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Think About It

Think About It

Yes, its sound’s like I have flipped out. Some one call the shrink for Wally!

Not so fast, I promise you it’s the truth. Do you know of anyone that is 30 pounds or more overweight and has only been on one diet? I haven’t.

I wish I could convince everyone that dieting is not the answer.  Most people just will not listen and they fail. I hope like crazy you listen to me.

Maybe you have gone about the weight problem the wrong way!! The term diet really means the foods you consume. However we also use the word “diet” to mean a temporary change to our present eating pattern or dietary routines to lose weight or improve our health. Then we go back to our old dietary ways.

Does it make logical sense to make a change in your diet and then once your goal is reached return to the dietary routine that cause the weight gain or health issue in the first place? NO of course not, but people do it. And they do it over and over and over. I did, until I discovered that dieting was really why I was failing.  I would diet and lose 50 pounds. Then I would return to my past way of eating and gain 70 pounds, lose 70 and then gain 90 pounds. Does this sound like it works? This type of approach is harmful and filled with failure. I must confess I was a Yo-Yo dieter.

If you are trying to lose weight, like most people, you are probably going about in all the wrong ways. Most people get so stressed about the commitment to losing weight, the stress alone sabotages the plan. You will most likely choose a plan or approach that either gets results very quick because you want to get it over and go back to your old diet right? Or you pick the diet that requires little change because you just can’t fathom getting ride of some of your foods or exercising! right?

You deprive yourselves of good flavors and starve yourselves to the point of quitting and a few months or a year later you start over.

And by the way, I would always use the excuse that my metabolism was the reason I couldn’t lose weight. That’s simply not true. It’s not an excuse! It may make losing weight slower to begin with but healthy living will turn that metabolism way up! I know, I used that excuse and it simply is false (except for a very small number of those with thyroid disease, even then it can be improved greatly). Now my metabolism is running like a Corvette instead of a Yugo.

The rest of the story tomorrow!

Healthy Wishes

Wally Bishop C.N.C.

Vive

The contents of this blog is not and should not be  considered medical advice. This blog is for informational purposes only. Always consult with your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. Never quit taking prescription medications unless advised to do so by your doctor.

 

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Veggies in a blender

Has your health been going down instead of up? Do you want to change it? Hopefully you want better health with a higher quality of life.  I see people everyday that want better health but just are not willing to make the change.  Having better health is not difficult it. It requires you to make a few changes.

As we go through life we hit health challenges of all sorts. For some it is specific disease and illness like heart disease and cancer. For others is it obesity and obesity related health issues such a diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even arthritis. Or for some it may be hormonal, thyroid and anxiety related issues.

With this being said, a few common threads

1) we are all prone to genetic health tendencies both good and bad

2) we have all been exposed to thousands of pounds of excito-toxins (external toxins in our environment)

3) as we have grown up most us have eaten body polluters not as much body cleansers (hopefully all of us have now switched to body cleansers)

4) most Americans are nutrient bankrupt leaving the body with no materials to heal, repair or even function adequately.

When you add these 4 points together you create a recipe for really bad health!

So how do we fix these issues?  A diet very rich in veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, and very limited select grains.

What science has proven. A diet rich in a variety of colorful foods provides the body with:Family on bicycle

  • DNA repairing potential,
  • a higher number of cancer killing cells,
  • slower aging
  • a higher functioning immune system,
  • a reduction in chronic inflammation,
  • support for normal blood sugar levels ,
  • support for healthier blood fat levels,
  • a substantial reduction if heart disease
  • a reduction in stomach, intestinal and colon cancer
  • flexible and healthier blood vessels
  • healthier brain function
  • better bone health
  • enhanced liver function (better detoxify ability)
  • better eye sight potential
  • weight loss
  • more energy
  • Reduction in stroke

To maximize your health include every color of the food rainbow every day in your meals and your smoothies!! For example; I make a large smoothie with coconut water, carrots, avocado, chard, broccoli, red bell pepper, cucumber, cantaloupe, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cayenne, rice bran, blue berries, dark cherries, and a splash of Braggs apple cedar vinegar and sweetened with raw honey and stevia. This is a powerful rejuvenating smoothie!!  You can divide this in half for two blasts if needed, half of the ingredients in one blast and the other half in the next blast.

