My Big Fat Life

I try to avoid writing posts on a single source.  I get a lot of my ideas from the internet, but like any researcher or information source I like to find additional sources to supplement my blog.  I did, however, read a very good article on how life changing events can have a significant impact on a person’s weight.  These events are worthy of mention.  If we understand what causes weight gains throughout our lives it better positions us to control and address those circumstances.

  • Your Big Fat Marriage–I have actually posted on this topic before.  Marriage has it’s costs and benefits (I believe the benefits My Big Fat Life come out on top every time).  Statistically married people have more  sex than single people.  We also have a tendency to eat a lot more and a lot better.  As a result married people gain 6-9 pounds in the first five years of marriage.  Most of this weight comes in the first year.  Our bodies aren’t used to all that good food!
  • Holiday Weight–The average person gains one pound during the holidays.  Ooooohh!!  one pound–I’m scared!  Actually we should be.  one pound may not sound like a lot until you pick up a pound of meat.  Furthermore, that pound may not sound like a lot until you have 15 years of holiday weight gain after you transition into adulthood.  All of a sudden, those 15 years equate to 15 additional pounds.  I can only speak through personal experience, but my problem at thanksgiving is not the amount of any one specific food.  The problem for me is that everyone wants something different.  After the mashed potatoes, the stuffing, the turkey, the rolls, etc., the problem is not that I had a little turkey, a little mashed potatoes, and a little stuffing.  The problem is that I had a little of all that stuff.
  • Weight Gain from Pregnancy–This is not something I have experienced myself, but I could argue that I gained some of that sympathy weight with my wife.  What other explanation could there be for why I got so fat during that time period?  Women obviously have a much bigger challenge since they gain an average of 20 pounds after childbirth over 10 years.  In addition, there is a 7% increase…PER CHILD…that a woman will become obese during her lifetime.  Most women would like to know how to lose weight after pregnancy.
  • Perimenopausal/Menopausal Weight Gain–This maybe one of the sickest jokes of all.  Women have at least some control over the previously discussed issues.  Women will gain an average of 12 pounds within 8 years after menopause.  Post menopausal women burn 32% less fat than their non-menopausal counterparts.

Some of these issues are difficult if not impossible to control.  As I have said before, though, knowledge is power.  If you know these events are coming, and the presumed results, you may be able to mitigate some of these weight gaining events.  Knowledge is power–PRESS ON!

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The Five Pillars of Health: Pillar 1-Cleanse

In a previous post I spoke of some of the most important news I would ever tell you on this blog.  In that previous post I identifed the things in our environment that are killing us to include:

  • Toxicity
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Inflamation

We will now start down the path of identifying those things that have a positive influence on these potent killers.  In

 The Five Pillars of Health: Pillar 1 Cleanse

5 Pillars of Health

my Christian faith we talk about the Armor of God as the means by which we protect our soul.  I would argue that the Five Pillars of Health serves as the armor that protects our bodies.

The first piece of armor to put on in the battle to save our physical health is Nutritional CleansingNutritional Cleansing serves the primary purpose of removing the impurities from our bodies, and as a result addresses oxidative stress.    Oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen and a biological system’s ability to readily detoxify the reactive intermediates or easily repair the resulting damage.  In simple terms, if our bodies are tied up dealing with bad things in our body it cannot focus on making the good things happen.

The goal is to cleanse our bodies of these impurites.  That goal is met through the use of the Isagenix Cleanse for Life Dietary Supplement.  To find out more about Cleanse for Life or any of the remaining Pillars of Health you can contact us either through our web-site at CleanseBenefits.com or by calling us toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).

The next pillar I will be discussing in a future post is Weight Control.  Stay tuned

Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) and Nutrition

I have a very good friend at work who’s daughter suffer’s from Ulcerative Colitis (A form of Inflamatory Bowel Disease).  As is often the case when it comes to serious ailments that affect our children, my friend is well on her way to becoming an Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) and Nutrition expert on the topic.

Quite often parents who find themselves in such situations become more knowledgable concerning a particular disease than many doctors.  Passion and intimate concern prompts education about diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis more than most other catalysts in my experience.  My friend is no different and plans on translating the knowledge that she has aquired coupled with her desire to help others into a blog of  her own.  When she is up and running I plan on sharing the name of her blog with all of you.  Her blog will be focused like a laser on relating the day to day trials and tribulations of having a child who suffers from Ulcerative Colitis.  I believe she will be able to provide thousands of parents with information and comfort as they try to understand and cope with the disease.

