Monday, August 25, 2014
August is Kids Eat Right Month, but any month is a great time to eat more fruits and vegetables. Serve your kids carrots and broccoli with hummus for an after school snack instead of high-calorie foods without nutrients.
Do you have a favorite fruit? I could live on nectarines. They are juicy, sweet and tart, besides containing vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium. At dinner tonight, go around the table and ask each other their favorite fruit or vegetable. You might be surprised to learn new information. On the weekend, pick a recipe that incorporates your families’ favorite foods. If your kids see you eating healthy, they will make healthier choices.
To promote wellness in your family, make fruits and veggies your friends and stay active.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Lose Weight with Ruth: Look! It’s Judy Carter! She’s so Funny!: Judy Carter with THE MESSAGE OF YOU I keep running into Judy Carter, humorist, author, coach and keynote speaker, at meetings an...
|Judy Carter with THE MESSAGE OF YOU|
I keep running into Judy Carter, humorist, author, coach and keynote speaker, at meetings and conferences. After the third time, I had to get her book, THE MESSAGE OF YOU. Very glad I did. Have you ever gone to a meeting and almost fallen asleep? Speakers! Don’t let this happen to you. Judy’s book will help turn your ho-hum speech or presentation into a standing ovation. She can help you find your message, so that the audience wants to hear more. With some very easy steps, you will also learn how to add humor to your talks.
Judy’s FAVORITE physical activity is snowboarding, and her favorite food is fried matzo. I like matzo ball soup, but I have never had fried matzo. Sounds interesting. I will put it on my bucket list.
Looking for a worthwhile blog to read? I highly recommend subscribing to http://blog.judycarter.com/ . She always has useful information with a great story. Check her out: www.Facebook.com/JudyCarterComedy or on Twitter @judycarter. It was a pleasure meeting Judy, and I look forward to hearing more of her funny yet inspiring words of wisdom.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Do you believe in miracles? Do you take weight loss supplements to melt away belly fat? Americans love miracles or at least love to spend BILLIONS of dollars every year on weight loss cures.
Recently, Congress put Dr Oz in the hot seat. It seemed like his show was promoting diet supplements without much scientific proof. It turns out he just tries to motivate people and give them hope. For my clients, if Dr Oz has a supplement on the show, most of them think it works and are willing to spend the money to try it.
How should I say this? Supplement marketing tactics can be misleading. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently compiled a list called “The 7 Gut Check Claims” to help the public weed through weight loss claims. It’s important to remember that diet supplements are not tested for safety by the FDA. They get involved, if adverse effects are reported. Why take a chance at getting liver failure or dying?
Day 12 – Lose 10 Pounds a Day! in The Food Is My Friend Diet talks about Harvey Wiley, MD, who wrote an article in 1914 called “Swindled Getting Slim.” The article exposed misleading and fraudulent diet products. Fast forward 100 years. Americans are still spending money on magic.
Spoiler alert: There aren’t any magic pills or foods to dissolve unwanted muffin tops no matter how much we want to believe in them. Eat healthy. Watch your portions. Go for a walk.