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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Healthy Substitutes in the Kitchen

Coming back for more? Yeah, buddy!

So, when I am in the kitchen, I try to make healthier substitutes to those favorite dishes so that my kids and I are eating healthier. You can do simple things to help out too. For instance, when making the kids brownies and it asks for butter, substitute it with vanilla yogurt, it is still so yummy. I was so excited to see some of the substitutions on this link, I can't wait to make soup and try the pureed potato in place of cream as thickener. And for a few tips in the kitchen for healthy substitutes here are a few more:

Whole grain pasta or veggie pasta - needs to cook a little longer, but the kids won't notice.
Whole wheat flour tortillas - awesome for fajita's and you can't even tell.

Ok, ok. here is the link. Be sure to comment if you try something and it's fabulous. Also, try uploading pictures of your dishes. Let's do this!

oooh and try the cookies.

Don't ditch out on Your New Year's Resolution

There are so many myths in regards to New Year's Resolutions."Never start a diet on New Year's Day," "All protein, no carbs," "No-fat or low-fat is a great diet." Some are sneaky and some are so out there, that you know 100% it's fantasy. Whatever way you look at New Year's Resolutions, be sure to be realistic. Managing anything long term takes commitment and dedication, but it also takes a hint of realism.

      For example: To say that I am going to drop all carbs, including all chocolate, simply isn't realistic. We are just like children and once I deny myself all things, then what happens... I binge. AND FAIL.
      But, if I drop carbs for specific meals, and then know if I'm having a bad day and need a chocolate that I can have 1 (Not a Kingsize) then, I will maintain my course and my portions will get smaller and my goal remains intact.

Try starting small. For instance, if pop is your pleasure, say, "I will swap my morning pop for water or a protein shake on this day."

    Take a look at this link when planning your resolutions, and remember:
                            "Ain't about how fast I get there
                             Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
                             It's the climb, yeah!"

Saturday, December 14, 2013

What Makes Us Fat?

What makes us fat? Is it the excessive calories, the wrong carbs, or something else?

Lose It! classes will be examining this topic on December 31st and January 2nd. Make sure to hit a class to hear the myths and understand the facts.

Classes are:

  • Tuesday at E. Street - 10:15 am
  • Thursday at E. Street - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday at Canyon - 7:30 pm (Lose It! Express)

Let's Lose It!!!!

Healthy Holiday Cooking

This week the Lose It! classes will be highlighting "Healthy Holiday Cooking!" Make sure to make it to a class and learn how your holidays can be healthy and tasty.

Classes are:

  • Tuesday at E. Street - 10:15 am
  • Thursday at E. Street - 5:30 pm 
  • Thursday at Canyon - 7:30 pm (This is Lose It! Express)

Let's Lose It!!!!

If you can't make it... Check back to hit the links!