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August 2011 Archives

H.A.L.T. – Don’t Get Too Hungry

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Eating is easy.  It seems like a quick fix to make us feel better.  Unfortunately, food doesn’t really solve any of our real problems.  Like drugs and alcohol, it just gives us a temporary boost.  To be free of an […]

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Creating an Addiction-Free Environment

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Some of you may just enjoy food. That’s fine!  Scripture says God has given us all things to enjoy — and that includes the pleasures of the palate.  But what if food has become too important to you?  If your […]

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Overcoming Food Addiction

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So you discovered that you don’t just have a sweet tooth — you are seriously addicted to sugar.  It’s your best friend when you are lonely or sad or bored.  You feel you CAN’T give it up.  But you want […]

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“Giving” Lessons

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The towel had frayed edges and a splotch of lasagna on one corner, but it changed my outlook – and my closets — forever. It was my turn that day to deliver donations to Unity House –apartments housing women who […]

Recipe – Funny Egg Wrap

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Breakfast is an important meal — maybe the most important one you’ll eat all day. But, what can you eat?  You aren’t eating high glycemic bagels anymore, and we aren’t even talking about doughnuts.  Most cereals are on the yellow […]

What’s In That Hole?

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The numbers on the scale don’t measure the distance between you and God.  They just tell how much gravity is pulling on you.  Don’t lose sight of that! But, it is true that food can become an idol and an […]

What the Scale DOESN’T Measure

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I picked up the dog-eared old book from the pile I was sorting.  I hadn’t read it in years, but I remembered it well. It made me feel miserable. It was all about how fat was a spiritual problem and […]

Better Than Brownies

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Why did I DO that?  We ask ourselves.  I was doing so well on my eating plan.  Why did I mess up and eat that candy bar? We talked yesterday about one reason our good resolves shatter and fail.  Sugar […]

Sugar — Are You An Addict?

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Are you finding it tough to get off the sugar and the carbs that turn into sugar in your bloodstream?  Maybe you do okay for a while and then find yourself in the middle of a binge. And you ask, […]

Trust Me and Swallow

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Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.   Job 13:15 “This stuff is nasty,” my daughter Becky groaned. “Do I have to take it?” “Trust me and swallow,” I replied as I maneuvered the spoonful of medicine into […]

Never Say Goodbye

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“Hey, I thought you were going on a diet?” Paul said. “I am,” I answered around a mouthful of Oreos.  “On Monday. These are my ‘goodbye’ cookies. I’m eating the things I won’t be seeing for a long time.” And […]

Surprising Way to Get Off the Plateau

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Well, that was a surprise! After a difficult four days when life interfered with my diet and exercise program, I stepped on the scale with a feeling of trepidation. How much ground had I lost — er, gained — with […]

It Works — So Keep It Up!

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Are all those extra steps really doing anything for you?  Yes, according to the research published in January in the BMJ (British Medical Journal). In an Australian study, researchers tested 592 middle-aged adults.  They gave the subjects a pedometer and […]

Where Are Those Calories Coming From?

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Maybe too many of us have heeded that advice, “Eat dessert first.”  It may be true that you sometimes miss out on good things by saving them until it is too late to enjoy them.  When we are talking about […]

It’s All in Your Head — Really!

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It’s all in your head — the research proves it! Not to call you a fathead.  I just read an article about a study done at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, published in the August edition of the Journal of […]

I Never Danced in a Nightclub — Honest!

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“What’s the matter?” Paul asked. I stared somberly at the phone I had just replaced in its cradle.  “Gossip again,” I replied.  “Mrs. Feldon is back at her old habit of spreading stories.  This time its about me.” “I’ll talk […]

Interesting New Exercise Equipment – Bike for Seven

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The Dead Collection

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We walked along our country road on a long-ago fall day.  My husband Paul and I  chatted and five-year-old Peter scuffled along in the leaves behind us.  Out of the corner of my eye I saw that he was twirling […]

Jazz Up That Boring Salad

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Who wants to eat a boring old salad?  Nobody. So make an interesting salad that you will actually enjoy eating.  How do you jazz up a salad to make it tasty? Start out with the greens.  Use different ones — […]

Chew Your Way to Weight Loss?

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Well, here’s a new weight loss tip: chew your food.  Really.  According to a new study from Harbin Medical University in China, published in the July 2011 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who chew their food 40 times instead […]

The Fourth Personality Types Losing Weight — The Supporter

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We’ve met the leader, the sparkler and the analyst.  Have you recognized yourself yet?  If not, today must be your day. The fourth personality type is the supporter, or server.  These baby-steppers are usually people-pleasers. They honestly care about others, […]

Just the Facts — the Analyst Personality

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“Just the facts, Ma’am.” Hmm. I wonder if Joe Friday had an analyst personality? We’ve been looking at the four personality types and the best way to adapt the low glycemic/step plan to each one.  Today we are looking at […]

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Recipe Day -- Good-For-You Chocolate Cake
I looked at the recipe in disbelief.  NINE eggs? Surely that was a misprint.  Only 3/4 cup flour in a cake?  Not likely.  As I studied about coconut flour, though, I saw that, yes, it does take that many eggs to make a successful cake with this healthy type of flour, and it takes a much smaller

posted 3:06:20am Mar. 29, 2013 | read full post »

Climbing Into Jesus' Wheelbarrow
Once there was a famous tight-rope walker.  He stood before a huge crowd by Niagara Falls, preparing to do his most daring feat. “How many of you believe that I can walk across Niagara Falls on this tightrope?” he asked the people gathered there. “We believe you can do it!” they shout

posted 3:23:14am Mar. 28, 2013 | read full post »

How Do You Know When to Stop Eating?
“We asked 150 Parisians how they knew they were through with dinner,” food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, said.  “They said, ‘When we’re full.’  When we asked 150 Chicagoans that they said, ‘When the plate is empty.’” * No wonder 2/3 of American adults are overweight and hal

posted 3:54:25am Mar. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Making Plans to Succeed
H.A.L.T. -- Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired.  But how do you do that?  How do you avoid getting in a dangerously tempting position? It takes planning.  Start planning before you even head to the grocery store.  Look over the Green-for-Go low glycemic lists. Click h

posted 3:41:47am Mar. 26, 2013 | read full post »

No More "If Onlys"
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard If only -- If only.  How the “if onlies” plague us! “If I had only kept up that healthy eating and exercise plan I started five years ago I would look terrific now.”

posted 2:36:33am Mar. 25, 2013 | read full post »

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