Fit Tips




It takes your body about 20 minutes to feel full after eating a meal.

Try not to let yourself get too hungry. The more hungry you are, the more likely you are to over eat. Keep healthy snacks on hand to prevent this.

When you're hungry you tend to grab something to eat quickly, unfortunately these tend to be unhealthy snacks that don't take any preparation (bag of chips come to mind?) For quick, easy, HEALTHY, snacks: As soon as you come home from the grocery store, clean and chop up your vegetables and put them into portion sized containers. You'll have easy to grab, healthy snacks on the go.

Cayenne pepper has many health benefits; it has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol, has the ability to prevent ulcers, and has many cardiovascular benefits, among other things. It is an excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene.

Just because you are eating healthy doesn't mean you can't have dessert. Angel food cake (especially the sugar-free kind) is a great treat when topped with fresh berries. It is low in fat and has far less calories than many desserts.

You can reduce the amount of fat in your gravy by dropping ice cubes into your baking tray, which the fat will stick to, and then removing them.

While pink and yellow grapefruits have the same amount of calories and sugar, pink grapefruits have 40 times the amount of the antioxidants beta-carotene and lycopene compared to a yellow grapefruit.

Like those tasty vanilla soy drinks? Try making your own by adding a few drops of almond or vanilla extract to a regular soy beverage. Your home-made version will have fewer calories and less sugar.

Bananas are high in potassium, which reduces the risk of hypertension, and vitamin B6, which combats fatigue, irritability and insomnia.

Apples are a good source of the flavonoid quercetin. High quercetin intake may be associated with reduced risks of asthma, type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer, and lung cancer.