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I had been noticing that my low-carb approach to healthy weight was leaving me tired, with low mood, wonky hormones and a barely-functioning brain. Not a good combination for an emotional-wellness professional managing a staff of 27!
Enter the new idea of healthy fats. Really? The very thing I’d been trained in my teens and early 20’s to avoid?
Well, what do you know? Fat was exactly what this body and brain needed. But I had to unlearn all kinds of habits associated with food. Typically I had eaten grains as a main staple. That had to change. When grains exited stage left, my digestive troubles settled right down. I didn’t feel like I was starving an hour after breakfast and I started to incorporate healthy protein that increased muscle and resulted in me feeling full and satisfied.
So that’s part of my story. Leanne Vogel experienced a similar life-altering ah-ha moment when she incorporated good fats into her diet diligently and persistently. So much so, that she began to research and write about the Ketogenic Diet. She produced a website with awesome products to help the uninitiated learn how to change the way they eat. This changing of food choices resulted in enhanced wellness for those she influenced. Keto-eating produced balanced hormones, weight loss, mood balancing and muscle enhancing outcomes.
Leanne has written numerous articles and recipes that are fun, flavourful and easy to follow. Her Balanced Keto Weekly Meal Plan is fantastically user-friendly and reasonable. Why do I say reasonable? Because big changes like reducing carbs and increasing good fats cannot be overwhelming or daunting–if they are, change is unlikely to occur. Diet alterations have to be reasonable and doable for the average person–like me! So, thanks Leanne for thinking of us regular folks who are in need of solid plans that get us from total new-bes, to capable keto-eaters.
Life is busy and hectic. Having a practical go-to guide that helps you develop healthy habits that result in weight loss, digestive rest, balanced hormones and increased energy can’t be overemphasized. The Balanced Keto Weekly Meal Plan is exactly that–balanced, Keto and easy to use as a planning strategy for meals.
Healthy fats give me much joy. A rich, spicy guacamole with raw, organic veggies for dipping, a pastured steak with free-range eggs, and my morning stable of creamy coconut oil, mixed with hemp and chia seeds with a side of banana. Hmmm, hmmm. I’m salivating just thinking about these delectables.
Notice there’s nothing fancy about the fare I described. Just plain, good, fat-filled food that keeps me full and strong, with a fully-fueled brain designed for innovation and creativity.
My last post was about The Fat Summit 2, an exciting opportunity to learn about how your body works optimally so you can shed excess weight, enjoy natural energy, balance hormones and experience good brain-functioning.
The Fat Summit 2 is nearing the half-way point. Take some time to check out the free talks. Or, if you already know that you need to change some of your eating habits, click here to purchase. You’ll hear life-changing talks by experts who know how to help you overcome common health-pitfalls, and rebuild your life with good, healthy fats.
Here’s what’s happening today: Want to learn how to be your own health detective? Today, experts cover how to treat diabetes, the true causes of Hashimoto’s (and how to fix it), the harm of statins and how to use food as medicine. Let’s get to learning! But don’t just stop with today, consider all the talks in order to build your very best self!
Did you too fall for the lie that eating fat is horrible for you and causes you to gain excessive weight? I’m with you! In fact in my late teens and early twenties I ate virtually nothing and believed that eating fat was from the dark regions of the universe.
Sure, I was thin. But I was also low-energy, irritable and had constant brain farts–all during the time I was going to University and Graduate School.
It wasn’t until the last few years that I started reading about the BENEFITS of fat. “Are you serious?” I thought to myself. All this time, I had starved myself, felt tired and had a low mood.
Because a low calorie diet was highly unpleasant for me, I decided to look further into high fat, low calorie eating possibilities. And, Voila! I knew I had found my new way forward with food.
Now I eat good fat all the time–creamy avocados, coconut and palm oils, eggs & bacon (sorry vegans), as well as other natural, healthy fats made just right for most of our bodies.
Why am I excited about the Fat Summit 2? Because I believe there are still people out there that think they need to starve themselves on low calorie diets. Not so, my friends. Learning how to incorporate good, healthy, brain enhancing fat into your body will do wonders for you. But don’t just take my word for it. Attend The Fat Summit 2 starting the second week of November.
