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I saw this link on Dr.Mehmet Oz’s fan page, and got devastated when I read this post. Some British retailer is selling large sized  clothing for kids who are Obese! In my opinion I am totally against it because the fact that these kids reached the stage of obesity is a mistake. Now when kids discover that there is clothing that matches their size it will be more convenient to them and this issue will encourage them to not lose that excess weight. I put up a poll I chose a few answers from what Dr. Mehmet Oz’s fans shared you can choose one or just add your own answer. I would love to hear your thoughts.


Giuliano Stroe is a five-year-old bodybuilder who was born in Romania. The Stroe family have since moved to Florence in Italy. In 2009, Stroe set a world record by performing the fastest 10-meter hand-walk with a weight ball between his legs. Stroe has been lifting weights since he was a toddler.
Stroe performed his hand-walking stunt on live television in Italy and was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.
On February 24, 2010 he broke the world record for number of ‘air push-ups’; an exercise where push-ups are performed without letting your feet touch the ground.h Stroe managed 20 ‘air push ups’ beating his previous record of 12, live on Romanian TV. Stroe has the body of a body builder and has a six pack that many adult men would be envious of.

Stroe has been going to the gym with his Father since the age of two and goes to exercise most days of the week. Stroe’s Father Iulian has received much criticism for pushing his Son but is insistent that Giuliano loves the exercises and wants to do it. Stroe’s Father Iulian commented “He has been going to the gym with me ever since he was born. I always took him with me when I went training. But he’s still only a child and if he gets tired or bored we go and play.”
Independent Doctors have advised that children should not start weightlifting until the age of thirteen. Stroe started at the age of two and currently has the physique of at least a fifteen year old.

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Nutritional Info (Per serving):

Calories: 203, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 331mg, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 28g, Sugars: 6g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Protein: 16g

Exchanges: Starch: 2, Lean Meat: 1
Carb Choices: 2


  • 3/4 cup(s) milk, fat-free evaporated
  • 1 cup(s) cottage cheese, low-fat
  • 1/2 cup(s) cheese, ricotta, low-fat
  • 1/2 cup(s) cheese, cheddar, low-fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1 dash(es) salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cheese, Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs, fine, dry
  • 1 pounds pasta, elbow macaroni, cooked


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat. Add the cheeses until they melt, stirring constantly.

2. Stir in the nutmeg, pepper, and salt. Remove the cheese sauce from the heat. Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce and mix well.

3. Pour the mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Bake the casserole for 15-20 minutes until bubbly and the top is browned.

I was watching Rachel Ray last night and she was having a debate about this read:
A handful of college students slated to graduate this spring may not be getting their diplomas after all. And it isn’t because they did not meet their academic requirements to graduate, but because they failed to take a class to help them lose weight and get fit.

In 2006, Lincoln University, an institution just an hour’s drive southwest of Philadelphia, established a new graduation requirement for the class of 2010–those entering the university with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater would be required to take a “Fitness for Life” class before graduation or risk not graduating. The class meets three times a week for a semester where students participate in aerobic activities, learn about nutrition and other healthy lifestyle habits.

As many of us are fully aware, America has an obesity problem. But should universities and colleges initiate such drastic measures to force their students to lose weight and get healthy? Basically telling these students, lose weight or risk not graduating, even if you exceed academically.
So what do you think? Is it fair to not allow these students to graduate because they are obese?  They paid for their intuition after all, but it kinda has some positive aspects! What do you think?


Finding a healthy drink for your child on the supermarket shelves can be difficult. There are rows and rows of enticing bottles in many tempting flavors and bright colors, and children are drawn by these as well as by the familiar brands advertised on television.

Artificially sweetened drinks:

The alternative to sugary drinks are sugar free drinks, containing artificial sweeteners, but I would advise caution with these as well.


– Fresh juice: Fresh fruit juices are the best option

the next best option is pure fruit juice made from concentrate.

– Avoid carton of drinks masquerading as fruit juice. if the carton says “drink”rather than “juice”then it will not be pure juice but will probably have added sugar and water and is best left on the shelf.

Tips for healthier drinks:

Make your child smoothies by blending fruit on its own, or adding a little milk.

– It is always best to offer juice after mealtimes. A small amount of fruit juice with meals also helps the iron in food to be absorbed because of the vitamin C the juice contains

– Offer water or milk rather than sugary drinks. if children insist on fruit juice, dilute it with water to makie it less sugary …same goes with soft drinks.

– get your child to brush his teeth after sugary drinks

– Children like drinking out of trendy sports type bottles, so try filling them with water.

Jogging is one of the best exercises I love to do. I actually go jogging everyday at night by the sea side. I love jogging because it is a stress reliever for me, increases my energy level, and helps me lose fat. I do some stretching exercises after i’m done. I always tell my students what I do. I tell them I eat healthy food and I jog and do exercises daily. Some students look up to their teachers and they would like to copy them. Teachers are like their role models. If you are a teacher or a parent please encourage your children to exercise and eat healthy. You can go jogging as a family, grab your ipod and start. I usually jog for one hour, half hour walking for warming up and half hour jogging or slow running. If you are new at this don’t start running immediately, start only when you’re ready. I was jogging really hard when i started and my feet were bleeding so I advise you to take it slow. To avoid injuries increase your activity for only 1-2 minutes per day. After several weeks, review your progress and then increase or decrease the activity accordingly.

Here are the benefits of jogging taken from Ezine articles:

Jogging is one of the finest exercise programs, as it yields a lot of benefits. You can do it independently and it helps you build a good physique by stimulating your heart rate, relieving stress, toning your muscles and also prevents a number of aging problems. It increases your energy level and it brings a sense of discipline and is more result oriented than any other type of workout. It helps burn calories and stay fit.

Suhail Shatila, a reader, wanted to share this interesting and beneficial post with you…I loved it and was more than glad to share it…

40 Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life!
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. Buy a PVR tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,
“My purpose is to___________ today.”
5. Live with the 3 E’s – Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did last year.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
18. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
24. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie (not you guys.) Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, wills this matter?”
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
34. The best is! yet to come.
35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
36. Do the right thing!
37. Call your family often.
38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
“I am thankful for__________.” Today I accomplished_________.

39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

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