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How Many Calories in A Baked Potato – Be Surprised

Those who are calorie conscious always seem to freak out when it comes to potatoes. Really when it boils or rather bakes down they are quite nutritious and with the right topping delicious. As you can see from the pictures below they really don’t have that many calories. I find with vegetables one potato is enough with any of those fillings or with Protein like a steak or chicken or fish. 

My Source is Verywellfit.com and quite a good read if you are interested.

A Potato is a great add-on to your meal in the evening or lunch especially if you are looking at losing weight. It is filling and sticks to your ribs as my Mum used to say. 

If you are interested in a healthier lifestyle I suggest you go to my website  and find out a bit more about how you can do this with ease. Contact me if you want to know more 

 

Medium Baked Potato – 150 calories

 

Medium Baked Potato With Butter: 250 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Sour Cream: 210 Calories

Medium Twice Baked Potato: 160 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Cheese Sauce and Broccoli: 400 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Chili: 225 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Baked Beans: 250 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Tuna and Mayo: 275 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Cottage Cheese, Ham, and Pineapple: 300 Calories

Medium Baked Potato and Salsa: 190 Calories

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This Is An Amazing Transformation

This stuff works. This family should be very proud of themselves. I have just been introduced to the product by ‘Isagenix’ and so far have been very impressed. If you have a weight problem or just want to lose a few pounds or kilo’s take a look and read up about it. I believe this to be the one thing that will work for you.

Great story.

 

“One year ago, Michelle and I started our life-changing journey. Unsure at the time if we would like it or even see results, we were willing to say yes and give it a try. It took us less than a week to realize that Isagenix was the lifestyle we desperately needed. I still can’t believe the outstanding positive changes it has brought to our lives in the past year.

What started out as a way for me and Michelle to improve our own health and wellness has created a ripple effect throughout our entire family. Our daughter, Paige, joined us in January, followed by our son, Zane, who hopped on the health train a month later. I can say without a doubt that

we’ve had many meaningful family experiences simply because we decided to make a long-term commitment to the system. ⠀
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This new lifestyle has changed our children’s lives in so many positive ways. I can see they have more confidence, self-esteem, energy, and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to pursue things they have never done before. To date, they’ve tried hiking, kayaking, and running, and we all have gym memberships now, too!

It’s not about weight loss anymore. Reinventing our quality of life was an unexpected effect that has become the sustainable goal. We’ve easily adjusted our mindset to ‘eating to live, not living to eat,’ and collectively, we are down more than 330 pounds!* Our family is always happy and excited to share our experience with anyone who wants to learn how to make a change.”

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For more information you can go to lesleyvoth.isagenix.com or davidvoth.isagenix.com

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Gratitude is Good For Your Health

Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, an expert in brain and mind health, once said, “If [thankfulness] were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system.”

 

I so believe that to be true. Sometime life throws you a curve that you wonder how the hell you are going to handle it. You do in a couple of ways – major stress which is so detrimental to your  health or you show gratitude for the great things you already have and you will be surprised how well you handle a difficult situation.

Wisdom of the ancient dictate that events are just that Events, some perceived to be good or bad.  It is your belief about the event that upsets you, not the fact that it happened.

Here is a few short ways to handle situations with Gratitude

 

Write thank-you notes

Give verbal praise and say “thank you” more often

Give thanks at each meal

Change your perception – Its up to you t0 handle a situation the best you can

Be mindful of your nonverbal actions – smile or a hug

Prayer and/or mindfulness meditation – Grateful for, such as a pleasant smell, a cool breeze or a lovely memory.

Nightly gratitude ritual written down – This is an excellent habit to get into 

Spend money on activities instead of things – spend money on experiences.

Embrace the idea of having “enough” –  Minimalist lifestyle

Spend more time in nature and  barefoot

Try tapping – Glad I found this article cause have not done this in months (showed in video). This is well worth watching.

 

Here is a video, not a short one but one that could affect the rest of your life in a way you never thought possible.

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Alkaline For Health – Part One

I written many times on this subject.

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that your body is in an Alkaline condition. It is essential to good health and prevent cancer, as cancer cells do not grow in an Alkaline environment.
When your body is Alkaline you will not have a weight problem, you will have more energy and you will be more alert as your brain function will be sharper, you will be stronger and an Alkaline diet is very anti – aging.
It is not always easy to keep it this way  the temptations of fast food and dining out on rich type food is all around us but to make a habit of it can be hard on your health.

 We all fall off the wagon from time to time, but as long as it is not part of your permanent lifestyle I think it would be safe to say you can jump back into a healthy diet the next day without too much damage.

I believe we can get a bit boring when we become eccentric about our eating habits and we end up not enjoying our food and no one enjoys having you over for dinner because you have become so picky. Just relax and don’t stress over it. Stress is another thing that can destroy an Alkaline body, but that’s for another day.   I believe that once you have changed your diet and spend time cooking healthy food you will notice the difference and not get the same pleasures out of tasteless  (sometimes tasty)  fast food.

 

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The list of food below will contribute to a healthy alkaline body and a good start to great health

Top Five Alkaline Foods

1. Swiss Chard: Swiss chard is a great alkaline food and also has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties

2. Melon: Any kind of melon is great at cleansing the colon, and at a pH level of 8.5, they are super alkaline. Watermelon is especially good for you due to its high fiber and 92% water content.

