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Simple Diet Tricks

Sunday, September 15, 2013 posted by Martin
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Drink plenty of water or other low calorie beverages.

Rather than coffee and cake, try a low calorie beverage and a small piece of fruit.  You will feel satisfied and the beverage will fill your tummy for a while.  Also consider hot water or herbal tea with lemon and stevia if you prefer a hot beverage.

Eat early and often.

Rather than eating large meals, have the right snacks in the house and eat them between meals.  Suppose you have breakfast around 7 AM.  Have some baby carrots and celery in the fridge and snack on them about 10 AM.  In the afternoon, snack on some fresh fruit like apples.  Still hungry?  Have another apple.  Then plan on a healthy snack after dinner, but not just before bed time.  You will never be hungry while the pounds roll off.  Consider some fiber pills along with your meals.

Watch your salt like a hawk.

Salt will not add fat, but it will add water weight and increase blood pressure.  Read labels to avoid salty prepared foods. Eliminate salt for quick weight loss.

Carry engraved river stones in your pocket to motivate and remind you.

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How To Lose Weight

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 posted by Joan
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One can’t continue the standard American diet (SAD) and expect to lose weight.  Most diet plans help us to lose weight, but we often go back to our old weight.  Here are some low cost ideas to help you to lose weight and avoid the yo-yo scenario.

  • Begin lunch and dinner with a fat free salad.  Eliminate cheese and  high fat dressing on the healthy veggies.  Consider a lemon wedge, a high quality (3 or 4 leaf) balsamic vinegar or a fat free low sodium dressing.
  • Cut back on portion size.  If you are eating out and the portion looks large, cut it in half and bring the other half home.
  • Cut way back on salt which causes the body to retain large amounts of water.
  • Cut way back on processed foods.
  • In a restaurant, tell the server how you want your foods cooked (low in fat, salt and sugar).
  • Investigate Garcinia Cambogia, a weight loss supplement recommended by Dr. Oz.
  • Go for a half hour (or longer) walk at least five times per week.
  • Eliminate high fat foods like sausages, and processed meats.

Don’t surprise a loved one with clever birthday greetings.  Instead, show how trim you look.


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Food Damage Control

Sunday, December 16, 2012 posted by Martin
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From time to time, we – the overweight –  are all faced with situations when we need to get a bite to eat, but there are no good restaurant choices.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when dealing with that problem.

Steaks and prime rib are high in calories but you can get a healthy meal in Ruth’s Chris or any other good steak restaurant.  Just order the fish or lobster without butter.  Most any high end steak restaurant offers good quality fish.  Ask that it be broiled without oil or butter.  It will taste fine.  Add a salad without dressing (use vinegar or lemon juice instead), a baked potato without butter or sour cream and a green veggie.  Also, avoid the creamed soups.  Cheesecake Factory has lots of good quality low fat food choices, especially on their Skinnylicous menu.  You can also do fine at some fast food restaurants, such as McDonalds salads and the Subway six inch veggie without cheese.  Here again, lay off the fattening dressings and just use vinegar.  It takes some getting used to, but wine or balsamic vinegar actually tastes good.  Steer clear of fattening beverages and you won’t put on a single ounce.  Keep one of our engraved pocket stones with you as a reminder.  Bon Appetit.

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