Friday, December 3, 2010

Jane Fonda's Workout: Daily Yoga with Tara Stiles

Jane Fonda's Workout: Daily Yoga with Tara Stiles

This essential yoga workout will revitalize your body and mind, leaving you balanced, renewed, relaxed, and energized! Get ready to stretch your body to the limit, in this full hour of authentic yoga practice that makes yoga accessible to everyone.

Practice daily with Tara to embody radiant health and enjoy all of yoga's benefits, including weight loss, improved strength, flexibility, balance, and stress reduction.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mini-Meals to Help Control Your Hunger - MSN Health and Fitness

Graze your way through the day. Eating smaller amounts more frequently may make it easier to control your weight, especially if you’re over 40, says Chris Robinson, author of The Core Connection. Eat five or six of these tasty mini-meals throughout the day, and you’ll never feel hungry and you’ll keep your blood sugar steady.

Many of my clients eat five or six 250- to 300-calorie mini-meals every two or three hours, including before or after a workout. By eating every several hours, their blood sugar stays steady and they never feel hungry. Women over 40 add that mini-meals seem to control bloating and weight gain.

Read more... Mini-Meals to Help Control Your Hunger - MSN Health & Fitness

From The Core Connection by Chris Robinson

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Leftovers for lunch - Thursday, May 13th

Baked Salmon Last night I baked salmon, drizzled with olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning. Perfect leftovers for lunch along with long grain wild rice, spinach, mandarin oranges and parmesan cheese.

Weight Watchers Points Values:

3 - 2 oz Baked Salmon
1 - 1/4 cup Uncle Ben's Long Grain Wild Rice
0 - spinach
1 - 1/2 serv. Mandarin Oranges / Parmesan Cheese (sprinkle)
1 - Sugar Free Jello pudding - Milk Chocolate Bliss

Which Artificial Sweetener Is Right For You? - WebMD

We help you weigh the pros and cons

Honestly, who doesn't have a sweet tooth? We are born that way -- liking the taste sensation of sweetness. We have scores of taste buds dedicated only to tasting sweetness.

And boy, do we like our sugar. Within a year's time, Americans basically eat their weight in sugar. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2002 the average American consumed 146 pounds of sugar (including sugar, corn sweeteners, honey, and syrups).

Read more... Which Artificial Sweetener Is Right For You?

Article by Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic - Expert Column

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gym-Free Slim-Down - Glo from MSN

Gym-Free Slim-Down How Your Hair And Makeup Can Make You Look Thinner

The basic black cocktail dress isn't the only slimming tool in a woman's arsenal. Hair and makeup — when done strategically — can also make you look like you've been living a carb-free existence.

To get the skinny on how to lengthen a fuller face, we turned to two of L.A.'s most in-demand glamour pros: makeup artist Sherri Darlyn Terry, who's finessed the faces of supermodels, including Chanel Iman, Coca Rocha and Lily Donaldson, and hair stylist Robert Ramos, who's shaped the locks of Eva Mendes, Rachel McAdams and Jessica Alba.

Read more... Gym-Free Slim-Down

Article by Emili Vesilind, Glo from MSN

Monday, May 10, 2010

Veggie Straws

World Gourmet Veggie Straws Lightly Salted My daughter, Whitney, turned me on to Veggie Straws a few months back... I finally found some at our local Sam's here in Kansas City, MO. Oh my, they are so good! Taste like fries, only they're so much better for you!

Product info:

World Gourmet is excited to provide you with our Veggie Straws. The combination of Potato, Tomato, and Spinach combined with a touch of salt makes these straws a great tasting snack. These straws are a great choice for a healthier snacking lifestyle.

65% less fat than the leading Potato Chip (This Product 3g, the Leading Potato Chip 10g)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Equipment-Free Strength Workout - Women's Health

Get a total-body workout, totally sans gear. Do these body-weight moves twice a week, completing the recommended sets and reps with perfect form.

