Martha Stewart’s engaging handbook for living your healthiest life after 40—with expertise from doctors and specialists on eating, exercise, wellness, home, and organizing, as well as caring for others.
Martha Stewart’s Living the Good Long Life is a practical guide unlike any other: honest and upbeat, with clear and motivating charts, resources, and tips from doctors and wellness specialists. From the best ways to organize your home to protecting your mental well-being and appearance as you age, this book gives accessible ideas that you can incorporate every day. And when it’s time to explore caregiving for others, you’ll know how to enrich their quality of life while preventing your own fatigue.
Martha’s 10 Golden Rules for Successful Aging provide a framework for chapters that cover your changing needs with every decade, including:
-Healthy Eating: Stock a healthy pantry for your dietary needs.
-Healthy Fitness: Stand strong on your feet by increasing your balance, endurance, and flexibility.
-A Healthy Brain: Stimulate new brain activity to prevent memory loss.
-A Healthy Outlook: Maintain a sense of daily purpose by strengthening social connections.
-Healthy Living Every Day: Medicate wisely while paying attention to aches and pains.
-Healthy Looks: Take care of your skin and match your makeup to your age.
-Healthy Home: Create a home that is a reflection of how you want to live.
-Healthy Living into the Future: Be your own wellness CEO to prevent future illness.
-Healthy Caring: Prepare for helping others while caring for yourself, and much more!
Healthy living begins with establishing small habits, and with Living the Good Long Life you’ll have a dependable source for thriving in your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond.
"In my Foundation’s health initiatives—and in my own life—I’ve seen again and again how even small measures to improve your health can make a big difference. Living the Good Long Life is full of simple ideas that can be incorporated into daily routines to help you feel better and keep on doing what you love."
—President Bill Clinton
"For thirty years, Martha Stewart has carefully coached us on how to take care of our homes, our menus, our crafts. And now in Living the Good Long Life, she has brought her brilliant skills to the mission of helping us take care of ourselves. With sparkling prose, no-nonsense instruction, and, as always, oceans of wisdom, Martha implores readers not to recoil from their advancing years, but to embrace and celebrate them—with invaluable tips on keeping our diets healthy, our bodies pumping, and our outlook forever sunny. I just loved this book."
Acting: Face to Face, the Actor's Guide to Understanding How Your Face Communicates Emotion for TV and Film by John Sudol
"The actor who has the skill to create and control what his face is communicating is the actor most suited to work in front of the camera" - John Sudol
Acting Face to Face: the Actor’s Guide to Understanding How Your Face Communicates Emotion for TV and Film is the first book in a series about the “Language of the Face” - or how the face communicates nonverbally.
The book is particularly useful for actors transitioning from stage to screen, by clearly defining the difference. On stage, you communicate with your body and voice; on camera you need to add a third means of communication – your face. When you understand this difference, you also understand why only a small percentage of actors get the majority of on-camera work. Acting Face to Face delivers the tools you need to level the playing field.
The book contains detailed photos and exercises; it also helps you understand how you personally communicate and what's missing or misunderstood about your facial expressions,
so you can take your acting to the next level.
After working with thousands of actors and studying the work of leading researchers in the field of emotions for over 10 years, John Sudol – a veteran actor, director, casting director, Hollywood acting teacher and audition coach – has developed this book series, which stands to change the face of acting.
Though developed specifically for actors, this book is also helpful to anyone in the communications business who would benefit from knowing how their face nonverbally speaks to others. Category: Business & Investing > Industries & Professions
Investment Banking WORKBOOK is the ideal complement to Investment Banking, Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions, Second Edition, enabling you to truly master and refine the core skills at the center of the world of finance. This comprehensive study guide provides an invaluable opportunity to explore your understanding of the strategies and techniques covered in the main text, before putting them to work in real-world situations.
The WORKBOOK--which parallels the main book chapter by chapter--contains over 400 problem-solving exercises and multiple-choice questions.
Topics reviewed include:
- Valuation and its various forms of analysis, including comparable companies, precedent transactions and discounted cash flow analysis
- Leveraged buyouts--from the fundamentals of LBO economics and structure to detailed modeling and valuation
- M&A sell-side tools and techniques, including an overview of an organized M&A sale process
- M&A buy-side strategy and analysis, including a comprehensive merger consequences analysis that includes accretion/(dilution) and balance sheet effects
Keep your mind fit with brain aerobics!
If you like great mental exercises, try brain aerobics. All you have to do is open this book, lift a pencil, and flex your mind while solving this assortment of invigorating puzzles.
