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Skinny Scoopers Success Story Keith Ahrens

A Little Adds A Lot

For each extra pound of weight we carry, we put between 4 – 5 pounds of pressure on our knees.  It’s amazing how even just a little weight loss can make you feel so much better. – Keith

Reduce Your Risk

Many studies have shown that a small weight loss of 5{1ee8873d3da54571ef77633feec9b2f18618b0dba2f28faf42edb28003d1c6f7} to 10{1ee8873d3da54571ef77633feec9b2f18618b0dba2f28faf42edb28003d1c6f7} of your current weight can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and other potential medical problems. – Keith

Weighty Matters by Bill Sheridan
This article was written for the Summer 2010 Towson University Alumni Magazine.

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We are living in an “Obesogenic” or “Fat Creating Society”.  The odds are stacked against many of us. The temptations to not eat healthy and be sedentary are great. Finding and eating healthy foods and snacks challenge many everyday. The stronger the challenge, the stronger the fight, the greater the victory.  I say, bring it on. – Keith

The Choice

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

– Albert Einstein

Enjoy the miracles that happen everyday, every moment. I do. Have a healthy week:)


Avoid Saturated Fats

Saturated fats are the biggest cause of high LDL “bad cholesterol” levels. Read labels, pay close attention to the percentage of saturated fat and avoid or limit any foods that are high. Saturated fats are found in animal products such as butter, cheese, whole milk, ice cream, cream, and fatty meats. They are also found in SOME vegetable oils — coconut, palm, and palm kernel oils. – Keith

Contributed by Bertie B.


Steal cut oats are the best
Dried apricot
Diced apple
Wheat germ
Chopped walnuts or almonds


Just follow directions on the package, then I throw in all kinds of different things to make it even more heart healthy. I’ll cut up little pieces of dried apricots and cook it with the oats… maybe 12 of them for a serving of four. I’ll often add just a few pieces of cut up apple and maybe 3/4 of C. of raisins. After it’s all done and in my bowl.. I’ll add 1T ground flaxseed, 1T wheat germ, a fist full of chopped up walnuts or slivered almonds, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and then 1t blueberries. The blueberries sweeten the oatmeal enough or a spoonful of honey – so you don’t need any sugar.

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Tough Odds

It’s estimated that only 10{1ee8873d3da54571ef77633feec9b2f18618b0dba2f28faf42edb28003d1c6f7} of the population will not develop risk factors for heart disease.  This is one time I really wish I wasn’t following the crowd.  – Keith

Think of the ones you love.  If you were to see them just one more time, what would you say to them?  Say it the next time you talk to them.  – Keith