Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Free Conference Call on Ultimate Weight Loss Program

HERE'S the recording of this call.

This is going up late because I only became aware of it late yesterday. I've previously mentioned Chef AJ in a few posts. I love her book, Unprocessed! I'm considering doing this program to lose my last few pounds to get to my Dr. Fuhrman weight. So close, so close. :)
More importantly I believe that the program will give me the tools and the understanding to know that maintaining a healthy weight by eating only when hungry will be easy peasy!

with Chef AJ
on Ultimate Weight Loss

Due to the amazing success of the participants in the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, Chef AJ is getting many questions about the program. If you would like to learn more about this life-changing program and how you can have the health and body that you deserve, then please listen to this very special call on Wednesday. If you have any questions, please email them into us as soon as possible so that we can answer them on the call.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Pacific
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Central
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Eastern
Dial in number: 712-432-1212
Meeting ID: 263-629-008 #

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A compelling but brief video concerning changing health risks with food

I came upon this video while searching for something else. If you've wondered if the way you eat really matters you need to watch this!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Awesome Apple Hack

I'm not a proponent of snacking but I do sometimes carry a meal with me. This sweet little hack makes the whole sliced apples for dessert a whole lot easier.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Getting Fired Up to Fuel or Refuel Motivation

"But then I fell off the wagon and I just can't seem to find my motivation again."

Honestly? The easiest route is to never fall of to begin with.....and that's way easier said than done.

But WAIT! Don't close the browser window just yet.

It would be great if we could, with 100% certainly count on a certain diet plan, or Beach Body Exercise System, or our local gym or personal trainer to maintain our motivation - but honestly? We can' least not long term.

If you want to be honest to goodness self sufficiently successful in the lifestyle changes you desire to make one of the most important keys is self motivation.

A second key is not waiting to locate sources of inspiration and motivation until your in a standoff with a Little Debbie's snack cake. Trust me, your mind won't be in the game. You may find a source of motivation but chances are it will cost you money and it may not happen until you've done an Olympic perfect dive into the snack cakes and come up chewing.

A third key is to find a variety of sources of inspiration in different forms. The youtube channel that does the trick today may not light your fire tomorrow. BUT, a book of quotations might be just the ticket, or maybe a website or a blog or a movie, or a walk along the river - you get the idea.

On that last note I'm going to share a YouTube video. In the video Montel Williams talks honestly about the lifestyle changes he's made - been forced to make - and the results. It will take time to watch it but you and I are worth that time. And best of all there's not a single variety of Little Debbie's snack cakes to be found. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Late to the Party: Mason Jar Salads
I have to admit that before I actually tried mason jar salads I considered them to be rather fussy and more aesthetics than function. This past week I discovered I was wrong!

Because I follow an EAT TO LIVE eating lifestyle I have a daily goal of eating a pound of raw vegetables and a pound of cooked vegetables daily. Mason jar salads make eating the raw vegetables so much easier.

The major benefits for me are:

1. A one quart mason jar holds approximately one pound of finely chopped vegetables. If I have 4 full mason jars in the fridge I know I have 4 days of raw vegetables. A one pint jar holds 8 ounces.

2. The vegetables stay very fresh. No spoilage.

3. Making a huge salad is effortless. I simply place my greens in a big bowl and then empty the jar onto them and toss. (I also add 1/2-1 cup of cooked beans - yum!)

4. I can pack the vegetables without vinegar or add flavored vinegar when I pack them for marinated vegetables. This provides a nice variety.

The video below is longer than some others but I like the fact that he encourages us to plan for actually putting the jars together. 

I also purchased a pack of these  Ball Wide-Mouth Plastic Storage Caps to make the whole process that much easier.

The video shows the use of animal products. My mason jar salads are all veggies all the time but to each his or her own. I'm not here to convert anyone to veganism. I just want to open your eyes to the wonders of vegetables!