Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Increase Your Energy!

You may know T. Harv Eker, the author of the Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. Here is a blurb from one of his recordings that I heard recently:

"Want to make some more money?
* Get yourself in shape!
* Raise your energy!
* Raise your stamina!"

So where does real energy come from? Many of us might guess energy comes from protein, but protein is for healing and building the body. If the protein is meat and is over eaten, then it goes on as extra fat. Animal protein has additional fats and cholesterol that also comes with the protein, so ultimately, proteins do not create energy.

Many of us also might guess carbs (carbohydrates) provide our energy. If we are talking about breads, cereals and many of the refined sugar products, they do not provide real energy. Sugar may provide the body with instant energy, but then the energy level drops as quickly as it rises, leaving the body energy-less and craving for more. The energy that may come from carbs is not long lasting or very effective.

Think of your body like a car which is also a system. If you don't change the oil and check the water on a regular basis, and the oil and water become dirty, how does your car run? Does it become sluggish? How about putting poor fuel in it? Will it run well? You know that if you keep the car in good running condition and give it the best service you can, the motor will last longer.

So it is true with your body. It needs attentive and daily servicing through cleansing and proper fuel through nutrition. Ask yourself: "If I don't take care of my body, where am I going to live?"

Optimum health and energy comes from having a clean system! Many of you may think of eating well for better health, but few realize the importance of cleansing, or keeping the system clean. Yet it is of paramount importance if you want great health, vitality and optimal energy! Below are a few suggestions for keeping your system clean:

* Eat lots of raw, fresh fruits and vegetables - raw fruits for breakfast and mid-afternoon snacks, fresh vegetables for lunch and dinner - up to 60% of your total food intake.

* Incorporate whole grains in your meals - not flours, not cracked grains, but the whole grains. You can cook them, better yet, sprout them, then add them to salads, soups, and all kinds of main dishes. They are very satisfying to the body and because they are naturally high in fiber, they are great cleansers.

* Drink lots of pure water. Water is the miracle cleanser, made by God to keep us optimally healthy. We need it - lots of it! If it's not water, it's not water - no substitutes! If you don't like water, learn to like it, and drink your way to better health. You will be amazed at how many health problems will be solved, and how much weight you will loose, just by drinking lots of good pure water.

* For proteins, rely on the legume family as much as possible. There are all kinds of wonderful beans - get to know them and eat lots of them. They are very low in fat and calories, and don't contain cholesterol. If they cause you gas, then take note of what you are eating them with. NEVER eat beans with tomatoes or fruits of any kind, and eat lots of raw vegetables with them instead - if you want to eliminate any discomfort.

* Fitness, exercise and deep breathing are an important part of our daily activities. We need the oxygen from deep breathing and aerobic exercises to regenerate and cleanse which will give us optimum energy and a cleaner system. Despite what fad diets may say, we need daily exercise for a number of reasons. Schedule a minimum of 30-60 minutes each day, and keep that appointment with yourself!

Look at the above suggestions. Write down some goals of where you need to improve, and give them a try. You will probably be amazed at your increased energy and how much better you really feel!

If you could understand that taking just 45-60 minutes each day to work out and exercise, it would increase your capacity to be more productive especially in the afternoon hours. The better you feel and the healthier you are, the more you can accomplish!

Why not start the New Year out right. Don't just set another weight loss goal, but learn where real health, natural weight management, and energy comes from by taking advantage of my special offer here:

Enjoy the holidays and the festivities with great health and healthy foods!

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Favorite Healthy Holiday Treat!

This is one of our family's most favorite Christmas goodies - tasty, filling, and good for you! It does require a food grinder or processor of some kind, but if you can access one, you'll enjoy these wonderful, healthy little treats all through the season.


1 lb. raisins
1 lb. pitted prunes
1 lb. walnuts
Sesame seeds
Fine chopped coconut
Raw wheat germ

* Combine raisins, prunes and walnuts in a bowl
* Process in a food grinder, food chopper or processor, or just chop fine.
* Form into 1 inch balls.
* Roll in sesame seeds, finely chopped coconut, or wheat germ.
* Refrigerate until ready to eat. These will actually keep several months.

This recipe is from my 31 Favorite Holiday Recipes and is only $6.75 - a great healthy gift idea too! To order this little book, go to .

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Seven Tips for Losing Weight, Not Gaining, during the Holidays!

This time of year is such a wonderful time. There is a feeling in the air, people reach out to others more, and there are added socials and events that bring people and family members together. Is there away to avoid gaining a few pounds, and better yet, a way to actually lose a few during the holidays? Yes! Read on and find out how!

1) DRINK WATER - up to 3-5 quarts daily. This is one of the simplest step, yet one we usually think is hard, or forget. This will help you cleanse toxins and fat as well as have more energy too!

2) Increase your nutrition throughout the entire day - especially if you know you will be attending a social with food. If your day pervious to the event is high in nutrition - meaning lots of raw vegetables, fruits, raw nuts, whole grain cereals, etc. - you have little to worry about.

3) You don't have to eat all those things that are set before you - at work, at socials, given as a gift - you can say no. Give yourself permission to say No Thanks! You know the foods that are your worst temptations, so make a plan ahead of time on how you will avoid them!

4) Take time each day to exercise. Yes, it's the holidays and you are busy, but still take at least 30 minutes to exercise some way. You will feel better, and not only be able to burn fat, but you will have a less chance of getting sick.

5) Instead of buying or making the traditional candies, pastries, and goodies, buy or make something that is high in nutrition instead. There are just as many healthy foods to eat or make as there are unhealthy, so choose the healthy foods instead. If you don’t have your copy of my 31 Favorite Holiday Recipes you can order it here:

6) For Christmas gifts, give non-food items. These items are much memorable, long lasting and are usually more appreciated, such as: a poem, story, picture, scripture or thought of the season, kitchen towels, hot pads, candles, simmering spices, cookie cutters, ornaments, my 31 Favorite Holiday Recipes and Simple Super Salads too – all which make great gifts!

7) Lastly, be positive and remember that most of our eating and weight balance is psychological! “What you focus on expands!” If your constant focus is “food” and fear of “weight gain”, then you will guarantee problems for yourself. If you focus on the importance of each celebrations, serving others, and are thinking “lean”, “energy”, “healthy”, and “fat burning” you will succeed!

So order your 31 Favorite Holiday Recipes and Simple Super Salads now at: Better yet, order several of them. These are great gifts of better health for friends and family members too!

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton