Get in the good habit of talking to yourself in a positive vein, by doing so your present and future will be improved. Try it for two weeks, see how it goes. When you talk to yourself positively, your attitude changes, you are more interested in life, in people and what they are all about. You also attract positive people and positive people are attracted to you. When you see the reality of what I am telling you, you will want to continue on this path. Your success depends on it, you can practice talking to yourself with more of a conscious effort, you will be able to notice cause and effect as you watch the results. You will feel better about yourself, it is very important to feel better about yourself, this dictates your decision making. Decisions affect you and others around you. When you feel good, you will be good to other people, in the same manner if others feel good, chances are they will be “nice” to others. Love yourself and think and talk positive thoughts. If you are good to you and talk positive to yourself, you will treat others well, as you want to be treated. Go ahead, enjoy talking positively to yourself, do not give room to old negative patterns of thinking. Remember negative thoughts are like ants that will only hurt you, shake them off!
Keep your heart in good condition, exercise is good, however you must watch your salt(sodium) intake. When you do, you may help prevent the build up of extra water in your body.If you have problems with your blood pressure, your heart, your kidneys or other conditions that can make your body retain fluid, it is even more important to watch everything you eat, to make sure the sodium you ingest is not within the dangerous level. If you love yourself, follow a low sodium diet. Aim for a 1500 mg sodium diet so that you have 500mg to play with.
Of great importance is to avoid the processed foods such as canned foods,salted chips,popcorn,pretzels,pork rinds, crackers. Avoid deli or lunch meats such as bologna, ham turkey, roast beet, cured or smoked meats, wieners or hot dogs. Avoid any seasoning that has “salt” written in the label, mustard, ketchup, salad dressings, meat tenderizer, mono-sodium glutamate, bouillon cubes or granules.
Is there anything you can use to season your food? Try these: herb and spices,onions, garlic, salt-free seasonings such as Mrs. Dash. Mrs Dash has a variety of flavors . Hot flavor peppers have low sodium content, hot sauce has salt, however you can use a drop or two. Another option is to try lemon or lime juice, vinegar.
What can you eat: Your best choices are all unsalted fresh frozen or even canned fruits and vegetables. Plain meats, fish and cooked meat, One egg has 60Grams of sodium. Milk or Yogurts, low sodium cheese, ice cream, chocolate milk, cottage cheese, dry-non creamed. Cheese, you have the option of Swiss, cheddar, Monterrey jack, mozzarella, read the labels one ounce has 150 to 200 milligrams of sodium .One serving of tomatoes or vegetable juice canned without salt has about 20mg of sodium in 6 ounces of juice. What about breads and cereals? One serving has 150 milligrams of sodium.
Almost no sodium: Shredded or puffed wheat, yeast bread made at home with no salt, plain rice or pasta, cooked cereals regular or quick, tortilla, crackers. If you are a desert person, fruit, ice cream 1/2 cup, sherbet one cup, homemade pie if it is made without salt, homemade pudding(you can count it as a milk serving) unsalted nuts, unsalted butter or margarine.
Hay que saber contar las porciones correctas de carbohidratos para ayudarse a si mismo a controlar el nivel del azucar en la sangre y como resultado el sentirse mejor. Es importante mantener un equilibrio entre los cabrohidratos que se consumen y la insulina que se toma, estos dos elementos determinan el nivel de su azucar en la sangre despues de comer.
Debe aprender o adquirir conocimiento acerca de los alimentos que contienen carbohidratos, ya que ha adquirido este conocimiento, puede mas facilmente planear sus comidas. Pues bien, los alimentos que contienen carbohidratos son aquellos que contienen azucares, por ejemplo: cereales, panes, galletas saladas, pastas, arroz, granos, verduras con almidon como papas, chicharos, maiz, frijoles y legumbres, leche de soya o leche de vaca, yogur, frutas y jugos de fruta. Dulces, pasteles galletas, mermeladas y jaleas, galletas, por supuesto hay que tener mucho cuidado con los azucares que contienen calorias vacias.
Una porcion de carbohidrato contiene 15gramos de carbohidratos. Tenemos que leer las etiquetas de los alimentos, para saber cuanto comer. Una rebanada de pan es una porcion, una tortilla es una porcion,media taza de cereal cocido es una porcion, dos cucharadas de pacitas es una porcion.
