Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘sugar’

Keeping the peppermint in my cocoa

Once it starts to get chilly I enjoy warm drinks in the evening. When I was still working full-time a warm drink helped to get me sleepy and ready for bed. I needed all the help I could get for a good night’s sleep. I will drink hot water with lemon, tea, hot apple cider […]


July Monthly Challenge: Say no to sugar and yes to planks

Go Fit Girl’s July Monthly Challenge is brought to you by your fellow GFG! readers and Challengers. (A recent Comment Contest Tuesday got all kinds of ideas for many Monthly Challenges, including July’s.) Thanks for the ideas, ladies. Nutrition: Reduce sugar intake. Reducing refined sugars would be even better. But I realize that is difficult. […]


Brown vs. white

Years ago I switched from eating white rice, pasta and bread to eating brown rice, pasta and bread. My reason: more nutrients. And on the old Weight Watchers plan whole wheat pasta was lower in Points. On the “newer” plan the Points are the same. But (healthy) habits are hard to break. And I love […]


The power of the cupcake

I had another post in mind today. But I have some work to do on it and I am tired. And something happened at work, which warranted a short and quickie post. Part of my job is to ensure that our researchers keep their lab notebooks up to date, that they are complete, signed and […]


Watermelon vs. the Twinkie

A friend on Facebook the other day mentioned that she decided to make a better breakfast choice on Friday. She said she had two Twinkies on Thursday for breakfast. On Friday she had a quarter of a watermelon. She decided to search on Google: calories in quarter watermelon. She found the answer of 339 after […]


How to survive Black Friday: Just don’t do it

I have to say each year I get more disgusted by the idea of Black Friday, the commercials, the greed associated with Christmas.   Years ago with both sides of our families we decided to stop giving each other Christmas presents. No one needs anything. And really, a new candle or CD or shirt or […]