I can't remember how many times I have read the term mindful eating and thought I was doing it. Then I went out to dinner with my sister. What a revelation. She put her fork down between every bite. It seems so easy and yet I found it a real challenge not to just keep shoveling the food. I thoug...
First, it took me a while to even find an exercise program that didn't feel like bad medicine tastes. When I finally discovered vinyasa style yoga, I thought I had found the secret. It is important to find and DO an exercise you love. I also have to admit, even though I don't want to that morning...
Last night, I mixed together the following: 1/2 c. dry oatmeal (not instant), 1/2 c. non fat yogurt, 1/4 c. Greek yogurt and 1/4 c. kefir. This morning I stirred in 2 tbs. of ground flax seed. I ate it cold (hot summer day). This meal has 25 g. of protein and I was energized all morning.
For some strange reason, we ate three meals out yesterday. I entered everything in the nutrition tracker and was pleased with everything except SODIUM. Too many dining out spots use way toooo much salt... maybe it helps them sell drinks.
Just say I don't instead of I can't.
Read this on Daily Spark yesterday and can't believe the difference it is making. MIA stands for mindful, intentional action. I was applying it to breakfast this morning and DH finished long before me which is very unusual. Did you know strawberry seeds crunch as you eat them?
There is a wonderful phone app called Fooducate. It is free. You can use your phone to scan a bar code. Then the app gives you a "grade" for the food from A-D. There is a brief explanation of the grade and then other healthier choices to make.
Late afternoon is my "I MUST EAT!" time....so I have found that drinking a mug of hot tea or even a big glass of hot water really stills the eating monster.
I stop in at Secrets of Success every day and each time I find something that gives me a good idea to deal with issues, or a good idea for doing something different with food or fitness, but I always get motivated and encouraged.
There is an free app for smart phones called "out of milk." I put my grocery list on it, add to it when I use up something and best of all always have the list with me. You can even add to the list by speaking the item... although quinoa came aout keenwa!