Monday, May 31, 2010

Day One of Eating with the Family

The first meal and I can see this will be trickier than I imagined. The food is assembled: turkey burgers, un-sproated wheat buns, green salad with black bean, corn and tomato tossed in. It seems to be going so smoothly. The kids have actually agreed to eat the food.

Then the phone rings with a crisis on the other end. So today I learned my first lesson:

Eating Dinner Together Rule #1: Never answer the phone within 10 minutes of the meal time.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The FAT Syndrome

As an Online Weight Loss Coach I have found most people in Western culture are suffering from a condition called Metobolic Syndrome. There is no easy way to lose weight or maintain good health when you suffer from Metobolic Syndrome. This condition prevents the Insulin in your body from properly supporting the transfer of Glucose to the cells of your body beginning with the muscles. It isn't comfort eating that makes you fat.

The result is excess sugar in your blood stream that creates Out-Of-Control carb and sugar cravings and is readily converted to fat and stored. It's so much about how much food we were eating. It's how our bodies were reacting to our food choices. Yes! As your Online Weight Loss Coach I promise it is really that simple. You Can be Thin and Healthy without starvation dieting, cleanses, pre-packaged food, counting calories or points. Easy and Healthy! Good Health equals a Good Weight.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sugar Trivia from your On-line Weight Loss Coach

Hey - Sweet-tooth, this is your On-line Weight Loss Coach talking to you.

Have you ever sat down for a snack of 16 sugar cubes? Yucky, that sounds gross. But if you drink cola you have just a wee bit less with ever 20 ounce bottle you chug down.

Fighting wrinkles with face cream? Try giving up sugar. There is a process called glycation, which excess blood sugar (can you say Insulin Resistance) binds to collagen in the skin making it less elastic.

How far can you carry 61 pounds? That is how much sugar the average American eats in a year. 25 pounds of which is candy. During Halloween season we eat at least 2 pounds, each. No wonder we gain so much weight over the holidays.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stupid Reason to be FAT #8

As women reach menopause they experience a natural slowing of their metabolism. Estrogen favors weight gain in the lower body so with the loss of this hormone women can begin to accumulate fat around their middle. The hormonal changes also can bring on depression, cravings and poor sleep.

These are also the exact same symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome. So maybe menopause isn't the real problem. But it is a great time to really take charge of your health and explore a new and healthier lifestyle. A few simple and easy changes can bring tremendous relief from so many of our bodily complains: aching joints, exhaustion, mood swings and weight gain.

I have found an excellent product I use daily which has provided much relief from menopause fun. I have done extensive research from un-biased sources to choose what supplement brand I use. My choice is created from natural ingredients with no additives, chemicals or toxins. All the products have been tested and guaranteed to have exactly what the label claims in them. Always and only buy products that have a pharmaceutical guarantee. If you can't find any brand that holds these standards I suggest you save your money.

More information on how to reverse Metabolic Syndrome and healthy lifestyle choices go to:

Your On-line Weight Loss Coach

Monday, May 24, 2010

Stupid Reason to be FAT #7

You're ingesting Obesogens, chemicals that alter you hormones and cause you to gain and hold onto weight. Where do these nasty things come from? Plastic, can linings, baby teething toys, non stick pans, stain-resistant clothing, carpets, fragrances, pesticides and other surprising spots.

Scary isn't it. What can you do???

This is what you learn about in Lesson's 4 and 5 in my On-line or Group Get Healthy and Release Weight program

Your On-Line Get Healthy and Release Weight Coach

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stupid Reason to be FAT #5

Yet another thing to blame on our mothers. A higher percentage of kids who were bottle fed are FAT! Though there isn't anything you can do about it now - I hope- it is something to keep in mind when you have your own kids. Also, a new subject to discuss with your therapist.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Body Maintenance 101

It Sounds gross but cracking your knuckles does not actually hurt your bones or cause arthritis. The sound you hear is just gas bubbles bursting. Cracking your knuckles (or any of your joints) can have therapeutic benefits. When you crack one of your joints you are pulling the bones that are connected at the joint apart from each other. This process stimulates your tendons, relaxes your muscles, and loosens your joints.Chiropractors get paid alot to do this for spinal joints when your back is sore and stiff, but you can do this on your own for your knuckles, toes, knees, neck, etc.

Unfortunately, there can be too much of a good thing. Cracking your knuckles will never lead to arthritis (despite what your mom keeps telling you), but scientists have discovered that it can cause tissue damage in the affected joints. Knuckle-cracking pulls your finger bones apart which stretches your ligaments. Too much stretching of your ligaments will cause damage to your fingers akin to the arm injuries sustained by a baseball pitcher who throws too many pitches. In addition to making your hand really sore, this ligament damage can also result in reduced grip strength.

How does this work? Your joints, the places in your body where you can bend, are where your bones intersect and are held together by ligaments. These joints are surrounded by a liquid called synovial fluid. When you stretch your ligaments by pulling the bones apart to crack your knuckles a gas in the synovial fluid escapes and turns into a bubble. This process is called cavitation. Cavitation ends when the bubble eventually bursts, producing that popping sound we know and love. After that, your joints won't be able to crack for another 25-30 minutes while the gas gets reabsorbed into the synovial fluid.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Stupid Reason to be FAT #3:

You're stressed out.

When we are under stress our bodies go into a flight or fight response. This process slows down our metabolism which causes our bodies to store fuel (aka FAT). So take a few deep breaths and relax your way into a permanent healthy weight.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

the Sugar-slayer

This video is great. It is an wonderful example of the type of thing you will learn in my Get Healthy and Release Weight group and on-line classes. In fact, the Metobolic Syndrome, caused by Insulin Resistance is one of the basic concepts of the program.

Please note the groups who support sugar in schools are the Corn Refiners Association and Pepsico (the mother company for Pepsi, 7-up...) Jan's Life Rule #45 Question information that comes from somebody who will make money off it.