Here’s a just a snippet of who to expect at the Summit. These individuals are known for their expert knowledge and ability to connect with the audience. I suggest you consider attending, especially if you want to learn what all the healthy-fuss is about in regard to FAT!
At the writing of this post, I am watching the colourful leaves fall from the trees–yellow, gold, crimson and purple. This tells me that autumn is definitely here, and winter is on it’s blustery way.
Where I live, fall is a short season, and winter is dreadfully long–six months or so. Thus, being prepared for winter takes on a whole new meaning. Not only do I have to prepare myself emotionally for the short, sunless mornings and early evenings, but I also need to make sure I have options in my work-out toolkit to make sure my waistline doesn’t become overwhelmingly pronounced.
I love to walk–especially in the fall, but I know my walking days are numbered. While today I may be able to tramp through newly fallen leaves, within the month I will likely be tramping through white piles of snow. Because snow and I don’t get along too well, I do my walking indoors.
The Exerpeutic 1020 440XL Super Heavy Duty Walking Treadmill with Wide Belt is an excellent choice for someone looking for a solidly built, dependable, and top reviewed treadmill.
The Exerpeutic 1020 440 XL Super Heavy Duty Walking Treadmill has:
This particular treadmill is 54 Kg, with product dimensions of 130 X 81.3 X 160 cm. It is 13 inches tall, approximately 60 inches in length and 37 inches in width, meaning you have to be certain it’s going to fit in your designated spot prior to purchase. When they use the term “heavy duty”, they mean heavy duty! Steel is used as part of it’s construction.
The downside to this machine is definitely the size and weight of it. It’s probably not the best treadmill for a small condo or apartment. And, unless you have some help, don’t be carting it up or downstairs by yourself. Even if you’re seriously muscle-bound, you need someone to help you move this puppy!
One reviewer stated that this is a “good piece of equipment!” The individual went on to say that, “the treadmill itself was a gift for a person with degenerative disk disease in the lower spine region and it works great in helping to rebuild strength. Longer handles are durable and hold the weight well for support. Options are sufficient and good for the price you pay.” I couldn’t say it better myself! Wow, to have someone comment that this has been used as a rehabilitative tool is impressive.
Walking is a good first step for individuals who are significantly struggling with weight issues and want to ease into an exercise routine. The fact that this treadmill holds weight up to 400 lbs is not an impediment for those looking for a durable machine. I can’t say enough about how impressed I am with that weight capacity.
This treadmill is definitely for you if you need a machine that can hold a heavier individual. The long arms aid in feeling secure, so if you’re just starting out, you’ll feel more comfortable and steady.
While it’s not a true fold-up treadmill, it does have some capacity to fold-down, and can be stored in an upright position if space is needed.
The Exerpeutic 10220 440XL is a model that’s received high commendation from reviewers, noting durability, strength and function as main features. Walk into wellness by using the Exerpeutic 1020 today!
I adore coffee. If I could drink it all day long I would. Alas, I can only handle so much caffeine and then I’m unlikely to sleep at night; so, self-discipline is in order. If I don’t get adequate rest, I’m as grumpy as a bear!
I’m also a bit particular about my coffee. I like a good, dark roast. Ideally the beans must be freshly ground; a french press is my ideal coffee-making machine. Drinking this utterly delicious beverage is an everyday occurrence for us.
Given my coffee snobbishness, when I first heard about the recipe for Bullet Proof coffee, I was skeptical. Sure, maybe I could lose a few extra pounds (GOOD fats are GOOD for weight loss after all), but adding coconut oil and butter of all things to coffee was a little out there. Nonetheless, because I’m a sucker for a new “thing”, I tried it. Lo and behold, I really enjoyed it.
Since that time, a buzz has started around Bullet Proof coffee. It genuinely has a lovely flavour, and it boasts weight loss potential when used in the way directed. Dave Asprey the developer indicates that it beats those morning cravings which often occur after a quick cup of joe and a piece of toast.
Like most successful franchise businesses, in the world of Bullet Proof, you can purchase more than coffee beans. They offer a coconut oil derivative that’s touted to be incredibly stable and effortless to add to your coffee.
