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alkaline diet

How to lose weight without feeling stressed out

Weight Loss with the Alkaline Diet: It’s about Eating Right!

Chances are you may already be familiar with all I am going to share. But maybe…maybe you still don’t know if you can apply it and make it happen for you…Why? because of all the brainwashing and marketing tactics that are very often used in health and fitness area. You know…people very often focus on aesthetics or quick fixes and these are not always healthy, and to lose weight and keep it off, we need to focus on HEALTH first. This is what I always preach…well..if you know me you know I don’t really “preach”. I just share. Personally, I don’t like to be judged or preach to, so I try to avoid it myself…Anyway, here’s my #1 Weight Loss Tip…

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Alkaline Juice to Burn Fat Naturally

Easy & Delicious Alkaline Juice Recipe to Help You Burn Fat and Have More Energy!

Alkaline diet lifestyle is pretty much caffeine-free in its design. If you balance yourself with alkaline foods and drinks, you get your energy in a natural way, so you don’t need to rely on caffeine. However, personally, I believe that there is nothing wrong with an occasional cup of coffee or tea (black or green) as a treat. The problem is when you need caffeine to keep you going or when you can’t crawl out of bed without it. The recipe you are just about to discover combines all the health benfits of green tea balanced with the healing properties of alkaline juice. When I say “alkaline”, I don’t refer to “changing your pH”. It’s not about changing your pH…It’s about giving your body the nutrients it needs to do a better job balancing it for you. Alkaline fooods are foods that don’t contain sugar, preservatives, gluten or caffeine. Read on to try this refreshing recipe and give your body more vitamins and minerals (this is the main point of the alkaline diet, it’s not about some magical pseudoscience that only gives this diet a bad rep).

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How to Stay Healthy in Unhealthy Environments

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Your Health Motivation

I recently got an email from a reader and they wanted to confide in me about a problem that is not uncommon- how to stay motivated and carry on your health journey if everyone around you does the opposite? That person told me she enjoyed a healthy, plant-based inspired lifestyle for more than 10 years…Then, because of her work/ business, she was forced to move to a rather depressing part of her country where most people are not at all interested in any holistic transformation. Not to mention any basic self-care. Now, it takes her more than an hour to drive to get some healthy stuff. In the local stores in her area, people actually conform to unhealthy foods because, again, most people don’t care what they eat. To make things worse- she feels laughed at whenever she shows any interest for a healthy lifestyle…In the end, she put on weight, got a bit depressed and asked me for support to get back on track. She asked me for tips and resources on living a healthy life in an unhealthy town…how to break free from bad environments….In her own words: “I can’t even find yoga-it’s that bad.  I guess I’ve hit rock bottom and am just looking for support in any way. I appreciate all you do and put out into the world” Continue reading

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Ashwagandha for Stress Relief, Weight Loss & Wellness

Ashwagandha Benefits

Ashwagandha- Ayurvedic Herb

Ashwagandha is an ancient Ayurvedic healing herb that has been used for centuries to heal a wide variety of conditions. This powerful herb is best known for its restorative benefits. In the Sanskrit language, Ashwagandha translates to “the smell of a horse”. This translation indicates that the herb conveys the agility and strength of a stallion. Traditionally, this herb has been administered to people to help them strengthen their immune systems following an illness.

This herb belongs to the same family as the tomato plant does. It bears red fruit that is close to the size of a raisin, which grows inside of its yellow oval-shaped leaves and flowers. The Ashwagandha plant can be found in drier regions of India, the Middle East, and Northern Africa. Today, you can also find it going in milder climates, including some places across the United States.

There are many applications of Ashwagandha in the modern world. It is still used to boost and strengthen immune systems, but can also be used for a variety of other reasons. If you tend to struggle with symptoms such as stress, fatigue, lack of energy, or difficulty concentrating, adding Ashwagandha to your diet can help alleviate these symptoms and refresh your sense of wellbeing. Continue reading

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Healing and Comforting Alkaline Drinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep Hydrated with Extremely Simple Alkaline Drinks (perfect for busy people)

Are you looking for alkaline drink recipes that are easy to make, healing and nutritious? Something you can add to your busy schedule without feeling overwhelmed with too many ingredients or complicated juicer/blender routines? If your answer is yes, you will love the ideas included in this post. I know what it’s like when you feel like you don’t have the time to eat (or in this case- drink) in a healthy way. The problem is that we very often associate healthy lifestyle with complicated rituals. While there are also many “advanced” recipes that I promote and that I enjoy preparing in my free time, I am also a big fan of SOS recipes. It’s always good to have them in your alkaline wellness toolbox so that you don’t indulge in unhealthy temptations. Most unwanted food cravings, headaches and the desire to just drink coffee are mostly due to one problem- being acidic and dehydrated. Alkaline drinks serve us to solve this problem and feel naturally energized. With more energy we can enjoy the sense of joy and wellbeing and we feel more motivated to stay healthy. So let’s get down to it (as the recipes are still fresh in my mind, lol)…