3. Buckwheat: It will kick-start your day by improving energy and can even help prevent cardiovascular disease.

4. Olive Oil: This tasty oil is rich in vitamin E and monounsaturated fatty acids.

5. Flax Seed: Not only are they alkaline, but flax seeds are also high in fiber and vitamin E. They can reduce inflammation and hot flashes in menopausal women.

OTHER CRAZY GOOD ALKALINE FOODS ARE:

6.Avocado – Has healthy monounsaturated fats for a healthy heart.

7. Bananas – When ripe, bananas can an excellent superfood!

8. Berries – High in antioxidants.

9. Carrots – Contain beta-carotene and will improve eyesight.

10. Garlic – Has the power to regulate blood pressure.

11. Broccoli – Steam it for cholesterol lowering benefits.

12. Grapes – High in multivitamins and antioxidants, grapes will lower blood pressure.
13. Pineapple – Will help with weight loss.

14. Alfalfa Sprouts – Easy to digest and rich in enzymes to keep your hormones balanced.

15. Lemons– One of the most alkalizing  food, lemons also aid in cold, cough and flu relief.

16. Brussels Sprouts – May prevent cancer. 

17. Sauerkraut – Fermented foods add probiotics to your diet.

18. Cauliflower – A healthy substitute for bread!

19. Grapefruit – Good source of vitamin A and C.

20. Seaweeds – Contain iron and are powerful acid reducer.

21. Quinoa – Will maintain healthy blood sugars.

22. Cucumber – Its 90% water content will keep your skin healthy and youthful.

23. Parsley – Will clean the intestines.

24. Mango – Great for cleansing the colon.

25. Spinach – The ultimate, vitamin-packed vegetable.

26. Oranges – Great for clearing a cold.

27. Papaya – A natural laxative to keep your colon clean.

This list is from Healthy Holistic Living

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10 Great Wines For $10 or Less – via Sex, Cigars & Booze Lifestyle Magazine

This is a good time of the year to be looking for great wine at a good deal.

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http://www.sexcigarsbooze.com

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Australia’s Got Talent – Good Story, Great Talent

We have some fantastic world-wide talent and then we get the exceptional and I think this is one of them. I have lived in the area this young man came from, and it is a totally different life than what most of us experience. Where I lived, there was no power and no running water in the house, no tv and no computers, but a lifestyle I believe was the best, I loved it.

I think you will be amazed at the story and the talent. Enjoy!

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Drugs – Side Effects? – How To Avoid Them

The September publication of AARP Bulletin published an article about the number of people taking prescribed drugs and their side effects.
“There are a lot of people taking drugs to treat the side effects of drugs” Gordon Schiff, M.D. Harvard Medical School.

The article can be read on http://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-09-2011/prescription-drug-side-effects.html

This article has no surprises to most people, but I think the figures do, like at least 4.5 million Americans a year go to their doctor because of the adverse effect of the drugs that they are consuming.

Most of the time when we go to the doctor for a particular ailment, we assume that the drug that he prescribes will only target that particular area. This of course is not possible because we have to digest this drug, it goes into our blood stream so really it will affect many of our organs so of course they will react to some of these drugs. They can make you feel nauseous, maybe give you stomach pains and many other symptoms.

I avoid going to the doctors like the plague, I don’t even know a doctor’s name who I could visit if I did have a problem. I am one of those lucky ones that has pretty good health. Well so far. If I am feeling a little “Under the weather” as they say, I usually will go for a walk or a bike ride or a swim in the ocean. If I am really feeling bad I will go to bed and sleep it off.

Personally I believe that doctors prescribe too many drugs to their patients and of course most patients readily take these drugs without too many questions, because they have total faith in their doctor.

Here are seven points from the article to consider on how to avoid drug reactions

1. If you are experiencing a change that does not feel right, contact your doctor.
Often when you take a drug you will feel the effect of it in some way. Find out from your doctor if this is normal and if your body will get used to it and the symptoms gradually wear off. If it persists then demand that you have another examination as it may be a serious medical problem.

2. If you are taking several drugs, ask your doctor or pharmacist to review them

I am amazed at the amount of tablets my Mother takes each day. I know she is 93, but how she doesn’t feel ill from the mixture, I will never know. I have asked the doctor about them but he assures me they are all necessary.
If you think you are taking too many tablets ask your doctor to review them. Another suggestion is see a certified consultant pharmacist trained in managing a number of drugs. This is not a free service but your health plan may pay for it.

3. Ask about lifestyle changes that you may be able to consider
I am a great believer in exercise, so maybe you could ask your doctor about some life style changes. The obvious is losing weight, and giving up smoking. Exercising is definitely one to consider, it may eventually help you avoid taking some of your drugs as your health improves.

4. Ask for a prescribed drug that has been on the market for at least seven years
Basically if a drug has been on the market for at least 5 to 10 years, the chances are side effects of the drug have already shown up. Some reactions do not happen immediately they can take several months, even a year.

5. Ask your doctor why he is prescribing a particular drug.
Find out as much as you can about what you are about to consume. Ask about the risks, and the benefits. Is there an alternative drug.

6. Don’t stop taking a drug without consulting your doctor.
There maybe worse side effects if you stop taking a drug suddenly.

7. Review your medications on line
WebMD is very informative. Also go to AARP’s Drug Interaction Checker at aarp.org/healthtools

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