Water instead of soda, fruit over fries

Disney is offering new, healthier food options with meals, and people are taking notice. In Water instead of soda, fruit over fries: Restaurants are making nutrition more palatable for kids, the OCR recently reported similar findings to Dr. James Hill.

“A lot of families stuck with the defaults, and Disney was able to improve the nutritional quality without inhibiting parents’ choice,” said Jessica Almy, an attorney overseeing nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C.

Read Dr. Hill’s analysis on kid’s meal sales data at Disney.

HuffPost: Why Some Biggest Losers Gain Weight

Dr. James Hill has been sharing tips for maintaining weight loss for years, based on his experience and research from his time at the National Weight Control Registry.

In a recent HuffPost article, Why Some Biggest Losers Gain Weight, Keight-Thomas Ayoob shares some of Dr. Hill’s insights on common lifestyle habits that can help maintain weight loss:

  • Four out of five eat breakfast every day.
  • Three out of four step on the scale at least one time per week.
  • Nearly two out of three watch less than 10 hours of TV per week.
  • Nine out of 10 get an average of about an hour per day of exercise.
  • Most eat a low-calorie diet, with about 28 to 30 percent of their calories from fat.

Wellness Series: Eat Smarter, Not Less

Drastically reducing your daily food intake is not the answer. In fact, it is a recipe for weight loss failure.

People have been trying to lose weight by eating less for decades – unsuccessfully.

Yes, eating less will get the weight off, but it won’t keep it off. Our bodies are not built to restrict food intake. They are built to turn food into energy.

Yes you can restrict your food for a while, but eventually you will get hungry and then you over eat and regain the weight.

The answer is increasing your exercise so you can consume more calories and learning to eat smarter rather than eating less. Replace the advice to eat less and move more with advice to move more and eat smarter.

instead of skipping meals so you can binge later, fuel your body with whole natural foods throughout the day and give your body the time and space to use that energy properly, via exercise.

Dr. Hills Wellness Series

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New Theme Park Healthy Food Options Widely Accepted

Are you and your family headed out to Disney World for spring break this year? You might be (pleasantly) surprised to find some new, healthier sides and beverages with your kids’ meals at each of the 145 restaurants throughout the theme park.

This change to the kid’s meal doesn’t increase the purchase price – only what’s provided within it. By default, the french fry sides have been replaced by fruits or vegetables and sodas have been replaced with low-fat milk or water.

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