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2017 Daily Herald Fittest Loser Challenge

Contestants, from left, J.D. DeBouver, Tony Wiszowaty, Penny Brown, Dave Gathman and Russ Page stand together prior to the finale of the Fittest Loser competition.

Once again this year, Detecto® was a proud sponsor of the Daily Herald Fittest Loser Challenge, with our iConnectTM Bluetooth scale serving as the official scale. Tuesday, May 9 was the exciting 2017 finale event of the 12-week weight loss challenge, revealing the individual and At-Work team winners. For the past nine years, the Daily Herald has put on the event and this year was special in several ways, two of which were that the individual contestants were all United States military veterans, and 80 at-work teams with 450 participants competed – the most ever.

See the Daily Herald’s article about the finale:

Tony Wiszowaty, a former Marine sergeant, was this year’s individual winner. He lost 55 pounds and 22.3 percent of his body weight during the 12-week competition. Amazing!

This was also the closest competition ever, with the second place winner Russell Page, an Air Force veteran, losing 54 pounds (21.6% of his body weight)! Army veteran J.D. DeBouver lost 42 pounds (15.9% of his body weight), and Navy veteran Penny Brown lost 33 pounds (14.5% of her body weight). All of them overcame obstacles and persisted despite minor set-backs. They were encouraged by personal trainers from Push Fitness, who not only helped them with their exercise routines but also guided them to create better eating habits.

There were several emotional moments as contestants described how they fought in the armed services with close friends and pledged to stick around to honor those who did not make it back home. Being military vets, they all were once in great physical condition, but slowly fell out of a the fitness routine (just like many of us!). They joined the competition to get back into shape and return to healthier eating habits to ensure that they’d be around longer for their families.

Dave Gathman was this year’s Daily Herald report who participated in the event, along with the veterans. He lost an impressive 17 pounds and learned to make better food choices. He really enjoyed following other participants through the process while writing about all of their experiences and made some wonderful new friends with whom he hopes to keep in touch. As he said, following a new weight loss regime with a close group is a lot like being in the military… not dangerous, but almost as difficult as combat!

Winning At-Work teams, who received free iConnect by Detecto® scales as prizes

The At-Work Challenge was also a great bonding experience that brought co-workers together. The combined weight loss of the 450 participants was a whopping 2,176 pounds! That is literally over a ton of fat shed by 450 people. Congratulations to all of them, whether their team was at the top of the weight loss challenge or not. Coming in at first place was RDI Group, pictured at the left. Second place was Giacomo’s Italian Ristorante and third place was Mike Turco’s Team 1. The female who lost the most weight out of the teams was Anna Maria Zito of Giacomo’s, who lost 31 pounds and 16% of her body weight. The male winner was Walter Bremer from the Salvation Army team named ‘The Heavy Hitters,’ who lost 45 pounds and 22% of his body weight.

The hard-working people at the Daily Herald did an excellent job organizing the Challenge again this year. They gave a special thanks to Amita Health Care and its wonderful staff of doctors and nurses who monitored the health of the contestants, and to all of the sponsors who provided raffle baskets, prizes and services that all helped make the event a success.

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Hot Power Fusion

Lifespan brands’ very own Tiffany Vargas is a yoga instructor at CorePower Yoga in the Chicago area. Last night she taught a special Hot Power Fusion yoga class with Lava® lamps, evoking the feelings of peace and harmony during the 1960s and 70s. The slow, relaxing flow of the Lava® lamps in the classroom created the perfect vibe for the theme. Tiffany also played some great old tunes from the era and talked about the way people were ahead of their time in the way they opened their minds and hearts to ALL people, no matter their race, religion or sexual orientation.

Hot Power Fusion yoga cranks up the heat in the room, which also creates a unique atmosphere conducive to stretching muscles more completely, opening up the skin’s pores and ridding the body of toxins. Of course, being in the bitter cold of the Windy City’s northwest suburbs, hot yoga is a great escape from the unpleasant outdoor temperatures.

