The Dissection of Thanksgiving
healthy alternatives to holiday traditions
As you are driving back for Aunt Alice’s with your belt cutting into your belly you will tell yourself, “never again will I do that”. We are talking about over the indulgences of Thanksgiving. Restraint and portion control are in your hands but, here are some great options that can get you through Thanksgiving while leaving out the sugar and self-loathing and keeping all the rich festive flavors.
We are dissecting more that the Turkey this year. Below are the calorie counts and the amount of sugar you would generally consumer with normal portions. Go for seconds… thirds and more, you will be ratcheting these figures into the 3000 calories range. Taking into consideration one pound of body fat equals 3500 calories you could expect to pack on one pound this day. By the end of the holidays you could easily pack on additional five pounds or more. In ten years that is fifty pounds of pure fat... Read More >>>
Have a sensational week!
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Find The Good In Every Situation
You cannot have the success without the failures. Any experience can be transformed into something of value.
Everything depends on the way you look at things.
What are stumbling blocks and defeat before you can be stepping stones to victory if you remain determined. In all of your adversities lies the seeds of equivalent advantages.
In every defeat there is a lesson showing you how to win the next time. View your problems as opportunities.
Only when it's dark enough can you see the stars.
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The Importance of Water Consumption
The following will probably amaze and startle you...
One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University study.
Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease ! back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
While drinking 64 ounces of water everyday may sound like an easy task, it can get a little boring. What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon 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.
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Don't Let Debt Break Your Spirit
"Paying off your debts and saving money is less stressful than spending the rest of your life with your back against a financial wall."
-- Ron Hiebert
How are you choosing to spend your money?
Do you have a spending plan? A spending plan feels quite different from a budget. With budgets, we can feel victimized. They can heighten our poverty consciousness.
With a spending plan, you look at how much you earn and then decide how you WANT to spend the money. With a spending plan, you claim your power to decide, to manage, to make your finances work. You can choose to spend your money differently so your life works more smoothly.
"True financial freedom is not only having money, but having power over that money as well."
-- Suze Orman
Low Glycemic No Added Sugar Cherry Almond Muffins
Carbs Per Serving: 17 g
Prep Time:<25 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Conventional muffins are loaded with refined carbohydrates, such as white flour and white sugar.
Each muffin can have as much as 30 grams of sugar and 25 grams of carbs. Wow! Who needs that? We use lots of oats in this recipe.
Oats are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, the phytochemicals in oats may also have cancer fighting properties. We also use almonds which are packed with healthy fats, proteins, fibers, minerals, vitamin E, and phytochemicals. We have cut out all the added sugar in these muffins and have left all the flavor. Enjoy!
1 cup oats quick or old fashioned, uncooked
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons low fat margarine, melted
1 cup whole grain or soy flour
1/3 cup coarsely chopped dried cherries
1/4 cup slivered almonds
3 tablespoons Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a small dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder mixed with a little unsweetened apple sauce.
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1. Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray twelve medium muffin cups with cooking spray.
2. In medium bowl, combine oats and buttermilk; mix well. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in eggs and margarine until blended.
3. In large bowl, combine flour, cherries, almonds, Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend (or the stevia mix) , baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Add oat mixture all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not over mix.) Fill muffin cups almost full.
4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack
5 minutes; remove from pan.