I do not pretend to understand the issues she must deal with; however, whenever I am presented with information concerning a persons digestive system I feel compelled to comment as it relates to nutrition.  I have done some research and determined that there are some nutritional considerations.  Failing to pay attention to nutrition can have serious implications because symptoms of diarrhea and bleeding can lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and loss of essential nutrients. That can lead to a host of problems such as fatigue, weakness, and anemia.  It is generally recommended that a well balanced diet consist of…

  • Foods high in protein
  • Complex Carbohydrates
  • Whole Grains
  • Good Fats

The research I have read indicates that there is no specific diet for people suffering from Ulcerative Colitis, but the big challenge seems to be avoiding foods that cause distress.  This can require some trial and error when determining what exactly causes a problem for  you or your child; however, there are some foods which seem to be common triggers for distress.  Some of these foods to consider include…

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Carbonated Beverages Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) and Nutrition
  • Dairy Products
  • Dried Beans, Peas or Legumes
  • Dried fruits, berries, fruits with pulp or seeds
  • Foods containing sulfur or sulfate
  • Foods high in fiber, including whole-grain products
  • Hot sauce, pepper
  • Meats
  • nuts, crunchy nut butters
  • popcorn
  • products containing sorbitol (sugar-free gum and candies)
  • raw vegetables
  • refined sugar
  • seeds
  • spicy foods, sauces

I am not the expert.  I will defer to my friend when her blog comes available.  In the meantime I offer this brief primer.

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Do you Want to Build a Healthy Network Marketing Business?

I was recently interviewed by Sharon Michaels of Women Enjoying Success.  Sharon Michaels is an inspiration to women in business and is a success coach for aspiring women.  This interview dealt with Building a healthy network marketing at home business.  Click on the image below to listen to her interview with me!

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How FAT are your kids? How FAT are you?

I was watching The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel today.  In one of the segments a panel was discussing a situation where a severely obese child was removed from his fathers home by a government entity.  The child was 11 years old and…400 POUNDS!! 

One of the arguments made by one of the panel members defending this decision was this.  How was this action anyobese child203 How FAT are your kids?  How FAT are you? different than the choice to remove a child from a home because he was NOT being fed?  In other words, if we were talking about malnurished children due to the parents neglect, would anybody argue against rescuing the child from such an environment.  I found this argument to be interesting as it caused me to reconsider my previously stated position on this matter…not change it…just reconsider it. 

There were some additional facts that should be noted about this specific case.  The father was physically incapable of properly taking care of his son because of his own physical issues.  As a result of the fathers physical limitations he was feeding his son fast food three times a day.  The child was ultimately removed from the home because it was believed the child would not live past 20 years of age if something was not done.  I must admit that in these very specific circumstances, I do not disagree with the resolution. 

Yet I want to make it clear that identifying children with obesity in general does not justify breaking up a family.  fast+food+kids How FAT are your kids?  How FAT are you?Furthermore, it certainly does not justify the government interfering with the family structure.  If we as a nation begin to travel down this path, where does it stop.  Will we remove children for being 300 pounds…200 pounds…150 pounds?  Will we remove children from their homes because they are getting bad grades in school? 

Removing children from their homes would open a can of worms that I do not think we would close very easily.  There is another consideration as well.  The percentage of fat kids (pardon my bluntness) has tripled over the last 30 years to 17%.  If the government is going to take care of solving the problem of obesity for children by removing them from homes, where are they going to put them all?

The bottom line is this.  As I have stated repeatedly, we need to consider how our behaviors and decisions as they relate to food and nutrition are influencing our children.  If we smoke, they stand a much greater chance of smoking.  If we drink to excess, they are more likely to do the same…and if we abuse our bodies and become obese…well…you get the picture.  I am curious what all of you think about the government taking the 400 pound 11 year old.  I must tell you I am torn.  We all need to start looking at ourselves before something like this becomes commonplace. 

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Isagenix Training Calls

Transforming Lives, Developing Leaders
 

Peter Greenlaw of the Greenlaw group will do 5 consecutive training

Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. Pacific Time

August 29th through September 2, 2011

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These calls will be hosted by:

Udana Power and Bob Sieverwright, two Isagenix Leaders who have an extensive and successful background in their previous professions (Arts and Finance). See a brief bio on each of these leaders below.* 

Together these calls will cover: 

Monday: An overview of the week to come and specifics of what we will cover. 

Tuesday: In depth product analysis.

Wednesday: The actual protocol of how and why the cleanse and products work. Along with the 5 pillars of health as well as the Race To Maintenance.

Thursday: Bob will do and in depth analysis of the business opportunity.

Friday: Peter will tie it all together as to how to present this incredible technology to the world.

Each call will be concise and packed with information to forward your personal business growth. They will be from 25 to 40 minutes long.

We are transforming lives and developing leaders.

You are the hero in your own life. Step Up!!! 

*Peter Greenlaw: Peter has made $10 Million in Isagenix in the last 8 years. He is the 3rd all-time income earner in Isagenix. As most of you know, Peter is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world regarding all aspects of Isagenix products and has a mission to change the world through education. 

* Bob Sievewright: In his previous career Bob was a Sr. V.P. for major Wall Street Investment firms and a Registered Investment Advisor managing personal assets exceeding $130 million and advising institutional accounts in excess of $1 billion. Bob will bring his extensive knowledge of investing and the way money works to explain why Isagenix is the best investment he knows of. ( You won’t want to miss his point of view!!) 

