29. July 2012 13:53
Portion control is critical for anyone to find success with their weight goals. The spotlight on portion control was re-lite when first Lady Michelle Obama introduced the healthy eating initiative called “My Plate”. The portioning recommendations were created to help wi... [More]
27. July 2012 05:48
I saw the funniest quote about going to the gym. It was a satirical article about 27 Rules of Conquering the Gym.
It reminded the readers that if a gym was designed to instantly make you feel better about yourself, it would be called a bar. There is some truth in this comedic stat... [More]
22. July 2012 13:44
Finding the time to cook healthy foods can be challenging too many in our busy society. But cooking doesn’t have to be time consuming, intimidating, or expensive. Have some of these basic healthy staples in your pantry and you can whip together an energizing meal tha... [More]
7. July 2012 21:51
There are ways to dine-out, without blowing your weight loss goals, or to end up with an evening of guilt or indigestion. On average restaurants misrepresent the calories in their food (if required to provide) by 18% according to a Tufts University study. Here are some tricks or... [More]
8. June 2012 03:35
Weight Loss Tips: Part 2:
Yesterday we discussed ideas that can help you stay on track to achieve your weight-loss and fitness goals. Let’s continue:
11. Let vegetables cover ½ of your dinner plate. It can be more than 1 type including sliced tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, k... [More]
7. June 2012 05:24
Weight Loss Tips: Part 1:
1. Pack your lunch versus eating in a restaurant or on the fly for lunch. You could save 600-1500 calories controlling the salt, fats, and condiments in your food.
2. Drink 8 oz. of water... [More]
3. June 2012 19:05
What to Order When At A Food Court- Part 2:
Yesterday we discussed what to order, and what to steer away from in a food court environment. Let’s see what’s next:
-At a sandwich/salad shop, be careful not to get romanced by the ‘healthy aura’ of a salad to fool you... [More]
2. June 2012 19:15
What to Order When At A Food Court- Part 1:
If you find yourself in a food court while on vacation or shopping, how can you find foods that won’t sabotage your fitness goals?
-If you’re ordering Chinese food, stick to one entrée and one side. Try and add steamed vegetables t... [More]
1. June 2012 05:09
I love creative uses for existing products. The June issue of Clean Eating Magazine talked about uses for salad spinners:
1. Clean salad and vegetables (we all know this one)
2. Use spinner to clean strawberries and other ... [More]
24. May 2012 19:17
Is Dieting a Four Letter Word?
When I talk about what I eat (especially when my children are around), I am very careful to use the word “food plan” instead of the word DIET.
Growing up in the 70’s where fad diets such as the “Grapefruit Diet” “Sauerkraut... [More]