Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Drinking Diet Coke Does Not Mean You’re On A Diet

Friday, February 11th, 2011 by admin

Remember- the taller you are, the easier it is to be slender. But trust me, you still have to work at it.

James Duigan has been Elle Macpherson’s personal trainer for the last 15 years and he’s recently revealed the secrets behind her enviable figure. He believes that the first step to weight loss is a strong commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Duigan offers these tips to lose weight and stick to your diet:

*Make the commitment! Find the determination to make changes to your eating habits and, most importantly, to stick to your diet.

*Eat clean and lean – eliminate processed foods from your diet.

*You need to eat lean and clean. Once you get that right, everything else will fall into place.

*Cut out wheat and sugar. Eating processed, low-fat food and drinking diet coke does not mean you’re on a diet.

“It’s not fat that makes you fat, it’s sugar.”

Duigan doesn’t believe in diets that make you count calories, measure portions or ban certain foods. He thinks these types of diets are a waste of time and a solution to lose weight, but only for a short period of time.

*Find the exercise that works best for you. Not everybody can do certain exercises so it’s better to experiment and find those exercises that fit you.

His last tip is to stretch before bed, it’ll help you get a flat tummy.

Duigan is a real believer in these tips, saying that if these are followed properly, anyone can get to have a fit body in about a month.

And trust me- they believe that EVERY OUNCE COUNTS.

Do you find Duigan’s advice do-able? Believable?
Can you find a way to incorporate these ideas into your lifestyle?

Health vs Weight Loss

Thursday, November 11th, 2010 by Fable

There are some foods you may eat that are fatty or not as nutritious as they could be. But as I have said before, not every meal needs to be about weight loss, it can be just about gaining health.

For example, I bought a new bread that is much healthier than the one I normally get. It doesn’t have the taste I like but if I put a bit more butter on it I can eat it and get the benefit of the raw grains. I’ve said before that I make a salad with 7 raw vegetables in it, but I use a lot of dressing to get myself to eat it. It’s not the most low calorie meal, but certainly the healthiest I eat.

Healthy meals do not always necessarily mean they are low in calories. Sometimes it is important to have those red meats and carbs to get the protein. In order to exercise you must have energy which these foods give you.



Energy For Weight Loss

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 by Fable

ENERGY. That elusive element that we allow to determine weather or not we will do what we wanted to today. Energy is the key to accomplishment. Have you ever gone to a motivational seminar? These people are ENERGETIC. Try not to confuse being animated  with being energetic. I heard General Colin Powell speak and though he wasn’t animated you could feel his energy and passion pouring through his message.

So then what robs us of this precious resource? Well, we all know that poor health and poor eating habits are a big factor. But what about the little things like arguing a point with a coworker, watching the news too much, being dehydrated, answering every email, call or text.

What about creating more drama than needed? Dr. Condoleezza Rice calls it “nuclear war or paper clips?” She had only those two categories for life problems. We live in a sound bite sensationalized WOW or nothing society. Try removing all the energy away from anything that doesn’t get you where you want and need to be. Say no to everyone who isn’t in an actual 911 situation just for a week. I bet nothing bad will happen and I bet you’ll have more ENERGY.

Lastly, try not to believe yourself when you say I’m too tired. It’s a catch all phrase for sad, mad, temporarily depressed, or pouting.


Every Ounce Counts

Do You Know Your Bad Eating Habits?

Sunday, September 5th, 2010 by Fable

We have all developed some bad habits over the years. Let’s take a look at these and weed them out as best we can.

One of my bad habits is my believing that I can have licorice around and not plow through the whole bag.

Another habit is drinking anything but water, and thinking it is somehow low cal- things like diet coke, ice tea, and wine. These all create other problems, and impede weight loss.

A third one- I eat what’s on my plate and in a fattening pattern. I work away, saving the best for LAST, which means I have to eat the whole meal to get to my favorite bite.

If we just pay attention to HOW we eat, we can make small adjustments and end up lighter, sooner. It’s the habits themselves that detract from our progress. And since Every Ounce Counts, each small change (change being the optimum word) is the real answer.

This website is dedicated to offering you options, and alternative pathways to make these changes.


Every Ounce Counts