As mentioned, Dave Asprey is the mastermind behind Bullet Proof Coffee. He claims that his Bullet Proof beans are free of harmful mycotoxins; apparently these mycotoxins refer to fungi and mold (gross!). The roasting process seems to be the key to overcoming these coffee-bugs.
So, how does one make a cup of this outstanding coffee? First, excellent quality coffee beans, expertly ground (see an outstanding coffee mill below). Make a hot cup of coffee, add grass-fed, salt-free butter and the aforementioned XCT Oil. Throw it all in a blender until frothy. Voila! You have a fine, weight-loss-craving-management-beverage that will hold you till lunch (most days).
I’ve already said it, but I’ll do so again. This is a tasty brew. It feels decadent, and reportedly aids in weight loss as long as you use as directed. There are some strong advocates of this rich beverage. Those who like it, love it!
Bullet Proof coffee is simple to make and only requires three ingredients. The healthy fats are great for your metabolism as well as your brain. They have some protein, so keep you feeling satiated. The caffeine keeps you alert and able to focus on the tasks in your day.
Ok, I admit, this product is a bit “hype-y”. It falls within the realm of a new diet fad. I’ll readily admit that. But, the taste can’t be ignored. Nor can the healthy fats that you’re intentionally putting into your body every single day.
There are mixed reviews about how well Bullet Proof coffee assists with hunger. Some reviewers state they’re hungry by 9:00 a.m. and others say it keeps them feeling full for 5 or 6 hours.
Despite the fact that there is the element of Bullet Proof being a fad, there’s some genuineness to it all. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate healthy fats into my diet. That requires some thinking and planning on my part. With Bullet Proof it’s simple and straight forward.
I truly love the taste of Bullet Proof coffee and found the oil easy to incorporate. Of course this post can’t possibly give you the essential details around this diet, so check out the book for more helpful advice.
As I mentioned, a great method for making coffee that tastes fabulous is using a French Press. There are some fantastic French Press options out there if you’re tired of your old electrical coffee pot that continues to pump out subpar coffee. Check below for recommended options that result in an exceptional brew.
I like this advice, because it feels doable to me. You see, I’m a big subscriber to health, wellness and fitness newsletters. So much so, that at times I become a little obsessed. Because I like to learn, I sometimes spend more time at my computer reading about health, than actually engaging in healthy pursuits like walking.
Treadmills are ideal for a family who has diverse fitness interests, and different levels of motivation regarding exercise pursuits. One may be a walker, another a jogger and still another a runner. One may be interested in a 15 minute walk, 3 times a week, while another wants an hour run, 6 days a week. Having the flexibility to do these activities in the comfort of one’s own home is beneficial.
Some specs about the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 Compact Treadmill:
Because the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 Compact Treadmill folds up and can be stored in small places, it won’t feel quite as sturdy as something like the LifeSpan TR 1200 Folding Treadmill. That being said, the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 is still reported to be somewhat heavy and solid, so weight needs to be considered if you’re wanting to locate it up or down stairs.
One reviewer indicated that when purchased, the key didn’t arrive with the treadmill; thus they weren’t able to begin using it at the outset. While this would be annoying to any customer, it’s unlikely that will occur with every purchase.
This is a relatively inexpensive treadmill as far as they go—under $1000! The LifeSpan Fitness TR200 is considered a good quality product by reviewers. It has a lifetime frame warranty, which for a product that will be pounded upon with feet for the duration of it’s existence is a significant benefit.
I like the fact that it can fold and be stored away. It’s likely a good “first treadmill” for those who want to spend less than a $1000.00 on the actual product. While there are less expensive ones, experiencing the feel of a solid running space because it is weighty is advantageous.
The option for MP3 or IPod plug in is a great option. Because treadmills tend to be loud, it’s often difficult to hear a TV, and blasting the sound system in your house, apartment or condo may not be an option.
Portability is a significant feature of this model. If that’s what you’re in the market for, then the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 is a good choice. The price is reasonable, given the range one can pay for a treadmill—all the way up to $5,000.00 or more. Having the ability to walk, run or jog one minute, and quickly fold up the model to tuck under your bed the next, allows flexibility in your living space.
This product has been given almost all 5 stars by customers and reviewers. In a world of many, many treadmills, this is quite an accomplishment!
