Monday, January 10, 2011

Nutrition Tips from BOB HARPER! :)

Nutrition Tips from Bob!
Healthy Pizza
It's possible to make even pizza healthy using whole grains. Start by using whole wheat dough, and then add low-fat mozzarella cheese. Top with heaps of nutrient-rich vegetables, a lean protein such as chicken or shrimp, and even some fruit. Pears, apples, and pineapple add a touch of sweetness and bring out the flavors in the veggies.

Simple Supper
Don't eat a big evening meal. A lot of people harbor the false notion that skipping a meal during the day will help them shed the pounds. However, this inevitably leads to massive binging at night. Instead, eat your bigger meals earlier in the day and progressively downsize the later it gets. Calories eaten in the morning or much more likely to be used for energy than calories eaten at night which easily go unused and are stored as fat.

Comfort Food for Stress
When we're stressed, it's easy to make poor choices for the foods we eat but here's the skinny on some real stress-reducing comfort food. Walnuts help replace stress depleted B vitamins and it's a great source of omega 3's. Also try asparagus, a natural mood lightener. Dip them in fat free yogurt for a touch more calcium. And when chocolate and only chocolate will do, go for the dark option. Dark chocolate contains anti-oxidants with the strength to fight not only cancer but heart disease.

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