Thursday, May 16, 2013

Key points for successful grilling!

Summer is just around the corner and it's time to dust off that barbeque!
Here are some tips for successful grilling-
The Four Keys to Successful Barbecuing
  • Good preparation of the equipment and appropriate utensils
  • Good marinades/seasoning - Scott's Food Products!!!!!.
  • Good cooking - not burned or undercooked.
  • Good accompaniments - salads, dressings, sauces, veggies.
Recommendations and Warnings
  • Open the barbecue lid before starting the gas to avoid gas build-up 
  • Never use the barbecue inside or in a confined space without adequate ventilation.
  • Always keep water on hand in case of fire.
  • Propane tanks must always be kept upright even when stored.
  • When storing the barbecue at the end of the season, leave the propane tank outdoors because of the risk of explosion.
  • Never start a charcoal barbecue with fuel or paraffin.

Basic Preparation Techniques
  • Clean the barbecue grill after each use with a metallic brush to remove any food that may have stuck during cooking. Cleaning avoids the risk of contamination.
  • Keep the meat in the refrigerator until time to cook it.
  • Preheat grills for about ten minutes and oil them lightly to avoid food sticking to them.
  • Place the grill as far as possible from the heat source to avoid flaming. Before cooking the food on a charcoal barbecue, wait until the briquettes are white hot.
  • Degrease your meats and drain well to avoid splattering.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Eat yourself skinny!

Eat yourself skinny may sound like a contradiction, but, it's true!!!

Your BASAL METABOLIC RATE is the key to weight loss. The higher your metabolic rate the faster, and more efficiently your body utilizes the food you put into it.

Now, you cannot expect to lose weight by eating fast food all day long, but if you eat healthily and have 6 small meals spaced out during the day, this will go along way to speeding up your metabolism and making your digestive system more efficient. Stick to high protein, high fiber and low fat foods, snack on nuts, fruits (almonds, carrots, raisins etc)

To help increase your metabolic rate further include regular exercise. You don't have to go out and run a marathon everyday!!!! a brisk 30 min walk is sufficient to increase your heart rate and help boost metabolism. Walk to the store and carry home those shopping bags. Use the stairs at work. Small changes added into your daily routine all add up to making a BIG change to your metabolic rate and ultimately your health and weight.