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Smoking, Obesity And Lack Of Activity Named As Global Killers

Research published in leading medical journal The Lancet suggests that a lack of exercise can be as big a killer as obesity and smoking.

According to the study, approximately one third of adults do not do a healthy amount of exercise, and it is suggested that this could be causing 5.3 million deaths worldwide each year – the equivalent of one in ten deaths – from related illnesses such as breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Nutritionist Caron Leckie, who works for the UK’s largest provider of chef prepared meals and delivered diets, Diet Chef, comments: “In my experience the weather has a big impact on activity levels, certainly in the UK, and many people use it as an excuse to stay indoors and watch television, rather than getting out and about.

“In addition to this, thousands of our customers have jobs which see them sitting down at a desk for up to nine hours each day. It is logical that this sedentary lifestyle can be conducive to obesity.”

Ms Leckie also added that Diet Chef is “working hard to help people to lose weight with our calorie-controlled diet” and that as a company they are also “working closely with a personal trainer to offer advice and tips on how to move more, no matter what your age, weight or health status.”

It is recommended that adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week, this equates to just over 20 minutes per day.

According to a report by the BBC, “researchers said the problem was now so bad it should be treated as a pandemic”.

Ms Leckie’s top tips for motivation to exercise include:
1. Add An Activity
2. Try Something Different
3. Find a Positive Each Week
4. Take up a Hobby

Read her full list of tips on the Diet Chef blog.

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Chris Smith, The Diabetic Chef Joins “Living Well” Diabetes Eduaction Cruise Hosted by Diabetes Daily Post (DDP)

Novi-based Diabetes Daily Post announces on June 29, 2012 that it has join hands with Chris Smith to educate diabetes patients on nutrition, diet, and diabetes cooking on Royal Caribbean Cruise which sails on January 7, 2013 for a 6 day Caribbean cruise. Other participants are Jorge Prada, MD, an Educator and Diabetes Researcher, Susan Sloane Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator, a member of American Diabetes Association board of director and Charles Liu, Clinical Pharmacist with special interest in Type 2 Diabetes. With Chris Smith’s participatiion, DDP’s education program lands itself as one the most comprehensive and dynamic diabetes education program offered in the North America. The participants will receive a broad and comprehensive education including a diabetes-exercise session and onboard two-mile fun walk for diabetes to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association and go home with usable recipes and cooking methods to control their diabetes better.

“Diabetes is a cause for many other metabolic diseases such as heart and vascular diseases and stroke. Complications include loss of eye sight, kidney failure and amputation. Recent study showed a 62% reduction in diabetes-related health care costs if a comprehensive interdisciplinary diabetes education is implemented. Diet control is one of the most important facets in controlling diabetes and this is often neglected or ignored. We are very fortunate to have Chirs onboard to drive home on this point. Chris is known as one of the most caring and talented chef. He educates and motivates: he is completely at home with the subject of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. His passion comes from being a diabetic patient himself.” says Charles Liu R.Ph, MBA, DDP’s Cruise Education Coordinator and spokesman.

The Diabetes Daily Post a/k/a/ www.diabetesdailypost.com based in Novi, Michigan was created in 2011 to educate, enrich, and expand the knowledge of Diabetes. Its goal is to keep you informed about the latest news and drug innovations, provide health tools for diabetes management, motivate with triumph personal stories and talk about key opinion leaders who have worked on the elusive cure for Diabetes. The Diabetes Daily Post offers its “Living Well” Diabetes Education program both on cruises and in major cities.

Chef Chris is a Certified Executive Chef with over 20 years experience in the culinary field. With his focus on healthy cuisine, Chef Chris is an authority on diabetic nutrition and food preparation. He has been featured in TIME Magazine, USA Today, CNN, Web MD, Southern Living magazine. National television appearances include “DLIFE” and “Taking Control of Your Diabetes”. Chris is Novo Nordisk“Diabetes Academy” National tour speaking to both public and corporate audiences on the importance of cooking healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Chef Chris’s cookbook: The Diabetic Chef’s Year Round Cookbook along with Cooking with The Diabetic Chef, are published by The American Diabetes Association. Both cookbooks provide simple tips, cooking techniques and a wide range of easy to prepare recipes the whole family will enjoy!

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Diet Chef to sponsor ITV Daybreak’s ‘Step into Summer’ Programme

Weight loss diet plan provider Diet Chef has announced that it will be sponsoring the ITV Daybreak ‘Step into Summer’ programme this month.

From Monday 25th June 2012 to Friday 29th June 2012 Diet Chef will be giving the Step into Summer campaign its seal of approval. As the creator of one of the most successful calorie controlled meal plans in the UK, Diet Chef recognises that weight loss efforts are much more successful with a combination of diet and exercise, and so will be lending ITV Daybreak’s Step into Summer a helping hand.

Diet Chef has sponsored the ITV Daybreak’s diet initiatives in the past and is happy to be doing so again for 2012. Step into Summer will contain a range of hints and tips for diet and exercise, helping those that appear on the show and viewers at home to fight the battle of the bulge this June and achieve their beach body.

ITV Daybreak’s Step into Summer programme will feature a group of mums who will receive key fitness hints and tips to help them and viewers of the show to shape up for summer. The live show will also include a number of healthy food ideas that viewers can pick up on to make appropriate changes to their eating habits throughout the summer.

