It’s now officially the week to be grateful (at least in the United States.) But of course, no matter where you live, it’s you want to be thankful every single day. Of course, on Thanksgiving, you want to be especially grateful.
Now discover 3 Ways Gratitude Helps.
You’ll feel physically better: Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the University of Zurich in Switzerland found a direct link between people who expressed gratitude and reported being in good physical health. The study suggested that giving thanks helps people appreciate and care for their bodies.
Your love life can get a boost: Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who compared the impact of both gratitude and indebtedness in romantic relationships, discovered that for both sexes, feeling grateful for your honey led to a better relationship and satisfaction the following day. Gratitude, they hypothesized, acted “as a booster shot for the relationship.”
Gratitude helps you sleep: In another study from three U.K. universities of more than 400 people—40 percent of whom had significant sleep problems—participants who displayed higher levels of gratitude answering survey questions were found to enjoy better
Do you make a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb vegetable-rich lasagna? Can you create delectable veggie fries that has everyone raving about how they’re better than French fries? Do you know how to whip up scrumptious, low-carb, sugar-free, Paleo cookies?
In short, do you have amazing Paleo recipes, which contain no agave, no honey, no maple syrup, no coconut sugar, and no wine? I call this way of eating Truly Paleo or Sugar-Free Paleo.
For years — especially since I first started my Sugar Shock Blog in 2005 — have been asking me for such recipes, so they can lose or maintain weight and lead a healthy Paleo diet. They’ve been getting frustrated, because many recipes call for adding sweeteners such as agave, honey, or coconut sugar, or even alcohol.
Now, I’d love to feature some of your healthiest, sugar-denying, carb-busting, sugar-free, Truly Paleo recipes in my next book, I Blew My Diet! Now What? The Super-Simple Plan to Rebound After Your Carb Relapse to Lose Weight for Good. In addition, I’ll feature more recipes in another upcoming book.
So for this week’s Start-Again Monday, I invite you to have some sugar-free fun in the kitchen.
First, you want to know what it means to follow a Paleo diet. Your dish cannot include: (more…)
Let’s face it. In certain circles these days, people steer clear of the word “diet,” because it’s deemed politically incorrect. More important, it may mean deprivation, restriction, frustration, difficulty or even struggle.
Here’s the catch. What other word should I use to convey that you’re cleaning up your eating, mindfully consuming the best, healthiest, nutritious, real foods into your mouth? Sure, you’re eating less, but you’re still going to feel full.
Wow! The smartest people are on my mailing list. Yesterday, I sent out my weekly email to the thousands on my list to announce that henceforth, I’ll be calling the first day of the week Start-Again Monday™ instead of Cravings-Crushing Monday.
Before telling you why I’ve renamed it that, I decided to ask my those people why they thought I was renaming the day, Start-Again Monday.
Of course, I was opening myself up to a deluge of emails! Anyhow, since I received so many emails, I’m choosing some of the most clever responses I received.
So to fill you in on this, my question was, Why do you think I’m renaming that first day of the week Start-Again Monday?
Here are the best replies:
Lorene said: “It is because Monday is a new day to start from where you were and got lost, to getting back on track.”
Enid wrote: “Because we all think we can just Start Over on Monday.”
Jan was also dead-on correct: “Compensate for weekend failure.”
John’s reply was so true that it cracked me up: “Because of relapse Sunday?”
Kim realized: “I think it’s because of straying from the diet and workout later in the week, so we say, `I’ll start over on Monday and stick with it this time.’ That’s been my experience many times, anyway.”
Traci replied: “To provide everyone with a reset – to keep trying & never give up. To instill hope and encouragement.”
And K identified a lot: “Can totally relate! We start the week being careful about not having sugar and other good food habits, and by the time the weekend is over, we’ve blown it, so we start again on `start again Monday.'”
I couldn’t have summed up these reasons any better.