From the new grilled fish making a splash at Long John Silver's to the fascinating weight loss surgery with no cutting, FatFighterTV has a look at diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
Long John Silver's goes healthy
Yes, you read that right - the fried seafood fast food chain is going healthy… at least with some of its choices. It's all part of Long John Silver's new Freshside Grille menu. It includes Shrimp Scampi, Grilled Tilapia, and Grilled Pacific Salmon. See the calories and fat grams here.
Eating too fast can make you fat
Here's another reason to slow down when you eat. A new study from Japan finds people who eat quickly until they're full are three times more likely to be overweight. Researchers highlight how eating styles, not just what or how much we eat can also contribute to the obesity epidemic. The study is in the British Medical Journal.
Food allergies on the rise in kids
If it seems like more kids have food allergies these days, it's not just your
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From the new grilled fish making a splash at Long John Silver's to the fascinating weight loss surgery with no cutting, FatFighterTV has a look at diet and fitness headlines making news this week.Read More »from This week's diet and fitness news nuggets
Read More »from Forget Palin politics... let's talk moose meat
Love her or hate her, I thought it would be fun to turn away from Sarah Palin as a politician for a bit and explore something more up my alley - nutrition. When I first heard how much the VP nominee loves moose meat, it made me realize how little I actually know about it. I've never tried moose meat so if anyone out there has, please enlighten me.
My first question is, what does it taste like? Is it like all the other things out there that "taste like chicken?" I read somewhere that it's a mild, lean meat. Personally, I'm a poultry and fish kind of gal, but I'm still curious.
So, how does it stack up nutritionally? NutritionData.com lists 3 ounces (85 grams) of roasted moose meat as having 114 calories, 1 gram of fat. and 25 grams of protein. Not bad.
How does that compare to say... another lean meat I don't eat - Sirloin Strip? Continue reading to find out...
- FatFighterTV | Healthy Living – Wed, Oct 22, 2008 9:56 PM EDT
Read More »from Ali Vincent: Who she says she was BEFORE The Biggest Loser
Before she was famous for becoming the first female to win The Biggest Loser, Ali Vincent was a nationally and internationally ranked synchronized swimmer. So how did this fit and trim athlete gain more than 100 pounds? Ali talks to FatFighterTV about how that weight kept piling on, how tough it was to shed 112 pounds on The Biggest Loser, and what it's like keeping that weight off in the real world... nearly six months after the Season 5 Finale.
Before... The Biggest Loser...
Falling off the Deep End
"I never really considered it [synchronized swimming] exercise. It was just what I did. It was my life. So when I quit my sport, I didn't substitute it with anything at all. Athletes that are at that level - we eat a lot because we have to. I didn't substitute the physical activity I was doing, but my habits of eating remained the same. I ate a lot."
Five Pounds at a Time
"All I ever saw was five pounds. Five pounds was controllable even though I wasn't doing anything about it. By the time
Read More »from Ben & Jerry's made with breast milk? What the...
My jaw is still in the dropped position. I just saw that PETA wants Ben & Jerry's to get milk for its ice cream from breast milk (as in nursing moms) instead of cows. Ummm... what???! Breast milk in Ben & Jerry's???
Yes, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote the ice cream guys a letter asking them to make the switch because cow's milk can cause health problems in us humans and the trade off would also reduce the suffering of cows and calves.
PETA says, "Because, like all mammals, cows only give milk during or after pregnancy, in order for humans to constantly milk them, they are forcefully impregnated every nine months. Many live in filthy conditions and are forced to give 10 times more milk than they would naturally. It's truly an awful life."
Apparently, PETA came up with the idea when the group heard that a restaurant in Switzerland has a new menu that includes soups, stews, and sauces made with at least 75 percent human breast milk.
Continue reading... "Ben &
Read More »from Treeswing: Making a Healthy Difference
Question: How do you get 10,000 kindergartners to find out how fun exercise can be? Answer: Give each one of them a free jump rope, of course! That's one way the non-profit Seattle group, Treeswing is fighting childhood obesity. With its new Jump Up! program, the goal is to get those 10,000 jump ropes into the hands of every kindergartner in the city this fall.
