Listen Up—Uncommon results require uncommon commitment. I want you to ask yourself this question. Do you want common results? In other words, do you want to settle for the status quo? Right now, 64% of Americans are overweight, and over one-third of adults are obese. You heard me—not just overweight, not heavy set, not tipping the scales a tad, but obese. And while stats are generally boring, I think these kinds of numbers are sort of fascinating…
Archive for August, 2012
So the latest craze at YouAnew HQ is Yonanas!! We all love frozen desserts but hate the garbage they’re made with. I know you won’t believe me until you try it yourself, but the Yonanas maker seriously turns bananas and your favorite fruit into a dessert that looks and tastes exactly like soft serve ice cream. Except cup for cup, your Yonanas creations will generally have 1/2 the calories of soft serve. Get ready for some super fabulous Yonanas recipes your entire family will love.
Chances are good that you brush your teeth, put gas in your car, and wipe your feet. Why? Well, if you don’t– your teeth will rot, your car will stall, and you’ll have mud on the floor. You know that the key to a healthy mouth, a running car and a clean home is consistency.
I have a little secret; the same principle holds true for your weight. You have to be consistent. Cake, cookies, candy one day then carrots, cucumber and kale the next just won’t cut it. Health is not about any single act; it’s about habit. I am mystified by the on again/off again “diet” mentality…
Enjoy a meal that is a little savory and a little sweet. Serve it on the side or as the main course. The luscious color combination adds to this dish’s appeal. Be sure that your mango is really ripe for the best flavor. The dish is full of fiber, protein and nutrients. Delight in every healthy bite.
Each morning you get to choose how you start your day. Do you get up, roll out of bed, grab coffee with almond joy creamer and a pastry OR do you get up, roll out of bed, grab 30 minutes of exercise and a bowl of steel cut oatmeal? The choice is yours, but before you make that choice, I want you to think about this—The Pastry Effect. Whether you know it or not, that decision may impact your entire day. The simple act of eating a pastry may cause your day to look something like this…
I can’t wait to introduce you to Samantha Schwartz, one of the key organizers and masterminds behind the 2012 Bethlehem Vegfest! She is behind the scenes at the Downtown Bethlehem Association and has some insight into this year’s event.
Let me show you how to create a meatless meal that is simple, quick and fabulously delicious! One of the key concerns for vegan dishes is the lack of protein. Let me assure you, this palate pleaser is nutrient dense and relatively high in protein. Be sure to add this recipe to your Meatless Monday repertoire.
Let me start by telling you that I eat meat. I eat turkey. I eat fish. I eat chicken. I eat red meat. I also eat tofu, lentils, hemp, quinoa, and beans. I am a flexitarian. In other words, there are days that I only eat plant based foods, and there are days that I eat meat.
Okay, now here’s the deal. You are probably eating too much of the wrong kind of animal based protein. If you answer the “where’s the beef/meat” question with “on my plate each night,” I am going to challenge you to step out of your comfort zone—Hang on, here we go. I want you to go totally meatless this Monday… and every Monday thereafter. You read it right; one day a week, I want you to go vegetarian. That means that if it clucks, moos, swims or oinks, I don’t want you to eat it. I think you’ll be surprised by how good it feels.
The YouAnew team is excited to be a part local history as a vendor at Bethlehem’s Second Annual VegFest!! We are also making history by participating in a fabulous project called “Veganize Me!” I’ve been asked to help turn a meat-loving, middle-aged man into a vegan for one month…It’s going to be wild!
Vegfest is a street and food festival that will take place Saturday, September 8 on Southside Bethlehem’s Greenway from 11-6. The festival is free; meat lovers and meat loather alike are welcome! There will a variety of events (speakers, cooking demos, kid activities), food samplings and healthy/inspiring vendors.
YouAnew is teaming up with The Fresh Market of Center Valley and will be serving up YouAnew approved vegan fare! Come find us for delish free-samples, body composition analysis and Fresh Market/YouAnew giveaways!!! Can’t wait to see you there.
Tips, tricks, and health myths are everywhere, and it’s so easy to buy into what you see and read—especially when a purported health expert is spouting the news. Often, the tips make weight loss or healthy living seem as easy as a few minutes of exercise or the quick addition of latest super-food to your lunch. But let’s face it, drinking a mug of fat burning green tea won’t negate the fat packing power of the cake you serve with it.
UNDERESTIMATING HOW MUCH YOU EAT AND OVERESTIMATING HOW MUCH YOU EXERCISE IS A HUGE PITFALL.
Unless you work at the top of the Empire State Building, taking the stairs (while awesome) is NOT exercise. Parking your car at the back of the lot and walking to the front of the grocery store, will NOT get your heart rate up. Pushing the vacuum around the house is a great way to keep your floors clean, but it won’t push down those numbers on the scale. Chewing gum, fidgeting, hot chili peppers, drinking more water, vigorously scrubbing down a bathroom are all fabulous, but alone are not enough.
Let’s break it down a little further…