The calories burned off during a 30 minutes walk will vary from 90-200 calories based on the weight of the person and the pace of the walk.
The calories burned off during a 30 minutes walk will vary from 90-200 calories based on the weight of the person and the pace of the walk.
These stuffed celery sticks make a perfect low-carb game-day snack. This better-for-you alternative to buffalo chicken wings has just as much flavor without all of the mess.
Two foods every football party needs more of : Buffalo sauce + cauliflower
Even if you are not on a weight control journey, chicken wings most certainly provide a very unhealthy choice as an appetizer or meal. So, in answer to the question posed by the title: Should we ‘Wing It”? The answer is a resounding “NO”!!!
Although this will probably be posted at some later date, I am writing this entry on the morning of our 30th medical practice anniversary event. I want to raise my glass and say “THANK YOU”, and “L’Chaim”.
The individual differences in response find their basis in genetic and environmental reasons. However, there are other factors involved as well. Success in long term weight control may require different approaches for different people.
There are some things we can do to make it more convenient to follow the meal/snack plans necessary for weight control.
Protein snacks in the form of some shaved turkey/ham/roast beef/chicken would provide the protein intake that we recommend for weight control.
So, to the question: Can “Energy Drinks”, such as the very popular Red Bull help a person lose weight?
Does ADHD impact on weight control? Numerous studies do show a correlation between ADHD and obesity, with there being an almost 4X more likelihood of obesity in ADHD-diagnosed people. Why does this occur?
I believe the answer is that “fault” is not really a concept to apply to the weight control arena. There exists both environment factors and internal factors that contribute to the relative ease/difficulty of controlling weight.
Chicken and fajita veggies seasoned and drizzles with olive oil and then baked to perfection on a sheet pan. So much flavor and one of the easiest meals!
Classic Skinny Margaritas made with just a few simple ingredients are the perfect cocktail with any Mexican food.
Genetics dictate lots of who we are/what we look like/what diseases we develop. Weight control is part of this discussion as well.
If you are in a mode to lose weigh and keep it off, get out that paper and pen, write down what foods you need to be compatible with the SP Dietary Plan phase you are on, and only place those items into your cart.
If we do need to succumb to our popcorn urges, what is the best popcorn to use?
How much “work” are you putting into your weight control efforts? My point: “IT” doesn’t work unless you do.
Here is a good “rule of thumb”: The thicker the salad dressing, the more likely this will be less compatible for your weight control goals.
So, how about a self-imposed “nuisance fee” to stop us from reaching for food/drink sources that we know will derail our weight control efforts?
At certain times during a long-term weight control journey there will be challenging environments, such as theme parks. Perhaps a goal is to limit the damage that is being done but there are ways to keep the positive results occurring.
To better manage stress, remember to meditate a few minutes every day. Daily practice has been shown to help improve your mood and lower blood pressure, which has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Let’s turn our attention to the weight control arena: What “opportunities” does successful weight control provide you?
You’ve got the green light to celebrate warmer weather! This simple spring snack contains a blend of fiber-rich peas and parsley with an added kick from jalapeño peppers.
So, the question for all of us: Are we “keeping up” with our families/loved ones on holiday gatherings, vacation excursions etc?
Looking for a way to impress your dinner guests? Say bonjour to this recipe from the American Heart Association! Halibut and vegetables are baked en papillote—a French technique of cooking food in parchment to lock in flavor and moisture.
You can enjoy holiday weekends and not wreck your weight control efforts. There is nothing easy about this, yet, with the right mind-set and planning.
During your long-term weight control journey it is important to monitor your body composition in addition to the weight alone.
The “cost” of multiple decades of obesity, when totaled up, including lost time at work, could easily be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions.
The magical concoction is made with natural blue tea (see Note) and refreshing lemonade for a fun science experiment. Perfect for your child's birthday party! (Adults may enjoy spiking their drink with a little vodka or gin.)
Alcohol is a major “derailer” for weight control efforts. However, when you approach the alcohol with a good game plan, your successful weigh control journey can remain unimpeded.
The “Wall” will be hit numerous times during your long-term weight control journey. Accept this and use my blog entry today to help navigating around the “Wall”.
Detox Water otherwise known as flavored water! These combinations are perfect for anyone who wants to spice up their water drinking habits!
Your weight control efforts will be helped by consuming lots of water and having a good water bottle will aid your mission to keep the water intake 64 ounces a day or greater.
Here is a very good deal: Follow the SP advice of high protein/high vegetable-low carbs/low fat/low fruit/low alcohol and you WILL have a much greater chance of a longer, healthier and happier life. Now, that is a GREAT DEAL!
I do believe strongly that obesity is a disease and prescription medications can help as part of the solution as we are helping to achieve behavioral modification.
Soups, all green veggies and any foods with a high water content count as high-volume, low-calorie foods that will help to stay longer satiated. Add protein to your a big pot soup to eat all week following the big weekend feast.
