Wednesday, November 5, 2014

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods - Just click on the link

Sorry, I used to post links and the article or slide show came up. Not anymore. But this one is worth the effort!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

OUR 2 Day A Week Diet

Several people have been asking about the 2 Day A Week Diet that allowed Angelo's friend to lose 50 lbs. Angelo & I haven't done as well, but I think I know why. 2 days a week, we limit our calories to 600 calories. It sounds hard but basically those 2 days, just become a vegetarian. You can eat as many VEGETABLES as you want (not including sweet potatoes). We have a VEGETABLE SOUP those days. Angelo just eats vegetables all day (raw when at work). I have a HIGH FIBER CEREAL WITH BLUEBERRIES & LOW CAL MILK OR ALMOND MILK for breakfast/lunch. These days, don't use any oil. You can eat a little meat if you want. Paul eats Healthy Choice frozen meals and adds a LOT of VEGGIES. If you have salad, add whatever you want but put salsa instead. NO SALAD DRESSING on those days. You may even give up salad dressing for good. ON ALL OTHER DAYS, SLOWLY ADD MORE OF THESE FOODS: 1) You need GOOD protein in every meal (Don't forget about nuts, SEEDS, grains & seafood). 2) You need GOOD carbs. That means WHOLE food like brown rice, grains & seeds. 3) You need FIBER. Look for foods high in fiber. They are usually really tasty & actually allow you to eat MORE. The fiber also cleans out your stomach & intestines so food isn't rotting there. Yes, a natural DETOX. Fiber can be found in grains (good cereal), veggies but the highest amount of fiber is in BEANS & the 2nd highest is in FRUIT. 4) Eat all the veggies you want. 5) Buy sweets like Skinny Cow or Carb Smart. 6) Learn to LOVE FRUIT. (In the video below, they say you can retrain your brain to prefer GOOD FATS, CARBS & PROTEINS). The best thing about this diet is it is making you HEALTHY so you not only live a LONGER LIFE but you also live a BETTER LIFE. Sherrie P.S. Angelo & I haven't done as well because we originally didn't change much what we ate on the NON-DIET days. Now that we are doing that, we are back to GETTING RID OF FAT again. So, we have less fat & MORE MUSCLE. For that reason, you shouldn't be TOO concerned about the scale. Just notice how your clothes are fitting.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

How we live is what determines our health AND our weight

I have been putting articles here about helping other people. The reason for that is that when we help others, we feel better about ourselves and our less stuck in our own little problems. When we express our outrage in a constructive way, we are less likely to turn to food to soothe us. Please don’t misunderstand but I just want to mention that I was on statins for years & had body & muscle aches. I finally got off them as there are many books by cardiac surgeons & other heart doctors that say they read the data wrong more than 50 plus years ago. They say not only do statins not help but they may actually kill us. I have been on a journey to get off all Rx drugs. When I finally told the dr. I would not take the statins anymore (after 2 echo/stress tests showed my arteries to be clear), my dr. finally agreed. They officially say I am “allergic” to Vitorin, but I know that this is a reaction that many people have. It is just ridiculous that the AMA refuses to see how bad some of these drugs are and how they are killing people, my mother being one of the many who died young because 1st, the statin gave her liver disease. And 2nd, her doctors eventually had her on so many pills they had to hire someone to come to the home to help her figure out what to take when. She eventually died when all her organs shut down, but it was initially caused by liver failure. Anyway, the only pain I have now is occasional arthritis. This occurs when I either do too much or too little. I now eat a whole food diet and am doing the 2 day a week diet to slowly get my wt. down. This is doing wonders for the arthritis. I know some of you think all that natural stuff doesn’t work but I believe NATURAL is the ONLY thing that works in the long run. Do the doctors know the cause of fybromyalgia? That could be the key to the long-term cure. If it is something you are eating, you can cut it from your diet. If it is a lack of nutrients, you can add it to your diet. If it takes too many foods to get all the nutrients, you can make smoothies or even try juicing (though I personally have discovered that I need all the fiber I can get). Please don’t think I am not sympathetic to your disease. I just don’t believe that doctors have all the answers (because they are trained to prescribe drugs, not diet & exercise), nor do I believe we need all these drugs. Many people are giving up gluten these days; many more than need to, they say. I use gluten free products because they are high in good protein & usually have fiber in them. I don’t know that I have a reaction to gluten. BUT I certainly don’t have a reaction to “gluten free.” I’m just saying despite the long journey, it is worth looking at one’s lifestyle to see what we can add or eliminate. Many of the boxed foods are filled with crap. I, for one, am glad I started this journey toward health many years ago. Unlike most people, I went from being a sickly, shy child to being a healthy, opinionated adult. I wouldn’t trade my journey with anyone.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Secrets & Lies In El Salvador

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Yoga instructor hopes to raise $30K for homeless - Learn fitness moves & help homeless children! What could be better?