Diet Chef’s marketing director, Liz Dale, said: “Diet Chef is a specially designed calorie controlled meal plan that has helped thousands of men and women to achieve their weight loss goals since the company was originally founded.

“In total, we have assisted over 70,000 customers throughout the UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and we have also branched out into the German market. We are proud to be sponsoring ITV Daybreak’s Step into Summer project in an effort to help people to get to and maintain a healthy weight.”

Diet Chef was founded by Kevin Dorren as a way to bring affordable and delicious diet foods to the UK public. Mr Dorren recognised the difficulties associated with dieting when going it alone and realised how much easier it would be if dieters had their own personal chef to prepare portioned meals that were calorie controlled and healthy.

For more information about the Diet Chef delivered diet options, visit www.dietchef.co.uk now.

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Diet Chef Warns Football Fans That EURO 2012 Can Seriously Damage Your Health

If you don’t want to end up looking like you’ve swallowed a football…

The hotly anticipated Euro 2012 is finally here, and with it comes trips to the pub, barbecues and beer with the lads – great fun but a calorific disaster. Just three beers, a takeaway pizza and sharing crisps and dip with your mates can add up to a massive 3,500 calories – more than your recommended daily intake of calories in just 90 minutes. And that’s the equivalent of putting on 1lb in weight watching just one match – if your team makes it to the final, you could easily put on half a stone just watching nine hours of footie.

Add to that the fact it is summer which means lots of flesh on show and you really could be in trouble. To help keep you on the straight and narrow and make sure you look good on the beach, down the pub or in the back garden, Diet Chef, the UK’s leading provider of calorie-controlled diet plans, has put together a weight loss diet plan for men, consisting of a custom-filled men’s hamper full of goodies to help you lose that weight but still have a filling meal.

Packed with delicious ‘man-food’, you can still have a proper meal but lose weight into the bargain – the hamper contains curries, chillies, pies, sausages, hot pots and meatballs, you really won’t feel like you are on a diet at all.

The 28 day Diet Chef men’s hamper is only £210 for 28 days worth of food, so just£7.50 a day meaning you’ll save £s as well as lbs. Specially designed to be tailored your individual calorie needs, Diet Chef will ensure you’ll be burning more than you eat to achieve a healthy sustainable weight loss and achieve that beach body.

So why not give it a go? Find out more about diets for men and about our easy portion control diet plan options – you’ve only your belly to lose!

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Diet Chef Launches In-Home Fitness Plan To Help You Shape Up For Summer

Blitz your way to a perfect beach body. The clocks have gone forward, spring has sprung and it feels as though summer is well and truly on its way. However, for women (and men) up and down the country those first rays of summer sunshine are joined by a familiar sense of trepidation; the dread of swimwear, specifically the bikini, and baring all (including those lumps and bumps) on the beach.

Home delivery diet brand, Diet Chef, is making it easier than ever to gain that summer body confidence with its Beach Body Blitz Summer Diet Hamper. Delivered directly to your home or office, the 28 day hamper priced at £240 includes chef-prepared main meals, snacks, lunches and breakfasts (subscriptions available from £195). To complement the calorie controlled eating plan, Diet Chef has come up with an easy 20 minute exercise plan created exclusively by top personal trainer, Kyle Andrews, which is availablewww.dietchef.co.uk/beach-body-blitz

Kyle says: “I’ve created a basic exercise regime that aims to strengthen, shape and tone the body in tandem with the Diet chef meal plan. The programme has been created with the beginner in mind and so all exercises can be carried out from the comfort of your own home – it really is that simple.”

Beach Body Blitz Workout Programme

Equipment: Exercise mat (optional), dumbbells (or substitute with a tin of beans or bottle of water from your kitchen cupboard)
Frequency: 3 x 20 minute workouts per week
Repetitions: 12-15 (of each exercise)
Circuits: 2-3 / no rest between exercises or circuits

1) Warm Up – walk on the spot for 60 seconds while clapping your hands above your head and behind your back
2) Jog on the spot for 10 seconds then walk for 10 seconds, repeat 5-8 times
3) Standing Squats – feet hip width apart, sit down to 90 degrees, stand back up (do not lock your knees)
4) Russian Chair – lean with your back against the wall, sit down to 90 degrees and hold for 20-60 seconds
5) Dumbbell Bent Over Rows – bend over and place one hand on the arm of a chair, lower the weight down until your arm is straight then pullback up
6) Dumbbell Shoulder Press – standing or sitting, push the dumbbells above your head then lower to just below your armpits (do not lock your elbows and breathe out when you push)
7) Lunges – take a big step forward lower your body down until your trailing leg nearly touches the floor, push off the front foot back to where you started then alternate legs (do not let your knee pass your toes)
8) Dumbbell Bicep Curls – standing up straight with your arms down by your side keep your elbows still and lift the weight up to your bicep
9) Tricep Dips – place your hands behind you on a chair or step. Keep your bottom close to your hands, sit down to 90 degrees then back up (do not lock your elbows)
10) Dumbbell Side Bend – standing up straight, reach down one side of your body as far as you can and then the other (do not twist your core)
11) Basic Crunches – lying on the floor with your legs at 90 degrees and your hands on your temples sit up and stop just before the small of your back comes off the floor. Lower back down until your shoulder blades touch the ground
12) Reverse Crunches – lying on the floor with your legs at 90 degrees then slowly bring your knees into your chest and gently lower your back down and repeat
13) Back Extensions – lying face down with your hands on your temples, slowly lift your upper body off the floor and back down.

