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Weightloss Challenger Spotlight

Meet Arther Scott Arther Scott participated in the 2017 Lighten Up Weight Loss Challenge and has come back for the 2018 challenge as well. At the conclusion of the 2017 program, he was our raffle ...
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Lighten Up 2017 Conclusion

The weight loss totals are in! Collectively everyone lost over 260 pounds during the June to November challenge time frame. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's 2017 Lighten ...
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UPDATE: Last Lighten Up SGV Class

Our last Lighten Up SGV class on Thursday, October 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. will no longer be on "Miracle Foods - Fact or Fiction". The updated topic is "Understanding Gut Health". ...
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Last Lighten Up SGV Class of 2017 Program

Our last Lighten Up SGV class is coming up! Join us Thursday, October 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for our last Lighten Up SGV class for the 2017 program. Our dietian will be helping you navigate ...
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Lighten Up SGV Upcoming Classes

We only have two classes left! Join us Thursday, September 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Queen of the Valley Hospital in the Oakwood Room. Our registered dietitians will be giving a class called ...
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Rethink Your Drink Class Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to “Rethink Your Drink” class yesterday. Here is the handout from yesterday’s class in case you were not able to make it. The next class will be on ...
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Lighten Up SGV June Event Recap

Thank you for all who attended our Lighten Up SGV June event and helped make it a success. This was our most successful event in terms of pounds lost. We had 125 participants with a grand total of ...
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Every Body Matters.

The Vitamin Shoppe West Covina will be hosting a booth at our Lighten Up SGV community weight loss challenge and healthy partners fair. Make sure to stop by their booth and see how they are tapping ...
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Lighten Up SGV! Check-In

We are hitting the mid-point of our yearlong Lighten Up SGV! community weight loss challenge. The mid-point check-in will be on Saturday, June 17. All returning participants need to be weighed in by ...
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Healthy Partner Spotlight - Grain Free Grubs

Our Lighten Up SGV community weigh in event is coming up this June and we are proud to have Grain Free Grubs participate in our Healthy Partners Fair. To learn more about Grain Free Grubs, visit them ...
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How to Stay On Track with your Weight Loss Goals

Anytime Fitness, one of our vendors who participated in our healthy partners fair from our 2017 January Lighten Up event, is sharing 10 ways to stay on top of your weight loss goals. Visit their blog ...
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Facts on Fiber

We’re giving you the facts on fiber. Join us and our registered dieticians on Thursday, April 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. as they lead a class on fiber and its importance to our diets. Dietary fiber ...
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Five Building Blocks of a Healthy Lifestyle

There are five building blocks for a healthy diet fruits, grains, protein, dairy and vegetables. Age, gender, height, weight and physical activity will play a role in the amount of food your body ...
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Portion Size Matters

Food portions have gotten larger through the years and some sizes are even called “super-size” these days. As portion sizes increase, waistlines and body weight are also increasing. Here ...
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Lighten Up SGV Classes

We’re looking to expand our reach of Lighten Up SGV! Beginning at our Thursday, April 13 Fiber class, if you bring a friend you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $10 gift card ...
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March is National Nutrition Month - Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is National Nutrition Month and we are serving up healthy tips and recipes all month long. Check back every week this month for tips and tricks to help you along your journey to a healthier you. ...
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Heart Walk Recap

Thank you to all our Lighten Up SGV participants that come out this past Saturday to our Heart Walk. More than 130 community members and CVHP employees gathered at Covina Park for the first ever Heart ...
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Citrus Valley Heart Center's First Annual Heart Walk

Reminder: All those participating in the Lighten Up SGV Weight Loss Challenge can earn a stamp in their passport for participating in tomorrow’s Heart Walk. The Citrus Valley’s Heart ...
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Valentine's Day Sweets for Everyone

It’s Valentine’s Day and it is easy to fall off track. Don’t let all the sweets distract you from your goal. Here are Valentine’s Day sweets that will satisfy the biggest sweet ...
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Superfood Salad

Cook book author and renowned chef, Jamie Oliver shares his recipe for a superfood packed salad. This salad is a great way to get in your favorite vegetables and grains like broccoli, sweet potatoes, ...
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Lighten Up SGV! 2017 Weigh-In Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out for our annual Lighten Up community weigh-in event last Saturday, January 28. We had over 130 community members come out and weigh in and enjoy our healthy partners ...
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Lose Weight and Get Healthy with Lighten Up SGV!

Change doesn’t happen overnight. While many want to see signs of success immediately, those who are committed to losing weight and staying fit will find results. Don't know where to start? ...
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Understanding Food Labels

The Lighten Up SGV community weight loss challenge and healthy partners fair is quickly approaching, and we want to encourage everyone to come out, get weighed in and enjoy our dietitian-led class. ...
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Lighten Up SGV 2017 Program Announcement

After the success of the 2016 Lighten Up SGV! Program, we are proud to announce we will be continuing the program in 2017. The first weigh-in and healthy partner fair will be held Saturday, January 28 ...
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Snacking Your Way to Health

Snacking is important for those looking to lose weight. Here are two great options for those who enjoy eating an afternoon snack. Crispy Spiced Chickpeas Ingredients: • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika ...
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