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Wow! What a topic this one turned out to be.... age and gender seem to be the biggest issue. So what I am going to do is lay out specific facts and let you decide what is best for your body! .
The common denominator was a multivitamin almost all experts and studies recommended taking a multivitamin. With that said, there are multivitamins for men and women and children too! They are different dosage of various vitamins, there are also multivitamins for over 50. Another interesting…Continue
Added by vicki cawthon on August 31, 2011 at 3:04pm — No Comments
As we all know eating right and excersising can make us healthier....but remember genetics play a factor too. Coming from a family history of Diabetes I felt the need to address how your journey can turn your life around. Let's look at the facts and myths...
How does diabetes happen? The causes are not totally understood. What is known is that simply eating too much sugar is unlikely to cause diabetes. Instead, diabetes begins when something disrupts your body's ability to turn the…Continue
Added by vicki cawthon on August 29, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments
I know, I know...Eat to lose some how just doesn't compute. So let's take a look at why it is so important. A friend was asking me about Weight Watchers and I was explaining the point system, the next question she asked was "Will you lose it faster if you don't eat all your points"? The answer is NO! I remember in the beginning of my journey....It was our weekly Saturday morning weigh in, my cousin stepped on the scale and lost 3.2, I began thinking maybe I can lose more than a pound…Continue
Added by vicki cawthon on August 26, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments
It's all about the marketing to sell products...There are some Healthy food myth busters I feel we need to address. "Knowledge is power" as I always tried to teach my son. So let's look at some marketing "Ideas" that are not always as they seem.
First, let's look at smoothies: Full of fruits and veggies, a smoothie can be a dieter's delight — sometimes. The main problem is the BIG containers. A 32-ounce Aloha Pineapple smoothie from Jamba Juice maxes out at 570 calories per…
Ever hear "Water it does a body good" That was from a campaign years ago... Let's dive into the facts about how good it really is...and it's effect on weight loss. Let's first look at why your body NEEDS water!
A human being can live without food for more than a month, but no one can stay alive for more than a week without water! All living things need water for their bodies to function. When you take in food, water helps to dissolve it and, along with certain chemicals in your body, it…
Added by vicki cawthon on August 19, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments
I can take a quick glance at a recipe and know, with pretty good accuracy, what I can get away with changing and still end up with a dish that tastes terrific. There are simple tricks to know what we can change right off the bat. I only buy 2% cheese that saves so many points. The only difference between regular cheese and 2% cheese is the milk, think about how you buy your milk and relate that to cheese.
In egg dishes (quiches, frittatas, omelets, breakfast casseroles), you can use…
Added by vicki cawthon on August 17, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments
As I research different topics for my blog, the Grapefruit Diet keeps popping up! I always say this is a lifestyle change but, this morning got the best of me and I looked into the topic. Partly because I live in Arizona and Grapefruit grow everywhere.... I have heard rumors that grapefruit cuts fat, I love the ruby reds in my neighbors backyard! So here is what I found.
The Grapefruit Diet has been around since the 1930's and no one claims ownership of the diet. Also known as the…Continue
Added by vicki cawthon on August 12, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments
We've all heard the myth that extra protein builds more muscle. In fact, the only way to build muscle is through exercise. Bodies need a modest amount of protein to function well. Extra protein doesn't give you extra strength. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Teenage boys and active men can get all the protein they need from three daily servings for a total of seven ounces.
For children age 2 to 6, most women, and some older people, the…
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We have all heard (and invented) reasons why slimming down isn't possible right now. Wake up foodies, anything is possible you set your mind to....no matter what. My father has been heavy on my mind (as always) but he told me something when I was thirteen, "If you don't like your life, your the only one that has the power to change it". The reality is that healthy eating and regular exercise are not as labor-intensive--or wallet-busting--as we make them out to be.
"I am to busy"…
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We have all heard the saying "breakfast is the most important meal of the Day" ...I have always believed that (and still do) maybe just because my body says "I AM HUNGRY" when I get up. Researching this was interesting because I wanted to find out why. Will (my son) and the creator of this site for those who don't know that...because I am the proud mom, okay back to the topic! He has to be up for at least an hour before he would even consider eating. Face it some of us just are…Continue
Added by vicki cawthon on July 27, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments
What to believe about Butter vs. Margarine? Wow I felt like I opened Pandora's Box. This topic has quite the opinion, I certainly had mine. So I think I will start with some facts. A tablespoon of butter is 100 calories. A tablespoon of Margarine is 100 calories. Okay, with that said...Here are some rumors about both we can address: Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter-Truth! Butter tastes much better than margarine…Continue
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