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Weight-loss tips to help you lose

Remember to enter your weight every Monday at Submit Your Weight! 3rd Annual Camp Field Day  Thursday May 10, 2012 presented by The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, United Community Bank and Camp Ton-A-Wandah Camp Field Day will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Camp Ton-A-Wandah from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm. The afternoon of activities will include team and individual competitions in events ranging from archery to kayaking to rock climbing. Non-competitive activities will also be available along with food and refreshments. This event is not only a fun team building opportunity, it is also a chance to learn about the positive economic impact camps have on our local economy. For more information or to register, call the Chamber at 828.692.1413 or visit www.hendersoncountychamber.org. Weight-Loss Tips to Help You Lose Lighten Up 4 Life Weight-Loss Tips Avoid high-fat meals Keep an eye out for meals that use the following words in their description: Au Gratin,  Parmigianino, Tempura, Alfredo, creamy and Carbonara, because these descriptions usually mean ”high-fat" content: Be mindful when you are eating Pay attention to what you are putting in your mouth. In other words, sit down and pay attention to the food you are eating. Really enjoy each and every bite.  If you're watching TV or working while you eat, you won't pay attention to what's going into your mouth and you might eat more than you should and enjoy it less! Drink more water Drink water instead of grabbing for a high-fat snack. Drinking six to eight glasses a day will help fill you up and help your waistline. Ask for a "doggie-bag" before you eat Ask your waiter for a take-home box before you begin to eat your restaurant meal and put half of your main course into the take-home box. Putting the food away before you start your meal will help you eat a more sensible portion and you'll have leftovers to take home for tomorrow. Leave something on your plate Challenge yourself to leave half of your sandwich on your plate, remove the bun from your burger or eat only half your spaghetti and meatballs. You might find out that you are satisfied eating only half-of-a- portion and not to consume the rest of your meal. And most of all; Exercise, Exercise, Exercise! If you’ve been following our tips, you know that in addition to eating the appropriate amount of calories, increasing your exercise activity can be the key to helping you lose weight.  In fact, a Duke University study suggests that you should walk for 45 minutes a day. The study found that “while 30 minutes of daily walking is enough to prevent weight gain in most relatively sedentary people, exercise beyond 30 minutes results in weight and fat loss. Evidently walking 45 minutes can burn an additional 300 calories a day which could help you lose 30 pounds in a year without even changing how much you’re eating. Lighten Up 4 Life – Cooking Light Quick Meals Lasagna Quick Taco Salad Farfalle with Cauliflower and Turkey Sausage Jane’s Vegetarian Chili Cool, Creamy Chocolate Dessert (Yum!) You’ll find these recipes and more on the Lighten Up 4 Life Recipe’s Page Want To Learn How To Cook Healthier? Cookies for Breakfast! by Ellie Krieger Find this cooking video and recipe on the Lighten Up 4 Life Recipe’s Page Click here to check out the New discounts and offers you receive with your Lighten Up 4 Life Perks Card Helpful resources and exercise classes are available at Pardee Hospital click here for a list of events, great exercise workouts and health screenings. Local Events 3rd Annual MTA Triathlon Lake James Saturday May 19, 2012 Lake James State Park, Nebo, NC More info French Broad Triathlon Saturday May 26, 2012 Carrier Park, Asheville, NC More info Mad Mountain Mud Run Sunday June 3, 2012 Hendersonville, NC More info

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