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Guilt Free Candy – Weight Watchers Pecan Crowns (Review)

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Recently I was sent a bag of Weight Watchers Pecan Crowns candy (by Whitmans) to review.  Knowing how tempted I am to eat all of my kids Halloween candies, I waited until my kids were digging into their bags to dig into my own bag and try them.  I also have to admit that I was a little hesitant because dude, it’s diet chocolate! Who the hell wants diet chocolate?  Gimme the real thing baby!

I was wrong – they’re awesome!  They taste a lot like Turtle’s, only not as sweet.  Each one is 1 point (53 calories, 3.3g of fat, and 3g fiber).  My mom tried them too – she’s a very picky eater (sorry mom, but you are) and she liked them too!

Halloween can be a time of indulgence for adults, just as much as it is for kids, but now with Weight Watchers Pecan Crowns it doesn’t have to be – leave the Halloween candies for your kids, and have some Weight Watchers Pecan Crowns instead, your waist and taste buds will thank you.

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Fitness Tip of The Day: When running errands or shopping, be sure to pack some healthy snacks to have on-hand. Then after you work-up a big appetite, you won’t be tempted to grab something at the mall food court or the fast food restaurant on the way home. Exercise is not enough. You must also include healthy eating habits.

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I Don’t Want My Mouth to Smell like Ass

I have an announcement to make:  I have given up coffee!  Yes – I have gone cold effing turkey when it comes to coffee and here’s why I think you should too:

  • It makes your breath smell like ass.
  • It stains your teeth, leaving you looking like Austin Powers

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  • The acid in it causes your body to produce fat cells.  The fat cells are produced to keep the acid from burning your organs
  • Coffee beans are treated with inseticides, such as D-D-7.  Every cup is a dose of poison.
  • The caffeine in it causes:
    • Headaches
    • Digestive problems
    • Irritation of the stomach and bladder
    • Peptic ulcers
    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation
    • Fatigue
    • Anxiety and depession

Coffee, like most drugs, is addictive.  Yes – it’s a drug.  And up until this morning I NEEDED COFFEE!  But not anymore!  I’m replacing my addiction with something healthy – organic, decaf, green tea because it’s anti-aging, fights cancer, and it lowers blood pressure.  Will you join me in me kicking the coffee habit?  I could use a friend – maybe we could even tweet with the hashtag #coffeesucks?

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Fitness Tip of The Day: When running errands or shopping, be sure to pack some healthy snacks to have on-hand. Then after you work-up a big appetite, you won’t be tempted to grab something at the mall food court or the fast food restaurant on the way home. Exercise is not enough. You must also include healthy eating habits.

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Tips on Meal Planning

Jillian Michaels Meal Delivery Plan 93x120 Tips on Meal PlanningHey everyone! I hope everyone is doing well on “avoiding” those treats we shouldn’t be eating. Keep up the good work – I know it is hard, but you can do it!!

This Week’s Tip is: Meal Planning – In order to eat Healthy and to have 5 to 6 meals a day you need to Plan, Plan, Plan! Avoiding those treats is far easier if you have a plan!

To start – begin by knowing what you eat in a day – therefore you need a food journal to determine what needs to be added or improved upon. After awhile you won’t need this but with every plan you need a start and knowing what you are currently doing is the best start.

In most books and in accordance with the Canadian Food Guide (and the US Food Guide) they talk about meals being:
• 200 to 300 calories
• Meals with foods from each food group
• Snacks with foods from two food groups
• Plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains
• 2 glasses of milk per day
• Fish dishes twice weekly
• Bean & Lentil Dishes often

Sounds easy – but it’s not. It takes time, time, time – but like the old saying: “A stitch in time saves nine”. Taking the time to plan out your food means you’ll eat healthier, and eating healthy means you’ll live LONGER! You really need to find what works for you. I don’t like counting calories – I find it confusing and too time consuming, which is why a great site to use for Meal Planning is the US site: http://www.mypyramid.gov/. I know I listed it yesterday in my Food Journal post, but it’s so good I feel it deserves a special mention here. Not only is it a Menu Planner but it also has Foodapedia which you can use to compare foods for healthier choices. The pyramid looks at the same things as the Canadian Food Guide but this site provides more tools to use.

Another tip is to use any of the Food Journals I mentioned in my post yesterday and enter in the foods you PLAN to eat. That way you can see where your diet is lacking and make adjustments. You can easily remove the foods you didn’t eat, and add the foods you ate instead. This way you can tackle two birds with one stone – plan out your meals while journaling your food.

Here’s another meal planning tip from Dr. Mirkin, which I think has the easiest approach – Eat a variety of Colours in your food and do so with portion control.

Do you know of any other Meny Planning Tools to use? If so, leave a link to it in the comments below!

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Fitness Tip of The Day: When running errands or shopping, be sure to pack some healthy snacks to have on-hand. Then after you work-up a big appetite, you won’t be tempted to grab something at the mall food court or the fast food restaurant on the way home. Exercise is not enough. You must also include healthy eating habits.

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