Month: March 2011

Trim your waistline with the Flat Belly Diet

Trim your waistline with the Flat Belly Diet

Now I am not a big promoter of fad diets but there is some great research found with this diet (and a registered dietitian co-authored).    I had a friend ask me the other day, “How do I trim down my belly?  Or maybe there […]

Burn More Calories–On the Treadmill!

Burn More Calories–On the Treadmill!

I still go by my saying – losing weight or working out needs motivation – just like cleaning the house     I have a training schedule for a road race and that seems to be the only way for me to get my butt […]

Swimsuit Season is Coming Soon!

Swimsuit Season is Coming Soon!

Shorts and swimsuits will be here before you know it and remember now is the time to get ready for it! Don’t be stupid and go on a crash diet or skip meals – just eat right! 

 

If you simply set up your plate like the following you will have not a problem getting into your desired swimsuit gear!

 

Dole Nutrition

 

Easy huh?!  Factors to highlight when really wanting to drop some weight:

  • Cut out the white stuff
  • Limit your sweets
  • Go for good carbs – whole wheat breads, pastas, crackers, etc
  • Get some protein in at every meal and snack
  • Shoot for at least 15 grams of protein at each meal
  • Try some lower glycemic index foods (whole grains, sweet potatoes, berries)

 

Some of my favorites that satisfy my cravings and fill me up –

– Whey protein drink in the morning (with almond milk – lower GI)

– Dark chocolate squares with natural almonds or walnuts

– Whole wheat crackers and natural cheese sticks (not string cheese)

– Yummy, yummy salads!  I like making my own dressing and adding red peppers, mushrooms and the magic touch – feta cheese and sunflower seeds!

 

I will share some more secrets tomorrow!

Favorite Friday Product–Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas

Favorite Friday Product–Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas

Sometimes when we think of whole wheat or high fiber tortilla we may think it might be more like a frisbee instead of being edible. But this product is wonderful!  You will be able to feel how soft these tortillas really are just by picking […]

Go Green with Naked Green Machine

Go Green with Naked Green Machine

A green drink to try if you have not already done so but  don’t be scared the color is nothing but a color!  This is a surprisingly yummy drink!   Loaded with antioxidants this little guy contains apples, kiwi, banana, mango and a hint of […]

Simple Tricks for the Perfect Portion of Salad Dressing

Simple Tricks for the Perfect Portion of Salad Dressing

Dressings can be the star of the salad but many times the dressing can just as bad as a fat-laden hamburger and fries.  But don’t go fat free just yet  -  in order to absorb all those good nutrients in your salad, you NEED some fat!  Go with healthy fats such as olive oil base dressing or make your own!  Here are some tips to portion out a the proper amount of dressing!

 

Try putting your dressing in a squeeze bottle.  Sometimes your dressing may not have a squeeze spout and when you pour it out you get more than you asked for on your salad. Smile

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If you don’t want to measure two tablespoons – try using a one-ounce shot class!  This is equivalent to two tablespoons!

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Try this handy utensil from Healthy Steps!

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Keep the portion size right and you will have a winning salad!

Fruit Squeezers–Perfect for kids, toddlers and babies!

Fruit Squeezers–Perfect for kids, toddlers and babies!

    Super fun way to eat more fruit! Similar to the concept of a go-gurt, these handy treats come in a variety of flavors – apple, grape and berry.   My kids tried the applesauce and loved it, even my nine month old ate […]