Tick Tock Body Clock – How are you Sleeping?

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?

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Controlling Mind Thoughts to Stay Motivated

Okay anyone who has struggled with trying to lose weight and being unsuccessful understands that mind thoughts are the biggest obstacle. This is always the case when eating to make yourself feel better no matter why you need to feel better. Controlling mind thoughts will give you a power you somehow lost along your journey. Stay with me until the end to redevelop those healthy thoughts that will keep you on track. Continue reading “Controlling Mind Thoughts to Stay Motivated”

The Key to My Weight Loss – No, Not the “C” Word!

Yep I’m going to use the dreaded “C” word. Please don’t hate me, or unsubscribe, for using it!

I found the key to my weight loss to be Counting Calories! UGH – I know that’s what you’re thinking. Let me recap my last two posts briefly before I get into counting calories being the key to my weight loss success.

My last two posts were about the alkaline and paleo diets. We’re not created equal. Our bodies react to and digest foods differently, we utilize foods differently in the body and we have different preferences when it comes to foods. A diet that works for me may give you mediocre results.  Continue reading “The Key to My Weight Loss – No, Not the “C” Word!”

How to Start an Alkaline Diet for Weight Loss

In my previous post I wrote about the Paleo aka Caveman Diet. This post will look at the Alkaline Diet.

As I mentioned in the caveman diet plan post, we are not all created equal. What works for my weight loss may not work for you. An example would include why some people eat the same quantity and types of foods while some remain thin and healthy and others plump up and health starts to deteriorate.

We have different body chemistries, different genes and very different social upbringings. Heck even where you live in the world will influence your actions and reactions to food. And varying laws about what can be added to foods as far as colors and preservatives will impact us in different countries.  Continue reading “How to Start an Alkaline Diet for Weight Loss”

Caveman Diet – You Can Successfully Lose Weight!

Do you look like me?

Of course not. Someone out there may look similar to me, but we are not identical in looks. Yes we have the same basic body parts, but deeper than surface level our genes and social upbringings are extremely different and influential in our lives. Today’s post is about the Paleo Diet aka Caveman Diet. But first let’s talk a little about how different we really are.

So if we know we’re not identical why than do we think the same weight loss plan will work wonders for us in the same way it has for others?

This has been a part of my frustration and I’m sure yours too when trying to lose weight. You read about how wonderful a plan worked for someone and think it may work the same for you. Or at least hope it will. So you try it, it’s a bust, and there you go again back into that circle of feeling like a hopeless failure. This always made me eat more!

You. Did. Nothing. Wrong.  Continue reading “Caveman Diet – You Can Successfully Lose Weight!”

Soda – What Are Those Ingredients?

Soda, is also known as pop or soda pop. Some of us refer to all pop as coke. I grew up calling it pop. I have never called it soda. Funny, when I lived in Maryland my family and I were eating out. I asked our server for another pop and he looked at me like I swore at him! It took me a second to realize he had no idea what pop was, and I quickly asked for another coke and he got it.

Whatever you call it, soda pop is extremely popular drink and it’s list of ingredients is um not so popular. Well actually like everything in our society, the advantage or disadvantage of something depends on who is telling the story, or in this case article. Continue reading “Soda – What Are Those Ingredients?”

Baby Powder – A Link to Ovarian Cancer

“The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits.” Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom

I know that’s a very odd quote to start a post about organic skin care products especially for babies. Below I explain what I believe is the motivation for some lawsuits that we see today like the Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder lawsuit.

These facts have helped mold and shape what I think about big business and my decision to buy, grow or make my own organic items. Stay with me though to the end to understand this interconnection with corporations and my decision for my family’s health.

While you read through the end of this post ask yourself, “Did, or am I, using Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder on my baby or myself?”  This is a MUST read!  Continue reading “Baby Powder – A Link to Ovarian Cancer”

How to Lose Weight in Half the Time – Tried and True!

If you don’t already know what it is, HIIT training workouts are high intensity interval training that combines short periods of high intensity exercise with rest periods in between.

HIIT training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. “A high-intensity workout increases the body’s need for oxygen during the effort and creates an oxygen shortage, causing your body to ask for more oxygen during recovery,” says Eric Salvador, NASM, NSCA, head instructor at The Fhitting Room in New York City. “This afterburn effect is referred to as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) and is the reason why intense exercise will help burn more fat and calories than regular aerobic and steady-state workouts.” Continue reading “How to Lose Weight in Half the Time – Tried and True!”