I wasn’t even sure this site was still up! I have not been taking care of my eating and exercising habits, and want to get back on track!
Our family has recently joined a new church and we are loving it! It is in Ocean Springs, MS and the name of it is Emmanuel Baptist Church (www.emmanuelchurchos.org)
I’ve recently begun leading a Deaf Bible study. We have a churchwide meal before, and it usually does not feature the most healthy fare! So in addition to ministering to spiritual needs, I’m thinking of helping us (and me!) focus on the physical, as well! We need to take care of our body (God’s temple); we’re only issued one in a lifetime!
My “breakfast” is to the left. Still have lots of choices for the day!
Sodium intake is always something I struggle with, so thought I’d share this article with you. See my comment on his post for my own thoughts.
I recently read in article on USA Today website regarding salt and figured I would post some comments about the article. Salt is not only table salt but it is Sodium found in almost every food especially frozen foods, chips and fast foods. Very important that you look on the nutrition label and keep track of the sodium amount. Sodium increases water retention in the body so you weight more, increases blood pressure levels, may lead to kidney failure and clogs the blood arteries.
Most recently, a study published in the journal Stroke made headlines confirming a direct link between sodium intake and increased stroke risk. The Institute of Medicine estimates that 100,000 deaths a year could be prevented with population-wide sodium reductions. And while the U.S. Dietary Guideline’s sodium cap is 2,300 milligrams, the American Heart Association has lowered its recommendation to no more than 1,500 milligrams a day. That’s less…
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To lose weight, we have to eat less of unhealthy food choices and/or not eat too much of healthy ones. A no-brainer, right? But telling our brain (where overeating sometimes starts) that we’ve had enough, or that we really shouldn’t eat that sugary, fatty item that’s calling our name is often a tough battle.
However, I’ve discovered a helpful item that’s quite inexpensive; and you most-likely have one right at hand…in your bathroom. Ready to face the battle? Grab your toothbrush!
I’ve noticed that there’s something about brushing my pearly-whites that helps dissipate my desire to keep eating. Today, after lunch, I wanted a chocolate bar. I’d had plenty to eat, but the sweet sensation tug kept nagging me as I cleaned up the lunch dishes. But instead of salivating over it, I decided to instead “foam at the mouth” with a good dose of Colgate toothpaste. Followed that with a big glass of water, and the desire for something that wasn’t on my meal plan quickly vanished. Maybe it’s psychological, letting the mind and body know that the meal is done, but whatever the reason, the result kept me on track.
Do you have any special “tricks of the trade” to steer you toward making the right choices? I’d love to hear them!