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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.)

Tips for Healthy Living

Health is state of complete mental and physical well being free from disease or abnormality. Good health is unity of mind and body and helps us to achieve and maintain a high quality life.

Ways to improve your health:

1.         Reduce Fat:
Avoid excessive eating of type of foods that can increase your fat. Te type of food items that you should avoid eating too much are:
Avoid burger, fried foods, fatty meats, cheese, cream, milk, butter, sandwich and nuts etc.

2.         Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking water is useful to health as doctors and expert’s advice drinking more water is useful to health because water is essentially responsible for almost every all body functions. The average healthy person needs 8-ounce glasses of water a day.

3.         Make your body Move More:
Find new ways everyday by which you can make you body move more. The ways in which you can make your body move more are:

Select option of climbing stairs and avoid escalators. Have an early walk in your garden everyday. Avoid driving cars or other vehicles for going to nearby places. Walk with your dog. Play with your child. To make your body move more does not require an everyday exercise gym up to 1 hour or more or an aerobic dance class but it will do well to your health if you are up to such exercises.

4.         Quit Smoking:
Smoking is harmful to health and should be avoided and this warning is also written on branded cigarette packets but then also smokers avoid these types of warnings. Teenagers and adolescents start smoking by seeing their ideal Hollywood stars smoking in movies and they feel that are approaching to a personality of their ideals by following them. But they are approaching towards diseases caused by smoking which will result in unhealthy life. The jury is definitely in on this verdict.

5.         Reduce Stress
Stress could be reduced. Though to reduce stress is not so easy but it is possible. Experts recommend some techniques to reduce stress like to always have positive thoughts. Spend sometime everyday in playing with your children, visit your friend, meditate, watch a movie etc.

6.         Avoid Excessive use of Alcohol
Wine in a limited quantity of one glass can be helpful against diseases like heart disease but drinking in excess can cause liver and kidney problems and sometimes also leads to cancer.

7.         Have a Positive Outlook
No one can be happy when they are having some mental tension. So to lead a healthy life it is advised that you should have positive look in mind for others.


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