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1 (6 oz can) tomato paste (no additives)
6 cups water
Salt to taste or leave it out all
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix thoroughly, put in a pitcher with sealable lid, and refrigerate. Cost is approximately 40-50 cents.
When I first started, I bought two water bottles, one for the office and one for home. I realized that wasn't enough, so now I have 3; one for the office, one for home, and one I put in my gym bag. I keep them all filled. That way, I am sure I always drink 10-12 cups of water a day.
Eating 10 or more tablespoons of tomato sauce a week decreases the risk of developing certain cancers, studies have shown. Lycopene is the active ingredient responsible, a carotenoid known for its antioxidant properties. All tomato products have lots of lycopene but its more available when cooked.
I find that if I go shopping and I go by myself I don't go and eat to much. I may not even go out to eat.
I will probably go and buy a water and drive home with no meal.
Put a container containing the amount of water you want to drink for the day in the refrigerator. It will be cold and refreshing and taste better. AND you will reduce waste if you are using bottled water currently.
I find it hard to drink water but have no problem drowning in Pepsi every day. I now tell myself that I cannot have a Pepsi until I've had at least 6 glasses of water. On most days I've found that I sometimes don't even want the Pepsi at the end of teh day.
Since I started this program I have been buying ALOT more vegetables! I add them to everything I make now. Even if I have to dice them up real small (kind of like how you trick yours kids into hiding veggies in thier meals) This way I get all my servings in a day without really thinking about it
I buy the small kids bowls at target (usually 4/$1) and use those for cereal, its almost impossible to overfill the cereal bowl- they only hold about a cup and a half- that's just perfect for a serving of cereal and milk! I use these for oatmeal, and for my occasional ice cream treat, too!
SPARKS IS RIGHT ON TOP OF THINGS!