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Keep Weight Loss Goals on Track This Holiday Season with Secrets from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center


Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) December 23, 2014

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. is home to a unique brand of weight loss transformation where mindset is just as important as diet and fitness. Holly Wyatt, MD is the center’s associate director and co-author of “State of Slim”, the book that teaches dieters how to create their own state of slim no matter where they live.

Wyatt’s weight loss programs are based on 30 years of science and research and teach principles from the book including the Colorado diet and the Colorado mindset. Her new weight loss program, Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp, was a sell-out success in October and boot camp dates for March, June and July of 2015 have just been announced.

These tips from Dr. Wyatt help her program participants survive the temptations and indulgences of the season and give them another reason to celebrate success in the new year.


    Wallpaper your why: snap a picture of why you’re determined to lose weight, stay healthy and be fit. Make it your computer wallpaper and the background on your cell phone screen. One glance will give you all the extra willpower you need.

    Set a holiday goal: working toward and achieving a mini-goal will help you stay focused. Make it specific and realistic for the season— something that fits into the big picture of your long-term goals. It’ll set you up to succeed.

    Be the change: get rid of as many temptations as you can. Change the way you and others celebrate. Bring and serve healthy holiday food. Stay positive and inspire others to stay on track and you’ll end up motivating yourself.

    Start new traditions: traditional holiday fun doesn’t always fit with new healthy lifestyles. Try a recipe rehab on a family favorite, use smaller plates or arrange a family physical activity. One small change can make a big difference.

    Sleep to success: more sleep renews willpower and helps you make better food choices during the day. Set a bedtime 30 minutes earlier than normal, turn off the electronics and wake up recharged and refreshed.

    Set a holiday take action weight: setting a weight four to five pounds above normal gives you a little leeway but won’t let weight gain get out of control. Weigh yourself every morning. If you hit that high weight it’s time to cut back.

    Design a holiday cocktail: avoid the empty calories in alcohol. Create your own special drink for the season. Choose less alcohol or go completely alcohol-free with a “mocktail”. Use seltzer, Splenda and low calorie mixers.

    Make yourself move: keeping your activity level high will help keep all your other healthy behaviors in place. Don’t use “too busy” as an excuse. Schedule exercise into your day and make it your top priority.

    Go in with a game plan: deciding how you will enjoy the gathering ahead of time will help you take control of bad holiday behaviors. Eat ahead of time. Bring a healthy dish. Stand away from the food table. Choose to control the situation.

    Show gratitude and count your blessings: gratitude is key to a healthy mindset. Count your blessings daily and practice ways to celebrate them without food. The more you do it, the easier it becomes and the more you succeed.




Make Your Post Holiday Budget Go Further with Seattle MiiDeals


(PRWEB) January 05, 2015

Finding the best deals online has become an art-form among budget-conscious Americans. Many have turned to the internet to find the best offers, which has led to the emergence of numerous daily deal websites such as Groupon and Gilt City. However, spotting the perfect offer across a number of websites can be a confusing and time-consuming affair. This is what Seattle MiiDeals has addressed, compiling offers from a large number of sites into one convenient and easy to browse online location.

Seattle has a rich and varied history, producing musical acts as diverse as Nirvana and Fleet Foxes and big businesses such as Microsoft. Seattle has a large variety of different museums, theaters and top-end restaurants as well as thriving nightlife. Getting to see all that Seattle has to offer can prove a costly business, but MiiDeals has brought together a range of bargains on Activities & Experiences to make it more affordable to all. Among the offers featured on the site are discounts on helicopter tours out on by Helicopters Northwest as well as fishing trips in Puget Sound, which have been reduced by more than 50%.

Using the Seattle MiiDeals website, shoppers can narrow down their searches according to their location. Results can be further sorted into categories, which include Kids & Baby, Medical and Shopping. The carefully set up categories enable consumers to spot the offers best suited to their needs. For example, the Dining & Nightlife category features discounts at establishments as diverse as such as Namfon Thai, Julia’s Restaurants and Daimonji Sushi & Grill. Other categories of interest to locals and visitors alike include Events & Attractions, Sports & Recreation and Health & Fitness.

