TIP #4 for T-fal’s Healthy Summer Challenge – Stop The Fad Diets

A healthy lifestyle change is what you need to lose weight. Fad diets do not offer such a thing. If you are giving up all your food for a shake or cabbage, what do you think is going to happen when you go back to normal food (because at some point, you will have to eat real food again).

Every day in my facebook feed, I see somebody posting about the newest fad diets out there, and it drives me insane. Permanent weight loss isn’t going to be achieved from injecting yourself with HCG and eating only 500 calories a day. (Yes, you will lose weight, but the side effects from that particular diet are pretty scary. My own chiropractor told me to never ever even consider doing that diet). Instead, making life changes will get you to your goal. Small changes can equal big weight loss. Add more water to your diet. Eat a salad instead of a bag of chips. Those are things you can do forever; eating only cabbage and protein shakes, not so much. I also see some blogger talking about the next new great diet pill. Again, what happens when you stop that? Also, do you know what ingredients are in some of that stuff? Just because it says it is all-natural does not make it so.

One of my friends was told by her doctor this year that the more you yo-yo your weight, the harder it will be lose it. Your body says “hey, I know what you are trying to do” and holds onto that weight even longer. Each crash diet like this that you do makes it harder and harder and harder to lose the weight you want. This makes complete sense too.

How are you getting healthier this summer? Are you making lifestyle changes?

Free Sneakers During March for LIKING Del Monte Fresh

In an effort to motivate people to get healthy by exercising and eating more fruits and vegetables, Del Monte Fresh Produce will give away 500 pairs of sneakers and 10 Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. Pack game consoles and Wii Zumba Fitness during March to Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook fans.
The “500 Sneaker March Giveaway,” hosted on the Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook page, will randomly award 500 sneakers to Del Monte Facebook fans who enter the contest and ten (10) Wii packages to people who get two (2) of their friends to sign up.
To Win Sneakers:
Step 1: “Like” Del Monte Fresh Produce by visiting www.facebook/delmontefreshproduce
Step 2:  Enter sweepstakes and sign the pledge to make at least half your plate fruits and vegetables and exercise more frequently.  You will automatically be entered to win one of 500 pairs of sneakers.
To Win the Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. Pack Game Console and Wii Zumba Fitness:
Step 3: Click on the “Sneaker Giveaway” tab then the “Invite Friends” to share news about the giveaway with your friends.
Step 4:  Get just two (2) friends to enter the sweepstakes and you will be automatically entered to win the Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. Pack game console and Wii Zumba Fitness
All entrants will be encouraged to sign a pledge to exercise at least three times a week for thirty minutes and, as the USDA recommends, make half their plate fruits and vegetables.
Del Monte Fresh Produce is committed to providing consumers with quality fresh fruits and vegetables, which are key components in leading a healthy lifestyle. The “500 Sneaker March Giveaway” was created as a way to encourage Del Monte Fresh Produce fans to exercise as well.
For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/delmontefreshproduce
Good Luck!