Tomorrow has been cancelled.
We will working next Saturday & Sunday at 8 am instead!
URGENT! Volunteers Needed!
Come help us take down an old barn from the 1890s in Martinez.
Please contact Christian Rousset:
A group of volunteers will be working on the barn this Sunday, August 2nd, at 7 am. If interested in joining us please contact Chris ASAP. If it's as hot as it has been, work won't go past 2 pm. Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, gloves (and a hardhat if you have one)! Also bring a sack lunch. We will be providing water but you are welcome to bring your own.
Most of the wood from this barn is in great shape and will be recycled by Rodgers Ranch to re-build our own barn! Here are photos from today:
Rodgers Ranch participated again in Pleasant Hill's annual Fourth of July parade! This year's parade theme was "Celebrating America's Story." Adults and children from the community participated, including members of the board (Joseph Palmer and Christian Rousset driving the truck, and Denise Koroslev and Aloma Levine on foot), along with several local children dressed as characters from the "Little House on the Prairie" book series. A miniature covered wagon was included in the charming group! Photos by Alison Clary.
Did you know that almost ALL yogurts are flat out bad news for your waistline?
"Light" yogurts, for instance, are absolutely terrible for you, and for more reasons that one.
First, most "light" yogurts are loaded with artificial sweeteners and/or high fructose corn syrup.
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the top 3 WORST ingredients you could ever consume. First, as it's name suggests, it's made of primarily fructose, a sugar that easily spills over to fat storage when consumed in sizable quantities.
And artificial sweeteners are...well...artificial. Do you really want to put chemically altered, man-made ingredients that don't exist in nature into your body? Us either.
Second, HFCS is made from genetically modified corn.
Third, HFCS spikes blood sugar and insulin like almost no other food or ingredient.
Bad news all around.
Bottom line, just because something is low calorie (i.e. "Light") doesn't make it a healthy choice, or even a choice that will positively affect your fat loss goals.
What about "fat free" yogurts?
Well, hopefully we all know and understand by now that fat isn't bad. Fat is a critical nutrient to both your health and your fat loss efforts and actually helps to naturally stabilize many important hormones in your body that play a key role in optimizing your body's fat-burning environment.
Secondly, most fat-free yogurts are LOADED with sugar. Here's a plan: Let's get rid of the naturally occurring healthy fats and load up on sugar instead! Sounds like a plan to us...a really bad one.
So does that mean you should be avoiding all yogurts?
No, in fact there's ONE type of yogurt that we highly recommend you use as part of your fat-burning diet...and that's Organic Plain Greek Yogurt.
First, Greek yogurt has double the protein of regular yogurt, so you get more protein punch in every spoonful.
Second, by choosing the plain variety you avoid all the extra, unnecessary, artificial ingredients along with calorie-boosting excess sugar.
Lastly, by going organic you'll avoid the hormones and antibiotics that are otherwise generally injected in the typical cow.
Greek Yogurt is our #1 pick for mid-meal snack and we enjoy a serving of Greek yogurt just about every day. We recommend you do the same.
Hope you enjoyed today's great fat-burning information!
To your success,
The Health & Wellness Insider
The Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center's Board of Directors is excited to use our blog, Ranch Posts, to keep members and the public informed of the latest activities at the ranch. We invite you to comment, ask questions, or muse on the heritage center, both its historical past and its thriving present.