Friday, April 30, 2010

Taste Testing

An interesting test.

An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this - pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How to Achiever a Permanent Healthy Weight

A Stable Healthy Weight; We all want it but how do we get it?

There is an over abundance of information on how to get skinny. Promises like lose 20 pounds in a week sound good but are they safe? Won't the fat all pile back on as soon as you quit the diet? there is lots of get skinny quick information but very little on how to have a fast, permanent weight loss. Just the phrase lose weight implies it will be found again. Left to our own devices we do find it, again and again. For most of us a permanent healthy weight is nothing more than a fantasy. A Weight Loss Coach can change the fantasy to reality.

cont...Weight Loss Coach

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Warrior in the Battle Against Bad Food

The Truth About Sugar

Excellent video on what sugar really is, does and what the FDA isn't doing about it.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Heart Disease in 10 Year Old Kids

Nothing is more precious than my beautiful daughters. I would willingly trade my life to save them. What parent doesn’t feel the same? Yet we are killing them, unknowingly, but killing them just the same. This generation is the first predicated NOT to live as long as their parents. Who would think of heart disease starting at 10 years old?
Studies are now showing us that children age 10 to 18 have evidence of early "hardening of the arteries" or cardiovascular disease. There is increasing evidence that many of children already have thickening of their arteries and that their arteries are already less pliable. This has been documented via ultrasounds of their arteries. This is primarily due to the insulin resistance they are developing so early in life.* Dr. Strand.
If insulin resistance is creating the beginning of heart disease in kids imagine what it is doing to the rest of us. Breaking insulin resistance is the first step. Not only will this FREE YOU FROM CRAVINGS but truly set you on the road to good health. Your heart, energy level, moods: there are a lot more to measure your health than a number on a scale. Following a program based on sound nutrition and moderate exercise will not only change the way you look but change the way you feel.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Slim Down the Fattening Fast Food

Don’t Let the Drive-Thru Detour Your Summer Slimdown Goal

“You may not be able to avoid fast food restaurants altogether. But remember, it’s up to you to choose what you eat when you’re there. No one is forcing you to eat those fries! You can stick to your health and weight goals—just make the smart choices. Even small changes like ordering the smaller size or getting water instead of soda can make a difference.”
—Kathy Kaehler, celebrity trainer and USANA spokesperson

In today's world, where time is precious and convenience is essential, the fast food meal is all too rapidly becoming the norm. As you strive to improve your eating habits and slim down for summer, it would be great if you could never set foot in another fast food restaurant. But that's unlikely, so make sure to choose healthier options when you do go.

* Skip the cheese, the mayo, and the bacon.
* Order sauces and salad dressings (get the light ones) on the side.
* Opt for smarter choices like grilled chicken, fish, or even a small hamburger. By picking foods from the lighter menu, you can cut fat intake by half.
* Order the smallest size to take the edge off until you can eat something healthier, and never “super-size” your meal.
* Get the smarter sides. Many fast food restaurants today make it easy to substitute a salad or fruit in place of fries. A scary fact: research shows that fries are the most frequently eaten vegetable, both inside and outside the home, and unfortunately they are loaded with the unhealthiest of saturated fats.
* Eat whole foods when possible—whole grains, veggies, fruit, lean meats, or baked potatoes. Less-processed foods contain less sugar and less fat. They also have more fiber, which fills you up so your cravings are controlled.
* Go for the thin or whole-wheat crust for the pizza and load up the veggies.

Get out of the fast food lane
The best fast food is no fast food! Simply by planning ahead and being prepared, you can make it past the gleaming neon lights of fast food row without the temptation next time.

* Plan your meals ahead of time. Set aside time every Sunday to plan your meals for the week. Schedule a meal or snack every three to four hours during the day so you don’t get overly hungry and grab a high-calorie diet buster.
* Shop smart. Bring a list to the store and stick to it. You should primarily be choosing the less processed foods that are usually found around the perimeter, such as fruit, vegetables, and lean protein.
* Make your own food. Prepare as much as you can ahead of time. Keep cut vegetables and fruit easily accessible. Pre-package portion controlled snacks.
* Stock your desk, car, or anywhere else you frequently find yourself away from home with Nutrition Bars or Nutrimeal™ and Fibergy® shake mixes, so when hunger strikes, you will be prepared.

Friday, April 2, 2010

My Easter Gift - Something Warm and Yummy for Sunday Morning

Baked Oatmeal Casserole - HealthyEdge Cookbook
(Serves 6-8)
· 2 cups whole rolled oats
· 2 cups almond milk (non-dairy beverage)
· ½ tsp pure vanilla
· ½ cup chopped almonds
· ½ cup dried cranberries (unsweetened)
· 1 large unpeeled organic red apple, grated
· 4 tbsp pure maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Lightly coat a large glass casserole dish or baking pan with cooking spray (olive
3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
4. Pour mixture in the casserole dish or baking pan. Place in oven and bake
uncovered for 45 minutes.

· You can prepare all the ingredients the night before and add together except for the liquid ingredients such as the almond milk and grated apple. Those ingredients
should be added just prior to baking.
· I prefer to use an organic Gala apple.
· You may substitute brown rice syrup for pure maple syrup.