Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I just read a review of "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual" and I like the basic notion of the book.

I've seen people who eat this way, people who are vegans or strict vegetarians, who seem to radiate health. I don't radiate health eating the way I do. It's just something I've been really thinking about recently, so this book resonates with me.

I saw a friend stop drinking, then struggle with her weight, and eventually become quite healthy over a 10 year period.  It was difficult, but she did it.

Also, I read an interview with Ellen Degeneres, and have watched the show when I work from home. she's gone totally vegan, cut out sugar and caffeine, and she's just this radiant ball of energy. She talks about stopping eating animal products after seeing how animals are mistreated, then cutting out sugar. She talks about eating fruit and vegetables and some basic grains, and how amazing she feels. It seems so..... right.

But I love cheeseburgers, chicken, Mentos and wine! Then I think, how is "loving" that stuff doing me any good?

Ah, the struggle...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

healthy green shake recipe?

Executive Chef Jim Perko with the Cleveland Clinic's Lifestyle 180 program said instead of buying a health food drink from the grocery store, you can actually make one that's better for your body and your wallet.

NewsChannel5's Maurielle Lue and registered dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick looked on as Chef Perko mixed these healthy ingredients into a green elixir.

* 1 Cup of kale
* 1 Cup of spinach
* Green grapes
* 1 orange
* 1 banana
* Cap full of Chia Seed
* Ice
* Water

The ingredient that makes this shake different is the Chia Seed. It thickens the drink, making it grow inside your stomach and keeping you fuller... longer.

Finally, add Ice and water (orange juice if you want a sweeter taste) and watch this drink turn bright green.

Kirkpatrick said looking for foods that come with NO LABELS, like fresh fruits and vegetables, do wonders for your weight control.

All of the ingredients in this drink are healthy alternatives to other breakfast smoothies that contain added preservatives and sugars.

anyone brave enough to try this????

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Free points snack food

When I get hungry and its not time to eat, I have a sugar free popsicle...It takes the edge off the hungrys...also we had a list of zero point foods, does anyone still have it?

Filling Foods

For WW followers, I'd seen this list before, but could never find it again. After doing some digging around on the WW website and in their forums, I found the
printable list of Filling Foods

I've also been trying to find a list of all foods with a SetPOINTS value, but haven't had luck with that. I think they purposely don't have one outside of the Find & Explore section of the site tools.

Monday, March 29, 2010

meatless...one meal at a time

I figured since this blog was my idea and I made Jennifer start it, that the least I could do was make a damn post!

So, a friend of mine recently sent me a link to an article about "meatless monday" It's a non profit organization whose goal is to reduce meat consumption by 15%. According to them (and other sources that I've read) reducing meat in your diet is healthier for you and for the planet. I think Paul McCartney is a supporter of Meatless Mondays but whatever because he seems a little douchy.

I generally eat two meals a day. I'm sure most health and diet experts would hate to hear this, but I never eat breakfast. Anyway, in order to try to get healthier (and if it helps the planet a little too, why the hell not!) I'm going to try to make one of my two meals a day meatless.
Also as an animal lover, it just makes sense to stop eating animals. I was going to go on a rant about the ethical reasons behind this but decided to spare you all!

Anyone who's interesting in cutting out or down on their meat intake should check out www.meatlessmondays.com I just found it but it seems to have some good info!

(the above picture has nothing to do with anything, I found another super cool pic when I google image searched "vegetarian" but when I went to the site to get a larger version it was gone. I found this instead)


Jennifer made me an admin on the blog (MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA I HAVE THE POWER) *clears throat* Sorry, anyways, I added my email address to post and comment notifications, so regardless of who posts anything or comments I'll know about it.

If anybody else would like to get notifications on posts, comments, or both (they can be set individually) let me know and I can add you to the list.

interesting article on junk food addiction...

this article talks about scientific proof of junk food addiction.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

buffalo & bison burgers....

 Eating healthy never tasted so good!
Buffalo meat fits the dietary guidelines of the American Heart Association and is often prescribed by physicians to patients who should limit their fat intake. Several of the nationally recognized weight-loss programs list buffalo as one of their recommended "diet foods".

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dinner Ideas

Ok, my first post on this new blog thingamajig.

How do you come up with dinner ideas?

I have like 4 ideas that I just recycle week after week. I make a pizza on tandoori naan flatbread, ground chicken tacos, baked chicken breast with brown rice,

What are your mainstays/favorites?


this blog was my sister's idea.

"i'm not sure if you fools are still trying to lose weight/eat healthier but i am and was wondering if maybe you wanted to do a joint health/weight related blog. what do you think? is it totally gay? could be cool."