A Better Eating Lifestyle Leads to a Better You- Featured in the Blackbelt Gazette

Weight loss is actually an easy goal. If you are contemplating weight loss, you only need three things. The words: Ready. Set. Go! Are you ready to work toward your goal? If you are, set up the right environment by cleaning your soul. Edible, visual, or audible influences have an effect on every aspect of our life. Start by throwing out high fat and junk foods. Then clean and restock your frig and pantry with tasty, delicious, healthy foods. Gain the wealth of health by eating to benefit yourself for a lifetime. Think about the aftermath before you eat. Replace current magazines with health issues and invest in cookbooks. It’s fine to eat potatoes but not be one. So, find an activity or exercise that’s fun and enjoyable and encourage others to join you. Created for our readers for the encouragement of healthy diet and lifestyle, check out and join the online community www.bestinyou.ning.com. Weight loss is conquered by the big E- effort. What you put in determines what you get out. Go and eat healthy the rest of your life and feel great about yourself.


Unfortunately, there can be underlying factors that are hindering your progress. If you are: exercising 3-5 times a week for 30-60 minutes; drinking 8 glasses of water a day; and eating 5 small, low fat, nutrient dense meals a day, you SHOULD be losing weight. If not, consider the following:

• Excessive weight can be caused by hormonal imbalance. A slow metabolism could be caused by glandular imbalance such as an underactive thyroid. This can be determined with a visit to your health care practitioner. Suggested supplements: Kelp, alfalfa, and evening primrose, green tea

• If you feel heavy and crave heavy foods your body could be retaining excess water due to constipation. A clean colon is a sign of proper digestion and elimination of waste and toxins. Suggested supplements: 8 glasses of water daily, a natural detox program like Detox 7, acidophilus, or a mild natural laxative

• Poor digestion is revealed when the body is not getting proper nourishment. Lack of nutrients causes you to over eat in order to attain the nutrients that the body needs. Also a malfunctioning pancreas (unstable changes in blood sugar, possible diabetes) can intensify cravings for carbohydrates/sugars. Suggested supplements: golden seal for high blood sugar; pepsin, papaya enzymes, and acidophilus for digestion.

• Combining starches and proteins at a meal promotes a battle for digestion in the stomach. Proteins slow down the digestion of starches. So, food combining is very important.

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