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."

Most Dreaded Disease - Cognitive Disorder
I find it both amusing and humbling to discover that one of my original insights turns out to be a commonly accepted term. I have recently expressed my feelings that, for me, the most dreaded disease is not cancer, is not a heart attack, it's the deterioration of the brain.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Mental Health   May 09, 2015  
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Me An Emotional Eater? - Why It's So Hard To Stop Emotional Eating
I was shocked to discover I am guilty of emotional eating. Why? It's not because emotional eating is such an uncommon disorder. I guess it's because I have been training myself to eat healthy clean foods, to watch my weight, and to learn as much as I can about good…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   May 04, 2015  
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What Causes Low Self Esteem
I've often wondered why some young people seem to radiate self confidence, while others at the opposite end suffer from lack of self confidence often accompanied by low self-esteem. I'm led to believe that the self confident ones probably had a very positive upbringing, benefitting from the influence of great…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Apr 25, 2015  
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Can Exercise Add Years To Your Life?
I find that as the years go by, it becomes more challenging to stick to an exercise routine. Actually, it gets to the point that some days I just don't feel like exercising at all. I just want a break! But I know from experience that if I miss more…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Apr 17, 2015  
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Are Natural Food Labels Misleading?
In my search for a healthy lifestyle, I used to be thrilled to see the word "natural" on food ingredients lists. It was such an easy way to choose only healthy foods. Like most everybody else, I was shocked to discover that "natural" did not mean healthy foods, worse yet,…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Apr 10, 2015  
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Dealing With Jealousy In Kids
Have you noticed that often, when people talk about jealousy in children, they don't seem to be connecting with the real source of the problem? Just like every parent, I have seen kids show feelings or behavior that clearly reflects jealousy. Stereotype of a Jealous Child The stereotype of a…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Apr 02, 2015  
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7 Ideas For A Healthier Easter Basket
If you feel as protective about your kids and grandkids as I do, you will want to search for the many healthy Easter gifts available that will be just as much fun for the kids. Even if you love chocolate as much as I do, you will want to provide…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Mar 28, 2015  
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Proteins Increase Your Metabolism - Are You Using This For Weight Loss?
I always try to offer useful, reliable weight loss information in my articles and blog posts. But today I had a rude awakening. I have royally screwed up! I have been having a problem with my weight again lately, and today I got this flash of insight as to what…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Mar 22, 2015  
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Speed Up Metabolism Weight Loss - Role Of Your Thyroid
It hasn't happened to me personally, but a family member struggled with unwanted body fat that would not yield to any diet or exercise plan. In desperation she consulted her doctor to see if her thyroid might be sabotaging her weight loss efforts. It turned out to be a big…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Mar 21, 2015  
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Sedentary Lifestyle Risk Factors
After reading about how little physical activity is involved in a normal workday, I have become painfully aware of how true this is in my own case. But what's most alarming is to learn about the serious impact that a sedentary lifestyle has on our health. I have long known…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Mar 14, 2015  
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