Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lose Weight and Stay Healthy

There are so many expensive weight loss plans out there, in our endeavour to find one that works fast, we often sacrifice our health. It is time to find the plan that works right and keeps working so that we don't experience the yo-yo diet effect.

In this day and age of fast food, super information at our fingertips and media overload, we have become a society of instant gratification seekers. Nobody has the time or patience any more to "wait and see", we want our results now. The only problem with that is we often have to do things over and over, and end up paying twice as much.

When it comes to our health and diet, most people like to have it done for them, need to lose weight? Just take a pill or order food and have it delivered. The only problem here is that when you stop paying for it, and the program is over, the weight comes back.

If we would just take the time to learn the proper way to lose the weight, change our way of thinking, and change the way we buy and prepare food altogether, the weight will stay off.

Lose the excess weight and keep it off.

That extra weight on your body didn't get there overnight, so you shouldn't expect it to disappear overnight either. If you want your body to remain healthy, then proper weight loss should be ongoing and slow enough for your body's system's to get use to it.

You need to change the way you think.

Old habits die hard, it takes courage to break free from those old patterns and move forward. However, it is important to do so in order to make permanent changes.

Do some research

Every single day, folks like me and you are working toward changing their lives. Some will succeed because they are focused and have the drive and determination to do so. Many of them are willing to share their success stories as well as the "how" of it. There are many different ways, some will suit your needs and lifestyle, some will not - this is something you will need to determine as you go.

I have tried to make it easier.

I have compiled a list of resources for you to browse at your convenience, these are people who have had the success that you seek and have documented their formula for you to use. There are many in the list because we are all unique individuals who have different body types and requirements.

Stay motivated!

There will very likely be some setbacks, but these are only small bumps in the road to success. Don't let obstacles bar your way, just keep going and use them as lessons, they will make you stronger and wiser. When you look at the big picture, they are just tiny blips that are barely visible on the whole radar screen.

The time is now, you know you need to change and you want to be healthy and happy for the rest of your life, so don't keep putting it off...make that move break that old way of thinking that has kept you from who you want to be. Just go for it.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

7 Day Plan to a Healthier You!

In today's face paced world were a faced with many challenges to maintaining a healthier lifestyle. In this article I want to share a feel simple, affordable ways to launch a new commitment to a better you in just 7 days. The tips are fun, practical and easy to do. Once you try them, you'll be more likely to make them a part of your lifestyle. The plan promotes relaxation, better nutritional choices, activity, improved digestion, glowing skin, and self-reflection. Enjoy...

Day 1: Pamper the Skin You're In
Indulge in an Aromatherapy Bath Soak
- 2 cups Dead Sea salt, regular sea salt
- 1 cup or Epsom salt,
- 1/2 cup Baking Soda
Relaxing and unwind by adding the following essential oil blend to your bath 6 drops of Lavender, 2 drops of Sweet Orange, and 2 drops of Ylang Ylang. Mix the Soak thoroughly and add to warm running water. Next moisturize your skin with pure coconut oil blended with 2 drops of lavender.

Day 2: Daily Detox
Drink a glass of very warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice (1/2) upon rising. This will flush you liver and help your body balance it self.

Day 3: Herbal Dreams
Sip an Herbal Cleansing Tea before bed. Look for teas with sienna, psyllium, dandelion, and rhubarb. Plan to experience extra elimination the following day.

Day 4: Let's Get Moving
Stimulate your emphatic system by "skin brushing in the shower". Cleanse with a plant based peppermint soap or shower gel. You will feel invigorated and renewed. Next, take a vigorous outdoor walk for 10 minutes.

Day 5: Anti Aging the Natural Way
Let this sweet dream help you fight aging naturally.
"Taste of the Tropics" Skin Smoothie
1 rip papaya, peeled, pitted and chopped
1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped
2/3 soy or almond milk
1/4 cups of soy yogurt
1 teaspoon of honey
Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Day 6: Eat to Live
Make your own high fiber snack mix.
In a bowl combine 1/4 cup of any 8 of the following items:
Unsalted pecans, cashews, or almonds
Sunflower seeds
Dried cranberries
Dried plums chopped
Dried apricots
Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal

Store the stack mix in an airtight container.

Day 7: Reflect Learn, and Grow
Today start a journal. Put your dreams, triumphs, and failures down on paper. Use your journal as a creative and emotional release tool. Reflect, learn, and grow.