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Between Holiday Cleanse…

Healthy Diet Cleanse! I don’t know about you but I feel miserable!  I had an awesome Thanksgiving with my family! (We also do! We have be going to my sister’s house for close to 20 years and we all look forward to our time together.  My sister does an awesome job of being hostess and planning out the meals.  NOTE: If Thanksgiving were at my house, I would be looking at the COSTCO or Stew Leonards meals to serve!) I digress… Anyway.. all the food is good and healthy but when your body not used to a lot of gluten or dairy or sugar, it kinda reacts to a week of gluttony.  It is not my sister’s fault that I indulged in so many of the goodies!  I take full responsibility. Also the fact that I had spent the previous two weeks traveling with my husband made the matters much worse.  I was fairly disciplined during those two weeks and was able to get some exercise. But last week, I just lost all control. RESULT: This week I feel fat, sluggish and blah… SO WHAT TO DO… I have resolved to get back on track with my diet and exercise.  I am not going to wait until after Christmas and New Years!  So what does that involve… 1) I installed Noom on my new Samsung Galaxy S3 (my two year contract expired this month and it was time for a new phone and contract.  I love my new phone!)  More on Noom and Samsung later 2) I am cutting my glutton intake by 75% and my dairy intake 100% and my sugar intake 25%.  (Still have to have my chocolate to get through this transition stage.) 3) I am increasing my vegetable intake 300%… Salad at lunch and some veggies at breakfast and dinner 4) Making sure I drink as much waster as I can My friend, Magdalena, has come out with a guide for what to eliminate in your diet for various ailments.  You might want to see what she recommends.  Click here to view more details Here are a few of this things from her guide: What you will get from the Elimination Guide: Clarity on what food exactly is bothering you (sadly, most people have more than two food intolerances so getting off gluten alone is not enough for most people). Meal plan and recipes so you never feel deprived. Complete substitution list for gluten, dairy, eggs, soy and corn so you quickly transition to a new lifestyle. Get to know what the Big 5s and the Small 5s are. Step-by-step instructions on how to administer the Elimination Diet with two options; gentle or fast. What are other, alternative ways of testing for food intolerances. Find out why tomatoes can be a detrimental food for people with joint pains. Click here to learn more…          

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No Healthy Diet Facebook Page – Update

No Healthy Diet Facebook Page Update Facebook is rolling out some mandatory changes.  They have created a timeline layout the will be shown on both your personal profile pages as well as your business pages. I just uploaded a new cover image for my Facebook page and made a few other changes. Here is the cover page: Just in case you are not aware, on March 30th Facebook will change all personal profiles and pages to the new timeline layout.  Whether you want it or not, Facebook has decided. Here are a couple of things you need to know to get your page up to date: Cover image – The dimensions for the this image are 851×315.  Create an image that depicts your business or service. (NOTE: Make sure that you follow Facebook’s guidelines.) Profile image – You still have one that is 180×180 About – The ‘About’ content gets pulled in from your information page.  Take a look at what shows us and make sure you have optimized the content. Apps – you now have 4 apps that show but you have room for 12 apps in total.  The photo app will always be in position one but you can chose which other 3 apps you want to show.  (NOTE: You can also re-arrange the apps as well as edit the caption and the image that shows.  See “How to Create a Facebook Page – Timeline Layout Changes Part 3.) Posts: all the posts appear by date created but you now have two new features: 1. Pin It – you can pin a post to the top; it will stay there for 7 days 2. Star It – you can star a post and it will span two columns rather than the typical single column Admin: all the admin information is at the top of the page.  It is easy to read and digest at a glance.  (Very cool feature) Go take a look at my new page: Healthy Diet Plan Let me know what you think! Linda Relevant Searchtitle page for balance dight

