Welcome to the Month of March!

Updated: Mar 3, 2020

This is an exciting month to honor women. With National Nutrition Month and

St. Patrick’s Day approaching, it’s time to bring out the spring wardrobe and close the door on rain gear!! Spring could not come quick enough. Georgia has had so much rain and cold weather lately. In fact, central Georgia has seen enough rain in 2020 to fill 2,842,546 Olympic-sized swimming pools!!

Here are a few March celebrations.

International Women's Day (March 8). This year’s campaign #EACHforEqual International Women’s Day will be celebrated all around the world. We are finally seeing women taking on more work place upper management responsibilities by becoming CEO’s of well recognized national companies!!! This event is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gatherings in 1911 supported by over a million people.

Click the link to find out more, https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

What's the #EachforEqual pose?

Get a group together with arms out front at right angle to the body, elbows bent and palms down to make an equal sign to show that you are committing to being "each for equal" and that you will challenge the status quo and help forge women's equality.

National Nutrition Month. This year’s slogan is “EAT RIGHT BITE BY BITE”

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This Academy invites you to make informed food choices by developing sound eating and physical activity habits. You can go to eatright.org for more information.

Here’s a quick and easy recipe. No pasta and it’s gluten free!

6oz lean protein, 3 vegetables, 1 fat

Meatball Lasagna

Ingredients: 12 turkey meatballs 1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup 2% Mozzarella Cheese 2 cups/180 g (cooked weight) yellow squash or zucchini or spaghetti squash 1 cup Italian diced tomatoes (less than 5 g of carbs per 1/2 cup) 1/2 tsp garlic salt 1/2 tsp dried basil 4 tsp grated parmesan cheese

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer zucchini or squash slices along the bottom of a medium sized casserole dish. Spread ricotta cheese over the squash. Sprinkle garlic salt and basil over the ricotta cheese and squash slices. Combine diced tomatoes with meatball pieces in a small bowl. Pour over ricotta cheese. Sprinkle mozzarella over meatballs and then top with grated parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted. There will be some water or liquid from the squash or ricotta. This is normal. I just drain it from the casserole dish by tipping the dish slightly to the side while making sure the lasagna doesn't pour out as well. Enjoy!

For my 🔥Fat Burning Clients Meatball Lasagna 2 servings: 1 Lean 3 Greens 2 Condiments No healthy fat required

Let’s move on to Fashion……

One of the most popular colors for Spring is Green.

Green represents growth, new beginnings, healing and freshness.

If you are experiencing rain in your area and you are looking for a rain jacket or your rain jacket is worn, here are a few suggestions https://bit.ly/2VpepKy and https://bit.ly/2wVdc3p

My clients have asked this question several times this rainy season:

“What’s the difference between water resistance, waterproof and water repellent?”

Water resistant and waterproof designate the degree at which rain is kept from getting through a jacket. Though companies disagree on test standards, you can trust that any rain outerwear from a major brand designates as “waterproof”.

Waterproof is the highest rain protection level. Here is an article that explains this in more detail. How To Choose Rainwear

Waterproof/breathable: This type of rainwear keeps rain from getting through to your skin while also moving sweat back through to the outside world. If you’re planning any activity that gets limbs and lungs pumping, this is your kind of gear because both precipitation and perspiration can soak you.

Water-resistant: Also breathable, this is gear that can handle light rain for a brief time. Some examples are windbreakers and featherweight jackets. If precipitation lingers or starts coming down sideways, you will get wet.

Waterproof/nonbreathable: Think rain slicker or emergency poncho. If you simply need to keep the rain out while sitting or standing around, this jacket does just fine. Plus, it costs very little money. If you do any exertion, though, your rain slicker will be slick inside, too. And it won’t take much wind to make a poncho largely ineffective.

Water repellent refers to an extra coating that improves any rain jacket’s performance.

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