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Nutritionists Eat Cheesy Rice

"About twice a month, I'll cook risotto Milanese for my family. The dish calls for a lot of butter and Parmesan cheese, and it tastes fabulous."
-- Leslie Bonci, M.P.H., R.D., director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Breakfast Is...

...A cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt, sprinkled with almonds and blueberries or strawberries.

Lunch Is...

...A whole-wheat pita stuffed with hummus, feta cheese, baby carrots, grape tomatoes and sliced cucumbers. Afterward, I eat an apple or a pear.

The Healthy Dinner I Cook Most Often

A stir-fry made with frozen Oriental vegetables, plus shrimp, scallops or tofu.

The Salad Bar Item I Avoid At All Costs

Fat-free dressings -- I can't stand them!

Road-Trip Treat

When we're driving to the beach, we occasionally stop at Wendy's -- my pick of the fast-food chains. I have a main-course salad and half a baked potato.

I Have Wine with Dinner...

...On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. I usually have just one glass, but if we're eating out, I may have two.

My Secret For Making Vegetables Taste Great

Roast them. I drizzle olive oil on a foil-lined cookie sheet, place vegetables like asparagus, squash and bell peppers on the tray, add a little more oil along with salt and pepper and cook at 450 degrees for five minutes.

My Favorite Dessert

I adore carrot cake, but because of the calories I have it only occasionally, like on Thanksgiving.

When I Need To Relieve Stress

I want to crunch on something, so I reach for biscotti or a hard sourdough pretzel.

I Would Never Eat...

...Fettuccine Alfredo. The calories (1,130 per serving at the Macaroni Grill) make the dish not worth it to me.

The Best Nutrition-Label Trick I Know

If a snack food has more than 200 calories a serving, I put it back on the shelf.

Yes, I Exercise

I run five times a week -- 30 minutes on weekdays, 60 minutes on the weekend. I also strength-train three times a week for 20 minutes. And I spend a lot of time walking our dog!

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bornabritt wrote:

Sounds like great information. However, do you have more fitness info for seniors (I am 63) to include suggestions in diet & exercise. Thanks

4/11/2012 11:11:40 AM Report Abuse
charalot wrote:

i dropped 4 pounds after eating greek strained yogurt as a midday snack. i recommend FAGE yogurt

5/12/2010 06:06:12 PM Report Abuse

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