In Brain Aerobics Word Search Puzzles, you’ll need to look for words in grids that form distinctive picture outlines directly related to the puzzles’ themes. You get a grid in the shape of an umbrella, for example, in a puzzle about rain. Each word search is fun and challenging as well as a little different. Category: Humor & Entertainment > Puzzles & Games > Word Games
The Cool Impossible Deluxe: The Coach from "Born to Run" Shows How to Get the Most fromYour Miles-And FromYourself by Eric Orton
Featured in the bestselling book Born to Run, coach and performance guru Eric Orton has spent a lifetime learning and thinking about running and about the limitless possibilities of the human body and mind. In The Cool Impossible, Orton shares his wealth of knowledge in an inspiring step-by-step guide that will open up a new world of achievement for runners of all levels of ability and experience.The truth is: Athleticism is awareness. That simple phrase is at the core of The Cool Impossible. Athleticism requires awareness of form and technique, awareness of our effort level, and, most important, awareness of what we think (and don’t think). And with that awareness comes the possibility of endless potential and improvement, progress and masteryand, ultimately, achievement that you never before would have thought possible.With a program focused on proper running form, strength development, and cardiovascular training, Orton will help first-step beginners, prime-time competitors, and enduring veterans reach the cool impossible”the belief that any achievement, athletic or otherwise, is within our reach. Inside you’ll find:* Foot strength exercises to catapult performance, combat injuries, and transform technique* A total-body strength program aimed at creating an athletic running body* Step-by-step run-form coaching for performance enhancement and lifelong healthy running* A run-training program providing the building blocks for endurance, strength, and speed* No-nonsense nutrition strategies for performance, health, and the ultimate running body* Visualization and mind-training tactics to run and live the Cool Impossible*And much moreNatural running is about so much more than barefoot running. It’s about the joy of running that we were all naturally born with and can reawaken. Like a favorite running companion, The Cool Impossible will be there with you, stride for stride and mile for mile, helping you go farther than you ever could have on your own.Category: Sports & Outdoors > Coaching > Training & Conditioning
Includes a foreword by Christopher McDougall
Men's Health Natural Bodybuilding Bible: A Complete 24-Week Program For Sculpting Muscles That Show by Tyler English
By far the most popular topic among Men’s Health magazine readers is muscle building. Young or middle-aged, men equate muscle with power, success, and sexual attractiveness. And a new generation of young men is hungry for a definitive guidebook that shows them the steps to the bodybuilding stage.
For decades, the seminal work has been Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, but GenY is ready for a fresh new guidebook that takes a healthier approach to bodybuilding written by the poster boy for clean eating and natural homegrown muscle, Tyler English, whose youth, long hair and tats, and unorthodox bootcamp workouts will appeal to young lifters.
At the heart of English’s book is a 16-to-24-week course of weight lifting and nutrition that will shed body fat and trigger explosive muscle growth. Exercise by exercise, meal by meal, the reader is shown precisely what to do to build a competition-ready body. But even if the reader simply wants to look his best on the beach, this book will reveal the secret techniques that bodybuilders use to achieve hard, rippling muscle. Category: Sports & Outdoors > Coaching > Training & Conditioning
Schaum's Outline of College Chemistry (Schaum's Outline Series) by Jerome RosenbergLawrence Epstein Peter Krieger
Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?
Fortunately, there's Schaum's.
More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.