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of rebounding superstar Linda Brooks in May of 2014. Linda was tireless in spreading the word about the benefits of rebounding exercise; a fitness strategy that has had a huge impact on my life and my health!
When I first heard the term “reboundologist”, it brought on a fit of giggles. We seem to have “ologists” for everything. But there really is such an animal, and Linda Brooks was a certified reboundologist.
Not only did Linda take the exercise of rebounding seriously, incorporating it into her own life and teaching her students, she became a passionate advocate and writer about how rebounding can have a positive affect on all kinds of health issues. She wrote on everything from cancer, to incontinence to, optical health to the lympathic system–all areas that rebounding can help.
I had an illuminating experience about a month ago. My massage therapist, who I’ve known for almost 15 years commented on how strong I had gotten–remember, she’s known me for 15 years. She kept remarking on my amazing core strength. I was surprised by the number of statements she made about this, and when she asked me what I was doing differently, I had to think for a minute.
“Oh yeah, I’ve been rebounding on a soft-bounce rebounder–2 minutes at a time, five or six times a day,” I told her.
“Well, whatever you’re doing, it’s having an amazing impact on your core strength,” she responded.
I have to tell you that I was thrilled by her assessment. If 10 minutes a day (remember, 2 minutes X 5 times) could make such an impression, this was definitely a fitness plan to continue with.
I shared this story over lunch with a friend of mine who is an aerobic instructor as well as a boot camp instructor. She was intrigued. She told me she has started to incorporate jumping into many of her routines, and has noticed a difference in her strength as well. This is a gorgeous woman who is already built like professional body builder; I was fascinated with how simple jumping magnified her strength.
Linda Brooks and her techniques brought me from a place of being quite weak in my core, to having noticeable strength. I have to say I’m thankful for her instructive wisdom, and the simplicity of her rebounding processes that clearly enhanced my health.
To benefit from Linda’s approach to rebounding, make sure you use a soft-bounce rebounder like the a Needak Rebounder. It is professional grade and has a good warranty. For extra stabilization, consider purchasing the rebounder bar.
Trim Health Mama (THM) is a tested lifestyle approach that supports women, children, families, and yes, even men. Authors Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett have done a masterful job of creating a way to eat and live in a truly healthy manner. Not only to do they share their own stories, they also encourage people to take a real look at how they eat, what they eat, and how they address family matters in regard to food.
Trim Healthy Mamma has rave reviews from satisfied customers who have lost weight, reduced daily fatigue and developed a healthy-love-affair with good-for-you food.
The recipes that Trim Healthy Mamma endorse are family friendly, including Chili, Meatloaf and Pizza. Of course, these are modified to fit with the Trim Healthy Mama plan. One of the things that thrill me about Trim Healthy Mama is that there are three main offerings to assist you in your weight management and food-overhaul process. These are not not based on fads or trends but on solid research and a manageable life-style plan.
First, there is the book which describes the THM approach including how it came to be and how to begin developing a new perspective or framework about food and eating. The book has been described as practical and humorous. In addition, the authors were featured on Fox and Friends, sharing about the “Trim Healthy Mama” book and lifestyle plan.
Second, are the recipes. So often great ideas abound about how to change one’s approach to food, but it’s difficult to actually take those ideas and create tasteful, satisfying meals. THM helps you in that department as well by providing numerous recipes that meet the needs of all kinds of palates.
Finally (and this is my favourite) are products. Yes, not just ideas and recipes, but actual products to help you accomplish THM eating goals. I’m particularly excited about the sweetener option.
We’ve all heard about how dastardly processed sugar is for our health. It has an addictive quality, producing unhealthy cravings. It is a suspected contributor to diseases such as diabetes, cancer and others. It has absolutely no nutritional value, and can leave us with major sugar spikes and rotten teeth. Yet, we love the stuff.
THM has a solution. A natural way to address the sweet-tooth that so many of us have. It’s a healthful sweeter combo that’s reportedly easy to use in all kinds of recipes. Not only that, there’s a handy sugar-to-Trim- Healthy-Sweetener conversion table on the website so you’re not stuck guessing. The key ingredients of Erythritol and Stevia are endorsed by health experts like Kelley Herring, author of “Guilt-Free Desserts”.
