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  1. Weekly Round-Up - Week Ending in 2/1/2013


    Top News

     “Ashton Kutcher landed in hospital after following Steve Job’s fruitarian diet”

    Fruits, nuts and seeds are all good for you, but eating them with no other nutritional elements may be dangerous. Ashton Kutcher sure thinks so after he went on the diet to prepare for his role at Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic and landed in the hospital with pancreas problems.


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/28/ashton-kutcher-hospital-steve-jobs-diet


     
    Articles


    “20 No Sweat (No Excuses) Exercises”

    Many of us have heard that walking up stairs rather than taking the elevator and parking your car further away from a store’s entrance can provide you with little bursts of fitness, but did you ever think of doing sit-ups during commercials or walking around the soccer field to watch your kid’s game? Find those and more exercise tips you can do if you just can’t find the time to schedule a fitness routine.

    http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20130126/LIFESTYLE/130129714

    “What’s the danger of an all-fruit diet?”
    By Jacque Wilson

    After Ashton Kutcher was hospitalized because he consumed only fruits in the spirit of Steve Job’s diet of choice, dietician Marisa Moore explains the dangers of consuming an all-fruit diet. The diets are designed to detoxify the system, not eat exclusively because they lack some fundamental nutrients, including protein and fat. According to Moore, excluding these nutrients from your diet causes muscle and organ damage.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/29/health/steve-jobs-all-fruit-diet/index.html


    Blog Posts

    “13 Secrets the Weight Loss Pros Don’t Tell You”

    We all know that rest and good nutrition are the two keys to losing weight, but you may not realize that interval training and guzzling water all afternoon also help, or that a cookie addiction is an actual condition.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/25/13-secrets-the-weight-loss-pros-dont-tell-you/

    “The Truth About Common Nutrition Myths”
    By Sharon Liao

    As the American people continue on the dangerous downward spiral into obesity, more and more media is devoted to addressing nutrition. But do you ever wonder if some of that information is blown out of proportion? This blog addresses some common nutrition myths, such as the fact that organic produce doesn’t pack any more nutrients than regular produce does and that raw veggies are better than cooked veggies. It also may help you feel better about eating a burger for dinner, rather than a chicken sandwich.

    http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/truth-common-nutrition-myths-162500483.html

    “Mixed-Weight Couples and Relationship Conflicts”
    By Diane Carbonell (Fit to the Finish)

    Have you ever been in a relationship where you’re at a healthy weight and your partner’s not, or vice versa? A new study indicates that this can cause major conflicts in relatiosnhip. Diane’s blog analyzes it from the perspective of someone who has been there, giving tips and sharing her own experience. Pretty powerful stuff.

    http://www.fittothefinish.com/blog/2013/01/mixed-weight-couples-and-relationship-conflicts/

    Studies

    "The Link Between Day-to-Day Emotion & Fruit/Veggie Consumption"

    Turns out, munching on an apple or some carrot sticks is not only great for your physical health, but your emotional health as well! A study published in the British Journal of Health and Psychology revealed that people who eat more fruits and vegetables may be calmer, happier and more energetic in life than those who don’t.

    http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20121011/fruits-vegetables-happiness

    “Could the timing of when you eat, be just as important as what you eat?”

    A study published in the International Journal of Obesity indicates that people who eat later in the day may have slower weight loss than those who eat meals earlier. This is the first study to place an emphasis on timing, rather than the role of calories, nutrition and exercising in losing weight. Pretty interesting stuff!

    http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1208051#t=articleTop

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    Author: Caitlin Hendee
    Diet-to-Go Community Manager

    Caitlin is a journalist by trade and an avid runner. She is passionate about maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle and encouraging people to engage in common-sense eating. Caitlin believes a well-rounded life is all about balancing fitness with nutrition that incorporates all aspects of food and proper portion-sizes.

    Follow Caitlin on Twitter @CaitlinHendee. 

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