Archive for December, 2012

12 Dieting Days of Christmas, 2012 Edition

December 5th, 2012 No Comments Tags: , , ,

Ok my cherished T & T followers. Let’s all sing along together from the same proverbial song-sheet now that the Christmas season is in full swing, shall we? HmHmmHmm.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

1 Breakfast Every Day – Successful losers say and research shows it’s the most important meal of the day. Don’t miss it!

2 Tiny Treats – Partake in some but not every one of the season’s yummies with the festivities. All foods fit, but eventually put a lid on it!

3 Milk Servings – Getting enough of the white stuff gives you that vitamin D you need during these darkest days of the year and every day, plus calcium. Glug glug glug, bottoms up.

4 Food Groups – Eating a balanced diet now and all year through helps fill you up with the vitamins and minerals your bodies crave. Alas, chocolate is still not a food group!!

5 Times A Eating – Having 3 meals and 2 snacks each day especially during party season helps keep your nibblies at bay. This pattern will quell that raging hunger that comes when you skip meals.

6 No-cal Drinks – Saving calories somewhere in your regimen during the season will help your skinny jeans fit come January, like they did in November.

7 Saboteurs to Contend With – Make a plan and stick to it, no matter who’s trying to throw you under the bus. You’ll be glad you did.

8 Suares to Go To – Dress for dieting success and make your parties a “no mu mu zone” (i.e. have a cinched waist). Have a snack before you go!

9 Time Outs – Finding quiet time from the go go go go helps ease the pressure that this time of year brings. Enjoy the moment, cause you’re not gonna get this particular season back ever again. Find your center too, ummmmmm!

10 Fruits & Veg – Eating your 5-10 a day quota of these gems everyday helps fill you up while easing those “extras” out because you’re simply feeling full. A true gift to a better you.

11 Blocks of Walkin’ – Getting and keeping moving by adding in extra blocks of walking will help burn off those extra calorie that have snuck in somehow.

12 Bends & Stretches – Sticking to your calisthenic routine will keep that crunch in your abs. Five more, four more, three more…

Ok folks, if you follow this beat for the coming days you’ll be in good shape and feeling extra cheer by New Year and the whole year through!!

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Best Food Forward – Pomegranate Power

December 3rd, 2012 No Comments Tags: , , ,

I often lend a deaf ear when I hear about super food. Pomegranates; however, not only take the cake, they are better than cake!

There have been study after study touting the health benefits of elements found in pomegranates which have shown positive effects on blood pressure, high triglycerides and HDL’s. In a study where subjects drank a mere 10 ounces of it’s juice a week for a year showed marked improvements on all three vital indicators.

These ruby red jewels of Mother Nature are tasty morsels to nosh on as a treat, they make you salivate for your salad and can be added to sautéed meats as a perfect flavour enhancer accompaniment.

What’s more they tantalize the taste buds which makes any food real super!

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