Those Halloween Candies Add Up

Makes you think twice about just grabbing a little bar whenever!

Smarties

1 box, 10g

Calories: 45

Fat: 1.5 grams (1 gram saturated)

Sodium: 5 mg

Carbohydrates: 8 grams (7 grams sugars)

Protein: 0.5 grams

Kit Kat

1 bar, 12 grams

Calories: 60

Fat: 3 grams (2 grams saturated)

Sodium: 10 mg

Carbohydrates: 8 grams (6 grams sugars)

Protein: 1 gram

Skittles

1 pack, 15 grams

Calories: 60

Fat: 0.5 grams (0.5 grams saturated)

Sodium: 2 mg

Carbohydrates: 14 grams (11 grams sugars)

Protein: 0 grams

Caramilk

1 bar, 11 grams

Calories: 50

Fat: 2 grams (1.5 grams saturated)

Sodium: 10 mg

Carbohydrates: 7 grams (5 grams sugars)

Protein: 1 gram

Oh Henry!

1 bar, 15 grams

Calories: 70

Fat: 4 grams (1.5 grams saturated)

Sodium: 15 mg

Carbohydrates: 9 grams (8 grams sugars)

Protein: 1 gram

Reese Peanut Butter Cups Candy

1 cup, 15 grams

Calories: 80

Fat: 5 grams (2 grams saturated)

Sodium: 55 mg

Carbohydrates: 9 grams (8 grams sugars)

Protein: 2 grams

Old Dutch Potato Chips Regular

1 package, 16 grams

Calories: 90

Fat: 6 grams (0.5 grams saturated)

Sodium: 100 mg

Carbohydrates: 8 grams (0 grams sugars)

Protein: 1 gram

Rockets

1 roll, 7.5 grams

Calories: 30

Fat: 0 grams

Sodium: 0 mg

Carbohydrates: 7 grams (6 grams sugars)

Protein: 0 grams

Tootsie Roll Pops

1 pop, 17 grams

Calories: 60

Fat: 0.2 grams (0.1 grams saturated)

Sodium: 5 mg

Carbohydrates: 15 grams (10 grams sugars)

Protein: 0.1 grams

Candy Corn

8 pieces, 15 grams

Calories: 60

Fat: 0 grams

Sodium: 20 mg

Carbohydrates: 14 grams (11 grams sugars)

Protein: 0 grams

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Healthier Halloween

Here’s some tips on how to have a healthier Halloween!  Trick or Treat!

No, it’s not all about handing out apples!

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Want to Lose Weight? Do a Cash Diet

From Health Zone at The Toronto Star:

“U.S. researchers speculate that the rising tide of obesity in America could in part be related to the increasing use of plastic to pay for groceries….Paying cash significantly affected how much consumers spent and what they bought…..Using a credit card had no impact on whether the students bought healthy foods, such as fat-free yogurt or brown bread. But it did make them more likely to impulsively spend money on food they considered unhealthy.”  Full article click here!

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Cave Man Diet Helps Man Shed Pounds, Be Hunger-Free

From The Toronto Star Health Zone,

“In eating frequently throughout the day, Kay is following a practice advocated by proponents of so-called paleo, caveman or Stone Age diets. Many athletes and bodybuilders also believe in the benefits of numerous small meals rather than the conventional Big Three. Devotees of the Body for Life program, for example, have been able to fashion spectacularly lean physiques in 12 weeks by eating at least six times a day. Such a routine not only suppresses cravings but also stabilizes blood sugar and insulin levels, factors in diabetes and the accumulation of fat.”  To read the full article, click here!

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Fattening Food Is Addictive, study says

“A new study in rats suggests that high-fat, high-calorie foods affect the brain in much the same way as cocaine and heroin. When rats consume these foods in great enough quantities, it leads to compulsive eating habits that resemble drug addiction,” click here for the rest of the article.

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New On Shelves

New addition to the Eat Clean series of books, the Clean Eating Quick and Easy Meals!

Newest Oxygen magazine featuring Tosca Reno!  She’s been busy doing TV, radio and book store appearances around Ontario and I think the upper eastern States.

This year’s Off the Couch! issue.  If you need motivation or know someone new to the fitness bug, get this.

October 21, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity, Diet, Exercise, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Jenny Craig Clients Lose On Average 20lbs

“Women who stick to the Jenny Craig weight-loss program lose between three and four times as much weight as women who diet on their own, according to a new study published Saturday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study was funded by the Jenny Craig company, which provides counseling services and prepackaged low-fat foods to dieters through a nationwide chain of retail centers, or via phone and mail.

Women who ate the prepared foods and checked in weekly with a trained Jenny Craig weight-loss counselor in person or by phone lost about 20 pounds after one year, on average.

A control group of women who ate a generic low-calorie diet and received less frequent advice from a nutritionist lost just 5 pounds.” For more of the article, click here!

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Is Toronto home to worst-fed inmates in North America?

Gross.

Click here for the article.

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South Beach Makes Over Comfort Foods

I love comfort foods like hamburgers and mashed potatoes.  No need to give them up!  Just make them with less of the unhealthy ingredients and add more nutritional ones. Click here to find the link on how to remake these old favourites:

  • Mac and cheese
  • Meatload and mashed potatoes
  • Burger and fries
  • Cheese pizza
  • Ice cream cones

October 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Staying Motivated

Most people have been or are on a diet.  It’s a lifestyle change that usually is uncomfortable especially when you have an urge to go back to your old ways.  Eating right, correct portions and keeping an exercise schedule can be hard. 

Here’s some tips on keeping yourself motivated.  From EverydayHealth.com:

  1. Set large and small goals (example: big goals like losing 10, 15, 20 pounds, small goals like trying to eat more vegetables, clothes fitting better or better quality sleep)
  2. Skip take0ut
  3. Turn off the TV (more often)
  4. Accept cravings (use moderation!)
  5. Get more sleep
  6. Join a group or get a diet buddy (I enjoy classes and bootcamp with a friend, rec volleyball)
  7. Get moving
  8. Reward yourself

October 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

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