Choose the Healthiest Eating Plan for You (From These Top 5 Plans)

Author of Hideous Health Habits

Hey there, in past blogs, I’ve posted a link to 3 healthy diets that I recommend, but this is the beginning of a series on weight loss, recommending 5 different diets, deterents to your sucess, nutritiontips, and so much more. I’m still investigating the KETO die and will include that in another blog when I feel my research is complete. 

 

Winning the battle of your weight loss struggles and becoming healthy requires determination to stick to a weight loss plan that works for you. So many diets are structured for you to lose – not weight – but the battle itself.

To really be successful, lots of planning and thinking needs to come before you begin to meet your goals. The plan must be nutritional and provide your body with nutrients and vitamins you need to avoid future health problems.

 

You’ll also need an exercise plan, along with the diet, to keep your metabolism purring and so you have the energy needed to meet your weight loss goals. Any plan should be considered carefully and your goals should be attainable.

If you have a lot of weight to lose, it’s best to divide your weight loss goals into small increments. Reaching those minor goals will provide the motivation you need to keep going with the ultimate goals in mind.

 

The 5 Best Diet Programs – Choose the Best One for You

Diet plans can be fads that come and go. Many sound incredible, touting that you can lose 10 pounds in 10 days or even more outrageous claims. But, there are five particular plans that have lasted over time and continue to help people lose weight and keep it off.

You may have tried one of these programs and it didn’t work for you. The likely reason for the failure is that you didn’t choose the right one for you. If you just dive in to a diet plan without thought or preparation, failure is more apt to happen.

But, before you decide on one, give some thought to your lifestyle and what will work for you. If you travel a great deal, that should be taken into consideration. You may have to eat at restaurants, so you’ll need a diet plan that makes it easy to choose from the menus. See Lyn Terry’s 

 www.travelinglowcarb.com/

The top 5 diet plans aren’t fly-by-night plans that help you lose weight at first and when you can’t stand the restrictions and deprivation anymore, you go back to your old ways of eating and you gain even more weight.

The top 5 diet plans help you become and remain healthy with your weight loss goals intact.

Here they are: 

1. Mediterranean

Based on what researchers have found to be the healthiest population in the world – the Mediterranean diet is a plan that will give you food for your health and also food to take care of cravings. You can even have wine on this plan.

2. Paleo

The Paleo diet is based on the food our cave-dwelling ancestors lived on. Think of all the foods that might have been available for cavemen or stone-age people. Berries, plant-based food and meats and fish constituted the diet that our ancestors lived on. These are the foods that do me the most good, in other words, no pain in my joints, no bloating, and I feel energetic and happy. The only sugar I can tolerate is from fruit.  

3. South Beach

The South Beach diet plan has been around for years and offers a chance to reboot your metabolism and give you more energy by concentrating on a diet of high protein and low carbohydrates.

4. The Whole 30        

This is promoted in a couple of books by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. The Whole 30, in my opinion is the healthiest, most all inclusive of specific needs presented in those of us who have done ourselves harm for all the years we’ve been eating the SAD, standard American diet. Their book, It Starts With Food, has a section regarding those with food allergies and suggests a 90-day elimination plan which I found very enlightening. It showed me what foods are causing inflammation in my body. Inflammation is the major cause of almost every disease and chronic condition. Their book, The Whole 30, is widely available online and in bookstores but much of the material is also available free online. See my friend’s testimony of her experience: https://youtu.be/gI0itsZ4t0I

5. Low-Carb

Carbohydrates found in grains and some vegetables and fruits are very limited and protein and fat are emphasized. One huge benefit of the low-carb diet plan is that it lowers the risk for type-2 diabetes.

Any of these diets will help you lose weight if you follow them closely. Choose one that will fit in best to your lifestyle and weight loss goals so you won’t be tempted to derail the diet plan and go back to old, unhealthy habits.

Need help with following that plan see: 

Tomorrow’s blog

How You Can Avoid Diet Derailment

 

HHH Disclaimer:

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisers who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

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8 Reasons to Protect Yourself From This Unsuspecting Product

Researchers recently tested for signs of chemical toxins in 24 women participating in their study. They found evidence of toxins in the bodies of every single woman.

What was the source of these chemicals?

(http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/non-toxic-nail-polish.html)

Not likely you would consider this item a danger to your health. You have friends who go for mani-pedi at a parlor, you’ve seen the masks on the workers and considered that you are breathing in those toxins. The odors are almost unbearable but you think, “I’ll be out of here soon. You endure for the sake of beauty. I know I’ve been there.