Cuantos carbohidratos debe comer al dia? Cada comida debe consistir de 3 a 5 porciones de carbohidratos, y de 1 a 2 porciones de carbohidratos para su refrigerio entre comidas y antes de irse a la cama. Debe revisarse muy regularmente el azucar esto le hara saber si necesita ajustar la hora de ingerir carbohidratos. Como parte de su dieta balanceada debe incluir alimentos que contengan proteinas, se le recomienda que coma 4 a 6 onzas de proteina ya sea de carne o de origen vegetal como lo es la soya.Grasas saludables como el aceite de oliva,nueces. Evite salchichas y chorizos. Cuando lea las etiquetas puede ignorar los gramos de azucar en los datos de nutricion porque ya han sido includos en el total de gramos de carbohidratos.l
Blood Glucose level is important in order for you to feel better. counting carbohydrate servings may help you so you can have a good balance between the carbohydrates consumed and insulin intake. If you are aware of what constitutes a carbohydrate serving you will be able to better plan your meals.
Carbohydrates are foods that provide sugar : some examples of these foods , pasta, rice, grains, breads, crackers, cereals, starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corns and peas, beans and legumes, yogurt, milk, soy milk, fruits and fruit juices, sweets such as jam,jell, ice cream, cookies, cakes.
The question is, how many carbohydrates per one serving? One serving contains 15grams of carbohydrate.
How many carbohydrate servings to eat at your means and snacks? The answer is 3 t o 5 servings of carbohydrate foods at each meal, and 1 to 2 carbohydrate servings for each snack.
You must choose the healthiest carbohydrates for your meals. It is well known that good sources come from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, milk or milk products. It is recommended to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, 3 servings of whole grains and 2-4 servings of dairy.
It is important to check your blood sugar regularly, so you can find out when you need to eat carbohydrates. To balance your diet you must have 4-6 ounces of protein each day. Choose the best low-fat sources of protein, vegetarian foods would be ideal, soy is good unless you are allergic to soy beans.
Make sure you read the labels, so you make wise decisions to benefit your body.
Pregnancy can bring episodes of mood swings, it makes life difficult for 10-15% of pregnant women. There is an undeniable link between hyperemesis gravidarum, that is excessive vomiting during pregnancy and the pregnancy itself.
Some women have expressed during their pregnancy complicated by hyperemesis, dehydration, lack of energy, that they had a very stressful home life, they have reported having relationship problems stressing their existence. For some women the pregnancy has been the product of rape, or an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. At some point in their pregnancy some women have stated that because of the constant malaise and extreme hyperemesis and its effects they wish to die, simply because they can not see the end.
Truly this turns out to be a very complicated matter, problem that it takes a multidisciplinary approach to fight on behalf of the depressed pregnant person. Hospitalization is unavoidable, adding furthermore to the depression. Some women go as far as wanting to end their pregnancy, these creates a new set of problems, conflicts, ethical dilemmas, spreading the stress not only between the pregnant woman and her partner, but to all those involved in her care. You have to put yourself in the pregnant woman’s shoes, to get a glimpse of understanding, before you make any kind of judgment. What would you do? Very difficult to say.
It is a fact of life that if we do not bond with other people we often get depressed. Depressed individuals are usually not interested, and do not “feel like” being with other people, thus isolating themselves. A cascade of events follow, isolated individual, less bonding takes place, less activity less people interaction, depression increases and it perpetuates a vicious circle. You must get out of the vicious circle. Isolation is not the solution to anything, unless you have TB (tuberculosis) and need to be in isolation to prevent from spreading infection to your community.
If your isolation is causing you to be depressed, reach out, seek help from a recognized therapist, perhaps you might need medication. If you are averse to taking medication, check with your physician see if strenuous exercise will be another option for you to get out of your depressed state.
If you notice that you frequently are tired, sleep deprived, attacked by negative thinking, and that you have lost your motivation, and out of nowhere you came up with suicidal thoughts, have lost interest in sex; these elements are going to take you to depression avenue. Help is out there and you must seek it. A research shows that depression is the number eight leading cause of death in the United States of America. It is OK to call for help, you are not alone.
