7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

breakfastWant to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? WOMEN’S HEALTH rounded up a week’s worth of ideas for your a.m. meals:

#1 Pick a Cereal with large Flakes
Size matters—even when it comes to wheat flakes. In a newstudy from Penn State, researchers crushed up cereal to create four different sizes of flakes. Because the cereal that was crushed into smaller pieces was denser when participants poured it into a bowl, people underestimated the number of calories in those bowls. The lesson here: If you choose bigger flakes, you’ll consume fewer calories without even noticing the difference.

Click here to find the other 6 tips.

DuPage County Continues To Be Ranked Among The Healthiest Counties in Illinois

3495411871-1The DuPage County Health Department is pleased to announce that DuPage County has once again been recognized as one of the healthiest counties in Illinois.  The rankings are based on quality of life factors such as longevity and overall health status, including physical and mental health.

The rankings—covering counties in all 50 states—were developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The model has two separate rankings including Health Outcomes (how healthy we are) and Health Factors (how healthy we can be). DuPage County ranked No. 3 in Health Outcomes and No. 1 in Health Factors out of 102 counties in Illinois. The current rankings also show that DuPage County has rated best for length of life and overall health behaviors of its residents. The ranking process looks at the most up-to-date data available from educational and governmental sources. Counties are then scored based on comparison to a national standard.

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Courage To Quit Program Offered in May



This seven week, quit smoking program begins on May 7t at the DuPage County Health Department, 111 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL.  Two sessions offered.  One at 12 noon and one at 4PM.  For more information contact Pat Carey at 630-384-8218 or Elise Schram at 5630-221-7075.


To download this flyer, click here: May CTQ flyer Final

5 easy steps to weight loss success (honest!)

Shaklee, 5stepsthe nutritional company, posted    thoughts about weight loss in Health Wise.  She writes about  five simple principles from the people who she has seen have weight loss success:

  1. Make the Commitment:  The first step for any change in your life is to commit to that change—and it seems to work best if it is a public commitmentPermanent weight loss takes a long-term commitment (really, for the rest of your life), but it also starts with the first step. So, decide what you can bite off—maybe that is two weeks or maybe you can commit to two months. I strongly urge you to try to commit to ninety days because that is a meaningful amount of time to change some habits AND to see results! Read more

Do you use Pinterest?

pinterestWe are looking for a way to make out summer photo activity, Flat Apple, easier and more fun.

Someone suggest we use Pinterest.Would you post your photos there?


What other ways could be boost interest in this fun, summer activity?

Please click “Leave a Reply” below and share your thoughts with us.  TY

FREE Cooking Class Offered by Humana

julie-marie-304x300Our very own Healthy Lombard Partner, Educator, Public Speaker, and Chef Julie Marie Christensen will be teaching a cooking class on Friday, April 4th at 12:00 noon at Humana in Naperville.
It will also  broadcasting live.
Click here for that link.
She’s fantastic!
You’ll enjoy  the class.

Ageless Grace Certification & Seminars in April

Ageless-GraceBridgeway of Bensenville presents
Ageless Grace® Educator Certification & Seminars

Hosted by Clara Arbiser, Senior Living Advisor
April 4 – 6. 2014

 Ageless Grace® is  a  fun Anti-Aging Fitness Program for Body & Brain based on movement and the Science of Neuroplasticity.  Practiced in a chair, it enables any population to stay “functionally youthful”.  This training is for people who work with seniors and special groups, and for caregivers who want to provide “21 tools for lifelong comfort and ease” to enhance their people’s well-being.

Ageless Grace® Events for Personal Practice and
Ageless Grace® Personal Practice Seminar

Introduction & Overview of the 21 Tools for Personal Use
Friday, April 4  from 4-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $55 ($30 with Certification)

Registration  www.AgelessGrace.com

Bridgeway of Bensenville, 303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, Il  60106
Contact information: Clara Arbiser at 630-787-7036

For information, please contact: Peggy Kinst, Educator/Trainer at  630-916-9677  or  email PeggyKinst@gmail.com



Rethink Your Drink

o-KID-DRINKING-SODA-facebookFORWARD shared that if you need ideas on how to educate people about the harmful effects of sugary beverages, the  Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity has created the “Rethink Your Drink” Toolkit with lots of ideas and activities for both kids and adults.

Great Resource!

Senior Fair – March 11th

Come visit with Healthy Lombard at the Fair and share your

“Healthy Hint” for airing on Health Local.


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Senior Fair March 11 (1)

Cooking Challenge Runner Up

HappyFacesBallsThe top two recipes that were sampled in theHealthy Cooking Challenge were only  separated only by 40 votes!  So there is the recipe for the runner up:

Homemade Pasta Salad

  • 12 oz. whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 c. grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 c. finely chopped spinach
  • 2 c. finely chopped broccoli
  • 4 c. part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 c. rinsed and drained light red kidney beans
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 1 c. red wine vinegar
  • 2 t. minced garlic
  • ½ t. dried basil
  • ½ t. dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook whole wheat pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cool water. Drain.
  • Prepare veggies as directed above.
  • Combine pasta with tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, cheese, beans, and green pepper.
  • Mix pasta and vegetable mixture together.
  • In a separate bowl, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, basil and oregano using a whisk. Pour over pasta and mix well.
  • Serve chilled.