One class attendee said she loves doing the hot yoga class in the later evening hours (this session was from 8-9 pm), especially on a cold winter night. It warms her up, loosens her muscles and relaxes her before bed. It’s a great way to get rid of the day’s stresses and calm your mind and body for a good night of sleep.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing to attend a hot yoga class for the first time.

Benefits of hot yoga:

  • Detoxification – flushing toxins from the body through sweat. With the high temperature, from 99 up to 105 degrees, you will definitely sweat a lot! Don’t worry about it; don’t feel self-conscious about it. Just let it drip. That’s what it’s meant to do. Don’t wipe it off either – that can close your pores. This will force your body to produce more sweat for the same area again to cool it down. If you look around the class, you’ll see that everyone else is sweating as much as you. Embracing the sweat is the secret to a successful hot yoga session.
  • Elevates the heart rate, making the body work harder. It’s a great cardiovascular workout.
  • Warm muscles – helps you stretch more deeply into the yoga postures.
  • Improves breathing, which can help with issues like asthma.
  • Focuses your mind, allowing you to develop mental concentration.
  • Helps to relax your body.

Before a hot class:

  • Don’t eat heavy foods before doing hot yoga.
  • Don’t eat within an hour of hot yoga class.
  • Don’t do another strenuous workout on the same day.
  • Don’t wear constricting or baggy clothes.
  • Don’t chug a bunch of water right before class. Gradually drink water throughout the day.

For more about CorePower Yoga studios, check out their social media and websites:


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Daily Herald Fittest Loser Challenge – Still Time for Team Sign Ups!

There is still time to sign up for the Chicago area’s 5th annual Daily Herald Fittest Loser At Work Challenge. The At Work Challenge gives individuals the opportunity to work together on a team of co-workers to get fit. The challenge is sponsored by Assurance and is open to teams of five from any type of company or workplace. Teams compete against other teams in the friendly 12-week competition that runs  from February to May. The winning team will receive a $2,000 donation to the charity of its choice, as well as individual prizes. Since the scores are reported only as a team, a sense of accountability to your teammates helps keep motivation high. The team scoring also offers a bit of privacy  no individual weights are ever published. For the 2016 Fittest Loser At Work Challenge, 295 people in 57 teams of co-workers from across the suburbs participated.

Think you and your co-workers are up for the healthy challenge? For details or to sign up a team of five, visit Deadline to register a team is Friday, Jan. 20.

The application period has ended for the individual Fittest Loser Challenge, now in its 9th year. This year the Daily Herald is focusing the challenge on military veterans. Veterans from all military branches were invited to apply and the Daily Herald is now in the process of choosing the 2017 contestants.

New this year – the Detecto® Bluetooth iConnectTM scale will be the official scale for the both Fittest Loser Challenges. Contestants will receive a scale from Detecto Home that they can connect to their smart phones. On their phones, they can track their stats and progress with the scale’s 8-in-1 analysis: Body Fat, Body Water, Body Muscle, Body Bone Mass, Daily calorie intake, Body Mass Index (BMI) and Athlete mode. They can also share this information via social media or email with their doctors, Push Fitness trainers, other contestants, family and friends. The iConnectTM scale and APP make staying on track easy with all of your info in the palm of your hand. Set a weight goal and the APP will let you know how close you are to achieving your goal every time you step on the scale.

We will be following the progress of the team and individual contestants from February through May, posting updates about their fitness journeys as they exercise and learn healthier eating habits. So be sure to keep checking in with us here on the Detecto blog to see how they are doing. Also, feel free to do your own weight loss/fitness challenge along with them! It’s a great way to start off the new year, with a new outlook on your personal health! Of course, the Daily Herald will be featuring spotlights on the Fittest Loser Challenge throughout the 12-week program as well.

