Have you heard of Moderation Nation? I hadn't heard of it until I received an email about it. I went to check it out and boy howdy it is full of helpful and useful information! Here is their mission statement:
The HERSHEY CENTER FOR HEALTH & NUTRITION was established in 2005 to develop and support cutting-edge scientific research for products and technologies to provide consumers with a range of snacking choices. The Center studies the nutritional benefits of cocoa, chocolate, nuts and other nutritious ingredients, and uses this information to guide product development and consumer outreach.
The Center is collaborating with the ADA on consumer and health professional initiatives including MODERATION NATION.
One of the tools that they offer that may be useful to you is to meet with a Registered Dietitian. They will cover the cost up to $250! If your visit exceeds that amount, then you would be responsible for that portion. I met with a Dietitian through my health care provider and it was very helpful to me. Especially with portion sizes!
The other tool that I found very useful is their App from iTunes. They encourage you go to get a minimum of 30 mins of activity per day and have a tool that you can log your activities to keep track of the calories you burn. For example, if you do housework for 10 mins. you can add that into your activity for the day since you are burning calories.
Today is going to be another 10 degrees cooler so AMEN to that! I am so done with all the heat. Not sure what my plans are for tonight. I should try to find an exercise class to attend. I would really like to go swimming but my eczema is acting up so that is a no-go.