Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV, 1st district) is serving her sixth term as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of Nevada. For the Committee on Foreign Affairs, she holds membership in the Subcommittee on Europe and the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.

Amb. John R. Bolton, a Yale-educated attorney, is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and has served in various positions for presidential administrations. He held appointments as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Mark Dubowitz is executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and heads the Iran Energy Project and the Coalition Against Terrorist Media. He has briefed the U.S. military, members of Congress, and European government and counterterrorism officials on a range of important terrorism issues. Dubowitz is the recipient of the German Bertelsmann Stiftung fellowship and is a frequent media contributor.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY 17th District) is a Democratic Congressman serving the 17th Congressional District of New York. He serves on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

Amir Fakhravar is an Iranian writer and journalist, and the recipient of the Annie Taylor Journalism Award. Since the age of 17, he had been imprisoned 19 times in Iran for his political activism. Fakhravar founded the Central Council of Iranian Freedom Movement and currently serves as the Secretary General of the Confederation of Iranian Students in Washington, DC.

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. is founder and president of the Washington-based Center for Security Policy. He has held positions as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Gaffney is a prolific writer for major media outlets and co-producer of the film Islam vs. Islamist.

Reuel Marc Gerecht, a former Middle East CIA specialist, is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He was previously a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and director of the Middle East Initiative at the Project for the New American Century. He recently authored The Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy.

Amb. Dore Gold is President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He served as Israel’s 11th Ambassador to the United Nations, and was Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Reza Kahlili (pseudonym) is a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard member who spied for the CIA. He is the author of A Time to Betray, part of the curriculum of the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy of DOD. Khalili serves on the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran.

Anne Korin co-directs the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and chairs the Set America Free Coalition. She has testified before Congress and writes extensively about ensuring national safety and economic security from foreign oil dependence. Korin is the co-author of Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century and Turning Oil into Salt.

Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) is serving his third term as Senator of Arizona, subsequent to four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security. Senator Kyl was listed as one of the 2010 Time Magazine’s 100 most influential leaders of the world.

Dr. Michael Ledeen is a foreign policy specialist and holds the position of Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He has served as a consultant to the National Security Council, the State Department, and the Defense Department and was special adviser to the Secretary of State. Ledeen has been active in government, think tanks, academia, and media and has authored more than 20 books.

Prof. Bernard Lewis is regarded as one of the West’s leading scholars on the history of Islam and the Middle East. Lewis is Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He has published over 30 books.

Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, and counterterrorism issues. Currently a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and vice president of the Intelligence Summit, she formerly worked with the CIA, as a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, and as Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee.

Clifford D. May is president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and chairman of policy for the Committee on the Present Danger. May has held position as adviser to the Iraq Study Group of the United States Institute of Peace, was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion, and most recently awarded the U.S. Speaker and Specialist Grant from the U.S. Department of State.

Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General with more than 4,100 flying hours, including 407 combat missions during the Vietnam War. He served in NATO, Pacific Air Forces, and as commander of 11th Air Force in Alaska. He is a member of the Iran Policy Committee.

Chet Nagle consults for U.S. and foreign companies and is the author of Iran Covenant. His military career as a graduate of the Naval Academy earned him the Cuba Expeditionary Medal. After joining the Pentagon’s International Security Affairs department, he became an Aeromaritime officer, and works with defense agencies in over 70 countries. He was awarded the Order of Oman, and established The Journal of Defense and Diplomacy.

Dr. Walid Phares, is the author of The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East. He is an advisor to the U.S. Congress on the Middle East, and teaches Global Strategies at National Defense University. Phares has extensively published on Iranian strategic thinking since the 1980s.

Arnold E. Resnicoff served as a military officer and chaplain, and received numerous awards. He held position as National Director of Inter-religious Affairs for the American Jewish Committee and Special Assistant (for Values and Vision) to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. He was a board member of The Faith and Politics Institute and is presently a consultant on interfaith values and inter-religious affairs.

Dr. Harold Rhode is a former Foreign Affairs Specialist at the Pentagon, in the Office of Net Assessment, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He currently serves as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Hudson New York Institute.

Mohsen Sazegara, an original founder of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and former high ranking Iranian official, is a political dissident and activist residing in the United States. He was honored as a Visiting Fellow in Human Freedom at the Bush Institute and has held positions at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Yale University’s Center for International and Area Studies, and Harvard University.

