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Valentine's Day Ask The Healthy Eating Coach Does Long-Term Love Put On The Pounds

A Special Valentine's Day Question:  

Do you think it's inevitable that people in long-term relationships end up packing on pounds because they no longer have pressure to look their best?

Answer From Healthy Eating Coach Melanie Jordan:   

  

Well this is definitely a timely question with Valentine's Day just around the corner. 

   

I know that this "I'm comfortable in a relationship, no need to watch my weight" concept happens.  However, I don't think that you can generalize one way or the other.  Whether one ends up packing on the pounds or not is a matter of lifestyle choice, regardless of whether or not you're in a long-term relationship. 

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I am lucky in that my husband is very much into a healthy lifestyle like I am, and we have encouraged each other to stay healthy and fit through the years. 

  

 

 

We get each other pumped up to go the gym, when maybe we would have each been lazy without the other's encouragement.  He's given up red meat and eats Boca Burgers with me.  We love to take long walks and hikes wherever we travel.

  

 

 

Keep in mind that this Valentine's Day, and every day, there's no better way to say "I love you" than working to stay healthy and fit so that hopefully you have a very long life together.

  

 

Got a question, or a bunch of questions of your own?  I'd like to invite you to become a subscriber to my list where you'll be able to ask questions on any aspect of healthy eating, weight loss, fitness, healthy food products as a benefit of being a subscriber.  I answer all questions personally as my schedule permits.

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Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

Melanie small version for web--Melanie R. Jordan, Author of Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too!  Available 24/7 at http://www.HealthyEatingCoach.com

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Ask The Healthy Eating Coach Are 100 Calorie Snack Packs Healthy

Question

It seems there a million of those 100 calorie pre-packaged food products out there, but are they really healthy?

Answer From Healthy Eating Coach Melanie Jordan:   

You're right that these 100 calorie snack packages seem to be all the rage.  Leave it to the food industry to jump on the bandwagon big time once they catch wind of a fad and smell money!  And it's not just the major brands, you're now seeing lesser-known organic brands and even store generic brands with 100 calorie snacks.

The major plus of 100 calorie snacks is that they represent favorite comfort foods you'd probably eat anyway in their much more fattening versions, and eat a lot more than 100 calories worth if it were not for the 100 calorie pre-packaging.  So in that sense, they are probably healthier for you because of the portion control aspect. 

And if you're counting calories, you can't beat knowing exactly what you're getting into when you snack.  Psychologically you are eating the whole bag, but you only ate 100 calories worth!

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Where the problem lies is that 100-calorie snacks, unless from one of the organic brands, may not always lead to foods with the healthiest ingredients.  For example, many have all the chemicals, preservatives and food dyes of their traditional siblings.  Plus, many have tiny amounts of trans fats, that can add up if you eat more than one of these packages a day, and there is no acceptable level of trans fat.  

So generally view 100 calorie snacks as another way to do a food makeover from a "lesser of two evils" and portion size perspective--important benefits for most people, but don't necessarily assume they're "health food".

Got a question, or a bunch of questions of your own?  I'd like to invite you to become a subscriber to my list where you'll be able to ask questions on any aspect of healthy eating, weight loss, fitness, healthy food products as a benefit of being a subscriber.  I answer all questions personally as my schedule permits.

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Melanie small version for web--Melanie R. Jordan, Author of Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too!  Available 24/7 at http://www.HealthyEatingCoach.com

"Healthy eating with favorite comfort foods...it's deliciously possible!"

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Check out more of Melanie's empowering publications on work-at-home lifestyles, foreclosure investing and learn about her Marketing and Infopreneur Consulting and Coaching Services at http://www.SunLoverPublishing.com

Check out Melanie's other Blogs and Podcasts:

NEW! NEW! NEW!  Melanie's podcast on infopreneuring--What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know(TM) at http://www.WhatYouKnowIsWorthMorePodcast.com

What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know - The Blog For Infopreneurs at http://www.WhatYouKnowIsWorthMore.com

Vegas Inside Scoop for Las Vegas locals and Las Vegas visitors at http://www.VegasInsideScoop.com

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Ask The Healthy Eating Coach Can You Judge A Healthy Food By Its Package

Hi All,

With this post, I'm kicking off a new feature called "Ask The Healthy Eating Coach" which will give you a chance to see some of the many questions I answer every day from subscribers to my list personally as a perk for being a subscriber.

Question

Do you find that you can choose or you do choose certain healthy foods over others based on their packaging labels? Do you read the ingredient labels on the healthy foods you buy?

Answer From Healthy Eating Coach Melanie:   

Absolutely I read labels and ingredient lists!  You can't judge how healthy a product is by branding or ad claims on the packaging alone.  Coaching kid

In fact, there's a huge difference between advertising claims that are legally allowed (and sometimes even these rules are bent by the food manufacturers), and what the actual ingredients tell you.  For example, zero trans fat does not always mean zero trans fat as the regs say that manufacturers can say zero grams of trans fat even though a product has as much as .5 grams.  Only the government would have math that says zero = .5! 

Even organic labels can be confusing.  "Organic" means something is only 95% organic.  Only if it says 100% organic is it truly organic.

Got a question, or a bunch of questions of your own?  I'd like to invite you to become a subscriber to my list where you'll be able to ask questions on any aspect of healthy eating, weight loss, fitness, healthy food products as a benefit of being a subscriber.  I answer all questions personally as my schedule permits.

And as a further thank you, you'll get free, instant free access to two chapters from my book "Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too!" Go to http://www.healthyeatingcoach.com/bookexcerpt.html

Melanie small version for web--Melanie R. Jordan, Author of Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too!  Available 24/7 at http://www.HealthyEatingCoach.com

"Healthy eating with favorite comfort foods...it's deliciously possible!"

Don't miss a post--subscribe to The Healthy Food Review feed. 

Check out more of Melanie's empowering publications on work-at-home lifestyles, foreclosure investing and learn about her Marketing and Infopreneur Consulting and Coaching Services at http://www.SunLoverPublishing.com

Check out Melanie's other Blogs and Podcasts:

NEW! NEW! NEW!  Melanie's podcast on infopreneuring--What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know(TM) at http://www.WhatYouKnowIsWorthMorePodcast.com

What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know - The Blog For Infopreneurs at http://www.WhatYouKnowIsWorthMore.com

Vegas Inside Scoop for Las Vegas locals and Las Vegas visitors at http://www.VegasInsideScoop.com

Copyright SunLover Publishing LLC 2008