Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Watch My Weight Wednesday!

Today I am posting some tips I found here.  

When ground beef was swapped out for mushrooms in lasagna, sloppy joes, and chili, adults consumed 400 fewer calories per day, according to a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study. Researchers estimate that if you sub mushrooms for ground meat in one meal every week, you can lose five pounds in a year.

Put five rubber bands around your wrist every morning. That's how many 16-ounce bottles of water you should drink during the day to rev up your metabolism, helping to burn more calories. At least, that's what German researchers found when they got 14 participants to drink about 500 ml of water. The volunteers' metabolic rate – or how quickly they burned calories – jumped a third within 10 minutes of drinking the water and remained high for another 30 or 40 minutes. The researchers estimated that, over a year, increasing your water consumption by 1.5 litres a day would burn an extra 17,400 calories, or about 2.25 kg (5 lb) worth. Since much of the increased metabolic rate is due to the body's efforts to heat the liquid, make sure the water you're drinking is icy cold.

Wash something thoroughly once a week -- a floor, a couple of windows, the shower stall, bathroom tile, or your car. A 150-pound person who dons rubber gloves and exerts some elbow grease will burn about four calories for every minute spent cleaning, says Blake. Scrub for 30 minutes and you could work off approximately 120 calories, the same number in a half-cup of vanilla frozen yogurt. And your surroundings will sparkle!

Weed out calories you've been overlooking: spreads, dressings, sauces, condiments, drinks, and snacks. These calories count, whether or not you've been counting them, and could make the difference between weight gain and loss.

Hope you all are having a great week!  
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ImplausibleYarn said...

Wow! When you put it all out like that it seems so simple and doable and straightforward. Its when I face down a pint of Ben and Jerrys that I run into problems...

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Good info! Thanks for sharing!

viewfromdownhere said...

I love the tips! Thanks for sharing them...I might try that bottle of water thing...I'm trying to drink more, and if I had rubber bands to remind me, that would totally help!

Angie said...

Hi Angie! I like your name so I thought I would pop in for a visit.
Love the rubber band tip!

Debbie said...

Thank you for the invitation to join your blog roll. I just added my name to the list!!

I'm looking forward to reading thru your past posts to see what I've been missing!!

Thanks again!!

Puddleduck Bunch said...

I love the mushroom idea - I'm gonna try it! :)

GlowinGirl said...

You had to mention housework, didn't you? ;)

I'm all for the mushroom thing -- love 'em! Thanks for the tips!

jenheadjen said...

Great tips! Looking forward to these recipes! :)

H. Kids said...

These are very magnificent tips so as to reduce tips .I want to reduce so I will follow them.

Bobina said...

Great tips! I'm also working on living healthier and have also started a blog!


Maybe we can exchange tips with each other.
Thanks for making me more aware of my water intake.

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