Thursday, February 4, 2010
to eat anything good!
I used to!
I I have been on a diet since 1984 and used to struggle
for everything I ate was nasty and was diet food! Can
you believe that? How dare they put diet food in my
diet stuff! I went for years and ate things like lettuce
with mushrooms and green peppers and lemon juice
as a dressing. Those are really low calorie
veggies even in veggie world and I tried to stay under
800 calories a day. The sad part was I weighed like 120
pounds back then at was 5'9" and did not even need
to be anywhere near a diet. I have just always been too
chicken I would gain a pound to put anything in my mouth
that might add a millimeter of an ounce to the scale.
When I hit my 20s such dieting habits became more
of a detriment then a way to keep me in shape. I would
hold off eating anything but the bare necessity's for so long
I would literally crave something to the point of desperation
and over eat like a mad woman. At times even making myself
sick. What happened next? You guessed it, my weight
went up and down faster then a Duncan Yo Yo. I could
literally gain, lose and gain back 20 pounds in a month.
I ended up making myself pretty unhealthy that way and
though I was pretty darn toot en thin I also ended up
with Mono and in bed for a month. As I grew older I
realized that you should rule what you eat not the other
way around and took some nutrition classes. The most
valuable lesson I learned has kept me in shape since
then and I can now enjoy the foods I want, when I want
and never gain an ounce. In fact I often loose weight
without even trying and though I go on and on about
still having extra weight from giving birth to Rowan the
truth is I am just frustrated that the first 60-70 pounds
fell off and now it is coming off at a much slower pace,
maybe a pound or two a month. BUT, it is still coming off.
What I learned was not some secrete way of life or wonder
drug but just some common sense that if I followed when I
was younger I never would have struggled a day in my
life. What I learned is:
1. Make sure at least half of what you eat is fresh
fruit or veggies.
are depriving yourself and you WILL gorge later.
3. Make sure you get your vitamins. I don't care if
you get it through food or a supplement, just get them.
They keep your body running at peak performance.
4. Get sleep. At least 8 hours a day. If we let our body's
get worn out they slow down and so will your metabolism
and whatever you do eat your body will store, even
if you eat only 900 calories a day it will all stick to your
5. Eat several small meals a day. Try to eat at least 6-8
small meals a day or more if you can. Graze! It keeps your
bodies metabolism running all day long and you will
always be burning calories.
Eat like that and wait like a month and jump on the
scale and you will be surprised. Now for what you eat.
Make it anything you want. I try to eat healthy but still
hit sweets like they are nobodies get out. It works for me
but you have to remember the sweets I eat are not
diabetes that is a large concern. My Grandfather was
borderline and my mother has it so I have always been
careful to error on the side of caution. One of the things
hardest to handle with that little ditty and I added to my eating
plan is finding items that are sweet, taste good and not
filled with loads of sugar, preservatives, additives, junk
and 4,000 calories a bite. I have found the 100 calorie
packs perfect for me because they allow me to keep with
my small meals rule and taste something sweet and
defiantly out of the dessert category or morning goodies
like donuts and muffins I had been taking a pass on.
When I got the chance to do a review for Vitalicious. I
was all into it. These guys are so right up my alley. Sweet
Treats, 100 calorie packs, all the flavors I love but then
saw the add vitamins and goodness. Hey, I am all for
vitamins and goodness but I try to get that in my veggies
and fruit for in my experience the sweet cookies and cakes
and yummy yummy items always taste a little funny and I
try to stay clear of anything in that department. I said healthy,
not nasty. Still, the review was on the way and I might as
well give them a shot.
Vitamuffins are Vitalicious! I was sent of box of mixed items
for review and those guys just happened to send a lot
of my favorite flavors! Each Muffin or Muffy for they
and super good. The fact they have extra nutrients and
vitamins is an added perk you really don't care about
once you get a taste. What Vitamuffin has done is take
a great tasting snack and tossing it into 100 calorie
servings so instead of over eating your favorite treat
you get just the right amount for it is not what we eat
but rather how much we eat that get us in trouble now
a days. Super size this, double size that and a big gulp
gulp to quench our thirst. Vitamuffens saw this trend as
the problem it was years before the 100 calorie packs
we see everywhere today hit the shelf's and are a pioneer
in their field. With tasty treats such as Muffins, Tops, Cakes,
Brownies and drink mixes they make it easy to eat just
the right amount and unlike the retail versions you see
from other brands Vitalicious makes sure theirs is also
packed with nutraceuticals, vitamins and nutrients and
are made with no artificial ingredients, no preservatives,
and whole grains. All of this is blended into a delicious
treat you will not soon forget. Now that I have tried them
next time I am in the store I will be sure to walk right
on by those other brands for now that I have had a
chance to try the original 100 calorie treat I know
why everyone else has been scrambling to catch up.
They still have a lot of running to do for Vitalicious
is fantastic. Don't forget they are also a great thing
for School lunches and it is never to early or too late
to get your kids started on the right track to a healthy
diet. My final thoughts on Vitalicious, I have at least
a 100 reasons to love them! Two thumbs up!
Vitalicious can also make its way into your house. One
lucky reader of mine if going to win the same pack I
got to try, and you will have to share it with a lot of you
friends for it is huge! It is a Super Sampler and it includes:
4 Low Fat Deep & Velvety VitaBrownies
2 Low Fat Chocolate Mint VitaTops
2 Low Fat Banana Nut VitaTops
2 Low Fat Double Chocolate Dream VitaTops
2 Low Fat Deep Chocolate VitaTops
2 Low Fat Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip VitaTops
2 Low Fat Golden Corn VitaTops
2 Low Fat CranBran VitaTops
2 Low Fat AppleBerry VitaTops
2 Low Fat RaisinBran VitaTops
2 Low Fat BlueBran VitaTops
To enter just head over to their site and take a look around
then come back here and post what you liked best in a
comment. The contest starts tonight and runs to Midnight
on March 27th.
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