EWG

Thankfully, we have watchdogs like EWG.org (Environmental Working Group) who warn us. And my friends at www.healthy-holistic-living.com.  In a recent article healthy holistic living pointed out 8 (eight) dangers of most over the counter nail polishes. Healthy Holisitic Living

We can be very thankful for the information available to us today. I’m glad I wasn’t pushing the big diva stuff on my daughter. With 6 sons, the only two females in the family didn’t find time for mani-pedis. Now, older and wiser, I’ve purchased a bottle of nail polish recently, putting forth one last ditch effort to get it on without a mess. I stained the sink, and decided to give up. Then I read this article to which I’m referring you.

Eight toxins are possibly in the nail polish you use. But thankfully there’s good news at the end of the warning. Go to:  http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/non-toxic-nail-polish.html to read the full article.

What Happens to Your Body 10 Hours After You Apply Nail Polish

Myasthenia Gravis Victim Offers Hope

Author of Hideous Health Habits

I never heard of myasthenia gravis until today, October 19, 2017. I want to share an article that my editor posted to her blog. Debra Butterfield shared this interview with an author who has had myashtenia gravis since a young gal. If you are looking for hope or feeling discouraged, I think you’ll find this uplifting, even if, like me, you are not aware of this condition. Follow this link for an enlightening interview.

Disclaimer: Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is based on books from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

Author with Myasthenia Gravis Offers Hope to Others

Chammomile Benefits: Quick Tip of the Day

 

     “Derived from certain members of the Asteraceae family of plants,  the flowers of this plant can be dried and prepared for many different herbal and natural remedies and poultices, as well as its most popular  form  – tea. ” ¹

The plant mostly provides similar effects though varying strength exist in different parts of the world. Beneficial flavonoids and anti-oxidants which have significant effects on your health. Due to the

unpredictable concentration or serving size, caution is advised for pregnant women or people using prescribed medications with which the tea can possibly interact.  

Because of the calming effect of the plant, the antioxidants present can be used to calm and aid in healing skin irritations such as eczema, or inflammation of various sorts.  

The phenolic compound from chamomile wards off infection by strengthening the immune system.

One of the most well-known benefit of the tea is it’s ability to promote restful sleep. I can feel the sleepiness coming on within fifteen minutes of finishing a cup of chamomile tea. One cup with one tea bag isn’t strong enough to keep me from staying awake but a peaceful atmosphere of reading a pleasant book, or listening to soft music is the perfect combination with this delightful tea.  

Speaking of delightful, this brew can also relieve menstrual cramps. Thank you, Jesus, for creating this plant. 

¹ https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/beverage/chamomile-tea-benefits-uses.html

 

Disclaimer:

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

 

Ozone Treatment for Cancer (and Many More Conditions)

You will want to read this entire article. Here are a couple of excerpts from the article but do yourself a favor and read it in it’s entirety at this address:

Ozone Therapy: A Powerful Cancer Treatment & Healing Protocol

“Did you know that the lack of health that exists in every single cancer condition, without exception (no matter the location or stage of the cancer), has to do with impaired, oxygen-less respiration of the body’s cells? We’ve known about this causative factor in all cancers for almost 100 years. In fact, this discovery was awarded a Nobel Prize.”

“The treatment for this cancer-causing condition – Ozone Therapy – has been available for many decades. Yet, there are very few practitioners who offer it in the Unites States, and most people (including those suffering from cancer and their families) have not even heard of it.”

 

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Disclaimer:

These excerpts are quotes from the above mentioned article. They are not the words of Marlene Hibbard or Hideous Health Habits.

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is based on books from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

 

 

ADHD and Celiac Disease (The Gluten Connection)

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Association of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Celiac Disease: A Brief Report

Abstract

Objective:

A possible association of celiac disease with psychiatric and psychological disturbances such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been reported repeatedly. The objective of this study was to observe whether a gluten-free diet could alleviate the behavioral symptoms in patients with celiac disease and ADHD.

Method:

Sixty-seven subjects aged 7 to 42 years (mean = 11.4 years) with ADHD were enrolled in the study in South Tyrol, Italy, from 2004 to 2008. Hypescheme, an operational criteria checklist that incorporates DSM-IV and ICD-10 criteria, was used to assess ADHD-like symptomatology. Additionally, blood serum levels of all subjects were assessed for possible celiac disease by examining antigliadine and antiendomysium antibodies. A gluten-free diet was initiated for at least 6 months in celiac disease–positive patients with ADHD.

