A Tale of Two Shoes
6 days ago
How could a gene lead to negative thinking? Well......the serotonin gene appears to make the amygdala, an emotional center of the brain, hyperactive.
Studies have found that a hyperactive amygdala is linked to extra sensitivity to negative stimuli, such as unpleasant images or events. People end up viewing the world negatively - noticing the weeds, not the flowers.- Cary Goldberg, The Boston Globe
"No, but it's not a panacea for weightloss either, because it does increase your appetite. The food- exercise equation is imbalanced. It may take an hour to burn 500 calories but only five minutes to eat them back."-Kendrin Sonneville, R.D., a researcher at the Harvard School of Public HealthSorry fellow lazy asses-I was hoping for a get out of jail free card too. Actually, I'd still workout because I actually like it. And I think it makes me sane. Almost.
"But later that day, your body's hunger hormones can surge, making you want to eat. At the same time, your body's satiety hormones-the ones that signal that you're full-may decrease." -Barry Braun, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts.
Greek Feta Chicken:
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts (3-4)
1 cup fat free greek yogurt
1 tbsp oregano
2 cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper
Put chicken breasts in a ziploc bag. Throw yogurt, garlic, oregano and salt and pepper in the bag. Get out as much air as possible. Massage around until all of chicken is coated. Put in frig. Marinate for at least 30 mins. Put chicken under broil for 6 mins. Turn and sprinkle each breast with feta cheese. Broil for 6 more mins.
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 small onion, diced
1 carrot, sliced
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp of curry powder
salt and pepper
Saute onion, carrot and almonds until onions are clear. Add rice, raisins and seasonings. Stir fry for 10 mins. Add some broth if it dries out.