Joined December 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
127.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
127.0 lb
Performance: losing 137.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
170.0 lb
Still to go: 43.0 lb
Advising Dietician
Laura S. Garrett, RD, holds a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical
Science from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from The University of Texas Southwestern Allied Health School. Laura is a current member of the American Dietetic Association and credentialed through the Commission for Dietetics Registration. In 1999, Laura founded where Internet surfers benefit from her professional advice. Through private practice she consults on nutrition and fitness topics.

skinnymom's Weight History


last weighin: gaining 0.0 lb a week Up
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skinnymom's Cookbook

cals: 340kcal | fat: 11.44g | carbs: 5.70g | prot: 50.70g
Asian Lettuce Wraps
A quick, delicious Asian inspired meal for anytime.
cals: 248kcal | fat: 9.75g | carbs: 12.67g | prot: 26.34g
Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps
Bring a touch of Asia into your kitchen with these delicious wraps.
cals: 159kcal | fat: 10.93g | carbs: 11.27g | prot: 5.72g
Mediterranean Greek Salad II
The way a Greek salad should be, without lettuce.
cals: 188kcal | fat: 9.65g | carbs: 20.91g | prot: 6.83g
Italian Pasta Salad
A fantastic pasta salad that's Phase 2 and 3 South Beach friendly in moderation.
cals: 201kcal | fat: 11.68g | carbs: 20.46g | prot: 7.93g
Chocolate Cheesecake
Rich chocolate cheesecake that's really yummy.
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skinnymom's Latest Posts

One Small Victory Reported in the War On American Childhood Obesity
According to studies by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in ‘03-’04 and ‘05-’06 about 32 percent of children were overweight but not obese, 16 percent of children were obese and an unfortunate 11 percent were extremely obese. Since 1980, those levels had risen consistently, but finally we see a leveling off.

Most experts emphasize that although it would be inadvisable to celebrate prematurely about these findings, there is hope that emphasizing better eating habits and a need to exercise is finally paying off. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, our culture has experienced an increased awareness of the damage that can be caused through excessive consumption of junk food and a lack of physical activity. Parents and teachers that grew up during this time period are now believed to be turning the tide in the battle with obesity, by promoting a sustained healthy lifestyle.

posted 04 Jun 2008, 13:57
Your new trimmer, improved appearance may also help you fatten your wallet.
Trying to give us all as many reasons to lose weight. See my other posts.
posted 31 Jan 2008, 03:34
The return of Satiety? Understanding the Satiety Index and Weight Loss
Since you'll start out eating fewer calories, you probably figure you'll be feeling hungry on the Skinny Moms Diet.

Makes sense. But no, you won't. Here's why, on The Skinny Moms Diet you'll be eating flavorful foods that provide you the most bulk to achieve that full feeling and you'll get more nutritional bang from each bite.

As the way my consulting dietitian Laura Garrett explains it, you'll be filling up on lots of whole foods that are heavier in weight because of their water and fiber content, yet lower in calories. It's that bulk of the whole foods that will make you feel full, not the calorie-count.

So, that means you can choose low-calorie "bulky" food to satisfy the hunger pangs. If you choose less-bulky, higher-calorie food, you will need to eat more of it and thus more calories to equal the weight of bulkier food. So, you'll wind up eating more calorie-loaded food and make it tougher to maintain healthy weight.

The best food to bulk up to achieve that fullness is potatoes. That's according to the Satiety Index, developed by Australian researcher Dr. Susanne Holt at the University of Sydney. She ranked 38 foods on how they satisfied hunger over a two-hour period and compared them to white bread, which was given a score of 100%. Foods rated higher than 100% were deemed more satisfying and would hold hunger down longer. Foods rated less than 100% failed to satisfying hunger as well as white bread. So, if you use the Satiety Index as your guide, you would certainly choose potatoes because they ranked highest in satisfaction, scoring a whopping 383%.

Just keep in mind you need to find bulky foods that digest slowly to best reach fullness staying power. The more water, fiber and protein a food has, the longer you can go without feeling hungry. For instance, you can bulk up on fruit that's loaded on water, but it won't keep hunger at bay as long as food that contains more protein and grains. In that case, Satiety Index creator Dr. Holt suggests eating a sandwich with whole grain bread and tuna or beef and an apple. She says that will keep you satisfied for a long time.

Some of the same foods you'll eat to beat back hunger will also provide you a great source of fiber, a vital food in the Calorie Diet for your overall good health that we'll talk about in just a bit.
posted 29 Jan 2008, 07:20
Calorie Counters Wanted
Only 27% of Americans are aware of Calorie count of food they eat
----Source: NPD market survey, 2004
posted 29 Jan 2008, 07:14
Celebrities on Weight Loss
Gwen Stefani:
"My weight was a struggle for me, like all girls. I spend a lot time thinking about it. And I admit it.”

Jessica Alba:
"Everyone in my family is heavily overweight. I wanted to be healthier so I started cooking for myself when I was 12 years old."

---Source: US Weekly, July 25 2005
posted 29 Jan 2008, 07:07
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