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Truth or Myth? (#3)

Sunday, February 28, 2010      7 comments

In order to lose weight, one must give up all sweets The key to losing weight and keeping it off is to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits that one can stay with for a lifetime. Including reasonable amounts of sweets in a weight-loss ... Read more

Truth or Myth? (#3)

Sunday, February 28, 2010      0 comments

In order to lose weight, one must give up all sweets The key to losing weight and keeping it off is to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits that one can stay with for a lifetime. Including reasonable amounts of sweets in a weight-loss ... Read more

Truth or Myth? (#2)

Saturday, February 27, 2010      5 comments

Chewing celery helps burn calories. Basically, celery-as well as iceberg lettuce and cucumbers-is nearly calorie-free because of its high water content. An 8-inch stalk of celery contains only 6 calories. Chewing celery or anything else b... Read more

Truth or Myth?

Friday, February 26, 2010      5 comments

Eating grapefruit burns fat. Dozens of diets based on eating large quantities of grapefruit claim that grapefruit, grapefruit juices, or concentrates in the form of a pill contain enzymes that help digest fats and then burn them away. Ther... Read more

SMALL STEPS TO A HEALTHY HEART

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      5 comments

Activity Q. How much exercise do I need? A. The current recommendation is that adults should get at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each day. You don’t have to do it all at one time though. You can break it into shorter... Read more

Taxes

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      6 comments

With the way things have been going for me lately, especially on the job front, my husband & I were quite concerned about having our taxes done yesterday. Thankfully, we came out just fine!! Read more

Be Accountable

Monday, February 22, 2010      4 comments

It's far too easy to blame other people for your weight problem. Maybe your spouse is critical and it drives you to eat. Perhaps obesity runs in your genes. We can all come up with a million reasons as to why we're overweight. However, playing t... Read more

Have a Ball

Sunday, February 21, 2010      1 comments

'Tis the season for outdoor activity(soon, I hope!)! Get fired up with these swing-into-spring stats: $17-31 - Price of a ticket to a Yankees spring-training game. 11,000 - Number of hot dogs the average baseball vendor sells per ... Read more

Lousy weigh-in

Saturday, February 20, 2010      6 comments

Well, I had a bad weigh-in on Thursday night. I gained weight and am currently over my range (TOPS allows a range of 3 lbs. over and 7 lbs. under goal). I knew I had gained, but I didn't realize how much! This proves to me that I really, ... Read more

Happiness

Thursday, February 18, 2010      4 comments

Act the way you want to feel. Just being friendly will actually make you feel friendlier. I have heard that if you smile, you feel better automatically. People think that happiness is something that floats down on you, but you have to make th... Read more

Winter Olympics

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      5 comments

I absolutely love to watch the Olympics - especially the winter ones. I love the figure skating - both pairs & individual. I have also begun to really enjoy the snowboarding and the downhill moguls. I don't have cable, so I don't get to... Read more

The Virtue to Help you Lose Weight

Sunday, February 07, 2010      8 comments

You didn't put on the weight overnight, and you're definitely not going to lose it overnight. Prepare yourself for a journey. To achieve lasting weight loss, experts recommend dropping one to two pounds a week. Losing twenty pounds may take you ... Read more

Skip the salt

Saturday, February 06, 2010      3 comments

We all know how much better salt makes food taste, right? We also know that too much sodium is not good for you. Here are some ways to get the flavor benefit of salt without going overboard: Start fresh. Only a quarter of your sodium int... Read more

"The End of Overeating"

Friday, February 05, 2010      4 comments

A book that has recently hit the bookstores is The End of Overeating, by Dr. David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration. He writes that restaurant food is so irresistible because it has multiple layers of sugar, salt and fat... Read more

“Why Restaurants Make You Fat”

Thursday, February 04, 2010      3 comments

Did you know that, over the past 30 years, Americans have gained an average of 19 pounds? According to the report The Preventable Causes of Death in the United States, overweight contributes to 216,000 deaths a year. Overweight may lead to ... Read more


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