Some people may not appreciate the faith-based approach to wellness, lifestyle and healthy eating. A bible-based perspective is what Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett purport. Even if their belief system isn’t where you’re at, their research based, thoughtful food-approach to wellness is worthwhile and clearly produces results for many who have tried it.
Trim Healthy Mama is a fun, healthful approach to developing a way of eating that helps lose weight. Not only a weight loss approach, THM is also a maintenance approach to weight. The THM perspective involves an overriding way of looking at food, helpful recipes and products that support the ultimate goal of being trim and healthy.
Testimonials abound about the huge life-benefits to be found within the perspective and practice of Trim Healthy Mama. Like this one for example, “It was NOT until I changed to your diet that my fatty liver, irritable bowel & Fibromyalgia improved out of sight. And the weight loss was nothing short of miraculous. After 15 YEARS of being VERY ill I now have a new lease on life. I praise God for your book and the insights it contains.” –Dianne.
Or this one, “I started Feb 22nd, 2013 and I have lost 60 lbs. I am BLOWN AWAY at how easy it is, and how much I like it. I never thought I would like a diet. I originally thought maybe I could suffer through it to lose weight and then try to maintain with exercise? Instead I would claw someones eyes out if they tried to take this away from me. I will be a THM for life.” –Brooke W.
And for those who have debilitating illnesses, this one, “I had a lot of issues that make losing weight very hard. I was diagnosed with PCOS in my mid 20′s and have struggled with my weight ALL my life. I also had hypothyroidism, was on medication for blood pressure and had a major case of insulin resistance. I literally had doctors tell me that with all of my issues it would be next to impossible for me to lose weight…THM has been the key for me that has unlocked the door that has held me captive for so long. While I’m not at my goal weight yet, I’ve gone from a size 1x to petite medium. I no longer need my blood pressure medication. “–Jennifer M.
Many people enjoy the gym. They like time away from home and the social aspect. Most importantly for the majority of people who have gym memberships, it’s the versatility of the equipment.
While there are definitely pros to going to the gym 3-6 times a week, there also cons. Usually, driving time is involved, which requires gas money, bus or train fare. There are also gym memberships as well as specific workout clothes in order to feel you fit with the norm for that gym.
For those who want a total body strength workout, the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is an option to consider. It’s built to handle the beginner workout, using 5 pounds of resistance, all the way to 210 pounds of resistance for a more accomplished workout. There are over 50 strength exercises to choose from, which allows you to address the entire body from a intensity workout perspective.
The Bowflex PR 3000 Home Gym maxes out at 300 lbs. of weight, so that needs to be considered when purchasing. You’ll need to assure adequate space with a room that accommodates a workout space of 100 X 78 inches and a height of 83 inches (211 cm) tall.
One customer indicated that a negative aspect to this particular model is that he had to purchase the extra rods because he requires more weight in order to experience an adequate workout.
Taller individuals may find that the cables are too short, resulting in a reduced range of motion than other machines.
The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym utilizes Bowflex’s patented Power Rods, which provide excellent resistance resulting in an experience as good or better than free weights—but without the risk of joint pain sometimes associated with free weights.
The rods are precisely manufactured from a high-tech composite material under the highest quality control measures, resulting in quality and durability. The power rod units are so strong they can be flexed repeatedly without wearing out.
Reviewing customers express satisfaction and enjoyment with this machine. Set-up takes about one-and-a-half hours, which is reasonable, and the machine is considered well-build and straightforward to use. The motion is reported to be smooth and quiet, and the change-overs are uncomplicated.
One reviewer indicated he felt challenged with the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym despite being a long-term gym goer. He too purchased the two extra 50 lbs. rods, being at a more advanced level. When he compared the price to a gym memberships, he was content with the Bowflex PR300 Home Gym.
As far as the warranty is concerned, the frame is guaranteed for one year, the rods for 7 years, and the parts for 60 days.
The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym is a very sensible price, for the benefit purchasers are reporting. It takes little room, sitting on a 4 X 4 pad, and reaching about 7 feet high. The set-up takes a reasonable amount of time and it is not difficult. The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym give you full strength workout options without going to the gym.
For maximum impact, consider purchasing the “Bowflex Body Plan: The Power is Yours. Build More Muscle. Lose More Fat” manual to assist your fitness potential.