Busy People Need to Eat Healthy Too – A Recent Weight Loss Discovery

It’s probably hard to imagine for some people that busy people are over weight. The generalizations and labels that society places on people have most believing that those that are over weight do nothing more than sit on the couch all day long.

Well, that is just not the case. In fact, there are millions of over weight people in America who barely have a minute to spare. They lead hectic lives filled with work and family or community and service duties that have them eating poorly and not allowing enough time for their own exercise.

Like I’ve said before, you don’t find the time for exercise, you have to make the time for exercise. In my quest to find good weight loss programs, I’ve discovered a hip, weekly home chef business that’s designed to help busy people eat healthy. Jill Donenfeld is the Founder and Chief Hostess of The Dish’s Dish. Their site is full of great tips and tricks that help people on the go provide delicious, healthy meals for their families. They work closely with personal trainers to help them get the greatest weight loss results for their clients.

Along with their fully-customizable (low-fat, vegan, gluten free) home chef service, they also offer a fun set of instructional videos on how to cook light, healthy meals for the week – in one extended session.

I’ve always been a fan of preparing the full week’s meals on Sunday so that you are not rushed into poor, unhealthy meals because you are too tired to be creative prior to dinner time. Of course, I am a self-confessed take out king so you may begin to understand why I am so excited about The Dish’s Dish.

They are a weekly home chef service; whether you are a household of 1 or 5 members, their weekly rate is always $300 plus groceries. The service is always flexible and there is never any commitment so you can pause and resume any time. They say it is about being free to prioritize and it’s about quality of life. You can even get a special rate for a trial cooking visit.

A Culinista is a culinary trained chef who has an active interest, passion, and talent in culinary arts including cooking, baking, food writing, planning epicurean events, and discovering new restaurants, ingredients, and cuisines; a gourmand with expertise.

And the Culinistas at The Dish’s Dish have worked at the finest restaurants under the world’s most celebrated chefs. They’ve trained at top culinary schools and honed their skills at esteemed epicurean establishments.

The Dish’s Dish™ brings delicious home cooking to your kitchen, your way.

You start by filling out their online checklist that gives them a head start in learning about your likes, dislikes and culinary requirements, enabling them to craft your tailor-made menu. Because they customize meals to your taste, you’ll almost always get just what you want.

And of course, you can request any kind of cuisine, dish or diet. Whether it’s a completely organic menu or a selection of dishes inspired by your favorite restaurant, they can do it.

Some of their Culinistas specialize in gluten-free, vegan, raw and macrobiotic cuisine, among others.

And they can offer you other varieties too. So say you want to try vegan for a week or maybe you are coming off of a cleanse and want to transition back to whole foods. They even accommodate Kosher.

Once the checklist is complete, their hostess will assign a Culinista that best suits your needs and coordinate a convenient day and time that she may come to cook for you each week. And they can do it whether you or home or not – so long as there is access to your kitchen. The food is then labeled and refrigerated, with simple, hand written heating and serving instructions. And they always leave you a clean kitchen.

This sure sounds like a wonderful way to go for those of you who see value in investing in good meals. I know that my family would benefit from the experience simply by allowing us more quality time as family so that we can sit down and enjoy healthy, fresh, gourmet food in our own home. The time savings alone could be worth the money.

Eat right and you will be well on your weight loss journey.

After finding the best meal, why not remember it by taking a picture? Check out this photography from the Quad Cities area to get some ideas and suggestions.

DISH Network Satellite TV vs. Cable TV – Which is Best?

DISH Network has been in a heated battle with U.S. cable companies for a number of years to get your business. While Network has been gaining customers most cable companies have been losing their customers to DISH Network. Here’s why …

DISH Network Satellite TV vs. Cable TV Fees

Cable TV fees vary from region to region, but the average monthly cable subscription fee is $39.95. In my neck of the woods the base fee is $37.30 a month for 64 channels, plus $10.95 a month if I were to add some digital channels.

DISH Network’s subscription fees start at $19.99 for 40 channels, and $29.99 for 230 channels including 60 Sirius radio channels. All DISH Network’s programming is in digital format and you don’t have to pay extra for it.

Cable TV fees have increased an average of 22% over the last three years while DISH Network’s fees have remained the same.

