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emoticon all for taking time to post some wonderfully useful tips.

I truly do appreciate your having taken the time to do so.

God bless!

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We have Bountiful Baskets in our area. They offer a choice which includes organic from farms within our state. I love the produce, herbs and other organic goodies they offer. I know they are around the country; if you haven't heard of them, try googling "Bountiful Baskets"

Hope this is helpful!!

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The general definition of clean eating is the practice of eating whole natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates. Clean food is close to its natural state with minimal processing. So look at the ingredients in the cheese you are eating, is it made from all natural ingredients? If so, then it would be considered clean. If it has chemicals in it (those long words you can't pronounce) then it would not be considered clean.

Personally, I love cheese and still add a bit of cheddar to my taco's. My favorite cheeses to eat are Feta and Goat cheese.

I'm not losing weight...I'm getting rid of it! I have not intention of finding it again!


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4/4/13 5:03 P

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Someone settle a dispute between my sil and me. She says cheese isn't clean. I say the organic, locally made cheeses are clean. If cheese isn't clean, then neither is yogurt, right?

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3/25/12 5:17 P

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Great tip! And so easy to do! Thanks, Anne!

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3/25/12 8:38 A

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Anne, Thanks for taking the time to post this tip. It's on my to do list this week.

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3/24/12 10:20 P

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Exercise ALL day!

Not vigorously but do SOMETHING whenever you would normally be standing or sitting still.
When standing: Heel raises, side leg raises, squats etc.
When sitting: Leg extensions, torso twists, knee in (abs) etc.

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2/26/12 12:28 A

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This week: Add sea vegetables to your diet. Commonly known as sea weed, there are several varieties including Nori, Arame, Kombu and Dulse. They are highly nutritious and easy to add to any diet.

Arame reconstituted in warm water for 10-15 minutes can be added to salads (great in Asian-style coleslaw) and in to soups

Dulse flakes make a tasty topping to salad or cottage cheese

Nori can be used as a wrapper for julienned vegetables

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This week: Add one extra exercise session. It doesn't have to be anything too strenuous...maybe add a few sit ups or push-ups if you don't already do them.

Take an extra brisk walk or jog of 20-30 minutes



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Hi Mazzy,

For recipes this site is good and so is Eating Clean. Also in Target they have the Eating Clean "collection" of recipes in a cook book, I think there are two of them now.


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2/12/12 9:06 A

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Hi everyone.

I was reading back and was motivated by the post on the Power of Habit. I need to readjust my thinking on planning ahead, specifically on preparing delicious healthy dinners. I used to do it. Delicious meals are important to me so I need to form some new habits. Any suggestions?

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Is it time to update the Play-list on your Mp3?

How often do you update or add music to your play list?

Is music the only thing you download? Podcasts? Books?

What's on your play-list?

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Increase your fiber intake.

If you're not already at 25g a day (minimum) build up to it. *** CAUTION *** do increase fiber intake by more than 5g at a time as this may lead to stomach/bowel discomfort!!!

If you're already at 25g a day, increase to 30g

Many of us can get used to, and tolerate fiber levels as high as 40g a day.

Fiber helps to make us feel more satisfied at meal times and it helps to keep the intestinal tract moving and "clean."

Easy ways to get more fiber:
Fruits:
Raspberries 1 cup 8.0
Pear, with skin 1 medium 5.5
Apple, with skin 1 medium 4.4
Strawberries (halves) 1 1/4 cup 3.8
Banana 1 medium 3.1
Orange 1 medium 3.1
Figs, dried 2 medium 1.6
Raisins 2 tablespoons 1.0

Legumes, nuts & seeds
Split peas, cooked 1 cup 16.3
Lentils, cooked 1 cup 15.6
Black beans, cooked 1 cup 15.0
Lima beans, cooked 1 cup 13.2
Baked beans, vegetarian, canned, cooked

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If you don't already do Yoga, try it.

Borrow a DVD from the library or a friend. Catch a class on Exercise TV, or put together a basic program at Yoga Journal: www.yogajournal.com/poses/sequence_b
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Yoga improves flexibility.

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good read!

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very interesting and thanks for sharing.

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With the "habit" perspective (and I think it is good & solid), I have found that I have to plan for how to handle the "curves" that get thrown into the mix.

ie. the old go-to's that 5 days every month
or when eating in a social setting
or when the weather changes (rain & clouds & storms cause me to seek food for comfort)

Right now I'm working on observing my responses and trying to figure out better choices and sticking to that, knowing that in the end I will win if I persevere.

