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The Skinny on Smaller Portions
10 tips on getting rid of the unwanted gift of holiday weight gain I am here to tell you that most of weight loss gimmicks will only result in you losing weight in your wallet

April 5 , 2009

You Have The Power To - Change Your Life in 21 Days
creating new habits and stopping old habits dead in their tracks

I am sure you have heard all the claims that advertisers make about losing weight, growing hair and getting rich. More often than not none of these schemes work. But here is one fact that does; a habit good or bad can be created in 21 days. Science has shown us that if you do something for 21 days straight it becomes a habit and the longer you stick with it the stronger your habit will become. The reverse is also true in regard to bad habits. If you have a bad habit, make a habit of stopping it. Do it for 21 days and you will have reversed that bad habit. As with good habits, the longer you refrain from your bad habit the greater the likelihood is that you will not take that habit up again. To get you started on your path to making or breaking habits, I have compiled a few tips to put in your habit building arsenal.

•  Identify the habit you want to make or break. This can be a pretty easy task. Sit quietly and visualize the changes you want to manifest in your life. There be many. Pick only the top 3 or 4. Once you have mastered these habits you can always come back to this process.

•  Think it and ink it. A goal not written down is nothing but a good intention. Once you have the habit in mind that you want to break. Write it down. Put it someplace that you can see it every day as a reminder.

•  Make an action plan. It has always been said, “plan your work and work your plan”. This could never be truer in the case of breaking or making habits. Write down the steps that it will take for you to reach your goal and the habits that will propel you there.

•  Visualize it. I am a firm believer in creative visualization. This is the process of lying or sitting in a quiet comfortable place, getting your self into a relaxed state and then visualizing in your mind your action plan and the results your wish to garner. You may visualize yourself eating good food in smaller portions, going to the gym and working out or not smoking. Visualize yourself being successful with your change of habit in your minds eye. After all, seeing is believing.

•  Track it. Get a calendar and keep it in front of you. Mark off each day you have made successful steps in your habit making or breaking. Remember, you need to do this 21 consecutive days. If you slip up, don't beat yourself up. Rome wasn't built in a day. Simply start over and try again until you are successful. And you will be, I promise.

Think of habits like weeds or beautiful plants. You always start with a seed which is your thought or desire to change. You plant this seed in rich fertile soil; this is your powerful mind. You give your seed water and nutrients; this is in the form of positive thoughts and visualization. In a couple of weeks your seed emerges from the soil extending its leaves, this is you rising to your excellence. Then turn your plant towards the sun and let it thrive. Congratulate yourself. You have just created a new you with a new habit.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.

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Belief Make Anything Possible!

Max Steingart

If you want to succeed, you must first believe that you can succeed.

The only thing that stands between you and what you want from life, is the will to try it and the faith to believe that it's possible.

The only true limit to your realization of tomorrow will be your doubts of today.
The moment you carry the conviction of belief, in that moment your dream will become reality.

If you think you can, you can.


Walking It Off

Walking is the oldest mode of transportation — after all, humans have been doing it for more than 1.5 million years. It's also the cheapest, easiest form of aerobic exercise: All you have to do is open your front door, step outside and get moving. Other pluses: Walking is a great way to relieve tension. And because it's relatively gentle on the joints, people who have had to give up running or other intense sports can turn to walking for their fitness fix.

Starting Out
Forget what you learned as a toddler: You need to relearn how to walk. Being able to hit a 12-minute-mile pace is what separates Sunday strollers from serious walkers. Here's what's involved in good race walking technique:

Walk tall, bend your arms at roughly a 90-degree angle and pump them quickly back and forth, not across your body. Curl your hands into loose fists. Take short, quick steps rather than long strides. Land on your heels and roll forward smoothly, pushing off with your toes. "Think of having rocking feet," suggests Bonnie Stein, a Tampa Bay-area instructor who has taught more than 7,000 people how to race walk.

Target areas:

Walking strengthens the hips, gluteus muscles, quadriceps and hamstrings. At speedier paces, when your heart rate is elevated, you can burn more calories than you might realize as well as improve your endurance. Research suggests that walking can reduce your risk for heart disease and may lower high blood pressure. In fact, a recent study indicates that walking two or more miles a day helped elderly men live longer. Since walking is a weight-bearing activity, it also reduces your risk for osteoporosis.

The Warm-Up and Cool-Down
Since walking is a relatively gentle activity, all you have to do is start. It takes five to 10 minutes to warm up your muscles, get the heart rate elevated and break a sweat (a sign that you're ready to speed up).

Before you end your walk, slow down your pace to allow your heart rate to descend gradually. Be sure to stretch the following major muscle groups after you warm up to prevent injury and again after exercising to promote flexibility and prevent soreness.

When you are walking don't forget to drink plenty of water! What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon or 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cranberry juice to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.

This information and other information on this site is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.


How Fear Blocks Creativity
finding the power that flows through you

To understand how fear blocks creativity, take a moment to imagine yourself telling a story. First, imagine telling the story to someone you love and who loves you. You probably feel warmth and energy as you fill in the details of your tale to your friend’s delight. Now, imagine telling the same story to someone who, for whatever reason, makes you uncomfortable. The wonderful twists and turns, the fine points and colorful images that unfolded in your mind for your friend probably won’t present themselves. Instead of warmth, energy, and creativity, you will probably feel opposite sensations and a desire to close down. When we feel unsafe, whether we fear being judged, disliked, or misunderstood, our creative flow stops. Alternately, when we feel safe, our creativity unfolds like a beautiful flower, without conscious effort.

Knowing this, we can maximize our creative potential by creating the conditions that inspire our creativity. In order to really be in the flow, we need to feel safe and unrestricted. However, achieving this is not as simple as avoiding people who make us feel uncomfortable. Sometimes we can be alone in a room and still feel totally blocked. When this happens, we know we have come up against elements in our own psyches that are making us feel fearful. Perhaps we are afraid that in expressing ourselves we will discover something we don’t want to know, or unleash emotions or ideas that we don’t want to be responsible for. Or maybe we’re afraid we’ll fail to produce something worthy.

When you’re up against fear, internal or external, ritual can be a powerful—and creative—antidote. Before you sit down to be creative, try casting a circle of protection around yourself. Visualize yourself inside a ring of light, protective fire, or angels. Imagine that this protective energy emanates unconditional love for you and wants to hear, see, and feel everything you have to express. Take a moment to bathe in the warmth of this feeling and then fearlessly surrender yourself to the power that flows through you.


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Serves: 8
Carbs Per Serving: 4.3 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

1 1/2 cup almonds raw or roasted
3/4 cup pumpkin seeds raw or roasted
1/4 cup cashews raw or roasted
1/2 cup sunflower seeds raw or roasted
1/2 cup soy nuts roasted
1/2 Sesame Seeds
3/4 cup unsweetened shaved coconut
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons Guar Gum
12 tablespoons
Fructevia or Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Dissolve the
Fructevia or Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or Guar Gum in water & add the oil & vanilla.
Mix all of the dry ingredients. Mix everything together thoroughly.
Transfer to a large roasting pan with sides. Bake @ 325 degrees for about 30 minutes--stir occasionally.
Form into 8 like sized bars.
Cool & store in air tight container.

Nutritional Facts
Total Calories: 3198
Calories Per Serving: 399.75
Total Fat: 284g
Saturated Fat: 44.8g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 20mg
Total Carbohydrates: 122g

Carbohydrates Per Serving: 15.25g
Dietary Fiber: 52.8g
Sugars: 38g
Protein: 100g

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