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December 18, 2011

Tis The Season For Portion Control
how watching portions will allow you holiday sweets and treats

Tis the season where sweets and treats are abundant, tempting and in your face at the office, home, friends and just about everywhere. We are hit with a slew of temptations from now until the New Year making it harder to stick with exercise and diet. Family gatherings and holiday travel make it sometimes difficult to continue on your fitness journey. The holidays revolve around good, rich and tasty foods which you want to and should partake in especially if you have been exercising and eating right diligently for the rest of the year. The key is portion control on the rich and sweet foods. Take into consideration the fact that it is not just one meal you will be attending that will include these foods so portion control is even more important.

It is easier to control a meal if you are the one hosting, making choices to use healthier alternatives which everyone will enjoy. This is a great way to give your guests some tips so they can use them for their own entertaining. Whipping up tasty treats for family and friends is a nice gesture but sharing nutritious meal tips can help your guests maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Food choices that are lower in sugar and fat can sometimes actually taste better than the original item. Using plain yogurt in place of sour cream and mayonnaise can lower the fat of items such as coleslaw and other cold salads. Even egg and tuna salad is delicious done this way. You can also use lemons, grainy mustard and yogurt for a simple yet tasty, creamy salad dressing.

This holiday season, rather than serving sugary drinks and punches use all natural Fructevia, Steviva Blend or Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder. You don’t need to cut out sweets completely, just cut down on them and savor it with a small portion.

When being a guest, make sure to select the most nutritious items offered. Find a few of treats you like but take smaller portions so that you can enjoy more than one. Don’t go overboard, this way you can sample some more at your next outing and still stay inline with your calorie intake. If there is one item in particular you like best, forego all other sweets, then get a nice serving of that which you love the most and enjoy it.

Whichever course you elect to take, remember to have a great time and exercise moderation. Portion control will be your friend that helps you make it through the holiday season with out the gift of weight gain.

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Thank all of you for your patronage.

Have an excellent day.


Thom King
President
thom.king@steviva.com
Steviva Brands, Inc.
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YOUR MIND

The Future Is A Big Adventure
Max Steingart

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. The cards you're dealt in life are less important than the way you play them. Every day you face a new deck and new cards.

Carve out a niche for yourself in your imagined future. Begin immediately to think and feel yourself as successful. To achieve your goal in life, you need to project your end result.

Focus on your future, not your past. Prepare for your future, don't live in the past. Relish your good memories and use any bad ones as lessons in life.

Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy you'll feel when you've achieved your objective. Carry these ecstatic feelings with you every day and they will bring your desired goals into view.

Success is waiting for you.

Copyright 2011 www.yourdailymotivation.com

YOUR BODY

In The Spirit of Giving
5 gifts of health

Have you heard the saying if you don't have health, you don't have anything? Well, it is true! If you are too sick, you won't be able to enjoy your free time, family, friends, or your finances. Americans are very giving, to their work, their family, philanthropy,etc, but there comes a point, when this giving can become an excess and create imbalances, in that they don't have anything left for themselves!

Take the airplane scenario, in the event that the cabin pressure changes what are you to do? Put on your oxygen mask, and then help others with theirs. Lets repeat this, take care of your self first! Why not apply this philosophy prior to the emergency moment, and take this as a way of life. The more you give to yourself and meet your bodies needs (air, water, food, movement), the more you can help and give to others.

The holidays are time of giving, and here a few gift ideas to give better health, which will give back in so many ways.

Five Gifts of Health to Experience:

1. Massage:  Research shows that many illness have some correlation to stress, and healing hands can help melt that away! [1]

2. Soak in Hot Springs: This special type of water that is found at some resorts or other nature places and provides some muscle relief and can be helpful for some skin disorders. [2]

3. Fitness: Find out what type of activities the person likes, a kick boxing class, Zumba, yoga, etc and buy a one month package for them. Check out The Presidents Challenge to learn more about different types of fitness http://www.adultfitnesstest.org/

4. Check up: Has your loved one been to the doctor or dentist this year? Perhaps many people can chip in and make this happen. Regular check ups are crucial for good health care and prevention. Don't forget a vision check up too! For those without health insurance look into alternatives such as health co-ops. [3]

5. Free Time: A most precious commodity, time always seems to be filled with to do's that can wear us down. Offering to help some one with something on this list, or watch children for them so that they can have some time for themselves can provide them with a renewed sense of accomplishment or well-being of alone time.

