EDWARDS1411's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EDWARDS1411 EDWARDS1411's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #2 Frozen Grapes or Dark Cherries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730788 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following 14 light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #2 Frozen Grapes or Cherries <BR> <BR> When the temperature rises, it's only natural to crave a frozen treat. Unfortunately, our metabolisms aren't quite on par with those of our energetic kids, ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:46:08 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #1 Shrimp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725059 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following 14 light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #1 Shrimp <BR> <BR> One upside to the summer heat? We're less likely to crave those heavy foods that weigh us down and pack on the pounds. Even when opting for lighter fare; though, it's still im... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:25:52 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #30 Sugar Snap Peas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721742 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #30 Sugar Snap Peas <BR> <BR> These sweet, crunchy pods are only 26 calories per cup, so you can chomp on them until you’re green, says Amy Goodson, a registered dietitian at Ben Hogan Sports Medicine in Fort Worth, TX. “They’re great in a salad, or... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:31:06 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #29 Cucumbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720237 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #29 Cucumbers <BR> <BR> With a cup of slices at 16 calories, what’s not to love about cucumbers? “Because cukes are high in fiber and contain lots of water, they also fill you up, so you’ll be less likely to spoon up high-fat fare later,” says Good... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:19:16 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #28 Strawberries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718605 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #28 Strawberries <BR> <BR> "Of all fruit, berries, including strawberries, are the richest in health-enhancing antioxidants, yet ounce for ounce, they’re the lowest in calories, making them a waist-watcher’s best friend," says Goodson. One cup of st... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:00:31 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #27 Cilantro (aka Coriander Leaves & Chinese Parsley) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717862 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #27 Cilantro ( aka Coriander Leaves & Chinese Parsley) <BR> <BR> This spring herb, which can be added to everything from salsa to salads, is a dieter’s secret weapon, says Bazilian. Why? “Half a cup of fresh cilantro contains just one calorie, so yo... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:47:01 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #26 Artichokes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716129 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #26 Artichokes <BR> <BR> “The beauty of an artichoke is that it takes a while to eat, so it’s almost impossible to overindulge,” explains Wendy Bazilian, registered dietitian and author of The SuperFoodsRx Diet. Bonus: One medium bulb contains a mer... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:07:21 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #25 Bananas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714564 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #25 Bananas <BR> <BR> Need a fast, healthy snack? Nibble on a banana, advises Goodson. "They're easy to transport, contain around 100 calories each, and are very versatile. For example, bananas can be chopped into oatmeal or cereal, put on a peanut ... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:38:03 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #24 Nectarines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713000 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #24 Nectarines <BR> <BR> Peaches get good press, but nectarines, which are in season starting in April, deserve equal attention. “They’re super sweet, but at only 60 calories each, you can indulge with zero guilt. Plus, their skin is chocked with s... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 19:35:11 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #23 Avocados http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711688 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #23 Avocados <BR> <BR> Avocados are higher in fat and calories than your average veggie. They possess about 120 calories and 11 grams of fat per half cup cubed -- but the fat they do contain is the heart-healthy monounsaturated kind, explains Bazili... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 23:20:48 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #22 Asparagus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709979 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #22 Asparagus <BR> <BR> One large asparagus spear contains just four calories. Even better? “Asparagus is a water-rich vegetable, and research shows that maintaining proper hydration can improve metabolism, helping your body burn even more calories... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 19:43:48 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #21 Pineapples http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708247 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #21 Pineapples <BR> <BR> Skip the canned stuff (which is usually soaked in waist-widening syrup) and opt for fresh pineapple, which is at its peak in spring. “Although pineapple is slightly higher in fructose (natural fruit sugar) than most produce,... