Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ghoulish-Green Halloween Smoothie

This ghoulish-green smoothie won’t hurt your diet or your budget. It may look scary, but it tastes like a treat. Warning: this is not for the squeamish.   2 pealed oranges, seeds and pith removed 3/4 scoop sweetened vanilla protein powder 1 cup crushed ice 1 cup water A handful of washed organic spinach   […]

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Eat these to lose fat

If you knew which foods reduced belly fat and prevented overeating, would you eat them? In Prevention magazine’s article titled “New Foods to Fight Fat” listed in the May 2013 issue, a UK study on mice who were fed high-fat diets along with beta-glucan or inulin didn’t gain as much weight. Beta-glucan or inulin is […]

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Healthy Vegan Chocolate Bar

If you want a vegan chocolate bar that tastes good and is good for you, as far as chocolate bars go, give Active Greens Chocolate by Organic Food Bar a try. The ingredients are all organic. It contains: almond butter, dates, agave, brown rice protein, evaporated cane juice (sugar), dark chocolate chips, raisins, sprouts, wheat […]

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Make Money to Lose Weight

Would more people lose weight if they got paid every time they lost ten pounds? I’m betting they would. Some folks spend hours every week clipping coupons. Motorists will drive an additional five miles to save ten cents per gallon on gasoline. Smokers have cut back on cigarettes due to the high taxes. People are […]

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How to balance blood sugar with food

Regardless of whether or not you’re a diabetic, you don’t want your blood sugar to spike. To keep your blood sugar levels in check, you always want to pair any carbohydrate, whether it’s bread, fruit, or a sweet potato with a protein. My favorite is baked chicken with peaches. For example, you can pair cheese […]

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What’s so bad about deli meat sandwiches?

Sandwiches that you buy at fast food and sit-down restaurants are typically high in calories and fat. The reason is that the rolls are huge and buttered, and oily dressings and lots of cheese are added. The portions are totally out of whack too. Those servings are for at least two people, not one! The […]

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Trick your body to eat less

If you want to lose weight you know that you need to eat fewer calories, but no one wants to be hungry all the time. A study summarized in an article titled “Cutting Calorie Density” in the October 2013 issue of Nutrition Action Health Letter, found that when fruit and vegetables were sneaked into dishes, […]

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Should you take resveratrol?

Resveratrol has been touted as a miracle antioxidant that can reduce wrinkles, aid in weight loss, protect against disease…the list goes on and on. Resveratrol has been shown to increase estrogen levels which is not good for either gender since it can lead to cancer. Not only are these pills expensive, but a study led […]

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Why bodybuilders (and you) need carbs

I’ll be really happy and everyone will be a whole lot healthier when this low-carb, high-fat, high-protein faze goes away. Many of those interested in losing fat are eating low-carbohydrate, high-protein and high-fat diets, or high-protein and low-fat diets. Many of those folks look great now, but what’s the point if those results are only […]

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No Appointment Needed

Nurse practitioners now have greater authority which is wonderful news so now they can write prescriptions, provide vaccines, order lab tests, and diagnose and treat illnesses. Instead of waiting two months to see your primary doctor, you can pop in to a nearby Minute Clinic. You can also see them for urgent care in some […]

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