Healthy Tips & Recipes for School Lunches

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Wow--the school lunch.  These have certainly been the topic of hot debate ever since Congress in its infinite wisdom declared that pizza counts as a 'vegetable' for school lunches.  (Ostensibly because it has a tablespoon of tomato sauce on it---Let's Get REAL!  In reality, it's because they get bribed with big bucks from big food manufacturers.) You're  a busy mother, & making breakfast for yourself & your children is already almost an impossibility.  Now, you add MORE time & effort in the crazy mornings?  No way, you think. Yes, there IS a way, with a little pre-planning, an … [Read more...]

Top Summer Slimdown Tips

Summer Slimdown Tips

Summer is just around the corner and many are scrambling to make positive changes in time for their vacations. Here are some "Summer Slimdown" Tips that you can incorporate to ensure that you are Swimsuit ready! 1. Know Your Daily Caloric Intake While you don’t need to neurotic about every bite you take throughout the day,it’s always in your favor to have a ball-park figure of what you need to consume to maintain and/or lose weight. Average Daily Calories to MAINTAIN Your Weight: Here is a simple formula) courtesy of Discovery Health that can also help you figure out how to lose a … [Read more...]

Soda consumption is putting your health at risk


Love this quote: "Change before you have to. Jack Welch" As part of the IFIT FOR LIFE's action steps for a healthier lifestyle; we’re going to outline facts about drinking sodas. Sodas are artificial colored, artificially sweetened, and full of empty sweet calories made from high fructose corn syrup. There are numerous studies that indicate the negative health impact of sodas.  The Childhood Obesity Research Center at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine did a study demonstrating findings of higher than normal levels of fructose in numerous brand name sodas. … [Read more...]

Ten simple changes to help your family be healthier


Today as so many things are changing it can be a challenge to have a healthy family. Often times the simplest changes can be the most challenge but also the most important. These 10 simple essential can help you change your family's lifestyle so that you can all become fit and healthy. 1) Eat Whole Grain Foods Processed and refined grains, such as white bread, white rice, cereal, pasta, and other foods made with white flour have a high glycemic index, low amounts of fiber, and less vitamins and minerals as foods made with whole grains. Making the switch to whole grain foods, including … [Read more...]