(CARLSBAD, CA) – It’s a new year. Time for resolutions. Time for making changes. And if you’re like most Americans, your goals may include dropping a few pounds. So, you stock your fridge with fresh fruits and veggies, and you tell your family of your plans to steer clear of the breadbasket. But, is that enough?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Energy bars, power drinks, gel packs, and powder mixes. It’s a mass market for pre-workout snacks and beverages these days. But, do you really need all these? Not if you’re choosing the right foods.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – “Ho, ho ho!” “Tis the season to be jolly!” “Merry Christmas!” And “Would you like a refill on that eggnog?” The phrases of the holidays are joyful, uplifting, and … fattening!
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Vitamins. We all know that we need them. Most of us have tried Vitamin C to ward-off head colds and plenty of calcium to build strong bones. But one of the biggest superheroes in the vitamin world has been left out of the limelight, until now.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Broccoli. Cauliflower. Carrots. Fish. Foods packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. You’re careful about what you put on your plate. But, is that enough?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’re busy. And your jam-packed schedule often means breakfast at Starbucks or a lunchtime drive-thru at the “golden arches.” But, you don’t worry too much about the calories. After all, you didn’t supersize anything. Or did you?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’ve tried it all before - counted calories, joined a weight-loss group, and exercised until you could hardly walk. And even if you succeed in dropping a couple of inches, the pounds seem to come back faster than they left.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Count calories, limit carbs, cut-down on saturated fat, increase fruits and vegetables. You know all the right things to eat. But, have you ever considered how you eat?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – It’s a typical Friday night. You meet your friends at a trendy restaurant, catch a flick at the local theater, and lounge in a nearby coffee shop listening to acoustic artists. It seems harmless. The only problem is the cheese fries that you split at the restaurant for an appetizer, the buttered popcorn that you passed back and forth down the aisle at the movies, and the cheesecake that you nursed alongside your cup of decaf at the café.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – The iced mocha in the morning, the Oreo cookie shake at lunchtime, the smoothie for a mid-afternoon snack, and the soda at dinnertime … they’re all part of the typical American diet. And they’re adding inches to our waistlines at an alarming rate! Liquid calories, those we take in from beverages, are one of the worst diet disasters of the 21st century.