Wednesday, January 18, 2012
In my humble opinion Ė
There are two major things you can do to speed yourself along the road to a healthy weight and a healthy body.
Sugar is evil! Yes, it tastes good. It is also addictive. Eating sugar makes you want more sugar. Your body doesnít need it. Do an internet search for "Is sugar bad for you?" and start reading.
I doubt that anyone has ever said to you, ďI THINK YOU NEED MORE SUGAR IN YOUR DIETĒ, lol.
Iím not telling you to search out every gram of sugar in a can of green beans. Iím asking you to avoid SWEETS, DESSERTS. You know what they are. Donít eat them. Also, find a substitute for every sugary drink you slurp into your body. Sodas, ďhealth drinksĒ, coffees laden with syrup and sugar. LIQUID is the FASTEST way to CONSUME THE MOST CALORIES. How long would it take you to eat enough healthy food to equal what you can DRINK that is loaded with sugar? And how fast is it to drink it?
Pop some sugar free gum in your mouth when you want sweets and drink some ice water with it. Make it a new habit.
No matter what diet or way of eating you prefer Ė low carb, high protein, low fat, low calorie Ė doesnít matter. You can always ADD non starchy veggies to it and be more successful.
Iím not saying you canít have some green peas or a potato now and then. Iím saying just focus on ADDING NON-STARCHY VEGGIES to your diet. Really work on it. Be creative with salads. Add fresh veggies to your canned soups, rice dishes, frozen dinners, etc. Put them on a cookie sheet, spray them with olive oil and roast them. Think about it every day. WHAT CAN I ADD TO MY FOOD TODAY that increases my consumption of fresh vegetables?
I doubt anyone has ever said to you, ďI THINK YOUíRE EATING TOO MANY VEGGIESĒ, hmmmm?
We wake up every day a read about something else that has been ďdiscoveredĒ to be bad for us. That doesnít happen to veggies Ė unless they are sprayed with DDT!
Non-starchy veggies are wonder foods. They are good for blood sugar, blood pressure, your liver, your pancreas, every organ in your body, including your largest organ, your skin. EAT MORE of them.
Iíve been eating a large salad for dinner every night. At first I got tired of salads. Then I became more creative. I try every green leaf that is sold in the produce department! I add sweet yellow, red and orange bell peppers, crunchy carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes. Artichoke hearts. Zuchinni. Bok Choy. I use a spoon of vinegar and a spoon of olive oil for dressing. Garlic and onions. I add legumes sometimes, tiny pieces of feta or blu cheese. I try everything and now Iím addicted to this large crunchy salad every day. If Iím eating out at night, I have the salad for lunch.
More than anything else, eating all these vegetables has changed the way my body feels. These plants are making my body happy, lol. I still eat steak and ribs and chicken once or twice a week. But my focus is on the veggies.
The less I consume sugar and processed foods and the more I eat lots of veggies, the better I feel!
Try it! What can you lose?
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Nothing you write on the internet is private. Any one can copy and paste and spread it around. That doesn't mean we always want to encourage that or make it happen without people really thinking about it.
On your blogs there are now buttons where anyone who reads your blog can share it on Facebook or Tweet it. You'll never know about it.
If you want to remove that option from your blogs, click EDIT MY SPARK PAGE and uncheck the box at the right that says - "Show share bar on my blog posts." Then scroll all the way down to the bottom and click SAVE. The share buttons should be gone.
Then, at the bottom of your blog, you may also see a different SHARE THIS POST WITH OTHERS button. I did. Click on it and you get MANY ways to spread the blog around. There is an OPT OUT there too, which gives you a long message about privacy and you can OPT OUT of that sharing on that same page. (Opt out doesn't seem to stop sharing, though. I tried it.)
You will also find these share buttons on the top of every TEAM PAGE, including a Private Team. I have yet to find a way to remove those. As leader of a private team, I tried EDIT THIS TEAM but there is no opt out box there.
If anyone knows how to REMOVE THE SHARE BUTTONS AT THE TOP OF THE TEAM PAGE, please let me know.
This link is courtesy of Coach Nancy:
There is lots more about these share buttons in the comments when you go to that link.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
My cousin is a teacher and has 4 children. They all attend the school where she teaches. The teacher of her son recently told her this story.
Teacher asked the class, "Who can name the seasons of the year?"
My cousin's son was chosen to answer and he proudly stood up and replied:
Deer Season and
Who's dad is a hunter? lol
Saturday, December 31, 2011
I love funny signs. Some are really hillariously perplexing. Take this one indicating NO BIRDS ALLOWED. Huh? What are they going to do to the birds that show up? lol
The link below leads to 25 signs YOU may come across one day! Good luck!
Monday, December 12, 2011
After lots of reading and researching, (see my previous blogs) Iím drastically reducing the amount of STARCH and SUGAR in my diet.
My first step is cutting out the SWEETS. You know, desserts. Pies, ice cream, fudge, brownies, cake, chocolate candy, etc. etc.
Several people have asked if Iím using an alternative to sugar, an artificial sweetener of some kind, or something like honey, agave, etc.
First of all, I am always trying not to eat anything ARTIFICIAL. I want real food, whole food, the best fresh food, please.
I cut out the sugar in my coffee and tea long ago when I began going to a Chiropractor (Dr. Sid) for back/leg pain. When I came in he would run his fingers down my spine and poke around on my back a little and say, ďYouíve been eating sugar.Ē And I would say, ďNo, I donít eat sweets very much.Ē (Back then that was true. That was before I hired Sara Lee and Betty Crocker to work with me, lol, but thatís another blog I havenít written yet, lol.)
Dr. Sid persisted and insisted until finally it dawned on me: I was putting two or three spoons of sugar in my tea and coffee which I drank all day while at work! Duh! One of those olí slap-the-head-moments, lol. So, I gradually decreased the sugar in my drinks until I finally drank my coffee and tea black, nothing added. My motivation was to get my Chiropractor to stop saying that I was eating sugar. (He said when you eat sugar your pancreas responds, works hard, and he could feel it when he pressed the right spot on my back. Somehow the pancreas or spine felt differently. Was he right? I donít know but when I stopped sugar I never told him, but he stopped saying it .)
So, back to the present. Iím cutting out SWEETS. Anything sweetened with artificial sweetener or any other sweetener besides sugar, still tastes SWEET, so Iím avoiding it. I think itís too tempting, reminds me too much of some other dessert that IS full of sugar and will eventually lead me astray. Besides, Iím never sure whatís in some of those products and have read all sorts of warnings about them.
What I want to know is:
When you give up SWEETS are you just giving up SUGAR?
Or do you give up anything that tastes SWEET?
And what difference do you think it makes?
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