52 Quotes of Suzanne Somers About Health

” Clean, tasty, real foods do not come processed in boxes or bags; they come from the earth, the sea, the field, or the farm. “
” It is difficult to get organic food at most restaurants, so when possible, eat at home. When not, do your best. “
” Many marriages break up over hormonal imbalance, which is truly sad because it comes from a lack of understanding. When hormones are put back in balance with natural bioidentical hormones, a woman or man resumes their normal life of feeling good and having days filled with quality. “
” When the brain perceives you are no longer reproductive because your hormones are out of balance, it tries to get rid of you, and it usually activates the cancers in perimenopause. “
” Reduce the stress levels in your life through relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and exercise. You’ll look and feel way better for it. “
” Be sure to buy organic versions of the ‘dirty dozen:’ the fruits and vegetables that, when grown conventionally, are loaded with pesticides and chemicals: Grapes, apples, lettuce, bell peppers, carrots, nectarines, peaches, strawberries, pears, kale, and celery. “
” I actually have never been to a gym. I haven’t had time. I have been working for the last 25 years. I just don’t have time to put on a little outfit and go to the gym and work out and clean up and come home. “
” I understood something way back when I was on ‘Three’s Company.’ When I got the part, I was flat broke. I was so happy to get the part, but I kept thinking, ‘Ugh – dumb blondes are so irritating; how do I make her likable?’ I think that I achieved that. It took a while for people to realize I was acting. “
” I happen to have the benefit of having a son-in-law who was the former Mr. France and a trainer. I like being his benefactor and I like the way he works. “
” For a slim, sexy body, it’s important to eat protein every day – preferably at every meal. Be sure to ask about the origins of your meat, poultry and seafood. If you can’t afford organic, free-range meats, opt for natural poultry, pork, and beef that’s raised without antibiotics or hormones. “
” I balance my hormones with bioidentical hormones, I eat organic, I take supplements as determined by lab work, I sleep eight hours nightly, I use organic cosmetics and green household cleaners, and I avoid toxins as best I can. “
” The biggest myth about aging is that we can’t do anything about it. That it’s a road to being decrepit, frail, and sick. “
” Throughout my life, I have tried to share my belief that getting and staying healthy doesn’t have to feel like work. My life is not about deprivation; I don’t diet or slave away in a gym. What I do is eat clean, nutritious, real food. I enjoy delicious meals with healthy fats, I eat until I am full and satisfied, and I remain thin. “
” When your body absorbs toxins, it stores them in fat, which is why fiber and probiotics are strategic weapons for weight loss. Fiber keeps your colon healthy and reduces your body’s absorption of toxins. “
” All those spices and herbs in your spice rack can do more than provide calorie-free, natural flavorings to enhance and make food delicious. They’re also an incredible source of antioxidants and help rev up your metabolism and improve your health at the same time. “
” Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. “
” It’s important to know the jam-packed power of certain foods that will not only protect you from a myriad of health issues, but also will help you with hormone balance. Ideally, your food choices should be organic and pesticide free. “
” I eat a lot. I eat three times a day and I snack. “
” If you can’t afford organic food and are unable to grow your own, it’s crucial to wash all inorganic produce very carefully to minimize the toxins you consume. Soak everything for 20 minutes in water with vinegar and salt or water with fresh lemon juice and salt. “
” Your liver is your vital detoxification organ, and if it becomes overloaded with toxins from the food, drink, or medications you’re consuming, you’ll have more toxins circulating throughout your body, damaging your organs and glands. Detoxing your liver will help it work more efficiently – and help you slim your waistline. “
” There is a general knowledge that I am multi-dimensional, that when you are creative you do a lot of things. “
” After working with many nutritionists, reading books, and practicing trial and error on my own body, I have finally found a way to control my weight without deprivation. I call my program ‘Somersizing,’ and Somersizing is not a diet. Diet is a nasty four-letter word that conjures up negative thoughts of sacrifice and obsession and guilt. “
” Browsing our local farmer’s market is one of my family’s favorite weekend activities. Make it a relaxing, healthful habit for your family, and you’ll reap the nutritional rewards. “
” It’s always good to leave a little space between eating and lying down in bed at the end of the day. The best thing to eat at night in general is protein, fat, and vegetables. For instance, if you’re in an Italian restaurant, have chicken piccata with lemon-butter sauce, lots of vegetables, and a big salad. You’ll sleep like a baby. “