Check out our post of the 2016 Fittest Loser Challenge Finale Event from last May:

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Cookie Exchange

cookie_bannerLifespan Brands had a staff cookie exchange this year. We brought 4 cookies in cute little holiday treat bags and boxes to exchange with each other. Some bakers used old family recipes, while others found their recipes online. But ALL were delicious and it was a sweet way to share some treats with coworkers. Sometimes you have to allow yourself some treats, so we did not have health and nutrition requirements for what we brought. As we’ve said before, just enjoy the sweets in moderation; pace yourself and have small portions. : )


My recipe is from Pillsbury – 8184

Holiday Crinkle Cookiesred-green-crinkles

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Ready Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 dozen


  • 1 package Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Radiant Red Cupcake & Cake Mix
  • 1 package Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Vibrant Green Cupcake & Cake Mix  (OR substitute any white cake mix and use food coloring to make red and green dough)
  • 2 1/2 cups thawed, frozen whipped topping, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten, divided
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Blend red cupcake mix, 1 1/4 cups whipped topping, 3 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons beaten egg in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Repeat with green cupcake mix and remaining whipped topping, butter and egg to make green dough.
  • PLACE powdered sugar in small shallow bowl. Drop batters by rounded teaspoon into powdered sugar to coat generously. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • BAKE 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and tops are crackled. Remove immediately to wire rack to cool completely

Here are a few more recipes of the cookies that we brought in.

snowball-recipe oatmeal-recipe butterscotch-recipe


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18 Ways to Avoid Overindulgance During the Holidays


Here are some helpful tips to keep you from looking like the guy in the picture above during the holiday season.

Don’t Deprive Yourself

Allow yourself some holiday treats – just don’t go crazy. If you abstain for too long, you’ll likely break down and binge eventually. By eating small portions of the things you’re craving, you’ll feel satisfied and won’t go on a food bender.

Indulge Wisely

Same as above. Have some of your favorite treats, but keep your portions under control and try to pick healthy versions of a recipe if possible.

Cut Smaller Pieces

Instead of trying to cut the sugar or butter out of recipes to reduce calories and fat, simply divide the dish or dessert into smaller pieces when it’s ready to be served. This will make you eat less in one sitting, but still give you the same delicious taste of the recipe.

Pick Healthy Snacks

For a quick bite on a busy day of shopping or cooking, choose a protein bar, a small smoothie, a mozzarella stick or some veggies to quiet the tummy rumbling until your next meal. This will keep you from grabbing a sweet treat at Starbucks while you’re out.

Skip the Second Helping

Usually, you simply want more, but you don’t need more. Wait for at least 20 minutes before going back for a second helping. It takes about that long for our bodies to fill up, so wait to see if you actually feel full after this short amount of time. Often, you’ll find that you don’t need more to eat, and you can save some leftovers for the next day.

Follow Your Head, Not Your Stomach

A lot of our hunger comes from thinking about, smelling, seeing or being reminded about food. This makes our minds think we are hungry, when we physically do not need food yet. Consider when you last ate and if you really need to eat again. If you can’t resist the urge to eat, just have a few more bites to satisfy the craving, and walk away from the food.

Plan Ahead

If you know you’re having a big holiday dinner, have a lighter breakfast and lunch. Don’t make a big breakfast with sweets, like pancakes or cinnamon rolls, and sausages on the same day as your Christmas dinner. Try to have less carbs and eat more fruits and vegetables before the big meal. Limit yourself to only one big meal per day.

Freeze Leftovers

Store tempting foods in the freezer, which will make it less likely that you’ll overeat in a short period of time. You’ll spread out the eating over a week instead of a couple of days. Keeping things out is sight, really can keep them out of mind – another helpful mind trick.

Bring Your Own

When you know Grandma will have 12 desserts, 3 kinds of potatoes, bread, cheese snacks and turkey, but no vegetables… volunteer to bring a veggie dish. Buy a veggie snack tray from the grocery story on the way to her house, or make a green bean or broccoli casserole for dinner. Not only will you have healthy alternatives, but you’ll also look generous and helpful by bringing some food to share.