Henry Sokolski is executive director of the Non Proliferation Policy Education Center and professor at the Institute of World Politics. He served in the Department of Defense, the Executive Branch, and in intelligence. An expert on nuclear issues, he authored books, including Checking Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions. He was a fellow at the National Institute for Public Policy, the Heritage Foundation, and the Hoover Institution.

Kenneth Timmerman is an investigative journalist and prolific political writer since the early 1980s. He is executive director of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran and founder of Middle East Data Project, Inc. Timmerman was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 by the former Swedish deputy premier.

Frances Townsend is the former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush. She headed the Homeland Security Council, and worked at the Justice Department, and was first Assistant Commandant for Intelligence for the U. S. Coast Guard. She became National Continuity Coordinator under National Security Presidential Directive 51.

R. James Woolsey is a foreign policy specialist. He served as the Director Central Intelligence during the Clinton Administration, and is currently the Chairman of Woolsey Partners LLC. He is also a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

Manda Zand-Ervin, an Iranian-born human rights activist and writer, is president and co-founder of the Alliance of Iranian Women, advocating for suffering women and children in Iran. She fled to Europe and then the U.S. after Ayatollah Khomeini’s takeover. Before the revolution, Zand-Ervin had held positions in the Iranian government ministries.

Milk Matters

When I first joined Weight Watchers, I didn’t realize that, as a 30 something woman, I was supposed to consume a certain number of milk products each day. Two to be exact, and three once I hit my fifties. When I realized that this was the case, I was not a happy woman. First, a girl needs every last PointsPlus value she has, and I wasn’t thrilled about the possibility of giving up a “treat” to cover some “requirement.” Second, I wasn’t sure why dairy was cheap jerseys such a plan cornerstone.

Now, as a Leader, I hear the same questions I had over and over from members, so I did a little research. Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions about dairy and the plan.

According to the team of experts who develop our program materials, calcium can be found in many foods, including milk, yogurt, cheese, calcium fortified tofu products, canned salmon, sardines, dark leafy vegetables and broccoli. But calcium alone does not constitute a milk serving. On the Weight Watchers’ plan, a milk serving must include nutrients such as protein, zinc, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and vitamin D because the calcium in milk works with them to build strong bones.

Why do I need to consume two or more servings of dairy daily?

According to Stephanie Rost, MS, RD, Program Development Manager for Weight Watchers, milk servings are a key recommendation of the US Dietary Guidelines and are included in the Weight Watchers plan because they contain vital nutrients for health. Current media campaigns tout milk and calcium as weight loss aids. But Schoemer says that there’s simply not enough evidence to support the theory that calcium acts as any sort of fat burner or speeds the rate of weight loss. What milk wholesale nba jerseys does is promote bone health and helps to prevent osteoporosis. It may also reduce the risk of colon cancer and high blood pressure.

What if I am lactose intolerant?

For those who can’t tolerate lactose, the major sugar found in milk, there are several ways to get the nutrients found in milk servings into your diet. First of all, drinking milk in smaller amounts (1 2 servings a day) with food can help diminish symptoms. Choosing foods like yogurt with live active cultures can help to digest lactose, and several aged cheeses like Cheddar and Swiss are low in lactose. There are also several lactose free milk products on the market. But if you still can’t fit in 2 3 milk servings a day, there are calcium supplements and calcium fortified foods, such as juices, soy milks and even some breads to consider.

Is ice cream a milk product?

Unfortunately, no. That’s because a “milk serving” needs to contain more than just calcium in small amounts. Ice cream includes many nutrients, but in such small amounts that you’d need to consume too much of it cheap jerseys to have it qualify.

For me, my dairy dilemma had a happy ending. I found that milk servings can be extremely satisfying, and, in the long run, they’ve replaced some of the “treats” that I held onto so dearly. A low fat yogurt instead of two low fat cookies gives me a virtuous feeling that guides the rest of my choices for the day!

Milk products and the Required Servings

The PointsPlus values are mainly for low fat milk products that are highlighted in the first column, but fat free products count as well, though you may need to adjust their PointsPlus values. Keep in mind that only “non fat” (0% milk fat) and “low fat” (typically labeled as 1% milk fat) items count towards the Weight Watchers Good Health Guidelines for dairy. “Reduced fat” items (typically labeled as 2% cheap nba jerseys china milk fat) do not.

On both plans, you can opt for smaller portions than the full serving and count them toward your milk servings for the day. For example, if you want to eat just one cup of cottage cheese, it qualifies as a half a dairy serving.Articles Connexes:

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