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
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
I have never been found of fat. As a child I would cut every speck of fat off my meat. I cannot fry food if my life depended on it and fried food does not agreee with me.Thank goodness.
I try to use healthy fats in my meal plans.
What is you... Read more
I cook for the four of us and sometimes the activities or work interferes with dinner plans.Having some quick healthy meal ideas for when you are short on time can keep you on track.
One trick is to have healthy frozen dinners that just need a... Read more
Dean posted about 3 common reward concerns:
# You need to reward yourself for for doing the things you need to do, not for outcomes that aren’t totally in your control. So, use rewards to reinforce specific behaviors like sticking to your ... Read more
It is recommended that we have 2-4 servings of fruit each day.
With luscious options like strawberries, blueberries, peaches, watermelon, seckle pears....
I could go on and on, but I won't.
What's your favorite fruit?... Read more
A great way to start the day is with a good breakfast. I like it because it is easy to make. Here are my favs:
plain yogurt with berries
scrambled egg with faux bacon, spinach on a whole whear muffin
cottage cheese with walnuts and berries... Read more
OMG... the first one is a food diary. I hate recording.
But it does say only for 5 days. Can I do five days? Sure I can.
Do I want to? Ummmm not really, facing reality can be tough.
I don't know what I'm afraid of, but fear is there.
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To celebrate heart health month I'll cap it off with being kind to myself. Today it's time to pay attention to my feet that have carried me all this month.
A good scrub and soak and a fresh coat of polish for the toes.... Read more
"If you don't design your own life plan,
chances are you'll
fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you?
-- Jim Rohn --
After last night's diabetes education class, I need to write up my "Sic... Read more
I've been reading Dean Anderson's series on motivation in the Daily Blog. This week's focus was on tough love.
I am the one making decisions. Which choice will make me feel better after I’ve done it?
Instant gratification is just mo... Read more
Slow, deep breaths can help conquer stress and lower blood pressure. When a stressful situation arises, breathe in and out slowly and deeply for 5 full breaths. Exhaling slowly decreases your heart rate and calms the body, helping reduce stress.... Read more
Heredity is only part of the equation. Living healthy is another part that we do have control over. Choosing a healthy lifestyle can help prevent or delay health problems. Living a healthier lifestyle, I was ten years older when diagnosed with d... Read more