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BAD & GOOD #4

Thursday, June 23, 2011      3 comments

BAD - Tortilla Terror Interested in a Chipotle Chicken Burrito (tortilla, rice, pinto beans, cheese, chicken, sour cream & salsa)? Think of its 970 calories, 18 grams of saturated fat, and 2,200 mg of sodium as 3 6-inch Subway BLT Classic Sub... Read more

BAD & GOOD #3

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      4 comments

Bad Salt's on! On average, a cup of Campbell's Condensed soup had 850 mg of sodium. That's half a day's worth...assuming you eat only one of the 2-1/2 servings that the label says the can makes. Campbell's Healthy Request and Select Harvest... Read more

BAD & GOOD #2

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      5 comments

BAD - Triple Bypass Can't decide what to pick from a restaurant menu? No worries. Now you can order not just one entree, but two...or three...all at once. Olive Garden's Tour of Italy - Homemade Lasagna, Lightly Breaded Chicken Parmigiana, ... Read more

BAD & GOOD #1

Monday, June 20, 2011      3 comments

BAD - Artery Crust. Judging by the label, Marie Callender's (16.5 oz) Chicken Pot Pie has 520 calories, 11 grams of saturated fat, and 800 mg of sodium. But look again. Those numbers are for only half a pie. Eat the entire pie, as most p... Read more

THINK YOURSELF THIN

Sunday, June 19, 2011      6 comments

Can flexing your mental muscles work for you? The latest weigh-loss advantage is all in your head. Here's how to use your imagination to lose. You may not think of daydreaming as a weight-loss tool. However, new research suggests that yo... Read more

The Weight Loss Trick That Works

Saturday, June 18, 2011      7 comments

Eating breakfast is a proven way to shed pounds, keeping your energy cranked and cravings in check so you aren't tempted to binge later. Just make sure it's on the small side, about 400 calories or less (like a bowl of cereal and milk). A new ... Read more

ULTRA BALANCE = Living Ultra

Friday, June 17, 2011      4 comments

Finding a work/play balance in your active life is challenging. Here are some suggestions to help you discover your balance and begin living the ULTRA life: Try your best. Whether it's at work, in the gym, or at home, strive for excellenc... Read more

"Because it's there"

Thursday, June 16, 2011      6 comments

"Because it's there" is a fine reason for climbing Everest, not for eating a treat. Before you reach for the stale bagel in the conference room or a cookie sample at the supermarket, ask yourself whether you truly want it. If not, skip it. Th... Read more

Free comes with a price

Wednesday, June 15, 2011      5 comments

A food that's "free" of something you don't want (such as fat) probably has more of something else you also don't want (like sugar or salt) to replace the missing ingredient. Trade a nonfat treat for a real-deal one that doesn't make false prom... Read more

Eye Candy

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      5 comments

Menus are eye candy. "Cumin-Flaked Crispy Chicken" is still fried chicken, which you might normally skip. Descriptive phrases on menus make us 27% more likely to order a food, a study at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign finds. ... Read more

SPLURGES

Monday, June 13, 2011      3 comments

Splurges have a short shelf life. Overdoing it on saturated fats (cheese, butter, beef) for 3 days straight may prime us to KEEP overeating. The excess fats might block the brain's ability to respond to hormones that tell us we're full. ... Read more

Swaying is for trees

Sunday, June 12, 2011      4 comments

When a thin pal orders a big meal, her tablemates are likely to follow suit. Lock in your healthful choice, and when the waiter asks if everyone is ready, say, "I know what I want-mind if I go first?" Read more

Oxygen-mask Rule

Saturday, June 11, 2011      1 comments

The oxygen-mask rule applies to eating, too. So many women put all their time and energy into making sure their loved ones eat heathfully, but then make bad food choices for themselves. Witness the apple slices and organic peanut butter in you... Read more

See the bright side

Friday, June 10, 2011      3 comments

3 ways to think more positively. Give Thanks. Tell others what you're grateful for. When you share positivity, the energy changes. Keep Moving. Stay physically and mentally active. Otherwise, moods can spiral downwards. Focus ... Read more

Giggle!

Thursday, June 09, 2011      4 comments

BATHROOM BRAINTEASERS 1. Five men were leaving church together when it started to rain. The four who ran got wet; the fifth, who didnít move, stayed dry. How? 2. A bus full of people is traveling over a bridge on its way to Las Vegas. No ... Read more


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