8 Top Foods For Weight Loss

Frankly, I couldn’t care less about calories. I never counted a single calorie in my entire life. I rather use that time for cooking healthy meals.

Calories don’t say anything about the quality of the food. And health and weight loss is MUCH more about quality than about quantity. By eating the right quality food you will find quantity hardly to be an issue.

Before I’ll come to some healthy foods that can support your weight loss process, I have to remind you of the nonsense of the low-fat theory. Low-fat food has only one purpose: to make the purse of the food industry fatter. Because the more low-fat you eat, the more food you need to eat.

Fat has one very important function: it acts like a natural appetite suppressant. With natural, healthy fats you are full much faster and you automatically eat less.

So now that we have the low-fat myth out of or way, let’s look at some really healthy foods that can support your weight loss process.

  • Nuts and seeds are high in proteins what is crucial for your fat-burning process. Plus they contain a lot of natural fat what makes you feel full faster. Nuts and seeds make great snacks between the meals.
  • Avocados are very healthy and can also make you feel more full. Women’s Health magazine said, “The fiber, potassium, and healthy fats in the green stuff may curb your cravings so that you skip afternoon trips to the vending machine.”
  • Susan Jones - ch3-pp17-blueberries_559493A real miracle food for weight loss are blueberries. They are best known for their anti-aging effects and are very figure-friendly at the same time.
  • Women’s Health magazine also lists dark chocolate as figure-friendly and states that eating chocolate is associated with lower levels of abdominal fat. Frankly, I don’t know if this is true. We all have seen it so often in the past that one year a particular food was a strict no-go and only a few years later it was promoted as a real fat burner. As an informed reader of my newsletters you know that statistics can be manipulated…a method often used when sales go back drastically. Then suddenly that food becomes “healthy”. Like I said, I can’t tell if this is true about chocolate or not. Just keep in mind that chocolate contains sugar and sugar is a real toxin for everybody, not just for weight-struggling people. On the other hand I’m not a friend of strict “Eat-this-don’t-eat-that” diets either. Besides, I can’t see why cocoa shouldn’t be healthy. So I leave that decision in your hands. However, if you decide to have some chocolate from time to time, at least eat it slowly and enjoy every bit of it. The worst you could do for your weight is to cobble it down with a feeling of guilt. If you absolutely can’t be without chocolate and are willing to do without sugar, get dark xylitol chocolate.
  • How many years have you been told not to eat egg-yolk? Well, thank goodness I never fell for that one. Because whole eggs are loaded with appetite-curbing proteins, what makes them a great breakfast food. The cholesterol lie has been debunked for a long time now.
  • Mmmmm, salmon! One of my favorite source of proteins. It’s full of monosaturated fatty acids which increase metabolism to burn fat faster. If you want to lose weight effectively, you need a lot of natural Omega3.
  • Lots of leafy green vegetables (such as spinach, collards, Swiss chard, kale, salad greens, etc.). You can’t overeat on those and nicely fill your stomach without having to worry about the calories. Or you can use them for your green juices. These produce should grow in everybody’s backyard. I even grow them on my balcony and window sills.
  • Beans – especially black beans – contain considerable amounts of protein what makes it an ideal protein source for vegetarians. For sustainable weight loss we need large amounts of proteins. Please, just never eat canned beans. Beans are so cheap to buy and so easy to cook.

These are all produce (minus the dark chocolate) you could pretty much live from without lacking any vital nutrients. If you’re serious about eating healthy and losing weight in a healthy way, these could be your staples that can cover at least 80% of your body’s nutritional needs. And at the same time you will never have to worry about calories or amounts.

If you want to do a real great job, go organic with these foods. Food additives are some big contributors to weight gain. If you don’t let them get into your body, you will never have to worry about getting them out of your body. Be smart and save yourself a lot of time, money, and extra pounds by going organic.

For more valuable tips on how to lose weight AND keep it off, please check out this page.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Juicing

Recently I read an article by one of my peers who suggested you take a particular supplement instead of juicing. He went on telling how tedious juicing was and how much simpler and cheaper it was to simply take a teaspoon of the particular supplement he was promoting.

