Almonds are a great choice for your mid-morning or afternoon snack. They provide the much needed magnesium that you require daily, plus they are rich in potassium, manganese, copper, vitamin E , selenium, and calcium. And in case you didn't know, a quarter cup of almonds has almost as much calcium as a quarter cup of milk. So go ahead and grab about one handful of almonds, and enjoy them with your favorite fruit, for a smart and healthy addition to your meal plan.
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Summer is my favorite season!! Now that the weather keeps getting nicer, barbeque season is in full swing. This can be great for your weight loss program. Not only does barbequing give food great flavor, but barbecuing is a low-fat way of cooking. Be sure to trim fat from meat to reduce calories. When seasoning, use spices and herbs instead of high-fat, sugar, and sodium products. Wrap some veggies in foil and throw them on the grill for a fresh and wonderful side dish. Be sure to enjoy the weather and enjoy the benefits.
I know that our schedules are usually very busy and without noticing, we often skip meals. When you miss a meal, you end up with hunger pangs that can drive you to overeat later. Eating at regular intervals throughout the day (every 2 - 4 hours) also helps to stabilize your blood sugar levels and keep your energy levels up. Try to stick, as much as possible, to your meals and snacks throughout the day.
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In order to make sure that you get your required meals in daily, planning is important. Be sure to check out www.yummly.com to assist you in planning your meals for yourself and your family.
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