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Take Along Healthy Snacks In A Cool-it Caddy

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Take Along Healthy Snacks In A Cool-it Caddy)

12 Clean-Eating Snacks for Weight Loss

 

Trying to lose weight? Then you understand how difficult it can be to find tasty foods that promote weight loss. Supermarket snack food shelves are packed with choices that can easily add fat and calories you don’t need. Never fear! We have 12 clean eating snacks to help you lose weight and feel better about what you’re putting into your body.

The fact is that you do need nutritious snacks if you want to shed pounds. For years, conventional wisdom has told us that it’s best to eat those 3 square meals a day. The problem is that during the long stretches between meals, blood sugar drops, creating cravings that take you on a direct path to the nearest chip bag. By adding a healthy mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack to your meal plan, you can avoid the blood sugar dips that transform you into a raving carb or sugar monster.

That’s where clean eating snacks come in. Clean eating is a choice that puts the focus on enjoying foods that are minimally processed and have little or no added sodium or sugar. What’s more, clean eating foods don’t have the chemical additives found in many store brands. You get all the benefits of whole natural food, without the preservatives and artificial colorings the body wasn’t designed to process.

Learn more about clean eating!

When you want to lose weight, clean eating snacks are a smart choice. To get the maximum benefit, the first step is to do a clean sweep of the kitchen and pantry to eliminate unhealthy choices. Then make these low-calorie snacks a regular part of your shopping list. You’ll find it’s easier to stick to healthy choices when nutritious foods are within reach. Remember to tuck snacks, like dried fruit and nut mix, into your purse or bag so you can quell hunger whenever it hits, whether it’s during the mid-afternoon office lull or after yoga class.

12 Clean-Eating Snacks 

1. Apples. You cannot go wrong with apples. They help lower cholesterol by regulating blood sugar and by helping to control the appetite. Eat them fresh or enjoy them in easy-to-make Baked Apple Chips.

2. Peanut Butter and Honey Oat Bars. Instead of reaching for a packaged granola bar, which often floods the body with too much sugar, try these clean eating snacks. Bake a batch, and then keep them handy in the fridge for a healthy grab-n-go snack.

3. Strawberries. This fruit is a natural choice for a weight loss snack. One cup has 100% of your daily vitamin C and it delivers plenty of body-loving antioxidants. Skinny Mini Strawberry Cheesecake takes only a few minutes to prepare and a perfect weight loss treat.

4. Radishes. When you have a taste for variety in your snack food menu, ravishing radishes are the veggie for you. Each little radish has only 1 calorie. Yep. One calorie. Enjoy them with Zucchini Hummus.

5. Bananas. The original superfood, the banana is low in calories and high in healthy carbohydrates that provide endurance and energy. This fruit also contains potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure. Another ideal dessert treat when counting calories is Skinny Mini Banana Pudding.

6. Hard-Boiled Egg. We now understand that eggs are not the health food bad guys we once thought. A single hard-boiled egg is an ideal snack that delivers the protein your muscles need to grow, and, in turn, burn more calories. Deviled Egg, anyone? At 98 calories for one egg, you can’t go wrong.

Whole-Grain-Cinnamon-Pita-Chips7. Whole-Grain Cinnamon Pita Chips. When you want a snack on the sweet side, this is one clean eating snack that delivers. You won’t find processed, chemical, who-knows-what in these tasty treats. (Just remember to stick to the 8-chip portion size)

 

 

8. Greek Yogurt. With more protein than its conventional counterpart, Greek yogurt will fill you up and provide a healthy dose of the probiotics that reduce bloating. That’s an all-around snacking win in our book! Try it in this Curry-Style Greek Yogurt Dip.

9. Broccoli. Nosh on this superfood for the benefit of powerful antioxidants and stomach-filling fiber. Your cells will love the nutritional boost, and you’ll love that you feel full enough to avoid unhealthy snack attacks. Pair broccoli with Skinny Ms. Ranch Dip.

10. Dried Fruit/Nut Mix. Forget store-bought mixes that are loaded with extra salt and too many chocolate candies. Mix your own blend of dried fruits and nuts for a snack that offers healthy omega-3 fats plus protein. Toss in a few dark chocolate chips for an antioxidant boost—but just a few!

11. Grapefruit. Eating grapefruit can be part of a smart weight loss plan. Why? It’s believed the acidity in the citrus fruit slows down digestion. If you’re taking medications, check with your doctor first; grapefruit can interfere with some drugs.

12. Chili Peppers. Weight loss foods don’t come any hotter than chili peppers, which contain a substance called capsaicin, believed to be a natural metabolism booster.

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Take Along Healthy Snacks In A Cool-it Caddy. Pack your healthy eats in an Icepops snack pack bag by Cool-it Caddy.  A great and easy way to take along your snacks for the day while out and about.  Cool-itCaddy.com
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Cool Inside, Haute Outside

September 24th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Cool Inside, Haute Outside)

A Classic Make-up Bag With a Twist


Cool Inside, Haute Outside!

Tuck a fab little ‘Freeze and Go’ Cool-it Caddy anywhere to keep makeup, sunscreen, healthy snacks or even medication cool and fresh.  The cooling mechanism is self-contained, so the best part?  No drippy ice pack. CIC Contempo Grouping

For the pool, beach, lake, golf, tennis, gym, hiking, or errands.  Whether by car, plane, boat, bicycle, motorcycle, or golf cart,  Cool-it Caddy is always chillin’ by your side.


Features:

  • Built in gel packs
  • Roomy interior
  • Full zip closure
  • Fully insulated ‘Freeze and Go’ interior
  • Waterproof exterior
  • Cool lasts up to 7 hours (depending upon exposure and elements.)
  • Size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 3.5
  • 4 Styles to choose from.

The Cool-it Caddy makes a great gift for anyone – young or old – on your holiday shopping list (yes, the holiday’s are around the corner).  Shop at Cool-itCaddy.com.

 

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Anaphylaxis Action Plan For Travelers

September 21st, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Anaphylaxis Action Plan For Travelers)

From the EpiPen®  website. 

Life doesn’t just happen at home.

Whether you’re hitting the open road or heading to the airport, travel can become more complicated when you or your child has an increased risk for a life‑threatening or severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). That’s why it’s important to be careful to avoid allergens anywhere you go. And wherever life takes you, don’t forget to pack your EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto‑Injectors.

Flying

By taking a few precautions, you can reduce the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) while flying.

  • Start with a little research.
    Before booking a flight, ask your health care professional about your risk of anaphylaxis aboard an aircraft and about key precautions you can take. If you’re cleared for air travel, call your airline to report your potentially life‑threatening allergies and find out about the foods and snacks being served on your flights. Before you leave, locate an allergist or hospital near your destination, just in case.
  • B.Y.O.F. (bring your own food)
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    Rather than relying on airport food vendors or the airline, pack your own snacks for the trip, and bring extra in case you’re delayed. The Transportation  Security Administration (TSA) permits air travelers to carry food from home onto planes—just make sure it’s wrapped or in a container.

    • TSA regulations for medications
      You may request that your EpiPen Auto‑Injectors be inspected visually rather than X‑rayed since the effects of X‑rays on epinephrine are unknown. Make sure your medication is clearly labeled; you may want to write your name on it as well. It’s not necessary, but you may want to also bring a note from your physician explaining that your EpiPen Auto‑Injector contains a medication for anaphylaxis. By joining the My EpiPen ® program, you can receive a free carrying case and TSA EpiCard™ that identifies your need to carry your EpiPen Auto‑Injectors.
Bring along an Icepops® bag by Cool-it Caddy® with built -in coolant to keep  those snacks that youIcepops 1 Blueberry_rt are bringing from home cool and fresh.  Cool-itCaddy
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Cool-It Caddy™ Introduces Two Keep-It-Cool Bags for Holiday Gift Giving

September 20th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Cool-It Caddy™ Introduces Two Keep-It-Cool Bags for Holiday Gift Giving)

