

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