Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 8 cup(s) lettuce, mixed greens, torn
  • 2 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar, raspberry
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Arrange the greens, grapefruit and avocado in a bowl.  For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together raspberry vinegar, avocado or olive oil, the water, sugar, and salt. Drizzle over the salad mixture.

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October 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Recipes. Leave a comment.

Drinking for Weight Loss?

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Funny, these two articles came in the same newsletter from EverydayHealth.com!

Can Alcohol Derail You Diet?  Sugars from alcohol can add up if you imbib in one after work every night.  Switch to wine, then wine spritzer and maybe you’ll be satisfied in a few weeks with just club soda and a lemon!

  • Light beer, 12 oz, 90 to 110 calories
  • Regular beer, 12 oz, 150 calories
  • Red wine, 5 oz, 120 to 150 calories
  • Rum or whiskey, 1.5 oz, 98 calories
  • Gin, 1.5 oz, 120 calories
  • Vodka, 1.5 oz, 98 calories
  • Now add in the sugary mixes! Juices! Pops! Rimmers!
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    Drink To Your Health 

    Q: I’ve been hearing a lot about how good alcohol is for your health — but I always thought it was unhealthy to drink. Can you explain this? 

    A: After reports were released suggesting that alcohol has a protective effect on the heart, many people I know jumped for joy and cheered, “Finally something seemingly sinful is good for me!” In fact, a moderate amount of alcohol can be good for your heart health. Research shows that drinking any type of alcohol in moderation can lower your risk of stroke, raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels, and lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. And red wine contains antioxidants that can further protect the heart. So go ahead and enjoy your wine with dinner. To stay in balance, switch your glass of wine for your dinner roll or other starch serving.But stay sober! Once you drink past the point of moderation (which is defined as one drink a day for women, and two for men), alcohol’s benefits are quickly swallowed by its risks. Heavy drinking can really take a toll, leading to liver disease, stroke, cancer, and many other ailments. Alcohol also has plenty of calories. So if you don’t drink, don’t start. But if you do, enjoy — just take it easy.

     

    October 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

    Oxygen Magazine Tips

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    The new Oxygen Magazine is out on stands!  Also their new motivational issue is out.  Very good, highly recommended.  Also sign up for their newsletter if you can.  Look at the great things that arrived in my inbox:

    Get In Control: Health and sanity saving tips!

    Three Get Gorgeous Foods

    Newlyweds and Weight Gain

    Arm and Core move together

    October 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

    Success Story: Charles D’Angelo

    Here is some motivation!  It’s Charles D’Angelo who went from an overweight teen to a model in Cosmo mag!  His goal is to be a role model and help children overcome eating habits and become the person they want to be, by teaching that food and emotions do not go together.  His exercise and eating plans are not that overwhelming!

    Click here!

    October 14, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Male Perspective, Weight Loss Tips. 2 comments.

    11 Quick and Health Recipes

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    If you need some easy healthy ideas for dinner tonight, to avoid hitting up the deli at the grocery store, click here for Women’s Health latest 11 Easy Dinner recipes, all quick and easy.  Enjoy!

    October 14, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food. Leave a comment.

    Exercise of the Week: Men’s Health

    Single Shoulder Press and Lunge:

    “This exercise combines a single-arm shoulder press with a reverse lunge. And while it takes a bit of practice to do smoothly, you’ll consider any time spent perfecting your technique to be a worthwhile investment. You see, pairing these two exercises not only allows you to simultaneously train your shoulders, hips, and thighs, but your abs, too. That’s because holding the weight on only one side of your body forces your core muscles to work overtime to keep you from falling over. So it’s a terrific all-in-one, time-saving exercise. Another bonus: Working all those muscles burns tons of calories, which is why it’ll help you strip away belly-fat, too. 

     For instructions, suggested reps and sets, click here.

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    October 14, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Male Perspective, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

    6 Weight Machines You Should Avoid

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    From Men’s Health, 6 Machines You Should Avoid.  I use the leg extension one, but maybe I’ll just stick to squats and lunges!

    • The Seated Leg Extension
    • The Behind-the-Neck Lat Pull-Down
    • The Pec Deck
    • The Seated Hip Abductor Machine
    • The Seated Rotation Machine
    • The Smith Machine

    October 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise. Leave a comment.

    18 Package Food Lies – Women’s Health

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    Organic Junk Food? Good read!  Check out the Women’s Health article 18 Worst Packaged Food Lies to find the following:

    1. 100 Percent Misleading
    2. A Not-So-Juicy Cocktail
    3. Got Milk?
    4. All-Natural Disaster
    5. The “Health” Food That Isn’t
    6. The Freezer Burn
    7. (Kind of) “Real” Food
    8. The Sneaky Serving Size
    9. The Cheeseless Cheese Pizza
    10. The Absent Avocado
    11. The Unnatural Fruit
    12. The Hidden Trans Fats
    13. The Conspicuous Trans Fats
    14. Bogus Bread
    15. The Fat Fake-Out
    16. The Cereal Conundrum
    17. The Vitamin Vacuum
    18. Organic Junk Food

    October 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Interesting Articles. 1 comment.

    Red Bull Can Make You Fat

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    From Men’s Health:

    “The science is in: Energy drinks are worse for your gut than soda, according to a team of researchers in New Zealand. Blame it on the sugar. The scientists observed that downing an energy drink containing 80 mg caffeine and 24 g sugar—about the amount in an 8.3-ounce can of Red Bull—completely inhibited people’s ability to burn fat. “While caffeine does help speed metabolism, combining it with sugar negates its short-term fat-burning benefits,” says lead author Elaine Rush, Ph.D.

    Story here.

    I don’t drink these caffeine energy drinks.  Too sweet for me!  Does anyone drink them?

    October 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

    5 Food Scams To Know – Men’s Health

    1. Snack packs – just because food looks like a diet food, it’s not.  It’s a small snack pack because it is bad for you!
    2. Zero Trans Fats – they are allowed to have no more than 0.5g of trans fats and still call it free.  Trans fats are bad.  Take in no more than 2.5g a day.  Check to see that the label doesn’t have the words “partially hydrogenated” or “shortening” or “interesterified”.
    3. “Whole” in front of grains.  Check the ingredients list for “whole grains” as a primary ingrediant, rather than far down the list, behind sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, or enriched wheat flour. 
    4. Fast food salads.  They’re toppings can be as bad as a side of fries.  Make your own!

    October 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food. 2 comments.

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