I'm throwing out an EAT CLEAN challenge for those who want to accept! It's pretty simple really, just check out the details and let me know if you want to participate. It's not a huge commitment - just one night a week!
I'm not a hard-core eat cleaner, I'd be in far better shape if I were, trust me! But I do want to hold myself accountable for what I eat and teach myself, again, what whole, clean foods…
In college--on a diet of beer & fast food--I shot up 6 sizes! After
college, I was determined to not let that happen again. 14 years later, I
thankfully haven't. Today, my determination is even stronger because
I'm ensuring the health of a family. Honestly, God gives me a joy for overseeing my fam's healthy
eating (in our hectic-schedules). Here's a few honest ramblings:
Are you aware that in your home or garden there could very well be plants that are toxic to your dog or
cat? I wasn't! But thanks to Dr. Karen Becker, holistic veterinarian, I am now aware of pet evil plants that I have now removed from my home and garden and replaced with ones that are safe. Pet owner awareness is an important part of pet wellness and can make the difference between an unsafe and safe environment…
One thing that's always hard is coming back from church on Sunday morning and having to cook brunch. I hear a lot of complaints about hunger while I'm whipping up muffins and eggs (and sausage). I tried this sausage and hashbrowns recipe in my crockpot on Sunday, and it is delish! Let me know what you think... :)… Continue
Added by Kelly Estes on March 9, 2010 at 3:12pm —
The first tip to creating healthy toddler eating is a rather obvious one but one that is often overlooked or not adhered to. It is vital that parents provide healthy foods by keeping the shopping on a healthy level for everyone in the family not just their toddler or baby. Good parenting means providing good healthy meals at least 90% of the time.
If you want to alienate your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am the boss and you will obey!” On the other hand, if you want a relationship with your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am here to help you!”
Communicating with your child is what will determine the type of relationship you will share. On going communication is what will allow the relationship to deepen and strengthen.
Parents are often so busy they forget the need to consciously cultivate a… Continue
Added by denny hagel on February 15, 2010 at 2:25pm —
Check out this new health book from National Geographic!
Grab your fork and dig in to True Food: 8 Simple Steps to a Healthier You, a practical guide to natural, healthy food preparation and enjoyment. Each step offers creative ideas, research, and recipes to make Earth-friendly choices that benefit you, your family, and the planet. Available at… Continue
Ok, so its come to my attention lately that apparently, I am not the
only Mommy in the world (or even my circle) who is trying to figure out
a way to raise a family, keep them healthy and happy, and ,while doing
so, keep herself in shape. So, I am proposing that Wednesday, the until
now dreaded… Continue
I will admit it – before making this recipe I had never eaten a pomegranate.
I have had pomegranate juice, but this was the first time I’ve purchased the whole fruit. I had Mike open it up and get the seeds out for me [it kind of looked like a pain to me - thank you, honey!]. I popped one in my mouth – a little crunch, a little explosion of deliciousness!… Continue
Added by shannon on February 8, 2010 at 5:53pm —
Ahhh... the good ole lunch box / snack-box challenge. And yes, if your good parenting then you know it is exactly that - a challenge! Oh sure it's easy if your just gonna throw any ole edible item and beverage in there, but if you are attempting to provide a healthy, yet delicious snack or lunch for your child, with the hopes he won't trade it for someone else's junk food, then you know the constraints of the situation.
“There’s nothing new under the sun” is a commonly used phrase in the fields of psychology and self-help. It means that most every theory or philosophy has been studied, researched, and then presented to the masses in one form or another, some for hundreds of years. Authors and experts interpret these theories and integrate their insights and opinions, but the core information remains virtually the same.
What is new is the awakened attitude of millions of people worldwide. Human… Continue
Added by denny hagel on January 23, 2010 at 6:43pm —
I suddenly came to the realization that eating organic, market-fresh, good for me fruits and vegetables was going to be nearly impossible here in GiTMO and I am disappointed because this is, after all, a tropical island where things are supposed to grow abundantly year round. So yes, my expectations were a little on the high side. In the Dominican Republic, where I was born, we had just about… Continue
Added by Tere Cornelio on January 8, 2010 at 9:49am —
If asked if you are you an “awakened” parent you would probably pause to consider what that actually means. What constitutes being an awakened parent? Many equate the term “awakened” with “eyes wide-opened” or being “aware”. In terms of parenting, to be awakened means to be conscious of what your role as a parent consists of…examining your role, determining if it is working to produce the results you intend, and finally, making necessary changes to achieve those goals.
Weight loss, fitness, health, and eating right is on everyone's to do list for the new year. An activity exciting for both men and women - consider regular sex as an effective approach to weight loss and fitness, as well as a couple of extra perks toward healthy skin, hair and immune system.
1. Recent research shows that exercise in short bursts over the course of the day can be as effective as a continuous 30 to 40 minutes. This means that a person could… Continue
Weight loss and sleep have a relation to one another and believe it or not the impact sleep loss has on your weight loss success is massive.
Within a weeks time many people will be, if they aren't already, trying to get rid of the extra pounds they put on over the holidays. They may also find themselves desperate to catch up on sleep due to the demanding parties, gatherings, social events, and fundraisers we find ourselves involved in over the holiday season.
I am the first one to say parenting is serious business. After all, I’m not only a mother and a grandmother, my work as an author is based on parenting as well. And like most parents, I focus on how and what my children learn, especially during their formative years. The formative years are the most important years in terms of the characteristics and traits they obtain and carry into their adult lives.
Parents place an enormous amount of energy on their children’s academic education,… Continue
Added by denny hagel on December 26, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Health, how do we appreciate it without losing it first? This is one of the questions that I think about quite a lot.
1. Everyday when you wake up and nothing hurts, say and know, it’s going to be a GREAT day!
2. If something does hurt, then decide what you are going to focus on instead to get your mind off of the parts that hurt.
3. Focus on what you want to accomplish that day, and then work hard to make it happen! It is such a good feeling when the day winds down to take… Continue
Added by Cathy Raff on November 26, 2009 at 3:09am —