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Low Fat Digest Issue 36 - Spicy Broccoli
July 08, 2008

Low Fat Digest Issue 36

The Low Fat Digest Friendly Healthy Eating Information

8th of July 2008

Issue #36

Table of Contents

1. Ramblings
2. Spicy Broccoli
3. Online Counseling for Weight Loss


1. Ramblings

Did you know that water is the most important food for good health and weight. Probably you've heard that you should be drinking 8-10 glasses per day. If you don't do this already, here some more reasons why you really should:

- not drinking enough makes you feel hungry (how about sabotaging your diet?!)
- more symptoms are head ache, dry sinus, dry skin, unjustified stress, fatigue, lack of concentrating, dry eyes
- water is needed to eliminate waste, digest food, grow new cells, metabolize nutrients

Ok. Off we go to drink a glass of water right now :-)

2. Low Fat Spicy Broccoli

Makes 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4-teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup canned tomatoes


Chop broccoli and garlic cloves. Crush canned tomatoes.

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

Saute broccoli, garlic, and red pepper flakes for 1 minute. Then add tomatoes.

Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 7-8 minutes.

Nutritional Info
per serving:

  • 50 calories
  • 3 g protein
  • 1 g fat
  • 8 g carbohydrates
  • 0 mg cholesterol
  • 80 mg sodium

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3. Online Counseling for Weight Loss

By Lynn VanDyke, Master Trainer

When you’re looking for a way to lose weight, the last thing that you might want to do is get up in front of a bunch of strangers and share your weight loss trials and tribulations.

It works for some people, but for others, they’d just like to know what they need to do and when they need to do it – in the privacy of their own homes. And that’s exactly what online counseling for weight loss provides.

Weight loss counseling is an effective resource for anyone that needs more guidance than prepackaged meals or fancy calorie counting systems. If you’re looking to lose weight and lose it for good, you’ll need to have someone who’s trained in nutrition as well as creating plans that will work to reap the weight loss rewards that you crave – no pun intended. The online counselor or weight loss system can work for you, but only if you’re the right fit.

The trick with these kinds of programs is that while they might appear to put all of the responsibility on the weight loss system, the brunt of the responsibility is actually laid upon the dieter.

You will need to answer questions and track your progress honestly in order to keep the system working for you. You’re not going to be weighing yourself in front of anyone… so only you can type in the correct weight or that extra cookie that you snuck in. In short, if you aren’t using the system honestly, you won’t be able to lose weight.

Online counseling for weight loss does offer you resources of support so that you can stay on track. With things like weight loss message boards and helpful charts, you’ll be able to learn to make better choices for your weight loss plans, rather than having to ‘go it on your own.’

Many online weight loss systems are also helpful in tracking things like exercise and activity so that you can see what else affects your weight besides what food you eat.

With helpful charts, you can see the progress that you’ve made and create new goals that are healthy and realistic. And while you might not have anyone cheering you on, you get the self-satisfaction of knowing that you have all the tools that you need.

Sometimes that’s all that you need to succeed. Sometimes being able to say that you made changes on your own is all the reward you need.

If you’re looking for your very own cheerleader, consider an online counseling for weight loss plan that includes a personal trainer. Having access to your very own trainer is priceless, and more often than not the results are astounding.

About the Author:

Lynn VanDyke is a master personal trainer and fitness nutritionist. She has authored the wildly popular ebook, Melt The Fat.

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