Scientists Say Nix The Diet Soda To Lose Weight

A new study followed soda and diet soda drinkers and startlingly the diet soda drinks experienced a 70% increase (!!!) in waist circumference.  Crazy!  Maybe it’s the false sense of sweets, or maybe the cheating that follows after having the “good” soda or the lack of drinking healthy options like water and low fat/skim milk.  Crazy numbers, though, eh?

June 29, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

15min To Vanquish Obesity

“Getting Canadians off their butts and physically active for 15 minutes each day would eliminate obesity in about one million adults, while adopting a healthy diet could add another 362,000 to that number, a new report concludes.” The Toronto Star, Health Zone

June 20, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

New Rules For Sunscreen

“As of next summer in the U.S., products that have a sun protection factor below 15 and don’t protect against skin cancer and early skin aging will have to have a warning label: “This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.”

Healthzone, The Toronto Star

What does a good sunscreen have?

  • Daily SPF of 15
  • Broad sprectrum (block UVA and UVB rays)
  • Use 1tbsp
  • Apply before putting on your clothes, get ears, scalp, feet and tops of knees
  •  Contain avobenzone, ecamsule (Mexoryl), titanium dioxide, or zinc  oxide
  • Reapplied every 2 hours, after sweating or going in water

June 15, 2011. Tags: , . Health, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

Foods To Fight Snack Attacks

I feel like I’m constantly hungry despite eating what I think is a lot and every 3 hours.  I make sure to avoid grabbing a bag of chips (don’t have any in the house and rarely buy them at work) and have snacks I like.  My favs include Red Delicious apples, cottage cheese, popcorn, salad and my new protein shake concoction.  I just got a Magic Bullet Express and I whip up this: fill half with ice cubs, 1/4 water (or milk but I slim my drink), 2 scoops chocolate protein powder, teaspoon of instant coffee, handful of fresh/frozen blueberries or berry mix and half a banana…whiz until smooth.

Here is a list from iVillage of food that stave off hunger.

June 15, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Diet, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Eat Well For Cheap

Processed foods can seem cheap but work out the cost per meal and the cost to your health, and good food isn’t that expensive.  My fave foods are eggs, oatmeal, brocolli and apples.  I use my crock pot with cheap cuts of meat and through in some potatos and carrots.  I buy lots of frozen berries when they are on sale.

Men’s Health worked out what are the cheap healthy foods compared to their processed counterparts.  Click here!

The list includes:

  • Eggs
  • Lentils
  • Canola oil
  • Bananas
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Pork loin chops
  • Top sirloin
  • Chicken leg
  • Farmed catfish

June 1, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

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