Feb 26, 2008

Pro-Anorexia Messaging On Web, In Teen Mags

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Amazingly, in recent years, Eating Disorders (ED) have gone from disturbing to almost glamorous. Given the user-driven content of the internet, pro-anorexic websites have provided millions with tips and the tools to achieve unhealthy behaviors. In response to these “support groups,” social networking sites are being forced to monitor their group pages.

Given Facebook’s popularity among the teen/college crowd, one would naturally think first to look there for pro-“ana” sites, right? (ana is slang for anorexia) Well, no, not me. As an avid F’book user, the option never crossed my mind. Given I’m not looking to join a pro-ana site, but I didn’t even think Facebook had them!
B-eat, an eating disorder charity is calling on MySpace and Facebook to do something about the pro-anorexia groups. As of right now, both social networking sites remove content that is seen as “dangerous”, or could encourage young people to do dangerous things, but these groups until now have been left untouched. Research shows that young women exposed to pro-ana websites feel more negative, have lower self-esteem and are more likely to compare their bodies with other women, reports BBC News.

To take matters into my own hands, I picked up my detective badge and went straight to …. Facebook. I searched the groups with the keyword “pro-ana.” Someone apparently made a group called Pro-Ana but it’s actually in support of a friend named Ana, who is apparently super nice and has friends who lack something most of us have, common sense. My search for pro anorexia provided more accurate results, yielding 49 groups.
Apparently there are 1,386 members of the “Facebook to remove pro-anorexia and bulimia groups” Group, which is great and all, but still isn’t a pro ED group. I found one group with 16 people that claims it is pro-ana… hardly a “community.” “Get Thin or Die Tryin’” has over 2,000 members. Their community appears to be fairly tight however it is not exactly pro-ana, but rather they want to end discrimination against thin people. Here is an except that I actually think is pretty funny:

“PURPOSE: TO END DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THIN PEOPLE!
Thinspiration: We love Gisele B√ľndchen and Kate Moss!
**IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT post pro- eating disorder content. We are strongly against these practices. You will be deleted and banned. The title is a spin on 50 Cent's album Get Rich or Die Tryin'. For people who actually take the name seriously, they really need psychological counseling. There's no substitute for common sense. We also do not care to be politically correct.
Would you assume that a group called "Get Rich or Die Trying" is intended for suicidal CEO wannabes? Why does "Get Thin or Die Trying" - one word of difference - imply that we're goddamn anorexics?-Laura LeGault!”


Now, I did find one group that had less than 100 members but no real posts. The only post was from a journalist who carelessly gave out a few websites that provided pro-ana info. For my sake, thank you but I refuse to post the site given I do not want a young girl looking for sites of this nature and stumble upon it through my blog. Some journalist, huh? I will give you a little excerpt though:

“This is a pro-ana website. That means this is a place where anorexia is regarded as a lifestyle and a choice, not an illness or disorder. There are no victims here.”


In regards to social websites serving up social responsibility, what about message boards that are hosted on some of the most popular teen magazine websites? The boards at one teen fashion magazine (which will remain anonymous) were worse than any group I found on Facebook. These boards provide anonymity to the users. They were easy to find on the magazine’s website, and the category for fitness read more like a book of “thinspiration.” I can honestly tell you that I worked hard to find pro-ana groups on Facebook and failed to find anything that was harmful. Maybe a few girls like to be thin, and say it loud and proud. My thoughts in regards to Facebook are that it is public and people can see you are a member. Most girls who are suffering don’t really want their friends to know. Therefore maybe they will look at the tips but won’t join. I’m not an expert, but a message board on a national magazine’s website was extremely simple to find. In fact, the tips were listed under the “Fitness Category.”

In response to B-eat’s request that Facebook and MySpace take these groups down, I ask, “Is this a problem we should be seriously concerned about given its little existence?” Facebook has much worse groups and they are not revealing any dangerous tips from what I found. (DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional search engine but a girl on a mission). B-eat should call out teen magazines, who more so promote eating disorders with their monthly articles obsessing about image and weight. I have one magazine in particular I am thinking about that I feel has an obligation to make some changes in order to act more socially responsible. They are professionals and should be looking out for the betterment of their readers. With almost 2,000 threads and 17,000+ posts, one board reads like pro-ana website. And oh yeah, I’m talking about Teen Vogue.
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I wrote this article yesterday and today I just checked the boards at Teen Vogue and here is one of the most recent post:
WARNING: to all new users.
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 10:08 PM
STAY OFF THE FITNESS FORUMS
there is a 99.9% chance that after being on here for a while, there will be a change in your eating/exercise/body image.
seriously, no joke
it doesn’t seem like it, but these forums will honestly mess with your head.


