Thursday, February 2, 2012

10 days Ten Pounds

DAY ONE (21 DAY thing a ma bob)

No, I'm not attempting to say "loose 10 pounds in 10 days"   BUT.....

I have 10 things to do to "get ON TRACK" with Health.  So, for the first 10 days of the 21 DAY change my habits I will hit each day each of the ten things to do.
Ya know.... KISS (Keep it simple Stupid)


1.  Drinking

Drink Water

Think about the fact we were for 9 months in an amazing life giving fluid - Fluid that ran within us and around us.


Think about these facts:
Arthur Guyton 's Textbook of Medical Physiology states that "the total amount of water in a man of average weight (70 kilograms or 154lbs) is approximately 40 litres, averaging 60 percent of his total body weight.  Obesity decreases the percentage of water in the body, sometimes to as low as 45 percent".  

Skin that is dehydrated often looks sallow, worn, dry, and wrinkled. In order to keep skin’s collagen intact, you must make sure that you consume enough water. Many people try time and again to find the latest anti-aging trick. The truth is that water is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your skin’s collagen.

      How much water should you drink? One half of your body weight in ounces should be consumed every day. If you weight 200 pounds, you should drink 100 ounces of water (3.13 quarts, 2.98 litres or about 10-12 cups of water a day). If you weigh closer to 100 pounds you will need only about 50 ounces of water or about four 12-ounce glasses daily.

The best way to consume this much water is to make a pitcher of water in the morning.  Know that by the end of the day it needs to be gone.

I love to have a pitcher of water that has added lemon wedges or orange slices and strawberries.  
I really like this Water  recipe  IT is SOOOO Healthy too!
    1/2 Cucumber
    1 knuckle Ginger
    1/2 cup mint leaves or 2 mint tea bags steeped
    1 lemon juiced
    1 gallon water


Peel ginger & cucumber, Puree all ingredients together in food processor mix with water let it sit overnight in frig, strain into another container or water bottles and enjoy ice cold - be sure to refrig unused portions for up to 2 days

Number of Servings: 16


DRINK  GREEN TEA  (Organic Tea of course!)
The thermogenic benefits that the study cites are relatively small, Zelman says. "If you're consuming 1,500 calories, you'll be burning 60 calories, less than [what's in] a cookie. Of course, every little bit counts, but that's really a drop in the bucket."
"Green tea is emerging as a healthful drink ... more because of its role as an antioxidant," Zelman tells WebMD. Antioxidants help to prevent the formation of free radicals that cause many diseases, such as cancer. "Tea flavonoids appear to be very potent antioxidants. A significant body of research has shown that diets rich in flavonoids found in tea, fruits, and vegetables are associated with decreased risk of chronic disease and cancer, heart disease, and stroke."
Tea also contains less caffeine (as low as 50 mg per cup), while coffee has 150-200 mg per cup.
"All that -- in addition to the fact that tea could boost your metabolism -. "You're talking to a coffee drinker here. I love coffee. 
But the healthful benefits ... they're speculative at best. 

Drink a cup of tea ... you'll actually be doing something good for yourself."

  • Drinking tea can still be healthy because it contains flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants that can help protect against cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
 Thirst occurs when your body needs water. When you do not drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals on hunger. Dehydration causes you to believe you need to eat when you really need liquid intake. Sometimes you eat food out of boredom. Keeping track of what you drink and eat will help stop overeating. It will also clue in to how much you drink a day, and what your liquid needs are.

Matthew 5:6
"Blessed are those who
 hunger and thirst for righteousness, 
for they shall be satisfied.
As I keep harping.... F E E D  your SPIRIT before you feed your FACE 

When you get that.... then your REALLY LIVING!


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