Sometimes I get some unusual questions from readers, but there is usually an interesting reason behind each rumor.
Most of us get enough protein from our normal diet -- even when we exercise.
Also, December 2nd is National Fritters Day. Fritters are deep-fried blobs of dough with some sort of ingredient inside. They can be sweet or savory, but they're pretty much always high in calories. I searched for low-fat or healthier versions, but I came up empty. But, in case you're interested, here's an apple fritter recipe and a cauliflower fritter recipe.
I know it sounds like a good idea -- skip a meal so you can eat more later. But that's the problem. You will eat more later, and probably a lot more.
You might think you're saving calories for later, but because you're hungry, and probably a little excited, you're going to go overboard. If you've got big plans for tonight, then be careful with what you eat today. Like I said, don't skip a meal, but make your meals low cal and nutritious. Eat more fresh fruit and green and colorful vegetables.
Make time for a little exercise every day. Go for a walk outside if the weather cooperates, or walk inside a large shopping mall or a gym. Better yet, our Exercise Expert has a list of ten-minute exercises -- you can fit these routines into any busy day:
A mousse is a light fluffy dish that can be sweet or savory. They're usually fairly high in calories with all the cream and eggs -- plus the sugar in the sweeter recipes. But I found a few mousse recipes that might suit many readers:
©2013 About.com. All rights reserved.