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Healthy Diet Recipes – Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie Chicken Can Be Healthy! My friend Nancy always chuckles when she asks “What’s in the crockpot today?” There is a 35% chance that the answer will be “rotisserie chicken.” It depends on the menu selection for the week, but I usually cook 2-4 rotisserie chickens a week! I am not talking about the prepared rotisserie chicken that you pick up in the grocery store or at COSCTCO. I have nothing against them except, if you have any food sensitivities, it is highly likely that you will have some reaction.  The problem: they can tell you exactly what was in the vat when they prepped the chicken. For most Americans, this is not an issue but for those that have issue, it is a big problem! I have looked at rotisserie’s that you purchase.  (Just take a look in the right sidebar and you will see a couple of my favorites.) I have reviewed countless number of recipes and methods but I keep coming back to one recipe:  Healthy Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken. This is the easiest, simplest, healthiest, moistest, cost efficient rotisserie chicken! First the crockpot is set and forget!  ( I love that!) Second, it takes me about 10 minutes in the morning to cut up some onion, celery and garlic and make the spice mix and prep the chickens. Third, in about 4-6 hours I have tender, tasty meat to eat as it or make a chicken dish. Fourth, I have enough leftovers to make dinner at least once if not two nights. Fifth, I reuse the crockpot that same night and make chicken broth. I know that everything I add can be eaten by food sensitive members of the family. You can view this healthy diet recipe at Healthy Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken. For more healthy diet recipes, go to Healthy Recipes page. After you try this recipe, please let me know what you think. Linda   Relevant Searchhealthy rotisserie chicken recipes

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Exercise is Vital to Healthy Weight Loss

Love it or hate it, exercise is vital to healthy weight loss! We have been on this “healthy lifestyle” for five months! It is hard to believe! For the first time in fifteen years I have been able to lose weight! That certainlywasn’t the motivation behind this lifestyle change, but an encouraging benefit. My son has lost close to 50 pounds! He is looking great! But, he has beenhaving trouble getting started with exercise. In comes a young man who seesthe need and takes it upon himself to train our son. You would think that such an opportunity would be recognized and appreciated. Although he is not enthusiastic, he is responding by doing the workouts. Although he is very sore, I know that in 30 days he will see the benefits! (He wants to continue to lose weight and I know that exercise is vital to healthy weight loss.) His trainer asked if he could use my heart rate monitor. Exercise has been a part of my life since I was a kid. Back in the ‘olden days’ we played outdoors regularly and when I started school, I was in every sport offered to girls. Even after college, I still played tennis, raquetball and softball. When my kids were young, I used to swim a mile early in the morning. That was great exercise!There was a swim coach in town who put together different workouts which were great training. This was the first time I started using a heart rate monitor. It was great for increasing cardio training levels and helping me reach my fitness goals. My coach was instrumental in determing my target heart rate range. These heart rate monitors are fitness essentials that are extremely effective when it comes to providing you with the best results in the shortest period of time. Here is how you can use one: The beats per minute of your heart, or “heart rate” can be useful for guaging the intensity of a workout. Most heart rate monitoring devices allow you to set up at least one target heart rate zone. You can push it to be the best that you can be, all while in your target heart rate range. You decide what your heart rate will be for a given workout and then watch your monitor to make sure you reach it. It’s quite simple. Want to get faster? Train with higher heart rates to build speed. Want to go farther? Train with lower heart rates to develop endurance. Back to my story. I used a couple different heart rate monitors over a ten year period. My two favorite were Polar and Omron.  The unit last for a long time but constant exposure to chlorine caused the chest strap to decompose. So naturally I looked at these two first when looking for a monitor for my son. I did a search at Amazon (my favorite place to shop) and here are the search results for ‘heart rate monitors’: Timex T5G971 Unisex Sports Personal Heart Rate Monitor Watch, Omron HR-100C … Continue reading

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Is Coconut Oil Good For You?

Is Coconut Oil Good For You? Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of a coconut. I have heard that it is a very stable oil and therefor can handle high temperatures.  The stability also allows the oil to last a couple of years. You have probably heard that coconut oil is high in saturated fat. It is! But half of the fat is boric acid which has some great properties.  (Versus hydrogenated vegetable oil that has trans fat.) Here are some of the benefits Where to Buy Coconut Oil for Cooking I did quite a bit of research and it is hard to know where to buy certain products. For awhile I was at a loss to know what to recommend. I decided to check with a friend who is a great resource and she recommend Mountain Rose. We are slowly converting over to using primarily coconut oil for all our cooking. There are a few things that will require olive oil to get the flavor I want but I am heading toward a 90% conversion to coconut oil. The source of coconut oil I recommend is organic and virgin unrefined. It also is obtained by cold press extraction. This is a truly spectacular oil with a deep and mildly intoxicating scent of pure Coconut pulp and it is one of the most revered oils for nutritional purposes. It has nearly the same benefits as our refined coconut oil, but it is more suitable for food use because of its cold pressed method of production, limited filtering, nutritional value, and its higher fatty acid content. 100% certified organic through OTCO. PS I had a spill on my bicycle and used coconut oil on the scrapes and bruises.  It was very soothing and they appeared to heal quicker.

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