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Beverages – Weight Loss Friend or Foe?

Answer - it depends. We all have heard that drinking water before meals AND snacks can help curb your appetite. A recent Virginia Tech study found that participants who drank 2, 8-ounce (oz.) glasses of water before meals consumed 75-90 fewer calories during the meal. If that doesn't seem like a big deal, consider if you did this every day, 3 times a day, you could theoretically lose 1/2 pound  in one week. That's 26 pounds in one year! On the other hand, soft drinks including regular sweetened soda AND diet soda are linked to weight gain and obesity. A [...]

By | 2010-12-22T03:50:39+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lose Weight for FREE!

A question was posted on Merchant Circle this morning asking "How can I lose weight for free?" I  thought I would share my response here on my blog. You can go to my website at www.bodybykj.com and read the articles on weight loss, eating behavior management, fitness and nutrition. There is no registration or cost to access kj's health blog. Here are a few tips on weight loss: 1. If you drink sweetened beverages such as soda, diet soda, or fruit drinks, replace these with water and green tea. If you drink 2 cans of soda per day, that adds [...]

By | 2010-10-08T12:30:31+00:00 October 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get a signed copy of Below the Surface…Weight Loss Transformation by kj at SNE Women’s Fall Expo

I will be signing my new Weight loss and eating behavior management book at the New England Women's Fall Expo: Details: Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010 Time: 10 AM - 3 PM Location: Twin River 100 Twin River Road Lincoln, RI For Details about the expo go to:  http://www.southernnewenglandwomensexpo.com/ About my book -Below the Surface...Weight Loss Transformation by kj - helps you get to the real issues that keep getting in your way of weight loss success. The author, Kathy Jordan, a registered dietitian, weight loss and fitness coach, and certified personal trainer, shares her 25 years of personal and [...]

By | 2010-10-01T18:09:06+00:00 October 1st, 2010|Uncategorized|74 Comments

Is My Salad Healthy and Safe?

Check out the March 2010 Consumer Reports on packaged salad greens. Here is a link to that article: http://www.naturalproductsmarketplace.com/news/2010/02/packaged-salad-may-contain-bacteria.aspx As always, it's better to be safe than sorry. In this case, you may want to thoroughly rinse your bagged salad greens even when the label says "pre-washed."   Another thought on salads: do a liitle research before you head out to your favorite restaurant and order one of their entree salads, thinking you're saving calories over the meals you usually order. Most chains state the calories on their Web site. Just because it's a salad does not necessarily mean it's [...]

By | 2010-02-07T20:21:45+00:00 February 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Curb Your Cravings WITH Chocolate

What? Shouldn't I be writing about how to curb your chocolate cravings? Not necessarily. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is actually good for you as long as you don't overdo it. I spend a fair amount of time working in my home office, which is right off my kitchen. While that might not be a concern if you've never had an issue with food, emotional eating or your weight, the rest of you, like me, can understand how working in close proximity to a zillion food cues could be a problem. So here is what I do: I shop with a [...]

By | 2009-12-09T17:44:38+00:00 December 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Today’s Headline- The rising cost of obesity

Did you know that you can do your part to lower health care costs while at the same time invest in your health and future? One of the headlines on WBZ radio in Boston this morning was the rising cost of overweight and obesity in America. It's causing a health care cost tsunami. Most of us do not want to be an extra cost to society, but habits, emotional eating and negative self-talk often stand in our way of success.  At Body Transformation by kj, we specialize in helping you overcome obstacles, adopt the right mind-set and clear the way [...]

By | 2009-11-18T20:34:06+00:00 November 18th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Give a Gift of Health

Never mind stressing out at the mall; this holiday season treat yourself and your loved ones to a gift that will improve health and quality of life. Here are a few suggestions: Go to www.simplefitnesssolutions.com or www.yogaaccessories.com and choose from some inexpensive but effective fitness tools such as exercise balls and bands. You can get a strength and flexibility workout nearly as effective as going to the gym with a ball and some bands or dumbbells. Order KJ’s Daily Food and Activity Tracker at www.bodybykj.com. Check out my post on “Track Your Way to Fitness.” Give yourself a gift of [...]

By | 2009-11-11T16:48:48+00:00 November 11th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments