Last month we promised to keep you posted on how
our weight loss goals are progressing using the Shape
Up & Drop 10 program. Well, Vicky has lost an
additonal four pounds and I have refused to weigh
myself the last two weeks because I ate tooooo much
a few times. Ok, I will do better next time!
|"Shape Up & Drop 10"
Shape Up & Drop 10 is a weight management program
you can live with. It provides practical strategies, tips
and solid guidance to overhaul your lifestyle and help
you take unwanted pounds off and keep them off.
Get started now on Shape Up & Drop 10. Here is a
preview of the topics we cover in the first few steps of
Shape Up & Drop 10...
Step 1 -- Achieving Fullness on Fewer Calories
Step 2 -- Drinking and Dieting, Do They Mix?
Step 3 -- Centering -- How to Stay on Target
Step 4 -- Physical Activity -- What's Enough? What's
Step 5 -- Count Calories Because Calories Count
Do you have a slow metabolism?
Does it make losing weight difficult?
Find out how you can use our Shape Up & Drop 10
program to estimate your metabolic rate and learn what
you need to know to master the next ten pounds.
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|Shape Up America! Joins Support for TV-Turnoff Week 2003
Shape Up America! joins in support for TV-Turnoff Week
2003. The event will take place April 21-27,2003; more
than six million people across the country and around
the world are expected to participate.
Shape Up America! is one of more than 70 to support
the event. Supporters include organizations ranging
from the American Medical Association to the National
Education Association, from Reading is Fundamental to
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, from the political left to the
political right and everywhere in between.
In 2002, more than 6.4 million people participated in
this event in over 16,000 organized Turnoffs, and
organizers expect even bigger numbers this year.
"The support of so many organizations demonstrates
how important it is - for a wide variety of reasons - to
turn off TV and turn on life," said Frank Vespe,
Executive Director of TV-Turnoff Network
(www.tvturnoff.org), which organizes and promotes the
event. "We're very happy to welcome Shape Up
America! to the fold.
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|Breakfast Benefits - Weight Management Tool
Shape Up America! analyzed national NHANES data on
breakfast eating in teenagers (ages 12 to 16). We
wanted to look at breakfast eating in very thin
teenagers and compare their eating habits to those of
normal weight teens and overweight teens.
The graph shows what we found. The pattern of
breakfast eating among the boys is very different from
that of the girls.
About half of the boys (red bars) are eating breakfast
regularly whether they are very thin (on extreme left),
normal weight (middle) or overweight (extreme right).
For girls (green bars), it is a very different story. The
thinnest girls are most likely of all to eat breakfast
regularly. As weight increases, breakfast eating among
the girls declines steadily. Breakfast eating reaches the
lowest level among the overweight girls.
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|Conference on Diabesity in America launches "Stop Diabesity" Initiative
Shape Up America!, Rutgers University and the New
Jersey Obesity Group (NJOG) are co-sponsoring the
Second National Conference on Diabesity in America to
be held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New
Jersey on November 21-22, 2003.
In March, 2001 Shape Up America! organized the first
national conference to address the growing prevalence
of "Diabesity" in America. This landmark conference
addressed the connection between obesity and type 2
diabetes from both a clinical and a policy perspective.
The two-day 2003 Diabesity Conference this November
will cover basic science as well as clinical and policy
Join Shape Up America! in sponsoring this event.
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|Taking A Stand
Consumers need calorie information at the point of
purchase to make wise choices.
Shape Up America! Policy Position on the Provision of
Nutrition Information by Restaurants, Food Service and
All Other Retail Food Outlets.
Adults, teenagers and children old enough to make their
own food choices need nutrition information in order to
make wise food selections. Shape Up America!
recommends that all restaurants, food service
operations and other retail food outlets in America
provide accurate and complete nutrition information to
their customers. Accurate Calorie information should
appear (in a type size at least as large as the price) on
the printed menu or menu board that consumers
customarily rely on to make their purchase decisions.
Additional nutrition information should be made available
to consumers upon request.
This information should contain at least the following
data per serving for each food item on the menu,
Calories * Total Fats (grams)* Saturated Fats (grams) *
Cholesterol (mg) *Carbohydrates (grams) *Total Sugars
(grams) *Protein (grams)*Dietary Fiber (grams)
*Sodium (mg) *Calcium (mg)
To obtain this information, restaurants and other retail
food outlets should identify a Registered Dietitian (R.D.)
or other qualified professional to provide the above
information. Any qualified professional with access to
the appropriate software can determine the above
information based on accurate recipe and serving size
information. Organizations seeking a qualified R.D. can
consult the American Dietetic Association website
www.eatright.org or call 1-800-877-1600.
Click here go to American Dietetic Association