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Buy Local: Eat Fresh

March 30, 2012 |

Author | Sarah Koszyk

Sustainability. Local. Low-carbon foot print. Fresh. These are the hot words right now on the market regarding the explosion of food and food shopping. So what does local mean? According to Jessica Prentice from the San Francisco Bay Area for World Environment, she coined the term, “locavore” in 2005 meaning that one practices eating foods from within a 100 mile radius of where they live. So how does one eat only local foods and what’s the point?

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Case Managing Karl

March 13, 2012 |

Commit to Fit | Week 2

Author | Commit to Fit 2012 Winner, Karl Mason

I am still buzzing from actually being picked for the 2012 Commit to Fit program. I know the program is not a “quick fix.” I am realistic in approaching this. I have my expectations in check. I know the work needed for transformation and know the road is long and tough. I am committed and ready to dedicate myself to that work. I have changed mentally. I value myself more than I ever had in the last 43 years and ready to find the true Karl who has buried alive under roles of fat.

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Is Your Plate Sexy Enough?

March 9, 2012 |

Author | Sarah Koszyk

March is National Nutrition Month and the celebrating theme is “Get Your Plate In Shape.” The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently changed the old school food pyramid which showed Americans portion sizes of the different food groups into a revised version called, MyPlate. The plate is a better representation of how people should eat and fill-up their plate versus the old version containing a confusing pyramid.

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All Sugar Is Not Created Equal

February 14, 2012 |

Author | Sarah Koszyk

Sugar comes in many shapes and sizes and some forms of sugar are better for us than others. When we read food labels, we can find three main food groups which contain sugar from various sources:

  • Fruits
  • Dairy products (milk & yogurt)
  • Actual sugars/sweets (table sugar, honey, syrups, etc)

It is important to note where your sugars come from because the different forms of sugar affect our bodies in different ways:

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100 Pounds Down!

January 24, 2012 | 2

Commit to Fit | Week 46

Author: Commit to Fit 2011 Winner, Dave Mckew

On January 13th, my weigh-in at Eating Free revealed that I had lost 100.1 pounds in just under ten and a half months.  My initial long-term goal was to lose 100 pounds by March 1, 2012, and I managed to get there 7 weeks ahead of that goal.

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Make Your 2012 Nutritional Goals Matter

January 17, 2012 |

Author | Sarah Koszyk, Registered Dietitian with MV Nutrition

I hear countless people tell me their 2012 New Year’s Resolutions are: “I’m going to lose weight and eat better in 2012!” Now, I’m all for setting nutritious goals all year round. But these goals usually don’t get achieved because they are too broad and vast. So year after year, I hear the same people saying the same resolutions with no results.

Get results today by setting yourself up with S.M.A.R.T. nutritious goals:

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Eat Your Food Versus Drink It

November 5, 2011 |

Published Monday, 3 October, 2011 by guest writer Sarah Koszyk.

Sarah Koszyk, MA, RD, is a nutrition coach at Eating Free, one of our partners, who cooks with love and loves to eat.

Eating your food versus drinking it is the preferred choice. When you eat food, you take more time to chew, swallow, and digest. When we drink our food, we can consume a greater number of calories in a shorter amount of time. Also, when we eat our food, we take more time to get it down, so we have a greater chance of our body sending the signal to our brain that we are full. Did you know it takes at least 20 minutes for the body to recognize fullness?

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Commit to Fit | Dave McKew: Week 26

September 20, 2011 |

‘What I Ate On My Summer Vacation’

I’ve been in London for the last 9 days and it’s been an amazing trip.  On Thursday I saw not one but two shows (“Much Ado About Nothing” starring Catherine Tate and David Tennant, and “Ghost: The Musical” based on the 1990 movie with Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Swayze, coming to Broadway in 2012); both were stellar.  On Saturday I visited “The Doctor Who Experience” where the BBC had props, costumes and set pieces from the TV show “Doctor Who” on display (yeah, I’m a big fan.)  This afternoon I walked the famous Tower Bridge and really enjoyed the gorgeous views of this beautiful day.  But really, the highlight of the trip has been THE FOOD.