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Healthy Snacking for Adults (2) April 27, 2009

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•Fruits and vegetables. They can fill you up without giving you so much calories. But yes, it could really be boring to munch a piece of fruit just anywhere. Here is what you can do: prepare a mixture of sliced fruits (apples and banana), add a drop of lemon juice, and put it in a sealed container. At home or in the office, make strips of cucumber and turnips, then sprinkled with a pinch of salt.

• Nuts can also be a good “in-between meal nourishment.” Nuts consist of monounsaturated fats which can give that feeling of fullness. Aside from its fiber content, it also contains magnesium, manganese, protein, zinc, and phosphorus.

•Low fat and calorie foods. When choosing healthier snacks, do not only look at the fat content but also the sugar and the carbohydrates. A food may be low in fat, but high in sugar and vice versa.

• Low sodium foods. Be conscious of the sodium content of snack foods. When given several choices, don’t just go for one with better taste. Good health is not achieved by foods that have one good ingredient. You should eat foods that do not have negative ingredients like sodium (could be from salt or other baking ingredients). For example, delete crackers from your snack lists, no matter if they are advertised as healthy. This is especially true with those that have more than 100 mg of sodium per serving size.

Although snacks can really help cut down main meal caloric intake, it can also be a source of excess calories if you do not monitor total caloric intake. As we are all being encouraged, read the labels for calories, good nutrient contents, and negative ingredients. Snack healthily.

Healthy Snacking for Adults (1) April 24, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Cutt Off Calorie Intake, Diet Foods, Important Nutrients, Low Calori Food, Low Calorie Food, Low Fat Cracker, Mini Meals, Several Times, Three-times-a-day Diet Plan.
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Good morning everybody.  As we grow old, we love to eat everything.  Even if we don’t feel hungry, we eat a lot.  The metabolism of an adult person gets slow.  Even they eat many, they will not feel full for some time.  That’s why most of adults were all fat. An article written by Joan Sumpio says that ..”You are What You Eat.”  This simply means that your physical looks tell you that  how much you eat.

As obesity and over-weight issues take their toll on people, many are seriously considering to go on a diet that will help them have slimmer bodies. Others are not necessarily getting into very rigid programs but are simply adopting a three-times-a-day diet plan, meaning no snacks in between main meals to cut off calorie intake. But snacking isn’t really bad at all. In fact, mini meals several times a day can help manage hunger and reduce bingeing. Eating healthy foods for snacks like low fat cracker and fruits may stop you from taking second or third servings at your next meal, dramatically cutting main meal calories. The key to incorporating snacks into your weight-loss program is to plan them with variety, moderation, and balance in mind. Here are some of the best snack picks:

•Breads or crackers made with whole grains. These foods are beneficial because foods made with whole grains have all the important nutrients of the entire grain seeds. They have fiber, thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), folate, iron, magnesium, and selenium. In looking for foods with whole grains, you can look for any of the following in the ingredient lists: Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Oats, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Teff, Triticale, and Wheat.

Are you sleep deprived? April 15, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Glass of Wine, More Sleep, Single Beer.
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LACK OF SLEEP AFFECTS YOUR PERSONALITY, JOB PERFORMANCE, relationships and personal safety.  How do you find out whether you’re sleep deprived?  Answer the questions below.  Even one yes response to any question could indicate sleep deprivations, says Donald Greenblatt, M.D., director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Rochester, New York.

His advice:  “Try to get more sleep on a regular basis.  If you still have problems, consult your phusician to make sure it’s not a serious health issue.”

1.     Do you need an alarm to wake up in the morning, and is it a struggle to get out of bed?

2.     Do you nod off on the bus on the way home from work?

3.     Are you unable to function unless you start your day with a cup of coffee?

4.     Do you often get sleepy when doing monotonous tasks, such as filing or opening mail?

5.     Does a single beer or glass of wine knock you out?

6.     Do you always sleep late on the weekends?

7.     Do you not off during leisure activities, such as at the movies or a concert or during sex?

8.     Does your bed partner complain that you snore or toss and turn all night?

9.     Are you cranky and irritable during the day?

10.  Do you fall asleep in less than five minutes?

How to skip stones April 9, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Dunking Tea Bag, More Oxalate, Regular Drinking.
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If you have a family history of kidney stones, you may want to cut down on drinking regular tea, which is loaded with calcium oxalate, the ingredient in most kidney stones.  Or you can switch your Earl Grey in the morning?  Then at least don’t dunk the bag so much.  Researchers from Canada said you may reduce your risk of kidney stones by refraining from dunking your tea bag or stirring your tea while it’s brewing or steeping it too long, since all these things drive more oxalate out of the leaves and into your cup.

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A Change in Plans April 7, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Large Midday Meal, Same Principles, Small Snack, Snack.
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If you don’t exercise at noon but you do at other times of the day, apply the same principles spelled out in “Eat the Clock”, but adjust them to fit  your schedule.  For example:

► If you exercise in the morning, have a larger dinner (a meat dish, with a side of pasta with red sauce, bread and salad) the night before.  The extra energy will carry over into the morning.  Then have a small snack and plenty of water early in the morning.  A piece of  fruit is fine.  Have a cup of coffee 30 minutes before you hit the gym, it you’re so inclined.  (If you have hypertension, check this out with your doctor first.)  after the workout, have another small dose of carbohydrate (a low-fat muffin, bagel, yogurt)  to replenish your energy stores.

  If you exercise right after work, make sure you have a little more protein at lunch, to provide the extra mental energy needed to get through the afternoon.  But don’t overdo it.  Sluggishness is more common in people who eat large midday meals.  These are the people you often find unconscious at their desks around 2 p.m, and applying for unemployment benefits shortly thereafter.  Have a small snack—a nut mix or a piece of fruit on the way to the gym.  Have a soft drink, too.  It has considerably less caffeine than coffee, so it’s less likely to keep you up at night, but it may pack enough of a jolt to perk you up.  For dinner, cut back on the meal, because you’ll be eating most of your protein at lunch.  Instead, beef up the meal with carbohydrate-rich pasta.

Sock headache pain April 5, 2009

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Got a headache?  Take two tennis balls and call us in the morning.  For an aspirin-free remedy for pain that targets the back of your head, stuff the tennis balls in a sweat sock (preferably a clean one) and tie the end of the sock tightly so the balls won’t move.  Now lie on your back on the floor and place the socked balls right under the spot where your skull meets your neck.  Lie there for a while,  this kind of direct pressure on the nerves at the base of the neck may numb them, relieving pain. – Jeffrey Csatari

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