Archive for January, 2011

Want to Lose Weight? Count Your Distractions, Not Your Calories (via The Savvy Sister)
January 16, 2011

“If you are trying to lose weight (and who isn’t?) you may want to pay attention to your ears, not your stomach.

An interesting piece, by Allison Aubrey from National Public Radio, cited several studies that indicated that the amount and substance of what you eat is directly related to your surroundings, particularly auditory, during meal time.

Two groups of people were studied. TV on and TV off. It’s no surprise that those who were eating while watching TV ate more during the lunch, but later in the day when given a chance to eat some cookies, the group that had the TV on during lunch ate more cookies as well. It was almost as if they were “programmed” to eat more because they were distracted, and ate more the first time.

Paying attention to the act of eating is something very few of us do. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has devoured an entire XX-large bucket of popcorn during a 2 hour movie and then thought “What’s for dinner?”

We live in a world of distractions, but you may want to pay attention to what is in your ears and around you as well what’s on your plate the next time you sit down to a meal.” Read More

via The Savvy Sister (Sister Earth Organics)

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Science is Beginning to Unlock the Secret Health Benefits of Garlic (via The Savvy Sister)
January 14, 2011

“Lots of you know about the benefits of garlic and are smart enough to include this odoriferous (that means “smelly”) bulb wherever you can in your diet.  But just how and why it has such amazing health promoting properties is just now being discovered.

Garlic is in the Alliaceae family along with it’s cousins leeks, shallots, and onions. It is the substance allicin, which is contained in such great quantities in garlic that is responsible for its incredible anti-oxidant properties. In fact, science is discovering that the allicin in garlic is the most potent anti-oxidant there is.” Read More

via The Savvy Sister (Sister Earth Organics)

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Read… Read… Read…
January 4, 2011

Do you read the labels? Start reading the nutrition facts; you will be shocked at what you have been putting into your body.

Here is the basic label:

You will quickly see the differences between packaged processed foods and foods close to their natural state. If foods grow on a tree or come out of the ground, then eat them. These types of food are more nutrient dense, therefore helping you to feel full with fewer calories.

The ingredient list is just as important to read! Remember ingredients are listed in order of quantity; the first ingredient represents the highest quantity and so on. If you want to be in control of your weight, you must become familiar with food labels.

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