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nice article

Edited by: DS9KIE at: 6/1/2012 (01:18)
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5/18/12 9:05 P

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Thanks. I like to remember what I cook, but I also like to encourage other people to cook delicious dishes. Sometimes I re-read my own blogs about how I made it when I want to make it a second time! emoticon

The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

--Joel Fuhrman
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I had a few minutes and happened to be online so I went to your page and flipped through the pictures in your blogs. What a great idea. The food looks delicious! I'm going to have to go back and read the blogs now when I have a llittle more time. Thanks for alerting us to that idea, really great!

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Scootermama56, I am continually reminded that different people achieve success in different ways. In my case, opening a can of beans and putting it on top of a microwaved potato can work in a pinch, but I probably wouldn't continue eating this way if that's all I ate, along with salads pre-made in bags. Jeff Novick's Fast Food DVDs make the cooking much simpler, and for that I am grateful, but even his recipes require some time and attention which go beyond stopping by a carryout place or eating at a fast food restaurant, and beyond the effort it takes to eat processed foods from the grocery store.

I spend more time in the kitchen now because that's what works for me. Others may not need the same variety and quality of food to keep them going. OTOH, I have taken pleasure in creating visually beautiful stews and salads which are wonderful to eat as well!

If anyone cares to take a peek, I have begun a visual "dictionary" of the various dishes that I make in my blogs for the past couple of months.

Edited by: BURRITAELITA at: 5/18/2012 (06:43)
The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

--Joel Fuhrman
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I love your points SCOOTERMAMA56 (and I never even thought of topping a baked potato with beans, I'm going to have to try that now! LOL)

I rarely watch TV at night anymore (just too tired since I get up so early to get my run in now) but when I do, I try to walk on my treadmill while watching. I'm not doing anything heavy duty (that's in the a.m.) but just walking keeps me moving, and more importantly, keeps me from snacking.

There are so many small-ish changes which we can make, and even make just a few at a time until they become a habit, it can be done!

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Well said SCOOTERMAMA56!!

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Thinking about this, yeah, it does require some effort, but really not that much. Especially when you compare it to the effort it takes to lug around extra weight with every step, every day (not to mention the emotional toil of shame/embarrassment most people feel about their overweight condition and not being able to shop in the 'cute clothes' departments.) Or the time lost from regular life recovering from open heart surgery, and perhaps activity restrictions which may be life-long from that point on. Or the time it takes to deal with Type II diabetes and it's complications (which affect quality of life). Or the time, trouble, and pain associated with various autoimmune conditions which may be reversed or minimized with nutritional choices.

I think a lot of the effort is really a mindset issue. I mean, how much trouble is it to wash some lettuce and open a can of beans? Or nuke a potato and top it with salsa and maybe a slice of avacado. It doesn't have to be time-consuming. And really, if you have to watch TV all night, you could fit in a good 30 minutes (or more) of exercise if you just get up and MOVE during every commercial.


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Great article! We all need to be reminded of the importance of taking time to plan in order to be healthy. THanks for sharing!

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Great article! I think now we are all so over scheduled that we forget to take time for ourselves whether it is exercise or cooking or even just relaxing. I'm guilty of this as well. It takes effort to say no to things so that you can workout or cook a great meal or even just sit on the porch and listen to the birds sing. I personally need to work on the relax/recovery part. Thanks for sharing!

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Woof, I believe that too. Great article, I shared it on FB too.

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I agree with half the message, the effort required, the use of whole foods, doing what's right for you and not just blinding following the latest media induced fad. I also agree with BURRITAELITA about the role weight plays in health. It has been proven that thinner people are healthier than heavy people and while it is possible to be thin and ill, it is likely that the heavier a person is, the more health issues they have or will have.

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www.weightymatters.ca/2012/05/truth-
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I found this blog very insightful, and it is congruent with my experience.

My only question is about his disclaimer. Can you really be healthy if you are significantly overweight? My reading has led me to believe that you cannot.

Edited by: BURRITAELITA at: 5/16/2012 (07:56)
The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

--Joel Fuhrman
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