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April 2012 Archives

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]