1 cup brown rice 6 oz. shrimp 1/8 cup green onions, chopped 1 7/8 cup asparagus, cut, in 1″ pieces and halved cherry tomoatoes (you decide the ration) 1 tsp. garlic 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (I like it spicy)
Skinny Girl Stuffing
2 T. olive oil 2 T. chopped onion 2 T. chopped celery 1 T. minced fresh parsley 2 C. cooked brown rice 1 1/2 t. minced fresh thyme 1 t. salt 1 t. finely minced fresh sage 1/4 t. celery seeds 1/4 t. pepper 1/8 t. nutmeg Pinch of cloves non-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 325, coat a 1 – quart flat baking dish with spray and set aside. In a med. saute pan over medium low, heat oil, then add onion, celery…(continue reading)
3 oz. chicken breast, butterflied and sliced into 2 thin slices (you can ask your butcher to do this) 1/4 C. cottage cheese 1/2 C. each: whole Ortega chilies and spinach Pinch each: garlic powder, salt and cumin 1/2 – 1 C. red or green enchilada sauce (Las Palmas or other sugar-free brand) 1 green onion, sliced thin Non-stick cooking spray 1/2 C. Spanish rice 1/2 C. beans 1 C. salad
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Strain cottage cheese through a paper towel or coffee filter. Lay chicken slices out flat and pat dry. Mix cottage cheese with seasonings and spoon equal amounts onto each piece of chicken in a line. Cover cheese with chilies and spinach, and then roll chicken up. Place seam side down in a baking dish coated with spray and pour enchilada sauce over…(continue reading)
I am sitting in the hospital and am amazed at the number of severely obese and overweight people. The surgery board is full of weight-related surgeries. I wonder what percent of surgeries are the consequence of people not being able to control what they put in their mouth? 100%? 90%? 10%? What do you think?
If you are over 45 years old, like I am, I am sure thoughts of health are becoming more relevant than issues of looks and vanity. The CDC says all overweight people compared to normal weight people are at an increase for “All causes of death.” ALL! Lets see – high blood pressure (meds until death), high cholesterol (meds until death), type 2 diabetes (meds until death), stroke (physical and mental disabilities until death), gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, cancer, low quality of life, mental illness and body pain.
People always look at me in dismay when the issue of Thanksgiving comes up. They feel a deep sense of sadness for “Poor Tiffany, you know she doesn’t get to eat any pumpkin pie for dessert.” Sometimes people who have not known me as long are assured that I must indulge at least once a year for the holidays. I am happy to assure them that yes, I indulged for the holidays for years. Before Skinny Coach I had pumpkin pie, pecan pie, spiced nuts, mixed nuts, chunks of cheese…. I had stuffing and gravy and seconds and thirds, I had rolls and cranberry sauce and hot toddy and egg nog. Yes, I know how to indulge. Yes, I have indulged. Yes, I weighed well over 200 pounds.
Now, I don’t eat, even one bite of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving day and I am fine. I have had…(continue reading)
It’s October again! The leaves are falling and the winds are changing and the fields are ready to yield their abundance. Horror movies and spooky decorations pop up all over. Ghosts haunt suburban yards and zombies lurk at the mall.
But sufferers of food addiction, October is scary for a different reason. Huge bags of candy line the shelves of nearly every store and bowls of chocolates adorn the desks of receptionists everywhere. Sticky, marshmallow-y popcorn balls and gooey, chewy caramel apples suddenly appear, as if by magic. Super sugary pumpkin spice everything rises once again from the grave.
It always starts innocently enough. You buy a bag of candy for trick-or-treater. Maybe you have a piece or two when you bring it home from the store. Then a couple after work. Soon, the bag is empty and its not even October 26th. You buy more; this time you’re going…(continue reading)
It’s no surprise that being overweight or obese has a negative effect on your health. From joint pain to diabetes, poor sleep to shorter life expectancy, being fat is just plain bad for you.
But did you know that being fat is costing you more than just your health? That extra weight is hurting your pocketbook and endangering your life in some unexpected ways, too.
1. Over-Priced for Over-Sized Clothes If you’re an overweight woman, you probably struggle with self imagine issues. You don’t like the way you look and struggle to find clothes that fit. You might also notice that you’re paying more for clothes. Many stores charge as much as double for plus-sized versions of their normal sized clothes. Boutique stores catering to the huskier set can set their prices at astonishing levels, as the market for extra large clothing grows. In addition, these plus-sized options are…(continue reading)
Did you make any promises to yourself at the start of the summer? Maybe you wanted to fit into a new bathing suit. Maybe you wanted to wear suits without feeling embarrassed. Maybe you just wanted to lose some weight and enjoy the summer without feeling so hot all the time.
