Oct 31, 2008
Here is the video version above on YouTube. Here is the version on Diet.com Video.
Last weekend, i spent 2 hours in Target staring at the nutrition information of all the trick or treat candies trying to figure out which ones were the healthiest so you don't have to! I also have the cell phone images to prove it!
But first, I want to know what your favorite Halloween candy is? Mine is and always will be the Caramello. I was disappointed to find that between the thousands of options target had to offer, none included the Caramello. The rare house that gives out these cadbury candies holds the key to my happiness on a cold fall evening in my princess costume.
Forget best, lets talk worst. My list for worst Halloween candy to be given out is as follows in no particular order: Tootsie rolls, Dots, Smartees, Dum Dums, Raisins, Necco Wafers and random unlabeled hard candies. Gross.
And now here is my list of top Halloween candy for diets...
Keep in mind this not about losing weight but choosing the lesser evil when it comes to nutritional values. It would be naive and stupid to think you'd eat an apple over a mini snickers, right?
My top 3 healthiest chocolate picks are Peanut m&m's, 3 Musketeers, and York Peppermint Patties or Junior Mints. Peanuts have protein, the peppermint sisters have dark chocolate for antioxidants and peppermint suppresses hunger, and 3 Musketeers have the least amount of calories and fat!
Beyond that, always choose dark chocolate over milk if available for additional antioxidants, be generous - share your candy, use it in recipes, freeze for "that time of the month". I leave you with these last words that my friends father would utter every time we jumped out of his car to our underage party - moderation girls, moderation.
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Oct 13, 2008
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Britney diets are one of the more popular celebrity weight loss plans sought after. Her abs workout is also a hot searched term on the web. So just how did she do it this time?
Known for sticking to what's tried and true, Britney has reportedly lost a total of 25 lbs. It's easy to see if you watch the video.
According to MSNBC, Spears is losing healthfully with about 2 pounds a week. "She’s never looked so good in her life,” says the source. I beg to differ. She looked pretty close to perfect at the VMA's when she performed "Oops I did it again" but hey, that's just MY opinion.
The source also tells MSNBC that her secret is Nutrition 53. “She’s taking Nutrition 53, she’s working out, she’s grounded.” (Nutrition 53, interestingly, is the supplement backed by Bill Romanowski, the former NFL linebacker).
Do I smell a fake celebrity endorsement for a diet supplement?! I chose to do my own research to find out!
Nutrition 53 is a supplement back by Bill Romanowski, a former NFL linebacker. There are 3 kinda of supplements from this company; Neuro 1, Sleep 1 and Lean 1. Assuming she's taking the lean, it delivers "30 g of premium protein for muscle definition, 14 organic fruit and vegetable extract, herbal extracts for hunger control and heart healthy Omega-3 & Physterolds!" It's actually a meal replacement and claims to be all natural. I think it's 200 calories and I say I think because the nutrition facts can only be seen as a pdf and it's so small that when I try to make it bigger, I can't make out really the last two integers.
Anyway - CelebTV contacted Bill and here is what is said, “I have to be very careful to protect the people that do take my product. Most of Hollywood is taking Lean 1 right now. And, it’s the best tasting meal replacement and a lot of really high profile people have had pheonomenal results with it…you can put two and two together.”
Spears recently told OK! Magazine that, “I’m the healthiest I’ve been all my life. My diet has a lot to do with my getting into shape. I have no sugar. I don’t eat fruit or even fruit juice because of the sugar. I eat chicken and salmon and rice. I eat avocados. I’ll have egg whites for breakfast and sometimes turkey burgers for lunch.” This is consistent with her other tellings regarding her regimen.
My gut feeling is that this is a ridiculous claim in order for this supplement to make money. I highly doubt Spears is using Lean 1. My final verdict is NO, she's not using Nutrition 53 but that Bill Romanowski is just another money hungry hot shot trying to make a dime off of the pop stars return to stardom.
Oct 9, 2008
As most of you all probably know, our economy is not doing so well. If you are one of the many who has lost money in the market, you may be interested in hearing about how you can earn money by participating in a clinical trial.
Requirements vary depending on subject matter as does compensation however, we found one clinical trial right here in Boston with benefits that include an individualized weight loss plan, meals for up to 8 months and cool cash up to $2,500.
Not bad if you ask me. To check out the options in your area visit http://centerwatch.com and click on Trial Listings (Or click here for the diet related stuff ).
If you were confused as to how much exercise you should be getting on a week to week basis, you can thank Uncle Sam for trying to clear it up. This week the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services released the "Physical activity guidelines for Americans" – the report recommends at least 2.5 hours a week of moderate aerobic activity and at least one hour a day for children.
The last time the government issued exercise advice was in 2005 when they suggested 30 minutes on most days of the week to reduce risk of chronic disease in adulthood. Don’t have much time during the week? Don't worry. You can still reap the benefits from physical activity since now they say it’s the level of effort and accumulative time spent that really counts. Visit HealthierUS.gov for more information and specifics.
And check this out! The New York City Health Department wants you to know that your calorie intake at lunch may be more than half of the calories you should consume for the entire day!
A new ad campaign reminding adults they should limit themselves to 2,000 calories a day can be seen in 20% of the Big Apple's subway cars. If you live in NYC what do you think of the newest healthy-eating campaign? Have you been making smarter decisions since the calorie counts were posted on chain menus?
And here is a quick rundown of health news that may help your dieting efforts:
An ingredient in olive oil has been found to ward off hunger pangs by keeping the body satisfied to prolong the time between meals. [US News & World Report]
Can reading help kids lose weight? According to Duke University, reading can lead to weight loss if you are a tween-age girl. I used to love reading at that age; how about you?... [Time Magazine]
And lastly, the New York Times reports that rough economic times may do your health good. Instead of dining out, families are buying whole foods and cooking from scratch which in turn means they are eating healthier.
To reduce economic related stress try doing yoga. Visit Diet.com to find out how you can lose weight stress free with Yoga. [NY Times]
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