From the Health World
I Challenge YOU to Complete One of These!
*** 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
3. Seasons 52
3050 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta GA 30305
4. Cafe Sunflower
2140 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
5. True Food Kitchen
3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 3058B
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Favorite Snack right now
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.
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.
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.
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.