Category: Diet

An Overview of the Adoption Process

May 29th, 2012 — 7:48am

With so many different choices in adoption today, it has become an overwhelming process. Not only do couples have to decide whether to adopt, they need to decide how to adopt — domestic or foreign, public agency or private one, open adoption, semi-open adoption or a closed one. And then once they decide, how do they begin? Continue reading »

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Food Selection and Feeding. Part 2

April 25th, 2012 — 3:49pm

Feeding Schedules

Once you’ve picked your dog food you still need to decide how much to feed and how often. The amount to feed may be suggested on the dog food package but since each animal is an individual, don’t be surprised if the optiaml amount necessary is significantly different from that on the label. Continue reading »

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Food Selection and Feeding. Part 1

April 25th, 2012 — 3:42pm

Types of Food

There are three main types of dog food: dry; semi-moist, and; canned. Dry pet foods have a shelf life of six months to a year; semi-moist foods stay fresh for nine months; a canned pet food will remain fresh for several years. Currently, very few manufacturers provide freshness dating on their products but it is a disclosure that should be encouraged. Continue reading »

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SELF Challenge 2010 Month One

January 11th, 2011 — 10:20am

Welcome to month one of SELF’s get-fit-forever plan. Visit the links below to find fat-blasting routines and diet tips. Ready? The blueprint for your best body ever is right here.

Burn Calories

This month’s goal: Do three 20- to 30-minute cardio workouts per week

Ready to start the Challenge on the right foot? Your cardio assignment for this month is to pick an activity that gets your heart pumping—an aerobics class, Spinning, running, hiking, inline skating, boxing or stair-climbing—and do it three times a week. (Because walking is great for beginners and you can do it anywhere, we’ve included a sample plan for inspiration.) Another Month One goal: Learn to gauge how hard you’re working (so you don’t slack off or overdo it in these critical first weeks). “Each workout should be tough, but never so hard that you’re in excruciating misery,” says Skip Gagnon, an exercise physiologist at the Wyndham Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa in Telluride, Colorado. “The idea is to be well within your target heart-rate zone, or about 60 to 70 percent of your maximum aerobic capacity.” Aim for the high side if you want to build endurance.

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Grilled or Baked Portobello Steaks

March 26th, 2010 — 6:44am

Looking for an alternative to vege meat and real meat for the grill? Try this one! It is lower in calories and higher in taste!

3-4 Portobello mushroom caps

1 bottle Shitake and garlic salad dressing

Wash mushroom caps, and place in medium to large bowl. Pour the entire bottle of dressing over the mushrooms, making sure the entire mushrooms are covered. Cover and refrigerate overnight, making sure that the entire mushroom gets the dressing. Continue reading »

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Quick Nutrition

March 9th, 2010 — 6:15am

At the end of the day, lots of us are just too tired to be anything other than a couch potato. Especially if you’re going to school and working a part-time job or two, or some other combination of grueling schedules.

So we asked ourselves whether we could come up with satisfying, nutritious and speedy recipes in 30 minutes or less that don’t require a chef’s culinary army and use foods available in the grocery store. Our test kitchen came up with some sensational sandwiches just for the veteran couch potato. But don’t squirm away at the word “sandwiches”-these aren’t your regular bag lunch-processed meat varieties!
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