Bella and Contempo Carryall Cases Coolest Present under the Tree

Whether they will be escaping the cold and frolicking on the beacCIC Bella - Pink on Grassh or sticking closer to home, almost half of all women will be traveling this winter season. Cool-It Caddy™ wants to cool things down while making them look hot when they are on the go. To that end, the company is introducing two bags, the Bella and the Contempo, that are insulated carryall cases with an integrated coolant system and perfect for holiday travel or gift giving.
A recent survey this past December by the American Automobile Association projected that 93.3 million Americans would journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays alone. And research conducted by travel agents indicates that women will be responsible for deciding where this travel will take place 70 percent of the time.
Of these globe-trotting individuals, 38 percent intend to take part in warm-weather activities like swimming or golf while away. The Bella and Contempo bags in the Cool-It Caddy™ collection will take them from the frigid temperatures of home to even the most sweltering heat with ease. Both bag designs feature a waterproof, zippered exterior that keeps contents safe from water sports, resort activities and beach sand alike.CIC Contempo Grouping
It is the coolant system of the bags, however, that sets them apart from other makeup and carryall cases, making them unique and practical holiday gifts. After the bags are stored in the freezer, women can enjoy “grab and go” convenience that keeps cosmetics, medications and other perishables fresh and cool for up to 7 hours of tee time, poolside lazing or travel time. A separate pocket on the Contempo bag holds credit cards, cash, tickets and receipts so on-the-go gals can leave their expensive, cumbersome and moisture-averse bags at home, but the bags can also be tucked inside purses, golf bags, backpacks and beach totes.
The Bella Cool-it Caddy™ (top image $24.95) version comes in chic leopard and zebra prints as well as a pink, red or black alligator design. The Contempo bag (bottom image MSRP $29.95) features a sleek, contemporary oblong design and a detachable strap handle to double as a clutch / small handbag. It comes in a cobalt, mango and midnight crocodile pattern.
Cool-It Caddy™’s Bella and Contempo bags are available for purchase at retailers nationwide and online at www.Cool-itCaddy.com.

 

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HEALTHY SNACKS ON THE GO

September 13th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on HEALTHY SNACKS ON THE GO)

Protein Pick-Me-Ups

I am reading more and more about the importance of healthy snacking.  If you haven’t tried it, do!  I use to try to eat Icepops Trio1enough for breakfast to “hold me” until lunch and then a good lunch to “hold me” until dinner.  I actually tried NOT to snack as I didn’t want the extra calories.  All of that has changed and I feel better and have lost weight because of snacking.  I now pack my healthy snacks (hard boiled egg, celery with peanut butter and some fruit) into baggies and then into my snack pack……Icepops by Cool-it Caddy.   These bags have an integrated coolant that you pop into your freezer until frozen and then ‘grab and go’.  Your healthy snacks (or any heat sensitive items such as makeup or medications) are protected and kept icy cool while on the go.  The bags are small enough to fit into a tote, backpack, tennis bag, golf bag, etc.

Here is an article by Jordan Rubin, author of The Maker’s Diet about the importance of protein.

There are trillions of cells in the human body, but you’re going to want to know about these cells and how protein influences them. A study published in the scientific journal Neuron, suggests that cells called “orexin cells” are responsible for wakefulness and energy expenditure because they secrete a stimulant calledorexin/hypocretin in the brain.Orexin cells are types of neuropeptides—chemical signals in the brain—and their complete functions are not yet fully understood. Researchers, however, have been able to determine that orexin cells have primary functions in brain metabolism and are also involved in the stimulation of food intake.Speaking of food intake. . . orexin cells seem to really like protein. Here’s why: University of Cambridge scientists compared the effects of various nutrients on orexin cells. The researchers found that proteins—particularly the amino acids in protein—stimulate orexin neurons more than any of the other nutrients.

Lead researcher Dr. Denis Burdakov of the Department of Pharmacology and Institute of Metabolic Science, says, “Electrical impulses emitted by orexin cells stimulate wakefulness and tell the body to burn calories. We wondered whether dietary nutrients alter those impulses.”

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Their curiosity led to actions. Orexin cells were somewhat elusive, but the scientists were able to target the cells in mouse brains—and then introduced different nutrients, while tracking the orexin cell impulses. They found that amino acids stimulate orexin cells, which could very well shed light on previous observations indicating that protein meals can make people more alert than carbohydrate meals can.