Viva la diferencia! Men and women are so different. Books and books exist, were and are written,about the differences between men and women. Physically men are stronger than women, that is no secret. What is fascinating to me is that their brain wiring accounts for remarkable differences. Due to the anatomy physiology of the brain their responses to intimacy and other relationship issues can be accounted for. The story is told about a woman who was dissatisfied with her husband’s general performance, she had decided to be faithful to him no matter what, however after a while she had enough and got involved with a coworker who kept flirting with her. They agreed that they would have an affair just “for fun”. She found herself wanting to spend more time with her coworker, and became more attached to him, she was pushing him to meet twice a week, rather than once a week. He was not as interested as before, things changed, he found himself more detached.She thought she could just break it off, she felt used,however her limbic system(in her brain) had news for her. Research has shown that women’s deep limbic brains are larger than men’s therefore women have an easier time getting in touch with their feelings. Women have a more acute sense of smell than men, they also have an increase ability to bond than their counterpart, they also generally speaking can express their feelings at will. The woman of the story made the wrong choice, consequently lost her husband and her acquaintance, falling pray to depression.
Your brain likes good thoughts, remember that bad thoughts are as ants that can ruin the best picnic. Teach your children the art of healing their body by extinguishing the ants. Help them fight depression and discouragement. ANT’s stand for Automatic Negative Thoughts says Dr. Amen.
Fight the ANT’s. Examples of ANT’s are “Father never is here for me”, ” Nobody likes me”, ” It’s all my fault”. Blaming is hurtful and harmful. All these negative thoughts affect your life, what goes on in your brain through the course of the day can determine how you behave. If your pattern is ANT’s you will reap self-defeating behavior.
The oposite is true, positive thoughts will self promote you, you will be successful, and happy.
Insist and teach your children that ANT’s can hurt their relationships, their work, their lives. Teach them to be aware of the ANT’s, so as soon as one of the negative thoughts pops up, they can talk back to it; this takes its power away and they can gain control over their mood.
Encourage your children to surround themselves with people who can provide definite positive bonding. Surround themselves with great smells. Elements to enhance bonding are, clear communication, assuming the best, keeping the relationships fresh, notice the good aspects of a relationship, nurture trust, making time for good relationships.
Pleasant smells affect moods, fragrances affect the working of your brain in a positive and powerful way.
I hope this post will help your parent child relationship.
No question about it we can enhance positive thought pattern and create deep strong connections. We can start when our children are little, by leaving fingerprints of a good positive bible text such as the one that talks about whatever is true, pure, honorable, right, lovely, whatever of good repute, we should notice its excellence, anything worthy of praise without a doubt, let your mind dwell on these positive and good things.
Our brain’s limbic system is responsible for the process of our sense of smell, it is as a magnificent computer, able to store highly charged emotional memories that have to do with our appetite cycles, sexuality, moods and bonding experiences.
We must protect our children’s brains. Every though we have in our brain sends an electrical signal throughout the brain. Our thoughts have what is called physical properties. These affect every cell in our body. You can attest to this just observe when you have a bad thought, your body reacts to it, I do not have to tell you that you become angry, tense, your heart rate goes up, your palms start to sweat. The opposite is true for happy thoughts, your body reacts to your good thoughts as well. You must help your children train their thoughts to be good thoughts. Help them see bad thoughts as ants at a picnic. You want to get rid of those ants.
After you revitalize yourself, you are in better shape to do what you need to do to be your best this very minute. Get in touch with the things that make your life meaningful, do not be afraid, there are endless possibilities.
You are a person who is concerned with the plight of other people and that, can give you a starting point. God gives you the strength and the concern necessary to meet your goals; you are now carrying on a plan for transforming and giving hope to others. You are able to see and are faced with lives that are real, the lives of others who are less fortunate . Expand your horizons by reading something new to you, it will make you a more interesting person, instead of watching 2 hours of TV, decrease that to one or even less hours of viewing. Spend more time with people, smile more, exercise more,go shopping saving money, get thrifty. When you get your paycheck, pay yourself first, start a budget if you have not already done so. Traveling is a great way to learn and be exposed to a plethora of ideas, culture learning, information, inspiration. Your brain learns better when you stimulate it from all angles, visual, audio, kinesis. Make use of your time wisely. Aim to be a better person every morning.