Weight Loss, Inevitable Changes!

March 24 2013

The first change on my agenda is blog frequency. The posts haven’t been as effective as I desired, so, from now on posts will be weekly rather than daily. This is not to say that at times posts can’t be more often than that.

Another thing, and this one riddles my mind, is that after so many times of wasting both our times, those who use automated systems to comment and advertise your own wares should get the idea that I’m not posting your ads. You should stop sending those worthless things to me. I really don’t have anything else to do other than edit or delete them.

Now to the real “meat” of my post. If you are reading my work you know by how that I don’t follow the usual rhetoric that flows everywhere, but rather send out my own brand of intelligence. At least I hope my posts are intelligent material. I almost always have an opinion and most of them come from personal experience or observed experiences in the healthcare marketplace. I never lie to you about health or weight loss, or anything else.

I do, most of the time, prepare my own meals because I am particular what I eat and care about how the food is produced, stored, and prepared. I eat out less often as I grow older, although I have enjoyed the prepared meals from the advertisers on my page. The ones I have eaten were tasty, nutritious, and healthy. Wow, that’s the best advertisement I’ve given For anyone!

This week I found some onions on special at the market and made some onion soup. I cooked a roast, cut it into small strips, sauteed onions and mushrooms, added flour and seasoning to taste, cooked some potatoes in my orgreenic (without oil), and mixed together in a stock pot with enough water to make it a thick, brothy concoction. I brought it to a boil, lowered temp and simmered for 20 minutes. Your times may vary depending on seasoning, amount of water, broth, and flour used. I like my soup thick but thin enough to use a spoon to eat. This soup yielded 8 servings, yours may vary. I made cornbread to serve with the soup. I like a medium-coarse grind which leaves the bread crunchy, yet fluffy. When I make soups or stews I always feed for one to two days from it, then freeze any leftovers in individual serving containers and we eat them when we want to eat rather light and don’t want to cook. It’s a great way to take a big bite out of the food budget and simplify our lives at the same time.

Now remember to support my sponsors who advertise here, eat healthy, have fun, and live long.

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Weight Loss, More Steps To Success!

March 18 2013

My last post contained some “must doos” if you plan to achieve success. Here are a few more. I know many think this is boring stuff but, compared to what? failure? I believe that all those who feel this is boring, won’t do these things, that they will fail because of the “boring” things that must be done in order to succeed. Just find a way to get excited about the boring criteria or get excited about failure. There is no middle ground here. It has to be one or the other. So, which will it be?

You will need some support, a coach, a friend, or someone to tell you what you need to hear instead of what you want to hear. Some successfully use social networks for this. It helps to have someone who is going through the same program as you, someone to exercise with, maybe. Find ways to reward yourself that aren’t food related. Keep good records and when you lose a certain amount of weight or a certain amount of inches ( good record keeping is essential, it is possible to gain weight while losing inches from your body because muscle is smaller and heavier than fat), treat yourself to some new clothes to show off the “new you”. Be careful and realistic with your goal setting. Make those goals small enough to be doable. never set a goal that is too high to reach, it means sure disaster. I like to see people set goals that they can attain in 2 to 4 weeks, reach those and re-set their goals. This builds excitement about the process and keeps them motivated to do more, to be better. Success is not a destination but a journey toward a goal with many successful milestones along the way.

Remember to support my sponsors who advertise here, eat healthy, have fun, and live long.

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Weight Loss, Amazing Information!!

March 17 2013

Although I’ve followed health, nutrition, and weight loss for a long time before I started writing about it, I never before realized how repetitious it was. During the last year my peers and competition have run the same information at least three times. I notice that when one runs an article about something, several others run the same thing either that day or in the next few days. Many times they even run the same title word for word. I hope my writing never gets boring or repetitious. I know I’ve hit the same topic more than once, but I’ve tried to give new information when I did that. I hope you have noticed and appreciated that.

I’ve been reading about soy and plan an article about it in the near future. In the meantime refrain from using soy products, for your own good.

