6 Ways to Get Healthy and Live a Healthy Life

Any of these six ways to get healthy and live a healthy life is where you could (or should) begin taking small steps to living a healthy life.

I hope you want to get healthy now and improve your health this year. Think about the areas in which you need to make healthy changes and the reasons why you need to make those changes. Better yet, write the reasons down. You want to stay focused on the desired result you want so you successfully create the positive changes.

Here are six ways to get healthy and live a healthy life. Any of these is where you could (or should) begin taking small steps to living a healthy life.

  1. Avoid fad diets – Avoid crash or fad diets. These diets just mess up your metabolism and none of them should be long term. Think “lifestyle” instead of “diet.” Continue reading “6 Ways to Get Healthy and Live a Healthy Life”

How To Read Food Labels – Avoiding Unhealthy Ingredients

Here is an example of how to read a food label.  When reading food labels, you want to look for the unhealthiest ingredients so they can be avoided or minimized.  This example contains lots of unhealthy ingredients.


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Tip: Reading Nutrition Facts Label

Nutrient content claims on the Nutrition Facts labels are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrient content claims on the Nutrition Facts labels are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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If this is more than you need to consume, pay attention

  1. to the portion size.

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Do You Know What Is In Your Pantry?

Despite what food advertisers and manufacturers tell us with their marketing messages and promises conveniently displayed on food packaging, we need to be aware of hidden and potentially harmful food additives lurking in our pantry or refrigerator.

Are there hidden “poisons” in the form of food additives and food chemicals in the foods you eat and feed your family?  A quick look in your cupboards and pantry will provide the answer!

Despite what food advertisers and manufacturers tell us with their marketing messages and promises conveniently displayed on food packaging, we need to be aware of hidden and potentially harmful food additives lurking in our cupboards, pantry, refrigerator, freezer, or desk drawer.

When was the last time you cleaned out your pantry and refrigerator and not because food was expired or had become too stale to eat? Continue reading “Do You Know What Is In Your Pantry?”

Our Journey to Healthy Eating

Our family’s journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating. This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels. What an eye opener this was! Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

My journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating.  This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels.  What an eye opener this was!  Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

I would have said our family ate pretty well.  We rarely ate out.  In fact, my son was 14 before he ever ate at a fast food restaurant and he wasn’t with me when he did!

But, cooking was not my thing.  I much preferred to clean up the kitchen after the cook, rather than the actual preparing and cooking of the meal.  This was a real challenge for me. Continue reading “Our Journey to Healthy Eating”