In so many ways MyDiet determines MyLife; the word diet comes from
the original Greek word diaita, meaning "way of life".
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My Diet, My Life: Recommendations and great MOTIVATIONAL TOOLS . . .
Step into Health!
by making WALKING MORE FUN!
Motivational Tools to help you Step into Health!
This pedometer helps in SETTING GOALS & EVALUATING PROGRESS . . .
It records not only the number of steps walked AND calories burned, but also the number of AEROBIC steps, important for heart health!
This pedometer was chosen as the best value by ABC Chicago's Channel 7 News!
Everyone in our family has one, because it makes walking so much more FUN.
This fun and fabulous step tracker holds seven days of information in memory for easy review, resets itself at midnight (so that I don't have to remember to), and even calculates the calories burned and distance walked.
Dr. Catherine Tasche loves this pedometer and here she tells us why:
"Want to start exercising but having a hard time getting moving? Well, prepare to be inspired! This simple little pedometer will get you up and moving immediately! My co-worker and I bought them for an office-wide fitness endeavor, which involved walking 2000 extra steps a day. After one day of wearing them, we were both walking around much more, trying to squeeze in extra steps whenever we could. It is so much fun, and you get too see the actual results right there on the counter. It is accurate, so you will always know how many steps youíve walked; and it is small so you can easily slip it into your pocket. Itís really very easy. First thing in the morning, put it in your pocket or attach it to your waistband, and watch the steps add up throughout the day! You will love watching the numbers of steps go up and up as your weight goes down and down. This little device will inspire you to take the long way from the parking lot, walk to the corner store rather than drive, take an extra lap around the building before you return to your office after lunch, etc. I had no idea the motivation this pedometer would bring to my life until I bought it. You will feel healthier and look better before you know it. Everyone should own this pedometer!"
The Omron Premium Digital Pedometer features advanced technology, which provides added durability and flexibility to count steps--at all positions perpendicular to the ground. This feature allows the user to place the pedometer in a pocket, a bag or clip it to a belt.
Here are helpful books and tools aimed at saving time and $$$. Each can be easily ordered on Amazon.com by clicking on the product's image. See short reviews below. Scroll down for more info . . .
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Eat This, Not That! Scroll down for more info . . .
Deceptively Delicious Scroll down for more info . . .
Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200 Scroll down for more info . . .
You: The Owner's Manual Scroll down for more info . . .
Anticancer: A New Way of Life Scroll down for more info . . .
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The New Sugar Busters!
As the cover says...
"Cut sugar to trim fat" and "Lose weight and lower your cholesterol"
For hundreds of thousands of years, the human diet consisted of unrefined foods that were high in fiber, low in sugar and low on the glycemic index. This reasoning is sound: "high blood sugar triggers the release of insulin, the "fat-storage hormone" and the "CEO of metabolism"; the less the body lives in fat storage mode, the better."
"The Cherry Chomper" Cherry Pitter
Great for children and kids at heart, too.
Meet Talisman Designs' Cherry Chomper. Fauzia Arain of the Chicago Tribune reports that it's "a pit-hater and piemaker's best buddy, especially for children and kids at heart. Just pop a cherry in his smiling mouth, push down and you're left wtih a pit-free cherry. The Chomper stores the pits in his tummy. Just pull aprart to discard pits and wash. (It's dishwasher safe)." It's around $13.
Combine the Chomper, pedometer and/or books and receive FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25!
Cherry Recipes you'll love!
a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Flaxseed is a natural source of fiber. Flaxseed is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and a concentrated source of lignan. essential nutrients that help keep our cells in peak condition.
Spectrum Organic Ground Cold-Milled Flaxseed
While driving to Wisconsin I listened to this very informative CD by experts on walking. Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., and Mark Fenton, walking coach and America's best-known walker, give suggestions on the two-CD set called, Walking~the Ultimate Exercise for Optimum Health. Some things they mention are the benefits of walking and tips for getting the most out of walking. Something that I really like and find most helpful are the timing sounds set at various speeds to keep pace with while walking.
