Feeling ravenous after your last workout session? That hunger could
actually be in your head. Find out if killing it in the gym is leading
you to consume more calories. The truth lies in the science.
have shown that exercise actuallysuppressesfood intake.
After a long, hard workout, are you one of those gym rats
who immediately grabs a meal or gulps down a sugary, colorful sports drink to “re-fuel”?
The truth is, this behavior stems more from habit than from actual, legitimate
Refined - Enriched - Whole Grain - Multigrain: What's the difference?
"Enriched" sounds like it would be a good thing, right? Well, when it comes to grains, it's not.
Enriching a grain is an attempt to replace some of the nutrients taken
out during refining. Refining grains extends their shelf life, but the
bran and germ of the grain are removed during the process — and with
them, almost all the fiber, vitamins, and minerals found in a
whole-grain kernel. The B vitamins — thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic
acid — and the iron that are removed during processing have to be
restored to make the product "enriched.
Cheat Days: Good or Bad?
by Jillian Michaels
Q:What is your opinion on "cheat days"? My
friend's trainer says it's okay to have one cheat day during the week
(as long as you remain on track the rest of the time). But I've been
struggling with my weight for years now, and I'm wondering if it's
because of my one day of food sin every week. Am I correct?
A:Great question. I am actually not a big believer
in the "cheat day," the reason being that psychologically, it messes
with my head when I feel that I've binged.
Made these today & they were wonderful!
Packed with veges and weighing in with only
254 calories & 21g of protein.
(I substituted a 1/2 tomato for the zucchini since zucchini is out of season & looked pretty scrawny) Tomato added color too.
Is Diet Soda Bad For You?
If you're still not convinced it's time to give up the diet soda, please read the attached article.
Here are just a few things to think about before you reach for the next one:
- Decreased kidney function (and that's with only 2 soda's a day)
- 34% higher risk of metabolic syndrome, the group of symptoms including
belly fat and high cholesterol that puts you at risk for heart disease.
- Downing just two or more cans a day increased waistlines by 500%.
-Soda drinkers had far greater decay, more missing teeth, and more fillings.
This is a vegetable dip family recipe that I took to a party this weekend & had some requests for the recipe. 5 ingredients makes this one simple, easy & delicious! Enjoy!
2 chicken bouillon cubes or 2 tsp. granular bouillon
1/2 c. boiling water
2 tsp. onion powder or 1/2 tsp. onion salt
2 tsp. lemon juice
8 oz. cream cheese (I use reduced fat)
Dissolve the bouillon in boiling water. Add onion powder or onion salt & lemon juice. Mix with softened cream cheese until smooth. Serve with sliced vegetables.
When temptation strikes, be ready to think yourself thin.
Follow these new strategies to rev up your willpower.
By Kate Rope
"No mimosa for me. I have to go running after brunch."
"Dessert? I'm too full from dinner."
"Sorry, can't make happy hour; I'm off to Spinning class."
We all know a friend who seems immune to the siren song of
cocktails, cupcakes, and canapes. Wouldn't you like to know her secret?
Shh...She's found a new muscle to flex: her willpower.
Nutrition Facts: Serves 6, Calories: 203, Fat: 6g, (Saturated Fat: 3g. ) Protein: 12g., Carbohydrates: 29g., Fiber: 8g.
By: Shelby Sutphen, Dietitian, Nutrition Education Manager of the Children's Hunger Alliance
2 eggplants (about 2lbs.)
3 egg whites
1 c. fine dry breadcrumbs (I use Panko)
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese (1oz. divided)
1/2 tsp sale
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 c. slivered fresh basil leaves
2 1/2 c. marinara sauce (I sauteed onions, red peppers, garlic, crushed red pepper & a can of Kroger's Fire Roasted Tomatoes & then added it to the sauce)