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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

CANDY FACTS
• The average American eats 25 pounds of candy each year. Worldwide leader: Denmark, at 36 pounds per person per year.

• The melting point of cocoa butter is just below human body temperature, which is why chocolate melts in your mouth.

• Holidays in order of candy sales: Halloween, Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day.

• An average bag of M&Ms contains 10% blue ones, 10% green, 10% tan, 20% red, 20% yellow, and 30% brown.

I just couldn't resist sharing this one!!



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TAKE A BREATHER

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

A full, thoughtful breath is the quickest way to short-circuit your stress response. First, sit up tall and place both feet on the floor. Rest one or both hands on your stomach, just below the navel. Inhale through your nose, taking in as much air as you can. Allow the breath to seep out slowly through your nostrils. Repeat as needed.

HEALTH TIP - Set goals and focus on them. If you're healthy on the inside, the journey to a healthy body will unfold all on its own.

GIGGLE - Did you hear the one about the duck who robbed banks?
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JUDITHANNIE 5/3/2011 8:39AM

    Thanks for the reminder emoticon

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RIKKI572 5/3/2011 7:40AM

    And, good morning to you too!!! Wishing you a great day!

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Eat less at lunch...

Monday, May 02, 2011

and still feel full by pulling the plug on distracted eating. Research shows that people who multitask while munching have trouble remembering what they've eaten, don't feel full, and are more likely to snack.

I am SO guilty of this mindless eating...I eat in front of the tv with my husband every night. I'm really going to try not to do that any more!

  
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DDOORN 5/3/2011 8:43AM

    That's an easy bad habit to slide into...and for myself the carb cravings seem to REALLY kick in after 7 pm...ugh!

Don

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DRAGONRIDER1 5/2/2011 10:30AM

    This is soooooo true.

I try to concentrate on actually ENJOYING what I'm eating.

Taking the time to chew and actually savor the taste of what your eating will not only get those endorphins and blood sugar levels where they need to be but give you SATISFACTION. And when your satisfied your NOT hungry.



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BAREADER 5/2/2011 9:52AM

    Yeah, me too. When my son was a baby and I was feeding him, I could eat an entire meal and then wonder where the food went! I wouldn't even feel like I had eaten. I try to keep my mind on my meal now.

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TWEETIBEAR 5/2/2011 9:26AM

    For me, it's reading a book. I cannot eat a meal or my planned snacks while reading a book. The book must eat my food, because the food disappears. Good post.

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JUDITHANNIE 5/2/2011 8:46AM

    This is so true, thanks for reminding me emoticon

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ANIMALMAGIC 5/2/2011 8:11AM

  I, too, am guilty as charged! Will try harder! emoticon
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RIKKI572 5/2/2011 7:43AM

    You are a wonderful inspirtion. Wishing you a fantastic week!

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CAM2438 5/2/2011 6:55AM

    Good for you! You can do it!

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REAL RESTAURANT NAMES

Sunday, May 01, 2011

• Snacks Fifth Avenue

• Lawrence of Oregano

• Wiener Take All

• Jonathan Livingston Seafood

• Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy

• Just for the Halibut

• Grill from Ipanema

• The Frying Dutchman

• Brew Ha Ha

• Crepevine

• Sacred Chow

• Sea Seρor
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DRAGONRIDER1 5/2/2011 10:32AM

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THAT IS TOO FUNY.


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RIKKI572 5/1/2011 6:30PM

    Thanks for the giggle!! Wishing you a wonderful day!

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IDLETYME 5/1/2011 8:30AM

    There's my laugh for the morning! ( Woke up, overcast and drizzly.)
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ANIMALMAGIC 5/1/2011 7:50AM

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IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

REDEFINE SUCCESS.

You're probably familiar with this saying's first cousin: "Winners never quit. Quitters never win." I like the idea of redefining success much better. If you see your sole options as winning, losing or quitting, that leaves you with only one happy outcome of the three. But if you give yourself the choice of reconfiguring your goals as you go along, the odds of coming out feeling good about yourself and your efforts rise exponentially.

Let's say your aim is to lose 10 pounds in a month and instead you lose 5 (or even 2). You can say, "I didn't lose 10 pounds and so I failed. Pass the M&Ms." You might also say "I lost 5 pounds, but I'm still on track and I feel happy with what I've achieved." (Success redefined.) Healthier yet: "I lost weight - good for me! But I haven't reached my final goal, so it looks as if I might have to give myself some more time to lose those 5 pounds." (Success still pending; original goal slightly altered.)

Rather than focusing on how you've fallen short, you're taking into account the wisdom you've gleaned from your attempts at achieving the goal. That's empowering and will spur you on.

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JFREDERICK11 4/30/2011 8:15AM

    got some bad news from the doctor need to lose about 40-50 pounds, which is what i have been trying to do to begin with. I am not a quitter in this matter, i am not successful either. i keep trying maybe that's half the battle but i for sure would like to win the other half. Maybe it's this time i will win.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/30/2011 7:48AM

    Very good blog and the successes is exactly how I've been looking at things.... as in "ok I didn't quite reach it but maybe if I put a little more effort in it'll come off soon"

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ANIMALMAGIC 4/30/2011 7:45AM

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