Buy Your Sweets Instead of Baking

If you’re constantly tempted by baking ingredients like chocolate chips, it’s best to not have them in the house. If you need to take a dessert to a party, buy it at a bakery or grocery store. Even better, choose a store like Whole Foods, which uses more natural and healthy ingredients than some places.

Drink Water

Water is great in many ways. Before a big meal, drink a glass to fill your stomach a little. You’ll feel full sooner, and eat less. If you’re at a holiday party, keeping hydrated is important to void a nasty hangover. Alternate between water and an alcoholic drink and you’ll feel much better the next day!

Stand Up

At a buffet or party, it’s not easy to eat while standing and holding a plate at the same time. The inconvenience and difficulty of eating while standing will deter you from going back for more. Also, standing helps with digestion and burns calories.

Distract Your Mind

Find something to do after eating a big holiday meal. Help with the clean-up in the kitchen, play some Wii games that keep you moving with the kids, take the dog out for a short walk… even just watch the football game on TV. Anything to get your mind on something other than more food.

Freshen Your Breath

Chew gum, suck on a breath mint or brush your teeth (if you’re at home). Eating some foods right after brushing or a breath mint makes them taste bad, so it will deter you from eating. And you won’t want to ruin that fresh, clean breath either.

Don’t Go to a Holiday Party or Dinner on an Empty Stomach

This one is self-explanatory. It’s the same concept as not going to the grocery store when you’re starving. You’ll buy too much, or over eat at the event, which may be serving high-calorie foods. If you’re not really hungry, it’s easier to control your portions and you’ll be less likely to overdo it.

Watch for Calories in Alcoholic Drinks

Holiday cocktails can be loaded with a lot of calories, so be careful about which drink you pick and how many you have. Pick drinks with less calories, like a martini (176 calories) or a rum & diet soda (96 calories). Drinks to avoid: long island iced teas, margaritas, mai tais, mud slides and egg nog. Obviously, choose a light beer over or pale ale over a darker beer. As for number of drinks, the usual rule is that women should only have one alcoholic drink per day, and men can have two, depending on body weight. (Yes, this is hard to do, and can take the fun out of the party.) But drinking less has many other benefits, like avoiding the hangover and NOT making a fool of yourself at the holiday work party!

Recover the Day After

To overcome that bloated feeling after a big meal, eat a normal breakfast with protein, such as yogurt or eggs, the next morning. The rest of the day, avoid refined carbs, drink lots of water, and fill up on fruits, veggies, and more protein. Don’t skip breakfast, which will just set you up to eat more at the next meal.

Work Out

If all of these good intentions lost out to your urges, and you ate just a little too much, don’t be too hard on yourself. We all do it sometimes. Try to make up for it by getting some exercise and burning some of those calories! This can be done outside if weather permits, or in the gym. When you feel like you just don’t have time, incorporate more exercise into your errands or cleaning. If you’re out shopping at the mall, do a few extra rounds of walking the floor. Take the mall stairs instead of the escalator; park far away from the door. Use those shopping bags as weights and do a few bicep curls with them. Carry your groceries yourself, instead of having someone help. These little things help burn calories throughout the day!

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Glow Sculpt Yoga


Tiffany Vargas, Product Manager at Lifespan Brands, moonlights as a yoga instructor at CorePower Yoga in Buffalo Grove, IL and other area studios. She worked very hard over the past year to get certified to teach yoga classes and has really enjoyed bringing her love of yoga, fitness and healthy living to her students. Tiffany also loves to use her creativity to find exciting ways to engage students in her classes and keep them motivated with the right music and exercise equipment. Recently, she was able to combine her day job of developing Lava® lamps at Lifespan Brands with a special class: Glow Sculpt.

Yoga Sculpt is a high intensity, yoga class with weights and cardio. It combines traditional yoga postures and adds an element of weight lifting within each exercise. Fun, upbeat music is played to keep your energy up throughout class and having fun is a MUST! For the special Glow Sculpt class, Tiffany dimmed the lights and added glowing elements for a new and different atmosphere. Glow Sculpt was just like going to the club and working out. CorePower Yoga provided glow sticks and body paints for the students to use when they arrived at the studio and encouraged them to wear bright colors to class. Once they entered the room, the party started. Club music played as black lights and Lava® lamps lit up the room.