Yoga instructor hopes to raise $30K for homeless Hoa Quach 9:50 AM, Apr 23, 2014 Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. SHOW CAPTION SAN DIEGO - A San Diego yoga instructor is stepping onto her mat Saturday with the goal of raising $30,000 for homeless students. Kim Bauman, founder of the fundraising group One Love San Diego, organized a three-hour event dubbed “Yoga Glow in the Night” that will benefit Monarch School, a campus that educates roughly 350 local homeless students. The event, which will be hosted at the school, will allow attendees the opportunity to be guided through a practice by eight yoga instructors while DJ NikkiNik provides live music. Bauman, who was adopted when she was just nine months old, said she was inspired to help the local homeless population after a 2011 volunteer trip to Haiti. "It was the moment that shifted my path in life," she said. "I never really thought a lot about being adopted or what would have happened if I stayed in an orphanage." After her trip, Bauman organized fundraising efforts for San Diego nonprofits, Outdoor Outreach and San Diego Youth Services. She said she later received a call from Monarch School asking for similar support and developed "Yoga Glow in the Night." Bauman, who expects more than 400 to attend the event, said attendees will hear from students living in homelessness. There are an estimated 18,000 students who live in homelessness in the region, according to the San Diego County Office of Education. "So many people are completely oblivious that we have homeless people, let alone, homeless kids," she said. "The event will join people together through yoga. We're all in this world together." The event will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $100. San Diego business and fitness membership service, Fitn—which is sponsoring the event—is also pledging a $50 donation for every person who signs up for its service through May 31. For more information, visit Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Two Day A Week Diet, plus learning to get healthier all the time!

I have tried more than 50 (natural) diet products as well as different diets. As we watched my husband's friend lose 35 lbs. in 3 months, we decided to try his 2 day a week diet. Two days a week, you severely limit your calorie intake (500 for women, 600 for men). Basically you eat veggies those days. Besides the wt. loss, you begin to notice the extreme calories in some things (like salad dressing - 200 cal. for 2 TBS.!). You begin to adjust your diet the other days. So far, I have only gotten rid of 10 lbs. but I know it is because of weekend parties and other social activities. Although I have only lost that much wt., I have A LOT more muscle! I only work out about 3 times a week, but my exercise of choice is the elliptical machine so my arms are getting as much toning as my legs. I have only measured my waist and have lost 3 inches in 6 mos.! I know I have lost in my legs, arms and chest as my clothes are looser and I can wear clothes that were too small for several years. The men lost a lot, I believe because they were eating waaaayyy too much meat and some of it was rotting in the colon & intestines. My hubby and I are planning to do this diet for the rest of our lives as it is really good to move all those veggies through the body and get all the nutrients. We are still working on what supplements to take, but I tried my friend's Boku greens and I think they are the best thing out there. Anyway, we are not doing Paleo so this post will probably not stay up. We are eating WHOLE grains and beans and the fiber helps us with the wt. loss. The fruit helps with the sweet tooth as well as being nutrient dense. I suppose I better post this somewhere where it will help people who did not have luck with Atkins and Paleo, people like me!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

