Eat like The AQ and never diet again

For less than $3 roasted sesame seeds add amazing flavor to all your fav foods. Ditch the dressing!

You must ingrain this little life-changing mantra in your brain so please write it in your little bling book, tape it to your fridge, to your soon-to-be-gone cottage-cheesy thighs, and on your boyfriend’s assets so you can always see it:

“HALF of everything I eat must come from veggies and fruits. Proteins, grains, and fat portions must be a heck of lot smaller if I never, ever, ever want to go on ‘El Toro’, I mean ‘El Diet again’.  If half of everything I eat is crap (aka ADDED fat and ADDED sugar) then half of my body will be crap.” Period end of story.

(BTW ‘El Toro’ is an enormously frightening rollercoaster, but at least you can go on once and not have to sign up for the rest of your life like you have to do with the diet rollercoaster…Hmm…just sayin’!)

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The Asset Queen’s lovely lunch plate

Take notice that more than 50% of this plate and most of my meals come from plants. You can’t go wrong if your plate resembles this 80% of the time. All of your meals should have veggies and/or fruits because they are loaded with nutrients that your granola bar just can’t compete with, even if it has added protein. Hmm, I’m sorry but I’ve never heard the quote, “A granola bar a day helps keep the doctor away.” Have you?  And hey, I’m human and like to have my Banana Dream Cake and vino and eat and drink it too; I refuse to throw shrubs and twigs in a blender and call it a meal and so should you! BTW, that is not cheese, that is chopped cauliflower; I don’t avoid dairy, it’s just not on my plate at this time. So maybe I”ll have a probiotic-rich yogurt with fruit in between lunch and dinner. Another BTW for all you protein powder potion-obsessed peops, greek yogurt has about 15 grams of protein per serving and cost about $1. So ponder this: why are you spending lotza needless extra $ on all those pricey protein powder potions? Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing baby.

Keep in mind that if you eat foods like these that are chock full of probiotics, cancer-fighting antioxidants, and digestive enzyme-producing nutrients, you will never have to “invest” in a pantry full of expensive supplements again. If you and you kiddies frequently partake in chicken fingers, french fries, and macaroni & cheese, which are virtually void of any of the aforementioned nutrients, then it is no wonder that you are all popping lotza pills that help you digest, think clearly, and feel well…DUH!! Rethink YOUR plate! Let my plate and literally Myplate.gov be your plate so you can ditch the diets, pills, and miracle potions. Added bonus: you will be more joyful and less jiggly for good! Stay tuned for more life-changing eating tips that will keep you fit and healthy for life and won’t cost you a dime! Here are some of my deliciously fav, nutrient-dense, low-calorie recipes like cauliflower latkes , roasted brussel sprouts and my yummy frozen smoothie.

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession, and ACE-certified behavior-change specialist with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

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Your Kvetch: “I have no time to eat (a Healthy) Breakfast.”

Peops are always telling me they don’t have time to eat a healthy, nutrient-dense breakfast. Which is why 9 out of 10 times the average American will skip breakfast altogether, or grab something that chock full of crap…Like a “healthy” candy bar with with added calories from protein (aka the protein bar).  You have no excuse not to eat a tasty, low-calorie, heart-healthy breakfast packed with high energy yielding nutrition! This awesome breakfast takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and you can even slap it into a take-out cup and eat it on the road with a plastic spoon, like moi (The Asset Queen) does!

Oatmeal to go

Bethy’s Awesome (less than) 5-Minute Breakfast To Go

 

Here’s all you need:

½ cup oatmeal — the plain old-fashioned kind, not the kind in flavored sugar-laden packets!

1 cup water

1 teaspoon REAL peanut butter (the kind with no other ingredients except peanuts — ie no added sugar or chemicals) And yes of course you can substitute cashew or almond butter.)

