A new study followed soda and diet soda drinkers and startlingly the diet soda drinks experienced a 70% increase (!!!) in waist circumference. Crazy! Maybe it’s the false sense of sweets, or maybe the cheating that follows after having the “good” soda or the lack of drinking healthy options like water and low fat/skim milk. Crazy numbers, though, eh?
“Getting Canadians off their butts and physically active for 15 minutes each day would eliminate obesity in about one million adults, while adopting a healthy diet could add another 362,000 to that number, a new report concludes.” The Toronto Star, Health Zone
“As of next summer in the U.S., products that have a sun protection factor below 15 and don’t protect against skin cancer and early skin aging will have to have a warning label: “This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.”
Healthzone, The Toronto Star
What does a good sunscreen have?
Daily SPF of 15
Broad sprectrum (block UVA and UVB rays)
Apply before putting on your clothes, get ears, scalp, feet and tops of knees
Contain avobenzone, ecamsule (Mexoryl), titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide
Reapplied every 2 hours, after sweating or going in water
I feel like I’m constantly hungry despite eating what I think is a lot and every 3 hours. I make sure to avoid grabbing a bag of chips (don’t have any in the house and rarely buy them at work) and have snacks I like. My favs include Red Delicious apples, cottage cheese, popcorn, salad and my new protein shake concoction. I just got a Magic Bullet Express and I whip up this: fill half with ice cubs, 1/4 water (or milk but I slim my drink), 2 scoops chocolate protein powder, teaspoon of instant coffee, handful of fresh/frozen blueberries or berry mix and half a banana…whiz until smooth.
Here is a list from iVillage of food that stave off hunger.
Processed foods can seem cheap but work out the cost per meal and the cost to your health, and good food isn’t that expensive. My fave foods are eggs, oatmeal, brocolli and apples. I use my crock pot with cheap cuts of meat and through in some potatos and carrots. I buy lots of frozen berries when they are on sale.
Men’s Health worked out what are the cheap healthy foods compared to their processed counterparts. Click here!
The list includes:
- Canola oil
- Frozen blueberries
- Pork loin chops
- Top sirloin
- Chicken leg
- Farmed catfish
I ran my second 5K on the weekend and I ran the whole thing (stopped 3 times to catch breath for a few seconds) and shaved 10min off my time! I was so happy. My cousin and I didn’t get much sleep the night before and we hadn’t been training religously so we were surprised. We’re doing more 5K this year, and aiming for a 10K next year!