Posts Tagged ‘new your times’

5:39 pm - Posted by Gregg

Over a decade ago, around the time I’d lost over 250 pounds of excess weight and knew I wanted to keep it off forever, I swore off fast food. Sure, it’s cheap. But there’s a higher price to be paid in regard to our health. And this decision turned out to be one of the most positive and healthiest I’ve ever made.

On the subject of fast food (and focusing in on the McDonald’s fast food chain in particular), New York Times best-selling author Vani Hari (AKA “The Food Babe“) recently posted information for “…Everyone That Still Eats at McDonald’s (Even if they won’t admit it)” which features the chart you see here, detailing some concerning ingredients that fast food giant McDonald’s still uses in much of what they sell (and what so many people still consume).

For more information on each of these ingredients, click over to Food Babe’s post, which details what she calls “the worst 12 ingredients at McDonald’s that no one should be eating” — even noting that 8 of these ingredients aren’t even used at the McDonald’s in the United Kingdom. After reading this list, you might be wondering why you are still eating at McDonald’s (if you are), or perhaps, as Ms. Hari suggests, want to share this information with people you know who still eat there.

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12:41 pm - Posted by Gregg

Do you have that nagging feeling, that if you just had that one illusive “secret” to unlock the door to your own “innate” healing powers, that you would finally reclaim your health, take back your body and your mind? Stop the insanity of up and down weight and on and off dieting? Are you finally ready to create truly honest health and happiness?

This upcoming Mindful Eating World Summit is about real health and life long vitality. No more fads, schemes and roller coaster dieting. We know deep down that much of what we have been taught about nutrition, fitness and health is just plain wrong. It’s time to reveal the truth behind the smoke and mirrors of the “diet world” once and for all.

This is why I’m so excited to be a part of Dr. Kellee Rutley’s virtual event. She’s brought together over 28 amazing, powerhouse experts to help you eliminate the guilt, shame and confusion around weight release and true health — and replace that with powerful ideas that work to empower you! It’s all the information you’ve wanted, needed and have been looking for, all in one place.

We are Doctors, Educators, Scientists, Zen Masters, Psychologists, Naturopaths and Holistic Chefs! New York Times and Hay House authors, World Renowned Master Trainers and Coaches. Many of us participating have had our own issues with poor health and unhealthy weight roller coasters — and our personal stories reflect that. (You all know this is very true for me… Someone who once weighed over 450 pounds and not only lost my excess weight but has kept it off for over a decade.) Together, we can reach for optimal health, vitality and happiness!

Take your health, your body and your mind back! This 14-day Virtual Event begins on March 16th. You can claim your free virtual seat by clicking here.

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July 17, 2013

Sickly sweet

11:40 am - Posted by Gregg

Finally, a few media outlets (including The Huffington Post) are giving attention to what seems to the major hypocrisy surrounding Beyonce Knowles Carter signing a $50 million deal to promote Pepsi while having also been a significant part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move fitness campaign.

As reported in The Huffington Post, “Like Coca-Cola, Pepsi has long been criticized for targeting children (and adults) with sugary drinks that, when consumed in excess, have negative effects on long-term health.” Readers of this blog will not be surprised to know that I consider soda (both sugar-drenched and so-called “diet”) to potentially be one of the leading factors that contribute to obesity — not to mention poor health in general.

In a recent interview with Flaunt, Beyonce responds to the few critics who’ve called her to task on what seems like a major conflict of interest. Asks Flaunt, “Some were critical at your participating in a Pepsi campaign after you moved your body for childhood obesity. Where is the balance between your career objectives and your philanthropy?”

To which Beyond responds, “Pepsi is a brand I’ve grown up seeing my heroes collaborate with. The company respects musicians and artistry. I wouldn’t encourage any person, especially a child, to live life without balance.”


Some reporters, including The New York TimesMark Bittman, aren’t letting Beyonce off quite so easily. He writes, “Knowles is renting her image to a product that may one day be ranked with cigarettes as a killer we were too slow to rein in” and even goes onto note, “From saying, as she once did in referring to Let’s Move, that she was ‘excited to be part of this effort that addresses a public health crisis,’ she’s become part of an effort that promotes a public health crisis.”

I, for one, applaud Mr. Bittman for taking Beyonce to task. It’s this kind of hypocrisy that undermines the efforts being made to fight childhood obesity. CNN’s diet and fitness expert, Melina Jampolis, shares more on the dangers of drinking soda in her column, Is Drinking Soda Really That Bad for You?, which you can check out by clicking here.

As for Beyonce, I imagine the $50 million she’s supposedly earned from Pepsi will help contribute a lot to the overall health and well-being of her and her family. But what about the health and well-being of everyone who idolizes her and drinks Pepsi as a result of seeing her constant promotion for the company?

Kind of hard to swallow, isn’t it?

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