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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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Weight Losing Tips: Sixth Step

Posted by Saito on January 12, 2009

Check out the next update called Step Seven

Don’t stop eating.

Now there are some who go on a diet that requires them to eat MUCH less then what they normally do…big mistake :(. You see if your body is used to a certain amount of food constantly coming into your system and you start on a rough diet like that your body would react to the shortage; you would begin to see more flab packing around your body. Why though? Your body is storing energy, it’s trying to help but lol it’s just making your situation worse…so, if you want to cut back a little on how much you eat don’t go and take a huge leap when you are not even ready to take one so big, again my mom says “everything in moderation” so take it slowly.

Now I would have this exact problem, I decided to stop eating the amount of food I was consuming and it only made matters worse. So I decided to work around the problem. I had a very large appetite and needed food constantly (you know I’m a teen and am often hungry lol :D) so I replaced most of what I ate with healthy and nutritious food. Instead of eating chips I ate an apple, and when I had a sandwich I used more veggies like tomatoes or lettuce on a turkey breast sandwich. Then I would have this craving for salad, that helped me quite a bit fortunately :D. I had many choices of what I wanted on my salad, I loved having honey mustard or ranch mostly as a dressing, then I would have a tall glass of water instead of soda to wash it all down. With my salad I would either have an orange or an apple, yum :).

See what I did to improvise, and I could eat till I was satisfied. Your only supposed to eat till your comfortable not full :D. If you have a problem like I had try using different ways to make a great lunch or dinner that can fill you up and not pack on any extra pounds :D. If you were going to have a Mexican style dinner or lunch, let’s say burritos, add more salad to your burrito, not a lot of meats or beans (you can also add salsa to give it that zesty flavor and it’s awesome).Now, let’s say it was summer, you were having a BBQ and the main course was chicken, why not make something healthy to go with it :D. I would personally make a lettuce, potato or fruit salad and it would make a perfect filler. As for the beverages I would suggest fruit smoothies, or a nice cool glass of water to wash it all down. NOW, let’s say I was about to have breakfast, what I would do in the morning to give me a great start would be cream of wheat, a glass of milk and an orange.

There are so many ways of making a healthy breakfast lunch and dinner you HAVE to try it :D. Post a comment if you have any idea’s for a healthy meal =D

Check out the previous step called Step Five

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Weight Losing Tips: Sixth Step

Posted by Saito on December 12, 2008

Check out the next update called Step Seven

Don’t stop eating.

Now there are some who go on a diet that requires them to eat MUCH less then what they normally do…big mistake :(. You see if your body is used to a certain amount of food constantly coming into your system and you start on a rough diet like that your body would react to the shortage; you would begin to see more flab packing around your body. Why though? Your body is storing energy, it’s trying to help but lol it’s just making your situation worse…so, if you want to cut back a little on how much you eat don’t go and take a huge leap when you are not even ready to take one so big, again my mom says “everything in moderation” so take it slowly.

Now I would have this exact problem, I decided to stop eating the amount of food I was consuming and it only made matters worse. So I decided to work around the problem. I had a very large appetite and needed food constantly (you know I’m a teen and am often hungry lol :D) so I replaced most of what I ate with healthy and nutritious food. Instead of eating chips I ate an apple, and when I had a sandwich I used more veggies like tomatoes or lettuce on a turkey breast sandwich. Then I would have this craving for salad, that helped me quite a bit fortunately :D. I had many choices of what I wanted on my salad, I loved having honey mustard or ranch mostly as a dressing, then I would have a tall glass of water instead of soda to wash it all down. With my salad I would either have an orange or an apple, yum :).

See what I did to improvise, and I could eat till I was satisfied. Your only supposed to eat till your comfortable not full :D. If you have a problem like I had try using different ways to make a great lunch or dinner that can fill you up and not pack on any extra pounds :D. If you were going to have a Mexican style dinner or lunch, let’s say burritos, add more salad to your burrito, not a lot of meats or beans (you can also add salsa to give it that zesty flavor and it’s awesome).Now, let’s say it was summer, you were having a BBQ and the main course was chicken, why not make something healthy to go with it :D. I would personally make a lettuce, potato or fruit salad and it would make a perfect filler. As for the beverages I would suggest fruit smoothies, or a nice cool glass of water to wash it all down. NOW, let’s say I was about to have breakfast, what I would do in the morning to give me a great start would be cream of wheat, a glass of milk and an orange.

There are so many ways of making a healthy breakfast lunch and dinner you HAVE to try it :D. Post a comment if you have any idea’s for a healthy meal =D

Check out the previous step called Step Five

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