Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WMWW! The W.O.W.Diet (Book Review)

The W.O.W Diet
Words of Wisdom and Dietary Enlightenment from leading World Religions and Scientific Study
Written by Michelle Snow RN, MSPH, MSHR, PhD (C)

Lose Weight, Feel Great, and never be Hungry

When I was contacted about reviewing this book I was unsure if it would be something I would be interested in. I never thought about looking towards religion for dietary advice.  Also I was worried it might be more text booky (Boring).  I was so wrong!

About the book
This book is the authors story of finding a diet that works for her.  After trying many different diets she decides to look towards religion.  She studies Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Seventh-Day Adventist, and Latter-day Saint (“Mormon”).
Her findings lead her to put together the W.O.W diet.  Her personal results of being on the diet are life changing!  Her husband also goes on the diet, his diet diary is also included!
Included in the book is a recipe section (with many GF recipes), the 10 W.O.W diet rules, and helpful advice on how to put it all together to work for you! 

My Thoughts
I really did enjoy reading the book!  I found that once I started to read it I couldn't put it down.  The author writes her book similar to a blog.  It is very readable, very informative, and really fascinating!  I really enjoyed following her journey to finding healthy wellbeing!  

The W.O.W. Diet is what I would consider to be very healthy and a diet I do wish to follow.  I totally recommend this book to anyone who is looking to live a healthier lifestyle, also to people who wish to lose weight in the most healthy way! 

* Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my honest, personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.


Friday, February 18, 2011

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)

Have you ever wondered what a dragon fruit looked like in the inside?  Perhaps you have not wanted to buy one, cause you were unsure if it was worth it?  

Dragon Fruit is definitely worth a try!  It is so easy to prepare...just cut in half and scoop out the insides with a spoon.  Cut into chunks!  The little black seeds are similar to the kiwi seeds.  The fruit has a pleasant flavor, not to sweet.  And it is so healthy for you!  Your kids will love it!

A Few Dragon Fruit Facts

  • Dragon Fruit is a good source of Vitamin C.
  • Dragon Fruit are rich in fiber and minerals, notably phosphorus and calcium. 
  • The seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids.
  • Dragon Fruit also contain significant quantities of phytoalbumin antioxidants, which prevent the formation of cancer-causing free radicals.
  • Dragon Fruit increases excretion of heavy metal toxins and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Eaten regularly, it is credited with alleviating chronic respiratory tract ailments.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Watch My Weight Wednesday! February Blog Hop!

How to get out of bed to get your exercise workout in!
  • Decide on your ideal wake up time. Start slowly, by waking just 15-30 minutes earlier than usual. Get used to this for a few days. Then cut back another 15 minutes. Do this gradually until you get to your goal time.
  • Go to bed earlier. Turn off the TV, shut the internet down, and a grab book!  I find reading before bed helps relax to fall asleep sooner.
  • Have your alarm clock far from you bed. If it’s right next to your bed, you’ll hit snooze button. Never hit snooze
  • Get going. After you turn off the alarm head towards the bathroom.
  • Do your workout.  You know you will feel great when you are done!  What a great way to start your day!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Easy Cheese Cake Brownies For your Valentine!

Easy Cheese Cake Brownies For your Valentine!

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!  Here is  my special cheese cake brownie recipe perfect for valentines! Be careful...this is not one of my "healthy " recipes.  These brownies are very addictive so if you make them make sure you have lots of people to share with!

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 melted butter
Cream Cheese Layer
  • 1pkg softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease your 9x13 baking dish.
  3. In big mixing bowl whisk eggs with sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Add in flour, cocoa, and baking powder.
  5. Melt butter and add to the mix. (do not forget to melt the butter! the recipe will not work if not melted)
  6. Save 1/2 of the batter, set aside
  7. Using a hand mixer, mix cream cheese.
  8. Add sugar, vanilla,  and egg until blended.
  9. Pour mixture on to brownies
  10. Drop brownie mix and using a knife make swirly patterns.
  11. Bake at 350 for  30 mins!

Let cool before enjoying!  Yummy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

One More Girl

This is a new film that documents the stories of the numerous girls adversely affected by the HPV vaccine.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Watch My Weight Wednesday! Spinach Chopped Green Salad

I am currently looking for a new "linky" as my current Linky Tools has expired.

Please add you link in the comment section.  You can link up all your helpful tips/recipes/stories!


Spinach Chopped Green Salad

This is such a yummy healthy salad definitely worth going to store to buy all the ingredients!  The kids love it too!


Cilantro (fresh just leaves no stems)
Green onion
Alfalfa sprouts
Baby spinach

Olive oil
Red wine vinegar
Dijon mustard
Fresh ground pepper

Chop all salad ingredients, add half to bowl, make a well in the middle of salad bowl and add olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, and a little fresh ground pepper.  Toss salad, and add rest of ingredients.  Enjoy!

Cilantro is a good source of folic acid, and also helps detox heavy metals out of your system including mercury, lead and cadmium.
Spinach also a good source of folic acid, calcium, and whole list of nutrients!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Watch My Weight Wednesday!


This morning Kaitie made fruit salad!  Included are mangoes, orange, banana, dragon fruit, prickly pear, and passion fruit!  It was yummy!


What is your favorite fruit?

This is February's blog hop! Add your old or new post below with Linky! You can post once a week.

I can't wait to see all the helpful tips/recipes/stories you have!

Please link directly to your post and not your blog URL. If you could please link back here, so that everyone can join in the fun!