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Friday, January 29, 2010

Salad Dressing Choices: Which Are Best when Dieting?

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 Low Fat, Low Carb, Low Calorie?

The typical situation is this: the scale number is up and the jeans won't zip, so the diet is on! We resolve to eat smarter and exercise more. But as good as our intentions are, how do we do that? What is eating smarter? And which salad dressing is best?

Pick a Diet, any Diet

The answer to which salad dressing is best, is: "It depends."

Obesity and the diet business is a multi-billion dollar industry. There are many types of diets today and many of us have tried a few. So, when picking specific foods, the first place to start is to decide whether your diet approach will be low fat, low carb, or simply low calorie. It's up to you and your dietician or doctor to determine which approach might be best for you.

For me personally, leaning toward low carb works best for me. But I learned while dieting on the Medi-Weightloss program, whereby I lost 40 pounds, that calories and portion size are just as important. So, I've learned to adjust my thinking away from believing that just because something is low carb it will make me skinny. Having said that, you know how your metabolism works. You know how you've lost weight in the past. Pick the diet that gets that scale headed in the right direction and makes you feel good. If you haven't found a diet that does that, read up, pick one and stick with it to give it a chance to provide results.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine Gift Ideas for Ladies on a Diet

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Valentine's Day is when lovers express their adoration of each other, often by a heart-shaped box of chocolates. But if that special lady is dieting, what's a guy to do?

If a woman is dieting when Valentine's Day rolls around, a smart man won't even bring up the fact that his lady is on a diet. He will just find an alternative to those chocolate covered cherries that she'll love even more!