This Schaum's Outline gives you
- 1,340 fully solved problems
- Clear, concise explanations of all college chemistry concepts
- Support for all the major textbooks for college chemistry courses
Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores!Category: Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Chemistry
Robust Control Design with MATLAB® (Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing) by Da-Wei GuPetko H. Petkov Mihail M Konstantinov
Robust Control Design with MATLAB® (second edition) helps the student to learn how to use well-developed advanced robust control design methods in practical cases. To this end, several realistic control design examples from teaching-laboratory experiments, such as a two-wheeled, self-balancing robot, to complex systems like a flexible-link manipulator are given detailed presentation. All of these exercises are conducted using MATLAB® Robust Control Toolbox 3, Control System Toolbox and Simulink®. By sharing their experiences in industrial cases with minimum recourse to complicated theories and formulae, the authors convey essential ideas and useful insights into robust industrial control systems design using major H-infinity optimization and related methods allowing readers quickly to move on with their own challenges. The hands-on tutorial style of this text rests on an abundance of examples and features for the second edition: • rewritten and simplified presentation of theoretical and methodological material including original coverage of linear matrix inequalities; • new Part II forming a tutorial on Robust Control Toolbox 3; • fresh design problems including the control of a two-rotor dynamic system; and • end-of-chapter exercises. Electronic supplements to the written text that can be downloaded from extras.springer.com/isbn include: • M-files developed with MATLAB® help in understanding the essence of robust control system design portrayed in text-based examples; • MDL-files for simulation of open- and closed-loop systems in Simulink®; and • a solutions manual available free of charge to those adopting Robust Control Design with MATLAB® as a textbook for courses. Robust Control Design with MATLAB® is for graduate students and practising engineers who want to learn how to deal with robust control design problems without spending a lot of time in researching complex theoretical developments. Category: Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Chemistry
"It's rare that a medically trained scientist dares to venture into the mystical world of our cells and biology, but Dr. Barrett has both the courage and insights to do just that. By combining her scientifically trained mind with the wisdom of her heart, she takes us on an adventure of perceiving the inner workings of our bodies in a new way. This book will serve anyone curious about how our physical lives are related to this vast universe that we occupy." -Leigh Fortson, author of <ital>Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking About, Thinking About and Treating Cancer</ital>
"In <ital>Secrets of Your Cells,</ital> biochemist Sondra Barrett puts us in touch with the incredible beauty and organization of the cells of the human body as she translates the small-scale life of cells into large-scale lessons for living. This is the work of someone with a genuine reverence for the sacredness of life." -Larry Dossey, MD, author of <ital>Healing Words, Reinventing Medicine, </ital>and <ital>The Power of Premonitions.</ital>
"Sondra has the gift of a scientist's mind wedded to an artist's heart." -Eli Jaxon-Bear, author of <ital>From Fixation to Freedom: The Enneagram of Liberation.</ital>
A guiding principle of the spiritual journey is to look within. Biochemist Sondra Barrett has done just that-and discovered that our cells offer us invaluable wisdom for transformation, relationships, and healing. With Secrets of Your Cells, this scientist and mind-body teacher takes you on a provocative journey into our inner universe. Exploring the cell's astonishing architecture, intelligence, and ability to function harmoniously, this book offers practical exercises for applying the lessons of our cells to live well and thrive. Join Dr. Barrett to learn:
- Practical guidance for engaging cellular intelligence in everyday life through our thoughts, choices, and actions
- Inner wisdom embedded in our cells about sanctuary, letting go, and being in the present moment
- What our cells can teach us about communication, cooperation, and purpose
- How the anatomy of our cells responds to energy, movement, and internal tension
- Cells and molecules as sacred art, as revealed by Dr. Barrett's fascinating color photographs of the inner and outer world
"Our cells are more than just fortuitous arrangements of chemicals," explains Dr. Barrett. "They are a community of trillions of sentient entities cooperating to create a sanctuary for the human soul." Drawing on the insights from shamanic practices, energy medicine, and the wisdom of our body's fundamental building blocks, Secrets of Your Cells is a thoroughly researched and accessible resource for putting cutting-edge biology into action.Category: Religion & Spirituality > New Age
Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life (Red Sneaker Writers Book Series) by William Bernhardt
All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt, despite what you might have heard elsewhere. If your characters don’t interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. “Action is character,” Aristotle wrote, but what does that mean, and how can you use that fundamental principle to create dynamic fiction that will captivate readers? This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story. Using examples spanning from The Odyssey to The Da Vinci Code, Bernhardt discusses the art of character creation in a direct and easily comprehended manner. The book also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own work.
William Bernhardt is the author of more than thirty novels, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of legal thrillers. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. His programs have educated many authors now published by major houses. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large."
The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you. Category: Education & Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Writing
This helpful book for college-bound students presents and defines more than 365 words that appear most frequently on SAT exams. Each of 37 lessons focuses on a thematic word cluster--words having similar meanings or words that apply to similar circumstances. Also included are phonetic pronunciation keys for each word, memory tips, review exercises following every five lessons, and an alphabetical word index. New to this edition are additional lessons providing vocabulary specific to the ACT English, Reading, and Science tests. College-bound students who successfully complete the book's exercises and master these words will expand their lifelong vocabulary, enrich their essay writing, and improve their chances for acceptance at the colleges of their choice. Category: Education & Reference > Words, Language & Grammar
Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children by Lisa Flynn
Help your kids de-stress and get healthy!