Pushups are proof positive that gravity makes your body one hell of a workout tool. Which is fan-freakin'-tastic, because getting to the gym--or even locating your own dumbbells (need a forensic detective?)--isn't always realistic.

Read more... No Equipment Required Workout

Article by Jenny Everett, Women's Health Magazine

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Healthy Snacks - Low-Calorie Snacks -

#16 -Parmesan Pita Crisps 31 Days of Healthy Snack Ideas - When hunger strikes in between meals, it's tough to resist the urge to munch on chips, cookies, and other bad-for-you treats. But choosing healthier snacks can keep you satisfied until your next meal without wreaking havoc on your waistline. Stay on the healthy track all month long with these 31 enjoyable low-calorie snacks. Let the snacking begin!

Don't wreck your diet. These 31 delicious low-calorie snacks will keep you on the healthy track.

Read more... Healthy Snacks - Low-Calorie Snacks -

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Image by James Baigrie

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Study: Women Who Drink Are Less Likely to Gain Weight - Health News -

Study: Women Who Drink Are Less Likely to Gain Weight - Health News - MONDAY, March 8, 2010 ( — Some women avoid drinking calorie-filled cocktails, wine, and beer because they’re worried about packing on the pounds. Now, a new study suggests that women who are moderate drinkers actually tend to gain less weight over time than teetotalers.

Read more... Study: Women Who Drink Are Less Likely to Gain Weight - Health News -

Article by Anne Harding -
Image by Getty Images

Low-Calorie Cocktails

So just how many calories are in your favorite cocktail? These calorie counts for popular alcoholic drinks are approximate, based on popular recipes, but may vary depending on ingredients and portions.

Pina Colada (6 oz): 378 calories
Mojito (8 oz): 214 calories
Cosmopolitan (4 oz): 200 calories
Chocolate martini: (2 oz each vodka, chocolate liqueur, cream, 1/2 oz creme de cacao, chocolate syrup): 438
Margarita (8 oz): 280
Green apple martini (1 oz each vodka, sour apple, apple juice): 148

Read more... Healthy Eating & Diet Low-Calorie Cocktails - How Many Calories in Popular Cocktails?

Green Apple Martini

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Monday, March 8, 2010

WW Points for Monday, March 8th

20 points

1 - (19) Vitamins and sugar free french vanilla cream in coffee
2 - (17) Oatmeal plus 1 pack Splenda w/ fiber and cinnamon
2 - (15) 1/2 small banana and serv. prunes
1 - (14) WW yogurt - strawberry banana
5 - (09) 1 cup Italian Chicken Herb Penne (leftovers)
1 - (08) Pudding, sugar free, live active, milk chocolate bliss
0 - (08) Baby carrots, 1 serving
4 - (04) 21 Nuts, whole serving
0 - (04) Lettuce, 1/2 cup. Celery, 1.5 stalk. Cucumber, 5 slices.
0 - (04) Tomato, 1/4. Spinach, 1/2 cup, Italian dressing
1 - (03) Mission tortilla shell, wheat, fajita size
1 - (02) WW shredded cheese, 1/2 serv.
2 - (00) Turkey chili, 1/4 cup (leftovers)

EXERCISE - 45 minutes, +3 points

2 - (01) Popcorn, Orville Redenbacher
1 - (00) Jello, 1/2 cup black cherry

Saturday, March 6, 2010

How to Walk for Weight Control

How far, fast, and long to burn fat... to lose weight and to keep it off, you need to get moving.

Walking Off Weight: Walking at a moderate pace for 30-60 minutes burns stored fat and can build muscle to speed up your metabolism. Walking an hour a day is also associated with cutting your risk of heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes and stroke. Isn't it time to work 1-hour walks into your busy lifestyle?

This tutorial will describe how walking burns calories and fat, what speed is appropriate, how long and how often to walk, and methods to track your activity.

