Day 8 and a wonderful new week!!!!
Good afternoon Fellow Shredders and welcome to week 2.
For some of you who have just joined I copied the rules below and they are good reminders to the rest of us.
Every once in a while I like to share my list of “Super Foods” which I truly incorporate DAILY into my diet regimen. By eating these specific foods I am getting all the nutrients I need for my body to function efficiently and metabolize energy. (I do not take a multi vitamin or supplements as I get all my vitamins from my diet).
Greek Yogurt : Benefits include probiotics for a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut as well as rich in calcium for your bones
Nuts: Terrific source of protein, heart-healthy fats, high fiber, and antioxidants (Almonds and walnuts are best!)
Eggs: Not just a protein source but also contain 12 vitamins and minerals, including choline, which is good for brain development and memory
Salmon : Rich protein source and loaded with omega-3 fatty acids help protect heart health not to mention B12, niacin, and selenium, and is an excellent source of B6 and magnesium.
Berries : loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, low in calories, and high in water and fiber to help control blood sugar
Sweet potatoes: Almost as good as a-multi vitamin! contain Vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium) and so filling! try cutting them up a baking them with pam spray for sweet potato chips. or mix into salad with lunch! (Other dark orange vegetable standouts include pumpkin, carrots, butternut squash, and orange bell peppers.)
Tomatoes: contain lycopene which helps protect against cancers of the prostate, lung, colon, oesophagus, breast and skin.
Seaweed: can contain up to 10 times more calcium than milk and have a high concentration of natural iodine which helps to stimulate the thyroid gland so that food fuels are used before they can be turned into fatty deposits. (in other words: fights CELLULITE!!!) Kelp, Kombu and Dulse are al delicious in salads and I wrap lox in Nori sheets with cut up cucumber.
Oatmeal : Every morning commercial tells us that oatmeal can lower LDL (the bad) cholesterol, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease (its the beta glucan!) but its also very filling.
Olive oil and Avocados– Vitamin E and Heart healthy fats and add flavor to salads
Spinach or any Leafy Vegetables rich in calcium, important antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E, and have been found to reduce macular degeneration
Cinnamon – not just for flavor but has been proven to help maintain blood sugar levels
Apples : a powerful source of antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavonoids, and vitamin C, as well as good source of fiber, and potassium.
Legumes and Beans: Not just the “poor man’s meat” but a low fat source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, folate, potassium, magnesium, and many phytonutrients. I dip baby carrots in hummus and call it my mid-day snack!
Reminder of the rules:
Rule #1: NO negative talk, NO negative Thinking
Rule #2: POSITIVE Energy is your energy force. You MUST say something encouraging and positive about your body every single day. Examples: “I am strong”, “I am healthy”, “I am in control of my life”
Rule #3: NO WHITES * ** NO SUGARS and NO SODA most importantly: NO Eating after 8:00 PM (Except Fruit)
Rule #4: Exercise @ least 30 minutes straight a day and must include Weight training for at least 20 minutes minimum of 3 times per week.
Rule #5: NO skipping meals or counting calories. Eat until you are full. Do not under eat or your body will not metabolize energy sources properly and you will end up slowing down your metabolism rather than speeding it up which is the goal! Personally, I eat minimum of 1500 – 1800 HEALTHFUL NUTRIENT RICH calories daily.
Make wise choices and you wont need to count.