Make sure you’re not stiff the day after exercising by completing your programme with these simple stretches:

1) Quad Stretch – holding on to your foot, pull one leg into your backside
2) Hamstring Stretch – with your legs straight, reach for your toes
3) Calf Stretch – stand with the balls of your feet on a step, legs straight and allow your heels to drop down
4) Lats Stretch – reach above your head and lean over to one side then the other
5) Chest Stretch – with your hands on the small of your back (palms of your hands turned in) push your elbows together
6) Triceps Stretch – bend your arm above your head and use your other arm to pull the bent arm towards your head
7) Rear Deltoid Stretch – place one arm across the body and using your other arm, pull into your body
8) Neck Stretch – gently lean your head to one side and use your hand to gently pull in the same direction
9) Lower back – lie on your back and pull your knees into your chest and hug them

The Diet Chef Beach Body Blitz Summer Hamper is perfect for anyone with a busy lifestyle, the diet and exercise plan is very simple to follow and all of the meals are easy to prepare. For more details or to sign up to a trial, visit http://www.dietchef.co.uk/

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Help Dad Shed The Pounds This Father’s Day With A Diet Chef Custom Male Hamper

Has your dad got the XXL factor? Is he more likely to be found watching the footie rather than having a kick about?

If this sounds all too familiar, why not abandon the customary gift of calorie laden treats, like chocolate and alcohol and opt for a healthier Diet Chef hamper to help shed those extra pounds. With the hamper delivered directly to your dad’s door, it surely does beat wading through the gift boxes in your local department store.

We all know how hard dieting can be, but with Diet Chef counting the calories and a variety of your dad’s mealtime favourites, like Chicken Tikka Masala, Shepherd’s Pie and Beef in Ale it really is simple …So no excuses dad!

The 7 day male hamper is a snip at £65, providing a 1,500 calorie a day diet (including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). Specially designed to be tailored to his individual calorie needs, Diet Chef will ensure he’ll be burning more than he eats to achieve a healthy sustainable weight loss. With all the work done for him he will be back to his former glory in no time.

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A New Quiz to Check Your Low-Carb IQ

The rising popularity of Atkins-approved menus and other low-carbohydrate products shows that ‘low-carb’ has become the new ‘health’ and ‘fat-free’ label. Millions of carb-aware dieters are cutting back on carbohydrates as a way of eating a more balanced diet. A new low-carb quiz complements this theme, helping oldies and newbies to learn more about their low-carb habits. The quiz helps dieters find out if they are making the best choices with vegetables, fish, eggs, and poultry, focusing on the role of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in our diet.

Carbohydrates are important for the proper working of the immune, digestive, and nervous systems, the heart, and the brain. A form of carbohydrate, fiber keeps the intestines clean and disease-free and is essential for the elimination of toxins and other waste materials from the body. Soluble forms of fiber help the body maintain steady glucose levels in the blood and slow digestion. Moreover, the carbohydrates fructose and glucose are responsible for breaking down certain proteins like those that protect the eyes against cataract formation.

If carbohydrates are so important for good health, why exclude them from your menu while on a diet? The new quiz brings to a focus diets such as the Zone diet and Atkins diet and addresses important questions about low-carb dieting and its effects on health. Low-carb diets have been promoted as a healthy and effective approach to weight reduction. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, for example, showed that obese and overweight people who took a protein supplement and reduced the amount of sugar in their diet experienced a significant drop in their blood pressure. Other benefits associated with low-carb diets include improved insulin sensitivity and lower insulin levels, improved triglycerides, reduced blood glucose, and others.

There have been concerns that diets like the Atkins and Zone diet are bad for the heart. Dieters who cut down on carbohydrates – starches and sugars – eat more foods that are rich in fat. This has been said to have a harmful effect on cardiovascular health. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that low-carb diets have the opposite effect and help improve blood vessel health.

Many low-carb dieters are also concerned about the effects of ketosis, which increases the level of ketone bodies in the human body. An important question the quiz asks deals with ketosis and the indicators of ketosis having occurred. Are the symptoms of ketosis something to worry about? In fact, scientific studies have shown that ketosis produces some health benefits. It has mood-stabilizing properties and neuroprotective properties and helps improve glucose control in diabetics. Diabetics who follow a ketogenic diet show a considerable improvement in glycemic control, resulting in medication elimination or reduction. Scientists also believe that ketone bodies are an efficient fuel for the brain, offering protection against brain damage. Moreover, studies show that ketogenic diets lower food intake and reduce hunger more than non-ketogenic diets. While prolonged and extreme ketosis is dangerous, moderate or mild ketosis has been shown to produce health benefits.

The new quiz http://www.lowcarbfoods.org/low-carb-foods-quiz.php itself is a helpful tool for dieters who want to assess their eating style, learn more about foods allowed on a diet, and try different dietary plans such as the Zone diet and Atkins diet. The quiz engages in the debate on low-carb dieting and its effects on diabetics and looks at metabolism and ways to boost metabolism. By testing dieters’ knowledge of low-carb diets and lifestyle, the quiz helps them to find a plan that is the best fit for them.