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5 Ways to Kick-Start Your Meditation Success & Feel Relaxed

 

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Meditation for Beginners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meditating is an incredible stress-relieving technique that can help you relax and find more peace in your life. While it may seem daunting, meditation is actually incredibly simple, and furthermore: fun! You can meditate with any amount of time you have available to set aside, and there are so many enjoyable strategies and techniques you can use to increase your success with meditation and feel more relaxed in your life! If you are going to practice meditating, it is best that you set aside time every day in order to meditate. However, if you have a busy schedule or find that you simply can’t afford daily time to invest in this relaxation technique, you can also consider scheduling it in a few times a week. The idea is to develop a regular practice that allows you to remain consistent and continually focus on increasing peace in your life. For those who have read up on meditation as a relaxation strategy in the past, you may have felt overwhelmed with the amount of information available. If you spend too much time reading on how to meditate, you might find that it seems to be a lot of work just to let go of some stress! The reality is, meditation is incredibly easy and a lot of fun. If you are ready to get started, and want to infuse your life with this pleasant relaxation strategy, then read on for five incredible tips on how you can start, today!

 

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How to Lose Weight, Have More Energy and Beat Sugar Addiction

Sugar Addiction Cure

Stop Being Addicted to Sugar

If you are looking for long-term health success and you are sick and tired of diets that don’t work, unrealistic cleanses or torturing yourself with exaggerated workout routines, this article will help you. Overcoming sugar cravings is not as simple as going cold-turkey without having any solid plan to fall back on. The problem is that we very often perceive problems such as: weight gain, lack of energy, moodiness (and even anxiety) and uncontrolled sugar addiction as separate problems that require separate solutions- usually quick fixes or, in some cases, swallowing the pill that can make things worse…The truth is that the real holistic solution has been hidden from us. Main stream marketing makes us go for other things (let’s call them fads, OK?) so that we stay sick and tired (some people create entire businesses around people who are sick and tired). Read on to discover the simple solution that has helped me lose weight, beat sugar addiction and even cure a weird auto-immune disease that was provoking a really serious eye condition (uveitis)… Continue reading

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Easy Alkaline Recipes for Busy People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Beautiful Plant Based Ideas for Different Ocassions

People always ask me: I want to try to eat “more alkaline” but what the heck do I eat? Well, the good news is that following the alkaline diet is not as hard as many gurus make it to be. First of all, it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress. Also, the alkaline diet is not about eating 100% raw (unless of course you want to). There are many different ways to go about it (for example, some people go fully vegan, some don’t, some go vegeterian and some simply decide to add more plant based foods into their diet and reduce animal products at the same time). It’s up to you what you decide to choose. My goal is to provide you with simple, easy and nutritious recipes that don’t require spending hours in your kitchen. These are also fantastic to detox and help you add more fresh raw or almost raw foods into your diet. Whatever it is that you eat, always try to serve it with a big bowl of salad. You can never go wrong with that! So there we go ladies and gentlemen, some of my latest recipes! Of course, remember that nothing is set in stone. Feel free to use your imagination and transfrom those recipes if you want (especially if a recipe calls for an ingredient you can’t stand or doesn’t work well for you). And yes, as the title of this post says, these recipes are fully plant based, as it is our goal- we want to enrich our diets with beautiful plant based foods and actually enjoy it (doesn’t have to be gross…) Continue reading

Date and Cashew Bars with Coconut (Vegan, Paleo, Raw + Gluten-Free)

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Natural Treats and Sweets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates are a great source of dietary fibre and are rich in the essential nutrient iron; they are also a very healthy sweet treat that won’t add to your waistline making them a great option for a guilt-free snack. Cashew nuts are also high in essential minerals, protein and cholesterol lowering fats. Coconut adds a distinct yet complimentary flavor to these bars while also bringing along some extra fibre and healthy fats. They are also a great addition to your lunch box or handbag for those moments in between meals when you need a little healthy, low GI energy boost. This recipe is super easy to make, great for busy people. Moreover, it fits in vegan, paleo, raw and gluten-free lifestyles. Totally compatible with an alkaline lifestyle as well. Add it to your healthy recipes repertoire. You will love it! Date and Cashew bars are also great for breakfast or as a quick after workout snack. Continue reading

Successful Goal Setting with Mike Brown

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Master Your Mind. Transform Your Body.

The following is the guest post by my friend Mike from GoalHit.net.

His website is all about motivation, fitness, goals, personal development, productivity, and mindset. Mike got in touch with me after bumping into my book: “Motivation in 7 Simple Steps“. This is how I discovered his work and received tons of value from his content. This guy has a strong passion for helping others create happy, healthy and fulfilled lives, and his mission never stops!

In this post, Mike shares his personal story and how he managed to succesfully transform his body and enjoy the process. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did! Continue reading

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