According to various studies...the average American gains
2 pounds each year. (yikes!). But there is some research in The
Journal of Nutrition that...just maybe, there is a way to help
prevent this...even possible there is a way to encourage weightLOSS
(get this...) without dieting. Is it a new PILL?...nope. Or some
kind of SURGERY? ...nope. The secret:
Researchers at Brigham Young University, Utah...
followed the eating habits of 252 middle-aged women for
nearly two years and found that those who increased their fiber
intake generally LOST weight. Women who decreased the fiber
in their diets....GAINED weight.
With the research in mind the scientists came up with this
~Boosting fiber by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories consumed
resulted in losing about 4.5 pounds over the course study
*this held true whether a woman was eating 3 0r 25 grams of
fiber at the start of the study
What do YOU think??
I'm going to make an effort to try to include MORE fiber
in my foods this coming week
"Power" Cookies...High Fiber/High Protein
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
--Preheat oven to 325 degrees
--Grease cookie sheet
--Grind oats in a blender until resembles coarse flour
--In a medium bowl, mash beans to a smooth paste. Stir in white sugar, brown sugar
and vanilla until well blended
--Combine the ground oats, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; blend into
the bean mixture (paste)
--Stir in the dates, coconut, raisins, and walnuts.
--Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets
--Bake for 10-15 minutes in the preheated oven until golden
This is a great book and it is the
....for the GOAL SETTING Challenge.
The Winner for the
Goal Setting Challenge
(challenge was given HERE)
You can visit her in Blogland HERE
Barb posted a comment about setting goal for the following week.
She came back a week later and posted her goal progress.
This was the challenge...to comment about a goal one
week and to check back in after a week and let us all know
the progress that was made. So, THANK YOU to Barb and
all of you who are leaving comments and inspiring us to
set more goals, work harder to be healthier!
I will do more challenges...ever so often. Check-in on
Saturdays and see what could be "cookin" =)
~~~ Ruby's Report ~~~
Treadmill - 6 days...but, I was kind a "dragon" this week. I only did one day
of 3 miles. It seems that if I watch TV series (the weekly ones). I walk
faster and longer, than, if I am reading and writing stuff on my laptop
while walking. I guess my brain just can't concentrate the completely
doing two things at once =P
Food - I did "OK" with food choices this week. I must say that I probably ate
too many peanuts and too much butter on my (homemade) bread. I
didn't really eat "junk" foods tho.
Weight(loss)? - sad to say...I went up .8 this week....I gotta be more diligent with
calorie intake this coming week. And I am going to try to eat more grams
How are things going? Have YOU checked off any goals that
you've reached this past week? Starting here...now...you can
set (even one small one) a goal. Write it down...and,
CHECK IT OFF next week. =)
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