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Snackoholism – A very British addiction

Forget cigarettes, alcohol and even drugs, there is a new addiction sweeping the nation – snackoholism. We were brought up being told not to eat between meals but now it seems that we literally cannot help ourselves, we have become a nation of snackoholics with 4% of Brits actually admitting to being addicted to snacking and finding it impossible to quit.

No sex please, we’re peckish A survey by home delivery diet, Diet Chef, has uncovered some shocking truths about British snacking behaviour – not least that more than one in ten of us (12%) would rather snack than have sex. It seems our need to snack is taking over our lives as 6% of us even admit to snacking in bed pointing to the fact that for some Brits, romance really is dead.

A third of us (34%) would rather give up alcohol than snacks and 13% of smokers said they’d rather kick their nicotine habit than give up their chocolate, biscuits and crisps.

As a nation, the number of snacks we are consuming has reached colossal proportions. Our snack of choice is crisps, 61% of Brits admit to eating at least one packet of crisps per day – some as many as five or six packets a day – this equates to a staggering 48 million+ packets of crisps being consumed every day by the adult population of the UK. Add to this 45 million+ chocolate bars and the 78m biscuits and cakes we eat every day and it is no wonder we have an obesity crisis on our hands.

One in 10 of the people surveyed have either a burger, a pizza or a portion of chips as a snack every day showing we no longer understand the difference between a snack and an actual meal. Yet only 14% of the people surveyed knew how many calories something as basic as an average portion of chips contained.

Diet Chef’s nutritionist, Caron Leckie, comments: “Our survey shows the extent to which snacking has got out of control, most of the people we surveyed said they snack out of habit or boredom which shows people are eating without thinking, not out of necessity. The Diet Chef programme provides all your meals and one snack per day and controls your calorie intake so you are guaranteed to lose weight.”

Caron’s 10 steps to avoiding snacking:

It can be difficult to curb or change snacking habits as there are many different components involved – sometimes we snack out of hunger, boredom, cravings or just pure habit. Identifying our snacking ways and preparing ourselves is the first step to snacking success. As the saying goes failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

1. Identify what – whether you want to cut down on or cut out your snacks you need to know truly what you are snacking on – it’s actually quite common to snack without even realising what or how much we are having. Keeping a food diary can help you identify your snacking reality, and using a BMI calculator can help to ensure you know how many calories you need to be consuming each day.

2. Identify where – once you know what your snacks are, you need to consider where you are most likely to snack. Is it in the office? Passing the vending machine? Or at home? When you know where you snack you can focus your efforts on clearing out your snack drawer in the office or the snack cupboard at home.

3. Identify when – then think about when you are most likely to get the urge for something – at night in front of the TV? Late afternoon? Or it might be emotionally related – whenever you’re stressed, lonely, bored or feeling down. Knowing when you snack gives an indication of what may trigger your snacks – is it mid-morning? Are you having a sensible breakfast? Is it when you’ve had a bad day? Your snacks may be more emotion-related than hunger or boredom – when you’ve sussed out your snacking patterns, you’re ready to confront them.

4. Find a healthier alternative – there are always alternatives, if you are craving chocolate try a low calorie chocolate drink or instead of crisps try some popcorn – a healthier option means although you are snacking, it’s guilt-free.

5. Distract yourself – occupy your mind with other things – go for a walk, phone a friend, cleaning/ironing, read a book, take a bath, paint your nails – try a few things and see what takes your mind of those snacks.

6. Avoid tricky situations – prevention is better than cure so if you are tempted at lunchtime when you go to the shop, remove the need to go to the shop with a packed-lunch, take everything into work with you. If you associate having a biscuit with a cup of tea or coffee, cut back on the amounts you are having.

7. Cut the portions – if avoiding the situation doesn’t help you can make anything instantly healthier by cutting the portions – this way you get a little of what you fancy, just in a smaller package. Understanding portion sizes is an essential part of losing weight and maintaining your ideal weight.

8. Fill up on fruit and veg – we should be aiming for at least 5 a day so if you feel yourself reaching for a snack, try make it fruits or vegetables packed with nutrients and this will keep your hands and belly full till mealtime.

9. Make small changes – sometimes trying to tackle everything at once can mean we end up with too much on our plate (literally). If you snack in the morning and evening – pick one to start with, or if you like both chocolate and crisps – again just pick one. If you deprive yourself of everything that you like and is habitual, it’s much harder and likely to end in a cycle of deprivation and bingeing.

10. Don’t forget drinks – cutting your snacking is typically aimed at cutting some calories so don’t forget drinks will count too. Whether it’s a fizzy drink, orange juice or the mid-morning caramel latte – they add up so choose a healthier alternative like green tea or water helping to cut your calories and also keep you hydrated as thirst can often be mistaken for hunger leading you to snack.

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Diet Chef Comes to the Rescue of the Fat Blue Line

Home delivery diet brand, Diet Chef, is coming to the rescue of the British bobby, to help our boys and girls in blue get their weight problem under control. Until now, police officers were given a fitness test when they joined the force and their fitness was not tested again, but this is about to change.

