Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Tip #5

Well, today has been rough. I woke up throwing up. Blah. Buuuttt I didn't forget about TTD which I have taken deep thought into what tip I wanted to give. I thought about which tip would best fit this Tuesdays Tip Day for all you wonderful bloggers. Well with much thought and research, today I introduce you to....

Foods that will flatten your belly:

Blueberries have been linked to less abdominal fat

2. Asparagus.

Asparagus helps get rid of water weight. We all love that yellow stinky pee right?! (well start to love it because it is good for you!!)

3. Salmon.

Salmon is high in omega-3 which helps aid in good digestion.

4. Watermelon.

Watermelon contains tons of water. By eating watermelon it will help you to pee out much of your water weight.

5. Citrus fruit.

Add lemon to your water or eat a grapefriut for breakfast. It will help aid in your digestion.

1. Popcorn.

Popcorn is a very airy food which can actually pooch out your belly.

2. Dried fruit.

I love dried fruit and is very decieving. It seems healthy because it is fruit just all dried up right? Well dried fruit is very high in fiber but loaded with sugar! Blah.

3. Canned soup.

Although this may be an easy dinner option, it is filled with sodium! There are many more quick and easy recipes that you could pull together rather then grabbing a can of soup.

4. Soy sauce.
As we all know, soy sauce is LOADED with salt. Salt holds onto water weight. By just this, your weight will jump up at least 5 pounds and make you looked bloated. That makes sushi not seem so healthy now does it?

To continue on with more because I know you are all loving this topic :), next I present you with...

Things that increase weight gain:

1. Not enough sleep.
Studies have shown that not enough sleep can disrupt our appetite and hormones which will then slow down our metabolism. Also people tend to eat more when they are tired. When women are deprived of sleep they produce a hormone called ghrelin which makes you want to eat more. We then have a drop in leptin which is a hormone that tells your body to stop when you are full. When you are tired you tend to want junkier food because your body will crave simple carbs such as chocolate, candy, donuts, etc that it can break down for quick energy. Sleep more!! It is the cure-all.

2. Being stressed

The body produces a hormone called cortisol which triggers it to put stored sugar from the liver and muscles into the bloodstream. Insulin levels then rise which stops the fat burning process and tells the body to store the fat for later use. This will cause you to hold onto extra weight that your body is thinking it may need later.

3. Diet soda

Everyone seems to lean toward diet verses regular. It has no calories or carbs or sugars right? Why wouldnt it help with weight loss? Well, studies have shown that diet sodas can increase weight gain. Due to the no calories it has but you being able to taste something sweet, it then causes you to go and eat something to get those calories you are lacking. New research has also shown that artificial sweetners lower your metabolism. Stay aware from it!! Go satisfy your craving of a sweet by eating a yummy cookie. Try and slowly replace those needs by eating fruit. We need those sugars fruit produces anyway. Soda, diet or not, should not be everyones best friend. It should now be your enemy!

Thats all for today. I loved researching about this topic!! Hope you like it just as much as I do. Now let me go and find my place next to the toilet. Oh how I love the flu season.


Jenny Stamos Kovacs
Sean Driesback


  1. good tips. i like when you do healthy posts. they inspire me. miss your guts!

  2. i love these posts! learned a lot! :)

    feel better girl!

  3. Ohhhh....especially dislike the one about diet soda! :(

  4. I love these posts! YIKES I never thought about soy sauce that way

  5. i love tuesday tip days. they are so interesting to read about. i am super sad about soy sauce. i drench everything in soy sauce. oh welllll at least i bought salmon and asparagus at the store yesterday! wooop woop.

  6. I TOTALLY had salmon for dinner tonight!! Hooray for me!

    Love this, girl. You're amazing. Thanks for the fantastic tips

  7. dang... i love popcorn and diet coke! bad... but this was so helpful now i want salmon and asparagus...

  8. i just saw this in a magazine! cant remember where but thanks for the reminder :)