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Starvation Tips From Gwyneth Paltrow

Kelley-Jensen2Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

Gwyneth Paltrow has some good ideas, and her enthusiasm is catching.   However, she also has some bad ideas, some REALLY bad ideas.  Excerpts from her newest cookbook are full of those bad ideas.  They read like a manifesto of neurosis, hypochondria, body image crisis, and rationalizations that amounts to little more than tips on how to starve oneself without using the word “anorexia”.  Because THAT would make you sound unhealthy.  It is also warning not to take too much diet and nutrition advice from celebrities.  They are under so much pressure to look a certain way that it clouds their judgment.  Here are some of her bad ideas, along with some of the good ones, taken both from both of her cookbooks and website.  Health Care Reform is here, get a free health insurance quote and learn more!

New Year Resolutions Can Last Beyond Valentine’s Day

 

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

Monday, January 7, 2013 – the gym was crowded this morning, like it is every first Monday of every January for the fifteen years that I have been going to the gym.  The gym “regulars” tend to be very cynical about the January crowd, betting how long it will take to weed out the “new year’s resolution temps”.  And, indeed, it does seem that by Valentine’s Day the resolutions are over, the weight loss goals  have evaporated before any fat has had a chance to.  Sigh.  I refuse join my cynical gym mates, and I refuse to give up on people before they even get started.   If you are starting a new year’s resolution to lose weight and exercise, Welcome!  You can do it, there is no magic, just hard work.  Keep reminding yourself that, think of other hard work you have committed too that has led to accomplishment, and that reminder of your capabilities will keep you motivated long past the first Valentine’s Day cards.  Here are some other things to keep in mind:

Time Magazine’s Anti-Food Snob Diet

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

When I was in college, I existed on pork and beans served over rice.  I loved it, and I didn’t care who thought it was gross or inedible.  It was fast, cheap, filled me up, required no cooking (I didn’t know how), didn’t spoil, didn’t require refrigeration and lasted all year in the cupboards.   I wasn’t the only one with a cringe worthy favorite meal.  Most students had a “go to” fast, cheap and easy meal that hit the spot, even if it lacked culinary charm:  canned potatoes or ANY other canned vegetable with salsa on top, canned corn, frozen peas, tuna, peanut butter, and mustard.  Everyone seemed to go crazy with salsa and mustard.  The local Safeway would run out of both when they went on sale and the entire campus would stock up.   College age kids and health insurance, thoughts for getting them off parent’s plan.

More About Lung Cancer


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and a perfect time to quit smoking.  It is also a perfect time to learn:  here are 25 things that you did not know about lung cancer.

  1.  Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, aside from skin cancer in both, prostate cancer in men, and breast cancer in women.
  2. Lung cancer is the cancer that kills.  Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.
  3. Smokers are not the only ones at risk for developing lung cancer, but the risk is MUCH higher in smokers.

Dwight Clark Invites you to the Great American Smokeout

 

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and a perfect time to quit smoking.  This November, Dwight Clark invites you to participate in the Great American Smokeout and quit smoking for good.

What is the Great American Smokeout?

The Great American Smokeout is a nation wide event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.  It has been going on for the last 37 years, on the third Thursday of November, and the goal of the event is to use the date to stop smoking.

Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

Dwight Clark Says “GO GIANTS”!

 

 

It is October 2012, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but today Dwight Clark wants congratulate the San Francisco Giants on their pennant victory against the Saint Louis Cardinals.  Now it is off to the World Series where the SF Giants face the Detroit Tigers.  GO GIANTS!!

And, here is some things you might not know but will learn in our blogs:

  1. Auditory processing  is very common in children, what are the symptoms?
  2. Whether you call yourself a free-lancer, an independent contractor, or consultant, you have self employed health insurance   to think about.

Real Men STILL Wear Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness and Obamacare

 

It is October 2012, Breast Cancer Awareness Month  , and a chance to highlight a fact of Obamacare  that might not be known to millions of women:  Women’s preventive care, INCLUDING mammograms, must be offered to all women over 40 with no cost sharing.  That means that whatever health plan you have covers a mammogram over the age of 40,  at no out of pocket costs to you.  No copay.  No payment because you have not met your deductible.  No cost sharing at all .  There is officially no excuse:  GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM!

 

Jennifer Livingston: Is Anyone Else Disturbed By Her “Support”?

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

TV anchor Jennifer Livingston made quite a stir when she attacked a viewer who dared email her requesting that she examine her health, lose weight, and use her built in pulpit to inspire her community to do the same.  According to Jennifer, and legions of supporters, this made the man a bully, a meanie, an uncaring cad, you name it.  While, arguably, he is the winner of poorest word choice in recent memory, many of us are not buying that he is the anti-Christ.  Perhaps he could have said something like, “Jennifer, you are so beautiful, talented and a terrific pillar of this community.  I think that you have the potential to really help people lose weight and get healthy.  I personally struggled with obesity as a child, and I know that watching you lose weight would have inspired me to do the same.  Losing weight is very hard, but you have what it takes to lose it and motivate the community that adores you so much.”

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