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The Top Five Common Eating Mistakes…

Posted by Saito on July 6, 2009

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There are five common mistakes people think actually help them lose weight and stay healthy…they couldn’t have made a worse “mistake”; this completely effects “us teens” and our life style, we have to let our parents know what they are mistakenly doing:

1. Truthfully, we can’t tell the good fats from the bad fats.

Alice Lichtenstein, DSc, an American Heart Association spokesperson says, “Most people still don’t get that some fats are actually good for you, You want to avoid saturated and trans fats, but you need more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Good sources are fish, nuts, avocados, and soybean and canola oils.”I know, half of that seems to be just a bunch of “yadyada” but still it’s a great source of info all the same.

2. To save money…most adults stoop down to take out.

Now I know it’s just necessary to have take out from a fast restaurant, it’s so convenient. But truthfully, calorie-wise, this fattening-pricey mistake can cost you more then you realize. Karen Weber Cullen, DPH, RD, research nutritionist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston *pant* says, “People think that supersizing a restaurant meal is a money saver, but it’s not a health bargain if it has way too many calories.” My suggesting…rethink fast-food restaurant strategies =D.

3. Lol some people “imagine” that anything liquid doesn’t have any calories whatsoever…ooo that’s one BIG mistake.

You have to realize (or rather adults realize) that most liquid products DO have some kind of sugar within them…
Judith Stern, ScD, RD, professor of nutrition and internal medicine at the University of California, Davis *GASP* says, “What freaks me out is the amount of sugared soda and juice we drink. I’d like to see all the sugared drinks sent out into space, where they could orbit the Earth forever.” …yeah I know, she is “enthusiastic” about her work LOL. BUT I have to agree with her, ’cause it’s true…sugary soda and juice is not the right choice for any of us =)

4. K THIS is scary…we can’t really tell if were hungry…or not.

Elisabetta Politi, RD, nutrition manager of the Duke University Diet & Fitness Center in Durham, NC says, “If you don’t know when you’re hungry, you don’t know when you’re full, so you won’t know when to stop eating.” Too true, most of us really don’t know what “truly hungry” is…but as teens of course I’m sure we can decipher whether were hungry or just eating for pleasure…=P. Consult your doctor if you have though, a problem, deciphering whether your hungry or not.

5. Most American’s have what is called “Microwave Addiction”…

It means we rely heavily on processed microwavable goods…Jo Ann Hattner, RD, clinical dietitian at Stanford University Medical Center says, “Eating too many heavily processed foods can leave you short on fiber and antioxidants such as vitamin C.” You don’t want to be “missing something” like vitamin C in your diet, especially since we are still just teens and need all the help we can get <.<.

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Helping your parents correct these "mistakes" will not only help you now, but obviously, later on in your life =D.

Well guys that's it for now, stay tuned for the next update =D.

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The Top Five Food Items You Need To Avoid

Posted by Saito on April 17, 2009

Looked it up and yahoo.com’s food section says these are five food items you should definitely avoid:

2% Milk
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2% Milk really lives up to it’s name, there is only a 30 calorie difference between Whole Milk and 2% Milk. You’d be better off getting Skim Milk and that alone will save you 14,000 calories a year!

Whole Wheat Bagels
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Whole Wheat Bagels have just as or more (350 calories more to be exact) as a bagel made with flour. If you want Whole Wheat products I suggest get it in bread and not bagel.

Chicken Caesar Salad
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You know that Chicken Caesar Salad you get at Mcdonalds? Do yourself a favor and try a good old fashion cheeseburger :/ this little food item packs in as much calories as a Quarter Pound Burger…

Granola
Breakfast
Granola cereal used to be good for you, till it hit the 21st century. The Bear Naked cereal brand of Granola (as an example) packs in 140 calories per 1/4 cup, that’s about 280 calories per serving! So I suggest you avoid this morning breakfast and have something else…

Fruit Smoothies
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Fruit Smoothies pack in a lot of calories, if you constantly drink Fruit Smoothies at Jamba Juice and are not choosing the “Jamba Light” option then you really are packing on a lot of weight. Jamba’s Peanut Butter Moo’d® for example contains about 840 calories. That’s 160 calories more than a medium chocolate shake at Burger King!

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All these food items have secret calories that you wouldn’t expect to find these are supposed to be HEALTH products! Be careful what you get nowadays and be especially careful about what you believe food products to be. Not everything is as great as what it says it is…

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