"Changing Thoughts....Changes Feelings...Changes Your Life!"
Laughter is the best medicine!
Last week was a rough week as my father in law went into the hospital with brain injury and is in serious condition. I went over to a friends house Saturday eve and I laughed until my face and stomach hurt. I didn't want to go because I was exhausted but I did and it was well worth the energy it took to get out the door.
When was the last time you sat down and uncontrollably laughed? We all need this medicine for many reasons and below I have listed a few but I want to relate laughter to getting you unstuck! We have all experienced times where we felt stuck in an area of our life. The stuck feeling usually can make us feel stressed.
Stress shows up different for everyone like:
Where? poor sleeping, debt, difficult relationships and/or work pressures. How we choose to respond will make the difference in getting ourselves unstuck in life. And our response to stress is directly linked to how happy we are.
How we describe...
So many times we get to a point of frustration with our weight/health and we decide to take extreme action to get back on track. This can be very motivating short term but has great potential to set you up to fail for long term. 95% of people who diet vs make a lifestyle change... fail. YIKES! That is not very good odds. The key is to baby step your changes so living healthy most of the time is achievable. This includes when you are on vacation, have visitors, work meetings or happy hour with friends. The goal is to set up healthy habits so the new healthy habits are as easy as getting dressed everyday or brushing your teeth. You don't have to think about it....you just do it!
Water is one baby step to really increase your health for many different reasons. Research has shown water affects every aspect of your body down to the cellular level since two thirds of your body is composed of water. If you want better health you must consider water as essential as rest, eating and...
Our conversations in our head give us so many excuses as to why we can't succeed with our health. Our excuses feel like truth for us and they keep us stuck. We are just lying to ourselves! We say so many untrue things so we can justify our actions or inaction.
The 60,000 thoughts we all have each day bring in a lot of unnecessary conversations with ourself. There are 5x more words we say to ourself than the words we say out loud. This means we have 5x more influence with the conversations we have in our head with OURSELF. Our words have POWER!!! When we decide to pay attention to those words is when we can start making a lasting change.
The key to making a lasting change is looking at those conversations in our head and lining them up with our beliefs so making decisions is easy! When I say easy I mean like getting dressed everyday. Have you ever wondered why some things you want are easy and just happen? And other things you really want seems impossible? There is...
One pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories. By shaving 500 calories a day through dietary and exercise modifications, you can lose about a pound a week. If you only need to maintain your current weight, shaving 100 calories a day is enough to avoid the extra 1-2 pounds most adults gain each year. We have compiled a list of apps and websites to get you eating healthy keeping in mind most people have no time or energy. Here is my link to my FREE weight loss tips. Easy ways for you to get started TODAY!
Need help organizing your recipes and planning a menu? These five sites and smartphone apps will help you get organized:
1. Meal Board Meal and Grocery Planner App ($3.99 on iTunes):
MealBoard combines recipe management, meal planning, groceries and pantry management into a single app. You can manage your recipes, ingredients, food categories, meal types, stores, store aisles, grocery items and many more with its clean, uncluttered interface. Cut your time spent...
This is a topic so many of us know so well. Today I want to give you (8) simple steps you can start today without any extra time. This is usually the biggest excuse stopping us from losing weight because we live in a busy world. And time and energy is limited. So taking on new habits or diet takes both time and energy. All these steps can be started with minimum time and energy so it is easy to start right away!
1. Eat in 3's. The key to losing weight is giving your body nutrient dense foods and to stabilize our blood sugar so we burn fat. We call this eating in 3's. You eat healthy fat, protein and carbohydrate. The healthy fat most of the time is already in our food because we add it or its already in the food. Healthy carbohydrates is raw fruits and veggies (quickest and healthiest fast food out there). Pick your protein, grab a veggie or fruit and if necessary (if not eating red meat or have added fat during cooking) add nuts, avocado or cheese for fat. Its that...
So often we think we need to be 100 percent perfect with our diet to actually lose weight or to even maintain our weight. But in reality this is far from the truth. How accurately we see what kind of food we eat, how much food we eat and how much movement is in our life is the key to success. Our perspective plays a huge role in how much weight we lose. I have this rule if 80 percent of the time you eat healthy and 20 percent you eat unhealthy you will be able to maintain your weight and some people will even lose weight. Most people are very skewed on what they are actually eating and how much movement they doing. This is key to make any changes especially lasting changes.
How do we know if we are skewed in how much healthy eating we do? The key is really taking a close look at our perspective. We must know the truth about what we are eating and how much. So often we guess and this can definitely give us a false answer. Let me give you an example: if you are baking cookies...
Two million Americans suffer from plantar fasciitis every year and 10% of the population will experience it in their lifetime. It is become recognized as one of the most chronic and difficult foot problems to treat.
Your feet are the foundation of your physical form...literally the base on which you are built. Most of us treat our feet as though we are able to take them off like shoes at night. We mindlessly abuse our feet until we are feeling pain. We want to give you not only treatment for the symptoms (immediate pain) but also diagnosis of why the feet starting hurting in the first place...the source of the problem. This is when you will find true relief!
Lets start with what is plantar fasciitis? It is the symptom of pain located at the heel or plantar fascia of the foot (the thick connective tissue) which supports the arch of the foot.
What treatments will help pain?
Most of us really struggle from Halloween thru January with keeping our weight under control. There are many reasons for this including the change in weather and length of hours in the daylight but for most the biggest reason is all the holidays jammed into a 2 month time frame. These holidays are reason for most to over indulge and start down the destructive mind set, "well I have too many functions to get thru the next few months so I will just start on getting healthy in January." Or "I messed up already so I will get on track next week." Or "My day was stressful I deserve this drink or pie or no workout."
What do you say to yourself justifying your destructive habits with your health? How many of you are guilty of this? Its part of human nature to be full of excuses! This year can be different! All you have to do is take a moment to listen to the thoughts holding you back and spend a little time to set yourself up to succeed.
Its a lot like anything you were successful at in...
How Do We Lose The Weight Forever?
This statistic is alarming. Most of us at some point in our life have been on a mission to lose weight or become healthier in our choices so we have more energy, have a world wide health scare or have some event where we want to look our best. The facts are 80% of people who lose at least 10% of their body weight gain the weight back if not more. What is the missing link in this? I believe most people do not consider the power of our thoughts keeping us stuck in destructive patterns with our health. This essential piece of the puzzle is important because it helps you understand why you are choosing the fast food instead of the fruits and veggies or sitting on the couch instead of exercising.
First, really think about it and ask yourself the most important health question: Why do you want to be healthy? Next, ask yourself: What happens once you achieve your why?
Lets give an example: You decide to lose 30 pounds for a...
What is the scoop on deli meats?
A 2005 University of Hawaii study found that processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67 percent.3Another study revealed that every 50 grams of processed meat consumed daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent.4These are alarming numbers. Note that these cancer risks do not come from eating fresh, non-processed meats. They only appear in people who regularly consume processed meat products containing sodium nitrite. Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won’t find it in chicken or fish products). Here’s a short list of food items to check carefully for sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG), another dangerous additive:
Why are nitrites in deli meat?
According to the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), sodium nitrite is a salt and an antioxidant that is used to cure ham, bacon and hot dogs. It also stops the growth of botulism-causing bacteria, prevents...
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