Hey girl! Nope, I haven't tried that (the oil, seasonings, books), sounds excellent! The cider vinegar does amazing things for my skin...I just gotta find a way to ingest it a little more palatably that just diluted in a bit of water as I was counseled when I got it...there's salad dressings...can't think of other ideas - LOL!
Hey Doll----yeahh the ACV is fab.....i also have it w/ water & in homemade salad dressings--and i dip bread in it too. I drink it both with and without sweetener. Some raw honey//and-or stevia or agave or maple syrup would make it taste better. Sometimes i add a little to tomato soup. Yeahh-it's great for the skin & hair too. Rich in enzymes & potassium Support a healthy immune system Helps control weight Promotes digestion & ph Balance Helps soothe dry throats Helps remove body sludge toxins Helps maintain healthy skin Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies Soothes irritated skin Relieves muscle pain from exercise INTERNAL BENEFITS:EXTERNAL BENEFITS:Rich in enzymes & potassium Support a healthy immune system Helps control weight Promotes digestion & ph Balance Helps soothe dry throats Helps remove body sludge toxins Helps maintain healthy skin Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies Soothes irritated skin Relieves muscle pain from exercise
oops--sorry it looks weird above-in my prior post-i had copied & pasted info on the ACV-and after adding my response--it looks weird.....before-it was in a little seperate list-but now it looks all smooshed 2gether--sorry Karen~
sometimes i'm even brave enough to gulp down a tablespoon of it "straight up"-but i rinse my mouth w/ water//or drink some water right afterwards.......also if i'm having green tea----if i'm in the mood-i'll wait until i have 1/4 cup left-and i'll toss in a TBSP of ACV-and drink it down- :))
Thank you so much for the kindness and encouragement. It is wonderful. I do realize that a vegetarian lifestyle is healthy and that there are several successful athletes with lean muscle. My concern is a bit different though, because these people have the simultaneous benefit of participating in high-end muscle building exercise that challenge them and their appetite. At my low weight, I do a lot of sitting and reading (which evokes a ton of guilt in myself) because there is only so much walking one can do (maybe twice a day for 30 minutes or so). I just wish my energy and zest could lift right now so I could be one of those people who exercise and participate in life. But its been a long journey for me so far and I feel it may be quite a bit longer considering I want to gain weight at a healthy weight. I would like to do more yoga but classes are very expensive. I have a couple of tapes, but doing the same ones gets tiresome. Any specific recommendations are welcome. I do consume protein powders to aid in gaining. I used to rely heavily on whey. Now I gravitate toward brown rice protein or another mix that has a mix (brown rice, pea protein isolate, hemp protein, etc). I cannot quite give up meat, fish, cheese, eggs yet. But I have made the step to try and reduce my portion sizes of meat, and stop relying so heavily on only eggs and cheese and instead overdoing the nut butters and nuts and seeds :)
Lucy, i battle anorexia and I'm underweight with IBS and stomach issues. My dietician has me eating so much dairy like 6 servings a day to gain weight that I'm so bloated and gassy all the time. I'm ready Alicia's book and I'm transitioning the dairy to soy and the meat to more beans. I do work out strength training so that as I gain its muscle and toned and I find this gives me energy as well. You may want to try it as i know that sitting makes it harder to be hungry and eat enough to gain weight. I'm here for you anytime. Everyone on here is great. Welcome!
Hi --it was cute-what u said about overdoing the nut butters, nuts n' seeds :). Besides walking-i have these 3lb & 5 lb dumbells-maybe light weighted dumbells can help. I also do Bragg exercises-they're simple. On the bragg.com site-sign up for their free Bragg Health Facts Info Package with samples....you'll get several seasonings samples-and several newsletters. One of the newsletters has info on exercises you can do at home. They're the same ex's that they do in their Hawaii ex. class. Patricia & Paul Bragg started the class in Hawaii 36 years ago-and people still go there for the class! When u receive the package--the exercises are shown on the green newsletter.