Nutrition is on the menu for district meeting

The school board approved a contract with Gold Star foods, which sells only products that meet federal nutrition guidelines, which will help streamline ordering, Soto said. Laguna Beach Unified is following the USDA’s menu planning, Hartshorne said, which allows the nutrition department to choose five items from four categories: meat and meat alternate, vegetables and fruits, grains and breads, and milk.

Fitness and nutrition advice for humans by humans (Video)

By that I mean videos from humans instead of would-be actors and wanna-be comedians who think they have something to offer by performing (not very well) instead of giving some sort of information that is useful without them being so annoying they become distracting. Can you tell I don’t like people who are “on” ? I know it is not easy to do a good video, but I much prefer someone just talking rather than perfoming, not just performing but obviously performing, which means performing badly. I found two women with worthwhile information that you might enjoy I won’t even complain about how long it took to sort through what is available online. Anyhow I wanted videos about working out and nutrition that come from women who are like most people in that they have to know what they are doing rather than just show off a some lucky genetic blessings. I often thank that anybody reading my stuff may get bored with my rhetoric about fitness and nutrition. I do pretty much believe the answer is: go to the gym

Tanzania: Nutrition Experts Warn Against Unprofessional Diet Regimes

Elaborating on this, the nutrition expert said that many people living in urban areas tend to eat a lot at night and go to bed almost immediately without burning the fats consumed. She said that ideally dinners should be light and that more food should be eaten in the mornings because that’s when most energy is needed.


‘Extreme Weight Loss’: Young Mother Lost Child Because Of Her Weight (VIDEO)

Of course things could certainly go sour yet again. “Princesses: Long Island” (Bravo) Series premieres Sun., June 2 at 9 p.m. ET. What To Know: The reality series follows six college-educated women from affluent areas of Long Island who are still living with their families. Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!) Season 8 premieres Sun., May 20 at 9 p.m. ET. Where We Left Off: Kim and Kanyes relationship was just breaking the Internet, and now well see it all on screen — including their baby drama. Khloes fertility issues continue, but new castmember Brody Jenner — Bruces son from a previous marriage who is no stranger to reality TV — looks to be this seasons biggest diva. “Mistresses” (ABC) Series premieres Mon., June 3 at 10 p.m. ET. What To Know: Soapy drama “Mistresses” stars Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan as four friends all struggling with different issues in their love lives, with men (including Jason George) and other women complicating matters. And as the title suggests, some of them are flirting with disaster and becoming mistresses themselves. The Fosters (ABC Family) Series premieres Mon., June 3 at 9 p.m. ET.

Tory Johnson Makes ‘The Shift’: Her Amazing Weight-Loss Story

Tory Johnson before and after her weight loss.

I blamed junk food. Basically I was so focused on blaming outside forces that I refused to take responsibility for myself. I was resigned to the idea that I’d spend the rest of my life plus-sized even though I secretly longed for something different. A single conversation 18 months ago put an end to that. I was told by one of my bosses that my clothes didn’t do me justice and she wanted to send me to a stylist. Even though the words “fat” and “lose weight” were never used, I took away “lose weight or lose your job.” In a flash, I decided to change for good. Tory Johnson PHOTO: “The Shift How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life” by Tory Johnson “If I can do it, anyone can.” I discovered that what I put in my head matters more than what I put in my mouth, and in the process, I became a happier, healthier person. With “The Shift,” I’m on a mission to help others change, too. The lessons I learned apply to anyone who feels stuck or stalled. Whether you’re trying to improve your health, your career or your relationships, know this: The future can look a whole lot different — and brighter — than the past. If I can do it, anyone can.

Tongue Patch Surgery a New Extreme Method for Weight Loss

Four natural and cheap weight loss remedies

Rob Huizenga, who specializes in long-term weight loss and has spent 14 seasons as an expert on the television program The Biggest Loser. This is so primitive an approach, he continued. You could hire somebody to hold a gun to your head and threaten to shoot you every time you eat. The idea that you put this patch in and every time you even take one morsel of solid food you get this stabbing pain, who the heck knows what the long-term consequences of that are. Dr.

Most people know that the body needs water for hydration and optimum functioning of organs, but it also promotes weight loss. For a person to effectively lose weight, they must reduce the intake of daily calories.

Bikini Body Weight-Loss Secrets

Diet Doc Weight Loss Diets Offers Specialized New Diet Plans That Now Help Patients Avoid Stretch Marks

After I had my son [Chase, 9], I hit 216 lbs. Then in 05 a guy said on a date, I dont mean any disrespect, but youre too cute to carry all that weight, she tells PEOPLE. I bought 25 low-cal frozen entrees to start my diet.

Because unnecessary and excess fat storage in the areas of the stomach, arms and thighs can be unresponsive to normal diet and exercise alone, Diet Doc has improved its weight loss diets to now specifically address these problem areas. An obvious sign of being overweight is the development of unsightly and embarrassing stretch marks. Typically caused by excess weight which necessitates the skin to expand, oftentimes during this expansion, the fibers in the skin can rip or even deteriorate, leaving groups of blemished tissue, commonly referred to as stretch marks which present themselves in the form of pink, red or purple stripes of compressed skin and are most noticeable on the belly, breasts, upper arms and thighs. Companies offering miracle cures and empty promises to make stretch marks disappear are plentiful, but nothing has been discovered that will totally eliminate stretch marks. Because there is no proven treatment to remove these marks, the most sensible solution is to avoid their development by maintaining a healthy weight.