Looks like the problem is finally being noticed. Will the magazine take action?

Feb 25, 2008

Prenatal Fitness Workout Video

Dara Zall Kelly brings you this exclusive Diet.com free workout video while you are prepaing to give birth.  Stay in shape during your pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby.  Fit mommy's are the way to go!

Feb 21, 2008

Kirstie's Mission: Make Fat America Fit Again

THE ALLEY DIET… By now you've heard Kirstie Alley will no longer be working for Jenny Craig. She is however looking to create her own diet program! Hopefully by now, you have all seen my YouTube video, "Sarah Fights Back." If not, click here. By the way I love reading people's comments on my videos, regardless if they bash my body or praise my resilience. Kirstie wrote to People.com on her new venture and here are my favorite points:

The weight-loss field is wide open and not immune to new ideas and improved solutions for the fat problems that plague many of us Americans every day. I want to create something new that will help millions of people end the seemingly never ending fatty-roller coaster ride. I am especially passionate about seeing to it that our next generations are not struggling with the same weight issues that my generation has struggled with.

There was a time when America was not fat, and that was in our not-so-distant past. I'm confident that I can create something exciting and innovative: something that if all goes well, will help change a fat America back into a fit America and will offer this country the healthiest, yummiest, easiest and most effective weight-loss program on the market.
[People.com]

Really? Seriously? You're going to do that? My first problem with this is that I am probably more qualified than Alley to tell people how to lose weight. Is she a dietitian? Did she even go to college? I wasn't aware that there were any diets out there to be categorized as innovative or exciting. But then again, I think I'm a pretty creative person. I'm going to create my own weight-loss program. Then I'm going to go on tour around America to make sure they do it so that I can CHANGE America and its fat ways. If Kirstie Alley can, so can I! And that people, is my American dream!

NO HASSLE! We knew it wouldn't be long before another celebrity was gushing about how they lost their baby weight, and sure enough as luck would have it, we bring you Elisabeth Hasselbeck. While appearing at J.C. Penney's launch of the American Living clothing line, the View co-host showed no signs of giving birth just three months ago. However unlike some of the other lucky celebs, Hasselbeck works hard for her body. "I've been working out like a crazy women!" she admitted. "Lots of hard work. I'm trying." She adds that exercise is something she always looks forward to. "That's my vacation," she explained. "Are you kidding? That's the only time I get to myself. [My personal trainer] is like, you get to run six miles today. And I'm like, thank you!" [People.com]

Slim and Sexy Spring Break Workout Video: Part 2

CUUR, The New Golden Child Of Diet Pills

Every now and again, advertising campaigns seem to go overboard. It’s like that overplayed song you’ve developed a reflex for… a reflex to quickly hit the radio control and change the station immediately. Except in this case it’s TV and sometimes you’re too lazy to find the remote. A couple weekends ago, I got an unusual urge to hit the gym. Luckily, there was an MTV Made marathon on the little TV sets. It seemed like every commercial break there was a mini infomercial for a new dietary supplement called CUUR. Beautiful tall and blonde bikini-clad women were hanging out and showing off their hot bods. They were promoting what seemed to be a diet pill. The Diet Diva is an investigative journalist wannabe so I took matters into my own hands and did a little research on this TV ad I watched what felt like 10 million times in the span of an hour.

What they say: CUUR is an all-natural, clinically tested weight-loss supplement consisting of four botanical extracts, designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Use it and say goodbye to jitters, an upset stomach and hunger pangs – side-effects associated with many other diet aids. Turns out that celebrity trainer Valerie Waters recommends CUUR to her hottest Hollywood clients (celebs like Jennifer Garner) who are required to get into shape for movie roles, Red Carpet events and the ever-present pack of paparazzi.

Waters notes, “I recommend CUUR to my celebrity clients because it helps to suppress carbohydrate and sugar cravings, which are oftentimes responsible for weight gain in those typical problem areas. CUUR has no side effects and promotes healthy weight loss.”