What types of cheeses are compatible with weight control efforts and which ones are not?
One of the “tools” that is helpful in your quest to follow a high protein/low carb dietary plan is that gas grill sitting on your deck, driveway or patio.
Protein is your major “friend” during your long-term weight control journey. Find ways of increasing your ingestion of this food group.
“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”
Cedar plank salmon with freshy ground pepper and fresh dill that you can cook on the grill or in the oven. This delicious salmon recipe belongs in a restaurant and is sure to WOW your dinner guests and a great meal for Phase One dietary plan.
During your long-term weight control journey, try hard to “stay on your plate” and not do the “reach over” thing, especially when it comes to those high carb/high fat laden kids’ meals.
Assess your “anger meter” and if you find you run angry lots of the time, take the steps needed to lessen that anger. Your weight control efforts most likely be more successful.
This vegan eggplant recipe stuffed with a mixture of lightly seasoned cauliflower rice, sautéed mushrooms, and other vegetables. It's easy to make! Don't limit yourself to the vegetables for the stuffing - any vegetables will work!
This vegan hummus recipe is very frugal, being made entirely of zucchini and sunflower, with just a touch of tahini and very little olive oil. It really looks and tastes like hummus, especially when garnished with spices, herbs and a drizzle of olive oil.
When I hear the term “Stand Up” I immediately think about comedians that perform live at a comedy club or other entertainment venue. However, today I want to discuss the issue as to whether the “stand up” desk at work is healthier for people than sitting
Simple and hearty squash stuffed with ground turkey and tomatoes. An easy, healthy meal (Phase One).
Concerning weight control, there are many, many factors that play a role in the ability/inability to shed weight.
The typical morning person wakes up early and then beds down not too late at night. Where do you fit into these different classifications and from a weight control standpoint, does it make a difference.
Successful long-term weight control brings lots of “New” and it is almost always the good type of new. From the new, stylish clothes, to the younger look, to the new energy to a new state of not having as much joint pain. Nu? Are you ready of the NY?
Spring is technically here in several days. And with warmer days ahead, it is important to plan our wardrobe: Putting together cute spring outfits can honestly be a little tricky. How to look your best and compatible with your weight control efforts?
The bottom line: Periodic Vitamin B-12 injections are not harmful but there is no evidence to support giving Vitamin B-12 to people with normal levels help them lose/control weight.
B vitamins are essential for growth, development and other important bodily functions. Deficiency of certain B vitamins can lead to serious conditions, from anemia and fatigue to depression, respiratory infections and birth defects.
While B-complex supplements are often easy to spot in drugstores and health food shops, it’s possible to obtain enough of them by eating a balanced diet. Try these recipes to balance your B vitamins.
Try this special recipe from the Serotonin-Plus Dietary Plan (Phase One).
Poor weight control leads to: diabetes, heart disease, cancers, chronic pain, sleep apnea, early death and a bunch of other serious stuff. The “ticket” to weight control is a high protein/low carbohydrate dietary approach.
We will change the clocks ahead for the spring this weekend. Start gearing up to take advantage of the later sun downs and use the light to your weight control advantage.
Bring some springtime sunshine into your cooking. Feel renewed with our light spring recipes and colourful meal ideas.
Take some time to assess your own time management and see what steps you may take to improve this. More effective time management will translate into more weight control success.
Why am I posting this information in an informative weight control blog? Over the years, I have had many patients tell me that to a large extent, their weight control problems/angst/anxiety was caused by parents hounding them about their weight.
Soup can be a good addition to your quest for long-term weight control, but strive for the ones that provide lots of protein/vegetables while minimizing the carbs and fat. That’s the soup….oops, I mean scoop.
Choosing between different paths/actions implies that there are options available. So, let’s now move the concept of “options” to your long-term weight control journey.
During your long term weight control journey, take a step back and examine whether your eating behaviors are different when alone as opposed to being in the company of others.
How to make traditional Ukrainian borscht. This traditional Ukrainian borscht combines the earthiness of beets with the freshness of dill and other vegetables. Beetroots have been linked to improving poor digestion by exciting the nerves in the intestines
Okay, I know I have your attention now. Controlling weight provides a whole bunch of positive physical and psychological benefits. Count a better sex life as one of these benefits.
Beets benefits for your health, from losing weight to better sex. Beets help you detox and lose weight because they contain no fat and are a good source of dietary fiber — half soluble and half insoluble.
Okay, time to show my age so here goes the rant: The Academy Awards was so disappointing. I remember how much fun this show used to be when the host for the night was a Bob Hope, a Johnny Carson, a Billy Crystal, a Whoopie Goldberg and even the Family Guy
Though we can’t all be huge stars like Frank Sinatra, that doesn’t mean we can’t eat like them! Over the years, tons of our favorite celebs have revealed what dishes they like to make when they hit the kitchen.
This is a great bison steak recipe that will make any family dinner feel famous. This recipe is great if you want a change from the norm for dinner. It takes less than an hour to make. Make this dish for an upscale dinner party or just a family dinner.
