Enough! I Refuse To Hate My Body for the Rest of My Life



Enough! I Refuse To Hate My Body for the Rest of My Life
After years of feeling fat and going on one diet after another, I’ve decided to try something really radical: making peace with who i am. few weeks ago, my usual first-day-of the- month-diet-vow ritual was tinged with an unfamiliar feeling. I tried to name it. Dread maybe? Exasperation? Boredom? All of the above, yes. But there was something else, something new: hopelessness.  I am a self-taught expert on weight loss. There is probably no significant fact about the topic with which I am unfamiliar. And yet, being 35 pounds heavier than I’d like to be, I have remained oddly impervious to the lessons of all the nutritional science I’ve absorbed. I’ve trend-dieted. I’ve slow-and-steadied it. I’ve done portion control and calorie-counting. I’ve meditated. I’ve been hypnotized. I’ve allowed people I don’t know to pinch my hips with calipers. I’ve weighed myself without my glasses for a more precise count. The one thing I’ve never done is lose weight for any meaningful Period of time.

Innovators in School Nutrition



Innovators in School Nutrition
Now that the new federal standards for school nutrition have been announced, more students are piling their lunch trays with healthful fruits and vegetables, hearty whole grains, and bet­ter-for-you versions of their favorite meals. However, some school districts decided long ago not to wait for a federal mandate to begin providing more healthful meal options in their schools—and, as a result, they’re way ahead of the game. These districts have developed innova­tive programs they continue to fine-tune, and they have plans to introduce more to ensure the health and well-being of the nation’s youths.

Innovators in School Nutrition Innovators in School Nutrition  Now that the new federal standards for school nutrition have been announced, more students are piling their lunch trays with healthful fruits and vegetables, hearty whole grains, and bet­ter-for-you versions of their favorite meals. However, some school districts decided long ago not to wait for a federal mandate to begin providing more healthful meal options in their schools—and, as a result, they’re way ahead of the game. These districts have developed innova­tive programs they continue to fine-tune, and they have plans to introduce more to ensure the health and well-being of the nation’s youths.

How to take supplements




how to take supplements

Simple tips to ensure you’re getting the maximum supplements are diff erent than over-the-counter medicines because medicine is given to change the physiologic workings of the body (suppress cough, decrease mucus, dampen infl ammation), whereas supplements are typically given to enhance the normal functioning of the body, or to promote the optimal expression of body and mind.
Here are the four basic types of supplements, with information on how to take them.


1. Food-like supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals.

KIMCHI



KIMCHI
Fermentation at Its Finest
I know what you’re thinking. Kimchi, by some accounts, isn’t the most glamorous of foodstuffs. But if nothing else, I’d argue that it’s the epitome of fermented foods. Besides, it’s one of my favorite things to eat, and I’m writing this article.


  KIMCHI Fermentation at Its Finest I know what you’re thinking. Kimchi, by some accounts, isn’t the most glamorous of foodstuffs. But if nothing else, I’d argue that it’s the epitome of fermented foods. Besides, it’s one of my favorite things to eat, and I’m writing this article.

As far as kimchi goes, there are more than 100 varieties, and in some form, it usually graces the table of every Korean meal as one of several banchan, or condiments, that accent the entrée(s).
My mother spent years living in Korea, and I inherited the taste for kimchi from her—although not willingly in my younger years. It has a bit of an odor for the uninitiated, and it can be rather pungent compared with most other fermented foods. I do know that I can’t get enough of the stuff now, but that’s not necessarily bad.
Fermented foods like kimchi