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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.

DISH Network Picks Up Subs and Appears to Be Back on Track for Positive Growth

DISH Network, America’s second largest satellite provider in the United States by subscribers posted positive growth for new acquisitions last quarter with an estimated 22,000 net additions, trumping the previous year’s loss. A positive sign that Satellite TV Provider’s growth appears to be back on track. While last year ended with an annual net loss in subscribers, last quarter’s positive results is a step in the right direction. The Pay TV provider is determined to return future quarters into positive territory and may do so behind the new leadership of CEO Joseph Clayton.

A few years ago, DISH Network was really starting to close the gap between the number of subscribers it had versus DIRECTV but the pay TV provider has been losing subscribers over the past several quarters until just recently when it swung back into positive territory at the end of last year. A new turning point for DISH? Possibly, this may empower the company to get back on track. DISH Network has been very busy over the past few quarters acquiring companies out of bankruptcy like Blockbuster and DBSD-Terrestar. Hoping to open up the new spectrum to offer wireless 4G internet service. We’re speculating they’ll send transmission over land based towers.

DISH Network has also been busy preparing for the launch of its True Whole-Home DVR service with the Hopper and Joey system on March 15th. This system may give DISH the push it needs to continue positive subscriber growth through 2012. The Hopper is the main host, receiving and distributing all the tuners over coaxial cable. Joey’s work from the Hopper and have access to the same features, making it an elite system for people who want access full DVR functionality from any room in the home.

A recent facelift to Sirius radio stations will give your party the boost you need to have great ambiance. Set up directly from your DISH Network receiver. Satellite Radio now displays visual images to go along with its crystal clear commercial free broadcast. Not only can you get Sirius with a great package like America’s Top 200 but you can also take advantage of Sirius at your bar, restaurant or medical facility with a DISH for Business account. DISH Network is the only pay tv provider to offer Sirius radio, Blockbuster at Home and ground-breaking technology like TV Everywhere.

DISH Network has started 2012 in the driver’s seat. Will their new promotional offers be enough to endeavor substantial positive growth throughout the year. I believe so, their offers are among the best for Pay TV providers offering everyday value even after the promotional discounts expire. Over the years I’ve learned that DISH Network has been very innovative and continues to innovate itself while adapting to the ever fast changing environment we now live in. The satellite provider offers a lot of the best satellite tv services. Offering the latest in technology and everyday value that trumps the competition hands down.

Internet Television: Does DISH Network Have the Upper Hand?

Will internet television take consumers by storm? It may not be this year or next year but the transition is coming. I believe DISH Network may already have their foot in the door.

When I was younger, the internet was merely a place for the government and private business networks to communicate with each other. No access was given to the commercial public and the fact was, it was slow. During the 1990’s, dramatic improvements in communications led to the standardization of the internet as we know it today. The internet is now open to the public, it’s faster, more reliable and durable than it’s ever been. In recent years, many television providers started upgrading their systems to fiber-optic networks. This should provide additional support for a more reliable faster internet and in some instances video and phone services as well. Overall, the internet industry is being overhauled. I believe the future of television will be standardized and in one way or another all data will be transmitted over the internet to some degree.

Like the internet, the television industry has evolved over the past few decades. From traditional television programming known as over-the-air that’s distributed right to your television free of charge. To the 1980’s when an alternative was introduced known as the cable company, under this service you paid for cable channels offered by your local cable provider. These companies laid a network around your neighborhood or commercial property. Several years down the road, Satellite Television provider DISH Network and DIRECTV paved the way to offer everyone the ability to have cable channels, this self-reliant satellite system receives signal anywhere in the United States as long as there’s a clear view of the southern sky. Over the past decade satellite television has dominated the competition in terms of overall growth, reliability and customer satisfaction in the paid television service industry.

I see these industries evolving everyday, so what does this mean for the television and internet industry? With the internet and television (video) consumption widening, we can only speculate that the television industry will combine or conform to the internet and form a new video platform for pay TV providers. So, who’s leading the charge towards internet television? I believe, DISH Network will play the largest role with the transition of internet television. It’s been reported that DISH has approached several media companies about paid TV service being delivered over the internet. Opportunities like this may open the door for a more a la carte selection, choosing only the channels you want and leaving behind channels you don’t want. With DISH Network recently buying some wireless spectrum, we expect the company to roll out some type of internet service of its own, that should help support its video streaming business. DISH Network already offers a variety of Internet Television with international programming. DISH Network customers currently have the ability to send their television service out over the internet directly from their High Definition Digital Video Recorder.