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May 2012 Archives

Metabolism Booster #14 — Tea for Two (Sizes Smaller?)

posted by sbrown

Here’s one you may have heard about.  Drinking tea — especially green tea– can help prevent belly fat, boost metabolism and speed up weight loss. One way that green tea prevents belly fat is by counteracting cortisol.  You might remember […]

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Metabolism Booster #13 — Turn Up Your Internal Thermostat

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Hang onto your taste buds!  Today’s tip for speeding up the metabolism is a scorcher.  Numerous sites hail cayenne pepper as the hottest metabolism booster around. (Okay, sorry for the pun.) Seriously, though, cayenne has been used in traditional medicine […]

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Metabolism Booster #12 — Do This to Burn More Calories All Day

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Study after study has shown it — eating breakfast will kick your metabolism off and keep it running the rest of the day. There are several reasons breakfast works.  For one thing, it wakes up your leptin hormone and sets […]

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Have a Guilt-Free Picnic

posted by sbrown

It’s Memorial Day — a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It’s also the big cookout day for most of us.  We will be tempted with potato salad, homemade ice cream, and a multitude […]

Metabolism Booster #11 — Run! A Bear is After You!

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Want a new way to speed up your fat burn?  Press the fast forward button for 10 to 40 seconds and your workout can become a much more effective metabolism booster.  I personally would be content to do just about  […]

Metabolism Booster # 10 — Fight Fat with Fats

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Fight fat with fats– the right kind of fat, that is.  Several clinical studies (one is in the May 2007 edition of “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”) have shown that adding Omega 3’s to your diet, along with exercise, can […]

Metabolism Booster #9 — Freeze Your Buns Off

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Freeze your buns off?  Maybe not. But the latest research from several universities show that you have a kind of fat that actually helps your body lose weight when the temperature is cool.  It’s called brown fat, and is a […]

Don’t Wait for “Normal”

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The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.  Proverbs 20:4 Are you planning to start your healthy eating and exercise plan when life is back to normal?  Won’t happen.  […]

Deviled Eggs — Angelically Good!

posted by sbrown

It’s picnic weather!  Here is a deviled egg recipe that is very low glycemic and high in protein. One dozen hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced in half. 8 oz. plain Greek yogurt. 1 TBSP mayo Squirt of mustard salt and […]

New Study Proves This Sweetener is a Brain Danger!

posted by sbrown

Maybe it isn’t creeping age that is playing tricks with your memory.  It could be the desserts and soft drinks that caused you to forget your neighbor’s first name. You have heard that high fructose corn syrup damages your body […]

Metabolism Booster #8 — Ditch These for Faster Weight Loss

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Want a faster metabolism?  The answer could be in your glass.  It may not be what you are eating that is your problem, but what you are drinking. Alcoholic beverages pack on the calories and will drag down your metabolism.  […]

Breaking Away from 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 […]

How Success Can Hold You Back

posted by sbrown

…Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount.  Deut. 1:6 Mountains aren’t bad places to dwell.  Metaphorically speaking, mountains are the high points of our lives.  The trouble only comes when we are stuck on the mountain. The children of […]

Low Glycemic Recipe Day — Nutty Carrot/Apple Salad

posted by sbrown

It’s recipe day — and I have a really tasty, nutty, low glycemic side dish for you today.  This may be one of my new favorites! Nutty Carrot/Apple Salad Ingredients 2-3 medium carrots, chopped 1 apple, chopped and coated with […]

Metabolism Booster #7 — The Laziest Way to Shed Fat

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Want the easiest way possible to speed up your metabolism?  Catch some more zzzzz’s! It’s true.   In 1999 the University of Chicago did a study with eleven lean young men.  They had them sleep eight hours for the first […]

Metabolism Booster #6 — This Is the Opposite of What You Have Been Told to Do!

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People trapped by pounds of fat feel like hiding in the dark. (Been there!)  But one of the best things you can do to speed up that dragging metabolism is to get out in the sunshine. I know, we’ve been […]

Metabolism Booster #5 — Stop the Stress!

posted by sbrown

Stress. It’s a part of our lives.  People give us problems.  We have money worries.  Our schedules are too busy.  It’s not pleasant. Now we know from numerous studies that stress not only takes its toll on your nerves. It […]

This Habit Will Kill Your Energy and Stop Your Weight Loss

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Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy, but the worst habit you could possibly have. – Dale Carnegie Whine, whine, whine.  Haven’t we all been there?  We see thin people chow down […]

Low Glycemic, Low Calorie Ranch Dressing

posted by sbrown

Some people love salad and scarf down the veggies with cries of “Yum!”  Others of us think salad is something to eat salad dressing on. That’s not good, because salad dressing tends to be heavily laden with bad stuff, like high […]

Metabolism Booster #4 — Put the Pedal to the Metal

posted by sbrown

This one is no surprise.  If you want your body to burn calories faster, you have to get up and move. I wish I could just pick the expert with the advice I like the most and give it to […]

Metabolism Booster #3 – Don’t “Eat” Your Muscles

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How do you rev up your sluggish metabolism?  Try packing in the protein.   Numerous studies have shown that eating fewer carbs and emphasizing proteins help with weight loss, blood sugar issues, and cardiovascular health.  Let’s go inside our bodies […]

Metabolism Booster #2: Flush Away Fat — For Free

posted by sbrown

Does your body seem to hang onto the calories instead of burning them off?  An answer to speeding up your metabolism may be as close as your kitchen faucet.  You can speed up your metabolism by drinking more water. Here’s […]

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Recipe Day -- Good-For-You Chocolate Cake
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Climbing Into Jesus' Wheelbarrow
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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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