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A Happy Healthy Thanksgiving For All!

Thanksgiving Turkey1.Enjoy your friends and family.
While Thanksgiving certainly is a holiday about eating, food is just part of the festivities. It’s a time to acknowledge all that we have to be thankful for, and to appreciate the people we care about. Studies have shown that social connections are essential for health and longevity. So do your best to put your petty grievances aside, relax and set the stage for a joy-filled, low-stress holiday season.

2. Roundify your Thanksgiving menu.
If you’re cooking, be sure to prepare plenty of nutrient-filled, anti-aging foods for your feast. If you are a guest supplying food, bring a healthy dish or two. Consider serving a humanely raised, organic, free range heritage turkey.

3. Eat without over-stuffing yourself.
Eat slowly, and enjoy every single bite. Before going for seconds, remember that one of the best things about Thanksgiving is the leftovers!

4. Drink water to keep hydrated.
This will help your digestion and can even keep you from overeating. Limit the adult beverages to one or two, and opt for wine rather than hard liquor.

5. No guilt allowed if you pig out!
Guilt gets you nowhere, so stop, unbuckle your belt, and enjoy your company. Then wake up the next day and take a walk, go for a run, jump on a rebounder, skate outside or in a rink, workout in a gym or any other activity that revs up your heart and sweatiness. Then have a turkey sandwich for lunch, and be thankful for everything around you.

10 Must Know Healthy Eating Habits For Babies

1. Show and tell your baby about different fruits and vegetables.
The Round Lady suggests showing your baby the Round shape of healthy foods, so your baby can learn to spot healthy food by its roundness.
2. Talk about the food your baby is eating.
3. Know that your baby’s likes and dislikes can change daily.
4. Make sure your baby gets a balanced diet. Do this with plenty of variety.
5. Keep from rushing mealtimes. Let yourself feel relaxed. Enjoy the moment.
6. Eat healthy in front of your baby. Your baby will do what your baby sees.
7. Offer your baby water to drink, and do this every meal.
8. Create a regular schedule of eating for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner.
9. Never make your baby eat something your baby hates.
Growing up, I was forced to eat Lima beans a lot. To this day I consider them evil. Having to eat them made me hate them with a passion. So no forcing!
10. Turn mealtimes into an eating and talking only event. Leave your distractions elsewhere. Enjoy the time!

WITH MY SISTER CAT: Hummacado (Avocado Hummus)

Cat Bordhi and Diana Kaaha

Diana and Cat Invent Hummacado

meet My sister

In this video, my sister Cat and I, along with our mom, invent Hummacado (avocado Hummus).

Watch WITH MY SISTER CAT: Hummacado (Avocado Hummus).

As promised, here’s the Hummacado recipe from the video.

Hummacado

1 can garbanzos, rinsed and drained
1-2 cloves garlic, peeled
1-2 teaspoons ground cumin
1-2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil (must be the Asian variety which is very flavorful)
1 large bunch cilantro, washed and coarsely chopped
Touch of cayenne
1 avocado, peeled and mashed
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 large lemon or lime

For Hummacado Floaters: Napa Cabbage leaves, cut in half (or leave whole for extra large floaters)

Drop garlic cloves in a whirring Cuisinart (use the regular blade). It will instantly be finely chopped. Add lemon juice, garbanzos, cumin, sesame oil, cayenne, and cilantro. Whir until it looks like guacamole. Remove from Cuisinart and place in bowl. Add the mashed avocado and add salt to taste.

Alternatively, to make just Hummus, leave out the avocado.

To Serve as Floaters

Spread on the middle of the Napa cabbage leaves and serve on a pretty platter. You may also serve the Hummacado with crackers, raw vegetables, torn flat bread, or use it as a spread on sandwiches.

The sesame oil gives the flavor of Tahini (a common ingredient) without so many calories, and is actually much more flavorful.

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DIET & EXERCISE TRICK: Snack Mix & Burn More Fat

New on RoundTV

In this video, Diana mixes up healthy snacks that you can store for a long lasting or fresh ready-to-eat treat. Then you’ll hear the latest on what to eat or not eat before you work out. On top of that you’ll become privy to an easy way to raise your metabolism so you can burn fat 24/7.

Thumbs Up for the Obamas

As far as our handsome president goes, he works out every morning in his fancy White House gym and basket ball court — and so does the very fit and attractive Michelle. They don’t know it, but they follow many Round diet and exercise tricks. RoundTV gives a huge thumbs up to our healthy first couple!

