Hope you are all enjoying the summer – it’s going by so
quickly. Each season I set goals for
myself, so far so good in accomplishing them for the summer. Next, I’ll be working on formulating
goals for fall.
were your goals for the summer? Have
you accomplished them? Do you need to
set some for fall? Perhaps your goal
is to be healthier. If so, how can I
– Veggie Hunt read more...
Recipe – Quinoa Salad read more...
Article – Motivation for Change read
Events – Teleclass – CONSTIPATION. read
Balance read more...
Looking for a
Speaker? read more...
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Quote of the
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Veggie Hunt When working with clients and
giving them some motivation to increase their vegetable consumption I often
suggest they go on a “veggie hunt.” This means they go to the grocery store or
produce or farmer’s market and hunt for a new vegetable – one
they have either never had before, have never cooked themselves before or one
they have not consumed in ages. Try it
the next time you go shopping.
1 1 / 2 cup cooked Quinoa
zucchini, cut in “fingers”
cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 T olive oil
3 T red wine vinegar
1 T Dijon mustard
Mix Quinoa and Veggies.
In a separate bowl mix oil, vinegar, mustard. Pour dressing over grain and veggies,
toss. Add salt and pepper to taste. Depending on how many veggies you add, you
may need more dressing. Best made a
few hours ahead – to let the flavors blend.
Motivation for Change by Brenda Jaeck
changes to eating habits (or any other habits for that matter) requires
motivation. Sometimes people are
scared into change – fear is one form of motivation. This might manifest itself with a health
concern or suddenly realizing that none of your clothes fit. There are MANY motivators to eating healthy
and they do NOT have to come from fear.
Here are just some of the benefits of eating healthy – perhaps
one of them will motivate you.
Weight Loss -Weight is a common motivator for making a change to eating
habits. By focus on eating more
balanced and nutritious meals you actually need to eat less food. As such, you will consume fewer calories
and weight loss will take place. Often
the motivation to lose weight creates bent intentions – leading to fad
diets or starving oneself. These are
NOT effective weight less techniques.
A balanced approach is.
Aging Gracefully-People who eat well age better – they are
healthier, with fewer illnesses. Many
have not grasped the cause and affect of food and one’s health. You know the saying: “You are what you eat.” The
statement “Food becomes you”
makes the point in a stronger fashion.
Looking Good-Did you ever see someone that just sparkles
– their skin is gorgeous, their hair is shiny, they have a sparkle in
their eye? Chances are they eat a
balanced, nutritious diet and drink lots of water. The quality (and quantity for that matter)
of the food we eat affects our skin and overall look – even our
Balanced Emotions -If the diet is balanced, emotions are generally
more balanced as well. An unbalanced
diet creates chaos in the body. This
chaos leaks into the mind.
Overall Life Balance -When the diet is out of balance, life seems to be
as well. We are less able to cope with
the everyday ups and downs of life; this is where stress sets in. Sleep can also be GREATLY affected by diet
– either in creating chaos in the body and mind and causing difficulty
in getting to sleep; or in the processing of the food and taxing the organs
thereby creating difficulty in staying asleep.
There are many
motivators to make changes to your diet.
It does not have to come from a negative point. If you feel you need or want to make a
change, find a motivator that will do just that.
Teleclass – (what’s a teleclass? It is just like a class you would attend in
person, except you don’t have to leave your house or office. You simply call the number provided and
participate via telephone)
favorite subject I know :) -- This is an important topic to shed some light
on. I'll discuss the many ramifications (both short and long term) of not
eliminating regularly. I'll paint and interesting picture of some
of the causes and offer some solutions. All the while - I try
to keep it light and even a little entertaining.
It will take place on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 PM. The class will be one hour in length with a
question and answer period following. Can’t make that time? Sign up anyway as anyone who signs up with
receive the notes from the call via email as well as the ability to download a recording of the call. This way you can listen to the call again
or tune it when it is more convenient for you. The cost is only $19. To
You will receive call-in information after registering.
Get to Balance – Did you accomplish your goals for this
season? What about the next one?
Are your health concerns
impeding you from living life fully? Do you want to change your relationship
with food from the inside out? Are you seeking deep seeded balance and
eagerly welcome the opportunity to work with you on a personal level. We can work together privately to create a
customized life-long plan for you AND create the steps to incorporate those
changes into your existing routines.
counseling services I can help you create and maintain balance in your life
by using nutrition as a focus and a tool. To do this I look at your
entire lifestyle to achieve maximum health. This is accomplished
through education and private consultations where an individualized program
is developed for you. These consultations include evaluating your
current diet and overall lifestyle and then making easily implemented,
gradual changes. Additionally, you’ll receive outside information
in the form of articles, books, tapes and recipes. Also included are
additional monthly forms of education and participation -- activities like
cooking coaching, health food store shopping hints, light exercising
functions and other activities. My practice is telephone based, allowing
for maximum flexibility and ease. To learn more to go http://www.seedstochange.com/programs.asp.
To schedule an initial consultation
contact me today at Brenda@SeedsToChange.com
or (917) 213-9305.
starting today, you will; Create action
Looking for a speaker?
One of my
greatest joys is speaking to groups. It
is always a dynamic exchange and we all come away enriched. Would your company or group benefit from an
entertaining, motivating speaker on how to get healthier? If so, please let me know the name and
contact information of your program coordinator so that I may send them an
informational packet. I would love the
opportunity to serve your favorite group.
New at Seeds To Change
FEATURED CD This month’s featured CD is – Eat Out Healthily and Still Have Fun–
Just in time to bring with you on vacation to learn a new skill or enhance an
old one. Here’s a brief description
Do you eat out often and want to have a better handle on what you
eat? What should you order? What
should you avoid? Learn how to make
educated, healthy choices while dining out and modify your current favorites
be a healthier choice. The entire
dining out experience will be discussed from the before dinner drink to
PERFECT FOR YOUR CAR
LIBRARY OR A HEALTHFUL HOSTESS GIFT. Informative CD’s - You can lean about anything from Sugar
to How to Eat Out Healthily in my new series of nutrition and lifestyle lectures
on CD. Other topics include: Fasting and Cleansing, Eat for Balance and
Energy, Healthy Weight Loss, Your Nutrition Questions Answered, Get out of
Your Head: How To Stop the Chatter, and an Introduction to Meditation. They are informative, interesting and even
a little entertaining! To order go to www.SeedstoChange.com/market.asp
WEBSITE: Check out my
website. It is chock-full information
and resources. www.SeedsToChange.com
WEEKLY RADIO SHOW HOSTED
BY ME! On tribecaradio.net. It’s an hour long show on the
Internet. For details go the
. Each week we’ll cover a
different nutrition/health topic, sometimes including guests. This month’s topics include: Cleansing and Fasting, The Importance of
Exercise, Feeding Children. Check the site for air times, or go to the
pod cast section and listen 24 hours a day!
Any ideas for shows are welcome – just email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in being a guest
– contact me about that too!
GIFT CERTIFICATES: Looking for a unique and easy
gift? How about a Seeds To Change Gift
Certificate – available in any denomination – give the gift of
health – to yourself or someone you care about. Another perfect hostess gift for your summer travels!
Quote of the Month
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Gandhi (BTW – that’s why I do what I
forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
you grow a happy, healthy life