Just 9 Pounds

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Aug 11, 2011 in , , | No Comments

 

Here’s some heavy news…

A study by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota found that gaining as little as 9 pounds can trigger heart disease risk among healthy young people. The surge in body fat seems to affect blood vessel functioning–just one more reason to watch what you eat, right?

Freshman just starting college will find their normal routine disturbed and must quickly find ways to eat well and get the exercise they need. Walk or bike as much as possible, and take advantage of the school gym, pool, or run the track. I also invite you to read the two previous blogs Avoid the Freshman 20 (Part 1 & 2), to help with your eating habits.

Avoid the Freshman 20 (Part Two)

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Aug 10, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Buying food, preparing food and more…

In my last post, Avoid the Freshman 20 (Part One), I discussed what you shouldn’t do when purchasing and handling food. In this post, you’ll find out important things you should be doing.

Things You Should Always Do

Read the labels on everything you buy, it only takes a minute. Meats, poultry and fish that are packaged, look for the expiration date and “freeze by” date. If loose in a case, read where fish is from, the tag with the price should show the country of origin–stick with U.S. and Canadian–our standards are different from other countries. Ask the fish monger when the fish was delivered as fish is very perishable. Try to buy “Wild Caught” whenever possible. Do buy low in fat cuts of meat (less fat around and inside), and the white meat of poultry (breast).