By now we've all heard the Apple/Pear story. And all I ever wanted to be was a peach!
Studies indicate that where fat is concentrated on the body may be just as important as the amount of excess fat we store in our bodies. Fat around the middle (the abdominal area) appears to come with more health risks than fat stored below the waist.
Even so, take heart Apple Dumplings, because chiseling the abdominal weight away tends to be a lot easier than prying it off the hips and thighs.
Cereal Bar Recipe for Dieters - Enjoy this skinny recipe that we call Honey Nut Cheerio Bouncers: 1/2 cup of Honey Nut Cheerios plus 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter. Mix and roll into tiny 'Bouncers'. A little over 100 calories and this diet treat will stick with you for a long while, fighting off the hungries in a healthy 'weigh'.
Calorie-free is going to be a bit difficult to find in your pantry or fridge, but the following food comes pretty close:
1 stick of chewing gum - sugarfree OR regular contain the same 5 calories.
The Parent Factor – If stress is influencing your child, take your child off the emotional roller coaster by extracting them from the World of Reality and into the World of Fantasy. Sometimes, a kid just needs to be a kid. Contentment will add to your kid's level of health.
Experiment with one-food meals that are filling and unique. Some great one-food meals include: burritos, tacos, egg rolls and omelets.
Activity Strengthens the Body - Limited When It Comes to Calorie Burns - Many times, the dieter will employ a good deal of activity into their weight loss plan, then afterwards they will enjoy a reward with something a bit Diet-Evil. After all, they have walked for fifteen minutes - so surely that will burn off all of the hot fudge sundae calories, right?
Unfortunately, no. Activity works well in strengthening our bodies more so than in burning calories. We would have to walk many miles to burn off a hot fudge sundae.
No Calorie Butters for Weight Loss - The refrigerated no calorie butter sprays take a bit of getting use to - but if you're a dieter who has been doing without the taste of butter or margarine, you may welcome no calorie butter sprays.
I find them very enjoyable and have come to prefer them over regular margarine and butters. The only caveat is that when too much is used, the dieter may be left with an unwanted salty pallet.
Bananas are a fabulous replacement for oil when baking. Bananas will also make your recipe bulge with moistness. There are several varieties of bananas at your local market - from tiny nanners to big Plantain bananas. Each will lend a unique taste to your recipe, as will the stage of ripeness of your banana. Oh my - this sounds a bit sexy, doesn't it?
For a low-calorie banana chip, dehydrate your own at home. They will contain a huge calorie difference when compared to the fried banana chips that you'll find at your local market.
Granola tends to be extremely high in fat, as well as calories, so limit consumption particularly while dieting. Opt for some of the healthier cereals below.
Oatmeal, Cheerios, Shredded Wheat, Fiber One, All Bran, Wheaties, Cream of Wheat, Cream of Rice, Farina, Grits, and Grape Nuts are all pretty decent breakfast cereal choices and some may even assist in fighting heart disease.
Dip into weight loss by creating fantastic dips using light sour cream, a bit of fresh dill or your favorite seasonings. Fat free/sugar free yogurt also makes a fantastic, healthy dip for fresh fruit.