Clinically tested, CUUR comes to the US market from Sweden. It should come as no surprise then that CUUR is known to many as “The Swedish Secret.” Green tea, one of CUUR’s primary ingredients, is no secret to the world of weight watchers. But it’s the proprietary blend of other natural ingredients (yerba mate, birch leaf and coleus forskohlii) that makes CUUR a success for those who use it.

Bottom line: The people at CUUR say that when combined with a healthy eating and exercise plan, CUUR can help you lose up to 47% more fat than diet and exercise alone! The diet plan is pretty standard and easy to follow. The “recipes” are easy to whip up; they don’t require tons of ingredients. The fitness plan is pretty easy to follow as well!

Now here’s what your pal, The Diet Diva, says: With so many diet supplements out there, my initial instinct was to shout, “To hell with them all!” However, last year when I went to the Sundance Film Festival, I was handed a sample of CUUR. I did what any dieter would do and tried it out. I admit I didn’t do much research at the time which doesn’t sound very professional given I work at Diet.com.

However, with the ad campaign heavily promoted during my favorite guilty pleasure (I just love Made!) I took the next step. When I took CUUR, I didn’t exactly follow the plan given, but I can tell you that I did not have any side effects. I had plenty of energy to exercise after work, and my abnormally strong sweet tooth was suddenly slumbering. I, of course, still had some sweets out of habit, but in regards to cravings, CUUR I believe really helped reduce them… at night when I most need the help. I’m a healthy diet and exercise type gal, but if you have a difficult time saying no to things like cake and pizza, I would definitely recommend giving CUUR a try. It’s not going to cause your appetite to vanish, but it may help will your self-control.

If you’re interested, the CUUR people are currently running a promotion on their website. Give it a look. Since they claim the product will help you lose 47% more body fat, you can get 47% off retail price of their product. Pretty nifty huh? Simply go to their website and type in the code word “bikini.” Best of all, they offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied!

Lastly: This is just my personal experience with CUUR. You should always talk to your doctor before taking any dietary supplement. CUUR has not been reviewed by the FDA. Naturally here is the official disclaimer on the box:
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. :)

Feb 20, 2008

Sarah on The Daily Special!



Hey everyone! Check out Sarah who was recently on The Daily Special at elastic-waist.com. Woohoo.. almost famous!

Feb 19, 2008

Get Restaurant Calorie Info Via Text Msgs

Craving a fast-food run but want the least damaging item on the menu? You can get nutritional info as you need it from Diet.com's new text messaging system, called Nutrition on the Go. Not to brag or anything but this is my brain child from a year ago and now it's finally ready for use! So exciting:) I'm wicked smaaaat.

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Feb 18, 2008

Diet.com High Five Friday: Fitness Drinks

http://diet.com In this video the Diet.com team takes an office taste test of various fitness waters.

Feb 15, 2008

The Sexiest Bodies in Hollywood

Shape magazine this month is featuring an article on "The Sexiest Bodies in Hollywood." Will we agree with their top picks? Are their "secrets" actually secrets or have they been plastered and reworded in every health/tabloid magazine? Let's take a look shall we...

First up in cover girl Ali Larter, 31. You may know her from the NBC hit show, "Heroes" or as I prefer, that girl who we all saw in the whip cream bikini (Varsity Blues). Her "secret" is finding exercise that works for her body. She loves to run or go for hikes with her dog. I'm not sure this is a secret because she is telling the entire world, and I don't think running or hiking is a secret at all. I run to stay in shape, Lauren Conrad hikes in the Hollywood hills to stay in shape. In fact, I'm pretty sure this is your standard fitness tip but whatevs.

Jenny McCarthy, 35: Her secret is "a healthy well balanced diet- no fads!- with plenty of fruit (like watermelon), protein and carbs." This is funny to me because Jenny is a spokesperson for Weight Watchers. It's not exactly your typical fad diet, but I think it IS her secret because she isn't telling it. Yeah she eats a well balanced diet with the guidance of weight watchers. That is your secret Jenny McCarthy.

