Be your own advocate

Do you know what’s going on with your body??  Are you tired, can’t lose weight having brain fog.  Well those were only of the few symptoms I was having at the beginning of the new year.  I have low thyroid but came to find out it was more then just my thyroid acting up.    I have been on thyroid medication for awhile but my blood test in Feb showed such low numbers that it was like I was not even taking medication.  So now I am doing medication and supplements.  Since I started the new regimen and I am feeling better.   I have gone back to NO SUGAR very low carbs but am eating healthy fat’s.  I am also doing some intermittent fasting which is amazing.  So many great benefits.  Just being committed to this lifestyle I know my body will react in a positive way as it continues to show me.

We are our best advocate for our own health. Most of the time we can figure out what works and what doesn’t for our selves.  Sure Dr’s are great but I have found through the years that there are some better then others.  I take as minimal as medication as possible and that was not happening with my old Dr.  I went Dr shopping and have found one that is not pro medication for every little symptom.  Quit the opposite.  She is all about finding out what is causing the symptom and getting the entire picture before even thinking of medication.

Our health is so important and taking care of ourselves is so very important.  Don’t let symptoms go unchecked.  More problems can develop from putting off figuring out what your body is doing or not doing.

Fresh Starts in the New Year

Fresh starts are great and with 2015 here  it’s time to think about what you want for the coming year.

Did you know!!  Jan, 2019, millions  will arise ready to go and be so excited about there goal of getting fit.   Sad but true by the end of January, a whopping 95% of those people will  have failed at those New Year’s resolutions for one reason or another.  We are not going to let you be one of those 95% not this year!!  THIS IS YOUR YEAR!!!!!!

if it’s 10, 30, 60 pounds or even more you want to take off how are you going to do it??
Here are some simple tips to get you started in the right direction.

1. Write it down!! Write it down!!  I can’t stress this enough!!

Map out how you are going to reach your goal. Set goals you can reach. I really do believe if your goals are not written down they are just dreams. When you write them down and put them somewhere you can see them it will set off events that will change your life.

2. Join a support group.

Weight does not just come off. You have to work hard and will need to be accountable. Join a support group where others are striving to reach weight loss goals. Take off pounds sensibly has worked for me. I also have many friends that have been to Overeaters Anonymous. You can find help in face to face meetings or on-line.

3. MAKE A VISION BOARD!

You need to have a clear vision of your goals!  You can feel free to let your imagination wonder as you create your future on this board.  This will help you create what you want from the inside and you can see it daily.

You will need a poster board. You can add sayings and pictures cut out from magazines. Healthy foods, Pictures of people near your ideal weight or even a picture of yourself at your ideal weight. Don’t hold back. You can put pictures that represent you and your dreams. Envision yourself and your new life and make this vision board all about your future.
Now place your board you will see it every day. If you look at it daily it will leave a imprint in your subconscious mind and you will make your board into reality.

4. IT’S BACK TO TO THE BASICS WITH EATING. EATING HEALTHY AND OFTEN IS THE KEY.

During the holidays it is easy to get out of the habit of eating right. Get rid of the junk food.   6 small meals a day!!  Click here to see a sample of what I eat and how I lost the 100 pounds!

5.  Get involved in a weight loss challenge!!

Taking on a new year challenge can help you kick start your goals. Weight Loss Wars is a good one. I have a few friends that did this last year and had great results.

6. You will need to exercise.

Get a workout DVD. There are so many good ones your selection is endless.  If you live locally and you love group fitness give  Elevate Studio a try!!   Great prices and you will love gaining support from other members. It’s nice for accountability. If your gone you may just get a call from a co- fitness partner and that is a great way for others to show they care.

Most important thing to remember is consistency is everything. Working out as often as possible will bring great results.

