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Fit Chat with Annett- interview with Tina From Faith Fitness Fun

On the episode of Fit Chat with Annett, Annett interviews Tina who blogs at www.FaithFitnessFun.com.  The ladies discuss not weighing yourself, stopping the “fat talk”, how to teach children about body image, and more.

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I Need Your Votes…pretty please

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Hi Ladies!  I need your help!  Women’s Health is asking people to vote for their favorite fitness, health, weight loss, and lifestyle blogs on the web.  If you like Fit Moms Fit Kids Club, will you please consider voting for us??

Pretty please!

Yes, I am begging…

It’s really easy to do.  You just go to Women’s Health and fill out the quick form that won’t take you more than a minute (I promise).  The form asks for our URL which is http://www.fitmomsfitkidsclub.com you can just cut and paste it from here if you like.  :)  It also asks for genre which you can choose health if you like (though we fit other genres there).

Why am I asking you to vote for Fit Moms Fit Kids Club? It really helps our site to grow when we get opportunities like this.  We get more readers who can join us in our goal of having 1 million moms decide to live healthy lifestyles.  And, that’s just cool!  I mean to be able to help moms change their lives, and the lives of their families making them more fit and healthy would be a dream come true.  It also, brings in more sponsors and support to help us bring you ladies more and more cool  stuff (because I know you like your free swag, you’ve told me you want more).  :)  It also allows us to encourage, empower, and inspire one another.  The more moms doing it, the more we start to believe that we can do it to.  Well together Fit Moms United We Can!

Please go on over and VOTE for Fit Moms Fit Kids Club! (1 minute or less, I promise)


Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Mission Monday

Today’s Mission Monday is one we’ve all heard but like most of our missions we rarely do, that’s why we make it your mission.  Your mission this week is to add more fiber to your daily diet.

Some easy and delicious options for you to get your daily intake of dietary fiber can be by eating  fruits, vegetables, whole grains,  legumes, nuts and seeds.  The only time most of us think about fiber is probably when someone in the house is a little backed up, you know, constipated.  Fiber does so much more than just help us out in the bathroom, it provides other great health benefits as well, such as lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

For you gals looking to lose weight, the Mayo Clinic says “high-fiber foods generally require more chewing time, which gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. Also, a high-fiber diet tends to make a meal feel larger and linger longer, so you stay full for a greater amount of time. And high-fiber diets also tend to be less “energy dense,” which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food.”

Do you have high cholesterol?  Well increasing your fiber may help to lower it. The Mayo Clinic staff also said that “Soluble fiber found in beans, oats, flaxseed and oat bran may help lower total blood cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol levels. Epidemiologic studies have shown that increased fiber in the diet can reduce blood pressure and inflammation, which is also protective to heart health.”

How much dietary fiber do you need? The National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, which provides science-based advice on matters of medicine and health, gives the following daily recommendations for adults:

Age 50 and younger Age 51 and older
Men 38 grams 30 grams
Women 25 grams 21 grams

Fiber Tips:

1.  Eat Whole Foods! The best way for you to get fiber is naturally, and not through supplements (though some people can use the extra boost from supplements, ask your doctor).  If you eat whole foods  which are foods that have not been processed like canned  fruit and veggies, or pulp free juice you’ll get all of the vitamins and minerals nature provides, as well as other benefits naturally boosting your fiber daily.

2.  Make whole grain your choice! Get rid of the white bread, and the white flour, and the white rice.  The first thing you should see on your bread ingredients list is whole wheat or whole grain or whole wheat flour.  We try to buy brands with at least 3 grams of dietary fiber per serving.  (Our current bread has 5 grams per serving).  Slowly add brown rice, barley, and whole wheat pasta in your diet.  A tip to ease your kids into it (if they can’t stand the taste), do half and half.  Half white rice  or pasta and half brown rice or whole wheat pasta.   Then over time try 75% whole wheat and 25% white.  After a little while of doing this go 100% whole wheat, they won’t know the difference.

3.  Eat fruit & or veggies with every meal. We’ve implemented this in our home.  For dinner we usually have two veggies, and with breakfast and lunch a piece of fruit.  We also have a fruit bowl out on the table for our family to snack on all day!

4.  Bake with whole grain flour. I know it just doesn’t taste the same.  Finding a great recipe helps.  For starters, start out by substituting whole-grain flour for half or all of the white flour when baking. Don’t forget that whole-grain flour is much heavier than white flour. So, in  yeast breads, use a bit more yeast or let the dough rise longer. I just used this tip a few minutes ago, I made whole grain cinnamon rolls, I can’t wait to taste them!   The Mayo clinic had a great tip, they said “when using baking powder, increase it by 1 teaspoon for every 3 cups of whole-grain flour. Try adding crushed bran cereal or unprocessed wheat bran to muffins, cakes and cookies.”  I’ll be trying that!

5.  Add a little bit. Whenever you make a soup, a stew, or a sauce add veggies.  It’s easy to do and your body will thank you!  Another way to sneak in more fiber is to buy cereal with high fiber or add some wheat bran or bran flakes into your cereal of choice.

6.  More legumes please! Eat more beans, lentils, peas.  When I make a salad I often will add some kidney beans, chickpeas, or  black beans on top.

Note:  Slowly add more fiber into your diet.  Adding too much fiber too fast can cause, lets just say some bad smells, and a funny tummy.  :  )  Or, like my son likes to sing “Beans, beans, good for the heart the more you eat the more you fart.  The more you fart the better you feel, so eat those beans with every meal.”  Little Boys!  Gotta love them!

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Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Organic Living

We are an organic family; we eat organic foods. But organic living means more than just nutrition to me.

Organic means going to the original source, it means cutting out the middle man, it means tuning in to the moment, creating community, treating others kindly, living true to the unique and wonderful being that God created in you.

Is this a healthier and more abundant lifestyle? I think so. I know it is for our family.

I am the organic mommy here on Fit Moms, Fit Kids Club. Far from being an expert, I am here to share my family’s journey from conventional living to organic living, from sickness to health, from consumers to producers, from wasters to recyclers, from junk food to nutritious food, from twaddle to substance, from passive acceptance to active change.

I am here to share what we have done, how we have changed our eating and living habits. I’ll share about food sources, recipes, skin care, cleaning supplies, plastics, composting, gardening, recycling, attachment parenting, homeschooling, building community and living a simpler lifestyle.

Look, we are no super family. I am no super mom. We’re pretty normal, as far as normal goes. But we do make conscientious choices, every day, to live healthy and to love each other.

I hope we can all grow healthy together.

If you like this article please click the share this button and share on facebook or twitter.  If you haven’t already joined us in taking the pledge to be a part of the thousands of moms committed to the Fit Moms Fit Kids revolution to take back the health of our families, please Take The Pledge Today and get your 21 Day Fat Flush Program FREE!

Lori Rivas, organic homeschooling mama to 4 great kids

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