Wednesday, October 28, 2009

HYC check in

I'm a little late. Haven't been feeling great and not sure if it's just frustration or something physical. My ears have had a kind of ringing or humming in them and I'm wondering if it's the medicine the cardiologist put me on. I have a follow up app't with him next week. We're having a storm here today so it's COLD, windy and snowing heavily.

Great info on healthy foods that help your skin. Most of them are a regular part of my diet. Except tuna - can no longer tolerate tuna!
10 Best foods for your skin

"A healthy and balanced diet can shield your insides from all sorts of bad health mojo. But it can also protect your outside. The right vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, fish, teas, and chocolates can shield your skin from the ravages of the environment, time, and even cancer. To address every skin woe, from wrinkles, to acne, to dryness, click through this slideshow. And prepare yourself - bartenders might start asking for your ID more often."
My Favorite?
Dark Chocolate
Skin boost: Sun Blocker
Flavonols, the antioxidants in dark chocolate, reduce roughness in the skin and provide sun protection. In a study from the Journal of Nutrition, women who drank cocoa fortified with a chocolate bar's worth of flavonols had better skin texture and stronger resistance to UV rays than those who drank significantly few flavonols.

Here are some snack tips from Denise Austin:
Best Bets for Healthy Snacking
Snacking is not a dirty word for dieters if you're careful about what you reach for! I can think of loads of nutritious, low-calorie foods that can help you feel full and boost your energy without ruining your day. Stick to a sensible serving size and you're good to go! Here are some ideas to get you snacking healthy!

* Cut up veggies with hummus
* Sliced fruit with nonfat Greek yogurt
* A few almonds or walnuts
* Low-fat cottage cheese
* Air-popped popcorn
* Hard-boiled eggs
* String cheese
* Baked tortilla chips with salsa
* Homemade smoothies or fruit shakes

Try a few of these snacks this week, and a few more next week. Constantly switch things up so that you don't get bored — and you'll be all set to handle your next snack attack!

5 comments:

Staci Dombroski said...

Thanks for the information :-)

Diana said...

Thanks for the info!
I hope you feel better :( Tinnitus is no fun, but can be easy to fix if it's due to meds. Take care of yourself and try to stay warm!

kaitlin said...

Carrots and hummus has become one of my lunch staples. YUM!

And how crazy is this snow? Is it bad where you are? The center I work at has a two hour delay tomorrow, but I'm hoping it turns into the whole day! So far we have maybe 6-8 inches, and are supposed to get 3-5 more tonight!

F. McButter Pants said...

Feel better!

Thanks for the info

Sherre said...

Hopefully your tinnitis has already dissipated! When I read this, it occured to me that I should bake my own tortilla chips. Rather than buying 'em. (My boss bakes her own pita to make "chips.")