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posted by sbrown

Eating good food that promotes weight loss doesn’t have to break the budget.  You don’t have to have the pricey, pre-packaged “diet food.”  Concentrate instead on buying the highest quality “real” food you can afford.  Here are some tips to […]

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

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Yes, you can afford to eat a healthy diet with quality foods!  One easy way to add more money to your food budget is to push that grocery cart right past the beverage aisle. Don’t stop! Americans spend $66 BILLION […]

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“Low Fat” Doesn’t Mean “Healthy”

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Eating to lose weight and to be healthy, doesn’t have to be expensive. We talked about giving the 100 calorie pre-packed snacks a miss.  You can also pass up the fat-free goodies.  They won’t help you, and could hurt your […]

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Budget Snacks

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How can you afford to lose the extra weight when everything on the diet food aisle in the grocery store is so pricey?  Easy answer.  Skip the diet food aisle. A trip down that section of most stores will reveal […]

Healthy Eating on a Budget

posted by sbrown

“I’d like to be at a healthier weight,” a friend told me. “But we just don’t have the money to buy expensive diet foods and there isn’t enough in the budget to join a gym.  I’m stuck!” Many folks feel […]

Why Isn’t Everyone Going to Heaven?

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Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t just forgive everyone and let everyone into Heaven? Why do we need to be saved from sin?To help us understand, let’s think of an imaginary situation.  Suppose a man shot his neighbor. Someone called […]

Cookies for Breakfast?

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These breakfast cookies are low glycemic and good for you — so you can have them for breakfast or for a snack.  Just be careful not to eat too many!  Ingredients: 1 cup Special K Cereal 1/3 cup uncooked oatmeal […]

Eyes Bigger Than Your Stomach?

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Maybe our eyes really ARE bigger than our stomachs.  An old trick we’ve heard of forever is using a smaller plate.  It turns out that some studies show that the size of our serving dish really does affect how much […]

Fun Video — Cat Eats With a Fork

posted by sbrown

In our last post, we talked about eating with a fork to help you slow down and eat mindfully. Here is a video to help you remember by making you smile.

Slow Down and Enjoy Your Food!

posted by sbrown

“They forgot to give me my burger,” I said, peering into the bag from the fast food chain. “You just ate it,” Paul said. “I did?”  Maybe I did.  Here was an empty wrapper and Paul is not one to […]

Watching for the Hummingbirds

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The sun beamed down from a clear, blue sky, sending diamond shimmers across the lake. The deep, silent woods was a perfect place to spend time in Bible study and prayer .Except for the bugs! I shook off the latest […]

The Black Bear in the Closet

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“Grandma — There’s a black bear in your closet!” three-year-old Sylvia shrieked.  “Come and see.” I sighed. I was really getting tired of that bear. “There are no bears in my closet,” I said firmly. “But Grandma, I can see […]

How Do You Start? Wade Right In

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You know what you want — to be at a healthy, attractive weight.  But how can you possibly get there?  It seems too hard, if not down-right impossible.  I’ve been reading in the book of Joshua for my devotions lately, […]

Green Light/Red Light — The Simple Plan

posted by sbrown

Good morning!  Are you ready to get down to brass tacks about how to start giving your autopilot the right message?  Ready to start losing the pounds and feeling stronger and more energetic? That’s where we are headed.  We’re talking […]

Getting Started: Meet Your Autopilot

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Ready to Start Living?

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Okay folks, we’ve already been on every diet known to man — or woman. We have done without fat, red meat, sugar, and carbs at various times. We have eaten grapefruit until it was coming out our ears. We have […]

Mysterious Things

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The light flashed in my eyes as I glanced into the mirror.  It looked spooky and unnatural, but it was just the way the light reflected off the artificial lenses that give me 20/20 vision.  I thought of how people […]

Researchers Find Flaw in the Calorie Counting Formula

posted by sbrown

Numbers don’t lie, but they might not saying what we think they are saying. For years the followers of “calories-in-calories-out” diet styles have used the same formula.  There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat. If you cut out […]

H.A.L.T. — Don’t Get Too Tired

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Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely — and don’t get too tired.  That’s a hard one if you are a busy person with a lot of responsibilities.  It’s also difficult advice to follow when you have a low […]

H.A.L.T. – Don’t Get Too Lonely

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Don’t get too hungry or too angry. Either one can cause you to abandon ship and ditch your healthy eating plan for a sugar binge.  The sugar and carbs give an immediate rush of comfort, but then it is over.  […]

“They” Did It

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To hear my class of kindergarteners tell it, absolute chaos reigned the week I was out of town. “They were naughty for the substitute teacher,” one innocent-sounding child told me. “They broke all the chalk,” another added. “And they used […]

Recipe – Crispy Cinnamon Treats

posted by sbrown

It’s all about what works for YOU.  There isn’t a one-size-fits-all plan that works for everyone. You have to do what works for you as an individual. If a food is a trigger food and starts your sweet tooth off […]

H.A.L.T. – Don’t Get Too Angry

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H.A.L.T. the sugar addiction!  The little slogan is really good advice for resisting the lure of whatever has taken too big a foothold in our lives.  We discussed the “H” yesterday — don’t get too hungry, because low blood sugar […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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.’” ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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

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