” I appreciate health care that gets to the root cause of our symptoms and promotes wellness, rather than the one-size-fits-all drug-based approach to treating disease. I love maintaining an optimal quality of life – naturally. “
” A simple rule of thumb is to shop the periphery of the grocery store – that’s where you’ll find meat, fish, dairy, and vegetables. Choose high-quality protein such as healthy, grass-fed beef and lamb and organic chicken and pork, and eat them in moderation. “
” That’s what the gas is about, that’s what the bloating is about and that’s what the fat storage is about. “
” I believe in using fresh, high quality from-the-earth ingredients and cooking methods that protect the natural goodness and nutrients of foods, while always maximizing flavor and taste. “
” Sleep has been provided by nature to do the body’s healing work, and it takes seven or eight hours for this process to happen. Commit to getting at least seven to eight hours of good quality sleep every night to keep your body and hormones in balance. “
” I have always loved food. I began cooking for my family as a young girl, and to this day, it’s one of my greatest pleasures in life. “
” Artificial sweeteners may trigger cravings for other sweet foods. When your body is not fed nutrients, it asks again and again for more food, triggering heavy-duty cravings for fattening, sugary foods. Artificial sweeteners also mess with your metabolism. “
” To successfully lose weight after 40, you need to understand that imbalanced hormones and chemicals have a huge impact on your health. It is possible, however, to live a clean, healthy, and long life – with a slim body, even after 40! “
” Sometimes, when you are in the public eye, you just really need to just be part of the crowd, and look at other people rather than other people look at you. “
” I have my hormones balanced. Most doctors are giving women synthetic hormones, which just eliminate the symptoms, but it’s doing nothing to actually replace the hormones you have lost. Without our hormones we die. “
” When it comes to losing weight, balancing your hormones is absolutely crucial. Not only will it help you lose weight by correcting a sluggish metabolism, but you’ll look more rested and vibrant, your mood will improve, and you’ll get your libido back! “
” Around age 40 I put on twenty pounds. I had always had a perfect metabolism. But, my metabolism betrayed me as it does most people, except a very rare few who will always be thin. “
” For years I have been going to the South of France to cool out. “
” I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career where I had done nine television pilots before Three’s Company and they all failed, I just got discouraged. “
” I made a lot of friends over the years and I would always look at what they were eating. All of them were skinny. I would think that I would like to eat like that. “
” I started dieting. I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating and would put it on and then some. “
” I started reading and talking and interviewing nutritionists and a thread was starting to form for me which is – a protein digests in a different rate of speed than a carbohydrate. “
” Now I know that that is just the phenomena of eating this way. Most all of my letters say I hit a plateau and then one morning I woke up and the melt had happened. “
” Now I understand what was happening. I don’t particularly gain water; I don’t have water retention. “
” Then there are the people who know me from the lectures. What I am really trying to do, what I need to accomplish at this time, is to fill in the gaps. “
” They are no longer going to serve you well. You have to commit. I think the biggest word is commit. I hear women say to me all the time, and men – I want to, I want to. “
” What I really need is for people to know that I don’t just do this, I do this and this and this and this. We all have creativity in us and we all are multi-dimensional and we are all interested in a lot of things and that women are fabulous. We can handle a lot of things. “
” You know, as long as you do everything in moderation, you don’t go overboard, you don’t, you know, turn your lips into guppy lips – I mean, a little zip or a little zap, that is not a big deal. “
” Retirees who are on Medicare will suffer the consequences of 700 billions of Medicare dollars instead being used to cover the skyrocketing cost of Obamacare. In essence, less dollars for seniors means less service. Not fair. The Boomers are going to take the ‘hit.’ In Obamacare, ‘too old’ has limitations of service. “
” This year, when I turn 65, I thought, ‘So weird;’ when I was a kid, people who were 65 either retired or died. I’m so nowhere near that. “
” I’m going to live to be 110 years old! “
” I started growing my own organic vegetables… and started a routine of generally going to bed at 9.30 to 10 o’clock every night and sleeping until 7 A.M. I take perfect care of my machine. “
” I do yoga three times a week, and I walk for a half hour every day. In between, I get on the elliptical and my triple thigh trainer – I really do use the Thighmaster! – and do about 20 minutes on each of those. I also walk up and down the stairs a lot. “