Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: What Are You Doing With Your Leftover Halloween Ca...

Lose Weight with Ruth: What Are You Doing With Your Leftover Halloween Ca...: Trick or Treat Halloween is over, but the candy may still be lingering in plastic pumpkins, pantry shelves or bedroom drawers. ...

What Are You Doing With Your Leftover Halloween Candy?



Trick or Treat


Halloween is over, but the candy may still be lingering in plastic pumpkins, pantry shelves or bedroom drawers.
Did you know that an extra 50 calories a day can add an extra five pounds in a year? If each candy is 25-40 calories and you eat 3-5 of them a day, you do the math. It will add unwanted pounds. And what if you are having a bad day and eat 300-500 extra calories in candy?
So what should you do with the candy? Most of my clients, who are trying to lose weight, tell me that they take it to the office. That’s one way of getting rid of it. Except the people eating it are also my clients. Other places to dispose of the candy include homeless shelters, fire stations, and sending it overseas. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Does anyone really need so much candy? It is providing sugar calories for energy but no nutrients. An acceptable amount of candy calories would be 160 calories a day for 1,800 calories. This is assuming that there won’t be any other calories consumed on extra carbohydrates, protein, fat or alcohol.
No one wants to be the Halloween Scrooge, but it’s possible to limit the amounts of candy collected. It’s also possible to buy less candy and turn out the lights, when it’s gone.
Do you have any ideas regarding what to do with leftover Halloween candy??

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: Are You Ready for Halloween?

Lose Weight with Ruth: Are You Ready for Halloween?: Costumes are done. Check . Decorations are up. Check . Candy is bought. Check . Bought more candy, cuz you already ate it. Check . ...

Are You Ready for Halloween?




Costumes are done. Check. Decorations are up. Check. Candy is bought. Check. Bought more candy, cuz you already ate it. Check.
If you already gained weight, here’s a couple of tips for next year: 1) Wait to buy the candy the day before Halloween. Those little Halloween treats are small, but the calories add up after the third or fourth chocolate. 2) Make a rule. Allow yourself one piece a day and stay strong.
Pumpkin is the new orange. Right? It’s everywhere and is very healthy. It’s loaded with vitamin A to repair body tissues and help with night vision. Americans are coming up short for many nutrients including vitamin A, so look for ways to get more vitamin A into your diet.
I’ve never been a big fan of pumpkin pie, so I wanted to find a way to enjoy pumpkin. Literally, I started dumping together ingredients and came up with these delicious, moist pumpkin muffins. I was totally surprised at how great they turned out. Try them yourself.








Dump and Go Delicious Pumpkin Walnut Muffins – Makes 12 muffins
2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon cloves
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 large eggs
½ cup applesauce
¼ cup canola oil
½ cup water
½ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, walnuts, raisins. In another bowl, mix the pumpkin, eggs, applesauce, oil, water. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture and quickly stir until mixed. Don’t over mix, or you will have pumpkin rocks. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. After a few minutes, take the muffins out of the pan.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: Did You Say Wink Martindale?

Lose Weight with Ruth: Did You Say Wink Martindale?: Wink Martindale at the Book Publicists of Southern CA It was an honor to meet legendary broadcaster, Wink Martindale, when he hosted the...

Did You Say Wink Martindale?

Wink Martindale at the Book Publicists of Southern CA
It was an honor to meet legendary broadcaster, Wink Martindale, when he hosted the Book Publicists of Southern California's 20th Annual IRWIN Awards Banquet.

As a 17-year-old deejay in Memphis, Wink met Elvis Presley and the two became longtime friends. After moving to Los Angeles, Wink appeared on the Ed Sullivan show for recording Deck of Cards.

Over the years, he hosted 21 game shows, including TicTac-Dough, Gambit, High Rollers, and Trivial Pursuit.

But did you know that Wink's favorite food is sauteed spinach? Good for you Wink. Very healthy and loaded with potassium. His favorite activity is tennis.

When you are in LA, check out his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Find him on Tweeter @WinkMartindale or check out his book, "Winking at Life."

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: The One and Only Adrienne Barbeau

Lose Weight with Ruth: The One and Only Adrienne Barbeau: Ruth Frechman and Adrienne Barbeau Adrienne Barbeau has literally done it all. Stage. Television. Film. Voice-Over. Radio Host. B...