9 Weight Loss Tips from Diabetes Community

EverydayHealth.com asked their Diabetes Community for their tips on weight management.  Click the link below to see their tips.

9 Weight Management Tips From Everyday Health Diabetes Support Members

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January 18, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Health, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

The Snack App

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October 13, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

4 Reasons Woman Gain Weight

On CNN.com:

  1. Thyroid problems
  2. Out-of-whack hormones
  3. Medications
  4. Certains food

Click here to see how they cause weight can and what to do about it.

August 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Burn More Walking

I started doing little mini-bootcamp sessions at home to get a little calorie burning in.  I was taught to do intervals and seen the difference it can make in just 2 sessions per week.  So when I came across this I wasn’t surprised.

“In this form of exercise, you alternate bursts of fast, intense walking with periods of slower and less-intense walking, which allows your body to recover. In fact, by doing interval walking for a mere 20 minutes every other day, you can shift your metabolism into high gear so that you burn more calories and fat in less time than if you were working out at a steady pace.And there’s a bonus: With interval walking, the higher the intensity of the exercise, the longer the afterburn; that is, you will continue to burn more fat and calories even after you stop exercising! Below are seven tips to help you get the most out of your interval-walking session.”

To view the tips, click here!

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Weekend Weight Gain

According to EverydayHealth.com, people consume an extra 200 calories a day on weekends.  I don’t doubt that.  I’m home more, and therefore have access to food more often.  I also indulge in wine and dessert and dinners.

How to avoid the weekend weight gain?

  • Share that fudge sundae with your spouse, friends or kids.
  • Go for tiny tastes, like a mini-cheesecake instead of an entire slice, or a single square of chocolate instead of a whole bar.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast to control your appetite.
  • Eat more whole grains, fruit, and veggies as your day gets started so that you’ll feel full longer and feel satisfied with small splurges.
  • Split an entrée or skip the bread basket when eating out, especially if you want a taste of dessert.
  • Limit your alcohol — drink water or another calorie-free beverage between drinks — or apply those calories to a food you’d enjoy more.

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Ab Lounger (Ab Lounge)

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: I am wondering if using an Ab Lounger will provide a good exercise on the days that I am not riding a bike or walking to lose extra weight?

A:  The Ab Lounger — a piece of exercise equipment regularly advertised on television — uses resistance training to create a “fancy” sit-up that helps to tighten and tone abdominal muscles. It is not going to burn a significant amount of calories, however, and thus does not significantly contribute to weight loss.The Ab Lounger is NOT a substitute for bike riding, walking, or other aerobic activities that burn calories effectively. To lose weight — and more importantly, keep it off — you need to exercise at a moderate intensity for about 200 to 300 minutes per week. Walking and bike riding are two great examples of moderately-intense exercises.

 

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Lose Weight For Summer

On EverydayHealth.com there is a butt-load (excuse pun) of info on how to shape up in time for summer and maintain.

Check it out here!

May 12, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Interesting Articles, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

10 Easy Snacks

From EverydayHealth.com:

1. Up your dairy and fiber intake by mixing a 6-ounce container of plain, non-fat, Greek-style yogurt with 1/2 cup of berries and 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, says Lanah J. Brennan, RD, a registered dietitian in Lafayette, La., and a nutrition blogger.

 2. Make your own trail mix. Start with raw almonds, chopped walnuts, and pistachios — look for nuts without added salt or oil. Then add raisins or dried blueberries and cranberries; again, be sure to look for those without added sugar.

 3. Mix 1/2 cup of low-fat cottage cheese with 1/2 cup of no-sugar-added applesauce and sprinkle with cinnamon for a tasty dairy and fruit combination.

 4. Dip sliced cucumbers, radishes, and grape tomatoes in hummus. You can substitute raw carrots or any other favorite vegetable for a great high-fiber snack.

 5. One of the best healthy snacks is popcorn, says Johnston. It’s low in calories and provides good dietary fiber. For variety, try spraying popcorn with low-fat, olive oil-based cooking spray instead of adding butter.

 6. An old snack favorite that combines dairy, vegetables, and protein is “bugs on a log.” Spread peanut butter on a celery stick and then sprinkle with raisins or dried cranberries for a nutritious mini-meal.

 7. Another quick and healthy snack is a half sandwich. Use whole-wheat bread and layer on some lean meat such as turkey for protein, a slice of cheese for dairy, and lettuce and tomato for vegetables.

 8. For a snack you can carry in your pocket, a bag of toasted almonds can give you a quick boost that is loaded with protein, healthy fat, and fiber, advises Joan Salge Blake, MS, a registered dietitian and clinical assistant professor of nutrition at Boston University.

 9. Healthy snacks can come from the freezer aisle, too. Frozen cubes of mango make a delicious snack. “Tropical fruit doesn’t have to be just for vacation,” says Blake. Frozen grapes and banana chunks are tasty, too.

 10. Salsa is a great vegetable snack. One-half cup of salsa equals one vegetable serving. For a tasty salsa dipper, try whole-grain crackers.

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How Can I Keep On Track?

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From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: Every time I’ve tried improving my diet, I’m good for a few weeks and then I falter. Do you have any advice on how to keep at it?

A:  I think everyone can relate to this feeling — when starting a new project, there’s an excitement that not only fades with time but also weakens when confronted with the resistance we have to changing our habits. The new challenge is to stick to your new routine even after that initial motivation fades.Here are some ways to keep yourself on track:

  •  Why did I slip up today?
  • Are there patterns in my setbacks?
  • Do I tend to struggle with the same types of foods or a specific time of day?
  • Is there something going on in my life that is stressing me out?
  • Forgive your mistakes.

Read more here!

October 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

IWMSB Top 10 List

Here’s some advice I got from EverydayHealth.com:

Make a Top 10 list. Most of us roll our eyes when someone suggests counting calories. Frankly, who has the time? That’s why Seyler recommends an easier approach. “Take some time to learn the calories in the top 10 foods you regularly eat,” she says. “After you master those foods and amounts, expand your base knowledge at your own pace — 10 per week or 10 per two weeks.” This will allow you to stay on track without all the tedious counting.

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So I decided to make my top 10 list – but of bad foods I eat somewhat regularily.  Here is goes!

  1. Carrot cake, 490 a “serving” so I’d say at least 600 calories
  2. Taco Villa Burito (no nutritional menu online)
  3. Thai Express chicken eggplant stirfry over white rice (no nutritional menu online)
  4. McDs, fries, chicken sandwich or burger, with diet coke
  5. Chocolate milk (1 cup 170 calories)
  6. Caesar salad (light 90 calories per serving, regular 150 calories per serving)
  7. Chips (240 a bag of Lays BBQ)
  8. Beer (150 a bottle)
  9. Wine (90-150 a glass)
  10. Peach Martini (258 calories..Yikes!)

 

August 11, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Fast Food, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

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