Maybe I'm the strange bird in this?? But I have been working on lifestyle changes since March and this is some of what I've been learning.

In a sense, I have to create better habit responses to those "curves".

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
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"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
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Thanks for this.

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awesome tip. I know I have a lot of bad habits that need fixing.

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This is something I really needed. Thank you!!

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One of the most influential forces to shape many of our actions in life is the power of habit . Habit is often overlooked (perhaps because of its simplicity) when we consider why we do or don't do certain things. If a person were to ask: "Why do I come home from work and sit in front of the TV instead of going for a walk?" or "Why do I go to the refrigerator every time I'm bored?" It seems too easy to answer "because I'm used to doing it." But the reality is you do it because it has become a HABIT.

Your brain works by generating electrochemical impulses. These impulses , for example, make your muscles contract when your brain tells them to. Additionally, different nerve cells and parts of your brain communicate with one another through impulses. Every time you do something new, your brain generates a sequence of impulses, which travel through your nerve cells. The nerve cells through which those impulses travel are called a neural pathway. With each new task, the brain creates a new neural pathway, and every time you perform that same action in that same way, your brain will use this same neural pathway. The more you perform this same exact action, the more comfortable your brain will be using that neural pathway, which means it becomes a comfortable habit for you.

This is a natural process that is not only involved in learning, but is also immensely helpful by saving you time and energy when performing "routine" tasks. For example, you most likely do the same things every day when you wake up without even thinking. You automatically go to the bathroom, get in the shower, get your coffee started, put on makeup, etc. Fast, effortlessly and efficiently. Unfortunately, when it comes to harmful habits such as sitting in front of the TV when you arrive home from work, or opening the refrigerator if you are bored, this process can be detrimental. The problem is you feel comfortable doing it because it is a habit with an established neural pathway and doing anything different will feel uncomfortable.

Do you want to try something interesting? The next time you brush your teeth, start brushing from the opposite side of what you usually do. If you usually start brushing from the left, this time start from the right or vice versa. Although it makes no difference whatsoever, you will be amazed by how awkward it will feel. Why? Your brain has to use a different pathway and doesn't like it.

So how does all this apply to your health? Whether you realize it or not, you have developed habits in regards to health, fitness and nutrition. You either exercise or not, you have positive eating choices or not. Now, if you are the type who goes to the gym or exercises at home only every now and then, you don't have the habit formed. A habit is something you do on a regular basis, and you don't need to muster the motivation for a couple of weeks before finally doing it. If you know how to eat well, but only do it once in a while, or if you eat right most of the day, but perhaps let things go at dinner, you also don't have the habit down. You are half way there, but still have a bad habit that must be fully modified.

The good news is you can use the power of habit to eradicate bad choices and create good ones. Here are the steps:

emoticon 1. Identify your current established habits in relation to health, fitness and nutrition. This will clarify which ones (if any) need improvement.

emoticon 2. Understand the power you have to change things. No matter how long you have been doing what you have been doing and no matter how hard it seems to change - that same force that has kept you stuck is the same force that will help you succeed.

emoticon 3. Design the new habit to replace the old one. This is a crucial step because you can't eliminate the old habit without putting something in its place. If you do that, you will be left with a void, and your brain will revert to the old habit to fill that void. Also, be sure to design and consciously create the new habit in a way that will be easy to implement. Here are a few thoughts to help you succeed:

a. If you have the habit of eating unhealthy food, prepare healthy items in advance so you can easily access them at the end of a busy day. Never let yourself get extremely hungry since you would be more likely to overeat or make unhealthy food choices when you feel deprived.

b . Consider your personal preferences. If you have a hard time waking up and getting going in the morning - don't plan on waking up early to work out. Your good intentions won't matter because when that alarm clock goes off, staying in bed will sound much better than getting up and working out.

emoticon 4. Start immediately and keep up the new pattern until it becomes a habit. Studies have shown that it takes 21 days for a neural pathway to solidify in your mind. The new habit may feel awkward in the beginning. But you know why and you also know that it will subside with the new habit becoming more comfortable each time you do it.

These steps will work with any new habit you are trying to establish. Having control over your habits is one of the most powerful things you can do to have a happy and successful life. A word of caution, though: studies have shown that the old pathway established by the previous habit will never die. You must be careful not to relapse into the old habit. It is very easy for your mind to slip back to the former pattern and you would find yourself again stuck with the old habit. For some reason, the next time it will be even more challenging to break it. So once you have developed a good habit stick with it! You have worked hard to create it and you deserve to keep it for life.
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