Parents: How to raise fat kids

Observations of a People Watcher Initially I sat by a grandmother and teenage granddaughter. They both had two huge greasy looking slices of pizza, and a pop. After they finished eating they left and two family groups arrived. I could not help noticing the parenting styles of two families that sat on the 40 foot…

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FOOD Recalls, Resources, Links: Health & Safety

Food Safety 4 Simple Steps. Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill Learn helpful information about food safety. Keep your family safe from bacteria and food poisoning. Visit: Be Food Safe The link above takes you to a Canadian Partnership comprised of various health organizations, and is focused on Consumer Education. Cooking Temperatures, food storage and food handling…

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North American Diet vs Plant Based Diet

Where is the Healthy Food? Today was a beautiful day and I went to one of my favorite haunts, Granville Island. While the city of Vancouver in general is seen as a mecca for people who are health conscious and physically fit, there are many gaps. Vancouverites, without a doubt are on average more normal…

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New Found Solution to Weight Reduction

Don’t wash your hair in the shower It’s so good to finally get a health warning that is useful!!! INVOLVES THE SHAMPOO WHEN IT RUNS DOWN YOUR BODY WHEN YOU SHOWER WITH IT WARNING TO US ALL!!! Shampoo Warning! I don’t know WHY I didn’t figure this out sooner! I use shampoo in the shower!…

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DASH Diet Review

The Dash Diet is a heart healthy diet that is nutritionally sound Many dieters and professionals state that the Dash Diet takes a lot of grunt work and is somewhat pricey.  The Dash Diet is similar to the TLC Diet, Mediterranean Diet Mayo Clinic Diet, and the Vegetarian Diet. DASH Diet The Dash Diet was…

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The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet gets a lot of publicity. It is also called the cave man diet. Not well liked by some nutritionists, the Paleo Diet, or Caveman Diet, is popular with others. Nutrition is an inexact science, in my opinion. If you listen to all there is out there you would never be able to…

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Personal Growth: Developing New Habits and Behaviors

Mapping out New Territory We create maps in our brain that tell us how to get from point “a” to point “b”.  As we map out new behaviors we etch new maps into our brain. When we refer to personal growth, it is positive change in behaviors, we are talking about. The challenge is to…

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Review of the South Beach Diet

Today, I am continuing with my review of my personal experiences with various diets, I have tried over the years. The South Beach Diet came out while the Atkin’s Diet was at the peak of its popularity. You may notice diets come in the “flavor of the day” —  they come and go. The South…

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Living the Life of a Normal Weight Person

How are you going to live, once you lose your weight? If you haven’t yet defined that, now is a good time. You need a clear vision of what your days, weeks and months will look like when you are normal weight. Imagine it! This is your opportunity to DREAM! Dream BIG! In fact, I…

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Faulty Beliefs about Weight Loss: How much do you really eat?

I don’t eat that much! It must be my genes! Recently the drinking and driving campaign has had a commercial on the radio that says “So you are not too drunk to drive…Are you too drunk to get stopped.” The difference between our perceived behavior and our actual behavior often doesn’t match. This is in…

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