10 Foods That Sabotage Your Diet

Away from These Bad Boys

Want to know which foods are the WORST ones to ever pass your lips?
Steer your grocery cart clear of:

    White flour, sugar and fried. Need I say more.Okay I will: trans fats
    Two words: trans fats. Butter, especially unsalted butter is your best
    I’m talking puffed, dyed, sweetened and chock full of chemicals. Hmm..maybe
    THIS is where the weapons of mass destruction are hiding! Again, trans
    Anything that reminds you of antifreeze or your children’s waterpaint
    cleaner CAN’T be good for you. These products are stuffed with sugar
    polymers with no nutritional benefit.
    The ingredient lists of these products COULD be used to make weapons
    of mass destruction in your body.Remember those two words: trans fats.
    I’m not talking the Eric Estrada kind…but those greasy, processed,
    frankenstein version of real food. Again, two words: trans fats.
    9 teaspoons of sugar per can. Just pour the “pounds” down the drain.
    Any food that is made up of animal parts that are so fat laden they
    could lube your sports bike doesn’t belong in your diet.
    Hydrogentated trans fats and white flour. Nuf said.

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    The Menopause Diet 5 Day Plan to Lose Weight

    Simply nibbling a little protein 10-15 minutes before a meal actually helps you feel satisfied faster and eat less at each meal, says Dr. Gillespie, author of The Menopause Diet. Plus, they’re a great way to use up leftovers. So pick a quick “starter” from our list before you sit down to eat-especially at peak hunger times.

    • 1/2 oz. hard cheese, such as Provolone, Cheddar or Gruyere
    • 1 oz chicken breast, turkey breast or lean roast beef
    • 1/2 hard-boiled egg
    • 5 almonds or walnut halves

    Day 1

    1/3 cup slow-cooking oatmeal
    prepared with 1/2 cup soy milk and sprinkled with 1 Tbs. whey protein powder
    and 1 tsp. raisins

    1 medium apple, 1 oz. string

    1 cup vegetarian chili

    1 cup vegetable soup and 1 medium orange

    Marinated Flank Steak
    In a resealable plastic bag, combine 2 Tbs. lime juice, 2 tsp. each crushed garlic, diced jalapeno, fresh diced cilantro and chopped onions; add 1/3 pound flank steak and refrigerate 1-8 hours. Grill.

    Zucchini Marinara
    Steam unlimited chopped zucchini with fresh chopped spearmint. Serve with 1/2 cup tomato sauce.

    Day 2

    Feta Frittata:
    Beat 2 eggs with 2 Tbs. milk; add 1 Tbs. crumbled feta, 1/4 cup finely grated zucchini and 1 slice cooked Canadian bacon, diced. In small skillet, heat 1 tsp. olive oil; add egg mixture, cover and cook over low heat, 12 minutes.

    1/4 cantaloupe and 1/2 cup yogurt, any flavor

    Unlimited tomato and arugula with 3 oz. ham, chicken or turkey drizzled with 1-2 Tbs. vinegar, unlimited watermelon.


    Strawberry salad
    Drizzle 2 Tbs. orange juice over 1 cup fresh sliced

    Lemon Grilled Chicken
    In resealable plastic bag, combine 1/8 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp. each thyme, lemon peel and pressed garlic,and two chicken breast halves; refrigerate 1-8 hours. Grill or broil until cooked through.
    Unlimited baby green beans with 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
    1 grilled, boiled or baked red potato drizzled with 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Day 3

    Apple with Dutch Chocolate Dip
    Dip 1 apple cut into wedges in 1 packet of Swiss Miss Fat-Free Sugar-Free chocolate mix.
    1 cup soy milk

    1 cup black bean soup with 1 slice chopped cooked Canadian bacon

    Chicken and Mandarin Salad
    Top unlimited romaine lettuce and diced red onion with 6 oz. rotisserie chicken, 1/2 can drained mandarin oranges ( reserve liquid). For
    dressing, combine reserved liquid with rice wine vinegar to taste.

    1 cup low-fat yogurt, any flavor,topped with 1/2 cup berries

    Ginger Shrimp in Napa Cabbage
    Combine 6 oz. cooked shrimp with unlimited bean sprouts,
    pickled ginger slices and water chestnuts and 1-2 Tbs. teriyaki sauce; serve rolled in steamed Napa cabbage leaves.

    Baked Asparagus
    In baking dish, mist unlimited asparagus with olive oil cooking spray; bake,covered, at 400 degrees F, 10 minutes.
    1/2 oz. dark chocolate

    Day 4

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
    In blender, combine 1 cup soy milk, 1 packet Swiss Miss Fat-Free
    Sugar-Free chocolate mix, 2 tsp. peanut butter and 3 ice cubes. Blend until smooth.

    Tuna and White Bean Salad
    Top unlimited romaine lettuce with one 4 oz. can water-packed
    tuna, 1/2 cup white beans and unlimited chives, shallots, diced red bell
    pepper; dress with unlimited lemon juice and 1 tsp. olive oil.

    4 oz. broiled salmon drizzled with lemon juice
    1/2 cup applesauce

    Fourth of July Cottage Cheese
    Mix 1 cup 2% cottage cheese with unlimited blueberries, raspberries and boysenberries

    Chicken Stir-Fry
    In large skillet, heat 1 tsp. peanut oil. Add unlimited sliced watercress, 5 oz. cooked diced chicken, 1/4 cup diced tofu, 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce, 1/4 cup reduced fat chicken broth; cover until heated through and watercress is wilted. Serve over 1/2 cup wild rice and 1 tsp. each chopped pecans and scallions.

    Day 5

    2 scrambled eggs with 3 oz. lox
    1 slice whole-wheat bread

    1 cup fresh sliced fruit
    1 slice toasted raisin bread with 1 Tbs. unsalted butter

    Unlimited tomato and arugula with
    3 oz. ham, chicken or turkey drizzled wtih 1-2 Tbs. vinegar
    Unlimited watermelon

    Cherry Frappe
    In a blender, puree 1/4 cup each soy milk, apple juice and pitted Bing cherries.Transfer to saucepan and simmer with a cinnamon stick for 2 minutes;chill and serve.

    Seared Black Scallops
    In skillet heat 1 tsp. peanut oil. Toss 5 oz. scallops in 2 tsp. black sesame seeds and add to skillet, stirring, until cooked through.
    1 cup cooked lima beans drizzed with 1 tsp. olive oil

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