Yoga for Children will encourage your child to learn about yoga with an attentive, at-home instructor--you! Even if you are new to the practice, author, mom, and children's yoga expert Lisa Flynn will guide you and your child through more than 200 yoga poses, meditations, and activities that are suitable for children between the ages of two and twelve. Complete with full-color photographs, instructional scripts, and pose modifications, Yoga for Children will help build your child's confidence, self-awareness, and focus while strengthening your connection--one yoga session at a time.Category: Parenting & Relationships > Parenting
Cambridge Checkpoint Science Workbook 9 (Cambridge International Examinations) by Mary JonesDiane Fellowes-Freeman David Sang
Written by well-respected authors, the suite provides a comprehensive, structured resource which covers the full Cambridge Secondary 1 framework and seamlessly progresses into the next stage. This engaging course supports teaching of the Science framework both theoretically and practically, with full coverage of the Scientific Enquiry framework integrated throughout the series. This Workbook for Stage 9 contains exercises that develop students' ability to apply their knowledge, as well as Scientific Enquiry skills relating to planning experiments and recording results. Integrated review of topics from Stages 7 and 8 as well as full coverage of the Stage 9 content provides preparation for the Cambridge Checkpoint Science test and a solid foundation for progression into the Cambridge IGCSE Sciences. Category: Teens > Education & Reference > Science & Technology
Sacred gestures of the hands and body to energize the sexual organs, increase libido, enhance pleasure, and improve overall health
• Includes exercises for men and women to tone the genitals, improve endurance, and reach orgasm without ejaculation
• Details shared exercises for couples to harmonize male and female energies
• Explains how these exercises can treat sexual problems caused by tobacco, psychotropic drugs, and alcohol
Mudras have been used for thousands of years in Hinduism and Buddhism to channel the movement of energy in the body for physical enhancement and spiritual enrichment. These sacred gestures of the hands and body create a tangible link between body and mind, conscious and unconscious, and can be used to strengthen and invigorate specific organs or bodily systems.
Exploring the mudras of sexual vitality, Serge Villecroix illustrates energy movement exercises for men and women to tone the genitals, increase libido, improve endurance, and enhance pleasure. He reveals mudras for men to reach orgasm without ejaculation and details shared exercises for couples to harmonize male and female energies. He explains how these exercises can treat sexual dysfunction, such as impotence, as well as overcome sexual problems caused by tobacco, psychotropic drugs, alcohol, and other substances. Providing a complete guide to the sex mudras, Villecroix shows how strengthening your sexual energies also improves cardiac and respiratory health and overall vitality. Category: Self-Help > Sex
The woman Psychology Today calls "the best-known life coach in America" shatters the myth that willpower is an effective weight-loss tool and introduces a revolutionary approach to lifetime leanness based on a series of "4-Day Wins" that work with any weight-loss program
Substitute a good habit for a bad one and stick to it for just 4 days, and it begins to feel normal. That's the surprising discovery that holds the key to lifetime weight control, according to life coach and New York Times best-selling author Martha Beck. Not a conventional diet or exercise program, The Four-Day Win combines evolutionary logic, psychology, and neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to restructure itself, which suggests ways to reshape our bodies) with strategies and success stories—plus large doses of humor and an insightful, straightforward approach to teach the principles required to reverse weight issues.
Drawn from hundreds of hours interviewing weight losers—in both her discussions with private clients and her groundbreaking consulting work for Jenny Craig—Dr. Beck reveals:
- Why willpower-based dieting is doomed to fail
- How to step out of the conflict between the rule-making Commander (who bans all our favorite foods) and the rule-breaking Resistor (who gives in to cravings) and reach the Watcher, who is our happiest self
- What the latest research into the mind-body connection reveals about how our emotions affect our eating
She tried all her life to lose weight, and nothing worked. She knew she would always be fat.
In a single day, all that changed.
Are you someone who:
(1) Wonders if you will EVER obtain that slender, fit body?
(2) Despairs thinking how easy is it for others to stay slender when you can't?
(3) Wasn’t born with the resolve to be able to decide one day, “I’m going to kick my ass into shape!”?
(4) Keeps trying to “eat better,” but it’s been making no difference?
(5) Has been tempted to fast or to purge … because nothing else seems to work?
(6) ... or simply is tired of the excess fat, and just doesn’t know what to do?
You may feel like you will never lose the weight. But no amount of fat can change the fact that, underneath it all, the real you is skinny.
