Nowadays, when I hear these phrases I am lucky to find mysef thinking about all the beautiful and delicious things nature has to offer us. No artificial food coloring no sugar just good old fashion fruits and veggies.
Not only are fruit and veggies good for you, but they also are eye pleasing and quite diverse. The nutrients,minerals and vitamins may vary depending on your choices but I think most of us can agree that making them a part of our daily consumption can play a big part on your weight loss/fitness journeys.
Now, I am nowhere near a vegetarian. I salute those who are but I have no intentions to be one.I love my meat. I have found that the more open I become to real food, the more I have come to appreciate what produce has to offer. I used to eat veggies as a side before I started changing the way I eat, however they would often be drenched in butter or covered in cheese. I was finding ways to 'hide' them as they were the smallest part of my meal. Overlooked and sauced was the preference.
Boy, how things have changed!! I have found that veggies allow me to eat 'more' for cheap calorie cost. That way I get more bang for my calorie buck. I am all about that! I also enjoy trying to figure out different combinations of those I tend to eat the most. Of course, I also love to see how pretty your plate looks. Shallow, I know! Here's my lunch as an example:
Chopped cherry tomatoes, radishes and cilantro with fresh squeezed lemon juice, half an ounce each of almonds and feta, and a hard boiled egg. Delicious!
I truly enjoyed my day off today. I got my spring cleaning about 70%done which is huge! I was on a roll and full of energy and was shocked at how much I got accomplished. I got our junk room all straightened out, moved some furniture around, got several giveaway bags together, caught up with all the baskets of laundry and cleaned the house top to bottom. My arms are sore!
Tomorrow should be interesting driving into work. We are expecting freezing rain/sleet and some deep freeze temperatures. Hopefully no icy roads. We will see, it can change in the next 10 minutes around here! BTW, temperature today was 77 and it has already dropped 10 degrees in the past hour or so and expected to go into the mid 20s by tomorrow. Crazy Alabama weather!!! Hope tall are having a good week. Until next time!!