Weight Loss News 6-16-15

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Help! I Love Sweets!

Lemon pie tart and cool, tender sour cream pound cake with strawberries and whipped cream, homemade ice cream freshly churned….these foods scream Summer to me! During the Fall and Winter it’s apple cake with caramel frosting, pecan pie, and Mom’s homemade fudge. Wait!! Do you see a pattern here?! If it’s a certain time of the year, I am eating sweets. Heck, if it’s a day that ends in “Y,” I am eating sweets. I LOVE sweets. I would say that I have a major sweet tooth. My close friends and family would tell you that too.

I grew up in a family where sweets were a part of every night’s schedule. “What are we having for snack?” was (and still is) my Dad’s question that you know is coming at some point in the evening after supper. If I go out to eat, I would rather have dessert than a glass of wine. Well, let’s be honest, I would really like to have both the wine and dessert, and most times I do have both. I am honest enough with myself that I know, and I own, my issues with sugar.

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Green Scallop Tacos

Green Scallop Tacos – seared scallops on tortillas with a delicious green herb salsa

 

What makes these tacos better than just good is this amazing green herb salsa made with fresh herbs, jalapeño and little dices of cooling cucumber and avocado. When paired with these quick sauteed scallops and a squeeze of lime juice on top you’ll probably contemplate opening up your own taco truck (or at least I did!), they are that good!

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Chocolate for your heart

 Eating 100 g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk. The calculations showed that compared with those who ate no chocolate higher intake was linked to an 11% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 25% lower risk of associated death.

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New review highlights principles of nutrition management of inherited metabolic disorders

Thanks to screening of newborns and newly developed therapies, the population of patients with inherited metabolic disorders has expanded. As these patients age and enter adulthood, diet therapy will be the mainstay of treatment for their disorders.

A new review, published today in Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP), a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) that publishes articles about the scientific basis and clinical application of nutrition and nutrition support, highlights the basic principles of chronic nutrition management of inherited metabolic disorders.

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Bread has been a major staple of the human diet for thousands of years. As early as the Roman Empire, bread was a common accompaniment to most meals. Bread, in its many forms, continues to be the most regularly consumed food in the world due to its convenience, portability, nutrition and taste.

There are many different types of bread, some much healthier than others. There are leavened and unleavened breads, whole grain or whole meal breads, sweet breads, corn breads, flatbreads, breads made with ancient grains, soda bread and many, many more.

Present-day packaged and pre-sliced white bread is made of highly processed simple carbohydrate, which is digested quickly without providing many nutrients or benefits to the body.

Bread is made mostly of carbohydrate. Despite their bad reputation in the dieting world, carbohydrates are our bodies preferred source of fuel.

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Too Busy to Eat Well or Work Out? We’ve Got Something to Say!

Give us a raise of the hand if you’ve ever found yourself a little overwhelmed with the whole concept of healthy living. And raise the other hand if those feelings of overwhelm hit you during a busy, transitional time in your life — like, the end of college or beginning of a new job.

Yep. Thought so. We’ve pretty much all been there, haven’t we?

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What Yoga Gear Do You Need

Yoga Gear for Beginners to Get You Started

I know, I know, I’m a yoga junkie.

Yoga offers more than increased flexibility and muscle strength. Practitioners quickly discover that it clears the mind, strengthens the lungs, improves posture and promotes deeper calm and an inner sense of centeredness.

When you choose to begin practicing yoga, finding the right gear will help you commit to this healthy lifestyle for the long haul.

But let me make it clear. You do not need ANYTHING to participate in yoga. The most important thing you need is commitment. Anyone can do yoga, from rich to poor. You absolutely do not need to buy any special gear or anything like that. You can do it outside or inside. That being said, having some gear is a good way to make the experience a lot more fun and fulfilling. Luxuries are always nice, there’s no need to deny ourselves if we have the means to purchase them.

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