½ cup fresh berries or a small banana or other favorite fruit, or a mix of your favs

optional: 1 teaspoon of chia seeds which are chock full of protein, good fat and lotza vitamins and minerals

You can microwave the oatmeal and water and then add your ingredients, or cooking on the stove top also takes less than 5 minutes. And you can make enough for your hubby and brood of 12 kiddies all at once!

The whole serving has less than 350 calories and less than a ¼ of the calories come from good fat and there is no added sugar!

This quick and yummy breakfast is packed with SO much nutrition that you’ll have more energy than you know what to do with.

Plus it’s so high in fiber that you’ll be full for hours — and yesterday’s “junk” will fly right out of your trunk LOL!

You can’t say any of the above about that empty calorie bagel with cream cheese that has twice the calories, 3 times the (not so good) fat, and offers virtually NO nutritional value.

Oh, and you can tell that annoying buddy of yours, the one that keeps trying to sell you the latest and greatest multi-level marketing miracle potion, to take a hike because for a fraction of the cost you can eat real food (aka G-d’s food) with less than five ingredients that are all recognizable. Stick with me and I will offer you FREE quick and easy ways to “Move Your (fine young) assets and eat less (crap) without ever having to invest in the latest and greatest mulit-level marketing miracle potion, lotion, or pill again! Stay tuned for my new and improved MYA blog coming soon! For now, check me out at FUNIQFitness.com and type in ANY topic you want info on in the “search” space. I have years worth of amazing, life-changing info.

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“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete;  it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me and there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

Love my AQ wisdom? You can read lots more in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! 

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Cauliflower Latkes Recipe

I know “healthy latkes” may sound like an oxymoron, especially if you grew up on those delicious, fat-laden treats that Grandma Sylvia deep fried in a gazillion quarts of oil, slapped on your plate only to smother them in equally fat-laden sour cream…YUMMY! And every Hanukkah we couldn’t wait to devour another dozen, or three! Actually, my Grandma Sylvia (aka Shayndel) made them every holiday from scratch and hand grated the potatoes and onions herself. I think she grated some of her skin in there too because her leather-like hands were always bleeding. She was so tough that she never felt a thing, true story. I know, Eeewww!…but I had to throw that in for a little drama.

Yummy oil-drenched potato latkes

I continued the tradition of the oil-laden, hand-grated potato latke recipe for many years, and many extra pounds later of course. But because I’ve become the Asset Queen and I believe that the 11th Commandment should be:

Thou shalt move (thy fine young) assets more and eat less (crap),

I have come up with simple, delicious nutrient-dense alternatives to drastically cut down on crap consumption. I choose not to partake in empty calorie fat and sugar-laden treats most of the time and I also refuse to throw twigs and sticks in a blender and call it a meal, and so should you! And by the way, I am SO not a carbophobe and I eat lotza baked potatoes unsmothered in added fats. I eat healthy nutrient-dense foods 85%ish of the time so I can have my (cheap) red wine and occasional (Banana Dream) cake and eat it too 15%ish of the time.

Yummy healthy baked cauliflower latkes

Last year I made these Baked Cauliflower Latkes and they were a real hit at my Move Your Assets Retreat, with Jews and non Jews! They have 1/4 the calories of traditional latkes and a fraction of the fat. Check out the recipe here. I made a few of my own little Bethy tweaks: I sauteed the onions with shredded carrots in a little olive oil and garlic before I mixed them in. I also swapped out the white flour for a mixture of whole wheat flour and ground flax seed to add some heart and brain-healthy grains to the mix.  They taste SO good that you may no longer be singin’, “Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing baby!” when you try them. And if you don’t believe that eating healthy can taste SO good, you’ll want to check out my raspberry brussel sprouts and roasted cauliflower too! Let me know what you think and Enjoy!—Luv, The Asset Queen

 

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete;  it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

Love my AQ wisdom? You can read lots more in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! 

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Brussel Sprouts-Tastier Than French Fries?

Would you believe me if I told you that you can get your kids to eat, and actually enjoy, brussel sprouts? I know our hubbies are not great fans either; they have memories of mama force feeding them with the horrendously smelling green balls…Eeww!…Not a pleasant memory. So imagine my hubby’s surprise when I whipped up a batch of these absolutely delicious yet nutrient dense little balls of joy!

