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Things To Avoid During Pregnancy

I am sure if any of you have been pregnant then the doctor has given you a list of the things to eat, not eat, do and not do. Here is a basic list of the things to avoid: 1. Do not eat sushi…. any type of raw fish and harm the baby and plus it has mercury. 2. Do not eat deli meat… there is the chance it could have bacteria and harm the baby. Make sure you heat it first. 3. Do not eat unpasteurized milk products… this includes cheeses that used unpasteurized milk products. 4. Limit the amount of caffeine you consume. 5. Limit the amount of hot dogs you eat. 6. Do not eat raw seafood. Cooked shrimp and crab is a safe choice. 7. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL! 8. DO NOT SMOKE! Those are … Read entire article »

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Tis The Season!

Tis the season to be THANKFUL! Take time out of your busy day to reflect on everything you are thankful for… Remember that no matter how bad you think you might have it, someone else has it worse. Be thankful for everything around you. I am truly thankful for my family and friends. I have an amazing husband who is my best friend. I couldn’t be any happier with him in my life. I am thankful for my wonderful parents, great sister, cute nieces and nephew, awesome in-laws, and everyone else that is in my life. Tis the season to appreciate, and I truly appreciate everything and everyone! … Read entire article »

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Reduce Ovarian Cancer By Eating These Foods:

I just watched Dr. Oz and it was very informative today. He said that by eating the following foods, you can reduce your chances of getting ovarian cancer: 1.) Breakfast – Oatmeal 2.) Lunch – Spinach(or any bright colored vegetable – kale, tomatoes, etc) 3.) Dinner – Broccoli or cauliflower He also stated that by taking birth control pills for more than 5 years will reduce your chances of getting ovarian cancer by 50%! Check out more on this topic at http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/reduce-your-risk-ovarian-cancer … Read entire article »

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Black Bean Brownies

One way to make brownies healthier is to substitute the flour in any brownie recipe with 15 1/2 oz of black beans. Drain one can of black beans and continue to follow the recipe as directed omitting the flour. The brownies will be very moist, yet you won’t feel as guilty eating them! They are yummy! … Read entire article »

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Diet Mistakes

Hi… I am learned (by my mistakes) that certain foods that claim to be good for you are not! Here are some foods that you might think will help you loose weight: Artificial Sweeteners (Splenda, Equal, etc)                                                                                                              Diet Drinks Packages Diet Foods like Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine, etc Fake Butter All these products are made from chemicals that actually confuse the liver and make the body retain and store fat. Also, the myth that whole grains, soy products and other products such as orange juice, helps you drop pounds is just that…. a myth! These products actually do the opposite. They cause your body to produce insulin because they spike your suger levels. When your body produces insulin to makes your body store fat and then makes you feel hungry again. It’s a horrible cycle! I hope … Read entire article »

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Quick Tips To Help You Slim Down in 2010:

1. Smaller portion sizes 2. Eat slower 3. Divide your plate (1/2 veggies and fruits, 1/4 lean protein, 1/4 whole grain carbs) 4. Take half your meal home for lunch/dinner the next day 5. Use smaller plates 6. Leave food on your plate 7. Write down what you eat 8. Make a healthy grocery list and stick to it. These are basic tips that will help you stick to a diet, or just become a healthier you! … Read entire article »

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Don’t Snack!

After learning how fastly calories add up, I knew that there had to be a way to control the intake without “dieting”. Instead of snacking, cook yourself a lunch/dinner. You will get full with less calories! … Read entire article »

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Ways to prevent over-eating at Thanksgiving:

1.) When you arrive, grab a drink such as water, unsweetened tea or black coffee. Start sipping. This will make you feel more full than you actually are – preventing you from over-eating. 2.) Skip all the breads before the meal. Fill your plate with turkey (lean meat) and the vegs. 3.) Once you have a balanced, healthy plate in front of you, seat down and begin eating. 4.) After you have finished, then if needed, get a small portion of those sinful sweets that you only have at Thanksgiving! 5.) Get small portions of everything and only get one plate of food, not 3! The small sweet trip is an exception, but keep it small. 6.) Once you are finished eating, move away from the food. You don’t want to be tempted to get … Read entire article »

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Kids Bad Snacking Habits

Not only is fast food making our children fat, but the snacks we stuff in their faces are a leading cause also. So many parents feel that if their child wants a candy bar at the checkout line and they don’t buy it for them, then they are being mean to their child. In my eyes it’s the complete opposite. The more junk food you give to your child the more you are killing them inside. You may not see a difference now, but it is affecting them. Who wants their child to grow up and have heart problems? I definitely don’t want that for my child, or any other child for that matter. Parents don’t think about things like this. When the family goes to the baseball game, it’s … Read entire article »

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Obesity In Children

Walking down the road and seeing young children struggling to walk, to breathe, to play, breaks my heart. Whose fault is it? Sure, you can blame the child for enjoying the taste of good, fatty foods, but when it comes down to it… who introduced all the bad foods to the children? THEIR PARENTS! Children know what their parents teach them. It is up to the parents to set good examples for their child to follow. So many parents turn to fast food for a quick dinner because…. you guessed it – “they were too busy to cook dinner!” Sure that excuse is acceptable occasionally, and by occasionally- I mean maybe once a week at most. Parents need to stop taking the quick easy way out and think about the … Read entire article »

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