Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crunch Time for Busy Moms (Giveaway)

Demanding and time-consuming, Motherhood offers little time to take care of oneself. Intersperse the responsibilities of work and a child’s after-school activities and at the end of the day, Mom isn’t left with much time or energy to fit exercise into the daily schedule.

Authors, Monica Bearden and Shara Aaron, Registered Dietitians, Aerobic instructors and new moms themselves, offer tips on how to add “crunch” time to daily activities.

Ideas on ways to become more active include:

• Gym Memberships – Or Not…

- Brown bag it and use the money saved to pay for a gym membership. Working moms can exercise at lunch and forgo costly, calorie-laden take-out. For example, saving just $3.00 a day adds up to $90.00 a month – that’s enough for a gym membership with a little extra left over.

- Gather up your gal pals and get those strollers moving in your neighborhood or nearby park. Besides dropping inches you get the bonus of connecting with nature, your children and friends.

• Play With Your Children
- Freeze tag, hide and seek and jump rope are still cool – find your inner child and burn up to 100 calories in 10 minutes while playing with your kids.

- Show the kids some new moves and dance together to their favorite music - just half an hour of b-bopping can burn 185 calories.

In the book, The Baby Fat Diet by authors Monica Bearden and Shara Aaron, moms learn that small changes can make a big difference. Weight loss and good health doesn’t require a total makeover. Restrictive dieting and cutting out all favorite foods isn’t necessary. This book offers simple, easy-to-live-by health and nutrition tips that help women change the set behaviors that make losing weight so difficult. Committing to exercise and looking for activities and movement that work with life as a mom make for a happy, healthy family. Inside the book, moms will find information on ways to get up and get moving:

About the Authors:

Monica Bearden, R.D., is a food enthusiast who believes that healthy living should always include delighting the palate with a rich piece of chocolate. Monica is a registered dietitian and fitness instructor and has helped countless women lose weight . In addition, Monica is co-owner of NutCom, LLC, a nutrition communications company, where she assists major food companies in developing healthier food for the public, works with the media as a nutrition and wellness expert, and writes health- and nutrition-related educational materials on the food industry’s behalf. She is also co-author of the award winning book, Chocolate – A Healthy Passion and writes health-related articles for parenting magazines and for professional publications such as the Journal of the American Dietetic Association; the American Journal of Medicine and Sports; the American Chemical Society; Today’s Dietitian; and the ADA Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition newsletter. She graduated from the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was accepted into the Undergraduate Honors Research Program and was the recipient of a Research Fellowship and the Outstanding Nutrition Scholar award. Bearden lives in Tomball TX.
Shara Aaron, M.S., R.D., lives what she preaches: eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly can help you get the most out of life. She began her career as nutrition and health editor for Family Circle magazine. She was also a manager of nutrition communications at a major food company, where she served, among other things, as a company nutrition media spokesperson. She is now the co-owner of NutCom, LLC, a nutrition communications consulting company, and continues to privately counsel patients on weight loss and teach fitness classes as a certified aerobics instructor. Shara is co-author of the award winning book, Chocolate – A Healthy Passion, has published articles in Family Circle, Parents, and American Baby magazines. She earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MS in nutrition communications from the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University. She completed her dietetic education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Aaron lives in Yardley PA.

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Tj and Amy said...

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April said...

I'm commenting on this giveaway...I need this book! Time to get the baby weight off!

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