Ahhhh! The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, and the sound of children laughing on the playground all tell you that it is finally back to school time; or that it’s time to wake up from you summer nap and get back on track!
Join us for our Back to School Challenge.
This 4-week weight-loss and lifestyle challenge will help you bounce back from your summer slacking and get back on track. Each week will have a new challenge theme. You have the opportunity to earn points for accomplishing the challenge of the week and for weight loss.
The cost is $10, which goes towards the prize winnings.
Yes, that is right, there will be cash prizes!!!
Don’t miss the school bell, the challenge starts August 24th.
For more information or to sign up go to our challenge page or e-mail [email protected]
If you have been following the Kansas City Dietitian from the midwest then you know that our long awaited spring is here, and we earned it one snow day at a time. But if those snow days have left you with a few extra numbers on the scale then it’s time to retrain your brain with the Kansas City Dietitians’ Spring Clean Eating 2-Week Challenge. Join the Kansas City Dietitians as we shake off our winter bluejeans and slide into our spring skinny jeans. Below is an interactive worksheet that you will use to decide which disciplines need work in your life.
2-Week Spring Challenge
List a food that you cannot live without ______________________________
Circle 3 foods on this list that you will not have during the next 2 weeks
Easy ———————————————————————————–> Hard
Cookies Candy Pasta Bread
Brownies Pizza Cheese Sugar
Chips Crackers Burgers Cereal
Hot Dog Fast Food Lunch Meat Packaged Food
Pop 2% Milk Juice Gatorade
List the three things that you circled and list an alternative:
Example: Cookie, Protein Bar
Food Selected Alternative
Circle 3 foods on this list that you will have at least 10 times in the next 2 weeks.
Easy —————————————————————————————————-> Hard
Banana Apple Strawberries Blueberries
Carrots Celery Spinach Beans
Onions Lettuce Peppers Kale
Olive Oil Brown Rice Plain Almonds Tofu
Chicken Breast Oatmeal Quinoa Plain Greek Yogurt
List the three things that you circled and list which food you currently eat that you are replacing with these healthier alternatives.
Example: Oatmeal, Frosted Flakes Cereal
Food Selected Replaced
Here is the downloadable challenge form. Print it off and put it someplace that you will see it every day for the next two weeks.
If you have been watching the Olympics over the last few days you have probably seen Olympians as the spokespeople for everything from Visa to Chobani. All this product endorsement got us to thinking that maybe with a really catchy slogan the Kansas City Dietitians could be spokespeople too. So we put our heads together and came up with a completely unique slogan, “Think Outside the Bun”.
We often have people ask us how to lower their cholesterol, reduce their risk for diabetes, diminish belly fat, regrow their hair (ok well this week may not help with that last one) through their diet. Our answer? Think outside the bun of course. All of these conditions have been linked to excessive intake of refined carbohydrates.To put it simply there are refined carbohydrates and what we call fine carbohydrates. Fine carbohydrates are those found in fruits, vegetables, beans, and some dairy products. Refined carbohydrates are found in cookies, cakes, chips, breads, crackers, and candy.
This week we want you to reduce your intake of carbs from the refined category to one serving or less per meal. We recommend that you replace your refined carbohydrates with a fine carbohydrate choice. For example, have veggies with dip instead of chips or eat your sandwich toppings on a bed of lettuce instead of bread or a bun. So, think outside the bun and keep your eyes peeled for your Kansas City Dietitians’ endorsement coming soon!
Dear Loyal Fusion Wellness Challenge Fan,
We thought that going through the last four weeks of challenges had made us quite close. But as the days have passed and we have not received any Super Bowl party invites, we have learned the hard truth; The Kansas City Dietitian is unloved. We weren’t planning to bring cheese dip, chips, or brats, like your other guests, we were planning to bring something only the Kansas City Dietitian can bring, personality and calorie counting. That’s right, we were selflessly willing to count all your Chex mix and meatball calories, but since we weren’t invited I guess you will have to do it. It’s too late now, we won’t be watching the game, we will be too busy returning all those nice things we had planned to give you for Valentine’s Day.
The Kansas City Dietitian
P.S. In case you missed it through our tearful words the Fusion Wellness Challenge for week 5 is tracking your calories. Our favorite websites/apps for tracking your calories are: Myfitnesspal and FitDay. Be sure to tell us your progress on Facebook and you might want to mention who won the game since we won’t be watching.
Out with the old and in with the new! This is the motto of week 4 for the Fusion Wellness New Year’s Challenge. You may have heard of the caveman or Paleo diet, but have you heard of the Noveo diet made popular by the Kansas City Dietitian?
This week the Kansas City Dietitian is taking the Fusion Wellness New Year’s Challenge to new heights with the Noveo diet. We want you to rid yourself of your Paleo habits (paleo literally means old) and take on Noveo habits (Nov is the root word for new). Last week, was step one in the Noveo diet, adding ch-ch-ch-chia to your diet. This week the Noveo diet focuses on fruits and veggies, by incorporating at least one meatless meal.
Benefits of going Noveo:
- Play with your food: Rather than thinking of boring meat as the main item and building your meal around it, the Noveo way is to pick your veggie first and build your meals around it.
- Heart-Health: Following a Mediterranean Diet, which is largely meat free, can reduce your risk of heart disease by more than 1/3.
To go meatless this week try our favorite toasted quinoa recipe. Be sure to post your novel Noveo recipes on our Facebook page.