Drop The Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough

Everybody knows someone with diabetes; a dear relative? your best friend? My friend’s dog had diabetes. I was astounded to find out that over half our pets in the U.S. are at least 35% overweight.

While not everybody who’s considered overweight is diabetic, being overweight increases chances for diabetes as well as heart problems and some cancers.

We know it’s hard to maintain a healthy weight in an environment that is bombarding us with mostly unhealthy choices and marketing that’s hijacked our emotional consciousness since we were little kids watching favorite sports figures and celebs with a Coke in hand. Breaking these chains is hard for all of us. Add life pressures from your job, the economy and the kids. It’s enough to make you reach for a quick Coke fix.

Like we said, we know it’s hard. But the threatening possible outcome of a sugar-full life could be diabetes, the monsterous sugar illness. Right now there’s an epidemic of overweight and diabetic youth in our country. These are children as young as elementary school age who are at risk.

With great pride we invite you to our “You’re Sweet Enough” Twitter Party, Sunday, May 1, 9:30pm EST. On Sunday we have the opportunity to tweet with Dawn S., the Public Outreach Director for Defeat Diabetes Foundation www.DefeatDiabetes.com

We’ll take a look at:
“How can we keep our risk low?”
“What’s the difference between high-fructose-corn-syrup and sugar?”
And should we make the decision to kick sugar, we’ll formulate together, “How to stay our SWEET selves in a new sugar-free world?”

One of the ways is taking care of our sweet-selves.
Soda Stream is a brand helping us do that, www.SodaStreamUSA.com with what’s been dubbed the Mini Soda Machine. I like to call it the “Mighty Mini” Soda Machine.

Store bought soda is a huge culprit to our health, ladening our bodies with chemicals and tons of sugar. Actually it’s high-fructose-corn-syrup. Soda Stream allows you to carbonate your own water at home. That’s (almost) cost free, carbon footprint free, calorie free, fat free, sugar free seltzer. Now Soda Stream does have flavor packets you can purchase and add to your seltzer. Some are just like name brand sodas (They have to please ALL their fans.) But they have Green Tea’s and Ice Tea’s as well as the Essence line of unsweetened flavors, like mint, lemon-lime, orange and raspberry.

Adding flavors or sweeteners is under your control. That’s key. 

Soda Stream brings to the table an economical, ecological, health supporting product. It’s about time commerce got on our side. Thanks for a great product, Soda Stream. *(Check Soda Stream product review.)

Some lucky party attendee will be winning a Soda Stream (Mighty Mini Soda) machine. (MRP $149.99)

RSVP For “You’re Sweet Enough” Twitter Party
Sunday May 1, 2011, 9:30pm EST by sending this TWEET:

PLS RT Join @primetimeparent @givememilk 4 #primetimeRADIANCE “You’re Sweet Enough” Twitter party SunMay1, 9:30pmET. RSVP http://bit.ly/4wxe8y

Then type:
“I’m Sweet Enough!” in the comment box below. Don’t forget to be at the party to WIN.

For extra entries to win Soda Stream (Mighty Mini) soda maker:

1.Check out http://www.DefeatDiabetes.com and leave a comment at primetimeparenting.com about something new you learned about diabetes.

2.Check out http://www.sodaStreamUSA.com and leave a comment at primetimeparenting.com about what Sparkling Naturals flavor you would like to try.

3. On Facebook “Like” both SodaStream and Defeat Diabetes Foundation. Leave a comment at primetimeparenting.com

4.”Like” Prime Time Radiance on facebook and leave a comment at primetimeparenting.com

5.Check out our new Prime Time Radiance channel on youtube.com and let us know what video most interests you.

6.On Twitter, “follow” @primetimeparent, @givememilk, @defeatdiabetes, and @SodaStreamUSA

Sunday night, 9:30pm EST!! It will be a great hour of learning, sharing and winning.
http://www.PrimeTimeParenting.com @primetimeparent & http://www.GiveMeMilk.com @GiveMeMilk


Is NECESSITY The Mother of Invention or Is Chocolate?

Right now, who cares? Passover is just days away and the push is on. We will need some thing to comfort us through the retelling of our ancestors’ pain.

It use to be grease and fat did the trick. For the baby boomers it was the cardboard brownie. But we are X & Y-geners, raised on gourmet. From Starbucks’ couches, Ben & Jerry’s creamy texture and Ferrero Rocher at your local boddega, this standard is our norm.

So what’s next for the holiday-that-minuses-the-comfort?! Matzel Toff!

Chocolate, toffee and matzah is what makes this gourmet matzah twist. Owners, Phillip and his business partner Abby, are fattening us up the way Phillip’s Bubbie Edith did. So you should feel immediate love with the first bite. Joan Hamburg and Rachel Ray have both devoured this chocolate-toffee love.

We are also from a generation that moves with the speed of light. So our
expectations are focused on what’s coming over the horizon. At this point in time it’s social responsibility.

Matzel Toff! is sponsoring Project Passover. What’s your cause? For every box of Matzel Toff! purchased at http://www.MatzelToff.comin the name of your cause, 25% is donated. Mazel Tov to Matzel Toff! on a wonderful initiative.

Please join our twitter party this Monday night to learn more about Matzel Toff and win some of your own. We are also giving away 3 boxes of Streit’s Matzos and 2/ $25 gift cards from Fresh Direct. In order to win the 2/ $25 gift cards from Fresh Direct,You must live in either Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey.

Preggo Fashion Forward…and smmmmmmmmart!

We know the market is saturated with pregnancy attire. But we would be remiss should we not share with you the smartest Preggo fashion on the market. It’s the Versatile Dress! Since when is versatility fashionable?? Since Pouch produced this lightweight, silky-feeling, wrinkle-proof, dress for your pregnancy-hormone-mood-changing attitude Versatile Dress.

Prime Time Radiance hosted a Twitter Party this past January for Styling Preggonistas. Pouch graciously provided a giveaway of 1 Versatile Dress. Our winner was so excited with her new dress that she wrote the following review for us….

(following written by Naomi Avalon)
I received a very beautiful dress called The Versatile Dress. It comes in a little pouch the size of a pad of paper. I would have thought when I pulled it out it would be creased from the folds…
To my surprise it was pristine. I couldn’t wait to put on the cool, silky material.
Today was my first chance to wear the dress. I put it on and played around with the many fun ways to wear it.
I ended up wearing it as a high waisted skirt. I thought I looked great. I must also say that I was extremely comfortable in the light and cool fabric.
I recommend this dress to everyone. I’m not even pregnant. It makes me feel attractive. 
There are so many ways to wear it you can wear it everyday. The fabric feels so good you’ll want to.

Thank you so much for this.
Naomi Avalon