Seattle MiiDeals also has a number of deals to make life easier and cheaper for those living in Seattle. There are a plethora of offers on basic essentials such as detailing and cleaning for cars, home decor products and items and services to help parents. Seattle mums and dads can find Fisher-Price and Playskool toys at a discount as well as a selection of activities to keep even the most boisterous youngsters occupied. For example, there are currently offers on kids’ yoga classes at Bala Yoga and passes for the Kids Discovery Museum.

There is a wealth of offers on Seattle MiiDeals, but shoppers can also save money simply by referring friends to the site. MiiRewards is a fantastic new rewards program that allows consumers to earn Rewards Points by inviting others to sign up. Points are also earned whenever a registered friend buys a product or service using the site – 100 points equals $ 1 – and these can later be redeemed for gift cards, including Amazon and iTunes cards.

Seattle MiiDeals brings together all the best local daily deals in the Seattle area, making it even easier for residents and visitors alike to save money in the city. So get the most out of Seattle and sign up at http://seattle.miideals.com







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Dr. Patricia Sulaks Book Should I Fire My Doctor? is Available for Holiday Gift Purchase


(PRWEB) December 22, 2014

Many people make New Year’s resolutions to get fit and healthy, but most slide back into their old bad habits within a few weeks. Sticking to a resolution to get in shape is difficult, but it can be easier with the right help. Dr. Patricia Sulak’s book Should I Fire My Doctor? is full of great tips for losing weight, exercising and eating healthy foods as well as taking the right supplements, monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol and other basics of good health. This book makes a great holiday gift in preparation for those New Year’s resolutions and is now available for purchase just in time for seasonal giving.

Should I Fire My Doctor? offers advice on many common health problems prevalent in today’s society. Dr. Pasty Sulak, the founder of Living WELL Aware, included tips on taking ownership of personal health and wellness by applying the essential elements of good health. With this information, readers can not only stick to their New Year’s resolutions but also decrease their chances of depression and disability as well as possibly extend their lives without the need for expensive medical care. For anyone who wants to get healthy, this book will provide the answers to most common health and wellness problems and questions.

For more information on Should I Fire My Doctor? and Patsy Sulak’s Living WELL Aware programs, see http://www.livingwellaware.com/product/should-i-fire-my-doctor/.

About Patsy Sulak:

Dr. Patricia Sulak is a nationally recognized doctor, researcher and profession at Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Sulak is also a motivational speaker and the founder of Living WELL Aware, through which she travels the country speaking to businesses, schools and healthcare organizations on health issues and prevention of common health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Dr. Sulak has received many awards including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Community Service Award for her work in adolescent health and her authorship of adolescent wellness and sexual health curriculum which is used by school districts in Texas and across the country.







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Sara Soulati, Global Cardio Care CEO, Suggests 10 Tips For Managing Holiday Blues for People with CardiovascularDisease


Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2014

Sara Soulati, Global Cardio Care CEO and founder, today announced a series of health tips for people living with cardiovascular disease and diabetes who struggle through the holiday season. Sara invented the Sara Soulati Health For Life Program to make health a lifestyle and coach people to become champions for healthier longevity. The program encourages people to adopt a daily routine that includes plant-based nutrition and moderate exercise.

Studies show that heart disease, depression and holidays comingle, and people suffer more from depression during November and December when stress and anxiety are higher.

“The biggest culprit for everyone during the holidays is food,” said Sara Soulati, CEO of Global Cardio Care, Inc. and founder of the Sara Soulati Health For Life Program. “Making poor food choices and eating higher quantities of an animal-based diet with refined carbohydrates contribute to heart disease, heart attack and stroke. At Global Cardio Care, our patients have adopted a plant-based diet with EECP®. They feel great, their outlook on life is more positive, and they have more hope for the future.”

Sara Soulati Health For Life Program™ Holiday Tips

Sara Soulati offers the following tips for people with heart disease who struggle with holiday depression, stress or anxiety:

1.    When dining out or attending holiday parties, be mindful of animal-based foods and refined carbohydrates. People with diabetes should limit their food intake to organic whole grain, gluten-free choices and those with heart disease should avoid an animal-based diet and refined carbohydrates to keep cholesterol levels balanced.

2.    Overeating holiday meals higher in animal-based diet has been linked to heart attack or stroke for people suffering from cardiovascular disease. Ensure you eat sooner than 7 p.m., and if you are having a late dinner, then eat smaller quantities.

