Happy Holidays! How is everybody doing?

It’s been a rough year, but let’s not lose sight of the good things that happened. What were your best moments this year? What are you thankful for? Look back and think only about the positive things that happened to you this year – small things, big things, they all count!

Why do we ask? Because we’d like to end this year on a positive note! We’d like to fill everybody’s hearts with kindness and joy! It is, after all, the season of giving, so why don’t you give yourself this – peace and positivity. If your heart is full, you are able to give more to others, and right now, a small light will go a long way.

Having a positive attitude is healthy – very, very healthy! It is scientifically proven that being positive or happy is linked to a stronger immune system and that is exactly what we need right now. So go on, think about the best things that happened to you this year, and smile!

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Added Risk With Covid-19 For People With Obesity

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Much is still being learned about COVID-19, but at this point in the pandemic, doctors are able to draw the conclusion that obesity puts people at a higher risk of severe symptoms. According to Dr. Sean Lee, co-owner of Anchorage Bariatrics and Director of Perioperative Services at Providence Hospital, studies show obese people could be up to three times more likely to get fatally ill with COVID-19.

Find out more >> Alaska News Source 

Sugar-Free Keto Fruitcake Recipe

A Sugar-free Keto Fruitcake – easy to make and delicious, while avoiding all those carbs and sugar found in a regular fruitcake. Perfect on the Keto diet or just trying to eat healthier.
4 Jumbo Eggs
4 Tbsp melted Butter
1 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla
½ Cup MonkFruit
2 Tbsp Orange Zest
½ tsp Salt
1 ½ Cups Almond Flour
½ tsp Baking Soda
¼ cup dried Cranberries
¼ cup dried Cherries
½ cup Pecans
½ cup Walnuts
Whisk together eggs, butter, vanilla, monk fruit, orange zest, and salt. Add the almond flour and continue to whisk until smooth. Add baking soda, whisk in. Add fruit and nuts. Stir. Line loaf pan with parchment paper and then pour batter into the loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting it into slices.

Source: I Can’t Believe It’s Low Carb – Keto Fruitcake

The Happy Way of Losing Weight

5 Do’s and Don’ts for mindfulness, happiness, and yes, weight loss.

The audacity to put the words “happy” and “losing weight” in one title… Many accept that “happiness” and “health” are a pair and that losing one presents a challenge for the other.

Read more >> Psychology Today