Archive for January, 2009

Good Stuff to Read 1/30/09

Posted on January 30, 2009 - Filed Under Shout Outs | 4 Comments

I hope everyone is having a great week.  Here are some good reads I’ve found in the last little while to keep you going strong:
Read Lifestyle is Not a Dirty Word from Diets in Review and learn about how making small changes leads to creating good habits, and therefore a better, healthier lifestyle. 
Have you hit a plateau?  Maybe [...]

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Better Marketing than Results from Weight Loss Pills

Posted on January 29, 2009 - Filed Under Weight Control | 3 Comments

“I think (Alli) will probably be around for a long time to come. It’s a smart drug more from a marketing standpoint than from a clinical efficacy standpoint.  This is a multibillion-dollar industry.”
– Donald Hensrud, a weight management specialist at the Mayo Clinic (from here).
Well, there you have it.  Just because clever marketers make a [...]

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Broccoli Time!

Posted on January 28, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition, Vegetables | 5 Comments

[Last night's Dinner]
Mmm.  Broccoli.  I don’t know when I started to like it, but I remember for the longest time I wanted nothing to do with it.  Now I love the stuff.  Not only is it nice to look at, but it turns out it’s pretty good for you too. 
Here’s what NutritionData.com says about broccoli:

“This food [...]

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A Better Dinner Time Habit

Posted on January 27, 2009 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Nutrition | 7 Comments

Yesterday I read this article from CalorieLab about eating at a slower pace.  The article talks about how it takes 15-20 minutes for our brains to register that we are full, or getting full, and that the average meal-time in the US is 11 minutes.
So most people just keep on eating even though they have probably eaten [...]

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Lifestyle is King

Posted on January 26, 2009 - Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle, Weight Control | 3 Comments

Quick thought today:
“If you really want to lose weight and keep it off, the best approach is to focus on lifestyle changes and develop an eating plan that’s enjoyable, yet healthy and low in calories. This approach results in weight loss that you can live with — that is, that you can maintain over a [...]

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Good Reads and Links 1/23/09

Posted on January 23, 2009 - Filed Under Mental Health, Shout Outs | 3 Comments

I’ve talked about and linked to articles discussing depression and exercise before and this week I read another one.  This one’s from WebMD and titled Exercise May Lift Cloud of Depression.  Not really anything new, but a good reminder of what we can do if we need a mood booster.
Over at DietBlog I read an article about the [...]

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Stand Up and Eat

Posted on January 22, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition | 4 Comments

I found a really cool web site from the Cooper Institute called Stand Up (more) & Eat (better).  Here’s their purpose:
“The Stand Up (more) & Eat (better) web site is an educational and participatory site to help people balance the calories they eat with the calories they burn each day. We are promoting ’calorie literacy’.”
They’ve got a blog and [...]

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Eating Out the Right Way

Posted on January 20, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition | 4 Comments

“Every day, one out of four Americans eats a fast-food meal. Eating just one fast-food meal can pack enough calories and fat for an entire day.”
–Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD.
The above quote is from a post I read this morning called Foods to Avoid at Popular Chain Restaurants.  The article shares good facts about fast food, [...]

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Live Heart Healthy

Posted on January 19, 2009 - Filed Under Heart Health, Prevention | Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick Monday thought for all of us:
“Heart disease is often avoidable. Following a heart-healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated. Find ways to include heart-healthy habits into your lifestyle – and you may well enjoy a healthier life for years to come.”
From here.  Read to learn more about preventing heart disease in your [...]

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Good Stuff to Read 1/16/09

Posted on January 16, 2009 - Filed Under Shout Outs | 5 Comments

Here are some great posts/articles I read this week.  Enjoy.
First, check out great tips on exercising in the winter from Mayoclinic.com’s Exercise and Cold Weather.
Next, Small Bites takes a look a lawsuit against Vitamin Water for deceptive health claims. 
Then hit up HomeFitnessBody.com for some good aerobic exercise ideas. 
Learn about how good, qualtiy sleep can boost [...]

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