* Udana Power Author: The Home Based Business Revolution. Udana has starred on Broadway opposite Katherine Hepburn, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Mark Tapper Forum in Los Angeles. She has starred in extensive television, had her own one woman show for 5 years and as a leader in the company, has established a strong residual income to finance all the artistic endeavors she is involved in. 

We are empowering all of you to stand on your amazing past to create your even more glorious future.

A Parent is Responsible for More Than Their Own Health

This premise may seem logical and reasonable.  The day anyone decides to have a child they give up the right to be a1546120 com 284pxobesi A Parent is Responsible for More Than Their Own Health bad example.   As a matter of fact, my opinion is that the day you start down the road to parenthood you relinquish all rights to selfishness and generally bad behavior.  This includes how you take care of yourself.  

The axiom of “Do as I say, not as I do”, never works.  If you smoke cigarettes, there is a greater chance that you will raise a smoker.  If you drink to excess, do not be surprised if your child develops problems with alcohol as well.  Finally, if you fail to pay attention to your health, weight and nutrition you will probably have children that follow in your footsteps.  Our responsibilities in this area are not limited to the days following the birth of our children, however. 

A recent study determined that exposing human embryos to high levels of saturated fat can actually harm the development of a child in utero.  The study went on to suggest that women should strive to achieve a healthy weight prior to having children.  The study focused on embryos from cattle but the implications from the study appeared to translate to human eggs as well.  Eggs exposed to high levels of fatty acids had fewer cells, altered genes and altered metabolic activity.  The scientists also believed the study provided some insight as to why obese women may have trouble conceiving in the first place.  

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Obese and overweight women have a tendency to metabolize more of the fat they store.  The fatty acids that are subsequently stored in the ovaries have been shown to be toxic to eggs.  Therefore, just like drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes during pregnancy can have serious health implications to an unborn child, being severely overweight and failing to eat properly can likewise produce adverse effects.  

A child doesn’t get a vote on who their parents will be.  They don’t get to choose the body in which they are conceived.  Therefore, the responsibility falls on the parent to do right by their children and make good choices, not only for their own health, but for the health of their children now and into the future.  

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Isagenix Training Coming to a City Near You

Isagenix is redefining network marketing.  They are on the leading edge of science and health as the World Leader of Whole-Body Nutritional Cleansing, Cellular Replenishing & Youthful Aging.  Do you want your chance to make an impact and transform the lives of thousands worldwide?

Starting this Saturday, August 27th Isagenix is on a blitz tour and we may be in a city near you.  Discover how you can earn an extra stream of income and harness the power of the new Product B Antioxidant plus Telomere Support and much more.  Below are the blitz tour cities and dates.  Please contact me for exact locations.

Saturday, August 27

  • Toronto, ON
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Tuesday, September13:

  • Albany, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Minneapolis, MN
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Wednesday, September 14:

  • Kansas City, MO
  • Miami, FL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Tarry Town, NY
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Thursday, September 15:

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Atlanta, GA

BlogTalkRadio: Building an Isagenix Network Marketing Business

My latest interview with Sharon Michaels on BlogTalk Radio.  I discuss how to turn your love of Isagenix products, systems and paks into a full-time salary.  I talk about what skills are necessary to turn a fledgling network marketing business into a primary income opportunity.

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What’s New at Isagenix

web site pic znnj Whats New at IsagenixAs many of you know about 5 years I experienced life changing results using Isagenix Cleansing & Fat Burning Systems to lose weight and improve my health. My initial motivation was to lose weight for an upcoming class reunion. Now 5 years later I recently attended another class reunion and would you believe I felt better and looked younger and more fit than I did 5 years ago. I attribute this to putting Isagenix products in my body everyday.

I just returned from the annual Isagenix Celebration. I am now looking at Isagenix in a whole new way. Not only are Isagenix systems designed to help us lose weight and improve our health through whole body nutritional cleansing Whats New at Isagenix and cellular replenishing but with the addition of Product B Antioxidants plus Telomere Support our systems will help us to live healthier longer. Please watch this video to learn about Product B and the 4 Pillars of Health.

What else is new from Isagenix?

  • IsaPro Whey Protein in new vanilla flavor
  • Natural Rich Berry Cleanse for Life drink which is 2-3 times more potent
  • Tropical Fruit & Hibiscus Want More Energy electrolyte drink
  • Total Health & Longevity System and Pillars of Health Maintenance System

 

For those of you that are or may be interested in building a business with Isagenix in order to help others live healthier longer there are many new tools and promotions to help us succeed. These include rank advancement bonuses, leadership pools, friends & family program, web tools, mobile apps, newspapers, Prosper magazine and videos just to name a few. Please contact me for more information. In addition, I am looking for 10 new people who share my passion and want to learn from my experience to earn a residual income by helping others. Who’s whats to be first?

Here’s to living healthier longer!