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Just like everyone else in the world we're burning up with Olympic fever around here. It's making it hard to get our work done, but maybe we'll get a gold medal for sticking to it. You can get additional coverage of the Olympic games right here at, and Kinsey even has a tip to help you start your day like the athletes. In a few days the curtain will close on these historic Beijing games, but it's only going to rise on a new day at, as we've got something exciting up our sleeves.

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Beijing Olympics

Beijing Olympics 2008

For more than a week, stories of unmatched athletic prowess have poured out of Beijing. While you and I might not break any world records in the swimming pool, we can learn a lot from these Olympians and incorporate some of their fitness and nutrition habits into our lives. Staff writer Heather Ashare has been sharing stories each day in the Diet Blog about overcoming eating disorders, simple and effective exercises, calorie intake and healing injuries that these storied athletes use themselves. Check out all of our Olympics coverage, and don't miss the upcoming stories.
Olympics Coverage


You can find hundreds of free recipes at that complement your Weight Watchers, Diabetic or Low-Carb/Atkins Diet. Recipes like the following don’t make you sacrifice flavor for your diet’s sake.

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

It's a less-guilt brownie that is moist, gooey and delicious. The black beans add moisture, protein and fiber, making this a balanced treat. Sink your teeth into this chocolate lover's dream and don't feel bad about it. 97 Calories, 2.5g Fat, 1.5 WW Points.

3 Point Carrot Cake

3 Point Carrot Cake

Sometimes you just have to make cake and eat it, too. With this Weight Watchers recipe, you can make use of all those carrots in your summer garden. For a truly decadent dessert, top it with this Low Fat Cream Cheese Icing with only .5 WW Points per serving. 173 Calories, 2g Fat, 3 WW Points.



Kinsey’s Nutrition Tips

Eating Like an Olympian Starts with Breakfast

Breakfast is important because your brain runs on glucose for energy, which allows you to do your daily routine. Eating breakfast can improve your mood, memory, concentration, and can help with weight loss/maintenance. To incorporate breakfast into your daily routine, try these four tips:

  1. Wake up 10 minutes earlier
  2. Have healthy breakfast options
  3. Prep the night before
  4. Have grab-n-go options (yogurt, fruit, etc.), but avoid pastries and toaster strudels

Send Kinsey your questions today.
Catch all of Kinsey’s Nutrition Advice in the Diet Blog.


Eat, Shrink & Be Merry Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the autographed copy of Eat, Shrink & Be Merry. Denise is the lucky winner and has until this Friday to claim her prize, or it will go to the next in line. Look in the Sept. 2 newsletter for the next exciting giveaway!

Don't forget, the authors Janet and Greta Podleski are the Featured Guest Bloggers of the Month during August!

Eat Shrink & Be Merry
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Matt’s Fitness Tip


Make Your Workout Count
Working out can be rather boring and monotonous, so keeping it upbeat and interesting is the key. I've tried just about everything when it comes to working out and found a few ways to help the motivation process. Instead of counting 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on: try counting by twos or threes. This will help take the mind off the exercise and may add a little energy to your workout.

Send Matt your questions today.
Catch all of Matt’s Fitness Advice in the Diet Blog.

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