Share the love! Grab a friend and get moving. – Fitness and Nutrition Newsletter – February 22, 2011

February is a great month to show people in your life just how much you love them. Instead of an evening at home, why not go ice skating or out for a bike ride? If you’re a little competitive, sign up for a race and raise money for a good cause. Learn more about how to get moving from

If your heart is set on a great meal, make healthier choices that are lower in fat, sodium, and calories (like the baked red snapper dish below!). Share your love with others by showing them you care about their health. Learn more about healthy eating.

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Recipe of the Month

Some say the key to keeping a relationship going is by adding some spice! So why not try this zesty red snapper dish from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute this Valentine’s Day? It will add some excitement without adding a lot of calories!

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I’m Fat, I’m Angry & I’m Not Gonna Take it Anymore!

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Submitted by John McGran on February 18, 2011 – 8:20am
Over the past few weeks, I’ve come to a major realization — I am too fat and much too angry to continue in the direction I’m headed. And I badly need to get back on track towards a healthier weight.

I was doing great late last year. I was following the Diet-to-Go Low-Fat Traditional meal plan and losing weight while eating great. I lost 15 pounds before my Florida vacation.

But then I began to sabotage my diet and self-destruct.

When I started drinking full-strength Pepsi again last week, I knew I had hit soda-on-the-rocks bottom. It was time to throw my gear shift into reverse and get out of this mess before I got too far in.

This past Monday I plunged into a low-carb eating plan — so far so good. I weighed myself before I began and I will share my starting weight with you all after I do my one-week weigh-in.

I can tell you I started at my all-time high weight. And that sickens me and angers me… and inspires me.

This coming Monday, as I start my second week of dieting, I will make time for fitness.

Friends, I have seen the enemy and it is me.

You know you are too heavy when you start spending way too much time trying to find something to wear. I am down to a few pieces of clothing that I can actually feel comfy in — and that’s just not right.

You know you are unhappy with yourself when you start finding fault in others… a lot. I scream at other drivers for being idiots. I yell at kids for silly things. I argue with my wife over everything.

You’ve heard the term “an angry drunk?” Well, thanks to this roll around my gut and this ever-present feeling of frustration, I have become AN ANGRY CHUNK!

After all, I am the guy who works for a diet company. I am the guy who writes about healthy dieting for a living. I am the guy who should (and does) know better than to wolf down oversized servings of food and drink.

But as I sit here in front of you today, I am here to tell you I am also the guy who is changing his ways.

If you want to hit fall feeling lighter and better about yourself, then get started today. We can be dieting buddies!

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