Weight Loss

Inspirational story: How I Got Fit Without Going To The Gym

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 | 2 comments

These days it’s difficult to open a newspaper or read a magazine without coming across an article about the worldwide obesity crisis and its health implications. And, I think its probably pretty safe to say that a lot of us have, at some point in our lives, struggled with our weight. Which is why, when Chris offered to write an article for me telling the story of how he took control of his health and now feels worlds better, I was very happy to take him up on it. His article reminds us that being overweight is not an issue limited only to women, and shows us that there is no single...

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8 Diet Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 | 0 comments

Since so many of us are trying to lose a few pounds, I was thrilled when Diane, from Classes and Careers, offered to write this article for Naturally Radiant. I found some valuable information in it, and I hope that you all will as well. Thank you, Diane! Siobhan 1. Liquid calories Sodas seem harmless, and in our busy daily lives, caffeine is king. Just one can of soda can contain 150 calories or more, depending on the drink. If you’re a regular drinker of sugary drinks, you can pack on pounds and ruin your diet before you even know it. Try replacing some – or all – of your daily...

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My Experience with a Three-Day Raw Detox

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 | 1 comment

On Thursday morning, I decided that, with a long weekend coming up, it was a good opportunity for me to do a three-day raw detox. My husband was starting a full-fledged juice-fast at the same time, so I’d just have to make something for the kids to eat while coming up with delicious raw-detox meals for me. My motivation came from a) the presence in our house of Natalia Rose’s The Raw Food Detox Diet, which I’d been reading with great enthusiasm the past week or so, b) a desire to get off the weight-loss plateau I’d found myself on the past month, and c) an interest in...

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Book Recommendation: The Raw Food Detox Diet

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 | 1 comment

I’ve been interested in the whole idea of eating Raw for several years now, since a few friends of mine did a Raw 90 day challenge in the summer of 2008. I did a 7 day Raw Detox the following year (it went well – I lost close to 10 pounds, was seldom hungry, and felt great – except that for a few days I really despised salads for supper 😉 And the fruit smoothies that had been my breakfast for many years morphed easily into Green Smoothies. So, what kept me from making the switch to 100% raw? I guess laziness is as appropriate an excuse as any. I have a husband who was not...

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Watermelon Smoothies – Delicious and SO Refreshing!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 | 3 comments

If you’ve been to this site before, you probably already know that I’m a big fan of Green Smoothies – I’ve been having them for breakfast pretty much every day for the past several years. For a long time, I pretty much settled on one recipe that I had all the time. But the past several months I’ve been playing with variations. This morning I found myself looking at a watermelon that we bought about a week ago. Hmm – what might a smoothie taste like that started with watermelon? I tried it out, and the answer is – AMAZING! I love the flavor of...

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5 Ways to Transition to a Raw Diet

Posted by on May 22, 2011 | 0 comments

“It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet” anthropologist Margaret Mead Switching from a cooked-food diet to a raw-food diet can be challenging – it requires a great deal of commitment and planning, as well as a willingness to educate oneself.  Luckily, it has been done, many times over, and so it is possible to save a lot of time and effort by taking advantage of the learnings of those who have gone before you. There are many approaches that may be taken. 1) You may be so driven to make the change that you are prepared to make it ‘cold...

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