You are so lucky if you don’t have those after meal cravings for sweets!
Me, on the other hand, not so lucky. I could have just had a full meal, and I logically know there’s no room for dessert, but alas many times I lose the craving battle. The next thing I know in goes the pie, ice cream or chocolate cake. And it’s oh so good! As I write this I can feel the satisfaction of eating an imaginary dessert, so I am fairly certain my problem with not being able to stay away from sweets is habit. Or is it?
Stay with me until the end of this blog on cravings and I guarantee you will have a better understanding of sweet cravings and how to stop them. Continue reading “Why I Crave Sweets after Meals”
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Muscle aches, stabbing, burning and radiating back pain
Having a sore back is awful, and probably the worst kind to have. It’s hard to move even to walk to sit comfortably with back pain. When I first started yoga – oh, I could hardly move the next day and every move and step caused me pain from soreness. Yikes!
There’s no messing around with lower back pain. If you have back pain which you have experienced without a cause, I encourage you to seek medical attention to rule out any and all serious conditions.
If you’ve ruled out medical conditions and have discovered you have that nagging sore back read to the end of this article to discover some common causes and what to do about it!
Continue reading “Chronic Lower Back Pain Exercises”
So you’re trucking along. You’ve finally flipped that weight loss switch and the pounds are coming off. And you think, “I’ve finally got it!”
And then…. NOTHING. No more weight loss!
The scale stops moving. The good news, you’re not gaining weight. The bad, you’re no longer losing either. What the heck?
Here’s my thought process. I didn’t cheat but I did have that extra serving of low fat yogurt. That must be it. I just had too many calories. No sweat, I’ll get back on the wagon tomorrow. Continue reading “How to Beat a Weight Loss Plateau”
How many of you have ever said, “I can’t lose belly fat!” Frustrating I know. I’ve just about always had some belly fat.
Belly fat is also called visceral fat. Visceral fat is not just fat that extends the waistline it also sits inside the abdominal cavity. Visceral fat surrounds your organs such as the liver, stomach and intestines, and It is visceral fat that can build up in the arteries.
Research has shown that fat, specifically belly fat, is biologically active. Um… ewwwww! Thus, visceral fat is also called “active” fat and is considered to be a sign of a higher risk of health problems. You know the typical health problems such as diabetes or high cholesterol to name just a couple. For more information about visceral fat and how biologically active it is read more here: Health Harvard Publishing Abdominal Fat and What to do About it
So losing belly fat is important not just for self-esteem but for your over all health. So what helps you lose belly fat fast?
Read to the end for a complete understanding.
Continue reading “What Helps You Lose Belly Fat Fast?”
Intermittent fasting. What’s all of the fuss?
I’ll explain and give you some tips for intermittent fasting along the way!
Continue reading “Tips for Intermittent Fasting”
Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha chia!
Has everyone seen the chia pets commercial? I think the commercials are especially popular around Christmas. In fact, I think I had one when I was younger. My mom got it for me because we would laugh every time we saw that commercial.
In case you never had the pleasure of seeing those commercials please allow me to introduce you, or remind you of it! And then stay tuned for some surprising benefits of the chia seed! Continue reading “Chia Seeds Lemon Honey Drink for Weight Loss”
The ketogenic diet, also known as the keto plan, has exploded! It’s everywhere isn’t is? If you’re anything like me though when something new suddenly becomes so popular I’m a little more than skeptical about it. It usually takes me a while to accept this new trend as plausible and successful.
This time it’s different – seriously. I’m sincere when I say that I’ve followed this plan without even knowing it and I have been successfully losing weight! Do you want to know why? Sure you do!
Take just a minute and read this blog if you’ve struggled with losing weight. I promise if you read through to the end, you’ll understand it betters and may even recognize that you’re following this plan already but just didn’t realize it!
Continue reading “Diet Magic – The Keto Plan”
My husband has an overabundance of health issues. Most of his medical issues have a medical name and diagnosis, but unknown causes. Gluten intolerance is one of them. There is only one way to confirm for sure that you have a gluten intolerance and it’s by performing an endoscopy and looking at the intestine. When he had his endoscopy several years ago, they confirmed that he does NOT have a gluten intolerance.
Well stick your test where the sun don’t shine because every time my husband eats gluten he has an allergic reaction. And I’m not talking about just a little reaction. At times, before he recognized the connection between his allergic reaction and gluten he would have the throat closing reactions.
Thank goodness he was able to recover without medical attention. He is very lucky that the symptoms subsided quickly and he was able to breathe!
So yeah, so much for medical tests.
What is gluten and why are some so sensitive to it? Guess what? The reactions to gluten are quite common and I bet you’ve experienced them, but either you didn’t notice them because they are not a nuisance for you, or you wrote it off to something else. Read further to understand these very common, almost normal symptoms of eating gluten. Continue reading “Gluten is Bad for Your Health – Or is it?”
Have you ever felt like this?
Do you feel tired around the same time every day say at 3pm? What time do you usually feel sleepy and ready for bed? Do you tend to wake at the same time even without an alarm? I notice this the most on my days off from work. I naturally wake close to the time I wake on work days – which sucks because who doesn’t want to sleep in on their days off?
Chances are you’ve noticed these patterns of tiredness and wakefulness. You can thank your internal body clock for not letting you sleep in longer than you wanted to on those non-work days.
What do you do when you can’t get your mind to shut off and you don’t sleep or wake up in the middle of the night?
Continue reading “Tick Tock Body Clock – How are you Sleeping?”
According to Greenpeace, 90% of the world’s nutrition is pollinated by bees. But they are dying due to several factors including pesticides and loss of their natural homes. This has been confirmed by scientists based on finding pesticide residue in the bee pollen.
Continue reading “Bee Pollen is Good for You”