Mark Fenton is also the author of this informative book on walking, The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss and Fitness..
There are some helpful tips in Eat This Not That that can help us and our families to eat better and stay healthier:
Eat This, Not That! It shows us thousands of Simple Food Swaps that can save 10, 20, 30 Pounds--or More!
David Zinczenko, recently seen on Oprah, has written this thought-provoking book entitled Eat This Not That, which is a look into the world of fast food, snacks, salad dressings, to name a few of the topics he covers. For instance, when eating at McDonald's you can find out which is healthier, eating the Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken or the Caesar Salad with Crispy Chicken and Croutons and why. You might be surprised to find out which of the two salads contains 390 calories and 12.5 g fat, and which salad has 550 calories and 32.5 g fat. By following his guidelines we'll find ourselves being healthier and losing weight, too. The alphabetized restaurant section goes from Applebee's to Wendy's. The paperback book is compact, easily portable at 6.5" square, well organized and packed with helpful information like the following: "5 Hidden Dangers for Kids", "15 Foods that Cure", "The 20 Worst Foods in America", and my favorite "8 Foods You Should Eat Everyday".
Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld
There's a way to get our families and myself to eat more healthy food. Jessica Seinfeld has written a cookbook called Deceptively Delicious where she includes recipes with healthy food hidden in them for her children and husband Jerry Seinfeld. I had first heard about the book when I saw Jessica on Oprah. What a great idea! For instance, my favorite is her Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to which she adds a fruit and a vegetable. It's a bit deceiving, and it's delicioius!
Her Mashed Potatoes recipe contains a secret ingredient of a healthy vegetable, and no one will even suspect it's there, and it's so tasty. Knowing it was a little healthier than the run-of-the-mill mashed potatoes was a bonus.
This fun cookbook by Lisa Lillien gives us 200 delicious recipes that are under 200 calories, like Holy Moly Guacamole!
One of the best books I've seen for getting healthy is You: The Owner's Manual, by Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, published by Harper Collins. The twelve chapters cover the body's systems and what is necessary to maintain their health. It's easy reading and cleverly written. It includes directions on what nutrients are important for the healthy functioning of each organ. It's an eye-opener and gives insights from doctors' perspectives on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although everyone can't be a doctor, anyone can read their interesting and informative approach to the subject of keeping the body in good working order. I've attended one of Dr. Roizen's lectures in person and been impressed with his simple and understandable explanation of complex health issues. Dr. Oz has been on OPRAH many times.
Many of their directions are called "Actions", like "Your Immunity: The Live Younger Action Plan". For instance, they state to avoid toxins and don't smoke, thereby adding up to eight years to your life. On the other hand they say that smoking adds the risk of "lung diseases like cancer, emphysema, and bronchitis," (p.169), and to stay away from secondhand smoke, because "Spending an hour in someone else's smoke is like smoking four cigarettes yourself," (p.172).
Healthy recipes tell which body systems they enhance and why, along with information on which nutrients are in each food and the nutritional value per serving.
A friend introduced me to Stevia, a HEALTHY "sweetener". Stevia is categorized as a "nutritional supplement", and is MY FAVORITE. It can be found at all health food stores, and even online at Amazon.com, where I recently ordered several boxes of 50 packets at a very reasonable price. Stevia is available as a liquid vanilla flavoring, a liquid chocolate flavoring, or a Clear Liquid Stevia Extract.
Anticancer: A New Way of Life
by David Servan-Schreiber
~ Dr. Perricone's 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity ~
After seeing "Julie and Julia," I just couldn't leave out Julia Child's wonderful book Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Here's the Amazon link to the 2-volume set:
I loved Michael Buble's song, "I Just Haven't Met You Yet," when I saw him perform it on Oprah from his CD . . .
And I just heard about a DVD I have to see, "In the Blink of an Eye"