3.    Make food choices that are organic, gluten free and low in refined carbohydrates. This means eating whole grain carbohydrates and high quantities of vegetables. Plant-based nutrition is the core of the Sara Soulati Health For Life Program that Makes Health A Lifestyle.™

4.    Drink plenty of water in the morning every day to flush and detox the body. Drink reverse-osmosis alkaline water.

5.    Incorporate moderate exercise into your daily routine such a vigorous walk for one hour in the morning. This helps get the blood circulating, helps detox and starts your body’s engine to greet the day.

6.    During your morning exercise, take deep breaths and observe your natural surroundings. Take time to appreciate the sun’s warmth, a bird chirping or the color of the cloudy sky.

7.    Calm yourself inside to be at peace and give thanks for everything good in your life while embracing the negatives as lessons for improvement.

8.    Love yourself first so you can send love outward and receive someone’s smile.

9.    Touch people with kind words and let them feel your loving heart.

10.    Practice meditation with deep breathing technique to visualize the positive and erase the negative.

About Sara Soulati

Sara Soulati is CEO of Global Cardio Care, Inc. and founder of the Sara Soulati Health For Life Program. She launched her company in 2002 and soon after created her lifestyle modification program to help people take control of their health with vegan/plant-based nutrition and moderate exercise.

At the physician practice managed by Sara Soulati, people enroll in the Sara Soulati Health For Life Program as they receive Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) to treat cardiovascular disease and learn lifestyle modification for long-term health.

The Sara Soulati Health For Life Program coaches people to Make Health A Lifestyle.







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This Holiday Season Add KAMUT


Big Sandy, MT (PRWEB) December 17, 2014

This year during the holidays, make a simple nutritional change to your favorite holiday recipes by incorporating KAMUT® Brand khorasan, an ancient, organic and non-GMO wheat. KAMUT® wheat is a great source of nutrition containing higher amounts of nutrients and antioxidants compared to modern wheat such as fiber, protein, selenium and lipids. Some people who are sensitive to modern wheat often find KAMUT® wheat easier to digest.

The rich, nutty and buttery flavor that KAMUT® wheat provides makes it ideal for both a variety of sweet and savory recipes and is perfect for holiday cooking and baking. Kamut International’s website, http://www.Kamut.com, offers a variety of recipes to try this holiday season or simply replace KAMUT® wheat flour in your favorite holiday recipes.

Below are a couple popular holiday recipes. For more delicious ideas, view the KAMUT® Wheat Holiday Recipe Book on ISSUU here: http://issuu.com/adinnyc/docs/kamut_holiday_recipe_book

KAMUT® Brand Khorasan Wheat Butternut Squash Galette

Ingredients:

Butternut Squash Layer

½ cup butter

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ tsp salt

¾ tsp nutmeg

1 4 lb. butternut squash – use the top part without the seeds, peel, halve and cut ¼” slices

Pastry

1 cup KAMUT® Wheat flour

½ cup all purpose flour

6 Tbs butter

1 Tbs sugar

Gingersnap Layer

2/3 cup KAMUT® wheat rolled flakes

½ cup KAMUT® wheat flour

½ cup sugar

1 tsp ginger

½ tsp cinnamon

12 tsp nutmeg

3 Tbs maple syrup

Preparation:

Pastry:

    Combine all the ingredients and pulse in a food processor until all the ingredients are mixed and resemble breadcrumbs
    Slowly add ice water and combine by hand until a dough is formed. Press into a ball and then flatten to an 8” disc. Wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
    Take a sheet of parchment at least 15” x 20”, dust with flour and roll out the dough to a 15” circle. Don’t worry if the edges are uneven.
    Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Gingersnap Layer:

    Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.
    Put onto the rolled pastry dough leaving a 2” border.

Butternut Squash Layer:

    In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat, add sugar, salt and nutmeg and cook until combined and bubbly – stir frequently
    Add the squash and cook for 5-8 minutes until tender.
    Remove with tongs and arrange in overlapping circles on top of the gingersnap later and drizzle with the remaining syrup.
    Use the parchment to lift the edges of the pastry and loosely fold over the filling.
    Use the parchment to lift onto a baking sheet and trim the edges close to the galette.
    Bake for 40-45 minutes until the edges of the galette are lightly brown.
    Let cool for 15 minutes on the baking sheet. Lift the parchment and slide galette onto a serving platter.
    Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

KAMUT® Brand Khorasan Wheat Carrot Cake Cookies.

