Happy New Year Everyone!! Every year, millions of people decide that they are going to start their new set of new year resolutions but only to give up on them by less than a month later. Why does this happen? There are many reasons why but what I am finding is that resolutions are only a temporary fix but not a solution to the problem. This year, I am focusing not on new year resolutions but instead looking for new year solutions! That is why I am launching the Living Healthy Movement where I am looking at solutions to the problems that we all have with health, nutrition and lifestyle. Look out for my free webinar from the Living Healthy Movement coming up on February 20th, 2014 at 2:00pm EST where we are going to focus on eating healthy.
So how are you going to start the new year off right? Well, maybe this below give you a idea to make a positive new start for 2014. (This acronym quote is from my fellow buddy RD – Carol Braizer. Love You Girl!!)
Nutritious Food: Regular meals, High fiber- fruits, vegetables, whole grains, Moderate sodium intake and Minimal animal foods.
Exercise: Weight control, More energy, Less depression, Improved digestion and regularity, Healthy Skin, Improved blood sugar and Blood pressure.
Water: Transport energy to cells and muscles and Removes impurities from body.
Sunlight: Lift spirits and Vitamin D
Temperature Living: Keep mind clear
Air: Fresh air invigorating
Rest: “Change of occupation”, Hobbies, Vacation and Meditation
Trust in GOD: Peace of mind.
So what are you going to do this new year? Let me know. Want to join the Living Healthy Movement! Click here.
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Since the winter is here do you think eating locally needs to stop during this time of year? Definitely not so! Cold weather crops, the use of hoop houses and other methods to extend the natural growing season, and old storage bins for vegetables like cabbages and potatoes all mean that there are plenty of winter fruits and vegetables to choose from in most of the country. Look for the winter fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and in produce departments for the best flavor (and greatest value) in season. Specific crops and harvest dates will depend on your region’s climate and most of these are only available locally in temperate regions.
What types of fruits and vegetables are good to eat during the winter season? They are cabbage, celery, pears, carrots, spinach, brussels sprouts, parsnips, cauliflower, broccoli, grapefruit, sweet potatoes and yams, onions and leeks, potatoes, winter squash, mushrooms, pears and turnips.
So the next time you go food shopping, stop by your local farms market and purchase you winter season foods.
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Say good-bye to 2012 tonight and ring in the New Year — healthfully. For the start of the new year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has some healthy suggestions for this New Years Eve!
Since the New Year’s Eve parties can often last several hours, guests will be looking for a variety of foods throughout the night. If you are throwing a New Year’s Eve party, try some of these healthy and tasty ideas to make your party a hit.
Snacks and appetizers:
- Slice fresh vegetables and serve with low-fat dip.
- Low-fat popcorn, pretzels with mustard dip and baked tortilla chips and salsa make great snacks that can remain out for hours.
- Fat-free yogurt tastes great when mixed with salsa and spinach served with low-fat crackers.
- Mix salsa with black beans, baby white corn and cilantro with baked tortilla chips.
- Hummus on flatbread or vegetable sticks.
- Whole-grain breads, a variety of lean meats, veggies and low-fat spreads for sandwiches.
- Chili with lean ground beef or turkey and serve in a crock pot at least 140º, allowing it to stay warm for hours. Serve with low-fat or fat free cheese and sour cream and whole-grain crackers.
- Make apple slices and serve with warm, low-fat caramel dip.
- Fruit parfaits with fat-free yogurt.
- Fruit kabobs or angel food cake with powdered sugar and dark chocolate sauce.
If you would like to have your own New Year 2013 Lifestyle Coaching Consultation click to our website Living Healthy
Have a great and bless Happy New Year
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I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season! I know that everyone has been eating alot of food and allowing themselves to eat big portions. If your New Year resolutions consist of losing weight like mine here are some tips that would help you to achieve this.
- Lose weight with water. Drinking 1 cup of h20 before each meal can fill you up and which will cause you not to eat as much. Try to drink 8 cups of h20 per day. Drinking water can flush out the toxins and prevent fluid retention.
- Have soup for your meals. Try to eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. This soup will have to be a nutritious homemade and low in salt. Avoid eating canned soups which are loaded with salt and chemicals.
- Early eating can keep weight off. Eat your breakfast early in the day and at the same time every day. This will let you lose weight and have more energy. Eat your last meal of the day before 7:00pm.
- Eat small frequent meals. Have six little meals every day eating schedule. Eat your meals steadily through the day which will keep you from becoming hungry and prevent from overeating at your next meal. Try low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, apples and raw carrots. Have these healthy snacks available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.
- Adopt a healthy balanced approach to your diet. Your diet should consist of a balance of organic meats of fish and chicken, complex high carbohydrates, whole grains, beans, nuts, fruits and non-starchy vegetables. Use brown rice, bulgur, millet or buckwheat instead of white rice. Eat greener, dark leafy veggies such as kale, spinach, asparagus and broccoli. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda and all simple sugars from your diet. Avoid fatty, processed or fried foods and use low fat products such as skim milk. A balanced healthy diet can assist you in losing weight.
- Walk off the weight. Inactivity is the No. 1 cause of weight gain therefore physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. Use your legs by walking often and as long as you can. Use the stairs instead of the elevator. During your lunch break at work take a walk around your building. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.
I know that this information can shed some pounds and add on the years to your life. I know you have some healthy weight loss tips for 2010. Please respond to this blog and let me know what healthy weight loss tips that you will use for this year.
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