Thursday, March 5, 2009

Good News, Good Menus and a Tip or Two ...

Hey there..... hoping you are having a smiley day! I certainly am.

Good news..... I've lost two pounds.... :o) Doesn't that rock! Yahoo!
How about you? I want to hear about YOUR success too.

If you haven't got started yet...... what are you waiting for?

Here's your tip for the day:

Wanted to talk a bit about vitamins. As you know VitaOne (multi-nutrition product) is a part of the Shrink It Weight Loss System. Did you know that back in early 2002 the American Medical Association in their journal (Journal of the American Medical Assoc - JAMA) recommended that EVERYONE take a good multi-nutrition supplement?

The reason for that recommendation is that our produce no longer has the vitamins and nutrients in it that it used to have. For instance, today it takes 2 lbs of spinach to get the same amount of Vitamin A which used to be in 1 lb of spinach. Have you ever ate 2 lbs of spinach? It now takes eating 8 oranges to get the amount of Vitamin C we used to get in 1 orange. When was the last time you ate 8 oranges? By some estimates it takes more than 8 oranges to get the vitamin C that used to be in one orange. All of our produce is this nutrient-poor.

The fact that very few of us eat healthy as we could to begin with combined with the decreased amount of nutrients in our produce means everyone of us needs to supplement our nutrition with a quality multi-nutrition product!

Here's the menus I promised to share with you:

Breakfast: Green Tea, Oatmeal Raisin Appetizer Diet Cookie, hard boiled egg
Snack: CRAVE Energy drink and a serving of almonds (15)
Lunch: Crab Salad Stuffed Tomato (recipe below)
Snack: Celery sticks and Peanut Butter
Dinner: Veggie Salad (Field greens, tomatoes, onion, broccoli, shredded carrot, Annies Green Goddess dressing)
Snack: Chocolate Appetizer Diet Shake

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Sandwich on Whole Grain Bread, Chocolate Appetizer Diet Shake
Snack: CRAVE Energy drink and a serving of almonds (15)
Lunch: Spinach salad w/Annies Green Goddess Dressing, Apple
Snack: Chocolate Appetizer Diet Shake
Dinner: Steamed veggies, Steamed Tilapia fillet w/lemon pepper seasoning
Snack: Strawberries and low fat cottage cheese

Crab Salad Stuffed Tomatoes (from Family Circle Oct.08)

4 large tomatoes
3/4 pound surimi or imitation crab, roughly chopped
1/2 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 tbsp light sour cream
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 cups mixed salad greens
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar

Cut tops off tomatoes. Gently squeeze out seeds and discard. Scoop out the flesh using a melon baller or spoon and reserve 1 cup; chop and set aside. Place tomatoes cut side down on a paper towel-lined plate; allow to drain. Stir together reserved tomato, surimi, yellow pepper, mayonnaise, onion, sour cream, lemon juice, cilantro, salt and pepper in a medicum-size bowl. Fill tomatoes with a heaping 2/3 cup of crab fillion, mounding slightly. Place salad greens in a bowl; drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and toss to combine. Serve alongside the tomatoes.


That's all for today...... stay tuned for more tips and menus!

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