Monday, June 15, 2009

Reward CAN have it all!

Reward CAN have it all!

If you are working out and watching your portion sizes, its okay to have that dessert you want..just agree to share it with a loved one. If you are alone, cut it up and put half away for later. Better yet, cut it in thirds.

The same goes for your meal when eating out (or even at home). Think about it, those servings they give you could feed a family! I got a vegetarian pasta dish with portabella mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes and divided it up. I got three and a half meals out of it! If you eat smaller portions, wait 20 min, it WILL hit your stomach and you will be satisfied. Eat slower, savor it, enjoy it.

I read a book once called the Martini Diet. It's not about drinking martini's. It explains that a martini glass is a serving size (a standard one, not those giant one's restaurants are now using). The size of your stomach should not be large enough to fit a full plate of food in it.

Get smaller plates at home. Those large plates make your serving look like 1/7th of a 7 course meal.

Be honest with yourself...promise yourself you are only having a serving. Wait 20 min before dessert and only eat a few bites. I like to suck on a piece of dark chocolate to satisfy my sweet craving after a meal. Once I have done that, I don't need anything else.

If you watch a thin person eat, they really DO eat anything they want, but really pay attention to how much of it they eat. I CAN'T eat more than a serving, my stomach is full fast. That's what eating 4-6 small meals is all about, shrinking your stomach back to normal size so you are full faster.

Take responsibility and gain control of how much you are really eating.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Generic Meds vs. Name Brand *BUYER BEWARE!

I have a cough so I bought generic delsym last night because delsym worked great for my cough in the past
CVS brand was 7.35 compared to 10.00 for the name brand Delsym and CVS is 4 ounces rather than 3 in the bottle of Delsym. I get home and read the bottle further
You have to take 2 tsp every 6 hours instead of the 2tsp every 12 hours with the delsym. (so there goes half the bottle)
it did not stop my cough, in reading the bottle even further, I notice, the 2tsp is 15 mg in the generic..and 30 mg in the now it went from being a 4 ounces bottle to 1 ounce! what a ripoff! and I am coughing still!
I will surely read the fine print on the whole bottle before I get generic again.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Breakfast Casserole for a Crowd

Breakfast Casserole.

I love to make this if I have a bunch of teenagers sleeping over, or if I am just busy doing things, I can whip it up in 5 minutes, and throw it in the oven.
I pulled this out of the oven a few min ago, I halved the recipe and made it in a smaller dish, because its just me and the boys home right now.

Note: REAL BACON IS HAS SO MUCH LESS SODIUM THAN TURKEY BACON..DO NOT SUB TURKEY BACON..IT IS NOT BETTER FOR YOU! It is actually worse for you. As I said before, diet food, low fat, etc, all add sodium to make it taste good.

1 bag of shredded hash brown potatoes
bacon and sausage (I buy it already cooked and I freeze so I have it on hand)
12 eggs
1 c milk 
diced onions and peppers

Put shredded potatoes in casserole dish, or lasagna sized pan, add cut up bacon and sausage mix the eggs and milk, add some pepper (salt not needed with the bacon and sausage) pour over the casserole and bake at 350 for an hour. you can add cheese to this, onions, green or hot peppers, whatever you have on hand, whatever you like. the original recipe calls for cheese on top, but it does not need it

also you can omit the sausage or bacon or both and also you can sub canadian bacon if you wish

You can also add ricotta cheese, broccoli, spinach and tomato. If you like, hot peppers are great too.