Archive for June, 2012

Summer Fun

Are you running out of things to do this summer?  Here are a few suggestions to help you make the most of your extra time.

  • Enjoy a picnic by the pool.  Keep cool under the shade of an umbrella while still enjoying a nice summer day.  Make something light and fun like sandwich wraps.
  • Have a Hawaiian Luau.  Decorate with Leis and bring the tropical spirit to your home.  Make something with pineapple or other tropical fruit and you’ll be set!
  • Go for a bike ride.  Find a scenic route and enjoy the outdoors.  Make sure to pack a healthy snack such as trail mix and have plenty of water.
  • Check out a farmers market in your area.  There should be fun things to look at and fresh produce.   Take something home and enjoy it with your next meal.
  • Do some community service.  Join or create a group and help someone in your neighborhood or community.  Nothing beats the feeling that you are making a difference for someone in need.

Remember to spend your extra time with those you care about and try to stay cool!

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The Skinny Rules

Bob Harper from the hit NBC show The Biggest Loser has recently written a cookbook called The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin.  In this book, he talks about the importance of reading food labels and eating the correct portion sizes.  Harper says it’s also important to make at least 10 meals at home every week.

What’s in

  • Lots of water at each meal; a real breakfast, such as oatmeal, eggs or plain Greek yogurt, doctored up with berries and nuts; apples and berries every day, along with other fibrous fruits such as Asian pears, in certain quantities; protein at every meal and lots of fiber; and unlimited amounts of certain vegetables-though they must be prepared correctly (favorites are kale and broccoli)

What’s important

  • Learn to read food labels; stop guessing about portion sizes; have a meatless day each week; make at least 10 meals a week at home; cut off eating three hours before bed; sleep right; and, thankfully, allow yourself a splurge meal once a week.

Luckily, freschef meals already contain correct portion sizes for your body and are nutritionally balanced.  Spend less time counting calories and more time enjoying your meals, while achieving your heath goals.

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