Wednesday, April 20, 2016

3 Powerful Changes to Make for Your Health

Don't fear change. 
If you want anything to be different in your life, you have to change.

So many of us want to find health, but just do not know where to begin. There are many different theories and ideas, some very complicated and strict others are a little crazy. But hey, it is all in the name of weight lose, unfortunately some will do anything to lose weight. If you do not know where to begin to find your health, change your life, here are three powerful places to start. These three changes could be just what you need to get you on the right path and push you forward in your health journey.

Three changes to make:
1. Cut sugar
2. Eliminate processed oils, vegetable oils, hydrogenated oils
3. Work on forgiveness, emotional healing

Reasons to eliminate sugar:
Causes heart disease
Sugar is linked to cancer, causing it and feeds cancer tumors.
Increases inflammation in the body
Causes insulin spikes, which leads to weight gain and disease
Leads to diabetes
The World Health Organization is recommending you eat no more than six teaspoons a day due to the harm of sugar.
Do we really need any more reasons to eliminate sugar?
Are there sugars that can be healthy? Yes, natural sugar from fruits, veggies, honey, real maple syrup, molasses, and natural sugars from real food. Even though these can be healthier options for sugar, it does not mean you can go hog wild eating them. It is still sugar and can cause insulin spikes and all the other troubles of sugar. These are just better options, some with great health benefits like honey and fruit. What you want to eliminate is the processed food sugars, sugary drinks, artificial sugars and sweeteners. Limit the others.

Why to give up processed vegetable oils:
Can leads to heart disease
Can causes inflammation, which is a part of all disease, the more you can eliminate inflammation, the healthier the body will be.
Can leads to cancer
Cause free radical damage
Can lead to liver and immune dysfunction and skin aging
Damages the DNA/RNA in cells
Can lead to plaque build-up in the arteries
These are all reasons enough for me to avoid them.
This might be an odd one, but forgiving, letting go, moving forward, could possibly be one of the best things you do for your health. We are connected beings. Not taking care of your whole person will have a dramatic impact on your body. Not finding the health you are looking for, forgiveness might be what you are needing. You could be eating a perfect diet, exercising right for you, but your health is still failing, working on your emotional health, forgiving or dealing with past struggles might just be what you need to find your health.

These are simple changes, which tend to be the hardest to make, but so worth it in the end. Take the plunge and begin with one of them.
Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless,

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Making the Change

So appropriate from Dr. Laura 

Now that you have identified the one change you are going to begin making. what are one to three practical steps you can begin using to implement this change?

Choosing one thing to change in your diet is only the first step. You then need to actually make this change. For that, you need a game plan. Just saying, I need to make a change, does not count, those are only words. You need actionable steps to help you make the change and stick to your plan.

So, let's say your goal is to cut down on your sugar intake.
Three steps you can take:

  1. Purge your pantry of sugary foods. Get them out! If it is not in your house, you cannot eat it. Restock with healthy foods, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, dried fruit, jerky.
  2. When you stop for gas, do not go in and buy the sugary drinks and foods. Have some water, tea, coffee and snacks from above in your car with you. Prepare. Set yourself up for success.
  3. Add in sweet veggies, root vegetables, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, some in season fruit and honey along with other natural sweeteners. 
There you go, three steps to take to help eliminate sugar from your diet. 
What three steps are you going to implement to help you reach your nutrition goal?

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless,