Well hello!  SO I am finally getting into the swing of things after the prep and completion of a joyous event!  YES, a joyous event…my oldest son married!  And wow, did we have some great food choices for the rehearsal, the wedding, the day after…from dinner items to cupcakes to a cook out!  And I was very mindful, well mostly, of what I was choosing and walked a bunch!  There were about 54 steps up and down from the one area of he lodge to the upper level!  Aren’t they great together!
But you know we live in a
funny society.  We look up to the slim, thin, skinny and we dole out mountains
of processed snack, junk and fast foods.  We sit around and watch
television instead of getting up and walking to the park or grocery store.  Or we “play” on the Internet! NOTE:  there was no TV watching or Internet surfing for me this past weekend! Except for posting pictures!
It seems like it is a constant obsession to try to get fit and healthy, yet all the
time we keep reverting back to the food and entertainment forms that are so
prevalent. Every single family get together, every holiday, every
celebration is centered on food and drink.  Most of the time gluttonous
food and drink! Do you see that in your family?
So, when we
start to become unhappy with the way we look (no one associates their illness
or sluggishness with food) we start cutting calories.  Every New Year the
diet industry pulls out all the advertising plugs, because every New Year we
resolve to lose all the weight we put on the years before.  Diet pills,
replacement shakes, artificial sweeteners, surgeries, magazines and fad
diets.  The problem is, these things all make our problem worse.  We
may lose weight quickly at first but we lose muscle at the same time and then
gain back all fat, which is not so good. 
Then we are
minus the muscle and plus more fat.
If you want to
lose weight and keep it off, look to people who have successfully done
it.  You will notice that they did not use diet pills, meal replacement
shakes or fad diets. Here are my quick best tips to lose – get healthier and keep it off!
Proven ways to lose weight for good:

  1. Eat breakfast
  2. Eat all day long
  3. Drink more water
  4. Eat at home
  5. Eat whole foods
  6. Reduce stress
  7. Get a good night’s sleep
  8. Get moving
  9. Keep a journal
  10. Eat
    some good, high quality protein
  11. Take a
    vitamin supplement
  12. Eat
    more vegetables
  13. Give
    up the “c”‘s
  14. Do a
    kitchen makeover and get the unhealthy foods that tempt you out of your
This is what you eat!
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Small amounts of high quality protein
  • Small amounts of healthy fat (coconut oil, avocado)
What do you
think of skipping the fad diets?  Relying on the “newest” and “quickest” way to lose!  JUST Start eating healthy!  Add in simple things to increase veggies first!
If you want to
lose weight, eat more green vegetables and less simple carbohydrates. 
Give up the “C”‘s – cakes, cookies, candy and chips!  Once those are out
of your house and your life you WILL notice a difference on the scale!  Or rely on Mindful Eating!  You can read more here in this e-book:  Mindful Eating – Practicing Mindful Eating not only transforms your health, but your relationship with the foods you ingest, as well. Happy eating!
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 So…Quit going to
McDonalds and Burger King or any other fast food places…and then come back and leave a comment (will probably
take 24 hours) about how good you feel! AND if you do eat out often…what are some tips for that?                   Coming soon….