Huff Post; Cancer and Ketosis; Eating Well On Vacation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWoot Woot!!  We’re in the Huff Post again!!  Mark and I collaborated on an article titled, Are Your Childhood Desires Making You Sick and Fat, you can find the link here.  Check it out and give us a “like” or a “share”:)

We’re in Busch Gardens, Williamsburg for 4 days with our youngest daughter, Shelby, and her best friend, SaraRose.  Just like with other vacations and weekends away, I’ll post what I’m eating here in the blog, and pictures on Facebook.  If you’re not friends with me on FB, friend me under Debbie Brockett Abbott.

Before I get into food though, I wanted to invite anyone who reads this blog to become part of my weekly newsletter group.  Up to now, I’ve just sent it out to either Nutritional Counseling or Personal Training clients.  My weekly email is much more nutrition and science oriented than my blog posts. I also always include podcasts, links, and references so that if you choose, you can learn more about whatever subject it is I’m writing about.

The only way to really improve our weight, our health, our energy, and our outlook is if we take the bull by the horns and dig in.  To make any physical changes, we have to change our mind first: our thinking, our attitudes, our beliefs about ourselves.  What am I talking about?  We’ve heard conventional, ineffectual, health messages our whole lives, here’s a few:  Eat low fat;  eat low calorie,  do long cardio every day,  take a drug for your headache/stomachache/pain/depression/anxiety/etc, because you must be deficient in drugs.

Look around, access how successful conventional health advice has been; it’s a total failure. Access how successful medical treatments are in this country; why has suppressing symptoms instead of eliminating or treating the cause of the symptom become embraced as a solution? Why aren’t we more incensed about the side-effects of the drugs we take and give our children.  We’re 70% overweight and sick in the country; mood disorders are rampant; sleep problems are normal; kids being medicated to control their behavior isn’t even blinked at.

We can change this if we open ourselves up to learning how our body works and then making changes in our lives and our families lives.  We have the power!  We can be energetic, well, clear thinking, and positive if we become picky about the food we eat, the thoughts we think, and how much sleep and movement we get every day. It’s honestly not rocket science, it’s just effort.

And it’s only effort til it’s a habit!

If you’re interested in being on the Email Newsletter list, email me at  Yesterday’s email was on Ketosis, and cancer.  Interesting stuff!

On to my food:  check out my What I Eat page, I’ll update each day.


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