Being positive is a choice. My Mantra: “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day." Each morning seek the positive and you will have a good day. Always remember, “Your only competition is YOU.”
Today I read about food and their preservative. Somehow it made sense to me. It can be the cause of A) heartburn or indigestion, B) many trips to the bathroom or most often C) constipation. Preservatives do what it says - preserve. Therefore harder to digest our food because they are conditioned to be preserved. This is why it's very important to chew our food very well before swallowing so our stomach can process it without hardship if at all if we don't chew enough Just thought I'd share this bit of information with you all. I find it very intersting
Baby steps = Big results Healthy eating only - NO DIET Leader Spark People's Largest Virtual Weigh-In Leader Fit Fabric Fanatic
My freezer is my best friend. I freeze all kinds of fruit - banana, pears, peaches - and love eating the frozen fruit instead of 'candy'. I cook lots of beans and rice and quinoa at once and freeze the cooked stuff in portions so I can make quick meals with some steamed or stir-fried vegetables.
I pay attention to the fedback from my fitbit and I would never track my sleep or activity as well as it does. YET - Keeping my food tracker every single day has the greatest impact on my weight loss journey. So I make sure I log every bite.
Gretl Member of BLC41 Resolute Renegades I will be Resolute with maintaining healthy, nutritious eating while adding both regular cardio and strength training to my daily and weekly routine. I will be a Renegade against excuses in order to achieve weight loss during this BLC. Like the Spark People quote – Saying “I am too busy” is just the grown up version of “My dog ate my homework”. No excuses, just do it anyway.
Never Give Up, Persevere. Love myself like I love others.
What are your favorite tricks and tools for maintaining a healthy life style?
I've got some things that help me in the kitchen:
This olive oil sprayer is awesome! It doesn't clog, and a couple of spritzes is all I need for an entire pan of chopped veggies to roast or grill. It's much easier to coat the surface of a pan or a food without accidentally using too much. I weigh the bottle before I spray and then after to get the amount used. evooilsprayers.com/
Nutritional yeast: love, love, love this. So yummy on veggies, eggs, salads, and in things like eggplant "meat"balls. My family doesn't care for it but they don't notice when it's part of a recipe. It doesn't taste like cheese exactly but for me it's just as good (especially when paired with avocado)
Everything But the Bagel seasoning: my new favorite to go on anything savory including eggs, salads, meats, veggies, and in yogurt dip. Found in the spice aisle or alongside the bagels!
A good food scale - the quintessential must have. I do everything in grams... my scale does fractions for ounces (e.g. 5 1/2), which I hate, but not enough to buy a new one :)