Following the news that two-thirds of police officers are obese or overweight and face pay cuts, disciplinary action and even the sack if they fail new annual fitness tests, Diet Chef is offering all police personnel a lifeline. Starting today, a special code containing the numbers 999 will be issued to all police stations and will offer police staff a 20% discount off their first monthly Diet Chef hamper order. Currently only 35% of British police officers are deemed to be a normal weight and 1% are classed as morbidly obese.

Diet Chef, providers of delivered diets to make losing weight easy, will send each police officer a hamper full of its chef-prepared food for dinner, soups for lunch and granola for breakfast, along with some healthy snacks. All meals are carefully calorie-counted to average less than 1200 or 1500 calories-a-day so our boys and girls on the beat will be burning more calories than they eat to achieve a healthy, sustainable weight loss. With Diet Chef they are guaranteed to lose weight, pass their fitness tests and keep their jobs.

Diet Chef founder, Kevin Dorren, comments: “Diet Chef has a proven track record of thousands of happy customers so we know we can help everyone, including our police force, lose weight and feel so much fitter.”

Inspirational weight loss success stories from Diet Chef customers can be found on the website.

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New meal kits now available from Diet Chef

Diet ready meal retailer Diet Chef has recently unveiled its new meal kits, which can be used when following the company’s easy eating plan. Those on the diet can use the recipes and ingredients included in the meal packs to create a delicious dinner when they want a chance to cook for friends, or simply to have a night off from the chef-prepared ready meals.

Diet Chef is the UK’s largest delivered diet service with over 80,000 customers. Customers are able to go online and choose from a wide range of over 100 meals and snacks. The diet includes everything you need for breakfast, lunch and dinner to ensure a calorie controlled meal every time. Snacks are even included for those hungry moments in between. All the meals are developed by Alan Mathieson – an experienced executive chef who is passionate about flavour and healthy food.

The company’s new meal kits give customers the opportunity to take a night off from the plan, but without the risk of lapsing. Many dieters would like to enjoy the feeling of being able to cook a meal for themselves every now and then, and the meal kits now make it easy to create something special.

The meal kits come with all of the cupboard ingredients needed to cook with, including measured pots of spices, oils and sauces. All that is required is the fresh ingredients, such as meat and vegetables. The current meal kits that can be bought are chow mein stir fry, sweet and sour stir fry, madras curry and tikka curry.

Gillian Hope of Diet Chef said: “Right now, we have four meal kits available to buy from the website, each of which has been developed by our chef and nutritionist. We are very pleased to be able to offer a solution for many peoples’ dieting difficulties and hope that our new meal kits can provide that little bit of extra variety to help keep people on the right track.

“At Diet Chef we understand how difficult it can be to resist temptation, especially when it comes to curries, Chinese takeaway and other convenience foods, but with our meal kits customers can now recreate these amazing meals without coming off their diet,” she added.

The new Diet Chef Meal Kits are available to buy online now, priced £30 for a 12 pack, with each kit containing enough ingredients to create a delicious meal for two people.

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Attention Networkers Sevenpoint2 MLM Launch 72 Day Alkaline Weight Loss Challenge Join The Alkaline Revolution Movement

Sevenpoint2 Alkaline movement has begun. Sevenpoint2 vision is to introduce a “72 Day Alkaline Weight Loss Challenge” and launch a Worldwide Alkaline Movement. The products are designed and formulated to assist you and your body to a healthy 7.2ph balance “easily”. The mission “Alkalized & Energized 4 Life, made easy.” Our Vision is clear and simple “To have One Million people, consuming and enjoying the benefits of our products”, thereby creating the worlds first Alkaline movement.

It has been proven that an acid ph body stores fat and toxins, and harbors an environment for disease. By balancing the body ph, you are allowing your body to function as it was designed to function, and to achieve ideal weight and optimum health simultaneously. Educating people on the value of a balanced 7.2pH body, creates the foundation for anti-aging and optimum health.

7.2 Shake: This Vegan based shake is free of allergens soy free, whey free, and gluten free. The shake assists your body in burning fat and becoming alkaline all at the same time.

7.2 Greens: These Greens that have dozens of healthy green foods and cereal grasses in a powder form that you mix in a beverage (water).

7.2 Alkaline Booster: After having an acidic meal and beverage(s) this product works instantly to bring you from acidic pH levels to alkaline..

7.2 Cleanse: This product helps you keep things moving so your body is less likely to become acidic. You can use it for daily cleansing, maintenance or take more for a Power Cleanse.

7.2 Control: This product helps to suppress your cravings so that you dont have the desire for foods that dont support your weight loss goals.

7.2 Coffee Tabs: Helps neutralize highly acidic beverages and makes them alkaline. Your super acidic beverage has now become healthier

In a world where ph balance is so out of balance, we see a financial opportunity unlike any we have previously seen. With our expertise in business and health and wellness, we are the quality of life for all those unbalanced ph bodies as well as changing our distributors life styles, one body at a time.

Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come. This is the time of health, the time of action, the time of success. We are building the foundation for a worldwide movement; a movement back to health, to vitality, to life. We invite everyone to join us, to be healthy, and to be free

Alkalinity is the best kept secret on the planet”. When we landed here on earth our Ph was set by God at 7.365 (which is also the Ph of human blood)…like an Fm dial setting, when the human dial is off and our alkalinity is lower than 7.365, we open ourselves up to static, to poor performance, to risk of harboring diseases.

Nothing Beats Free “Share the products with Three and Yours is Free” is a core aspect of our compensation plan. Imagine the excitement of having these products in your life for FREE. Careful thought combined with years of experience were applied to the creation. We honored the best ideas from two very successful plans currently growing in the industry by incorporating them into the SevenPoint2 hybrid uni-level.

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Kellogg’s Announces ‘Win A Year Of Family Fun’ Promotion

Kellogg’s has partnered with the Merlin Entertainments Group to offer consumers a huge family promotion this summer.

The ‘Win a Year of Family Fun’ promotion, coordinated by Iris Manchester, offers consumers the chance to win one of 500 Merlin Annual Passes to some of the UK’s most popular family attractions.

But consumers don’t need to be one of the lucky 500 to enjoy unrivalled added value. Every single one of the 30 million participating packs will feature a cut-out voucher allowing consumers to gain two-for-one access to over 35 of the best-loved attractions in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The two-for-one vouchers on each pack means that consumers can enjoy up to £41 in free tickets each time they purchase a participating Kellogg’s cereal.

“As the category leaders, it’s really important that we lead the way in terms of bringing fantastic added value to shoppers,” said Sam Blunt, digital and consumer promotions controller at Kellogg’s.

“The Win a Year of Family Fun promotion definitely delivers on value. We know that most UK families look for days out during the summer so two-for-one tickets will be a huge help financially and the Merlin Annual Passes will mean 500 families can enjoy unlimited days out completely free.”

The promotion will run on all of Kellogg’s most popular family cereals including Rice Krispies, Coco Pops and Corn Flakes.

Participating Merlin attractions include the Alton Towers Theme Park, Chessington World of Advertures Resort and Thorpe Park. There are 25 participating Merlin attractions in total across the UK and ROI and Rachel Kelly, global partnerships manager for Merlin believes the added value on offer will appeal to consumers.

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Kellogg’s Gives Workers A Royal Pardon Over Wedding Public Holiday

Kellogg’s has announced that employees at the Manchester-based food giant who don’t want to watch the Wills and Kate nuptials told they can take the extra holiday whenever they like.

Kellogg’s has taken the unusual step to give its workers an extra day’s holiday to celebrate the royal wedding but allowing them to take it on a day of their choice.

The royal wedding on April 29 was declared a public holiday by David Cameron but the cereal maker has decided to allow employees at its UK head office flexibility over when they take the break.

Kellogg’s said it hoped the move would help workers achieve a better work life balance.

Tanya Thornber, European HR director at Kellogg’s explained: “We wanted to offer our employees real flexibility over the extra public holiday to celebrate the royal wedding. For some workers it may not be convenient to take the day off on April 29 or they may not want to watch the nuptials between William and Kate.

“As a global company we have a diverse and multinational workforce at the UK head office so we respect the fact that not everyone wants to celebrate the royal wedding. This sort of flexibility really boosts morale as it gives employees the choice to either take the day off and enjoy the wedding or come to work as usual and take it another day during the year when it may be more appropriate for them to spend the extra time with family or friends.”

Kellogg’s offers its workers a range of flexible working benefits including its summer hours initiative or Kellogg’s Fridays where staff can take Friday afternoons off from May to September*.

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Special K and Ted Baker Team Up

Special K, the women’s cereal brand, has teamed up with British designer label Ted Baker to create the ultimate Little Red Dress.

The dresses can be bought from Ted Baker stores or Special K is giving women the chance to win one of these bespoke Special K red dresses every day for three months as part of an on pack promotion.

As part of the collaboration, Special K is also giving away a collection of sophisticated Ted Baker handbags every day through its range of snacks.

Special K, which is the largest cereal brand in the UK with sales of over £120m, is famous for its iconic advertising featuring the “Special K girl” dressed in red.

The Ted Baker “Betsi” dress will also feature in a new £1m media campaign including TV advertising to promote the ‘win a designer dress’ and ‘win a designer handbag’ promotions for Special K.

Laura Nevison from Special K said: “Special K consumers are always asking how they can get their hands on a Special K dress and this partnership with Ted Baker has given us the opportunity to offer women the chance to do so with this fabulous designer dress promotion.”

Craig Smith, Brand Communication Director at Ted Baker, said: “Special K invited us to create a little red dress that would be perfect for a sophisticated night out or adding a bit of glamour around the office. In response, Ted came up with the ultra stylish ‘Betsi’. The tie-up is an excellent fit giving us a great opportunity to showcase our womenswear and further develop our relationships with Special K’s female audience.”

Special K and Special K snacks have one dress and one handbag to be won every day for three months starting from 4 April 2011. Visit specialkfoods.co.uk or see packs of Special K for more details on how to be in with a chance of getting this fabulous LRD in your wardrobe.

The “Betsi” dress will also be on sale in Ted Baker stores and online at tedbaker.com.

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Organic Coconut Oil – Your Best Friend

The health benefits of extra virgin organic coconut oil is a great way to look and feel your very best. It can be used for a variety of things you need in your life. You can get rid of costly products and avoid side effects. The organic nature of it means you won’t have to deal with any ingredients that aren’t good for you either.

