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August 2012 Archives

Is Jesus a Copy — Or the Real God?

posted by sbrown

It’s been going around on Facebook — the chart comparing a cartoon and goofy-looking Jesus to the Egyptian God Horus.  They both were supposedly born of a virgin, baptized at 30, had 12 disciples, and rose from the dead.  The […]

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Breaking the Failure Cycle #3 — Change the Cues

posted by sbrown

Habits — they have a powerful hold over us!  How can we break the cycle that keeps us in failure? In our last post we talked about the pattern of cue — routine — reward.  One way to break the […]

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Breaking the Failure Cycle #2 — Picking Up on the Cues

posted by sbrown

Are you really hungry, or do you eat because of habit?  I’ve been doing some research on habits and addictions — and have come to conclusion that many of our problems with staying on a healthy eating and exercise plan […]

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Recipe Day — Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

posted by sbrown

Want something besides your usual oatmeal for breakfast?  Here is an easy recipe (my favorite kind!) that is packed with protein and adds the benefit of our healthy food of the week, strawberries.  Of course, it is also low glycemic. […]

Fight Inflammation with Strawberries

posted by sbrown

Troubled with inflammation disorder like osteoarthritis, asthma, or atherosclerosis?  Instead of reaching for the ibuprofin bottle, you might try reaching for the strawberries instead. Strawberries, our good-for-you food this week, contain a chemical compound called phenols.  Phenols fight against inflammation […]

Breaking the Failure Cycle #1 — Finding the Pattern

posted by sbrown

You worked hard, lost the extra weight, and you never felt better.  So why did you go back to snacking on brownies and packing the flab back on? I read an interesting book recently that gave a possible answer — […]

Fat Souls, Not Fat Bodies

posted by sbrown

The liberal soul shall be made fat and he that watereth shall be watered himself.  Prov. 11:225 Sometimes I wonder if weight issues don’t go along with hoarding issues — which come down to problem with trust.  If we don’t […]

A Trick That Works

posted by sbrown

Ha! Another study just proved my theory was right.  You can have greater success on your healthy eating plan by making it easier on yourself. In an article appearing in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a team of Massachusetts General […]

Ask This — But You May Be Surprised By the Answer!

posted by sbrown

We talk a lot about doing healthy things that will give us a longer, more active life.  Why?  Unless you have a reason for living, there isn’t much incentive in stretching it out. That’s why it’s important that you have […]

Coffee for Weight Loss?

posted by sbrown

We’re always looking for it — that magic pill that will make the fat melt off our bodies.  A new study shows surprising evidence that the magic pill might have appeared.  A study published in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity […]

Don’t Jump Overboard!

posted by sbrown

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.  Philippians 4:5 Moderation.  Some of us have lots of problems with that character quality!  I wonder how many of my readers share my inclination to go overboard […]

Recipe Day — Blackberry Treats

posted by sbrown

Blackberries — they are some of the most anti-oxidant rich foods around. And, even better, if you live in the south where they grow wild, they are free for the picking. (Well, it will cost you some in scratches and […]

Cancer Prevention — And More — In These Berries

posted by sbrown

They grow like weeds in the brushy, wooded areas here in Oklahoma. You’ll see them along the fences and in the underbrush, loaded with sweet, wild fruit.  Blackberries grow wild and are free for the picking.  If you aren’t in […]

Make Exercise Fit Your Life #8 — The Easiest Way

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How can you get more exercise in your life when you are too busy to go work out? We’ve looked at lots of ways to do that — from doing squats to pick up the laundry to interval housework. Today […]

More Baggage–Shorter Trip

posted by sbrown

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.  Arnold H. Glasgow Well, our bodies are more than baggage.  They are the place we will live until we die.  There […]

Prayers God Wants to Hear

posted by sbrown

Would you enjoy a relationship with someone who was always talking, never listening?  How about if that someone was always asking something from you and never telling you “thanks” when you came through for him?  Now let’s suppose that your […]

As Long as We Keep Eating We Don’t Have to Wash the Dishes

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 […]

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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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