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Ok Redo.. Back on Track Blog #1

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Welp... that was a fail.

I was committed to doing my "back on track" daily accountability blogs, but stopped at #2. Starting over!

I did end up signing up for the 3-day smoothie challenge, which is not this weekend but next. Work is having a big cookout on the day it starts, so it should keep me out of the burgers and hot dogs. Wanna do it with me? Here's the link...

I've been preparing my incorporating more smoothies into my diet. So far I've learned *aloe tastes weird, but not awful *baby spring mix is ok to use if the recipe calls for kale or spinach *bell peppers DO NOT belong in fruit smoothies no matter what the recipe says *if you buy almond milk, get Silk brand. It's the only national brand I've found that doesn't have carrageenan in it.

I watched this wonderful documentary, Hungry for Change, over the weekend and it was enlightening. I highly recommend you head over to www.hungryforchan
and watch the trailer. It will make those doughnuts in the breakroom look far less appealing. It reiterated a lot of things we already knew but chose to ignore as of late, like the perils of refined grains and sugars. It also taught a thing or two, like how table salt can stimulate your brain into thinking it's getting certain nutrients thus giving you cravings for more and more salty snacks. The speakers all touted the benefits of juicing (NOT a juice diet, but having a glass or two of juice daily). We're pricing a juicer, but I need to research what benefits juicing has over drinking smoothies. Seems like smoothies would be better since you're getting the whole food. BF theorized that juicing gets nutrients into your cells faster since it takes out time for digestion. Can anyone weigh in and point me to some good sources on subject? Seems like all I come up with are websites trying to sell some diet or book, not hard findings. Hmm..

Today on the agenda...

Healthy breakfast: yogurt and pineapple emoticon
Healthy work snacks: cherries, banana, Clif bar
Healthy lunch: zoodles (zucchini noodles) and meat sauce
Spinning after lunch
Pole class after work
Daily Hiit somewhere in between
Chef salad with homemade vinaigrette for dinner

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ERIN1128 5/30/2013 11:41AM

    I like the sound of zoodles. :-) Good for you for getting back on track!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/30/2013 10:48AM

    Good luck with the smoothies. Hope it works for you.

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CLRWILLIAMS25 5/30/2013 10:14AM

    I saw the same documentary a few months ago. It's really eye-opening! I am seriously considering doing the smoothie detox. I really need something to get me back into my groove. I don't have a juicer either, but always figured I'd be more full with smoothies vs juice because of the pulp. Your plans for today are a great step to getting back on track.

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SDLEE514 5/30/2013 9:14AM

    ha zoodles! I love it. had some just yesterday. Here's to getting back on track!

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DLDROST 5/30/2013 8:42AM


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    Documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead...pretty interesting! I enjoy my fresh juice and I often add my juice to my smoothies...I figure I get more nutrients then making a smoothie out of all the fruit and veg! You can use the pulp from juicing in other things like muffins, soups, meatloaf, etc so not entirely wasteful! Plus for me I wouldn't put a beet in my smoothie but I will drink beets in my juice! Just an example!

You have reminded me how much I loved my smoothies and how great they made me feel! Must return to juicing/smoothie making!

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