Watch DIET & EXERCISE TRICK: Snack Mix & Burn More Fat.

HEALTHY DESSERT: How to Cut a Mango

New on RoundTV

Mango lovers not yet versed in cutting this orange fruit in an easy fashion will enjoy this short video. Diana shows you how to combine two complementary fruits to make a colorfully healthy and delicious dessert that even a monkey could prepare…well almost.

What’s coming next?

Due to many-a-request, soon to be added to RoundTV will be a montage of photos of Diana as a bodybuilder. So heads up on that one.

Watch HEALTHY DESSERT: How to Cut a Mango

HEALTHY FAST FOODS: Faster than a Big Mac

New on RoundTV!

So you think that fast food is unhealthy? Think again. The fastest food just might be the healthiest, but only if it grows in a Round shape on a tree, vine or in the ground.

In this video, Diana shows you some Round and healthy fast food that anybody can prepare in seconds, in addition to a bouncing melon test.

View HEALTHY FAST FOODS: Faster than a Big Mac !

PART 3: A Day of Healthy Healthy Eating

New on RoundTV

This is the third video in the 3 part series, A Day of Healthy Eating. This last video shows you a tasty Round dinner, Hamburger Eggplant Circles on Confetti, fit for a cold and stormy night — all while being good for you and of course made out of a variety of delicious and colorful Round foods.

Note: This dinner video was shot during my previous life, like breakfast, while lunch came from my new life, since I lost my lunch video in the move and had to re-shoot it.

View PART 3: A Day of Healthy Healthy Eating.

Go to RoundTV to see all the entire healthy eating day and other videos.

Dinner Recipe

Hamburger Eggplant Circles on Confetti

This is so simple that you barely need a recipe!

  • Broil or BBQ a hamburger. One for each person
  • Broil or BBQ a sliced (into circles) eggplant. Lightly brush the eggplant circles with Extra Virgin olive oil and sprinkle with your favorite spice like garlic salt or thyme. One eggplant will feed two people.
  • Cut an artichoke in half and boil it for 30 minutes. 1/2 for each person.
  • Mix together 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise with 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard and a squeeze of lemon juice. 1 tablespoon for each person.
  • Cut Radicchio and Napa cabbage into confetti-like strips, and mix together in a bowl. Cut as much as you like, this is great filler and you will learn to love how you can stretch out any meal with this confetti combination.

Plate Your Meal

On a plate, place a heaping handful of the confetti mixture. Top with 2 or 3 (depending on how big they are) eggplant circles, and then top that with the hamburger. Place half an artichoke on a small plate with a side of the mustard dip in a tiny dish. You may also want an empty dish for the leaves as you eat your artichoke. Serve with ice water, and add some lemon juice for extra flavor.

You will notice that the hot eggplant circles and hamburger wilt the cabbage and make it taste warm and homey. In the summertime, you can BBQ the hamburger and eggplant circles, then stack it on a bun with the cabbage mixture — and a wide smear of the mustard dip. It may seem different, but what have you got to lose trying it?

PART 2: A Day of Healthy Eating – Lunch

This requested video is the second in a 3 part series that shows you a day of healthy eating. In this video you will learn how to make a healthy lunch with a stove top demo featuring festive quesadillas that anybody can make and everybody loves.

If you have not yet done so, check out PART 1: A Day of Healthy Eating – Breakfast on RoundTV. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE after you watch the video so you can also leave a comment, ask a diet or fitness question or suggest a future RoundTV video.

Following this lunch video you can expect to see a tasty dinner that is healthy, delicious, colorful and made out of Round foods.

View Part 2: A Day of Healthy Eating – Lunch now.

Jump & Eat for a Firm Butt, Thighs & Healthy Heart

New on RoundTV

In this video Diana shows you some of her favorite Round snacks, along with more rebounding, jumping on a mini-tramploline exercises to firm up your butt and thighs — all while having fun as you make your heart healthy.

Watch Jumping on a Rebounder with Healthy Snacks (for butt, thighs & heart).

Day 22 – The Round 28-Day Diet

MONA_INTHERUNNINGGreat Job Everyone!

You are all still in the running to become your own top possible self.

You are eating Rounder, exercising, visualizing, cooking, plating, affirming yourself, writing in your diary, laughing daily, measuring your success, getting 8 hours sleep, relaxing, taking bubble baths, and enjoying your new Round habits.

EAT_ROUNDER_SNOPEEat Even Rounder

The Rounder you eat the healthier you will be, so let’s strive to eat as Round as possible.

