To avoid the near coma that often follows a "Thanksgiving type" dinner, start with a glass of tomato juice spiked with hot redpepper sauce. Dutch researchers gave 24 men and women hot red pepper either dissolved in tomato juice or as capsules swallowed with tomato juice, or a placebo, 30 minutes before meals. They found that subjects ate 10 to 16% less after consuming red pepper either in or with tomato juice than after taking the placebo. Hot pepper stimulates nerves in the mouth as well as in the stomach, the scientists think, making you feel satisfied with less food. P
I hope I have a chance to do some exercise today, I've been off track this whole month. Tonight is weigh-in, I don't want to face the scale. I don't know what irks me the most, getting fatter through my mistakes this past week or having to pay a fine for the gains! I lost five pounds the last three weeks and oops, I've found them lurking on my food plates this final week of the month. So what"s new?
TIP: When working out at a fitness center, use the back of your hand if you must touch your face. Germs are less likely to be on the back of your hands.
THOUGHT: The difference between can and cannot are only three letters. Three letters that determine your life's direction.