Let’s list again the basics to success in weight loss.

  1. Set Goals, and make them realistic and achievable. There is nothing more satisfying than achieving success and then setting a new goal. These successes add fire and energy to our labors so we can accomplish more.
  2. Monitor Your Progress, so you can see where you may need to make adjustments in order to achieve the success you want and deserve.
  3. Remember It’s The Little Things That Count, don’t make drastic changes because typically they don’t work and don’t make a dozen changes at once. You can’t tell which ones work and which ones don’t. Try ordering smaller portions when eating out, never “super size” anything. Most people walk 3000 steps or less per day. Try adding 2000 per day initially, and set an ultimate goal of 10,000 per day. These are achievable goals and work to reduce that belly size.
  4. Keep Records, without records there is no way to know where you started at or where you progressed to. If you have tried and failed before, or if you are struggling as a first timer, get a coach. They already know what works and how to advise you so you get great results (or at least they should know).

I’m going to break off for now. Remember to support my sponsors who advertise here, eat healthy, and live long.

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Weight Loss, Bedtime Snacks Are Good For You?!

March 15 2013

Should you eat just before bed? Well, if you are hungry at that time, waiting til morning to eat could put your body into survival mode and cause whatever you eat, whenever you eat it to turn to fat. Whereas, eating the right foods at bedtime could actually speed up your fat loss. What are the “right foods”?

White meat protein (not red meat), such as chicken and turkey (only the white meat) are great choices for late night snacks because they digest slowly and have a very low insulin release. These sources also promote the release of another important hormone, glucagon, which assists the body with breaking down carbs and fat already stored in the body so they can be used as energy. Now that’s a win-win situation. Red meat, on the other hand, has a much higher insulin response so it’s best to avoid it late at night.

Green veggies aren’t considered a protein but, they contain virtually no calories, they’re high in fiber, and they’re very filling. When the asparagus is fresh at the market I like to get some for snacking. I love the taste raw, no dip or anything to add calories. It tastes great and fills me up for a long time. As a matter of fact I love it as a side at meals also. Any of the green veggies will do, just choose ones that you like.

Cottage cheese is very slow to digest and coats the stomach to be assimilated by the body slowly over many hours. It also stimulates glucagon release making it a fantastic late night choice. Just be sure to choose plain cottage cheese, not a flavored variety with added sugars. If you want a flavor change, juice a peach or orange and add to the cheese. This will make a tremendous difference in the taste with very few added calories. These bedtime snacks can fill you up enough to ward off the hungrys’ that wake you up at 2 or 3 in the morning and ruin a good nights’ sleep and add unbelievable speed to that weight loss you have been desperately searching for.

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Health, This Works?!

March 14 2013

An article came to me recently offering 5 swaps for butter. Butter shouldn’t be used in some applications, eliminating the need for swaps in some cases. Some of the swaps shouldn’t be used in some applications where butter works well. My question is; why would you want to substitute for butter in cases where it works well. It is healthy and tastes great in these instances, so why would you want to swap it for ingredients with less benefits? My guess someone either doesn’t think out their situations before writing or they just don’t know what they are talking about and are desperate for something to say. That said, use butter where it works better than other products, use the right kind of butter in order to maximize health benefits for you. Many of my peers seem to be running out of something worth while to write about. Enough of that, let’s address something that can make many, huge differences in your life, increasing your activity. I’m going to speak particularly to those who are unable to engage in a serious exercise program. Most of us can walk, at least a little. The average person walks less than three miles per day doing everyday activities. I know that on certain occasions I walk less than one mile per day. Other times I walk over 5 miles. Whatever your current production, plan to increase it. There are many benefits to walking and I want to touch on a few. Fitness walking strengthens your heart, improves your circulation, and lowers your blood pressure. A study of over 73,000 women showed that those who walked briskly for 2.5 hours per week reduced their risk of heart disease by 30 percent. As a weight bearing exercise, walking stops some of the bone loss associated with osteoporosis and can slow the advance of arthritis. A brisk, one hour walk burns 400 calories! Can you find a way to walk more? you can tone muscles, keep your lungs healthy, ge the benefits are too numerous to list them all. Remember to support my sponsors who advertise here, eat healthy, have fun, and live long.