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 17:32:04 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #20 Okra http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706644 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #20 Okra <BR> <BR> Okra’s a bit of a mystery. According to USDA researchers, it’s fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-carb and not particularly high in protein. Yet, these edible seed pods are rated as one of the most filling veggies around. The secret ... Fri, 30 May 2014 09:06:44 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #19 Guavas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704559 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #19 Guavas <BR> <BR> These sweet, tropical treats contain 112 calories per cup, but don’t let that scare you off. When women add guavas to their daily diet, it doubles their ability to lose weight and to keep it off long-term, say Stanford Universit... Tue, 27 May 2014 17:33:04 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #18 Witloof (Chicory/Belgian Endive) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703021 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #18 Witloof (Chicory/Belgian Endive) <BR> <BR> Heard of the glycemic index? It’s a measure of how badly a food messes with your blood sugar -- and with your ability to lose weight. Lower numbers are better, and that’s where witloof really shines. Ac... Sun, 25 May 2014 20:16:52 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #17 Asian Greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700290 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #17 Asian Greens <BR> <BR> Bok choy, napa cabbage, Chinese mustard greens, choy sum...Asian greens are now showing up in grocery stores nationwide. And experimenting with them could help you reach your weight loss goals a whole lot sooner. That’s be... Wed, 21 May 2014 21:42:29 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #16 Tamarillos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698022 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #16 Tamarillos <BR> <BR> They look like tiny tomatoes, but they’ve got a bit more of a kick. Gold and amber colored tamarillos have a slightly tart flavor -- and the red ones can make you pucker! Tamarillos contain just 30 calories each, plus they’r... Mon, 19 May 2014 00:28:23 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #15 Peppermint http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697157 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #15 Peppermint <BR> <BR> These aromatic leaves add a cool burst of flavor to warm-weather salads and drinks. And according to researchers at Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, adding one tablespoon of fresh, chopped pepperm... Sat, 17 May 2014 17:10:59 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #14 Button Mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693901 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #14 Button Mushrooms <BR> <BR> To lose weight at a steady pace, you need to keep your blood sugar levels low, since your body will only dip into your fat stores if its supply of easy-to-burn sugars dries up, says Dr. Gillespie. And that’s where butt... Tue, 13 May 2014 06:19:00 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #13 Zucchini http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692136 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #13 Zucchini <BR> <BR> Thanks to their crispy texture and almost nonexistent flavor, these summer squashes make a filling, yet unobtrusive addition to salads and veggie platters. They can also be stuffed and baked, grilled, or added to stir fries, m... Sat, 10 May 2014 18:27:14 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #12 Eggplant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687244 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #12 Eggplant <BR> <BR> This purple powerhouse is actually a berry, not a vegetable. And it’s a dieter’s dream, since it contains a measly 20 calories per cup, plus it’s low in sugar and high in muscle-strengthening protein and potassium. Eggplant is... Sun, 4 May 2014 14:23:13 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #11 Garden Peas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684068 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #11 Garden Peas <BR> <BR> If your weight loss plans keep getting derailed by snackfests, garden peas could be the secret to slimming. They put the kibosh on speed-eating (since they need to be shelled before they can be munched), and Penn State rese... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:32:11 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #10 Baby Spinach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680885 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #10 Baby Spinach <BR> <BR> If you’ve never been a fan of spinach because of its strong taste, give baby spinach a try. It’s surprisingly mild, plus much easier to prepare, since there are no mangy stems to trim off. And baby spinach is rich in lipoi... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:39:27 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #9 Nashi Pear (Asian Pear) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678912 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> # 9 -Nashi Pears <BR> <BR> Also called Asian pears, these tasty treats combine the shape and crispness of an apple with the texture, flavor and golden-yellow hue of a pear. And Penn State studies suggest eating one every morning with breakfast can h... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:56:10 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #8 Spring Onions (Scallions, Green Onions) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675891 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> Spring Onions <BR> <BR> Sometimes called scallions or green onions, these mild young shoots won’t bring tears to your eyes or leave a pungent smell on your skin after you cut them -- and both their white bulbs and tall green stems can be added to re... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:08:54 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #7 Shiitake Mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673736 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #6 Shiitake Mushrooms <BR> <BR> They’re not the prettiest things in the produce department, but they have a rich, smoky flavor that works beautifully in meat dishes, soups, stews and more. And, according to the National Institutes of Health, shiitak... