Plan And Dream a New Body ShapeWritten by Cheryl Haining
Young children are full of dreams of what they will do, be, see when they grow up. As adults most of us have given up habit of having big dreams. Or if we do, never following through with them. Why do so many people let their dreams die unlived?
One reason is negative cynical attitudes of other people. These people are not enemies they are friends, even family members. If our friends are negative towards our dreams or aspirations Ėour friends can kill our dreams.
A person gets excited about possibility of losing weight, getting in shape or another new idea. They see opportunity to make a healthy life change, do more meaningful work, rise to a personal challenge, change their lifestyle. They get excited about this stimulating new prospect. But then they tell their neighbour about it over back fence one evening. The neighbour gets a smirk, a laugh that says, ďYou canít do thatĒ, a foot long list of all problems and obstacles and fifty reasons why they will never make it and are better off to stay where they are.
The personís enthusiasm disintegrates. They lose all their excitement and self-confidence and begin to think of all reasons why they canít succeed this time, when they have failed before, instead of reasons they can succeed in their new healthy life plan. They have let negative attitude of someone else become more powerful than their belief in their dream of a thinner, fitter person, whose health is greatly improved. Friends can do more damage than a dozen enemies. Remember, easiest thing to find on earth is someone to tell you all things you cannot be. Donít listen to them. Often they have best intentions. They donít want you to be hurt or disappointed. Sometimes they have a vested interest in you remaining overweight and perhaps less attractive. Often those that try to steal your dreams are really thinking of themselves. If you have a dream of a new you give it a chance to happen. Donít let your sister-in-law, plumber or person in next office, rob you of that faith in yourself and your new body shape. It is that belief in your dream that makes it into a reality. Donít let person who lives on couch and watches TV every night tell you how futile life is.
What is a healthy eating plan?Written by Cheryl Haining
What is a healthy eating plan? Healthy eating is important for everyone, from babies to elderly. Learning to eat well is more than just eating a variety of foods so that your body gets proper nutrients. It is also about enjoyment of foods and maintaining a healthy weight. Anyone can eat for good health. It involves 2 simple steps. First is to eat foods from all different food groups. The second step is to eat a variety of foods from each group every day. Sounds simple. However so many people are not following a healthy eating plan. Busy lifestyles, availability of fast food, advertising and a lack of understanding of what healthy food is, all work against people trying for healthier eating. Unhealthy eating causes illness and weight problems. Type 2 diabetes is increasing dramatically and is directly linked to increase in obesity. Heart disease and some cancers are also linked to obesity. A study by Medical Journal of Australia found that 56% of Australian adults are considered overweight or obese. This is a 61% increase in obesity since 1991 Un-treated obesity poses significant, even life-threatening health risks. Everyone understands importance of having car/home/ insurance. Have you considered importance of nutritional insurance? This means eating foods that will protect you against future disease, and understanding benefits nutritional supplements can provide. If you are currently not following a healthy plan you will be surprised that you are most likely not eating enough. You may need to increase amount of food you consume.
Daily Food Suggestions Fruit 2-3 serves, Vegetables 5-7 serves, Protein 3-6 serves, Whole grains 2-3 serves, Dairy 2-3 serves
Antioxidant Super Foods Antioxidants help prevent cellular damage. Eat plenty of foods rich in antioxidants such as almonds, berries, citrus, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, and bell peppers. 1. Top your cereal with almonds or berries; add tomatoes to sandwiches, soups or stews; layer your whole grain bread sandwich with slices of peppers and fresh spinach. 2. Pack a snack bag of nuts, baby carrots, grape tomatoes, and bell pepper slices for a nutritious pick-me-up between meals. 3. Protein snack bars carry easily for quick energy and a tasty treat.
Calcium Calcium is super nutrient that keeps bones and teeth strong. Now research shows that low-fat dairy also helps people lose weight! The best sources of calcium come from cow. 1. Start your day with a protein rich breakfast. Add a bowl of whole grain cereal topped with skim milk and fresh fruit for a breakfast of champions. 2. Snack on low-fat yogurt or cheese between meals for an energizing treat. 3. Calcium-fortified juices and cereals are excellent alternatives to meet your three-a-day requirement.