Our goal is to transform you into the healthy, slim and strong person that you are, and then keep you that way using your new Round view of food.

Some important reminders and a few new ones:.

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Eat Round foods that you enjoy so that you will feel more satisfied.

Eat 3 small Round meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and 3 small Round snacks each day.

Space meals, including snacks, evenly apart, which often turns out to every 2 to 3 hours.

Avoid picnicking on a slope or slant of any kind due to the natural rolling nature of Round foods — unless you enjoy chasing food down a hill.

Appreciate the beautiful Round shape of each Rounding Down food before you eat it.

Serve Round meals on small plates (square or Round) or bowls & eat with small utensils, chopsticks or eat with your hands like a small child or chimpanzee.

Chew slowly so that your brain has the necessary 20 minutes to know that you are satiated.

Keep healthy Rounding Down snacks on or near your person & any places you frequent — and don’t forget to store snacks in your disaster kit for any unforeseen emergencies.

Decrease your appetite by drinking a glass of water, taking a walk, then downing another glass upon your return.

Reduce your chances of sabotaging your diet by giving in to a craving, once in while, guilt-free.

Avoid eating at least 3 hours before bedtime.

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Eating Round Starts with Shopping

COW_YEPThe produce department and your local farmer’s market are lush resources for fresh Round fruits and vegetables. They are where you should get at least half the food you eat.

Finding these foods is so easy a kindergartner could do it.

Time for a Shopping Exercise

The next time you go food shopping, try this food shopping exercise. It will help instill and impress the Round visual cues that will help you eat Rounder for the rest of your life.

What to do: Go food shopping and buy mostly Super and Sliced Round foods, some Animal Round foods (unless you are a vegetarian or vegan), a variety of Extra Round foods for flavor, and simply gloss over Shaped and Special Round foods for now.

Some Round Shopping Rules

Use this list of Round foods as a general guide when food shopping.

SHOPPING_LIST

Follow the Round Rule

Buy food that nature grew in a Round shape, like tomatoes and eggs, or food that can be sliced into circles from its natural grown shape, like bananas and cucumbers. When you get home, unpack it and take a look at how healthy, fresh and delicious it all looks. Feel good that you will be feeding your body nutritious foods that are beautiful in all their natural Roundness.

COW_EXAMPLENEWApples. oranges, blueberries, grapes, kiwis, melons, lettuce, bell peppers, onions, garlic, cabbage, mushrooms, a whole chicken, potatoes, nuts, eggs and a bottle of wine made from Round grapes.

CUCUMBER_SALADPrepare and Plate

For a simple Round meal, make a fruit salad with as Round of shapes as possible, a dinner salad with Round ingredients, roasted Round vegetables and a Round chicken with garlic and mushrooms. Use any recipe you like, such as one online, but try to incorporate Extra Round ingredients like olive oil, spices, herbs, plain yogurt and soy sauce.

Find your boldest and most colorful plates and silverware to plate each dish with Roundness in mind. This means that you will slice the food so it maintains its Round shape, like cutting cucumber into circles or leaving cherry tomatoes whole as they grew.

lemonslimesServe and Show Off
Serve a Round meal to your family, especially kids who are getting Rounder by the decade, for the occasion of no occasion other than sharing your new healthy view of food. Let the Round food shine and be the star for everyone to see for themselves.

Decorate the table with fresh fruit like lemons and limes — show them off in all their Round glory.

COW_TIPBy decorating with Round fruits and vegetables, you can enjoy a natural pop of color in any room. And, as a complementary decoration, add some fresh flowers that you can find in the wild or buy from any number of places — your best and greenest bet — your local farmer’s market.

The Roundest & Most Nutritious Super Round Foods

TOPTEN_ROUNDESTAfter comparing the experts’ lists of the most nutritious foods, I concluded that the top ten Roundest foods are:

  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Dark chocolate
  • Oats
  • Salmon
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt

Enjoy these top ten as often as possible!

moms_dish_blueberriesYay for Blueberries

The blueberry is the number one low fat, low sugar, high fiber, nutrient-packed, antioxidant-rich, disease thwarting, memory protecting, expert recommended, naturally portable, dessert replacing, colorfully delicious, food on our Round planet.

Some people call blueberries dark blue gems. Blueberries are among the most antioxidant-rich foods in the world, and a half cup of blueberries is equivalent to the antioxidant power of five servings of peas, carrots, apples, squash or broccoli.

