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Weekly Wisdom – April 4 – April 8, 2011

April 6, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

40 Number of minutes of moderate activity per day, 5 days a week needed to ward off middle age weight gain.

  • Specifically for women moving from their 20’s & 30’s into middle age.
  • Up the intensity & shorten the workout… get that heart rate up!

Wednesday Wisdom – April 4 – April 8, 2011

April 6, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

40 Number of minutes of moderate activity per day, 5 days a week needed to ward off middle age weight gain.

  • Specifically for women moving from their 20’s & 30’s into middle age.
  • Up the intensity & shorten the workout… get that heart rate up!

Wednesday Wisdom – April 6

April 6, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

40 Number of minutes of moderate activity per day, 5 days a week needed to ward off middle age weight gain.

  • Specifically for women moving from their 20’s & 30’s into middle age.
  • Up the intensity & shorten the workout… get that heart rate up!

Wednesday Wisdom – March 30

March 30, 2011Meriwether Godsey Wednesday Wisdom Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian Protein, Carbs & Weight Eating more protein & picking the right carbs may help avoid regaining lost weight.
  • Limit sweets & white bread; don’t cut back on protein if your are trying to stay trim.
  • Aim for lower glycemic carbs like oats, beans & bulgur & 100 % whole grain bread.

Weekly Wisdom – March 28 – April 1, 2011

March 30, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

Protein, Carbs & Weight
Eating more protein & picking the right carbs may help avoid regaining lost weight.

  • Limit sweets & white bread; don’t cut back on protein if your are trying to stay trim.
  • Aim for lower glycemic carbs like oats, beans & bulgur & 100 % whole grain bread.

 

Breakfast of "Champions?"

March 29, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

Recently we made a trip to see my nephews in Ohio. My 3 year old son, Oliver, was beyond excited and wanted nothing more than to be just like his 8 year old cousins. Of course, this included eating anything and everything his cousins ingested. Fortunately, right now I still have some control over what Oliver is offered for his meals. However, as he grows up, I will gradually lose that control. Perhaps that loss is coming sooner that I had hoped. 
 
When I went to the kitchen Saturday morning, the three cousins were lined up in front of the television mesmerized by Sponge Bob and shoveling down Lucky Charms cereal. The dietitian in me was horrified..."meals in front of the TV eating high sugar cereal... this is going to lead to a lifetime of obesity!" Luckily the rational side of me took over and I realized that this one-time breakfast enjoyed with his cousins wasn't going to make or break my son's health. Plus, I know it is not about these "special occasion" meals or treats but more about what we do the majority of the day. As long as children are active and their TV time is limited they will likely grow into healthy adults. So, I let Oliver munch on bowl after bowl of Lucky Charms (then, out came the Fruit Loops) in front of the TV, knowing that when we got home, it would be back to his "healthy" breakfast.  
 
However, when my nephews requested McDonalds for lunch an hour later, I said "no."  After all, I had to draw the line somewhere!

 

April Featured Recipe: New Potato & Asparagus Salad

6 servings

3 lbs - small red new potatoes, halved
1 1/2 lbs - asparagus, trimmed
1T - dijon mustard
2T fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup - olive oil
2T - minced fresh chives
1/2 tsp ea - salt & freshly ground pepper


1. Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling water, about 20 minutes.
2. Drain & cool slightly.
3. Cook asparagus in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain. Refresh under cold water.
4. Cut asparagus into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Toss vegetables together in large bowl.
5. Combine mustard, lemon juice, and S&P in small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Pour over vegetables.
6. Add chives & toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Wednesday Wisdom – March 23

March 23, 2011Meriwether Godsey Wednesday Wisdom Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian The right foods can keep your brain young. Aim for colorful veggies.
  • Carrots to keep you cognitive. Along with bell peppers, celery, rosemary & thyme.
  • Beets to boost brain power. Also cabbages & radishes.
  • Asparagus “spares” memory. Plus leafy greens.

Weekly Wisdom – March 21 – 25, 2011

March 23, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

The right foods can keep your brain young. Aim for colorful veggies.

  • Carrots to keep you cognitive. Along with bell peppers, celery, rosemary & thyme.
  • Beets to boost brain power. Also cabbages & radishes.
  • Asparagus “spares” memory. Plus leafy greens.

Weekly Wisdom – March 16

March 16, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

Don’t Detox!

A detox diet (i.e.“crash diet”) can actually raise stress hormones which may lead to a binge later. Any weight loss is mostly water.

Science does not support detox diets to remove toxins from your body - that is the job of your liver & kidneys

To jump start your weight loss:

  • aim for 3 small meals from nutrient rich foods
  • fruit as snacks
  • 1200-1500 calorie
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