Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

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    Get Your Eating Back on Track

    Get Your Eating Back on Track Are you feeling challenged to get your eating back on track? I know I have been, so I decided to share my thoughts on the subject with you. It’s not that I’m doing the fast food drive through, but I know I’m eating more chips and bread and cheese lately. These are foods (especially the gluten and dairy) that don’t help me feel well or think clearly. Lately, thinking clearly and being productive have been challenging. Could be stressers like Covid, the news, politics; maybe so, but I’ve been doing this healthy eating stuff long enough to know to step back and look at…

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    Reasons to Change Your Diet

    10 Reasons to Change Your Diet So many people are feeling challenged this year, and many are looking at reasons to change your diet to improve things. Many thought “it” would be 2 or 3 months and then back to normal… Not so much, so how do you deal? One of the best approaches you can take is to use this time to transform yourself; to reinvent your health. Making a change, whether sudden or slowly over time, from a diet of processed food to one that is largely made up of whole, unprocessed food is one of the best things you can do for your immediate and long term…

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    Introduction to The Challenges of Changing How You Eat

    Introduction to The Challenges of Changing How You Eat You want to change how you eat to a healthier eating lifestyle. Good for you! What are some of the road blocks and challenges you are likely to encounter (both from others and self-inflicted) on this adventure as you move yourself to a healthier eating lifestyle? Several challenges of changing how you eat come to mind right away, so let’s address three of these right now. Let’s talk about peer pressure, addiction and convenience. Peer pressure! You may experience peer pressure not to change how you eat. A healthier diet may seem weird to others, may threaten their view of how…

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    Focus On Food & Respect Your Fullness

    Respect Your Fullness – Focus on Food! I’d like to share “The Blue Zones” with you. The Blue Zones are 5 areas in different parts of the world…there’s one here in our country in Loma Linda, California. In the Blue Zones, the people live to be easily more than one hundred years old.  They are not warehoused either!  They are active and engaged. Some of them still work. The author, Dan Buettner, has studied them extensively and has written several books on these people; the study is fascinating and much of their success is because of their focus on food. The reason I bring them up is that they practice…

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    Canned Fish – Should You Include It In Your Diet?

    Canned Fish I love including canned fish in my health eating world. It’s easy, affordable and always “at the ready” for a quick, healthy and delicious meal. Recently, a friend posted a link on Twitter to a Medium article I felt I should share, so here goes. Written by David Neimanis, this article gives a short chronicle of the author’s real introduction and embracing of canned fish as an integral part of his diet. Almost eight years go, I went through something similar when I rejected processed food and the Standard American Diet. I needed to have a healthy, reasonably price source of protein to add to salads and other…

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    What Does Food Taste Like

    What Does Food Taste Like The biggest challenge we face today in reclaiming our health (mental and physical), losing weight, gaining brain clarity, increasing productivity and practically anything else you can desire is the challenge of learning: What does food taste like? We no longer expect food to taste like real food.  The processed food companies have schooled us to expect our food to taste like sugar, highly processed flour, salt and bad fat.  They have taught us “food” should be soft and have no fiber or substance. The “food” they have created is extremely addictive too. We can’t cut our favorites loose to save ourselves. We are addicted to…

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    Make Healthy Eating Easier

    Make Healthy Eating Easier Make healthy eating easier. How?  I love this idea. Have a “use me” section in your fridge and your freezer! Let’s back up a bit though.  One of the things I teach my community is to make healthy eating faster and easier by cooking large quantities of food and using it multiple times.  Some people hate the idea of “leftovers”, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Forget the overcooked vegetables reheated in the microwave for the second or third time. Totally not what I’m getting at here! I’m talking about making large quantities of roasted veggies in the oven. (get the recipe here:   https://thinstronghealthy.com/roasted-veggies-with-squash-onions-carrots-and-brussels-sprouts/ )…

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    How to Be Detailed in Your Meal Plans

    How to Be Detailed in Your Meal Plans Once you’ve started noting down some meals you would like to make during the week, try to be as detailed as possible. If you think you will have leftovers from a chicken dinner in order to have lunch for 2-3 days, note that in the plan! Let’s talk about how to be detailed in your meal plans. This will help you reduce how many lunches you need to create from scratch, which saves you a lot of time when it comes time to prepare your different meals for the week. After listing the meals, make another list with all the groceries you…

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    Lifelong Journey to Health and Wellness

    Lifelong Journey to Health and Wellness This is a guest post from Connie Ragen Green on the topic of her journey of learning to eat to be well. Be sure to check out all she has to offer…books, training and so much more at https://ConnieRagenGreen.com Life is a journey that takes many twists and turns along the way. What may start as a single step can take you in a direction that makes all the difference in the world. My journey took a twist and then a turn when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age thirty-seven. No one in my family had ever experienced cancer of any type.…

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    Foundation for Nutritional Health Before Disease Sets In

    Foundation for Nutritional Health Before Disease Sets In When you’re ready to adopt a lifestyle change where you’re using food to fuel and heal your body instead of to comfort you and fill emotional needs, it means you want to look at what’s going into your body, what needs to be eliminated from your diet, and what you can add going forward for better health. You’ll be focusing on nutritional health! There are really two steps to this process. First, you want to get rid of the foods that are damaging your body at a cellular level. Second, begin feeding yourself foods that help boost your body’s ability to not…