Friday, January 29, 2010

Foodie Friday - Hot Raw Food

Today I make Cucumbers with Sun & Sea Pate & Ruby's Smokin' Hot Tomato Soup. You'll be lickin' yer chops! To view the recipes, go to Raw Food Rehab.

How to Have a Personal Health Revolution

I have seen that it is entirely possible for anyone who so desires to have a radical & successful personal health revolution - altogether independent of what others around them are doing.

The important question is how? Today I'm going to offer some suggestions which anyone can follow & which I'm convinced will bring a wonderfully improved reality to your overall health and weight profile.

Get thoroughly dissatisfied with yourself.
Complacency is the deadly enemy of progress. The contented soul often becomes the stagnate soul. We have to press on towards our goals & stir up the drive & desire that lies within us.

Recent Facebook update from raw food chef Russell James, "It's easy to change when you're in pain. The challenge is sustaining change when comfort creeps back in." Word.

Set your face like a flint towards a sweeping transformation of your life. Timid experimenters are tagged for failure before they even get started. Throw yourself into your goals & into your desire for change. Be forceful & be an overcomer - this takes a decision and commitment to that decision.

Put yourself in the way of success. It is a mistake to look for results as a kind of magic or to expect vibrant health & weight loss to come as a windfall apart from meeting necessary conditions. There are plainly marked paths on which you know to walk to reach your ultimate destination - now, go walk in them.

Do a thorough job of no longer tolerating compromise & behaviors that wound you on any level. Take stock of your life practices & no longer allow self-deprecation and self-abuse. Eating a whole sleeve of Double Stuff Oreos = No Bueno.

Bring your life in line with integrity. Do the right thing starting today. Pay your debts (if at all possible). Release all sorrow, guilt and shame. Forgive that one who has offended you. Move forward, no longer taking that bait of turmoil & stress that seems to so easily desire to entangle you. Lose stress = healthier mind & thinner body.

Get serious minded. As long as you continue with the same health depleting behaviors, new results will not occur. Embracing a radical change in your interior climate will bring the desired progress on your exterior.

Deliberately narrow your interests. The jack of all trades is often the master of none. If you have continued to struggle with your health & weight goals, I urge you to become a specialist. Too many projects which don't allow you enough time to focus, rob you of precious moments & energy that could be focused on you. Reeling it in can often bring you your desired results.

Begin to offer yourself & what you do know to others. Find a way to serve God & others, offering your own unique gifts as you are able. Watch and see a miracle in the making.

Have faith. Begin to expect the best. Visualize yourself healthy & strong. Think of yourself as worthy.....because you ARE. Don't settle for second best.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Why Can't I Lose Weight??

Here we are, just past the start of the New Year, just days into Raw Food Rehab's 11 Week Total Health & Weight Loss Initiative and I continue to receive so many letters from people across the globe who are desperate to lose weight. Everything from people who are simply irritated with holiday weight gain all the way to those who are morbidly obese. My heart honestly breaks each time I receive one of these letters. I have been exploring the subject of optimum health and real and lasting weight loss for years now and I believe that you CAN lose weight WITHOUT starving and depriving yourself. That phrase is even in the title of my book that is soon to be released. So many people want the results, but they haven't found all the missing pieces to their puzzle yet.

My friend, best-selling nutrition author David Wolfe believes and teaches that you absolutely can lose that stubborn weight once and for all. If you are a regular reader of this blog, or have been a member of my website, you've likely heard me mention David. If you've been in the world of raw food any length of time, you've likely read at least one of his books, seen him on a documentary or on TV, or seen him speak at an event.

From time to time I introduce you to individuals or companies who I believe have visions, products or teachings in alignment with principles of integrity, service, compassion and that line up with what I'm doing here and at Raw Food Rehab. Although David & I hold a few differing opinions on certain subjects, I truly respect him as one of the most influential leaders in raw foods and happen to believe that his latest offering is totally in sync with what so many people are desperately in need of learning today. Probably NOT a coincidence.

So, Wolfie has just released a coaching series designed like nothing ever created to melt off potentially harmful fat and trim your waistline. I have heard the majority of this program and feel that it might just be a missing element for some of you. I am already implementing what he is suggesting into my lifestyle right away and I suggest to you that this might be deeply helpful on your weight loss journey as well.

