Portion Control for Weight Loss

The HealthGal Health Guide July 01, 2008
  •   I marvel at all the creative cookbooks and "How to" books and expert columns that offer you ways to shave the calories and fat and other unhealthy ingredients from the foods you love.  After all - that's the whole idea, right?  We want to eat what we love but just make it a more hea...

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  • My Bariatric Life
    Health Guide
    Jan. 26, 2013

    Along this same line, I was angered when I received my December issue of one of the health eNewsletters that I read. The headline story was about a healthy holiday cocktail. Get this food lie: A Pomegranate Martini (cosmo) being labelled as healthy food.

     

    C'mon! While a pomegranate is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, the high sugar content...

    RHMLucky777

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    Along this same line, I was angered when I received my December issue of one of the health eNewsletters that I read. The headline story was about a healthy holiday cocktail. Get this food lie: A Pomegranate Martini (cosmo) being labelled as healthy food.

     

    C'mon! While a pomegranate is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, the high sugar content of pomegranate juice is not so healthy. Worse yet, adding it to a couple ounces of vodka and orange liquor yield a beverage that cannot be labelled "healthy" by any stretch of the word.

     

    SMH!

    MBL

    • HealthGal
      Health Guide
      Jan. 26, 2013
      I feel your frustration and echo it. Do know that with some clients I do have to accept simply finding them alternatives that are a "bit" better nutritionally or calorically, realizing that they will never take dramatic steps to improve their diet or activity levels - so I sometimes do help them simply assess a lower calorie alcoholic beverage and try to convince...
      RHMLucky777
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      I feel your frustration and echo it. Do know that with some clients I do have to accept simply finding them alternatives that are a "bit" better nutritionally or calorically, realizing that they will never take dramatic steps to improve their diet or activity levels - so I sometimes do help them simply assess a lower calorie alcoholic beverage and try to convince them to have it a bit less frequently. it's called baby steps and with some clients, that is the best I will ever achieve.
    • My Bariatric Life
      Health Guide
      Jan. 26, 2013

      Ah, got it. That does make sense in that context. Thanks for the insight! Smile