Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may... Read more
They’re not glamorous, breath-taking or even mildly exciting. Instead, brown bag lunches are convenient, economical and all too often boring. But are your packed lunches becoming too mundane, unappealing and dull? If you have the brown bag blue... Read more
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but lunch runs a close second. Studies have shown that children who eat a well-balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert. It can be difficult enough to get your child to eat rig... Read more
It’s Sunday night and, like millions of workers and students across the land, you’re once again rummaging through a cluttered refrigerator looking for something appetizing to pack for tomorrow’s lunch. Or worse, it’s Mond... Read more
You meant to pack a nutritious lunch for school today. But your best friend texted you while you were slaving over your algebra homework, so you took a break to listen to her gush about her crush. By the time you finally finished your homework, you w... Read more
I have been doing C25K program and in week 7 now. Today was my 25 minutes run and i was dreading it so I did at a slow pace but it did worked my heart rate up. I am not feeling tired and fresh and I am liking this feeling. Otherwise normally I try... Read more
I workout on average 2 hours a day 5 days a week. There are days when I will spend as many as 4 hours at the gym.
Today for example, I took a 5:30 am Boot Camp class (PC Fit) for an hour, then later on in the day I took a 5:30 pm spin (x-bike)... Read more
I have a challenge to know if I am getting enough nutrients in my food choices. I feel like I am eating a lot of fruits and veggies however when I run my report at the end of the day I am very low in some of the nutrients. Calcium would be one. I try... Read more
Ok, I have started working out, doing mainly cardio first, with some muscle building. I am going to a gym, and want to really see some results. I'm not big on running. I am drinking my water, can anyone give me some suggestions?... Read more
I just turned 50 and I have been on 3rd shift for 2 years. I have gained alot of weight and can't seem to lose, I feel like I am hungry all the time and I don't know when is best to workout on this schedule. HELP 39... Read more
You're at an all day work meeting or in training and they provide lunch. Not all of it will be healthy. What do you do? You throw healthy snacks and fruit in your work bag. At lunch eat only healthy protein in the supplied lunch and supplement wi... Read more
I pack my lunch bag for a work day of healthy food. I eat my breakfast at home, but I pack my snacks and lunch to make sure I eat healthy. Snacks (in the 100 cal snack bags) include grapes, pretzels, special k bars; and a Weight Watchers meal for l... Read more
Have you seen the USDA's report on the National School Lunch Program? Marion Nestle's What to Eat blog tipped me off to the report and its findings. According to the report, which referenced several studies about the school lunch program, the U.S. ha... Read more
Concerns continue regarding the number of overweight and obese children and teens in schools today. Trends in chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension affecting younger and younger populations also continue. Some have apprehension regarding... Read more
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