Natural Diet Program

Weight Loss Programs

The following article covers a topic that has recently moved to center stage-at least it seems that way. If you’ve been thinking you need to know more about it, here’s your opportunity.

Those of you not familiar with the latest on diet recipes now have at least a basic understanding. But there’s more to come.

Lavender Recipes to Soothe Your Nerves

Lavender is a terrific herb to relax and soothe your nerves in a stressful life. Lavender is an easy herb to grow and incorporate into your families diet with easy recipes. Use these lavender recipes to create refreshing beverages and meals with the nerve soothing properties derived from lavender.

Herbs de Provence:

Herbs de Provence use a classic herb blend that is frequently used and called for in recipes yet rarely found in the grocery store herb and spice aisle. Herbs de Provence is an easy way to utilize the soothing properties of lavender in your daily cooking. Any recipe that calls for a Italian spice blend can also use Herbs de Provence. This is a good Herbs de Provence basic recipe to start with. Experiment with the proportions and find the flavor blend that suits your palate best. All herbs should be washed, dried and coarsely crumbled.

3 Tbs. Oregano leaves
3 Tbs. thyme leaves
1 tsp. basil leaves
1 Tbs. sage leaves
1 Tbs. savory leaves (Savory leaves are sometimes hard to find. Do not use savory powder as it settles to the bottom. If unavailable add an extra Tbs. sage and eliminate the savory.)
2 Tbs. lavender flowers
1 tsp. rosemary leaves

Combine and mix well. Store the mixture in small airtight jars in a dark cool location. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Lavender Syrup Recipe:

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2-4 TB. fresh or dried lavender flowers
Lemon zest

1. Combine water and sugar and boil until sugar is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and add lavender flowers and lemon rind.
3. Steep for twenty minutes and strain. Refrigerate.

Uses for lavender syrup:

Lavender Lemonade: For each drink, squeeze 1/2 lemon into glass, dropping lemon into glass after squeezing. Add 2 tablespoons Lavender Syrup and 1/4 cup water. Fill glass with crushed ice.

Lavender Wine Cooler: Pour two tablespoons of Lavender Syrup into bottom of goblet. Add a slice of fresh peach and top with Vidal Blanc.
Variation: In place of peach, add two or three white alpine strawberries.

Fresh Fruit & Lavender Cream: Pour 1/2 cup Lavender Syrup over fresh cut summer fruit (peaches, nectarines, etc.) and allow to blend for ½ hour. To make cream, add two tablespoons Lavender Syrup to 1 cup heavy cream. Whip cream to soft peaks and serve over fruit. Garnish with fresh lavender flowers.

Lavender Scented Chicken:

6 (4-5 oz.) boneless chicken breast-well trimmed
4 medium shallots-slivered
2 clove garlic
2 tsp. lavender
2 tsp. herb de provence
8 oz. feta cheese
1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts packed in water

Juice of 1½ lemon
3 cup chicken stock
1 tsp. herb de provence
Wondra flour

Prepare chicken first:
1. Cut pocket in each chicken breast.
2. Heat 1 tsp. canola oil in non-stick pan. Add shallots and pressed garlic as well as herbs. Reduce heat, cover and sweat for about 3 minutes without browning. Cool.
3. Crumble feta, coarse chop artichokes. Combine with shallot mixture.
4. Stuff chicken with filling.
5. Spray non-stick pan with oil and sear chicken on both sides to a light brown. Arrange on stoneware sheet pan.

To make sauce:
6. Heat pan that you seared chicken in and deglaze with lemon juice, scraping any particles off bottom. Add stock and herb. Heat to a boil and thicken with Wondra until the thickness of a light syrup. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. At Service:
8. Bake chicken uncovered for 30 minutes at 350º. Cut chicken in half diagonally and serve with a napé of sauce.

Fresh herbs like lavender can be incorporated into your everyday life to improve your overall health and energy levels.  Healthy lifestyles and diets include a wide variety of herbs and natural foods.  This affordable diet recipe is designed to give you simple systems of eating that bring natural wholesome diets into your everyday life.

If you’ve picked some pointers about diet recipes that you can put into action, then by all means, do so. You won’t really be able to gain any benefits from your new knowledge if you don’t use it.


Physical Fitness Program

Weight Loss Programs

So what is Fitness really all about? The following report includes some fascinating information about Fitness-info you can use, not just the old stuff they used to tell you.

See how much you can learn about Fitness when you take a little time to read a well-researched article? Don’t miss out on the rest of this great information.

Not known to many, exercise is further categorized into four: aerobic, anaerobic, strength training and agility training. It is important to know what type you are going to pursue because everybody has different exercising needs. Knowing what your body needs is an important step in achieving the body that you want.
Fat can accumulate in different areas in the body but is more pronounced in the belly area, thighs, upper arms and buttocks. Women are usually the more conscious ones when it comes to fat. Women’s bodies are naturally layered with fat, but too much of it can cause cellulite and other unattractive bulges. On the other hand, men’s bodies are leaner and have more muscle bulk than fat. Hence, they usually exercise to define their muscles or to sculpt their bodies.
Knowing what exercise program to use will increase your chances of getting a fitter body and avoid musculoskeletal injuries brought by wrong exercise prescription.

So now you know a little bit about Fitness. Even if you don’t know everything, you’ve done something worthwhile: you’ve expanded your knowledge.