Students loved it and asked to do it again soon. There is nothing like having fun when you work out and adding the element of Lava® lamps, black lights and glow sticks gave the students another reason to come to yoga that night. 


Each month, the studios at CorePower Yoga have themed classes to give their students an opportunity for something different than the classes they regularly attend. Some include themed music and costumes for a fun and upbeat atmosphere. Others incorporate the core values and traditional teachings behind yoga such as chakras and meditation to connect your breath and slow your mind for overall wellness.

For more information about CorePower Yoga and to find a studio near you, visit their website or social media:

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Healthy Snacks to Get You Through the Holidays


It is tough to resist all of the sweet treats around the holidays! There are a lot of healthy, lower-calorie recipes out there, though. So instead of trying to completely abstain from holiday treats, only to break down and over indulge, consider baking some sweets that contain higher nutrient content with less fat and calories. You can satisfy your urges without all of the guilt!

With a simple search online, you will find hundreds of healthy holiday recipes. Below are a few links that have some really delicious recipes with lower amounts of fat and calories:


And here are a few favorite sweet recipes for you to try:



Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls


2 scoops of chocolate protein

1 tablespoon of PB2 (powdered peanut butter)

1 tablespoon of dry, rolled oats

6 tablespoon of honey

Chia seeds



Mix protein, PB2 and oats in a small bowl. Then add the honey tablespoon by tablespoon until it becomes thick and easy to form into a ball.

Roll into 1” balls.

Sprinkle with Chia seeds.

Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.


Depending on the protein powder, one protein ball should be approx. 75 calories and 5 grams of protein.



Holiday Bark


1 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut

1 cup oven-toasted rice cereal

1 cup dried cranberries

1 1/2 pounds good-quality white chocolate, chopped

2 teaspoons vegetable oil



Preheat the oven to 325°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

Spread the sliced almonds and the unsweetened coconut in an even layer on the baking sheet. Toast 5–8 minutes or until coconut just begins to brown. Remove baking sheet from the oven, and let cool.

In a large bowl, combine almonds, coconut, rice cereal, and dried cranberries. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the mixture, and set aside.

Place chopped white chocolate and 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a large heatproof bowl, and set over a medium saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a spatula until the chocolate is completely melted.

Remove the chocolate from heat, and fold in the almond mixture. Spread mixture evenly on parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle on the reserved 1/4 cup topping. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate has completely set. Break the bark into small pieces, and serve.

Serving size is ounce.

142 calories, 4 grams of saturated fat, 2 grams of protein, 59 mg of calcium



Gingerbread Cookies


3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/4 cup vegetable shortening, at room temperature

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

2/3 cup molasses

1 large egg, at room temperature



In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, spices and salt. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream together butter and shortening. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in molasses and egg. Scrape down sides of bowl, then stir in flour mixture to form a stiff dough. Divide dough in half. Form into 2 disks, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350ºF; line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Roll out 1 disk of dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a 3-inch cutter and place 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Gather scraps and re-roll to form more cookies. Repeat with remaining dough disk.

Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, switching sheets top to bottom and front to back halfway through. Cool cookies on baking sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining cookies. Decorate as you’d like.

207 calories, 4 grams of saturated fat, 3 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber




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Spooky Foods & Halloween Treats

party_2Sometimes you have to allow yourself to have a little fun, ignore the pangs of guilt and indulge in some treats! At the Lifespan Brands pot luck Halloween party, we did just that! Everyone brought in spooky-themed dishes and treats to share: zombie eyeballs, egg roll mummies, a knife-impaled jiggly jello brain with spiders crawling out of it, a coffin-shaped bread bowl with spinach dip, witch’s bean brew, deviled spider eggs, a ton of sweet candies, cookies, pumpkin cupcakes and much more!

party_1We found an eerie playlist with theme songs from scary Halloween movies and haunted houses to set the mood.  Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, no one was willing to show off their dance skills, so there was not flash mob doing the Thriller dance! And we didn’t dress up either – we were to focused on food to think about costumes.


