Having resolved at a young age to pursue his passion for green building, Jeff Kaplan created the Urban Land Institute's Young Leaders Program when he was just 21 years old. In late 2007, Jeff started The Green Painter by New Living, a green building and home store whose high environmental standards earned the shop a B Corporation certification. Today, New Living sells exclusively eco-friendly products from ethical businesses. Kaplan's efforts at revitalizing Houston's small businesses and affinity for wearing capes earned him the title of Green Hero from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Doctors and nurses at Physicians Weight Loss Centers guide width-whittling in medically supervised weight-loss programs. The programs give clients a jump-start on healthful eating and fitness habits, putting an end to diets composed solely of deep-fried wedding cakes. Diet counselors help clients reinvent their eating habits with the assistance of multivitamins and mineral tablets, which aim to suppress cravings for sugar while boosting metabolism. Vitamin B12 and vitamin-cocktail injections seek to increase energy and possible benefits also include strengthened concentration and a more chipper mood.
Some of the more intensive programs include complete doctor's exams, biometrics analyses, lab work, and EKGs. These programs can focus on the reduction of either carbohydrate or fat consumption.
Recently featured on KHOU-TV and in 002Houston magazine, Green Plate Kids gives harried parents a wholesome reprieve from meal preparation with a nutritious menu of kid-friendly breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners. Furnish sparse lunch satchels with energy-replenishing meals such as the turkey taco kit ($4.95), or cover unsightly holes in the dinner table with a large platter of turkey meatloaf with cauliflower mashed potatoes ($23.95, feeds four).