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The purpose of our blog is to share what we have learned about nutrition, weight loss, fitness, and health, in order to help you find ways to feel better and live longer. It is amazing how much our diet and lifestyle affect our health and well-being.

Did you know that you can reduce your risk and even prevent many diseases and health conditions simply by making some changes to your diet? Check back often for valuable tips and information.


For the first time in my life I have found weight loss success. During my adult life I have tried dozens and dozens of so-called "diets" and none of them worked over the long-haul. Oh, I was able to lose weight with some of them, but once I went off of the "diet" I quickly gained back all of my weight (plus some).

I have finally learned that losing weight has to be a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix. Crash diets and all the other crazy diets will not only cause you to fail, they are harmful to your health. To lose weight and keep it off you must NOT go on a "diet." What? Why? Because we all consider a "diet" a temporary thing. For example, how many times have you said, "Oh, I will go on this low-fat diet until I lose 20 pounds." Okay, what happens after you lose the 20 pounds? Or you simply give up? You go back to your old habits and gain that 20 pounds back.

The only way you will ever be successful at losing weight, with the added benefit of improving your health, is to make healthy changes that you can live with for the rest of your life. Period. Not for a week, a month or 3 months, but for life. For me, my initial goal was to lower my cholesterol level. I had to have a blood test for my insurance coverage and my cholesterol level had to be lower than the previous year's levels or I would have to pay a much higher premium. Well, that was a pretty good incentive for me make some positive changes.

I sat down and figured out what I needed to do. I knew I had to change the way I ate and I knew I had to exercise in some form or other every day. So, I made a list and I stuck to it. It was difficult at first. To make matters worse, I am a compulsive eater. However, as the days went by, it became much easier because my body stopped craving sweets and processed foods. For the first time in my life, I was never tempted to binge because I never felt deprived.

Use the list below and make whatever changes you need to make in order for it to work for you. FYI, my cholesterol level dropped 65 points after 7 weeks, and my triglycerides dropped 70 points!
Another benefit that I hadn't planned on was that after being an insomniac since my teen-age years, I now sleep like a baby every night!


1. Avoid "white" Foods & Processed Foods.
These foods have no nutritional value and are "empty" calories. Sweets, anything made with white flour,and anything that comes in a package with a long list of ingredients.
Always read the food labels. Stay away from those long lists of ingredients. The longer the list, the more chemicals and additives are present. These are extremely toxic to your body.

2. Drink Lots of
Water. Water keeps your body's organs hydrated and flushes out unhealthy toxins. It helps to fill you up and reduces your urge to over-eat.

3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast.
Instead of coffee and donuts, try fruit, yogurt, grains like oatmeal or whole grain toast, and lean protein. NEVER skip breakfast. By eating a large, healthy meal when you get up in the morning, your metabolism will "rev up" and you will not be hungry by mid-morning. If you skip breakfast, your
body will go into starvation mode and store calories in your body as FAT, yes FAT! So do yourself a big favor and eat breakfast.

4. Reduce Your Stress Level.
So many of us live with too much
stress. Stress lowers your immune system, making it easier to get sick. It also makes us lethargic, tired, and depressed. There are a lot of simple things you can do and a lot of ways to feel better about yourself and your life. Take a long, hot bath, read a book, listen to music, get a massage. Do something nice for yourself. Giving yourself something to look forward to is a tremendous mental incentive.

5. Move!
Oh my gosh! There are so many ways to incorporate movement into your day, even at work. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Get up every hour and walk around your floor, your hallway or your desk. Park your car in the farthest space from where you need to be. Walk or bike to work. Skate, dance, golf, jump rope, clean house, play tag. The best exercise you can do is to walk. Try to take a walk every day! The more you move, the more your metabolism will be your friend. (I walk 3 miles every day whether it is raining, snowing or freezing.)

Detox for Weight Loss

Do you feel sluggish and tired? Are you suffering from constipation and feeling bloated? Have you gained weight? If so, your body may have stored up toxins that are not only harmful to your health but can block your body’s ability to lose weight successfully.

If you eat a diet that is high in processed foods that are nutrient deficient you are burdening your cells with toxins that clog up your organs. This puts a heavy load on the organs that deal with cell waste management. These organs play a major role in helping your body clean out the “garbage” and make it easier for your body to stay fit and healthy.


LIVER – Your liver recycles unwanted materials in the body. It weeds out the toxins and puts them up for elimination during the process of circulation. The primary elimination organs support the liver by placing the toxins where they will be stored and then removed.

KIDNEYS – The kidneys provide support in the form of the body’s water management. They remove the dissolved acid waste keeping the blood alkaline. The more alkaline the blood is, the healthier the body is. If the body is more acidic than alkaline, it is more susceptible to sickness and disease. The kidneys need plenty of water to function properly. Make sure you drink plenty of water every day.

LYMPH GLANDS – A network of tubing draws the excess waste of the cells from the body and to the final eliminating organs. The appendix, tonsils, thymus, and spleen are the major lymphatic glands that assist the major organs of the body in cleansing and detoxing.

LUNGS – The lungs keep the blood air purified. They allow the oxygen to go directly to the bloodstream. The lungs remove waste gases found in every cell of the body. Fresh air and regular deep breathing help the lungs to stay healthy and free from toxins.

COLON – The colon serves as the solid waste management organ in your body. This is where toxic material builds up if the body does not eliminate waste as efficiently as it should. People can have pounds of toxic extra weight built up in their colon.

How do you keep your colon cleaned out? Eat a high fiber diet and drink plenty of water with lemon. This keeps the waste moving through your body instead of getting stuck in your colon. Regular exercise, such as walking, is another good way to help your body stay cleaned out. You will find that as your body detoxifies, you will have extra energy, lose weight, and feel better overall.
Detox for Women: An All New Approach for a Sleek Body and Radiant Health in 4 Weeks


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