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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

Chocolate Pecan Turtles

Chocolate Pecan Turtles May 1, 2020 by Cheryl Major Cuisine Treats Ingredients 1 cup chopped 70% chocolate 1/2 cup raw pecans 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Instructions In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. In a skillet, slowly dry toast the raw pecans over medium heat being careful not to burn them. Place muffin papers in a muffin tin. When the chocolate is melted, spoon a small amount in each muffin paper. Add a few pecans to the top of the chocolate … Continue reading

Your weight is not the real problem

Your weight is not the real problem With this article, I’m sending up a warning flare that some will call “a rant”. Your weight is not even really the problem with your weight. I know that sounds cryptic. Your weight is not the real problem with your health, your memory, your energy, stamina, chronic illness; it’s not about your weight. Your weight is the byproduct of your food choices. Learn to make better food choices, and your body will find … Continue reading

No Carb No Sugar Diet – Look and Feel Younger in Seven Days!

No Carb No Sugar Diet While I’m not a fan of the concept of a diet (I prefer a more permanent lifestyle eating change), some diets are so good for you, it’s as though they turn back the clock. The No Carb No Sugar diet is one of those diets! People who follow this diet look younger than they actually are, and that’s because certain diets can help your body heal inflammation and protect your telomeres. By the way, telomeres … Continue reading

The Best Sweetener To Use

What is the best sweetener to use? People ask me all the time what is the best sweetener to use, and it is one of the most important health questions you can ask. The sugar we are eating in this country and now in the world is destroying our health, making us sick, fat and old before our time when we don’t need to suffer like this. I have a few suggestions for you today if you’re interested in this … Continue reading

Sugar Blues

You Probably Have Sugar Blues I’ve been re-reading the classic book, “Sugar Blues” by William Dufty.  This book, written in 1975, remains the definitive crushing indictment of sugar every one of us should read and read again. We should read it to save ourselves and our families, to help solve the challenges of weight gain, cancer, depression, other mental diseases, diabetes and so on. Last night I was reading in the book about Dr. John Tintera who, in the 1940s, … Continue reading

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Your Body

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Your Body It’s important to understand how artificial sweeteners affect your body. They have several undesirable effects, so let’s discuss what they are and what they do.  Artificial sweeteners are additives to food and drinks that make them taste sweet without adding to the sugar or calorie content. From diet soda to protein bars, you can find these sweeteners in just about anything labeled “sugar free”, “diet” or even “low carb”. For people who consume products … Continue reading

How I Removed Processed Foods From My Diet

How I Removed Processed Foods From My Diet Today, I was asked if I had written a post addressing how I removed processed foods from my diet.  I hadn’t, so it seemed like a good topic for a few hundred words. The complete answer is longer than I can write in one post, which is why I am constantly creating content to help you do what I did along this journey, but I’ll give you the “Reader’s Digest condensed version” … Continue reading

Healthy Energy Bars – Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition Bars

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition Bars With so many nutrition bars claiming wholesomeness, how do you know which ones are good choices and which ones are basically junk food in a pretty wrapper? With so many choices, how do you know which are the healthy energy bars? Continue reading to learn more about which protein bars you should buy and which you are best to avoid. What to Look for in Protein Bars Most protein bars have about … Continue reading