Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:24
Want to learn the truth about Skinny Cow? Learn it here.
Thursday, 03 January 2013 02:40
A few months ago I was asked about the book Skinny Bitch. I had actually never heard of it. Well, here is a review (copied and pasted verbatim) of it by the American Council on Exercise. ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with nearly 50,000 certified professionals who hold more than 55,000 ACE certifications.
Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!
Manufacturer: Running Press Book Publishers
Price Range: $11.16 - $13.95
Read the review here....
Sunday, 02 December 2012 16:49
I've talked about this before, but it bears repeating.
Imagine yourself in your local grocery, standing in the bread aisle. There must be 40 or more companies, each with 5 or 6 different types of bread. You want a "healthy" bread but you don't know where to begin.
You start reading one package after another after another, until finally, you are exasperated and your head feels like it is going to explode. You push them back on the shelves, grab the Entenmann's donuts behind you, yank the box open, and...
Sunday, 15 July 2012 23:24
Do you want to eat healthy but don't know where or how to start?
Do you find yourself going to fast food drive thrus because you don’t have time to cook?
Do you want the convenience of having someone else prepare your meals?
Now, you can!
I’ve partnered with a company who provides 28 days worth of natural food, prepares it, and delivers it to your door. These are great tasting, healthy foods. They are not TV dinners. They do not include processed fillers like noodles, pastas, white rice, potatoes or preservatives like Jenny Craig and NutriSystem. You choose the breakfasts and individually bagged meats and vegetables to create your meals.
Read on to learn about the four options....
Thursday, 05 April 2012 00:58
Choosing foods that are good for you can be complicated.
Case in point:
Cool Whip Lite seems pretty harmless, right?
The container says it has 0 g trans fat. Let’s look at the ingredients....
Friday, 24 February 2012 19:53
Many people who are trying to lose weight inadvertently add excess calories without realizing it. They order “healthy food” and then douse them with condiments that are full of sugar, fat, or both. If you are preparing or ordering meat, I recommend using herbs and spices to add flavor. But if you just have to have something else on your burger (made with lean beef, of course), then you should stay away from mayonnaise, ketchup, ....
Sunday, 19 February 2012 20:58
Don't get so obsessed with counting your calories that you let your common sense fall by the wayside.
Do you really think that 100 calories of every food is used the same by your body?
If you eat 100 calories of sugar your body immediately begins putting it to use as fast acting glucose. Good, right? Quick energy? No.
Unless you 'burn it off', it will most probably get stored as fat. However,....
Saturday, 18 February 2012 11:43
While it's true that Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter, all peanut butters are not the same. There is regular peanut butter, reduced fat, natural, whipped, and who knows what other names they've come up with.
In nearly every grocery, there are shelves stacked with jars of peanut butter. How should you choose the right one to buy? Obviously....
Monday, 30 January 2012 00:20
The average American eats. A lot. I’ve said this before but nothing tells a story like a picture.
So to recap, in one year, the average American eats about 200 pounds of meat, 56 lbs of corn, 85 pounds of fat such as butter, 415 pounds of vegetables, 31 pounds of cheese, 53 gallons of soda and 42 pounds of high fructose corn syrup.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 01:46
Just the other day I was asked my opinion on Weight Watchers. I said that if it works for you, then you should stick with it, but personally, I'm not an advocate.
Weight Watchers isn't helping people learn healthy lifestyles. They are teaching people to think in terms of points, not in terms of nutrients. A WW client walks into a restaurant and looks for the WW symbol. She sees 14 points and starts calculating if they can fit in her daily allotment. She doesn't wonder if it is a nutritious choice. Does it have protein? Is it a complex carbohydrate? Is it high in sugar? Is this how she teaches her kids to eat? To look for a point system?
Case in point: Since 2010, WW has been endorsing McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. Yes, endorsing.
I searched online and while I can't attest that this ingredient list for McNuggets is 100% accurate, let's consider that it is: white boneless chicken, water, food starch-modified, salt, seasoning (autolyzed yeast extract, salt, wheat starch, natural flavoring (botanical source), safflower oil,dextrose, citric acid, rosemary), sodium phosphates, seasoning (canola oil, mono- and diglycerides, extractives of rosemary). Battered and breaded with: water,enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, food starch-modified, salt, leavening (bakingsoda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium lactate), spices, wheat starch, whey, corn starch. Prepared invegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as anantifoaming agent.
Wow. I'm tired and sort of sickened just by reading it. I don't know what many of these ingredients are, I can't pronounce some of them, and I surely don't know what they are going to do my body EXCEPT the fact that only 44%....