What Is Your Favorite Condiment?

I’ll admit, I love different condiments on sandwiches and for dipping. Check out the video from BESTIE to find out where those calories come from and what you can do to change!

Herbs For First Aid!

Can plants get any better? Are you starting to understand that God gave us what we need to put our bodies in the best position to fight disease and to heal? This doesn’t mean we don’t need the man-made meds but if we aren’t doing the most at home, the other stuff won’t be of help. Check out the video from NATURAL CURES to find what herbs can do!

Where Do You Get Your Calcium?

Milk is the best source for calcium right? WRONG!! While it is on this list (I don’t drink milk FYI) there are many better sources for getting it. Broccoli, for example, is a great source and you also get all the other vitamin benefits and fiber from it, which you don’t get from milk! Check out the video from BESTIE for more!

Are all Calories equal when losing weight?

A calorie is a calorie right? Calories in VS calories out is all you have to think about when losing weight, at least that’s what I heard. These 2 statements do have some truth to them, depending on where you are in your weight loss journey. Let me explain.

Many people have a very bad diet. As a believer in the power of fruits and vegetables to give the body what it needs to heal and fight viruses, disease, etc, I am the first to say yes, we need a diet rich in whole food. That is the ultimate goal. Getting to that ultimate goal is where it can be fuzzy when talking about calories.

I have heard health and wellness people talk emphatically that there is no middle ground with calories. They are NOT created equal and we need to make sure when anyone is looking to lose weight, eating as healthy as possible is all that matters. This is where, with my 25 years experience, I have noticed we lose so many who need our help.

Weight loss, for most, is a journey that can take a year, and sometimes more, to really make an impact to where they want to continue on with the hard work. Along that journey, the key is to get people to change from bad habits to good ones. For example, if an individual starts off their day with a trip to the bakery and they have 2 donuts every morning, one thing that would make a HUGE impact is to reduce the 2 donuts to 1. This will do a couple of things. You reduce bad calories by half AND you can still enjoy some of that bad habit. The calories that person is getting is still from a donut however there are fewer. As it is a journey, it is always good to gradually make the changes necessary to see results. Where so many get derailed is they go from a bad diet to the perfectly healthy diet. They start to think they can’t keep that up the rest of their life so they simply quit, not taking into consideration there is a lot of room in between where improvement can be made.

As you start to make those small changes and allow your body to adjust, you keep improving and eventually focusing on where the calories are coming from. Changing 3 mornings a week from 1 donut to a protein shake or piece of fruit is an incredible change and something that may not seem so unattainable since the changes were gradual.

One thing I stress with those with a big weight loss goal is you can’t go back to the bad diet that got you into the situation you are in, HOWEVER you don’t have to be perfect! Start making better choices and I guarantee you will see results!

Until next time…

Sugar Is Addicting But You Can Combat It!

Sugar can be one of the most devastating things when trying to lose weight and be healthy. Getting past the cravings can be tough! I think that many overdo the importance of protein, however when you don’t have adequate amounts in your diet, it can have adverse affects. Protein can also balance your insulin levels, which can reduce the sugar cravings! Check out the video from FREE DIABETES for more!

The Healthy Power Of Carrots!

We all know, or should know, that carrots help with eyesight. And it is well documented that a great American, Bugs Bunny, absolutely loves them and he has looked at all the science on them! But don’t just take his word for it. Check out the video from BESTIE for more!