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Health, Weight Loss, Sensationalism

March 13 2013

I’ve been reading articles designed to scare you to death, literally. They say human waste is being used to fertilize plants, fruits and vegetables. The truth is that this has been common practice in foreign countries for centuries, and in some countries this is virtually the only fertilizer available. So, if you buy fruits and vegetables, chances are you have been eating produce fertilized in this manner because much of our produce in stores comes from outside the United States. To my knowledge this practice is not used in the United States for food items intended for human consumption.

Another hype story tells that our meat and dairy products are riddled with antibiotics and how they destroy our good bacteria in our intestines. Folks, all meat and dairy products are tested for antibiotics at “live” market. If any antibiotic contamination is found, the seller is fined the first time and if it happens repeatedly the producer can face criminal charges as well as lose the privilege of producing again in the future. Let’s look at that deeper. Let’s say that a dairy farmer sells milk that is contaminated, 1000 gallons for instance, and that contaminates a truck load consisting of 7000 gallons. This farmer not only doesn’t get paid for his milk, he gets to pay for the other 6000 gallons he ruined. He also gets to dump his milk until it tests free from contamination. Our government may not do a very good job of protecting us but, they do have a number of safeguards in place designed to protect us from unscrupulous people. Bottom line? Try to use some logic when you hear these wild stories. Unfortunately many are true. These two however, are misleading and should not be trusted. We do have enough problems to prevent us from living to a happy, old age unless we learn the facts and choose to lengthen our lives by the lifestyle we lead. Remember to support my sponsors who advertise here, eat healthy, have fun, and live long.

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Health, Poisoning Yourself?

March 11 2013

I recently wrote some about a healthy gut and good bacteria versus bad bacteria. This could be called an addendum to that. When you think of sugar substitutes, what picture shows up in your mind? Do you believe them to be safe? I want to address one in particular today, Splenda. It is an artificial chemical that tastes sweet. There are no natural sweeteners in it. It is poison to your body. It does contain chlorine, the same as in your swimming pool and laundry bleach. It is used to treat water. The way it treats water is to kill the bacteria in the water that might make us sick if we drink it. Unfortunately it leaves behind a product with a very long name that is not good for us. In fact if you could get a teaspoon of it to ingest, it would kill you doorknob dead almost instantly! How is that for potent? That isn’t necessarily the worst of it. This chlorine also kills the good bacteria in your gut. Remember that a healthy gut means great digestion, a healthy immune system, and that is the foundation for the rest of your life events. So think about it, why do you get ill frequently? Have you noticed a correlation between how much artificial sweetener you ingest and how often you become ill? People, healthy eating is not that difficult but it is work, and well worth the effort. Why are we bombarded with so much false information? why are we enticed to ingest such poisons as artificial sweeteners? Unfortunately, the might dollar speaks very loud. Let’s take a quick look. We ingest unhealthy items, not enough to kill us quickly but they cause us to be ill more often. We buy the products that make us sick, go pay the doctor for a prescription, pay the pharmacy for artificial chemicals to rid us of the illness caused by what we ingested that weakened our immune system, lose work and maybe our job, and shorten our life, all in the name of “living”? Remember to support my sponsors who advertise here, eat healthy, have fun, and live long.

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Weight Loss, Food Management For Health!

March 9 2013

I’m going to get on the band wagon with my competition and my peers about something. If you plan to ever in this lifetime achieve a “lean, hard body, there are some foods you should eliminate from your life.

