Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for January 15, 2014:
ZOO CREW - Mike Dubberly visited with Cindy Pinger from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the pelican. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
JEH JEH LIVE - UAB HealthSmart, the innovative health education and wellness facility located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, is launching an exciting new food program this month to help local residents enjoy restaurant meals that are both delicious and healthy. UAB HealthSmart has reached out to downtown Birmingham eateries to help kick off the program with a Nutridelicious Downtown Food Day event. The theme for this launch campaign is "Happy New Year, Healthy New You!" The slogan reflects UAB HealthSmart's commitment to support local residents with their New Year's resolution to achieve better health. UAB HealthSmart is proud to partner with the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) for this event. The tasting event will feature downtown restaurants, such as Brick & Tin, serving a sample of their best health-conscious dishes: food that's big on flavor, yet nutritionally savvy. The idea is to show guests that healthy food can be scrumptious, introduce them to the local restaurants where they can find these same dishes, and demonstrate how they can prepare nutritious food at home. The tasting will be preceded by a brief cooking/prep demonstration of the featured dishes, and recipes will be provided.
ROCCO DISPIRITO - Rocco DiSpirito's THE POUND A DAY DIET is a brand new, cutting edge, accelerated weight loss program designed to help dieters lose up to 5 pounds in 5 days while enjoying their favorite foods. It re-writes every carb/fat/calorie rule in the book, and is based on three breakthrough diet insights of effective, scientifically based weight loss: calorie correction, carb density, and the Mediterranean diet pattern. It includes real food, frequent healthy meals, and a maintenance plan that people can follow for the rest of their lives. THE POUND A DAY DIET is divided into two phases. Phase 1 of the program is a 28-day plan that is calorie and carb corrected to jumpstart your metabolism and help you lose weight fast. Complete with low calorie, high flavor menus and recipes for each day of the program (4 five-day plans and 4 weekend plans), dieters first follow the five day plan, then switch to the 2-day weekend plan (which allows dieters to indulge a little more while still losing weight), return to the five-day plan for the second week, and continue with the weekend plan, alternating like this down to their goal weight. Phase 2 of the program is Rocco's Ultimate Diet Formula, a Mediterranean-style diet where Rocco shows you how to rebalance portion size, eat less meat, and add more vegetables, fruits and whole grains. In this section, Rocco instructs dieters on the foods they should eat to lose weight and keep the weight off for life.
ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Peily Soong from Children's Hospital took viewer questions about childrens' health issues. For more information, visit www.ChildrensAL.org.
GARDENING - Fred Spicer, Executive Director of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, joined us to discuss what all is going on at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens this month. For more information, call (205) 414-3950 or visit bbgardens.org.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh takes us to the Boat Show to check out all the new toys for you this year! The Renew Our Rivers campaign celebrates a big anniversary and you can help kick it off! We help you get organized in the new year with help from our expert! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!