While we did have some fruits and veggies, we all probably ate too much – and then went home to be tempted by even more candy. The plan was to take our kids trick-or-treating for hours to burn off all of the food. Time to get back on track with healthier eating before more holiday parties through the end of the year!


Happy Halloween from the Lifespan Brands squad!

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10 Ways to Resist Halloween Candy Cravings

candyHalloween can be a difficult time to avoid chocolatey, sweet, gooey temptations. Here are a few ways to keep yourself from indulging in too much candy this Halloween.

  1. If you don’t have kids in the neighborhood, don’t buy candy for trick-or-treaters. Just get a small bag of candy, just in case someone comes knocking. But if you didn’t have trick-or-treaters last year, chance are you won’t have them again this year. Don’t create the temptation of candy in the house if you know you won’t be giving it out.
  2. Buy candy for trick-or-treaters that you don’t like. Then you’re not tempted to eat it.
  3. Wait until the last minute to buy candy for trick-or-treaters. You don’t need candy in the house any longer than necessary.
  4. Buy candy with less calories and fat. Avoid chocolate bars with higher fat and calorie content. Here’s a link to a great comparison of candy nutrition in a table by CNN Interactive: Stick to hard candy and bubble gum that have no fat, but remember that sugar in these sweets turns to fat eventually also.
  5. Get yourself sweet alternatives that will satisfy your urge for chocolate, like healthy granola bars. These do have fat, but they also have protein and other nutritional value. And they’ll curb your craving for chocolate.
  6. Have other healthy snacks available in the house, like sweet fruits, raw veggies and low fat yogurt to eat instead of candy.
  7. Set a daily limit to the amount of chocolate and hard candy you’re allowed to eat. Having one bite size chocolate bar in a day won’t be the end of the world. When you keep your portions under control, you satisfy your cravings without consuming too much of the bad stuff. If you go cold turkey and eat no sweets for a whole week, you could cave eventually and pig out on 3 king size candy bars and a bowl of candy corn! You don’t want that.
  8. Play “hide the candy” with your kids, spouse or roommate. Hide candy from each other, and then give each other a limited number of pieces per day. Sometimes it’s easier to control what others eat than what you eat yourself. But make sure this won’t cause any fighting, especially with the kids!
  9. After your kids have been able to enjoy some of their candy, start to slowly take some away. Pick out a few pieces of candy from their trick-or-treat bags per day and throw it out. When the kids are young, if you do it carefully enough, they won’t even notice. As they get older, be sure to leave their favorites and take what you know they won’t eat as quickly. Most of the time, bags of Halloween candy can last a month or two… then it will be Thanksgiving and Christmas, so they’ll get even more sweets and candy.
  10. Even better than wasting the candy and creating garbage, give the Halloween candy away! It will need to be individually wrapped pieces, and it’s best to put the candy in plastic bags. Check online for local charities that will take the candy. Some food banks will accept it, or maybe a church or school will take it. tons-of-candy
    • A local option might be an area Ronald McDonald House chapter: 
    • Another great group that might like your Halloween candy is our military troops! Soldiers overseas, on base in the U.S. and their military families would be happy to receive your candy. Again, it needs to be individually wrapped or in an unopened bag/box, and it’s best to put the candy in sealable plastic bags before sending. They will appreciate the treats and you won’t be wasting it… or eating all of it yourself!
    • Here are a few websites that will help you find a place to send your candy:
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5 Things This Body Fat Scale Can Tell You


“A lot of people who are trying to lose weight end up as slaves to the scale, weighing themselves everyday, crossing their fingers and toes that the number goes down. This can lead to unhealthy expectations because our weight can fluctuate a lot in a day. It’s important to remember that there are lots of other ways that we can monitor our health and weight loss.”

Read more of this helpful post by Jessica on the Your Healthy Year blog post: