Happy Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for? I am thankful for life, family, God’s love and faithfulness. Take a stock of the things you are thankful for, write down your blessings and you will see that there is always something to be thankful for. Count your blessings name them one by one, count your blessings see what God has done, count your blessings name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done. A thoughtful mind is a thankful heart! Remember to thank God for the things you are yet to receive, thank Him for who He is to you. Has He healed you, thank Him! Has He blessed you, thank Him! Has He provided for you in any way, thank Him! Has He been faithful to you? Thank Him! Be thankful today and always for this is the will of God concerning you in Christ Jesus.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy Throughout the Holidays!

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  1. Make a commitment to eating mostly healthy and nutritious foods throughout the holiday season!
  2. Start looking now for a few delicious, nutritious and colorful recipes to add in to your holiday meal plans, and plan on using them!
  3. When making holiday treats, focus on using healthy and nutritious ingredients in your recipes, whenever possible: Nut Butters, Dried Fruit, Coconut, Coconut Oil, Nuts,Seeds, Fresh Fruit, Honey, Lemon juice, etc.
  4. Eat a healthy meal or snack before going to holiday parties. This will reduce your chances of over-indulging in non-nutritious foods.
  5. Make a plan for what you will and won’t eat at holiday parties and dinners. Put thought into choosing mostly healthier foods first, and then indulge in one of your favorite sweet treats.
  6. Stay away from drinking calorie rich beverages (i.e. Punch). They are loaded with empty calories that are completely lacking in nutrients. Opt for drinking water instead! And be sure to stay well hydrated throughout the day, every day.
  7. Prepare a Pick-Me-Up snack to keep in your purse or car during holiday shopping season. A little baggie with some Nuts, Seeds and Dried Fruit will provide nutritious calories, protein and good fats that will satisfy your hunger, give you a healthy boost of energy, and prevent you from stopping for a snack or meal lacking in nutrients!
  8. Reduce your stress-load by choosing to Simplify Your Holidays: Make fewer holiday commitments, deck-your-halls with fewer accessories, scale down on gift giving and make room for more time to relax and enjoy the season!
  9. Schedule some “Me Time” and put it on your calendar! Plan on indulging in this special time for yourself before holiday stress weighs you down. Be sure to treat yourself with love and kindness, and give yourself a gift of quiet time, time out with a special friend, a spa appointment, or whatever you desire to do.
  10. Share your desire to have a healthy holiday with your family and friends, and invite them to join you in this journey!  Having their support will increase your chances for Staying Healthy Throughout the Holiday.

Mary Arasanmi

Board Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach

www.newunow.org

mary@newunow.org

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving-2013It’s another time of the year when everyone is getting ready for “Thanksgiving Day”.  Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a tradition in the United States and this is done yearly, it is one of the major holidays of the year. Family and friends come together for a special meal.

The meal often includes turkey,stuffing,potatoes, cranberry sauce,gravy,pumpkin pie and vegetables and each year at Thanksgiving, the President of the United States receives a gift of a live turkey.

As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, remember to be thankful to God for who He is to you. Be thankful for everything He has blessed you with and for what He will bless you with.

Let this mind be in you to always give Him thanks not on Thanksgiving Days alone, He is worthy of Praise.

Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have, I am thankful for the gift of life, my family and friends,what are you thankful for ?

Healthy oil for cooking!

ama1Hello lovely people, the Holiday season is getting close, christmas lights and decor are already being put up in some places. I want to remind you to eat healthy and make healthy food choices as you celebrate. Here are some of the tips for healthy cooking.

The Truth about Fats – Not all fats are created equal

Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain.

That said, our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, and to protect our organs. High-quality fats can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our skin, hair, and nails, and provide lubrication to keep the body functioning fluidly.

Where to Find Healthy Fats

  • Avocados, olives, and coconuts are great sources of healthy fat, along with wild salmon and omega-3 rich organic eggs.
  • Whole nuts and seeds, and their butters like almond butter or tahini
  • Look for the highest-quality organic oils when shopping. Words to look for: organic, first-pressed, cold-pressed, extra-virgin, and unrefined. Avoid expeller-pressed, refined, and solvent extracted.

How to Use Healthy Fats:

  • For cooking at high temperatures (stir frying and baking), try butter, ghee (clarified butter), or coconut oil
  • When sautéing foods, try organic extra virgin olive oil.
  • Oils like flaxseed, sesame, toasted sesame, walnut, and pumpkin seed are best used unheated in sauces or dressings.

Have a happy Holiday!

Mary Arasanmi

Board Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach

www.newunow.org

mary@newunow.org

810 406 7760

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving-2013

It’s another time of the year when everyone is getting ready for “Thanksgiving Day”.  Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a tradition in the United States and this is done yearly, it is one of the major holidays of the year. Family and friends come together for a special meal.

The meal often includes turkey,stuffing,potatoes, cranberry sauce,gravy,pumpkin pie and vegetables and each year at Thanksgiving, the President of the United States receives a gift of a live turkey.

As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, remember to be thankful to God for who He is to you. Be thankful for everything He has blessed you with and for what He will bless you with.

Let this mind be in you to always give Him thanks not on Thanksgiving Days alone,He is worthy of Praise.

Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have, I am thankful for the gift of life, my family and friends,what are you thankful for ?