Inside, you will learn how to:
* Lose serious weight without resorting to soul-sucking and wearisome diets
* Train your body to avoid feeling hungry too soon after eating
* Enjoy exercising, even when it makes you feel like you’re going to die
* Avoid destructive thoughts and habits that lead to eating disorders
* Understand how negative attitudes about fat actually slow your weight loss
* Deal with failure and get back on track
* Make it through cravings, plateaus, and feeling like giving up
* Survive all-you-can-eat buffets
* Handle people who try to hinder your success
* Overcome embarrassment when exercising amongst fit people
* Maintain your weight once you hit your goal
(and, of course)
* Adjust to your new life as a skinny person!
Questions answered include:
* What’s more important: diet or exercise?
* What’s the right amount of food? What about fasting? What do I order at a restaurant?
* How do I avoid Starvation Mode?
* How do I lose fat in that one irritating area?
* Should I weigh myself daily?
* Should I go vegetarian?
* Should I just accept my husky body and love it? Marilyn Monroe did … right?
With over 80,000 words of real-world advice on eating, exercise, and healthful habits, this is not merely a diet, a cookbook, a trendy workout, or words of feel-good puffery. It’s a way to find life.
Praise from readers:
"Some of the most inspiring words I have ever read" - Heather, England
"Like an epiphany" - Paula, Ecuador
"I actually feel excited about losing weight!" Katie, Scotland
"Brought tears to my eyes ... I have a totally new outlook" - Kat, California
"Covered ALL the areas that others have just not been able to" - Kjersten, Norway
“Finally someone put into words how I have been feeling” - Johanna, Hungary
“Reading this was like a weight off my chest” - Megan, Canada
"Everything … just makes perfect sense” - Julie, Australia
“Changed my outlook on life … I am so motivated its crazy” - Eliza, Florida
“Motivated me to make a change to my life forever so I can be the person I want to be” - Lindsey, New York
“I just signed up for a 5K, and I am one of those people who hates to run … wow … tears in my eyes” - Kate, New Mexico
“Made me absolutely lose it crying … words will never be able to sum up how thankful I am” - Jane, England
“Knocked me right off my feet … so inspiring” - Jenna, California
“Seriously changed who I am” - Courtenay, Michigan
“I've been learning English for eight years, but it had never been really useful. Until now.” - Corinna, Romania
“I'm abandoning the starving and the tears and the fasting” - McKenzie, Ohio
“Literally my inspiration to throw my anorexic tendencies out the window” - Ashley, California
“Inspired me to shed my unhealthy and destructive behaviours and attitudes towards weight loss … I've not only seen a change in my body, but I am now also in a better place mentally, and for the first time in years I can truly say I am totally content with my life” - Natalie, England
“Thank you for giving me hope that I really can become the healthy, happy person I’ve been trying to find for what seems like forever now” - Emily, Texas Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting > Addiction & Recovery
Pregnancy and Childbirth: Expecting a Baby. Pregnancy Guide. Pregnancy What to Expect. Pregnancy Health. Pregnancy Eating and Recipes. by John McArthurCheri Merz
Pregnancy and childbirth are, to most new parents, the most exciting and joyful periods of their lives. There are many important preparations to make for a healthy pregnancy and the best chance for your baby to be as perfect in every way as you could wish. This book will show you how to do exactly that--prepare for a healthy pregnancy. Here is what you will find inside this book:
Before you attempt to conceive. - Conception tips. A Little Biology Lesson.You think you're pregnant: what's next? Signs and symptoms. Finding your medical professionals. What to expect at your first appointment.
Healthy pregnancy lifestyle. - Nutrition. Macronutrients. Five food groups. Supplements. Foods to avoid.
Exercise and Other Activity. - Your exercise program. Working while pregnant. Everyday activities. Sex during pregnancy.
Healthy meals during pregnancy. - 3 Easy breakfast recipes. Healthy dinner recipes. 3 Quick and healthy lunch recipes, Sweet and healthy.
Common health conditions during pregnancy. - Anemia. Autoimmune disorders. Depression. Diabetes. Thyroiditis. Sleeping position and stillbirth.
The stages of pregnancy. - First Trimester-Weeks 1-12. Second Trimester-Weeks 13-29. Third Trimester-Weeks 30-41. Fetal Movement.
Labor and Delivery. - Before Your Due Date--Birthing Classes. Before Your Due Date. Birth Plan.
Postpartum. - Baby blues, postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Postpartum perineal care. Postpartum care after C-section. Sex after pregnancy.
