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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES BEANS - GRAINS MAIN DISH PLANT MEATS RICE AND NOODLE BOWLS TOMATOES

Leftover Rice

Sometimes simple tastes so good. I’ve been missing rice for a while. Peas too, been missing them. The fresh tomato add-on creates a juicy component to this simple rice. Nice! Makes 7 cups

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TIPS & TOOLS

another approach

Accept where you are now and work from there to achieve tomorrow. Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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HOW I'M DOING

Mystery Sickness?

How I got so sick so fast is a mystery. Finally had an outpatient cardio echogram today to see if the infection in the lung spread to the heart. The Cleveland Clinic made me accept responsibility for payment or wait 10 days for the insurance company to approve it (Anthem Blue shield). It was ordered […]

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AFC GREEN DIET AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES

BACK TO GREENS

BACK TO GREENS Fresh collard greens and broccoli cuts sauteed with celery, onion and green pepper. Mixed with Gardein Meatless Chick’n Strips then seasoned with a sweet Balsamic mustard sauce! Serves 4-6

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SAUCES & MARINADES TOFU VEGGIES XANTHAN GUM

ROASTED TOFU AND VEGGIES

ROASTED TOFU AND VEGGIES Tofu cubes roasted in marinade made with Liquid Bragg Aminos. Cabbage, yams, carrot and onion dusted with spice then roasted separately. Fresh boiled corn off the cob. Toss it all with salt and pepper and serve. That’s all you need to enjoy the essence of  each vegetable! Steve’s lunch for a […]

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FROM THE NET

5 little-known facts about protein | Examine.com

5 little-known facts about protein Can you survive if you eat only protein? Can you survive without eating protein? How does your body keep functioning when you fast? Do high-protein diets actually promote weight loss, or do they only help you retain muscle when you eat below maintenance? Our evidence-based analysis on 5 little-known facts […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES FAT-FREE & LOW-FAT GUAR GUM SALADS & DRESSINGS SODA DRESSINGS XANTHAN GUM

Orange Saffron Ginger Beer Dressing

ORANGE SAFFRON GINGER BEER DRESSING Orange, and  carrot juices, banana and ginger beer blended with saffron threads, coriander and garlic creating a sweet, savory, tart fat-free salad dressing! Makes 4 cups

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES TOMATOES VEGGIES

Fresh OFF-THE-COB Veggie Saute

Fresh OFF-THE-COB Veggie Saute The fresh corn in the market is so sweet this year, so we go with very little seasoning. Salt and pepper works. A simple, refreshing and satisfying dish for any meal – even breakfast! Makes 11 cups

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WEIGHT LOSS AIDS

A Neuroscientist Explains How Mindfulness Can Help Prevent Overeating

Popsugar Fitness Healthy Living Is Mindfulness the Same as Meditation? A Neuroscientist Explains How Mindfulness Can Help Prevent Overeating May 1, 2019 by SAMANTHA BRODSKY You might have heard about mindfulness for the first time when you were little — your parents probably told you to be mindful of your tone. Then, in high school, […]

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AFC GREEN DIET TOFU

Spinach With Everything

Steve and I both like greens, but unlike other foods, that we make sure we have on hand or at least replenish when finished, greens don’t fit into our lives in the same way. Sure we like salads and we eat a lot of them, especially Steve. But again, we haven’t made an effort to […]

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MEDICINAL | MEDICAL VIDEO

Rub Your Hands together – boost healing power – Dr. Alan Mandell, DC

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VIDEO WEIGHT LOSS AIDS

Eating Oatmeal 3 Times A Week – Dr Alan Mandell

After Easter I’m going on an oatmeal diet. Oatmeal with everything! SLDT

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WEIGHT LOSS AIDS

The Secret Behind the Weight Gain-Inflammation Connection

When we think about inflammation, we often think of it as helping us heal from an obvious injury (like a wound) or fighting harmful bacteria. This is good inflammation working in our favor to keep us healthy. But on the flip side, when the immune system is too active, it can make us sick.We know […]

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MEDICINAL | MEDICAL

Did 3 Day Renew Life Cleanse Work?

TOTAL BODY RESET? Sounds good. Steve while shopping saw this claim plus it was on sale, so decided to get me some. Give it a try, he said. Tell me what you think. I just got off the 3 Day Cleanse. Nothing happened. At least with a placebo you think something is working when it […]

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GROW YOUNG FITNESS

KNEES WITH DERON #3 workout

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GROW YOUNG FITNESS

KNEES WITH DERON #2 workout

Grow Young Fitness  

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GROW YOUNG FITNESS VIDEO

KNEES WITH DERON #1 workout

Grow Young Fitness  

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DESSERTS FAT SANDWICHES & SPREADS

Beer Nut And Walnut Ice-Cream

BEER NUT AND WALNUT ICE-CREAM Of course this is a high fat ice-cream, but compared to others it’s more nutrient and fiber dense. The grainy texture is more reminiscent of grainy crystals than peanuts. A higher powered food processor would produce a creamier texture. If you want to gain weight this is the more sensible […]

