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Archive for May 2010

Tip 51- Sneaky Sugar Sources

Sugar, while yummy, can wreck a mood faster than getting stuck in traffic. While it tastes great going down, it dumps a load of sugar into your blood stream, leaving you moody, grumpy and tired. Too much sugar in the morning will drive you to eat more […]

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Tip 50- Eat Chunky Foods so You Won’t be Chunky

A recent study discovered that people, who ate a bowl of soup with large chunks of veggies, felt fuller and ate 20% fewer calories at lunch than those who ate a pureed soup.   It appears that when you eat “chunky” foods, it takes longer to chew, […]

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Tip 49- The 5 Second Rule

I admit it; I’m a bit of a kitchen klutz. While chopping veggies, it’s inevitable that something drops on the floor. I usually rinse whatever I dropped, but sometimes I just proclaim the “5 second rule” and keep cooking.   Is it safe to follow the 5 […]

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Tip 48- How Often Do You Eat Out Each Week?

The average American eats out 4 times per week. When you eat away from home, you eat, on average, an extra 300 calories per day. Do the math: 4 days a week, you eat an extra 300 calories; that’s 1,200 calories a week. At this rate, you […]

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Tip 47- Lose Weight Today

Even I get fooled by headlines that state, “Lose 7 pounds in 7 days”. But, the only way to accomplish that amount of weight loss is to have virulent stomach flu. I don’t believe in rapid weight loss. It’s never permanent and you usually end up gaining […]

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Deborah’s Kitchen- A Healthy Vanilla Latte (Beach Body Latte)

The following recipe is for a 16oz Vanilla Latte: 4 oz of brewed coffee (I use decaf in the afternoon) 4 oz of 1% fat milk 3/4 tablespoon of Agave syrup 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract In a glass mug, mix the Agave syrup into the warm coffee […]

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Tip 46- Eat Heavy Foods

By heavy, I don’t mean heavy with calories, but heavy by weight.   While the calories and fat in food will help fill you up, so will the weight of your food. Did you ever wonder why you can eat a whole bag of rice cakes and […]

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Tip 45- What Time Should I Stop Eating Before Bed?

This is the most common question I’m asked. Many nutritionists will tell you not to eat after 6pm if you’re trying to lose weight. This is great advice if you go to bed at 8pm. But for the rest of us who have jobs, kids, and a […]

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Tip 44- Dirty Restaurant Secrets (Part 2)

Here are a few more tips to make your dining safer and healthier:   Skip fish on Sunday: Fish has a short shelf life and it needs to be fresh. Most restaurants get fish deliveries twice a week and it doesn’t happen on the weekends. Fish sold […]

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Tip 43- Surprising Food Soothers

When stress levels skyrocket, most people run to the vending machine for chocolate or a bag of potato chips. The food you grab in these moments can help or hurt your stress levels. Grabbing a chocolate bar will raise your blood sugar levels, which will actually raise […]

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