Friday, November 12, 2010

Tips, Tricks and Friday inspiration

Good morning! 

It's a balmy day here in Texas -- I heard my air conditioner kick on about 4:00 a.m. so thank you, 96% humidity!  But it is also perfect park weather so the little kids are getting lucky!

I read an interesting article on running shoes -- it turns out that all that extra money may not buy you a better shoe!  Check it out!   

And in case you, like me, are having trouble finding motivation these days, here is  some info on a very interesting side effect of obesity - memory issues.

My tip today is how to yum-up those low-cal good-for-you  green beans.  Warm 1/4 teaspoon butter and stir it into a tablespoon of mustard (any style).  Stir this GENTLY onto 2 cups green beans.  It's delicious, I promise, and will make you want to eat green beans more often!

My trick of the week is about feeling fuller.  It's not a magic trick, but almost! Studies show that people tend to eat the same VOLUME of food each day -- so if you add water to things and buck up the volume, you will eat less.  Drinking water has the same effect.  I am going to consume a full glass of room temperature water before every meal and snack this week and see if I can rein in those extra calories!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tips, Tricks and Friday inspiration

Okay -- here is my Friday inspiration.  And I'm not going to tell you WHAT it is -- just how to get it .  If you are reading this you MUST follow these directions!

‎1. Go to
 2. Type "Who's the cutest?" (don't press Enter)
3. Press "I'm feeling lucky"
4. Smile.

It's true, you know!

I read so many great things this week -- it's hard to narrow them down. 

Here is a short primer on the humble wheat kernel and how to buy bread:

Finally, some health news.  This little piece caught my eye because I am  CRAZY about watermelon.  I eat it every day from May through September.  And now I am REALLY glad I do.  It turns out watermelon lowers blood pressure:

Have a fun and healthy weekend!