You might have your own reasons to take a break from eating sugar. Here are my top 6 based on my own experience. I lost a whole lot of weight after I quit sugar (100 lbs.) but even more important than the weight is the energy I gained. I've kept the weight off for over 12 years now. I run a child development home full of active infants, toddlers and preschoolers so I really appreciate the energy and the new lease on life. Here are just a few of the reasons that taking a break
Mahatma Gandhi once observed, "Wherever flax seed becomes a regular item among the people, there will be better health." I doubt that he had investments in the flax industry, He just wanted to help people feel healthy. I agree wholeheartedly because I've used flax daily for over 15 years now and it's helped me through the loss and maintenance of 100 lbs. Do you have any flax in your kitchen? If not, you could be missing out on many health benefits including better digestion a
What's the difference between French and American families and the way they eat? That's always been an interesting question for me because not only do the French enjoy their food more, but they're generally about 10% thinner than people in the United States even though they disregard many of the restrictions about limiting sugars and fats. After a week of eating and watching people eat in Paris, I noticed one thing more than anything else concerning food...... lack of excess!
This quick and easy strawberry shortcake recipe is a huge hit with everyone, not just those on special diets. Kids love it, too. Bring this gorgeously yummy dish to your next potluck and get ready for the compliments. Here's the recipe: Cake 1/4 C organic coconut oil 1/4 C whipped cream cheese 3 tsp. stevia powder 1/2 tsp. vanilla 2 cups finely ground almond meal (also called almond flour) 1 heaping tsp. baking powder 1 large egg Berry Topping 1 lb. fresh strawberries, sliced
I have a feeling that you're good at encouraging kids and helping your family when they need you, but sometimes feel frustrated when they don't seem to appreciate it. After 43 years of working with kids and families as well as having my own, I can tell you that while familial matters are usually more complicated than they seem, this one simple phrase can do wonders to increase respect. Both ways. I still need to re-commit to it every time I feel kids or families aren't respec
We hope you'll find lots of free fun on our website and blog pages. Whether you're tired, you want parenting tips or you just want to get healthy and feel good, you've come to the right place. That's why we're here! This is what you'll find. * Articles about SELF Sleep, Eating, Learning, Fun The articles are written by author/teacher Nanci J Bradley, MS Human Development, and taken from 40 years experience and a child and family educator. She keeps them short because she kn
Do you want to replace unhealthy sugar-free energy drinks and diet soda? Or do you just want to try something new? This drink is healthy and delicious and you can easily make it yourself with or without caffeine. I wish we could buy this in an eating and/or drinking establishment. For now though, it's super simple and cheap to whip up. It's really refreshing and actually tastes a lot better than diet soda or energy drinks. One more thing I want to tell you about the drink is