Juan Rademacher (Street Articles Author)
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I am a career marketer. I spent 30 years working in corporate America, mostly in international marketing, traveling the world for close to 25 years.

After retirement I turned to Internet marketing. While there are some similarities, Internet marketing is a specialized field and requires a different set of skills. I've spent the last 5 years learning these skills from various sources, including one-on-one mentoring. The mentoring is extremely valuable since it allows you to learn the finer points and IM strategies, not normally taught in courses you might buy.

I also have an interest in the weight loss niche.

Some 7+ years ago, I discovered an eating plan that allowed me to lose over 75 pounds in under 6 months. Best of all, I kept my target weight for over 7 years, fluctuating no more than 2 pounds up or down from my target weight.

The “secret” to my eating plan is very simple. It consists of always eating a protein whenever you eat a carbohydrate. The reason for this is to keep your metabolism at an elevated rate.

The concept is very simple, but as the saying goes, “the devil is in the details.”

The details are not difficult, but they revolve around learning which foods are best to eat to lose weight, and which foods you should avoid.

Prior to retirement, I visited over 50 countries while in international marketing. I made many wonderful friends in many different cultures.

Along with the travel came the necessity of eating “on the road.” So controlling my weight was never easy. Especially, since I enjoyed experimenting with the tastes of so many different cuisines around the world.

Most everyone is familiar with the various outstanding European cuisines. And these days, people in the US are becoming very fond of Thai food. But, did you know that Malaysian food is spicy like Thai food, but different yet absolutely delicious?

Then there is Middle Eastern food which is mouthwatering, but quite unique.

Steaks?

The best, huge steak I can remember eating was in an unpretentious sidewalk cafe in Buenos Aires, Argentina. And to top it all, it was dirt cheap!

I was born in Southern Chile, and I am of German decent. So as I grew up, I was exposed to my mother’s wonderful cooking. She cooked many delicious German dishes, and lots of other dishes which were a combination of German and Chilean cuisine.

Did I mention that Chile produces outstanding wines?

May be in sharing some of my background you are discovering the root of my past weight problems. I love to eat!

I now live in San Diego, California where you can find some of the best Mexican food North of the border.

But there is a large Asian population in San Diego, so you can find outstanding Thai food, Vietnamese food, Filipino food, Chinese food, Japanese food… I think I just gained 5 pounds just thinking about these wonderful international cuisines.

When I first came to the US, a long time ago, I soon discovered the best American dish, chili, or more correctly, chile con carne.

For the longest time I thought that chili was of Mexican origin, but as best as I can tell, its roots are in the American Southwest, so chili is as American as apple pie, another one of my favorites (provided I can put some vanilla ice cream on it!)

To know Me, you must know the essence of my personal philosophy:

"What I Want For Myself, I Want For Everybody."

Are You Eating Your Veggies?
For a number of years, for all practical purposes, I was a vegetarian. This simply happened as a weight loss plan, plus the fact that I really love vegetables, especially raw. This helped me lose weight, and I believe, stay healthy. This is because vegetables play such a vital role…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Feb 13, 2016  
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Coffee And Tea on Paleo
I have experimented successfully with the paleo diet, but the one issue I've had is my decades old habit of drinking at least two cups of coffee each morning. Frankly, I can't imagine starting the day without coffee. When you think of the word caffeine, coffee probably immediately pops into…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Feb 06, 2016  
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Side Effects Of Dehydration
In a recent article I wrote about my personal experience of waking up with severe headaches, and accidentally finding the cure in drinking lots of water first thing in the morning. This was not a fluke as I first thought, but actually one of the common side effects of overnight…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jan 31, 2016  
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He Stopped 3 Feet From Gold
If you read Napoleon Hill's book "Think And Grow Rich," you no doubt remember the story of the prospector in the Gold Rush days who stopped digging for gold when he was just 3 feet away from a fortune in gold. The man who bought his claim hired an expert…
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5 Tips to Help You Drink More Water Everyday
When a friend recommended I start the day by drinking a large glass of water, I nodded politely and continued to start my day with my fresh cup of hot coffee. Lately, I have been waking up with a bad headache every morning for no apparent reason. I recently made…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Dec 05, 2015  
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Best Use Of Essential Oils For Stress Relief
Are you familiar with the beneficial effect of essential oils to alleviate a variety of ailments? This is an unusual treatment that's getting quite a bit of attention these days. How Does It Work? You need to start using essential oils to help yourself feel better every day, but you…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Anxiety   Dec 01, 2015  
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Why Should I Consider Spiralizing Diet?
Those of us with children in our households are particularly aware of the difficulty of getting our kids to eat a balanced diet, most often one that includes a sufficient amount of vegetables. Here's an interesting solution. A spiralizer might sound like something from our kid’s playroom, but this culinary…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Nov 28, 2015  
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5 Healthy New Year's Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions – you have to love them! At the beginning of each year one-third of us resolve to do something different that year. However after only one week into the New Year, 25% of us have thrown that idea away like a worn shoe. Only 46% of us…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Nov 21, 2015  
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Your Motivation - Lost Or Just Misplaced
As much as I would like to stay focused and on target, it doesn't always work that way for me. Actually, we all lose our focus from time to time, even on important things. Motivation is the same way. Because of our busy lives or other factors, our burning desire…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Motivation   Nov 14, 2015  
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5 Tips For Stress Free Holiday Shopping
Like everyone else, I look forward to the holidays, but hate the stress that they often bring. However, if you follow these simple tips and you may just enjoy the holidays with your friends and family as they were intended. You should be able to experiencing the joy of spending…
By:  in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Gifts   Nov 08, 2015  
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