Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Weight Loss Support

I just finished my 1-hour exercise. I'm happy that I am able to get on the treadclimber consistently. Yesterday I did a 30-minute walk but it's alright at least I was doing something. I bought some stuff today to help me with my diet and exercise. I bought an Alli starter kit, Slimquick fat burner and Ballerina Tea for cleansing. I already bought something of another brand yesterday and returned it since I realize they're very expensive and I am not sure if they work for me. The starter kit has a lot of things that come with it so I think it's worth it. It has a calorie counter book, companion guide, healthy eating guide, daily journal, capsule shuttle. I checked my height and weight index and it's telling me I'm obese. Arrgghh..this is disgusting. Diet is controlling the amount of food intake not really trying to make yourself hungry. Exercise helps your body circulation. I'm so guilty of sitting more than moving around so now even if it is cold outside I have my treadclimber and I sweat out rain or shine.;-) Lucky me hubby is so supportive of my desire to get in shape. I'm excited in my journey of losing weight ang living a healthy lifestyle. Health is one's greatest wealth.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Grocery Shopping At Wegman's

The sweet couple Gen and Sean sent off hubby to the airport. Thank you guys for always being nice to us. Youre the best!
After dropping hubby off I went grocery shopping with them at Wegman's in Cherry Hill. I thought I was already done grocery shopping yesterday with hubby but I was wrong. I got a few stuff like strawberries, soy milk, honey crisp apples, yogurt a whole chicken that I'm gonna bake later, a small coconut pie, a roasted chicken and a few more stuff. By the time I was done I spent 64 dollars. I thought I spent more than I expected. By the time the couple was done they spent 200 bucks. This store is a little bit expensive but the food is better and fresher. We ate lunch there then went home. We dropped by Gen's place because she wanted to give me some macaroni salad that she made.
I'm so thankful Sean and Gen brought me along there. I would definitely go there with them again. Many thanks to you guys!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

5 Reasons Why You're Always Starving

I am trying to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle so I am trying to read, learn and apply some interesting facts. I thought this is interesting read from the weightwatchers so I am sharing it with you.

Article By: Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D.

A foolproof plan to keep hunger from gnawing away at your weight-loss goals.

You’re driving along on your way to work, to the gym, or to pick up the kids and—bam—it hits you—that overwhelming gnawing hunger. The next thing you know, you’re pulling into a drive through and ordering up a storm.

Isn’t it fascinating (and frustrating) how the “I have to eat now!” feeling can hit even if you’ve been making good nutrition a top priority? Experts are discovering that when you eat, what your food tastes like, and even how much you drink can have a major impact on how often hunger pangs strike.

We asked leading nutritionists to share with us the five most common reasons you’re frequently famished, as well as their top tips for maximizing satisfaction and keeping hunger at bay.

1. You eat the right foods at the wrong times.
Eating at different times every day can make it difficult for you to tune in to your body’s hunger signals, says Cindy Moore, MS, RD, director of Nutrition Therapy at the Cleveland Clinic. Haphazard eating can hurt your metabolism as well. When British researchers asked women to eat meals at either the same time or at different times each day, those who followed a predictable pattern ate less and burned more calories than those who ate at a different time every day.
The Fix: Plan ahead.
If you’ve been journaling, review your food diary to zero in on when you’re most likely to fall prey to eating at erratic times. (If you haven’t been keeping a food diary, try doing so for a few days.) Then, says Moore, write out a schedule that focuses on eating within 2 hours of waking up and every 3 to 5 hours after that for the rest of the day. If you tend to lose track of time, set your watch or digital organizer to beep when you should eat.

2. You eat breakfast, just not the right kind.
Although any breakfast is better than none, the foods you choose can have a major impact on how satisfied you feel for the rest of the day. Take that convenient cereal bar: It might appear to be a healthy choice when you don’t have time for a sit-down meal, but its mega-dose of simple sugars may have you rummaging through the fridge well before lunch.

The Fix: Build a better mix of nutrients.
The key to making your breakfast hold your appetite at bay until lunch is building a morning meal that contains both protein and carbs. “It’s important to combine some protein along with some complex carbohydrates to provide sustained energy throughout the morning,” says Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, a Long Island–based dietitian in private practice. Opt for no-fuss choices like a slice of cheese on whole-wheat bread, egg whites on toast, whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk, even half a turkey sandwich .