Charlize Theron, 32: Her secret is having six small meals a day and never depriving herself. Here we have a common practice that isn't really a secret but is interesting because not that many people do the small six meal thing. Not many people have the will power to stop after consuming 200 calories for lunch. Not depriving herself is kind of lame because don't we all say that? If we never deprived ourselves, I think we would be a little bit heavier.

Eva Longoria Parker, 32: She eats a hearty, protein packed breakfast and indulging in chocolate chip cookies and pizza once or twice a week. She does eat a big breakfast. She has told reporters that she eats like 3 breakfasts because "Desperate" starts filming so early in the morning. Eating cookies and pizza isn't a secret. A real secret would be how many slices of pizza, how many bites of the cookie, what kind of cookie, what kind of pizza... get my drift? I don't think anyone will read this and say, "Ohhh, so if I eat pizza and cookies once or twice a week, I can still look like her?"

Geri Halliwell, 35: Her secret is that she eats three fiber-rich meals a day, chock-full of fruit and vegetables. This reveals that she is a heart portioner. She likes to eat a lot of volume without adding calories. She also reveals that, "When I turned 30, I stopped trying to control things. I stopped trying to be perfect all the itme. I eat to be health now rather than to be thin." I think this is a good quote. How much truth is hold is questionable but positive regardless.

Rihanna, 20: He secret is that she exercises with a trainer 3x a week. Her priorities are her legs and abs, but she likes her arms too. If you ask me this is probably a secret should keep. If her agents find out all she does is work out 3x a week they will probably ask her to put a little more effort into it. For normal people with real jobs, this is realistic and ideal but for celebrities it seems a little weak in my opinion. Let's go Rihanna, pick up the pace!

Jessica Biel, 25: Her secret is mixing up workouts and giving her body a break two days a week. She enjoys recreational sports instead of spending all her time burning calories in a gym. I like J.Biel. I believe her on this one but also, I don't think it's really a secret, more like common knowledge for the typical pop culture junkie if you ask me.

Hilary Swank, 33: She runs two to three times a week and Pilates 3x a week. For Hilary exercise is a big stress reliever, which is why she probably really does enjoy working out 6 times a week. I feel like this is sort of secret.

Gwen Stefani, 38: I don't want to read her secret because I know she is obsessed with working out, but lets see what she has to say... She works out every day, going to the gym, lifting weights, and even doing a little boxing. Case closed, I win. Stefani has a sick body, but she works hard for it. Does her training regimen fall under the secret category, no because I called it before I read it. If I know it, how can it be a secret, I'm just a blogger?

Cameron Diaz, 35: She works out 5 days a week at home and at the gym, doing 30 mins on the elliptical and 30 mins of light weights and mat Pilates. I'll give Cameron the benefit of the doubt. I think this is what she does, and if people have a similar body type, this might work with a healthy diet.

Jennifer Aniston, 39: Shape says that her secret to a sexy body is 80 minutes of Budokan, a combination of martial arts, power yoga and mediation, twice a week. Shape doesn't mention that she is a frequent jogger. I know this and you probably do too because the stalkerazzi frequently snaps photos of her en route. Aniston says, "You're darned if you're too thin and you're damned if you're too heavy. According to the press, I've been both. It's impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying." She just won major points in my book! I couldn't agree more with her however, I would say according to You Tube in my own personal experience....

Scarlett Johansson, 23: She eats a low-carb diet consisting of lean proteins and lots of salad. This is a secret because not many people admit they restrict their carbs these days. Weird, but whatever works for your body type.

In conclusion, the road to achieving a sexy Hollywood body has many paths. Not everyone is built the same so why are we taking their "secrets"? What is your secret?

Feb 14, 2008

What To Get Your New Boyfriend For Valentine's Day?

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! So this is my first Valentine's Day that I actually have a boyfriend since I think sophomore year of high school. Needless to say, it has been a long time. I told him not to get me anything, and when I said that he looked me in the eyes and said, "You're just saying that because you didn't get me anything." How did he know?! Of course I want something, but what am I suppose to get, we've really only been officially a couple for like 2 weeks now or something. Anyone have any ideas what I am suppose to get him?

For those that do not have a special valentine, I feel for ya. I really do seeing as I feel like a Valentine's Day virgin. So to put a little cheer in your day here is one of the first EVER Diet.com Videos! I look ridiculous and I am sweating profusely. So enjoy this little gem. The info is still really good, but what a long way I've come in the world of internet video...


