Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Breakfast: He would always say first eat breakfast like a KING. This is hard for me to do. I always just feel like a piece of fruit or something small but really you should eat a pretty large portion in the morning. I try to eat between 1200 and 1400 calories a day and eat 500 calories for breakfast. This gives you energy for the day and allows you to burn it off before you go to sleep again. I like to eat more protein at breakfast because it sustains you longer. I like a handful of almonds (200 cal) because it is high in protein, healthy good fats, and you don't have to eat a huge amount to get the calories you need at breakfast. I also like light string cheese, whole oatmeal w/ skim milk and splenda on top, fruit, egg whites, whole wheat pancakes and put in ground flax seed, or a slimfast shake w/ 1/2 a banana and ice mixed in. You feel full after eating that many calories but I notice that i don't get very hungry after that. Then i have a 100 calorie snack at like 10 or 11....i like to have some V8 juice to get some veggies in.
Lunch: For lunch we should eat like a QUEEN! I like to eat 400 calories at lunch. I like all bran crackers and fat free cottage cheese, yogurt, salad, and usually i just kinda snack and count calories. I like to have sunflower seeds too. When I am done with lunch i usually feel satisfied but not full like at breakfast. I eat lunch at around one.
Dinner: We should eat dinner like a SERVANT. I eat about 200-300 calories fo dinner. I like to have an orange, airpop popcorn w/ calorie free spray butter, lots ot veggies(broccoli my fav), chicken sometimes, and then i like to drink diet sprite later in the evening. It helps me not to snack and the carbination makes me feel full.
I think my grandfather was right about the KING, QUEEN, SERVANT potion size...what do you think?
Friday, June 27, 2008
Drink Drink Drink H2O!
4. Relieves fluid retention problems.
5. Reduces sodium buildup in the body.
6. Helps to maintain proper muscle tone.
7. Relieves constipation....hehehe sorry it's true.
If you don't know how much water to drink, all you do is take your weight, divide it by 2, and that's how many ounces of water you should be drinking daily. I just got a water bottle and I know I need to fill it up 3 times a day to get all my water in. I just bring it everywhere. I have been trying to not eat after dinner. It helps me not to snack when i drink water at night because it makes me feel full. Also I like the Crystal Light drop ins, yummy. Happy drinking!
To get healthy we need to educate ourselves first right? Where do we go? Internet? Magazines? Others opinions? There are so many diets, exercise plans, and health ideas out there that it is hard to know what is right for you. May I suggest reading the scriptures first. In the Docterine and Covenants (LDS scripture, reveleation given to Joseph Smith from Heavenly Father) we are given instructions of the do's and don't in health. If you look to the right side you can find a link to read about the LDS health code called the Word of Wisdom. From what to eat, getting enough sleep to what not to drink. I think reading this and maybe writing down some changes you might want to make in your lifestyle would be very beneficial. The promises we are given if we follow it are worth the effort. I always like to think that if Bill Gates wrote a book and said if you read it you are promised to get a million dollars I would read it and study it everyday and live by it:) So we have the scriptures from God and we will be given so much more than a million dollars in promises. Why would't we read them, study and live by it. Hard but worth it. Anyway I really love the books above written by Melanie Douglass. You can get them at Deseret Book. She gives helpful suggestions in how to apply the Word of Wisdom in your everyday life. I really like them and would reccomend them if you like to read.