From the Health World

I Challenge YOU to Complete One of These!

2015 Annual Social

2015 Peachtree City 5K/10K

2015 Hearts and Soles 5K

2015 Spring Tune Up 8K & 15K

2015 Atlanta Hawks Fast Break 5K

Feb 28, 2015:

*** If you complete one of these, I will have a $100 Thrive gift card waiting for you… ***

My Top 5 Picks For Healthiest Restaurants in ATL

1. R Thomas Deluxe Grill

1812 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

2. Yeah! Burger

1017 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA
(404) 437-7845

3. Seasons 52 

3050 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta GA 30305

4. Cafe Sunflower

2140 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 352-8859

5. True Food Kitchen 

3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 3058B
Atlanta, Georgia 30326


Favorite Snack right now 

Calorie Calculator


I find this calorie counter fairly accurate. In order to lose weight, you have to make sure that your caloric intake is lower than your caloric expenditure.  If you don’t have a Garmin or a Timex, this calculator will help you to gauge what kind of cardio you should be doing and how long you should be doing it for. There is no doubt that this tool will help add structure to any personalized Cardio & Nutrition plan.

According to WebMD, “If you burn 500 more calories than you eat every day for a week, you should lose about 1-2 pounds.”

Always have a plan.

Click Here to Calculate

The FDA Will Now Require Calorie Counts at Some Restaurants:  

You will now know exactly how many calories are in your movie theatre’s popcorn. The Obama Administration ruled on Tuesday, November 25th, that restaurants containing more than 20 locations must now list calories on their menus. This ruling, a part of the Affordable Care Act, includes chain restaurants, fast food restaurants, alcohol labels, vending machines and even salad bars.

Click Here to Read More About the Ruling

Why You Should Drink a Gallon of Water a Day:
Starting December 1st, challenge yourself to drinking a gallon of water a day for 4 weeks. This woman drank 1 gallon of water a day for 4 weeks and it not only transformed her body, but her skin as well. Read about the amazing benefits and perks from doing so. This is something that can be easily applied to any weight loss plan. Even if this is the only thing you do to diet during the holiday season, I guarantee you will see a difference.

My Three Favorite Snacks Right Now!

Kind Bar – Prior to my recent run-in with Kind bars, I will admit, I was not a huge fan. And actually, the whole reason I became involved in the cause in the first place was because the company came by Thrive and gave us some free samples. Truly, this is a clutch go-to snack when you are hungry. This and a full bottle of water should leave you hydrated, energized, and feeling light. The nuts in the bar will leave your feeling full, while the chocolate satisfies a sweet tooth.

Kin Bar

Coconut water – pink guava – It tastes not so great, I know. But it seriously is “Mother Nature’s Sports Drink.” With more potassium than 4 bananas, this little carton will not only hydrate you, but has far less sugar and is more filling than any other go-to drink, or beverage. Why stay hydrated?

“In a world where many people are consistently trying to juggle a hectic work schedule, people may sometimes override thirst signals and, thus, become mildly dehydrated, which can affect a person’s ability to perform at his or her best,” says Maxime Buyckx, M.D, director of nutrition and health sciences for The Coca-Cola Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness.


Guru Tea – A snack doesn’t always have to be a solid food. Now, I wouldn’t recommend drinking this If you are extremely hungry, because it will only suppress your appetite for 30 minutes or so, and then you will end up eating something anyway. I would, however, drink this after a small snack like a Kind Bar. This is good, 100% organic energy and will help your mental focus as well. It’s the perfect pick-me-up around that 3 p.m. slump if you’re on a 9 a.m. -5 p.m. grind.

A little background on this drink: it actually started on the streets of New York and its brand message centers around supporting emerging art, fashion, music, and culture. Kanye West was an integral component in bringing the beverage main-stream.



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