Friday, September 22, 2017
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Weight loss is a HUGE business!  How many “diets” have you seen come and go away over the years? Weight loss does not have to be a big mystery!  Susan, who is going through menopause, tried all the diets only to gain more weight each time.  She would lose quite a bit in the first month of her dieting, then it would come to a halt.  By the time she got frustrated with her “quick fix diet” and stopped, she had put on even more weight! Are you like Susan, always looking for the best weight loss plan for menopause women? Going through menopause, Susan’s hormones are... (Read More ...)

As a dieter trying to lose weight, do you eat or drink anything that contains aspartame? When my client Shalene told me she had been trying to lose weight, she also said she had struggled everyday with her sugar addiction.  She found it very difficult to get through the day without sugar. So as a dieter, she switched from sugar to aspartame.  As Shalene put it,  “After all, aspartame doesn’t have any calories and it has an okay taste.” Unfortunately, most people do what Shalene did.  They start using artificial sweeteners like aspartame, thinking they are doing something good... (Read More ...)

When you eat salad, do you use fat-free or low-fat dressing thinking you are doing yourself a favor?   Or are you paranoid to eat any type of fat in the first place? The article below by Caroline, makes sense and helps you understand the importance of using the right oils on your salad and why. Read  all the way to the end for the good tips on healthy salad dressings. Don’t Skimp On Full Fat Salad Dressing by Caroline Petvin We all know that salad is a healthy option, filled with beneficial vitamins and minerals, but many health conscious eaters who choose low fat salad dressings in a... (Read More ...)

I went to the Farmers Market in our little town last Saturday. Every year, I can’t wait for the Farmers Market to come.  It is only here from mid July until the end of September and always crowded since it is such a short season. I overheard some women debating about why should they be concerned about buying food that is organic.  One lady said, “What is the big deal?”  Another said, “I am healthy and have never really focused on the foods I eat or the ones I buy from the grocery store.” So, what is the big deal? It is a big deal!  The picture above is of Chris... (Read More ...)

When someone tells you they are on a low fat diet, what is the picture you see in your mind? A question you may want to ask yourself – since when did eating a low fat diet become healthy? The people who represent the Keto diet for beginners would definitely tell you that a low fat diet is not good for you. Low fat diets don’t work and are not healthy for you!  You are not getting the nutrients needed to stay healthy or to lose weight properly! When you eat a low-fat product, what was replaced in the product when they removed the fat?  Could it be toxic stuff your body does not benefit... (Read More ...)

Have you tried all the “popular diets” with no lasting results? Here is a story about Nancy.  She contacted us because she help with a natural weight loss program.  After speaking with Nancy, she admitted that she was not aware of the thoughts she was telling herself everyday about her body and her weight.  She also was not aware about how detrimental they were to her weight loss efforts! Nancy had tried all the popular diets over the years and some worked for her for the first few months, then all of a sudden, she would start gaining weight! Every time she started one of these... (Read More ...)

When you get dressed each morning, do you get frustrated with how you look and feel about the weight you have gained?  Does it take time to go through your closet to find something appropriate to wear that even fits?  How many years has it been since you felt good about wearing a bathing suit? It seems that weight gain is one of the signs of menopause.  You may have gained it around your midsection, causing your body shape to be a challenge! You have friends where you work who are slim and look so appealing to you.  Their clothes fit nicely plus they don’t have the health related issues... (Read More ...)

What does yoga have to do with your sex life? It seems that it has a lot to do with your sex life!  Although I never made that connection until now, if you aren’t familiar with yoga, I urge you to investigate it.  It feels good, it has no religious affiliation, and it is good for connecting your body, mind and spirit.  Who doesn’t want or need that?   You will receive so many health benefits and the beauty of it is that you can start from any point.  You are not competing with anyone.  The more you do it, the better you can do it and the farther you can stretch, which helps... (Read More ...)

You have been encouraged to eat more soy as you approach or enter menopause. You read and hear that everywhere, don’t you? Do you have allergies or other health-related problems that won’t go away or can’t be diagnosed? Allergies, weight gain, or tiredness even though you are getting enough good quality sleep? I used to think soy was a great idea too!  It has been touted for a long time as a “healthy food” to alleviate menopausal symptoms, mostly hot flashes. I am here to share Dianne’s experience with you, so you can be aware for you and your family. Dianne... (Read More ...)

Do you eat lots of fast food or processed foods? Is it because you are in a hurry?  Have you resigned yourself to just being the way you are in appearance or weight? Is it because you are too tired to cook? Have you ever thought about how healthy meal planning can help you? You work all day. Your body and your brain are noticeably tired when it is time to go home. It is so easy on the way home to just stop at some fast food restaurant and eat or get enough to go, to serve to family as dinner that night. Then there is no clean-up, and more time in YOUR evening to do something else. But…your... (Read More ...)