Amy Culver - The Queen Of Lean

Holiday stress

Holiday season isn't all just about food

Plan ahead to stay on the right track

Prioritize this Thanksgiving

Choose treats wisely during the holidays

Starting a weightlifting routine

Healthy body has right signs

You need a livable food plan

Tailor your food according to needs

Plan strategies for when life gets hectic

Traveling can challenge eating habits

Parenting your own inner spoiled child

Long-term motives create long-lasting results

Interval training works for anyone

Check ingredients when eating out

Get out of the house for your workout

Lack of sleep may lead to weight gain

Cooking extra saves time and calories

Even small changes can make an impact

Swimming is a good
all-around exercise

Don't let slip-ups destroy your plan

Make your lifestyle and health compatible

A little exercise can yield big results

Food plans can help you eat right

Moderation is weight-loss key

Give your weight-loss plan time

Combat post-holiday blues with activity

Choose holiday calories carefully

Good kitchen tools make life easier

Enjoy feast in moderation

Start planning holiday meals now

Don't buy Halloween candy too early

Theaters offer healthy snacks

Try to avoid evening snacking

Tips to stave off hunger pangs

Stuck?  Reassess your routine

Avoid peaks and valleys in diet

Measure size of food portion to help tip scale in your favor

Learn to love being thin

Change your lifestyle; don't just diet

Fruity thoughts to keep fit

Water can ease cravings

Working a pool into your exercise routine

Stay focused, move forward

Delay caving to craving

Review of daily plan should include diet & activities

Holidays are never-ending

Measuring food is key to weight loss

Food-logging can help in weight loss

Find ways to make exercise fun

Reserve time for your exercise program

Substitutions for your holiday treats

Moderation is key to good diet

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Theaters offer healthy snacks

We don't seem to get out to the movies much anymore.  It's easier to stay at home with a rented DVD.  I also have a hard time with snacking at theaters.  It is an ingrained habit and I usually overdo it on the popcorn.

The other day, we went to a local movie theater and I was surprised at the changes that have been made.  All menu items were listed with calorie counts.  There were many healthy selections, including a popular brand of low-calorie ice cream sandwich.

With that experience came the thought that we really no longer have excuses regarding nutritional education.  It has become readily available, either at eating locations or on the Internet. 

Try looking up some of your favorite places.  You will likely find surprises, some pleasant, some enlightening.

Print the nutritional page and decide what you will have before you go.  This helps eliminate the temptation to change your mind when you get there.  You can even tell them you don't need a menu if your willpower needs a little boost.

New book available

I have an exciting announcement to share with readers:  my new book is available. 

It is intended to provide inspiration and advice for obese and morbidly obese people. 

My ultimate goal is to reach as many people as possible and stop as many obesity-related "suicides" as I can.  I want the morbidly obese to know that there is hope and to know what losing weight can do for them.  I want to express the joy of feeling fit and healthy.  I want them to know there is someone who knows just how they feel.

The book, "The Healthy Living Lifestyle," is available at  Search under "Amy Culver."  Visit my website for additional details.