Portion Control Products From My Fox & Friends Segments

1) PORTIONWARE DISH SET, $29.99
*Portionware uses our patented graphic system to discreetly describe the size of each bowl.
*Created by a health-conscious grad student with a visual arts degree, Portionware’s color-coded system measures meals so you don’t have to.
*The color wheel containers start at a half-cup size (just right for your most decadent indulgences) and go up to two cups – a sneaky solution for easy portion control loved by the hottest names in health.
*PortionWare.net

2) SNACK HAPPENS REUSABLE SNACK BAGS, $8.99-$9.99
*Create your own version of the 100 calories snack packs
*Keep your snacks and your kids’ snacks to small portions – perfect for on the go
*The eco-friendly zippered carriers come in modern patterns so adorable you’ll forget plastic bags ever existed.
*Even better, they’re machine washable so cleaning – and reusing – is easy.
*ItzyRitzyStore.com
http://www.itzyritzystore.com/store/categories/baby-snack-bags.htm

3) PORTION CONTROL PASTA, $7.62 PER BASKET
Measure, cook, and strain one serving of pasta. Never again cook more pasta than you need.
*The Healthy Steps Pasta Portion Basket measures one serving of pasta and works with any type of pasta.
*The silicone basket provides a contained cooking space and up to four baskets fit into one pot, great for restaurant style choices right at home.
*Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/JOKARI-229476-Portion-Control-Basket/dp/B003Y3B8RO/ref=pd_bxgy_k_img_y

4) PORTION CONTROL CHEESE GRATER, $6.16
*Cheese is frequently over used adding extra calories and saturated fats to foods.
*The Healthy Steps Cheese Grater grates & measures one serving at a time to help control portion sizes
*The clear bin captures the cheese and allows you easily view the amount of cheese in the hopper.
*How to use: Fill hopper to 1st line for one serving of cheese. Fill hopper full of cheese for two servings. Lift lid to dispense cheese.
*Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/JOKARI-229501-Portion-Control-Cheese/dp/B003Y3B99G

5) PERFECT PORTIONS FOOD SCALE, $59.99
*The Perfect Portions Food Scale + Nutrition Facts is a scale and nutritional calculator in one.
*It is the most intuitive, easy-to-read nutritional scale on the market because it integrates the familiar Nutrition Label.
*Unlike other nutritional scales, the Perfect Portions Scale breaks down the information into % daily value, tracks your daily total, and even allows you to customize the scale by entering your own foods.
*PerfectPortionsScale.com

PRODUCTS FROM MONDAY’S SEGMENT:
1) MEAL MEASURE, $9.88
*To get portion sizes right during mealtimes
*It fits right over your plate; simply fill each opening with the corresponding food group.
*There are openings for vegetables, fruits, starches, and protein.
*Just remove it before serving and no one will even know how stealthily you’re keeping track of portions.
*Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Portion-Control-Measure-Manage-Weight/dp/B0029N8D14/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_6

2) HEALTHY STEPS PORTION CONTROL NUT BOWL & SCOOP, $5.42
*Nuts are a heart-healthy snack and provide valuable antioxidants. Enjoy the healthful benefits in the proper serving size
*Nut bowl has embossed lines on the side, measuring one or two servings of nuts
*Green, snap-on cap can also be used as a scoop so you can avoid eating out of a larger bag
*Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Steps-Portion-Control-Scoop/dp/B005IU5M9G

3) MEASURE UP BOWLS, $24.99
*The Classic Measure Up Bowl is great for measuring cereals, fruits, soups, chilis, pastas, rice, salads…Anything you eat of a bowl!
*The Classic features 1/2, 1, 1-1/2 and 2 cups premeasured portions on the interior of the bow.
*The Small Measure Up Bowl is perfect for the calorie-dense, high-fat foods that have a smaller serving size. Nuts, granola and ICE CREAM, just to name a few.
*The Small features 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 cup premeasured portions on the interior of the bowl.
*Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Portion-Control-Weight-Measure-Bowls/dp/B002YLSDTS

