I am a big advocate of healthy eating and pretty much healthy anything! I try my best to choose natural and herbal remedies when I am sick because I love the fact that my body is benefitting and healing itself rather than just numbing the problem, which we all know does nothing good for our bodies.
When talking to people about healthy weight loss, I am constantly reminded that it's truly the desire of the person that makes the change successful. I can tell within a few minuites of talking to someone if they are really wanting a lifestyle change or if it is only a two week fad they are going through!
Thanksgiving is this week, then Christmas is not too far away and we all know that during the holidays we tend to be swarmed by delicious and addicting treats and snacks. One thing that really helps me limit my intake of sugary snacks is to remember that this is not the last time in my life that I am going to be offered yummy treats. I'll look at what is being served and take only a little serving of my favorites and then pile up the veggies and fruit. I also keep my water bottle handy and avoid sugary drinks when all possible.
Healthy weight-loss is really about making the right choices and taking control over your thoughts about food. What made me change, was knowing the food I was putting into my body was making me either sick or was healing my body and making me have more energy, and made me more positive about life. I love the way I feel when I choose to eat healthy and I love helping others do the same!
Here are some great recipes for weight loss that not only taste great, but keep you healthy too!
Frozen Fruit Smoothie
½ cup frozen raspberries
½ frozen medium banana, peeled and sliced
juice of 2 oranges
3 tbsp. plain non-fat yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
20 oz. shrimp (about 35 medium-sized shrimp)
4 tsp. olive oil
6 to 8 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice<
1/8 tsp. black pepper
Enjoy your holidays and make smart decisions when those treats are tempting you!