March 2014 Blog Posts

Coconut Oil

I first heard about the wonders of coconut oil from an email.  It was enough to spark my interest.  Let's look at some facts about coconut oil.  Pure virgin coconut oil, containing no hydrogenation (the process of adding hydrogen to make a liquid fat hard), contains 92% saturated fat -- the highest amount of saturated fat of any fat.  Most saturated fats are solid at room temperature, found in animal products (such as meat, dairy, poultry with skin, and beef fat) and contain cholesterol. Unlike animal fats, tropical oils -- palm, palm kernel, and coconut oils -- are saturated fats...

Going Out to Eat

Going out to eat is my number one pitfall when staying on a diet.  Who wants to go out to eat and pay the extra money to order food you really don't want to begin with?  Going out to eat is something that effects all of us regardless of age group or gender.  I've recently been given a list of how I can go out to eat and still stick to my food plan.  Anxious to see the tricks and tips that have alluded me I quickly scanned the paper.  Yep, I was disappointed.  My love of Asian food is...

Myths and Truths

We've all heard of tips and truths for reaching our dieting goals.  If we wade through the myths I'm sure we can find a few surpising truths.  Here's a few I found useful. Myth: Crunches are the key to flat abs. Truth: The effective moves would be moves that engage your entire core such as planks and bridges.  Also, crunches won't burn off a lot of calories so they won't help with major fat loss. Myth: The more you sweat the more you burn. Truth: Sweat is just the biological response that cools your skin.  If you see any additional loss it's just water...

Reiki

I've recently had the opportunity to go for a Reiki session.  I couldn't pass on an opportunity to experience Reiki first hand and then to be able to share my experience with you.  I had met Karen, the Reiki Master prior to our session.  We met at a presentation she was making to a local weight loss group.  I was so impressed by her passion for alternative healing techniques that I had to introduce myself to her after the meeting.   I love when someone speaks so passionately about something they do.  Her knowledge of aromatherapy and herbs also interested me. ...

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