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" Don't let the past hold you back; you're missing the good stuff. "


This is a very exciting time for many. A time to reminisce on the past year for some, a time to look ahead to a New Year and fresh start for others. Wherever you may fall, take this month's quote to heart and don't let the past hold you back but look towards what is in store for you up ahead.

2012 is already mapping to be a big year for me personally. Welcoming the arrival of my first child in February as well as launching a new organization with family and friends on January 1st. – CharitySub.org. Please check this months "giving back" to learn more. I'm very excited and proud to bring CharitySub to life and look forward to connecting with you all on causes and charities that need our support.

I would love to hear what your goals are for 2012, please send me a note to [email protected] or tweet @eatlivelaugh. Lets share and support one another!

I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year.

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Best in Health!
~Amy Crews~

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Featured Story

Talking to Kids About High Calorie Drinks

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It is no secret our country is facing an obesity epidemic, especially as it pertains to our children. With 1 in 3 children classified as overweight, it is time we all come together to address this issue and make healthy eating and physical activity a priority. A great starting point is talking to your kids about the choices they are making and informing them of the consequences and of course alternatives that exist.

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health showed a 40% reduction in high-calorie drink consumption, after students learned the facts. Arming children with knowledge will lead to them being able to make informed decisions and the beginning of turning this epidemic around. Click to read more about talking to your kids about high calorie drinks.

Recipe of the Month:

Cinnamon Meringue cookies

Cinnamon Meringue Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes in total

  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 egg whites

  1. Preheat oven to 300F
  2. In medium bowl, combine egg whites with cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form
  3. Fold in cinnamon, vanilla and almond extracts
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets
  5. Bake at 300F for 30 minutes

In the News...


2011 brought no shortage of diet and fitness trends that had many of us buzzing and others wondering what the fuss was all about. We round up the details in our HealthBuzz news from around the web issue, which can be seen here.

Giving Back

Charity Sub

CharitySub.org, a brand new social enterprise launching on January 1st, 2012; brings the stories of causes and charities to life to inform givers on where to donate and how their donations make a difference. With the subscription for giving, individuals come together to collectively impact causes in need $5 at a time. January's featured launch cause is Childhood Obesity.

How it works: Each month, CharitySub.org handpicks 3 non-profits, making a difference within a featured cause. Subscribers then select which of the three charities is to receive their $5 donation. At the end of the month, after each charity has put their donations to work, CharitySub will report back on the impact made by the collective community, bringing your contribution full circle.

The teams' belief is that by coming together to learn, give and share, our subscribers make a big impact on those in need. Even though CharitySubscribers donate a small amount of money, the power of the collective makes real change. Please visit CharitySub.org to learn more and sign up. Our official launch is at midnight on New Years Eve.

Action Items

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  • Visit CharitySub.org to learn about your first subscription for giving. Learn, Give, Share!
  • Bake healthier cookies that are sure to be a hit at your New Years Eve celebration and start the New Year right. Check this months featured recipe.
  • Check out the DietsinReview.com blog for the latest in health and fitness.

Weekly Articles

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