Conquer your New Year weight-loss with a plan!

January 1st brings a lot of optimism and a time for resolutions – both personal (weight-loss) or  professional resolutions – but without a plan or a road map for success – you may be doomed before you start.

Sunshine Health Foods have such a plan to help you succeed in meeting all of your body/healthy image and weight-loss resolutions this year.

“weight-loss goals must be kept simple & achievable”

Some resolutions are easy where others are extremely difficult – whether you are trying to achieve a desired weight, a promotion, more money or love in your life – a healthy and fit body is very important.

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available at Sunshine Health Foods

Weight-loss and body image can increase your energy, mood, self-esteem, attractiveness,  and overall health.

But it is important to keep your goals realistic and not to become a statistic whereas 32% off all resolutions are broken by February.

Keep your resolutions achievable and then failure never is realized “failure is never an option” when it comes to health and meeting your dietary needs.

“failure is not an option when it comes to your health”

For instance if you want to lose 24 pounds – make that an annual goal and break it down into months or even weeks. For example a  20 pound goal would be only 1/2 pound per week or 2 pounds per month – very achievable.

It is more important to realize you are a winner and maintain a positive attitude when you embark on a mission to lose weight.

“50% of the caloric intake for an American woman on a diet is through her salad dressing”

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only 20 calories per serving. Small subtle changes can bring big weight-loss.

It is amazing when you change from a heavy cream-based dressing to an organic dressing such as:  “Organic Bragg Ginger & Sesame dressing”

A serving of Bragg’s dressing is only 20-90 calories where as a national brand dressing is upwards of 200+ calories per serving.

And it is important to measure the proper serving size when applying your dressing to your healthy salad.

The results will be amazing if you make small subtle changes and pledge to work out 30 minutes, three times a week. You’ll be surprised how small tweaks can result in major changes to your body and mental health.

If you burn a 100 calories per day more than you consume  – this will lead to a 12 pound weight-loss per year – amazing. However, if you consume 100 calories more per day than you burn it will result in a 12 pound gain per year.

This gain is so easy and so subtle that the coffee creamer you are adding to your coffee in the morning can be the culprit.

Don’t blame yourself for gaining weight because temptation is all around and it is only through knowledge – there is no “quick rich scheme and likewise there is no “quick weight-loss program””

It takes time and discipline to lose weight and to keep it off. If you don’t change the way in which we eat then nothing will change. If keep doing the same things over and over again – the results will exactly the same.

“a handful of healthy almonds will satisfy any hunger”

The importance to change ones diet to a more balanced diet that includes more fruits, vegetables and lean cuts of meat. Also, never punish yourself because you want to loose weight – if you are planning dinner out with friends – go and have fun. But before you go eat a few (10) nuts – take the edge of hunger off.

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Fresh garden salad – use Bragg’s dressing – 20-90 calories per serving – Sunshine Health Foods.

When you are the restaurant ask the waiter to remove the bread basket and also don’t skip the salad course.

In a 2004 study published in the Journal of the American Diet Association, Penn State researchers found that women who started a lunch with a salad consumed up to 12% fewer calories than those who skipped the first course.

Another wining salad is Tabouli Salad a Mediterranean salad.

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easy to make and low in calories. A traditional salad from the Med.

Tabbouleh (tabouli)  is a simple salad of very finely chopped vegetable, lots of fresh parsley and bulger wheat, all tossed together with lime juice and olive oil – hmm-mm very good and low in calories.

Send me comment and sign up down below and I will send you my own traditional Tabouli Salad recipe – handed down by my grandmother.


Healthy Holiday Treats for all

20 healthy treats the entire family will love this holiday season.

20 Happy Healthy Treats for the entire Family. During the holidays we sometimes get a little too filled-up with holiday cheer and our waist line also expands. Here are 20-healthy treats that are simply delicious to eat and easy to prepare.


  1. watermelon chunks
  2. fruit salad
  3. veggies and pesto dip
  4. almonds or raisins
  5. baked zuchinin chips
  6. organic fruit or nut bars
  7. fresh delicious fruit/veggie smoothies
  8. plantain chips
  9. fresh blueberries, strawberries and cherries
  10. kale chips
  11. dried mango slices
  12. pumpkin seeds
  13. sunflower seeds
  14. celery filled with Almond butter – delish
  15. mixed nuts – a holiday tradition
  16. sweet potato chips
  17. hard boiled organic eggs – full of protein
  18. organic beef jerky
  19. sliced English (seedless) cucumbers
  20. bananas with almond butter.


GMO corn fed rats die early from cancer tumors

(Natural News) Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early.

Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified corn.

The study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.” News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors… tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide.

“Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in ‘shocking’ new cancer study” wrote The Grocery, a popular UK publication. (…)

It reported, “Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females.”

The Daily Mail reported, “Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors.” (…)

It goes on to say: “The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.”

The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed.

The study was published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal and was just presented at a news conference in London.

Findings from the study

Here are some of the shocking findings from the study:

• Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death.

• Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors.

• Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage.

• The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that’s grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that’s in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.

The Daily Mail is reporting on some of the reaction to the findings:

France’s Jose Bove, vice-chairman of the European Parliament’s commission for agriculture and known as a fierce opponent of GM, called for an immediate suspension of all EU cultivation and import authorisations of GM crops. ‘This study finally shows we are right and that it is urgent to quickly review all GMO evaluation processes,’ he said in a statement. ‘National and European food security agencies must carry out new studies financed by public funding to guarantee healthy food for European consumers.’ (…)