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LIFE LESSONS

If you want to change the world START OFF BY MAKING YOUR BED

 

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LIFE LESSONS

MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH by NAVY SEAL ADMIRAL William H. McRaven long version

 

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LIFE LESSONS VIDEO

If you want to change the world DON’T BACK DOWN FROM THE SHARKS

 

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LIFE LESSONS

If you want to change the world GET OVER BEING A SUGAR COOKIE and KEEP MOVING FORWARD

 

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LIFE LESSONS VIDEO

If you want to change the world MEASURE A PERSON by the size of their heart NOT BY the size of their flippers

 

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LIFE LESSONS VIDEO

If you want to change the world FIND SOMEONE TO HELP YOU PADDLE

 

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LIFE LESSONS VIDEO

If you want to change the world SING IN THE MUD

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LIFE LESSONS VIDEO

If you want to change the world DON’T EVER RING THE BELL

 

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LIFE LESSONS VIDEO

If you want to change the world DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE CIRCUSES

 

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LIFE LESSONS VIDEO

If you want to change the world SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SLIDE DOWN THE OBSTACLE HEAD FIRST

 

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LIFE LESSONS VIDEO

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD YOU MUST BE YOUR VERY BEST in the darkest moment

 

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VIDEO

HOW Your BRAIN gets HOOKED on LOVE

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LIFEHACK

How to Deal With an Emotional Breakdown After a Devastating Loss

Breakdown After a Devastating Loss Tracy Kennedy Lifehack’s Personal Development Expert, a results-driven coach dedicated to helping people achieve greater levels of happiness and success. It was almost 11:00 pm when I called my long-time boyfriend (with whom I had just recently broken up with), from my dorm room phone. I had been busy all […]

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LIFEHACK

How Adding Flow Yoga to Your Workout Routine Boosts Your Gains

How Adding Flow Yoga to Your Workout Routine Boosts Your Gains Aleksandra Slijepcevic Yoga Teacher, Writer | Delaware, United States Read When we fall into a workout routine, our moves become automatic, and the body quickly adapts. This is called muscle memory. While teaching your body how to properly execute squats, push-ups, or crunches is […]

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LIFEHACK

Why Am I Not Losing Weight? 7 Reasons Revealed

Why Am I Not Losing Weight? 7 Reasons Revealed Jamie Logie Jamie is a personal trainer and health coach with a degree in Kinesiology and Food and Nutrition. Does this describe you: You’ve made some great changes to your diet and started a good exercise program but you’re not losing weight. Or you’ve been able […]

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TOP IT OFF

Take A Step Out Of The Ugly Past

TAKE A STEP OUT OF THE UGLY PAST I’m going to keep using the words meat, meaty, to describe the main part and/or texture of the plant until such time that meat = plant. In other words, animals will not be considered meat nor food in the future. I will not, however, refer to a […]

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TOP IT OFF

Using Animals To Process Your Food Before Consumption

We grow more plants to feed animals whom we kill to eat, than we grow to feed humans. But when we eat the animals we’re not getting the benefit of all those veggies eaten by all those animals, because the veggies are no longer veggies. The veggies eaten by the animal builds muscle, fat and […]

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FAT FROM THE NET

Does eating fat make you fat? | Examine.com

Does eating fat make you fat? If you ingest more calories than you burn, it may be worse for your waist if those calories come from fat. If you ingest fewer calories than you burn, however, it doesn’t seem to matter much whether those calories come mostly from fat or mostly from carbs. Our evidence-based […]

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MEDICINAL | MEDICAL

Top 10 Selenium Health Benefits + Toxicity, Sources, Dosage

Top 10 Selenium Health Benefits + Toxicity, Sources, Dosage By Ana Aleksic, MSc (Pharm) December 25, 2018. Selenium is an essential mineral needed for optimal health and longevity. Its intake needs to be just right — too much or too little can have the opposite effects. Healthy levels can balance your immune system, set your […]

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SCALES & MIRRORS

Scales & Mirrors (part 10) ©

Scales & Mirrors (Part 10) © Today’s Steve’s birthday and I’m going to eat more than usual, because I’m preparing more than usual – or at least I’m going to try with the food I have on hand. This is one of those times when you have to weigh the price you’re willing to pay fat-wise […]

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EXERCISE

33 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Literally Anywhere

  33 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Literally Anywhere FEBRUARY 13, 2015 | BY KELLIE DAVIS Rock out with the band! Resistance bands are a great addition to any strength training routine or rehabilitation program and come in a variety of sizes, lengths, and strengths. This portable exercise equipment is also easily stored, making […]

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EXERCISE

The Most Effective Way to Squat – ‘ass to grass’

Get Low: Deep Squats Are the Best Squats OCTOBER 28, 2013 | BY NICK ENGLISH The humble squat might just be the most effective exercise you can do: It engages the entire lower half of the body, including the hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves, while also hitting the core, shoulders, and back. A perfect […]