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Healthy Snacks to Entice Your Kids to Eat Real Food

Healthy Snacks to Entice Your Kids to Eat Real Food

Healthy Snacks Susan Neal RN, MBA, MHS Over half of Americans suffer from chronic diseases. One of the dominant causes is the poor quality of the foods we consume. The average American ingests loads of chemical additives and sugar. Unfortunately, our kids eat food-like substances […]

7 Steps to Improve Your Health and Lose Weight Naturally

7 Steps to Improve Your Health and Lose Weight Naturally

Does your health or weight impede you from having a healthy, bountiful life? Do you lack energy, struggle buying clothes, experience difficulty exercising or keeping up with family members, or have physical ailments and pain? If yes, the seven steps outlined in this article will […]

7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates: Healthy Eating for Healthy Living with a Low-Carbohydrate, Anti-Inflammatory Diet

7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates: Healthy Eating for Healthy Living with a Low-Carbohydrate, Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Three months after publishing my book, 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates, I received excellent feedback from the readers about their application of healthy eating to their healthy living habits. With the low-carbohydrate, anti-inflammatory diet guidelines they experienced:

  • Weight loss
  • Cancer recession
  • Less sugar craving
  • Renewal with the Lord
  • Digestive issues ceased

See for yourself by reading their testimonies below.

 

Reader #1 Feedback

“Before reading this book, I was diagnosed with cancer. I wanted to use a less invasive procedure, and so I followed the advice in the book, 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates, to a Tee. I have accomplished three major hurdles from the information the author provided:
1. Lost 28 pounds in six weeks.
2. My cancer numbers receded from a 6.6 to a 5.6 in size.
3. I’ve renewed my experience with the Lord, to which I am very grateful.”

 

Reader #2 Feedback

“Until I read this book, I didn’t have a good enough reason to do something about sugar and carbs without paying for a weight loss program of some sort. I kind of need to be hit over the head with hard-to-argue facts that make me want to change. The author had me laughing at one point because of how effectively she convinces readers of the nature of sugar and wheat. “It is no longer about willpower and self-discipline but a biochemical addiction.”

This book is exactly what I was looking for. The scientific explanations and the spiritual reinforcement provide the yin and the yang balance I need to make a successful lifestyle change.

Convincing and beautifully structured, I am grateful for the knowledge and experience the author shares in 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates. I lost 11 pounds, my husband, 18 pounds in two months. We will probably never return to eating the way we used to eat.

This book rewards and encourages its readers. You will learn how to overcome food addiction that we Americans have developed, in part, thanks to the food industry.  I learned so much from this author who overcame a multitude of health issues.

A few of the many things I learned:

  • How to fight back against the food industry’s tactics.
  • How to help your body heal itself
  • How to improve your gut flora and strengthen your immune system
  • How to determine the health of your brain
  • Why so many people suddenly struggle with gluten”

 

Reader #3 Feedback

“I just wanted to update you on my progress. Yesterday was the 3-week mark (of implementing 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates), and I am feeling so much better.

I’ve had no digestive issues this week at all! Frankly, I was a little concerned that eating all those vegetables might make my tummy issues worse, but the exact opposite has happened.
I’m even enjoying eating my veggies now. I have never liked the taste of celery, but decided to give it another try last week and was surprised to find I liked it! Only took 61 years but my taste buds finally gave in!

This week I’m trying beets. I never liked the earthy taste of them before. I’m going to try to find some fresh ones later this week and try them. I think my body is finally accepting the sweetness of fresh fruit to satisfy my sugar cravings. I’m not craving it as much as I did at first.

I’m still struggling to remember to journal what I’m eating and how it makes me feel. I understand the importance of this, so I’m trying again this week to make an effort to do this through out the day.

I’ve lost a total of 15 pounds, but I’m deliberately focusing more on the health aspect than the scale. That’s just a nice little bonus!

Thank you again for this book and your support!”

 

You can get your copy of 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates: Healthy Eating for Healthy Living with a Low-Carbohydrate, Anti-Inflammatory Diet on Amazon by clicking here.

Healthy Menu, Recipes, and Grocery List

Healthy Menu, Recipes, and Grocery List

Healthy Living Menu    I hope you enjoy this week’s healthy menu, recipes, and corresponding grocery list. This list should save you a couple hours of planning time. Everything is fresh and healthy. Remember to buy organic, if you can. Here is a printable version […]

Healthy Menu Plan Including Recipes and Grocery List

Healthy Menu Plan Including Recipes and Grocery List

Do you eat the same type of foods over and over again? Maybe you don’t have the time to plan creative, healthy menus. This post will solve that problem by providing a weekly healthy menu plan, recipes, and corresponding grocery list. Enjoy your new nourishing […]

Family Connection Time


Family Connection Time


While traveling with my family over the holidays I came up with an inspiring bonding and self-improvement idea. I asked each member of my family to tell me two positive things about myself and one area where I could improve. I was fascinated with their responses.

One child said they were proud of me for daring to take the risk to change my career and become a Christian author. To tag along with that feedback, another daughter looked up to me for learning new skills and applying them. My college-aged daughter thanked me for not being an overbearing mom but instead one who instilled confidence in her children.

It was inspiring to get their feedback about my positive traits, and the areas where I could improve were just as encouraging. One person suggested that I keep my writing material in my office and not in the middle of the living room or on the dining room table. I thought this was an excellent suggestion and would help keep the house tidy. Another person suggested I be more open to their opinions as they are moving from a teenager to an adult. This suggestion seemed perfectly timed as my children were transitioning out of the house to college and one was graduating from college. They have their own opinions and beliefs, and I should respect them. I raised them for the Lord, and if I don’t agree with their decisions I will pray for them.

Subsequently, all the members of my family chose to have everyone share two pieces of encouragement as well as one constructive comment. It was a fantastic opportunity to understand how each of us looked up to one another and offered simple suggestions for self-improvement. Would this family bonding opportunity be something you could use to connect on a deeper level with your family members?

 

What is Your Theme for the New Year?

What is Your Theme for the New Year?

A couple of years ago I began creating a theme for my upcoming year along with a corresponding Bible verse. In 2016 my theme was Bloom. My verse was James 1:21 “And humbly welcome the word of truth that will blossom like the seed of […]

Welcome To Healthy Living Series

Welcome To Healthy Living Series

Thank you for joining my Healthy Living Series Blog. I am a registered nurse (RN) with a master of health science and a Certified Christian Health and Wellness Coach. I research and study healthy eating lifestyles, so basically I am a health nut. My motto […]


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Welcome To Healthy Living Series

Welcome To Healthy Living Series

Thank you for joining my Healthy Living Series Blog. I am a registered nurse (RN) with a master of health science and a Certified Christian Health and Wellness Coach. I research and study healthy eating lifestyles, so basically I am a health nut. My motto is “Inspiring others to improve their health so they can serve God better.”

 

If you would like to improve the way feel and look, apply some of my healthy living tips to your life. Jesus told us, “The thief‘s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness” John 10:10 (NLT). Are you living life to its fullness? If not, are you ready to take steps to birth a new you?

 

In addition to healthy lifestyle tips and the latest scientific findings regarding foods and health, I will post my weekly menu and grocery shopping list. This should help you with your menu planning.

 

Blessings to you on this grand adventure of life!

Susan