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Weight Loss: A Lifestyle Change

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OVER THE PASS YEAR, MY HUSBAND AND I WERE FINALLY SUCCESSFUL AT LOSING WEIGHT

AND DEVELOPING OUR OWN HEALTHY WAY OF KEEPING IT UNDER CONTROL .

THIS IS OUR THEORY, NOT A DOCTOR’S, THEREFORE, IT MAY NOT WORK FOR EVERYONE.

ALL OF US HAVE TO GET TO KNOW OUR BODIES AND HOW FOOD AFFECTS OUR LIVES.

DOCTORS CAN START THE JOURNEY WITH YOU HOWEVER, WE HAVE TO ACTUALLY TAKE THE JOURNEY.

HEALTH THREATS INSPIRED THE LOST.

LEARNING ABOUT CARBOHYDRATES AND CONTROLLING OUR DAILY INTAKE OF THEM

ENCOURAGED THE BULK OF THE WEIGHT LOST.

OUR THEORY THROUGH THIS PROCESS IS: WEIGHT LOST IS 75% FOOD INTAKE MONITORING

AND 25% EXERCISING. OUR EATING HABITS HAD A MORE DIRECT BEARING ON OUR WEIGHT THAN EXERCISE.

WHILE ON THIS JOURNEY, WE HAVE CHANGED OUR OPINION OF EXERCISING.

WE NOW VIEW EXERCISE AS MEDICINE FOR MOST HEALTH ISSUES.

STAY ACTIVE. KEEP YOUR BODY MOVING. WALKING IS AN AWESOME, FUN WAY TO EXERCISE!

WE HAD THE MOST SUCCESS WHEN WE STARTED CONTROLLING AND MONITORING

EVERYTHING WE PLACED IN OUR MOUTHS.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT MOST OF US ALREADY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO “EAT HEALTHY”.

WE MUST BEGIN TO CHOOSE HEALTHY FOODS THAT WE LOVE AND CHANGE OUR MEALS ACCORDINGLY.

SINCE EATING OCCUPIES A GREAT DEAL OF EACH DAY,

IT’S IMPORTANT TO RESEARCH HOW FOOD AFFECTS OUR HEALTH.

WHEN YOUR HEALTH IS THREATENED BY THE FOOD YOU ARE EATING, AS MOST OF US ARE ;

LOVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO CHOOSE LIFE!

Gluten Free

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One day I just happen to stumble across  an article about “Gluten” and how it effects some people. Then, I went to the internet to  research the effects of gluten and was totally surprised by the effects of it. Symptoms of gluten sensitivity included bloating, abdominal discomfort, pain or diarrhea and some articles even say  that wheat gluten can cause weight gain !  So, start  learning  a little more information about “gluten” or “wheat gluten”. There are many “gluten- free” foods and recipes available to eat. Below are two of my favorites. Enjoy them and become more aware of what you are putting in your body.


1. Gluten-Free Pancakes.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp honey, fruit juice concentrate or sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Preparation:

Beat egg until frothy. Add buttermilk, oil, and honey and beat until well blended.

In another bowl mix brown rice flour and the remaining dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the liquids. Stir until well blended. Do not over stir. Batter will be slightly lumpy.

Lightly grease a frying pan and fry pancakes. Serve with your favorite Fruity Preserves.

2. Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons butter

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup chopped walnuts

2/3 cup peanut butter1/2 cup maraschino cherries,

chopped

2 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate

chips

1 cup flaked coconut

 Directions:

1. Melt butter or margarine over low heat. Remove from heat and mix melted butter, confectioners’ sugar, coconut, walnuts, peanut butter and cherries. Form into small balls. Chill until firm.
2. Melt chocolate chips over low heat. Stick a toothpick into each ball and dip into chocolate. Roll chocolate covered peanut butter balls in coconut to coat. Chill.