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I learned this on Dr. Oz two days ago - add a pinch (or more) of Cayenne Pepper to your drinks. It helps the digestion system move along and it helps curb appetite. The couple who shared this idea: Billy Blanks and his wife, shared a recipe of watermelon, water and cayenne (I made this each morning the past 2 days and it's really good - the watermelon drink) I cut a melon up and froze it in chunks, I put a few chunks in water and puree' - then add a pinch of cayenne. It's really good! Now, I'm adding a pinch to my green drinks - it add a touch of flavor that is different and not bad. Go to Dr. Oz's website for Billy Blanks website and link to the recipes he shared - very fun!
It fills you up and the watermelon is a diuretic
One thing another lady on the show mentioned a lot was try to incorporate a lot of "wet" foods in to your diet. So, anything wet like fruit, soups, juices, etc. They fill you up and your body processes them easier - moves them through quicker - so this in in the back of my head now and when I went to the store this morning after my walk - I was looking at the fresh out of the oven bakery muffins - I wanted one but made myself go home and make one of these "wet" foods drinks and I'm good now - besides being very happy with my choice
Kathy in Indiana
I think you do have to adjust nutrition guides to fit your own personal goals! Good job getting on track after the holidays!!
I love Oxygen but I confess that I get overwhelmed with the whole clean eating thing. All the preparation, planning and hunting for obscure ingredient just exhausts me! I fell off the wagon big time during the holidays but I'm here to recommit myself to eating right. This time I'm just going to concentrate on portions and not worry about eating 6 times a day or getting the right supplements. I'm not planning on becoming a fitness model so I don't need to eat like one. No weird stuff, just plain old fresh foods from my local supermarket and I'm keepig it simple. Let's do this!!
"I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process." - Thomas Edison