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A few healthy ideas..

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I am asked a lot for healthy tips and ideas on how to get healthy and eat less calories but still feel satisfied.....
Let me start by saying we are all different, we all have likes and dislikes so I'm just stating what has worked for me, you have to tweak what is best for you...

I love salads and have them most days, dressing seems to be the problem, high in calories and sodium..I was making my own salad dressing using Greek yogurt in place of oil....it was good and it's sort of fun to try new spices and herbs....but now I have gone to adding fresh fruit to my salads, I add a bit of apple, chopped small or grated, the tangerines , cherries, strawberries, pomegranate are so good too, and what could be healthier.....I have also found artichoke hearts in water and they are great too, add a new dimension to a salad....adding a few pumpkin seeds or almonds are great too....these foods are healthy and add something new to the old lettuce , try some of those different lettues and kale are good too..

Back to the Greek yogurt it's good to use in place of sour cream or use at least half and work your way up to more..it is so much healthier for you, no fat and low in sodium too, play with it till you find a balance that works for you....

I think the secret to weight loss is eat the foods you love ....just not all on the same day.....watch portions, find a balance and know your are on this journey for a life time....we will never be perfect and loosing weight will not make all your problems go away, but it might make then easier to deal with.....

Plan your meals, no matter where you go and enjoy....

get up and dance and keep moving, the more active you are the better you will feel.....

I chuckle when Gary and I go out , he is always asking me if I'm at a race.....years back he use to have to wait for me ....I can now walk, run and dance circles around him.....and best part he loves it.....

Have a healthy day...

Merry Christmas to you all...
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