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Interesting tid bit

12 May

Is this Chrono diet a fad or is there something to it? I saw this piece last evening on 20/20. Although the diet sounds a lot like the Atkins diet, the difference is that you can eat anything .. at the right  time. According to this new diet our bodies releases certain enzymes at different times of the day so if we align our food choices accordingly we can end up losing weight while apparently eating more. Check this out

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/09/reporters-notebook-losing-weight-the-five-star-way/

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Green foods to add to your diet

1 May

 

 

10 healthiest green foods to add to your diet now

These super nutritious vegetables and powerhouse ingredients are packed with health

benefits and flavour

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In celebration of Earth Day this past weekend, I’m going to challenge you to experiment with some new green foods. If you’re not already eating at least a few of these items on a regular basis, this is your chance to “green” your diet and try some of the best foods nature has to offer.

Here are my 10 favourite ways to eat more greens.

1. Cruciferous greens (kale, collards, Swiss chard)
These “super” veggies are at the top of list because they have no other job than to improve you health. They are loaded with fibre, calcium, magnesium and chlorophyll. The simplest way to enjoy these leafy veggies is to steam them, sauté them or add them raw into juices, smoothies and soups. Try a new leafy vegetable each week and then rotate them on a regular basis.

2. Fresh green herbs (dill, parsley, basil)
Fresh herbs in the spring and summer will lift up your meals and give them a boost, not only in flavour but nutritionally as well. I always try to put parsley into my green juices, salads or chopped on whole grains. Fresh herbs like dill are a wonderful accent to dips and soups. And use basil to make pesto – nothing beats the taste of it homemade!

3. Living greens (mung beans, broccoli and sunflower sprouts)
Sprouts are nutritional powerhouses loaded with enzymes, protein and fibre. They’re a living food, so will add a unique burst of freshness to your meal. Toss them in to salads, sandwiches or even alongside cooked grains, stir-fries and soups.

4. Spicy greens (arugula and mustards)
The spicy greens have a peppery and nutty flavour. They contain a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin A. They’re also a rich source of calcium. They will certainly add a zesty kick to your meal and help with digestion. Try adding them into your next salad or side dish.

Little Diet Secrets of Celebrities

26 May

I know we are all star crazed in North America and think by copying what the stars do say and eat will make us look like them. We know it’s ridiculous but we still do it anyway.  Sometimes these stars can motivate us in the right direction and here is one of those times.  

Tips to stay trim and fit from the stars:

Janet Jackson   be strong – keep away from the pancakes – snack on fresh blueberries and strawberries. A cup has only 65 calories compared to 520 calories for two pancakes with butter and syrup.  Perhaps you can skip the butter, lessen the syrup and eat one instead of two pancakes if you must have a little treat.

Whitney Thompson – you are unique – embrace that – she is a full-figured model and is the first to win America’s Next Top Model.  She does not believe in this anorexic look if that’s not who you are. Some people cannot help being stick thin because that’s their genetic make up but it’s crazy making trying to fit a round peg in a square hole.  Her message is be yourself – of course being fat may not be yourself therefore strive for healthy option and exercise.  You are beautiful!

 

Mariah Carey – Artichokes is her thing because it is full of fiber. According to her we should have 25 grams of fiber a day. Her advice is to strive for an artichoke rich diet and of course exercise as well. You can also get good fiber from Flax seed meal or other such foods. Watch your fiber.

 

Amazingly clothes can make you fat as well –

Paula Porizkova said that when people wear loose fitting baggy clothes you do not see when the fat is creeping. The trick is to wear tight or regular fitting clothes so that you stop the tiger in its track. Whenever the clothes feel too tight don’t run for the baggy, cut back on food intake.

 

Marlee Matlin – who can deny dancing as a cool way to stay trim and fit while having lots of fun?


Take what you need and run with it. I am sure you have heard all this before but it’s worth repeating

 

 

 

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