I said I was going to find motivational quotes for healthy eating. Again, I went to the spark people quotes page. I found a lot of them. Some are common sense, but I like the pictures, some are clever.
I purchased asparagus yesterday. It was on sale. $1.99 a bunch. If you spent $50.00, which I did 4x over you got it for $1.48 a bunch.
I love it when you can eat healthy and save money too. SCORE!
Asparagus is green, cucumbers are green and my favorite, broccoli
I am going to make broccoli cheddar soup that is in the SP cookbook. I have made it twice and I love it. It is not as rich as what I had in the restaurant but it is not as fattening or heart unhealthy either. SCORE!
My refrigerator is now full of healthy freah fruits, milk and freah vegetables. I also have orange juice in there. It is healthy, but not as healthy as the oranges in there. I have also had an empty refrigerator with no fresh fruit, just canned or jarred in syrup. You eat what is in the refrigerator. After doing my shopping yesterday, I really saw how my shopping and eating habits have changed.
This is my favorite healthy snack. Yesterday I purchased both regular and Greek yogurt. There are times when I need the extra protein to make my range. There are times when I don't so I keep both. Sometimes I have a greek yogurt for breakfast and a regular yogurt for bedtime snack. There are more flavors for regular yogurts but my
belongs to greek yogurt.
Okay, I am really not sure how healthy this is. I know making my own oatmeal probably would be healthier, but I am lazy. I buy quaker instant oatmeal packets flavored and make them with water. Maple and Brown Sugar, Cinnamon and Spice, Apples and Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip, Raisins and Spice etc. Most have about 3 grams of fiber and anywhere between 20-33 grams of carbohydrates. I have this for breakfast probably 5x a week, different flavors. Sometimes I have orange juice with it, sometimes a piece of fruits or sometimes a hard boiled egg.
I had a bag of M&M's in my hand yesterday. I have been thinking about these candies for the past week or so. I had a dream one night that I was in a field of M&M's. I haven't been able to get them out of my head since. I looked at them and thought about the blog I wrote on all my NSV's. I put the bag back and continued on my shopping trip.
I did buy the truffles. I have been wanting one of these since Thanksgiving. I didn't open the bag until about 8 last night. First the serving size is 3 candies. Of course you have to eat the serving size don't you know. Not too much damage. Calories 220 Fat 17 grams wow 12 grams saturated(holy sh*t)carbohydrates 16 grams and protein 2 grams ---hey I got protein. You know what--I really didn't enjoy it. They weren't all that great. I was let down. I built it up in my head so much that I was disappointed. SIGH Gary is on a diet, my Mom is diabetic, who is going to eat these? They were $7.48. I will give them to my landlord I guess. She loves them. I gave some to her for Christmas. Lesson learned. Don't build things up, it will be a let down.
I have heard this so many times. I use to think, yeah yeah yeah. But it is really true. Since eating better I feel so much better. Even my depression has gotten a lot better. The few weeks that I wasn't eating the healthiest, not really bad like a did, just not good like I have been, I could feel the difference. I can't wait to start feeling better again.
I hope I haven't bored you to tears. I find that by doing this for me, it helps me figure things out. I hope it will help you see things clearer too. Like I said a lot of it is just common sense and very simple. I think it is simple that we don't even think about it. What have you done to improve your diet? Are there still things that you can do to improve your diet even more? Are you eating enough vegetables?, fruits, drinking enough water?