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Water, pep talk to myself and new veggie, romanesco

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Water, water, everywhere. Why do we need water instead of other drinks?
Tips for Increasing Your Fluid Intake by Drinking More Water
Under normal conditions, most people can drink enough fluids to meet their water needs. If you are outside in hot weather for most of the day or doing vigorous activity, you may need to increase your fluid intake.

If you think you're not getting enough water each day, the following tips may help:
⦁ Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work or running errands.
⦁ Freeze some freezer-safe water bottles. Take one with you for ice-cold water all day long.
⦁ Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. This tip can also help with weight management. Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar-sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories.
⦁ Choose water instead of other beverages when eating out. Generally, you will save money and reduce calories.
⦁ Give your water a little pizzazz by adding a wedge of lime or lemon. This may improve the taste, and you just might drink more water than you usually do.
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Okay Pam. now you have been going from diet to diet and the Pam diet isnt working so lets get on the ball and find one and stick to it! I looked at the fast diet and a very wise woman explained a lot to me and decided it was not for me. I am looking into the Mcdougal diet because a friend is on it and losing every week.. I like that. Might try it for 10 days and see how that works. did the crazy sexy diet but that had no processed or canned foods and I can not afford all fresh. I need some structure...thought the Pam diet was good but too many choices...funny too many. I need some restrictions and I know many are going to say, here she goes again... I know Pam, I think that too.
So more movement...been doing tai chi this week every day. I do think that is good and for that I am proud of you. You are doing many challenges to keep the focus right and that is good too. Now get on the ball before viv , Kat or Letha kick your butt.

new vegetable, to me.
No, these vegetables didn’t arrive from Mars! This chartreuse Italian favorite, sometimes called “broccoli romanesco,” is actually a member of the cauliflower family. In fact, it’s an heirloom cauliflower. The taste can vary from delicately peppery to more cabbage-like, depending on the exact cultivar. The texture is quite dense, almost chewy, although younger, smaller Romanescos have a crisp snap when raw. Romanesco can indeed be eaten raw: Simply peel off the outer leaves, cut off the stem, and cut the head into small florets for dipping — or for tossing in lettuce or potato salads. That said, Romanesco can also be used in almost any way you would use cauliflower: roasted, steamed, boiled, sautéed or even pickled. If you buy Romanesco from a farmers’ market, soak the heads stem-up in a big bowl of slightly salted water with the juice of one lemon to lure out any little lurking critters in the head. Store by placing a damp paper towel on the head, sealing the whole thing in a plastic bag, and putting it in the fridge for up to two days.
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  • STAV44
    Romanesco. How exotic you are Pam. Never heard of it and it looks kinda strange. But I would try it if I ever saw it in the store. Love to try new things.
    1656 days ago
    You will find what works for you. The important thing is you continue to look and work which you are certainly doing.

    Never heard of that vegetable. Sounds good, wish I had a source for it.

    Cheering for you.
    1657 days ago
  • SHARON2018
    1657 days ago
    Cucumber and mint is good in water too, together or separately.
    1657 days ago
    Pam, emoticon ! I was just wondering if it really is so important to follow a specific diet, or if you can just make one healthy choice after another and try to stay within your range. I generally like to not have any forbidden types of food. My brain goes nuts when I say I can'r have certain things. I function so much better when I say I choose not to eat certain types of food. But then, that's me.
    I am confident that you will find what works for you! emoticon
    1657 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    you learn something new every day......
    never heard of this veggie....
    hope it tastes good!!!!
    1657 days ago
    I do not think I ever seen that veggie around these parts before not even in a farmers market. Good luck with finding the one that will work for you; it should be called lifestyle not diet cause you have to do it the rest of your life.
    1658 days ago
    I have seen Rpmanesco not tried it but I would if I got chance, I like a variety of veg,

    Maybe the word diet is wrong , diet implies restriction. It's healthy eating you should look at, you know your own weaknesses , I have been on every diet I read of . They work for a while then become boring , low fat healthy eating , no desserts worked for me, I do have lots of fruit and low fat yogurts as my desserts,
    Do not be too hard on yourself! Ree
    1658 days ago
    Pam, you are perfectly okay if you are looking for the right plan for you.

    There is a saying that I love because I finally realized that it applies to me.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    If you feel that strict diets are not the ones that you can stick to, then try others that you really think can be adapted to your lifestyle. Find the right one that you think you will commit to without resistance. Find a plan that you can enjoy and keeps you satisfied. If your mind and body are going to be in a permanent fight for control, then, I think, that diet is not adequate for you.

    I, for example, failed so many times because honestly, I like to eat a lot and delicious and the strict diets didn't allowed me to do that. Carrots and celery sticks really don't appeal to me. I feel like I am wasting precious calories eating them. I don't like to feel restrained. When I feel like that, I want to run free. Also, very structured diets don't work for me because they want me to sweat working out and I hate exercise.

    I like the Spark Diet, because at last, I understood that to loose weight I had to make little changes to include in my lifestyle; little changes that I am able to make without fighting myself. The Spark Diet is the one that I feel comfortable with. It's the diet that lets me eat a lot and delicious. It's the diet that lets me incorporate exercise changes at my own pace.

    I am not suggesting that you pick the Spark Diet, but to find the right diet for you. Don't stop looking for the right diet for you until you find it.

    emoticon emoticon

    1658 days ago
    I know I had to do a strange veggie to get my bingo lol. It does look like something from mars. Put two eyes and you got it made
    1658 days ago
  • LETHA_
    Oh my goodness. I never heard of Romanesco so I looked it up on Google. That's one strange looking vegetable. I've never seen it in the store.
    1658 days ago
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