Archives: 2008 October

Fiber and Weight Loss

October 22nd, 2008, No Comments

Julia Havey, author of Awaken The Diet Within, and an amazing weight loss success story – She’s Lost 130 Pounds!, has written a great post about the importance of fiber to your over-all health, and how eating more fiber (and less fat), can contribute to your overall weight loss success. Go To: Fiber is One [...]

My Weight Loss Journey

October 20th, 2008, No Comments

I’m often asked how I got started on my weight loss journey. I wish I had a simple, perky answer, but the truth is, I had a lot of internal housecleaning to do first. I had so many feelings floating around in my head when I weighed 300 pounds — inadequacy, anger, and overall helplessness. [...]

7 Ways to Jump-Start Your Weight Loss Plan This Fall

October 17th, 2008, No Comments

Why wait for January? Fall is the perfect time to launch a diet and fitness program. During the free-form days of summer, vacations, picnics, and carefree attitudes can all get in the way of healthy eating and weight control. January may be the traditional time to start a weight loss program, but with kids back [...]

One Healthy Team

October 8th, 2008, No Comments

Husband and wife achieve weight-loss goals together. Tonya and Newt Merrick tag team not only as teachers at North Myrtle Beach Elementary School: They’ve made getting into shape by their 50th birthdays next year their goal together this year. After each day at work, where Tonya teaches second- and third-graders art and he teaches physical [...]

The NYC Health Department Launches Calorie Education Campaign

October 6th, 2008, No Comments

“Read ‘em Before you Eat ‘em” The Health Department advises in a new campaign launched today to help New Yorkers make the most of the city’s calorie-posting rules. Under the New York City Health Code, chain restaurants are now required to post calorie counts for food items on menus and menu boards. The rule took [...]

Working More & Sleeping Less

October 1st, 2008, No Comments

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) are reporting, that new data shows many adults living in the U.S. are sleeping less today than they did two decades ago. The average number of hours most adults spend sleeping is about six, according to the CDC and the NSF. They report [...]

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