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.
taken from...read more here.http://www.cdc.gov/nutrit
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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