Current Health News: 5 Snacks Under 100 Calories - The best bloopers are a click away

Feb 11, 2008

Lip Gloss That Will Curb Your Appetite?

Sephora is claiming to be selling lip gloss that will curb your appetite! Too Faced FUZE Slenderize Guilt Free Lip gloss promises to fix you like the rest of the products at the cosmetics super store. Here is what they say:
Quench your thirst for a beauty buzz with FUZE Slenderize Guilt Free Gloss. Infused with the healthy, delicious fruit flavors and appetite curbing energy boasting ingredients found in FUZE Slenderize beverages. One Delicious dab on the lips will give you a taste of what all the Hollywood starlets are losing it over! Always on the lips, never on the hips!


Here is what I say:
Seriously? I lip gloss that curbs your appetite? If this isn't the biggest scam in all of beauty products history I'll be damned. I always buy lip plumping lip gloss because I have small lips. They don't really work, but I keep buying to only find my lips tingling and stinging yet still the same size. I thought this "slenderizing" lip gloss was meant to make lips smaller. I thought "Oh Holy Day! Thin lips are coming back in style! Sweeeeet!" As it turns out, it's just another tag line to get insecure women to spend their money on an overpriced lip gloss. Never take a class in advertising. You will want to live in a van down by the river.

Calorie Free Sweetner Will Make You Fat! Ahhhhh

According to a NEW (Really? Is this new? I think I heard this a few years back but anyway) study, a popular artificial sweetener may cause you to gain weight! Saccharin the key ingrediant in Sweet'n'low apparently caused mice to eat more and gain weight. This is not news to the Diet Diva. I use splenda, but there have been studies that say splenda has a similar side effect. Apparently when we think we are eating something low in calories we go and eat something else because we, well, we can. This was recently released in another study when it turned out people were consuming more calories when they ate at Subway than good old McDonalds!

Attention Late Night Pizza Eaters On A "Diet"

New Food Find For Late Night Munchies After The Bar! I saw in Shape magazine this month that Red Baron has debuted a new little personal pizza that totals 300 calories and is totally microwaveable.



Attention all college freshmen! Put the phone down and pick some of these up so you avoid ordering an entire large pizza to yourself at 3 am. These little guys are supposedly thin and crispy and will cook up faster than your delivery guy can make it to your dorm room.

Starbucks Sandwiches Are Going, Going....

This is about 2 weeks late, but somehow I missed this. Starbucks is going to begin phasing out their breakfast sandwiches :( This makes the Diet Diva very very sad. I am going to miss the Reduced Fat Turkey Bacon Sandwich as well as the Spinach and Feta Egg Wrap... This is a sad day. Is there any way we can petition this? If yes, please tell me how and sign me up.

Feb 7, 2008

Slim and Sexy Spring Break Workout Video: Part 1

Hey everyone! Check out our spring break video! I'm a little embarrassed by the size of my boobs...

Feb 4, 2008

Superbowl Commercials: Healthy Product Reviews

As I sit behind my computer today, trying to piece it all together but my mind keeps going back to that last touchdown pass with less than a minute to go. I was convinced Tom Brady would drive the ball to get into scoring position. Stephen Gostkowski would come on the field, and kick the tying field goal. Of course, I thought we would win in overtime. It's Tom Brady, my hero, my biggest celebrity crush, my favorite athlete of all time. But as most of you know that's not how the rest of the story goes.

I don't really remember any of the commercials except the screaming squirrel and the Pepsi max commercial featuring the "Night at the Roxbury" head bang. Here are my commercial reviews in regards to diet friendly products that debuted last night during the Superbowl:


Diet Pepsi Max
: This commercial I think was a success. To refresh your memory, or fill you in, this commercial featured people nodding off to then catch their head right before it falls. This used to happen to me ALL THE TIME in high school and college during class. I thought it was funny because it's something silly, and has totally happened to everyone. The drink is a calorie free diet cola with ginseng and extra caffeine. This product sounds promising, but I see it's shelf life to be short lived. Grade: C Low calorie and ginseng are a plus for this product, but soda is just not good for you (in my educated opinion).

