My Plate

The USDA has replaced our food pyramid with this plate icon that urges Americans to eat a more plant-based diet. More than 1/3 of children and 2/3 of adults in America are obese or overweight. “The goal of my plate is to simplify nutritional information”,  said Obama. Obama has led a national campaign for healthier diets and more physical exercise, called Let’s Move. The purpose of Let’s Move is to reduce childhood obesity in the United States within a generation. To learn more about my plate you can visit www.choosemyplate.gov and to learn more about Let’s Move visit www.letsmove.org and find out what you can do to make a difference.

Weight Watchers Study

Do we have any Weight Watchers participants out there? If so then you would be proud to know that Weight Watchers ran a study that proved that you lost more weight using their program than you would going to the doctors.  A study was ran on 772 men and women who was recruited during their doctors appointment’s. Half of the participants was given a 12 month Weigh Watchers membership and the other half was to attend a once a month weight management session at their doctor’s office. In the study 61% of people lost 15 lbs on Weight Watchers compared to the 54% of people who lost 7 lbs going to the doctors over the year the study took…