Nutrition


What role do you think nutrition plays in keeping your skin healthy? A well balanced diet is essential to good health, and the appearance of your skin, hair, and nails are all the direct result of internal health.

VITAMIN A helps keep your complexion fresh and skin soft. You can find Vitamin A in broccoli, cheese, carrots, and melon.

VITAMIN B helps keep skin tissue healthy and works with the nervous and digestive systems. Vitamin B enriched foods include fish, eggs, bread, peanut butter, and peas.

VITAMIN C strengthens organs and nourishes the entire body. If you need more Vitamin C try oranges, leafy greens, strawberries, and grapefruit.

VITAMIN D helps purify the blood and combat infection. You can find Vitamin D in eggs, milk, fish, and cheese.

VITAMIN E protects our cell membranes and plays a role in maintaining a healthy heart. Vitamin E enriched foods are vegetable oils, nuts, meats / poultry, and leafy greens.

Here are a just few Barbizon Tips for a healthier you in 2011. Let us know what makes you feel healthy.

1. Start cutting back on junk food, adding more nutritional foods gradually.
2. Be very careful to avoid buying junk food at lunch. Don’t be afraid to pack a lunch. It’s better for you.
3. If you are eating more than 5 candy bars a week, cut out at least one. The same for soft drinks.
4. Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet.
5. Walk everywhere you can.
6. Instead of TV or video games, go bowling, biking, or swimming. Stay active.
7. Go to bed at the same time every night.

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It’s 2011 and time to start thinking about getting in shape. As a model, actress, or performer, it is important to be healthy and fit. Proper exercise, nutrition, water intake, supplementation, and sleep are vital in obtaining these goals. The foundation of any well-rounded fitness program should contain the following components:

AEROBIC / CARDIO TRAINING: Cardovascular conditioning is any exercise that gets you to your target heart rate for a sustained period of 20 to 30 minutes. Examples include walking, jogging, and swimming. You should do cardo a minimum of 3 times per week.

RESISTANCE / WEIGHT TRAINING: Resistance / weight training is any exercise that uses weights or body-weight to strengthen or build muscles. Examples include push-ups, sit-ups, bands, dumbbells, or weight machines. You should do resistance / weight training 3 times per week including upper and lower body.

FLEXIBILITY / STRETCHING TRAINING: You should keep your muscles loose and limber in order to avoid injury. Exercises that are good for this are yoga, dance, and pilates.

SLEEP: You body needs time to rebuild, recharge, and recoup. Sleep is the only way this can happen. You should aim for at least eight hours of sleep per night.

To learn more about Barbizon Fitness, visit our website or call the Barbizon in your area.

Find yourself snoozing by second period?  Not anymore.  Let the Barbizon experts give you the tips you need to boost your energy and get rid of the midday blahs:

  • STRETCH: Try doing some simple stretching or yoga for 10 minutes right when you get out of bed.
  • EAT BREAKFAST: Studies show that eating breakfast gives you the energy you need to keep going until lunch.  Be sure to include some protein and carbohydrates like eggs and whole-wheat toast.
  • BREATHE: If you’re feeling sleepy in class, take some deep breaths and focus on your breathing.
  • H20: Make sure you drink lots of water during the day to keep you hydrated.
  • AVOID SUGAR: Try to avoid eating too much sugar.  Replace that candy bar with a piece of fruit or some plain yogurt and almonds.
  • ME TIME: It’s important for you to carve out some “me time” nightly for you to clear your head.  Keep a journal, meditate, or take the time to organize yourself for the next day.
  • GET YOUR ZZZZ’s: Your body can’t function properly without enough sleep.  Aim for at least 7-8 hours and be sure to turn off the TV and cell phone before bed.
Get more Barbizon Tips daily on our website or jump right in and call the Barbizon nearest you for more info.

There are a lot of hidden fats, excess salt and calories in restaurant food. Yes, it is delicious; however, many chefs marinate chicken breasts overnight in an oil-based sauce or serve high portions of other items like baked potatoes. Many restaurants serve enough pasta to feed you for a week or they might add butter to the rice recipe. Use the waiter or waitress as your spokesperson to the chef to help eliminate hidden fats.

Here are a few tips for eating out:

1. USE YOUR PLATE AS A PIE CHART AND DIVIDE IT INTO THIRD. Each third should contain a protein, complex carbohydrates and high fiber veggies.

2. BE SPECIFIC WHEN ORDERING. Ask for your meal to be cooked without butter or oil.

3. ORDER FROM THE APPETIZER MENU or ask for smaller portions if you know the entree is huge, or split the meal with a friend.

4. CHOOSE HEALTHY RESTAURANTS which you know offer better choices, like seafood restaurants that you know can grill or broil fish. Stay away from restaurants that only offer fried foods or deli meats.

5. CHOOSE BAKED, BROILED, STEAMED, GRILLED OR CHARBROILED ENTREES and always ask for any sauce on the side … or none at all.

6. DO NOT SKIP MEALS. You must plan ahead especially if you are traveling.

7. WATCH OUT FOR HIGH FAT CONDIMENTS like bacon, cheese, butter, oil, mayo, sour cream, etc.

8. GET IN THE HABIT OF ORDERING WATER.

9. TAKE THE REST HOME FOR ANOTHER MEAL.

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It has always been an issue of concern that women who are in the public eye are excessively thin. Barbizon realizes that it’s just not a concern for those who are aspiring to be a model or actress, but the message it sends to everyone.

Some measures have even been put in place. Last season (2006) fashion officials in Madrid – where excessively skinny models were banned from their catwalk – the Italian Chamber of Fashion has decreed that in order to walk the Milan runways, a model will need a license issued by an impressive tag-team of dignitaries: a committee of city officials, the Chamber of Fashion, the Association of Fashion Services, ASSEM and a scientific committee, the license will vouch for the fact that the model is at least 16 and in good health – defined as a World Health Organization Body Mass Index of 18.5.

Barbizon wants to know what you think! Are models and actresses too thin? Do you think that the industry has a responsibility to monitor the weight of these performers?