Body Reset- Nutella or Body Reset Diet Nutrition?

diet, dr gary arbuckle, Body Reset Diet Breakfast, Body Reset Diet Nutrition, healthy breakfast, Nutrition, nutritious eating, Nutritious Body Reset Diet, nutritious meals, Self Improvement, whole body healthI just saw a television commercial that was very disturbing.  The commercial shows children at breakfast time and they are very disappointed at their drab toast that they have to choke down for their morning meal.  I immediately thought, “Oh these poor kids!  Their life must be so terrible.  They have to eat toast for breakfast.  Life is just the absolute pits.”  And let’s face it; they have every reason to be in such a downer mood.  Their mom serves them toast for breakfast

Next, we get the message that mom just seems to be out of options at this point.  She literally has run out of ideas for breakfast and has nowhere to go and no one to turn to.  She has obviously run completely out of options if the kids are looking at toast for breakfast.  What is a mom to do?  Her kids are not eating their breakfast!

Well not to worry everyone.  She has suddenly come across the answer.  She has come up with a brilliant idea. Here is where the commercial goes from bad to horrible, and from horrible to insulting.  Pure insult.  I was offended on a deep level when I was watching this train wreck unfold right before my eyes.  They actually tried to have this idea of mom’s to somehow be what they call a “win-win”.

So, what is this magic thing that is going to turn this situation around and save the day?  Why it’s Nutella!  That’s right.  The fantastic idea that this mom came up with is to serve Nutella on toast for breakfast.  What? How is this a good idea?  Knowing that this is the reaction of everyone that has a brain, two eyes, and is breathing, the commercial makes an attempt to take us over to the dark side.

Here is the pitch/reason/excuse…or whatever you want to call it.  The mom goes on to tell us the upside to Nutella.  What are the positives of Nutella you ask?  Well, mom says that it is made with what can only be described as the jackpot of nutrition:  Real hazelnuts, skim milk, and a hint of cocoa.

This lady just tried to sell me on the fact that because Nutella has in it hazelnut, milk, and chocolate, it is somehow good for you.  No, the commercial does not come out and say that Nutella is “part of this nutritious breakfast”.  She doesn’t even say that it is “part of this complete breakfast”.  She tells me that it is “wholesome”.  She uses the word wholesome.  I looked up the definition of wholesome and found out that it means:  1. Conductive to or suggestive of good health and physical well-being, and 2.  Conductive to or promotion moral well-being.  Can someone please tell me how?

Just to reinforce the fact that I am not necessarily against to Nutella, I went to the cabinet, and got out the jar of Nutella.  As I glanced at the ingredients, I noticed that in a serving of Nutella, it was basically two things, fat and sugar.  Needless to say, I was crestfallen.  It was a big blow in my hopes in finding something that was low in sugar and balanced in it’s macronutrients.

Not giving up, and giving this mom on TV the benefit of the doubt, I went to the micro-nutrients to see if they were loaded with natural occurring vitamins and minerals that I somehow didn’t know existed in this thing called the hazelnut.

Well, needless to say, I was devastated once again.  I found that it contains 0% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, and a whopping 4% Calcium and Iron.  No other nutrients were listed.  I don’t think they forgot to tell us anything about all the other vitamins and minerals that were not listed on the label.  I’m going to go out on a limb and conclude that there simply are no other nutrients that need to be listed because Nutella has no other nutritional value to it.

I would have laughed, but it was just too pitiful.  It was frightening to see.  Let me say again at this point and I’m sure everyone can agree with me that Nutella is just about the most delicious spread you can ever enjoy.  It is amazingly tasty.  I do enjoy it once in a while.

Let me be perfectly clear.  My problem is not with Nutella.  The problem is how they are advertising Nutella.  My problem is with the whole attitude, approach, and mindset of everyone involved.  Please don’t try and tell me that it’s a wonderful wholesome product that should be consumed every morning for breakfast and that somehow it not only tastes good, but is somehow “suggestive of good health and physical well-being”.  It’s not!  It’s a treat.  It’s dessert.  It’s not breakfast.  It is not balanced in it’s macronutrients and has little to no value in it’s micro-nutrients.  It’s not a “win-win” for everybody involved.  It’s actually a “lose-lose”.

It’s a loss for the kids because they have started the day off on the wrong foot.  They have just gone all night without food and now they are going to put in their bodies something that is full of empty calories.  It’s a loss for mom, because now she has either given up on life or has no idea in the world what is good for her kids to eat.

