Thursday, January 06, 2011


Here is an article that I would like to share with you guys that I found interesting to read. Of course these sorts of articles cycle around from magazine to magazine, newspaper to TV, TV to radio, Radio to Internet, and so on and so forth.
But it doesn't hurt to write these little tidbits down and keep them in the back of your mind.
It's about keeping healthy...and I know alot of the titles will catch your eye when you see the words "weight" and "loss" in the same sentence. But what your life long goal should be is "mind", "body" and "health". {and soul of course.} 
I saw this article in the current issue of US Weekly and they have this whole weight loss theme going on, obviously, I mean, everyone is going to want to get their hands on this - probably 99% of people on midnight in 2010 vowed that they would lose some amount of weight in the New Year. And as I mentioned before; this shouldn't be a resolution, but a goal for life long health.
But, even though the title has everything to do about the former, you can bet your bottom that it will help you in the latter.
So take it how you will, but take the advice out of it too and apply it to everyday life, for the rest of your life; for a healthier and happier you.

by Rachel Paula Abrahamson


1. East less bread..."To save 160 calories, wrap your sandwich in lettuce rather than bread," says fitness pro David Kirsch, who works with Anne Hathaway.

2. Try a new spaghetti...Replace white pasta with cooked spaghetti squash, suggest Biggest Loser nutritionist Cheryl Forberg. You'll reduce calories and get more filling fiber. 

3. Sip a smarter drink...Water with lemon, which contains the appetite supressant pectin, "kills cravings for sweets," says Dr. Lindsey Duncan (clients include Demi Moore). To prevent overeating, drink eight glasses a day, says Bruce Daggy, a vice president at Nutrisystem.

4. Do a swap...When making stew, "swap out half the usual beef for an equal weight of chopped mushrooms," says Ellie Krieger, author of So Easy. "You'll eat a more sensible portion of meat that's still satisfying."

5. Breakfast like a pro...Same old oatmeal? Yawn. Try a cup of quinoa cooked with 1/4 cup of skim milk and a tablespoon of chopped almonds, says Keri Glassman, author of The O2 Diet. The grain has more satiating protein. 

6. Be a savvy snacker...Jonesing for fries? Try salt and vinegar-flavored PopChips instead, says nutritionist Christine Avanti, who works with Giuliana Rancic. "A bag has just 100 calories."

7. Have a P.M. nosh...If you need to nibble at night, low-fat cottage cheese is your best bet, says trainer Jackie Warner, star of Bravo's Thin-tervention. "It has the protein casein, which helps you sleep and helps burn fat."

8. Brighten lights...People consume more when they can't see their food as clearly, according to Dr. Mehmet Oz, Oprah Winfrey's nutrition guru.

9. Spoil your supper...An afternoon snack with protein and fiber that's less than 200 calories "prevents you from being ravenous at dinner," says Tanya Zuckerbrot, creator of the F-Factor diet.

10. Trick taste buds...Curb a candy craving by chewing a stick of zero-cal licorice room. "It's naturally sweeter than sugar," says Duncan.

There you go! There are a tun of little tidbits here that will help you guys out from day to day with keeping healthy and eating healthy! I know how much we all crave the delicious greasy transfat laden foods, but if you think about it, that stuff makes us feel kinda crappy half the time. To be honest with you, a huge bowl of spaghetti makes me full; yes {and it's freakin delicious} but 2 tomato slices and a can of water packed {I use oil packed} tuna does the trick as well. If you guys have any more little tidbits that you'd like to share then comment and let everyone know what works for you! :)
Just keep in mind that if you are trying to lose a couple of pounds you are to do it the "right" way, which means the healthy way. Don't expect to lose 10 pounds in one week. The right way is to do it at 2lbs a week.
So don't be discouraged if you get on the scale after 2 or 3 days and lose only 1lb. It's the way to do it without depriving yourself completely! You gotta remember what you're feeding your body, it's the most important thing.
The only thing that is yours and is completely yours is your mind and your body and no one has the same one as you do; so why not treat it like it's God's gift to mankind.
Which...hey, you know what? It is.


(Images: Google Images ~ Article pusblished in US Weekly)

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