Yummy sweet & salty little balls of joy

Jeffrey took one bite of the green delight and said, “If people knew that eating healthy could taste this good, there would be no need to eat French Fries!” Pause, pace, and absorb the profundity of my husband’s statement, and with NO solicited compliment fishing from me whatsoever…I pinky swear! And if that’s not enough to inspire you to stink up your kitchen with Eau de brussel sprouts, 54 year young Miriam Argov (one of my clients and fav asset queens) had this to say about the yummy little love balls: “So  good. You don’t need any candy or cake and it’s so much better for you.”  And her 15 year old daughter Sappir is in full agreement, right Sappir?

Don’t take our word for it, try this simple easy recipe for yourself and make as much as you can in one batch. It’s SO low calorie, you can really pig-out and never have to worry about accumulating excess trunk junk. I don’t measure, I just mix stuff to taste and I go light on the oil and balsamic:

  • Cut brussel sprouts in half and microwave for 4-5 minutes in microwave-safe bag or dish to soften (I do this in 2 shifts cuz I make a giant BJs bag).
  • Mix in big bowl w/raspberry balsamic, minced garlic, a little bit of sea salt, mixed peppercorns, and brush with a little bit of olive oil.
  • Roast for 25ish minutes at 450; more or less depending upon how crispy you want them.

The sweetness of the raspberry juice adds some flavor, but very few calories.  Hopefully, this will keep the kiddies, the hubbies, (and us) from grabbing empty calorie cakes, cookies, and French Fries…even some of the time. Oh, and make sure to keep the kitchen vent on full blast, and light some deliciously scented candles whilst embarking on your brussel sprout cooking endeavor. Enjoy, share with everyone you know who wants to (finally) eat healthier, and let me know if they stink, I mean, let me know what you think! —Luv, The Asset Queen

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete;  it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

Love my AQ wisdom? You can read lots more in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! 

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“It’s the most fattening, I mean most wonderful, time of the year!”

But don't worry — I’ve got great tips!

I know you moaned, groaned and complained after you “stuffed” yourself like a turkey (pun intended) a few weeks ago. 

 

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And with holiday parties galore, you're going to hold your belly and kvetch that you gained 10 pounds.

And you’re going to sit around (on your assets) after every holiday dinner and feel even more bloated!

 

Bloated

I’m going to help you feel a lot better so don’t be so hard on yourself! The truth is, you didn’t gain one pound of fat, in one sitting, even after gorging yourself.

Don't panic!

There are about 3,500 calories in a pound of fat, so you would have to consume an extra 3,500 calories on top of what your body requires in order to gain a pound of fat. BTW a pound of fat is equivalent to eating 4 sticks of butta (New Yawk for butter…EEEWWW what a visual!). It’s really hard to consume that much in one sitting.

Yes, in a few days you can consume that much and gain that pound of fat, but after one huge meal you’re just feeling the fullness. And don't forget peops,food and drink have weight. Weight is relative so if you consumed two pounds worth of food and booze, you will weigh two pounds more after your meal…DUH! When I put it that way it makes sense, right? But you did not accumulate two pounds of fat on your person, given the above little formula. I don't care if you suck at math, you can follow me here! Oh don't worry sista (or brotha), I'll be throwin' lotza math and science at ya in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank!

The worst thing you can do after a big dinner is to stay seated all night. The best thing you can do is get up and Move Your Assets (another shameless book plug!)

Invite the posse on a "digestion walk"

It is not rude to go take a walk; encourage your guests to come with you. Not only will you feel so much less bloated because you’ll have helped to speed up the digestion process, but your stress will just melt away. And you’ll burn some extra calories. I actually have peops, hubby and kiddies included, inviting moi on digestion walks…it really catches on!

My 8 super tips!