This sounds so intriguing and although I firmly believe that nature still provides the best food, it made me thinking.

It made me thinking why we need juicing and supplements at all. So I put together a list of advantages and disadvantages of juicing.


Disadvantages of juicing:

  • it’s expensive because it requires a lot of organic vegetables (it doesn’t make sense to juice with produce that had been sprayed with chemicals)
  • It’s quite a task to purchase large bags of carrots and charts full of greens every day
  • even if you have organic produce, it still takes a lot of time to wash and cut the vegetables and run them through the juicer; and if you don’t use organic produce, you even need to peel every piece; this is only realistic for stay-home mums, retirees, and unemployed people
  • if you’re over 30 years old and/or more than 20 pounds overweight, you need to start juicing slowly in order to prevent acid and toxins flooding your organism more than it can handle
  • our bodies are not designed to consume such concentrated food like juices are; we need fibers
  • in order to have the desired effect, juices have to be freshly juiced and be consumed within 24 hours; you can’t store them longer and bottled juices are more harmful than helpful
  • juicing creates a lot of waste and you have to through valuable food away that is rich in healthy fibers
  • juices are not really good to consume; to make them tasteful it requires quite some mixing, and you need to know which produce go together well and which doesn’t (there are vegetables I love eating, but when I juices that contain these produce are absolutely disgusting)
  • you need to learn first which fruits and vegetables go well together and which don’t
  • I don’t know how about you, but there are phases when my body completely refuses fresh juices

On the other side there are tremendous advantages in juicing nothing else can beat.


Advantages of juicing:

  • our bodies are so deprived because fruits and vegetables have lost between 30% and 80% of their nutritional value due to the current farming methods, and there is currently nothing else that can fill your empty vitamin deposits as quickly as juicing
  • many chronic diseases are caused or aggravated by a lack of vital nutrients and many of them can be easily reversed simply by juicing
  • juicing has an alkalizing and detoxifying effect what is great for young people and those who only need to lose a few extra pounds (if you’re older than 30 years and more than 20 pounds overweight, you need to know exactly what to do so that your body can deal with the flood of acid and toxins without creating more fat)
  • we are living in times where it’s not enough to just take one vitamin or one supplement (no matter how balanced they may be); our bodies lack vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, amino acids, phytohormones, etc.; all these things have to be consumed through food because only in food these substances are well enough balanced so that our bodies can really use them (an overload of some nutrients can lead to health problems, too)
  • juicing is a great way to start a cleansing and weight loss process

We all know that juicing was not meant to be the way we eat, and it’s not the final solution. Because of our ways of eating and time-saving cooking methods we have created a world that makes eating healthy a real challenge. Facts are…

  • …that we only want shiny and spotless produce (organic food can never look so perfect)
  • …that people want to cook their meals as quickly and easily as possible and increasingly purchase finished menus
  • …that using microwave ovens as the defrosting and heating method

…that makes eating healthy and keep the family healthy nearly impossible (at least long term).

But please, don’t let us complain. It’s us – every single person on this planet – who contributed to the lifestyle we currently have with all its advantages and health challenges. It’s always the consumer who dictates what we are being sold to. And only we have the power and the possibilities to change that.

How can you know whether your personal lifestyle is healthy or not?

The weakest link in the family will always become sick first.

As soon as one family member develops a chronic disease or cancer, the way you cook and eat is at least partially the culprit, and the health of your family can quickly and drastically be improved by changing your lifestyle.

Fact is – and you’re probably going to hate me for that, but keep in mind that I’m just the bearer of the message – that if we want to keep our families healthy, we have to cook from scratch, using all fresh, organic fruits and vegetables that are rich in vital nutrients. Convenience definitely jeopardizes our health.

Keeping yourself and the ones you love healthy starts with what is on your kitchen table…it starts with a healthy lifestyle.

“But I don’t have time to cook from scratch. I have a job, three kids and an elderly parent to take care of!” you may object.

