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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 |2010-10-08T12:30:31-04:00October 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 |2010-10-01T18:09:06-04:00October 1st, 2010|Uncategorized|70 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 |2010-02-07T20:21:45-05:00February 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 |2009-12-09T17:44:38-05:00December 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 |2009-11-18T20:34:06-05:00November 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 |2009-11-11T16:48:48-05:00November 11th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ready, Aim, Fire & Hit Your Target

This morning I attended a very informative presentation by the former president of SSWBN (http;//www.sswbn.org), owner and CEO of BWM Business Consulting (http://www.bwmconsultingusa.com), Ms. Brenda Wornum Moore. This is what happens every time I attend a workshop or seminar about business. I find concepts that are readily transferable to successfully managing weight, health and fitness. I think my mind just automatically listens for these.  I get all excited and can't wait to share these ideas, strategies, and tips with you. One of my common themes is to look at all the aspects of your life in which you are successful [...]

By |2009-10-01T17:41:07-04:00October 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Non-Diet Calorie Savings Plan

One of the particiapats in my Weight Loss Transformations program asked me "Do you think the two mugs of coffee with cream and sugar are making any difference in my ability to lose weight?" After determining the "recipe" for each mug of coffee = 2 Tablespoons of half-and-half and 2 teaspoons of sugar, this is how I answered: Each Tbsp (T) of half-and-half contains 20 calories and each tsp (t) of sugar 21. So if you drink two mugs of coffee, each with 2 T of half-and-half and 2 t of sugar, that adds up to 164 calories per day, [...]

By |2009-09-22T21:30:59-04:00September 22nd, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Adopt a New Perspective on Fitness – Is Your Glass Half-Empty or Full to the Rim?

How many times have I heard from new clients, friends and family members: "I just can't seem to get myself motivated to exercise"? If this speaks to you, the problem is not the exercise but your mind-set. OK, I am going to be a little frank here, but what are you saying to yourself when you think about the dreaded e-word? "It takes too long, I don't have time to go to the gym, I don't feel confortable around all those skinny-minnies and Arnold Schwarzenegger types at the gym, it's too hot, it's too cold. I don't like blah, blah, [...]

By |2009-08-10T16:01:59-04:00August 10th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments