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Life is full of hard choices



Heartiness Approach

February 16, 2018

Life is Filled with Hard Choices

Each year of our life brings new choices. We have discovered that choices are better when we live our lives in such a way that we GET to choose rather than HAVE to choose.Let me explain.

When we take care of our bodies by the food we put into them and the exercise we put them through we may make the following choices. Stay in our home or if we desire, move to a place where we have more of what we want.

  • A better view.
  • A place to grow
  • A forest to love 
  • A place to raise animals
  • A different house

If with each year we have not chosen to eat well, been sedentary and developed disease we HAVE to decide between other choices. We choose whether we are healthy enough to STAY in our home or if we NEED to move to another place. The other place may be:

  • An Independent Living community
  • An Assisted Living
  • A Nursing Home
  • Have in-home care come to us.

When we don’t make the choices to take care of our bodies, other choices are made for us. 
Easy choices – What do I want to do with the rest of my life?
Hard choices – Where do I have to go to live out my days?

Before I get in trouble for being insensitive to people who are already ill or who had no choice to go into a home remember two things:

1. I have worked with seniors for many years.My heart is with them. There are loving people who care for others in these varying living situations. I have also seen many people regenerate their bodies and move out. 

2. If you have an illness already, it is not too late. You can regenerate your body.
We did. Three other people talked about their success in the comment sections of our YouTube Channel this week. We now have a testimonial page on our website. These are not testimonials about us but about eating right and making changes. 
When your doctor gives you a medication, you most generally take it and you should, but do your research. We are not telling you to stop taking a medication. But, are you also willing to change your diet and stop eating processed food? Are you willing to exercise?

The choice is yours. Life is full of hard choices. 

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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of five of the most dangerous heart attack risks.

  • Abdominal Obesity
  • Diabetes (Raised fasting plasma glucose level)
  • High triglyceride and low HDL Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease

For a person to be defined as having metabolic syndrome, They must have abdominal obesity which is belly fat and at least two of the other factors.

All of these factors can be changed by changing your diet:

  • Eliminate Processed Food
  • Don’t use fake fats, (Man-made vegetable oils, shortening, margarine) 
  • Eliminate Sugar
  • Eat Real Food

You Are What You Ate But it is NOT Too Late

Heartiness Approach Guidelines

  • Eat real, unrefined, unprocessed food
  • Eliminate sugar and other stimulants
  • Eat a balance of good protein, carbohydrates, non-starchy vegetable and a good fat whenever you eat any food.
  • Eat small frequent meals
  • Drink water. Eliminate soda, sugar drinks, low fat milk and other empty calorie drinks
  • Exercise is not an option. Everyone can exercise in some sort of way. Your muscles and bones and blood sugar levels depend on it.
  • Do not eat any diet foods, sugar substitutes, hydrogenated foods.

Most Amazing Tuna, Celery and Walnut Salad

Be searching for recipes all the time. I found this one on the food channel and modified it to meet my nutrition standards. 

This is a refreshing light way to eat tuna. Very healthy. Great snack with a pile of the tuna salad and a small stack of crackers. Keeps your hands and mouth busy while watching TV. 

  • 4 ounces of Albacore or premium tuna
  • 2 Tables. of chopped capers
  • 2 Tables. of finely chopped celery
  • 2 Tables. of chopped toasted walnuts
  • 2 teas. of olive oil
  • 1 Tables. of Red wine vinegar
  • 1 teas. of finely minced Nicoise olives
  • 1 teas. of finely minced parley
  • 1/2 teas. of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Ak-Mak wheat crackers

Combine the tuna, capers, celery, walnuts, olive oil, vinegar, olives, parsley and lemon juice in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Top the crackers with the tuna mixture and serve.

Regenerate, Don’t Degenerate – Motivation

The way I see it, motivation to exercise is the biggest challenge for getting fit. It is for me and during my personal trainer training, much time was spent reviewing the factors for motivation.

Motivations helps overcome our excuses, oh, I mean reasons for not getting around to exercising. My motivation comes from my head as I think about how I will look and feel if I exercise. For you, it may be something different.

So, right here, right now, click on the reply-to button on your email and send me an email explaining what motivates you to exercise. Or, if you don’t exercise, email me about the reasons you don’t exercise.

This is not the time to be a shrinking violet. Open up. I won’t share what you tell me unless you ask me too. Your response may be my source for a video that can help others find the motivation to get on their path to Regeneration.

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