Interestingly, they also found (in an earlier study) that glucose blocks orexin cells, but that amino acids stop glucose from blocking orexin cells. Simply put, this leads them to believe that protein negates the effects of sugar on the cells.

Dr. Burdakov adds, “What is exciting is to have a rational way to ‘tune’ select brain cells to be more or less active by deciding what food to eat. Not all brain cells are simply turned on by all nutrients, [so] dietary composition is critical.”

Another positive attribute of protein is that, because of its amino acids, it Blog post photo Jordandoesn’t have much sugar in it and will, therefore, not adversely mess with blood sugar levels. Most carbohydrates, on the other hand, are what will raise blood sugar levels much more than protein does. And when your blood sugar is stable, then your energy levels can remain stoked.

Now that’s a one-two, pick-me-up punch for protein.

 
Start smart snacking and feel better physically and have better mental acuity.  Heading into that board meeting?  Better feed your brain!  Take your healthy snacks to go in your Icepops or Cool-it Caddy. coolitcaddy

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LPGA player Paula Creamer

September 11th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips | Golf Tips | Women's Golf - (Comments Off on LPGA player Paula Creamer)

Paula Creamer talks about her hot pink style

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HOT PINK STYLE…..PAULA CREAMER STYLE

LPGA player, Paula Creamer loves pink and so do we! Grab a fab little hot pink Cool-it Caddy to keep all your heat sensitive items cool and fresh while on the course.  You can now take your lip lusters, sunscreen, healthy snacks or medications with you.  Cool-it Caddy is always chillin’ by your side!       cool-itcaddy.

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Female Golfers Haute Style

September 9th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips | Golf Tips | Women's Golf - (Comments Off on Female Golfers Haute Style)

Cool-it Caddy is Partnering with Golf4Her

From golf4her.com

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The popular website for women’s golf apparel, accessories and gear,  Golf4Her,  is partnering with the hottest designers in the industry to help female golfers ‘Tee it Up’ in style!  Golf isn’t simply a game, it’s a lifestyle.  Sounds cliche’ but it’s true! That’s why we carry styles that blend fashion, sport with lifestyle giving women a fresh new look for on and off the course.  Whether you’re teeing-off or sipping tea with friends, you’re sure to find something your’ll love to wear at Golf4Her.

We are proud to be featured on such a great golf and lifestyle online shopping site.  Since  Cool-it Caddy freeze and go bags are truly ‘Cool inside, Haute outside’, we will be a perfect fit for Golf4Her shoppers who are looking for the ‘haute look’.

Take a fab little Cool-it Caddy with you anywhere to keep makeup, lip lusters, sunscreen, healthy snacks or medications cool and fresh.  With a self contained cooling mechanism there is no drippy ice pack.  Sporty never looked so fresh!  To avoid your ‘meltdown’ visit us at cool-itcaddy.com.

 

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Lipstick: a Dose of Color

August 31st, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Lipstick: a Dose of Color)

L’oreal color riche extraordinaire liquid lipstick

An excerpt from imabeautygeek.com by Janine Falcon

Lipstick who? Gloss-like colour keeps distracting me. This time it’s L’Oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire liquid lipstick, and if you don’t already have four or five of them, catch up already. They’re one of the least expensive ways to take five years off your face (that’s a tip for those of us in the 40+ club).LOreal-Colour-Riche-Extraordinaire-liquid-lipstick

If you want to look about five years younger, put on a pink lip gloss. Truth. And that’s not a new trick.

What’s new is what a gloss format can deliver now: light, non-sticky, hydrating, pigmented, demi-sheer shiny finishes in a wider range of fresh, young shades. And all without hurting your budget.

Have you noticed how much prettier lip colour has become in the last few years? Pink, schmink — go bright, I say. That said, half the rewind power of gloss is in the shine, so softer hues will still do the look-younger trick.

