6/6/07

Good things in 8s?

First off thank-you for your wonderful comments, flattery, self-esteem boosters yesterday after I posted only 5 out of the 96 pictures I got back from my shoot (and thanks to Shrunk for the shout out on the GDT too). Now, back to our regular scheduled programming :D I was in the Doctor's office last week, reading a magazine as you're prone to do there and there was a "healthy living" one that caught my eye. There really wasn't much to it but there was one article that sort of had my attention (mostly because it included a fact about Yankees stadium renovations and the fact that each one that has occurred over the years has included the widening of its seats - YIKES). It was about the Rule of Eight for Healthy Living. Hmmm...where have we heard this before? Let's look at Weight Watchers' Eight Rules, or Guidelines in their case: Eight Good Health Guidelines 1. Eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits each day. 2. Choose whole-grain foods, such as brown rice and oats, whenever possible. 3. Include two servings of milk products – low fat (1%) or fat-free – each day. 4. Have some healthy oil (olive oil, canola, sunflower, safflower or flaxseed) each day. 5. Ensure that you are getting enough protein by choosing at least a serving or two of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or dried beans each day. Many dairy products are also good sources of protein. 6. Limit added sugar and alcohol. 7. Drink at least 6 8-ounce glasses of water a day. 8. Take a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement each day. Now the other (very dumbed down as I hate typing too much into my Treo): Eat More 1.Vegetables & Fruits 2. Good Fats 3. Whole Grain Products 4. Milk & Soy Products Eat Less 5. Red Meat 6. Salt 7. Junk Food 8. Soda Pop Very simple, very easy...but where's my water? They are VERY similar and really just piggy-backing off of food guides and common sense but the last one does fall short in the hydration factor and I find the whole "eat less" portion a cop out, really. I think it could be scaring people off of red meat, which probably isn't the best idea. There are a lot of benefits to it, you just have to learn how to choose your cuts and moderate portion sizes. I think they could have killed two birds with one stone in the junk department, not having soda pop on its own and included something else there or not divided it up into eating less, eating more unless that was their only trick to get people to remember some simple rules to healthy eating. Ah well, I guess a fluff magazine can't be perfect like me :P ...or Weight Watchers ♥

7 comments:

Amuldoon said...

You ARE smokin' hot Marie!

You look AMAZING!

I love the Yankees. Mmmm Jeter.

Jen said...

HM...I like WW guidelines MUCH better!!!

I am in agreement with the red meat issue...I stopped eating it and now have to take iron...not good...

And that is a SCARY fact about the yankee seats!!!!

Angie All The Way said...

Yeah, you are right about the red meat thing...that's deceiving to people and it will likely make people think they shouldn't eat it at all.

Oh, and just wanted to say again how friggin awesome you are! ;)

Shrunk said...

No Problem Marie! I was so excited that I had to share for you. Those shots turned out great! I can't believe you have 96 of them! I sent all my info in Monday morning, hopefully I hear back from them soon :O)

CaRoLyN said...

WOW!! PICUTRES ARE AMAZING!!!!
You are one hot lady!! I love the last one especially!!

Shirls said...

everytime I sit back and think about WW and ways I can get more in for low point, I say damn them and there veggies! tricky devils aren't they? LOL

Natalie said...

I like eating cows :D

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