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Christmas Diet Recipe: Sweet Potato Whip It

Thanksgiving? Without sweet potatoes? Perish the thought!!!
For me, Sweet Potatoes are a Thanksgiving MUST!
My sweet potato roots go back to my childhood when my mother whipped up the “marshmallow and pineapple casserole thing” each and every Thanksgiving. I loved it! Especially when the marshmallows burnt just a tad. Oh My!
I snuck into the kitchen on more than one Thanksgiving, and I picked off those burnt babies. I pleaded “innocent” while covered in white goo. Even though I made a mess of the dish, my mother was pleased that I liked it! She was and still is a softy! Oh, sorry, I digress.
As you can see, it’s not just the wonderful taste of sweet potatoes, or the nutritional value that entice me, bit rather it’s the tradition, the heart hook, the link to mother and family.
However, the casserole of my youth is definitely a tad too rich for my current set of taste buds and definitely NOT an Our Lady of Weight Loss approved item.
I have, however, come up with an even better, more delicious Sweet Potato Dish. Truly!!! Fantastic! A 5 YUM Dish!
Sweet Potato Whip It
Serves 8
Ingredients:
6 medium potatoes
3 tablespoons of butter (yes, butter – but 3 tablespoons for 8 people; not a tragedy)
1/2 cup of 1% or 2% milk (hey, go wild, it’s Thanksgiving)
4 tablespoons of agave nectar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
salt to taste
Directions:
Bring big pot of water to boil.
Toss in sweet potatoes. Carefully, please!
Boil till soft (about 15 minutes).
Drain water, leaving potatoes in pot. Using hand-mixer, beat potatoes with butter, milk until smooth, then add the agave, mustard and salt. Serve immediately.
Enjoy!
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving recipe? Please share!!!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.
Interested in one-on-one coaching? Write Janice for a free consult.
Want more information on how YOU CAN wake up THINNER on New Year’s Day? Christmas Diet

Get your Motivation & Inspiration here, NOW! Amazing!

Inspiration and motivation are BIG topics in the Land of Permanent Fat Removal. Aren’t they?
People look to Our Lady of Weight Loss and me and ask, “How can I stay motivated?”
And Our Lady of Weight Loss answers, “Hey, you brush your teeth everyday, don’t you? Well motivation is an every day event, too.”
Truly, you don’t say, “Oh, I brushed my teeth last week, you mean I have to do it again???” For goodness sake. Motivation is the same. You have to seek out and take in as much motivation as you can.
To that end, Beliefnet has got a treat for you! They blew my mind with their “Most Inspiring Person of the Year 2008″ sponsored by the Responsibility Project.
Join with me in watching each and every video, reading each and every story, taking in as much inspiration and motivation as you can from these incredible lives, and then vote!
Stay inspired!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.
Interested in one-on-one coaching? Write Janice for a free consult.
Want more information on how YOU CAN wake up THINNER on New Year’s Day? Christmas Diet

A Special Christmas Diet TREAT! RUBY’S Weight Loss Journey

Gems of wisdom from the 500-pound Style Network star who’s on a quest to lose the weight and reclaim her life.
Have you all seen Holly Lebowitz Rossi’s interview with Ruby Gettinger! Read on!!!
Since she was 10 years old, Ruby Gettinger has struggled with her weight. At one point, she weighed 700 pounds, she currently weighs close to 500. Her weight problem cost her the love of her longtime boyfriend, and it has caused health problems from diabetes to sleep apnea. Now her doctor is telling her a simple but chilling fact: if she does not lose the weight, she will die.
As Ruby gets serious about transforming her life and realizing dreams from the simple (taking a bubble bath) to the profound (finding her soul mate), The Style Network is following her on her journey. Ruby spoke to Beliefnet about her life, her faith, and what keeps her going day by day. … Read ON!

Christmas Tip #13: Ward off Cravings, Bingeing and Depression

It is particularly important to go into the ‘light’ during this time of year, when the sun sets earlier and earlier and we are less likely to get out.
Too little sun light can activate cravings for fatty, high-calorie foods like cakes, cookies and chips. Lack of sunlight reduces the brain’s production of serotonin, the mood-boosting brain chemical that not only helps us to feel happy but also suppresses food cravings and bingeing!
So … Open your drapes and blinds. If you work in a windowless office, take a power walk at lunchtime. Twenty minutes of sunlight a day should do it.
Join me as we KICK those dreary blues away, ward off cravings and bingeing. Walk on the sunny side of the street. Hooray! LIGHT!!!!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.
Interested in one-on-one coaching? Write Janice for a free consult.
Want more information on how YOU CAN wake up THINNER on New Year’s Day? Christmas Diet

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