Who does not like a great lipstick?  An easy way to give you a pick-me-up and even a whole new look.   I’m looking for fun and flirty colors and finishes,  bold but wearable and all that combined in a little tube.  We’re talking lipsticks here! After you’ve found that perfect lipstick and paid dearly for it, how about protecting it when you head out with an icy cool Cool-it Caddy bag.  What makes it so cool?  Cool lips. No drips.  Tuck a fab little “freeze and go” Cool-it Caddy anywhere to keep your lip lusters cool and fresh.  The cooling mechanism is self contained, so the best part?  No drippy ice pack and no melted lipstick! cool-itcaddy.com

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A Healthy Gut Is Key To Feeling Well

August 26th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on A Healthy Gut Is Key To Feeling Well)

An excerpt from an  article by Karen Fernau, The Republic | azcentral.com

Listen to your gut for health advice

The gut, or gastrointestinal tract, impacts all systems, organs and cells in the body. Up to 70 percent of the body’s immune system lives in the gut.

When the gut is out of whack, so goes good health.    Halibut

“If people come to me fatigued or just not feeling well, the first thing I do is look at the gut. It’s usually the cause,” said Patti Milligan, a Scottsdale-based director of nutrition for Tignum, an international consulting business that engineers programs for executives to gain energy, mental agility and stamina.

The reason: The gut is home to 100 trillion microorganisms and more than 400 species of bacteria, both good and bad. Good bacteria keep the body shipshape. Too much bad bacteria causes inflammation and infection that can lead to constipation, acid reflux, arthritis, depression and autoimmune disease.

According to Milligan, the blame for the spike in unhealthy guts falls squarely on a diet full of processed foods, antibiotics, food dyes and preservatives, acid-blocking drugs and chronic stress. So does sleeping too little and eating erratic meals.

The way to maintain gut health is with the right foods. A healthful diet is essential to allowing healthy bacteria to do their job.

“Eating the wrong food, too much food, or eating at the wrong time can cause discomfort and, more importantly, leads to diminished health and performance,” said Milligan, whose RX for a healthy gut includes a three-pronged regimen of probiotics, high-fiber goods and healing herbs.

A side benefit of a healthy gut is a revved-up metabolism.

“People feel better and lose weight at the same time,” Milligan said. “Both should motivate anyone to eat the foods to make their gut healthy, and stay away from those that kill the good bacteria.”
To keep your healthy snacks icy cool visit us at www.cool-itcaddy.com.  “Cool inside. Haute outside.”

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Avoiding Golfer’s Meltdown

August 19th, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Avoiding Golfer’s Meltdown)

Never Have Another Meltdown On The Course Again (no matter what your score)

There are many instances that cause golfers to meltdown on the course – a missed 2-foot putt for par, a tournament losing triple bogey on 18, or a worm-burner into the water hazard located on the next hole’s fairway to name a few.

All can be prevented, some more easily than others.Melting Lipstick

One annoying meltdown that a woman doesn’t have to put up with is a tube of lipstick in the golf bag that is reduced to a gooey, runny glob of gunk thanks to the heat. Or the $4 protein bar bought at the turn to stave off a back nine energy zap that now looks more like the mud hole trying to be avoided.

Deborah Vinci had a meltdown two years ago while golfing in the summer heat. She went to re-apply a lip protective product only to have a large chunk come off onto her lips.

“I questioned why there was not a product on the market that I could store my lipstick and keep it from melting, but also be able to conveniently throw it into my purse or golf bag,” Vinci said.

She took her meltdown and turned it into Cool-it Caddy, a grab-and-go clutch bag that keeps costly beauty or health care items protected from the heat using insulation layers and a non-toxic chemical coolant.

There is no gel or ice packs to deal with because the coolant is integrated into the design. Simply freeze the fashionable accessory bag until ready to use for any outdoor activity. The Cool-it Caddy is small enough to fit into purses, golf bags, back packs and tennis bags.

“I wanted to design a bag that served a distinct purpose, but was also high quality and stylish looking,” Vinci said. “Incorporating the cooling system into the bag itself was the key component to achieving that goal. The only other way I know to carry heat sensitive items, including medications, is in a bulky ice chest or cooler and that is just not practical.”

Original article by Janice Ferguson in The Apparel Wire golfbusinesswire

To avoid your “meltdown” visit us at www.cool-itcaddy.com.

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Cool-it Caddy “Bella” in pink

 

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