6 Ways to Radiate Positive Energy January 18, 2014 at 12:00 am By Natasha Jervis Featured Psychic Psychic Beverly ext.5747 Radiate Positive Energy in 2014 Radiating positive energy is not something that comes easily to everyone. Many people falsely believe that in order to have positive energy, something positive must occur. However, you can radiate positive energy whether something good happens to you or not. And you should do it because it’s good for you and the people around you! Here are six ways to radiate positive energy. Smile at a Stranger We’re all so attached to our electronic devices that the world simply passes us by. We miss opportunities for connecting with others, but connecting feels good. It makes us feel less lonely. When you’re out and about, practice smiling at others and establish eye contact as you walk by. It will make you feel more connected to the people around you and it will brighten someone else’s day. Who knows, you may even get a smile back! Reach out to Someone in Need When we first think of someone in need, thoughts of homeless and sick people come to mind. While it is a beautiful thing to help those who need it most, someone close to you might need you too. Maybe there is a child who doesn’t get enough attention at home. Or perhaps you have an elderly relative or neighbor who needs someone with a caring heart to listen. When you reach out to someone in need, you make the world a better place. What’s the best way to support your struggling loved one? Psychic Beverly ext. 57547 can tell you. Stay Positive and Practice Forgiveness So what about those people who are hurtful and rub you the wrong way? It doesn’t matter if it is intentional or unintentional—it still hurts! But if you want to radiate positive energy, you need to practice the art of forgiveness. Other people make mistakes, but so do you. And if you can learn to free yourself from some of that negative energy, you can offer people second chances. Some people may even change their ways and try to improve if they experience your genuine kindness and forgiveness. Forgiving others will also allow you to live healthfully. It will also keep you moving through life glowing with positivity. In the long run, it is just as healthy for you to forgive as it is to be forgiven. Share Stories of Inspiration You probably have a few stories about some life challenges you faced and eventually overcame. That’s inspirational and sharing these stories can help others. So many of us go through similar things, but at the time, we feel like we are alone in our experiences. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you talk about hard times and share you experiences, you’re offering hope and motivation. You’re creating positive energy that can help move someone forward. You’re an inspiration. Find out who could benefit from your life experiences. Psychic Gabriel ext. 5866 knows. Love Unconditionally Unconditional love is precious and hard to come by. When you love someone in spite of their shortcomings, you are loving positively and wholeheartedly. This creates a great deal of positive energy and good vibes on a regular basis. We all want to be loved unconditionally. Are they placing conditions on your future? Psychic Rianne ext. 9423 know if you should stick around or kick them to the curb. Call her today! Offer a Friendly Hug Hugs go a long way! They spread love, caring and positive energy, whether they are accompanied by words or not. Hugs are a genuine source of comfort when someone you care for has had a bad day and hugs can make someone feel less alone when they are suffering. Hugs pass positive energy from one person to another and make a person feel loved.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Benefits of a High-Fiber Diet Whether you want to lose weight or keep your heart healthy, dietary fiber is the key. Find out why eating a high-fiber diet has so many advantages. By Wyatt Myers Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Print ArticlePrintE-mail ArticleE-mail When it comes to the foods we eat, we hear nutrition experts throw around a lot of buzzwords: whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean sources of protein. Unfortunately, one of the most important nutrients of all is also one that most Americans don’t get enough of: dietary fiber. The Benefits of a High-Fiber Diet According to the Harvard School of Public Health, most Americans get only 15 grams of dietary fiber a day, when they should be getting anywhere from 20 to more than 30 grams. “In my opinion, fiber is the number one nutrient that is deficient in most American diets,” says nutrition expert and researcher William E. Wheeler, PhD, RD. Once you understand its role in prevent a variety of illnesses as well as being a great weight loss aid, you’ll want to make the switch to a high-fiber diet. High-Fiber Diet: Weight Control Wonder One of the best side effects of eating a high-fiber diet is that you may find it easier to maintain or even lose weight. There are several reasons why dietary fiber is so good at this. For one, foods high in fiber are usually healthier and lower in calories. “High-fiber foods take longer to chew and tend to prolong eating time. Eating more slowly allows your body enough time to begin to experience feelings of fullness so that you are less likely to overeat,” says Marlene Lesson, RD, nutrition director of Structure House, a weight-loss center in Durham, N.C. “High-fiber foods tend to be low-calorie density, which means they provide more volume for the number of calories.” High-Fiber Diet: Digestive Dynamo Dietary fiber keeps you regular, helping you avoid constipation and other digestive problems. “High fiber foods add bulk to the stool. Bulkier stools actually move through the bowels more easily, reducing the amount of pressure there,” says Sue DeCotiis, MD, a physician in private practice in New York. “Think of the colon as a long, flexible tube. When it is constricting and struggling to push a low-bulk stool through, it cramps up and becomes tight, and this causes constipation, gas, and bloating. This is a very simplified explanation, but a high-fiber diet prevents many intestinal complaints, including hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, and irritable bowel syndrome.” High-Fiber Diet: Healthy for Your Heart When moving through the stomach and intestines, fiber is absorbing a lot more than just water. It also picks up fats and bile salts, shuttling them out of the body rather than letting them travel to the bloodstream. This prevents these harmful particles from becoming cholesterol. And lower cholesterol means a healthier heart and cardiovascular system. “Clinical studies have overwhelmingly shown that dietary fiber lowers blood cholesterol levels,” says Wheeler. “Consequently, cardiovascular health is improved.” Dietary Fiber: How to Find It Now that you know what dietary fiber is and why you need it, look for the foods that are fiber powerhouses: Fruits and vegetables. Not only are fruits and vegetables delicious and versatile, they are also some of the easiest foods to prepare. Add some to every meal to get a healthy dose of fiber in your diet. Whole grains. Choose whole grain cereals, breads, and pastas rather than refined “white” choices to boost your fiber intake. Beans and other legumes. There are many varieties to choose from, and each packs a healthy punch of fiber. Above all, look for whole foods rather than processed choices, even those that have added fiber. Says Lesson, “Natural foods with intact fiber have more vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients than processed foods to which isolated or synthetic fibers have been added.”

Welcome to Weight Loss Coach Sherrie's Blog!

I am currently trying a new way of eating (forget about that nasty "D" word!). I am following the "Schwarzbein Principle" and learning ways to focus on creativity and taking care of ME. I am currently in Body Blissmas, a program started by Jill Badonsky. As I learn to focus on healthy eating and being happy and creative, I would like to help you do the same.

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