10 REASONS TO HIRE A HEALTH COACH DURING THE HOLIDAYS

WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 REASONS TO HIRE A HEALTH COACH FOR THE HOLIDAYS ? …………

Eat, Drink and be Merry………just not too Merry!

I can’t believe the holidays are here already!

Enjoy- Andrea

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Another Reason To STOP Drinking Soda!

Please read this if you are still drinking soda!  This study was done using two cans of soda per day. A can of soda is 12 oz. That’s 24 oz of soda per day used in this study. If you’re driving through McDonald’s to grab a medium soda (21 oz…) or a large (32 oz) read on to learn what you could be doing to your kidneys.  Scary to think what we are doing to the tiny people in our lives when we think we are “treating” them to a soda!
Peace, greens, and H2O 🙂
Melissa

Chia and Flax Deliciousness!

photo (8)I wanted to share a product I recently discovered at Whole Foods.  Decadent Blend Chia and Flax Seed by Spectrum Essentials is an easy way to get Omega 3s, fiber, and antioxidants  It is a blend of organic ground chia seeds, flax seeds, cocoa, and dried coconut. It does have a small amount of added sugar but I think it’s a really great way to sneak some extra goodness into your baking and smoothies.  I love watching my kids inhale something that I know is soooo good for them!  This can easily be added to pancakes, waffles,  or baked goods. I made a smoothie this morning with 2 big handfuls of spinach, 1 stalk celery, 1 banana, 1 handful frozen pineapple, 1.5 c water, and 1 T Decadent Blend Chia and Flax Seed.  It was delicious and I can’t wait to try some other combinations!  Let me know if you come up with any new recipes using this product!

Peace and Greens,

Melissa

Finally U.S To Ban Trans Fats?

I was excited to see this article today. Just yesterday I was trying to buy tortillas at Target and there was not a single brand that did not have hydrogenated oil (trans fat) in its ingredient list. Of course, the front of the package touted “zero trans fats per serving” because of a loophole that allows up to .5 grams per serving without showing it on the nutrition index.  The Institute of Medicine has stated that there are no safe levels of trans fats for human consumption so this loophole has always made me crazy!  Read on for more info!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2013/11/07/the-fda-may-soon-ban-unhealthy-trans-fats/

Peace and greens,

Melissa