7.  Most of all believe in yourself.

You can do anything you set your mind to if you believe in yourself.  Join me on Facebook to get motivated and stay motivated and to share what is working for you!  We are in this together!!  Click here “Get up and Get Moving” on Facebook

 Woman’s World Diabetes Cookbook 

The Woman’s World Diabetes Cookbook has hit newsstands  and features 108 recipes to help you stay healthy and feel satisfied. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are approximately 1.5 million new diabetes diagnosis made each year and I am one of them!! Thank you for sending me these cookbooks!! I just have to say they are all amazing!! So many wonderful recipes!! YOU DON”T have to have diabetes to use these. They are for anyone who wan’ts to live a healthier life or want to lose weight. You will still enjoy what your eating but it will be lower in carbohydrates . If you or your loved ones has diabetes, the good news is that there is a lot you can do to manage it and reduce the risk of long-term complications. Consuming low-GI meals is one of those things.  Of course, it is essential to work with your health care team to ensure optimal management, but it’s empowering to do as much as you for your own health and well-being.  This book is designed to do just that, with plenty of wholesome, delicious recipes to make your dietary changes easy to follow as a permanent healthy way of eating.

Contents of this fantastic cookbook includes:

The Glycemic Index– The glycemic index is a fantastic tool to help you choose the best carbohydrate-containing foods.

Breakfast– Mom wasn’t kidding when she said this is the most important meal of the day. Start out right!

  • Pearl, Barley & Cherry Breakfast Bowl
  • Breakfast Egg Wraps
  • Buckwheat Pancakes with Toasted Maple Walnuts

OH wow I love love the Breakfast wraps and they are amazing!!

Lunches– These portable recipes mean you get to brown-bag it in style. Make your midday fuel-up delicious!

  • Thai Shrimp Burgers
  • Chickpea Pancakes with Grilled Chicken
  • Lime & Cilantro Beef Salad

Hearty burger that my Son actually loved!!  He is picky!!

Dinners– Finally!  Featuring an arsenal of delicious, healthy and substantial meals that will keep you full.

  • Chicken & Ricotta Meatballs
  • Grilled Zucchini & Lentil Lasagna
  • Miso Broth with Salmon & Soba Noodles

Desserts– Low-sugar treats prove you don’t have to say goodbye to sweets forever.  Live a little!

·       Honey Semifreddo with Warm Figs

·       Ice Cream Sandwiches (4 ways!)

·       Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

I felt so proud when I took a Chocolate cake with Raspberries  that was the hit of the party and when I told everyone how low in sugar they could not believe it.

Eat Good Food for Life!

While we can’t control our genetics, we can reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes significantly by following a healthy diet and staying physically active.

Push diabetes off the menu and treat yourself with recipes made from wholesome, good-for-you ingredients.  These dishes are simply amazing and I love this magazine.  Grab your copy soon!!

Cinnamon Eggnog smoothie

Yum!!!   Here is a  healthy option recipe for a low sugar Cinnamon eggnog smoothie.

1 c yogurt vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1 banana super ripe.
1 pinch of nutmeg.
1 egg yolks
1/3 cup of heavy cream
1/3 cup almond milk,
2 Tbsp free maple syrup
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

Optional 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder. Any brand.
Combine all ingredients until smooth.

 

Optional : Whip Cream on top.  They do have low sugar whip cream so you don’t have to feel guilty for adding it to the top!!

Let’s talk Childhood about childhood obesity

obesity month

In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups.  This rise in obesity rates has affected our youth in alarming fashion. Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Whether your child is at risk of becoming overweight or currently at a healthy weight, you can take proactive measures to get or keep things on the right track.

Set a good example.  Make sure you are getting the exercise you need and that you are eating healthy.  Invite your child to go on a walk or bike ride and support exercise as a family

Have healthy food in your home.  Kids eat what is offered and what is provided in the home.  Make sure to have healthy food on hand for snacks and cook healthy meals for your family.

Click  HERE ON KIDS EAT RIGHT and you will find ton’s of good tips to set up a healthy environment in your home. You don’t have to be a Diabetic to eat healthy recipes. That’s are they really are crated with less carbohydrates. Everyone would benefit from eating these types of meals.

Click here Diabetic Recipes Pinterest..  I love my collection of recipes and still add to it to this day!!

With Walktober right around the corner start thinking about the challenge you want to give your family.  Walk at least once a day  with purpose as a family.  Make a 30 day goal to get your exercise in and walk instead of doing what your normally day.  Waltober is so known about that I think you will see people around town taking on the challenge.  It cools off in Oct but before it get’s too cold it’s nice to be able to get some exercise in Oct.

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