Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Doctor Lynn December Newsletter
Newsletter December 2012
Holiday Mantra- for a happy and healthy holiday season- dash, dance and prance, avoid the vixens, flash like a comet, love like cupid, be heard like Donner and seen like Blitzen and never underestimate the power of Rudolph!- by: Doctor Lynn
What five foods can help you to reduce belly fat? Plus a Holiday Drink Recipe that will warm the soul, nourish the body and please the mind!
Santa may be a little chubby in the middle, but you can reduce your belly fat and improve health with these five foods. All of these foods are high in MUFA- monounsaturated fatty acids- these fatty acids are healthy fats that should be added to a healthy diet. Avoiding unhealthy fats and empty carbohydrates along with adding these five foods and remembering the acronym SED: Strength training to preserve muscle mass, Exercise aerobically to burn fat, and your Diet should be healthy, calorie-controlled, which includes heart-healthy fats,will bring belly fat under control. MUFAs are not a silver bullet, but rather healthy fats that fill you up especially if you are on a calorie reducing diet. One of the real struggles most people have with a diet is removing fat. They feel deprived and hungry so by adding healthy fats we can reduce unhealthy snacks and empty calories. Try adding these five to your diet:
1. Oils – olive. Peanut, safflower, sesame. Walnut, soybean and canola – 1 tablespoon a day
2. Nuts and seeds – almonds, brazil nuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, sesame and pistachio( fresh not roasted)
3. Avocado ¼ cup
4. Olives – 10 large or 2 tablespoons of tapenade
5. Dark Chocolate ¼ cup
Here is a Spirited Orange Chocolate drink that is healthy, full of love, under 100 calories and great for the Holidays!
1- 12 ounce coffee mug
2 tablespoons of dark cocoa mix in a 12 ounce cup of hot water.( I used Essential Living chocolate mix – can be found at the health food store) Mix well. Add a splash (1-2 tablespoon) of Grand Marquette or Patron orange Liquor (can be found at BevMO –in stores and online). Shave about 1 teaspoon of 85% dark organic chocolate and 1 teaspoon of grated fresh orange skin and sprinkle both on top of the cocoa… enjoy!
For a party – use 2 tablespoons of cocoa per 12 ounces of water and make a carafe, coffee pot full of the cocoa mix. Serve in small espresso cups with chocolate and orange grated on top and a side of vanilla biscotti.
For non-alcohol add a tablespoon of fresh squeezed orange juice to the hot cocoa mix.
Aero*boga -2 with new yoga/dance moves is now available! Go to my website and enter doctorlynn and receive a discount. You can also download directly to your computer or I pad! It’s the one class that gives you all the benefits of both yoga and aerobic dance in one fun filled hour. An easy and effective workout you can do anywhere and anytime. Can’t make it to the gym? Pop in the DVD. Traveling? Take it along and get your daily workout to stay healthy, happy and at peace.
Follow the Doctor Lynn Face book page for daily healthy tips for the body, the mind and the soul!
Now let’s dance!
1. A love for Life/Yanni
2. Island Moon/LagoonWest
3. Night Fire Dance/Andreas Vollenweider
4. Because I love You/ September
5. Hot and Cold/Katy Perry
6. Hit the Road Jack/ Ray Charles
7. Things have Changed/Bob Dylan
8. Memories/David Guetta
9. Everywhere/Fleetwood Mac
10. One More Night/Maroon 5
11. Oo Baby Baby/ Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
12. Infinite Love/ Mehdi
A Yoga Moment
In the yogic tradition OM is the symbol of reality and the sound of eternal peace. This is the time of year when most people stop to wish each other a happy and peaceful holiday season. When I was a child I believed that the whole world was at peace on Christmas Eve. Growing up in an isolated Christian based community I knew little about the outside world. To me the world celebrated the symbol of Christ which was peace on earth and good will towards all. It was the one night that everyone, everywhere was at peace. When I grew up I realized that this was not true. There are many beliefs and many times a year when different cultures celebrate and honor their chosen following. But I still think it would be wonderful if the whole world could come together on one day and celebrate humankind as one, wishing for peace on earth and good will towards all humankind.
The mantra AUM is the mother of all sounds. It is Om, it is Amen and it is the sound of all blessings. When it reveals itself, introspection is attained and obstacles are removed. And what is the quickest way to establishing peace on earth? A little introspection into the nature of life and removing the prejudice obstacles that stands in our way and keeps us from becoming one. To everyone…Ommmmm may you enjoy health, happiness and peace not just for the Holidays, but for all the days to come.