Many people with serious skin problems including psoriasis have been able to benefit from coconut oil for skin. The deep layers of skin are reached when you use coconut oil. As a result your skin starts to repair itself from the inside out. The moisture will be retained too so you can say goodbye to dry skin once and for all.

If you want smooth skin you should use coconut oil as it will help to exfoliate the damaged and dead skin cells. What remains is soft and silky with a very pretty tone and color to it. Should you be seeing fine lines and wrinkles on your body the use of coconut oil can help to make them disappear.

We do lots of damage to our hair from the wind, the sun, coloring it, and styling. Coconut oil for hair though leaves it soft and manageable. It can also help to stop the itchiness and dryness of the scalp. That can often be the result of harsh chemicals found in most shampoos. The nutrients in coconut oil will also help your hair to grow faster and to have a lovely shine to it. If anyone in your household gets lice this can also help to kill the eggs and the adults quickly.

When it comes to your diet, you should use coconut oil for cooking due to the nutritional benefits. You can enjoy delicious tasting foods but without using lots of fats. The foods you prepare will taste amazing too so you will want to continue to use it for all of your cooking needs. If you are interested in eating healthy but also enjoying your food then coconut oil is the way to make it happen.

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Kellogg’s Reveal What Women Want – Chocolate

Kellogg’s reveal through new research that women think about it all the time, enjoy it most after a bad day and would choose it over any other pleasure in life – chocolate that is.

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The research* by Kellogg’s has revealed that over 20% of women in the UK say they would kiss goodbye to their sex lives before their chocolate fix and over a quarter would give up their chardonnay and Chanel.

In fact according to the report it seems women have a one track mind for chocolate as 30% confessed they thought about their treat most during the day, compared to just 18% who said they think about sex**.

A bad day at work is the main reason women turn to chocolate for comfort with over half of all women admitting this is when they indulge the most, while a third do so after an argument with their partner.

Ladies in Yorkshire are the most likely to be driven to the chocolate cupboard by their hormones with 40% saying they turn to chocolate to relieve PMT.

The research shows chocolate is a woman’s ultimate guilty pleasure with 2.3m admitting they eat it more than 3 times a day however, 70% of women said they felt guilty for doing so, with health, weight and dirty looks from their partner the top reasons for guilt.

Women also use chocolate as a reward with 41% saying they treat themselves after eating healthily including healthy snacks all day and 20% after exercising. This could start with a healthy breakfast at the beginning of the day and feeling the chocolate has been earned by the end.

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Thermadrol Fights Sugar Cravings with Gymnemia Sylvestre

One of the top weight loss products in the world, Thermadrol, has announced the addition of a powerful rainforest herb to its weight loss formula; Gymnemia Sylvestre. This herbal ingredient gives what is regarded as the strongest weight loss product on Earth the added punch of curbing sugar cravings as well. We all know that sugar is a vice for many, and that a sweet tooth is hard to conquer, but Gymnemia Sylvestre can do just that.

Gymnemia Sylvestre may be hard to pronounce, but its affects on the body are clear thanks to countless studies that show its sugar craving fighting features. Studies of the herb have shown that it reduces blood sugar levels, while at the same time reducing the taste of sugar in the mouth. The taste is what makes sugar addictive, and with Thermadrol taking that away, cravings for sugar will disappear too.

Thermadrol, with this new ingredient, blocks sugar receptors of the tongue to help deal with obesity, but it doesn’t stop there. In addition to stopping sugar cravings, it will also help users deal with hyperglycemia, high cholesterol, anemia and digestive problems. With this herb, Thermadrol has become a one-stop shop for all weight loss needs.

Thermadrol has developed a reputation for the past eight years of providing an excellent product that continues to improve and not only meet customer expectations, but exceed them as well. Now, with the added punch of Gymnemia Sylvestre, it seems that Thermadrol is once again pushing the limits and blazing new territory for weight loss products.

For more information regarding Thermadrol ingredients, or to see the new version of Thermadrol, visit http://fitness.noaddedflab.com/Thermadrol-Bioperine.htmlor http://fitness.noaddedflab.com/Thermadrol-Cayenne.html. Thermadrol is committed to providing the strongest and most effective weight loss products to its customers, and has since 2000.

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FoodTV Promotes Prudent Portions

With obesity rates rising, it is more important than ever that people eat healthily and take enough exercise. That is why FoodTV provide hundreds of simple and nutritious recipes, as well as demonstration videos to view online. However, when you begin to experiment and create your own dishes you shouldn’t forget the advice gained from FoodTV.

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Every meal should include a variety of vegetables, carbohydrates and protein. You should also follow these tips for simple portion control:

Pasta
When cooking dried spaghetti, you should prepare a small handful for each person. Obviously this won’t work with some of the numerous varieties of pasta – a handful of penne pasta is not the same as a handful of tagliatelle.

Instead, a 230 gram serving of pasta is roughly the same size as a tennis ball. To make your pasta dishes even healthier, choose the wholegrain option.

Meat and fish
Both meat and fish are great sources of protein. However, nutritionists recommend you limit your intake of red meat, such as beef or lamb.

