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    Look at this little gem of info that HR sent out today on healthy weight loss What makes me sad about this is that we have some really overweight people in our office who will see this and follow it in hopes that it will help them. The other day, I actually heard someone talk about how she misses avocados, she doesn't eat them anymore because of the fat and she's trying to lose weight.

    Healthy Weight Loss
    With the growing popularity of fad diets and quick weight loss gimmicks, one thing remains clear among most experts: A healthy diet combined with exercise is the key to losing weight and keeping it off.

    Healthy Diet. When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to reduce the number of calories in your diet. You can do this by eating less fat and controlling your portion sizes. However, you shouldn’t starve yourself or use fad diets. Talk with your doctor to find out how many calories you should be consuming every day. A healthy diet includes:

    Low amounts of fat. Some fat in your diet is necessary for energy and vitamin absorption. However, no more than 30 percent of your total daily calories should come from fat. Be aware of the types of fat you’re eating, too. High levels of saturated fat, which mainly is found in animal and dairy sources, can lead to high blood cholesterol levels. This puts you at greater risk for heart disease and other health concerns. A healthier alternative is monounsaturated fat. This type is found in olives, olive oil, cashews and avocados. It actually has been shown to reduce the risk for heart disease.

    Plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products. This is where most of your calories should come from. These low-fat foods provide vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates and other substances that are good for your health. Your diet also should be:
    • High in fiber
    • Low in cholesterol
    • Low to moderate in sugars, salt
    and sodium

  • #2
    Originally posted by mle777 View Post
    Look at this little gem of info that HR sent out today on healthy weight loss What makes me sad about this is that we have some really overweight people in our office who will see this and follow it in hopes that it will help them. The other day, I actually heard someone talk about how she misses avocados, she doesn't eat them anymore because of the fat and she's trying to lose weight.
    Oh gawd, my co-workers were talking behind my back about me eating a 1/2 avocado each day on my big-ass salad.

    Maybe I should bring in some bones and sit and crunch on those. I bet that'd get them a-talkin.

    My health plan sends out the same tired crap. And I'm assuming most of the people scarfing down Lean Cuisines are listening intently...
    My Fitday Journal

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    • #3
      Low-fat IS a fad!
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      • #4
        Funny, today must be some kind of "health awareness" day for many employers, since our dept sent out similar emails today. Interestingly, ours focus on things like walking more and one program is described as "a non-diet approach to weight loss that focuses on changing behavior and habits." Though how one expects to change bevahior and habits to lose weight without changing diet is beyond me.

        Man, all of the people eating Lean Cuisines around here, it's just amazing to me! Every time I go in the pnatry to reheat leftovers, someone is bragging to someone else how their mac & cheese frozen meal has only 210 calories. No sh*t, that's why you go down to the bakery for a muffin an hour after eating such a "satisfying" lunch!
        Everything in moderation, including moderation.

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        • #5
          Yeah, you should see the looks that I get when I add butter on top of my food at lunchtime. You'd think I'd just sprinkled my food with rat poison!

          Oh and to make the email from HR even more classic, about 30 minutes after it was sent out, we got one reminding everyone that birthday cake will be available at 2pm to celebrate the May birthdays

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mle777 View Post
            Oh and to make the email from HR even more classic, about 30 minutes after it was sent out, we got one reminding everyone that birthday cake will be available at 2pm to celebrate the May birthdays
            HAhahhah!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by MariaNYC View Post
              Every time I go in the pnatry to reheat leftovers, someone is bragging to someone else how their mac & cheese frozen meal has only 210 calories. No sh*t, that's why you go down to the bakery for a muffin an hour after eating such a "satisfying" lunch!
              Ahh, yes, I see a lot of this as well...

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              • #8
                Argh I hate this CW bullshit so much! I believed them for more than twenty years. It's propaganda, pure and simple.
                Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

                Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


                Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

                My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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                • #9
                  I have resolved to just stop caring about other people's health and wellness except for friends, family, and MDA and a few other paleo forums. It's just too maddening. My health and wellness are at stake!
                  Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

                  Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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                  • #10
                    Here is my firms idea of a healthy afternoon snack...

                    What we refer to as the "cornucopia of crap" is actually considered a fringe benefit at my firm...

                    Milk (white and chocolate) was added as a "healthy option." Also added, per my suggestion...were apples and yogurt, although they balked at the Greek Yogurt.
                    God is great, beer is good, people are crazy

                    Trashy Women
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8Yptnh2kg
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkG3...eature=related

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                    • #11
                      Fruit is acceptable for a compromise... what's the stuff that looks like diarrhoea?? That wicker basket looks more nutritious!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
                        ...what's the stuff that looks like diarrhoea?? That wicker basket looks more nutritious!!
                        Funny you should ask. The senior name partner asked when we started serving sh*t on a cracker. It is peanut butter with honey! You know, to make it healthier...lol. The wicker basket is probably the healthiest thing in that closet, although I noticed they had beef jerky in there yesterday. Today, it is gone!
                        God is great, beer is good, people are crazy

                        Trashy Women
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8Yptnh2kg
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkG3...eature=related

                        Beef Cake's Primal Hardcore Porn<strike>Erotica<strike>...er...I mean my journal...

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                        • #13
                          Be interesting to find what the markup is on the items in the fridge compared to what's in the wicker basket.

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                          • #14
                            "Cornucopia of Crap".
                            AH-hahhahahhahahahhahahhaha!!!
                            That's given me the best laugh of the day
                            Hey- there's probably room in that fridge for about 1/4 cow...if you just throw out all the stupid cans.
                            (They probably wouldn't go for that, either, huh???)

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                            • #15
                              Not surprised. Many companies will have in the last few months rec'd their rate increases for the insurance premiums they pay as benefits. It's a common thing to encourage "healthful" choices, and help one to make those choices... (like stop smoking programs) etc.... With the idea that if they can get their staff more healthy, then their experience reports will show that they aren't a sick bunch who should get a nice hefty rate increase...

                              In fact, some companies will offer a discount on gym memberships and such... this is in theory to their benefit. Some companies have gyms on site... If you've ever seen the Nike Campus in Beaverton OR... OMG... It's pretty cool. Soccer fields, tracks. They take their play SERIOUS! It would be interesting to see what the demographic is of their employees... and how that might effect their insurance rates, and therefore the quality and VALUE of benefits.

                              The less healthy people are, the crappier the benefits get. Co-pays will go through the roof, and deductibles. Up, Up and away...

                              I'm the kind of loud mouth that would challenge HR... (granted I USED TO BE HR... and never would have published that!)

                              I'm a little surprised they are offering HEALTH ADVISE... that's something tech a dr. should do. But I guess this is in line with teachers prescribing ritalin.

                              I would e-mail HR, and ask for MORE INFORMATION... could they please provide information on how insulin is driven up please? Make them pc. it together...

                              LOL! Very glad to be self employed now a days... the insurance costs me about the same!

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