The Light - An Alumni Publication Winter 2014/2015 - Page 27

NEW DIRECTIONS 1 6 2 7 8 4 9 10 Thou shalt plan! Thou shalt eat breakfast! Breakfast revs up your metabolism, prevents overeating during the day and protein keeps you full longer. Thou shalt step on the scale once a week! It is important to know what you weigh so you can see if you are gaining or losing weight and make adjustments. 3 Thou shalt exercise and move more! People lose an average of 5% of muscle mass each 10 years after age 35. Try to get aerobics and weight lifting in weekly to prevent this. You will feel fitter, be more energetic, and protect your bones and your health. Honor thy need for sweets! Everyone is entitled to eat special desserts and treats but pay attention to what you are eating. It helps to slow down, cut your food into small pieces, use smaller utensils and savor each bite. 5 Thou shalt follow the U turn method! When you feel like you have “blown” it with blueberry pie or french fries, don’t say “I give up”. Simply make an immediate U turn and get right back on the road to healthy living. Just like they say about real estate; location, location, location. Healthy living says; plan, plan, plan. Go shopping for healthy foods to keep in your house. Cut up fruits and vegetables to have on hand. Snack before you go to a party with an apple or string cheese or any 100 to 200 calorie snack. Thou shalt write it down! People who are aware of what they are eating make healthier choices and are more conscious of what they eat. Get a journal and write down your daily meals and snacks, or use one of the many food apps online to keep motivated. Thou shalt not drink your calories! Think before you drink! Alcohol, sodas and juices add up. Regular sodas or drinks are about 100 to 150 calories, egg nog is about 350 to 400 calories, and pina coladas are 700 calories. Honor thy stress level! Lower your expectations around the holidays. Use stress reduction techniques; walk, meditate, do yoga, take naps, listen to music, read a book, take a bubble bath, or watch TV. Thou shalt make healthy substitutes and good choices! Be open and honest with yourself, family and friends and you will sail through the temptations that make you likely to break your New Year’s resolutions. Dough: ½ pound Melted Butter or margarine 4 egg whites 3 tsp baking soda ¼ cup skim milk ½ cup sugar 1 cup flour Pinch salt 1 tsp vanilla 1. Mix all in blender 2. Pour half into greased 9 x 13 baking pan Filling: 2 pounds cottage cheese ½ cup sugar Juice of 1 lemon Pinch of salt 4 egg whites 1 8oz can crushed pineapple 1. Blend all filling together and pour over dough. 2. Spread remaining dough over top. 3. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour Serve with maple syrup or raspberry sauce. THERECIPEBOX Low Cholesterol Blintz Soufflé