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How to Cook the Healthiest and Tastiest Meals

How to Cook Healthy Meals in Minutes (creatinglifestyle series)Cooking should be fun, problem is many of the meals we eat take time and effort, time we don’t always have and effort we don’t always have the inclination for, especially after a hard day’s work.

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Television, magazines, and newspaper articles are becoming  increasingly conscious of food values. More and more we see healthy foods being promoted over junk foods. Statistics from a number of Western Countries show a steep rise in obesity and diabetes as well as heart disease and many forms of cancer. (more…)

Healthy Body-Dieting the Healthy Way

Dieting the Healthy Way

The Paleo guide  is a must to read if you need the added advantage of avoiding diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and all other health issues relating to obesity, or if you simply want to diet the healthy way.

We like to think that the foods in our supermarkets are better for us than those our grandparents lived on. Unfortunately the reverse is true – our supermarkets are full of products that increase our weight and our chances of diabetes, cancer and heart disease to name a few. We live in a time of unprecedented invasion of unhealthy foods, sold under the guise of healthy eating by modern day marketing and constant advertising.

The Paleo diet   discourages the eating of grains, legumes, vegetable oils, sugar, dairy products and all other foods containing preservatives. It is based on the relatively primitive diet from days of long ago. We know that modern day foods use highly refined ingredients that include vegetable oils, refined sugars and flours, and preservatives. And we also know that many digestive disorders are the result of eating these wrong types of foods. In many countries we hear of the increase of obesity  and diabetes – diseases we saw or heard little about fifty years ago.

Today you can walk around any city in the western world and see countless numbers of obese people. If asked, I would guess that if they were honest with themselves they would say they  are not happy with the way they look and feel. Today the public is well aware of the risks faced with obesity. Magazine articles and television all do their bit to promote healthy diets and give factual information about the risks involved but unfortunately, the unhealthy food manufacturers use the same mediums to promote their products, often negating the good work of health advocates.

My message to people facing obesity is, you don’t have to be overweight, you can change. Here at Creating Lifestyle we can introduce you to a number of known ways of reducing weight. The Paleo diet will suit many, but not all. However, don’t dismiss it before you Click here    and learn more.

To create some balance I’ll be introducing you to a few weight reducing books. This one – the Bikini Model Cookbook , mostly focused on women’s weight loss, has been created by a model who experienced problems with what she thought was a healthy lifestyle only to find that some of those foods were harming her. The healthy tasty recipes can make dieting a joy.

Taking Action If you are overweight and really want to change, start slow. Make a conscious effort to have smaller helpings, use a smaller plate, cut your sugar intake, eat wholesome foods, stay away from packaged foods, fast foods, white bread, salt, pasta, pastry goods and, little by little, start making inroads into reducing or eliminating them altogether.

The average female requires about 2000 calories a day while the male needs about 2300. Just by reducing that by 500 calories a day with smaller servings should see you lose several pounds/kilograms over the next few months. It is far better to lose slowly as you recreate your lifestyle – losing slowly but steadily will improve your chances of keeping it off.

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Avoiding Weight Gain

Know the Killer Foods

 

Sugar the silent killer

Sugar the silent killer

Avoiding weight gain or trying to lose unwanted pounds is a popular topic. Why so popular? Because it’s a problem that tens of thousands of people have. For most people it’s easy enough to put on weight but taking it off  is much more difficult. Diet plans are everywhere – bookshops, internet, TV. Most work for some, but not for all – it usually depends on metabolism and motivation. There are exceptions to this but mostly the individual needs to stay highly motivated for at least two months and follow their weight loss with a lifetime of  new eating habits. The majority of dieters want a quick-fix weight loss then a return to eating as they have always done. The result of this usually leads to an even greater weight problem, which can result in obesity, diabetes, heart disease and all sorts of other health problems. It’s natural to dislike being overweight – it restricts movement, puts pressure on the lungs and the heart and, in general creates discontent with the way we look and feel. What’s worse is knowing we are far from being the healthy person we know we should be.

Candy bars= obesity

Candy bars= obesity

What caused this massive worldwide increase in obesity? Life style change.

In the past 35 years, general obesity has  grown steadily and today has reached epidemic  proportions. Western society has seen dramatic increases in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke and even the  and the Psychological Aspect of Diabetes the cost to government health systems, families, and individuals is too great to accurately measure.

Causes

We know what causes obesity but without government intervention the problem will only continue to worsen and many hundreds of thousands of people will die years before their time. It is a fact that manufacturers of sugar donate to the political parties for their support in ensuring things like the wording in health policies that tones down any immediate threat e.g.  ‘limit sugar intake’ changed to ‘moderate your sugar intake.’ It’s a tiny word change but big in understanding. The word `limit’ implies do away with, while `moderate’ sounds less demanding i.e. it’s okay but don’t overdo it. Research shows that sugar is the biggest killer and it’s in nearly everything we eat and drink. It’s addictive like salt and is hidden in a vast amounts of the manufactured foods that fill our supermarket shelves. It’s almost impossible to avoid without a conscious decision to make a change of lifestyle. The problem is, can it be done in time? As new generations are born to obese parents, so their genes pass on to their children. Infant schools today are being filled with more and more little kiddies tending towards obesity and with a greater than ever chance of developing diabetes.

Who’s responsible ?

 

Lollies a child worse friend

Lollies a child worse friend

In such instances much can be said about the intelligence of the parent. A wise mother knows what’s best and will disregard peer pressure and provide healthy foods for her family, knowing full well what foods to avoid. Make no mistake, the peer pressure is real – manufacturers ensure that by doing mass advertising at all  levels, including advertising around school areas, TV, shops, cinemas and flyers in the mailbox. Health authorities  know the dangers of sugar, salt, and bad fats but they are paid officials and generally tow the   party line. It takes a strong focussed government to go up against those manufacturers who are polluting our lives – donations and strong lobbying are great incentives to leave the status quo alone. And, of course, unless some official takes up the  health ball and runs with it, governments probably won’t give the health cost as weighed up against manufacturers/distributors’ tax gains too much thought. Shortly I am to release a new cookbook called ‘Avoiding Weight Gain.’ It will show you how anyone can lose weight but, more importantly, show how to keep it off. I will be giving it away FREE to all subscribers who join before the book goes on the market. It will give you step by step ideas ON how to stay motivated, what to eat and drink, recipes for breakfast lunch and dinner and portion sizes to maintain the correct body weight. A special community support forum will be freely available to subscribed members. Simply fill in your name and email address in the top right hand side or in the pop-up and you will be updated as developments happen. In the meantime please leave a comment and have a great day.

Paleo-Sleep Book

Paleo-Sleep Book

Refer: Alzheimer’s  http://www.alz.org/research/science/alzheimers_prevention_and_risk.asp Sugar: http://www.iquitsugar.com/is-sugar-really-that-bad-for-us/ Salt:  http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/microsites/salt/Home/Whysaltisbad Obesity: http://healthyamericans.org/obesity/ Drinks: http://www.sugarstacks.com/beverages.htm

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