4) OXO TOT BABY BLOCKS FREEZER STORAGE CONTAINERS, $9.99
*I know what you’re thinking – these Baby Cubes are meant for storing homemade baby food.
*But because they’re 2-ounce containers, they’re perfect for storing small portions of dry snacks like nuts, seeds, or dried fruit.
*They’re lightweight and BPA-free, and the lids are attached so you don’t have to worry about losing them.
*Stash a cube in your desk drawer, purse, or gym bag.
*Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Freezer-Storage-Containers-2-Ounce/dp/B004QZBEFK

5) PERFECT PORTIONS FOOD SCALE, $59.99
*The Perfect Portions Food Scale + Nutrition Facts is a scale and nutritional calculator in one.
*It is the most intuitive, easy-to-read nutritional scale on the market because it integrates the familiar Nutrition Label.
*Unlike other nutritional scales, the Perfect Portions Scale breaks down the information into % daily value, tracks your daily total, and even allows you to customize the scale by entering your own foods.
*PerfectPortionsScale.com

Two Moves for Glutes and Abs: Belly and Booty Camp

Only have 10 minutes but want to work your butt and abs? Try these two moves I featured on WCBS in New York City. Repeat them three times for a quick 10 minute workout that even gets your arms and cardio in the mix.

Move 1:

Running lunges — stand on your right leg and lunge the left leg back. Quickly pull the left knee into the chest 20 times. Do another 20 bending your right leg more and getting lower. Do a final 10 as low as you can go. Switch legs and repeat on the other side.Use jogging arms like pictured here to add to the cardio calorie burn.

Move 2:

Hip drop planks — get into a plank on your forearms, with your head, shoulders, hips and heels in one line. Drop your right hip to the floor with a quick tap and then come back to center. Drop the hip on the left and return to start. Repeat 20 times in a controlled motion to work your obliques!

Do two more sets of right running lunges! , left running lunges and hip drop planks.

Fitness — fit it in, in 10!

Down and Dirty! One Combo Routine Tones it All and Provides Cardio!

Don’t have 30 minutes? Traveling? All you need to remember is my MAGIC ONE-COMBO ROUTINE!

This combo move fits great with any workout song because it is set to four counts of eight… the normal 32 beat count that workout songs go by!

• First eight count: Start off with two lunges. If you want to make it more challenging do four jumping lunges. (This works the glutes and quads while getting the heart pumping.)
• Second eight count: Burpee/Squat Thrust by placing hands down on the floor next to your feet and jumping back into a plank pose. Lower down like doing a pushup, then lay on the floor and put your arms out at shoulder level reaching away from you. (Works arms, chest and abs)
• Third eight count: Do two lower back airplane moves by squeezing your shoulder blades together, and lifting your hands, elbows, head, shoulders, chest, knees and feet off he ground (your belly is about all that stays down. Place hands back under your shoulders and perform a solid push-up off the ground. (Works upper and lower back with chest and arms.)
• Fourth eight count: Jump the feet back up towards the hands by engaging your core. Jump up to standing with feet leaving the ground, and do two jumping jacks. (Works chest, arms, abs, quads, glutes, calves and cardio!)

Repeat the combo as many times as you can. Lunge, lunge, down, jump back, lower to the ground, 2 airplanes, push-up, jump in, and up to two jacks!

Amazing! What else can you do that quickly without any equipment to tone all of your major muscle groups and burn the fat over the muscles with cardio? Ask any trainer, this workout is like magic for the number of muscles you get moving in such a short amount of time.

Winter Workout: Turn S.A.D. into Sculpt and De-​​stress!

It’s the time of year when winter seems like it has gone on forever. The dark, cold days make you tired and sometimes depressed. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a serious condition and there are ways that doctors can treat it, with light therapy for example.

If you feel tired and just need a winter workout that heats you up and gives you a “cardio high” try my winter-​​themed cardiosulpt moves like:

–Nordic Track
–Scissor Ski Lunges
–Snowflakes
–Snow Angels
–Mountain Climbers
–Moguls

Watch the 2 minute demo video here! http://galtime.com/multimedia/health/46591/24755/exercise-lift-your-spirits-winter#axzz1krKdIPDj

Fitness — fit it in for a bright, warm spring!