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Why is it so hard to drink water? This is a very common factor with my clients. I understand their frustration. It’s a daily challenge for me even though I know how important it is for me. But, for some reason many of us find it a difficult task. I’m going to share with you why water is essential for us to have optimal health and how you can determine how much your body needs, as we are all different....
1. Full-Fat Dairy Reduced fat milk and other dairy products have been consistently recommended throughout the last 40 years. Dairy products are naturally high in fat, and much of that fat is saturated. So, we were told that by choosing low or nonfat milk, cheese and yogurt, we could enjoy the nutritional benefits of dairy without increasing risks for weight gain or heart disease. Simply put, this was bad advice. In the 1960s, children may have had a glass of whole milk and 2 cookies for an afternoon snack. But a kid today might have 3 or 4 cookies as part of the snack, because nonfat milk is less filling. In school cafeterias, it’s ok to sell sugar-sweetened chocolate nonfat milk, but plain whole milk is banned. In the supermarket, you might see 50 versions of fat reduced yogurt (all sweetened), but try finding the full-fat unsweetened variety!...
The Christian family I grew up in attended church services every week. I have listened to thousands of sermons on what God has to say about our souls, our minds, our wills, and our emotions. But not once had I ever heard an entire sermon on God’s view of our bodies. The subject was completely ignored. This is why most people still have no theology of health. While our culture is obsessed with physical beauty and sexy bodies, many believers ignore their bodies as if they don’t matter. But they do....
I made you, shaped you: You’re my servant. O Israel, I’ll never forget you. —Isaiah 44:21 MSG God is for you. He’s not against you, and he’s not indifferent. He made you and shaped you just the way he wanted you to be. None of your strengths and weaknesses, nothing about your body, none of it is a mistake. He says you are one who is “called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made” (Isaiah 43:7 NIV)....
With artichoke hearts and avocado, this colorful and hearty kale salad from my new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin will fill you up and fuel you with veggies, healthy fats, and plenty of protein. To save prep time, wash and chop the kale and bake the bacon ahead of time. ...

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