Big Butt Campaign

From one of my clients: “I get what they are trying to do here…but this really bothers me.  First off this girl doesn’t have a big butt…and second why do you have to justify having a big butt…even though I don’t think she does…to me it’s coming off a little more defensive than accepting. I feel like there is a mixed message here. ”

What do you think??
“Big-Butt Debate of 2010 Inspired by Fake Nike Ads”

100% Juice is okay

In a study reported in the Archives of Pediatrics, children age 2-11 who consumed 100% juice about 4 oz daily also had a higher intake of whole fruits. There was no difference in weight status or the likelihood of being overweight among the 100% juice drinkers. Theresa A. Nicklas; Carol E. O’Neil; Ronald Kleinman
Association Between 100% Juice Consumption and Nutrient Intake and Weight of Children Aged 2 to 11 Years
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008;162(6):557-565.

TAKE HOME MESSAGE FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS:

100% juice is okay in moderation. Be sure the juice you give is 100%.

Travel Healthy in Santa Barbara

Whether traveling solo or with your family, being active and healthy is easy. If you are heading to Santa Barbara, CA check out www.SBFitTours.com to get SUP (Stand Up Paddle) lessons or SUP Resistance Training. Channel Islands Outfitter offers kayak and paddle rentals for the more experienced. My favorite movement experience in Santa Barbara was the emPOWER Yoga class at Yoga Soup. It’s the right start to anybody’s day – well any yogi’s day. You can get more of yoga instructor Adrienne Hengel’s classes at her own studio Power of Your Om either in Santa Barbara or Chicago.

Find Your G Bar.

Finding your granola bar is no easy task. While traveling I have shopped at Von’s in Coronado, CA and King Kullen in Brigdehampton, New York. It is quite overwhelming by how many choices you, the consumer has. So here are some guidelines to find a bar to eat as a snack. Just so you know, I walked out of Von’s with no granola bars.

Quick Granola Bar Guidelines:

Calories< 150
Saturated Fat 3 grams
Protein > 4 grams

TOP CHOICE:
http://kashi.com/products/chewy_granola_bars_honey_almond_flax
http://store.gnufoods.com/store/

RUNNER UP:
http://www.clifbar.com/food/products_clif_kid_zbar/
http://www.cascadianfarm.com/products/product_detail.aspx?cat=21&upc=0-21908-28281-7