Here are some great tips to keep you fit through the holidays:

1. Take a walk. Resist the urge to plop on the couch after a big dinner. Before you sit down to eat and after you finish, take a short walk. At least 20 minutes will do it. 

2. Shake and dance! While you're preparing food, put on your favorite music and shake, dance, and move. It adds more fun to your cooking and burns quite a bit more calories.


Latkes 1When I know I’ll be serving potato latkes as part of Hanukkah dinner, I move around as much as I can before and after.

In fact, I keep an iPod dock in my kitchen and dance to Lady Gaga and Shakira as I’m prepping and frying. (You'll read a lot more about latkes and Grandma Sylvia–no draining or blotting for her!–in my book.)

3. Avoid the greasy, saucy, goopy stuff. Eat foods that are closest to the version that God created! You can’t go wrong! I know it's not easy when you face a buffet of Aunt Sadie's casseroles, but if half your consumption is from fresh or frozen veggies, fruit, or beans, you may have less room for the calorie-laden stuff. Avoid the greasy, saucy stuff or eat very little.  Spice up your white meat turkey rather than pouring gravy on it.

4. Move it! If you do indulge, move around after dinner. Here’s a chart that tells you how much exercise it will take to burn off that apple pie and ice cream you just scarfed down. (1-1/2 hours of hiking should do it.)

5. Stand up. Encourage your guests (and yourself) to stand as much as possible while socializing.  Helping the host clean up earns lots of brownie points (especially if it's your mother-in-law Harriet) and burns lots more calories than plotzing whilst shmoozing all night! OY VEY!

6. Reward yourself. For every gift you purchase for someone, reward yourself with 30 minutes of asset moving. So 10 gifts…you earned 5 hours of being fit for YOU! Walk,dance, yoga, whatever you wish!

7. Don't wait! Please don’t wait til January 1 to start moving again. Don’t use the logic, “I’m eating so much; I’ll wait till next year!” Wrong! Keep moving through this holiday season–like you never moved before–and you will not add the jiggles to your jingles (huh?) Most importantly, you'll kvetch a lot less about aches, ailments and bloating.

8. Spend a guilt-free day! Instead of spending a full day at the way-too-crowded mall, spend an hour or so working off your December feasting. You'll feel amazing (instead of guilty) when you're done!

Contact moi, The Asset Queen, to assist with your asset-moving and crap-cutting!

 Bethanne@moveyourassets.com

 

Bethy’s tip of the day…Be careful with hummus!!

I watch people scarf up the hummus (even with carrots and celery sticks) believing that they are consuming a great source of protein! Au contraire peeps!!! Check out the label for yourself and what do you see?

Hummus label
HMMM, yes it’s a great source of FAT!! In fact, 50 out of 70 calories per serving (3/4) of it are FAT! And you consume WAY more than the 2 tablespoon serving size.

"How do you know that I eat WAY too much hummus (and other fatty stuff,) Bethy?"

I'm glad that you asked cuz I’ve watched ya ingest hundreds of calories worth of unneeded fat. If more than half of your calorie consumption comes from fat, than I can guarantee that half of your body will be comprised of fat. You are what you eat …period end of story. I can always identify folks that ingest too much fat because they accumulate more lumps and bumps of fat, on their person, than those who take in 30% or less of their daily calories from fat.

I don’t know where your logic came from that eating foods, that are comprised of mostly fat, such as hummus, bacon, sausages (yes, even the turkey ones) and cheeses are great sources of protein. In fact, the one that baffles me the most is that you are consuming sugary candy bars (AKA "protein bars,") with added “protein” or should I say added “calories” and are believing that you are consuming a wonderful source of protein. So???…the added calories from protein cancel out the sugar???? Fill me in on this one please!

