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During the holidays it's easy to overindulge in sugary treats. You'll often notice at around 3pm you experience a slump in energy. This is usually a sign that you're blood sugars have spiked and you'r...
There's no denying it any longer: the holiday season is officially here. And you know what that means: holiday food, and lots of it. Sugary, buttery, carb-packed, delicious holiday food. But just because the holidays are here once again doesn't mean you have to let all your hard work this past year go to the wayside. Because if you follow these simple tips for keeping fit over the holiday season, you can avoid packing on the pounds and still enjoy some of your favorite holiday foods....
So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace. —Judges 6:24 NIV One of God’s names in the Bible is Yahweh-Shalom, which means “the Lord is Peace.” The Hebrew word for peace, shalom, means wholeness in all of life, completeness, welfare, safety. God is our source of all of these blessings....
With all the delicious foods to choose from during the holidays, and in spite of our best efforts to keep food indulgences to a minimum, there are times when we find that it's nearly impossible to resist an extra helping of treats....
No matter how awesome our immune systems are, inevitably, we all get sick at some point. Eating clean and exercising will give your immune system a natural boost, but sometimes your body just gets caught off guard. Next thing you know you are waking up with that ever-so-slight tickle in the back of your throat, and you’re a little more tired than usual. You know right then that there are two options: Either you fight off this cold successfully, or the mucus monster takes over....
God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it. —1 Corinthians 10:13 MSG...
They delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. —Psalm 1:2 NLT The psalmist speaks of the person who is blessed, fortunate, and happy. He meditates on God’s Word day and night. To meditate is to think deeply about something, to go over and over it so that it sinks into the heart and influences the way we think, feel, and act....
At 23 years old, I was overweight and didn't like the person I had become. I had hit a low in my life and had a difficult time moving past it. I had a stressful job, was a coffee addict, ate very poorly (takeout and prepackaged food all the time), didn’t exercise, and drank wine to relieve stress on weekends....
This hearty soup with Mexican flavors is easy to make with leftover roast chicken and a few things from the pantry and store. It holds well in the refrigerator for a few days, so make it ahead. It works equally well with leftover turkey broth and roast turkey after Thanksgiving. This recipe doubles easily....
Savory and warm, this dip will be familiar but with a healthier profile. Serve with baked whole grain or rice chips or raw vegetables like red bell peppers. It could even work as a side dish for your thanksgiving menu. ...

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