I have an additional tip for those who don't like the taste of plain water. Slice a cucumber into a pitcher of water and chill. MEGA-refreshing! I learned this tip from a local restaurant, where they offer diners a choice of plain or cucumber water after they are seated. It's also a nice break from lemon water! Refill the pitcher as needed, the cukes will flavor the water for about a week...when the slices turn transparent it's time for a fresh pitcher and a fresh cucumber.
Menu planning sounds good - I think it will save time and money when preparing meals, buying ingridients. I like the idea of batch cooking, my mother always do that as it definitely save time but the big cons is if living with a fussy eater who doesn't like to eat more than once of same meal on same day (my grandma who (un)fortunately stayed at somewhere else is one of this fussy eater, haha).
By the way, there's something wrong with the tips numbering, starting from tips #10 (sorry, it was my document QAQC kicked in!)
Isn't it old news now that coffee is not dehyrating? It may not be the best choice because it is a stimulant, but as far as being a diuretic I think the science shows this not to be the case.
2/2/2010 2:38:12 PM
I think that fruit juice like orange juice and grape juice can be healthy for the vitamins they contain. I have started to add half water to my glasses of juice. This gives the benefit of water, and dilutes the sugar. Plus...I like the taste!
You tell people to cut out soda & replace it with 100% juice, then go on to say in the next point to cut out the sugar??? What is juice, if not nearly naturally sugary water? Talk about conflicting advice! Fruit yes, juice no! Lets not drink our calories! Food is so much more satisfying.
The water section is something we all need to remember. Right after reading, I ran and got a big glass. thanks for the reminder
10/16/2009 7:31:59 AM
After reading this article, I immediately saved it to my "favorites" file. I refer to it on a regular basis as a constant reminder to myself that each healthy habit I can manage to incorporate into my lifestyle is of importance and value.
I appreciate the articles being brief and to the point. I'm enjoying being part of SparkPeople.
9/16/2009 1:33:35 AM
Being relatively new to SP, I'm always happy to find articles that give practical steps to assist with my new life-style. Thank you. This article showed how a variety of small steps can become a new healthier habit.
I'm a new member of this site, and loved the article. I have two young kids and don't have a lot of time to dedicate to working out, but I really wanted to get rid of the 15 pds that I could not get off from the pregnancies to save my life. I was referred to a holistic nutritionist by a good friend of mine who always looks amazing, and she has taught me some amazing quick lifesyle changes that have been giving me great results. One major problem I was having is that I kept forgetting to take my vitamins, or the way my brain is these days I'd forget where I stuck them. I f anyone can relate to this problem here is a link to a short clip that helped me with this, it's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtgWpaYyKAk and Rose is the one who has helped me get rid of 12 pounds so far and I feel so much more alive and actually have energy to keep up with my little ones! Hope this helps someone else as much as itís helped me!
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