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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Moderation Nation....from Hershey's and MyBlogSpark

Moderation is not something that I've ever been good at.  Like the lovely Molly on the hit TV Show "Mike and Molly,"  when I find something I like, I want ALL of it.  Not a slice of cake -- the WHOLE cake.  Etc.

Since April, I've been on steroids that have given me an unpredictable, ravenous appetite.  A few weeks ago (in September) I realized that I had to take control of my food consumption -- as it's the one thing I can control in this goat rodeo that is my medical condition. I joined Weight Watchers and found myself smack dab in the middle of the entire concept of Moderation Nation.

And this has helped, let me tell you. 

The chance to participate in Hershey's Moderation Nation program through MyBlogSpark came at the perfect time.  I read the materials, and they're great and inspiring. 

So I'm suggesting you consider moderation.  And try to win this prize to help you! You will win:

a Moderation Nation t-shirt, Hershey’s chocolate and a nutrition journal to track your food and activities.
The shirt is a large -- for me, not a chance.  And I'm not ready for chocolate in any form of moderation.  (If it weren't for the fact that the chemo drug makes me not want to eat, I'd be stuffing my face still.) But the journal and information are nice! And many Hershey's items are GF -- the kisses are.

Here are the details:

With Moderation Nation, a new national program created by the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition, (HCHN) in collaboration with the American Dietetic Association, you can now have access to a variety of tools that will help you achieve moderation – and you don’t even need to give up your favorite foods!

For on-the-go needs, the new Moderation Nation iPhone app, free and available on iTunes or via, will reward you for the activity you’re already doing, while encouraging you to do even more in a way that suits your busy lifestyle. With an easy-to-read tracker and a comprehensive list of activities to choose from, you can earn badges for your progress and go from a Starting Gun to a Healthy Hero!

The Moderation Nation Web site ( provides a host of new tools for you and your readers, including:

  • Recipes and Expert Tips. Here you’ll find advice from Cheryl Forberg, registered dietitian (RD) for NBC's The Biggest Loser, award-winning chef and New York Times best-selling cookbook author
    • Additional recipes and tips from Regina Ragone, Food Director at Family Circle magazine; Keri Glassman, author of the O2 diet; and Liz Ward, author of Expect the Best Pregnancy.
  • Moderation Menus. Seven-day meal plans – with snack ideas – that will help you plan out your week. Each menu is based on an individual lifestyle, such as Single, Adults with Kids and Adults with No Kids.
  • Balance the Meal. This cool balancer tool allows you to input your main dish and its preparation method; in return, you’ll receive ideas for complementary side dishes that round out the meal smartly.
  • Useful Facts. Here you’ll find everything from a “portion distortion” guide - providing cues on what actual portion sizes should look like – to a grocery shopping fact sheet – to a guide on how to start and maintain a food journal.
Want it?  Winner will be decided by Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.  Leave your comment here and I'll get back to you.  

Much love, 

P.S.  13.2 pounds as of Nov. 2.  Thanks for asking.

1 comment:

3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

This is a great tool for healthy weight loss.