Many nutritional experts agree that keeping a food diary is critical to weight loss success. A food diary creates a conscious awareness of food intake and eating patterns. The most important factor in keeping an effective food diary is to make it an honest one. Why go to the trouble of keeping a food diary if you aren't going to be honest with yourself? Remember, no one has to see it but you, so do yourself a favor and stay truthful. Since the main purpose of the food diary i
Adolescents have a lot of pressure on them in today’s world. Things like school, family stuff, friends, church, and sports can be very overwhelming. And let’s not forget we are living in a society where incredible emphasis is placed on beauty, thinness, and general physical appearance. Adolescence is a time of tremendous change in physical appearance, and many teens report dissatisfaction with their body shape and size during this time. Plumpness is no longer viewed as a symb
If you found my Juicing 101 blog interesting, you might also enjoy trying some of these recipes. Ginger Beet Juice 4-5 beets 1 apple 1 lemon 1/2 inch giner root Green Kale Juice 1 bunch of kale 1-2 cucumbers 1-2 green apples 1 lime Go to Green Juice 1 cucumber 1 green apple 1 lime 3 celery ribs Spiced Carrot Juice 4 celery ribs 1 apple 3 inch ginger root 3 carrots Carrot Berry Juice 1 green apple 1 lime 1 pound carrots 1 cup cranberries
If you are unfamiliar with juicing, you may be tempted to think that juicing is just another health and fitness trend, or some kind of fad diet. In reality, however, it is a method through which you can easily increase your daily intake of essential nutrients while also cleansing your body and boosting your weight-loss efforts. What is Juicing?
Simply put, juicing is the process of extracting juice from fruits and vegetables. Juicing can be done by hand or it can be done usi
When most people hear the words “leaky gut”, they often think of an ostomy. Consequently, I frequently hear people say, “Oh, my mom or friend or grandparent or so and so’s gut leaks into a bag outside of his/her body.” But did you know your gut can leak inside your body too? The leaky gut story begins in a very important organ: your small intestine. The small intestine is so important because most of the vitamins and minerals in the foods you eat are absorbed there. In order
Thanks to a nagging injury, my workout shoes were grounded for an extended period of time. Although I am an immense advocate for regular physical activity and all the benefits associated with it, I also realize that life sometimes throws you a curve ball and you find yourself benched on the sidelines for a period of time. Whether the cause is an injury, illness, work and/or parenthood responsibilities, or something that is just a prominent priority, this is the time when your
What's for dinner? is a never ending saga for many of us. Despite the fact that dinner occurs EVERY day, we all have those days when dinner is not on our radar until the last moment. Whether you are single, married, in school, working, stay at home, etc., life is busy and many of us have limited time to plan, shop, and cook a gourmet (or for that matter any kind of edible, half way appealing to the eyes, and tasting good) meal for ourselves and/or family.
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God created a tremendous variety of food so we would not get bored and to accommodate our taste preferences. But the most important reason for the variety is to help us to get all of the different nutrients that our bodies need. Today we continue to hear just eat “real” food, but many are wondering what is and is not “real” food. Food was never intended to be complicated, and we have allowed science to complicate food to shape it into something God never intended it to become
Gluttony, overeating or drinking to excess, is mentioned in the Bible as being something to avoid (Proverbs 23:20-21). Gluttony can lead to health risks and become a drain on our finances, and the love of food and drink can all too easily become an idol in our lives. Anything that takes the place of God or becomes our number-one focus is, by definition, an idol and thus a sin against God (Exodus 20:3-6). Proverbs 23:2 exhorts us to “put a knife to your throat if you are given