I hear you. I really do. I used to be a single mom with my own business, and I know exactly where you’re coming from.

However, please keep in mind that the way we live is nothing but a series of choices. Maybe you have made the choice to purchase a house that requires both parents to have a job. Maybe you have chosen the false safety of a job over working from home and now you’re constantly afraid of losing your job, if you don’t work long hours. You have made choices regarding your budget. You have made choices regarding cars, televisions, and vacations. Sometimes it just requires a little bit of a cut down or a slightly simpler lifestyle and a family may be well able to live on one pay check and a smaller budget.

It’s all about setting priorities. Only you can decide what priority the health of your family has and what you’re willing to sacrifice for. This time of the year is the perfect time to reconsider your personal life priorities and make new choices.

What I’m saying is that we ALL constantly need to reconsider past choices. Many of us need to choose differently for the sake of their family’s health.

Currently I’m living in an apartment that comes with its own 500 square meter garden. When I moved in I decided to cut a little bit back on my work and use that time to grow my own produce. And I realized that just a small piece of land or backyard can easily save me $200 every month in food just for one person. Plus the organic food I grow myself is the healthiest you can get. Because my own vegetables are so full of vital nutrients, I need much less food to get my body satisfied. From a peer of mine I know that one acre of backyard is enough to almost fully feed a whole family of five.

I understand that many women just don’t think that they might have time for their own garden. But if something resonates within you with what I’m sharing here, then you may want to try and at least get your feet wet.

Before I moved to this place I started with pots on my balcony. I grew my own tomatoes, potatoes (you read that right), herbs and salads on my porch and balcony. If you have rich soil, you can easily grow a zucchini or cucumber plant on your porch or balcony. I even have several pillar fruit trees (they only have a stem but no side branches and require very little room) and berries on my balcony. The waste I get from juicing I utilize as mulch for my pots and beds and spray some living organisms over the compost for a faster decay. That way nothing is lost and nature beautifully provides me with more and more healthy food because my soil gets richer from year to year.

You can slowly grow into a healthy-food gardener. The first step would be to purchase a book about correct composting and organic gardening – maybe you would even find a book on organic pot gardening.

Then decide on one thing you would like to grow on your patio or in a bed in your back yard. This could be a few seedlings of spring salad (the sort you can constantly harvest the outer leaves and the salad keeps growing in the middle). This gives you and your family a healthy salad every day. Then you may want to grow some basil, chives and parsley to make the salad more tasteful and add some more vitamins. Very easy to grow is Swiss chard and you can constantly harvest the large outer leaves. The leaves are great for juicing and the stems are a delicious vegetable when cooked with onions and garlic.

If you’re not yet a gardener, then I recommend start slowly. Now is a good time to make plans for next year and start purchasing or creating the right containers. Also start composting now.

Please add your own ideas and experiences below. We are eager to learn from your experiences.

If you want to learn how to apply a healthy lifestyle step by step and stress free that works individually for you and your family, you may want to check out my 30-Day Triple Power Weight Loss Challenge.

13 Effective Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer (some even help reduce your weight)

woman examining breast The American Cancer Society estimates that this year (2015) about 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will occur and that over 40,000 women will die of breast cancer.

Cancer is an environmental disease. That means we can do more to prevent and reverse it than we may think. I was so fortunate to be the witness of four cases of last-stage cancer that could be reversed in the most natural way. These four persons became entirely cancer free within two to twelve weeks.

One of them was a woman with last-stage breast cancer. Had she known what you are about to learn she may have been able to prevent herself from going through painful chemo therapy and radiation.

Today we want to talk about 13 natural and healthy ways of preventing breast cancer and lift that cloud of fear so many women are carrying around. There is enough proof that breast cancer can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle. The American Institute of Cancer Research estimated  that about 40% of breast cancer cases in the U.S.A. could be prevented with a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Joe Mercola even believes that these estimates are far too low and that the breast cancer could be avoided to 75% and 90% by strictly following some simple lifestyle changes.

Here are 13 possible lifestyle changes that can reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. Combined they can be a very powerful weapon against that terrible disease.

