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McDonald’s … You Are “McKilling” Me!

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A “Beef” that I Must Express; Not Suppress – McDonald’s Coupons are Sending an Unsolicited Fat Ripple throughout my Weight Loss Community
by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger!
My Beef with McDonald’s was ignited after reading an e-mail from Our Lady of Weight Loss reader, Gina F.W.
Dear Janice ~ Do you know that Amazon bundled All Is Forgiven, Move On with coupons for McDonald’s southern style chicken sandwiches and breakfast biscuits?
McDonald’s is offering free chicken biscuits and chicken sandwiches, artfully photographed with French fries and Coca-Cola. Of course, you’re not going to go in to pick up your free southern style chicken sandwich without also buying some fries and corn syrup sweetened cola, are you? That’s what the subliminal photo is programming you to do!
Tut, tut. Very naughty and thoughtless of Amazon and McDonald’s to do that, don’t you think? Almost encouraging one to go on a bender before going back on the wagon. I am going to email both amazon.com and McDonald’s and express my concern at their lack of tact. ~ Gina F.W.
Thank you, Gina, for bringing this to my attention. You were the first, but not the last to report the McDonald’s snafu. Others queried: “Are McDonald’s fried foods now an Our Lady of Weight Loss approved item?”
NO – McDonald’s fried foods are not Our Lady of Weight Loss approved.
NO – I didn’t know about this.
YES – I am appalled!

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Chewing the Fat: “My daughter is FAT and it’s MY FAULT (says my husband).”

“Perplexed” turns to Our Lady of Weight Loss and asks “How can I help my daughter? How can I restore family harmony?”
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I have three teenage-young adult kids. They are all winners in their own ways and on track to be happy, successful people. But of course, they do have issues and need guidance.
My middle daughter needs to lose some weight – but has resisted all efforts on my part to help. She doesn’t want to go to Weight Watchers or try a planned diet. She says she is happy the way she is and asks me to cease and desist on the issue of weight.
I would be happy to let it be – but my husband pressures me to address it with her. He somehow thinks I am part of the problem – though I eat a pretty balanced diet and exercise allot. She is away at school, so I have very little control over what my daughter consumes.
I would like to wait and see and let my daughter deal – but my husband blames me and insists that I “DO SOMETHING!”
What can I do to get him off my back, her back, and restore family harmony? Do tell!
~ Perplexed
Dear Perplexed ~ May I be blunt and put it right out there? (I hear a resounding “yes.” Thank you.)

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Ceremonial Chocolate En “LITE”-ens!

How might you change your relationship to chocolate and make it a part of your every day life in the spirit of health, energy and self-empowerment? Janice Taylor, Chief Beliefnet Chocoholic tells all!
A great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge. One tiny handful of M&Ms leads us to another handful, and while we fight the urge, in the end, we mysteriously find ourselves holding an empty 1-pound bag. (“How did that happen?”, we wonder.) Remorse sets in and the self-deprecating chatter takes over.
Now … Imagine savoring one truly amazing square of chocolate, knowing that it is anchoring you to your best self, your energized self, and that it is fueling your fortitude and resolve. (Wow! That’s some chocolate!) Here’s how you can indulge, savor, incorporate, live with and love chocolate on a daily basis, as you stay healthy, wealthy and wise!
The Ten Truths of the Power of Pure and Earthly Chocolate
1. Sacred Roots. Unadulterated, untainted, unmodified, pure cacao beans, the source of pure raw chocolate, is where it’s at! They are still used for rituals, in medicine and celebration in the Yucatan Peninsula. (Here is a real estate link, if you are interested is moving. I am!)
2. Love and Sex. Cacao beans are a natural drug. They contain up to 2.2 percent phenylethylamine, the ‘love and sex’ chemical, AND cacao beans contain other compounds that enhance mood, joy, creativity and imagination. Imagine that!

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How NOT to Burn Down the House or Poison Your Guests ~ Grilling Season is Upon Us (plus Jigsaw Puzzle supplement)

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GET SMOKIN’ from Janice Taylor, Belifnet Blogger
It’s time to clean up and heat up the grill, gather your friends and get smokin’. While cooking with fire – an ancient cooking technique – is adventurous and fun, there are a few things to consider.
A Dozen Definite Musts-Do’s to Stay Healthy, Happy, and Burn Free this Smokin’ Hot Grill Season

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