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Welcome to final week of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. What To Eat for Dinner When making a healthy dinner choice, it is always great to keep two things in mind: portion size and color. These two things will promote health in the best possibly way! Follows is...
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Re-think your infrastructure. Many bad habits develop because we have created an infrastructure to support them. You eat chips before dinner because there’s a package of Tostitos in the cupboard. You avoid a walk when it’s 20 degrees outside because you don’t have the proper gear to keep you warm. You hit the snooze in...
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I recently heard Mark Fenton speak at an event in Boise. His life mission is building environmental infrastructures that encourage physical activity in communities. His data shows that education, coaching and similar influences motivate individuals to stick to a fitness plan for about six months, at which point compliance drops off. He believes community infrastructure,...
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The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss and...
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  Today is #13 of my 13 healthy living tips for 2013. As you move along your healthy living journey in 2013 and beyond, one condition is essential—to maintain balance. There will always be times when you swing too low or too high on that see saw of life, but you can always find a...
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Today is #6 of my 13 tips for a healthy 2013. Remember the parable of the flood? A man drowned because he turned down the help of a neighbor, boat crew and helicopter pilot, all who offered to rescue him from a flood, simply because he was waiting for God to save the day. Whatever...
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I wrote a blog post a while back entitled – This is a Compliment. Please Take It! In this post, I noted that many women have a difficult time accepting compliments, and provided a few tips on how to take the compliment challenge. Sometimes, though, it’s not just about a compliment and the act of...
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I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. By making a contribution, your comments will...
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I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. By making a contribution, your comments will...
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Why is it so hard to ask others for help? That is a question I ask myself a lot. But I was reminded of this conundrum when I read a chapter from Bonnie St. John’s Live Your Joy the other night. In her book, she references another author, Ken Kragen, who served as manager to...
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