What to Obsess About in 2010

While Steve started his new life a few months ago (and is doing awesome by the way) many of you may have started your's just this past Friday. Ahhh, the thrill of the New Year’s resolution. If you are starting a new life and healthy eating is part of that, I hope you all saw the show on Monday, Jan 4 where Dr’s Oz and Roizen talked about what to do in the new year. My best advice for you is to follow a healthy eating plan and not to get bogged down with expecting the quick fix. That means DO NOT eliminate entire food groups (such as carbohydrates) from your diet, DO NOT go on a starvation diet in an effort to drop weight quickly and DO NOT obsess about calories. Instead, be obsessed about the quality of your calories. That means out with those itsy-bitsy 100 calorie snacks and in with the fresh fruit, mixed nuts, low fat yogurt, etc. Remember, it takes time and patience to make a true lifestyle change but once you do….wow does it feel great. Just ask Steve!

While Steve started his new life a few months ago (and is doing awesome by the way) many of you may have started your's just this past Friday. Ahhh, the thrill of the New Year’s resolution. If you are starting a new life and healthy eating is part of that, I hope you all saw the show on Monday, Jan 4 where Dr’s Oz and Roizen talked about what to do in the new year. My best advice for you is to follow a healthy eating plan and not to get bogged down with expecting the quick fix. That means DO NOT eliminate entire food groups (such as carbohydrates) from your diet, DO NOT go on a starvation diet in an effort to drop weight quickly and DO NOT obsess about calories. Instead, be obsessed about the quality of your calories. That means out with those itsy-bitsy 100 calorie snacks and in with the fresh fruit, mixed nuts, low fat yogurt, etc.  Remember, it takes time and patience to make a true lifestyle change but once you do….wow does it feel great. Just ask Steve!

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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