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Bethy to the rescue

I want to help you make better food choices, without having to diet, just by cutting out (or at least cutting down on) some “killer foods”  that you don’t realize are reeking havoc on your bod and your life. I have an entire chapter in my upcoming book, Move Your Assets: From the chair not the bank!, devoted to keeping you away from FAT and other sources of CRAP but don’t get me started right now and let me leave you with this amazing advice that could change your life and your bod…

-    Read the labels and make sure you consume very little of the foods that have more than ½ of their calories from fat;  make sure sugar is NOT one of their first five ingredients (even if “high in protein” is its claim to fame)

– Yes there are good fats (since I know you were just going to ask me about them) and you can read about them HERE. You still want to consume these in moderation! I love olive oil too but most oils contain 120 calories per tbspn so use caution please!!

-    Hire me to go on shopping excursions, clean your pantry and help you and your family and friends learn to read labels, so that you don’t make unhealthy choices that you believe are healthy. For more info contact me: Bethannesinfo@aol.com

End-of-year Better Butts by Beth giveaway!

Between Halloween and New Year's Eve, the average American will gain about 5 pounds of FAT!

Imagine 5 tubs of butter attached to your person:

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You will "cumma bangin' on my door" for help on or around January 2!

The Asset Queen (that's me) wants to help you NOT be this statistic, and wants to keep you movin' and groovin' (as well as keep you away from the KILLER foods) through the holidays.

Butter 1I understand that you may be too busy to be tied into a class schedule, so here is what I'm willing to do and I've never done this before:

I am going to let you cash in your unused FUNIQ class credits for some amazing 1-on-1, 1-hour sessions tailored to target YOUR specific needs and at YOUR convenience.

You can take advantage of this anytime between now and December 31. If you decide to totally give up on asset moving for the rest this year, don't worry; your card will still be good in 2014… but there might be more of you come January 1!

Please contact me for specifics and I will tell you how many credits you have.

Meanwhile put down that pie and read the "Asset Queen's 8 super tips to get through the most fattening, I mean most wonderful, time of the year!"

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Sergio asks: “Whatza witha you Americansa no lika the stepza?”

What a bellisimo time I had on our walking tour of Naples and the Amalfi Coast…Fantastico!!

I met some amazing people from around the world…

705“PH” and Gerrie from Hong Hong

I ate lots of awesome pizza…

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I took breathtaking, picturesque walks through Capri and cities on the Amalfi coast…

Amalfi coast

I ate lots of awesome pizza…

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I drank local wines, lemoncello and other local alcoholic beverages with “my girls”…

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Did I mention I ate lots of awesome pizza?

And by the way, legend has it that the Margherita pizza was invented in Naples in 1889 when Queen Margherita commissioned Neapolitan pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito to make a pizza named after her and incorporating the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato,) green (basil,) and white (mozzarella.)

See? I can offer interesting tidbits of info that have nothing to do with moving your assets!!…but not for long…

…Cuz my next rhetorical question, imposed by our fearless Italian guide, Sergio, has to do with lots of asset moving, or should I say lack of asset moving.

1,270 steps

Prompted by a few “oohs” and “ahs” from the peanut gallery (our group) when he announced that our walk would include climbing up 1,270 steps, Sergio asked:

“Whatza witha you Americansa no lika the stepza?”

Here is Sergio sporting his assets (at my request, of course):

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And you can see he’s not exactly a spring chicken.

I absolutely agree with you, Sergio, that (the majority of) Americans “no lika the stepza.” Not only do most Americans whine and complain when they even glance at a set of stairs, but they avoid them like the plague and use the mindless people-movers 99 out of 100 times when given the choice.

Since your body (especially your assets) is built for pushing you up, that means avoiding climbing can really wreak havoc on your body especially on your knees, lower back and hips!! So sitting on your assets instead of using them to climba the stepza izza notta gooda thinga!

In fact, Sergio, the motivation behind my book Move Your Assets: From the chair not the bank! is the fact that middle-aged Americans are still blaming their aches and ailments on their teenage feats of athleticism and 40-year-old injuries from hopscotch and badminton rather than on the 40 years of discontinued body part use.

I know many folks who admit to not using steps in years, especially Floridians who live in one-story houses or condos.