With the long Labor Day weekend coming up, the summer comes to a close. And what happened to your summertime resolution? If you’re like a lot of people May came and went and so did your new diet. Maybe you stayed strong for a week or two and then it was right back to your old habits. Why did you fail? Why was this summer the same as last summer?
It could be that you suffer from food addiction.
This holiday weekend people will fire up their barbeques for the last time and picnic tables will be overloaded with…(continue reading)
Delicious baby back ribs drenched in BBQ sauce, creamy potato salad, HOT DOGS, homemade pie, beer, corn on the cob, coleslaw – it is all so wonderful – but deadly for the waistline.
The average amount of calories consumed at an outdoor BBQ feast hovers around 3000! …and that is if you are eating a normal amount of everything. If you really overeat, you could tip 7000 calories in one afternoon. No one wants to think about a diet during the Labor Day festivities, but try to at least keep the damage as low as possible.
Imagine if you had a burger and skipped the bun, cheese, mayo and sauces? You can taste the wonder of a beautifully grilled sirloin burger and save hundreds of calories. How would you feel Monday night if you declined the mayo-drenched coleslaw, potato and macaroni salad. What if you ate lots of sweet watermelon…(continue reading)
Don’t reward yourself with food – you are not a dog!
Turns out that when you reward your children with food it can trigger emotional eating when they grow up – DUH!
While most parents try to keep their children from eating bad foods they also often reward good behavior or ease pain with these exact foods and it has been shown concretely from research at both Loughborough and Birmingham universities that children were much more likely to emotionally eat later in their lives if their parents used food as a reward or to ease pain.
If you are an emotional eater can you remember instances in your childhood where your parents rewarded a good grade with a special dessert, or perhaps went for ice cream after a win in sports, how about a lollipop after a penicillin shot at the doctors (remember those?), the dentist even gave us candy…(continue reading)
You have an obligation to be health for your family. Many women put themselves last as part of a family. Their children come first, their husbands come first, sometimes even the dog comes before the woman. If you are a woman like that then I want to say to you, you have an obligation to your children, to your husband and … to your dog (just kidding) to be healthy. Being overweight reduces your lifespan and contributes to mood swings, pain, sickness and depression. However, it does something else, something just as devastating. Being overweight and not able to control your diet causes you to feel helpless and out of control. Feelings like that can permeate your entire life, making you feel like you are not able to do what you want to do, that you are a failure. It is important to remember that the best thing you can…(continue reading)
Do you need someone to hold your hand, to help you through the tough moments?
The Skinny Coach does not focus solely on diet and exercise, she teaches you the principles of behavioral modification through cognitive behavioral therapy so that you can overcome the psychological barriers to losing weight. Bottom line, if you can do it on your own – GREAT, but many people need more help. Just like you have a teacher to teach you to do math, or your mother to mentor you on how to cook, or a trainer to get you to and teach you how to do the right exercises – the Skinny Coach, can teach you to be a Skinny Girl. Together, everyday, you and the Skinny Coach plan your menu for the next day, commit to eating the right foods and instill EVERYDAY – the why…. Do you want to know why? –…(continue reading)
Finally, what a relief, it has finally been proven by 80 experts – 80 experts involving a four-year long process that addiction is not a social or moral problem but a brain problem. Food addiction is a neurological problem. Addiction has been treated as a result of emotional problems, a result of trauma, a result of low moral character – and that is why addiction treatment does not work.
After over 20 years of neuroscience research we know that addiction is rooted in the brain’s reward circuitry. Previous experiences with food trigger cravings and to repeat the process because this is the part of the brain that controls impulses and judgement and it damage is permanent. Controlling this “craving” is literally over riding your brain chemistry. Distortions of cognitive and emotional function lead to compulsive need to intake more sugar It is NOT A CHOICE.
"My husband is thrilled that I've found a plan I can stick with and that's working so well. He says it's miraculous -- I look just like the girl he married!"
"I lost 16.6 lbs in 28 days plus 21 ¾ inches my first month!"
"I lost 15 inches my first month and am just so happy that I don't have to worry about what to eat anymore. Following the Skinny Coach plan is so simple, even in times of travel, sickness and holidays."