After reading Sam's post last week with health and fitness links, I decided to share the article on 22 foods with trans fat with some friends at work. I realized after reading that article that I definitely need to cut some junk out of my diet, so I thought others might benefit from the reminder as well. One friend wrote me back and asked how I really don't eat all of those foods....and I had to admit to her, I do eat them. I think moderation is okay, but I need to do a little revamping on my diet. Yes, even my beloved ice cream has trans fat.
One thing I do to be healthier is spend about an hour every Sunday preparing healthy meals for the next week. I boil or grill some chicken, make tuna salad (with spicy mustard and chopped pickles & boiled egg whites), cut veggies, pre-make salads, and boil 5 dozen eggs. Yes....5 dozen (I eat at least 5 egg whites every day- they are SO good for you!!)
I do this to make sure I have lots of healthy options for lunches and snacks throughout the week. It's a whole lot easier to make the right choice when you have good foods around. (This week I also included oranges, bananas, greek yogurt, and raw almonds on my grocery list.) All of these colors make me very happy!!
Also, after reading a few blog posts about sugar this week (like this one), I decided it's about time to cut back. Bummer. I'm totally a sweets girl and it is REALLY hard for me to do the whole no sugar thing. But I can....and will. I know moderation is okay for some people, but my brain doesn't work like that. If I eat ANY sugar, it only leaves me wanting more...lots more.
Considering the fact that I ate about 37 of these guys today (yikes!),
I guess I WILL start tomorrow on the whole "sugar is evil and don't even put it in your mouth" deal. (No, I didn't really count. Just estimating. And yes, they are addicting!!)
Finally, I pan to mix it up with my workout this week. Yoga, running, weight lifting, and plyos. Muscle confusion does a body good!! If you need some great at-home workout ideas, check out Pinterest! Lots of ideas like this one...
Have a great week.
Choose to be healthy.