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Tools for my toolbox

Sunday, March 22, 2009      0 comments

Having good tools to deal with being upset, bored, sad, frustrated or stressed will keep me from gnawing, and emptying bags. (those bags always lie about the serving size, They say it's 7 when it's really only 1 or 2 servings.) Having al... Read more

Spring and last day of Green Week

Saturday, March 21, 2009      0 comments

Strengthening my new beginnings I resolve to work on: "Best Diet Tip No. 14: Use non-food alternatives to cope with stress. Sooner or later, you’re going to be faced with a stressful situation. Instead of turning to food for comfort, be pr... Read more

Now playing at a grocer near you ... Clean 15 and The Dirty Dozen

Friday, March 20, 2009      0 comments

Trying to be more conscious as to what is going into my body, oft times it is difficult to remember which is which. Clean 15: 1. Onions 2. Avocados 3. Sweet corn 4. Pineapple 5. Mangoes 6. Asparagus 7. Sweet peas 8. Kiwis ... Read more

It's a Green Week

Thursday, March 19, 2009      0 comments

Tuesday was St. Pat's Day, Friday spring arrives, and green light means go, all clear, full speed ahead, It's all positive. Positive changes. Today ALAN0504 posted 15 Diet Tips www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_indivi... Read more

Savvy Shoppers Read Labels

Wednesday, March 18, 2009      1 comments

Shopping takes time especially when you read labels. What is frustrating that often times the serving size listed is not a true serving size, it could be bigger or smaller depending what the manufacturer wants to convey. Do you take the time ... Read more

Green eggs and ham for dinner

Tuesday, March 17, 2009      0 comments

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Not doing too much for this day, not raising a pint of ale, my body is too sore from going back to water walking. Perhaps the ale would help with the muscle aches. LOL Enjoy your day!... Read more

Too many Carbs

Monday, March 16, 2009      0 comments

Years ago I was told to cut back on the carbs. I don't know if I had a mental block or what, but I truly did not understand carbs. (other than the fact that I loved them.) Through diabetes education and Sparkpeople, I now understand what a... Read more

Evening snack

Sunday, March 15, 2009      0 comments

I've been told that a bit of protein in the evening helps reduce the morning high readings. So I have 1oz of 50% Cabot cheddar with 15g of hearty crackers. Do you have a snack after dinner? What's your choice?... Read more

Protein

Saturday, March 14, 2009      0 comments

The time I seemed to lose weight best was when I was pregnant. I made sure that I ate enough protein. This article on DLife got me thinking. www.dlife.com/diabetes-n
ews/2009/03/is_one_diet_as
_good_as_another.html ... Read more

Eat This, Not That

Friday, March 13, 2009      0 comments

That would be the best thing for doctors to tell us. Instead we are told what not to eat. That starts the negativity. I have been trying to put a positive spin on dietary restrictions. Restrictions.... another negative term. See how hard i... Read more

Unprocessed Foods

Thursday, March 12, 2009      2 comments

Going for a healthier meal plan, I try to avoid processed foods. Yesterday, on Oprah they had money saving options to processed foods and eating out, I plan to check out some of those recipes. I just don't know what some of the ingredients l... Read more

Yes, Mother!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009      0 comments

"Chew on schedule. Too much time between meals can drop your energy levels, decrease your metabolism and result in overeating. Space your meals evenlythroughout the day and eat a healthy snack between each meal." For rea... Read more

Veggies

Tuesday, March 10, 2009      0 comments

Eat 4-6 servings of vegetables daily. High in nutrients and low in calories, trying to eat that daily is a challenge, but do-able. I still need to improve but have found great ways to incorporate more veggies into my meal plan. Ye... Read more

Mindful Eating

Monday, March 09, 2009      0 comments

Slowing down and taking the time to savor what you are eating, it is surprising flavors that come to you. Also it gives your body time to process and signal when you are full. This is something I need to practice more often. Do you mindf... Read more

Penny-wise and Pound-foolish

Sunday, March 08, 2009      0 comments

I was impressed with my husband today. I noted that breakfast sausages were on sale, and asked if he wanted them. "No, I want to eat healthy," was his reply. At McDonald's in the 1950s, an order of burger, fries and a 12-ounce coke, you'd h... Read more


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