Tips To Succeed in Your Makeover

Group active since Sat, Jan 15, 2011

Recipes and tips to succeed in your diet, your skin care and your emotional makeover...whatever that is to you. Been through a rough time in your life and your face shows it? So does your hips?!? Well, let's talk...
I'm an emotional eater and I eat out of boredom, as well. If I'm happy, I eat. If I'm sad, I eat. Watching tv, I eat! But, I needed to realize I was always going to be an emotional eater and eat when I'm bored...I'm too old to change now. But I could make smart decisions in what I ate during those times. Also, I'm told I don't look my age. Skin always looks better when you eat healthy. A Big Mac running through your bloodstream doesn't look appealing on your face. My tips I used for my weight loss and skin care I will be sharing with you. BUT, I want to hear your tips, too, if you have one that will help others stay on their healthy living decision. Enjoy the tips I've put down and fill us in on yours. Thanks!

Nancy Hearell
Jun 22, 2011

Weight Loss

Jane, I have lost 22 pounds in a little over a month by eating low carb. It gets really boring and hard to stick with as I'm limited to 20 grams of carbs per day. I seen somewhere that you ate 150 grams of carbs per day and lost all that weight. I am curious as to how and what you ate. If I stray from my diet at all I gain and gain quickly. I need to lose another 150 lbs. Are you diabetic? I have Type I and have since I was a teenager. I have been able to greatly reduce the amount of insulin I take since I've been eating low carb, so that is a plus. Congratulations on your weight loss! You look amazing by the way!

Mar 21, 2011

Recipe for low carb glycemic index crust

I just put on a nutty pie crust recipe (mom's kitchen sign picture). Use the White Whole Wheat flour instead of the white flour and this will be wonderful with the sugar free cheesecake recipes on justapinch. Imagine the possibilities!

Aneisha Grinton
Mar 20, 2011

Homemade hair care

I was wondering if some either knows some homemade haircare recipes or knows a site that sells herbs and oils to make your own.

Dee Stillwell
Feb 10, 2011

A must read for all women and for men to gain some insite. This explaines alot.

Interesting.... we do it instinctively but now I guess this is the theory behind it all.

They teach it at Stanford
"I just finished taking an evening class at Stanford. The last lecture
was on the mind-body connection-the relationship between stress and
disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other
things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is
to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her
girlfriends. At first everyone laughed, but he was serious.

Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences.
Physically this quality “girlfriend time" helps us to create more
serotonin-a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well being. Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. They rarely sit down with a buddy and talk about how they feel about certain things or how their personal lives are going. Jobs? Yes. Sports? Yes. Cars? Yes. Fishing, hunting, golf?Yes. But their feelings?-rarely. Women do it all of the time. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers, and evidently that is very good for our health. He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.

There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are doing
something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged--not true. In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking! So every time you hang out to schmooze with a gal pal, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health! We are indeed very, very lucky. Sooooo let's toast to our friendship with our girlfriends. Evidently it's very good for our health."

Forward it to all your girlfriends

Feb 7, 2011

Something I learned about drinking water...

Reading Dr. Tabor's book taught me something I didn't know about water. I knew drinking ice cold water was the best way to lose weight, but I didn't know why. Now, I do. You burn 7 calories per cup of ice cold water. Times that by 8 cups a day times 7 days a week. That's 392 calories a week! How we burn energy with very cold water is that the body burns energy to keep us warm while the very cold water runs through us. Swimming in a pool, indoor or out, will do the same thing on a larger scale.

Feb 7, 2011

Lost 5 lbs. in 3 days...

I told you I sent Nutrisystem back and decided to go to my eating plan that helped me lose alot of weight. I found a diet system, a no brainer again, called Dr. Tabor's Revival diet plan. I had it fed exed to me because it would give me that "don't have to think about what I'm going to eat" option and still stay on my no sugar/white flour eating plan. I LOVE it! IT's truly healthy and loaded with protein. I read the book he wrote twice already because it has alot of psychological help that those of us who struggle with weight need to read. Look him up on the internet if you're interested. I'll let you know how I'm coming along with it. I'll tell you this much, I have alot more energy! Of course, when I cut out sugars and white flour that's always a perk.