Monthly archives of “January 2014

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McDonald’s McVeggie burger – A new healthy fast food option?

You may have heard of Kathy Freston, author of books like Quantum Wellness, Veganist and The Lean. She has also been on Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz talking about her vegan lifestyle.

She recently created a petition to Don Thompson, McDonald’s CEO stating that “It’s Time For A Healthy, Meatless Option”. Kathy urges McDonald’s to keep up with restaurants such as Burger King, Subway, Chipotle and Denny’s who all have vegetable-based options. Read More

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Prescription drug abuse – Thoughts on Justin Bieber and other celebs

I woke up this morning to the news of Justin Bieber in jail after failing a sobriety test and drag racing. Reports say that he was pulled over just after 4am this morning after driving in a residential area of Miami Beach. Where the story gets really interesting is that Bieber admitted to having beer, marijuana and prescription drugs in his system.

In the past few weeks there have also been speculations of Bieber consuming “sizzurp”, a dangerous drink with prescription-strength cough syrup. While there are no reports yet of this morning’s indecent involving the cough medicine, I think it’s worth mentioning.

One of the more famous rappers at the moment, Lil Wayne, has also been accused of using this prescription drugs to the point of seizures resulting in hospitalization. Even the Seattle based Macklemore has a song called “Otherside” where the lyrics are on this very topic. Other celebrities including Ludacris and Three 6 Mafia also have similar songs. And don’t forget about Miley Cyrus’ on stage support of marijuana at the MTV EMA’s earlier this year. Read More

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New Year’s Resolution Challenge – My Fitness Pal

Continuing with the New Year and the topic of weight loss, has anyone tried My Fitness Pal? It is a free app and website that you can use to help track your nutrition and exercise.

Here at Moda I am coordinating a 10 week New Year’s Resolution Challenge that consists of 3 circuit training workouts a week. Each workout is just 30 minutes long. Along with the workouts we will also be tracking our exercise and nutrition using My Fitness Pal. This was our first week and I am feeling really motivated! Read More

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New Year’s Resolutions – Weight Watchers

Are you among the several millions of people that are hoping to lose weight this year? Every year this is among one of the top New Year’s Resolutions. When you look at the best diets for weight loss by U.S. News & World Report Weight Watchers has been at the top for many years.

Over the past 6 months I have been researching the Weight Watchers program myself. I’ve been a member for a couple of years (since my wedding preparation days) but it hasn’t been until I started coordinating Weight Watchers meetings at work that I fully immersed myself and followed the plan. Read More