Sunday, July 26, 2009

Please Accept My Apology - Missed A Week Due to Injury

Please accept my apology for not blogging this past week, injured my hand, making it hard to type an article each day. It is getting better and hope to be back at full capacity soon.

God willing, I will be back in action next week, maybe sooner. Everyone have a good week and thank God for good nutrition that helps heal bones and repair injured tissue quickly.

Blessing for a Glorious Week!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sugar - What The Daily Recommended Allowance?

Sugar - what is the daily recommended allowance?

With the over-load of information in society, we get get told many conflicting facts about proteins, carbs, and fats, but the one area that has not been misunderstood is sugar. If you haven't already guessed the answer to the question, "How much sugar can I have each day?" The answer is zero. There is no recommended daily allowance of sugar. It doesn't mean you cannot have sugar, it just means there is no such thing as a recommended allowance for sugar.

Sugar is a refined substance that is man made and put into many items that we eat each day. Many people have been fooled by the word "sugar" thinking that our bodies need sugar for survival. Our bodies need glucose for survival and it is usually found in our bloodstreams. Many of the foods we eat, such as fruits, vegetables, pastas, and grains are converted into glucose. The body uses glucose for energy and it is metabolized to produce warmth. Unfortunately, many manufacturers have combined all carbohydrates on food labels into one category - whether refined or not. Many products are separating out the sugar grams on the label. Be aware of a product that has a total of 25 grams of and 20 grams of that are sugar. This product is mostly all sugar and is not a very healthy food.

Here are some words that are used to describe sugar in the ingredients of a foods:

  • Lactose: Sugar from milk. "Lactose intolerance" - is caused by the sugar in milk.

  • Maltose: Sugar from malt

  • Fructose: Sugar from fruit

  • Dextrose: Sugar from starch "corn sugar"

  • Sucrose: Refined sugar from sugar cane or beets

The refined product of sugar cane can be very addictive. The more our bodies have it the more it wants it. If you have been raised on a limited sugar intake, you will be surprised at how little sugar you crave. You will likely notice that certain foods taste too sweet.

The bottom line is that sugar can be detrimental to your health. Many people develop diabetes, cancer, and skin problems due to overdoses of sugar. The next time you have a craving remember this post and have a big glass of water and reach for something healthy.

Blessings for a Glorious Day!

Friday, July 17, 2009

3-Pronged Stimulus For Getting Rid of Belly Fat

3-Pronged Stimulus for getting rid of belly fat.

Medical research has found that where you store body fat can affect your health. Studies show that if you have gained fat around your abdomen (belly fat), you are at a higher risk for serious health risks. Fat gained in the hips, thighs, and buttocks appears to be less dangerous. If you have a larger waist - >40 inches for a man, and >35 inches for a woman - you are at greater risk for heart disease, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol.

Sit-ups may help tone your abdominal muscles, but the best way to banish belly fat is to do cardiovascular activities, such as walking, swimming, bicycling, or aerobics. Anything that gets your blood pumping to will help burn off stored fat in the stomach area and elsewhere.

It is just as important in the fight against belly fat to reduce your calorie intake while still getting a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, lean proteins. Making healthier food choices will help you feel full and contain less fat and calories. Stay away from foods that are laden with fat, and sugary foods. Avoid excess alcohol which seems to be linked to abdominal fat deposits, drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.

Some research suggested that stress is linked to abdominal weight gain, especially in women. So if you feel constantly stressed out try to eliminate stress in your life. If you can't cut out stress, practice relaxation techniques and other forms of stress-management.

The 3-pronged stimulus plan to get rid of belly fat is this - exercise, a healthy diet, and stress-management! Practice this and your health will reflect it!

*Another thing to help get rid of belly fat in addition to the above mentioned plan is Catalyst, aka "Gut Be Gone", worked for me!

Blessings for a Glorious Day!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Blessings for a Glorious Day!

Zippy Mandarin Orange Salad

Zippy Mandarin Orange Salad

serves 4 (side dish or entree)

Ingredients for salad:

8 cups of salad mix or lettuce

1 can mandarin oranges

1/4 cup craisins or raisins

2 additional vegetables (celery, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc.)

2 cups of pecan halves (just plain)

1/2 cup Slenda or Stevia

1 tbsp. coconut oil or olive oil

Ingredients for dressing:

2-3 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar (or to desired taste)

1 tbsp. flaxseed oil

1 tsp. sea salt (optional)

2 tbsp. Splenda or Stevia (optional)

juice from mandarin oranges

1 packet or 1 scoop Mandarin Orange Spark


Add cooked/grilled chicken or poultry to serve as a main dish

Prep: Turn stove top heat on medium. Use non-stick skillet and combine coconut oil and pecans. Toast for approx. 1-2 minutes. Pour in the slenda and stir. Remove immediately and place pecans in bowl with the salad mix. Add other veggies, raisins and oranges.

Dressing: Drain mandarin oranges and save the juice in a bowl. Add the balsamic vinegar, oil, sea salt, splenda, and Mandarin Orange Spark mix. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together. (Add water if you want to dilute the taste.)

Finally - mix, serve, and enjoy!

I'm certain you will love this great recipe, especially during these hot days of summer, salad is great meal without a lot of time standing over a hot stove.

Until tomorrow, Blessings for a Glorious Day!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fitting Fitness Into Your Schedule - Part 3

Fitting fitness into your schedule - part 3.

Tips for fitting fitness into your busy schedule - for those who don't know where to start.

  1. Hire the right help - it is important to do weight training, it's even more important to make sure you get trained properly to prevent injury and get the most effective workout. Investing in a personal trainer in the beginning can be great help, also great incentive to keep going if you are paying someone to help you.

  2. Record your progress - keep a diary of your daily workouts. Record your weight and your measurements to see not only how much weight you have lost, but also how many inches you have lost. It is a great way to see just how much your hard work has paid off.

  3. Enlist a friend - find someone who likes the same activities as you, like walking, tennis, soccer, etc. and make a date to get together. This will help you stay motivated and will also help your friend to stay motivated as well.

  4. Do what you like - whatever exercise you like to do, do it. You will tend to stick with the things you like to do.

Try to fit at least 30 minutes of exercise into your schedule each day, if you can't do it every day, do it at least 3-4 days a week. I have faith in all of you that you can find some time to exercise, there isn't anything more important in your life than making sure you take good care of yourself first.

Blessings for a Glorious Day!

Sorry I thought I set it to automatically publish.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fitting Fitness Into Your Schedule - Part 2

Fitting fitness into your schedule - part 2.

Tips for fitting fitness into your busy schedule - for those who don't know where to start.

  1. Be a morning person - studies show that people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it. Most people don't feel like exercising at the end of a hard day. By exercising in the morning not only are you more likely to do it, but you also set a more positive tone for the day.

  2. Put it on your schedule - whether morning, afternoon, or evening, pick the time you are most likely to go exercise and write it down on your schedule (daily planner). Keep your exercise routine as you would any appointment.

  3. Watch your step - invest in a good pedometer, it will keep you motivated. Wear your pedometer on your waist and see how many step you take in a day. Start with a goal of 5,000 steps and gradually work your way to 10,000 steps a day, watch the slimmer and more energetic you emerge!

Part 3 to follow tomorrow!

Blessings for a Glorious Day!