Are You a Yo-yo Exerciser?

first stepHave you become a yo-yo exerciser? Are there patches of no action is your life…when all exercise is on the back burner and then suddenly it becomes full tilt when you’ve decided its time to lose weight and get fit so we dial up our efforts to full steam in order to get our results as quick as possible.

If you  continue to ride this roller coaster of ‘off/on’ fitness and healthy eating, stopping and starting exercise programs and diets it will never really become “something you become”…it will always be something you are trying to “get”.

It’s priority stays low on your list and exercise becomes something “you do” when the mood strikes you or you have time left over and the result will be minimal which is not very motivating.

The problem lies with momentum. It’s just like climbing a mountain. As long as we are climbing and taking one step in front of the other we eventually get there. However if we stop or slide back to the beginning we have to create momentum again to even start the climb. It’s just easier to keep your original momentum and continue climbing even if you need to slow down or even stop and catch a breath. [Read more…]

Savory Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower oil and seedsBenefits of Sunflower Seeds…

Sunflower seeds have been a bit overshadowed by their super counter parts flaxseed and chia seed in the news of late.

But, these crunchy little gems are excellent sources of health benefitting nutrients including vitamin Q, E, B1 and 6 as well as folate and niacin. You’ll also find a rich assortment of minerals, copper, manganese, selenium, magnesium and phosphorus in sunflower seeds as well as protein and important amino-acids essential for growth. [Read more…]

Zucchini and Pumpkin Grain Free Breads

pumpkin breadEven though its not officially fall, September always heralds the coming of fall. The leaves are beginning to turn and display their beautiful palette of fall colors,  the scent of fresh burning wood will soon fill the air and pumpkins and squash of all  kinds take center stage.

Many people have had to give up wheat and traditional type breads for a variety of reasons but that doesn’t mean they have to give up bread altogether, especially those yummy kinds of moist pumpkin and zucchini breads that dominate fall. [Read more…]

Spice Up Your Life and Boost Your Metabolism

spicesSometimes the best gifts really do come in the smallest packages.

If you love spicy food and you’re trying to lose weight, then this report is right up your alley.

How many of you ever thought about spices as a tool for weight loss? Evidence is proving that eating spicy foods providing important health benefits and in a small but significant manner can help you lose weight as well.

Spicy foods work to increase your metabolism (and if you’ve ever dieted you know how important that is) and studies have proven you’ll eat less spicy foods. [Read more…]

Protein For Power and Weight Loss

natural-proteinThe truth about protein and muscles.

For muscle building or weight loss, there is nothing more important than protein. Protein is one of the body’s fundamental nutrients and is necessary to sustain life.

Protein is made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen and come in two types, complete proteins from animal sources that contain all amino acids (the building blocks of your muscles and body) and are more readily used by your body and incomplete proteins from plant sources that contain some amino acids. Obviously, the higher quality the protein you consume, the more efficiently your body can use it. [Read more…]

Amazing Wheatgrass Juice

wheatjuiceWheatgrass appears as a simple grass…but looks can be deceiving.

This superfood is actually among the most powerful natural detoxifying agents containing more than 90 minerals, including potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium as well as enzymes and 19 important amino acids.

This superfood works to keep blood clean and oxygenated as well as keeping the red blood cell count high. It also works at detoxifying the liver. [Read more…]

Your Diet Now Determines Your Health Later

heart attackA sound diet is associated with infinite advantages including a stronger immune system, reduced risk for sickness and disease and longer lifespan.

A healthy diet and lifestyle reduces your risk of heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. An unhealthy diet not only increases your odds of developing grave conditions like cardiovascular diseases but you are at high risk of developing osteoporosis and hypertension.

Osteoporosis concerns brittle bones that run a high risk of breaking. [Read more…]

Cruciferous Vegetables Help Destroy Belly Fat

cruciferous-vegetablesIf your goal is to improve your health and lose belly fat at the same time you must find ways of getting more raw vegetables into your daily diet.

Let’s face it, most of us lead crazy busy lives and it’s just easier to grab a quick prepackages snack such as sweet cookies or salty chips. These types of foods are high in refined carbs and sugar that raise blood sugar levels and lead to an increased appetite and a reduction in fat burning.

Most people think “protein, protein, protein” when trying to rid themselves of fat…including belly fat. [Read more…]

Raw Bars and Truffles…YUM!

rawbarsWho doesn’t love to snack?

It’s not about who loves to snack but more about “is the snack good for you”.

Everyone loves to snack so wouldn’t it be great if you could find snacks that you get excited about eating, look tempting, are satisfying and healthy? That would seem like a tough call but with all the fresh ingredients that are readily available these days returning to the kitchen and creating your own snacks using raw foods is the way to go and it’s easier than ever.

Bottom line is this: home cooking is the best thing you can do for your health. You’re in control from the moment you buy your products to knowing exactly what how they are prepared. [Read more…]

Essene Breads are Healthy and Delicious

essene loafUnfortunately in our busy modern days it is far easier to buy some prepared and prepackaged food that you can eat right away rather than preparing foods from scratch.

However the cost to your health is very high…you will experience poor health for years and possibly even shorten your lifespan.

Raw uncooked food is super healthy and gives you all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients your body needs for optimal health. [Read more…]