An average serving of meat should be about the same size as a deck of cards or a chequebook. A serving of fish – which is high in Omega 3 – should be about the same.

Vegetables
Whenever possible you should steam vegetables, as this means they will retain more of their nutrients. A 115 gram serving of cooked vegetables should be around the same size as an orange.

Dried fruit
While dried fruit will last much longer than fresh, it has around five times the calories by weight. To make sure you don’t overindulge, you should remember that a single serving of dried fruits should be about the same size as an egg or a golf ball.

Salad dressing
There is no need to add spoonfuls of dressing to add life to a salad. Instead, a drizzle of about five grams (roughly the size of your thumbnail) should be sufficient.

FoodTV provides hundreds of hours of online food-related videos, as well as easy recipesbudget cooking and drinks for all ages. Users can share recipes through the FoodTV community.

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Kellogg’s Report Finds Monroe Not Moss Is The Ideal Figure

According to a new report from the Kellogg company, a massive 60% of British women say they are actually ‘fruit-shaped’ apple and pears but over two thirds of the nation are desperate for the classic Marilyn Monroe-esque hourglass figure.

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In a landmark study to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kellogg’s Special K*, it was found that the ultimate slimming goal for women is no longer being the ‘Perfect 10’ but to get a curvy hourglass shape.

Regardless of whether they were 25 or 55 the hourglass figure personified by the shapely Nigella Lawson resolutely remains the body shape the majority of women aspire to. In fact, just 7% yearned for the boyish and shapeless body made famous by the likes of Twiggy in the sixties and Kate Moss in the nineties and the noughties.

With over 35% of the nation’s women confessing they are apple-shaped – a shape characterized by an undefined waist – and just 13% possessing an enviable hourglass figure – it seems shape not size is what matters most to women these days.

The research by Special K revealed women are taking their inspiration from curvy celebrities in the media too. While the sensuous hourglass curves of Nigella topped Special K’s inspiration index, Dame Helen Mirren was voted the second biggest ‘body booster’ – becoming an inspiration to millions after being photographed in her bikini last year, and Dame Judi Dench came in third.

Key body shape boosters include seeing shapely women on TV rather than size zero models, curvy celebrities with hunky boyfriends (such as Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson), and older actresses such as Helen Mirren ‘baring all’ for nude scenes.

Laura Bryant from Special K said: “The report shows that women’s attitudes to slimming over the last 50 years have changed along with their figures. It seems British women have lost their waists but now they are demanding them back. They are more concerned about getting a curvy hourglass shape like their grandmothers instead of being the perfect size 10 which shows a marked shift in attitude from the 80’s and 90’s when success and failure when slimming was benchmarked against fitting into certain sized clothes.”

To help people achieve their ideal shape for the summer and beyond, Kellogg’s Special K has created ShapeMate, an online tool which allows users to create their own free personal plan and delivers expert advice tailored to meet individual needs. The Kellogg’s site also features a BMI calculator to help people understand if their body mass index, a measure of a person’s height versus their weight, is in the ideal range or not.

* Survey by Tickbox across 2,000 women across the UK.

About the Kellogg company:
Since William Keith Kellogg filed the papers that officially incorporated the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flakes Company on 19th Feb 1906, the Kellogg’s company has been driven by the philosophy that an improved balanced diet leads to improved health. The Kellogg company is now the most successful cereal manufacturer in the world.

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Lighterlife Clients Shed Weight In 2008

LighterLife, the weight-loss and weight-management programme for people who are one stone or more overweight, has announced that it has helped the UK shed almost 94,000 stone in just one year.

Up and down the country, LighterLife clients have lost an amazing 93,719 stone – that is the equivalent weight to 30 of the 32 pods on the London Eye and one and a half Angel of the North bronze statues.

In just 12 months LighterLife has shown clients how to lose weight and change their lives beyond recognition and many have gone from struggling to walk or run to taking part in cycle rides, running marathons, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, taking up dance classes, holidaying abroad for the first time, changing careers or simply just playing with their children.

Sara Jamison, Sales and Marketing Director, LighterLife commented: “Every day we receive so many inspirational stories from clients who have a new lease of life after losing weight on the LighterLife Programme. All of our clients have their own unique weight-loss journey whether they have one stone or 15 stone to lose. Not only do our clients benefit physically from their weight loss but also emotionally and the counselling techniques we offer them show them the reason behind their overeating and teach them how they keep the weight off in the future.”

She continued, “With the introduction of the new LighterLife Lite Programme which is available to those people who are one stone or more overweight, we will be able to reach people before they tip into the obesity danger zone and help even more people across the country lose weight fast and manage their healthy weight in the future.”

About LighterLife:
LighterLife is a weight loss and weight management programme for people who are one stone or more overweight and with a body mass index of 25 or above. Over 100,000 people have successfully lost weight with LighterLife since 1996.

The unique LighterLife approach offers programmes specific to the obese and the overweight in the form of nutritionally complete soups, shakes and bars combined with specialised counselling using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and transactional analysis (TA) techniques. Clients benefit not only from rapid, safe weight loss but they also learn the behavioural changes needed to sustain it. Founded in 1996, the LighterLife Programme was developed by three of its directors – Jackie Cox, Bar Hewlett and Rebecca Hunter.

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