March 2013

In March, I want you to find your motivation. Motivation is defined as “that which gives purpose and direction to behavior”. This past week, Hannah Curlee was our model of motivation. Runner up from Season 11’s “Biggest Loser”, she came to Southwest Rec to sit and talk with our Fit Kids and many other interested people. Why did Hannah succeed in losing more than 100 pounds after failing at least 11 times before? She told us,”I didn’t stop”. Maintaining her weight loss for 2 years, she is taking her message of healthy living all across America. Thank you Hannah!

Dr. K

Nutrition tip of the Month
Saturated fat in meat and cheese is unhealthy but unsaturated fat is not only healthy but one type of polyunsaturated fat, omega fatty acid, is “essential” in our diets since we don’t make it ourselves. Examples of essential fatty acids are fish, nuts, seeds and canola or soybean oil. Olive oil is also a good fat that is an example of polyunsaturated fat that is also good for your heart. More important, fat helps us to absorb nutrients. So, drizzle olive oil on your salad, choose low fat instead of nonfat milk or yogurt, add some nuts to your cereal or fruit and enjoy!
Dr. K