Spotlight on Potatoes!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ah, the potato. Possibly the most well known root vegetable in the world (well, after the carrot). The low-carb craze has villified the poor potato, and I'd like to just lay down some facts for you all. Lets put the potato in a good light - it deserves it.

1. YES potatoes ARE a carb-filled food! This is a good thing! Your body couldn't function without carbs. If you need to, take a moment to re-read that. I can wait..... There are two different types of carbs - bad carbs (simple carbs) and good carbs (complex carbohydrates).

Having trouble getting your GHGs?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Try focusing on eating mainly (if not all) filling foods. They are unbelievably good for you, they keep you fuller longer.

How can you tell if what you're eating is a filling food?
Chances are, you bought it on the perimeter of your grocery store.
Filling foods have no added sugars
They are made with whole grains
If it is a dairy product, it is fat free
If its a meat, it is a lean cut of meat.

MYTH: women that lift weights will bulk up

Monday, January 11, 2010

 Our first guest post! This was written by Kristine (BELLAKRISTINE). Thank you!

It seems to me that a lot of women our age are afraid of the “man’s side of the gym” and I just want to make a few pointers and encourage everyone to lift weights and not be afraid! 


Friday, January 8, 2010

Snacking is great.

Snacking low point is important.

First bit of information: Health has an amazing list of 1 (ONE!) point foods here

Here is a list of great, low point, favourite snacks found on the message boards.

GHGs Series Post 1 - Healthy Oils

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Healthy Oils seems to be one of the most difficult Good Health Guideline for people to get in.

This list was posted today by TEPTSEMBER who got it from HOLLYSAGS who doesn't remember where she got it.

From the late awsum34:

Having trouble getting in all your healthy oils? Here are some ideas. You only need to eat 2 tsp of oil per day. (1 teaspoon is a serving), So you can get it in throughout the day. Healthy oils are: olive oil, canola, sunflower, safflower or flaxseed. FYI: Fish oils, Oil capsules, Avocados, peanut butter, nuts, etc, do NOT count towards WW healthy oils requirements. Only the pourable kind count.

Best Advice Ever Received on the Message Boards

EORTIZBLANCO posted this fantastic thread today, here is a selection of answers:

EORTIZBLANCO: When I 1st started, I was freaking out because I had a bad day staying OP. someone told me: "You didn't get to your starting weight overnight... you certainly aren't going to gain all that you've lost back with WW overnight either. Allow yourself to mess up every once in a while".

It made me realize I was setting myself up for failure and trying too hard to be perfect. Now, I just go with it. And, it works!

Lets start with the "New to the 20s Board"

This one has been copied word for word from the daily "New to the 20s Board, Start Here" thread:

We hope you find the support and encouragement you need here during your Weight loss journey!This thread's purpose is to give you a good idea of the board, hopefully answer some questions you may have and make you feel a little less intimidated.

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