I did a juice cleanse. After i watched “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” I had to try it. Since, I have been really good about eating healthy lately (sticking to a diet consisting of mostly veggies, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds) and have dropped down to around 115lbs (my 8th grade weight, what???), i only did the juice cleanse for three days, which isn’t long enough, and am now back to whole foods. But, i plan to do a longer one soon. I recommend this cleanse. I really really do. It gives you energy, it cleanses your body of the bad things you may have put into it, and the pounds drop off like crazy (if that’s what you are looking to do).
Watch “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” on netflix for free.
talk to your doctor or nutritionist.
read this page—> http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/about-the-film/learn-more/faq/
and go for it.
amazing things will happen.
although MSG is now illegal, it is hiding behind many many new names in our food. and this is even happening in health food stores. heres a small list of some of the names it is suspected of hiding under:
These are the names of some of the MSG-containing ingredients often found in Health Food stores:
whey protein concentrate
also, watch out for low-fat or non-fat labeled foods, msg is often found in them, especially non-fat or low-fat milks.
and that is just a tiny little bit of information on hidden msg, if you want to see more go to this link http://www.truthinlabeling.org/II.WhereIsMSG.html
sooo much good info on that page.
i know these are a lot of ingredients to remember, but make a list, or if you have a smart phone TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT especially when grocery shopping.
Upon my return, I would first like to thank all the followers who have stayed. It’s been awhile! I guess I’m a bad Blogger, I dunno. But I have good news. It’s called spirulina!!! I think I’ve mentioned it before here, but is definitely worth taking a closer look at. I want to put up a nice picture for you all with lots of facts but I’m doing this from an Android and its a lot more work blogging with this little piece of supposed laziness than I had anticipated (we got rid of our internet service, hence the neglect of this blog). so, for the first time I’m going to have to simply make a recommendation that you all take a look at the benefits of spirulina on your own, and decide from there if you want to add it into your diet. Some things I can tell you now though is that its a superfood, it tastes disgusting, and it gives you a completely natural energy high through-out your day. It’s natural and you cannot overdose on it or anything like that. I’m pretty sure its a type of seaweed, but double check on that because I’m not one hundred percent sure. You can use it to replace meals, but I would not recommend doing so. Just add it to your daily routine instead. Start by mixing a tablespoon of spirulina powder into two cups of water, shake well, and drink (its nasty, so plug your nose while doing so if you have to, and maybe even Chase it with some all natural juice of your choosing if you have bad gag reflexes). But, as I always say, don’t take my word for it. Do some research, and use your own judgement. if you have questions, of course feel free to ask!
And as far as me having no internet at the moment, try to bare with me while my posts are less frequent and less detailed, itll be back to normal again soon, I promise.
In beef vs. venison; BOTH are healthy for you. In moderation, of course. There is a controversy going on in the food world about which one is better for you. But, really, they both have major benefits.
Now, with that being said, what you want to do is keep your eye out for free-range, and grass-fed beef and/or venison. Because, otherwise you risk eating meat that spent it’s life eating corn and other fatty foods that it shouldn’t be eating. Think of it this way; these animals are built to digest grass. not corn or other crap. so, let’s not support fucking with their systems as well as not fuck with our own systems at the same time.
Side-note: If you live in the midwest, ask some family members and friends and co-workers and neighbors and anyone walking down the street really if they hunt deer, there is a 92% chance that you probably know someone with a freezer overflowing with too much of the most organic venison you can get your hands on.
REAL butter and WHOLE milk are not bad for you. Healthy fat is not bad for you…
obviously. But the key to staying healthy while eating TRUE fats is moderation. and yes, i totally hate that word too.
there are things you can eat a lot of and there are things you have to moderate. so, all you have to do is separate the foods in your diet (hopefully lots of them are foods you have learned about in this blog) into the categories of red light (moderate) and green light (pig the fuck out if you want to) foods.
and again, if anyone has any questions about any foods or health related topics that they are unsure about; just ask away! i’m here to help.
whole milk > skim
real butter > margarine
Great new drink I found at the grocery store yesterday.
it has Superfruits I haven’t heard of yet;
plus many others that are more known.
AND IT’S DELICIOUS!!!
bone broth is full of important-for-our-body minerals that have sort of been pushed aside in the modern food world.
I have an article here about bone broth that I thought was very good. It’s pretty extensive so if you don’t have time to go through it all just send me some questions you have about bone broth. I’ll give you the recipe now though;
cleaned bones from an animal (use left overs, don’t throw the bones away, wash them for soup!)
just enough water to cover the bones
splash of vinegar
veggie scraps if you choose
let simmer on stove for as long as possible (up to two days on lowest heat)
put in containers
can be kept in fridge for five days, or frozen for months
*this is something you are going to want to prepare early obviously, and something to just have lots of in your freezer ready to be used whenever.
here is the link to the article (also, where the recipe came from)
I waited on a family of larger people today. The man told me he had some health things to look out for, so he might be ordering strange requests.
not a problem.
here are some of the “strange” requests he made:
-no salt, or butter on or in his food (if possible)
-artificial sweetener for his coffee
-diet coke (three of them) rather than regular
i have no judgments against this man, whatsoever. he was a very kind, very grateful person who i was more than happy to serve. But, it was hard holding my tongue through that dinner. Part of me wanted to ask who his doctor was, what health problem he was struggling with, and what this strange diet he’d been put on was called. Because, my guess? “artificial sweetener”, “diet coke”, and “no butter or salt at all”, was not a healthier path to take.
butter and salt and real sugar can most definitely be beneficial to you in strict! moderation. and diet coke and artificial sweeteners will never ever ever be any good for your body AT ALL, not even in moderation.
i did, however, recommend our off menu side of lightly steamed unseasoned asparagus when he said he could not have the salty potatoes. as well as a dessert that would suit not only the “diet” he was supposedly on, but also my own opinions of health. he seemed very grateful for the suggestions. so i suppose those are small, discrete victories there.
but, really, the ”diet” restrictions that people come into my work with often baffle me. what are these people being told?
so the point of this post, i guess, is do your own investigating, and get into the dirty details. really pick apart the ingredients to the things you are eating. BEFORE YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR, OR CONSULT SOMEONE ELSE, OR FOLLOW A RANDOM DIET PLAN.