Shine Wearable Fitness Tracker Arrives at Apple Stores


The device displays a simple LED-light reading of your progress. It will be interesting to see how Shine fares in the increasingly-crowded fitness tracker space. Competitors, like Nike’s FuelBand , the FitBit product line and Jawbone’s UP , are gaining traction and establishing respective communities. But unlike FuelBand, Fitbit Flex and UP, Shine is not confined to a bracelet; it can be worn on a shirt collar, pocket or a clothing strap, similar to the Fitbit One . Misfit Wearables also sells accessory sport bands , necklaces and leather bands . It’s not too surprising that Shine is selling at Apple, given its ties to the Cupertino, Calif.-based powerhouse. Misfit Wearables cofounder John Sculley is the former CEO of Apple, AppleInsider noted . The term “misfit” is reportedly a nod to the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs and the “Think Different” mentality. Will you buy this fitness tracker, or do you prefer competitors like the FuelBand?

‘The Italian Stallion’ hosts Fitness 101 class

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So, how do you make fitness a part of your life, aside from putting in the necessary time and effort? Don’t take the elevator when you can climb stairs. Instead of driving your car two miles to work, ride your bicycle. When you’re hungry and need a snack, stuff your face with fresh strawberries or some other fruit or vegetable, not potato chips. When the sandwich artist at your favorite submarine sandwich restaurant asks what kind of sauce you want, kindly smile and tell them, “Nothing. That mayonnaise is where all the fat’s at.” And turn off the stinking TV or video game system and hit the streets.

Fitness tip of the day: Get a Physical (Laura Bush says so)

Even those who work out regularly (like President Bush here) need to have regular checkups FITNESS TIP OF THE DAY: GET A PHYSICAL I just finished reading Tom Bennings story (which you can read by clicking here) about former President George W. Bushs return home on Wednesday after having heart surgery Tuesday?! Yes, hes already home, thank heavens, and apparently doing quite well. Says his wife, Laura: People everywhere should have checkups. People as in men AND women. Quoting Toms story here: I hope that will be the silver lining, that the word will get out to a lot of people, said Bush, whos played a prominent role in the Heart Truth campaign, an effort to raise awareness about heart disease among women. Which of course cant help but make us wonder how things would have turned out differently if radio legend Kidd Kraddick, who died of cardiac disease several weeks ago, had had a physical recently. Steve Blow wrote a wonderful column about what he called preventable deaths; read it by clicking here. OK, thats enough from us. You (and I) have a phone call to make.

Study Says Diet Soda Doesn’t Help you Lose Weight

Mother’s junk food diet predisposes children to a high fat, high sugar diet for life

In fact, a Purdue University study has found that diet sodas are linked to a long list of health problems, including diabetes, obesity and heart disease, and may not be any better than their more sugary counterparts. Susie Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences and behavioral neuroscientist, reviewed several studies that looked at whether drinking diet soft drinks over a long period of time increases the likelihood that a person develop other health problems. One study found that people who drank artificially sweetened soda were more likely to experience weight gain than those who drank regular soda. Other studies found that those who drank diet soda had twice the risk of developing diabetes or heart disease than those who did not. Most of the studies included drinks that contain aspartame, sucralose and saccharin, and about 30 percent of American adults regularly consume these sweeteners. While theyve only been around the past 25 years, the consumption of these drinks have skyrocketed, but so has concerns over obesity. Unfortunately, many organizations, such as the American Diabetes Association, support the use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners to help maintain a healthy weight, despite several studies that show the adverse effects that artificial sweeteners have on the body.

This study provides solid evidence to support the importance of obtaining proper nutrition and eating healthy when trying to conceive, and especially once a pregnancy has been confirmed. Poor dietary habits before birth lead to increased risk of overweight and chronic illnesses for offspring This research involved measuring and detecting opioid levels in a mouse model. Opioids are chemicals which are released when we eat foods that are high in fat and sugar, and that are responsible for causing the release of another ‘feel good’ chemical, dopamine. The team found that the gene responsible for encoding one of the opioids, enkephalin, was expressed at a higher level in the offspring of mothers who had consumed a junk food diet than in the offspring of mothers who ate standard rat feed. The increased enkephalin level found in those eating an unhealthy diet provides first time evidence that the opioid signaling pathway is less sensitive in junk-food exposed offspring. Reduced sensitivity to opioids means that individuals whose mothers eat too much junk-food during pregnancy and breastfeeding would have to eat more junk foods to get the same positive response, making them more likely to over consume high-fat and high-sugar foods. Lead study author, Dr. Jessica Gugusheff concluded “the results of this study will eventually permit us to better inform pregnant women about the enduring effect their diet has on the development of their child’s lifelong food preferences and risk of negative metabolic outcomes.” Continued research into the study of nutrigenomics (the study of the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression) helps to explain why the prevalence of processed and refined junk foods is perpetuating the poor health of future generations that are now destined to be dependent on ‘frankenfoods’. Our children will unknowingly and unnecessarily suffer the long-term effects of sub-standard nutrition: overweight, obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, dementia and early death. Sources for this article include: About the author: John Phillip is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and Health Researcher and Author who writes regularly on the cutting edge use of diet, lifestyle modifications and targeted supplementation to enhance and improve the quality and length of life. John is the author of ‘Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan’, a comprehensive EBook explaining how to use Diet, Exercise, Mind and Targeted Supplementation to achieve your weight loss goal.