  1. Remove all wires of your bras: there is enough evidence that metal underwire bras can increase your breast cancer risk. Wires act like antennas and conduct electromagnetic pollution directly to the female breasts.
  2. microwave ovenElectromagnetic fields: Avoid them as much as possible because they can increase your cancer risk. Electric blankets, digital alarm clocks, televisions in the bedroom, mammograms, cell phones, electric heating, nearby cell phone towers, and wireless phones all have a very high radiation and can contribute to cancer. And the worst of all are microwave ovens. There is so much evidence of the dangers of microwave ovens, yet they are just too convenient to be banned from today’s kitchens. However, if you’re serious about drastically reducing the risk of getting breast cancer, replace your microwave oven with a steamer, which is as convenient as microwaves and entirely harmless. By the way, did you know that microwaves can make you obese even without overeating? 
  3. Avoid sugar and fructose: all forms of sugar are known to promote cancer. Dr. Mercola states that fructose is clearly one of the most harmful sugars and should strictly be avoided. By avoiding sugar and grains and increasing exercising you also improve your insulin receptor sensitivity.
  4. Get a lot of sunshine to optimize your vitamin D: Vitamin D is known to be one of nature’s most potent cancer fighters. (If you have to supplement with Vitamin D3 you also need to increase the vitamin K2)
  5. Vitamin A: it helps prevent breast cancer, especially when consumed with vitamin A-rich foods like organic egg yolks, organic raw butter, and beef or chicken liver.
  6. Avoid soy products: unfermented soy is high in isoflavones. Some studies show that unfermented soy increases the chances for mutations and cancerous cells.
  7. Maintain a healthy body weight: Fat produces estrogen, and estrogen can increase the danger of getting cancer. As soon as you begin to eat healthy and exercise plus add the next step, weight loss will happen naturally.
  8. Drastically reduce acidity: cancer can only survive in an acidic body, and when you’re overweight, you are over-acidic. Cancer cells have no chance in an alkaline environment, therefore alkalizing your body should be one of the first steps for weight loss and cancer prevention. If you’re only slightly overweight, drinking a lot of organic green vegetable juice daily is a great way. If you’re over 40 years old and/or more than 10 pounds overweight, your alkalizing has to be softer and more strategic.
  9. High-quality Omega3 fats: Omega3 deficiency is a know factor for cancer. Choose animal-based Omega3 fats, such as fish oil and krill oil.
  10. Breastfeeding: research shows that breastfeeding up to 6 months can significantly reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.
  11. Avoid synthetic hormone replacements and birth control pills: if you are experiencing excessive menopausal symptoms, you can use bio-identical hormone replacements. Birth control computers are safer and more accurate than the pill.
  12. Avoid iodine deficiency: iodine has potent anticancer properties.
  13. Reduce your fear of getting breast cancer: according to the law of attraction, fear increases the danger of getting what we’re afraid of.

According to Dr. Mercola breast cancer has become big business, and routine mammography is one of its primary profit centers. Mammograms deliver ionizing radiation what contributes to cancer. Stirring up fear has always shown to be very profitable for any industry.

The founder of Greenmedinfo.com, Sayer Ji, posted an article on mammograms a while ago, stating that…

 “Remember that … the New England Journal of Medicine published a shocking analysis of the past 30 years of breast screening in the US, finding that 1.3 million women were overdiagnosed and overtreated for breast cancer – euphemisms for misdiagnosed and mistreated. The only calculable dimension of this world-historical failure is the billions of dollars that were made in the process of converting healthy, asymptomatic women into ‘patients,’ and if fortunate enough to make it through treatment, ‘survivors.'”

Therefore, don’t allow fear to dominate your life.

Keep your common sense.

Health & Weight Loss StrategyPreventing breast cancer naturally is far more important and effective than trying to detect and treat it. A healthy lifestyle and eliminating all the contributing factors reduces the danger of becoming sick drastically.

In my 30-Day Triple Power Weight Loss Challenge we work on these topics as well because they are also part of a healthy and sustainable weight loss strategy.