December 29 – National “Get on the Scales Day”
National “Get on the Scales” Day
Five Foodimentary Weight Loss Tips
- Instead of eating straight out of the box, pre-portion your snacks into small individual baggies.
- Skip dessert and instead have a roll in the hay with your honey. Healthy sex may also help control the amount of food you eat.
- Be sure to stock some red pepper flakes to your pantry. When eaten early in the day, red pepper can reduce the amount of food you consumer later.
- Many of us hit the gym and eat right during the week but cut loose on the weekends by indulging in fried foods and trading in workouts for sleep. Be healthy seven days a week by planning your weekend ahead of time.
- Who said healthy foods have to be boring? Puree peaches, pears and berries and spread them on wheat pita for a healthy and delish treat that’s perfect for spring and summer!
Today’s Food History
1800 Charles Goodyear was born. He invented the process named ‘vulcanization’ which made the commercial use of rubber possible. Vulcanized rubber didn’t become brittle in winter and turn gummy in summer as natural rubber did.
1837 A threshing machine powered by a horse on a treadmill was patented in Winthrop, Maine, by Hiram A. and John A. Pitts.
1921 Robert C. Baker was born. While a Poultry and Food Science professor at Cornell University from 1949-1989 he developed chicken nuggets (keeping the breading on was the key), turkey ham, poultry hot dogs and many other products. He founded Cornell’s Institute of Food Science and Marketing in 1970, and in 2004 was inducted into the American Poultry Hall of Fame.
1947 Ted Danson, American actor, was born. Best known for his role as bartender Sam Malone on the TV series ‘Cheers’.
1997 Fear of the ‘bird flu’ led Hong Kong to order its entire population of chickens, over 1 million birds, to be killed.
2005 Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans reopened exactly 4 months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.