I am a creature of habit in my healthy eating. However, I have found that if I challenge my palette with a LITTLE variety without substantially changing the nutirent value of my food I am happier. Like Nutmeg, garlics, cinnamon or other spices.
I add cinnamon to almost all my dishes. Cinnamon challenges your taste buds and helps salivate which also aids in digestion. Studies have also shown that cinnamon tends to lower your blood sugar levels also.
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I try to eat pretty much what my family is eating- that way, we are all making healthy choices the majority of the time. I don't have to prepare 2 meals and its something I can sustain over time. Its not realistic to me to eat "special" or "diet" foods over a lifetime. I just control the portion sizes!
I hit a plateau that lasted 6 months, and I wanted to give up! So, I gave myself a new goal: 2 months to get back in gear before my vacation in May. I started "Insanity" exercise program, got a HR monitor, and am tracking everything. It totally renewed my motivation, and I'm finally losing again!
The Insanity exercise program is pretty intense cardio, and the eating plan is pretty basic: 5 small meals throughout the day.
I try to keep my fat intake at no more than 45-50 grams per day, and my calories to about 1000, also I try to keep moving, even throughout the house about my daily chores, instead of walking to go from room to room, I like to do a little jog to get from place to place, my room, the bathroom etc..
This may not be the best thing for everyone, but it works for me, I eat pretty much what I feel like eating(not junk food) as long as I keep those calories, and fat grams to a minimal, oh yeah, and I also watch the sugar and sodium. but I do eat lots of fruits.
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