Amy Culver - The Queen Of Lean

12/29/12
Holiday stress

12/15/12
Holiday season isn't all just about food

12/01/12
Plan ahead to stay on the right track

11/17/12
Prioritize this Thanksgiving

11/03/12
Choose treats wisely during the holidays

10/20/12
Starting a weightlifting routine

10/06/12
Healthy body has right signs

09/22/12
You need a livable food plan

09/08/12
Tailor your food according to needs

08/25/12
Plan strategies for when life gets hectic

08/11/12
Traveling can challenge eating habits

07/28/12
Parenting your own inner spoiled child

07/14/12
Long-term motives create long-lasting results

06/30/12
Interval training works for anyone

06/16/12
Check ingredients when eating out

06/02/12
Get out of the house for your workout

05/19/12
Lack of sleep may lead to weight gain

05/05/12
Cooking extra saves time and calories

04/21/12
Even small changes can make an impact

04/07/12
Swimming is a good
all-around exercise

03/24/12
Don't let slip-ups destroy your plan

03/10/12
Make your lifestyle and health compatible

02/25/12
A little exercise can yield big results

02/11/12
Food plans can help you eat right

01/28/12
Moderation is weight-loss key

01/14/12
Give your weight-loss plan time

12/31/11
Combat post-holiday blues with activity

12/17/11
Choose holiday calories carefully

12/03/11
Good kitchen tools make life easier

11/19/11
Enjoy feast in moderation

11/05/11
Start planning holiday meals now

10/22/11
Don't buy Halloween candy too early

10/08/11
Theaters offer healthy snacks

09/24/11:
Try to avoid evening snacking

09/10/11:
Tips to stave off hunger pangs

08/27/11:
Stuck?  Reassess your routine

08/13/11:
Avoid peaks and valleys in diet

07/30/11:
Measure size of food portion to help tip scale in your favor

07/16/11:
Learn to love being thin

07/02/11:
Change your lifestyle; don't just diet

06/18/11:
Fruity thoughts to keep fit

06/04/11:
Water can ease cravings

05/21/11:
Working a pool into your exercise routine

05/07/11:
Stay focused, move forward

04/23/11:
Delay caving to craving

04/09/11:
Review of daily plan should include diet & activities

03/26/11:
Holidays are never-ending

03/12/11:
Measuring food is key to weight loss

02/26/11:
Food-logging can help in weight loss

02/12/11:
Find ways to make exercise fun

01/29/11:
Reserve time for your exercise program

01/15/11:
Substitutions for your holiday treats

01/01/11:
Moderation is key to good diet

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Theaters offer healthy snacks

We don't seem to get out to the movies much anymore.  It's easier to stay at home with a rented DVD.  I also have a hard time with snacking at theaters.  It is an ingrained habit and I usually overdo it on the popcorn.

The other day, we went to a local movie theater and I was surprised at the changes that have been made.  All menu items were listed with calorie counts.  There were many healthy selections, including a popular brand of low-calorie ice cream sandwich.

With that experience came the thought that we really no longer have excuses regarding nutritional education.  It has become readily available, either at eating locations or on the Internet. 

Try looking up some of your favorite places.  You will likely find surprises, some pleasant, some enlightening.

Print the nutritional page and decide what you will have before you go.  This helps eliminate the temptation to change your mind when you get there.  You can even tell them you don't need a menu if your willpower needs a little boost.

New book available

I have an exciting announcement to share with readers:  my new book is available. 

It is intended to provide inspiration and advice for obese and morbidly obese people. 

My ultimate goal is to reach as many people as possible and stop as many obesity-related "suicides" as I can.  I want the morbidly obese to know that there is hope and to know what losing weight can do for them.  I want to express the joy of feeling fit and healthy.  I want them to know there is someone who knows just how they feel.

The book, "The Healthy Living Lifestyle," is available at Amazon.com.  Search under "Amy Culver."  Visit my website for additional details.