Monday, October 02, 2006

Health and the Writer by Camy Tang

Whether you’re a writer who also works a full-time job or are a busy stay-at-home-mom, it’s hard to stay healthy. I researched and figured out a bunch of tips and tricks to help me stay in shape without carving out of my precious writing time. I also found some tips to help me have just general better health. Pick and choose which of these will work for you.


It’s not always bad for you. I don’t know about you, but I could never live without eating chocolate ever again.

There are lots of ways to eat chocolate that’s part of a good health plan. You just have to be creative.

My favorite: dark chocolate. Break it into small pieces and let it melt in your mouth. If you’re a milk chocolate fan—same thing. Just try not to chew it. If you like M&Ms, portion it out so you don’t chomp down the whole bag.

Fruit dipped in chocolate syrup—and score! if you can find sugar-free chocolate syrup

Chocolate pudding—those little pre-made cups are wonderful, whether they’re full fat or fat-free

Hot chocolate—Indulge in real hot chocolate, too—the kind you make with milk (skim or lowfat) instead of water

Those little mini packets of candy from Halloween—if you have the self-control to eat just one, I really don’t see the harm. (My problem is that I can’t keep from taking a second or a third piece. Doh!)

Camy Tang is a novelist also fighting the battle of the bulge. Find out more about her and her books at, or enjoy the read on her blog at



Blogger Jim Thompson said...

I'm fairly safe if I don't buy chocolate candy, and if my employer doesn't bring it into the staff lounge. I run into trouble when the candy or cake is free, and plentiful. Fortunately, that doesn't happen very often.

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