Halloween Hang-Over

By Robyn Priebe

Last night I awoke at 2:00 AM hungry.  This is not a normal occurrence for me, but it’s also not the norm for me to eat salad and candy for dinner either.  Last night being Halloween I was able to enjoy quite a few mini peanut butter cups.  I didn’t feel too hungry for a regular dinner, so I had a large green salad […] Read more »

My steampunk pumpkin carving.  I love this more than the candy!

It Happened This Week: Food Safety Tips, Halloween Candy, Healthy Halloween Alternatives and Recipes

By Mary

This weekend clocks change and candy comes home!  It’s Halloween weekend! First, some helpful Halloween food safety tips from the FDA for parents of trick-or-treaters. Diane wrote about how she made it through the holiday of candy and costumes while still losing weight.  Her secret?  Planning for a candy indulgence and then moving on because candy doesn’t control her, she […] Read more »

Halloween Candy

It Happened This Week: Loving Our Bodies, Halloween Candy, and First Lady PLAYouts

By Mary

A new study, published in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of Health Psychology, shows that workout frequency can help improve body image.  The study claimed that the act of exercise – not necessarily to get in shape – boosts the exerciser’s body image.  The study also claimed that the more people exercised per week, regardless of how hard or […] Read more »