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What if product labels were extremely honest?

Click on this photo to see more examples of extreme honesty-in-labeling.

Click on this photo to see more examples of extreme honesty-in-labeling.

I saw this on Facebook and couldn’t stop laughing. Nutritionist Cadie Joy posted eight images of well-known products with labels that look like they were designed by Jim Carrey as the compulsively truth-telling lawyer in “Liar Liar.”

Check these out and let me know what you think! I’m sure thinking twice about processed foods!

See more images here.


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Start the day with a balanced breakfast

healthybreakfastThis week will challenge you to eat a balanced breakfast of carbs, protein and fat each day. It doesn’t have to be right when you get up in the morning. Breakfast is defined as the first meal of the day. In that respect, you can’t really ‘skip’ breakfast so much as delay when it happens.

According to a study released by Virginia Commonwealth University, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for weight loss. In fact, they found that those who consumed a large breakfast (half their daily intake of calories) lost FIVE TIMES as much weight as those who skipped breakfast. Continue reading

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Water your body + bonus

hydrateOn the first day of this week’s challenge, you will keep track of the number of cups of water that you drink. (Use the food journal to help you.)

Try to add two cups on the second day, two more on the third day, and so on until you reach 12-16 cups (3 to 4 liters).

Then maintain that level for the rest of the week. As part of this challenge you will add 1 glass of water after any glass/bottle of alcoholic beverages (e.g 2 glasses of wine = 2 glasses of water).

  • 4 cups (8 oz each) = 1 Liter
  • 16 cups (8 oz each) = 1 gallon = 4 Liters

Your body depends on water for survival.
Did you know that water makes up more than half of your body weight? Every
 cell, tissue and organ in your body need water to function correctly. Your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste and lubricate joints. Take for example, the brain consists of 90 percent of water, if you do not supply enough water to your body, your brain cannot function well, and you will get headaches or migraines. Continue reading