Read more... How to Walk for Weight Control -

Article by Wendy Bumgardner, Guide

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Get Your Waist Back in 2 Weeks -

Make Your Eating Plan Automatic - Over a 14-day period, train yourself to make good-for-YOU food choices (Step 2 makes this easy). You’ll reprogram your appetite, so YOU will be in charge of what you’re eating.

- Eat three main meals, plus snacks, so you’re never hungry.
- Eat the same things for breakfast and lunch almost every day. Yes, every day. People who minimize food choices lose more weight.

Read more... Get Your Waist Back in 2 Weeks -

Article by Real Age

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

20 superfoods for weight loss -

It's time for a new slim-down mantra: Eat more to weigh less. No joke! The right foods help you drop pounds by revving your calorie burn and curbing cravings. We consulted top experts for the best picks and asked leading chefs for easy, tasty ways to prepare them. Add these eats to your plate today and you'll be slimmer and healthier in no time!

Read more... 20 superfoods for weight loss -

Article by Self Magazine

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Italian Herb Chicken Penne

2 1/2 lbs skinless boneless chicken
1 pkg. fresh mushrooms, halved or sliced*
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 pkg. McCormick Seasoning, "Italian Herb Chicken"
1 box Barilla Plus Penne - multigrain pasta w/ Omega 3
1 teaspoon grated parmesan cheese

1. Place chicken and mushrooms in slow cooker.

2. Mix seasoning, tomatoes, and tomato paste until blended. Pour over chicken and mushrooms (*I do not add mushrooms in mine). Cover.

3. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH.

4. Add Penne pasta to boiling water and boil for 11 minutes. In the meanwhile shred chicken with fork. Drain pasta and add to slow cooker. Mix together and serve with a little parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Serving size - 1 cup for 5 Weight Watchers Points


Italian Herb Chicken Penne

Get a better treadmill workout -

Get a better treadmill workout Just think: If global warming were a good thing, you'd never have to run indoors on a treadmill ever again. You can see where we're going with this. The next time you're running bored on the belt, change your routine with one of these four programs. They'll help you burn calories, without burning you out.

Play By Numbers First, calculate your maximum heart rate (MHR) by subtracting your age from 220. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends hitting at least 70 percent of your MHR while you exercise to maximize your calorie burn and fat loss.

Read more... Get a better treadmill workout -

Photo and Article by Women's Health Magazine

Monday, March 1, 2010

WW Points for Monday, March 1st

19 points

1 - (18) Vitamins and sugar free french vanilla cream in coffee
2 - (16) Oatmeal plus 1 pack Splenda w/ fiber and cinnamon
2 - (14) 1/2 small banana and 1/2 serv. prunes
1 - (13) WW yogurt - berries and cream
1 - (12) Kashi bar, peanut butter, 1/2 bar
1 - (11) Egg whites w/ pepper, 1/4 cup
1 - (10) 2 slices ham (serving is 1 point for 4)
2 - (08) WW shredded cheese, 1/4 cup
1 - (07) Mission tortilla shell, wheat, fajita size
1 - (06) Pudding, sugar free, live active, milk chocolate bliss
0 - (06) Baby carrots, 1 serving
1 - (05) Grapes, 1/2 serving
0 - (05) Lettuce, 1/2 cup. Celery, 1.5 stalk. Cucumber, 5 slices.
0- (05) Tomato, 1/4. Spinach, 1/2 cup
1 - (04) Parmesan cheese, sprinkle and a few sun flower seeds.
3 - (01) Tilapia cooked in a little Olive Oil
0 - (01) Green beans, 1 cup
1 - (00) Jello, 1/2 cup black cherry

Exercise for Monday, March 1st

Walked 45 minutes, 2.79 miles and burned 405 calories. In addition, I stretched for 10 minutes, lifted weights for 5 minutes and worked out for 15 minutes... not sure how many calories burned from that.

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