If you are considering going meatless, even for a day, this article will give you some answers to very common questions people have. It also discusses the health benefits of eating less meat and more legumes. Click the link to read all about it: Have You Hopped on the Meatless Monday Bandwagon Yet?
If you have been struggling with your weight loss efforts, you may be falling into some of these common diet pitfalls. It’s not easy to lose weight when you have young children, but it can be done if you know how. Click here to read the full article: 7 Common Diet Mistakes Moms Make
Love your smoothie but not sure if it’s helping or hindering your weight loss efforts? Read this article in the Daily Makover to find out for sure — Do Smoothies Help You Lose Weight?
In this article featured on newbeauty.com, read what the latest trends are in healthy eating.
Organic apples are the number one fruit that should be bought organic. Watch this video on Mom Life TV to see why.
In this back to school segment which aired on Access Hollywood Live, I shared some tips on how to avoid the dreaded freshman 15.
Some tips on how college students can eat healthier on the go to avoid putting on those extra pounds. Watch this video from the Better Show for advice.
Officially, obesity in children is defined as a body fat level that is more than 30 percent for girls and 25 percent for boys. Unlike adults, children are measured on the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale according to their age and gender, as their height is frequently changing. For children between two and 19 years-old, Centers for Disease Control Growth Charts define those with a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile for children of the same age and sex as overweight; those with a BMI at or above the 95th percentile are classified as obese.
It isn’t easy to pin down exactly what caused this, well, trend. For Deborah Levy, the answer is twofold.
“First, these kids are less active,” she explains. “Years ago, kids would ride bikes to go to friends’ houses; today they are driven everywhere. Kids also used to have a gym class at school almost every day of the week. Now, gym classes are only a couple of days a week. Our tweens and teens spend more time on the computer, cell phone, playing hand-held games, and watching TV than playing ball or jumping rope outside. Next, portion sizes of the foods kids choose to eat often are growing in size. For example, bagels are twice the size of what they used to be and pizza slices are much larger as well. So, when kids don’t realize what portion sizes should be and think they can enjoy a bagel or two slices of pizza, what they don’t realize is they may be taking in the equivalent of two bagels or four slices of pizza in calorie and fat content.”
Click here to read this article on The Daily Meal looks at the causes and effects of the childhood obesity issue and potential actions to help children and their parents who continue to struggle with this.
Let’s face it. This has been a very long winter. In fact, our feet have been shoved into our snow boots for way too long. But, that all begins to change now. The snow is melting and its time to dig out our shoes without shearling. Reach deep into the closet and you will find that your open toe clogs, sandals, and flip flops are still there, waiting to be worn.