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

US To Replace Food Pyramid With Food Plate

Apparently the food pyramid is confusing, so the US is thinking of following in the UK’s footsteps with the food plate.  I’m all for improvements but I’m not sure that confusion is the reason why a large portion of the US do not eat properly.  For me it’s because a McDonald’s is dangerously close and cheap(ish)….

May 31, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts

Some of the fast food breakfasts aren’t that bad!  Protein, whole grains, veggies, fruit, oatmeal, you name it.  Click here for the list of the healthiest fast food meals in the U.S.

February 19, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

How To Wean Your Child Off Junk Food

It’s actually not that hard to wean yourself of junk food.  Stop buying it, then just get through a few cravings and they go away.  Then when you do have it you realize how crappy junk food tastes and start yearning fresh foods.  But how to convince your kids to see the light? Click here.

February 16, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

How Good Is Sushi For Your Health?

The bad stuff: white rice and mirin, a sugar sauce used to make the rice sticky.

The good stuff: brown rice, no mirin, and nori (the seaweed).

Nori can:

  • Help reduce chances of developing Type 2 diabetes (which can be brought on by white rice and mirin)
  • High in Vit. A and C
  • Help reduce cholesterol
  • High in magnesium

Click here for a recipe that uses chicken and nori.

February 14, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Wings: The Bad Is In The Sauce

“Ten Buffalo wings tossed in hot sauce from Duff’s contain 539 calories, 28 grams of fat and a staggering 2,636 mg of sodium.

The calories in the wings are a tad high for a moderate meal, and the fat is about a third of what the average man and about 40 per cent of what the average woman should have in a day.

“At this point, it’s not terrible,” says registered dietitian Zannat Reza.

“But the sodium is way over the maximum daily limit, which is 2,300 mg. The 2,636 mg is the same as what’s found in 11 small bags of potato chips. Would you really eat that many potato chips?”

 Here’s the article.

February 4, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Smart Weight Loss Solutions

Sonoma Diet author Connie Guttersen answers the following weight loss questions on EverydayHealth.com:

We all make New Year’s resolutions, and often these resolutions involve weight loss or fitness goals. But many of us quickly lose traction and don’t achieve our goals. What are the psychological and emotional reasons behind these failures?

What is the biggest mistake people make when making a resolution? Are you setting yourself up for failure when you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or get fit?

What are three things you can do to improve your chances of success before you make a healthy lifestyle change?

Why is it so hard to keep the weight off after a diet, and what can you do to maintain weight loss?

How can you rearrange your life to make it easier to avoid diet temptations?

What advice do you have for people who just don’t like to exercise or who avoid it for other reasons?

It’s easy to make excuses when you’re juggling work and family responsibilities. How can you make time for your resolutions in a hectic schedule?

January 21, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Navigate The Holidays!

It’s soon that time of year where we/I indulge, am a little more lazy, and drink a little too much.  So to continue the Navigate The Holidays from last year, I will bring you tips on how to be healthy yet enjoy the holidays!

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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!

October 27, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

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.

October 21, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

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