During your long-term weight control journey do not allow boredom to translate into making poor eating choices.
Season budget-friendly pork tenderloin with mustard and spices for a quick and easy grilled supper.
During your weight control journey, try to develop the mindset that you are choosing not to eat/drink the carbs/fruits/alcohol that derail your efforts. Do not tell yourself that you cannot eat/drink these sources.
There’s no comparison between homemade chicken stock and stock poured out of a can. The flavors are much deeper, and the quality of nutrients far surpasses anything you’ll find wrapped in aluminum. Don’t be intimidated by a making your own stock.
Without focus, planning, structuring and “management”, weight control will spiral into chaos, i.e. weight will go up. To lose weight and maintain that healthier/happier weight, we all need to put “order” into our universe.
I guess we could not get away from an entire winter without another weather event that closes things down. The description above sets the stage for a potentially VERY derailing weight control day:
This home made cabbage soup will compliment your weight loss week. This recipe is low in calories and high in finer. Do not forget to add enough protein during your week to balance your SP dietary plan.
Good sleep improves weight control. Weight control improves sleep. Try to get into this “good” cycle as opposed to the “viscous” one.
These Parmesan garlic veggie fries are a tasty side dish or snack and a healthy change from potatoes. Oven roasted and topped with salty cheese make these a delicious and healthy dish!
There are a number of “traditional combinations” that need to be broken up during your long-term weight control journey. Divorcing the fries from the burger won’t cost you any legal fees.
Going out to eat should not be stopped because you are on a long term weight control effort. However, be proactive in ensuring that the meals you order are as compatible as possible with high protein/high vegetable-low carb/low fat/low fruit.
Easy One Pot Authentic Hungarian Goulash Recipe is a hearty, earthy, and meaty stew that brings authentic Hungarian flavor in an easy one-pot stew the whole family will love!
Healthy Turkey Meatballs Recipe without breadcrumbs baked in the oven until juicy inside and golden outside. So easy, double the recipe and freeze.
So, let’s get to the meat (or vegetarian) heart of the matter: Is “Pho” a healthy choice during a long-term weight control journey?
How to substitute bread that will be compatible with the Serotonin-Plus Dietary Plan and will taste good. Here it is! This is 40 cals bread substitute recipe it’s a good fill in if you’re looking to cut some calories, carbs or just for something different.
The impact on others? Not that you have any obligation to be a “Role Model”, but given the 70% overweight/obese prevalence in our population, there is a great chance others observing your efforts may be impacted in a very positive way.
If you own a slow cooker, you know it’s probably the most convenient and versatile device ever created. (And it’s the perfect way to make great-tasting meals without being in the kitchen for hours!) Tonight, enjoy our slow-cooked chicken and lentil chilli.
For those of you trying to achieve lower scale numbers, this one day of indulgence may derail your entire week of focused/disciplined work to have the weight go down. How can you avoid the “Super Bowl Damage”?
Traditional side dishes like fries and wings can be made healthier by paying attention to the condiments and toppings used and baking them instead of frying. Here is, a lighter classic side dish recipe for you:
Turning our attention to humans, is it possible that a lower number of taste buds present in overweight/obese people cause this population to seek sugary/salty/tasty foods in higher amounts/higher concentrations due to their lower abilities to “taste”?
Confidence and self-esteem are important components for all of us being happy and your successful weight control efforts will enhance both.
Try to find your “fun” niche in the exercise world, and when you do, you will find yourself not turning off the alarm clock, staying in bed and thinking of excuses why you cannot exercise that day.
During your long-term weight control journey there will be some “hype” thrown your way that may derail your efforts.
Most Italian Meatball Soup recipes contain crusty bread and orzo pasta in addition to the meatballs and veggies, so in order to ensure your best weight control results we’ve left those high-calorie, high-carb ingredients out of this delicious recipe.
The point: Do not allow a difficult week when weight gain occurs to completely through you off course. Get back on the wagon, regain your focus/resolves and move forward aggressively. That mind-set will help you get to that much healthier and happier w
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The holidays are over....If you find yourself spiraling into SAD feelings, take the steps needed to come out of it. SAD will turn into more sadness if weight gain occurs during these months. We are here to help! Read More
Long-term weight control requires SUPPORT. Let’s all try to not fall into that cycle of “New Years Resolution” to control weight and then that falls by the wayside. We are here for you to help!
Treat your family and friends to some-thing sweet this season. This recipe pulls together our tips to bake favourite cookie recipes that are sure to please. If you can make a basic sugar free cookie, you’ll love how surprisingly easy it is to make.
During the holiday season, our entire Serotonin-Plus team loves to help our patients out in the kitchen. We cook and create our recipes that compliments the SP dietary plan.
Try to think of the “rewards” you receive from a weight control situation you are not happy with, evaluate the risks, take the necessary actions to achieve the rewards that come along with effective weight control. There is NO risks w/ a healthy weight!