3. Your diet is flawless but flavorless.
If ho-hum, diet-conscious standbys like grilled chicken and steamed veggies are staples on your dinner plate, you could be headed for trouble. “You’re going to get bored and eventually have difficulty sticking with your weight-loss plan,” says Lona Sandon, MEd, RD, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

The Fix: Spice it up.
Getting creative in the kitchen will give your stand-by recipes new life—and keep you more satisfied in the long run. “Experiment with fresh, flavorful herbs, like basil, gingerroot, oregano, and mint,” suggests Moore. Also, adding acidity (a dash of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar) and sweetness (a teaspoon of honey or brown sugar) can make your staple dishes more complex in taste—and more satisfying. Texture is also key: Aim for combinations of creamy, crunchy, and chewy. Try tossing chopped nuts on your greens or mixing granola into your yogurt.

4. You stockpile your calories.
Do you often eat so sparingly during the day that by the time dinner rolls around you’re famished? That strategy can backfire, leading to uncontrollable overeating in the evening. “When you skip meals it’s harder to think straight, so you’re less concerned with the implications of what you eat,” says Taub-Dix.

The Fix: Frontload those calories.
Eating earlier in the day is a must to head off disaster later on. Limit the size of your evening meal so that you wake up eager for breakfast. Even if you’re not hungry, be sure to eat something—even a small bite. “Treat yourself the way you’d treat your kids—you wouldn’t let them skip meals,” says Taub-Dix.

5. You drink your meals.
With the ever-increasing popularity of lattes for breakfast and smoothies for lunch, many of us are drinking our calories away. But drinking too many caloric beverages can ultimately leave you feeling unsatisfied. When researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, gave study participants 450 extra calories daily in the form of either fluid or solid food, those who ate the extra solids ate less later in the day whereas those who drank the extra fluids did not. The reasoning: Chewing causes the release of hormones that signal fullness, and solid food is digested more slowly than liquids.

The Fix: Rethink convenience.
Slurping down a meal might seem fast and easy, but in the time it takes to drive to the coffee shop, stand on line, and pay for that latte, you could have had something just as quick—and far more satisfying. “Try a slice of toast with peanut butter or a cup of yogurt with some fruit,” says Lona Sandon. If it’s the comfort of a hot drink you crave, go ahead and have that latte—just order it with fat-free milk. And instead of sipping it solo, enjoy it with a few whole-grain crackers or a banana. In other words, focus on food combinations that will get you through to your next meal—no starving required.

* Ready to start losing weight?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Corn and Chicken Soup

What kind of soup do you love to make on a cold winter? When I was young my mom used to make vegetable soup(utan bisaya) on a rainy day. I did have a fair share of fond memory of such things my mom used to make.
Tonight I made corn and chicken soup. I got this packet of chinese style soup mix from Knorr. I followed the very simple instructions found at the back of the packet with some modifications. I simply boiled 3 cups of water. Melt the mix in a cup of cold water then pour it to the pot when it is boiling. I threw in some onions, carrots, broccolli and leftover ham. It turned out good even if I forgot to throw in an egg in it. Soup over rice taste so good. My kids love it. I so love it too. Yay this is how comfort food should taste like.;-)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hosting A Party

It took me a while to raise my hand and take the turn to host a party among my friend. It has been a while that I have attended parties in my friends' houses. Our oarties are basically simple yet fun celebration. We do always have pleasant conversation with everyone. We live in a townhouse so we definitely have limited space in and out the house. Nevertheless this did not stop me to invite my friends to come and dine with me in our humble abode.
I hosted a party on New Year's Day with my friends. New Year marks a very important date to us that's why I chose the said date. I love making food so I made sure they will enjoy the food that I serve. I prepared , fried bangus, pinakbet, chop suey, beef caldereta, pork sinigang, bam-i, chicken adobo, embutido and ham. I also had fresh fruits and vegetables. For dessert I had fruit salad, selecta mango ice cream, and brownies. My friends brought in some macaroni salad, apple pie and some wine. My vegetarian friends also came and they brought some food with them. We all had a blast during the party. We partied til 1AM.
I thank my friedns for spending their time with me and my family on the new year. I am so happy that you guys were able to. You are such my treasure...youre the best!!!