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Sunday, January 23, 2011


Support is important when you are doing just about anything in your life.
Career changes, getting married, having children, going back to school, or making a big decision. Why shouldn't you have support when starting a new diet, health, & exercise lifestyle?

Don't expect to wake up one day and change everything about what you eat, and how much you exercise without a having recruiting the support of those around you. You need to sit down with your family & friends and tell them what you are going to do to live healthier and ask for their support.

If they truly want to support you, they will see how serious you are about your new lifestyle, about your goals, dreams, wants and needs and they will support you.

Those who can't or don't know how to support you, are usually the ones that don't understand your need or want to live healthier. It's not your job to to change their minds. Only know that you will need those who DO support you that much more.

If you really have people in your life that can't support what you're doing for you health, and have a way of bringing you down, then you have to find a way to put a healthy distance between you two.

Find support, someone who is going to call you, email you, text you, praise you, encourage you, cheer you on, and be there for you every step of the way!

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Question & Answer

Good Wednesday morning!!

Time for Q & A again!

Q: How do you stay motivated to eat healthy and exercise?

A: The way I stay motivated is through books, audio, support, pictures, and referring back to my goal list.
I read a lot of books about health, nutrition, exercise, and personal growth & development. I listen to personal growth & development audios as well. I seek support in my husband mainly. If I am having a week that I am just not feeling like working out, he gives me no excuses. He will take the kids, make dinner, even mop the floor (lol) if that is what it takes to get me to exercise. I keep pictures of my goals on my computer. Much like a dream board, it is on my computer and I can refer to it often. I also look at my goals often, especially my two main goals for the year and I remember why it is I am doing what I am doing for my health.

Find what works for you, and use more than one resource to keep yourself motivated.

Send your questions to positivenutritionmom@gmail.com

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

10 days of Shakeology- Jump Start Pack

Anyone who has not had a chance to try the most important meal of the day; Shakeology and would like to purchase a 10 day supply, NOW IS THE TIME. The first 4 people to order the jump start pack through me, will receive the Shakeology workout DVD's as a gift!!

If you are interested in trying Shakeology before buying it, please email me TODAY! The Jump Start Pack includes 10 days worth of Shakeology, 1 shaker cup, Shakeology recipe card and the workout DVD's (if you are one of the first 4 people).

Email me at positivenutritionmom@gmail.com to order your Jump Start Pack today!

Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fad Diets

Fad diets surround us daily, from low-carb, no-carb, low-fat, no-fat, cabbage soup, juicing, low-calorie, baby food, raw, and countless others. We see them on T.V., the internet, newspapers, and magazines.

How can we not get a little distracted by these diets? Fad diets promise to help you shed pounds fast, lose inches quick, get lean in record time, be super fit, and look like a celebrity! How can you resist not wanting to know more, or even try them?

These types of diets are usually very short-term, highly unhealthy, and can even be damaging to your body. They can be severely calorie restrictive, lacking important food groups, too high in bad fats, too low in good fats, lacking in nutrients, and just down right dangerous.

Who would want to eat cabbage soup everyday, regardless of how many inches you may lose in a week? Besides infants, no one should be using baby food as a source of nutrition. Does only consuming bacon, eggs, lunch meat, cheese, chicken breasts, and pork chops sound like a healthy thing to do? Absolutely not.

No fad diet kept long term will lead to good or better health. Will you lose weight on most fad diets? Most likely yes. Let's take a look at why you lose weight, and what kind of "weight" you are actually losing. When not consuming the proper nutrition and literally "starving" your body, it sends your body into a shock state. When beginning a quick fix diet, your body may shed weight but what you are really losing is muscle and water. As your body tries to compensate for lack of nutrients it takes from where it can (your muscles, brain, etc) and stores any fat you consume to protect from later starvation. In the end you become hungry, irritable, fatigued, dehydrated, memory loss, and experience signs of depression.

For example: depriving your body of complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables will set your kidneys into over-drive and your colon into sleep mode. Where will you be getting your very important vitamins, minerals, and fiber from? How will your body cope will all that animal protein, cholesterol, and saturated fat? Can you picture how hard your heart has to work to support this?

Yes, short term you might lose weight, but at what cost?

A good, healthy, balanced diet will yield weight loss, but you will also be properly fueling your body. It could take longer than using an unhealthy fad diet, but think of it this way; it didn't take you 2 weeks to gain the excess weight, it shouldn't take you 2 weeks to take it off. This is not a "diet" but a way of life.

Remember that good health is priceless!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Blues

I have had a few questions about how to beat the winter blues, especially with so many states having such a harsh winter this year it can be easy to be pulled down by the weather.

Here are a few tips:

Make things in your life a habit regardless of weather. Get up everyday at the same time, make your bed... so that you are less likely to want to crawl back into it, eat breakfast within an hour of getting up, make sure to take your vitamins (B vitamins are known mood boosters as well as vitamin D, fit your exercise in everyday regardless if you have the energy to do it or not (you will gain energy from doing it), stretch, and remember to continue to take "me" time for yourself.

Surround yourself with support, love and positive people!

Before we know it, it's going to be summer time again and we will all be complaining about the heat :)

Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Change of plans- Monday Q & A

Usually we are doing Q & A on Wednesday, however the holidays have backed up my emails and I have slowly been trying to get to every one's email... I will do my best to address some of the questions on here.

Q: What is the minimum amount of calories a woman should consume in a day?

A: This is a great question, especially with some fad diets going around right now that recommend very little calories.
Most women should consume no less than 1200 calories a day. The reason being that even when losing weight, your body requires so much "fuel" in order to be able to function and get through the day. When your body doesn't get enough calories it goes into what I like to call starvation mode, and stores fat thinking it is actually starving. Your body works MUCH less hard for you when you don't feed it enough.

Q: How do you come up with new healthy recipes?

A: I have to learn to be creative with our recipes. I have 4 kids (3 of which ALWAYS eat dinner w/ us) If I have hit a wall and find myself doing too many 'repeats' then I will look in cookbooks, food magazines, and websites. I modify what is not a healthy recipe and make it healthy. MOST recipes can be modified to a healthier version of the original. I recently modified a new whole wheat pizza crust, for our homemade pizza night, it was AWESOME and just a simple recipe I found on allrecipes.com.

Have a question? Email me at positivenutritionmom@gmail.com

Happy Monday!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Year- A New Beginning

2011 is a fresh start to your life! A new beginning to a whole new life if you so choose.

Let's start this year off on the right foot, with the right attitude, and all of our goals specifically written down and ready to be conquered.

This is going to be an amazing year, all of my goals are down on paper, typed into my phone, and said out loud to my family. I have taken steps in just the last 3 days to make sure I am working towards my goals. Have you?

Don't wait another minute to do this step. Get a notepad, an app on your phone, a diary or whatever you like; write down your goals and the steps you are going to take to get there!!

If your goal is to lose 20 pounds, write it down. Then list the ways you are going to get there; hire help, join gym, work out daily, eat a well balanced diet 6 days a week... and keep going. Then DO IT!

Be positive & think positive this year. NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE, it is all at your fingertips!!!! You have to want it, work for it, and know that it will be.

You are in control of your life, what will you do with that control in 2011?

Happy New Year!