Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Health Tip Of The Day #2!

Over the years I have picked up little ways of saving calories and creating simple, high fiber (and low fat) meals. For me, I have found that dinner is where I would consume most of my calories - full of carbs, fat and completely devoid of fiber.

One of my tricks is Lentil Soup. The average can of lentil soup is around 250-300 and has about 15-17 grams of fiber. In other words, it is just about the healthiest thing you can put in your body!The only problem is the sodium content, however with that much fiber, I wouldn't even think about it. I like to eat lentil soup with high fiber crackers or pretzels. You can also eat a simple side salad (with a low calorie vinaigrette dressing) if you want a little more with the meal.

Try having this combination for lunch or dinner once or twice a week. I promise you, it will make a HUGE difference. Every little step you take to add fiber into your diet, the healthier you will be and the more weight you will lose! :)

Here are my favorite brands of lentil soul and my suggestions for delicious and healthy crackers and pretzels:

Always opt for the low sodium can if it's available!

Bon Appetite! :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Health Tip Of The Day! :)

As you may know, I am a health fanatic (See below posts). I have talked a bit about fiber, however I am now going to post health tips every few days for those of you who need a little boost in the health department.

It's my dream to create a career around my fiber mix and the lifestyle I live. I want to spread my passion and love for healthy eating to as many as I can. My beliefs are a little weird, yet after years of experimenting with different foods and practices, I can finally say that I have control over my weight, body and life!

So here's your food tip of the day:

Miltons Whole Grain Bread (in the red packaging). You can find it at any regular supermarket. There are 5 grams of fiber in each slice and only 90 calories in one slice of bread. There are a lot of other whole wheat breads that pose as high fiber, but this one is the best!


Even adding 5 grams of fiber a day can make a difference! :)

And don't worry about the carbs that come from whole wheat bread. The amazing thing about fiber (to put it simply) is that it essentially cancelles out the carbs, sugar and calories! I make sure to have one slice with egg whites in the morning and sometimes for lunch I will make a sancwhich with two slices. Instead of picking up a high calorie salad or sandwich from the store, make a sandwich with this bread. That's 15 grams of fiber!!

The more fiber the better... however if you don't eat much fiber, it may shock your system. So start slowly and build up. I promise you will start to look and feel better in no time!

Stay tuned for more tips :)