Its even more powerful with Vive Energy Spice mixed in!!

If you want better health eat real foods, move more, relax more often and drink plenty of pure water, it can’t be simpler.

Healthy Wishes

Wally Bishop C.N.C.

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The contents of this blog is not and should not be  considered medical advice. This blog is for informational purposes only. Always consult with your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. Never quit taking prescription medications unless advised to do so by your doctor.

 

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The Transformation Formula!

The Transformation Formula!

If I don’t diet how do I lose the weight? You are going to do this by taking the focus off of the weight and put it on your lifestyle.

Really, and this may sound way out there, your weight or obesity is not about your weight or obesity!! It is only a symptom of unhealthy living. Just like most diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, and other health issues, they are typically symptoms of unhealthy living.

So, how do you fix this? Today, make a solid commitment to change your health. Once you have a firm unrelenting commitment then you simply begin to make healthy choices and move more. The only plan you need to make is a commitment to making healthier choices in your life.  I emphasize firm commitment because many people make a commitment but once they get past the honeymoon phase (about 2 weeks) their commitment begins to waver and then it fades away like a setting sun only to be seen again next year.  This means you are going to dedicate time to learning what is healthy living and what is death promoting. Knowledge is power. Tomorrow, put the tips below in place and start living your life to it’s fullest again.

  • Stop dieting
  • Begin to add healthy foods to each meal. Every day add a veggie or fruit until you are eating at least 7 servings of veggies and 3 servings of fruits per day. This will leave less room for the unhealthy foods on your plate.
  • Most people get overweight because they over or under consume calories. If you eat a healthy diet you seldom have to worry about calories.  If you are a lady aim for 1500 to 1800 calories per day. Males should aim for 1800 to 2200 calories per day.  Never, ever eat less than 1200 calories per day unless under the supervision of a qualified health professional.
  • It takes some planning to make sure you have healthy foods at home and at work. Remove all the tempting bad foods!
  • Eat 6 times per day in smaller quantities. This helps stabilize blood sugar which will cut cravings.
  • Healthy living means at least 80% of the time you are going to eat healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans and whole grains.
  • You don’t have to deprive yourself of anything, it’s about moderation. The other 20% of the time you can indulge in some of your other not so healthy favorites as a treat or reward.
  • Vegetables and fruits offer most of their health benefits when eaten raw.
  • If you are a meat eater then you would also include wild caught cold-water fish, free-range eggs and poultry.
  • The more plant foods that are in your diet the healthier you will be and the better your opportunity for weight loss and health success.
  • The more colorful the foods the more antioxidant and nutrient benefits they can give.
  • Drink plenty of pure water. The general rule is to drink 1/2 your body’s weight in fluid ounces of water.  If you weight 200 pounds then you need 100 ounces of total fluid intake.
  • Exercise at least 6 days a week. Start slowly and work up to it. See your doctor to get their approval before exercising
  • Fire up that NutriBullet at least twice a day and fill it with a wide assortment of real living foods. Even use it to replace a meal and snacks. Add Vive to it for a super nutrition explosion.

Summary

Stop dieting, eat healthier 80% of the time, eat 5 to 6 times per day, move more, eat enough but not too few calories, drink plenty of water,

Living foods create life and dead foods speed up disease, illness and death. I pick life-giving foods every day, will you?

Healthy blessings
Wally Bishop C.N.C.

Vive

The contents of this blog is not and should not be  considered medical advice. This blog is for informational purposes only. Always consult with your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. Never quit taking prescription medications unless advised to do so by your doctor.

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