Beware of Casual Snacking

beware of casual snackingWhen we snack on food and drinks between meals, for those that are focused on losing weight, this is particularly the time that needs to be carefully monitored. Even though you may associate snacking with something small and rather insignificant, more often than not, snacking episodes can rival the calorie intake of an entire lunch or dinner meal.

You can imagine how damaging this would be to a person whose goal is to lose weight, and why paying particular attention to the snacks that are consumed is crucial for weight loss success.

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Healthy Meal of the Week 13 With Healthy Leftover Idea

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Healthy Meal of the Week: Tom’s Beef Stew
Leftover Idea: Stew Quesadillas

This idea was provided by my dad (Tom) who occasionally enjoys making this recipe for our family. I’ve always loved this meal growing up, and finally asked him for his specific recipe. My father graciously parted with his concoction and last night I put it to the test to see if what he wrote down actually came out tasting like the usual. Thankfully it did!

Even though this meal takes a total of 6 hours to cook, in all actuality the majority of the work is all taken care of by the crock pot. Your initial prep time will only be about 20 minutes to cook the meat, slice up the potatoes and carrots, along with opening the various cans to pour into the cooking container. Once that is done, and you turn on your crockpot, you can relax and simply stir occasionally if you desire.

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Watch Out For The Halloween Junk!

avoid the Halloween junkIf you happen to celebrate the Halloween festivities, your house may be inundated with excess of candy, treats, and sweets. If you are concerned about losing weight and have recently been focusing on improving your health, then these few weeks with extra tempting treats around the house may wreck some havoc on your plan and efforts.

Here are a few tips you can use to help minimize the effect this holiday will have on you and hopefully keep you focused on your health and fitness goal.

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The Dieting Issues Many Face

dieting issues Are you focused on losing weight? Has that been nagging issue for some time and you are tired of being unable to make a dent in that darn number that keeps appearing every time you step on scale? As exasperating as this journey may be, you are far from being alone in this type of situation. According to CBS news, over 45 million Americans are on a diet yet Gary Foster, Ph.D., clinical director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania, states that 65 percent of dieters return within three years to their pre-dieting weight.

If you refuse to accept defeat and are determined to succeed, then planning out the following day can really help you grasp a hold of this process and keep you focused on your goal.

Before you scoff at the idea of actually making a plan for the next day, realize that this practice is really just meant to help a person get used to what it takes to live a healthy life from morning to night.

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The Fight To Get Fit

Have you had many struggles over the years losing weight and getting into shape? Let’s face it, losing 30, 50, 80, 100+ pounds may be terribly difficult to accomplish especially if you have trouble controlling what you eat and getting a regular form of exercise. This entire process can be thought of as a fight […]


Are You Ready To Give Up Junk Food?

Have you decided to give up that bag of potato chips or candy bar and opt for a nice juicy apple or orange instead? For those of you who are determined to improve your health and get fit, these seemingly minor decisions make all the difference in the world when it comes to weight loss. […]


Take Care of Number One – 4 Healthy Habits

It can be relatively easy to overlook your own health needs especially if you have a family with young children. Let’s face it, children generally become priority number one and that’s justified since they need the watchful guidance of their parents to help ensure they grow up properly. However this in itself may force you […]


Left Home Without Healthy Food, Now What?

Picture this, sitting right on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator is a plastic travel container packed with a proper portion size of leftover food from the night before, along with individually bagged apple slices, a nice medley of almonds with raisins, and two 20 ounce water bottles to help wash all that nutritious food […]


Healthy Meal of the Week 11 With Healthy Leftover Idea

Healthy Meal: Spicy Turkey Sausage Pasta with Salad Healthy Leftover Idea: Turkey Sausage Sandwich Here’s a slightly alternative way to enjoy a healthier version of pasta with spicy sausage chunks. Check in your local supermarket if they have prepackaged hot Italian turkey sausage available, if not regular turkey sausages would suffice especially for those not […]