Archive for January, 2010

Jillian Michaels and her Magic Pills

Posted on January 29, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets, Weight Control | 2 Comments

I saw this product at Walgreens a few days ago.  Jillian Michaels on the cover and here’s what the product promises:

“Two capsules before main meals and you lose weight… That’s it!”

“Helps reduce caloric intake.”

“High energy formula fights diet fatigue.”

With Jillian Michaels on the cover, it must really work, right?  Doubtful. 
First, as we all know, no [...]

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Easy Turkey Burger Recipe

Posted on January 28, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | Leave a Comment

Made turkey burgers for dinner the other night.  Oven-roasted red potatoes along with them.  Delicious and easy to make. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
1-1.5 lbs Ground Turkey
1 Zucchini
1 egg
Worchestershire Sauce
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Whole wheat buns
Whatever toppings you want.
What I did:
Put ground turkey into a large bowl.  Shred up zucchini into turkey.  Add the egg, and everything else.  Mix together [...]

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Why You Still Need to Exercise

Posted on January 27, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Weight Control | Leave a Comment

We’ve all heard it: “You can’t out-train a bad diet.”  That’s for reals.  What you eat matters (and how much), especially if trying to lose weight.  Exercise is still important too, though.  Here’s why:
A study out of Louisiana State Univeristy took a look at the benefits of losing weight by diet only or by a [...]

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Believe in Yourself

Posted on January 25, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation | 2 Comments

“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”
– Robert Collier
Happy Monday!

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Good Reads

Posted on January 22, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition, Shout Outs | 4 Comments

Happy Friday.  Check out these posts/articles I’ve liked these past few days.  Check them out and pass them on. 
“I certainly believe if we could stick to these two rules, we’d see a vast improvement in our health.”
– Confused by Fitness Rules?  Here’s 2 Simple Health Tips from Dietriffic
“What’s better than eating your carrots with dip? [...]

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Photo Food Journal Recap

Posted on January 21, 2010 - Filed Under Leave a Comment

This was our dinner from a couple of nights ago.  Grilled chicken, broccoli, and sweet potatoes has to be one of my favorite food combinations.  Anyway, I realized today (after a reporter from the NY Times wanted to talk to me about the photo food journal concept) that I never wrote a recap post about [...]

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Is Zantrex 3 the Answer? Nope

Posted on January 21, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets | 2 Comments

Well, looks like we found the answer to our health problems.  Wow, Zantrex-3 promises rapid weight loss, incredible energy, and everything a person could ever want, right?  Nope.
I saw this ad on TV and grabbed a pic.  Sigh.  Yet another ad for another product that claims to quick-fix all of our health problems without “diet or [...]

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Finding the Motivation to Act

Posted on January 20, 2010 - Filed Under Motivation | 2 Comments

Eat healthier.  Eat less.  Get more exercise.  Blah.  Blah. Blah.  This list can go on and on about what we need to do to get ourselves healthier.  We all know the list and probably have one of our own.  The key to a healthier life is not just knowing what to do, but finding the motivation to do it, [...]

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Two Choices

Posted on January 18, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Motivation | Leave a Comment

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”
– Denis Waitley
Have a great Monday!

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Some Links from Me to You

Posted on January 15, 2010 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Shout Outs | 2 Comments

Happy Friday to you.  Here are some excerpts and links to articles I’ve enjoyed in these recent weeks.  Check them out! 
“This tells us that a calorie is not just a calorie – it matters how you cut calories. And, as Steven Blair is constantly pointing out, being thin is no guarantee of health if you’re [...]

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