Frankie and Geena's 1st Annual Taco Bowl 2013 (2/1). Special thanks to Casanova Fish Tacos!
Frankie and Geena celebrate the holiday season at Disneyland and California Adventure!
Steve Goes on a Ghost Adventure in National City.
Everyone's always trying to lose weight right? If you're like me, there's always some kind of new "diet" to try. I feel as if I've tried everything! Well maybe it's not a diet fad that's going to get us to our goal? Maybe it's just plain ol regular, healthy foods?? Here's a list of the best weight loss foods! I'm going to try it out and let you know how it works out for me ;)
Why fiber? Recent
research in the Journal of Nutrition
suggests eating more fiber as a way to prevent weight gain or even encourage weight loss. Over the course of the two-year study, the researchers found that boosting fiber by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories resulted in about 4 ½ pounds of weight lost.
A medium apple (3-inch diameter) contains 4 grams of fiber; a large apple (3¼-inch diameter) has 5. Apples also offer a bit of vitamin C and potassium.
One cup boasts 4 grams of fiber, plus a healthy dose (30% daily value) of skin-helping vitamin C.
A medium-size baked
sweet potato (2 inches wide, 5 inches long...a little larger than your computer mouse), skin included, offers 5 grams of fiber—for just 103 calories. It’s also a nutrition powerhouse: providing 438% daily value of eye-healthy vitamin A (eat these foods to help you see more clearly), 37% daily value of vitamin C, plus some potassium, vitamin E, iron, magnesium and phytochemicals like beta
carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Raspberries are a great
source of fiber—some of it soluble in the form of pectin, which helps lower cholesterol. One cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber. Raspberries are also an excellent source of vitamin C.
One cup of strawberries
has a respectable 3 grams of fiber and more than a full day’s recommended dose of vitamin C—an antioxidant that helps keep skin healthy.
Just 3/4 cup of chickpeas has a whopping 8 grams of fiber! You also get a good amount of vitamin B6 and folate, both of which play a role in forming healthy
A cup of cooked pumpkin contains 3 grams of fiber. You also get vitamin A (245% daily value), vitamins C, E and potassium.