Shrimp Cocktail = Healthy Snack

Bloody Mary shrimp cocktail: Mix a few cups of low-sodium V8 with horseradish, Worcestershire, lemon juice, Tabasco, and maybe a bit of vodka. Pour into wine or martini glasses, top with chopped cucumbers and avocadoes, and rim the glass with cooked shrimp.

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January 26, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Count Carbs or Calories?

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: I’ve always had problems with my weight and have tried many diets. I’d like to know whether counting calories or carbs is better as far as losing weight and keeping it.

A:  Well, the answer is that counting both is important — but counting calories is more important! To lose weight, you must eat fewer calories than you expend in any given day. You can actually reduce the amount of carbs you eat, but if you’re still taking in more calories than you’re expending, you’ll gain weight. Usually, women on a diet should eat about 1,200 to 1,500 calories per day; men, approximately 1,500 to 1,800 calories per day. This will allow for a weight loss of one to two pounds per week, which is considered a safe rate of loss. Staying within that calorie range, you might be able to decrease hunger pangs to by reducing carbs and eating more protein, which can help you feel fuller longer as well as reduce cravings.

January 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Get in the Low Carb Fat Burning Zone

Trading some of your regular things for lower carb can help you stay in the fat burning zone…From Men’s Health..it’s very South Beach:

  • Squash for potatoes
  • Mashed cauliflower for mashed potatoes
  • In lasagna zuchini for noodles
  • Spaghetti squash for spaghetti
  • Oatmeal and cottage cheese for pancake mix
  • Tempeh for scalloped potatoes
  • Diced veggies for macaroni in mac ‘n cheese
  • Replace 1/2 the pasta in pasta salad with beans and/or veggies
  • Low fat string cheese for chips/cheese chips
  • Put your pizza toppings inside a mushroom top instead of on crust
  • Lettuce or cabbage leaves for bread in sandwiches

January 20, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Men’s Health Makes Comfort Food Healthier

From Men’s Health, here’s how to make your fav comfort foods healthier!

Hamburgers make with lean ground beef and spinach

Egg McMuffin nuke 2 scrambled eggs, put on a toasted whole wheat english muffin and top with Canadian bacon

Grill Cheese whole wheat bread, olive oil instead of butter, low fat cheese, tomatoe, put on some ham for protein!

Pizza thin crust, chicken instead of red meat, veggies, half the cheese

Fish and chips pan seared salmon, potatoe wedges roasted with drizzles olive oil

Nachos baked chips, pinto beans, reduced fat cheese, lean ground beef

January 20, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

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