September 3, 2014

Learning to Live 100% Fad Free and Healthy

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A new study is in the news today and it suggests that the type of weight loss diet doesn’t matter as much as your dedication. A Canadian team studies data from over 7,000 overweight dieters and had this to say:

“Our findings should be reassuring to clinicians and the public that there is no need for a one-size-fits-­all approach to dieting because many different diets appear to offer considerable weight loss benefits. Our findings suggest that patients may choose, among those associated with the largest weight loss, the diet that gives them the least challenges with adherence.”

I’ve been saying this (or something similar) since I started blogging on The Skinny on Low Cal- the most effective long-term way to achieve a healthful lifestyle is to be 100% Fad Free.

Consumers are constantly bombarded with advertisements for products that claim to help you lose weight in a matter of days without any effort or lifestyle changes. In reality, losing weight and improving your health cannot be achieved in a few days – it takes time and commitment. So here are some tips to help you avoid the fads and gimmicks, and get on the road to the healthy lifestyle you crave.

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August 29, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Blueberry Pie

All week I’ve posted recipes you can use to make a wonderfully delicious, healthy Labor Day weekend meal. This is the last one before the long weekend. Click here for the other recipes! 

Lemon paired with blueberries brings out the delicious flavor of this summer fruit. Frozen unsweetened berries can be used in place of the fresh, so this pie can be enjoyed all year long.

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August 28, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Grilled Steak and Veggie Kabobs

All week I’m posting recipes you can use to make a wonderfully delicious, healthy Labor Day weekend meal. Check back daily for a new dish to add to your menu!

Like many of the other recipes I posted this week for Labor Day, these delicious steak and veggie kabobs can be prepared the night before. Spend more time with family and friends and less time prepping in the kitchen while everyone else parties it up!

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Photo courtesy Flickr user Clay Junell

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August 27, 2014

Quick Tip: Pump Up the Potassium

People whose diets are rich in potassium may be less prone to high blood pressure. Besides reducing sodium and taking other heart-healthy steps, eat potassium-packed picks such as bananas, cantaloupe, and oranges.

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August 27, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Low Sugar Barbecued Beans

All week I’m posting recipes you can use to make a wonderfully delicious, healthy Labor Day weekend meal. Check back daily for a new dish to add to your menu!

Canned beans form the base of these easy to make stove top barbecued beans. I add a little sweetness with Equal and the mustard and spices give the beans a deep savory flavor.

If you have the grill already going, throw this pot of beans on indirect heat to keep them warm, let them marinate, and pick up the smokiness from the grill.

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Photo courtesy Flickr user Jules

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