Monday, June 22, 2009

Blueberries & Cheerios

Try this great breakfast combination...Honey Nut Cheerios and Blueberries!

3/4 cup cereal
1 cup blueberries

234 calories, 1.5 g good fat, 6 g fiber, 4 g protein

Check Sam's Club and Costco for great prices on blueberries!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Zumba Time!!

Are you looking for a fun new exercise class where you can dance the weight off? Well Zumba is for you, actually Zumba is for everyone! Anyone can do Zumba from little children to grandmas.

So What is Zumba?
Zumba is a workout that mixes body sculpting movements with dance steps derived from merengue, salsa, hip hop, mambo, rumba and flamenco. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and the heart. A Zumba class is a great cardio vascular work out and also a lot of fun.

Check out Zumba on the Today Show

There are Zumba classes available throughout all of Salt Lake Valley. To find a class near you, click Here!

Also check out this great Zumba Video on YouTube. Don't you just want to get up and dance now?

Official Zumba Site - click Here!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Weigh Biggest Losers Survey

Have you taken the Weigh Biggest Losers Survey? Healthy West Jordan wants to hear your thoughts on the 2009 Weigh Biggest Losers Contest.

If you were a 2009 Contestant and have not taken the survey please please please do so! Just click on the link below.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Redefine Your Waistline

If you are looking for another weight management program and a way to keep your self motivated on your goals this is for you...

This summer Weigh Active and Healthy, Salt Lake Valley Health Dept and Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to offer FREE weight management classes starting July 6th - August 31st from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Redwood Recreation Center (3100 S. Redwood Rd.). This is an 8-week series held each Monday night. Participants will weigh in weekly, get a free Habit Tracker, and learn how to read and understand food labels, make healthy food choices, plan and prepare healthy meals, portion control, and put an end to emotional eating.

Sign up at the Redwood Rec Center front desk, or by calling 801-468-2699 or by sending an email to For questions, please call us at the number above. Space is limited so sign up ASAP and be ready to make a change.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A bit of motivation!

"I'm Done With You!" - Leave Your Old Self Behind.

Remember your in control and you have the power and the ability to keep going with your healthy lifestyle and weight loss goals. Now is a good time to recommit yourself to work a Little harder, and try a little more. You can do this - just take one step at a time!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Meatless Monday

Here's an idea - Meatless Monday. There are definite benefits to a vegetarian life style however giving up meat completely may not be for you and that's ok. However, one way to reduce your intake of saturated fats, save money, and enjoy some of the benefits of a vegetarian diet is to have one meatless day per week. Now, meatless does not mean protein less, it just means that you need to be creative when it comes to creating a balanced diet. So, challenge yourself this month to have at least 4 meatless days - see what new vegetarian recipes you fall in love with, and how much money you save.

Check out these links for meatless ideas and recipes:
Make It a Meatless Monday
Eggplant Sandwich Recipe
Vegetarian Diet Basics

Monday, June 1, 2009

Keeping a Healthy Pantry

Often when it comes to eating healthy and losing weight your pantry/cupboards can be your biggest ally. Keeping your pantry stocked with healthy, easy to cook foods can be a big help for many reasons. If you know you have the ingredients to make quick, tasty, meals when you get home the less likely you are to stop at fast food place on the way.

Here are some great website articles to help you stock and keep a healthy pantry:

Eating Well
Healthy Eats Blog