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:18 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #6 Baby Lettuce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671405 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #6 - Baby Lettuce <BR> <BR> Spring’s sweet, tender baby lettuce varieties are now readily available bagged -- and also as heads at some farmer’s markets and well-stocked stores. Baby lettuce are low-carb, fat-free and contain just five calories per ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:24:38 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #5 Plums http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666121 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #5 Plums <BR> <BR> Sweet, juicy plums are loaded with soluble fiber, which swells up in the intestines and quickly dampens appetite. Enjoy two or three daily, and you could effortlessly cut your food intake by as much as 20 percent, say Yale researc... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:20:28 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #4 Watercress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663933 Unfortunately for most of us, even though the calendar says Spring is here, the weather hasn't co-operated. Maybe learning about good foods to eat for weight loss in the Spring will help the season along. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #4 - Watercress <BR> <BR> This delicate... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:11:37 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #3 Ginger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660443 Unfortunately for most of us, even though the calendar says Spring is here, the weather hasn't co-operated. Maybe learning about good foods to eat for weight loss in the Spring will help the season along. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #3 - Ginger <BR> <BR> Just one teaspoon... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:09:38 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #2 Butter (Boston Bibb) Lettuce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656644 Unfortunately for most of us, even though the calendar says Spring is here, the weather hasn't co-operated. Maybe learning about good foods to eat for weight loss in the Spring will help the season along. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #2 Butter (Boston Bibb) Lettuce (My fav ... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:05:11 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #1 Snow Peas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654868 Unfortunately for most of us even though the calendar says Spring is here, the weather hasn't co-operated. Maybe learning about good foods to eat for weight loss in the Spring will help the season come along. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #1 Snow Peas <BR> <BR> Snow peas ha... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:08:06 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #30 - Rutabaga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652044 (Getting this last one in just under the wire before Spring officially arrives today at 12:57 p.m. EDT. Let's all hope that Mother Nature co-operates with the calendar and sends Old Man Winter packing until December 21, 2014 at 6:03 p.m. EST!) <BR> <BR> <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #30 Rutabaga <BR> ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:03:29 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #29 - Turnip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651952 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #29 Turnip <BR> <BR> It can bulk up a stew or make a rib-sticking side dish at only 45 calories a serving, thanks to its abundant fiber and water. “Don’t throw away the greens,” Pachella (Sophie Pachella, an ACE-certified weight-loss expert and founder of sophieyogurt.com) ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:21:45 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #28 - Parsnips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650360 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #28 Parsnips <BR> <BR> Don’t know what to do with the "white carrot?" Try it roasted with herbs and other root veggies to bring out its earthy best. They can also be used as a general substitute for the potato -- try mashing, throwing in stews or making soup. “Parsnips are... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:41:41 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #27 - Arugula http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649522 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #27 Arugla <BR> <BR> Arugula <BR> <BR> “This peppery green pairs well with other greens for a vibrant salad,” says Cherry. It packs a nutritional crunch with only two (yup, two) calories per serving, so feel free to pile it on the plate! You know it served raw but it also... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:43:22 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #26 - Spinach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647381 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #26 Spinach <BR> <BR> When it comes to weight loss, fiber is your friend – and spinach packs plenty of it. Plus, its antioxidants can promote increased energy levels on sluggish days. If nibbling the raw stuff doesn’t excite you, try it sautéed with garlic and olive oil. Yo... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:21 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #25 - Radicchio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646403 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #25 Radicchio <BR> <BR> Crisp and peppery, this rich red chicory adds zing to salad, especially when combined with other greens. Or, broil till brown and crisp to make a toasty “bed” for sausage or steaks. “The high fiber content keeps you feeling satiated,” says Pachella ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:01:20 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #24 - Escarole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645395 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #24 Escarole <BR> <BR> High in fiber, low in calories, “escarole can bulk up soups and casseroles to help you lose weight,” says Pachella (Sophie Pachella, an ACE-certified weight-loss expert and founder of sophieyogurt.com). Enjoy with white beans to round out a fiber-ri... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:29:52 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #23 - Frisee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643807 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #23 Frisee <BR> <BR> Like endive, frisee is the foundation of a hearty, filling salad that can satisfy the fiercest appetites for the fewest calories. Try mixing with toasted walnuts and oil. <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthguideinfo.com/healthy-eati<BR>ng/p44636/ </link> tell... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 18:21:40 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #22 - Endive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643170 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #22 Endive <BR> <BR> These little guys are low in calories and also pack a punch of Vitamins A and C; potassium, calcium, iron and fiber. You see them most in salads but you can cook them too. Try slow-cooking them or throwing them in soups. <BR> <BR> <link>www.nutrition... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 21:24:50 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #21 - Collard Greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640788 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> Collard Greens <BR> <BR> Have a generous serving for a healthy dose of fiber, calcium and immunity-boosting Vitamin C and A -- all under 50 calories. Simmer in seasoned water till wilted, or sauté with onions. <BR> <BR> <link>www.nutrition-and-you.com/collard-gr<BR>eens.... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 20:54:11 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #20 - Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637203 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #20 Potatoes <BR> <BR> “Potatoes have gotten a bad rap due to the low-carb craze, yet they can actually aid with weight loss,” says Pachella (Sophie Pachella, an ACE-certified weight-loss expert and founder of sophieyogurt.com.) “They contain both soluble and insoluble fibe... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 21:31:50 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #19 - Leeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635414 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #19 Leeks <BR> <BR> Leeks contain iron and calcium, which is linked to lower abdominal fat” in some women, says Pachella (Sophie Pachella, an ACE-certified weight-loss expert and founder of sophieyogurt.com.) “Pureed leeks make soups taste richer without adding lots of calo... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:09:45 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #18 - Onions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633637 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #18 Onions <BR> <BR> “Onions are fabulous for weight loss because they contain chromium, a mineral that helps cells respond to insulin and stabilize blood glucose levels to ease cravings,” says Pachella (Sophie Pachella, an ACE-certified weight-loss expert and founder of s... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:59:03 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #17 Fennel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631979 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #17 Fennel <BR> <BR> Crunchy and slightly sweet, fennel has a refreshing licorice flavor that can help quell your candy craving. Plus, “it reduces inflammation and bloating. Toss in soups and salads, sauté with onions in oil or chop and slip in a sandwich. <BR> <BR> I've ... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:55:26 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #16 Radishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630498 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #16 Radishes <BR> <BR> “Radishes may be small,” says Pachella (Sophie Pachella, an ACE-certified weight-loss expert and founder of sophieyogurt.com.) , “but they’re packed with fiber and water to fill you up.” And their peppery bite can counter the boredom of bland diet foo... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:07:01 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #15 Swiss Chard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628753 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #15 Swiss Chard <BR> <BR> Packed with antioxidants and nutrients, Swiss chard has a flavonoid (a plant pigment that keeps blood vessels healthy and fights free radicals, inflammation and possibly even cancer) that works to stabilize blood sugar and “cut down cravings for si... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:21:52 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #14 Brussels Sprouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626767 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #14 Brussels Sprouts <BR> <BR> A filling helping of 10 sprouts is just 80 calories. And these mini cabbages, like other cruciferous vegetables, seem to have components that may help protect against cancer and lower cholesterol. Toss steamed ones with sea salt, pepper and c... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:09:25 EST 30 Winter Foods to Help You Lose Weight - #13 Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625816 <link>www.ivillage.com/30-winter-foods-hel<BR>p-you-lose-weight/4-b-418718?nlcid=dt|<BR>12-07-2012|#418717 </link> suggests we stock our shopping carts with these fresh fat-fighting picks this winter. Here's <BR> <BR> #13 Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) <BR> <BR> This fiber-rich green is a good source of Vitamin A and calcium, which has been shown to help torch abdominal fat, says Pachella (Sophie Pachella, an ACE-certified weight-loss expert and founder of sophieyogurt.com.) Sautee with garlic o... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 19:44:42 EST