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My Journey With Food, Not Diet: A Reflection Of Eat, Pray, Like

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2011…A new year and new beginnings. We usually start our year with a resolution for improved health, a planned diet regime, or perhaps set personal weight loss goals for ourselves, I thought I would tackle the “Eat” part of Eat, Pray, Love. Like my journey with God, food was also a journey. And, like Elizabeth Gilbert, I also discovered it was all about pleasure–but with a slightly different twist.I was laying on the couch one afternoon after having had a surgical procedure done. With nothing to do except watch some television I came across a show regarding weight loss. The person interviewed (I can not remember his name…sorry) said something like, “Anything you want to know about diets, nutrition and exercise just ask an overweight person, they have all the answers.” Huh?I lay there on the couch (overweight) and thought about that comment. Of course! I have read Atkins, South Beach Diet, You On a Diet and more. I have tried Jenny Craig, Slim Fast and Nutri-System. I have joined a gym, consulted with trainers, attempted aerobics (never liked it by the way) and circuit training. I can trace my efforts at weight loss back to Jane Fonda and those sexy 20 minute workout videos from the 80s. Remember those? I also attempted tennis and daily walking. You know what? They all work! I have lost over 30 pounds several times in my life and have gained it all back and more.I know exactly what is required for weight loss, desire (there is that word again). Learning more about the Law of Attraction and Feng Shui I have come to see the world as a constant flow of energy. It occurred to me that I simply had to tap into the right energy flow to lose the weight. The question was, how?From the pages of Esther and Jerry Hicks’ book, Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham, Abraham explains a style of journaling that seemed rather simple as a means of bringing your desires to fruition–and being one who likes to write–why not? I was rather incapacitated with my illness (and the following surgical procedures at the time) so major exercise was out of the question–the idea of writing was appealing.I began writing about my desire to lose weight followed with how it feels to be thinner (which was written all in present tense as my desire will never arrive if I see it in the future–I had to put myself in a frame of mind that I was already thin). So, I proceeded to lie. I felt great! Weight loss was slow but writing lent itself to starting my day on a positive note. I wanted to do more. PHASE TWO: I began daydreaming (or Pure Thought as described by Abraham). Two minutes a day, I allowed my eyes to close and daydream about myself and how I looked thinner and more important, how I felt thinner. What I realized was that my frame of reference was starting to shift to skinny person thinking.As the days went on, I was finally able to exercise. Starting slowly, I began using the elliptical machine a few minutes a day. As my strength grew I added whatever exercise I thought I would enjoy. Whatever I did for exercise, it was because I enjoyed it. I kept it simple.Finally, I had to consider food. Here we go: Diet–I really don’t like that word. What can I do here? I LOVE TO EAT. I LOVE FOOD. I LOVE TO COOK GREAT TASTING MEALS. As I thought about how to handle this, I didn’t make sudden nor drastic changes at first. I did simple adjustments like drinking more water, adding more fiber, adding more salad. I chose to add things because it felt better than removing food from my life. I felt that this idea of adding was more in line with feeling good and worked within the constructs of the Law of Attraction.Here is what I discovered, food had very little to do with my weight. It was the energy I gave the food. Because I wanted to dive into the energy flow that led me to weight loss

My Journey With Food, Not Diet: A Reflection Of Eat, Pray, Like

Intestinal Tract Problems Along With The Atkins Eating Plan

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Following the Atkins diet requires reducing ones carbohydrate intake. For some people, this can cause digestive problems such as diarrhea and constipation. While anyone is susceptible to these kinds of problems, people who follow a diet with reduced carbohydrates are at higher risk.Diarrhea is most common at the start of the diet, and is really just the body eliminating extra carbs. This is also the start of ketosis. You could look at it as an indication that your new diet is doing what it is supposed to and you are well on your way to burning that extra fat.A diet low in carbs such as Atkins also lowers the fiber intake, which can result in constipation. Foods that are high in fiber such as fruit and grains are also loaded with carbohydrates.These can be issues that might make you reconsider a diet such as Atkins. Before you give up, note that there are easy ways to take care of these digestive problems which will make it much easier for you to continue your diet.First, don’t forget your vegetables. In the start of the Atkins diet, you are allowed up to 20 grams of carbs each day. While you might want to use these on other things like cheese, vegetables can help keep your digestive system on track. Along with your veggies, drink plenty of water and get your exercise. All of this is helpful to

Intestinal Tract Problems Along With The Atkins Eating Plan

Meal Plans – Low Carb Or Low Flabby?

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Which diet is better, low carb or low fat? For years, this question has been debated by the weight loss and dieting experts. Most mainstream experts advocated a low fat as the best method of losing weight. However, there always has been a few dissenters to the mainstream opinion. Some like Dr. Atkins, of the Atkins Diet fame, have rejected the low fat diet as the best approach to losing weight. Instead, they have advocated a low carb approach as the best method for losing excess weight.Recent research has supported neither diet as being better for purposes of losing weight. In fact, both diets appear to be effective in shedding pounds. The most recent research seems to show that calorie restriction is the primary factor in causing weight loss. So, in other words, people who want to lose weight need to reduce their caloric intake by eating less.So if both diets are equally effective, does it matter whether a dieter picks a low carb or low fat diet? As, stated, both type of diets appear to be effective in causing weight

Meal Plans – Low Carb Or Low Flabby?

The The Far East Study The Most Comprehensive Study Of Nutrition Ever Conducted As Well As The Startling Implications For Diet Weight Loss And Long Term Health

The China Study The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet Weight Loss and Long term Health

Referred to as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” by The New York Times, this study examines more than 350 variables of health and nutrition with surveys from 6,500 adults

The The Far East Study The Most Comprehensive Study Of Nutrition Ever Conducted As Well As The Startling Implications For Diet Weight Loss And Long Term Health