Winning the Battle of Body Image
transforming your self image and propel your weight loss
All of us sometimes wake up on the wrong side of the bed . It’s these times when we look in the mirror and loath what we see in the reflection. This type of destructive behavior can have a detrimental effect on your weight loss efforts.
A negative body image is a distorted image of yourself, and is reflective of your self-esteem. Research shows that many dieters struggle to lose weight when they have a negative body image, and that improving how they perceive their body can make their weight loss efforts more successful.
When you feel proud of your body and have realistic views and expectations for it, your self image improves. People with positive body images may occasionally feel self-conscious, but they always appreciate their bodies.
Here are a few tips that may help you to appreciate your body more:
-- Seek a Healthier Body: Make it your goal to become healthier through activity and proper nutrition.
-- Spotlight the Positive: Admire and accentuate the things about you that you feel good about.
-- Keep Media Images in Perspective: When we look at people whose job it is to look gorgeous, we tend to under appreciate ourselves.
-- Value Your Body: Cherish the miracle of your body and what is does - breathes, moves, smiles, hugs and laughs. It truly is amazing.
-- Surround Yourself with Confidence: Build a network of people who contribute to your healthy lifestyle and eating habits.
Print this list, and see what you can add to it to help you feel better about your body. Post it on your refrigerator and review it often. Soon you'll be feeling better about your body. And soon you'll be looking better, too.
Have an excellent day.
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Low Glycemic Sugar Free All Natural Gingersnaps
Carbs Per Serving: 12.5 g
Prep Time:<25 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
1 3/4 cups almond flour
1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons whole grain flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup softened butter
2/3 cup Apple Sauce
1/8 Teaspoon Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
3 teaspoon dark molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
Steviva Brand Stevia Blend for sprinkling on cookies (optional) Gingersnaps
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Cream butter with applesauce, molasses, and Steviva Brand Stevia Powder in a large bowl. Add spices and mix well. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, sift together almond flour, whole grain flower, and baking soda. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture. Combine to make a stiff dough.
Form into small balls and place on greased cookie sheet at least 1" apart.
Bake at 300°F for 24 minutes. After first five minutes in the oven, press cookies down a bit flat. If using Steviva Brand Stevia Blend for baking to sprinkle tops, do this now. Continue baking, being careful not to burn and adjusting time for your oven.
Serving Size: 2 cookies
Total Calories: 1256
Calories Per Serving: 104.66
Total Fat: 68.5g
Saturated Fat: 17.8g
Total Carbohydrates: 147g
Carbohydrates Per Serving: 12.25g
Dietary Fiber: 29.0
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