DISH Network Satellite TV vs. Cable TV Equipment
When you subscribe to cable TV you are usually given free cable boxes but if you want a DVR (digital video recorder) receiver you’ll have to pay for it.

With DISH Network you get a free satellite TV dish and a four-room receiver system for free, and DISH Network will give you a free DVR receiver or a free HD (high definition) receiver.

DISH Network Satellite TV vs. Cable TV Installation

Cable TV installation fees vary from region to region. Installation in my area costs $39.95 for one room and $9.95 for each additional room.

DISH Network will install an entire four-room satellite TV system free, and when your installer is done he or she will show you how to operate your system.

DISH Network Satellite TV vs. Cable TV Programming

When it comes to programming there’s really no comparison. Even satellite TV rival DIRECTV can’t compete with DISH Network’s 350 channels, which includes 52 music channels, 60 Sirius satellite radio channels, 31 movies channels, 10 sports packages, 21 international channels, and 80 pay-per-view channels.

With cable TV you only get a few channels in digital format whereas all DISH Network programming is in digital format, giving you a much higher-quality picture and a more realistic sound. DISH Network also has the most HD programming.

DISH Network Satellite TV vs. Cable TV Reliability and Customer Service

Cable TV blackouts average 3% to 5% per year, while DISH Network’s average is 1% per year. And DISH Network has ranked higher than any cable company in J.D. Power’s customer satisfaction ratings for the last five years in a row.

In most parts of the country customer service is limited to regular business hours. DISH Network offers toll free and online customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Bottom Line

It’s really a no brainer. When it comes to which service offers the most channels, the least expensive programming and installation fees, the best picture and sound, the highest reliability, and the best customer service, DISH Network is the clear winner.

Satellite TV for Business Use in Rural Areas

With the kind of statistic that shows the majority (a staggering 99%) of American households owning at least one television in the home, if you think the percentage of those subscribed to a television service provider would be high as well you would be right. Over 90% of American households with a television set either subscribe to a cable or satellite TV service. In almost two decades, the number of subscriptions to a TV service has rapidly increased thanks in part to the rise of popular satellite television services and the near complete saturation of HDTVs in the market as the industry movies toward bigger and better television technology. Now, more than ever, the use of satellite TV for business is a viable option for many businesses out of reach for cable.

While an estimated 60% of households have cable television installations, one of the main issues of cable service is their reach. The majority of cable subscribers are located in metropolitan areas where any home or business can choose cable or satellite service. What cable lacks is the ability to go beyond the suburbs and into small rural areas, or smaller markets, where access to both television and internet services are severely limited. Some of these rural towns would be fortunate to have a single cable provider available to them; however, many are relegated to dial-up internet and public broadcasts for news and entertainment.

An estimated 25% of households in America have satellite dish installations as their television service of choice, but the number has grown over the last few years as not only more residential homes are choosing satellite over cable, but commercial businesses have taken to satellite for their public and private viewing programming. This is especially the case for businesses in rural areas across the country that cable services do not reach. With a basic affordable commercial programming package, a bar or restaurant far from the suburbs can still be able to enhance their business for their patrons.

The lack of cable in rural America also means the lack of high-definition quality programming. HD televisions have been popular in the mainstream market for years and over 50% of American households have at least one HDTV. Cable and satellite TV service providers are the only sure ways to receive a variety of HD programming but with the limited infrastructure of cable away from the suburbs, the only viable option for people in these rural areas is to opt for satellite service. But that is certainly not to say it is the lesser of two options. In fact, several popular satellite TV services have emerged over cable as the two leading TV subscription services in the industry.

Whether in the home or a place of business, satellite TV service has proven to be a sure way for anyone to have access to quality programming and in high-definition without the limitations due to location. For businesses in smaller towns that rely on returning customers, having diverse TV programming, especially a sports package in HD, can help improve their status as a likable hotspot among the community and keep their customers coming back.

From bars and restaurants to beauty salons and banks, commercial programming packages for both public and private viewing options are available for all types of businesses. Offices and certain commercial buildings often keep their clients in the lobby or waiting area occupied with a well-placed television. With plenty more programming to choose from, the right satellite TV package can define a business and keeps it vital.