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Are The Japanese Bananas?

A popular Japanese actress claimed she lost 26 pounds following the Morning Banana Diet.  Now supermarkets in Japan can't keep bananas in stock, in fact Dole has increased its imports by 25%. Here are the basics of the diet: Morning: banana as many as you want room temperature water Lunch: anything you like Dinner: anything you like but eat by 8pm *3:00 pm snack is okay, but no desserts Must ...
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Is Stevia All That?

The FDA is on the of determining if Stevia is GRAS -- Generally Regarded As Safe: experts have gotten together and have given their consensus that the product is safe for general consumption. Once the FDA places this label on a ingredient, is basically given the green light to be added to any product.  There are many consumer product companies chopping at the bit to get this product out to ...
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Gluten Free?

Everyone is always trying to find the next new diet "thing" "fad" "craze" Now it's gluten free -- until a few short years ago, no one know what "gluten" let alone the its clinical name Celiac disease. Celiac is the bodies inability to process gluten.  Gluten is typically found in rye, wheat and barley.  The disease is hard to diagnose because it masked itself with very common symptoms. Now more than ...
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Even Victoria Secret Models Diet!

Yes, they all say I'm naturally thin and I don't have to do anything but chase around my little dog that fits in my purse.  But the latest Victoria Secret models to grace the runway admit that before the show, they watch what they eat and amp up the cardio.  So, models are human and that with a little diet and exercise you to can be a supermodel! Okay may ...
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Healthy Eating While Shopping

So, you sat out Black Friday.  Who could blame you. What's up with Kohl's opening at 4am! Honestly what could you possibly need at 4am!! Okay back to the story. You are heading out looking for just the perfect gift, so here are some strategies to shop all day without blowing your diet! Start with a healthy breakfast -- be sure to include some protein to help keep you satiated, ...
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Thanksgiving Leftovers

INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 lb leftover Turkey chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 large red pepper, chopped 1/4 tsp crush red pepper 3 tsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp freshly ground 4-pepper blend (2) 28-oz cans diced tomatoes, with liquid, no salt added (1) 15-oz can Bush's Best pinto beans, liquid drained 2 tsp hot pepper sauce 1 pkg 6-oz each, sliced, fresh mushrooms 3/4 cup all natural, ...
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Don’t starve yourself Turkey Day!!

Okay so today your headed to grandma's house or Aunt Susy's and they make the best (insert the food or dessert) Now you think the best strategy is to starve yourself all day so that you can get your grub on at Thanksgiving dinner. WRONGO BADONGO! Trust me, my Grandma is the best cook, she can make brown rice take like a treat.  Sorry, I digress.  When you starve yourself ...
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Holiday Cocktails

Americans drink more hard liquor in December than any other time of the year, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. Plus, we all drinking leads to EATING!! If you're picking appetizers all night, you've got your head first in a pizza, or worse yet, as the Brits say if your drinking eating is like cheating! So it the holidays and with everything that is going on in the world, who ...
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What Is The Best Time To Exercise?

There is no scientific evidence about what is the best time the exercise, what really comes into play is motivation?  When will you FEEL like exercise? We all have different body clocks, some of us feel our most energy in the morning or in the late afternoon. Which is great, but with all of the other obligations -- work, friends, family following your body clock may become a little difficult ...
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10 Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Don't want your turkey to dry out try rubbing olive oil mixed with herbs and garlic. Avoid the skin and dark meat  -- you'll save tons of calories When your stuffing recipe calls for butter try using chicken broth. Decide the few thing that you are going to splurge on before you go. Go for a pre-Thanksgiving Day walk, or try a turkey trot to help burn off some calories ...
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