Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Good, The Bad, The Fattening

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Trap Food to Avoid aka THE BAD
Rolled oats, nuts, dried fruit it just seems so...right. But what we don't realize is how much sugar and extra calories are hiding inside. Not to mention the trans fat as well. I do give them an A+ for clever marketing.

Stay away from cheese, deli meat, fries, chips, ice cream, Soy and BBQ sauce, and mayonaise. I know that sounds harsh but it's the truth. Although... I will let you in on some secrets.

If this is what your refrigerator looks like than it's time for some spring cleaning.

If you thought the only alternatives to condiments were no condiments than think again.

Here's a starter list of condiment alternatives.

Hummus > Mayo
Horseradish > BBQ
Yogurt Dip/Horseradish Blue Cheese > Blue Cheese
Hot Pepper > Hot Sauce
Basil ?Pesto

Boom that easy.


The following information is POP-SECRET!

I don't mean that the Pop-Secret brand is good. But there is a secret to popping your pop-corn. Pop-corn good for you!
5 cups is a serving!

Buy a bag of organic popcorn. Pour it and a little olive oil in you air popper (or whatever you want to cook it in). I use medium heat on my stove. Pop the popcorn and you have a late night snack you can munch on all night with no fat, no sodium, no sugar, has lot's of fiber and few calories. In fact one serving has only
That's perfect bowl placement.
  • Scrambled Egg Whites

  • Homemade Muesli

  • Coffee (no creamers)

Midmorning Snack:

  • Protein Shake

  • Yam Muffin


  • Chicken Breast Sandwich

  • Apple

  • Small handful of Pecans

  • Iced Tea (no sweeteners)


  • Protein Shake


  • Grilled Halibut

  • Small Baked Potato

  • Salad with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

  • Frozen Yogurt

  • Water

Final Thoughts
Oh yeah, that's right. What you thought was just a normal day has become another milestone in your life with this info. Now that you've read it, apply it. That's it!
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I'm in such a giving mood I'll throw one more secret your way. Butter you can eat and still stay lean.
Next Blog
Reader's choice. Throw me some ideas.


  1. I totally need to get on board with the air-popped popcorn

  2. Readers Choice Suggestion:

    Blog on "Avoiding a Plateau." Talk about how to maintain once body goals are slowly achieved. Maybe recommend a workout schedule including number of days per wk to aim for and type of activity (strength training, intervals, cardio, etc.) ???

  3. Or...a more fitting title might be "Physique Maintenance"??????

    Do you consider me annoying yet? :)

  4. Start air popping and eat all you want.

    Physique maintenance huh...okay.

    Don't worry you're not annoying...yet;)

  5. Ha! Guess I need to work a littler harder then :)