All-Fruit Ice Lollies (Popsicles!)

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all-fruit ice lollies by kellie's food to glowIf it is hot where you are, eating cool foods and sipping iced drinks will be high on your agenda. Ice lollies are always a hit – whether bought or made; whether you are young or old. Why not keep it healthy and fun by making these all-fruit ice lollies?

It’s a hectic weekend for many of us so I shan’t keep you with one of my typical rambling posts. I will let the pictures and wee recipe – such as it is – speak for themselves. Enjoy your weekend. K x

all-fruit ice lollies by kellie's food to glow

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Weight-loss Success Story: David lost 205lbs

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Check out David’s story! He is such an inspiration to so many! Love the last two paragraphs!!

His story: I started program 10-1-09. -My Total Weight Loss is 205 pounds from my highest weight of 420 pounds. I am basically in maintenance at this point

In 2008 I topped the scales at 420 pounds and was scheduled for Gastric Bypass surgery, but despite my desperation I canceled my surgery just 2 days before I went under the knife. Still ready to find a real solution, a friend introduced me to what I now call the “Holy Grail of Weight Loss”. With her supporting me as my Health Coach, I started the program and now am no longer a bystander to life, rather I’m a fully engaged and active participant in my own life.

So I decided to make my goal what seemed like the most impossible thing I could ever…

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Turn your little couch potato into a happy active kid!

Great tips for your family!

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ActiveAs you probably already know, we often give tips to help children succeed in school, but in order for that to be achieved your children need a solid base of healthy food and daily exercise.

If your children don’t get enough nutrients and constantly snack on processed food they are likely to lack in energy and fall asleep during class. Combine that with a void of exercise and they could develop a weight problem. 

Roughly one-third of children in the US are overweight which puts them at risk for numerous medical problems, including asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer, not to mention low self-esteem and low self-confidence.

As a parent there are many things you can do to encourage your kids to lead an active lifestyle and  to help them to make the most of their youth.

Alternative sports

Not every kid is into organized…

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5 Quick Tips to Avoid Diabetes

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Lots more people are being diagnosed with Diabetes, 25% of Americans have diabetes or prediabetes and have no clue about it. Yet only 4% that area aware that they’re diabetic, manage their body with exercise, healthy meals, eating controlled portions and keep their stress levels controlled. These are a few helpful tips to reduce your blood sugar levels:

Eat more Veggies and Less Starchy Carbs
There are so many alternatives to those cravings, we really have no excuse to not be aware of our help. Instead of that greasy set of fries, with a blob of ketchup. Order a green salad with a dash of crutons and avocado salsa.

Befriend the Scale
People who often have higher blood sugars, and decide to exercise…then drop at least 10+lbs notice a difference in their sugar level reading. That painful pinch to your finger will test a better reading if you’re attempting to control…

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New Study Finds Correlation Between Diabetes, Obesity and Blood Pressure

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Studies have often shown that there’s an association between blood pressure, diabetes and obesity and that’s what has been strengthened  by a recently published study under Research in Endocrinology Journal. The research has studied levels of some hormones and proteins in a group of patients’ bodies.

A group of researchers from the center of Health and Leisure Activity, at the University of Porto, Portugal studied the case of 57 normotensive and 23 hypertensive patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The researchers observed that patients with “T2DM and hypertension showed higher weight and BMI values than those without hypertension.” As mentioned by the study “approximately 70% of patients with diabetes have hypertension.”

The researchers noticed that “patients with T2DM and hypertension” have “significant increased levels of chemerin and a trend towards an increase in leptin levels.” The increased level of chemrin which “is known to stimulate insulin-dependent glucose” are seen…

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Around the World (Cup) in Eight Photos

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Whether your country is playing in Brazil this year or not, joining in the fun of this monthlong global festivity is hard to resist. Thanks to bloggers and photographers on the ground in Brazil and around the world, we all get to have the best views.

chile copacanabaCopacabana during the World Cup.

Just before their team dispatched the outgoing champion, Spain, these Chilean fans found time to hit the beach in Copacabana, where they were captured by Rio-based photoblogger Cristina.

rio-favelaWatching the game in Acari.

Across town, in a favela called Acari, Dutch student Steef Fleur watched the Brazil-Mexico match with some new friends. This photo is part of Steef’s ongoing project to document the World Cup across local communities in Brazil.

SF mexico gamePublic viewing in San Francisco’s Civic Center.

Fans on the other side of the equator watched the same game between the Mexican and Brazilian teams. Blogger Vonn Scott…

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