Pills are food

Posted on May 21st, 2008 in Getting started by admin

Back when I was a teenager, I remember reading somewhere that one day we would get all our food from pills. That was some science fiction viewpoint. Today, I see that we are not too far from that situation. We might as well admit that pills are food.

Eating is more than just the bulk we get in our stomachs that signals satisfaction. Eating is habit forming, and partly because of taste and smell. I enjoy eating as much as anyone, I suppose, even though I may be less finicky about what I eat than some. I am certainly not a connoisseur. Ofttimes, I don’t have time to eat, it seems, or I don’t have time to eat right.

I have been convinced that my diet and my life style, combined with my age, are not as healthy as should be the case. I can either do the things I should, some of which I do some of the time, or I can use supplements. If the supplements are of high enough quality, then I can remain healthy, even with my current lifestyle.

When it came right down to it, part of my choice to get started involved cost. I always seem to have cost in the back of my mind. When I go to the grocery store, I have to pay in advance for what I am going to eat later. It is the same with buying supplements, but it doesn’t feel the same. For some reason, I have some resistence to buying supplements in advance.

I have tried to estimate our family’s average cost per meal per individual. I included eating out. We have been spending about $1.90 per meal per person, but costs are now going up fairly quickly. The supplements that I use cost about $2.00/day, but if I substitute a protien drink for a meal – which I typically do, then my actual meal cost goes down and I save $30/mo on groceries. These figures are at retail, and I buy wholesale, so it is even better for me than shown.

Depending on your needs, you can substitute meals and save money, or you can supplement meals and spend a little extra. Either way, the approach is quite reasonable cost-wise. There is also the cost of not sustaining your health to consider.

I use the following products daily: multi-vitamin, nutrient support, metabolism enhancer, and nutritional shake. By doing so, I can control my weight with or without changing my exercise routine, and I have more energy and less sickness to boot.

I have been using this program for almost two years and plan to continue for life.

It is, after all, FoodFit4Life.

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Weight loss vs. Good Nutrition

Posted on April 30th, 2008 in Getting started by admin

I have been fairly healthy and fit all my life, but age takes its toll. After turning age 50, I felt like I was going to need to do something different in order to maintain a degree of health. In the summer time I get some pretty good outdoor excercise, such as cutting and splitting wood, but in the winter, I get almost none. This means that I go through a annual cycle of gaining and losing weight. I hate the losing weight part. Some years, I have been quite decided not to gain weight during the winter months. Sometimes, I have been successful at this. Sometimes, not.

For me, it is a matter of controlling winter-time intake because I have no activities in the winter that I like well enough to do them consistently. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are the times when I must be careful or I really add the pounds. Around March, I am typically at my heaviest each year.

I love to go hiking and hunting in the mountains in the summer and fall. This is very good for me, but when I first get started each year, it seems like I’m going to have a heart attack. By the end of fall, I am typically back in pretty good shape.

Well, I made a discovery. How would you like to control weight without exercise? Somehow, this just doesn’t seem right at all, does it? It must be against the laws of nature. When I first started using nutritional supplements, I did so to boost my energy and to feel better. I did not start out to lose weight. I found that using the very same products, but in different quantities, I could either gain weight or lose it, whichever I desired. Either way, I felt better and had more energy.

I suspect you too would like to feel better, and have more energy, regardless of your weight. I find that I feel better, and feel better about myself when I am not so heavy. I don’t beleive there is any free ticket to weight loss, but it should also be noted that there is more to health and vigor than lack of weight. It is best not to gain the weight in the first place, but many of us gain weight anyway. The next question is how to take it off once we gain it.

Starving, interestingly, is both responsible for weight gain and for weight loss. Either way, starving isn’t particularly good for us. We need to have adequate nutrition whether we are gaining or losing weight. We can consume more or less calories than we burn, but what about nutrition?

The answer will be provided in other posts

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Are you concerned about Your Health and Nutrition?

Posted on December 19th, 2007 in Getting started by admin

health.jpgHealth and Nutrition is important to all of us. At some point in our lives it may become of critical importance. It is at that point that many of us start “shopping around”. We have done that. On this site we believe you will find information and products that will improve your life.

We have chosen products that, in some respects, may serve the same purpose. We believe, however, that each person is unique and may have needs or desires different from others. Look around. See what is just right for you.

To your Health!

Feel free to begin exploring.

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