Cheers to you in this holiday season, and remember just as you give to others, give to yourself; mind, body, and spirit are always in need of care from you!

[1] http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/massage/SA00082
[2] http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA326578
[3] http://www.ppcpdxcoop.org/

In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Soleil Medical Spa
Dr. Alisha N.D.

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.

YOUR SPIRIT

Staying In Touch With True Emotions
how to connect with and release your emotions

So often, emotions that we long to express get stored in our bodies instead. The space where this most often happens is in our bellies. Rather than telling people, our even ourselves, the way we truly feel, we may stuff our true feelings deep inside of us, where they take up space until we are ready to let them go. Stuffing our feelings in our bellies may feel like the "safe" response, since we then don’t really have to deal with our emotions. Yet, doing so can actually be detrimental to our emotional well-being and physical health.

One way to connect with and release your emotions is to do a focused exercise with your stomach area. Take a moment to center yourself with some deep breathing and quiet meditation, relaxing your body fully and turning off the chatter in your brain. With your right hand on your stomach, tell yourself three times: "Please reveal to me my true emotions." Listen for the answers. Repeat the exercise as many times as you would like, allowing yourself to drop deeper into your body each time. Notice any physical response in the stomach area, whether you have a warm, relaxed feeling in the middle of your body or if you feel tight knots in response to any emotions that do come up. You may even want to write down any answers that come to you. Remember that the body doesn’t lie.

Releasing our pent up feelings from our bellies can prevent disease and allow us to live more authentic and expressive lives. Sometimes, if too much emotional energy builds up inside of us, a blowout can result that can cause discomfort. You can help to alleviate this compression by doing the same exercise and adding sound to your emotional release. The more guttural the sounds released through your mouth, the more emotions you are likely letting go. Releasing your emotions from your belly doesn’t have to be painful and hard; rather, it can be organic and effortless. It’s important not to judge whatever comes up for you. We tend to stuff our feelings in our bellies when we are ashamed of them or not ready to express them. There is nothing wrong with having feelings, whatever they may be. You can’t help your feelings; if anything, you can help yourself by acknowledging the truth of your emotions so you can set yourself free.

YOUR RECIPE

No Added Sugar Low Glycemic Festive Apple Cranberry Tart
Serves:14
Serving Size 4 ounce servings
Carbs Per Serving: 10.1 g
Prep Time:<35 minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

Ingredients:
1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon warm water (110° to 115°)
2 tablespoons beaten egg
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole grain flour(or almond meal)
1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling:
1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
1 1/2 cups chopped dried apples
1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice
1/2 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a 1/16th teaspoon Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Guar Gum or Xanthan Gum
1/3 cup cold water

Directions:
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Beat in the egg, butter, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
and orange peel. Combine flour or almond meal and salt; beat into yeast mixture on low speed just until mixture holds together.

Shape into a ball. Place in a small bowl coated with cooking spray turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise (almond meal will not rise) in a warm place for 1-1/4 hours (dough will not double, but will leave a slight indentation when pressed).

Coat an 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom with cooking spray; set aside. Place dough on a piece of waxed paper. Lightly flour dough and roll into a 13-in. circle. Invert into prepared pan;gently peel off waxed paper.

Line un pricked tart shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil.Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 6 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

In a large saucepan, combine the first seven filling ingredients. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil and cranberries pop. Combine gums and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into cranberry mixture.

Cook 2 minutes longer or until thickened. Cool for 20 minutes. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting.

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