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Dye-it and dont stress

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This morning on the daily show, I thought they made an excellent point during a health short-segment that you can lose a good amount of weight by making two small changes everyday.  First, eat a slow digesting high carb option (their example was an egg-white omelet wrapped with spinach in a wheat wrap).  The second step was to simply get moving.  Forget pushing the rigorous workout if it’s something you can’t keep up with, and just take walk.  Invest in a pedometer if you want to track your daily steps (they recommend 5,000 a day).  Finally, simple snacks can get you through the day and still let you see the results you’d like.  You can eat a whole bowl of air popped (no butter, not sugar, no salt) popcorn, fresh fruits, or humus!  Dieting doesn’t have to be stressful, it can be slow and simple and stress free!  The key is just to get started at your own pace and stick with it!  Finally, make yourself a comfy shirt to walk in and keep you motivated!  Bright colors can help your energy level, and also call attention to cars if you are walking on a road or hunters if you are strolling through the woods.  A Hanes ty-dyed number can help you feel confident and committed to walking (if it’s in your closet hanging in the morning, your going to remember to walk!)  With your feel good tye dyed shirt and and your easy breakfast/snack solutions, you’ll see pounds naturally begin to melt-away.

The Acai Berry

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Due to recent health related issues that have come my way, I have decided to take on an experiment.  I will be incorporate 500mg of raw acai berries into my daily diet.  I’ve done a lot of reading about this “super-food” and one of it’s continued documented benefits is it’s ability to detox your body, liver health, and aiding in your bodies strive for homeostasis.  I have looked at my local food market and they sell the berry frozen as well as raw juice – I think I’ll do a mix of these.  I also wanted to give a product shout to Lean Cuisines new salad expressions.  I had the asian salad the other day and was amazed for a frozen dinner how fresh it all tasted.  The chicken was very tender and the vegetables did not have that frozen taste.  If you are trying to get healthy – don’t torture yourself, find solutions you enjoy or it will be harder to stick to your goal.  I’ll post some recipes for raw acai treats as I try them as well as results I’m noticing in a few days.