Monday, May 31, 2010

Making sure that you don't gain weight on your vacation

If you find it difficult not to gain weight on your vacation please watch the video by Alice Henneman, MS, Registered Dietitian and Extension EducatorUniversity of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

2,000-calorie shake tops list of worst drinks

LOS ANGELES - A milkshake containing 2,010 calories - equivalent to eating 68 strips of bacon or 30 chocolate chip cookies — has topped a list of the 20 worst drinks in America compiled by Men's Health magazine.

The Cold Stone PB&C milkshake, made with peanut butter, chocolate ice cream and milk, contains 68 grams of saturated fat and 153 grams of sugar, according to nutritional details on the company's website.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Motivation: Timing Matters

By Helen Kollias

Ahhh, New Year’s resolutions seem a distant memory these days. We’re nearing the 150-day mark for 2010 and the gyms haven’t been crowded since February. The local fast food restaurant is looking pretty busy
Well, there’s another 215 days ‘til the next resolution.

But what happened? Why didn’t New Year’s resolutions become resolved? Two likely reasons: motivation and adherence.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Creating a Healthy Eater in Childhood

By Gaylene Thoeny

I think it's important to take a no nonsense approach to eating with children, starting at a young age when they start eating solid food. There is lots of time to play games and have fun, I don't think meal time is one of them. I have a couple of meal times rules that I use on a daily basis:

1.) No toys at the table
2.) You don't have to clean your plate but you have to try everything.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Quinoa and the Super Grains

As a majority of consumers have shifted from white to wheat across various categories, and understand the health benefits of consuming whole grains, it’s time to introduce, promote, and educate shoppers about other nutritious whole grains. Read more

Friday, May 14, 2010

Will Green Tea and Hot Peppers Set Your Metabolism on Fire?

By Helen Kollias

Eat the right foods and burn more calories!

There are actually foods that can increase your metabolism and increase how much energy you use. These are known as thermogenic foods, since they get your body to burn more calories, which is a measure of heat/energy use (”therm” refers to heat) [1].