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October 2011 Archives

Get Out the Roadmap

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“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” Yogi Berra What is your goal?  I hope it isn’t measured in just pounds or inches — but in a state of […]

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How Much Are You Worth?

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In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  I John 4:9 Numbers — they describe many things — but none of […]

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The One Day Diet Plan

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“Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall.  Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.  Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.  And this is all life really means.”  ~Robert Louis […]

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Snack Attacks — Don’t Be Ambushed!

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Snack attacks  — they can sabotage the best-laid healthy eating plans!   It’s true that eating small meals throughout the day can keep your metabolism steady and your hunger at bay.  But the type of food you are munching matters […]

Ammunition for the “Hunger War”

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Losing the battle with hunger?  A recent study from the University of Sydney, Australia gave a helpful tip — make sure that at least 15% of your meals are protein.  Researchers found that when they gave the test subjects meals […]

Have a Good Day — Here’s How!

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For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue rom evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.  I Peter 3:10 “I hate my life.” No, not me.  I’m quoting.  I heard someone […]

Surprise! A Dessert That Makes Your Meal Less Fattening

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Yes, it’s true — but that doesn’t mean you can pig out and eat a dessert to “take care of it.”  (See, I know how experienced dieters think.  I am one!)  However, the right combination of foods can lower the […]

Pesky Calories — How to Control Them Forever

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I know, I know.  Nobody wants to talk about calories.  We’ve come to think of them like ants — annoying little things that won’t stay out of our lives. We would like to put out a “calorie hotel” and rid […]

Stop Being Hateful to Your Body!

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“You can’t hate yourself healthy. You can hate yourself thin, you can hate yourself fat; but healthy is a place you have to get to with love.” (Fit Mama Training) When you love someone you do what is best for […]

Surprise — A Fruit That Helps Control Blood Sugar

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An apple a day may keep the calories at bay.  This budget-friendly fruit has some unexpected weight loss, as well as health, benefits.  A recent study showed that when the participants ate one medium-sized apple approximately 15 minutes before a […]

Funny Video With a Helpful Message

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Some of have “friends” like this ultimate teaser.  A real friend won’t torment you or try to make your healthy eating plan harder for you.  Some folks tease or place temptation in your path  because they feel more of a […]

Praying Crumpled Prayers

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A crumpled check is still good money, if the signature is on it. So is a crumpled prayer, if Jesus name is really on it. -J. Piper Is it okay to pray for help on your weight loss journey?  God […]

A True Cure — A Real Change

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Suppose that I went to the doctor with a suspicious lump and got the bad news from the doctor. Cancer. “Do I have a chance?” would be my first question. The doctor might answer,   “Yes, I think so.  Of course […]

Crunchy Snack Recipe — With a Surprise Ingredient!

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Sometimes you just need something munchy.  Here is a recipe that is good for you, easy to fix, and inexpensive.  How can you beat that? Our post yesterday featured the often-overlooked, low glycemic wonder food — garbanzo beans, or chickpeas.  […]

Lower Cholesterol with This Budget-Friendly Food

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  Problems with high cholesterol?  Help might come from an unlikely source. It’s another surprise good-for-you and budget-friendly low glycemic food: garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas. Many people around the world eat garbanzo beans as a staple part of […]

Surprise Budget-Friendly Hunger Killer

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But I’m HUNGRY!!!!! You’ve already had your lunch, and you really aren’t just stalling — wanting to nibble before you get back to work.  You are just not satisfied.  What can you do? Almonds — the next item on our […]

Diet Anti-Oxidant Super-Food for Healthy Heart and Brain Function

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A new diet super-food that helps prevent heart attacks, lowers blood pressure, and improves brain function!  Are you ready to shell out big bucks to get it?  Keep your money in your wallet.  It does, indeed, do wonderful things for […]

Lesson from a Donkey

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Sometimes you feel like you’re being buried — as if the whole world is trying to do you in.  Everything goes wrong, and you want nothing more than to reach for the cookies. I had that kind of day yesterday […]

Surprisingly Good for You and Budget-Friendly Foods

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We’ve talked a lot about things you don’t need to eat — expensive “diet” foods that don’t really help your waistline or your health.  You can also save money for the “good stuff” by bypassing the expensive, pre-processed convenience foods […]

Who Loves the Most?

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Let’s imagine that you are very rich.  You have ten billion dollars in the bank. Now let’s suppose that  your friend Sally comes to you and says, “I’m in a lot of trouble.  If I don’t get some money I just […]

More Things to Consider When Choosing a Gym

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You’ve decided that it will be worth your while to join a gym.  How do you determine which one is right for you?  Here are some more things to consider when making your choice. Facilities.  What do you want to […]

Five Tips for Finding the Fitness Center that Works for YOU

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So you’ve decided that you need to join a gym.  What are some things to consider in finding the right place for you? Location.  This is by far the most important factor, because if the gym is inconveniently located, you […]

When Should You Head for the Gym?

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You don’t have to go to a gym to get fit.  Sometimes, though, a gym is the best option.  Here’s some of those times: When it is convenient. If the gym is across town, there is no parking, and it […]

Free — and Nearly Free — Fitness Options

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Adding extra steps and more activity to your day is the best — and least expensive — way to increase your level of fitness.  But what if you want more?  There are lots of free and nearly free options. Check […]

Free Workout Programs

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What do you do when you want to get in shape, but you have to stick to a budget?  While there are good options that work well and quickly, there are also ways to manage without spending much money — […]

Breakfast Casserole Recipe

posted by sbrown

On a chilly fall morning, a nice hot casserole will be filling and satisfying for the whole family.  Here’s one that is easy and delicious as well as low glycemic. Breakfast Casserole 1 cup  milk 6  eggs 3/4 cup shredded […]

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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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