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Cleaning the “Swamp” Out with the Body Reset Diet

body detoxification, Clean body, dr gary arbuckle, Body Reset diet, Body Reset program, Body Reset weight loss, Nutrition, treating diet symptoms, true diet solutions, whole body healthCan I start by quoting someone that lived over 100 years ago? Her name was Florence Nightingale. She was a nurse that took care of soldiers and helped them recover from injury and disease. She described a unique concept back in the 1850s :

The swamp breeds the mosquitoes; the mosquitoes don’t create the swamp.

To take the phrase literally, its seems pretty obvious and I doubt anyone would have a problem agreeing with this fact. The truth is that stagnant water attracts mosquitoes. If you let water sit for a period of time, something happens to the surroundings and it attracts mosquitoes. It is an environment where they can live and breed. They have found a home and have to problem setting up shop for as long as the environment allows them to be there.

The opposite is hardly the case. Mosquitoes don’t land in a random location and after a while a swamp suddenly grows under their feet…or wings. They don’t have the power to change the environment to fit them any more than we have the ability to control the weather to fit our schedule.

Well, the same is true with our health. The only problem is that many believe the ridiculous notion that mosquitoes create the swamp. You probably believe it and don’t even know it. I’ll show you. You probably think that it works like this: You are healthy, a germ lands on you, then you get sick. See, I told you. Well, I’d like to be the first to tell you, or hopefully I’d like to be the one that is reminding you of the fact that this is an incorrect way of thinking.

Just because a “germ” lands on you, doesn’t mean you are going to get sick. Think of it this way. Two people get sneezed on. One of them gets sick and the other doesn’t. It happens all the time. The difference is the environment that the germ discovers when it lands. If your body is more like a swamp, (stagnant, neglected, and dirty) then you are going to get sick. If your body is strong, clean, and healthy, there is no way that germ stands a chance of surviving.

The message is clear. If you are not enjoying good health, you need to concentrate on cleaning the swamp instead of getting rid of the mosquitoes. If you clean out your body, the mosquitoes will not be able to survive. When health is our objective, the results that we want will take care of themselves.

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Best New Years Resolution? Ditch Dieting with Body Reset

Body Reset Diet, doctor gary arbuckle, dr gary arbuckle, Gary Arbuckle, Healthy Diet, New Year's Resolutions, Nutrition New Year’s resolutions come and go like the wind, but your healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to. It’s easy to say you’ll make a big change in your life, but actually following through with staying power is very difficulty in a frantic, busy world. Consistency is key.

Traditional diets have you starving yourself or eating unhealthy, unbalanced meals. That’s how Body Reset is different from all the other “Me-To” diet companies out there. It seems that another industry expert agrees with the thought that we should change our lifestyles rather than pursuing fads in the following “Rebecca thinks…” blog post.

Best New Year’s Resolution: Ditch Dieting!

What kind of new year’s resolution have you made for 2012?

Odds are at least one of them has to do with losing weight. Unfortunately, as many people have found over the years, this strategy does not work. Research has shown that diets don’t work, and that although people tend to lose weight initially, the weight plus more tends to return shortly after. We need to accept that fat doesn’t necessarily mean unhealthy, and thin doesn’t always correlate to being healthy. What works is having healthy habits that can carry you through life, and part of that means celebrating holidays and life milestones with family, friends and often times food.

But Rebecca, what about all the weight I gained over the holidays?

It’s actually a myth that people gain significant weight over the holidays. There is a general fear of gaining 10 or 15 pounds, when in fact, the average person only gains 1-2 pounds of extra weight during those holiday months. It’s long term behaviors that impact siginificant weight gain, and in turn, it’s healthy long term behaviors that impact weight loss. Depriving yourself to “be good” can lead to overindulgence later, so why not have 1 or 2 cookies now instead of 10 cookies later?

You can’t go wrong with self care

For almost everyone, it’s not healthy, realistic or even feasible to count every calorie eaten and every calorie burned. What’s important is to practice self care, and mindful eating. We should exercise because it’s good for our minds and bodies, not purely to stay thin. We should eat balanced, nutritious meals because our bodies need fuel and nutrients. Eat for hunger (not for boredom, stress, etc.), enjoy the foods of the season, and then get back to your normal, healthy routine. You will be less anxious, happier, and despite your fears, you will most likely still fit into the clothes you were wearing before Thanksgiving.

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