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Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011

scored a job at the gym :D 
i am so happy but for some reason i keep waiting for something to go wrong
like this is too good to be true. but i know i deserve it and i've been working hard.
hopefully everything is smooth sailing :)





"Curvy women are real women. Skinny women are real women. Women who have had boob jobs or lip enhancements or liposuction are still real women. Size 0 may make no sense mathematically, but a woman who wears that size is as real as the one who wears a size 16. What makes us “real” people is not the shape of our flesh but our basic humanity. And we lose our humanity when we judge – not when we lose weight, gain weight, or make the intensely personal decision to undergo cosmetic surgery."

 Hugo Schwyzer 


DIET-FRIENDLY ALCOHOL CHOICES

...i hate the word 'diet' so i would 

rather call these low calorie alcohol choices :)


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1 ounce = 28.35 grams

Wine: the most low cal choice

Here is the nutritional information for some popular wines per ounce:

 
Wine Calories Carbs Per 5-oz Serving
Chardonnay 20 0.4 g 100 calories, 2 g carbs
Pinot Grigio 20 0.4 g 100 calories, 2 g carbs
Zinfandel® White Wine 20 0.4 g 100 calories, 2 g carbs
Cabernet Sauvignon 20 0.8 g 100 calories, 4 g carbs
Merlot Red Wine 20 0.8 g 100 calories, 4 g carbs

Hard Liquor: Easy on Your Diet

Here is the nutritional information for some favorites, based on one ounce:

 
Hard Liquor Calories Carbs Per 1.5-oz Serving
Vermouth 32 0.2 g 64 calories, 0.4 g carbs
Coconut Rum 51 5.3 g 77 calories, 8 g carbs
Beefeater® Gin 65 0 g 98 calories, 0 g carbs
Rye Whiskey 69 0 g 104 calories, 0 g carbs
Scotch Whiskey 69 0 g 104 calories, 0 g carbs
White Rum 69 0 g 104 calories, 0 g carbs
Vodka 69 0 g 104 calories, 0 g carbs
Cognac 69 2 g 104 calories, 3 g carbs
Tequila 69 5.3 g 104 calories, 8 g carbs
Gilbey’s® Gin 79 0 g 119 calories, 0 g carbs

Beer: Raise Your Glass with Care

Here is the nutritional information for different types of beer, based on a single ounce:

 
Beer Calories Carbs Per 12-oz Serving
"Light" Beer 9 0.5 g 108 calories, 6 g carbs
Draft Beer 12 1.1 g 144 calories, 13.2 g carbs
Lager 14 1.1 g 168 calories, 13.2 g carbs
Ale 18 1.1 g 216 calories, 13.2 g carbs

 Liqueur: Small but Potent
Sometimes the words "cordial" and "liqueur" are used interchangeably since both drinks are flavored, very sweet and often served as (or with) dessert. Liqueurs can be served alone, over ice, with coffee, or mixed with cream or other mixers. Adding mixers will increase the calorie and fat content of your drink. Whether served alone or in a cocktail, one liqueur serving is about 1.5 ounces. While tasty, liqueurs pack the most calories per ounce, so enjoy them sparingly.

Here is the nutritional information for common liqueurs, per one-ounce serving:

 
Liqueur Calories Carbs Per 1.5-oz Serving
Chocolate Liqueur 103 11 g 155 calories, 17 g carbs
Mint Liqueur 103 11 g 155 calories, 17 g carbs
Peppermint Liqueur 103 11 g 155 calories, 17 g carbs
Strawberry Liqueur 103 11 g 155 calories, 17 g carbs




TRIVIA
(Sparkpeople.com)

After an intense workout, what nutrient does your body need most?



  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Vitamins
  • Antioxidants
ANSWER: CARBOHYDRATES

Explanation

Carbohydrates. Roughly 60% of the calories you eat at this time should come from carbohydrates. Contrary to popular belief, your body needs more carbohydrates than protein after a workout, to replace the muscle fuel (glycogen) you used up and to prepare for your next exercise session. Moderate exercisers need about 30-40 grams of carbohydrates after an hour of exercise, but high-intensity exercisers need more—around 50-60 grams for each hour they exercised.


How big is ONE serving of COOKED grains (oats, rice, pasta, etc.)?

  • 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup

 

Explanation

A single serving of cooked grains is 1/2 cup. If you're eyeballing it, that's about the size of a billiard ball. 


Bran is removed from wheat kernels to make white flour. What nutrients does this bran contain?

 

  • B-vitamins
  • Trace minerals
  • Fiber
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

 

Explanation

Bran makes up the outer layers of the grain. It contains B-vitamins, trace minerals and dietary fiber. It’s removed when wheat flour is processed (refined and/or bleached) into white flour.







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