Blueberries don’t have a huge amount of any single nutrient, but they have the synergy of multiple nutrients. There’s vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, carotenoids, and hundreds of other compounds in this one small and darkly pigmented fruit.

According to experts, as an antioxidant, blueberries are ranked the highest of all the fruits and vegetables tested, compounds in wild blueberries may help prevent cancer, antioxidants in blueberries protect us from aging, blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and fiber.

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Traveling Blueberries

BLUEBERRYBlueberries are Round travel-friendly snacks can be stored in a baggie or airtight container in your car, pocket, purse, gym bag, backpack or office to help you avoid devouring snacks made out of ingredients only a chemist could understand.

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” Albert Einstein

COW_YEPBeing a Round Vegetarian

Eating a Round vegetarian diet means you will eat mostly Super and Sliced Round foods, which is a Super Round way to eat.

Becoming a vegetarian can help save the lives of billions of animals. Kicking the meat habit will also keep many diseases at bay, like cancer, stroke, heart disease and many other chronic afflictions that take away the lives of millions every year.

Types of Vegetarians

COWS_PEOPLE_TOOLacto-Vegetarians

These food lovers do not eat meat, poultry, fish, and eggs, but love eating dairy products and plant foods.

Ovo-Vegetarians

These foodies do not eat meat or dairy products, but keep eggs in their dietary repertoire.

Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians

These animal lovers abstain from eating meat, poultry or fish, but happily dine on dairy products and eggs.

Pescatarians or Fishatarians

These eaters abstain from eating meat or poultry, but will eat fish.

Semi-vegetarians or Vegetarian Sympathizers

These animal lovers eat less meat, fish, and chicken than they used to, are more mindful about choosing organically raised animals, and do their best to a eat variety of plant foods.

Vegans

These veggie lovers never eat meat or animal products (including eggs & dairy products), and subsist solely on plant foods.

“I’m a level 5 vegan—I don’t eat anything that casts a shadow.” Character on The Simpsons

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What else?

Kicking the meat habit will also help save our forests, wetlands and wildlife habitats from becoming feed croplands for farm raised animals who are raised just to become food. Eating less meat also can reduce water pollution, global warming and will allow more food to be fed directly to hungry people around the world. Plus, eating less meat means that more animals will live and won’t be abused in factory farms or slaughterhouses.

What am I?

I am technically a vegetarian sympathizer (see below), in honor of my bovine friends, the environment, and my health. This means that I am a vegetarian who eats Round eggs and curvy fish, and will eat meat once in a while, but not much and I feel bad about it when I do.

TOON_SPEAK_LIKE_FRENCHBe Skinny Like the French

The French eat high-fat foods, yet they have a fewer heart attacks and obese people than we do here in the United States. The experts only explanation is their approach to eating, which also happens to be a Round way to eat.

In a nutshell, by this Round way to eat, I mean that the French:

  • Eat smaller portions: An important Round concept
  • Eat only at mealtimes, snacking is a no-no: This unRound concept works when eating a high fat diet
  • Eat a wide variety of food: A flavor and nutritional must
  • Don’t skip meals: Keeps a body consistently nutritionally satisfied
  • Enjoy their food: A Round eating must for a happy life
  • Cook with quality ingredients that are fresh and locally grown: Very green and Round way to eat
  • Stop eating when they no longer feel hungry rather than stopping only when the food is demolished: Makes it easier to eat smaller portions
  • Eat meals with family and friends: Makes eating something to enjoy rather than eating on the run or feeling guilty about eating.

Tonight’s Homework

Make sure you are following all these steps:

  • STEP 1: Be Prepared
  • STEP 2: Recognize Round Foods
  • STEP 3: Choose your Round meals
  • STEP 4: Choose Recipes
  • STEP 5: Make a shopping list
  • STEP 6: Go Round food shopping
  • STEP 7: Prepare Round food
  • STEP 8: Portion and Plate Round food
  • STEP 9: Eat Round food
  • STEP 10: Follow a Balanced Roundercise Routine
  • STEP 11: Visualize your smaller butt and happy self
  • STEP 12: Affirm Yourself
  • STEP 13: Write in Your Diary
  • STEP 14: Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime
  • STEP 15: Take Time to Relax
  • STEP 16: Measure yourself
  • STEP 17: Get 8 hours sleep
  • STEP 18: Find a Diet Buddy
  • STEP 19: Fit laughter into your day
  • STEP 20: Stand Beside the Round Diet No No’s
  • STEP 21: Enjoy your new Round eating and living habits