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So this community is pretty dead. [23 Nov 2004|04:51pm]
Hey guys, I haven't gotten to making that list (I don't know why, I have way too much time on my hands, maybe tonight) but since the community is pretty dead currently (spread the word or POST). Remember you can post anything health related, links, articles, even personal updates, rants, excersizes etc.

p.s. this is introspect_

Here are some tips from WeightWatchers.ca on how to manage trans fats in your diet.

When shopping for groceries in the supermarket, make sure to look for products that have zero trans fat. If labels have not yet been updated, don't be shy to contact the manufacturer and ask them directly. Many companies welcome inquiries.

Make smart dietary substitutions to reduce trans fat intake. Instead of regular chips grab a bag of baked chips instead.

Keep in mind that a lot of restaurant food is baked with or deep fried in vegetable oil shortening or hydrogenated oils. Even dishes at some of the healthier restaurants, such as salmon and chicken, can contain trans fats. It is best to stick to menu items that rely on healthier cooking techniques such as steaming, grilling and broiling rather than sautéing and pan searing.

Try to add more wholesome foods to your diet. Since most packaged and processed foods contain trans fats, homemade food preparation is an easy way to use the freshest of ingredients, thereby automatically reducing your intake of trans fats.

For some trans fat-free snack suggestions, consider these ideas from WeightWatchers.ca:

Cherry tomatoes and feta cheese
Homemade muffins
Unsweetened applesauce & cinnamon
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[01 Nov 2004|05:00pm]

alright guys, i want to put together a list of excersises that can be done for free. examples being walking, hiking, biking, aerobic etc. so if you have any just send me an email at taradactyl_@hotmail.com it'd be really apperciated.

oh and just so this entry doesn't lack anything:
if you snack a lot like myself, pomegranates are the best fruit as long as you dont mind a ton of seeds.

anyways, hope you all had a good halloween! what did everyone do?
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My Info... [24 Oct 2004|10:19pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Name: Kristine
Age: 16
Location: Minnesota

And as a nice starter:

Mango Yogurt PopsCollapse )

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[24 Oct 2004|05:01pm]

[ mood | calm ]

I just wanted to say hi and that I just joined this community...seems interesting!

My name is Kristine, I'm 18 years old and live in Corpus Christi, Tx...

anything else, just let me know!!

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[24 Oct 2004|01:00am]

Hey, I'm new!

This community seems pretty cool, so I'm looking forward to being a member!

It's 1am right now, so I'm off to bed, but I'll definitely be here tomorrow to post some info about myself.
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[23 Oct 2004|04:54pm]

To start off I'll post some stuff from a magazine.

energy food: eggs
Eggs are the best source of iron.

beauty food: wild salmon
Leads to healthy heart and better skin.
(olives are also great for the skin)

brain food: blueberries
contain more antioxidants (get rid of toxins in your body) than any other fruit or vegatables and also increase brain power.

detox food: tomatos
the red color in tomatoes comes from lycopene,, th most powerful antioxident to attack free radicals (caused by, smoking and pollution) that damamge body cells. When tomatoes are heated the befinits increase)

health food: broccoli
broccoli boasts phytochemicals, beta carotene, folate, iron, fibre and more vitamin C than an orange in just one cup. (raw broccoli has three times more nutrients than cooked.

bone food: soy beans
soy is good for your heart and bones and may help you reduce the risk of some cancers.

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