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November 2011 Archives

Avoiding the Holiday Pounds — Walk Away

posted by sbrown

How do you escape the holiday weight gain this year? Run.  Well, okay, you can walk.  Get the steps in, though.Exercise is always important, but now more than ever.  I know that you have added more stressful jobs to your […]

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Watch Out!

posted by sbrown

Beautiful Christmas music is playing and the lights on the tree are twinkling.  Everything is festive and the holiday mood is high. That’s the best case scenario.  In reality, the holidays can be a time of stress and exhaustion.  That, […]

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Calories — Can’t Quite Ignore Them

posted by sbrown

We think of them as the enemy — and we jump with glee at the thought of any diet plan that doesn’t require us to count them.  Those pesky calories. The good news is that on a low glycemic eating […]

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A Word About the Leftover Myth

posted by sbrown

Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is officially in full swing.  Start making up for the Thanksgiving feasting by walking and working in as many steps as possible. (Tell your spouse that Black Friday shopping is part of your […]

Thanksgiving Food Myths Debunked!

posted by sbrown

For those of you who are cooking and baking in preparation for a big family dinner tomorrow — here are some favorite food myths debunked. (Sorry!) Unbaked batter has no calories.  Not so.  Even though those scrapings on the edge […]

Yes, You CAN Survive Holiday Goodies

posted by sbrown

Get ready folks!  The eating season is getting ready to start. From this week until the first of the year there will be candy, pastries, and  other fattening goodies in plenty to tempt you from your healthy lifestyle.  How are […]

New Waistline/Colon Cancer Connection

posted by sbrown

Everyone hates to hear it — the “C” word.  Sometimes cancer seems  to strike indiscriminately, and there is no rhyme or reason for it.  But researchers keep turning up risk factors and lifestyle connections  — which means there ARE some […]

Can You Be a Good Christian and Not Attend Church?

posted by sbrown

“Going to church has nothing to do with being a Christian,” a rather indignant friend said. “I can be just as good a Christian at home or at the lake as sitting in a church. Better maybe.” Some things never […]

New Weight Loss Tool

posted by sbrown

I have a new weight loss tool for you today.  It’s a pencil. You use it to write down what you eat and when you eat it.  The purpose is not to make you feel bad, but to help you […]

Maybe This is Why You Feel So Sad?

posted by sbrown

Depressed?  Some days are just “down” days — and sometimes there are tough situations that make our lives stressed.  However, it could be your internal “flower garden” that is making you so sad and lethargic. Your gut contains flora, designed […]

Why Does Salt Make Us so Puffy?

posted by sbrown

You need salt to stay alive — so why does a can of Pringles make you swell up like a toad? The answer lies in the kind of salt we use in our society.  Most of our salt is mined […]

No More Anger

posted by sbrown

How do you feel when you start a weight loss plan? I always felt angry.  I would think about the people who were not satisfied with me as I was and, yes, I resented them!  It just wasn’t fair that […]

What to do When You Can’t H.A.L.T.

posted by sbrown

Sometimes it just happens.  You are rolling along on your new healthy lifestyle and feeling pretty good — and good about yourself.  You are developing a taste for good-for-you low glycemic food and only rarely miss that soda.  Exercise has […]

Is Your Medicine Making You Fat?

posted by sbrown

What’s causing your weight gain?  You might have picked up the culprit at your pharmacy.  Antibiotics are wonder drugs that have changed the face of medicine and saved countless lives over the past 70 years or so.  However, no drugs […]

Keep the Garbage Detail On the Job

posted by sbrown

You knew that exercise is good for your circulation.  You can feel your blood pumping, oxygenating all your organs as you do a vigorous workout.  Did you know that you have another circulatory system going on?  It’s  like the body’s […]

As Long As We Keep Eating….

posted by sbrown

“As long as we keep eating, we don’t have to wash the dishes.” My Grandma used to quote that old saying. It probably referred to more in life than eating, but it applies to those of us who are moving […]

Look Higher

posted by sbrown

Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2) Can’t stop thinking about food?  Maybe that’s a signal to you that you need to change your focus.  The more you set your sights on the Lord […]

Tips for Better Sleep

posted by sbrown

Sleeping better may help with your weight loss goals by keeping your hunger vs. fullness hormones in balance. Besides that, avoiding being over-tired can help you also avoid over-eating and binging. Not to mention that you won’t be in the […]

You Snooze, You Lose

posted by sbrown

Sometimes you gain weight when you lose sleep.  Will sleeping more help you drop the pounds? Maybe.  First there is the relationship between the hunger hormone ghrelin and the fullness hormone leptin that we looked at yesterday.  When you are […]

Lose Weight While You Sleep?

posted by sbrown

Lose weight while you sleep!  That sounds like a late-night infomercial for a miracle pill.  Too bad those things never work.  However, there is a definite connection between how much you sleep and how much you eat.  The amount — […]

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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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