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Eileen Silva, Ph.D., N.D., CTN, is a doctor of Natural Health and Naturopathy, in Southlake, Texas, with a practice in metabolic health, weight, and body balancing. She has been treating patients and teaching workshops on integrative medicine for over 18 years. Eileen has appeared on TV and radio talk shows coast-to-coast, lectured extensively, and has developed a breakthrough technology, colored bar-graph, computerized body analysis program. Her newly-released book, A HEALTHIER YOU, joins her best-selling, FAT CHANCE AT LAST! ---HOW TO GO BEYOND WILLPOWER, in offering lifestyle changes for better health results. As CEO of Hegan Center, Eileen has trained and certified medical doctors and chiropractors for almost a decade. Her innovative wellness techniques have been used to help thousands of individuals achieve weight loss and better fitness. Eileen's programs have also brought enhanced energy, weight balance, and longevity to professionals in corporate wellness programs. Eileen is an active member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association, the American Holistic Health Association, and the Health Sciences Institute.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Summer Barbecues

This summer when you have friends, relatives and neighbors over for a backyard BBQ…consider this…a typical BBQ is about 2,260 calories.
That’s not even including dessert!!!

Burgers, hot dogs, macaroni salad, potato salad and potato chips are the most popular BBQ items. Throw in dessert and a cool drink and you top out at almost 3,000calories…Yikes!

If you tried to work off those calories you would have to spend hours at the gym. Who has that much time in their day to devote to exercise? Not me!

I have a menu for you to try for your next BBQ that will give you more variety and better health choices but still all the BBQ flavor.

First, exchange the meat burgers for lean turkey or veggie burgers. You can save calories by skipping the bun and using mustard instead of mayonnaise.

Second, instead of hot dogs try poultry sausages.

Third, try chicken, fish and seafood over steak or ribs.

Fourth, grill your vegetables. Pour a small amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil over your sliced vegetables, season with salt or your favorite seasoning and grill…delicious!

Fifth, dessert. Grill sliced pineapple for a few minutes on each side.
Top with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and low fat cool whip and you have a satisfying sweet treat.

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I hope you all have a healthy and safe summer!


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