Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. ~Groucho Marx
"Our running shoes are really erasers. Every step erases a memory of a past failure. Every mile brings us closer to a clean slate. Each footstrike rubs away a word, a look, or an event that led us to believe that success was beyond our grasp." -John Bingham
Clean Up Baked Goods. Eating clean doesn’t mean depriving yourself of baked goods. It just means choosing healthier ingredients. There are many healthy flours on the market to choose from, meaning you don’t have to use white flour. I personally do in some of my baked goods because I do find that using only wheat flour makes baked goods really “heavy.” However, substituting 1/2 or 3/4 of white flour for wheat flour or a healthier flour is a step in the right direction. Opting for natural sweeteners is another way to clean up baked goods.
Eat Clean Even When Eating Out. Although it may seem impossible to find clean foods when dining out, eating healthy while eating out is possible. Choosing some sort of a salad is a great way to eat clean when eating out. I know, I know, salad doesn’t always “cut it,” but choose a salad that not only provides you with fresh veggies, but some sort of protein like grilled chicken or lean sirloin steak strips or choose dishes with steamed veggies as a side. Also, a lot of restaurants are now offering healthier dishes and/or receptive to requests in preparing food.
Wheat germ: contains all important essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols. Fatty alcohols are closely related to fatty acids, including the well documented omega-3 unsaturated fat. Omega-3 and other fatty acids can help improve the flow of blood to the muscles (especially during exercise) and help to stimulate enzymes that transport fat to be used for energy instead of being stored. And it helps keep your gums healthy and strong!
I am up far north in Washington state, Nugent's Corner, nearest town Bellingham. I know Trader Joe's are on the west coast, big chain featuring healthy-organic-free trade produce and foods. Great store worth checking out. Hugs, deb
I hope you don't mind but I thought I would start a post for anything healthy we would like to share with one another, lol heres my first comment....
Dark chocolate: wards of fat buildup rich in catechins, dark chocolate may aid weightloss since catechins can help to increase thermogenesis: the calories you burn digesting food. Whats more...the more bitter the choclate is, the more fat-burning catechins they contain. Just don't go cuckoo for cocoa. Stick to one once of 82 percent or higher extra-dark choclate a day so there you have it you can have your dark chocolate and eat it too!!
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