The secret's out - changes are a coming to Love's way health!
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it! I've been wanting to tell you the things I have been working on but I had to hold it in! Love's Way Health is rebranding! Listen in or read! I posted both for your pleasure! Let me know what you think.
There is a change a coming to Loves Way Health! Drum roll please! Love’s Way health is going to be called She Who Honors. I want the website to realign with my passion for helping the Christian woman in all facets of life – spirit, mind and body. It will still be the truth in love for your body, mind and spirit. She Who Honors will be a community for us to work together, keep each one accountable, laugh, have fun and helping each of us to advance God’s Kingdom.
The culture and world we live in has been having some very pivotal and emotional events that have been happening the past few years. What I’m noticing is it is getting harder to point out and tell who the Christians are. Some Christians seem to be getting lost in the fray of the culture and the world that we are supposed to be a light in. (See 1 and 2 Timothy) The spirit is grieving, and I have been feeling the burden. As Christian’s we are to help fellow Christians be aware of their sins and help them to live out the life that God created them for. “encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.” 1 Thess 2:12 (NIV).
I’m not your Holy Spirit, and not judging (what everyone likes to say now a days), but I am unable to say nothing and let fellow Christians walk blindly off a cliff. We are to help each other out, lift each other up and help others to be accountable for their actions. 1Thess 4:7 (NIV) says “For God did not call us to be impure but to live a holy life.” We are set apart, we are God’s love letter, we have Jesus living in us. When we obey God and live our lives honoring God it can make unbelievers want to know more about God and Jesus.
As the new name states She Who Honors will delve into topics to help women honor God with her thoughts, words, actions, body, money, parenting, relationships, marriage – her whole life! It is Bible based, of course because the Word tells us how to live to please God. 2Tim 3:16 (NIV) says, “All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that all God’s people may be thoroughly supplied for every good work.” God supplies us for what He needs us to do to advance his Kingdom. Remember Jesus is our Lord and savior, let’s treat Him like the true King he is. Don’t worry I’m not going to be fire and brimstone preaching, that is so not me. These will be thought provoking, informative and sometimes fun posts motivating you to live the life God created you for.
If you aren’t a Christian I pray that God will plant a seed and you are urged to find out more about Jesus and his sacrifice for you. Please contact me if you have any questions. Hey men’s I didn’t forget you. All though this is She Who Honors some topics will be called He Who Honors and even We Who Honor. I’m sure some of these topics can be applied to your life. My male readers please share this with the women in your life.
The Launch date for She Who Honors will be Monday July 2! I will be offering a She Who Honors 5day challenge! Who’s up for the challenge!!1? You will have to check back on July 2 to She Who Honors. I will be posting again this month under LovesWay Health. Don’t forget to like, share, comment and sign up for blog updates. You won’t want to miss the She Who Honors 5-day challenge!
1 thing you can do for the best life ever.
Hello and happy June!! Sorry for the long time inbetween posts. May was a crazy busy month. Happy for school to be out and the warm weather! But I digress.. Listen in for the 1 thing you can do for the best life ever. This is no gimmick. Please like, comment, share and follow! Don't forget to sign up for post updates! Love ya!
fats are fuel (and other uses)
I am sure you have either tried a low - fat diet, seen low fat or no fat food, heard of the ills of fat consumption and other things like that in the media. But I know that you have enjoyed extra cheese pizza, ice- cream, yogurt and mixed nuts too (I’m keeping it real, that’s some good stuff!) The truth is fat is essential for the body! Yes, we need fat to be healthy.
Lipids are a category of compounds that include triglycerides, sterols and phospholipids. Triglycerides and phospholipids are made from fatty acids. Triglycerides (called fat) is the most common lipid found in food and the body. Triglycerides are stored in adipose tissue and provides energy.
Phospholipids are found in the cell making up the phospholipid bilayer in cell membranes. This bilayer helps to protect the cell. It lets certain substances in the cells but helps to keep other substances from leaving the cell. The liver makes phospholipids.
Sterols don’t contain fatty acids and don’t provide energy. Cholesterol is one of the most commonly known sterols. It is found in every cell of the body. It helps with cell structure making the cell walls firm. Cholesterol also helps in the formation of sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone. The liver uses it to make bile. The liver makes cholesterol and will regulate how much is made by how much cholesterol is consumed.
Essentials of fat and cholesterol
How much fat should I eat?
Now that you know how essential fat and cholesterol is for the body don’t run out and eat up tons of fatty foods! There are good and bad sources of fat. Foods that are low in saturated fats are best. Vegetable oils like soybean, olive and canola oil are good sources. Avacados, almonds, walnuts and flaxseeds are good, too. Dairy products and fatty meats are high in saturated fats so limit those or use low fat versions. Your body makes its own cholesterol so limit the amount of cholesterol intake.
It is recommended that you get 20-35% of calories from fat. Remember 1g of fat has 9 calories. 1gram of carbohydrates and protein have 4 calories each. Fat has more calories, so it adds up more quickly. Calories are important. Moderation is key. Don’t worry I’m not telling you to stop eating cheesy pizza, yummy ice cream and other things! Those are lovely treats to have a few times a month!
I hope you were educated and enlightened on the essentials of fat. It is awesome how God designed our bodies as working machines and how food is used to fuel it. Don’t forget to sign up for blog post updates. Please share, comment, like and follow Loves Way Health! Love ya!
Blake, JS, Munoz, KD, Volpe, S. Nutrition: from Science to You. second ed. Boston, MA: Pearson; 2014.
Love's Way Health, the truth in love for your body, mind and spirit.
Christina Leeman MPH, CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) loves to help others lead a better quality of life by speaking and teaching the Truth in Love.