If you missed it on Wednesday, here it is:
If you missed my segment on “The View,” you can catch it right on the jimkaras.com homepage.
“Good Morning America” was very fun today. Love Elizabeth Vargas. Check it out at abc.com or it will also be on my homepage in a few days.
Well, set your DVR or tune in tomorrow as I’m on “Good Morning America” for “The Petite Advantage Diet.”
We are already excited as the book is selling well…..
Check it out.
What a GREAT time to get a jump start on your “New Year, New You” resolution.
This isn’t just about weight loss. It’s about putting yourself first and really making 2012 the start if great, new, energizing habits.
SO many people are off work, or at half pace, that my studio is actually rocking as people are taking the time and using it to get in even better shape.
Plus, we all agree, enough with the food and drink and let’s get back to normalcy.
Good luck to all.
Got a GREAT response from it. Lots of books pre-ordered. Thank you to all that did as it is generating a lot of “buzz” for the book.
Have a healthy, happy holiday and please, don’t stuff yourselves, especially if you are a Petite!!!
The girls on “The View,” which I will be on next Thursday the 22nd, are debating texting vs. hands free talking while driving.
I continue to believe that eating is truly the most dangerous activity to do while driving. Clearly, one hand has to be off the wheel, unless you are eating out of a bowl like a dog, and they likelihood of dropping food and trying to pick it up is most distracting and is not planned.
Texting is something you know that you are doing, so you may slow down or do it on a less busy street. But the eating takes place regardless.
Think about it. People eat burgers while driving. Messy food like fried chicken and greasy food like fries. It’s the most dangerous activity and should be stopped.
Not only will we live, but we will live longer as texting and talking don’t cause you to die young. Bad eating does!
Great article in AARP (yes, painfully, I receive the magazine) about nuts.
Here are the calorie counts and remember, nuts are packed with protein, the right fats and fiber:
All calories are for one ounce, but they also give the quantity:
Walnuts: 14 nut halves = 185 calories
Sunflower Seeds – 1/4 cup = 165 calories
Almonds – 22 nuts = 169 calories
Peanuts – 25 nuts = 166 calories
Macadamia Nuts – 10 nuts = 204 calories
Pecans – 19 nut halves = 196 calories
Pistachios – 49 nuts = 161 calories
LOVE them. Eat them. Perfect snack or before party choice to cut the hunger.
I am dealing with a situation with some people I don’t know very well, so those of you reading that I DO know, it’s not you.
A friend has explained a problem – Their daughter’s best friend is getting very heavy and is only 14. My friend’s daughter said, “mommy, what can we do to help her?”
I explained that there is virtually nothing you can do for this young girl without the “buy in” from the mom. The mother is about 50 pounds overweight, so not terribly obese, but by no means at a healthy weight. And she is only 40. Just wait, and her weight will skyrocket closer to 50.
To try to get the 14-year-old to get the mother to comply is all but impossible as the mom is making the purchase decisions and also deciding where they go to eat our or take in.
It would take almost an intervention with the mother to help this young girl and that is very, very sad.
It won’t be until this 14-year-old is old enough to buy her own food or live on her own that she, alone, can make the changes. But the problem is, by that time, many of her habits will be formed. She will be mirroring her mother’s eating and that is a sad statement of fact.
What can you do in this situation? When struggling kids are over at your house, show them what you eat and serve by just doing it. Don’t draw attention to what you are doing. Just do it. That’s my behavior all the time.
Tough topic but it needs to be discussed.
Since 2005, smoking is down from 20.5% to 19.7%. That’s great news.
I think smoking is down because of intolerance. I know I can’t stand the thought of someone smoking close to me (or my kids, for that matter) and that is why I believe it is down.
But, when was the last time you were intolerant of someone eating half a pumpkin pie. Look, there are even television shows devoted to gluttony. My son was watching a man eating eating dozens of hot dogs and it made me sick.
See, we still don’t look at overeating as a problem. Since 68+% of Americans are overweight or obese, it’s actually more accepted to be overweight than to be at a more appropriate size.
When do you think that will change? I feel it will only change one step at a time. It’s like banning smoking in airplanes, then restaurants and bars, etc. What if we banned horribly unhealthy food (like cupcakes at every corner of Chicago) and took a stance.
I think it is the only way this epidemic will end. The only other way is that SO many people die young as a result of overeating and being overweight, that people wake up and say “Is the food REALLY worth dying for?”
I’m sure I’m going to get a strong response to this post, but chime in as I want to hear your thoughts whether I like them or not.