show that health and weight loss resolutions are among
majority every year. Most of these resolutions fail because they are
complicated and hard. So here are eleven really easy and simple
resolutions that as you can see will leave you 18 pounds lighter!
#1: Lose Weight Naturally with some Slight
weight loss programs chip away at fat in numerous small
do ways. 3,500 calories equals one pound of extra fat you’ll
around on your body. If your weight is static and you can trim 250
calories a day from your diet, you’ll lose a pound every 14 days or
two pounds month. That’s 24 pounds a year.
big fat saver we practice all the time is the elimination
mayonnaise and catsup which are both laden with calories. Each has 92
Calories for one tablespoon. That’s a lot. For example peanut butter
has only 27 calories for 1 tbls.
other words, if you eat 38 tablespoons of catsup or mayo,
One quart jar of mayo has 64 tablespoons. Eat the jarful
and you gain
almost two pounds.
use a mixture of kefir and mustard instead and we often
replace catsup with mustard or mayonnaise with just mustard.
is a fresh, cultured-milk product typically served as a
drink that is as thick as a milk shake. It originated in the Middle
East and is now becoming more widely available. Its flavor, similar
to that of yogurt, is mild and slightly tart. (Kefir also is
probiotic.) Mixed with mustard it is almost indistinguishable from
mayo, but the body knows, because it has 82 less calories.
tablespoon of Kefir and mustard has only ten calories.
In short if
you eat a quart of kefir a month instead of a quart of regular mayo,
with all else being equal you’ll save 62,976 calories in a year or 18
Kefir calories are far more balanced than the high fat
of mayo as well. A tablespoon of Kefir is low fat and low carb and
contains 1.4 grams of protein, .8 grams of carbohydrates and on 0.25
grams of fat.
benefits of kefir are that it is a good source of Vitamin
an excellent source of calcium. One 8 oz serving of
over 30% of the daily RDI. Kefir combines dairy
calcium in a
desirable balance of minerals typical of milk, Vitamin D necessary
for absorption of dietary calcium into the body, and FOS/Inulin which
has been shown to increase absorption of calcium as well. Calcium
is best absorbed in smaller doses throughout the day, so a serving or
two of kefir daily gives a great start on filling calcium needs!
a fermented dairy product, the probiotic bacteria help
the lactose sugar into its components of glucose and
galactose. Kefir is at least 98% lactose-free so lactose sensitive
eaters can try kefir. Start with just a bit (only a tablespoon or
two). If it is tolerated, add a bit more each day. Keep
gradually as tolerated to a desired daily amount.
Kefir is also excellent at enhancing beneficial intestinal
excessive sugar consumption, use of antibiotics, improper
diet, aging, and environmental toxins all contribute to
reductions in the good bacteria in your GI tract and kefir can help
correct this problem. This can improve digestion and improve
next ten resolutions are simple ways to slice off 250 calories a
#2: Replace a cup of orange juice (112 calories) with a
medium grapefruit (43 calories).
#3: Scramble 1 egg and 1 egg white instead
of 2 eggs and
save 63 calories.
#4: Substitute 2 tablespoons of reduced
fat milk (15
calories) for half and half (59 calories) in your coffee
#5: Instead of a bakery muffin (200 calories or more),
toast 2 slices of whole wheat bread and spread with 2 teaspoons of
jam (172 calories).
#6: Eliminate cheese from a sandwich (a
averages 110 calories).
#7: Make your sandwich open-faced and save
#8: Opt for a cup of vegetable soup (72
than a cup of creamy clam chowder (164 calories or more).
#9: Sautéed food in a glass skillet with
a light coat of
coconut oil (9 calories) instead of cooking it in 2 teaspoons of
vegetable oil (60 calories).
#10: Save 40 calories by drinking 2-ounces
of white wine mixed
with sparkling water instead of a 4-ounce glass of wine.
choose "lite" (reduced-calorie) beer instead
of regular. You can
learn more ways to reduce calories such as eat a Fudgsicle
calories) for dessert instead of a 1/2 cup of chocolate
(143 calories) DETAILS
#11. Walk briskly a half hour a day. Walking
500 extra calories an hour.
you have it. Eleven really simple resolutions that can
your life better. Have a great 2006!
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