Breastfeeding. - Inverted nipples. Postpartum depression or psychosis. Contagious or infectious disease/requirement for unsafe medication. Insufficient milk supply or quality. Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting > Women's Health > Pregnancy & Childbirth
My Virgin Diet CookBook: The Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Peanut-Free, Corn-Free and Sugar-Free Cookbook by Rebecca Lorraine
About My Virgin Diet CookBook
I first discovered The Virgin Diet when I stumbled across the author talking about her book on PBS. It didn’t take long to get the feeling she was talking directly to me as she pointed out how so many people are frustrated with their unsuccessful weight loss attempts. We do all the “right” things, live on low-fat, low-carb foods, deprive ourselves of desserts and exercise regularly . . . All without positive results. I was so happy to hear that there may be hope for me; I had to give it a try.
If you’ve read The Virgin Diet by JJ Virgin, then you already know that many of the supposedly “healthy” foods in our diets may actually be making (or keeping) us fat, especially if our system is intolerant, and doesn’t know how to process them. There are 7 “high-FI” foods (the seven that people are most commonly intolerant of) that you completely eliminate for 21 days.
Then, over the next 28 days, you reintroduce 4 of the 7 one by one (Soy, Gluten, Eggs and Dairy) to determine whether or not your system is OK with the given food, or if you should eliminate that food all together. The other 3 “high-FI” foods (Sugar, Corn and Peanuts) should, as a rule, be avoided 95% of the time for a number of reasons related to overall health and well-being.
Now, if you are like me, the first thought is wow, what can I eat? It seems like you are cutting out everything that makes our meals taste good. Believe me, I’ve spent enough time on “diets” thinking all I should eat is bland baked chicken, vegetables, apples and rice cakes. But despite that initial thought, I was eager to go thru the process to determine what foods may be sabotaging MY weight loss attempts.
As I went thru the initial 21-day process, I experienced exactly what the author highlighted in the show I watched. She pointed out the health benefits of eliminating the high-FI foods altogether, and how many people choose to do so after going thru the cycles. I really felt better, I had more energy, I noticed an improvement in my skin AND I lost 10 pounds! I basically decided I wanted to make a lifestyle change based on my results. Eating this way was easy, I felt good and it seemed like a great way to help me lose the additional weight I wanted to lose.
Since so many of my standard “go-to” recipes and food choices include at least one of the 7, it was time to change my mindset, and focus on what I can eat, and not the foods being eliminated. I looked at some of my favorite recipes and figured out ways to modify them, eliminating the high-FI foods, using “cool substitutions,” and creating some more of my own.
What I discovered is there are so many ways to make the good “healthy” food taste better, using fresh herbs and spices and fun combinations. I don’t even miss the ingredients I used to think were “must haves” to make my meals tasty.
The other thing I’ve always avoided when I “diet,” is entertaining, or having people over for dinner because again, I didn’t think I knew how to make the healthy food taste “company worthy” (and especially with eliminating the additional foods). I have now discovered I was wrong.
I put this collection of recipes together to share with anybody out there who may be having a difficult time making the “good” food taste great, without the high-FI foods. These recipes are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Peanut-Free and Sugar-Free. I left in a few including dairy and a few including soy for those who are tolerant, or for re-introduction weeks (and they are noted).
My biggest challenge was the dinner-time dilemma, so I focused mostly on delicious Main Dishes and Sides. I hope you find these recipes helpful in your journey whether your goal is to feel better, lose weight, or just live a healthier lifestyle. Category: Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Natural Foods
Category: Computers & Technology > Computer Science
Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft SharePoint 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to get things done.
Here’s WHAT you’ll learn:
- Create libraries for all kinds of media
- Share information in one location
- Organize people and processes
- Connect SharePoint to Microsoft Office with no fuss
- Find things fast with the Search Center
- Expand your community with social networking
Here’s HOW you’ll learn it:
- Jump in wherever you need answers
- Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do
- Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts
- Use TRY THIS! exercises to apply what you learn right away
- Create libraries for all kinds of media
Category: Computers & Technology > Computer Science
Get the guide that makes learning Microsoft Excel plain and simple! This full color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to solve a problem or learn a skill, using easy-to-follow steps and concise, straightforward language. You'll analyze, manage, and share information in more ways than ever before.
Here’s WHAT You’ll Learn
- Manage your data quickly and efficiently
- Filter, sort, summarize, and crunch your numbers
- Use formulas and functions to do the heavy lifting
- Bring data to life with charts and graphics
- Share data between Microsoft Office documents
- Work as a team, online and in the cloud
Here’s HOW You’ll Learn It
- Jump in wherever you need answers
- Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do
- Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts
- Use TRY THIS! exercises to apply what you learn right away