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What is that pain in your chest?


How many times have you had that gnawing pain in your upper chest and wondered if you’re having a cardiac arrest or is it just reflux?

What type of food do you consume? Do you drink alcohol? 

We will all get reflux at some point in our lives and I can tell you it’s not nice. The pain can be crushing, thinking you are going into cardiac arrest and causing you to panic.. 

I remember about 15 years ago I was researching reflux medications and the causes, signs and symptoms of reflux…  What I found out was interesting to say the least. People were comfortable knowing that if they drank milk it would line the stomach and protect it from that gastric acid burn which as we all know is powerful enough to burn through plate steel.  The only reason the stomach is able to deal with the production of gastric acid is that it also produces a thick, highly viscous fluid which protects the stomach from being burned by the acid. Unless of course your stomach is producing too much gastric acid, then you are at risk of an ulcer forming in your stomach  etc…  This can if not dealt with cause an internal bleed with the possibility of a hemorrhage.. Does that frighten you at all?

There are reflux medications available which can begin from the simple over the counter type to the far more serious need for prescription medications…

Milk has animal fat in it. Got that?  The animal fat in any food or drink will cause the stomach to produce more gastric acid to break down the animal fats.  Fats are more difficult to break down than the composition of fruits and vegetables.  There are some days when my cook will do the simple lunch of a cheese and ham sandwich which will have me running for the simple over the counter medications and loads of water.. Anything to stop the excruciating pain and the feeling of nauseousness…… These simple remedies don’t do much and the pain can last for hours.  Ok so now I make sure I have some raw vegetables with my sandwich. Grated carrot in the sandwiich can do wonders to prevent reflux. If you have had an extremely fatty meal or food which is flour dense with little or no vegetable matter in it, then I will suggest you chew on a carrot soon after.. I found the carrots from our local supermarket have been so sweet and delicious, I can hardly wait to get one… The fibre in vegetables has the ability to absorb the bad from your stomach but make sure you don’t cook it.. It must be eaten raw. Don’t tell me you hate carrots. They are truly a wonder food and should be eaten with or after every meal… Cooking your vegetables, especially carrots softens the fibre and kills most if not all the nutrients so you are eating dead food.. No wonder there are so many sick people around…

Oh and alcohol doesn’t help either… If you must drink, have minimal amounts….

So.. eat a carrot and enjoy! xxxx

If everyone ate according to marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au  there wouldn’t be too many sick people in the world.. or overweight ones either..  bye for now…




I’ve discovered the secret to weightloss


I really have..  I’m the same as you. I struggled with the weight for so many years and everything I did, didn’t work.. If it did work at all it was a long and arduous process and didn’t last more than a week. Pooh!  The reason I say I discovered the secret to it is, I know how hard it is to lose weight and what you have to go through but you and I did it all wrong. We had to work so hard at it. We had to eat/drink awful stuff and do things we weren’t used to or didn’t like. Everyone is coming up with dumb things to convince you they have the solution but to be totally and brutally honest with you… weight loss is about food and exercise..

Don’t let it scare you though and don’t let it put you off trying My Plan.  I found the easiest and most normal/natural way to do it. We are constantly told we have to exercise for hours on end and limit our food intake, or drink awful drinks, no fresh foods…. and it goes on and on.. Don’t fall for it..  I found out you can eat foods you want to eat and the exercise is minimal.  Your body will thank you for it.. Don’t over do it though… There is no need to..

I had a gorgeous lady ringing me and on one occasion she told me she had to contact the cover of the book because she had read it so many times the cover was getting a little frayed.. Bless her.  The excitement in her voice each time she rang made me so happy for her.. Now I’m waiting for her to call again to see how she is going… I like to keep in touch..

So, don’t knock yourself out. Don’t go to bed hungry, don’t exercise to the max. And stop blowing your hard earned money on fad diets and stuff….

I love food and I don’t go without anything.. Maintenance is easy too. Just eat as per usual…

When you read how easy and simple this is and how you are going to be normal, you will laugh out loud too, just like I did..

You can change your life for $5.00  That’s what the ebook costs.  That’s it.. Five dollars!

A life of food and knowledge to lose and or maintain your weight. I’ve got kids on it too.. They love it and eat really well.  In fact they eat more food now than they used to…


Summer in OZ


We had the most beautiful day today. The sun was shining and it was warm.. Oh, it was lovely..I did manage to get some sun too as I hung the washing out!
I heard we are going to have a really hot and dry summer so my mind is now on ensuring the wild birds have enough water by filling the birdbaths, Laying newspaper and bark chips down around the garden and organizing for a new rainwater tank to be installed to help with the watering of the whole garden.

I will never get tired of eating...

The thing I’m dreading is getting my summer wardrobe out and packing my winter wardrobe away! Still haven’t done it..
The one thing I know I don’t have to worry about is weight loss! Yes.. I am thin and I love it. Been this way for years now due to Marilyn’s Plan for Weight Loss..
I wrote it to be easy and if you are keen to do the same then go for it. Learn the principal of the Plan and you will have it in your head forever… never to put it on again! Manage the meals during outings and parties, know exactly what you need to do and yet be able to get enough to eat without worrying about it. No measuring or weighing or cutting a meal short… no more excuses either… “Oh, I’m on a diet and I can’t eat that” Sick of saying it? Then say it no more, just relax and go with the flow! Well, that’s it for me…. for now anyway..
http://www.marilynsplanforweightloss.com.au get with the Plan. xxx

A slap in the face


That’s what I want to do sometimes when I see ridiculous segments on TV promoting another crazy fad diet. But….. The journos who have these segments on their shows don’t care if the fad diet works or not, they just want some startling, crazy, unrealistic statements to get the ratings.

I also want to slap people for being taken in by them because they just aren’t working. I don’t find them a healthy way to lose weight either, or normal at all. Why is it that people need to find a diet which is so unusual and unrealistic they fall for it??? Beats the hell out of me. ( I don’t want to slap to hurt, just to make people wake up).

I know I do sometimes rant about the benefits of my Plan for weight loss but I also know it’s a great way to do it and it seems so normal and easy. Yes it does work, without the calorie counting and without going without. It’s so easy to just cruise into it you barely even know you’re doing it. No one else will know you’re losing weight either until you have lost it. They won’t be able to tell because you can still eat what everyone else is eating. Your choices will be better too.

Oh, it’s just wonderful to not ever have to worry about dieting. I don’t even have any fat pants left either. In my book I tell you to put your fat pants in the shed out of the way but I gave all my clothes away because this was so easy I knew I would never fall back and put on weight again. All my clothes fit and will fit me forever!

The majority of people who choose to commence a fad diet always put the weight back on because it’s just too hard to stick to and too restrictive. Their body refuses to go with it. It’s like having an extra job to do each day. Who wants that? Not me.
I remember what it used to be like if there was an event I had to go to. I would spend weeks just looking for an outfit to wear and it was never really nice because it didn’t fit me, was the wrong colour or I felt awful in it. Now I go to the wardrobe, pick out something and put it on. I feel invigorated by it! Overwhelmed sometimes. You can too once you realise it is possible.
That’s it for me for today. Feel free to rant away on here. I’m listening.
Marilyn xxx