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A Simple Way To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

A Simple Way To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

Funny how those few extra pounds seem to creep onto our bodies without notice. Then, one day, it’s almost as though they have all been added at once. Perhaps it a glance in the mirror, or worse, a comment from a friend you haven’ t seen in a while. Whatever it is, you are ready to lose weight. You want to look and feel better. At the same time, there’s so much conflicting information about the best way to lose weight. What’s a person to do?

What follows may not be at the top of everybody’s list for ways to lose weight quickly, but it works. At the very least it should be added to your bag of tricks for dropping those extra pounds. Some of the tips may sound a little silly, but you can’t argue with results. So, what is this method? Portion control. And it can actually be a lot fun!

For starters, when you focus on your portions, there’s no need to carry along a bulky calories counter guide when you go out to eat. I used to hate trying to be “casual” when using those, because I just knew all of the other diners were watching me; thinking to themselves how fat I was.

The most basic way of controlling your portions is…get ready…this is good…putting less on your plate. See? Easy. Not so fast! If it was that easy we would all be at our ideal weight. Yes, by all means, make an effort to put less on your plate. Here are a few more tricks to keep portions limited so you can lose extra weight.

Don’t worry about cleaning your plate. In fact, make it a habit to always leave a few bites on your plate. Speaking of your plate, using smaller dishes will give the illusion that there is more food on them. You can even eat on a saucer instead of a large dinner plate. Granted, you may have to fill it a second time, but all in all, it’s an easy way to limit the amount of food you’re eating.

A big problem for a lot of people is that they eat so fast that they are technically full long before they feel full. Slow down the speed with which you normally eat. Doing so will give your stomach more time to signal the brain that it’s full.

The beauty of doing it this way is that you can eat the same foods you enjoy now. You should still add more healthy foods, but you don’t have to give up any foods if you can keep the portion sizes under control. Once you get used to it, it’s as close to automatic weight loss as you can get. There are many other things you can do, too. Imagine looking good in the mirror, or being complimented by a friend the next time you see them.


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Plate Decoration Gone Healthy!

Plate Decoration Gone Healthy!
Lena Sanchez

Plate Decoration Gone Healthy!
By Lena Sanchez

It hasn’t gone healthy it’s always been healthy just
ignored by the modern world!

One of the oldest herbs in the world and is now grown all
over the world is also one of the greatest toxin removal
systems around as well as illness and disease preventor
PARSLEY

And you thought it was just to decorate your plate. Not so,
next time the restaurant puts a sprig of parsley on your
dinner plate, eat it! Parsley is a much maligned herb!

Parsley originated in the Eastern Mediterranean region but
is now grown throughout the world. For more than 2,000
years, it has been known as a medicinal herb. The ancient
Greeks valued the seeds and roots of the plant for their
soothing, diuretic effect on those with kidney and bladder
ailments.

Today parsley is still used primarily as a diuretic.
In addition, it strengthens the digestive system and
helps alleviate stomach and liver problems.

In folk medicine, parsley was recommended for women who
have irregular menstrual periods. As a diuretic it may
also ease the bloating that some women experience
before their periods. In addition, parsley leaves are a
good source of many vitamins and minerals – including
iron, which is important for the proper formation of
red blood cells, potassium and vitamin C.

The Medieval German herbalist St Hildegard of Bingen
prescribed parsley wine to improve blood circulation. It was
believed to help heart conditions. To make his parsley wine,
combine 10 – 12 large sprigs of parsley with 1 quart of red or
white wine and 2 teaspoons of white-wine vinegar. Boil for
10 minutes then add 9 ounces of honey. Strain the mixture
and pour into bottles. I have not tried this, but it is said to
work well, according to many Take 1 Tbsp. Three times
a day, is said to keep the blood circulating.

This herb supplies important vitamins and minerals, for
instance, just cup of fresh parsley provides a third of
your daily vitamin C requirement. It’s high vitamin C and
A content also help fight cancer. Parsley ranks higher than
most vegetable in bistidine an amino acid that inhibits
tumors. In addition, parsley is an excellent source of
potassium, which is important in lowering blood pressure.
Also supplies folic acid, which helps prevent cardiovascular
disease. It also contains calcium, manganese and iron.

Parsley for Osteoporosis; Sometimes high doses of calcium
are taken in supplemental form, however this impairs the
body’s absorption of manganese which help build bone. But
parsley enhances manganese absorption, particularly when
it is eaten with foods containing copper and zinc, such as
shellfish and whole grains.

Is it any wonder that a Mediterranean diet is one of the known
healthy diets? The average Mediterranean inhabitant eats
lots of parsley in a lot of different dishes!

Tips:
* Parsley contains essential oils; the most important one,
apiole, is a kidney stimulant. Because these essential
oils can stimulate uterine contractions, pregnant women
should avoid eating large quantities of it. BUT, after the
baby is born, parsley can help tone the uterus and promote
lactation.
* Don’t cook parsley, because heat destroys its valuable
vitamins and minerals. To retain parsley’s flavor, chop
the herb just before using and add it to hot foods at the
last minute.
* Avoid dried parsley, it is far less tasty and healthful
than the fresh herb.
* Try the flat leaf variety, also called Italian parsley, It has
more nutrients and a better flavor than curly parsley.
* Add parsley to compliment a dish, such as potatoes,
smoked salmon, trout, poultry, pasta and vegetables.
* Freeze fresh parsley to save preparation time in the
kitchen. Wash, zip seal plastic bag. You can then remove
the amount you need with each recipe.
* To keep parsley fresh, sprinkle it with water, wrapping
it in paper towels and refrigerating it in a plastic bag.
Or place parsley stems in a glass of water, like a bunch
or flowers, and refrigerate.

This Healthy Parsley spread is great on crackers, for dip or on
wheat bread as a sandwich spread.

2 bunches of parsley
2 shallots or green onions
cup Vanilla Soy Milk or Heavy Unpasteurized Cream
1 cup Tofu cream cheese
2 Tbsp. Lemon juice
Salt to taste
White pepper as desired
2 scallions
2 or 4 large tomatoes
Cayenne pepper to taste.

1) Wash the parsley in cold water and strip the leaves
from the stalks. Coarsely chop leaves. Peel and dice
the shallots.
2) Mix together the Soy Milk or heavy cream, tofu cream
cheese, lemon juice, parsley and diced shallots.
3) Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4) Peel the scallions; cut into thin rings. Dice 2 tomatoes,
season with salt and cayenne pepper to taste; mix with
the scallions.

When using four tomatoes cut the remaining 2 tomatoes
into inch slices cover them with the parsley spread and
top with the scallion mixture or use as cracker spread or
sandwich filling. Will store covered for several days in
fridge!

*** Lena Sanchez Author of “Handbook Of Herbs
To Health & Other Secrets,” “Antibiotic Alternatives To
Preventing Mega Bacteria,” & “Dangers & Secrets Doctors
Refuse To Tell You.” Online at
http://www.antibiotic-alternatives.com and
Editor of “Natural Environmental Health Facts & Your
Home Business Coach” ezine subscribe at
http://www.envirodocs.com/newsletter.htm
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About the Author

Author of “Handbook Of Herbs
To Health & Other Secrets,” “Antibiotic Alternatives To
Preventing Mega Bacteria,” & “Dangers & Secrets Doctors
Refuse To Tell You.” Online at
http://www.antibiotic-alternatives.com and
Editor of “Natural Environmental Health Facts & Your
Home Business Coach” ezine subscribe at
http://www.envirodocs.com/newsletter.htm


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