Week of March 4, 2012

Daylight Saving Time (United States) begins Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:00am

That’s the best news…that means we can start to move outdoors…YES! (But, we will only venture out if it’s over 30)

Week in Review

Well, let’s begin with the barn burner on Thursday. Everyone worked so hard with their partner…some of us had to put band aids on our tail bone area…we are reminded of the workout each time we cough…your support of your partner was key in getting through two rounds.
Then on Monday we dove into 7 minutes of hell. Burpees, bicycles, man+makers, and a new core move that had us spinning on our heels. See what’s in store for this week . . . .

100 Day Challenge Starts This Week

We have another group of Challengers starting on March 5. This is the third challenge and it’s so wonderful and inspiring to work with people who want to make a healthy shift in their lifestyle. Those who want to be mentors and past mentors, thank you for being deeply supportive and encouraging. Many of you have made a life-changing impact on the people you connected with. It’s a magical relationship!

How to choose 100% whole grains

Source: http://www.eatingrules.com/2010/04/how-to-choose-whole-grains/

Warning!! Stay away from these words. It’s most likely not 100% whole grain, and you should move on.

  • “Flour”
  • “Wheat Flour”
  • “Enriched Wheat Flour”
  • “Refined Flour”
  • “White Flour”
  • “Made with whole grain(s)”
  • “Multigrain”
  • “Stone-ground”
  • “100% wheat”
  • “Cracked wheat”
  • “Seven-grain”
  • “Bran”

Manufacturers use lots of verbal sleight-of-hand to try to get you to think their food is healthier than their competitor’s.  That’s nothing new, and they’re incredibly good at it.  So arm yourself with this information next time you’re reading through the ingredients list at the store:

If it says “100% WHOLE GRAIN” on the front of the package you’re good to go.

Better yet, skip the marketing stuff on the front of the package, and go right to the ingredients list on the back.  Look for “Whole Wheat” (or other whole grain) at the top the list… The keyword being, of course, “Whole.”

Beware of another common pitfall:  In the ingredients they’ll list “Whole Wheat” first, and right behind it will be “Enriched Wheat Flour.”  That second one is just another name for refined flour.  Again, move on.


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