The first and worst is sugar. I used to go through pounds of sugar every week. Then type II diabetes happened and now I never buy sugar. I know the body doesn’t know the difference between sugar and alternatives. I do buy Stevia occasionally, more like rarely. We all know that sugar is not good for you if you plan to lose weight, but did you know that excessive intake will surely bring diabetes to live with you? That is as hard to get rid of as cancer and it is just as deadly. Something you may not have thought of is that sugar is a breeding playground for “bad”bacteria. Do you have frequent illnesses? Do you have chronic digestion, respiratory, lung problems, or other infections of either minor or major severity? Your immune system begins in the digestive system. Keep it healthy and many common illnesses will pass you by. Why? There is nothing for them to feed on and without food they don’t grow fast enough for your system to not be able to control and eradicate them. So, keep your gut healthy, be careful what you introduce into your body, and you will enjoy freedom from most if not all of these beasts that destroy your life (and your wallet). The last time I had the flu(several years ago) it only lasted 24 hours and only gave me a slight fever and a feeling that I was chilled along with slight body aches. I was working at a hospital at the time and caring for numerous flu patients. If you eat healthy, avoid the tobacco, alcohol, and other commonly used items that do so much damage to the body, the body will take care of you. I haven’t missed a day of work due to illness in over a decade.

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Weight Loss, Eating Great!

March 8 2013

Today was a great day! I got in some good exercise. I plowed my garden, getting ready to plant more soon. I wasn’t hungry at lunch so I had a snack, Nutella on SWG bread and unsweetened almond milk. That filled me up and lasted until dinner. Tonight I sauteed thinly sliced mushrooms and sliced onions. I don’t know what the scales will say about my eats today but, I enjoyed the food immensely. Yes, I know the amount of butter was a little over the top and I’m ready to work extra tomorrow to pay for it. Tomorrow’s menu will go according to desires that surface at the time. I plan to have 2 slices of lean bacon and a cage free egg for breakfast and the rest of the day hasn’t emerged yet. I have a full day of work scheduled so anything can happen. My menu varies widely over time, but my calorie intake is consistent (within a range). My intake rarely drops below 1000 and rarely goes above 1800 per day. I believe some more of you have a need to utilize one of the meal providers who advertise on this page. Honestly, if you eat out regularly you can probably eat for less money if you purchase from them. Their meals are tasty, nutritious, filling, and affordable. They provide a wide variety of foods that are very appealing. Some of the items on their menus are things I never heard of before, being the sheltered country boy that I am. Ive used them and they work, I just prefer to prepare my own food. Using their services has added much to my recipe book (expanded my horizons). Remember to support my sponsors, eat healthy, have fun, and live long.

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Weight Loss, Healthy Eating Is A Must!!

March 7 2013

In recent research I ran across some info that I agree with, the info interests me, and not a lot is written about it, although I’ve touched on it in the past. In your gut you have unimaginable amounts of bacteria. Ideally you would have about 9 times the good bacteria as the bad bacteria there. Recent studies of obese people recorded more bad bacteria than good. This is a very deep subject so I’ll just hit some highlights and hope you can connect the dots. If you have problems with that contact me and request an in depth version. Without proper bacteria ratios it is impossible to lose weight, flatten your belly, ward off the sniffles, common cold, flu or any other opportunistic disease. In short your immune system would be impaired and you would catch every bug that wandered your way and need medication to get rid of them. In the gut is the heart of your immune system and it needs to be in pretty good shape to keep you from being ill a lot, or maybe dying young. Moreover, when this system is out of adjustment, your body can’t function well enough to lose that unwanted weight. So what can you do to assist your gut to be the best it can be? You can spend a fortune on pro-biotics, or, you could “overeat certain foods. Some of these foods are; pickled vegetables, I mean sour kraut, unsweetened yogurt, and such. Vegetables of this group typically are cabbage, turnips, egg plant, cucumbers, onions, squash, peppers, and carrots. You don’t need to worry about overeating these because it would take 10 to 30 times your normal intake to keep up the good bacteria levels in your gut. These foods are a great way to keep a flat belly. Problem is that you need an “acquired taste” to enjoy most of them. They are good for you and the calorie count on most of the vegetables is low. Remember to support my sponsors who advertise here, eat healthy, have fun, and live long.

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