Baby Food Is Fattening

So I guess this is bad news for the “Baby Food Diet”.  This study shows that baby food is high is fat, calories, sugar and salt.  Mmmm just what baby needs..NOT!  (Sorry, I watched Wayne’s World today). 

Check out the story here!

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Can I Fix My Metabolism?

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: I’ve tried every diet under the sun in my life, and I’m really afraid I’ve ruined my metabolism. I seem to gain weight no matter what I eat now! Is there any way to fix this?

A:  This is such a good question — I’m so glad you asked! Many people suffer from the backlash that can result from years of yo-yo diets. What happens is this: When people let their calorie levels drop too low, their body’s survival mechanism kicks in, lowering their metabolic set point (or basal metabolic rate). When they go off that crash diet and begin to eat normally again, they gain back any weight lost — plus. And what follows that? Yup, another crash diet.The cycle is often very frustrating, but it CAN be reversed with time, consistency, and patience. What you’ll need to do is the exact opposite of what we call shocking the metabolism; you have to allow your body time to adapt to a new metabolic set point — by being consistent, you’ll force your body to adapt.

Okay, here’s the game plan: First, set your daily caloric intake at 12 calories per pound of body weight. (For example, my weight is 117; 117 x 12 = 1,404 calories a day.) Then stick like glue to that calorie allowance for at least one to two months, depending on your metabolism. This will allow your body time to readjust your metabolic set point accordingly.

Now, here’s the other part of the equation: The absolute best way to pump up your metabolism is to EXERCISE. You’ll be burning calories not only during your workout but also up to 48 hours after — all the while increasing lean muscle tissue, which speeds the metabolism over the long term. Aim for five hours of exercise a week if possible, but no fewer than three hours a week

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10 Minutes of Exercise Alters Body Chemistry

“Unfit? Just 10 minutes of exercise alters your body chemistry…The bare minimum of exercise can trigger a profound and lasting effect in a person’s body chemistry, a team of researchers has found.

Even after only 10 minutes of exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle, the bloodstreams of unfit and average test subjects filled with higher levels of the metabolites that process fat, sugar and amino acids, said Massachusetts General’s Dr. Gregory Lewis, an author of the study.

Levels shot up 98 per cent in the average healthy adults, as compared with 60 to 70 per cent in the less fit.”  To read more click here!

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‘Tis the Season: Kraft Fruit Recipes

Grilled Chicken and Fruit Salad

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
  • 1/2 cup  KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) salad greens
  • 2 cups  fresh raspberries
  • 1-1/2 cups cantaloupe chunks
  • 1/2 cup  KRAFT Light Ranch Dressing

HEAT greased grill to medium-high heat.

GRILL chicken 10 min. on each side or until done (165ºF), turning and brushing occasionally with barbecue sauce. Cut into strips.

COVER plate with greens; top with fruit and chicken.

DRIZZLE with dressing.

Chicken and Citrus Salad

  • 4 cups each baby spinach leaves and mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups  sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 lb.  sugar snap peas, halved
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Cuts
  • 1/2 cup  PLANTERS Pecan Halves, toasted
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Light Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Make It!

COMBINE all ingredients. 

SERVE immediately.

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Pesticides and Your Food

Celery, peaches and strawberries are the most contaminated by pesticides Healthzone.ca

Avocado is one of the lowest vegetables with pesticides  TheExaminer.com

June 2, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Diet. Leave a comment.

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