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April 2012 Archives

Knowledge Is Important, but Not a Substitute for This.

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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  James I:22 Don’t fool yourself – knowing what will make you healthy and doing it are two different things!  Many people (and I am one […]

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Easy Mexican Chicken

posted by sbrown

What’s for dinner?  Sometimes it’s a challenge to find recipes that are both good tasting and good for you.  Here is one way of adding zing to slow cooker chicken.  Chicken Taco Filling Ingredients  1 package dry taco seasoning mix […]

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Revving Up Your Metabolism by Eating More

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Want to speed up your dragging metabolism?  How about eating more?  More often, that is. When you skip a meal your autopilot gets worried. “Fuel is running short,” he signals to all your organs. “Everyone slow down and conserve.”  And […]

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How to Rev Up Your Metabolism

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“I just can’t lose weight,” a friend moaned. “It’s not my fault. I have a slow metabolism.” How many times have you heard (or said) that?  It’s true that a slow metabolism makes weight loss difficult.  Your metabolism is the […]

Don’t Just Lose Weight — Change It!

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Numbers — I never have liked them!  That comes from being a word person instead of a math person — and also because of a decades-long fight with the numbers on the scale. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story.  […]

Making a “Radical” Change — for the Right Reason

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This time it was a motivational speaker who made me take a tumble from the straight path of my healthy living plan.  (Good thing for all of you that I am a real person with actual struggles on my journey […]

Eat Healthy Cookies and Banish Gray Hair?

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It’s a mistake a lot of people make. They try to replace all the bad stuff in their diets with fake bad stuff.  It’s a better plan to focus on eating good, whole, healthy food. Your taste buds will come […]

And the Final Answer Is….

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We’ve looked at lots of sugars and alternative sweeteners — and now I’m going to tell you something that may surprise you. When it comes right down to it, the best choice is — none of the above. There is […]

Final Sweetener Round-Up

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I’ve listed the top five sweetener picks and also the five worst.  What about the rest? They fall somewhere in the middle.  Here is a summary of the others. Truvia/ Pure Via. This form of Stevia is more processed and […]

Emotional Eating — Choosing Freedom

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What’s the best way to control emotional eating?  How about by getting our emotions under control? It happened again yesterday. I had just given a friend some excellent advice — then failed to take it myself when I was in […]

Whey Low — A Sugar Replacement Made of Sugar

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I thought I had this series about wrapped up until I took that final trip down the alternative sweetener aisle at the health food store.  “Sugar Made Healthy” a package proclaimed.  I picked it up and looked over an alternative […]

Don’t Fall — Compensate!

posted by sbrown

You are hurrying along — your mind on the next thing on your to-do list.  Your toe meets the raised edge of the sidewalk, and you trip.  What happens next?  Automatically your body goes into recovery mode.  Every muscle responds […]

Skinny Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

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Here is the recipe of the week.  Although I did at least half a dozen things wrong  (including spilling the sauce all over the countertop and having to start again) it turned out pretty tasty. I found it on Pinterest […]

Trehalose — A Sugar That Prevents Alzheimer’s?

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The desert lies bare and brown for years — and then when it rains, it suddenly blooms with color.  How do these plants stay alive and dormant during those dry years?  By means of the sugar we are looking at […]

Truvia — a True Solution?

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Several of my blog followers have asked me, “What about Truvia?” Truvia started out as stevia.  The owners of Truvia, Cargill  Labs and Coca-Cola, extract the sweet part of the leaf, Rebiana A, and combine it with erythritol, a sugar […]

It’s On Primetime — “Sugar is Toxic”

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For every Web site that proclaims something is deadly, there will be another that says, “Nah, that’s just a hoax.”   We’ve seen that to be true about sugar, as well as about the alternative sweeteners we’ve been examining in […]

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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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