(Makes around 25 cookies)

Ingredients:

¾ cup butter

1¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1½ tsp vanilla

1/3 cup organic milk

1 cup oat bran

2 cup KAMUT® wheat rolled flakes

1 cup KAMUT® wheat flour

1½ cup shredded carrots

½ cup golden raisins

½ cup baking soda

1tsp salt

1tsp cinnamon

½tsp nutmeg

½tsp ginger

Cream Cheese Frosting (Optional)

8oz cream cheese softened

3Tbs butter softened

16oz confectioners sugar

1tsp vanilla

Preparation:

    Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
    Beat together the butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and milk. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix until just blended. Grease a baking sheet and drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie dough in the sheet.
    Bake for 10-12 minutes.
    Beat together the ingredients for the frosting and when cookies have cooled pipe some frosting onto each cookie.

About KAMUT® Brand Khorasan Wheat

The mission of Kamut International is to promote organic agriculture and support organic farmers, to increase diversity of crops and diets, and to protect the heritage of a high quality, delicious ancient grain for the benefit of this and future generations. KAMUT® is a trademark of Kamut International which guarantees high quality standards that are verified by tests from every field.







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Brookhaven Retreat Prepares for the Holiday Season


Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) December 02, 2014

November and December are months spent with loved ones, gathering gifts, preparing delicious feasts and managing a busy travel schedule. Though often expressed as a season of joy and celebration, the holidays may cause overwhelming stress and exhaustion that can take a toll on a woman’s emotional and mental health. As the year winds down, Brookhaven Retreat provides each woman in its residential treatment program with the essential skills to overcome any obstacles this holiday season.

There are many possible triggers presented over the holidays that can make women with mood disorders and substance abuse issues vulnerable. Traveling, family, stress and exhaustion can all interfere with maintaining her healthy habits and daily routines.

Women who have experienced trauma or struggle with the loss of a loved one may have a difficult time coping during the holiday season. Frequent get-togethers and celebrations can provoke painful memories and intense anxiety that may trigger a relapse into unhealthy coping mechanisms such as self-medicating and self-injury.

During treatment, women learn the importance of avoiding unnecessary triggers including disruptions in sleep, excess financial stress, unrealistic expectations and unhealthy social environments. Women are taught it is okay to decline an invitation if it compromises her emotional, mental or physical health and learn how to set healthy boundaries.

Brookhaven Retreat encourages women to not feel overcome by the pressures of the holiday season, but rather enjoy the time spent with loved ones, avoid unnecessary anxiety or stress and practice self-care. Maintaining a healthy routine of sleep, exercise, nutrition and medication helps women stay focused on their recovery, even during the busy holiday season.

About Brookhaven Retreat

Brookhaven Retreat is a women’s treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.







Dukan Diets Head Nutritionist Simone Gloger Offers Tips to Help Dieters Maintain and Even Lose Weight During the Holiday Season


New York, NY (PRWEB) November 25, 2014

During the holiday season when festive dishes packed with carbohydrates and fat are typically offered in abundance, it’s very easy for dieters to cheat, overindulge and pack on the pounds. According to Simone Gloger, head nutritionist for the best selling Dukan Diet, when it comes to dieting successfully during the holidays it’s important to plan head, make healthy choices and focus on eating Dukan-friendly lean protein and vegetables, but to still enjoy yourself.

The Dukan Diet is a lean protein, low-fat, low carb diet that encourages dieters to eat real foods in order to reach and maintain their True Weight. Dieters can eat as much lean protein and vitamin rich vegetables from a list of 100 approved foods until they are full, no weighing food or counting calories. Since the Dukan Diet allows dieters to enjoy lean protein and vegetables, many popular holiday dishes are already Dukan-friendly such as turkey, fish and vegetable dishes. You can also modify recipes to make them Dukan-friendly such as making mashed cauliflower or turnips instead of mashed potatoes, or making a pumpkin pie without the crust.

Here are fives tips from Gloger for sticking to your diet during the holidays:

Don’t Skip Meals: This is the time for work parties, gathering with friends and big family dinners where you know there will be endless food options, many of which are not on your approved diet! Skipping meals to save up for these calories later in the day is not the solution and could potentially lead to headache, fatigue and of course over eating. The key is to eat small meals or snacks throughout the day that are high in protein and low in fat so you can eat as much as you want, get full and not over indulge later on.

