Identify Your Trigger Foods

Identify Your Trigger Foods

Identify Your Trigger Foods

 

Hello and Welcome to My Healthy Blog

 

Some information as to what can cause weight gain and helpful hints as to changes in your selection of some types of food.

 

Carbohydrates, Guilt-Free Beach Snacks and Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies are today’s topic. 

 

Carbohydrates

 

Carbohydrates are an important source of energy and essential nutrients; however;

 

There are good carbs and bad carbs.

 

Maintaining a balanced intake of good carbs;

Such as broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, strawberries and grapefruit, is important.

 

While bad carbs are often the very same trigger foods that derail your weight loss efforts. 

These foods are often highly flavourful, but high in calories with little nutritional value.

 

That’s why it’s important to identify your trigger foods and find healthy substitutes. 

 

These simple changes will empower you over the long term.

 

Instead of…Chips, peanuts, crackers, pretzels. 

Try…Soy nuts and high-protein snacks like new protein bars!

 

Instead of...Mayonnaise, margarine, butter. 

Try…Mustard, tomato sauce, “no-added sugar” jam.

 

Instead of…Full-fat salad dressing. 

Try…Balsamic, rice or wine vinegar dressing. 

 

Instead of…Red meat and fatty fish. 

Try…Skinless chicken, turkey or tuna.

 

Instead of…Soft drinks and juices. 

Try…Water, Herbal Aloe Drink, Instant Herbal Beverage. 

 

Guilt-Free Beach Snacks

 

Beach Yums! HG's Guide to Guilt-Free Beach Snacks

 

 

When you're beach-bound, guilt-free snacks are a must.

 

 Hungry Girl has put together a list of great foods to toss in a bag for a

hot summer day out, plus some tips 'n' tricks, too...

 

Hard Bars & Bites

 

 While there are some chewy baked snacks bars we happily chew on in

air-conditioned environments, the crunchy ones are your best bet for

outdoor eating.

 

You should also avoid ones with coating (like peanut butter or chocolate),

'cuz there’ll become sadly misshapen once the heat hits 'em.

 

HG's picks

All-Bran Brown Sugar Cinnamon Snack Bites

(1 pouch = 110 calories, 5g fat, 5g fibre)

are sweet, crunchy, and packed with fibre (to help fill you up).

 

Plus they're portion-controlled and portable!

 

Another beach-friendly HG favourite

Special K Vanilla Snack Bites

(1 pouch = 90 calories, 2g fat, <1g fibre).

They rock our world! Love bars?

Try Kashi's TLC Crunchy Granola Bars

(2 bars = 180 calories, 6g fat, 4g fibre).

Those are crammed with protein and taste great.

 

Fresh Fruit  

Go for firm, easy-to-eat fruits like pears and apples.

 

Skip anything sticky, soft, or hard to handle, like melon,

berries, oranges, and kiwi.

The sticky stuff will leave you a mess, the softies could

easily be smooshed in your beach bag, and the tough-to-peel

stuff will leave you more likely to reach for a cookie than

pick a fight with your fruit.


Portable Protein  

Sadly, tuna salad and turkey slices won't last long outside

the cool comfort of your fridge.

 

But there are some excellent alternatives -- no cooler required.

 

Stock up on low-cal dehydrated protein-y snacks, like soy jerky,

turkey jerky, and beef jerky.

A company called Tasty Eats makes soy jerky

in a slew of crazy-good flavours that even diehard beef-jerky fans

will love -- trust us, we wouldn't jerk you around.

 

HG Heads-Up: 

Stick with the originals and avoid the unsweetened Chick'N flavours,

which aren't nearly as good.

A half-ounce serving of each of the original flavours has just

40 - 45 calories and <1g fat (plus 1g of fibre).

Feel free to polish off a full 3-serving pack throughout the day.

Our pals over at Oh Boy!

Oberto now make portion-controlled packs -- called

100 Calorie Jerky Bites -- in Beef (1g fat)

and Turkey (1.5g fat) varieties.

 

Those are great, too!

 

Other Beach Snacking Tips


* Be sure to pack napkins and maybe even a few wet naps.

And don't forget about a closable bag for garbage -- you'll

keep the birds at bay that way.


* Freeze a bottle of water the night before your day in the sun.

Pack it in addition to a bottle of cold water, and you'll have

another icy cold bottle ready once the midday heat hits.


* Don't forget your sun block!

Okay, technically not a snacking tip.

But if you develop nasty sunburn, you may be tempted to drown

your sorrows in a giant tub of ice cream or a bag of greasy potato chips,

which is definitely not a good idea.

 

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Vitamin Deficiencies

 

#1) Bad Eating Habits

 

 According to Professor Gladys Block at U.C. Berkeley,

 

"Only 9% of the population eats the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables daily."

 

#2) Cooking and Food Preparation

 

Most people don't like their food raw, so they cook it.

 

Did you know that 20 to 50% of vitamins are destroyed in the cooking process?
 � Thiamine ... 20%-45%    

 

 � Niacin ... 20%-40%

 

 � Riboflavin.. 20%-40% 

 

� Vitamin C ... 25%-50%
   --from "Diet & Disease", E. Cheraskin M.D., D.M.D.

 

Unless you grow your own fruits and vegetables and eat them raw the same day you pick them, you're not getting what nature intended.

 

Transport & Storage

 

 Dr. Michael Colgan tested oranges that had been picked the same day, and their vitamin C content was 180 mg. He then tested oranges from the same grower, which had been in

 

storage at a local supermarket. They looked and tasted the same, but the vitamin C content had dropped to zero.

 

How much vitamin C is in your orange?  

 

  --from "Your Personal Vitamin Profile", Dr. Michael Colgan.

 

Although they look great and taste fresh you just don't know what's in them.

 

The links with the Hungry Girl should be live; I am not affiliated with them in anyway. I thought maybe you might like to check them out for yourself as they do have a good variety of material there.

 

Live a long healthy life.

 

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The next post, Diet Tips Plans, will cover the following;

 

10 Real Life Diet Tips

 

A Simple Plan for Weight Loss

 

Dangerous Weight Loss Methods?

 

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Remember to check with your health practitioner as to

 

the practicality of any program you choose.

 

It should not be detrimental to your health.

 

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Disclaimer: This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.

Since natural and or dietary supplements are not FDA approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product that the statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease”.  

Kind regards
Laurie Mills

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