If this resonates with you, then you can check it all out HERE. The only other reason I feel comfortable telling you about this program is that I think it's really very affordable for what is being offered and there is an option to get immediate access to 5 additional offers amazing bonuses if you chose to order, including a brand new program he created on hair growth. I have just recently began getting letters from people and members here who are concerned about hair loss or thinning, so this feels like a really timely release.

If you've struggled with losing weight or think it's an uphill battle, I believe that this program is likely to cause something within you to click....changing both your mind and body forever. That is the reason I am choosing to promote it. I suggest that you at least go check it out HERE. There will be a free phone call tonight that will give you all the scoop, and the link above will get you connected to that special call with David & my other awesome friend, Kevin Gianni.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

RFR's 11 Week Initiative Starts This Saturday!

At Raw Food Rehab we believe you can achieve a much more vibrant level of health, weight loss, detoxification, clarity of thought, increase in energy, noticeable emotional elevation and spiritual renewal. During our 11 Week Total Health & Weight Loss Initiative we will focus on a variety of elements that will help you succeed in your health & weight loss goals. Let's talk a look at some of those key points here:

As you transition away from eating the typical American diet, you'll want to look at setting your goal towards eating 80% whole, fresh, raw, ripe, organic focus foods. These foods are the most healthy for your body due to their nutritional profiles and their alkaline forming properties. They are healing, nutrient dense, life giving foods that your body needs to rejuvenate, restore health and bring your body into homeostasis.

The other 20% of your diet is up to your common sense. People with compromised immunities, those who are obese, those with degenerative disease and/or severe food allergies/sensitivities will likely need to consider carefully how they approach this 20%. Many will choose to be 100% raw and generally reap faster results in doing so, while others prefer to use this 20% to help them in social situations, traveling and in functioning more comfortably in society.

Things to consider-

* Eliminate all refined sugars & processed flours from your diet
* Reduce or eliminate the consumption of animal products
* Increase your fiber intake fiber daily (the raw food diet makes this so easy)
* Eat foods in their natural state, organic and locally grown whenever possible.
* Avoid soft drinks, commercial coffees, processed teas and sports drinks
* Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water, herbal teas, fresh juices & green smoothies daily.
* Include Superfoods into your diet.
* Do a Juice Feast/Fast once or twice a year for at least 7 - 10 days.
* Consider a quality multi-vitamin and B12 supplement for life.

Your Habits/Lifestyle -
We all have habits that we've adopted to our daily lives. Some are health giving and others are health compromising. We've heard that it take 21 days to establish new patterns and habits, so our time in
Raw Food Rehab is an ideal opportunity to evaluate and fine tune our personal habits in a way that will have lasting impact on our weight, health and well being.

Things to Consider:

* Look at your patterns/habits....list the pros and cons:
- Eating. When do you eat? When you're truly hungry, to alleviate stress or for comfort?
- Sleep. Do you sleep before midnight? Are you getting at least 7 hrs. per night?
- Smoking. Do you need help in quitting once and for all?
- Alcohol. How much are you drinking? Could it be sabotaging your diet/health?
- Recreational Drugs. How are they affecting your choices and your life?
- Relationships. Are they life giving and elevating? Are they toxic and draining?

* Find time to move your body in fun and unique ways by:
- taking the stairs
- riding your bike
- walking 30 minutes throughout the day
- bouncing on a mini-trampoline/rebounder
- park in the back of parking lots
- stretch your body through yoga or other movement
- clean your house
- care for your own yard

* Learn to care for yourself & your health by:
- regular dry skin brushing before bathing/showering
- good dental care; brushing, flossing and regular dental cleaning
- pampering yourself with massage, pedicure or other care taking treatments
- break a cleansing sweat through exercise, steam room, sauna
- stay conscious of your elimination; utilize colon cleansing as needed
- moisturizing your skin with coconut oil or other essential oils

* Take time for emotional and spiritual renewal by:
- Learning techniques for relaxing your mind & body daily
- journaling your thoughts, opening your heart to personal honesty and authenticity
- releasing unforgiveness, resentments, anger and grief
- prayer, meditation, worship and thanksgiving
- giving of your time, talents and resources to the less fortunate and lonely

Our next 11 Week Total Health & Weight Loss Initiative kicks off this coming Saturday, January 9th. We would like to extend and invitation for you to join us at our virtual health retreat and begin taking charge of your life, one bite at a time! To become a member of our community click here.