Treeswing is all about reversing childhood obesity and bringing back the healthy habits of yesteryear. The name refers to "'the good old days' when children soared on the tree swing in the backyard or biked to a neighbor's to play." Executive director, Tracy Bennett tells FatFighterTV how we can have those good old days once again and how Treeswing is Making a Healthy Difference.
"We created this situation. We have created an environment for this generation of children that is heavily focused on fast food, on video games, and screen time. Kids don't ride their bikes to school any longer. Families don't sit down
Read More »from Would you eat cloned food?
I just read that cloned food may already be in our food supply. The thought of cloned food bugs me - there's just something about it that I think is wrong. But what really gets me is that there is no way to tell whether the food out there is from conventional animals or from the clones.
The Food and Drug Administration says it would be impossible to know whether food and milk from the offspring of cloned animals is in the U.S. food supply because there is no difference between cloned and conventional products.
In January, the FDA said meat and milk from cloned cattle, swine and goats and their offspring were as safe to eat as the meat and milk from traditional animals.
Critics argue we don't know enough about the cloning technology to ensure the food is safe and that the FDA also needs to address concerns over animal cruelty and ethical issues.
I just want the cloned stuff labeled so I can avoid it. What do you think - should cloned food be labeled? Would you eat it?
I can't believe how out of shape I am. That's the second thing I thought after my first FitWit boot camp workout (I was out of breath after just the warm up). The first thing I thought was, "Are you friggin' kidding me??! You want me to do what???!!!" "Sure I'll do 100 pushups and 100 burpees. No problem. Yep, go ahead and time me, too."Read More »from Boot Camp is kicking my booty!
I used to be in great shape - climbing stairs at stadiums, going rock climbing in the mountains, and lifting all kinds of weights. Best of all, I had a strong core which helped me better cope with a back injury. Now my back is weak and uhhh… so am I.
Wow. How could I let this happen? It seems to have crept up on me over the past three years. In that time, I've moved across the country twice - from Kansas to Washington State to Ohio. And it was hard to get back into a challenging workout routine like I used to have for so long. Oh, and I got hitched. That's gotta have something to do with it, right? That's why both my husband and I are in this boot
Read More »from 5 frozen treats with 100 calories or less
Ahhh… summertime. Mmmm… ice cream. I'm a big fan of both! So, lucky for you, I've taken some time out of my busy schedule to sample a few frozen treats. I know, I know - it's a tough job but someone's gotta do it right? ;) I've got some great news, too - I found several that are big on flavor but low in calories.
Here is a list of my 5 favorite frozen treats with 100 calories or less:
1. Slim-A-Bear(s) - The ice cream in the Slim-A-Bear bars and ice cream sandwiches (wait, does that count as 2??!) is so creamy, you forget they're low-cal. Really. 100 calories.
2. Healthy Choice Fudge Bars - Also very creamy and satisfying. I don't miss regular fudge bars when I have these. 80 calories.
3. Philly Swirl Fudge Swirl Stix - These are more ice-milk-y than creamy but they are sooo tasty. They come in 3 swirled flavors per pack - fudge & vanilla, fudge & caramel, fudge & chocolate. Each only has a cool 57 calories.
4. Skinny Cow's Skinny Dippers - You can get these in combo packs of vanilla
- FatFighterTV | Healthy Living – Tue, Apr 1, 2008 10:08 PM EDT
Read More »from Fitness model Jamie Eason: her workouts, wisdom, and wake up call to get healthy
I always feel more motivated to boost my exercise routine when I am around those who work so hard to stay in shape. So I was thrilled to run into fitness model, Jamie Eason, recently at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. She's bright, buff, and beautiful... but she hasn't always been in tip top shape. The former Houston Texans NFL cheerleader is now a spokesmodel for BodyBuilding.com. She talks to FatFighterTV about her workouts, her struggles, and the health scare that got her to change her diet and exercise for good.
Jamie Eason: Quick Stats
Weight: 106 - 112 lbs.
FatFighterTV: What are your biggest accomplishments?
Jamie Eason: My biggest accomplishments thus far are graduating college with a bachelor's degree, buying my first home, becoming an Oxygen cover model and winning the title of World's Fittest Model in 2006.
FFTV: When were you a Houston Texans NFL Cheerleader? And for how long?
JE: I was a Houston Texans NFL Cheerleader in 2001. I only