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Health and Fitness

Weight-loss journey & ways to stay motivated

In dedication to Janielle Wright, 100LB weight-loss in 10-mos.

Please watch the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uAOYl37Hds

Getting started on the journey

Starting a weight-loss journey is a decisive decision a person make regarding their willingness to achieve results. The key to a successful weight-loss journey is the person’s motivation factor. However, determination is what will get them started and ready on an intense and invigorating journey. I understand not all people desiring a weight-loss journey is self-motivated and perhaps might need encouragement from others. Depending on the level of pro-activeness will determine the person level of success. For the people who need motivation and an extra push, consulting a fitness coach or workout partner is just as motivating and excellent. It’ll guarantee results and the progress towards achieving concrete weight-loss goals. Nevertheless, for those who are self-motivated and geared up with the willingness to get started on a successful weight-loss journey alone, I applaud you every step of the way. A weight-loss journey may not always be the most comfortable milestone to achieve, but the hard work and efforts are so rewarding.

Understanding the reason for weight-loss 

     The number one reason for your weight loss journey will always be your starting point. It’s a gentle reminder of why you started and how far you’ve progressed in your journey. For instance, before and after photos are evidence of a person’s weight-loss journey uphill, meaning each milestone achieved resulting in apparent changes in weight, in which others will notice the difference. Nevertheless, practicing a healthy diet and exercise routine will guarantee interval results. The process will require sufficient amount of patience, mental strength and action, more importantly its imperative to work at your own paste and speed. Your weight-loss journey isn’t a competition against anyone else. It is about “keeping your eyes on the prize,” the prize being your weight-loss goal.

Healthy Affirmations

    Practicing healthy affirmation to fortify your mental strength is a working charm to keep you in transformation mode. Affirmation help keeps you motivated and encouraged you to eventually manifest high vibration, not just on your weight-loss journey but also with your entire life. If you don’t know what type of affirmation to use, listed below are some positive and uplifting affirmations:

•    I love and care for my body

•    I love the taste of healthy food

•    I am enjoying exercising

•    I love and feel great

Those affirmations are a few of many other statements inspired to get you started and motivated. After all, you deserve the best and you are worthy of the best. I understand as the journey gets tough, you are always one step closer towards accomplishing your goals. Whenever you get wary, think of those affirmations and repeat after me “I can do this, and I will do this” and say it again “I can do this, and I will do this.” Don’t ever doubt what you can do!

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7-Day Ultimate Cleansing

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7-day Unlimited Cleanse helps aid in detoxing the digestive system and colon by using multi-herbs and fibers to eliminate toxic waste within your body. It has specific steps on how to use the product according to the first three days of use. It is recommended that if you don’t have a heavy diet such as eating meat or other solid foods on a daily base to just stick to the two day procedure throughout the- 7-day Ultimate Cleansing process. This product is less than $30 and most certainly will  get results done  for a 2-part detox.

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Health Concerns: New Out-look on Soy !

One of the major “healthy” foods which isn’t really healthy at all that’s being pushed to the masses is soy.  In a kind of re-awakening which is simply just a trend of reverting back to healthy foods, so called health experts are penning soy products and its byproducts as a healthy alternative to dairy (still the worst).  Soy can be found in dairy free ice creams–there are even foods such as soy bacon, soy patties as a beef burger replacement, and soy milk.  It is overload.

Soy contains a high level of plant based estrogen, phytoestrogens, which causes excessive estrogen intake.

Phytates prevent the digestive tract from absorbing minerals.  They do this by preventing the enzymes from functioning and doing their job.

Soy is a goitrogenic food, which means that it destroys your thyroid.  When your tyroid is not functioning, weight gain is inevitable.

Trypsin is a digestive enzyme that breaks down protein.  Soy is loaded with trypsin inhibitors.

So it is safe to say that soy should be avoided at all costs.

They’ll get you one way or the other–they won’t put any dairy, but they will use soy.

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The Journey: Healthy Diet In Mind

A poor diet and stress seem to be the leading factors behind the high obesity rate among African American women.  Eighty percent of black women are considered to be overweight when looking at American standard norms.  According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, African American women have a 70% higher chance of being overweight compared to Non- Latino and Caucasian women.  Overall, the entire African American population has the highest obesity rates in the United States.

As black women, how can we overcome these life threatening obstacles?  We need to once again take control of our health.  This means making adjustments to every part of our lives.

Let’s start by taking care of the stress.  With busy work schedules and school schedules and everything in between like…motherhood; we have very little time for ourselves.  That must change because the numbers don’t lie.

Breathe—it works!  Despite your busy lives, try and take at least 15 to 30 minutes a day and mediate or just practice breathing exercises as directed by a licensed, professional physician.  Really…you may think that this amount of time is not enough, but you may see a decrease in your stress levels.  Exercise is another way to combat stress.  It detoxifies the body of chemicals by releasing them through sweat.  Having extra toxins in your body does add more stress.

Let’s move on to maintaining a healthy weight.  Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition!  You must have a nutritious diet.  Yes, I know firsthand how tasty, delicious, and traditional our diets are, but if something is slowly destroying you, you have to reject it.  Your diet should consist of greens primarily, fruits and the most important…water!  Exercise goes hand in hand with keeping a healthy weight.  Again, just take 15 to 30 minutes a day and do minor stretching, Pilates, yoga, and strength training as directed by a licensed, professional trainer.  You don’t have to overdo it, especially if your body is not familiar with exercising.  Slowly develop into the habit of exercising.  You will get it down pact sooner or later.  We black women have too many commitments and aspirations to let something as manageable as our health get out of hand.  Let’s take our health back!

*The information in this article is not written by a licensed medical or licensed fitness professional and should not be followed as actual medical and fitness advice.  Consult a licensed, certified professional for medical and fitness health advice.

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A Cleansing Feminine Wash That Soothes & Heals

Dr. Sebi, one of the greatest healers of our time, has a wash made specifically for vaginal cleansing.  Unlike many brand name products targeted to women for the purposes of curing infections, and improving cleanliness, Dr. Sebi’s Uterine Wash uses nature’s herbs that have always done the job and will continue in doing the job of actually curing ailments.  The product I’m referring to is the Uterine Wash, which “cleanses and restores the natural flora and fauna of the vaginal canal” as stated on Dr. Sebi’s website.  Even as adults, women shy away from discussing vaginal issues.  Most magazines targeted to women avoid discussing this important topic.  You would think that in today’s time, any topic of discussion regarding the 21st century woman would be covered, but unfortunately it is not.  It is time for women to use the gifts that nature has given them to heal themselves.  We do not have to use harsh chemicals that are contrary to our body’s structure and pH balance.  So if you are searching for a cleanser for your vagina, your best and safest bet would be with Dr. Sebi’s wash.  To find out more about this product, visit http://www.drsebiproducts.com/

*The information in this article is not written by a licensed medical doctor, gynecologist, or holistic practitioner and should not be followed as actual medical and gynecological advice.  Consult a licensed, certified medical doctor or holistic health practitioner for medical and health advice.