Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I answered the last six questions correctly on trivia and ended up the month at 90%. Hooray! I am a happy trophy junkie!!
I try to apply the information I learn in trivia as well as SparkPeople articles to improve my nutrition and exercise program. There are only two things I can think of that I simply have not yet adopted: 1) sticking to no more than 4 sweetener packets a day and 2) drinking tea and coffee without milk. Evidently the protein in milk blocks antioxidants that are good for you. The artificial sweeteners, well, I guess that should be obvious. We should limit artificial things we eat. I know people who say they taste terrible. Unfortunately, it doesn't matter whether it is saccharine, aspartame, sucralose, or stevia, I like anything sweet.
I would like to become a person who drinks glasses of nonfat milk with meals and drinks plain black tea and coffee in reasonable amounts between meals. But I have enjoyed artificially sweetened decaf and regular coffee and tea with skim milk ever since I started losing weight. It is a pleasure and comfort I'm having a hard time giving up. I have managed to do it for a week or two, but found myself repeatedly slipping back to my comfort drinks.
Perhaps I see a New Year's resolution staring me in the face. We'll see.