Results:

Of the 67 patients with ADHD, 10 were positive for celiac disease. After initiation of the gluten-free diet, patients or their parents reported a significant improvement in their behavior and functioning compared to the period before celiac diagnosis and treatment, which was evident in the overall mean score on the Hypescheme questionnaire (t = 4.22, P = .023).

Conclusions:

Celiac disease is markedly overrepresented among patients presenting with ADHD. A gluten-free diet significantly improved ADHD symptoms in patients with celiac disease in this study. The results further suggest that celiac disease should be included in the ADHD symptom checklist.

Cover LED Lights in Your House/Protect Your Eyes

Quick Tip of the Day

Maximize Your energy in your brain and body, protect your vision all in one simple, quick, one-time hack. 

Go to the tool shed, garage, storage area, or closet, where you keep the black electrical tape, grab the scissors and start your trip around the house. You’re looking for any appliances or devices with those little green, white, or blue LED lights. It could be as air conditioning unit, dehumidifier, TV, USB chargers or any electronic device in your house. Cut a small piece of the black tape and cover the light. Easy, you’re done, until you find the one you didn’t notice before.

Only step left is to tell all your friends to do the same.

You can thank Dave Asprey, author of of Head Strong for this hack. Since this information is close to word for word I’m citing it from the Kindle edition of his book. 

Asprey, Dave. Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks (Kindle Locations 3906-3910). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition

Disclaimer:

HHH Disclaimer:

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisers who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

 

 

4 Part Health Hack (Week 3/Nutrition)

Week Three Nutrition

Nutrition is important when it comes to focusing on your health. Whatever it is that you’re putting into your body will act as fuel to keep your body, especially your brain, running and give you energy.

 

During week three, you need to begin adding simple tweaks to your diet plan. Each month, during week three, incorporate one more new food. The foods you eat (or don’t eat) can make a big difference in how you feel and behave on a regular basis.

 

Introducing new exciting foods into your diet is uplifting and exhilarating. You’re tantalizing your taste buds with new experiences. You’ll find yourself craving foods you never knew existed. And that’s not because they are difficult to obtain, they were staring you in the face whenever you zipped right past those rows of fresh produce as you headed for the canned processed foods.

 

If your diet is high in carbohydrates and sugars, you end up with short bursts of energy and once the fuel has been used up, you end up feeling drained and go on the hunt for more food to give you energy.

 

It can become a cycle if you don’t stop it. You’ve long heard that eating junk food is not what you want to do. The truth is you may fall prey to the ease of eating junk food at times, but get back on track quickly before it becomes a habit. The trick is moderation.

Enough is enough, Courtesy of Canva Kala.

The problem is that too many people have their nutrition backwards. They eat more junk food than they do food that’s good for them and the kind that their body needs.

 

If you try to make your car go when it’s out of oil, you’re going to end up with major engine trouble. It’s the same principle when it comes to nutrition. Your body can run on the wrong kinds of foods for years, but eventually, this way of eating will take its toll on your body and brain. Trans fats are one of the most destructive fats you can eat. They can lead to heart attack, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Read labels or  avoid packaged food. There are healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts (eaten along with vegetables, not as a snack), legumes, coconut oil, and grass-fed butter.

 

When it comes to nutrition remember that fresh is best. Try to avoid as much processed food as you possibly can. Eat in moderation and keep an eye on your portion size.

 

Eat smaller meals rather than larger ones and fill up on fiber, greens, fruit, especially berries which are low glycemic, and lean proteins. For people who struggle with wanting a snack while watching TV, what you’re looking for is usually a food that will crunch.

Substitute the chips for cucumbers, broccoli and carrots. If you put a serving size in a baggie, add a teaspoon of low fat Italian dressing and shake it, you’ll end up with a snack that satisfies your crunch craving.

Don’t try to implement these changes all at once. Just add one small tweak on the third week of month one, then another in month two, and so on. That way you make permanent changes that last.

 

For more assistance and support, look for the launch of my book series on Kindle, Train Your Brain for Health and Success, A Series. Coming soon.

Disclaimer: 

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Easy Squeezy Secret

Just a quick video (below) tip of the day, easy way to squeeze the juice from the cauliflower when making gluten free/wheat free pizza crust.

I know I have neglected this blog lately. Forgive me, I am composing a Kindle book for you regarding your health.

Author of Hideou Halth Habits

It has taken much of my time and attention because I want you to benefit from it’s contents in a big way. Train Your Brain for Health and Success is the title of it and the first draft just arrived back from my editor. So I will try to get the Part 3 blog about health hacks up soon. Thanks for understanding.

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