What’s On The Menu?

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I have heard so many different things when it comes to ideas about what’s best to eat for breakfast.  I’ve heard that it’s best to have eggs and toast with jam or whole grain oatmeal with raisins, but I still seem to be at odds when it comes to finding a variety of things I like.  What is your idea of the best breakfast?  What satisfies your hunger and give you the kick start you need in the morning?  If you have any good ideas or recipes I’d love to hear them.

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Real Chicken??? Or Clone Chicken??? Hmmmmm…….

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Right now there is a huge buzz going on about whether or not people would eat meat or drink milk from cloned animals. You know, I’m not exactly sure what all the pros and cons are when it comes to cloning animals, but what I do know is that I’m not for it.  Now wait a minute, before anyone goes crazy on me I’m not exactly sure if it’s really bad or not.  As for my own personal preference, I am definitely going to stick to REAL chickens and REAL cows.  So what about you?  Would you eat cloned animals?  What are your concerns, if any, about cloning?Cloning Cartoon 

New Year, New You!

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This was an amazing day filled with beauty beyond words.  The trees were covered in snow and I was surrounded by a white wonderland.  My heart sang as I flew down the mountain on my skis and I came to the realization that I really needed to get in good shape for this new year because after one run I was out.  I know that like many of you I will be making my new year’s resolution to either lose weight or get in shape.  Now this year is different because I have found the most amazing program to help me reach my fitness goals and keep me there.  The Discovery Health “National Body Challenge” is kicking off at DiscoveryHealth.com and now is the time to take advantage of all the great offers they have to help you reach your own goals.  Make this years resolution the best ever by joining the “National Body Challenge” and start looking and feeling the way you want.National Body Challenge

SELF, Improvements For You!

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             One of the best magazines out there today for women is SELF.  I absolutely love their slogan, “You At Your Best”, and I believe in it too.  Every persons body is different, and SELF helps you to become the best you that you can be.  This magazine doesn’t tell you to be a certain size, but what it does do is make all kinds of great suggestions for every body type.  There are great exercises, menus, and other ideas to make you healthy on the outside and the inside too.  I find that each new issue of SELF inspires me with new ideas and encouragement to be all I can be, and I know it will do the same for you.Self Magazine Cover 

Bad Food/Good Food

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            It would be totally awesome if we could have some sort of switch that we could just flick that made us eat a balanced diet and like it, wouldn’t it?  I mean, we try so hard sometimes to stick to a diet or eat better, yet in the end it seems we’re always defeated.  For some your worst enemy might be a cookie or maybe it’s a piece of cake that makes you “weak in the knees” whatever it may be we all have our unique temptations  .  With it being the holidays and all, I wanted to prepare everyone (including myself) for the time of year where it’s almost impossible not to over-indulge yourself.  Oh yes, Thanksgiving was great and now it’s almost Christmas and you now feel like the stuffed turkey that was served at Thanksgiving.  After Christmas comes New Years celebration and of course the famous old New Years resolution to lose weight, exercise, and eat better.  Then the whole cycle starts all over again year after year, and you’re left unhappy and unsatisfied year after year.  I have discovered the key to stopping this “yo-yoing” up and down.  What we need to do is not cut out everything that is bad for you completely, but to use moderation and smaller portions when it comes to any food we eat.  If you’re still hungry after one small serving and a glass of water go ahead a get another small serving if you want.  When we deprive ourselves of the things we enjoy the usual outcome is over-indulging.  Why deprive yourself completely when you can have a small piece of that cake you love and still look good in that tight dress?  Moderation and portion control along with exercise are keys to your success!  Good luck!!!