Most of us are looking for ways to shed a few pounds and trim down. It may surprise you to hear this, but going on an extreme diet or trying to completely overhaul your eating habits all at once may not be the answer. Making small and reasonable changes may be the way to get the best (and most lasting) results. Here are a few ideas you could implement NOW! No shopping, no pills, no books required. Eat only when hungry. Babies have it all figured out – have you ever tried to feed a baby when they are not hungry? They know when to quit eating but somewhere along the line, we lost that! Paying … [Read more...] about Little Choices for Weight Loss
Protein is an essential element of a healthy diet. "It's an essential nutrient," says Anne Wolf, RD, registered dietitian and researcher at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Protein serves as a critical building block for cells and tissues throughout our body. "We need it for every function in our body — for healing purposes and for building muscles," explains Wolf. Protein is not only essential, it's powerful! It can give you energy, add vitality to life and make you slim down! Some turn to high protein days in order to shed a few extra pounds but it's important to make sure … [Read more...] about Protein Power!
I love to take an old family recipe and make it healthier! These muffins turned out much better than I remember from years ago. They are very moist and had a wonderful flavor. I used to add in chocolate chips but decided to try them without. I didn't even miss the chocolate flavor although adding carob chips would be a healthier alternative. Zucchini Muffins INGREDIENTS: 2 eggs, beaten 3/4 c. organic whole cane sugar (Turbinado) 2 tsp. organic vanilla 3 c. grated fresh zucchini 1/3 c. organic butter, melted 1/3 c. … [Read more...] about Zucchini Muffins
Have you ever started your morning already thinking about how bad your day is going to be? Well, chances are you will be right, not because you're a psychic, but because you told yourself what the outcome would be. It is easier to go through life undercutting your own capabilities than to constantly nurture them and help secure a better future, which is why most people choose the first option. If you want to live a truly extraordinary life you have to work just a little bit harder than everyone else and care just a little bit more. This short video from Bryan Tracy highlights the … [Read more...] about You Are What You Think
All too often we've gone through situations where a 'thank you' was more than deserved, but it was never received. You may not be able to make others say it, but don't let it stop you from being thankful and expressing that. One of the healthiest and strongest emotions we can have is gratitude. It shows up when someone goes out of their way to be helpful, causing a sense of appreciation for that action. A couple of notes on saying thank you: Be Sincere! - When someone's holding the door open for you, it's easy to slip through and give a muddled thank you and continue on your way, … [Read more...] about Say Thank You
Don't Worry, Be Balanced! You hear it all the time, from ads promoting probiotics that balance your colon health to tennis shoes that balance your walk, a balanced life is of key importance. But how do you know the difference between just being busy or really out of balance? One alert is obvious. How do you feel? Very stressed? Exhausted at the thought of an unrewarding routine? Signs that some areas of your life are sapping your energy tend to be obvious. Especially if you're not feeling well, keep in mind facts like this from the Center for Disease Control: the annual medical costs for … [Read more...] about Enjoying a Balanced Life