*These tips are all right in line with what I recommend to my colleagues and clients and I'm always raving about the dangers of artificial/chemical sweeteners such as Sucralose/splenda, so passing this info on to anyone who's interested in getting their HEALTHY back!
January 2, 2013
Now that the holidays are over, one of your first thoughts may be “How in the world am I going to shed those extra holiday pounds?” Never fear, we have some tips to help you!
8 Holiday Weight Loss Do’s and Don’ts
1. Do eat vegetables, nuts, fruit and salad (fresh and organic when possible)
2. Do get out and walk or exercise everyday
3. Do drink alot of water
4. Do get eight hours of sleep at night
5. Do make sure your hormones are in balance
6. Don’t eat foods that come in a box, a can or out of a drive-through window
7. Don't drink soda or diet soda
8. Don’t eat refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup. You may substitute sugar with natural sweeteners, but do not use dangerous artificial sweeteners such as Splenda or NutraSweet.
If you are doing everything right, including some of the tips mentioned above, but you still cannot lose that extra weight, then chances are that your hormones may be out of balance. Hormonal imbalance can prevent weight loss.
Women are often told by their doctors that in order to lose weight, they need to eat less and exercise more, as if their weight is always completely under their control. Granted, it is important to eat right and exercise, however if your hormones are out of balance, or your thyroid funciton is low then no matter what you do, that extra weight may stick around until you correct the underlying problem and you will feel like you are fighting a losing battle.
If you're following my Raw Juicing health journey here's the first power drink I made in the New Year!
Made a kick butt power drink today in my little NutriBullet juicer! It actually taste like Apple Pie! Here's what I blended up in a few seconds...
Some fresh organic spinach leaves... Both antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are especially plentiful in spinach and protect the eye from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Half Apple cut with skin, seeds and all....Vitamin C...Liver Cancer Prevention Research found that rats fed an extract from apple skins had a 57 percent lower risk of liver cancer.
10 Blackberries.... Anthocyanins, which give blackberries their dark color, are an antioxidant shown to reduce inflammation. As an antioxidant, they destroy free radicals in the body that harm cells and lead to cancer. Research has also shown that the ellagic acid in blackberries may have anti-cancer properties. One cup of blackberries contains half of the daily recommendation of the antioxidant vitamin C, which protects the immune system and may lower the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
Tip of little finger size of fresh ginger with skin on...anti-inflammatory properties
3 Teaspoons of Nut/Seed mixture - flax, sunflower seeds and almonds already ground up.... fiber, protein, makes the drink creamy too...
About a teaspoon of cinnamon... lowers cholesterol among many other health benefits... be sure it's Ceylon
About 1/4 teaspoon of local honey... Honey is chock full of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that helps to protect cells from free radical damage. It can also contribute to heart health as well as protect against cancer.....
Spring Water to fill line.....Power up and Enjoy!