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."

Benefits Of Staying Active As You Age
It seems like yesterday when I used to turn my nose up whenever I saw a headline about any aspect of life as we get older. Whether it was about finances for retirement, or staying in good health as the years go by. When you are young, you believe you…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Aug 21, 2015  
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5 Reasons Why Working From Home Is Awesome
Like many of us, I often find myself having to explain to friends and family why I spend so much time in front of my computer. My explanations usually do not settle the issue, so I asked a "work from home" friend how she answered the question. Here's what she…
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Reduce Stress Through Meditation
I always believed that one of the benefits of reaching a mature age was that you are better able to cope with stress. After all, many years of coping with life's many challenges help you learn to cope with, and solve issues that can be very stressful. In a recent…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Anxiety   Aug 01, 2015  
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False Scare About Dietary Fat
I have lost track of how many years I have spent struggling to remove all fat from my diet. Yet nowadays, everywhere I look I find articles and reports showing what a lie we have been fed by the food industry and the pharmaceutical industry for over half a century.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jul 11, 2015  
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5 Signs Of Overtraining
I grew up with soccer rather than American football, and I used to enjoyed the strenuous aerobic effect of soccer. In my early twenties, I took up weight training as my preferred physical activity. I loved the physical stress of an intense weight lifting workout. When it comes to exercise…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jun 28, 2015  
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7 Easy Healthy Snacks
After offering thoughts on National Doughnut Day on the first Friday in June, I was challenged by fellow Street Articles author, James Siddall, to provide a list of healthy snack alternatives. Taking up his excellent suggestion, I am here offering what I personally enjoy as a healthy snack. My snacks…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 10, 2015  
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National Doughnut Day - Celebrating One Of 5 Worst Foods
I absolutely love doughnuts, especially crisp, glazed doughnuts which are my absolute favorite. And we even have a National Doughnut Day on the 1st Friday in June! Doughnuts have a long history, and are originally from Holland. In their original Dutch form they were round, much like our jelly-filled delicacies…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 06, 2015  
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7 Tips To Fight Insomnia
During the 40 plus years of my working life, I hated the sound of the alarm clock every morning at 5:30 AM, usually after only 5 hours of sleep. I so looked forward to the day when I could wake up naturally to another joyful day. I then discovered that…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Sleep Snoring   May 30, 2015  
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Secret To Successful Self Improvement
I recently heard Queen Rania of Jordan remark that after extensive trips to many countries around the world, she was struck by the fact that once you get past the exterior cultural differences, people are the same the world over. Mothers everywhere love their children, and want the best for…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   May 23, 2015  
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5 Outdoor Workout Ideas
I am sure everyone looks forward to spring and summer as much as I do. There is something magical about this time of the year. The blue skies, the bright sunshine, and the reawakening of nature are enough to bring joy to anyone's heart. When you exercise outside, your body…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 16, 2015  
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