Trim Back On The Trimming: Most traditional holiday dishes are really not that unhealthy, but adding in all the additional trimmings to the dishes are what make the calories add up. Simply eliminate extras such as gravy, cream sauces, butter and crust on pies and most all of the bad calories and fat are gone!

Plan The Attack: Before you even grab a plate and start piling on your favorite holiday foods you look forward to all year round, browse your options and pick out which items are the healthiest and then choose just a few items that you want to indulge in. Planning before you actually start piling on the food allows you not to be rushed into making bad eating choices and makes you more aware of exactly what options you have to work with.

Focus on the Main Dishes: We always spend hours planning and cooking the main dish at holiday dinner’s such as the turkey or ham but end up eating more of the sides like bread, potatoes and stuffing, which are typically the least healthy items. Eliminate some of these unhealthy smaller dishes and instead cook a few additional main dishes such as a fish, roast or grilled chicken, which have more protein and will fill you up more, leaving less room for side dishes. Plus, these main dishes are better for leftovers!

Keep Up Your Healthy Habits: In addition to watching what you eat, its also important to stay on top of your other healthy habits like daily walking and exercise, as well as making sure to drink plenty of water. Doing this will help keep you in your healthy routine and you are more likely to succeed and not gain those few extra unwanted pounds during the holidays.

About Dukan Diet

The Dukan Method is a high-protein, low-fat, low-carb diet designed for healthy eating and lifelong weight management. Created by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor with over 40 years of experience in clinical nutrition and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight. 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever, the Dukan Diet program offers unique and personalized weight loss coaching, as well as a variety of food products and all natural supplements at ShopDukanDiet.com. The Dukan Diet book has sold more than eight million copies worldwide. To learn more about the Dukan Diet, please visit http://www.dukandiet.com or find Dukan Diet on Facebook or Twitter.







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Boston Hotels like Boston Park Plaza Welcome Winter Guests Who Come to Enjoy the Many Holiday Boston Events


Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

Boston Hotels prepare to welcome holiday visitors who come to enjoy the charm of Boston during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many Boston Events mark the holiday season, including those described below. Boston Park Plaza Hotel has impressive special offers to welcome holiday guests. View offer details >

Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker

November 28 throught December 31, 2014

Boston Opera House | 539 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111

For some, attending a performance of The Nutcracker is a must during the holiday season. The Boston Ballet’s version is well-loved. It runs for more than a month, so visitors who come at any time during the holiday season can enjoy this winter favorite.

Boston Christmas Festival

November 7 through November 9, 2014

Seaport World Trade Center | 1 Seaport Lane Boston, MA 02210

Tel: 617.385.4000     

The gingerbread house competition is one of the highlights of this Boston event. The competition benefits local charities, and the celebrity judges add to the excitement. Those who attend can get into the holiday spirit as they browse the offerings of 300 vendors.

Craftboston Holiday Show

December 5 through December 7, 2014

Hynes Convention Center | 900 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02115

Another must-attend holiday show is the Craftboston Holiday Show. The Boston event takes place in the Back Bay near Boston Park Plaza Hotel. More than 175 artists show their work and attendees can find that perfect treasure to display in their own home or to give as a gift during the holiday season.

Holiday Tree Lighting at Faneuil Hall

November 15, 2014

Tel: 617.523.1300

Many tree lighting events take place throughout Boston, and this is one of the most popular. A giant tree is adorned with more than 20,000 lights. Before the big moment when the tree is lit up, visitors can enjoy live music, activities for the kids, and fabulous food.

About The Boston Park Plaza Hotel – A Boston Hotel:

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is part of the rich history that defines Boston as one of the most beautiful cities in America and a top travel destination. This historic Boston Hotel is located in Back Bay, one of the most beautiful areas of the city – just yards from Boston Common, America’s oldest public park.

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel – A Boston Hotel conveys class and elegance throughout its exceptional concierge and guest services, 1,053 finely-appointed guest rooms and guest suites, premier dining with 8 on-site Boston restaurants including Melting Pot and the Statler’s Lounge. Other guest services include a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, and 65,000 square-feet of exceptional Boston meeting space.

Visit the Boston Park Plaza Hotel website.

View current special offers.

Visiting Boston? Consider The Boston Park Plaza Hotel – Check rates, make reservations or call toll free: 800.225.2008.

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