Life Water by Sobe: I think there more than one commercial for this product, but the first one I remember was the "Thriller" dancing lizards. I thought it was funny and creepy at the same time. It was until a few hours later that I realized why the lizard choice in dancing animals was because the product was by Sobe (who uses a lizard in their logo). I felt stupid for a minute and then I got over it. Sobe is now trying to piggy back on the success of Vitamin Water. People no longer want to drink empty calories. Products with dual benefits are now all the rage i.e. quench thirst, get vitamins. The site says: "SoBe Life water is a unique water that not only gives you a high level of vitamins and antioxidants, but is also infused with natural herbs and is low in calories without using artificial sweeteners." Unique? I'm not sure it's that unique these days, but that is awesome they don't use artificial sweeteners and it's low calorie! During the 'bowl they did not push it as a diet product which is always a good thing, so there's no hidden connotation that you are watching your weight if you want to give it a try. Comes in 5 flavors, and the site boasts it has 10 less calories than vitaminwater per serving (40 Calories). Grade: B+
Good concept, no artificial sweeteners, however trying to look like vitamin water is not unique.

Amp Energy Drink: Tow Truck Driver Jump Cables - This commercial was kind of funny, kind of gross. I was annoyed by Amp Energy for their stupid commercials on the exercise bike during pre-game coverage. What is it? Why would I want to try it? # Turn up your Energy with AMP Energy Drink . Only AMP Energy Drink has MDX5™, taurine, ginseng, B-vitamins, guarana and maltodextrin, a complex carb. All in a great-tasting citrus fusion. AMP has 120 calories. Yes caffeine gives you energy and may reduce pain while working out, letting you workout longer but why would drink something that would take you about 1.2 miles to burn off? Grade: F Annoying commercials mostly, nothing really new, too much sugar (30 grams).

SIDE NOTE: Adam Sandler's movie is called "Don't Mess With Zohan." I can't help but think it's a spoof about Lindsey Lohan. I feel like it may even be a Perez Hilton term or T-Shirt, "Don't mess with Lohan." Anyone else? No?

Gatorade G2: Derek Jeter walking in NYC. I am a Red Sox fan, but Jeter seems like a classy guy. G2 is a "low calorie hydrator." But It's gatorade's version of Propel. I tried it, and did not like it. I like Propel's taste much better. The G2 was way too sweet and tasted artificial and cough medicine-y. Sorry G2. But if Propel was not available and I was hungover, I would buy it. G2 has 25 calories in an 8 oz serving. Propel has 10 calories.

I loved the half time show. Tom Petty was a great choice. He played classic songs that are loved by both sexes, many ages, fun to dance to and sing along with. Jordan Sparks sang the national anthem and looked fabulous! She wiped away a tear at the end, and then said, "Thank you American Idol. I am the luckiest girl in the world." The people who ran onto the field during the beginning of Tom Petty's set also had the "The is the best moment of my life" face.

If I missed any products or you have tried a few of these products yourself please let us know what you liked and didn't like. It's funny how the commercials were either promoting alchohol (specifically Beer), and drinks for working out (or hangovers). Check out MySpace to see the commercials.

This is at the bottom because I want to say this but I don't want my friends and family to read it: I am very sad the Patriots lost because they were so close to having a perfect season. If they were not undefeated going into the Superbowl, I would not be so upset. As the youngest of 3 children, a very small part of me is happy for Eli Manning. He has always played in the shadow of his older brother and now he has had his chance to shine. I just wish that he played for a team that was from not from New York. There are some good people out there who are Giants fans, unfortunately the men who attended The University of Delaware that DO root for the Giants are kind of obnoxious. My friend Ashley is a Giants fan. When I last saw her on New Years and I tried not to talk football given the Pats had just beat her G-Men. But if for Ashley alone, congratulations Giants fans.

Feb 1, 2008

Superbowl Sunday Healthy Alternatives and Easy Appetizer recipes

Hi everyone!!!!

How excited are we that it is finally superbowl weekend! :) Honestly though, it's kind of pathetic that I live and breath Patriots and yet I have no plans for Sunday. Not a single person I know in Boston, has plans. No one wants to go to the bars and deal with crowds, yet no one has opened up their house for a little get together. The superbowl should totally be on a Saturday!

Anyway, here are some awesome healthy alternatives for your own greasy food fest. These foods are so delicious, even the men will not notice they are diet friendly. GO PATS!!!