Friday, April 8, 2011

"The Lean Belly Prescription", Book GIVEAWAY



This giveaway has ended.


Big G and My Blog Spark sent me "The Lean Belly Prescription by Dr. Travis Stork and a coupon for Honey Nut Cheerios.  We eat Honey Nut Cheerios all the time so this, of course, was used immediately.  Is it wrong that my kids eat their Honey Nut Cheerios in chocolate milk?  Nah, didn't think so.

I delved into the book right away and found it interesting. There are great tips for simple things to cut our of your diet that will have a huge impact on your body yet you won't feel like you're depriving yourself or dieting.  I totally believe that weight loss is simple. It's not easy but it's simple.  This information isn't anything new but it's written well and if you're truly ready to commit, these simple tactics will help. He writes about exercises to help even the novice get off the couch and get moving.  My only complaint about the book is that the title is "gimmicky" and I don't like the advertising that you can "Lose Dangerous Belly Fat! Up to 15 lbs. in just 4 weeks!".  It sounds like an infomercial.  If you get past that, the information inside certainly is beneficial.  But like the Bible, it is only beneficial if you truly follow it and commit 100% to it.

Here is the awesome information My Blog Spark and Big G provided me about whole grains: 

You tried the crazy New Year resolution diet - that didn't work. Here's a fact you can stick to - Big G cereals guarantee whole grain in every box, and including more whole grain in your diet can help manage your weight.



Ninety-five percent of Americans do not get enough whole grain, according to the Report of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. In fact, the average person gets a little more than half a serving of whole grain each day. That´s significantly less than the three servings recommended daily.


Every Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, with more than 20 Big G cereals delivering 16 grams or more. (At least 48 grams of whole grain are recommended daily.) A diet high in whole grain has been found to help with diabetes and weight management, and may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.


Weight management is more than just watching calories - it's also important to ensure you're getting enough of the good stuff. Big G cereals are made with whole grain and are nutrient-dense to help you start your day off right with brands you love, including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®, Fiber One® and Total®. Just look for the white check on the front of the box!

Frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights (and that includes people who choose sweetened cereals).Cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters. Cereal consumption as part of an overall healthy lifestyle may play a role in maintaining a healthy body mass index.


According to "The Belly Fat Prescription," by Dr. Travis Stork, MD and host of The Doctors, a large amount of research has shown that belly fat carries more health risks than fat stored elsewhere. In his book, Dr. Stork also offers several additional "Laws of Leanness," including:


If you love to graze: Nosh all day long on your favorite fruits and vegetables to help keep your belly full
If you love fatty foods: discover which fats can actually strip away pounds
If you love soda: substitute more delicious drinks that can help you lose up to four pounds in four weeks.


Check out this special video with tips from Dr. Stork to learn more about how a healthy diet including whole grain can be simple to achieve. We also encourage you to to check out what professional trainers from NBC´s, "The Biggest Loser" had to say about Whole Grain on a recent episode.


Visit www.WholeGrainNation.com for more tips, additional information about the benefits of whole grain and how Big G cereals can be a convenient and tasty way to help you manage your weight by incorporating whole grain into your day.

*******GIVEAWAY**********

Big G cereal and My Blog Spark are giving away a prize pack including a coupon and a copy of "The Belly Fat Prescription," by Dr. Travis Stork.

TO ENTER:
Leave a comment letting me know how you are planning to incorporate more whole grains into yours and your families diet? 

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Link up a healthy recipe on Candi's new linky party, Figure Friendly Friday.  Link the recipe back to her blog and leave a comment on my blog to let me know you've linked up. 
 
Giveaway ends next Friday night on the 15th.


The coupon, book, prize pack, information, and giveaway have all been provided by Big G cereals through MyBlogSpark.

21 comments:

  1. OMG Debbie - I'll be needing this one! I don't drink soda at all, and just finished snacking on edamame. So I will add more grains now. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I eat my Honey Nut Cheerios with unsweetened Almond milk. When I serve pasta now, I use whole grain pasta and buy only whole grain bread. Btw, I love reading your recipes and the pics are great!! I haven't made anything yet because of the challenge, but when it is over....

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  3. I plan on reading ingredients and labels much more carefully before I buy something. I think that is a great place to start and I have been a little lax in this recently.

    catmom1010 at gmail dot com

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  4. Email subscriber

    catmom1010 at gmail dot com

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  5. Love your blog! I have recently changed my dieting habits and found that whole grains do not taste bad. So now I am introducing whole grain breads, pasta, cereal, and even snack food to my children. They love it!

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  6. This looks a good book to get me started.
    Ann
    cozyintexas@yahoo.com

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  7. It sounds like an interesting book. I have just started buying whole grain pasta and love it.

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  8. This looks interesting--the little things do add up!

    I try to always buy the whole grain alternative to any item....the issue is getting my husband to do the same thing!

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  9. I subscribe
    jennyandstephen9 at verizon dot net

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  10. I plan on replacing white rice with brown rice or barley, replacing white bread with whole wheat, and making sure my breakfast cereal is whole grain. I also want to experiment with making sushi with quinoa!

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  11. This book looks like an easy change you can stick with... WHOLE grains.. easy, I luv cereal.. even as a snack!!!

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  12. We've learned brown rice isn't deadly, wheat pasta is almost as good as white and oatmale isn't just for cookies anymore. Learning.
    Thanks for stopping by Debbi, it was an interesting, stressful, emotional week but so much better now or at least getting there.
    Take care my friend and have a blessed weekend.

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  13. This looks like a great book! I have traded whole grains for most white items. IE: brown rice, multi-grain bread, whole wheat pasta, and whole grain cereals.
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  14. I am also a Happy Follower of your blog!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  15. We already eat whole grains the majority of the time....about the only time we don't is when we eat out. Guess we would get more whole grains if we ate at home more. LOL!

    Wendy
    Around My Family Table
    aroundmyfamilytable@gmail.com

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  16. We eat a lot of whole grains, I do need to learn more to get more in our diet.

    Crystal
    racergrl_79@netzero.com

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  17. I get your email.

    Crystal
    racergrl_79@netzero.com

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  18. We have definitely been trying to make the switch.....hubs and I are there but convincing the kids has definitely been more challenging!!

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  19. Following your blog and an email subscriber too!

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  20. Can't wait to get started, makes total sense. And I love the idea of bacon for breakfast!

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