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Water, Water,Water!!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

What are tricks to getting in 8-10 glasses daily? I am struggling to get it in!

  
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FATFIRL 7/4/2012 12:34PM

  Good Morning Guys,
Thanks for all the helpful tidbits! I never thought about counting tea or adding lemon to enhance the taste.

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SOHLT4ME 7/3/2012 9:47AM

    Like everything else, work up to it. If you're not used to drinking a lot of water, then start off with four, then go for six, then eight. It's a lifestyle change, not a temporary punishment.
I drink a lot more when I exercise. In this heat, try walking to the corner and back and see how thirsty you are!
I count my ice tea with my water, but not any other beverage.

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VLKSHA 6/29/2012 8:46AM

    I found I just liked water more and more as I made myself drink it. I have a glass in the morning, 1 with breakfast, 1 with lunch, 2 with dinner, 2 on either side of my exercise, and that just leaves one to figure out. If I choose other beverages to have with meals I still take the water too. You could alway use the water out, must put one in philosophy too.

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ANNETTEMARIE63 6/28/2012 11:44PM

    when I had trouble getting water down I started out by getting my 28 oz water bottle and fill it. if I woke up at 8 am and knew I would be awake until 9 I knew I was awake 13 hours. I knew I would have to drink 8 oz ever 1 1/2 hours whether I wanted to or not. to taste better I would add lemon to mine. emoticon

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LADYZAPPED 6/28/2012 10:56PM

  I like to add lemon juice or MIO (zero calorie water flavoring found by the water in your local supermarket). Either taste good and helps get it down faster. Also, I like to grab a 16 oz bottle because I know every time I finish one I can record 2 waters. Good luck!

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How do you get your family to buy in to the idea of eating fresh fruits and vegetables? I find myself buying a large assortment of fruits and vegetables only to watch them rot on the countertop. I can only eat so much of them.

  


Quinoa

Monday, July 26, 2010

I responded to a poll today. The question was have you ever eaten quinoa? I have never heard of this. What is it? Where can you buy it? What is the nutritional value?

  
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SPARTANPHOTOG 7/27/2010 10:01PM

    I love to make Quiona and veggie "pasta" salad. YUMMY! emoticon

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AMICA63 7/26/2010 1:15PM

    I love quinoa! I think it's one of the best grains and very versatile (and healthy!). Like BookoWl said, it's full of protein, fiber and easy to cook. If you like tabouleh, it's a great substitute for couscous. I've noticed that it's becoming easier to find. If you have a Trader Joe's nearby, for sure you can find it there, otherwise I'd bet that most large grocery stores will carry it. Good luck!

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BOOK0WL 7/26/2010 12:44PM

    ooooh, quinoa (keen-wa) - it's a whole grain that provides complete protein, too - you can get it at larger grocery stores or health food stores. It cooks like rice, but doesn't take as long as brown rice does - if you buy the 'quick-cooking' kind, you're looking at 5-15 minutes, depending on the directions.

I use it as a base for anything that you'd put over rice, like a stir-fry, or in summery salads (like quinoa, chickpeas, olives, and shredded carrots in a vinagrette dressing) - give it a try!

Searching the SP nutrition database, you get:
Calories 172.0
Total Fat 2.8 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 1.0 mg
Potassium 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 31.0 g
Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
Sugars 3.0 g
Protein 6.0 g

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