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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

Fats

Saturday, March 07, 2009      0 comments

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

Too busy to cook

Friday, March 06, 2009      3 comments

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

Drinking water

Thursday, March 05, 2009      1 comments

Some complain about the amount of water, but if you drink water instead of soda, juice or coffee, it will not be that difficult and your body will thank you.... Read more

Reinforcing change through rewards

Wednesday, March 04, 2009      1 comments

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 arenít totally in your control. So, use rewards to reinforce specific behaviors like sticking to your ... Read more

I Love Fruit

Tuesday, March 03, 2009      1 comments

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

Breakfast

Monday, March 02, 2009      0 comments

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

31 Days to a Healthier Diet

Sunday, March 01, 2009      0 comments

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. ... Read more

Month's end

Saturday, February 28, 2009      0 comments

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

Sleeping in

Friday, February 27, 2009      0 comments

Sleeping in can mess up your day, but if your body needs it go for it.... Read more

Life Plan Quote

Thursday, February 26, 2009      0 comments

"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? Not much." -- Jim Rohn -- After last night's diabetes education class, I need to write up my "Sic... Read more


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