Are you like a CA Raisin?????…….

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I was reading in the Jan/Feb 2009 Weight Watchers magazine, the way of the California raisin. They claim that ” The balance of mind and body starts with the balance of diet.” Then they go on to list the nutritional values of the California raisin. I happen to agree, so I eat them myself. What I wanted to talk about is the fact that I agree with their claim 100%. When I first starting blogging, I was an author on My friend Jennifer talks about health issues on Healthtips101. I was hitting on the mental health side. I believe that your food diet affects your mind 100%! I think that the healthier your food choices are, the healthier you feel about life in general, and you are motivated to do more. I notice that if I get lazy with my diet, and start throwing in too many of those cookies I love, I start feeling angry at myself and then get bummed out in general. It takes me a few days to get back on track. So, I guess what I am trying to say is, watch what you eat. Make good choices from all of the food groups. Exercise, even if you just walk every other day, and get enough sleep. I decided over 10 years ago, that I would do this. So far, I have been able to keep my weight controlled where I am ok with it. Do you have any suggestions that might be helpful to whoever might read this post? Much appreciated.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

6 Responses

  1. I loved the CA raisin commercials as a kid. Boy those were the days. Anyways, yeah I have completely changed my diet. My cousin teases me all the time. She says that I eat like a bird. (LOL)

  2. I have been accused of the same! That’s ok, I love birds! Happy week to you!

  3. I agree with you that your diet can affect the way you think and feel. I lost 50 pounds 10 years ago and kept it off for 6 years and slowly, it all came back on. I’ve been trying to get back on track because I felt so much better. My biggest piece of advice would be, cheat if you need to and don’t beat yourself up for it and get right back on track the next day. I feel to many people just throw in the towel after a cheat and think it’s over.

  4. all good suggestions but don’t forget to treat yourself
    every once and a while.

  5. I think it is absolutely true. In addition to the positive effects of a healthy diet, exercising can be a great way to deal with emotions that might have previously been soothed with food. I find that it is a great stress reliever, energy booster and mood enhancer! It makes me feel much more empowered, and that feeling helps to keep me motivated.

    Excellent thought provoking post!

  6. Joy, Mario, and Sweetie Pie bring up excellent points! It is ok to go off track for a bit, but get right back on and stay on the program! My goal is to be in excellent health, trying to stay, as much as possible , within my range!

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