So it's a couple months into the new year.... lots of things going on I know. Let's go ahead and address the white elephant in the room... How are those New Year's Resolutions coming along? Haven't had time...too much work stuff...Been sick...yada, yada, yada..... I've actually been debating on exactly what to put up this week to possibly inspire you something or discuss something health or digestion related, but I hit a bit of writer's block. I could talk about the gut, or a new food, or exercise, or how about how I plan to run a marathon (are you laughing yet?).
When people make the decision to get healthy, it has usually been preceded by a visit to the doctor, a possible disgusted glance at themselves in the mirror, or by the frustration of not being able to obtain an ideal weight. Either way, venturing out and committing to a new "nutrition" program may be just the solution to a lifetime of weight issues. Or then again, maybe it won't be.
So you start your new diet and follow the protocol exactly as you read about: limiting carbohydrates in the morning, eating beets everyday, 3 cups of water before every meal, whatever the plan calls for you to do.
So many times, and prior to even having a general conversation with me, many people who are interested in losing that "bloat" begin to inevitably realize how many "diets" they have been on over the course of their lifetime have given them limited or even no great long-term success. (Captain Obvious here, but) that's essentially the reason why we are even having a conversation anyway. If you have followed me for any length of time, you know I am a firm believer that probiotics can help you with weight loss.
People have an obsession with fat. They are bombarded with things that will make them fat, low-fat, how not to get fat, fatty acids, fat loss, gain fat, and that's phat. But what is fat and what is it's function? Why is fat important?
Whatever we eat--good or bad-- is a protein, carbohydrate, or a fat. These macronutrients are essential for health, and our diets need to include a healthy balance of all 3.
Do you make grocery and shopping lists? Do you feel frustrated because what started as a quick trip to the neighborhood market turned into a 2 hour affair? Who has time to spend hours at the grocery store? I know I don't. In this most recent episode of my video blog, I show you how reducing the amount of effort to creating a balanced and nutritious life for your family doesn't have to be complicated. If you do one of my suggestions, I bet you'd find that you may need a bit of help too.
Bonus: As someone who believes foods should work hand in hand with your exercise routine, the hardest part is actually knowing what to make. I know what it's like to want to free up more time that is normally spent wondering what to make for dinner. (Click here for my recipe time saver).
Nowadays we are inundated with health foods or foods labeled as healthy. But what is a health food? What is organic food? Is organic food better for you? All of these questions certainly need answers, but in the quest to find healthy foods, often times we achieve the opposite effect.
Marketers of food products know these are all perfect questions, and in their marketing wisdom, they tailor their products so you may believe a food is nutritious just by reading the packaging. This is of course the wrong way to go about...
If you are a unhealthy, I can guarantee you've been like me and at one time or another became desperate. Desperate in the sense that you possibly felt a bit overwhelmed over all the decisions that seemed to be made.
But getting healthy is oftentimes doing things out of the ordinary, possibly even trending a new path to better living. In my video blog, I look at why the path to optimal living may not necessarily be what you are familiar but changing the dynamics of looking at what it means to live a better life internally.
Bonus: The first step to internal change, many believe is to begin to take supplements. I've recently wrote 8 reasons why it shouldn't necessarily be in the form of a pill and some out-of-the-ordinary substitutes. (You can download it here).
After my divorce, I found solace in trying to become a healthier person. At my worst time, I weighed slightly more than 130 some-odd pounds on my 5 foot 10 inch frame, which was not a stellar look for me. I remember the day when I said, “Enough is enough” and joined a health club and began “eating healthy”. That was 6 years ago, and since that time, I have realized that being fit is more than being physically fit. It is about being emotionally and mentally, but more specifically I believe it's being the fittest you can be digestively...
When I began to experience digestive issues, I became so frustrated because I had no idea what was causing it. The most common method I used back then was to look at the last food I ate.
But it's important to know that in many cases where digestion has been compromised and causing problems, it's not a single occurrence and has been building up for a long time. So what do you do? In my video blog, I provide a solution and a great starting point to finding out the true cause of your problems.
Bonus: Once you begin to look at the foods you eat, you'll find there is one specific substance, besides a diary that is most important when it comes to eliminating digestion issues. (If you want to improve your gut-health, click here to get your free eBook on this critical substance).
As I sat waiting for my boys to finish their haircuts, I found myself getting more and more irritated with the stylist. We had a birthday party to attend to for my grandmother and was running late on time.
The stylist had brought her 2 year old with her, and this precocious toddler had a severe case of separation anxiety. In between the bouts of crying and picking up the girl, she made small cuts to the boys' hair. "Ugh!", I thought. How long will this now take...
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