Achieving your health goals in a world of choices and temptation

Cravings, desire, curiosity, availability

I remember, during my last food shopping trip, I stood in front of the cheese section completely baffled by my inability to make a choice.

Perhaps you can relate (perhaps not to cheese but another item).

You have a craving for cheese but you don’t want the kind you always buy. You want to try something new. You want a new experience, perhaps a new brand, a new variety, or a new mix.

There you are, in front of the cheese section and all you see is cheese:

Asiago – Baby Swiss – Blue,Brie, or Camembert – Gorgenzola or Roquefort – Berg or Butter – Emmentaler, Farmers, or Gouda – Swiss or Mondseer – Mozzarella or Feta – Muenster or Monterey Jack – Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano or Grana Padano – Chévrer – Manchego – Gruyére – Provolone – Ricotta or Goat – Colby – Stilton – Halloumi – Rocamado –  Livarot – Saint-Paulin – Saint-Marcellin – Tomme de Savoie – Saint Albray – …and and many many more

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So many cheeses – how will I ever decide, how would you decide?Continue reading

Healthy, balanced lifestyle – change perception, change environment, change you

Our World – A Change For The …

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How much easier would life be with fewer temptations, less abundant choices and without sheer availability?

A LOT

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Just imagine,

NOT

having food available (nearly) 24/7

smelling different scents on every corner

seeing food at your office

feeling peer pressure when making food choices

being inspired (my marketing) to try new things in fear of missing out

being able to satisfy instant appetite or lust

?????

would life really be sooo terrible?

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Health perception & behavior: would you neglect your luxury car as much as you neglect yourself?

Ladies, you don’t need to like or know anything about cars to get my point.

Read on. You’ll be happy you did!

My Body is a Lexus ES 300h – A Compact Premium Car

~ Awarded for its Awesomeness!~

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I won’t bore you with the details. You can read them here for yourself….just know it’s an awesome car (and my body, too, is awesome)- among the best, for dependability as well as mechanical quality and design. It’s beautiful, smooth, handles well, gives excellent gas mileage and is meant to last! (Yes, I’m talking about the car.)Continue reading

Perception matters: a snack or a second meal – which leads to healthy eating & weight?

Meals are healthy, snacks are splurges – or?

Many health, weight, and fitness conscious people try to eat healthy main meals, myself included.

Depending on the latest trend (or personal preference), we follow a high carb or low carb diet, a low glycemic index diet, a sugar-free diet, a high fat or low fat diet, a gluten free diet or a combination of them.

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Meals reflect our commitment:

Meals are often carefully planned or thought out, especially if we take time to cook and prep our meals.

Even if eating out, we try to make the healthiest choices possible, keeping our goals in mind.

Such choices make us feel on track. They make us feel in control. They confirm our commitment.

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Snacks are a different story (for most people):

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Eisenbedarf & unser Körper: alles Rund um Eisen und wie du Eisenmangel vorbeugen kannst

  Du fühlst dich müde & schlapp? – Na dir fehlt Eisen

~ ein Ratschlag, den vielleicht schon viele von uns gehört haben

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Die Rolle von Eisen im Körper

Wo kommt Eisen vor?

  • in den roten Blutkörperchen & Muskulatur

Welche Funktion übernimmt Eisen im Körper?

  • es unterstützt den Transport von Sauerstoff von den Lungen in andere Körperregionen & die Sauerstoffspeicherung in den Muskeln

Wo spielt Eisen noch eine Rolle?

  • bei der Energiegewinnung, der Immunabwehr, der Verstoffwechselung von Fremdstoffen, der Synthese von DNA, der Bildung von Hormonen und der Entwicklung und Funktion des Nervensystems

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Ladies, unser Körper verliert jeden Monat (Menstruation) zwischen 2.5 mg und 40 mg Eisen. 

Da unser Körper Eisen nicht selbst produzieren kann, ist es ein essentielles Spurenelement, das über die Nahrung aufgenommen werden muss. Es ist lebensnotwendig.

Allerdings kann nicht all das Eisen, was in einem Lebensmittel enthalten ist, von unserem Körper aufgenommen werden. Der Darm (12-fingerdarm) kann nämlich nur ungefähr ein Zehntel des Eisens in der Nahrung aufnehmen. Oder genauer gesagt, Hämeisen, was in tierischen Lebensmitteln steckt, kann ~ 15- 35% vom Körper absorbiert werden [1].Continue reading