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Friday, June 26, 2009

MyRecipes.com:Sexy Bikini Body!


Recently, I was given the chance to conduct an interview with someone who is an expert on overseeing the Healthy Diet Channel as well as other special seasonal channels, what a dream job!!! Holley Johnson is an Editor for MyRecipes.com. She is a registered dietician who spends her days as a spokesperson for the MyRecipes.com

Holly was so kind to answer some of my questions about her article on Sexy Bikini Body Foods  on MyRecipes.com! I figured this would be useful for all of us as Sunday was the first day of summer!

My first question for you is about your job at myrecipes.com what is it that you exactly do?

I am a dietitian and food editor for MyRecipes.com.  I oversee the Healthy Diet channel as well as our special seasonal channels like Grilling, Tailgating, Holidays, etc. I also have a daily video franchise called Dinner Tonighthttp://www.myrecipes.com/recipes/dinnertonight/video/0,29865,1815530,00.html that features a healthy and quick recipes that takes less than 45 minutes to prepare. On top of those responsibilities, I also serve as a spokesperson for the site on TV, radio, and print.

always hear about how what you eat is what you will look like, so is it true that 80% of your healthy depends on what you eat?

I’m not sure about that percentage but I do think there is a huge tie between a healthy diet and a healthy body. 

Are there any specific types of foods, besides fried,  that will keep you from getting that Sexy Bikini Body?

Watch out for foods that are high in saturated fats—whole milk, fatty meat, poultry skin, etc. These foods are loaded with calories and are not good for your body. Also, try to limit the amount of refined and processed foods you consume.

I see in your article that eating whole grains can slim your waist line what would you say is a good size portion of whole grains with a meal?

The 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommend that Americans “make half their grains whole.” This means most people should consume at least three or more servings of whole grains each day.

The Dietary Guidelines define a serving (or “ounce-equivalent”) of grain as 1 slice of 100% whole grain bread, a cup of 100% whole grain cereal, or 1/2 cup of 100% whole grain hot cereal, cooked pasta, rice or other grain.

I am lactose intolerant so I don't drink any dairy I choose almond milk will this effect my body in the long run?

Dairy products have many essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and D. If you aren’t getting these nutrients through dairy, just make sure to get them from other sources. Here is a link for Secret Sources of Calcium http://www.myrecipes.com/recipes/article/0,28747,1845869,00.html  as well as a gallery of high potassium recipes http://www.myrecipes.com/recipes/gallery/0,28548,1876684,00.html.

If you could give my readers one piece of advise for getting that Bikini Body what would it be?

Don’t put yourself on a crash diet to try to lose large amounts of weight at one time. The combination of a healthy diet with physical activity with shed the pounds faster than you think—just give yourself time.

She was so sweet to even go as far as asking another R.D. friend about my calcium question! Here is what they said:

“Almond milk  is more almond juice , not a true milk, therefore she would be missing the health benefits of that dairy provides.More importantly, most LI people can enjoy yogurt and cheese without any digestion problems because these are  lower in lactose.”

Thanks Holly for taking the time to answer all of my corky questions!!!
Do you guys have any questions for Holly, or how about tips on getting that Bikini Body?!


Don’t forget to get your entry in for my Amazing Grass Giveaway, ends this Sunday!!!

TGIF!!!! See you tonight for dinner and a full boot camp recap:)


Jessica said...

Thanks for this informative interview Bobbi! I love how much info you have on your blog about healthy living - not just dieting!

cooknkate said...

There are some good points to keep in mind here, and the best advice is to take it slowly and lose the weight in a healthy manner. While it's nice to think about that bikini body, for many it can be unrealistic and the focus should be more on achieving a good level of health and well-being- maybe think more in terms of 'Sexy Swimsuit Body'. I'm not one to place an age limit on wearing a bikini- if it works, that's all that matters but we should ALL be at a place where a swimsuit does not intimidate us or make us self-conscious. I've dropped nearly 20 lbs since last November and toned up a great deal. I don't wear a bikini but I did buy a new suit for this year and feel killer good in it and I'm 45. This is my ongoing goal- to just feel the best I can. Bobbi, your blog helps that a great deal and I love seeing how it motivates others too. Great job you're doing here!

Erica said...

Very cool interview. I especially liked hearing her answer to your question about being lactose intolerant. I am not intolerant, but I'm not real into the milk...so this was great info for me ;)

Lacey Nicole said...

GREAT interview!!! i love how involved you are bobbi... you are so much fun and a super source of information meets real life :)

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Awesome interview!! :-)

Matt said...

Great interview! I am checking out her website!

teacherwoman said...

Great interview!

RunToFinish said...

ohh good interview and good links!

Meganerd said...

Great interview, very informative!

How do you make your sweet potato fries? Mine turn out mushy and not crisp... yours look yummy!

heyitstay said...

Interesting about the almond milk = juice!! I've noticed it's low on protein, but at least it's fortified with calcium!