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September Newsletter
In This Issue:
:: Getting Through College All-Nighters
:: Care Packages with Healthy Treats
:: Instant Gift Certificates on our Website
:: Here, There, and Back Again
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I hope y'all have enjoyed the summer, trying to stay cool and being careful in the sun!

It has been such a crazy busy summer. With all the little heathens heading back to school and some heading away from home for the first time, I thought it might be a good refresher to talk about healthy eating habits again. Enjoy!

The Dorm Room DietThe Dorm Room Diet by Daphne Oz

I got inspired listening to Daphne Oz (Dr. Oz's daughter) talk about kids going off to college and how to stay healthy and eat smart while you are away. I really found the book to be good for anyone so this was the direction I decided to take for this month. Feel free to pass on this newsletter and help spread the news of good health. This would also make a great gift for someone who is heading out on their own for the first time.

This book is broken down into 10 easy steps - I obviously can't go over all of them but I will give you some tips along the way.

  • Step 1 Get Inspired
  • Step 2 Get Informed: The Freshman 15
  • Step 3 Get Started: Healthy Eating 101
  • Step 4 Get a Grip: Where and How to Eat Responsibly at College
  • Step 5 Get Prepared: The Five Danger Zones and How to Survive Them
  • Step 6 Get Moving: The Exercise Factor
  • Step 7 Get Your Vitamins: Everything You Need to Know About Supplements
  • Step 8 Get Happy: A More Relaxed, More Effective You
  • Step 9 Get Conscious: Food for Thoughts
  • Step 10 Get Cooking: Recipes You Can Enjoy

Although her book says this is a diet, it's really a lifestyle change. She is teaching you how to make better decisions and I like that it's not about deprivation, it's about making the best choice.

For example, do you have cookies or a piece of your friend's birthday cake? You have the cake because there is a sentimental attachment to it - you are celebrating your friend's day. She also recommends you take the last piece of cake because it will probably be the smallest. And we all know that there are parties and social meetings galore when you go off to school.

Here are 3 quick tips that you can start doing right away:

  • Drink a glass of water (or 2) right before you eat any meal.
  • Try not to eat while you're distracted - i.e. not in front of the TV or computer or at a party.
  • Don't eat less than 2 hours before bed time.

Daphne gives tips on how to "survive" any situation in respects to food - whether it is tailgating, Frat parties or the cafeteria, she is full of tricks to keep you healthy. I am working on incorporating some of her tips into my life as well.

See Daphne on the following links to learn a little more about her book and health tips:

http://ask.doctoroz.com/search?query=Daphne+oz

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books/excerpt-daphne-ozs-book-dorm-room-diet/story?id=11179231

There is a ton more tips and tricks to help you on your path of healthy eating so be sure to check out her book!

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Getting Through College All-Nighters

AppleNeed some snacks for those all-nighters? Be sure to have the following healthy snacks on hand:

  • Baby carrots
  • Almonds
  • Grapefruit
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Rice cakes
  • Soy crisps

Need an energy boost? Try Emergen-C packets - these are great and are fairly reasonable - they are effervescent single serving packets of energy. You just add a packet to your water.

So if you are pulling an all nighter every hour take a little break and have a small portion size of snacks - rotating them every hour so you are not eating the same thing all the time. It is a good idea to take out a serving and place it in a bowl so you are not eating the whole bag of goodies before you know it!

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Care Packages with Healthy Treats

Care packageWant to send a care package? Here are some great ideas and be sure to check the price if you box yourself or use the flat rate boxes to see what is a better deal.

  • Soy crisps (individual serving packages) -- a light snack that is high in protein and easily shipped and stored.
  • Whole wheat or spelt pretzels. They're a better nutritional alternative to traditional pretzels.
  • Individual baggies of chocolate chips (about 10-15 chips in each bag) to satisfy a chocolate craving without overindulging. (You can also send a box of small food storage bags so they can pre-measure their own treats.)
  • Individual servings of walnuts in pre-packaged bags. They're easy to grab and run to keep fueled during the day.
  • An apple peeler and corer, to make it easy to slice apples and put in baggies for on-the-run snacks or subtle snacking in class.
  • A gift card to a local health food store or supermarket.
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Instant Gift Certificates Available 24/7 on Our Website

Remember, you can purchase gift certificates on line at http://www.RaspberryMoonST.com. Go to the home page and then click on the blue button with the present on it. The holidays are just around the corner!

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Here, There, and Back Again

If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please call me 24 hours in advance so I may offer another client your time. Take a minute to add me to your phone - 864-271-2710, then I will always be at your fingertips!

Remember this is NOT my texting number. If you would prefer to text me just let me know and I will be happy to give you my cell number.

I should be in the office the whole month of September!

Bubbles

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