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
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