In your beautiful city of Naples, everyone walks and climbs…everyone! And we are not talking flat, horizontal Florida. You introduced us to people, in their 60s and 70s who climb every day, just to go to the local grocery store. It’s just part of their daily routine so I guess it really doesn’t matter whether they enjoy stepza or notta!

Remarkably, even though Italians eat lots of bread and pasta, yummy foods that our American “carbophobes” seem to steer clear of, I did not see one obese person, not one in 8 days! I saw lots of street scooters, but not ONE slow, motorized sidewalk scooter (used by many overweight young folks in our country who have given up on walking.)

Even though some of us oohed and ahhed before our ascent, we all happily made it up with no boo boos and with better butts.

Even our 70ish-year-old bus driver Luigi (blue shirt at the top of the steps) joined in on the action:

Luigi

Don’t worry, Sergio and Luigi, I am doing a great job getting American folks to revisit their unused body parts and have successfully gotten many middle-aged folks into awesome shape!

Hopefully my book will motivate thousands of folks to lika the stepza again, like they did when they were young whippersnappers.

Save 10,000 per month!!

This sure got my attention:

Save 10,000--front
…and I’m sure if you stumbled upon that itty-bitty sign, in barely conspicuous colors of bright red and yellow, down the salad dressing aisle at Publix or your own grocery store, it would tug at your assets, too!

Wow, what an awesome way to lure us to that bottle of dressing. Let’s see what this is…Of course I had to pick it up…the flip side of reads:

Save 10,000--back
Smart, smart, smart, Walden Farms! You go, girl! (Or guy or whomever you are!) I could not have found a better way to tell people to stop having some lettuce, celery and cukes with that bowl of ranch dressing — though I try and try all the time. I wrote about it here: "Watch where you stab that salad fork!" And I even include it in my upcoming book, Move Your Assets, under “crap to absolutely avoid!”

Are you getting it yet??

You are wasting so many unneeded, high-fat calories on the crap that you dump on your perfectly innocent and healthy veggies and grilled chicken — but you just aren’t getting it yet!! AARGH!!

This is Stefanie, one of my amazing clients, who’s in awesome shape and knows how to cut down on the “crap” in her daily intake (because I drill it into her head offtimes):

Stefani
Stefanie works as a server at a local restaurant chain. She says that customers order dressing (usually ranch) on the side, which comes in a 4-ounce cup.

Instead of dipping their forks lightly into the dressing and then into the lettuce, as I advise, they proceed to dump the entire cup of dressing on their “salad,” which is already laden with fats such as cheese, bacon and crispy (instead of grilled) chicken.

People, just 1 ounce of ranch dressing and most other fat-based dressings has a whopping 100 calories!! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that you just dumped and extra 400 calories on your already high-fat salad! OY VEY!!

I am sure Steffie wants to ask her customers, “Why do you bother ordering dressing on the side if you’re just going to plotz it all on?” but apparently she holds back cuz she’s nicer than me.

How to lose the fat

And remember, peeps, there are 3,500 calories in a pound of fat, so if you simply cut out that fatty dressing we are talking losing almost 3 pounds per month of fat.

And in case you were wondering, yes, I did buy the Walden Farms raspberry dressing — which is fat free, sugar free, and calorie free! It is actually pretty good. It contains white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and one preservative.

And apple cider vinegar has some amazing benefits as well as being calorie free. Read here.

My advice

You know you want it. Here it is: Lose the fatty dressings all together and use spices, sesame seeds (which I told you about here) and balsamic/red wine and apple cider vinegar instead.

If you must use dressings, skip the creamy ones and dip your fork into a side cup of it before you dip it in the lettuce — instead of hiding your salad in it!

Bethy’s fav quote of the day

"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."
–Orson Welles

Most people severely underestimate how much they eat — and severely underestimate
how much they actually move their assets!

Much more about this in my upcoming
book in the section where I list your gripes. This particular gripe: “I don’t really eat much, so why do I keep gaining weight?" If that is your fav gripe, stay tuned…

 

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